NEET 2023 Counselling & Admission

Counselling & Admission of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Candidates who have qualified NEET 2024 Entrance Test are eligible to apply for NEET 2024 Counselling. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will announce the NEET 2024 Counselling dates on its official website. Candidates are recommended to check the MCC website for the most up-to-date guidelines. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare organize the NEET counselling (MOHFW). The mode of NEET 2024 Counselling is online. Candidates willing to secure admission seats in MBBS, BDS, Ayush, BVSc and BSc Nursing based on their NEET rank have to undergo counselling.

The counselling process of NEET will have several rounds, and it is organized to enable the allocation of seats at AIQ (All India Quota) and at State Level. Under AIQ Category, 15% of seats are reserved in each participating college. While 85% of seats are reserved in the state medical colleges for students from the respective states. MCC Conducts counselling for 15% AIQ quota on behalf of DGHS. (Directorate General of Health Services) Following the announcement of the Central Board of Secondary education's All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) results, the MCC will post the NEET 2024 Schedule for online Counseling on its website.

  • Following the NEET 2024 Result announcement, the eligible candidates will be invited for counselling to get admission into NEET 2024 Participating Colleges.
  • Candidates must first register for NEET 2024 counselling, after which the procedure of choice filling and seat locking will begin.
  • Candidates will be assigned seats according to their preferences after a few days. Candidates must report to colleges and submit their documents for verification and admission after completing seat allotment.
  • During choice filling, candidates will be required to select a college of their choice.
  • However, the ultimate allotment of seats will be determined by the NEET merit rank as well choice of preference & availability of seats.
  • Moreover, candidates are required to satisfy the NEET 2024 Cut off criteria. Then, there will be a possibility of securing admission into their desired college.

Qualified candidates seeking admission through NEET 2024 Online Counseling should bring the following documents in original and an attested copy to the allotted college for verification, failing which they will not be admitted to the allotted college.

Necessary documents required during NEET 2024 counselling process

  • Class 10th marksheet
  • Class 12th marksheet
  • 8 passport size photographs with white background
  • NEET Scorecard
  • NEET Rank letter/card
  • Provisional allotment letter
  • Category certificate (only for reserved category candidates)
  • Birth certificate
  • Valid photo identity proof

If applicable, the candidate should additionally present the following certificate

  • A recognized body must issue SC/ST certificates.
  • The relevant authorities should issue the OBC Certificate.
  • A legally formed and authorized Medical Board issues an Orthopedic Physical Disability Certificate (PH Certificate)

NEET 2024 Reservation

Seat reservations will be available for applicants in the reserved category. In all government-sponsored institutes, private colleges, and deemed universities, certain seats will be reserved. While the reservations will be applied to various groups and castes in accordance with the government's laws and regulations. The following would be the criterion for reserving seats in various government medical institutions under the 15% All India quota in NEET 2024 counselling











NEET 2024-State MBBS/BDS Counselling

The state Counselling administrating body would conduct individual NEET counselling sessions for admission to the 85 per cent state quota seats. Based on the students' NEET results, each state authority will release a state merit list. Candidates will be called for counselling based on the state merit list. Also, admission at Private Medical Colleges in a respective state will be done NEET State level counselling itself.

What is a 15% AIQ counselling scheme?

The competent authority MCC will conduct NEET 2024 Counselling for AIQ 15% seats. (Except for the Union Territory of J&K) Candidates who have qualified in NEET Exam with a good score are eligible to apply.

  • To check NEET UG Results 2024, candidates have to visit the website of NTA or MCC.
  • By considering candidates rank in NEET 2024, the authority will prepare the NEET 2024 All India Merit List.
  • Candidates whose names are featured in the merit list can participate in NEET Counselling at the national level.
  • All India Quota NEET 2024 Counselling will be held in two rounds. In case if seats remain vacant after the completion of both rounds. The vacant seats will be reimbursed to NEET 2024 State Level  Counselling.
  • Henceforth, vacant seats will be filled through NEET State level counselling as per the guidelines prescribed by MCC & DGHS.

