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NEET Exam: Supreme Court favors Combined Counselling for Private Colleges

Last Updated - March 21, 2018

Recently in a new development at NEET mandate, Supreme Court has ordered a ban on counselling by private colleges on the basis of NEET score. A centralized counseling will be conducted by the state governments concerned. All the prior counselling, held by private colleges will stand cancelled as a fresh procedure will now take place. Supreme Court has asked the state government to complete the counselling process for both private and government colleges within a week

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The further addition was made by a five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice A R Dave, who said that two representatives from each private medical college would participate in the counselling process to be conducted by the state government.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, more commonly known as NEET is introduced this year for admission into Medical and Dental courses across India. The entrance exam aims to provide a common ground for admissions in medical and dental colleges. It also aims to brig uniformity to the admission into medical courses. NEET 2016 is a highly competitive examination where lakhs of Medical students from India compete to get the most sought after seats.

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Why the step was taken?

A contempt petition was filed by the Madhya Pradesh government, alleging that private medical colleges had been refusing to give admission to students who has participated through centralized counselling process conducted by state government. Also, the petition said that private colleges are forcing and insisting students to take admissions after conducting the counseling of their own. In wake of this, Supreme Court ordered to cancel the past counselling process conducted by private colleges and to start a fresh through a centralized counseling process.

The bench comprising of Justices AK Sikri, RK Agarwal, Adarsh K Goel and R Banumathi disapproved the demand of private colleges' and ordered that state government should hold the mandate to conduct combined counseling based on the ranking of students in NEET Exam.

Past Scenario

This year NEET 2016, was surrounded with lot of controversies, ranging from paper leak to Supreme Court orders. Before this order by the Supreme Court, private medical institutes would reach out to eligible candidates through offer letters on the basis of NEET Results.

For NEET 1, over 6, 00,000 medical aspirants appeared which was scheduled to be held on May 1. Another phase of NEET 2, which was held on July 24, 2016 was conducted successfully and NEET counselling Process in still ongoing and will end on September 30, 2016.

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Effect on Candidates

Due to so many developments on NEET issue, medical aspirants has to face lot of problems, due to which they are unable to get clarity on what to do next and what is the current status of exam.

Not only students, but even parents are dealing with lot of confusions. Parents are complaining that they are receiving innumerable messages from admission touts, who are ensuring guaranteed admissions in private colleges. One of the parent says that "The situation is very confusing right now. Already, there has been much waiting in this year's medical admission process; confusion continues to haunt us.

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NEET 2016 Counselling Schedule (Online)

For the help of students, we are listing the schedule of NEET Counselling, so that they can get a clear idea of what to do after NEET Results.

1.Registration, Choice Filling & Indicative SeatAugust 22 - 25, 2016 (Registration will be open till 05:00 PM of August 25, 2016 only)
2.Choices and Locking (Round 1)August 26, 2016 (till 05:00 PM of August 26, 2016)
3.Seat Allotment (Round 1)August 27, 2016
4.Result Declaration (Round 1)August 28, 2016
5.Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College for candidates qualifying (Round 1)August 29 – September 3, 2016 (till 05:00 PM of September 3, 2016)
6.Choices and Locking (Round 2)September 9 – 10, 2016
7.Seat Allotment (Round 2)September 11, 2016
8.Result Declaration (Round 2)September 12, 2016
9.Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College for candidates qualifying (Round 2)September 13, 2016 till 05:00 PM of September 30, 2016
10.Transfer of vacant seats to State QuotaSeptember 20, 2016 (after 05:00 PM)

Check  NEET OMR Sheet and Answer Key

NEET 2016 Seat Allotment

Each qualifying candidate will be allotted seat on the basis of merit list. To give you a clear idea on NEET Seat Allotment, we have listed some pointers, which should be taken into consideration at the time of counselling:

