NEET Counselling 2019: Important Dates, Registration Process, Choice Filling/Locking, Seat Allotment

MCC will start the registration for NEET 2019 counselling for round 2 from July 11. Here we provide the revised schedule of Round 2, minimum required cut off, details of choice filling and locking process.

NEET Counselling 2019
NEET Counselling 2019

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 Round I Counselling has already been concluded for admission to undergraduate MBBS and BDS programmes across India. For the second round of counselling, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has announced the revised schedule. Now, as per the revised schedule, online registration for NEET Counselling Round 2 will start from July 11, 2019. While the choice filling will now commence from July 12, 2019. Candidates who are not allotted seats in Round 1 can participate in Round 2. The seats that are left vacant after the first round of NEET 2019 counselling will be included in the second round.

Tentative Schedule For Online Counselling (Allotment Process) For NEET 15% All India Quota/Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC & AFMC (MBBS/BDS) SEATS – 2019

Schedule For Online Counselling - Round I (This is over)


19th June to 26th June,2019 (till 05:00 pm)

Payment of counselling fee

26th June, 2019 (till 07:00 PM)

Choice filling

27th June, 2019 (till 11:00 PM)

Seat Allotment result

1st July, 2019 (Provisional), 2nd July (Final)

Reporting to allotted colleges

3rd July to 8th July, 2019

Schedule For Online Counselling - Round II (Revised)


11th July to 13th July, 2019 t (till 05:00 PM)

Payment of counselling fee

13th July, 2019 (till 12:00 Noon)

Choice filling

14th July, 2019 (10:00 AM to 05:00 PM)

Seat Allotment result

18th July, 2019

Reporting to allotted colleges

18th July to 25th July , 2019

Transfer of vacant seats to State Quota

23rd July, 2019

Mop-Up Round for Central Universities/Deemed Universities /ESIC only


13th August to 15th August, 2019 (up to 05:00 PM)

Payment of counselling fee

Till 16th August, 2019 (up to 02:00 PM)

Choice filling and locking

16th August, 2019 (10:00 to 05:00 PM)

Seat Allotment

18th August, 2019

Reporting to allotted colleges

20th August to 26th August, 2019

Transfer of vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC for Mop-up

27th August, 2019

NTA had earlier released the NEET Cutoff for admission to more than 95000 MBBS and BDS seats in various medical and dental colleges in India.

NEET 2019: Category-wise Cutoff Scores are given below:


Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Unreserved (UR)

50th Percentile

Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45th Percentile

Scheduled Caste (SC)

40th Percentile

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

40th Percentile

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40th Percentile


40th Percentile


40th Percentile


40th Percentile

NEET 2019 scores will be used for admissions to Indian medical colleges and institutes. Besides this, NEET is also mandatory for Indian students who aspire to study medicine and related fields abroad. In addition to this, NEET has also been made compulsory for admission to AYUSH courses (BAMS/BUMS/BYMS/BSMS/BHMS) India.

NEET 2019 Counselling: Eligibility Criteria

Only those candidates who have scored minimum required qualifying percentile (as mentioned above) in NEET 2019 will be able to participate in the counselling process for MBBS/BDS admissions.

Types of NEET 2019 counseling and their conducting bodies

NEET Counselling Type

Conducting Body

1. All India Quota (AIQ) Seats (except in J&K) (15% seats)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC (Counselling Body)

2. Seats at Deemed and Central Universities (100% seats)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC (Counselling Body)

3. IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges

DGHS, on behalf of MCC (Counselling Body)

4. Seats at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune (Counselling Body)

5. State Quota Seats and State Private Colleges (85% seats)

Respective State Counselling Authorities

NEET Counselling 2019: EWS quota

On instructions of the Government of India, 10 per cent EWS quota reservation will be applicable in MBBS admissions through NEET UG this year. Reservation would be provided on increased seats approved by MCI. The qualifying percentile for EWS category is same as that for the unreserved categories which is 50 percentile. Counselling authorities have been directed to identify institutes which would be providing EWS quota reservation and conduct counselling for these seats as a separate category. 

NEET 2019: EWS quota to be applicable from 2019-20 admissions

NEET 2019 Counselling Procedure

NEET Counselling 2019 will commence from the June 19, 2019 in online mode. Counselling will be conducted for the 15% of All India Quota seats (except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir state), all the seats at Central and Deemed Universities, seats reserved for Wards of Insured Persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats available at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune. State level counselling will be organized separately by the respective state authorities for state Quota seats of government colleges and all the private colleges. Seats will be allotted to students as per their merit, category, and availability of seats in colleges.

NEET counselling procedure will include the following processes in line for admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of India: 

1. Registration: Candidates who have scored the minimum qualifying marks/percentile in NEET 2019 will have to register themselves for the NEET Counselling process. Registration fee for NEET Counselling process is non-refundable.

Steps to register for NEET Counselling 2019:

(i) Visit and click on ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link.

(ii) On the left side, you will find the ‘New Registration’ link. Click on it to enter details required details and then click ‘Submit’. A new Roll No. and Password will be generated. Use these credentials to register for NEET Counselling.

