NEET Counselling 2018 Dates, Seat Allotment Procedure & Mopup Rounds

NEET Counselling 2018 Dates, Seat Allotment Procedure & Mopup Rounds


Hello Aspirants!


Do you wish to join the Top medical colleges of the country? Then you can apply for NEET 2018 Counselling and Seat Allotment after qualifying NEET 2018 Exam.


National Eligibility Entrance Test is a single medical entrance test for the candidates seeking admission in MBBS/ BDS courses offered by various medical colleges of the country.


NEET Counselling 2018 will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee. The counselling for NEET 2018 will be done to fill the 15% All India Quota Seats. The remaining 85% seats will be filled by NEET State Counselling 2018.


There will be two rounds of Counselling, round 1 and 2. First Round is expected to be held in the 2nd week of July 2018. Also, the NEET First Round Counselling Result is expected to be announced by the exam convening authority in the 3rd week of July 2018.


After NEET Counselling 2018, remaining vacant seats will be transferred to the deemed universities for final mop- up round for NEET UG 2018.


The candidates can check here the complete details about NEET 2018 Counselling and Seat Allotment. Let’s have a look.




NEET Counselling 2018 Dates- Marks the Important Dates Here!



NEET 2018 Counselling dates for 15% All India Quota is announced by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) after the declaration of NEET Results and Cut Off Marks. The counselling for NEET 2018 will be held through online mode. Check out the tentative NEET Counselling Dates 2018 in the below table.



S.No. Counselling Events NEET UG 2018 Counselling Dates
1. NEET Counselling 2018 Registration, Choice Filling (from 5th) and Indicative Seat 3rd week of June 2018
2. Choice Filling and Locking 4th week of June 2018
3. NEET Seat Allotment 2018 Process- Round 1 4th week of June 2018
4. Declaration of NEET Seat Allotment Round 1 Result Last week of June 2018
5. Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 1 Last week of June 2018
6. Exercising of Choices and Locking (Round 2) 1st week of August 2018
7. NEET Seat Allotment 2018 Process- Round 2 1st week of August 2018
8. Declaration of NEET Seat Allotment List for Round 2 2nd week of August 2018
9. Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 2 2nd week of August 2018




NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure- Complete Steps to get Admission in Medical College!



Below, we have mentioned the complete step by step procedure to apply for NEET 2018 Counselling and Seat Allotment Process. Read further to know about these steps.




1. NEET Counselling Registration 2018


To apply for NEET Counselling Registration 2018, the candidates are required to visit the MCC Official website after successfully qualifying in the Exam and NEET Merit List. Below are the steps to apply for the Registration for Counselling 2018.



Visit the link for details of counselling and then click on ‘New Registration Link’.


 Enter the required details: Roll Number, Application Number, Candidate’s Name, Date of Birth etc.


 Choose a password and make sure you remember it, as it will be required during the NEET Seat Allotment 2018.


 Click on Submit button.


 Now, the candidates will be required to enter the One Time Password (OTP) to complete NEET 2018 Counselling Process. The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number during NEET 2018 Online Application.


 After checking all the details, finally click on the ‘Confirm Registration’ button.




2. Choice Filling and Locking


In this step, the candidates are required to fill the choices of courses and colleges according to the preference. For this, the candidates need to follow the below- mentioned steps.



 After NEET 2018 Counselling Registration, candidates need to log in using their Login ID and Password.


 After logging in, candidates can submit their choices, modify or delete them, and change their order as required during Registration and Choice Filling period.


 Filled choices can also be swapped by interchanging positions.


 After locking choices, no more submission will be possible.


 Candidates are advised to take a print out of locked choices for future use.




3. NEET Mock Counselling 2018


There is also an option of NEET Mock Counselling for the candidates to get an idea of the seats they will be allotted based on their choices and rank.


Mock Counselling NEET 2018 helps candidates to refine their selection of choices and candidates can modify their choices as the placement during that period is not binding.




4. Reporting to the Allotted College


To confirm the seats, the candidates will have to report the allotted college and will have to pay the initial fee requires to get admission. Then, they should complete the admission formalities.


In case, the candidate will reach the allotted college after the given time limit, then his / her seat will be automatically allotted to next candidate.




5. NEET Second Round Counselling


In case, any candidate won’t get satisfied with the allotted seats, can go for the second round of NEET Counselling. Candidates who will be allotted in the second round of NEET counselling from 15% All India Quota are not allowed to leave the seat vacant.


The NEET Second Round Counselling Result can be checked by the candidates either individually by entering their roll numbers, or by cross-checking their All India Rank status from an open, detailed list.


The candidates falling under the given categories are eligible for NEET 2018 Second Counselling.



Group 1: Candidates who have registered themselves but did not get allotted any seats in the first round.


Group 2: Registered candidates from the reserved category, whose admission got canceled due to change of category i.e., he/she was shown as unreserved category candidates in their documents.

Or if the candidate’s physically handicapped status went from yes to no or from PH-1 to PH-2. These candidates will be considered for seat allotment based on their changed category.


Group 3: Candidates who chose to participate in the second round of counselling while reporting at the allotted university after the first round of counselling.



The following candidates will not be eligible for the NEET Second Round Counselling.


 The candidates who do not attend NEET First Round Counselling will not be allowed for the second round as well.


 The candidates who reported for admission in the allotted college after the first round but withdrew, will not be eligible.


If the candidate fails to submit his/her fresh choices in NEET Second Round Counselling, then he/ she will be disqualified.



Check the complete NEET 2018 Counselling Procedure with the help of the flow chart provided below.



