All About NEET-UG State Quota Counselling 2021

NEET-UG is a national-level entrance exam for admission to medical colleges across the nation. Earlier CBSE used to conduct it but for the last 3-year National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting its NEET-UG offline. MCC conducts counselling for 15% AIQ/ AIIMS & JIPMER / ESIC/ Central university and Deemed University. AFMC counselling is conducted by MCC and the institute itself.

When it comes to state counselling, 85% state quota medical and dental seats and all the private medical college’s seats are governed by the state and counselling is done by the authority of state government, and institutes itself only for the domicile of that respective state.

State quota counselling is done in 4 rounds- Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round and Stay vacancy. Unlike All India counselling, state counselling every government & private medical college participate in mop-up and stray vacancy round. Every aspect of state quota counselling is covered with state-wise counselling in this article, stay tuned.

Important Dates

Event Name



12 September 2021

NEET-UG Result

To Be Announced

Commencement Of Counselling Round-1

To Be Announced

Last Date Of Fees Submission

To Be Announced

Seat Allotment Result

To Be Announced


To Be Announced

Last Date Of Reporting

To Be Announced

Commencement Of Round-2

To Be Announced

Commencement Of Mop-Up Round

To Be Announced

Commencement Of Stray Vacancy Round

To Be Announced


· NEET-UG qualified candidates with minimum 50 percentile(UR) and 40 percentile(SC/ST/OBC/PH) can participate in state counselling.

· Candidates must be residents of the state in which they wish to participate in the NEET-UG state counselling.

NEET-UG Counselling

· There are total of 41,388 seats in government medical college in which 85% of seats are reserved for the domicile candidate of that respective state.

· As of now, there are 6,595 total private medical seats in India. All the seats of private MBBS and BDS colleges except Maharashtra & Gujarat are available to all the NEET-UG qualified students.

· Maharashtra & Gujarat are closed states, non-domicile candidates can not participate in counselling for Maharashtra & Gujarat medical colleges, not even for private medical colleges.

· In semi-government MBBS & BDS institutes non-domicile students are not eligible for counselling.

· Seats left in 15% All India Quota counselling will be forwarded to that respective state of that Institute where the admission to those seats will be done by the authorities of the respective state and Institute.

NEET-UG State Counselling Procedure

As mentioned above, state counselling is conducted by the respective state counselling authority. Every state has its own set of rules and regulations for counselling. Every State requires documents, registration fees and some even ask for application fees which are different. The general counselling procedure followed for State Counselling is given below-


Step-1 Registration

Candidates are required to visit the official website for counselling of that respective state to register themselves.

Candidates will be required to input their basic details according to their application form:

· Roll number

· Application number(perhaps)

· Name

· Father's & Mother’s Name

· Date of Birth

· Email Address

· Active phone number

For the students convenience, state-wise direct link of the official website is given for registrations –

Step-3 Document Verification

Unlike central counselling where students can verify their document after the allotment during reporting, here in state quota counselling, students are required to visit their nodal center and verify their documents.

After when all the documents are verified, then only the candidates can move forward to the next step of the counselling.

Now here is the thing, earlier this used to be offline but because of the pandemic situation going on since last year, this process has been shifted to online mode.

This year also it can vary (completely or college to college). Whatever the authority will decide, candidates will get every detail about their state’s dedicated counselling procedure only on this website. The link to your State's dedicated counselling procedure is given below (state-wise counselling procedure).

Step-4 Choice Filling

After the documents verification, students can log in to their account on the official website of the state and continue the counselling process.

The choice filling is the most interesting part of the counselling yet most stressful. Students are advised to make up their minds and stay ready with the list of their desired college.

The choice filling is not just about filling desired colleges. It’s about choosing the right colleges according to the college's cutoffs, student's state rank, and how the candidates arrange the colleges according to their preference.

“Yes, you can fill as much medical, dental or even both colleges as you want.”

Submitting and locking the choice filled before the last date is advisable. Once the choice is locked, any candidate can not change it afterwards.

Step-5 Seat allotment

After the choice locking, respective states authorities will review all the application forms and declare the result of seat allotment. Results will be live on the official website.

The candidates who are satisfied with the college will report to the institute.

Those candidates who are not satisfied with the allotted college or didn’t receive any college will step into round 2, mop-up, and eventually stray round counselling.

Step-6 Reporting

Reporting to the institute before the last date is advisable. Any delay after the last date can result in seat loss. Students are asked to bring all the original documents during reporting.

Documents Required

· NEET-UG admit card

· NEET-UG result

· 10th & 12th marksheet and certificate

· Identity Proof (Pan card/ Aadhar card/ Passport/ Driving License)

· Domicile certificate

· Birth certificate

· Health certificate (some colleges do health check-up and body examination during reporting)

· Cast certificate (if applicable)

State-wise Counselling Procedure

Click on the states given below to learn more about the counselling procedure of that state.

Andhra Pradesh Counselling Procedure

Arunachal Pradesh Counselling Procedure

Assam Counselling Procedure

Bihar Counselling Procedure

Chandigarh Counselling Procedure

Chattisgarh Counselling Procedure

Goa Counselling Procedure