NEET Counselling 2020: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level exam which is conducted by the National Testing Agency from the year 2019. Before 2019, the NEET was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS courses can appear in NEET. The NEET exam will be held once in a year similarly as per the previous exam pattern as the HRD Ministry has reverted its decision to conduct NEET exam twice in a year. There is no other exam in the country through which candidates can take admission in medical courses. Candidates must qualify the NEET exam with at least minimum qualifying marks. Candidates have to fulfil basic eligibility requirements to appear in the NEET. After qualifying the NEET exam, candidates have to go through NEET Counselling for admission in the desired college/course. Admission will be finalized only after completion of the Counselling process.
NEET 2020 Counselling is likely to start from 3rd week of June 2020. After the declaration of NEET result, meritorious candidates have to go through the Counselling process. They must start the preparation for the Counselling process. Medical Counselling Committee conducts NEET All India Quota Counselling for 15% seats. Candidates have to keep ready all the documents such as the educational certificate, domicile, caste certificate (if applicable) and category certificate (if applicable) etc. well in advance before the start of Counselling.
NEET 2020 Counselling Schedule
Check tentative dates of the NEET counselling schedule 2020 in the table below:
|Events (Centralize Counselling & All India Quota/Deemed/Central Universities & ESIC)||Dates|
|1st Round Counselling|
|Online registration, choice filling & indicative seats||3rd week of June 2020|
|Last date for registration, choice filling & indicative seats||last week of June 2020|
|Choice filling & locking||Last week of June 2020|
|Seat Allotment Processing||Last week of June 2020|
|1st round seat allotment result||1st week of July 2020|
|Candidate’s reporting to the allotted college||1st week of July 2020|
|2nd Round Counselling|
|Registration process||2nd week of July 2020|
|Exercising of choices filling and locking||2nd week of July 2020|
|Seat allotment process||3rd week of July 2020|
|2nd round seat allotment result||3rd week of July 2020|
|Candidate’s reporting to the allotted college||3rd week of July 2020|
|Mop UP Round|
|Online Registration & Payment of fee||3rd week of August 2020|
|Choice Filling & Locking for Mop Up round||last week of August 2020|
|Seat allotment process||last week of August 2020|
|Mop up round result declaration||last week of August 2020|
|Candidate’s reporting to the allotted college||1st week of September 2020|
NEET UG Counselling 2020: Steps to Follow
Successful candidates who qualify the NEET 2020, need to follow some steps to appear in the Counselling process. These steps are as under:
Step 1: Online Registration
Candidates have to make online registration to participate in the NEET 2020 Counselling otherwise they cannot appear in the Counselling. On successful registration, the candidate will receive the system generated user ID and password at registered e-mail ID/Mobile Number. Login with user ID and password and follow the remaining steps.
Step 2: Choice Filling & Locking
Now candidates need to select their preferred college and programmes. After providing details, click on “Save” button to lock your preferences. It is mandatory to save the entries to lock choices.
Step 3: Result Declaration/Allotment of College
Candidates will receive information related to their allotted college after some days on their registered e-mail ID or mobile number. The allotment of college/seat will be done totally on the basis of the candidate’s marks obtained in the written exam.
Step 4: Reporting to the Allotted College
Post declaration of result, candidates need to report allotted college on scheduled date and time along with all the required documents. If anyone failed to report allotted college on the said date and time, then his/her candidature may be cancelled and the seat may be provided to the next candidate.
Note: Candidates found guilty of misleading authority and appeared in the NEET through unfair means will be permanently debarred from appearing in the exam and legal action may be taken.
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Procedure to Prepare Merit List for NEET 2020
The competent authority will prepare NEET UG 2020 merit list as per the guidelines laid down under the relevant Rules and Regulations notified by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India. The merit list of the NEET 2020 exam will be prepared on the following parameters:
- The applicant must score qualifying marks of 50th percentile in the NEET 2020 exam.
- If there will less number of qualified candidates as per the current qualifying norms for NEET exam then, Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India has right to reduce the eligibility criteria as per its own discretion.
- One more thing, the candidates must have qualified 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English subject and must have obtained 50% marks aggregate in all these subjects.
NEET UG Counselling for 15% All India Quota
- The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India will conduct the Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats.
- All Central, Deemed and State Universities will participate in the online counselling.
- The BHU, AMU, ESIC and AFMC will also be filled through 15% All India Quota counselling.
- Candidates have to apply online for 15% All India Quota Seats as per directions issued by the DGHS.