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Documents Required for NEET Counselling 2018 Process



Below is the list of documents required at the time of NEET Counselling 2018. Candidates will have to carry their original documents along with the attested photocopies during the Counselling process.



10th and 12th Class Mark Sheets.


  10th and 12th Class Passing Certificate.


  Birth Certificate.


  NEET Rank Letter


  Two Passport size photographs similar to that affixed on the online application form.


  Caste Certificate (If applicable).


  NEET 2018 Admit Card


  PWD Certificate (If applicable).


  Counselling Letter issued by the NEET Authority.




What is the Mop- Up Round Counselling for NEET UG?



What does mop up round mean in the admission process through National Eligibility Entrance Test?


Most of the students have this query in their minds. Mop- Up Round NEET 2017 is the counselling process provided by the respective states, against the reverted seats from All India 15% Quota.


It can also be called as the second last step for NEET Admission. The seats that remain vacant after 1st and 2nd round counselling are filled by the Mop up round for NEET UG.


The candidates who did not get the seat allotment in the NEET second round counselling are eligible to participate in this round.




What is All India Quota Rank in NEET?



All India Quota Rank in NEET is the rank of top 15% candidates from all over India. It is set for the purpose of NEET Seat Allotment from the states excluding Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir who did not participate in All India Quota Schemes since the beginning.




NEET State Counselling 2018



For the remaining 85% state quota seats, NEET Counselling for Private Colleges is done by the respective counselling committee for the particular state. The NEET State Counselling is done based on the rank in state merit list.




NEET State Counselling 2018-Get the List of the Participating States!



The candidates who want to get admission in the State Medical Colleges on the basis of NEET 2018 scores must check the list of states participating in NEET Counselling 2018.


The NEET Counselling participating states are mentioned in the table below.



S.No. NEET State Counselling
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Assam
3. Bihar
4. Chhattisgarh
5. Haryana
6. Jammu & Kashmir
7. Jharkhand
8. Karnataka
9. Kerala
10. Madhya Pradesh
11. Maharashtra
12. Odisha
13. Punjab
14. Rajasthan
15. Telangana
16. Tamil Nadu
17. Uttar Pradesh
18. Uttarakhand
19. West Bengal
20. Tripura
21. Goa




NEET 2017 Counselling FAQs (Most Asked Questions)



During NEET UG Counselling 2017, the candidates have gone through various dilemmas like how to apply for counselling, how to fill fresh choices and much more. There were a lot of queries related to the NEET 2017 Counselling amongst the candidates. The queries related to get admission in desired medical colleges were common. So, below, we have listed some frequently asked questions by the candidates which can also be helpful during the counselling of UG NEET 2018. Let’s have a look.



Question 1. Where should I report for counselling registration and choice filling?

Answer: The NEET Counselling Registration and choice filling can be done from the place of convenience (including home) through the internet. There is no need to report any counselling center.



Question 2. Can I fill more than one college choice in the choice filling form?

Answer: Yes, you can fill many choices, however the choices should be in order of candidates ‘preference.



Question 3. Can I edit my choices during Choices Filling and Locking during round 1?

Answer: Yes, you can edit, add or delete your filled choices during the period before locking your final choices. But once you lock the choices, then you will not be able to modify them.



Question 4: What are the Quotas and seats on which admission will be offered through NEET?

Answer: NEET offers admissions through the following seats/ quotas.

All India Quotas

 State Government Quota Seats

 State/ Private/ Management/ NRI Quota seats in all Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any deemed university.

 Central pool quota seats.



Question 5: I got a seat in MBBS Course, how much time I will get to join the allotted college?

Answer: You have to report in the allotted college within a given time period which is mentioned in the counselling schedule. You are advised to join the allotted college as early as possible.



Question 6: How and when do I register for the Mop-Up Round NEET 2017 in non-domicile states?

Answer: There is no separate way to apply for this NEET Mop -up round in non -domicile state. If you want to apply, there are 2 options-

If you have a good rank, then go for All India Quota or else go for deemed university.




The complete information related to NEET Counselling 2018 is provided in this blog. If we have missed anything, tell us in the comment section provided below.


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10 thoughts on “NEET Counselling 2018 Dates, Seat Allotment Procedure & Mopup Rounds

  1. Smaranika

    If a student’s get a compartment in 12th board but get selected in neet then what he/she can do

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Smaranika,
      You have to qualify your compartment exam.
      As per rule a candidate must have passed class 12th from recognized board with at least 50% marks.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. A. A.Sneha

    If I got seat in first round counselling but I am not interested to join that college so that I haven’t reported in that college….now in this stage will I be able to attend the next counselling??

    Reply plss..

    • Eduncle Team

      you need to report to the college in every counselling round whether you select the college or you withdraw the application. Both facilities are available.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Hakshaya

    I have took french as my first language in school can it be a problem at the time of counselling to get government seat

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Hakshaya,
      No, there must not be any problem as such. All you need to have Physic, Chemistry, Bio and English as your subjects in the curriculum.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. chintada b s sireesha

    If a student do not appear for counselling 1 and
    2 and then he or she is eligible for deemed counselling? ??

    • Eduncle Team

      You need to appear in each level of counselling to be eligible for next round.

  5. Nashwa

    I have the following queries

    1) Does state counselings begin only after the all india quota counseling ?
    2) Is it possible to appear for state counseling even after getting a seat allotted with the all india counselling?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Nashwa,
      1) 15% of the total seats are segregated as All India Quota (AIQ) seats. After 2nd rounds of counselling, if any seats remain vacant under AIQ, they will be converted into State Quota seats.
      2) It is not possible to appear for state counselling even after getting a seat allotted with the all India counselling. You can appear state counselling but your allotted seat will dismiss.
      Thanks for asking!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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