What after NEET 2020?
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What after NEET 2020? – Know MBBS/BDS Admission Roadmap – Since NEET has standardised the medical education in india, while the question on What after NEET UG 2020 is always a mystery for aspirants and their guardians. Beyond this, the admission to different state through NEET scores with the fulfilment of domicile requirements will leave aspirants in dilemma. More than 15 lakhs are expected to register for NEET 2020 for admission to 76,928 MBBS, 26,949 BDS and 52,720 AYUSH seats offered in government, deemed and private colleges. From the year 2020, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS has also been under NEET ambit. The admission to 1207 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER seats will be granted on the basis of NEET 2020 scores. Therefore, it may lead students more confusions on what after NEET 2020, the answers to which can be checked from the article below.
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‘What if I am not a domicile of a particular state, can I still apply for MBBS/BDS counselling there?’, ‘Which all forms do I need to fill for admissions after NEET is over’, ‘What do I need to do after I qualify NEET 2020?’ and many more questions like these occupy the minds of aspirants and parents alike. Careers360 presents here a detailed and informative write-up on ‘What after NEET 2020?’ to help candidates decode the admission process of MBBS/BDS through NEET in an easy-to-understand manner. Before we get into the intricacies of the NEET admission process, let’s take a quick sneak peak into NEET 2020 and some important macro-level facts.

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About NEET 2020

NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3, by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET application form 2020 has been released on December 2, while candidates can register till December 31, 2019. Only the registered aspirants can will allowed to download NEET 2020 admit card from March 27.

Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS abroad are also now mandatorily required to appear for NEET. Besides MBBS and BDS, from this year onwards, NEET has also become compulsory for admission to AYUSH courses (BAMS/BUMS/BYMS/BSMS/BHMS) in India and 15% seats of B.Sc. Veterinary Science in government colleges.

With NEET being the single-window entrance test for India’s most coveted MBBS/BDS courses as well as many other allied medical seats, and over 15 lakhs candidates are expected to register for the exam, the question of what after NEET has never been more pertinent for MBBS/BDS aspirants given the high-stakes nature of the examination.

What after NEET 2020 for MBBS/BDS admissions?

After the NEET exam is over, candidates can use the unofficial or official answer keys for calculation of scores to be obtained. NEET 2020 result will be announced on June 4, in the form of scorecard. With the declaration of result, using the actual rank candidates can predict the colleges to be offered. NEET admission process 2020 will begin after a week of announcement of result. Given below is the important features of both post-NEET 2020 phases, i.e. immediately after the exam and period after NEET result.

What after NEET? - Immediately after the exam

After the exam is over and NEET result will be released, candidates can undertake two important tasks -

  1. Calculate NEET 2020 score.

  2. Predict NEET 2020 rank.

Having a rough idea of the NEET score and rank will help candidates get an insight on the medical/dental colleges they might get on the basis of previous year NEET admission trends. Although NTA will release the official answer key of NEET 2020 in the last week of May. Using the solutions available in the NEET answer key 2020, aspirants can calculate the approximate scores to be obtained. Once the NEET scores is calculated, students can predict their ranks using NEET marks vs rank trends.

What after NEET 2020? - Following the declaration of result

After the declaration of result, the counselling process of NEET 2020 for MBBS/BDS admissions will begin. Only medicos who will secure NEET cutoff 2020 minimum qualifying percentile will be eligible for admission process. In order to participate for NEET counselling, general categories must obtain 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC aspirants it is 40th percentile. Following are the steps which will be followed after the result is announced.

  1. Qualify the exam (by scoring NEET cutoff).

  2. Apply for counselling process.

  3. Participate in the counselling and secure admission.

Understanding NEET Counselling Process for MBBS/BDS admissions

‘What after NEET’ aspect which confuses aspirants and parents the most related to the various counselling processes which begin after the result declarations. Numerous counselling authorities and application forms are bound to remind one of the pre-NEET admission scenario of medical education. Even when one understands the type of counsellings and is aware of the number of seats, the different eligibility criteria come across as tough to comprehend. Let’s bring NEET MBBS/BDS admission process out of its ambiguities and clarify on ‘what after NEET’ in greater detail.

MBBS/BDS seats available for candidates who qualify NEET 2020

S. No.

Types of Seats

Counselling Authority


All AIQ (All India Quota) seats*



All seats in deemed and central universities



State quota seats in State government colleges (available for domiciled candidates only)

State Counselling Authority


All private colleges throughout India (except for state quota seats, which are available only to domiciled candidates)

State Counselling Authority

*Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) candidates cannot apply for AIQ counselling since J&K has opted out of the 15% AIQ scheme since its inception.

