Only Two Rounds of Medical Counselling for MBBS Seats After NEET 2017

By Malavikka

Medical counselling this year will see fewer rounds than the previous year. Under the all-India quota, the Union ministry of health and family welfare has limited the round of counselling for admission to medical colleges.

As per the instructions that were given to the deemed universities and state governments, two rounds of counselling would be conducted instead of three.

Only Two Rounds of Medical Counselling for MBBS


Which is the body that conducts medical counselling?

The directorate general of health services (DGHS) and the state government (or designated authority) will conduct the medical counselling this year.

When does the medical counselling happen?

Medical counselling happens after the CBSE releases the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Results (NEET results).

What is the procedure to get a medical seat through counselling?

  • The applicant has to attend the first round of counselling. At this point, he has the option to take the admissions or withdraw it.
  • The applicant has to then attend the second round. After attending the second round, the applicant will not be able to opt out of it.


Those who have finalised the college through the counselling will have to pay the fees immediately through a DD to the institution.

Why is the third round chopped in medical counselling?

"This will ensure that a few seats are reverted to the state quota and also all-India quota seats are filed by students from the all-India merit list only. The students who take admission in deemed universities pursuant to the second round of counselling conducted by the DGHS will not be eligible to participate in any other counselling," an official notification read.

Manual counselling in cards

In case there are seats still vacant after the counselling process, a manual counselling will be conducted by the state government to make sure that the seats dont go empty throughout the year. The government will then suggest a list of candidates who deserve the seats and this will ensure that all seats are filled.

Also Read: NEET 2017: Here's How to Check the Results

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