Check  NEET Participating Medical Colleges

  • The first step requires you to get yourself registered on the counselling website. The next step require candidates to fill their personal details in order successfully register themselves on the website.
  • Another step involves exercising of Choices, indicative seats and Locking of choices.
  • Online Seat Allotment (Round 1)
  • Declaration of Result (Round 1)
  • Reporting at the allotted Medical/Dental College for candidates qualifying in the 1st Round of counselling.
  • After the completion of Round 1 of counselling, the details vacant seats will be displayed.
  • The candidates who are eligible for the Round 2 of counselling can then fill in fresh Choices.
  • Seat allotment (Round 2)
  • Declaration of Result (Round 2)
  • Reporting at the Medical / Dental Colleges /Institutions for candidates qualifying Round 2

Check  NEET Participating Dental Colleges



Manmath Sethi

Please clarify whether wards of Bank employees are eligible for Punjab MBBS admission

15 Mar, 2018 21:13
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manmath, NEET is compulsory for the MBBS program. To get more information about the Eligibility Criteria of NEET through this link: NEET Eligibility Criteria.

23 Mar, 2018 15:26
Siddhita Bankar

What type of photo is required n is it mandatory to have white background in photo

14 Mar, 2018 22:02
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Siddhita, You get information about the Photo specifications through this link: Photo Specifications.

22 Mar, 2018 12:00
In Search Of Justice

Sir what's the obc reservation in assam medical mbbs 2018

13 Mar, 2018 21:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sir, You get information about the OBC Reservation of NEET through this link: NEET Reservation

20 Mar, 2018 15:15
Uddhav Ghodake

I am looking for veterinary college in Maharashtra. My brother has done 3 years of diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications. Ha had subjects like Physics, Chemistry and English but not Biology . is he eligible for BVSc cources

13 Mar, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Uddhav, No, he is not eligible for the BVSc program because the basic Eligibility of BVSc is The basic eligibility for this course is 10 2 with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% in aggregate from CBSE/ICSE/State Board or equivalent. Students who have appeared in 10 2 or any other intermediate level examination and are awaiting results can also apply for the program and can be admitted on a provisional basis.

15 Mar, 2018 14:53
Syeda Harmain Kousar

Madam Please suggest me some good books for neet..

12 Mar, 2018 20:18
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Syeda, You get the information regarding the best books for NEET through this link: Best Books For NEET

14 Mar, 2018 19:17
Venkatasowmya Bulusu

Sir, I have given my intermediate Hall ticket number wrongly.can I get a chance to correct it during correction time? Please help me sir.

10 Mar, 2018 14:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Venkatasowmya, Candidates can edit their personal information such as Name, Date of Birth, Gender, State Code of Eligibility, Category, Disability Status, Medium, and Examination Center.

10 Mar, 2018 16:29
Nikhil Costa

Sir, my name in Aadhar Card is Nikhil S. My name in school records is Nikhil Shivraj. I already registered and made payment with my Aadhar name, Nikhil S. What should I do? I'm getting my name changed in the Aadhar Card tomorrow. After that, what should I do?

10 Mar, 2018 01:00
Priya Payeng

Sir I have uploaded my photo without date and name.. Can I change it between the neet correction session?? Pls do reply sir..

09 Mar, 2018 00:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Priya, The photo requirements can be changed during NEET Form Correction. Candidates can upload an appropriate photo in the form and submit it again. The correct photo will be updated immediately in the form.

09 Mar, 2018 12:54
Vijay Babu Y

Sir in yesterday form correction there is no option of changing uploaded photo and signature... How to change that sir... Kindly help...

16 Mar, 2018 01:48


01 Mar, 2018 16:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shaik, To get information about the form correction by this link: Form Correction.

09 Mar, 2018 16:22
Aakil Khan

Sir I will give my 12 class last exam on 30 March 2018 and after that what I do? I want get coaching for neet that can I do

01 Mar, 2018 14:53
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Aakil, Yes, you can join any coaching center to prepare for the NEET.

08 Mar, 2018 18:57
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