      What are the eligibility criteria for NEET 2024 Counselling?

  • Candidates who have passed the NEET exam are eligible to participate in AIQ counselling for Deemed Universities.
  • Candidates have to secure a minimum 50 percentile in NEET Entrance Test as a qualifying percentile. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC Categories can obtain a minimum 40th Percentile. While General Physically Handicapped students must secure the 45th percentile in NEET.
  • Furthermore, competent authorities release the NEET 2024 AIQ Merit List by evaluating students' scores in NEET.
  • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir will be ineligible to participate in All India NEET counselling unless they consent.
  • Most importantly, Candidates have to make a registration for NEET 2024 counselling on the MCC website.

Eligibility criteria for central universities

The eligibility criteria for each of the Central Universities are detailed in the sections below

  • All aspirants who have cleared the NEET entrance test will be eligible to secure admission to BHU.
  • VMMC and SJH- In this institute, AIQ seats account for 15% + AIR of the Institution quota. The remaining slots are reserved for students who have finished their 11th and 12th grades in Delhi-based colleges.
  • Delhi University - The university reserves 15% of its seats to AIQ. For the other 85% of seats, candidates who completed their eleventh and twelve grades in Delhi would be eligible.
  • Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) - This university will offer 50% institutional reservations to candidates who have completed at least three years of schooling there. The remaining 50% of seats will be reserved for all applicants who pass the NEET 2024 exam.

NEET 2024 Counselling Process

MCC will conduct counselling of NEET 2024 via online mode. For AIQ (All India Quota) seats, there will be two rounds of NEET 2024 counselling. For deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS, and JIPMER, a mop-up round for NEET 2024 counselling will occur. The following is a step-by-step procedure

  • Complete the MCC NEET 2024 registration process, including payment.
  • Filling up and locking your choices for NEET 2024 counselling
  • Seating for round 1 and the announcement of the results
  • Reporting to the specified allotted college.
  • Round 2 total empty spots are announced.
  • NEET counselling round 2 registration is not necessary for already registered candidates, and fresh choice filling
  • Round 2 of seat allocation results will be announced.
  • Reporting to medical/dental colleges/institutions in preparation for round 2 candidates once joined the allotted seat are not allowed to vacate the seat

Detailed step by step NEET 2024 counselling process

Step 1: NEET 2024 Counselling Registration Procedure

  • Candidates who are qualified and eligible must register for NEET Counselling by visiting
  • To register online, candidates required to have their NEET 2024 registration number, name, mother's name, and date of birth must all be filled out.
  • Upon successful registration, you will be shown all the details according to the database. Verify it and click on "Confirm registration".
  • Thereafter, a registration slip will be generated. It is advised for the candidates to save the page for further reference.

Step 2: Make the payment of NEET 2024 Counselling fees

  • Upon successful registration, candidates are required to make the pay the refundable & non-refundable counselling fees of NEET 2024.
  • The payment can be done via online mode by using any of the online payment methods. (Credit/Debit/Net Banking/UPI)

Non-Refundable NEET 2024 Counselling fees


15% AIQ/ Central Universities

Deemed Universities


INR 1000

INR 5000


INR 500

INR 5000

Refundable NEET 2024 Counselling fees


15% AIQ/ Central Universities

Deemed Universities


INR 10,000

INR 2 Lakhs


INR 5000

INR 2 Lakhs

Step 3: Choice filling and locking

  • In this step, Candidates must fill their college preferences. It is advisable for the candidates to choose their preference based on their NEET Merit rank.
  • Choose the college as many as college and arrange it in order of preference.
  • Once you complete filling choices, don't forget to lock the choices.
  • After locking it, take the printout of locked choices. It includes the locking date & time and System generated Unique ID and IP address of a computer.

