NEET Counselling 2019
Kritika Tyagi, 01 Oct 2018, #NEET

NEET Counselling 2019 – The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will start the NEET 2019 counselling most likely in the second week of June 2019. The counselling of NEET 2019 will be held in online mode i.e. candidates will be required to register online with DGHS as and when the registration process of the NEET 2019 counselling starts. This NEET counselling 2019 will be conducted for the 15% of the total seats of all the government colleges (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir state) also known as 15% All India Quota seats, all the seats of Central and Deemed Universities, seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats available at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune. The counselling of NEET 2019 for the remaining 85% State Quota seats of government colleges and all the private colleges will be conducted by the respective state authorities. NEET 2019 counselling will be conducted in two rounds for 15% All India Quota seats while for the Central & Deemed Universities and ESIC colleges, the counselling will be conducted in three rounds. The counselling result of NEET 2019 will be released in the form of the seat allotment list and seat allotment letter.

Note that only those candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile of NEET will be eligible to participate in NEET 2019 counselling. In order to be considered qualified for NEET 2019, candidates will be required to secure a minimum of 50th percentile (45th percentile for General-PwD candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates). Interested candidates can check here the important details related to the counselling process of NEET 2019 like registration, choice filling, choice locking, seat allotment, previous year NEET cutoffs. 

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NEET Counselling 2019 Schedule

Events

Dates*

Round 1 for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Display of Seat Matrix

Second week of June 2019

Registration and Choice Filling

Second week of June 2019

Last date for registration and choice filling

Third week of June 2019

Allotment Result 

Fourth week of June 2019

Reporting to allotted colleges

Till first week of July 2019

Round 2 for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Display of Seat Matrix

First week of July 2019

Registration and Choice Filling

First week of July 2019

Last date for registration and choice filling

Second week of July 2019

Allotment Result 

Second week of July 2019

Reporting to allotted colleges

Third week of July 2019

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states

Fourth week of July 2019

Mop-Up Round for Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Display of Seat Matrix

Second week of August 2019

Registration and Choice Filling

Second week of August 2019

Last date for registration and choice filling

Third week of August 2019

Allotment Result 

Third week of August 2019

Reporting to allotted colleges

Fourth week of August 2019

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective Institutes

Fourth week of August 2019

*Tentative Dates

NEET Counselling 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must qualify NEET 2019 to be considered eligible for the counselling process. In order to qualify for NEET 2019 exam candidates must secure the minimum required percentile which can be checked in the table given below-


Category

Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved (UR)

50th Percentile

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45th Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)

40th Percentile

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

40th Percentile

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40th Percentile

SC-PH

40th Percentile

ST-PH

40th Percentile

OBC-PH

40th Percentile

  • Candidates belonging to the state of Jammu and Kashmir will not be eligible to participate in the counselling for 15% All India Quota seats. 

  • It is mandatory to register for the counselling process otherwise candidates will not be considered eligible for NEET 2019 counselling.

  • Candidates will be required to submit choices in the counselling process to be considered at the time of seat allotment.

  • Central Universities will have Institutional rules applicable to the certain percentage of seats depending upon the admission policies of the Universities.

NEET 2019 Counselling Procedure - Flow Chart

For 15% All India Quota seats

For Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

NEET Counselling 2019 - Step-wise Procedure

The counselling of NEET 2019 will start with the registration process. Candidates can check here the procedure of NEET 2019 counselling -

Registration

Candidates will be asked to register for the counselling process online, the link to the same will be enabled as and when the process starts. In this step, candidates will be required to submit their personal and academic details. Note that the details should be the ones filled in the NEET application form 2019. 

Counselling Fee Payment

After successful registration, candidates will be asked to submit refundable and non-refundable NEET 2019 counselling fee. The fee can be paid through an online medium like Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking. Candidates can check the NEET counselling fee 2019 in the table given below-

NEET 2019 Counselling Fee



Non-Refundable Registration Fee

15% AIQ/ Central Universities

Fee

UR

INR 1,000

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

INR 500

Deemed Universities


All Categories

INR 5,000



Refundable Tuition Fee

15% AIQ/ Central Universities

Fee

UR

INR 10,000

SC/ST/OBC/PwD

INR 5,000

Deemed Universities


All Categories

INR 2,00,000

Exercising of Choices and Locking of Choices

In this step, candidates will be required to submit preferences. Candidates must note that admission will be taken on the basis of merit i.e. NEET score and preferences submitting during the counselling process. Therefore, it is suggested to submit preferences as per the NEET score. Candidates will have the list of colleges displayed on the screen and there is no limit to select choices. After adding the choices in the list, candidates can change the sequence by moving them up or down, interchange choices and delete choices. It is advisable to lock the choices because if the admission seekers will not lock their choices then the saved choices will get locked. If there are no saved choices then it will be considered that candidates have not selected any choices and as a result will not be considered at the time of NEET seat allotment.

Seat Allotment Result

After each round of counselling, the seat allotment result will be declared. NEET counselling result, released in the form of the seat allotment list and seat allotment letter, will disclose the seat allotted to the candidates. Candidates can check their name, roll no., allotted category, candidates’ category, allotted college, quota and course in the NEET seat allotment list. The seat allotment letter is an important document which needs to be carried at the time of reporting to the allotted college with other mandatory documents.

