Today, the Supreme Court of India handed down its judgement in the OBC and EWS reservation case, allowing the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) to begin the NEET UG and NEET PG 2021 counselling process. The NEET PG and UG counselling has been placed on hold as a result of this case. Following the judgement, the MCC is anticipated to issue a counselling announcement on mcc.nic.in as soon as possible.
Before enrolling for the all-India quota NEET counselling, here are five things UG and PG medical students should be aware of:
1. Prepare the following papers before enrolling for NEET counselling in 2021:
- Aadhar Card,
- NEET 2021 admission card,
- copy of online application form,
- NEET marks sheet,
- nationality certificate,
- Class 12 marks sheet,
- Class 10 certificate for age proof.
2. According to the Supreme Court’s judgement on NEET counselling, 27% of all India quota seats shall be allocated for candidates from the OBC group. The EWS group will be allocated 10% of the seats.
3. The MCC has altered its counselling policy in a number of ways. NEET counselling for UG and PG students will be held in four phases starting this year:
- AIQ round 1,
- AIQ round 2,
- AIQ mop-up round, and
- AIQ stray vacancy round.
Previously, mop-up and further rounds were only available to central and designated institutions.
4. Seats that are left over after round 2 will not be reverted to states. Instead, mop-up and stray vacancy rounds will be used to fill those remaining seats. This is due to the fact that, unlike past years, MCC will conduct NEET mop-up and stray vacancy rounds for both central and deemed university seats, as well as state seats under the all-India quota.
5. For central institutions, the counselling arrangement will be the same as in past years. “The modified system of online 4 rounds of counselling would be in accordance with the current counselling regulations (including fees and security deposit) for Central Institutes/Universities,” the MCC stated.
Everything you Need To Know About The New NEET Counselling Process
A. NEET Counseling in Four Rounds in 2021:
MCC counselling will be place in four rounds for both UG and PG medical and dental seats. AIQ round 1, AIQ round 2, AIQ mop-up round, and AIQ stray vacancy round are the four rounds. The MCC performed NEET counselling in two cycles till 2020. Only central and deemed institutions were eligible for mop-up and additional rounds.
B. States Will Not Regain Seats
Because the four rounds of counselling will also be held for seats provided to the central pool by state-run colleges and seats at centrally-funded institutions, any seats left over after round 2 will not be returned to the states. Instead, mop-up and stray vacancy rounds will be used to fill those remaining seats.
C. There will be no new registrations in the stray vacancy round
Candidates can re-register for rounds 1, 2, and the mop-up round if they meet the qualifying requirements. In the stray vacancy round, however, no new registrations will be permitted.
D. The Counselling Scheme at Central Institutes Has Not Changed
“The modified system of online 4 rounds of counselling would be in accordance with the current counselling regulations (including fees and security deposit) for Central Institutes/Universities,” the MCC stated.
E. Modifications to the Seat Upgrade Process
Another significant change made by the MCC in the counselling process is that applicants will no longer be able to ask for seat upgrades or free departure after round 1. This implies that following the results of round 1 seat allocation, applicants can ask for seat upgrades in round 2. However, following the outcomes of round 2 allotment, they would be unable to apply for upgradation in the subsequent rounds, such as the mop-up round and so on.
After joining the assigned seat in round 2, a candidate cannot quit the seat and participate in subsequent rounds.
If they do not take their assigned seat in round 2, they will be eligible for the mop-up round if they lose their security deposit and register again.
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