The centralised National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), organizeed by CBSE, has been amongst the top choices of candidates want admissions to the medical courses (such as MBBS and BDS) at different medical colleges across the country. More than 13 lakhs students have registered for NEET 2018 for the exam for only 90000 MBBS and BDS seats.
With the centralization of NEET exam, medical candidates have been refrained from preparing for multiple state or university level medical entrances. NEET 2018 exam planned for May 06, 2018 would be a game-changer for all such candidates, as its scores would determine the qualifying cut-off for most of the medical colleges across the country.
It means that the students would be able to attend the counseling for admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses at different colleges only after scoring such cut-off scores. This article takes the readers via the process that would be followed by the students to get admissions to the mentioned courses post qualifying the medical examination
Aspirants can apply for centralised counseling post declaration of NEET Result on June 5, 2018.
From 2018, the following changes have been introduced in NEET exam:
It is very crucial for the candidates of NEET to thoroughly understand the roadmap for getting admission to an MBBS/BDS seat at a college of their choice based on the scored marks. Within few days of the exam completion, the CBSE will issue the response keys of NEET 2018 in the online mode.
Students will be able to calculate their estimated NEET exam score using the official response key by accessing the official website of CBSE. They may then go via the cut-offs of the earlier years to get an idea of the colleges where they may get admission based on their expected score.
The results of the NEET 2018 exam would be declared tentatively on June 05, 2018. Students will be able to view their result by accessing the official website of CBSE and offer their name, roll number and date of birth.
They must also print multiple copies of their NEET 2018 result since it would be used until the time of admission to the allotted college. The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) along with the affiliated authorities would coordinate and organize the NEET 2018 counseling once after the declaration of the NEET Result.
Those students who would have scored marks equal to or above the cut-off will be able to register for the counseling from June 12 to 25, 2018 separately for the all India and state levels and specify their choice of colleges. Apart from the normal cut-offs for 85% seats by the state level counseling, CBSE will also issue the merit list for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats at different participating colleges.
All students scoring marks equal or above to this AIQ cut-off (other than those from Jammu and Kashmir) will be able to get admissions via the AIQ seats. Students would be allotted the seats based on their rank in the NEET 2018 exam, and their preference filled in the counseling registration form.
The counseling will be carried out in two rounds. The students will have to report at their allotted college latest by the date specified in the admission letter, which they would be able to download online. Read more NEET Counseling.
Only those aspirants will be able to appear in the NEET 2018 counseling, who will secure the marks equal or above the specified percentile in their belonging category. The NEET 2018 cut-off (at least qualifying percentile) for the different categories is mentioned below.
|Belonging Category||Least Qualifying Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Other Backward Classes (OBC)||40th|
|Person with Disabilities||45th|
|NEET Cut off||NEET Cutoff for Government Colleges||NEET Rank Predictor|
The aspirants who would receive the college allocation letter from the counseling authorities will be required to produce the following documents at the college by the due date:
|NEET 2018 Result Declaration||June 5, 2018|
|Round I of Counseling||June 12 to 24, 2018|
|Last Date of College Joining as per Allocation from Round I of Counseling||July 3, 2018|
|Round II of Counseling||July 6 to 12, 2018|
|Last Date of College Joining as per Allocation from Round II of Counseling||July 22, 2018|
|Transfer of the Vacant AIQ Seats to State Counseling Authorities||Last week of July 2018|