NEET UG Counselling 2023: Dates, Schedule, Registration Process, Seat Matrix, Merit List
NEET 2023 counselling: It is expected that the NEET UG counselling 2023 will be conducted between July and October. MCC or the Medical Counselling Committee, the conducting authority for the 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) seats will announce the NEET UG counselling 2023 schedule within a couple of months of releasing the NEET 2023 result. The NEET 2023 counselling for the 85 per cent state quota seats will be conducted by the State Counselling authorities. As per the latest data on the medical seats, there are as many as 1,04,083 MBBS and 27,868 BDS seats in India. The total number of BSc Nursing seats which are allotted through NEET counselling is around 1,000. NEET 2023 exam was held on May 7. As many as 20.24 lakh candidates out of 20.87 lakh applicants have appeared for NEET 2023
While the role of the National Testing Agency (NTA) is to conduct the registration, exam and declaration of NEET result, there is no role of NTA in conducting the NEET counselling process. The central and state counselling processes of NEET will be conducted by 15 per cent All India Quota (AIQ) seats for admission MBBS, BDS and BSc Nursing courses at Central and Deemed Universities, AIIMS, JIPMER and AFMC institutes. On the other hand, the 85 per cent state quota seats medical admission will be conducted by the State Authorities for the admission to state medical colleges.
NEET UG Counselling 2023 Overview
The overview or the highlights of the NEET 2023 counselling in the table below.
|Mode of NEET 2023 Counselling
|Types of NEET 20223 Counselling
|Central and States
|Types of Seat Quota for NEET 2023 Counselling
|All India Quota (AIQ)
State Quota (AQ)
|Ratio of Seat Types of NEET 2023 Counselling
|AIQ – 85%
SQ – 15%
|Institutes Participating in NEET 2023 Counselling
|All government and private medical, dental and certain nursing colleges
NEET 2023 Counselling Dates & Schedule
Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NEET 2023 exam
|Upcoming Exam Dates
|NEET 2023 Final Answer Key
|NEET 2023 Provisional Answer Key Release
|NEET 2023 Result
|To Be Notified
|NEET 2023 Counselling
NEET UG 2023 Counselling Rounds
There will be four rounds of NEET 2023 counselling, which are as follows:
- Round 1
- Round 2
- Mop-up Round
- Stray Vacancy Round
After the conclusion of the first four rounds of NEET UG 2023 counselling, there will be additional rounds of counselling to fill up the vacant seats. The number of rounds may further increase depending on the seat vacancy.
NEET 2023 Counselling Eligibility Criteria
To participate in the NEET 2023 counselling process, candidates must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:
- They must qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
- They must be registered on the official website of MCC
- All candidates, including candidates from the UT of J&K, can participate in the counselling for AIQ seats and deemed universities
Eligibility Criteria for Central Universities
The following table mentions the eligibility criteria for the Central Universities and the seat scheme.
|Delhi University (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)
|15% of seats of the colleges affiliated with the Delhi University
|Candidates who have passed Class 11 and Class 12 from an institute located in Delhi will be able to apply for these 85% seats
|Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia
|The institute offers 50 BDS seats, out of which 47 seats will be filled through the MCC NEET counselling. The remaining three seats fall under the institutional quota.
|The institutional quota seats will be allotted to only those candidates who have passed Class 11 and Class 12 from JMI institutes
|Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
|The institute reserves 50 per cent of its seats. The remaining 50 per cent will be filled through the MCC counselling of NEET.
|Candidates who have studied in AMU for the past three years can opt for institutional quota.
|Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
|All candidates who fulfil the basic eligibility criteria for NEET MCC counselling can apply for the seats at BHU. There is no special requirement for applying to this institute.
Reservation of AIQ Seats in NEET 2023
The Government of India has implemented 27 per cent OBC reservation (Non-Creamy Layer) and 10 per cent EWS reservation in 15 per cent Under Graduate (UG) All India Quota seats (MBBS/BDS) (contributed by the State/UTs to the Central Pool) in the selection of candidates through NEET UG counselling for MBBS.
|5% (Horizontal Reservation)
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
|27% only in National Institutes/Central
|10% only in National Institutes/Central Universities
NEET 2023 Counselling Process
Candidates who will qualify for NEET 2022 and wish to participate in the counselling process for the AIQ seats in Deemed Universities/ Central Universities/ ESIC colleges have to register online on the official website of MCC. The process of NEET 2022 counselling has been explained in detail below:
- Candidates need to register on the official website of MCC – www.mcc.nic.in
- Click on the ‘Online Registration’ tab.
