NEET UG Counselling 2021: Dates, Schedule, Registration Process, Seat Matrix, Merit List
NEET 2021 was conducted on September 12, and the results were out on Nov 1st. Some major changes are made by MCC and approved by the Supreme court in the NEET counseling and admission process that candidates should be well aware of, which we have covered in this article.
Now that NEET results are out, students are eagerly waiting for the NEET Counseling process to begin. MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) has made a statement that NEET UG & PG counseling dates will soon be announced anytime after the 6th of January. MCC is responsible for conducting the NEET counseling process on behalf of DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences) for facilitating the allocation of NEET seats at the State and All India Level (AIQ).
There were also some big changes introduced by MCC and DGHS (Directorate General of Health Sciences), which will be applicable for 15% of UG seats and 50% of PG seats that fall under the central pool. The changes made are here to stay as the Supreme Court showed no objection and has approved the New Counseling Scheme.
Here is a list of changes made by MCC that every NEET candidate should be aware of:
From now onwards there will be four rounds of NEET counseling – AIQ Round 1, AIQ Round 2, AIQ Mop-up Round, and AIQ Stray Vacancy Round.
Fresh registrations will only be welcomed during the first three rounds and not the final round.
The option of free exit and up-gradation can only be availed during the AQI round 1 of NEET counseling 2021.
Candidates who join allocated seats in AQI rounds 1, 2, 3, or 4 will not be eligible to resign. They will also not be allowed to participate in further counseling rounds.
Candidates who do not join the seats in Round 2 would still be eligible to participate in further rounds of NEET 2021 counseling but they will have to do a fresh registration, which will only take place in the mop-up round.
Earlier the left out seats were reverted back to states which will now continue to be filled during the Mop-up and stray vacancy round of NEET counseling.
Reservation of AIQ Seats in NEET 2021
SC (Scheduled Caste)
ST (Scheduled Tribe)
PwBD (Person with Benchmark Disability)
5% (Horizontal Reservation)
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
27% in National Institutes/CentralUniversities
EWS (Economically Weaker Section)
10% in National Institutes/Central Universities
Courses Offered Through NEET
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery)
BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery)
BSc Nursing (Honors)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
Number of Available Seats in Each Course
Total Number of Seats
BVSC & AH Seats
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 Counseling
Must have qualified NEET exam
Should be registered on MCC’s official website.
Candidates from UT of J&K are also eligible for participating in the counseling process.
Eligibility Criteria for Central Universities
Delhi University (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)
15% seats for colleges affiliated with the University of Delhi
Candidates who have passed Class 11th & 12th from schools located in Delhi will be eligible to apply for 85% of these seats.
Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia
The institute has a total of 50 seats for BDS, out of which 47 will be availed via MCC NEET counseling. The remaining three will be filled under the institutional quota.
The institutional quota seats can only be occupied by candidates who have passed Class 11th & 12th from JMI institutes.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
50% of seats are reserved by the institute itself. The remaining 50 percent will be filled via MCC NEET counseling.
Candidates who studied for 3 consecutive years in AMU can avail themselves institutional quota.
Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
Candidates who fulfill the basic eligibility criteria for NEET counseling by MCC can apply for these seats.
Qualified candidates who want to participate in the counseling process in Central Universities/Deemed Universities/ESIC colleges must register online on MCC’s official website.
Registration Process for NEET Counseling
Candidates should register on the official MCC website– www.mcc.nic.in
They will be required to fill in a lot of details like name, personal details, academic details as per their NEET result, and registration no.
They will also have to pay registration fees for NEET counseling.
Registration Fee for NEET counseling by MCC
Fee (in INR)
Non- Refundable Fee
15 percent AIQ/ Central Universities
OBC/ PWD/SC/ ST/
All categories have to pay the same fee
15 percent AIQ/ Central Universities
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
All categories will have to pay the same fees
NEET Counselling Seat Matrix 2021 by MCC Official
FINAL SEAT MATRIX FOR ROUND 1 DU IP AND JIPMER INTERNAL Puducherry UT