The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) announced the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination, NEET-UG 2022 counselling schedule on 4 October 2022 at its official website, www.mcc.nic.in. As per the notification, the entire counselling will be held online and conducted in four rounds. The first round will begin on 11 October, and Candidates will be able to register themselves till 17 October, 11 AM IST.
NEET-UG 2022 Counselling is conducted for admission to 91,927 MBBS, 27,698 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 603 BVSc & AH seats in around 612 medical and 315 dental colleges in India, including AIIMS and JIPMER. NTA is responsible for the NEET-UG exam commencement and result declaration. Following the result declaration, NTA released a merit list based on the candidate’s NEET exam score and handed over the data to the counselling conducting authorities.
The counselling will be held separately for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 85% State Quota seats. MCC is the conducting authority of the 15% All India Quota seats in government colleges, 100% seats in deemed/ central universities, AIIMS, JIPMER, ESIC, AFMS and BSc Nursing programs. The respective State Medical Admission Authorities will fill the 85% State Quota seats.
The NEET-UG 2022 AIQ counselling will be conducted online in four rounds – Round 1, Round 2, and Mop-up round, followed by a Stray Vacancy round. To participate, eligible candidates must register at www.mcc.nic.in. The counselling process includes various steps like registration, choice filling and locking, fee payment, seat processing, result, and reporting for document verification. After round 2 counselling, if seats remain vacant, they will be adjusted in the mop-up round. Candidates who participate in All India Counselling can also participate in State Counselling of their respective states.
Earlier MCC released a notification for all PwD candidates, asking them to generate their PwD disability certificate from any one of the designated NEET Disability Certification Centres through online mode only before the start of Round 1 of UG 2022 Counselling.
|100% Deemed University||There will be four rounds of counselling; out of them, 3 rounds will be conducted by MCC online, and the Stray Vacancy round shall be conducted by the respective Deemed Universities.|
|AIIMS and JIPMER||There will be 4 rounds of counselling; out of them, 3 rounds will be conducted by MCC online, and the Stray Vacancy round shall be conducted by AIIMS.|
|ESIC||The 15% ESIC seats would be allotted through AIQ Counselling (Round 1 & 2).
The remaining 85% seats shall be considered as state quota seats and will be open to all the candidates participating in the Mop-up Round.
|Central University/Institute||There will be 4 rounds of counselling; out of them, 3 rounds will be conducted by MCC online, and the Stray Vacancy round shall be conducted by the respective Central University/Institute.|
MCC has declared the NEET-UG 2022 counselling schedule on its official website, which is as follows:
|Round 1||Event||Dates/ Time|
|Registration Process/ Payment||11 October to 17 October (upto 11 AM IST)
Payment facility will be available up to 3 PM IST of 17 October
|Choice filling/ Locking||14 October to 18 October (upto 11:55 PM IST)
Choice-locking from 3 PM IST to 11:55 PM IST on 18 October
|Verification of Internal Candidates||17 October to 18 October|
|Seat allotment||19 October to 20 October|
|Reporting at the allotted institute||22 October to 28 October|
|Round 2||Registration Process/ Payment||2 November to 7 November (upto 11 AM IST)
Payment facility will be available up to 3 PM IST of 7 November
|Choice filling/ Locking||3 November to 8 November (upto 11:55 PM IST)
Choice-locking from 3 PM to 11:55 PM IST on 8 November
|Verification of Internal Candidates||7 November to 8 November|
|Seat allotment||9 November to 10 November|
|Reporting at the allotted institute||12 November to 18 November|
|Mop-up round||Registration Process/ Payment||23 November to 28 November (upto 11 AM IST)
Payment facility will be available till 28 November till 3 PM IST
|Choice filling/ Locking||24 November to 29 November (upto 11:55 PM IST)
Choice-locking from 3 PM IST to 11:55 PM IST on 29 November
|Verification of Internal Candidates||28 November to 29 November|
|Seat allotment||30 November to 1 December|
|Reporting at the allotted institute||4 December to 10 December|
|Stray vacancy round||Seat allotment process||12 December to 13 December|
|Reporting at the allotted institute||15 December to 20 December|
Candidates must fulfil the prescribed eligibility criteria to participate in the NEET-UG 2022 counselling. The eligibility criteria are as follows:
Based on the Supreme Court order, from 2021 onwards, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates may apply under the Open Category at par with Indian citizens. Previously OCI candidates can apply under NRI seat/ quota category for the counselling process.