- All the aspirants must apply before the last date of registration.
- Candidates can fill their choices as per the preference as they can get admission in any college throughout India under 15% AIQ seats.
- It is important to mention here that the applicants can participate in both State counselling as well as All India Quota Counselling.
Note: The NEET counselling will be held on basis of candidates’ AIR (All India Rank). However, candidates belonging to J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telanga cannot participate in the All India Quota Counselling. If seats remain vacant under 15% AIQ counselling, then it will be clubbed with State Quota seats.
NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats
The States will conduct 85% state quota seats and candidates can apply to their home state. After that, the competent authority will release merit list as per the candidates All India Rank and State rules. Accordingly, candidates have to report to the allotted college as per the scheduled date and time for verification of original documents:
- The aspirants have to register online for State Counselling on the concerned website.
- Admission will be allotted to the candidates as per their rank in the State Merit list.
- Admission in private medical colleges will also be done through state Counselling.
- Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will conduct counselling for 100% seats as they will not participate in 15% AIQ counselling.
Documents Required at the time of Counselling
Candidate must carry all the important documents which are required at the time of Counselling. The competent authority will verify all your documents. Hence, you need to take along all original documents and also attested photocopies of same. Failing to do so, they will not allow you to participate in the Counselling. The important documents are as under:
- NEET UG 2020 admit card issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education.
- NEET 2020 Rank Card/Rank Letter
- High School and Intermediate Mark Sheets and Certificates
- Date of Birth certificate (10th certificate)
- Category certificate (If applicable)
- Caste certificate (If applicable)
- Four Passport size photograph
NEET Admission 2020
Admission to any candidate will be purely on the basis of candidate’s marks. Candidates have report allotted college on scheduled date and time for completing other admission formalities such as verification of original documents etc. If someone fails to do so then the candidate’s seat will be offered to other candidates. In this regard, the decision of the competent authority will be final.
NEET State MBBS/BDS Counselling 2020
Candidates must be aware of the fact that for 85% State quota seats will be filled by State Counselling. Eligible candidates have to apply for State Counselling for admission in home State. The concerned authority based on candidates’ All India Rank will allot the seat to the meritorious candidates.
The 85% State Counselling schedule may be different from one State to another as it is up to the concerned State when they are starting their Counselling. After allotment of the seat, candidates must report to the allotted college within the specified time limit. If anyone failed to report to the allotted college as per direction given in the allotment letter, then he/she may lose the chance of admission. In this case, the other student in the rank will get an opportunity.
NEET UG Counselling 2020 FAQs
Here aspirants can check some of the important questions which students asked most frequently:
Q1: When will be the NEET 2020 result declared?
A: It is expected that the NEET 2020 result will be announced in the first week of June 2020.
Q2: I have appeared in NEET 2019 but could not participate in the counselling, can I get admission in a medical/ dental college in the academic session 2020-21?
A: No, NEET 2019 score will not be valid for the subsequent year. Admission in the current academic session i.e. 2020-21 will be held only on the basis of NEET 2020 score.
Q3: How States will prepare merit list for allotting MBBS/BDS seats?
A: The State Counselling authority will prepare a separate merit list based on candidates’ All India Rank, category and number of seats available etc.
Q4: What will be the minimum qualifying marks in percentage for NEET exam?
A: The minimum qualifying marks for NEET exam would be 50% for general candidates, 45% of general-PH candidates, and 40% marks for reserved categories candidates.
Q5: When will be the merit list published on the concerned website?
A: Candidates can expect the NEET 2020 merit list after the announcement of the NEET result.
Q6: How can I participate in the counselling?
A: The shortlisted candidates as per the NEET 2020 merit list can participate in the All India Quota 15% counseling and State Counselling as per the wish. Keep checking the concerned website for counselling updates.
Q7: What are the documents required for registration of online counselling?
A: During the registration of online counselling, there is no need of documents. However, candidates have to produce original documents later while reporting to the allotted college.
Q8: Can I fill the choice of more than one college in the choice filling the form?
A: Yes. You can fill more than one choices as per your preference.
Q9: Where should I report for counselling registration & choice filling?
A: You are not required to visit anywhere. The counselling will be held through online mode and you can register online and can fill choices of college/course as per preference.
Q10: Is it true that the counselling for MBBS/BDS and AYUSH UG courses (BAMS/BUMS/BSMS/BHMS) will be held together?
A: No, the counselling for both MBBS/BDS and AYUSH UG Courses will be held separately. Candidates have to contact respective state authority for more information.
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