Delay in NEET Counselling 2017, Don't be Confused: Here How it Goes?


CBSE, NEET 2017 counselling result has yet not been released, the Students are eagerly waiting for the release of counselling result, As the 2017 NEET  was released much before but still their no official announcement made by the board regarding the release of counselling date. This thing is haunting the students most.

NEET (UG) 2017 (National Eligibility and Entrance Test) was conducted by CBSE on 7th May, 2017 for the admissions in MBBS and BDS courses in all Medical & Dental colleges. And the result of NEET 2017 was declared by CBSE  Board on 23rd June, 2017 in their official website.

Every year thousands of students enter themselves for the said courses and this out of total 11,38,890 candidates registered themselves,  in which 10,90,085 candidates gave the entrance test and only 6,11,539 got qualified, becoming eligible for admission into MBBS & Dental courses. NEET 2017 covers each and every MBBS/ BDS seat available in the colleges/ institutions/ Universities across the Country, except AIIMS & JIPMER.

As per relevant information from CBSE, we get to know that there are total 65,170 MBBS seats in 470 medical colleges, apart from that their are 25,730 BDS seats in 308 Dental Colleges for the academic session 2017-18. For securing admission, the aspiring students have to qualify the NEET UG 2017 and accordingly, the admission criteria has been set by the administrative authorities and Hon’ Supreme Court.

The seats for NEET 2017 has been basically categorized in two parts:

  • 15% All India quota seats
  • And remaining 85% State Quota seats.

For admission under 15% All India quota seats, the counselling is to be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. For the remaining seats, the State Governments or the authority designated by the respective State Governments will hold the counselling process.

NEET Counselling: For admissions under 15% All India Quota

CBSE released the NEET 2017 results in which the candidates were awarded All India Rank, based on their performance in the entrance test. And the qualification criteria according to the notice were as following:

  • The general candidates should have to secured minimum marks at 50th percentile.
  • The same requirement for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates is minimum 40th percentile.

Based on the same, as much as this year the number of students who are going to get admitted under the reservation quota are as following:

  • 47,382 OBC quota.
  • 14,599 SC quota.
  • 6,018 ST quota.
  • 67 (UR-PH) quota.
  • 152 (OBC-PH) quota.
  • 38 (SC-PH) quota.
  • 10 (ST-PH) quota.

And 5,43,473 for the open category candidates are eligible for admission this academic year.

The role of CBSE is limited in this examination process as it only conduct the test and award All India Ranks to the candidates. An All-India merit list of the qualified candidates will be prepared on the marks basis which the candidate has scored in his/her UG entrance exam. As the centralized counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota is to be carried out by MCC.

Accordingly, the number of candidates in the merit list will be equal to the number of seats available under 15% All India quota. There is also a provision of a waiting list which will be equal to four times of the merit list. It is to note here that 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates in 15% All India quota seats.

MCC notified on its official website that the candidates will be given a 9-day long time for the online registration for NEET counselling. The online registration and choice filling will remain open from 3rd July to 11th July, up to 5 pm. So the candidates are free to give as many choices they wish for the institutions. MCC will publish indicative seat allotment results before the last date and the candidates will have to lock their final choices up to 5 pm on 12th July.

The counselling date:

  • The first round counselling result will be announced on 15th July, 2017.
  • The second round will begin from 1st August,2017.

As per the decision given by the Supreme Court on 9th May, the counselling conducted by DGHS (MCC) will also include Deemed Universities as they have an All India Character. The Deemed University also include Deemed Universities run by religious and linguistic minorities.

The State Government or the authority designated by the State Government will carry the common counselling for State Quota seats in Government as well as Private Medical Colleges including colleges/ institutions run by religious and linguistic minorities affiliated to State Universities.

By using the Merit list of NEET 2017,  candidates can apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/ Universities/ Institutions by following the instructions of the State Government and/ or authorities of the medical/ dental colleges/ institution/ University concerned for counselling.

In Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh over 7 thousand MBBS seats are available, while in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu follow closely. Apart  from these four states, no other State has 5 thousand MBBS seats. The admission in these seats will be made available through NEET 2017 only.

The list of State Authorities holds  85% State quota seats for NEET counselling, it is the mentioned seat given in the brochure of NEET UG 2017. The candidates are advised to go through the detailed information related to NEET 2017. As many states have already opened the registration process for NEET 2017 counselling.

For more information students can visit the official website.


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