NEET Counselling process

How can I do Neet Counselling? ( Updated 2019 )

NEET Counselling seems to be a cumbersome process. So we bring out 95+ FAQs for you. We tried to cover all the process in a questio0n and answer format. Hope you will find it useful.

Q. No.1: MCC/DGHS will do Counseling for which Colleges/ Universities?

Ans: MCC/DGHS will be doing Counseling for 15% AIQ, 100% Deemed Universities, Central Universities (Delhi University, AMU & BHU including Institutional/ Domicile Quota), ESIC & AFMS & 100% seats of VMMC & SJH (15% AIQ + 85% Institutional Quota ).

Q. No.2: Who are eligible for NEET UG 15% All India Quota Counseling?
Ans: All candidates who have qualified for All India Quota seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (NTA) except J&K. Eligible candidates may download the Rank letter/ Result from NTA website. Cutoff rank of eligible candidates is also available on this website under heading of notice. For this year cut off rank for 15% All India Quota is same as that of MCI/DCI cutoff

Q. No. 4: Who are eligible for Deemed Universities Counseling?
Ans: All candidates who have qualified for All India Quota seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG conducted by the NTA. Including candidates from J&K.

Q. No. 5: Who are Eligible for Central Universities Counseling?
Ans: 1) Delhi University (LHMC,UCMS, MAMC) : – 15% Seats will be contributed to All India Quota & for the rest 85% seats, candidates who have studied 11th & 12th grade in Delhi are
eligible for Institutional Quota of 85%.

2) Aligarh Muslim University (AMU):- will have 50% Institutional reservation for the candidates who have studied from their schools for the last 3 years. The undersigned office has already informed AMU to provide the list of enrolled candidates who will be eligible for AMU for this academic session. The rest 50% of seats will be open to all eligible candidates for NEET.

3) BHU:- The Eligibility criteria for BHU, will be all candidates who are eligible for NEET counseling will be eligible to participate in BHU Counseling for all seats of BHU.

4) Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi : 03 (Three) seats of BDS are under internal quota of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi and 47 (forty seven) seats of BDS as per the category mentioned in seat matrix are open to all. Students of Jamia who have passed their qualifying examination (X or XII) from Jamia Schools as regular students are eligible for participation under internal quota of Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.

5) VMMC & SJH : 15% +AIR seats of Institute Quota for AIQ and rest for candidates of Delhi who have studied 11th and 12th standard in Delhi .

Q. No. 6:- What is the permissibility to students to exercise fresh choice during counselling?Ans: – The following Matrix explains the above question:-
S. No. Round Free Exit Exit with forfeiture of fees Ineligible for further counseling Amount of registration fee(security deposit )
1. AIQ I/Deemed 
2. AIQ II/Deemed If not Joined If joined Government –
Rs. 10,000 (half for SC/ST/OBC)
Deemed – Rs.2,00,000
3. State Quota I 
4. State Quota II If not joined If joined Government –Rs. 10,000 (half
for SC/ST/OBC)Private – Rs.1,00,000
5. State Quota Mopup If joined
6. Deemed Mop-Up If joined

Q. No. 7: Who are eligible for ESIC Counseling?
Ans: Regarding eligibility for ESI 15% of seats would be allotted through All India Quota and seats left over after contribution to state quota would be reserved for candidates who are Wards of Insured persons of ESI. The data of Insured persons will be validated by ESI Authorities and this will be incorporated in the NIC software before the processing of result .There will be no priority grouping as per PG ESI policy.

Q. No. 8: Who are eligible for AFMS Counseling?
Ans: Candidates who desire to participate in AFMS Counseling will be allowed to register with an option that they are willing to take part in AFMS Counseling and the list of such candidates will be sent to AFMS Authorities for conducting Offline counseling with respect to Physical Fitness and Personality Test. The result will be sent back to MCC for display on MCC website.

Q. No. 9: What is All India Rank (AIR)?
Ans: All India Rank (AIR) is over all AIPMT, as given by NTA, is based on rank among the successful candidates, of NEET UG on All India basis.

Q. No. 10: What is All India Quota Rank?
Ans: This is the rank for the purpose of All India Quota seat allotment, after excluding candidates from J&K. As per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court the candidates from J&K are not eligible to participate for 15 % All India Quota Counseling (Please also see clause 9 of, Information Bulletin of AIPMT for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses published by NTA (for details).

Q. No. 11: Whether the candidates having All India Rank (AIR) / All India Quota Rank) called for All India Quota Counseling, are eligible for counseling anywhere?
Ans: Candidates declared Qualified/Eligible for All India Quota Undergraduate Seats (MBBS/BDS) only will be eligible for online allotment process for All India Quota Seats, which is conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, &  Government of India. For State Quota, Private medical and dental college seats the candidates are required to contact the appropriate State Government/Admission Authority & Directorate of Medical Education. Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will not be able to guide candidates in this matter. From year 2018-19 as mentioned above the clause of calling candidates five times the number of seats available has been withdrawn, keeping in view of Supreme Court’s direction dated 09/05/2017 W.P. (C) (267/2017) -Dar-US-Slams educational trust v/s MCI.

Q. No. 12: What is free exit for Ist Round mean?
Ans: Free exit for Ist Round means if a candidate allotted a seat in Ist Round and even if candidate does not report/join the allotted college he would not be penalized (security deposit will not be forfeited ) and eligible for subsequent rounds.

