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Himachal Pradesh MBBS Counselling 2017 through NEET

Last Updated - August 31, 2017

NEET 2017 Result has been declared on June 23, 2017. The result is published on CBSE official website which the candidates can check by logging in using their user ID and password.

This year the results got delayed due to various legal issues that arose due to the filing of cases in High Courts and Supreme Courts by students against discriminatory nature of paper in regional languages as compared to the English version of the paper. Earlier the results were expected to be announced on June 12, 2017.

  • Counselling process will begin in the month of July.
  • There will be 2 centralised counselling process- For All India Quota seats and State Quota
  • 15% All India Quota counselling will be organised by MCI/DCI Council
  • For rest of 85% seats, State will conduct their own counselling process
  • Candidates can take apart in the counselling for MBBS and BDS colleges in the state of their domicile.

Apart from the MBBS and BDS seats in the colleges in states (of their domicile) candidates can also take part in the NEET Counselling for All India quota seats which amounts to 15% of the total seats to be filled through NEET 2017 exam. These seats are open for all and do not carry any criteria related to domicile. Seats under this quota are under the direct supervision of the central government.

Himachal Pradesh MBBS Counselling Dates

The exact date and schedule would be announced soon by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Shimla, on its official website. DMER is the official counselling conducting authority for MBBS admission in the colleges of Himachal Pradesh based on NEET 2017 Results. As per the news through the official channel, the counselling scheduled would be announced by the end of June and the counselling is expected to begin from the 1st week of July 2017.

The tentative counselling schedule for the MBBS admission process.

EventTentative Date
Release of HP MBBS merit listJune –July, 2017
First counselling of HP MBBS 20171st week of July
Second counselling of HP MBBS 20172nd week of July

Candidates should note that the second counselling and the subsequent round of counselling thereafter would be conducted only if all the seats remain vacant in the previous round and there is still scope for some more in take. All MBBS seats whether in government, private, semi-government, or self-funded colleges are required to be filled through NEET 2017 as per the directives from the Supreme Court.   

Himachal Pradesh MBBS Counselling Steps

A total of 85% of the total MBBS seats under the state quota would be put for counselling in the Himachal Pradesh MBBS counselling through NEET 2017. The remaining 15% seats would be filled through All India quota and counselling for which would be conducted by central government authorities.

Candidates looking for admission into MMBS courses in the state of Himachal Pradesh through NEET 2017 would have to follow a certain process. The detailed step by step process of counselling is listed below for your reference.

  • Candidates would have to appear in person at the counselling venue (notified to the candidates through E-Mail or SMS on registered E-mail address/Mobile number) as per the specified date and time.
  • Those candidates who would not be able to satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria set by the respective medical college would be eligible for admission through Management Quota seats.
  • The candidature of the candidates is purely provisional and the issues of a call letter for counselling should not be considered as conformation of seat allotment. Candidate’s details and qualification would be checked and verified by the counselling committee/Principal of the college concerned at the time of counselling/admission.
  • Candidates have to bring the copy of online application form along with relevant documents on the day of counselling failing which, their candidature cannot be considered for admission.
  • The rank assigned in the merit list does not confer any right for admission. The admission of the candidate shall be made subject to fulfillment of the prescribed eligibility conditions as set by the respective college and availability of seats in order of merit.      

Documents Required in Himachal Pradesh MBBS Counselling

Candidates would be required to carry all the necessary documents in original (along with photocopy) to the counselling venue. Candidates should note that prior to the counselling process they would be required to undergo the document verification process. Only those candidates would be allowed to take part in the counselling process whose documents are found to be complete and verified.

For you reference, we have mentioned the list of required documents that are to be carried by the candidates to the counselling venue.

  • NEET 2017 Admit card
  • NEET 2017 Score card
  • Character certificate issued by the Principal of the School (From where he/she cleared class XII exams)
  • Caste Certificate issued by competent authority (if applicable)
  • Passing Certificate of Class XII issued by respective board
  • Matriculation or equivalent certificate for date of birth proof
  • Class XII mark sheet issued by respective board.

Candidates are advised to keep ready in advance the photo copies of two to three sets of original document. This would be helpful in various stages of counselling and admission process and also in case where candidate have made application in two or more colleges.

Himachal Pradesh MBBS Seat Allotment and Admission process

There are a total of around 300 odd MBBS seats that are to be filled through NEET 2017 in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The seat allotment process would be conducted under the supervision of Himachal Pradesh MBBS Admission Committee. Candidates whose names are there in the merit list would be eligible for counselling cum admission process.

Applicants would be called for seat allotment according to their ranking in the merit list. Candidates under the combined category merit list would be allotted seats first followed by the category wise merit list candidates. The allotment of seat is a dynamic matter which depends upon many variables. The allotment of seat depends upon

  • Availability of seats in MBBS courses that year.
  • Position of candidate in the merit list
  • Category of the candidate making application for admission
  • Choice filled by the candidates at the time of counselling

After completion of all the procedural requirements for counselling candidates who would be allotted seats would get an admission letter issued in online mode through the respective colleges two to three days after counselling.

Candidates who receive the admission letter would then be required to complete the procedural formalities related to the admission process by visiting the respective college campus.

Important instructions for Himachal Pradesh MBBS Admission

Candidates looking for MBBS admission in the colleges of Himachal Pradesh should carefully read the instruction sets as issued by the counselling authority in its official notification. For your reference, we have mentioned the list of some important instructions below.

  • No request regarding the change of date, venue of counselling would be entertained by the official authorities.
  • The decision of the counselling conducting authority would be final in all regards
  • Candidates would be disqualified from the counselling cum admission process if they are found to be not eligible for admission at any stage of the process.
  • Candidates would be called for admissions based on their respective rank in the merit list.
  • No candidate would be allowed to hold two seats through counselling. He/she should have to surrender the seat allotted if he/she wants to participate in the subsequent round of counselling.



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