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Important Instructions Regarding NEET UG 2022 Counselling

RupsaUpdated On: September 19, 2022 04:53 pm IST

NEET counselling 2022 will begin tentatively from September 25, 2022. Aspirants must be aware of all the important instructions regarding NEET UG 2022 counselling to apply correctly and secure a seat in their desired college without any hassles. Read this article for more details. 

Important Instructions Regarding NEET UG 2022 Counselling

The Medical Council Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET counselling process online from September 25, 2022 (Tentative). As per the revised changes, there will be four rounds of counselling in total – Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up, and a Stray Vacant Round. Through NTA NEET counselling 2022, students will be able to apply for admission to 91,415 MBBS, 26,949 BDS seats, 52,720 AYUSH, 603 BVSc, 1,205 AIIMS and 250 JIPMER seats across India. However, only those candidates who manage to secure the minimum cutoff marks and make it to the NEET merit list will be eligible to appear for counselling. 

NEET 2022 Counselling – Important Dates

Take a look at the important dates for NEET 2022 counselling here:



NEET 2022 Exam Date

July 17, 2022

Release of NEET 2022 Answer Key

Aug 30, 2022

Publication of NEET 2022 Result

September 7, 2022

NEET 2022 Counselling Process – Round 1

Registration to Start

September 25, 2022 (Tentative)

Last Date of Registration and Fee Payment

To be Announced

Choice Filling

To be Announced

Seat Allotment

To be Announced


To be Announced

Reporting to College

To be Announced

NEET 2022 Counselling Process – Round 2

Registration to Start

To be Announced

Last Date of Registration and Fee Payment

To be Announced

Choice Filling

To be Announced

Seat Allotment

To be Announced


To be Announced

Reporting to College

To be Announced

NEET 2022 Counselling Process – Mop-up Round

Seat Matrix to be Released

To be Announced

Registration to Start

To be Announced

Last Date of Registration and Fee Payment

To be Announced

Choice Filling

To be Announced

Seat Allotment

To be Announced


To be Announced

Reporting to College

To be Announced

NEET 2022 Counselling Process – Stray Vacant Round

Seat Allotment

To be Announced


To be Announced

Reporting to College

To be Announced

*Candidates must note that the above dates are tentative. MCC will release the official notification announcing the NEET 2022 counselling schedule on the website soon. 

Also Read: NEET 2022 Cutoff for Uttar Pradesh: AIQ and State Quota Seats

NEET 2022 Counselling Process 

Counselling for NEET 2022 exam will be held in two ways – one for the 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats and the other for the 85% State Quota seats. MCC will conduct the 15% AIQ counselling wherein 15% of the total seats in government colleges will be occupied by candidates applying from all across India. The remaining 85% of seats are offered to students in the respective state colleges. The State Quota counselling will be conducted by the respective State authorities. 

NEET Counselling 2022 – Important Instructions for 15% All India Quota Seats 

  • The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the MCC, is responsible for conducting the counselling for 15% of AIQ seats.

  • All state, central, and deemed universities will be participating in online counselling.

  • Through the NEET counselling 2022, seats for AFMC, ESIC, AMU and BHU will also be filled.

  • Candidates will be applying for the 15% AIQ seats as per the directions of DGHS and if seats are left vacant after 2 rounds of counselling, they will be filled in the mop-up round.

  • Candidates participating in the AIQ counselling are also eligible to apply for the State Quota seats in the respective states.

NEET Counselling 2022 – Important Instructions for 85% State Quota Seats

  • For admission under the State Quota, students will need to apply to their domicile states. The concerned State Counselling Authorities will publish a merit list based on the rules of the state.  

  • Apart from the government colleges, counselling for private colleges will also be held by the state authorities.

  • Candidates will have to register on the official website of the respective state to register.

  • NEET 2022 counselling for state quota seats will be conducted based on the rank of the candidate as per the state merit list.

  • Admission to colleges in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir will be done strictly on the basis of state counselling.

NEET 2022 Counselling – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates qualifying the NEET 2022 exam are eligible to apply for counselling. However, the following criteria also need to be met:

  • Candidates must score a minimum of 50th percentile (45th percentile for General – PwD candidates and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates) in the entrance exam.

