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NEET UG Counselling 2021: FAQs

NEET 2021 1st Round Counselling is scheduled from Jan 18th and 28th for All India Quota Seats and state level counselling is scheduled from Jan 27th to 31st.
NEET UG Counselling 2021: FAQs

NEET UG Counselling 2021: FAQs

Q. No. 1: 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. 2: 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 the information same  as  that  you  have  furnished  on  the  NTA application form confidential, and  do  not  share  the password  and  OTP  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. 3: 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 NEET UG Counselling, therefore, keep copy of your application form of NEET UG 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.

Also Read: NEET 2021 All Phases Counselling Schedule!

Q. No. 4: 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. 5: 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. 6: Is there any restriction for filling up number of choices of Institution (College) (and courses i.e. MBBS, BDS and B.Sc. Nursing) 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//B.Sc. Nursing/AIIMS/JIPMER/AMU/BHU for filling up choices.

Q. No. 7: 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.8: 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 as per schedule.

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. There will be no fresh registration before Stray Vacancy 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 MCC)

Q. No. 9: 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 have to  physically  join  the college of Round 1 and give up-gradation willingness for Round 2 at the time of admission.

Also Read: NEET 2021 Counselling schedule: Check Important Dates!   

Q. No. 10: If a candidate does not report at the allotted college during Round 2 whether he has to register again for Mop Up round?
Ans:- Yes, Candidate security amount will be forfeited and he has to register fresh in Mop Up round with Fresh Payment.

Q. No. 11: 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. 12: 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. 13: 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 14: 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 NMC/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 Mop Up Round 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:

1.    ST (PwD)/(CW)    ST
2.    SC (PwD)/ (CW)    SC
3.    UR (PwD)/(CW)    UR
4.    OBC (PwD)/(CW)    OBC
5.    ST    SC
6.    SC    UR
7.    NRI/Jain /Minority/Muslim Minority    UR

During participation in round 2 and mop-up 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 or subsequent rounds 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 and subsequent rounds of counseling, would not be considered.

Also Read: Supreme Court Allows NEET UG and PG Counselling Based on Existing Reservations!!

Q. No. 15: 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 Round- 2 and will retain the already allotted (joined) seat, if any.

Q. No. 16: 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. 17: After I join Second Round of Counseling of AIQ/Deemed/Central/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing can I leave/ Resign to join State Quota/ Private College seat?
Ans: Once you join second round seat, 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 and have    not    joined    the    college/institute    in    AIQ/ Deemed/Central/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing you can Exit with Forfeiture of security amount.

Q. No. 18: 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?
Ans: In  case candidate is upgraded  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, he will forfeit  his  Fee  and  will  have to register again to participate in Mop - up Round.

Seat can also be up-graded in the same college (same course) by change of category  (i.e. ST/SC/OBC/EWS/PwD to UR) in such a  case also  the candidate has  to  take  fresh admission on the up- graded seat, as per procedure.

Q. No. 19: 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.

Q. No. 20: 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, .

Q No. 21: 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.

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Q. No. 22: 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 answer.

Q.  No. 23: 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. 24: 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 and subsequent rounds”.
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. 25: How can I get print out of my choices which system has locked?
Ans: as per schedule on the 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.26: 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 in Round 1. However on up-gradation of a seat in second  round,  the earlier allotted seat in Round 1 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. 27: 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  Ist  round  and submit willingness for up gradation.

Q. No. 28: If I lock my choices and later I want to modify/ edit my choices, is it 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. 29: 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 again?
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.

Q. No. 30:- What is the procedure for Mop Up Round Counseling which will be conducted    by    DGHS    for    AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing?
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. 31:- 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 correct it?
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. However, candidate has to make new registration with full payment of fees after using RESET option.

Also Read: Number of EWS Quota Seats for NEET Counselling 2021! 

Q. No. 32:- Whether Up-gradation is allowed from 2nd round counseling of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing to Mop-up Round counseling    of    DGHS    for    AIQ/Central    /    Deemed Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing?
Ans. No, Up-gradation is not allowed once  a candidate joins a seat allotted in  Round  II of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing and the  candidate will not be allowed to vacate the seat of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing. The candidate will not be allowed in  any  further counseling including Stray Vacancy Round of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing.

Q. No. 33: Who are Eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/ AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing?
Ans. All Registered Candidates except the following three categories are eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of AIQ/Deemed/Central Universities/ AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing:-
a)    Candidates who joined the allotted seat in Round II of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing.
b)    Candidates allotted a seat in Mop Up Round of MCC and NOT REPORTED.
c)    Candidates joined a seat in Mop Up Round of MCC.