Q. No. 13: What is the process of online allotment?
Ans:a. Main Counseling Registration including payment
b. Exercising of Choices and Locking of choices
c. Process of Seat Allotment – 1st Round
d. Round 1 Result Publication
e. Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round (free entry/exit option available).
f. Publication of net vacantseats
g. Registration & Fresh Choice submission by eligible candidatesfor 2nd Round (not required by
already registered candidates).
h. Process of Seat Allotment – 2nd Round (exit with forfeiture of security amount option available).
i. Round 2 Result Publication
j. Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions against 2nd Round (candidates once joined the allotted seat against 2nd Round are not allowed to vacatethe seat). END of 15 % All India Counselling and reverting of Non Joined, Not allotted seats to State quota / Institutional Quota of Central University /Central Institute. Mop Up Round for Deemed/ Central Universities/Central Institute.

a. Fresh Registration for Mop up Round (not required for earlier resigned candidates)
b. Choice Filling/ Choice Locking
c. Process of Seat Allotment for Mop Up Round.
d. Result Publication for Mop Up Round
e. Reporting at the Allotted Medical/ Dental College after Mop Up Round
f. List of ten times (of the registered candidates) of number of Stray vacancies to be sent to
Deemed / Central Universities to be exhausted strictly in order of merit.
g. Final Stray Vacancy Round to be conducted by Deemed/ Central Universities (There will be no Fresh Registration of Candidates in Final Stray Vacancy Round)

Q. No. 14: Are there any more rounds of Counseling for AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities?
Ans: No, as per Hon’ble Supreme Court Order in W.P. No. 76 of 2015 Ashish Ranjan & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. Only two rounds are allowed for All India Quota Counseling.
As per the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in W.P. (c) 267/2017 DAR-US-SLAM EDUCATIONAL TRUST and Ors. Vs. MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA and Ors. Dated 09.05.2017.
Candidates joined in 2nd round of counselling in 15% All India Quota will not be allowed to vacate seat.
Please note that Registration facility will be available before start of 1st Round on date as notified in Counseling Schedule and Candidates who could not register at beginning of 2 nd Round. Candidates who have already registered during 1st Round need not register again. Also, Fresh Registration will be available before mop-up round of the counselling to be conducted by the DGHS.

Q. No. 15: What does exit with forfeiture mean in 2 nd round of counselling?
Ans: Exit with forfeiture means if a candidate allotted a seat in 2nd round of counseling and does not
want to join the allotted seat he can still exit with forfeiture (losing security amount deposited) and
once candidate joined the allotted seat would not be eligible for resigning/surrender of joined seat.

Q. No.16: When will online allotment process for the current year start?
Ans: Online allotment process will start on date as per counseling schedule available on this website.

Q. No. 17: What is the date for commencement of MBBS/BDS session for current year?
Ans: As per revised Medical Council of India (MCI) schedule for admission approved by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the session of MBBS/BDS course will commence as per Schedule for admission for MBBS Course notified by the MCI. This information will also be hosted on MCC Website.

Q. No. 18: Do I have to report to any counseling centre for registration or choice filling?
Ans: No. Online registration and choice filling can be done from place of convenience (including from home) using internet.

Q. No. 19: Do I require any documents to get registered online?
Ans: You will be required to fill up some of the information that you have given on your application form, that you filled and submitted to NTA , New Delhi

Please keep information that you have furnished on application form confidential, and do not share with anybody as to register for online allotment process and submit choice you need that information. If somebody else uses that information, he/she can misuse your online registration and prevent you from taking part in online allotment process. Keep print out of application form ready for reference with you.

Q. No. 20: What information do I require for online registration?
Ans: Please note that you will be asked to fill some of the information (we are not showing it here for security reasons) that you have given on your application form during online registration for participating in AIPMT, therefore, keep copy of your application form ready for reference.

Please note that on registration window of online allotment process, you have to fill in exactly same spelling, numbers etc as you have filled in your application form.

Q. No. 21: How do I get password for logging in?
Ans: During the process of online registration you will generate password as per password policy, which will be shown to you when you register and create password. Candidates are advised to keep the password that they have created, confidential to them till the end of the counseling/admission process. You can change the password after creating. Password is very important for participating in online allotment process. Sharing of password can result in its misuse by somebody else, leading to even exclusion of genuine candidate from online allotment process. Please also remember your password till end of All India Quota admission process; otherwise you will not be able to participate in counseling/admission process.

Q. No. 22: How much time will I be given to join the allotted college?
Ans: Candidates allotted seats will be required to join the allotted college/course within stipulated time which is mentioned in counseling schedule. However, candidates are advised to join as early as possible and not to wait for last day of joining, due to different schedule of holiday (including local holidays) / working hours in various Medical / Dental Colleges. In some of the colleges/ universities, 2-3 days’ time is required to complete admission formalities. Therefore, candidates are advised to contact allotted college immediately after declaration of result of counseling allotment process, to know the details. If candidate fails to join the allotted Medical/Dental College within stipulated time, then the allotted seat will be cancelled.

Please note that under no circumstances date of joining can be extended by the MCC.

Q. No. 23: What documents are required at the time of online counseling?
Ans: Since it is online allotment (Online Counseling) process, no documents will be required for participating in online allotment process during Registration process.

Q. No. 24: What documents are required at the time of Joining/ Reporting in allotted Medical/ Dental College?
Ans: Original documents (along with attested photocopies of documents) for admission to undergraduate medical courses for admission to 15% of total seats on All-India basis required at the
time of joining in allotted Medical / Dental College are as mentioned below.
I. Admit Cards of Exam issued by NTA.
II. Result/ Rank letter issued by NTA.
III. Date of Birth Certificate (if Metric Certificate does not bear the same) (iv) Class 10thCertificate
IV. Class 10+2 Certificate
V. Class 10+2 Marks Sheet
VI. Eight (8) Passportsize photograph same as affixed on the application form.
VII. Provisional allotment letter generated on-line.
VIII. Proof of identity (Aadhar/ PAN/ Driving Licence/ Passport)
IX. For NRI/ OCI candidates appearing for Deemed Universities following documents are

a) Passport copy of sponsorer, embassy certificate
b) Sponsorship affidavit (stating that sponsorer is ready to bear the expenses for the whole duration of study)
c) Relationship Affidavit (Relation of Candidate with the sponsorer)
X. The Candidate should also bring the following certificate, if applicable:


(a) SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority (in the standard format as specified in the prospectus/information bulletin) and it should be in English or Hindi in language. Sub caste should be clearly mentioned in the certificate. Some of the States insist for English version of Caste Certificate. In case the certificate is in regional language the candidate should carry a Attested translated copy of the certificate in English/ Hindi.

