NEET 2019 Counselling

Everything you need to know about NEET 2019 Counselling, Schedule, Seat Allotment

NEET has declared its results of 2019. Hence, it is that time of the year when the efforts of students decide their medical careers. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has announced NEET Counselling 2019 Schedule and its time you tight up your laces to run the race. Online counselling and seat allotment for all India 15% quota/Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC (MBBS/BDS) begins on 19th June. State counselling authorities will perform the state-level counselling through their respective websites.


Process of All India 15% quota MCC NEET UG Counselling

Below is a systematic process for the candidates to follow for getting seats through the all India 15% quota.

  1. The candidates will have to register themselves on the official website for the online counselling.
  2. Further, they have to check the indicative seat allotment and submit and lock their choices for the first round of the counselling.
  3. The candidates can check the result of the counselling, online. If they get a seat, they will have to report to the college within the stipulated time and finish the admission formalities.
  4. The candidates who have the seat allotted to them can additionally opt to get an upgraded college in the second round of counselling.
  5. The candidates can register or re-appear for the second round of counselling.
  6. The candidates will have to submit fresh seat choices as those for round one will be nullified.
  7. When the second round counselling results are out, the candidates who get their seats will have to report at their respective colleges and perform the admission formalities.
  8. There is no further option for an upgrade or resignation from the seat after the second round.
  9. For those candidates who do not have any seat allotted to them, mop-up round still awaits. They need to fill fresh choices of seats for mop-up round.


NEET Counselling 2019 Schedule

Registration / Payment Choice Filling /  Locking Seat Allotment Process Result Reporting
First Round
June 19 – 24, 2019 June 25, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 27, 2019 June 28 – July 3, 2019
Second Round
Jul 6 – 8, 2019 July 9, 2019 July 10 – 11, 2019 July 12, 2019 July 13 – 22, 2019
Mop-up Round for Central / Deemed University / ESIC only
August 13 – 15, 2019 August 16, 2019 August 17, 2019 August 18, 2019 August 20 – 26, 2019


Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2019 Merit List and Different Counselling Rounds

The Graduate Medical Education Regulations 1997 sets the eligibility for generating NEET merit list every year. For 2019, the cut-offs and eligibility criteria are listed below. Though, these eligibility criteria are pre-determined, yet if there are any vacant seats, the central government in association with MCI and DCI have the authority to lower the cut-offs.


NEET 2019 cut off

Category Cut-off Percentile Cut-off Score Number of Candidates
Unreserved 50th 701-134 704335
OBC/SC/ST 40th 133-107 90243
Unreserved – PH 45th 133-120 266
OBC/SC/ST – PH 40th 119-107 388


Eligibility Criteria for NEET Merit List

  1. An applicant must qualify the NEET 2019 exam by scoring above the cut-off as per his or her category.
  2. The candidate must pass 10+2 with minimum 50% marks with Physics, Biology/Bio-technology, Chemistry, and English as compulsory subjects.


Candidates Eligible to Appear in the second Round Counselling

  1. Candidates who could not register for the first round of counselling due to some reason can register in the second round.
  2. Candidates who get their seats allotted in the first round of counselling and opt to be upgraded in the second counselling.
  3. Candidates who could not get the seat allotted in the first round are eligible to re-appear in the second round counselling.
  4. Candidates registered for the first round, whose admission was cancelled due to the change of category can also re-appear in the second round.

One thing to note here is that only candidates who have not registered in the first round need to register for the second counselling. Others need not register and pay the counselling fees again.


Mop-Up Round

NEET conducts mop-up round of counselling with the state reverted seats. In other word, when there are some vacant seats left after first and second round counselling, NEET does the mo-up round. This is a good chance for the MBBS aspirants to get a seat allotted in Central or Deemed Universities. NNET qualified applicants even with lower percentiles can get admissions in good MBBS colleges through this round. Therefore, those candidates who do not get a seat in the first two rounds of counselling can try their luck in this one.


State Counselling

All the above processes and necessities are for the All India 15% Quota Counselling. The respective State Counselling Authorities allot the remaining 85% seats to the aspirants. The candidates who do not get seats through all India 15% quota counselling can apply to their domicile states for the MBBS admission. Merit lists prepared as per the state rules and based on All India Rank of the candidates govern the state counselling. An interesting thing to note here is that state counselling is the sole method for getting admission to colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.h