Application Process for various NEET 2020 seats

To clear counselling questions related to what after NEET 2020, read more about the various application process below -

1. All India Quota (AIQ) Seats

All government medical and dental colleges in India (except for Jammu & Kashmir) have given 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats to the NEET AIQ scheme, for which all candidates who qualify NEET 2020 can apply (except those belonging to J&K unless they submit the self-declaration form while filling NEET application form). This means that if a candidate belongs to Haryana, they will still be able to seek admission in government colleges in other states including Haryana under AIQ.

To apply for AIQ counselling, students will need to fill the application form for AIQ counselling when will be released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NEET 2020 AIQ counselling is expected to begin from the second week of June, and the link for NEET counselling 2020 registration will be provided on this page, when released.

2. Seats at Deemed and Central Universities

All seats in central and deemed universities are also open to all the candidates who qualify NEET 2020. Central Universities include Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), colleges affiliated to Delhi University (DU) and Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI).

DGHS is the counselling authority for Deemed and Central universities as well, similar to AIQ. The NEET 2020 Deemed and Central Universities counselling will also tentatively begin from the second week of June. To apply for MBBS/BDS seats in the same, you will need to fill a separate application form for Deemed and Central Universities counselling as released by the DGHS.

3. State Government Colleges

Most candidates thinking about what after NEET are usually clear about applying to the states of the choice. The 85% seats which remain with government medical and dental colleges after surrendering 15% of the seats in AIQ come under state quota seats. These seats are generally open to only those candidates who belong to these respective states. For instance, to get admission under state quota seats in Haryana, only those candidates who belong to the state of Haryana can apply.

To apply for state quota seats in their respective state government colleges, candidates will need to fill the application form as and when it is released by their respective state counselling authorities. Some states might start their application process before NEET but all of them will also release the NEET 2020 state quota counselling applications after result will be declared. The link to access and apply for state quota seats for all the states will be made available on this page.

4. Private College Seats

What after NEET 2020 dilemma of most students is solved and thanks to the private college seats since the domicile requirements are less stringent and students can apply to these seats in most states of their choice. All candidates who qualify NEET 2020 can apply for the seats in private medical and dental colleges throughout the country, irrespective of their domicile or state of residence, by filling the application forms of respective state counselling authorities. However, some private colleges keep a certain percentage of seats aside for state quota, for which only candidates belonging to those states can apply.

The same state counselling authorities which conduct the counselling for state quota seats conduct the counselling for private colleges as well. While some states have already begun their application process, most of them will release the NEET 2020 state counselling applications (for private colleges) after NEET result is declared. The link to apply for private colleges’ MBBS/BDS seats can be accessed from the table of respective state counselling given below in this page.

MBBS/BDS seats with special eligibility requirements

Other than the seats specified above, there are MBBS/BDS seats in AFMC, Pune and those reserved for Insured Person (IP) wards in ESIC colleges. The DGHS, the body conducted admissions for AIQ and Deemed/Central Universities, is also the counselling conducting authority for initial MBBS admissions in AFMC, Pune and for all IP wards applying to MBBS/BDS seats in ESIC colleges.

Candidates eligible for and interested in pursuing admission to AFMC or under IP wards quota in ESIC can apply for the respective counselling processes separately through DGHS website. The overall special eligibility requirements for IP wards seats in ESIC and AFMC, Pune is given below.

Type of Seats

Eligibility Requirements

AFMC, Pune

After you apply for AFMC through DGHS application process, AFMC will shortlist the candidates and then conduct other rounds of screening to take admissions. Some eligibility criteria for AFMC includes age limit, height requirements, etc.

IP Wards seats in ESIC

For, Insured Persons (IPs) Quota seats in ESIC Institutions DGHS opens a separate application form and admission process. One of the basic eligibility requirement for candidates applying for this after NEET 2019 requires one of the parents to be an Insured Person as defined under ESI Act, constituting continuous insurable employment for 5, 4 or 3 years, as on January 1, 2019.

Counselling Procedure

The key what after NEET process that candidates are required to go through is undoubtedly the counselling procedure. After NEET result, once a qualified candidate fills the right application forms for counselling, all other procedural necessities will automatically fall in place with regular updates from counselling authorities. However, it is always better to know the basics beforehand so you can be prepared. Here is a quick overview of the counselling process to help candidates in their quest to better understand what to do after NEET -

  • AIQ Seats Counselling: The DGHS conducts two rounds of counselling for 15% AIQ MBBS/BDS seats. After the second round gets over, the remaining seats (if any) are transferred back to the states. Last year, approximately 4591 MBBS/BDS seats in 235 medical and dental colleges were available under 15% All India Quota.

  • Deemed/Central Universities Counselling: The DGHS conducts two rounds of counselling for Deemed and Central Universities, followed by a mop up round.

  • AFMC and IP Wards for ESIC counselling: DGHS is again the counselling body for MBBS/BDS admission in AFMC Pune and ESIC colleges. Candidates interested and eligible for these seats must register for them through the DGHS portal itself.