- Enter the NEET 2023 Roll Number, Password and Security Pin
- Candidates needed to fill in details such as their name, registration number, personal details, academic details and the details mentioned on their NEET result
NEET counselling registration fee
Candidates can refer to the table below to know the registration fee for NEET 2023 counselling.
|Fee (in INR)
|15 per cent AIQ/ Central Universities
|SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
|Refundable tuition fee
|15 per cent AIQ/ Central Universities
|SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
- After completing the registration process, candidates need to fill in the choices by logging into the registered account on the MCC portal
- They need to choose the course/ college in the desired order of preference
- They can fill in any number of choices from the list provided
- Candidates can add/delete a choice
- They can also move up/ move down a choice as per their preference
- After filling in the choices, they must save a copy of the choices filled for future reference
The next step is the lock the choices entered by them. During the choice locking period, it is necessary to lock the choices to get a print of your submitted choices. Cautioning candidates, MCC states, “Don’t wait till the last minute to Register and Lock your choices and to take a printout. Please go through your submitted choices before locking, as once you lock the choices they cannot be modified or changed even if you have made a mistake. It may result in allotment of a seat which you never wanted. Please note that the choices once locked cannot be unlocked even from MCC.”
Verification by Universities and Processing of Seat Allotment
The universities and colleges will verify the registration details and choices submitted by candidates. Accordingly, they would release the seat allotment result.
Seat Allotment Result
MCC will release the seat allotment result for candidates who had registered and submitted choices following the due process. First, a provisional result will be released and candidates will be allowed to submit objections if any and then, the final result or seat allotment list will be released. Based on their seat allotment, candidates can either accept or go for the institute reporting round. Or they may opt for an upgradation of seats. In case of the latter, they will have to register for further rounds of counselling.
Reporting to the college allotted
Candidates who will be allocated seats in counselling of NEET 2023 will have to report to the allocated institutes for verification of documents and confirmation of the seat. If any candidate accepts the seat that has been allocated to them but fails to report to the allocated institute before the given deadline, their candidature will be cancelled.
The seats left vacant after the first round will be carried forward to the second round. However, the seats left vacant after the second round of NEET counselling 2023 will be transferred to the respective state quota. The seats left vacant in the AIQ quota of Deemed Universities/ Central Universities/ ESIC colleges will be filled through a mop-up round of NEET 2023 counselling. The remaining seats (if any) will be filled in the institutional round/stray round of NEET Counselling.
Documents Required for NEET Counselling 2023
Candidates reporting to the allocated institute for confirmation of the seat must carry the following documents with them:
- NEET admit card 2023
- NEET result 2023 or rank letter
- Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
- Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
- Valid, non-expired and government-issued photo ID proof
- Six to eight passport-sized photographs (preferably the same as the one submitted with the NEET 2023 application form)
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Disability Certificate (if applicable)
- Provisional allotment letter
*Candidates must carry both original and photocopies of the above-mentioned documents.
NEET 2023 Counselling Seat Matrix
MCC will release the NEET UG counselling 2023 seat matrix for the current year prior to the commencement of the registration round. The round-wise seat matrix will be released before each round of NEET 2023 counselling.
Candidates can refer to the seat matrix of the of NEET 2022 counselling .
|Type of List
|AIQ MBBS except Central Universities
|AIQ BDS except Central Universities
|MBBS seats at Central Universities
|MBBS seats at Deemed Universities
|ESIC MBBS (Employees State Insurance (ESIC) Insured Person Quota)
|Central University BDS
|Deemed University BDS
|Jamia Millia BDS
State Counselling for NEET UG 2023: For State Quota Seats
As mentioned earlier, NEET counselling for 15 per cent AIQ quota seats is conducted by MCC. The remaining 85 per cent of seats will be filled through the state counselling for NEET UG 2023 process of the respective state. Admission to private colleges in a state will also be through the counselling of that respective state. However, admission to the colleges in Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana will be done solely on the basis of state counselling for NEET UG 2023.
