With the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) declaring the second seat allotment list for NEET 2017 on August 8, candidates who had applied for the 15% All India Quota (AIQ) MBBS or BDS seats in Government medical and dental colleges will now be able to know their final admission status to these seats. The second seat allotment list of NEET AIQ seats was based on the counselling of NEET 2017 held by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the MCC between August 1 and August 4. The second counselling for Deemed and Central University seats was also held in this period but the second allotment list for these seats is to be announced on August 11. The first list of seat allotment for NEET 2017 All India Quota in Government, private and deemed medical college seats was released by the MCC on July 14.
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Details of Government MBBS and BDS AIQ seat allotment
As per the first NEET Seat Allotment 2017 list of AIQ seats, a total of 4018 candidates were allotted seats as per their preference and categories in Government medical colleges across the country. 2660 seats were left vacant after the reporting process at medical and dental colleges on the basis of this list was conducted between July 16 and July 22. These seats were made available for the second counselling round conducted between August 1 and 4. The admissions status of a total of 6664 candidates who were eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats was then determined through the combination of 2 rounds of counselling and seat allotment.
Given below is a brief analysis of the status of all candidates after the completion of the two counselling rounds.
Status after Second Round Counselling
Total candidates considered eligible for participation for AIQ seats
1 – 5,51,965
Candidates allotted seats through first round
Candidates who vacated seats after first round
Percentage of seats vacated after first round
Candidates who opted for upgrade of seats
The NEET first seat allotment list was released by the MCC on July 14 and all candidates who were allotted the 15% All India Quota seats in Government Medical and Dental colleges had to report for document verification at their allotted colleges between July 16 and July 22. Following the document verification, the details of the candidates allotted seats in the first round is as below.
Status of candidates allotted seats in the first round
Candidates who did not report to allotted colleges and had their seats cancelled
Candidates who resigned from their allotted seats after first round
Allotted candidates who opted for participation in second round
992 (see breakup below)
Allotted candidates who did not opt for participation in second round
Candidates whose first round admissions were cancelled
Details of the candidates who who joined their seats in the first round but also wanted an upgrade through the second round is as below.
Status of 1st Round Virtual Vacancy candidates after 2nd Round seat allotment
Candidates who obtained an upgraded seat
Candidates who did not obtain an upgraded seat
Candidates who did not participate
Candidates who retained their seats from first round
NEET 2017 Seat Allotment Total Candidates
Candidates allotted seats through first round
New candidates allotted seats through second round
The following insights can be gleaned:
Out of all the candidates who registered for All India Quota counselling, 4018 candidates were allotted seats through first round of seat allotment in Government Medical and Dental colleges. However, 2660 of these candidates did not report for admissions and had their seats cancelled. These candidates were therefore rendered ineligible for further admissions at the All India level.
Out of the remaining candidates who reported for document verification at their allotted medical colleges, 992 opted for participation in second round for possible upgradation of seats. The highest rank to obtain a seat upgradation was AIR 45 with the candidate obtaining a seat at Lady Hardinge Medical College after NEET Round 1 seat allotment but opting to move to Maulana Azad Medical College through NEET Round 2 seat allotment. Upgradation of candidates was dependent on factors like rank secured, options selected, seats available at selected college options and seats vacated after first round among others.
382 candidates did not opt for upgradation and preferred to join the colleges they were allotted in the first round.
380 candidates resigned from their seats after first round of seat allotment.
The last unreserved rank allotted a MBBS seat after NEET first round seat allotment was 5779 at Tezpur Medical College, Tezpur. The seat was cancelled and made available for Round Two after the candidate did not report for admissions.
The last unreserved rank allotted a MBBS seat after NEET second round seat allotment is 8317 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.
For BDS, the last unreserved ranks to secure seats are 10920 after NEET 2017 Round 1 Seat Allotment (at North Bengal Dental College, Sushrutnagar) and 12419 (at Rajah Muthiah Dental Colleg, Annamalai) after NEET Round 2 Seat Allotment.
Considering that admissions to Government Medical colleges through All India Quota is much sought after, the fact that 66% of the students opted to vacate their allotted seats after NEET Round 1 Counselling is quite surprising especially when they won’t be allowed to participate in further rounds. The reasons could be that students may have secured their preferred seats through state quota counselling, with the top ranking students who vacated seats perhaps opting for AIIMS or JIPMER admissions. Students may have also obtained scholarship funded seats at their preferred deemed and central Universities as well.
Students who have been allotted seats through Round 2 of NEET 2017 Seat Allotment will not be allowed to vacate. Once the document verification process is concluded on August 16, seats which have not been filled will be transferred to state quota.
Analysis of MBBS and BDS AIQ seat allotment at Deemed and Central Universities
The brief analysis of MBBS and BDS AIQ seats at Deemed and Central Universities will soon be published by Careers360 as the second round seat allotment has been made available on August 11.
8801 MBBS and BDS seats were allotted through Round 1 of NEET 2017 Seat Allotment for Deemed and Central Universities, as declared by the MCC on July 14. More than 90% of the candidates allotted seats in Round 1, totalling 8278, vacated their seats while 841 candidates opted for participation in Round 2, conducted between August 1 and 4. The exorbitant fees charged by many deemed and private institutions is thought to be the reason behind this, though further clarity will emerge as the Round 2 seat allotment has been declared on August 11.
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