  • State Quota Counselling: The respective state counselling authorities conduct counselling for 85% state quota seats in their states. These seats are generally reserved for candidates holding domicile of the states. The counselling for state quota seats is conducted in two to three rounds followed by a Mop-Up round.

  • Private College Counselling: The same counselling authority responsible for conducting counselling for state quota seats will be responsible for conducting counselling for MBBS/BDS seats in state private colleges. The counselling might be conducted in three to four rounds followed by mop-up round, depending upon the vacancies.

After Registration process and Documents Required

Candidates wondering on what to do after NEET 2020 should note that as long as they apply for any of the counselling processes mentioned above, most counselling authorities will release their merit lists giving state ranks to the eligible candidates out of these. Some state counselling authorities might even release two sets of NEET merit lists 2020, one for government and one for private medical colleges. During the respective counsellings, following are some basic documents which you might be required to carry. They include:

  • NEET admit card 2020

  • NEET rank letter

  • Class 10 or 12 certificate and marksheet

  • ID Proof

  • Domicile Proof (only for state quota seats)

NEET 2020 - State Counselling Authorities

What if you aren’t able to secure an MBBS seat in NEET 2020?

As beautifully shared by Dr. Sanjay Gogoi, Director of Fortis Memorial Research Institute, “It takes just one MBBS seat to sail your ship in the direction of becoming a doctor. All of you may not be able to crack NEET in the first time. But do not give up hope. Keep trying, work harder. Remember you just need one MBBS seat and there are 60,000 and more in the country.”

If one isn’t able to secure the desired MBBS seat, one can always reappear for NEET, since there are no caps on the number of attempts in the exam anymore. Besides that, candidates should also remember that NEET 2020 score will not only be used for allotting admission to MBBS seats, but also to several other courses, which grants admission through NEET including, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BYMS, BSMS and Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences. Given the multitude of options available, candidates can breathe a little easy about what to do after NEET.

One must also remember that the medical domain comprises many different fields which are crucial to the smooth running of the system and can be pursued by one if interested. Courses one can pursue without NEET include Pharmacy, Nursing, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Forensic Science, Clinical Psychology, Medical Lab Technologist, Optometry, et.al. So worry no more about what after NEET and confidently strive towards attaining your dream medical career.

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i belong to sc category and i obtained marks in pcb group in state board is 127 and in neet score is 390 so i would to get admission in MBBS private /government or not

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020

Your 12th marks have no bearing for securing a seat in MBBS in NEET. The factors that determine your chances in MBBS are your NEET score, Category and rank in the merit list. You did mention your Category and score but haven't mentioned the State that you hold the domicile of. Can you please help us with the State you belong to so that we can help you with relevant information.


Sir please help me preparations neet and beak memory

NAVNEET PANDEY 20th Jan, 2020

Hello uday

To get good marks in NEET you need to study very hard,

As the competition in NEET is very high and also the numbers of applicants is increasing every year.so it's really very important to prepare correctly.

For NEET it will be good if you study all your NCERT thoroughly and as NCERT have a very simple and a good source to clear all the basic concepts in chemistry and physics. Study and practice numericals in physics and chemistry as much as you can,also buy mock test papers for practice.

As you will understand what are your weakness and how can you fix that.

You can also do a crash course if you can as the material provided by the coaching institutes are really useful.

And if you can't don't feel bad just study hard.

For weak memory

  1. Always revise what you've studied periodically.
  2. Meditate.
  3. Eat healthy and green vegetables as much as you can.
  4. Learn some memory sharpening techniques.they help a lot.

physics weightage in neet 2020

Rose Mary George 20th Jan, 2020


There will be 45 questions with 4 mark each,so there is total of 180 marks from physics. There is a negative marking of 1.

The NEET syllabus of physics is further subdivided into:

  • Mechanics
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics & Magnetism
  • Current Electricity & Electromagnetic Induction
  • Optics & Modern Physics

Hope this helps.


please give me NEET question paper

Somrita Bhattacharya 20th Jan, 2020


Check the link given below for NEET Question papers


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I am currently in class 11th and Ill be appearing in neet 2021 exam what strategies should I follow from now only so that I can get a good rank

Charvi Nayyar 20th Jan, 2020

hello aspirant

you can follow these steps to prepare for NEET:

  1. Set daily goals and follow them religiously.
  2. it is not necessary that you cover 3-4 chapters per day but it is necessary to do everything meticulously.
  3. focus on quality studying and do not use any gadgets while studying.
  4. Go through the exam pattern and syllabus first to understand the structure of the exam.
  5. Keep a few reference books and study them only. No need to collect all the books available in the market for NEET preparation.
  6. Complete NCERTs first and then only refer other books. ncerts has to be the main foundation of your preparation.
  7. Avoid skipping meals and studying endlessly without breaks just for the sake of exam.
  8. take time to distress yourself and give yourself equal rest.

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