Reporting to the Allotted College

Candidates who will be allotted a seat will be asked to report to the allotted college to complete the admission formalities. While reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the required documents which can be are listed below-

  • NEET 2019 Admit Card

  • NEET Scorecard or Rank Letter

  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)

  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet

  • ID proof (Aadhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Eight passport size photographs

  • Provisional Allotment Letter

  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)

NEET Counselling 2019 - Registration Fee and Forfeiture

All candidates will be asked to pay two kinds of fee at the time of registering for either 15% All India Quota/Central University Quota or Deemed University Quota. A non-refundable registration fee of INR 1,000 will be charged from all Unreserved candidates (INR 500 in case of SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates) intending to participate in All India Quota counselling and Central University counselling. For Deemed Universities, a non-refundable registration fee of INR 5,000 will be charged from all the candidates. Those who wish to participate in both All India Quota and Deemed University counselling will be required to pay the higher non-refundable registration fee of INR 5,000. Apart from this, a refundable registration fee will also be charged. For 15% All India Quota seats and Central University seats, the refundable registration fee will be INR 10,000, while for Deemed Universities, it will be INR 2,00,000 as introduced through a Gazette of India notification published by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on May 18, 2018. As per the notification, certain amendments were made to the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 (to be referred as 'Regulations on Graduate Medical Education (Amendment), 2018'). Candidates who wish to leave either of these seats without joining, then their refundable registration fees will be forfeited. In case, they join these seats, their fees will be adjusted against the tuition fee but they will not be allowed to exit or participate in any other counselling process.

Candidates can check Gazette of India notification below, to know the complete details-


NEET Counselling 2019 - Seat Matrix

DGHS will be releasing the NEET 2019 seat matrix before each round of counselling. NEET seat matrix 2019 will reflect the number of seats available for a particular round of counselling. The seat matrix for NEET counselling 2019 will be issued separately for AIQ seats, Deemed and Central Universities. 

To check AIQ seat matrix for medical colleges, Click here

To check AIQ seat matrix for dental colleges, Click here

To check the seat matrix of medical seats offered by Central Universities, Click here

To check the seat matrix of dental seats offered by Central Universities, Click here

To check the seat matrix of medical seats offered by Deemed Universities, Click here

To check the seat matrix of dental seats offered by Deemed Universities, Click here

NEET 2019 Counselling - Overview

Type of NEET Counselling

Counselling Body

NEET Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune

NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats (all the seats in case of Jammu & Kashmir) and state private colleges

Respective State Counselling Authorities

NEET State Counselling 2019

The counselling for 85% State Quota seats and the seats of private colleges will be regulated by the state counselling authorities. Since, the colleges of Jammu and Kashmir do not participate in the centralised counselling, therefore, the counselling for all the seats will be conducted by the state counselling body. The list of NEET qualified candidates will be given to the states. Each state will release its own merit list, schedule and application form. The state will also apply the domicile rules as per their policies. 

NEET Cutoff 2019

Only those candidates who will be scoring marks equal to or more than the NEET 2019 cutoff will be eligible for the counselling conducted by DGHS and the state authorities. The NEET cutoff 2019 will be revealed with the declaration of the result. Candidates must note that the NEET cutoff will be different for different categories. The mode of release of the NEET 2019 cutoff will be only online.

NEET Cutoff - Previous Year

NEET Cutoff 2018 

Category

Cut off Percentile

Cutoff score

No. of Candidates*

Unreserved

50th Percentile

691 - 119

6,34,897

Other Backward Class (OBC)

40th Percentile

118 - 96

54,653

SC (Scheduled Caste)

40th Percentile

118 - 96

17,209

ST (Scheduled Tribe)

40th Percentile

118 - 96

7,446

Unreserved - PH

45th Percentile

118 - 107

205

OBC - OH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

104

SC - PH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

36

ST - PH

40th Percentile

106 - 96

12

*Figures reflect the number of candidates falling under the given marks range not in the particular category

NEET Cutoff 2017

Category

No of candidates*

Marks range

GEN

5,43,473

697-131

OBC

47,382

130- 107

SC

14,599

130- 107

ST

6018

130- 107

GEN & PH

67

130-118

OBC & PH

152

130- 107

SC & PH

38

130-107

ST & PH

10

130-107

*Figures reflect the number of candidates falling under the given marks range not in the particular category

NEET Counselling 2019 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What does Free Exit for NEET counselling round one mean?

Answer: Free exit means if a candidate is allotted a seat in the round one of NEET 2019 counselling but do not report/join the allotted college then s/he will not be penalised and will be eligible to participate in the next round of counselling. 

Question: When will the NEET counselling process start?

Answer: The schedule of the NEET counselling has not been released yet. However, it is likely to start in the second week of June 2019.

Question: What are the documents required to register for NEET counselling 2019?

Answer: Candidates will not be required to upload any documents at the time of registration. The list of documents to be submitted at the time of admission can be checked in the article above.

Question: Is it necessary to lock the filled up choices in NEET counselling 2019?

Answer: Candidates should lock the choices once they are final. Note that there will be no option to change the preferences once the choices are locked. If a candidate has not locked the saved choices then they will automatically get locked after the assigned date. 

Question: If a candidate is allotted a seat in round one but do not join the college then will s/he be considered eligible for the next round?

Answer: If a candidate is allotted a seat in the round one of NEET counselling 2019 then s/he will be given a choice to join the allotted college or not. Candidates who will not report or join the allotted college will also be considered eligible for round two.

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