NEET Counseling Methods and Terminologies

A student preparing for NEET exam has a long road ahead. From obtaining the application form to taking the first round of counseling, the process is tedious and lengthy. It does not suffice for students to prepare only for the written examination that happens in May, but to also be fully prepared for what comes after. NEET is an All India examination for medical aspirants has a rigorous and ruled admission process. Right from the time the results are announced, there are steps that one has to follow to be admitted in one of the reputed colleges of the country. To be fully prepared for the exam, here are the crucial aspects there are three critical aspects one must focus on – qualifying percentage, cut off scores, and counseling methodology.

Qualifying percentage

Depending on the candidate’s category, there are three qualifying percentages. The three groups are General, SC/ST/OBC, and General PH with the qualifying percentage at 50%, 40%, and 45% respectively. Each student must fall under one of these three categories and must secure a minimum percentage to pass. The results will be released in June 2018 while the CBSE results will be announced online.

Cut off scores

While the cut off score will be released only later, here are some of the top colleges with their opening and closing ranks. Some of the top colleges in India for medical courses include

  1. Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore with an opening rank of 82 and closing ranking of 22347
  2. B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad with an opening rank of 71 and closing rank of 20508
  3. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi with an opening rank of 1 and closing rank of 7643

Counselling Methodology

For a student to be eligible for counseling sessions, he/she must qualify with a minimum qualifying percentage. Once the eligibility criteria are met, the student must register online. As part of the registration process, the student must select the course and choice of colleges to showcase preference. The seat allocation process is conducted in three rounds based on ranks and selection of college and courses filled during the registration process. While most of the institutes incorporate a centralized counseling procedure, there are few colleges with a personalized protocol. Depending on the students’ choice, the counseling process may vary.

Apart from being prepared for the counseling process, one must also have the necessary documents for admission process that is to follow the session. Some of the essential documents students must carry include.,

  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Mark Sheets and Passing Certificate
  • Passport Sized Photographs
  • Identify Proof
  • Provisional Allotment Letter