(b) OBC certificate issued by the competent authority. The sub- caste should tally with the Central List of OBC. The OBC candidates should not belong to Creamy Layer to claim OBC reservation benefit. The OBC certificate must be in the standard format as mentioned in the prospectus/ Information Bulletin.

(c) Disability Certificate issued from a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board for 21 Benchmark Disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016 (RPWD Act, 2016). (Please see clause 10.1 of Information Bulletin of AIPMT/NEET for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, published by Central Board of Secondary Education (NTA) for details). No other PWD certificate, issued by any other Authority/Hospital will be entertained.
(Candidates are advised to see college information, of allotted college for, any other document which may be required by the allotted college)
Candidates without original certificates/documents shall not be allowed to take admission in
allotted Medical/ Dental College.
Candidates who have deposited their original documents with any other Institute/
College/University and come for admission with a certificate stating that “their original
certificates are deposited with the Institute / College / University” will not be allowed to take
admission in allotted Medical/DentalCollege.
Kindly note that there will be no reservation for OBC/ SC/ ST/ PWD candidates in Deemed

Q. No. 25: What are the instructions regarding OBC, SC, ST and PWD certificates?
Ans: Please read/ see clause 10.1 of, AIPMT/NEET Information Bulletin for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, published by NTA for details for admission to 15% of total seats on all-India basis carefully. The certificate requirements are mentioned in prospectus on standard format in English or Hindi language (in case of certificate in Hindi language, English translation duly attested must accompany the original certificate). Candidates are requested to read prospectus and instructions regarding Caste and PWD Certificate carefully. In case the candidate fail to produce proper Caste (and PWD, if applicable) certificate at allotted Medical/Dental College then he/she will not be permitted to join the allotted Medical / Dental College (allotted seat will be cancelled) and his/her category will be changed, if otherwise eligible for changed category. For range of disabilities included as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS FOR DISABILITIES ACT 2016” please see Annexure ‘A’.

Q. No. 26: From where can I obtain Physical Handicap/Disability PWD Certificate?
Ans: The qualified Physically Handicapped PWD candidates having any of the 21 Benchmark Disabilities as per the RPWD Act,2016 should get themselves examined and certified at one of the under mentioned Disability Assessment Boards, constituted at the four metro-cities:

1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), NewDelhi
2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation (for Locomotor Disability only) Mumbai.
3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata.
4. Madras Medical College, Chennai.
5. Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital Compound. Mumbai Maharashtra.
6. Goa Medical College, Goa.
7. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala .
8. SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan.
9. Govt . Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
10. Govt . Medical College, Agartala, State disability board, Agartala .
More centers will be added in due course of time.
The Physically handicapped (PWD) candidates are required to carry their treatment papers related
to their disability, including the investigation reports, at the time of reporting to the above
mentioned designated institute authorized to issue disability certificate.

Q. No. 27: Is it necessary to obtain PWD certificate from above mentioned Centers only?
Ans: Yes, the certificate issued by any other hospital/ board will not be accepted. MCC /
MoHFW is in process of identifying more centres. It will be put up on website of MoHFW / MCC as
and when they are identified.

Q. No. 28: What are the details of disability for claiming advantage under PWD category?
Ans: Reservation of seats under PWD Category has been increased from 3% to 5% in AIQ/Central
Universities and the 21 Benchmark Disabilities as envisaged under the regulations of Rights of
Persons with Disabilities Act 2016. For range of disabilities included, please see Annexure ‘A’.

Q. No. 29: Is there any restriction for filling up number of choices of Institution (College) (and
courses i.e. MBBS and BDS) in choice filling form?
Ans: No, you can give as many choices as you wish during online choice filling. However
choices should be in order of candidates’ preference. There will be common software for AIQ/
Deemed/ Central Universities for filling up choices.

Q. No. 30: Can I have some idea about the seat I am likely to get at my rank?
Ans: You can have some idea from the following:
A. Please log on to website – from home page go to medical counseling – open Under-Graduate (for
previous years) – open composite allotment list. From the information that you will see, you get some
idea of pattern in previous year(s). This will only be indicative (without any guarantee for the current
year). Opening and Closing rank course and category-wise is also available in Download section of
home page of MCC website.
B. From result of Mock Counseling and Indicative Seat Allotment (during the registration period/
during round-1).

Q. No.31: Is it necessary to fill up the choices and lock the choices to get seat allotted? Or I will
be allotted seat automatically from leftover seats?
Ans: After online registration (registration is compulsory to take part in online allotment
process, before the round -1 during specified registration period), you have to fill in choice
of Institutions/colleges/courses in order of your preference. Once choice is filled in, it can be
modified before locking it. During the choice locking period, it is necessary to lock the
choices to get a print of your submitted choices. If candidate does not lock the choice submitted
by him/her, it will be automatically locked at 5.00PM of last date of choice locking.
If you don’t register and fill in choices during registration period, you will not be allotted any seat.
Please also note that registration will be available once before allotment of round-1, before starting
of round-2 and before start of Mop up Round.
Don’t wait till the last minute to Register and Lock your choices and to take a printout. Please
go through your submitted choices before locking, as once you lock the choices they cannot be
modified or changed even if you have made a mistake. It may result in allotment of a seat
which you never wanted.(Please note that the choices once locked cannot be unlocked even from

Q. No. 32: Is it necessary to join allotted Medical/Dental College of Round 1 to get chance to
participate in Round 2 ?
Ans: No candidates need not report or join the allotted college of Round 1 since there is free exit
.However if they want to hold the Round 1 seat they can join the college of Round 1 and give up
gradation willingness for Round 2.