|University||Seat Scheme||Eligibility Criteria|
|Delhi University (LHMC, UCMS, MAMC)||15% of seats are offered in DU-affiliated colleges||Only those candidates who have studied classes 11, and 12 in a school located in Delhi will be eligible for 85% Delhi State Quota Seats,|
|Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)||50% are allotted through MCC NEET counselling, and the remaining 50% seats are reserved by the University||Candidates who have studied in AMU in the last 3 years can apply for the 50% institutional-reserved seats under the institutional quota.|
|Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Delhi||Out of the 50 BDS seats, 47 are allotted through MCC NEET Counselling, and the remaining 3 seats fall under the institutional quota.||Candidates must have completed classes 11 and 12 from JMI schools to be eligible for these 3 institutional-reserved seats.|
|Banaras Hindu University (BHU)||15% of seats are offered||All the NEET-qualified candidates are eligible to participate in 15% AIQ Counselling for admission to BHU|
In accordance with the reservation criteria, seats will be reserved for GEN-EWS, OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PwD candidates. The following table shows the percentage of seats reserved for different categories:
|General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)||10% only in National Institutes/Central Universities|
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||27% only in National Institutes/Central Universities|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
Candidates reporting at the allocated institutes for seat confirmation are required to carry the following documents with them:
Additional documents required for NRI/OCI candidates:
It is important for candidates to carry both original and attested photocopies of the above-mentioned documents.
NEET-UG 2022 Counselling process includes online registration, fee payment, choice filling and locking, seat allotment and reporting at the institute. Let’s take a look at each step-by-step:
Step 1: Registration
To participate in counselling, candidates must register themselves at www.mcc.nic.in. Follow the given steps to register:
Note: Candidates should use the same mobile number and email ID they have used while registering for the NTA NEET examination.
For successful registration, candidates must pay the prescribed registration fees, which are as follows:
|Category||Registration Fee (Non-Refundable)||Tuition Fee (Refundable)|
|–||15% AIQ/ Central Universities||Deemed Universities||15% AIQ/ Central Universities||Deemed Universities|
|UR||INR 1,000||INR 5,000||INR 10,000||INR 2,00,000|
|SC/ST/OBC/PwD||INR 500||INR 5,000||INR 5,000||INR 2,00,000|
Both the non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee shall be paid by the candidates at the time of registration. The fee can be paid online via Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.
Step 2: Choice Filling and Locking
After registration, candidates are required to login into the MCC portal and fill in the choices. Follow the given steps:
Note: Choice locking facility will be available for a specific duration on the scheduled day. Candidates should be very careful in their selection/preference because they are not allowed to make any changes after locking their choices.
Step 3: Seat Allotment and Result
MCC will prepare a seat allocation list based on the candidate’s score (AIR) in NEET 2022 and the choices filled in the registration form.
The seat allocation result will be released on MCC’s official portal after each round of counselling. The result will be declared in the form of a list, followed by issuing seat allotment letters to the selected candidates. Candidates are required to check the result and download their allotment letters.
Step 4: Reporting to the Allotted Institute
Candidates who will be allocated seats must download and take a printout of their allotment letters. Following that, candidates must report to the allocated institutes at the scheduled date with the allotment letter and all the necessary documents (mentioned above) for verification & confirmation of the seat to finish the admission process.
Note: If a candidate accepts the allocated seat but fails to report at the institute on the given date, then his candidature will be terminated.
