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NEET 2022 Counselling FAQs - Get Answers to All NEET Queries

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalUpdated On: September 13, 2022 05:25 pm IST | NEET

With NEET 2022 counselling approaching, you must be filled with a lot of questions and doubts. If that is the case, this article is for you. Read the full piece below and get all of your NEET counselling-related questions answered.         

NEET 2022 Counselling FAQs

MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) is the official authority responsible for conducting the NEET AIQ (All India Quota) counselling process. The NEET 2022 counselling notification will be posted on the website soon along with all the pertinent dates. As the counselling dates will start coming near, aspirants will need solutions to all their counselling-related Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Scan through this article to clear all of your doubts related to NEET 2022 Counselling FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on NEET-UG Counselling 2022

The following FAQs pertaining to NEET-UG counselling will help you get a better understanding of the entire procedure. 

FAQ 1: What are the eligibility requirements to participate in NEET All India Quota counselling 2022?

Students who have scored equal to or over the minimum cutoff marks (as specified by the conducting authority) in NEET-UG 2022 exam are considered eligible to take part in the NEET 2022 AIQ Counselling. These very students are also eligible for the State-level NEET 2022 Counselling, provided that they meet the state-specific domicile requirements. Under the AIQ, 15 percent of the total seats in the MBBS courses are reserved for central/ AIQ counselling at various colleges across India. The rest of the seats, which is 85%, are filled under the state quota.

Also Read: NEET AIQ Vs State Quota - Know the Difference

FAQ 2: Are there higher chances of getting admission through NEET AIQ Counselling?

Usually, the demand for MBBS seats under the AIQ (All India Quota) is comparatively higher than that of the state-level quota seats. NEET participants with top ranks in the examination compete for MBBS admission under the AIQ counselling. The chances of securing admission purely depend on the candidate's rank in the exam. 

FAQ 3: How many MBBS seats are available across the country? What is the student-to-seats ratio for admissions every year?

At present, there are 83,075 MBBS seats available in India. This year, over 16 lakh students competed for admission in different courses offered through NEET. Judging by the participants-to-seats ratio, it would be fair to say that the competition is pretty high.

FAQ 4: How many colleges can one choose during the option entry/ choice filling process for the NEET counselling process?

While exercising the options during the counselling process, candidates will have the access to a number of options that they are eligible for. They can choose as many options as they want from the list available. 

FAQ 5: Are NEET-UG scores required for only MBBS admissions in India?

Candidates with a valid NEET 2021 score are not only eligible for MBBS admissions in India but also for admission to the BDS, AYUSH (UG) and Veterinary Sciences (UG) courses. In some states or universities, NEET scores are considered for Paramedical (UG) admissions as well.

Full List of Courses Under NEET-UG

FAQ 6: What is the reservation policy at AMU (Aligarh Muslim University) for admission to the MBBS course?

AMU reserves 50 per cent of the total MBBS seats to the candidates who completed their studies from AMU schools within the last three years. Such students must have a valid NEET score to prove their eligibility during counselling. The rest 50 per cent of seats in the MBBS course at AMU are reserved for non-AMU candidates with a valid NEET score. Candidates from any state are allowed to compete for these seats.

FAQ 7: For the residents of Delhi, how many seats are reserved at Delhi University for admission to the MBBS course?

85% of the total MBBS seats at Delhi University are reserved for the candidates who have completed their Classes 11 and 12 from a recognised school situated in Delhi, provided that these candidates hold a valid NEET score. 

FAQ 8: How many NEET 2022 counseling rounds will be conducted for Central and Deemed Universities?

MCC NEET counseling 2022 for 15% AIQ seats will be held in four rounds namely, 1st counselling round, 2nd counselling round, mop-up round, and stray-vacancy round. The NEET 2022 counseling details for 85% of state quota seats will be released by the respective state authorities.

FAQ 9: What does it mean by the “Exit with forfeiture in the Round II of counselling”?

In case a candidate does not want to accept the allotted seat during the Round II of the NEET counselling, she/ he may opt for the “Exit with Forfeiture” option. After choosing this option, the candidate can't surrender or resign from the allocated seat that she/ he have joined. The security amount that has been deposited by her/ him will also be forfeited.

FAQ 10: What does it mean by the “Free Exit for 1st Round”?

Through the "Free Exit for Ist Round" option, if one is unable to join or report at the allotted college then she/ he will be eligible to participate in the next rounds of counselling. The security deposit of such candidates will also not be forfeited.

FAQ 11:Where can one obtain her/ his PwD certificate?

Candidates can obtain their PwD certificate from any of the following centres:

  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata

  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation (for Locomotor Disability only) Mumbai

  • Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital Compound, Mumbai, Maharashtra

  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), NewDelhi
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

  • Madras Medical College, Chennai

  • Goa Medical College, Goa
  • Government. Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh  

  • Government. Medical College, Agartala, State disability board, Agartala

  • SMS Medical College, Jaipur Rajasthan

FAQ 12: What documents do I need at the time of the NEET 2022 counselling registration?

Here is the full list of documents that candidates would require before and after the counselling process. Click on the link below to access the list:

List of Documents Required Required for NEET 2021 Counselling

FAQ 13:How much time do candidates usually have to join the allotted college?

Candidates are usually required to join the allocated college within the time period stipulated by the conducting authority. The schedule is intimated by the authority through official counselling dates. The deadline to join the allotted college can be checked online through the official portal of the NEET 2021 AIQ counselling. However,  candidates are advised not to wait until the last date. It must also be noted that if one fails to join the allotted college within the mentioned time period, the seat allocation will be cancelled.

FAQ 14:Who is eligible for the Round II of NEET Counselling?

The following candidates will be eligible for the second round of the counselling procedure:

  • Candidates who were allotted a seat during Round I under the reserved quota but their admission was cancelled due to some discrepancy in their documents

  • Candidates who were not allotted any seats during Round I of counselling

  • Candidates who were allotted a seat during Round I and have also applied for Round II upgradation

  • Candidates who resigned from the seat allotted to them during Round I

  • Candidates who did not join the seat allotted to them in Round I

FAQ 15: How do I retrieve my forgotten password for counselling?

Candidates can retrieve their passwords by choosing the "forgot password" option while logging in to the conducting authority's portal. Their password will be retrieved by answering the security question that they chose during the registration process. If the candidate answered the question correctly and it matches with the answers that she/ he provided during registration, she/ he will be able to change the password.

FAQ 16:Are there any Girls-only medical colleges in India?

There are various Girls-only medical colleges in India. Some of the top examples include Delhi/BPS Government Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Sri Padmavati Medical College for Women, Tirupati, etc.

FAQ 17:Can I take a printout of my filled choices during Option Entry after the system is locked?

Yes, candidates will be able to take a printout of their filled choices during Option Entry even after the system is locked. 

FAQ 18: Will the official authorities undertake fresh registrations for NEET 2022 stray vacancy round?

Answer: No, fresh registrations are not accepted for stray vacancy rounds of NEET 2022. DGHS directly sends a list to the Central and Deemed Universities containing the names of the aspirants ten times the vacant seats.

FAQ 19:Under what condition, the forfeiture of the security deposit takes place?

Candidates would have to forfeit the security fee deposit under the following circumstances:

  • If a candidate has provided wrong or fabricated information during the time of registration

  • If a candidate fails to report at the allotted institution after the DGHS second round and a mop-up round of the seat allotment process.

Hope all of your queries have been answered. If you still find yourself in doubt, reach us by dropping your questions through the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. In the meanwhile, you could also take a look at the College Predictor 2022

Good Luck!

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