NEET 2016 Counselling; 1st Round Over, Students gear up for 2nd Round from 9 Sep

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neet_2016_counsellingAfter the announcement of NEET 2016 results, the medical counselling session has already begun. The counselling for admission in MBBS and BDS courses in medical colleges across India is being done online this year.


The first round for choice locking has already concluded on 26 August 2016, the result for which was published on 28 August. Students will now have to report to their allotted colleges between 29 August and 3 September, 2016.


The second round of NEET 2016 counselling will now commence from 9 September and will get over on 10th September. The process for seat allotment in round 2 will begin from 11th September, students will have to report to their allotted colleges between 13th-20th September.


The candidates had to register themselves on the NEET 2016 counselling portal. In case, a student misses out filling his/her choice before the last date then the server will automatically lock the preferred institute for that particular student.


The students are not required to upload any document, however, they will have to carry the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Admit card for NEET
  • Their result/rank letter
  • DOB certificate
  • Class X certificate
  • Class XII certificate
  • 8 passport size photographs
  • Provisional allotment letter generated online
  • Identity proof

In case of a quota, a student must carry certificates for SC/ST/OBC and Orthopedic Physical Disability.

The NEET counselling session has not gone down well with many states. The state of Maharashtra has approached the Bombay High Court in order to sought independent counselling for MBBS and BDS courses in various medical colleges in the state. Out of eight medical institutes, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, DY Patil College and Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences have appealed against the Government's ordinance which have made NEET compulsory for admission to medical courses across India.


Though, the institutes have agreed to consider NEET ranking, they want to conduct their own counselling rather than a common counselling. The Bombay High Court, today, have put a stay on Maharashtra government's resolution for conducting an independent counselling.

Important dates & process for NEET 2016 Counselling

Main counselling

22 August-25 August, 2016

Exercising of choices and locking

26 August, 2016

Process of seat allotment-first round

27 August, 2016

Declaration of result-first round

28 August, 2016

Reporting at the allotted medical/dental college

29 August-3 September, 2016

Filling choices and locking-second round

9 September-10th September, 2016

Process of seat allotment-second round

12 September, 2016

Commencement of first year session

13 September, 2016

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