Q. No. 33: If a candidate does not report at the allotted college during Round 2 whether he has
to register again for Mop Up round of Deemed/ Central Universities?
Ans:- Yes, Candidate security amount will be forfeited and he has to register fresh in Mop Up round
with Fresh Payment.

Q. No. 34: If some new Under-graduate seats are created / started (increase in UG seats or in
new medical/Dental colleges) after start of online counseling, will these be included and when?
Ans: Newly created/sanctioned seats that could not be included in first round
due to non-reporting / late reporting/ reporting after start of first round of online allotment process,
will be included in second round (Round-2) on receiving information from participating Medical /
Dental Colleges before the start of second round (publication of the seat matrix).

Q. No. 35: Who are eligible for 2nd Round of allotment?
Ans: Candidates eligible for seat allotment in 2nd round would be from one of the following groups:
Group–I: Registered candidates who did not get any seat allotment in the 1st round.
Group-II: Registered candidates who have secured seat under reserved quota & whose 1st round of
allotted seat got cancelled during the document verification on reporting for admission will be
considered for allotment of seat in the next round of seat allotment, with changed Category, subject
to availability of seat in respective category.
Group–III: Candidates who have reported at allotted institute during 1st round of allotment and
submitted willingness for second round up-gradation as Yes.
Group- IV: Candidates who have been allotted a seat but Not Joined.
Group V: Candidates who have resigned from the allotted seat of first round at college .

Q. No. 36: Who are not eligible for 2nd Round of allotment?
Ans (a) Candidate who has become non eligible due to having inadequate documents as per Eligibility
Criteria. (b) Who have not registered in Round 1 or Round 2 .

Q. No 37: What is the procedure for Second round (round-2)?
Ans: 2nd round of Counseling:
Fresh set of seats gets added to the system (seats available during round-1), if any, which is due to
latest approvals of MCI/DCI (increase in admission capacity of existing Medical/Dental College/
starting of new Medical/Dental college). Further, the conversion of seats is also carried out during the
round-2 of seat allotment for AIQ and Mop Up Round for Deemed Universities and accordingly, the
candidates are required to be shown all choices (seats available and likely to be available) which are
against vacant, newly added seats, virtual vacancies which are likely to get vacated during up-gradation
and also during the conversion of seats as per the following algorithm:
ST (PH) -> ST
SC (PH) -> SC
UR (PH) -> UR
ST -> SC
The choices of candidates, who have submitted option for participation in the second round during the
reporting period for the first round seat allotment, would be initialized (the choices remaining
after allotment, submitted before round-1 will stand cancelled), and candidates are required to submit
fresh choices online during the time the window is open for the same. Choices which were filled during
1st round of choice filling will be null & void.
All eligible candidates (as shown below) who desire to take part in second round & Mop Up Round of
online allotment will have to submit fresh choices during choice submission period and lock the
choices during period of locking.
There will not be any indicative allotment in Round-2 of allotment, locked choices of the candidates
would be processed and result will be published. Those candidates, who do not submit fresh choices for
the round-2 counseling, would not be considered.

Q. No. 38: Can a candidate participate in second round without submitting fresh choices
(based on choices submitted before round-1)?
Ans: Fresh choice submission by eligible candidates, as mentioned above is necessary for
consideration for seat allotment during round-2. If candidate does not submit fresh choice(s)
during choice filling period, the candidate will not be considered for allotment of seat during Round2 and will retain the already allotted (joined) seat, if any.

Q. No. 39: Do I have to fill in choice of College/Course to participate in second round of online
allotment process?
Ans: Yes. All candidates who desire to take part in second round will have to submit fresh choices
before second round.

Q. No. 40: After I join Second Round of Counseling of 15% AIQ can I leave/ Resign to join
State Quota/ Private College seat?
Ans: Once you join second round seat from 15% All India Quota, you will not be allowed to
vacate from allotted 2nd round seat as per direction by Hon’ble supreme court in WP(C)
(267/2017) dated 09/05/2017.However if you are allotted a seat in Second Round in AIQ/ Deemed
you can Exit with Forfeiture of security amount.

Q. No. 41: If I give consent for up-gradation of my choice during first round and if my choice
is allotted, is it necessary to join at college allotted during second round? Or in case I change
my decision of upgrading choice, can I continue study in college allotted through first round of
Ans: In case candidate is allotted seat during the second round of allotment process, the seat
allotted during the first round will be automatically cancelled immediately (and allotted to
somebody else) and candidate will have to join the college/seat allotted during second round after
obtaining online generated relieving letter from college allotted in Round-1. If a candidate does not
join the college/seat allotted during the second round, within stipulated period, h e w i l l fo r fe i t
h is F e e a n d w il l ha v e t o r e g ist e r a g a i n t o pa r ti c i p a t e i n M o p – u p R ou n d .
Seat can also be up-graded in the same college (same course) by change of category (i.e.
ST/SC/OBC to UR) in such a case also the candidate has to take fresh admission on the upgraded seat, as per procedure.

Q. No 42: If I give option to participate in second round at the time of joining college from
first round allotment, but later change my decision and want to continue study at already
allotted Medical /Dental College, what is the procedure to avoid change (cancellation) of
already allotted college/seat?
Ans: If a candidate does not submit fresh choice(s) during the choice submission period before the
second round of counseling, such a candidate will retain the already allotted seat. If candidate is not
allotted any seat from the submitted choices during the round-2, then also the candidate will retain
her/his earlier allotted seat.