Step 4: Declaration of Seat allotment Result & Reporting

  • MCC will announce the seat allotment result after an individual round of counselling. Candidates must check in and download their seat allotment letter.
  • Following seat allocation, an applicant must report to the chosen college to complete the admission processes.

NEET 2024 Counselling- Mop Up round for deemed/ central universities/ central institute

Step 1- Candidates are required to fill a new registration form for the NEET 2024 Counselling mop-up round.

Step 2- Filling in the choices/locking in the choices.

Step 3- The authority will release the results of the NEET 2024 Mop-Up Round Seat Allotment.

Step 4- Seat allotted students have to report at the allotted medical colleges.

Step 5- A list of ten times of the registered candidates of several stray vacancies to be provided to Deemed / Central Universities in strict order of merit to be exhausted.

Step 7- Deemed/Central Universities will conduct the last stray vacancy round. There will be no Fresh Registration of candidates in the Final Stray Vacancy Round

What is Free exit and exit with forfeiture in each NEET 2024 counselling round?

  • Free Exit, only applicable in the first round of NEET 2024 counselling- If a candidate given a seat in round 1 does not report/join the college to which they were assigned. In such a case, they will not be penalized for it.
  • Exit with forfeiture- If a candidate is offered a place in round 2 but does not wish to accept it, they can still withdraw with forfeiture by losing the security deposit within the time limit. Candidates who took the allotted seat in the second round are not entitled to quit or surrender the seat, and they are also not authorized to participate in state counselling.


  • When will the counselling process for NEET 2024 commence?

The date of commencement for NEET 2024 counselling would be declared by the authorities soon after declaring the NEET 2024 Results.

Who will be conducting the state quota counselling for NEET 2024?

Respective state competent authorities will conduct NEET State level counselling for 85 per cent of the state quota seats (100 per cent in the case of Jammu and Kashmir).

Who will be conducting NEET counselling for private colleges?

The appropriate state counselling authorities will conduct NEET counselling for private colleges in the state.

Who is eligible to participate in 15% All India Quota seats?

All applicants who pass the NEET Entrance Test by securing valid NEET 2024 qualifying cut off score that is 50 percentile are eligible for 15 per cent AIQ seats. In the case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD, certain relaxation is applicable. On the other hand, Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for the 15% AIQ seats.

What is the admission process to AIIMS and JIPMER through NEET 2024?

Admission to the 15 AIIMS institutes and two JIPMER institutes for undergraduate programmes will be based on NEET scores. To enrol in the following institutes, medical students must first register on MCC's official website. The final seat allocation takes place through NEET Counselling. Most importantly, candidates must satisfy the cut off criteria.

What are the eligibility criteria for ESIC counselling?

The authorities have cancelled reservations of seats allocated for sons and daughters of ESI insured persons. As a result, candidates would be admitted based on their AIQ eligibility.

 What is the total round of NEET 2024 counselling which the Deemed and Central Universities would conduct?

If seats remain vacant after two rounds of counselling, the authorities will conduct a mop-up round for Deemed/Central. If vacant seats remain after the mop-up round of NEET UG counselling 2024, they will be filled in a stray vacancy round. For this, the authorities will send a list of candidates to the institutes' relevant authority that is ten times the number of vacant seats.

What is the minimum qualifying percentile for NEET 2024?

General Category students must secure 50 percentile. While reserved category students should score 40 percentile. And General PWD students should score 45 percentile.

How can I apply for NEET 2024 Counselling?

Candidates who have cleared NEET Entrance Test with an eligible score can register online for NEET 2024 Counselling by logging into MCC official website.

Is the registration fees of NEET 2024 Counselling refundable?

No, MCC NEET 2024 Counselling registration fees is non-refundable. Only the security deposit will be refundable.

The competent state authority will announce the NEET 2024 cutoff for admission in each state. On the official website, the NEET 2024 cutoff scores will be revealed alongside the NEET 2024 results. To pass the offline NEET Entrance Test, you must achieve the minimum NEET 2024 qualifying cut off marks. The minimal NEET score is necessary for MBBS or other medical degrees varies from year to year. Medical students will be shortlisted for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH, and BSc nursing programme based on the NEET cutoff 2024.