Candidates who wish to upgrade their round 1 allocated seat must join round 2 of counselling.
In accordance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s orders, candidates claiming themselves as NRI should submit the appropriate documents to substantiate their claim. The documents required are
Free Exit: Free exit is only applicable for round 1. If a candidate has been allocated a seat in round 1 and doesn’t join or report at the allotted institute, he would not be penalised (the security deposit would NOT BE forfeited). In addition, he will be deemed eligible for further rounds.
Exit with Forfeiture: If a candidate decides not to accept the seat allocated to him in round 2, they can exit with forfeiture within the given period. Here their security amount will be forfeited.
Note: Candidates who accept the assigned seat in round 2 are not eligible to quit or give up their seats and are also not allowed to participate in state counselling.
For the Mop-up round, candidates must follow a similar procedure of choice filling and locking, seat allotment & result and reporting at the institute, except for registration. Those who have registered for round 1 are not required to register again for the Mop-up round.
The last Stray Vacancy round will be conducted by Deemed/ Central Universities. Deemed or Central Universities will be given a list of ten times (of the registered candidates) of the number of stray vacancies that need to be filled in strict order of merit.
MCC will release the NEET-UG 2022 seat matrix on its official website www.mcc.nic.in, before each round of NEET counselling for 15% All India Quota seats. Respective state medical counselling authorities will release the state-wise seat matrix. For your reference, here we present the NEET-UG 2021 seat matrix:
|Type of List||Number of Seats|
|AIIMS, JIPMER and BHU MBBS||2329|
|Deemed Universities MBBS||8787|
|DU, IP and JIPMER Internal Puducherry UT MBBS||829|
|ESIC MBBS (ESIC Insured Person Quota)||437|
|DU, IP, & BHU BDS||158|
|Jamia Millia BDS||50|
The vacant seats left after round 2 will be transferred to the respective state.
The vacant seats left after round 2 in the AIQ quota of Deemed Universities/ Central Universities/ ESIC colleges will be filled through a Mop-up round. Even after a Mop-up round, the seat remains vacant; it will be filled in the institutional round/Stray round.
The closing rank is the last rank at which admissions in a particular college/university admissions are granted. For your reference, here we present NEET-UG 2021 closing rank:
|Institute||Closing Rank 2021 (Round 1)|
|Bahiramjee Jijibhai Medical College, Pune||214|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||87|
|VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi||128|
|Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai||1618|
|Govt. Medical College, Kota||3956|
|S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur||718|
|Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||1420|
|Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||539|
|Government Medical College And Hospital, Chandigarh||455|
|Name||Closing Rank (Tentative*)|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS New Delhi||53|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry||214|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||87|
|VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi||128|
|University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||199|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||579|
|Government Medical College, Chandigarh||455|
|Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||539|
|King George’s Medical University, Lucknow||987|
|Stanley Medical College, Chennai||1315|
|Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak||3577|
Q: What is Mop up round in NEET counselling?
A: Mop-up round is the third round of NEET-UG 2022 counselling. It is held for applicants who are not allocated seats in rounds 1 and 2 of counselling. Candidates who exited with forfeiture can register themselves again for the Mop-up round. However, candidates who have already registered but did not get any seats are not required to register again for the Mop-up round.
Q: What’s the eligibility for the Stray Vacancy round?
A: All the registered candidates are eligible for the Stray Vacancy Round except
Q: How to lock choices in NEET counselling?
A: After successful registrations, candidates are required to fill in the choices of course/ college in the order of preference. Once satisfied with the choices and their order, you need to lock your choices and submit the application form.
Q: What happens if a candidate forgets to lock the choices?
A: It is essential for a candidate to lock the choices; however, in case you forget to lock them after filling them in order of preference, the platform itself will lock your choices on the counselling date.
Q: Can a candidate apply for the All India Quota and State Quota?
A: Yes, a candidate can apply and participate in both All India Quota Counselling and State Quota Counselling.
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