Table of Contents
- Steps after taking the NEET exam
- Eligibility for NEET counseling
- Cut-off scores and percentiles from previous years
- Counseling process for MBBS/BDS admissions
- The latest NEET news on admission process 2021
- What’s next?
Attention candidates- The National Testing Agency (NTA) concluded the NEET 2021 UG exam on September 12, 2021. So the NTA will soon declare the results. Post this, you can check your results on the National Testing Agency’s official website. They have yet to confirm the date and time of when they will declare the results for NEET 2021, but this information will be out soon.
The NTA recently released the official answer key for NEET-UG 2021 along with the NEET 2021 OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet on their official website. And on October 18th, 2021, the window to raise objections to the provisional answer key was closed. Though you can download the answer keys along with the scanned image of the OMR answer sheet and response sheet on their official website.
According to the NEET news for 202, admissions for 15% AQI seats in MBBS, BVSc, AYUSH, BDS, and AH BSc Nursing courses will be provided by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The allocation of the rest of 85% of seats in state quotas will be based on your NEET scores, as determined by the respective state authorities.
Steps after taking the NEET exam
Besides providing details of the marks of a particular candidate, NEET news by NTA will also show whether or not you’re qualified to study further. The counseling procedure begins after the NEET result announcement.
Doctors clearing the NEET 2021 cut-off with the minimum qualifying percentage will eligible to study further.
Eligibility for NEET counseling
For the general category, the eligibility for NEET 2021 counseling is 50%, while the SC/ST and OBC need you to have a minimum of 40% marks. NTA provides the merit list for 15% AQI counseling.
As for the other 85% of the state quota counseling, the organization provides information to each state authority about the qualified candidates.
Cut-off scores and percentiles from previous years
As specified by NTA, to qualify for NEET 2021, you must have to score higher than a specified percentile and the corresponding NEET cut-off score.
Here is the chart for scores for previous years-
|Category||NEET cut-off percentile||NEET 2020 cut-off scores||NEET 2019 cut-off score|
|Unreserved||50th percentile||720 – 147||701 – 134|
|SC/ST/OBC||40th percentile||146 – 113||133 – 107|
|Unreserved – PH||45th percentile||146 – 129||133 – 120|
|SC/ST/OBC-PH||40th percentile||128 – 113||119 – 107|
Counseling process for MBBS/BDS admissions
The most challenging part after NEET is the counseling process. This is how it works-
- For the NEET counselling registration round 1, check the official NTA website.
- Enter your personal, academic, and NEET-UG and a few other details.
- Add in your choice of colleges as well as the course for admissions.
The seat allotment will be done on the basis of your NEET scores, seat availability, choices of field and also reservation criteria.
NEET counselling dates 2021
|Events||Round 1||Round 2||Mop-up round|
|Registration||Last week of October 2021||The third week of November 2021||Second week of December 2021|
|Choice Filling||Last week of October 2021||Third week of November 2021||The second week of December 2021|
|Seat allotment||The first week of November 2021||Last week of November 2021||The third week of December 2021|
|Provisional result||First week of November 2021||Last week of November 2021||–|
|Allotment Result||The first week of November 2021||Last week of November 2021||Third week of December 2021|
|Reporting to allotted colleges||The second week of November 2021||First week of December 2021||Last week of December 2021|
The latest NEET news on admission process 2021
The admission procedure for 2021 will start after the qualified candidates submit all the required application forms. Following this, each candidate will receive timely updates about the result declarations from the counseling authorities.
Let’s have a brief look at the counseling process to understand what to do after NEET 2021-
1. AQI counseling
Apart from the AQI seats, DGHS conducts 2 additional rounds of counseling for the 15% AQI MBBS/BDS seats. After the second round, the remaining seats are handed over to the shortlisted states.
You should note that AQI counseling is not available in Jammu & Kashmir as they have opted out of the process. Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have to apply for admissions through their state quota.
2. For deemed and central universities
For deemed and central universities, DGHS conducts 2 rounds of counseling, which is followed by a mop-up round for candidates.
3. AFMC & IP Wards for ESIC counseling
For MBBS/BDS admissions in AFMC, Pune, and ESIC, it’s DGHS who conducts the counseling. Qualified candidates who are interested have to register through the DGHS portal.
4. State quota
State quota counseling for NEET 2021 take places in 2 to 3 rounds, followed by a mop-up round. The counseling authority of each respective state administers 85% of state quota seats.
State Domicile candidates are also eligible to apply for these seats.
5. Private Colleges
For private educational institutions, a similar counseling authority like the state quota authority conducts counseling for MBBS/BDS seats. The number of rounds is based on the availability of vacancies, but you can roughly expect 3 to 4 rounds followed by a mop-up round.
You need to submit the below documents to attend the NEET counseling-
- Admission card for NEET 2021
- NEET 2021 result or letter of rank
- Class 10 mark sheet and certificate
- Class 12 mark sheet and certificate
- Valid government-issued photo ID
- 6 to 8 passport-size photographs
- Disability Certificate (if applicable)
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Letter of provisional allotment
- Candidates must carry the originals as well as the photocopies of the above documents.
Q1. What happens to those who do not qualify for NEET 2021?
Answer: For those who do not qualify for NEET 2021, there are 2 options-
- Prepare and reappear as there is no limit to the number of times you can apply.
- Apply to other fields in the medical domain without a NEET score.
Q2: What is the NEET age limit?
Answer: The age limit for NEET eligibility is-
- The NEET aspirants must be above 17 years when applying.
- For unreserved category, the upper age limit is 25 years.
Q3. Who is eligible to apply for NEET?
Answer: To apply for NEET, you have to complete 10+2 exams from a recognized board with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) along with English as mandatory subjects.
You also need a minimum of 50% passing marks in entrance exams. However, there are some relaxations for students in the reserved category.