Q. No. 43: If I forget my password that I have created during the process of registration, how
to retrieve it?
Ans: To retrieve the forgotten password, system facilitates the following process:
The candidate is required to enter the information that he/she filled at the time of registration and
then security question & answer thereon to be entered as given during New Candidate registration
process. The above data submitted by candidate will be validated with the registered candidate’s
database. If the above entries match, then only the candidate would be permitted to enter new
password to proceed further.
Candidates are advised to remember the password, Security question & its chosen answer and also
retain their application form printout ready till completion of admission process. It is not possible
for MCC to retrieve such password.

Q. No. 44: In case I have Birth Certificate / Caste Certificate/ other certificate(s) in regional
language, will it be acceptable at the time of reporting?
Ans: Certificates issued by the competent authority on standard format, should be in English or
Hindi language. Please remember that some of the states insist for certificate in English language
only. Candidates are advised to carry certified (attested) Copy of English version of the original
certificate, in case certificate issued is in other than English language, along with original

Q. No. 45: If there is discrepancy in spelling of name in documents and application form, what
do I do?
Ans: If there is discrepancy in spelling of name in documents, candidate must carry proof that the
documents belongs to same person, in the form of an affidavit.

Q. No. 46: Can I get Information Bulletin of AIPMT/NEET published by (NTA) for admission
to 15% of total seats on all-India basis?
Ans: Copy of prospectus / information Bulletin is available on NTA website.

Q. No. 49: What about condition of Stipend / fee structure / course duration / bond
amount/rendering of service in rural /tribal area/other conditions applicable in various
Colleges/ States.
Ans: MCC collects the college information from the participating States for the benefit of the
participating candidates. The same is made available of MCC website under heading of College
Information. Candidates are advised to study the same.
Stipend /fee structure/ course duration / bond amount / rendering of service in rural / tribal area/ other
conditions etc. may vary from State to State and Institute to Institute. Some seats may be approved/
permitted but not yet recognized by MCI/DCI. The allotment made through online allotment
process will be firm and final as per Hon’ble Supreme Court’s guidelines. Therefore, the
candidates should well examine these points before opting for a seat at a medical college. The
Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) shall neither be responsible nor shall entertain any case on
above grounds, if any. The information received from various participating Medical / Dental
Colleges has been made available on Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) under College
Information heading. Candidates are advised to visit the website of college/ institution also to check
the information. In case they require any additional information, they can contact the college /
institution on telephone.

Q. No. 50: How and when I had to make the payment?
Ans: After registering for fresh registration, payment page appears automatically. Candidate can do
online payment by Net Banking / credit card/ debit card only after making the payment as per choice.
Only after the successful payment candidate proceed for choice filling.

Q. No. 51: How to use registration and Choice filling form on website?
Ans: Candidates will have to log on to website (which will be operational
shortly) to get registered and then fill in choices. Please study counseling scheme carefully. It is
advised that after going through the list of seats available, a tentative list may be prepared first as
per your preference of colleges, before attempting to fill choices on-line. Candidates are advised to
read and understand user manual for the candidates carefully before registration.

Q. No. 52: Is there any medical college which admits only Girls.
Ans: Yes, at present there are three medical colleges exclusively for Girls, namely Lady Hardinge
Medical College, Delhi/ BPS Govt. Medical College, Sonepat, and SVIMS, Sri Padmavati College
for Women, Tirupati.

Q. No. 53: Difficulty in login, what may be the problem(s)?
Ans: Please read user manual for the candidates. Follow the instructions about use of browser, use
of same spellings, same format of date (Use digits for day, month and year with – in between) as in
application form submitted to NTA, New Delhi. The internet connection should be uninterrupted. If
internet connection interruption takes place, the IP address which is being monitored by the
Counseling Software, will change and session expired message will be displayed. In such case,
please try to login from other computer having uninterrupted internet connection from which other
candidate(s) has logged in successfully, ifpossible.

Q No. 54: I have difficulty in creating Password, what may be the problem(s)?
Ans: Creation of password should be as per password policy. Please follow the password policy.
Please use the internet browser as suggested in user manual, as it is difficult to login from some of
the other browsers. While creating password avoid using Caps Lock key, instead of Caps Lock key,
use shift key.

Q. No. 55: When I try to login for choice filling/ submission, it say wrong roll number/
password, what may be the problem(s)?
Ans: This can happen if roll number typed is incorrect or password typed is incorrect. Password is
ca se sensitive, therefore use password which was created by user exactly same as typed while
creating. In case password is forgotten, try to retrieve password by using security question and its

Q. No. 56: What are the guidelines for fresh choice filling before second round of online
allotment process?
Ans: Please remember that if any seat is allotted (in round-2) from the choice filled in by the
candidate before 2 Round of Counseling, the seat allotted during 1st round will be
automatically cancelled. Therefore, the candidates are advised to fill in choice carefully for seats
which are of higher preference than the earlier allotted seat. Candidates are not required to fill up
seat which is already allotted to them (already joined), in their choices during Round-2.

Q. No. 57: Can I modify my choices during the period of “Exercising of Choices and Locking”
(during first round) and “Fresh Choice submission and locking for 2nd Round”.
Ans: Yes, you can modify, add or delete your choices during this period, before you lock your
choices. But once you lock your Choices then you cannot modify. However, the registration (of New
Users) is permitted up to specific date as mentioned in Counseling Schedule.

Q. No. 58: If I do not lock my choices up to 5.00 PM of the last date of locking, what will
happen to my choices?
Ans: The choices submitted and saved by you will be locked by the system at 5.00 PM of the last
date of locking.

Q. No. 59: How can I get print out of my choices which system has locked?
Ans: After 5.00 PM of last date of locking/ after locking of choices by the system, you will be able
to take a printout of your submitted choices, during the first, second & Mop Up round of seat
allotment and admission. You will also be able to see your locked choices and able to take a print
out of the same at allotted Medical / Dental College at the time of admission on request.