(iii) Revisit the web portal and select ‘Candidate login’.

(iv) Enter your Roll number and Password. Click Submit.

(v) The next step will ask you to enter details like your name, roll number, mobile number, registration number and mother name. Click on ‘Submit’.

(vi) After this, you will be shown all your details as per the NTA database. Verify the information and click on ‘Confirm Registration’. A Registration Slip will be generated. Now you can take a printout of the registration page.

Once a candidate gets registered for the NEET counselling, he/she will get information regarding all other procedural necessities with regular updates from counselling authorities.

2. Payment of registration fee: After filling the registration form, candidates will be asked to pay the registration fee in online mode. Candidates will have to pay two kinds of fee non-refundable and refundable registration fees. They can use debit card/ credit card/ net banking etc., for the payment of the fee.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee

15% AIQ/ Central Universities


Unreserved Category

INR 1,000


INR 500

Deemed Universities


All Categories

INR 5,000

Refundable Tuition Fee

15% AIQ/ Central Universities


Unreserved Category

INR 10,000


INR 5,000

Deemed Universities


All Categories

INR 2,00,000

3. Choice filling and locking: In this step candidates have to fill the choices of course and colleges according their preferences. Candidates are advised to choose the preferences in order of the priority. After this, candidates have to click on ‘Save’ button to lock their filled choices.

4. Seat allotment result: Within a few days of the choice locking, the seat allotment result will be declared by the authority. The seats will be allotted as per the preferences made by the candidates in choice locking process. Candidates will receive an SMS or email regarding allotment of course & college.

5. Report to the allotted college: After the seats are allotted to the candidates, they will have to report to the allotted college within the time limit to confirm their seat. In case a candidate fails to reach the allotted colleges within given time period, then their seat will automatically be transferred to the next candidate.

Documents required at the time of attending NEET Counselling 2019:

Candidates who qualify the NEET UG counselling process will be allocated with a college. They must report to the allotted college within the time limit. Candidates will need to bring following documents at the time of reporting to the college:

  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Class 10 or 12 certificate and marksheet
  • ID Proof
  • 8 passport sized photographs (Same as the one affixed on the application form)
  • Provisional Allotment letter generated online
  • Domicile Proof (only for state quota seats)
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

NEET 2019: Mock Counselling/ Indicative Seat Allotment

Mock Counselling or Indicative Seat Allotment is an option open for the candidates to get an idea of the seats available in the colleges selected by them.

In the first round of online counselling, candidates are asked to submit their course and college choices for processing and after that they will be able to see the indicative seats available in those colleges.

The indicative seats are shown completely on the basis of a candidate’s rank and choices. This will help them to refine their selections of choice and modify them to pick the option with the highest chances of admission.

NEET 2019: Round 2 Counselling

Second round counselling will be held to fill all vacant seats from the first round counselling. Any candidate, who will not satisfy with the seats allotted in first round, can proceed for the second round of counselling.

Following candidates will be eligible for NEET 2019 Second Round Counselling:

  • Candidates who registered themselves for NEET counselling but did not get allotted any seats in the first round
  • Registered candidates from the reserved category, whose admission got cancelled due to change of category. They will be considered for counselling under the new category.
  • Candidates who chose to participate in the second round of counselling at the time of reporting at the allotted college/university after the first round of counselling

NEET 2019: Mop Up Round

Mop Up Round is held to fill the seats that remain vacant after 1st and 2nd rounds of counselling for NEET UG.

All the candidates who won’t be able to get seats in either of the two rounds will be eligible to participate in the mop up round of NEET Counselling 2019.

Mop up counselling in NEET 2019 will be provided by states against reverted seats from All India 15% Quota.

A quick view of the NEET counselling for different category seats is given below:

All India Quota Seats Counselling: The DGHS conducts two rounds of counselling for 15% AIQ MBBS/BDS seats. After the second round gets over, the remaining seats (if any) are transferred back to the states.

State Quota Counselling: After capitulating  15% of the seats in AIQ, the 85% seats which remain with government medical and dental colleges come under state quota seats. These seats are open to only candidates holding domicile of the states. The respective state counselling authorities conduct counselling for 85% state quota seats in two to three rounds followed by a Mop-Up round.

Deemed/Central Universities Counselling: All seats in central and deemed universities are open to all the candidates who qualify NEET 2019 for which DGHS conducts two rounds of counselling followed by a mop up round.

AFMC and IP Wards for ESIC counselling: There are MBBS/BDS seats in AFMC, Pune and those reserved for Insured Person (IP) wards in ESIC colleges for which DGHS conducts counselling for admission to medical courses.

Private College Counselling: All candidates who qualify NEET 2019 can apply for the seats in private medical and dental colleges throughout the country, irrespective of their domicile or state of residence. The same counselling authority responsible for conducting counselling for state quota seats will be responsible for conducting counselling for MBBS/BDS seats in state private colleges. The counselling might be conducted in three to four rounds followed by mop-up round, depending upon the vacancies available in the colleges.

NEET 2019 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges approved by the Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India.

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