NEET Counselling 2020 Dates - Registration Process, Seats Availability

NEET Counselling 2020 to be conducted soon! NEET is one of the most anticipated exams in the country. With an 88% attendance record in the exam, it has left us all so absorbed to know about the NEET Counselling

By Rahul SinghUpdated : Sep 23, 2020 , 21:06 IST
NEET Counselling 2020 Dates -  Registration Process, Seats Availability

NEET Counselling 2020 on Tuesday postponed the Round 1 registration process till 28th October 2020. NEET is one of the most anticipated exams in the country. With an 88% attendance record in the exam, it has left us all so absorbed to know about the NEET Counselling. The counselling for NEET 2020 will tentatively begin in the second week of October for admission in BDS courses and MBBS for seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats including AIIMS, JIPMER of ESIC & AFMC, Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU. Notification for NEET Counselling in state universities and institutes under other authorities has been updated by the concerned authorities. 

NEET Counselling 2020 Steps

NEET counselling process can be a tedious task. To ease out the complexities here is a brief step-wise description of all the processes that would take place during the counselling:

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NEET Counselling Registration 2020

  • New user registration

Students have to provide details like name, NEET (UG)2020 Roll number, stream (medical/dental) and will have to submit inorder to get their login credentials.

  • Filling up personal details

Personal details like mother’s name, father’s name, temporary address, permanent address are provided by the candidates. These details should be the same as there in the documents. Once these details are submitted they can not be changed later.

  • Making payment

A refundable tuition fee and a non-refundable registration fee is to be paid by the candidates by the medium of online platforms like net banking/debit card/credit card/UPI.

  • Collecting registration slip

A registration slip will be generated once all the above formalities are done successfully. This online generated slip should be kept safe for future references.


Choice filling

  • Link to available choices

As the process of counselling starts, a link will be activated where the candidate will login using the login credentials. The choices of all the colleges be it central or deemed universities will be reflected on the left side of the screen and the candidate can make his/her choices.

  • Selecting the favourable choices using ‘+’ button and pressing the save button

Candidates can delete or interchange the choices as per their preferences.


Choice locking: NEET Counselling Seat Allotment

  • Mandatory choice locking

Once the final choice has been made, the candidate has to lock his/her choices. If the choices are not locked for any reason then the choices that have been selected will be automatically locked.

  • Print out of filled choices

Taking a print out is always advisable and handy for the candidates for further processes.

  • Downloading NEET Counselling seat allotment letter if qualifying the merit list.

After every round of counselling, there will be a seat allotment merit list along with the allotment letter.

  • Reporting to the college to complete admission formalities

As soon as the college is allotted , the candidates should head to the college to complete the further admission process. Candidates need to carry the important documents.

 Also check, NEET Result 2020

Documents Required for NEET Counselling 2020 (Original Along with Attested Photocopies)

The following documents will be required in the admission process. Students should make a note of the list of these documents along with the attested photocopies.


NEET admit card issued by NTA

NEET rank letter issued by NTA

Date of birth certificate

Class 10th certificate

Class 10+2 Certificate / Marksheet

Personal identity proof

Provisional allotment letter generated online

8 passport size photographs same as on application form

NEET 2020 Counselling: Key Points

NEET 2020 counselling will be based on two different categories. The counselling of seats will be divided for 15% and 85%. 15% of the seats will be All India Quota seats and rest of the 85% seats will be for state/central/deemed universities.


The process of counselling is broadly divided into two:

(I) Counselling for seats that are under 15% all India quota

  • The Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services will be conducting the online counselling.
  • There will be two rounds of counselling for the seats under 15% All India Quota. 
  • There will be three rounds for the counselling for Central & Deemed Universities. The rounds will be; First Round, Second Round and Mop-Up Round.

(II) Counselling fro seats that are no under 15% all India quota

  • Admission in State Medical Colleges/ Universities/Institutions will be done using the merit list of NEET (UG) - 2020 and follow the instructions by the state government and authorities.
  • The candidates will check the merit list that will be drawn for individual categories which were selected by the candidate at the time of filling up the application form. 
  • Candidates will check their eligibility by providing the category given by the state category list based on which a merit list will be drafted by the authorities.


For medical colleges under government authorities, counselling for the 15% of the seats will be undertaken by the Medical Counselling Committee. The state counselling authorities will conduct the counselling for the rest of the 85% seats.

The Medical Counselling Committee will undertake the counselling of the 100% seats for the deemed and central universities. Private or self-financed medical colleges and institutions will follow the norms given by the respective state counselling authorities.

