NEET Counselling and Cutoff 2018

NEET 2018 Reservation of Seats

The reservation of seats in all government medical college under the 15% All India Quota is as follows.

  1. 15% seats are reserved for the scheduled caste(SC) students
  2. 7.5% seats are reserved for the students belonging to scheduled tribe(ST)
  3. According to a central act the seats for OBC students are reserved in central institutions. 27% of the seats are reserved for the OBC community
  4. 3% seats are reserved for physically handicapped students

However, according to a supreme court order private institutions can follow their own reservation criteria as determined by them and are under no restrictions from government. Also at the same time the supreme court has allowed minority institutions to be a part of the state counselling process.

  • Admission to All India Quota (15%) seats to be led by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) at All India Level as per applicable regulations, using NEET merit list.
  • Admission to State Quota (85%) seats (in Government medical colleges owned and controlled by State Govt and private medical colleges in the state)  is to be undertaken and completed by the Directorate of Medical Education/state authority of concerned states using NEET scores and as per applicable regulations, their eligibility criteria and reservation policy etc.
  • MBBS and BDS seats in Central and Deemed medical colleges/universities (including the minority institutions – Aligarh Muslim University, CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana) are to be led by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) using NEET scores
  • MBBS and BDS admissions in Armed Forces Medical College are to be led using NEET scores through counselling conducted by the institute itself
  • Medical Institutes exempted from NEET: 7 AIIMS institutions across the country, JIPMER, Puducherry and Karaikal

NEET 2018 Participating States

It must be noted that since Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir do not participate in central pool of All India Quota seats, colleges from these states will not be participating in admission under All India Quota seats. Hence, these states will conduct counselling for 100% state quota seats.

NEET counselling procedure

The counselling of NEET is conducted tentatively within one week of the declaration of the NEET Result. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is the body responsible for conducting the counselling for NEET 15% All India Quota seats, as well as for seats in Deemed and Central Universities.

NEET Counselling is conducted online in two rounds only for all those candidates who qualify for admissions in government medical and dental colleges across India. States will  conduct separate two-round counselling process for admission to state quota seats in both government and private institutions. In order to participate in NEET Counselling, qualified candidates will have to first register themselves for the counselling process during the stipulated period.

NEET Counselling Procedure Overview

Candidates who will qualify for 15% all India quota seats can directly appear for the procedure of NEET counselling.

Candidates will be required to take along with them their set of original documents when appearing for NEET Counselling. In case candidate is unable to produce original documents they won’t be allow to take admission in any MBBS or Dental college through NEET. List of NEET 2017 Documents required for counselling:

●  Admit Card/Hall Ticket of NEET

●  Result of NEET (in form of rank letter and scorecard)

●  Metric Certificate (for date of birth proof)

●  Class XII certificate

●  Passport size 10 photographs (same as affixed on NEET application form)

●  Identity proof

●  SC/ST proof certificate issued by the competent authority (if applicable)

●  OBC certificate issued by the competent authority(if applicable)

●  Physically Handicapped Certificate issued by the medical authority as mentioned in NEET prospectus (if applicable.

NEET Counselling Procedure Details

Check below for step wise step procedure of NEET Counselling

Registration: Eligible candidates as declared by CBSE will have to register online through the official link. Candidates will have to click on ‘New registrations’ tab and can then enter their details such as roll number, all India rank and percentile score. After registration, a new user name and password will be allotted to candidates.

Exercising of Choices and Locking: During this step, candidates will have to select their choice of medical and dental college where they wish to take admission. Candidates have a choice of interchanging their choices as many times they want before locking them. Once locked the choices can’t be modified. Further, the locked choices will start appearing on candidate’s screen.

Round 1- Seat Allotment Process

During the seat allotment process, the seats to be allotted to candidates according to their choice of medical and dental college selected will be distributed.

Round 2- Counselling Result

After the seat allotment process, the result for round 1 of NEET counselling will be published online in a PDF format. The result will consist of state’s name, institute name, branch, category and total seats.

Reporting at allotted medical and dental college against first round of counselling-
After the counselling result will be out, candidates will have to report at the medical and dental college within the stipulated time.

NEET State-wise Counselling

All the different state governments will be conducting separate two-round counselling process for admission  to state quota seats in their government and private colleges.

 

NEET 2018 Cutoff for MBBS

The minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam is basically the cut off. The cutoff score for NEET is determined by various factors such as number of available seats, number of applicants to the exam, marking scheme, difficulty level of the test etc. On the basis of the NEET cutoff, CBSE declares the results of students as qualified or non qualified. The applicants must meet the respective eligibility criteria for admission to different medical (govt or The minimum qualifying marks required to clear the entrance exam is basically the cut off.

The cutoff score for NEET is determined by various factors such as number of available seats, number of applicants to the exam, marking scheme, difficulty level of the test etc. on the basis of the NEET cutoff, CBSE declares the results of students as qualified or non qualified. The applicants must meet the respective eligibility criteria for admission to different medical (govt or private) institutions of their choice, across the country. The NEET cutoff for admissions shall vary from state to state and for different categories of students.

The top 15% scorers among qualified candidates are directly eligible for NEET counselling process under 15% All India Quota seats. This range of marks during the NEET 2016 exam varied from 685-468 for the unreserved category. The rest of the 85% that qualify the exam may apply in their respective state colleges in courses like MBBS or BDS, as long as their scores are compatible with the eligibility criteria of the college.

 

NEET 2018 Cutoff for Government Colleges

As we have already discussed about the cutoff or the minimum qualifying marks required to get into government colleges let’s have a look at various cut-off for the different categories. One thing to keep in mind is that if you get a seat through all India 15% quota then the candidate will not be eligible for any other state counselling process. That also reduces the chance of a candidate leaving the seat once he/she has secured it. NEET 2017 cut off score for various categories is as follows:

  1. General        685-468.
  2. OBC     468-465
  3. SC        468-352
  4. ST         466-303
  5. Unreserved & PH   466-214
  6. OBC & PH     213-210
  7. SC & PH       209-130
  8. ST & PH        213-118
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