National Eligibility Entrance Test


The NEET 2020 Counselling will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The NEET Counselling will be commencing from the month of June 2020. The counseling will be conducted through online mode and the qualified candidates of NEET 2020 will be called for NEET Counselling 2020 Process. NEET is the National Eligibility Entrance Test is organized by the CBSE in order to offer the admissions to UG Medical and Dental Courses (MBBS/BDS).

The Counselling of NEET 2020 will be conducted to fill the 15% All India Quota Seats only, rest 85% seats will be filled through state counseling. It will be conducted in 2 rounds and if the candidates do not get the allotment of seat in the 1st round or if they got the allotment and still they want to participate in the 2nd round, they can change their choice preferences and lock them again for round 2 NEET 2020 counseling. The MCC will release 2nd round seat allotment list.

Schedule for NEET 2020 Counselling:

S.No. Event Duration
1 Counselling registration, choice filling (from 5th) and indicative seat allotment by MCC for NEET UG 2020 counselling First week of July 2020 – Second week of July 2020
2 Date of declaration of result of Indicative Seat Allotment Second week of July 2020
3 Choice locking by candidates who have registered and submitted options Second week of July 2020
4 Process of round 1 seat allotment Second week of July 2020
5 NEET 2020 seat allotment result round 1 Third week of July 2020
6 Candidates will report at allotted medical / dental colleges after round 1 allotment Third week of July 2020 – Fourth week of Jul 2020
7 Preferences entry and choice locking and new registration for candidates who wish to take part in round 2 First week of August 2020
8 Process of round 2 seat allotment First week of August 2020
9 NEET 2020 seat allotment result round 2 Second week of August 2020
10 Candidates will report at allotted medical / dental colleges after round 2 allotment Second week of August 2020 – Third week of August 2020
11 MCC to transfer vacant seats to state quota Third week of August 2020


NEET Counselling 2020 Schedule

The tentative schedule for NEET 2020 Counselling is tabulated below:

First Round of Counselling
Registration and Payment June 19 – 26, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility June 26, 2020 (7:00 PM)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking June 26 (4:00 PM) – June 27 (11:00 AM)
Processing of Seat Allotment June 27 – 30, 2020
First Counselling Result July 1, 2020
Reporting to colleges July 1 – 6, 2020
Second Round of Counselling
Registration and Payment July 11 – 13, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility July 13, 2020 (12 Noon)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking July 12, 2020 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment July 13 – 15, 2020
Second Counselling Result July 18, 2020
Reporting to colleges July 18 – 25, 2020
MOP-UP Round for Central/Deemed Universiry/ ESIC only
Registration and Payment August 13 – 15, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility August 16, 2020 (2:00 PM)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking August 16, 2020 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment August 17, 2020
Third Counselling Result August 18, 2020
Reporting to colleges August 20 – 26, 2020

Who is Eligible for NEET Counselling?

Candidates who will qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be eligible to apply for counselling. Candidates who will obtain a minimum of 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC/ ST/ OBC and 45th percentile for general-physically handicapped) in NEET 2020 will be considered qualified in the exam. Further, the ministry releases a list of qualified candidates under All India Quota excluding candidates from Jammu and Kashmir to take part in 15% AIQ Counselling.


NEET Counselling Procedure 2020

NEET Counselling 2020 is expected to be commenced with the registration process on June 19, 2020. Candidates can check the procedure of NEET 2020 counselling –

Step 1: Registration for Counselling

MCI conducts the counselling to fill 15% All India Quota Seats in two rounds followed by a mop-up round. The steps involved in NEET Counselling Registration are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website of MCC and click on ‘New Registration’.

Enter Roll Number, Application Number, Candidate name, Mother name, Date of Birth, Mobile number, Email ID and Security Pin as per your admit card. After entering all the required information, a new Roll No. and Password will be generated. Use these credentials to register for NEET Counselling.

 Step 2: Log on to the MCC website and click on ‘Candidate login’.

Step 3: Enter your Roll Number and Password.

Step 4: You will be redirected to a new page where you will have to enter details like Name, Roll No., Registration No., Mother’s Name, Contact No., etc. When you’re done, click on ‘Submit’.

Step 5: 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. Candidates are advised to save this page.

Step 2: NEET Counselling Fee Payment

After successful registration, candidates are asked to submit refundable and non-refundable NEET 2020 counselling fee. The fee can be paid through an online medium like Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. Candidates can check the NEET counselling fee 2020 in the table given below-

NEET 2020 Counselling Fees

Category Non-Refundable Registration Fee Refundable Tuition Fee
- 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

Step 3: Exercising Option Entry and Locking

Choice Locking facility is available for a specific time period on a given day.

