The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level entrance examination conducted in India for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical and dental courses. After the NEET exam results are declared, qualified candidates must participate in the counseling process to secure a seat in a medical or dental college. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to appear in the counseling session after the NEET exam:
1. Check your NEET result: Visit the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) to check your NEET result and ensure that you meet the qualifying criteria.
2. Determine the counseling process: In India, there are two main types of counseling processes for NEET-qualified candidates:
a. All India Quota (AIQ) Counseling: The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) conducts the centralized counseling process for 15% of seats in government medical and dental colleges across India, as well as for seats in deemed and central universities, and AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College).
b. State Quota Counseling: Each state conducts its counseling process for the remaining 85% of seats in government medical and dental colleges and 100% seats in private colleges within the state.
3. Registration for counseling:
a. AIQ Counseling: Visit the official website of the MCC and register for the counseling process. Fill in the required details, such as your NEET roll number, application number, and other personal information. Pay the registration fee and complete the registration process.
b. State Quota Counseling: Visit the official website of the state’s medical counseling authority and follow the registration process similar to the AIQ counseling. The registration fee and procedure may vary depending on the state.
4. Choice filling and locking: During the counseling process, you will need to fill in your preferences for colleges and courses. It’s essential to carefully research and prioritize your options before submitting your choices. Once you have filled in your preferences, make sure to lock your choices before the deadline.
5. Seat allotment: After the choice filling and locking process, the counseling authorities will allocate seats based on candidates’ NEET ranks, preferences, and seat availability. You will be informed about the seat allotment results through the respective counseling websites.
6. Reporting to the allotted college: If you are satisfied with the allocated seat, you must report to the allotted college within the stipulated time frame, along with the necessary documents for verification and admission formalities. Failing to do so may result in the cancellation of your seat.
7. Participation in subsequent rounds: If you are not satisfied with your allotted seat or have not been allotted any seat, you can participate in the subsequent rounds of counseling. You will need to follow the same choice filling and locking process as before.
Note: The counseling process and guidelines may change or be updated periodically. It is essential to stay informed and follow the instructions provided by the respective counseling authorities.