Q.    No. 34: Who are not eligible for Stray Vacancy Round of AIQ/Deemed/ Central Universities/ AIIMS/JIPMER/ Nursing?
Ans. Following Candidates are not eligible:-
a)    Candidates who joined the allotted seat in Round II of AIQ/ Deemed/ Central Universities/ AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing.
b)    Candidates allotted a seat in Mop Up Round of MCC and NOT REPORTED.
c)    Candidates joined the allotted seat in Mop Up Round of MCC.
d)    Candidates who have not registered in any of Previous 3 Rounds.

Q. No. 35: Will there be any Fresh Registration for Stray Vacancy Round?
Ans. No, there will be no Fresh Registration for Stray vacancy Round. The 10 times vacant seats list of registered candidates will be provided by DGHS to Deemed Universities for Stray Vacancy Round as per the direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court directions and as per regulations of MCI. Stray Vacancy Round for AIQ/Central University AIIMS/JIPMER/Nursing seats will be conducted by MCC of DGHS in online mode.

Also Read: NEET Counselling 2021: MBBS Course Last Ranks For 2020-21 In AP

Q. No. 36: Whether I am eligible for State Quota 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/Central University/Nursing) 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/Nursing may be circulated to all state counseling authorities for prohibiting them to participate in any other counseling.

Q. No. 37: 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. 38: What documents are required at the time of Joining/ Reporting in allotted Medical/ Dental/Nursing College?
Ans: Original documents (along with attested photocopies of documents) for admission to under- graduate medical/dental/nursing courses for admission to allotted college are required at the time of joining in allotted Medical / Dental College are as mentioned below.

I.    Allotment Letter issued by MCC
II.    Admit Cards of Exam issued by NTA.
III.    Result/ Rank letter issued by NTA.
IV.    Date   of   Birth   Certificate (if   Metric   Certificate does not  bear    the same)
V.    Class 10th Certificate
VI.    Class 10+2 Certificate
VII.    Class 10+2 Marks Sheet    
VIII.    Eight (8) Passport size photograph same as affixed on the application form.
IX.    Proof of identity (Aadhar/ PAN/ Driving Licence/ Passport)
X.    For NRI/ OCI/PIO/Foreign Nationals candidates following documents are mandatory:
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)

XI.    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-NCL as per Central List 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). No other PWD certificate, issued by any other Authority/Hospital will be entertained.

(d)    EWS Certificate as per the prescribed format.

(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.

Q. No. 39: 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 certificate.

Also Read: NEET Counselling 2021: BDS Course Last Ranks For 2020-21 In AP

Q. No. 40: 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. 41: What if I do not have my Original Documents with me at the time  of joining the allotted college?
Ans: The Candidates who have been allotted a seat  through  NEET  UG Counselling by MCC are informed that their admission is provisional subject to physical verification of documents by the allotted college authorities.  The  MCC has no role to play in physical verification of documents.
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/Dental College.

Q. No. 42: Will NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign national Candidate be shown seats reserved for Jain Minority/Muslim Minority?
Ans: No. As per the policy of MoHFW any Candidate who is  NRI/OCI/PIO/Foreign National will not be shown seats reserved for Jain Minority/Muslim Minority. One Candidate can only opt for one  type  of reservation.

Q. No. 43: What are the changes/modifications in the counselling scheme  which will be implemented from the academic year 2021-22?

The following changes/modifications in the counselling scheme will  be  implemented from the academic year 2021-22:

1. Seats reverted back to the  respective States after completion  of round 2 of AIQ. No seat will be reverted back to the respective States after completion of round 2 of AIQ.
2.    Unfilled NRI/Muslim Minority/Jain Minority seats are reverted to the Deemed Universities after completion of Mop-Up Round for conduction of Stray  Vacancy Round by Deemed Universities.    Unfilled NRI/Muslim Minority/Jain Minority seats to be converted to Indian National seats after exhaustion of all the eligible NRI/Muslim Minority/Jain Minority Candidates during the Mop-Up Round before reverting it back to the respective
Deemed University.
4.    Counselling for B.Sc. (Nursing) seats was not conducted by MCC of DGHS, MoHFW.  Counselling for B.Sc.  (Nursing) seats to be conducted by MCC of DGHS, MoHFW for 08 Central Nursing Institutes.
5.    Offline Stray vacancy round conducted by the respective Central University/Institutes Online Stray vacancy Round to be conducted by MCC of DGHS, MoHFW for    Central University/Institutes/All India Quota/ B.Sc. (Nursing) seats.

Q. No. 44: What is the criteria for OBC reservation in Central Institutes of IP University?

Ans: The rules of Central Institutes/University and the OBC list as per Central Rules will apply.

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Published date : 20 Jan 2022 06:09PM

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