  • Candidates (excluding those belonging to Jammu & Kashmir) must have qualified for the All India Quota merit list released by the Ministry to participate in the 15% AIQ counselling.

  • Candidates must register themselves on the MCC official website to take part in counselling. 

Important Instructions for NRI Candidates 

Candidates who wish to apply for NEET 2022 counselling under the NRI status must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • As per the orders of the Supreme Court of India, NRI candidates must submit all relevant documents to support their claim to change their nationality from Indian to Non-Residential Indian.

  • Candidates must share all the documents in a single email to as per the schedule. They are also advised to keep track on the MCC website to stay updated on any recent developments.

  • Candidates who fail to share their details as per the schedule will not be considered for the counselling process.

  • Candidates will need to share the following documents to change their nationality:

  • Documents claiming that the NRI status of the sponsorer i.e. Visa, Passport etc.

  • Certificate/documents showing the relationship of the candidate with the sponsorer (NRI).

  • Affidavit from the sponsorer claiming he/she will sponsor the complete course fee of the candidate.

  • Certificate from the Consulate or Embassy

  • NEET 2022 Scorecard of the candidate.

Important Instructions for OCI Candidates 

OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates can also participate in the NEET 2022 counselling as per the orders of the Supreme Court of India. However, they will be eligible to apply only under the Open Category seats at par with Indian citizens. 

NEET 2022 Counselling – Registration Process

Candidates looking to appear for the counselling of the NEET 2022 exam can check the steps of the detailed procedure here.

Step 1: Online Registration 

  • Visit the official website of MCC and click on ‘New Registration’.

  • Enter your personal details, like Name, Registration No., Roll No., Contact No., etc. and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  • Next, all your details available in the NTA database will be displayed onscreen. Verify all the information and click on ‘Confirm Registration’. 

  • Once registered successfully, a Registration Slip will be generated. Candidates are advised to save and download the slip, and get a printout of the same.

Step 2: Payment of NEET Counselling Fee

Registered candidates will have to pay the NEET 2022 counselling fee through online mediums, like Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card. Details of the category-wise counselling fees for different institutions are displayed below:

Type of Seats/Institution


Counselling Fees


Security Fees


15% AIQ seats/Central Universities


INR 1000/-

INR 10,000/-


INR 500/-

INR 5000/-

Deemed Universities

All Categories

INR 5000/-

INR 2,00,000/-

Step 3: Choice Filling & Locking

  • Next, candidates will have to submit their college and course preferences while keeping the NEET 2022 scores in mind since admission will be based on merit.  

  • From the list of colleges displayed onscreen, one can fill in as many choices as they want in order of preference.

  • Once done, enter your Password and click on the option saying ‘Lock Choices’.

  • After Choice Locking, candidates will not be allowed to make any changes. 

  • Take a printout of the locked choices, date and time of locking, IP Address and a System-generated Unique no.

Step 4: Seat Allotment Result

MCC will release the seat allotment after each round of counselling. The seats are allotted based on the candidate’s preference, NEET scores, AIR, and the availability of seats in institutes.

Step 5: Reporting to College

Candidates will have to report to the allotted colleges with certain documents to finish the admission process. 

NEET 2022 Counselling – List of Documents Required

Students will have to carry the following documents, copy and original, to the reporting colleges at the time of final admission:

  • NEET Admit Card

  • NEET 2022 Result/Rank Letter

  • NEET Seat Allotment Letter

  • Class X & XII Certificate and Marksheet 

  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

  • Identity Proof (PAN card/Aadhar card/Driving License/Passport

  • 8 passport-sized photographs (same as the one affixed on the application form)

Also Read: NEET 2022 Cutoff for Ayurveda - General, OBC, SC and ST Category

NEET 2022 Counselling - Reservation Criteria

As per the NEET reservation criteria, seats will be reserved for candidates on the basis of their categories viz. General-EWS, SC/ST/PwD, OBC-NCL etc. Check out the percentage of seats reserved for various categories here:


Seat Reservation (%)

Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)


Scheduled Caste (SC)


General - Economically Weaker Section (General – EWS)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)


Important Instructions to Keep in Mind for NEET 2022 Counselling

  • Online registration will be accessible through the Medical Counselling Committee's official website (MCC).

