What after NEET 2020?
– Know MBBS/BDS Admission Step by step –
Since the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- NEET has standardized the medical education in India, while the question on What after NEET-UG 2020 is always a mystery for aspirants and their guardians. Beyond this, the admission to the different state through NEET scores with the fulfilment of domicile requirements will leave aspirants in dilemma. As much as 15.97 lakhs candidates registered for NEET 2020 for admission to 80055 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, and 52,720 AYUSH seats offered in government, deemed and private colleges. From the year 2020, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS have also been under NEET ambit. The admission to 1207 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER seats will be granted on the basis of NEET 2020 scores.
‘What if I am not a domicile of a particular state, can I still apply for MBBS/BDS counseling there?’, ‘Which all forms do I need to fill for admissions after NEET is over’, ‘What do I need to do after I qualify NEET 2020?’ and many more questions like these occupy the minds of aspirants and parents alike. Bright Path team presents here a detailed and informative write-up on ‘What after NEET 2020?’ to help candidates decode the admission process of MBBS/BDS through NEET in an easy-to-understand manner.
Before we get into the intricacies of the NEET admission process, let’s take a quick sneak peek into NEET 2020 and some important macro-level facts.
NEET 2020 has been concluded on September 13, 2020 & then again on October 14 for COVID-19 candidates, by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET application form 2020 was released on December 2, while candidates can register till December 31, 2019. Only the registered aspirants can be allowed to download NEET 2020 admit card.
Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS abroad are also now mandatorily required to appear for NEET. Besides MBBS and BDS, from this year onwards, NEET has also become compulsory for admission to AYUSH courses (BAMS/BUMS/BYMS/BSMS/BHMS) in India and 15% seats of B.Sc. Veterinary Science in government colleges.
With NEET being the single-window entrance test for India’s most coveted MBBS/BDS courses as well as many other allied medical seats, and over 15 lakhs candidates are expected to register for the exam, the question of what after NEET has never been more pertinent for MBBS/BDS aspirants given the high-stakes nature of the examination.
As the NEET exam is over and Result is out With the result, using the actual rank candidates can predict the colleges to be offered. NEET admission process 2020 will begin after a week of the announcement of results.
What after NEET 2020? – Following the declaration of result
After the declaration of result, the counseling process of NEET 2020 for MBBS/BDS admissions will begin. Only medicos who will secure NEET cutoff 2020 minimum qualifying percentile will be eligible for admission process. In order to participate for NEET counseling, general categories must obtain 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC aspirants it is 40th percentile. Following are the steps which will be followed after the result is announced.
- Qualify the exam (by scoring NEET cutoff).
- Apply for counseling process.
- Participate in the counseling and secure admission.
‘What after NEET’ aspect which confuses aspirants and parents the most related to the various counseling processes which begin after the result declarations. Numerous counseling authorities and application forms are bound to remind one of the pre-NEET admission scenarios of medical education. Even when one understands the type of counseling’s and is aware of the number of seats, the different eligibility criteria come across as tough to comprehend. Let’s bring NEET MBBS/BDS admission process out of its ambiguities and clarify on ‘what after NEET’ in greater detail.
MBBS/BDS seats available for candidates who qualify NEET 2020
|S. No.||Types of Seats||Counseling Authority|
|1.||All AIQ (All India Quota) seats*||DGHS|
|2.||All seats in deemed and central universities||DGHS|
|3.||State quota seats in State government colleges (available for domiciled candidates only)||State Counseling Authority|
|4.||All private colleges throughout India (except for state quota seats, which are available only to domiciled candidates)||State Counseling Authority|
*Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) candidates cannot apply for AIQ counseling since J&K has opted out of the 15% AIQ scheme since its inception.
Application Process for various NEET 2020 seats
To clear counseling questions related to what after NEET 2020, read more about the various application process below –
- All India Quota (AIQ) Seats
All government medical and dental colleges in India (except for Jammu & Kashmir) have given 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats to the NEET AIQ scheme, for which all candidates who qualify NEET 2020 can apply (except those belonging to J&K unless they submit the self-declaration form while filling NEET application form). This means that if a candidate belongs to Haryana, they will still be able to seek admission in government colleges in other states including Haryana under AIQ.
To apply for AIQ counseling, students will need to fill the application form for AIQ counseling when will be released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC). NEET 2020 AIQ counseling will begin in the online mode, and the link for NEET counseling 2020 registration will be provided on this page, when released.
- Seats at Deemed and Central Universities
All seats in central and deemed universities are also open to all the candidates who qualify NEET 2020. Central Universities include Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), colleges affiliated to Delhi University (DU) and Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI).
DGHS is the counseling authority for Deemed and Central universities as well, similar to AIQ. The NEET 2020 Deemed and Central Universities counseling will also be conducted online. To apply for MBBS/BDS seats in the same, candidate need to fill a separate application form for Deemed and Central Universities counseling as released by the DGHS.
