CBSE fast tracks NEET 2016 admission process: counselling from August 22

CBSE had conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016 in two phases; first phase test (AIPMT) on May 1 & second test (NEET 2) on July 24. As much as 7,31,223 students had appeared in the test and around 56 percent (4,09,477 students) have been declared qualified in the test as the results were announced on August 16. Out of them, 19,325 students have secured a rank under top 15 percent. These students are now eligible to participate in NEET UG counselling for 15 percent all India quota seats.

The medical admissions have been under controversy this year and putting an end of this, the Medical Counselling Committee has released the NEET 2016 counselling schedule for filling medical/dental seats under 15 percent All India quota. As per the Supreme Court’s order dated June 7, 2012, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has constituted a Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for allotment of 15 percent All India quota MBBS and BDS seats through centralised counselling.

The counselling for filling 15 percent All India quota seats would be done in two rounds and it would be completely online. The registrations and choice filling for NEET counselling 2016 would commence from August 22 and the eligible students would be able to exercise the choice filling up to 5 pm of August 25, 2016. The students are also required to lock their filled choices by 5 pm of August 26 and if any student fails to do so, the last choices filled by him/her would be automatically locked. The seat allotment result for the first round NEET counselling would be announced on August 28. The students allotted a seat in the first round would be required to report to the allotted medical/dental college between August 29 to September 3 along with the requisite documents to furnish the admission formalities.

As the admissions under first round of NEET counselling 2016 would finish, the choice filling and locking option would be opened for two days again, between September 9 & 10. The students would have to submit fresh choices as the earlier filled choices would stand null and void. The second round allotment results would be published on September 12 and the students would be given 8 days to secure the admission in the allotted seat. As the reporting under the second round would end on September 20, the vacant seats would be transferred to State quota.

MCC would conduct online counselling only for 15 percent all India quota seats and hence the seats remaining vacant after two rounds of centralised counselling would be transferred to the State quota. For admission to State quota/AFMC seats, private medical and dental college seats, the students are required to contact the respective state government/admission authority & Directorate of Medical Education. CBSE has also released a list of these authorities, which can be checked here.

The academic session would commence from September 13, 2016.

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