  • After considering the seat matrix that has been published on the website, fill out the choice option form. The seat matrix shows the number of seats available for the All India Quota, MBBS/BDS programs, deemed universities, AIIMS, and JIPMER counselling.

  • Before you lock in, double-check your choices as there will not be another chance to modify the preferences.

  • NEET counselling also categorizes the seats reserved for various kinds of candidates in each college, such as General, Scheduled Castes/Tribes, and OBCs.

  • If you are satisfied with your seat allocation in the 1st Round of counselling and are willing to take admission, report to the allotted college within the specified time.

  • If you are unhappy with your seat allotment and want to change it, you can request a seat upgrade in the next round.

  • You must register for each new round of counselling up to the mop-up round.

  • One major thing to remember after the 1st round of counselling is that you will have to complete the choice filling process again, regardless of whether you completed it in the previous round.

  • Candidates who did not receive seats in both rounds do not need to register for the mop-up round. They must, however, re-enter their choices.

  • The fee of the counselling registration varies by category and is non-refundable.

  • If the candidate does not join the college in the second or following rounds, the security deposit will be lost. In a deemed university, it would cost around INR 2 lakh. If the candidate chooses to 'free exit' by relinquishing the security deposit, they will be eligible to participate in the mop-up round or in-state counselling.

  • Those who accepted the seats in the 2nd round of counselling on the other hand are not eligible for the mop round or any state-level counselling.

We hope this article has been helpful in providing you with all the important instructions and details regarding the NEET 2022 counselling process.

To know more about the counselling dates, stay tuned to CollegeDekho! For admission-related queries, feel free to call us at 1800-572-9877 or fill out the Common Admission Form (CAF) on our website. 


Can NRI apply for the NEET State Quota in MBBS?

Yes, apart from the 15% AIQ and 85% State Quota seats, there are several deemed universities offering seats to NRI candidates under the 15% NRI Quota, reserved by MCI (Medical Council of India).

What happens in NEET Counselling?

Through NEET counselling, candidates are admitted to various MBBS/BDS colleges based on merit. Seats are allocated based on the candidates’ All India Rank (AIR).

What if I cannot produce my caste certificate during NEET 2022 Counselling?

If a candidate is unable to produce his/her caste certificate at the time of NEET 2022 counselling, their application will not be rejected. However, if they fail to furnish a proper OBC/EWS certificate at the allotted college on the day of final admission, they will not be allowed to join and their category will be changed to ‘Open category’ in the following round.

Who are eligible for the Stray Vacancy round?

As per the rules of MCC, only those candidates who have not been allotted any seat in a college in the previous rounds of NEET UG counselling are eligible for the Stray Vacancy round. However, in such cases, the candidate is required to pay a security deposit of INR 50,000.

Which rank is considered in NEET UG Counselling?

In NEET UG counselling, for Unreserved/General category candidates, the overall NEET AIR is considered. However, for reserved category candidates, category rank is considered for admission.

What is Open Seat Quota?

Open seats refer to the seats available to all candidates irrespective of category i.e. UR/SC/ST/OBC under the 85% State Quota.

How many counselling rounds are there in NEET?

NEET counselling will be conducted in four rounds - Round 1, Round 2 for All India Quota seats followed by the Mop-up Round & Stray Vacancy Round. Of these four rounds, MCC will conduct the first three rounds online.

What are the documents required during NEET Counselling 2022?


The documents required for NEET counselling 2022 are listed as follows:

  • Marksheets of Classes X &XII

  • School leaving certificates

  • NEET admit card

  • NEE scorecard

  • NEET rank card

  • Provisional seat allotment letter

  • Identity proof (PAN card/Aadhar card/Driving License/Passport)

  • Category certificate

  • Caste certificate

  • DOB certificate

  • Passport-sized photographs

Is it necessary to lock choices in NEET 2022 Counselling?

Yes, locking of choices is mandatory to process the candidates’ preferences. They can lock their choices after submitting the names of colleges to their satisfaction.

How many choices can be filled in NEET UG Counselling?

There are no restrictions on choice filling during NEET UG counselling registration. Students can fill as many colleges as they want.

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