- State Government Colleges
Most candidates thinking about what after NEET are usually clear about applying to the states of the choice. The 85% seats which remain with government medical and dental colleges after surrendering 15% of the seats in AIQ come under state quota seats. These seats are generally open to only those candidates who belong to these respective states. For instance, to get admission under state quota seats in Haryana, only those candidates who belong to the state of Haryana can apply.
To apply for state quota seats in their respective state government colleges, candidates will need to fill the application form as and when it is released by their respective state counseling authorities. Some states might start their application process before NEET but all of them will also release the NEET 2020 state quota counseling applications after result will be declared. The link to access and apply for state quota seats for all the states will be made available on this page.
- Private College Seats
What after NEET 2020 dilemma of most students is solved and thanks to the private college seats since the domicile requirements are less stringent and students can apply to these seats in most states of their choice. All candidates who qualify NEET 2020 can apply for the seats in private medical and dental colleges throughout the country, irrespective of their domicile or state of residence, by filling the application forms of respective state counseling authorities. However, some private colleges keep a certain percentage of seats aside for state quota, for which only candidates belonging to those states can apply.
The same state counseling authorities which conduct the counseling for state quota seats conduct the counseling for private colleges as well. While some states have already begun their application process, most of them will release the NEET 2020 state counseling applications (for private colleges) after NEET result is declared. The link to apply for private colleges’ MBBS/BDS seats can be accessed from the table of respective state counseling given below in this page.
MBBS/BDS seats with special eligibility requirements
Other than the seats specified above, there are MBBS/BDS seats in AFMC, Pune and those reserved for Insured Person (IP) wards in ESIC colleges. The DGHS, the body conducted admissions for AIQ and Deemed/Central Universities, is also the counseling conducting authority for initial MBBS admissions in AFMC, Pune and for all IP wards applying to MBBS/BDS seats in ESIC colleges.
Candidates eligible for and interested in pursuing admission to AFMC or under IP wards quota in ESIC can apply for the respective counseling processes separately through DGHS website. The overall special eligibility requirements for IP wards seats in ESIC and AFMC, Pune is given below.
|Type of Seats||Eligibility Requirements|
|AFMC, Pune||After you apply for AFMC through DGHS application process, AFMC will shortlist the candidates and then conduct other rounds of screening to take admissions. Some eligibility criteria for AFMC includes age limit, height requirements, etc.|
|IP Wards seats in ESIC||For, Insured Persons (IPs) Quota seats in ESIC Institutions DGHS opens a separate application form and admission process. One of the basic eligibility requirement for candidates applying for this after NEET 2019 requires one of the parents to be an Insured Person as defined under ESI Act, constituting continuous insurable employment for 5, 4 or 3 years, as on January 1, 2019.|
The key what after NEET process that candidates are required to go through is undoubtedly the counseling procedure. After NEET result, once a qualified candidate fills the right application forms for counseling, all other procedural necessities will automatically fall in place with regular updates from counseling authorities. However, it is always better to know the basics beforehand so you can be prepared. Here is a quick overview of the counseling process to help candidates in their quest to better understand what to do after NEET –
- AIQ Seats Counselling: The DGHS conducts two rounds of counseling for 15% AIQ MBBS/BDS seats. After the second round gets over, the remaining seats (if any) are transferred back to the states. Last year, approximately 4591 MBBS/BDS seats in 235 medical and dental colleges were available under 15% All India Quota.
- Deemed/Central Universities Counselling: The DGHS conducts two rounds of counseling for Deemed and Central Universities, followed by a mop up round.
- AFMC and IP Wards for ESIC counseling: DGHS is again the counseling body for MBBS/BDS admission in AFMC Pune and ESIC colleges. Candidates interested and eligible for these seats must register for them through the DGHS portal itself.
- State Quota Counselling: The respective state counseling authorities conduct counseling for 85% state quota seats in their states. These seats are generally reserved for candidates holding domicile of the states. The counseling for state quota seats is conducted in two to three rounds followed by a Mop-Up round.
- Private College Counselling:The same counseling authority responsible for conducting counseling for state quota seats will be responsible for conducting counseling for MBBS/BDS seats in state private colleges. The counseling might be conducted in three to four rounds followed by mop-up round, depending upon the vacancies.
After Registration process and Documents Required
Candidates wondering on what to do after NEET 2020 should note that as long as they apply for any of the counseling processes mentioned above, most counseling authorities will release their merit lists giving state ranks to the eligible candidates out of these. Some state counseling authorities might even release two sets of NEET merit lists 2020, one for government and one for private medical colleges. During the respective counseling’s, following are some basic documents which you might be required to carry. They include:
- NEET admit card 2020
- NEET rank letter
- Class 10 or 12 certificate and marksheet
- ID Proof
- Domicile Proof (only for state quota seats)