Q. No. 60: If I opt to participate in second round of counseling whether my allotted seat (of
first round) will be cancelled?
Ans: In case you are not allotted any seat in the second round, you will retain earlier allotted seat.
However on allotment of a seat in second round, the earlier allotted seat will automatically be
cancelled and allotted to another candidate. Therefore, you are advised to fill in only higher choices
or any other choice which you prefer over the earlier allotted seat, for second round.

Q. No. 61: If I get an up-graded seat during second round, can I join that college directly?
Ans: No, you will have to get online generated relieving letter from the earlier institute/ college (from
MCC software – will be given by the college authority), before you join the next college /
institution. Without such relieving letter candidate will not be permitted to join the seat allotted in
round-2. Up-gradation is applicable only those candidates who have joined allotted seat of I st round and submit willingness for up gradation.

Q. No. 62: If I lock my choices and later I want to modify/ edit my choices, is that be possible?
Ans: Once candidate lock the choices it is not possible to unlock the software from MCC end. Hence,
candidate is advised to check all choices before locking.

Q. No. 63: In case I get an upgraded seat but in the same college, because of change of
category, (e.g. from SC or ST to UR category) do I have to take admission on the allotted seat
Ans: Yes, you have to get a relieving letter generated on-line for the earlier seat and then get an
admission letter again generated on-line for the upgraded category seat from the concerned
institution; otherwise your seat will be cancelled and allotted to another candidate or surrendered
to state quota (in case of second round).

Q. No. 64:- What is the procedure for Mop Up Round Counseling which will be conducted by
DGHS for Deemed & Central Universities?
Ans. The net vacant seats due to non joining, non reporting of Round 2 will be published in the seat
matrix and eligible candidates have to submit fresh choices and the result will be processed as per
Choice & Merit.

Q. No. 65- Who will be eligible for DGHS Mop Up Round for Deemed & Central Universities?
Ans. The Following categories of candidates are eligible for Mop Up Round
a) Candidates who are registering for the first time.
b) Candidates who have registered but not been allotted a seat in Round I &Round II.
c) All candidates except those who are holding a seat of Round I or Round II.

Q. No. 66- Who will not be eligible for Mop Up Round of Counseling for Deemed/ Central
Ans. Candidates who have joined seat in Round II of Deemed/ Central Universities are not eligible.

Q. No. 67:- What are the various fee to be paid at the time of registration?
Ans:- At the time of registration students have to pay two kinds of fee .
For Deemed Universities
Non Refundable Registration fee :- Rs. 5000/-(same for all candidates)
Refundable Security amount:- Rs. 2,00,000/-
e.g Any candidate opting for Deemed University will have to pay Rs 5000/- Non Refundable fee +
Rs 2,00,000/- Refundable security amount at the time of at the time of Registration.
For (15% All India Quota)/ Central Universities (DU, AMU, BHU and Jamia Millia Islamia,
Delhi)/AFMS & ESI
Non Refundable Registration fee:- Rs. 1000/- for UR candidates & Rs. 500/- For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH
Refundable security amount:- Rs.10,000/- for UR candidates & Rs. 5,000/- for SC/ST/OBC/PH
e.g. any UR candidate opting for Central Universities/ AFMS/ ESI will pay Rs. 1000/-+ Rs. 10,000=
Rs. 11,000 at the time of registration.
Any SC/ST/OBC/PH candidate will pay Rs. 500 + Rs.5,000 = Rs. 5,500 at the time of registration.

Q. No. 68:- In case candidate had to apply for both AIQ and for Deemed University should the
candidate pay the fee for both?
Ans. No, in such case the candidate has to pay only the higher fee i.e. of Deemed University Rs.
5000/- (counselling/registration) plus Rs 2,00,000/- (security amount).

Q. No. 69:- In what condition security amount will be forfeited?
Ans:- The security fee will be forfeited if the candidate who has been allotted a seat in the second
Round and Mop Up Round of DGHS does not join the respective institution during the second round
/ Mop Up round of counseling conducted by DGHS/MCC. Also the security amount will be forfeited
in case the candidate gives wrong information at the time of registration on the basis of which a seat
may be allotted and later cancelled by the Admission Authorities at the time of reporting.

Q. No. 70:- Where and when this security amount will be refunded?
Ans: – This fee will be refunded to the institution where the candidate has taken admission and will
be adjusted against the first year annual fee. In case, candidate is not allotted any seat in all rounds of
counselling including stray vacancy round, the fee will be refunded in the account provided by the
candidate at the time of registration. Security fee will be refunded only after the completion of

Q. No. 71:- What is the schedule for Counseling and Admission to UG Courses for the year
Ans. As per the schedule uploaded on the Website. (

Q. No. 72:- What to do If I by mistake I had opted for Deemed Universities seats when I wanted
to opt only for All India Quota (AIQ). How do I correctit?
Ans. There is a reset initialization option at registration page where candidate can reset the previous
filled quota choice and fill the particular again and then proceed for registration. This facility is
provided only once.

Q. No. 73:- Are Andhra Pradesh & Telangana students eligible for 15 % All India
Quota/Deemed Universities/AFMC/ESIC/Central Universities Counseling?
Ans. Yes, from this year onwards candidates from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana can participate in
15% All India Quota/ Deemed Universities/AFMC/ESIC/Central Universities Counseling.

Q. No. 74:- How many rounds of counseling are for Deemed and Central Universities?
Ans. There will be three rounds of counseling for Deemed and Central Universities including one
mop-up Round of DGHS followed by Stray Vacancy Round at the Institution Level (List of ten times
the number of vacancies will be sent by DGHS to Institutes which would be exhausted strictly in
terms of merit). Please see the schedule on the website.

