NEET 2016 Counselling Round 1 Analysis- closing cut-off falls by 500 ranks

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NEET 2016 Counselling Round 1 Analysis- closing cut-off falls by 500 ranks

NEET 2016 Counselling Round 1 AnalysisEven as NEET 2016 result is being challenged in the Supreme Court, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has declared the seat allotment result after the first round of counseling. However, in what could be fallout of the NEET controversy and the consecutive delay in counselling, the seat allotment result this year reflects a fall in the MBBS cut off rank for the General and OBC category by nearly 500 ranks compared to the previous year.

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Out of top 100 NEET 2016 rankers 58 skip the counseling process

A total of 58 candidates in the top 100 ranks did not participate in the NEET 2016 Counselling round 1, which is comparatively twofold more than the previous year when a total of 22 candidates opted out of the counseling process. Interestingly this year, among the top 10 rankers, 9 candidates skipped the counseling.

Comparative analysis of category wise cut-off NEET 2016 Vs AIPMT 2015 Counselling Round 1 

As per the official data declared by MCC, this year the cut-off rank for General and OBC candidates stood at 4,733 and 4,781, respectively.  Last year the cut-off for the same was 4,274 for General and 4,312 for OBC category candidates.


Further, a total of 19,325 had qualified for 15% All India Quota seat counseling for as many as 3,818 MBBS and BDS seats in approximately 207 medical and dental colleges of India except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir. Among these, a total of 3,519 MBBS and 299 BDS seats were allotted in around 173 medical and 34 dental colleges.


Most preferred medical colleges of India in NEET 2016 Round 1

Following previous year’s trends, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) was the first preference for as many as one-fourth of the top 100 candidates, followed by VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital with a total of 12 students opting for it. Interestingly, the third most preferred colleges among the top 100 rankers were University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi and Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh. Lady Hardinge College of Delhi was chosen as their first preference by 10 rankers among the top 100.


You can check the top 5 most preferred Medical Colleges of India from the graph given below. The classification of these top 5 Medical institutions is based on student preference.




Comparative analysis of closing rank data in 2016 and 2015 in most preferred colleges for different categories

The closing rank for MAMC after the first round of counseling in 2016 is 40 for the unreserved category. Last year the ranks closed at 17 after the first round of counselling. Similarly, for VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, the closing rank for unreserved category is 95 while it was 45 in 2015.


The graph below shows the closing rank of top 5 colleges of India in 2016 in comparison with 2015.




The second round of NEET 2016 counselling will be held from September 9 and 10, while the NEET seat allotment result will be released on September 12, 2016.


Though, a petition has been filed in the apex court for nullification of NEET result, which if, is ruled by the court, shall nullify the entire NEET counseling process. Read the full story here.


Stay tuned to for more news and information on NEET 2016

First Published On : 31 Aug 2016 08:53 AM IST
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