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NEET 2017: 10,000 MBBS/BDS Seats to be added in Medical Colleges this year

Last Updated - February 22nd 2018

in a recent notification, the intake will be increased by an approximate margin of 10,000 to the current 50,000 MBBS seats in 2017. In solving the problem of shortage of doctors in our country, the center is willing to increase the number of MBBS seats across the country. It marks as a huge opportunity for all NEET aspirants.

MOHFW announced while addressing the second health care summit - ‘Rajasthan decided to upgrade the 58 identified medical colleges across the country in favour of NEET aspirants. However, NEET Exam has been set for the proposition’.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is for students who wish to pursue dental course (BDS) or a postgraduate course (MD / MS) or undergraduate medical course (MBBS) in private and government medical colleges in India. It also aims to bring uniformity to the admission into medical courses. 

About NEET 2018- While the official notification of the exam has released, CBSE will conduct NEET 2018 on May 6. This year, change in seat intake of many medical and dental colleges is very likely. Read details here

Other Key Decisions

  1. MOHFW also discussed the initiatives being taken to enhance the medical facilities provided to people. The meeting also discussed other necessary steps to enrich the quality of medical and health services along with the help of IT or Information Technology.
  2. Ruled that there should be a centralized counselling process. Also Read Supreme Court in favor of Centralized Counselling
  3. The court also ruled that two representatives from private medical colleges must be present at the time of the centralized counselling round.

NEET Seat Intakes

NEET score is used by various medical colleges for providing admission in MBBS & BDS courses. Mentioned below is seat intake in MBBS seats in the year 2016. For the intake matrix of present year, click NEET 2018 Seat Intake.

StateNumber of Colleges offering MBBSNumber of Govt. CollegesNumber of Private collegesSeats in Govt. CollegesSeats in Private collegesTotal seats
Andhra Pradesh40 1525240038506250
Tamil Nadu421923220528505055
West Bengal1413116503001950

Effect over NEET Cutoff & Selection Criteria

The primary aim of every MBBS aspirant in India is to score high in NEET Exam. But for most of them, it's an impossible dream to chase. With high cut-off, limited seats, tough interview rounds and escalated admission criteria, NEET has become India's one of the toughest entrance exams. But, the decision about proposed intake expansion might make a difference in the individual's thoughts, ideas & skills, as this expansion of seats offers a number of opportunities to grow vertically in their future.

Also Check ExpectedNEET 2018 Cutoff

After the declaration of NEET Result and cut-off, shortlisted candidates will appear in the selection process conducted by NEET as this year. The aspirants will be shortlisted on the basis of marks attained in NEET. During online counselling, selected candidates would get the chance to mark options of colleges and courses according to their preference in the decreasing order. For filling vacant Medical seats, some private universities and colleges will also consider marks of NEET examination.

So, there is a huge scope of opportunities to contribute and challenges to stimulate one’s personal gratification.

Top 10 NEET Participating Medical Colleges

The top 10 Medical colleges cut off includes the opening rank and closing rank of the colleges. Mentioned below table represents the top 10 medical colleges cut off:

NEET Colleges

Top Medical collegesOpening RankClosing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi17643
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh735109
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai10458243
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore8222347
Medical College, Kolkata178196096
B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad7120508
Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai22830268
Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur9956117
Madras Medical College, Chennai162114921
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi3511397



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