According to statistics from the previous year, only 7,71,500 candidates out of 15,97,435 test takers were able to pass the exam by achieving the NEET minimum qualifying percentile. Based on the NEET cutoff marks, the NTA will create the NEET merit list 2024. Admission to 15 percent All India Quota (AIQ), 85 per cent state quota, deemed/central university, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER colleges will be done based on the NEET 2024 cut off. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct NEET 2024 counselling for 15 per cent AIQ, deemed/central universities, AFMS/ESIC, AIIMS, and JIPMER. Various state counselling authorities will conduct admission processes for remaining 85 percent state quota seats based on the NEET 2024 cutoff.

NEET 2024 Expected category-wise cutoff

Aspirants can get an idea of the rank to be acquired in NEET Entrance Test, by looking at the projected NEET cutoff 2024. Aspirants can create a list of colleges to which they can apply based on their NEET score.


Cutoff percentile

Expected NEET cutoff score

























Past year analysis of NEET Cut-offs

According to the brochure, the minimum qualifying score of NEET 2024 compares a candidate's performance to that of others and estimates the NEET marks earned.

  • This indicates that the NEET cut off 2024 percentile is calculated using the highest scores in the NEET UG merit list prepared by the NTA for MBBS/BDS admissions.
  • For example, the 50th percentile cutoff for the General category in NEET 2024 means that applicants must score equal to or higher than 50 per cent of all candidates who took the exam. As previously stated, to qualify for the NEET exam, candidates must achieve the pass percentage and NEET 2024 cut off marks set by the NTA.
  • NEET 2024 cutoff scores for the General category were 720-147 last year, corresponding to the 50th percentile.
  • The NEET 2024 cutoff score for SC/ST/OBC applicants was in the range of 146-113, which corresponded to the 40th percentile.

Why is NEET 2024 cutoff important?

The NEET 2024 cutoff is important because the NTA will use it to make a merit list for admission to the 15% All India Quota (AIQ), deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS, and JIPMER colleges. MCC is a competent authority that is responsible for conducting NEET 2024 Counselling for AIQ Quota. Candidates who satisfy the NEET 2024 Cut off criteria will be eligible for securing admission seat via counselling based on their preferences as well NEET merit rank. While respective state counselling authorities will regulate the NEET 2024 cutoff for government colleges for offering admission to the 85% state quota seats.

The NEET 2024 cutoff would determine the admission of the following medical seats:

  • JIPMER College
  • Private Institutes
  • AIIMS institutes
  • Deemed and Central Universities
  • 85% State Quota Seats
  • ESIC and AFMC
  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

Factors determining the NEET 2024 cutoff

  • Number of candidates applying for NEET 2024
  • Number of candidates appearing for NEET 2024
  • Difficulty level of NEET exam
  • Number of seats available
  • Performance rate of the candidates
  • Previous year cutoff

NEET 2024 cutoff tie-breaking process

If two or more applicants have the same rank, the tie-breaking criteria will be utilized to break the NEET cutoff qualifying scores. To break the tie in the NEET result, the steps listed below will be used in order of preference. According to the latest NEET 2024 update, the previous method of breaking ties based on age will no longer be used this year.

  • Preference would be given to those who scored higher in the biology subject in NEET 2024
  • Higher marks in Chemistry If a tie persists, the candidate's higher marks/percentile in Chemistry will be taken into account.
  • Candidates that have made fewer incorrect attempts in all NEET subjects.

NEET 2024 merit list of 15% AIQ and previous year cut off for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

The NTA will release a 15% All India Quota NEET Merit List for admission to medical and dental institutes participating in NEET. Candidates with scores equal or higher than the NEET 2024 cutoff will be eligible for All India Quota admissions, except those from Jammu and Kashmir. Through MCC's NEET 2024 All India Quota Counselling.