NEET 2020 Admission Procedure

A merit list is made on the basis of All India Rank list and based on this list the candidates are admitted to the undergraduate medical colleges along with the prevailing reservation policies. Admissions under different categories will also strictly follow the merit list. 

There are different quotas under which the candidates can apply. The following are:

  • All India Quota Seats
  • Seats under State Government
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • Reservation for NRI seats, state seats and management quota seats in Private Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University.
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • On the basis of merit achieved in NEET-UG 2020, colleges like aided minority medical colleges/non-minority colleges/unaided private colleges will fill seats for NRI quota and management quota.

Admission for seats other than 15% All India Quota in State Medical Colleges /Universities/Institutions/Private Medical colleges

  • Strict adherence to the eligibility criteria and reservation norms given by the Union/State.
  • The medical colleges will reserve the seats for different categories as per the laws stated by the state authorities.
  • Policies given by the Government of India/ Union Territory/State will be strictly followed during the admissions of courses like MBBS/AYUSH/BDS.

Admission to colleges like AIIMS, Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC and AFMC including BHU & AMU and seats in JIPMER

  • Admissions will be done by keeping in mind the reservation policies of the concerned institution which will be conducted by AACCC/DGHS/MoA.
  • Admissions to Deemed / Central University/ ESIC and AFMC requires registration on the MCC website MBBS/BDS courses. Admission to Deemed Universities/Central Universities/National Institutes for Undergraduate Medical Courses requires registration on ACCC website.

NEET 2020 Reservations

Reserved seats in government colleges under 15% quota:

According to the reservation policy of India, the category-wise reservation of seats is as follows:


Percentage of Reservation

Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


General Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Physically Handicapped (PH) 


Chronology of Events for NEET 2020 Exams for 15% Quota Seats

NEET 2020 Exam Events

Entrance exam NEET UG

Results of entrance exam NEET UG

The first round of seat matrix

Registration followed by the payment for round 1

Choice filling or locking for round 1

Seat allotment as per round 1

Results of round 1

Reporting to the college allotted in round 1

The second round of seat matrix

Registration followed by the payment for round 2

Choice filling or locking for round 2

Seat allotment as per round 2

Reporting to the college allotted in round 2

Transfer of vacant seats to the state

Chronology of Events for NEET 2020 for  Central/Deemed Universities/ESIC

The chronology of events remains the same till ‘Reporting to the college allotted in round 2’. An additional round of counselling will be held for central/deemed universities/ ESIC. The event continued from the above table are as follows for the process:

Reporting to the college allotted in round 2

The mop-up seat matrix

Registration followed by payment of mop-up round

Choice filling or locking of mop-up round

Seat allotment of mop-up round

Results of mop-up round

Reporting to the college allotted in mop-up round

Minimum Percentile Criteria for NEET UG 2020


Minimum percentile required

Unreserved (UR)


Unreserved physically handicapped (UR-PH)


Scheduled caste (SC)


Scheduled tribe (ST)


Other backward classes (OBC)








Category-Wise NEET Counselling Fees & Payment Details

Candidates will have to pay a refundable tuition fee and non-refundable registration fee. The NEET Counselling Fees structure is given below.

15% of All India Quota/ Central universities


Non-refundable registration fee


INR 1,000/-


INR 500/-

Non-refundable registration fee for Deemed universities

All categories

INR 5,000

Refundable Tuition Fee


INR 10,000/-


INR 5,000/-

Refundable Tuition Fee for Deemed Universities

All categories

INR 2,00,000/-

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the eligibility for 15% All India Quota for NEET 2020?

    Leaving J&K eligible candidates, all other candidates who qualify All India Quota Seats on the basis of their rank in the NEET UG 2020 exam are eligible.

  • What is the eligibility for counselling of deemed universities?

    Candidates who qualify All India Quota seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG 2020 exam.

  • What are the number of choices that will be shown to a candidate?

    The choices which the candidate opted during the registration process and the choices for which he qualifies will be shown to the candidate.

  • Is reporting for counselling to be done by going to counselling centres?

    No, the entire process of counselling is online. The online time you have to go out is after allotment of the college.

  • If the candidate wishes to apply to both All India Quota and deemed universities, the fee should be paid for both?

    In such a case the candidate only needs to pay the higher amount out of the two which is for deemed university. A refundable security fee of rupees 2 lakhs and a non-refundable registration fee for rupees 5000.

  • What will happen if i forget to lock my choices after making the final preference list?

    In case you forget to lock your choices, the final list that you have made will be automatically locked and no changes will be done later.


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