Q. No. 75:- Whether counseling will be conducted for 85% State Quota seats of Central
Universities also, and for which universities?
Ans. Yes, counseling for 85% State quota as per the University eligibility condition will be
conducted by MCC/ DGHS for Delhi University and domicile preference will be given to the
candidates in 85% State Quota.
Please check the Eligibility Conditions for Central Universities/ AFMS/ ESI / Jamia Dental College
in Q. No. 5 of FAQs.

Q. No. 76:- Whether Up-gradation is allowed from 2nd round counseling of Deemed/ Central
Universities to Mop-up Round counseling of DGHS for Central / Deemed Universities?
Ans. No, Up-gradation is not allowed once a candidate joins a seat allotted in Round II of Deemed/
Central Universities and the candidate will not be allowed to vacate the seat of AIQ. For Deemed the
candidate will not be allowed in any further counseling including Stray Vacancy Round of Deemed/
Central Universities.

Q. No. 77 what will be the eligibility criteria for Institutional seats of Central Universities
which is being conducted by DGHS?
Ans. The eligibility conditions of the Institutional Quota of the Central Universities will be as per the
eligibility given by the respective institutions at the time of counseling and the information will be
put on MCC website. Please check Q. No. 5 for Eligibility conditions ofCentral Universities.

Q. No. 78 Whether there will be two separate counseling’s for All India Quota and 85%
Institutional Quota on separate days and separate platform?
Ans. This time there is common counseling software for Deemed University/ AIQ/ Central
Institutional Quota/ ESI. Hence, the candidates of Institutional Quota who are eligible for counseling
should opt for the choices in order of preference between AIQ /Institutional / Domicile Quota. The
computer will allot the seat in order of choice and merit from the choices filled by the candidate. It is
important to note that the preference would be given to the Institutional / Domicile candidates for
their eligible institutions as per the Institution’s eligibility criteria.

Q. No. 79 I have registered for Round 1. Should I register again for Round 2 & Mop Up Round
of DGHS (Central/ Deemed Universities)?
Ans. No, only those candidates who have not registered in Round I need to register.

Q. No. 80: What is the process of counseling for AFMS?
Ans. Candidates who are willing to participate in AFMS screening should register under AFMS at
the time of Registration. Further round of Offline counseling will be conducted by AFMS authorities
(As per Physical & Personality Test)

Q. No. 81: Who are Eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of Deemed/ Central Universities?
Ans. All Registered Candidates except the following three categories are eligible for Stray Vacancy
Round of Deemed/ Central Universities:-
a) Candidates who joined the allotted seat in Round II of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities.
b) Candidates allotted a seat in Mop Up Round ofDGHS
c) Candidates joined a seat in Mop Up Round of DGHS.

Q. No. 82: Who are not eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of Deemed Universities?
Ans. Following Candidates are not eligible:-
a) Candidates who joined theallotted seat in Round II of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities.
b) Candidates allotted a seat in Mop Up Round of DGHS.
c) Candidates joined the allotted seat in Mop Up Round of DGHS.
d) Candidates who have not registered in any of Previous 3Rounds.

Q. No. 83: Will there be any Fresh Registration for Stray Vacancy Round?
Ans. No, there will be no Fresh Registration. The 10 times vacant seats list of registered candidates
will be provided by DGHS to colleges for Stray Vacancy Round as per the direction of Hon’ble
Supreme Court directions and as per regulations of MCI.

Q. No. 84: Whether I am eligible for State if allotted a seat in IInd Round of DGHS?
Ans. If a candidate has been allotted a seat in Round II but not reported at the allotted Institute he/she
can exit with Forfeiture of Fees i.e. the Refundable security amount will be forfeited. However once
the candidate joins a seat allotted in IInd Round (of AIQ/ Deemed University) he/she will not be
eligible for exiting the seat and not eligible for any other round of Counseling including State
Counseling. The names of such candidates who have joined in Round II of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central
Universities may be circulated to all state counseling authorities for prohibiting them to participate in
any other counseling.

Q. No. 85: Who are eligible for “Exit with Forfeiture” option?
Ans. Candidate who has been allotted a seat in Round II but does not report at the college may Exit
with Forfeiture. (i.e. The refundable security amount will not be refunded in such a case).
a) Round I joined candidate who has not been Upgraded in Round II may resign his seat allotted in
Round I within two days of Round II Result announcement failing which he will be considered as
part of joined candidates for Round 2 and rules will apply accordingly and such candidate will be
not be allowed.

Q. No. 86: What will happen to the All India Quota (85%) seats of Central Universities
remained vacant after the second round of All India Quota Counseling?
Ans. They will be merged with the vacant seats of Institutional Quota and taken up in DGHS Mop
Up Round.

Q. No. 87: Who are eligible for NRI Category?
Ans. Candidates who fall under the category of NRI as per the directions/ orders of Hon’ble Supreme
Court of India in the case (W.P. (C) No. 689/2017- Consortium of Deemed Universities in Karnataka
(CODEUNIK) & Anr. Vs. Union of India & Ors.) dated 22-08- 2017 are eligible for NRI Category.

Q. No. 88: Whether OCI/PIO candidates will be considered as NRI
Ans. Yes.

Q. No. 89: Whether OCI/ PIO/ NRI are eligible for Management Seats of Deemed and 15%
AIQ seats?
Ans. Yes.

Q. No. 90: When will the Refundable security amount be refunded if I am eligible as per
Refund Policy?
Ans. Refund will be initiated only after completion of all rounds of Counseling.

Q. No. 91: What should I do if I want to retain my first round seat which I joined?
Ans. You need not fill any fresh choices for Round 2 and first Round seat will be retained.