The table below shows the previous year cut off for 15% AIQ seats category wise.


Cut Off score for 2020

Cut off score for 2019

Cut off score for 2018





General PH








NEET 2020 Cut off for MBBS Government College

Name of the medical colleges

NEET 2020 closing rank

NEET 2019 closing rank

NEET 2018 closing rank

NEET 2017 closing rank

NEET 2016 closing rank

Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Groups of Hospital, Mumbai






Stanley Medical College, Chennai






Seth G.S Medical University, Lucknow






Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak






King George’s Medical University, Lucknow






Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi






VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi






Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi






University College of Medical Science, New Delhi






Government Medical College, Chandigarh






NEET cut off for MBBS deemed universities

Name of college

NEET 2020 closing ranks

NEET 2019 closing ranks

NEET 2018 closing ranks

Sree Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry




Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Kanchipuram




B.L.D.E University, Bijapur




Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore




SBKS Med. Inst. and Res. Centre, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth




NEET past year cut off for BDS deemed universities for 15% AIQ seats

Name of Medical Colleges

NEET 2020 closing rank

NEET 2019 closing rank

NEET 2018 closing rank

Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya




SRM Katt Dental College and Hospital, Chennai




KM Shah Dental College, Vadodara




Previous year NEET category wise cut off

The NEET cutoffs for this year are similar to those from previous years. Candidates should keep in mind that this is the score of the most recent candidate admitted to MBBS in the open round.

NEET 2024 category wise cutoff


Qualifying percentile

Cut off marks




Unreserved PH









NEET 2019 Category wise cutoff


Qualifying Percentile

Cut off marks




General - Physically Handicapped






OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped



NEET 2018 category wise cutoff


Qualifying Percentile

Cut off marks




General - Physically Handicapped






OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped



NEET 2017 Category wise cutoff


Qualifying Percentile

Cut off marks







General-Physically Handicapped



OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped




Can I attend AYUSH counselling even if I do not meet the NEET 2024 cutoff?

No, if you do not meet the NEET 2024 cutoff requirements, you will be unable to engage in any counselling session.

How will I know if I scored above or below the NEET cutoff?

The NEET 2024 cut off will be announced together with the notification of the results. Cutoff marks can also be found on candidates' scorecards.

What is the NEET Government college cutoff?

The NEET cutoff for Government colleges in the General category is usually above 600

When will the NTA announce the official NEET 2024 cutoff?

NTA will tentatively declare the official cutoff of NEET 2024 in July

 What is the cutoff percentile for candidates in the General category?

For general category candidates, the NEET 2021 cutoff percentile is 50%

 Is the NTA going to decrease the cutoff this year?

If the number of qualified candidates exceeds the number of seats available, the NTA may decrease the NEET 2024 cut off. For BDS admissions, the NEET cutoff for 2021 has been dropped by a tenth of a percentage.

Is it possible to get into MBBS with a NEET score of 300 in 2024?

With a score of 300 in NEET 2024, it is possible to gain admission to a private medical college. A score of at least 500 is required for admission to a government medical school.

What was the prior year's NEET exam cutoff?

NEET 2020 qualifying percentiles were 50 percentiles for general category with scores ranging from 720 to 147, and 40 percentiles for SC/ST/OBC with scores ranging from 146 to 119.

Is it true that scoring the same as or more than the NEET cutoff score qualifies an applicant for state quota seat counselling?

The state counselling agencies determine who is eligible for state quota seats. Candidates seeking admission to state quota seats must score at least the same as the NEET 2021 cutoff, although this alone will not qualify them for state quota seats. There may also be residency restrictions.

Why does the NEET Cutoff Percentile stay the same year after year, yet the Cutoff Marks change?

The NMC and DCI have set the NEET cut off percentile at 50 percentiles for unreserved category candidates and 40 percentiles for reserved category candidates. The percentage is determined by the average score of all applicants who took the exam. As a result, the corresponding scores to the percentile change from year to year due to differences in candidate performance.

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