|NEET State Counselling
|Delhi NEET Counselling
|Gujarat NEET Counselling
|Punjab NEET Counselling
|Jharkhand NEET Counselling
|Odisha NEET Counselling
|Kerala NEET Counselling
|Telangana NEET Counselling
|MP NEET Counselling
|Meghalaya NEET Counselling
|Jammu & Kashmir NEET Counselling
|Assam NEET Counselling
|Arunachal Pradesh NEET Counselling
|Tamil Nadu NEET Counselling
|UP NEET Counselling
|Rajasthan NEET Counselling
|Chattisgarh NEET Counselling
|Maharashtra NEET Counselling
|West Bengal NEET Counselling
|Tripura NEET counselling
|Uttarakhand NEET Counselling
|Bihar NEET Counselling
|Haryana NEET Counselling
|Karnataka NEET Counselling
|Andhra Pradesh NEET Counselling
|Himachal Pradesh NEET Counselling
FAQs Regarding NEET 2023 Counselling
Q: When will NEET 2023 counselling process begin?
Q: Who conducts NEET counselling?
Q: What is the eligibility criteria to participate in the NEET counselling process?
a. They must qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
b. They must be registered on the official website of MCC
c. All candidates, including candidates from the UT of J&K, can participate in the counselling for AIQ seats and deemed universities.
Q: What is the procedure of counselling in NEET?
Registration: The first step is to register online by filling up the form released on the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). After filling the form, candidates will have to pay the requisite fee. Choice filling: Candidates will have to select colleges where they wish to take admission to. Registered candidates will have to log in to the MCC website with their credentials and then fill in choices. Choice Locking: During the choice locking period, it is necessary to lock the choices to get a print of your submitted choices. Candidates must go through their submitted choices before locking, as once they lock the choices they cannot be modified or changed. Seat Allotment Result: MCC will release the seat allotment result for candidates who had registered and submitted choices following the due process. Based on their seat allotment, candidates can either accept or go for the institute reporting round. Or they may opt for an upgradation of seats. In the case of the latter, they will have to register for further rounds of counselling. Institute Reporting: Based on the seat allotment result, candidates will have to visit the institutes where they wish to take their medical admission. This step involves verification of the hard copy of mandatory documents and payment of admission fees.
Q: What is the NEET counselling registration fee?
Q: What are the courses for which NEET counselling process is conducted?
Q: I have forgotten my NEET counselling registration password. How can I retrieve it?
Q: What is the list of documents required in NEET UG counselling?
a. NEET admit card 2023
b. NEET result 2023 or rank letter
c. Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
d. Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
e. Valid, non-expired and government-issued photo ID proof
f. Six to eight passport-sized photographs (
g. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
h. Disability Certificate (if applicable)
I. Provisional allotment letter
Candidates must carry both original and photocopies of the above-mentioned documents to the institutes where they have been allotted seats for the final admission process.
Q: Is there any restriction for filling up number of choices of institutes and courses during the NEET counselling process?
Q: Is it necessary to fill up the NEET counselling choices and lock the choices to get seat allotted?
Q: Is it necessary to join allotted Medical/Dental College of Round 1 to get chance to participate in Round 2 of NEET counselling?
Q: Can I participate in other rounds to get a better medical college if I am getting a seat in 2nd round of NEET counselling?
Q: Can a candidate participate in second round of NEET counselling without submitting fresh choices?
Q: Who are eligible for the NEET counselling second round of seat allotment?
Q: If I opt to participate in second round of NEET UG counseling, will my allotted seat of first round be cancelled?
Q: After I join a college allotted during the Second Round of NEET UG Counseling, can I leave or resign the seat?
Q: If I get an up-graded seat during second round of NEET counselling, can I join that college directly?
Q: Can I do the choice-filling process in round 2 of the NEET UG counselling if I’ve registered in round 1?
Q: How can I fill the form of NEET UG Counselling for Ayurvedic medical College?
First, visit the official website of AYUSH NEET counseling for all-India counseling and each state’s respective website for state AYUSH counseling. Then, click on the UG Counseling tab. After that, you’ll SEE the option “New Candidate Registration” select it. Now enter the required details like roll number, NEET registration number, name, etc. You must re-login with the roll number and password sent to your registered email address by authorities. Now, you will SEE a proper online form where you will have to fill in all your details, like personal information and academic details. Lastly, upload documents and pay the required application fee.
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