  • In this step, candidates are required to submit preferences. you should fill the choices keeping in mind your scores as admission is granted on the basis of merit i.e. NEET score and preferences submitted during the counselling process.
  • You can view the list of colleges on the screen and fill as many choices as you want.
  • Post filling the choices in the list, candidates can arrange them in order of their preference by moving them up or down, interchange choices and delete choices.
  • Once you’re done, enter your password and click on ‘Lock Choices’.
  • Candidates are not allowed to make any changes after locking their choices so be very careful in your selection.
  • After locking, they can take a printout of the locked choices which will include locking date and time, IP Address of computer and system generated Unique no.

Step 4: Release of Seat Allotment Result

MCC releases seat allotment result after each round of counselling. It is released in the form of a list followed by issue of seat allotment letter to the selected candidates. Candidates must report to the allloted colleges with the allotment letter and other documents to finish admission process. Candidates can check  NEET 2020 Seat Intake to know the number of seats offered by different colleges.

Paperwork: Documents Required for Counselling

The following documents will be required during the NEET Counselling. Candidates must carry original documents along with attested photocopies to the counselling process:

  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET 2020 Result/Rank Letter
  • Class X Certificate and Marksheet
  • Class XII Certificate and Marksheet
  • 8 passport sized photographs (Same as the one affixed on the application form)
  • NEET Seat Allotment letter
  • Proof of Identity (Aadhar card/PAN card/Passport/ Driving License)
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

Counselling for 15% All India Quota

  • The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Government of India holds the Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats.
  • All deemed, central, state universities will participate in online counselling.
  • Seats of ESIC and AFMC, BHU & AMU will also be filled in this counselling.
  • Candidates will apply for 15% All India Quota seats as per the directions of DGHS and seats left vacant after 2 rounds of Counselling will be adjusted in mop-up round.
  • Those candidates who take part in All India Counselling can also participate in State Counselling of their respective states.
Note: Counselling will be done on the basis of candidate’s All India Quota Rank. States like J&K, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana will not participate in All India Quota counselling. If seats remain vacant in All India Quota, they will be converted into State Quota seats.

Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats

  • For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and a merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities.
  • The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority.
  • Candidates need to register on their concerned state’s counselling websites.
  • Counselling will be conducted on the basis of the candidate’s rank in the state merit list.
  • Admission to colleges in J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be done solely on the basis of state counselling.

MCC conducts NEET Counselling only for 15% All India Quota seats while for the rest of 85% medical and dental seats, counselling is conducted by respective state boards. Read about state boards counselling schedule, procedure, seat allotment and fees from below links:

NEET 2020 Cutoff

Details of the candidates qualified the test on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET UG 2020 are as follows:-

Category Qualifying Criteria Cutoff Range No. of Candidates
CRL 50th Percentile 701-134 704335
OBC 40th Percentile 133-107 63789
SC 40th Percentile 133-107 20009
ST 40th Percentile 133-107 8455
UR & PH 45th Percentile 133-120 266
OBC & PH 40th Percentile


SC & PH 40th Percentile 119-107 32
ST & PH 40th Percentile 119-107 14


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Admit Card

Candidates are required to download the admit cards from the website – “Admit cards will not be sent by the post.”


Candidates placed in Merit/ Wait List are advised to read the counselling related information carefully – NEET Counselling Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alto-Porvorim, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Dehradun, Faridkot, Gangtok , Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Karkardooma, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Naharlagun, Nani Daman, Panchkula, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Chandigarh, Shillong, Shimla, Silvassa, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram

Exam Centres

Allotment of centre is made by Computer – Under no circumstances the choice of centre cities filled in the application form by the candidates and the allotted centre shall be changed by the Board.

Exam Date

Qualifying examination codes & eligibility conditions neet conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Medical/Dental Colleges

Exam Pattern

180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) – exam pattern candidates can opt for question paper in hindi english gujarati marathi oriya bengali assamese telugu tamil kannada

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)? 2. What is NEET ? 3. Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made? etc…

NEET UG Application Form

Preparation Tips

NEET exam is the single most important pre-medical exam in India. All the states participating in NEET 2018 will fill 15% of their MBBS and BDS seats through the centralized all-India counselling and 85% of seats through state counselling.


Merit List and Qualifying Criteria – evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website

Seat Quota

In Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota
In State Medical Colleges/universities/institutions/afmc/private Medical Colleges For Seats Other Than 15% All India Quota.