NEET 2024 counselling is your gateway to securing a seat in your desired medical college. But with so much information and procedures, navigating this phase can feel like a maze. Fear not, future doctors! This blog will guide you through the key steps of NEET 2024 counselling, ensuring you reach your destination with ease.

Who conducts the counselling?

There are two main players:

  • Medical Counselling Committee (MCC): Handles 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats in government colleges and 100% for deemed/central universities.
  • State Counselling Authorities: Manage the remaining 85% state quota seats.

The Counselling Process:

  • Registration: Register online on the respective websites for AIQ (MCC website) and your state quota counselling.
  • Choice Filling: This is crucial! Research and prioritize colleges based on your preferences, rank, and cut-off trends. You can choose multiple colleges and courses within your chosen quota.
  • Seat Allotment: Based on your rank, choices, and seat availability, an algorithm will allot you a seat in a particular college.
  • Document Verification: Submit all required documents as per the allotted college’s guidelines.
  • Reporting: If you accept the allotted seat, report to the college for physical verification and final admission.
  • Counselling Rounds: There will be multiple rounds of counselling. If you don’t get your desired seat in the first round, you can participate in subsequent rounds with updated choices.

What are the rounds of counselling?

Both AIQ and state counselling follow a similar four-round format:

  1. Round 1: Fill your choices and lock them. Seats are allocated based on rank and preference.
  2. Round 2: Unfilled seats from Round 1 are added, and candidates can revise their choices.
  3. Mop-Up Round: Unfilled seats are offered to eligible candidates who haven’t participated in previous rounds.
  4. Stray Vacancy Round: Last chance for filling vacant seats through direct reporting at colleges.

What documents do I need?

Keep these handy:

  • NEET rank letter
  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheets and certificates
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • PwD certificate (if applicable)
  • Photo ID proof
  • Domicile certificate (for state quota)

Key things to remember:

  • Register on the official website for the relevant authority (MCC or state).
  • Fill your choices strategically, considering factors like location, college reputation, and personal preference.
  • Lock your choices carefully, as changes later might be limited.
  • Report physically at the allotted college during the allotted time in each round.
  • Stay updated with official announcements and deadlines.

Pro-tips for college selection:

  • Research colleges and courses beforehand. Use resources like college websites, rankings, and student reviews.
  • Talk to counsellors and mentors for personalized guidance.
  • Join online forums and groups to connect with other aspirants and share information.
  • Stay calm and positive throughout the process.


  • MCC website: []
  • State counselling websites: (Search for your specific state’s counselling authority)

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