FAQ’s regarding Refund Issues:

Q. No. 92: When and where this Security amount will be refunded?
1. Security amount will be refunded only after the completion of all rounds of Counseling i.e. after
31st May, 2019.
2. The security amount will be refunded to the same account from where the security amount was
initially deposited by the candidate. E.g. If the security amount was deposited through Card #
1234XXXXXXXX5678, then the refund will go to Card #1234XXXXXXXX5678 only. If the
security amount was deposited from account # 123456789012 of State Bank of India ISF Code
SBIN0003567 then the refund will go to then the refund will go to # 123456789012 of State Bank
of India ISF Code SBIN0003567 only.
Hence the candidate should keep their card/bank account active till refund process is completed.

Q. NO. 93: If the security deposit is remitted through unrelated card/bank account can the
candidate request for refund to different card/bank account?
Ans: NO. As per FAQ Q. No. 13, the security deposit will be refunded only to the account from where the
security deposit was initially deposited. The candidates are advised to not to use unrelated card/bank
accounts for remitting security deposit. MCC will not entertain such requests.

Q. NO. 94: What happens if the candidate, by mistake, make more than one payment for the same Roll #?
Ans: Candidate can approach the Financial Custodian after 10 days of closing of Registration Window.
The Financial custodian will refund the excess payment, if any, within 15days of receipt request from the

Q. NO. 95: Do I have to request the Financial Custodian to refund the security amount? What is
the schedule for refund of security amount?
Ans: NO. Candidate need not approach the Financial Custodian for refund of security amount. The
Medical Counselling Committee will publish the list of candidates who are eligible for the refund of
security amount in the website of MCC “” as and when the counselling is completed.
(Once all rounds of counselling are completed). The Financial Custodian will complete the refund of
security amount within 15 working days of publishing the eligible list in the MCC Website. Once the
Financial Custodian completes the refund, MCC will publish the refund details along with refund date &
transaction # in the website of MCC “”. The refund will be credited, depending upon the
level of digitalization of candidate’s bank, to the candidates account between 2 to 15 days from the date of
refund by Financial Custodian.

Q. NO. 96: Can candidate initiate refund proceedings through chargeback claim through the card
Issuing bank?
Ans: NO. Candidates who has been allotted Roll # should not initiate refund proceedings through
chargeback claim through the card issuing bank. If the chargeback claim is initiated, the Financial
Custodian will not be in a position to initiate direct refund.

Q. NO. 97: Who is the Financial Custodian?
Ans: HLL Lifecare Ltd, a Govt. of India Undertaking under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the
Financial Custodian. They will, on behalf of MCC, collect non-refundable Registration Fees and
refundable security deposit from the candidates and refund the security deposit to the candidates.

Q. No. 98: How to contact the Financial Custodian?
Ans: The Financial Custodian Can be contacted through mail “[email protected]”. The Financial
custodian will respond only to the mails through mail id registered in the application form.
 Direct queries to MCC will not be entertained.
 All refund related queries should be addressed to [email protected] only.

Q. No. 99: Will Medical Counseling Committee bear the bank charges incurred by the candidate
while registering for counseling?
Ans: NO, Bank Charges if any, incurred by the candidate should be borne by them only.
Q. No. 100: Can candidate remit the Registration Fee and Security Deposit from NRI Account.
Ans: NO, since MCC cannot, as per Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Rules, refund security deposit to NRI
Account. If the candidate wants to use the funds available in his/ her NRI Account for registering for
counseling, he/ she has to first transfer funds from NRI Account to NRO Account and from NRO Account
to MCC. The refund from MCC will be credited to NRO Account only.

Q. No. 101: Whether the counseling for MBBS seats of VMMC & Safdarjung hospital is being conducted
by DGHS ?
Ans: Yes, in compliance of MCI Gazette Notification No. MCI-18(1)/2017- Med./128371 VMMC & Safdarjung
Hospital being a Central Institute, the counseling for all seats of Safdarjung Hospital (15% All India Quota
seats + 85% Institutional Quota seats) will be conducted by MCC of DGHS. Candidates are requested to
register on MCC website ( for participating in counseling for 85% Institutional Quota seats of
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital.

Q.No. 102: How the Subsidized and Non Subsidized seats of VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital will be
distributed in the seat matrix of 85% Institutional quota?
Ans: MCC of DGHS will allot the 85% Institutional Quota seats as per merit. The College authorities will decide
which seats would be Subsidized and Non Subsidized as per merit.

Q.No. 103: Whether the Grade of Ward of Insured Persons of ESI will be applicable this time?
Ans: No, as per communication received from ESI authorities, there are no priorities for different groups/ grades
of Wards of Insured Persons of ESI and allotment will be as per merit.
Reservation of PWD seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota/Central Universities:
I. 5% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for differentially abled (PWD) as per “THE
RIGHTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITES ACT 2016”. Detailed information in this
regard is available on the website of the M CC Qualified candidates may
please note that they are required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the disability
assessment boards, constituted at the four metro cities, mentioned below, before scheduled
date of online counseling (Candidates are advised not to wait for last date, they must get
examination done immediately and get the prescribed certificate to know exact percentage of
disability before filling up information in online Registration form):
1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar,
(Ring Road), NewDelhi
2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation (for Locomotor
Disability only ) Mumbai.
3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata.
4. Madras Medical College, Chennai.
5. Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital Compound. Mumbai
6. Goa Medical College, Goa.
7. Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala .
8. SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan.
9. Govt . Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh.
10. Govt . Medical College, Agartala, State disability board, Agartala .
II. MoHFW/MCC/DGHS is in the process of identifying new centre’s as inclusion of 21
intellectual disabilities under “THE RIGHTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITES
ACT 2016”
DISCLAIMER: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are only for the guidance purpose. Frequently
Asked Questions (FAQ’s) are not valid for legal purpose. For any clarification in the FAQ’s,
candidates are advised to clarify it from MCC/DGH or through MCC/DGHS


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