This year, medical students have faced a lot of difficulties due to unexpected developments before the examination. Only a small percentage of aspirants were really well-prepared to make the cut in National Eligibility Entrance Test 2016.
If you have qualified NEET 2016, you have truly proven your mettle and deserve admission into the country’s best medical colleges. Though the first round of counselling is already over, here is a list of everything that you need to know about the counselling process if you are preparing to appear for the second round, this will help you make the best decision and lay a strong foundation for your professional career:
Exercising of choices and locking, second round: September 9 and September 10.
Process of seat allotment, second round: September 11
Result announcement, second round: September 12, 2016
Reporting at allotted medical/ dental college: Please note that this is strictly restricted to second round participants. It begins from September 13, 2016 and ends on September 20, 2016 at 5 pm. After the second round, vacant seats, if any, will be transferred to the state quota on September 20, 2016.
MBBS/ BDS session begins on September 30, 2016
Documents required: (September 9 to 12, 2016)
The registration process, along with choice filling, locking, and seat allotment, will be completely online and will not require any documents. Make sure you register before as the registration process concludes at 5 pm , 2016.
After allotment of your seat, you will be required to present the following documents while reporting to your allotted college:
NEET 2016 admit card
Result/rank letter issued by CBSE
Proof of date of birth (if not mentioned in the matriculation certificate)
Proof of identity
Class 10 certificate
8 passport-sized photographs (to be affixed on the application form)
Provisional allotment letter (to be generated online after allotment)
Migration certificate from the University/Board last attended by the candidate
One set of self attested copies of all the certificates. It is mandatory for all candidates to be physically present.
The candidate must also bring the following certificates, if applicable:
i. SC/ST/OBC certificate
ii. Orthopaedic Physical Disability Certificate
Top medical colleges to look for during you’re counselling apart from AIIMS:
Government MBBS colleges
i. AFMC, Pune
ii. JIPMER, Pondicherry
iii. Maulana azad medical college (M.A.M.C.) New Delhi
iv. Lady Hardinge medical college (L.H.M.C.) New Delhi
v. University college of medical sciences, New Delhi
vi. Grant medical college (G.M.C.) Mumbai
vii. Govt. Medical college (G.M.C.) Chandigarh
viii. Sawai Mansingh medical college (S.M.S.) Jaipur
ix. King George’s medical university (K.G.M.U.) Lucknow
x. IMS BHU, Varanasi
xi. Bangalore medical college and research institute (B.M.C.) Bangalore
xii. Seth G. S. Medical college, Mumbai
xiii. Topiwala National medical college Mumbai
xiv. Madras medical college (M.M.C.) Chennai
xv. Vardhman Mahavir medical college (V.M.M.C) New Delhi
xvi. Stanley medical college (S.M.C) Chennai
Private MBBS colleges
xvii. CMC, Vellore
xviii. Kasturba medical college, Manipal, Mangalore
xix. Christian medical college, Ludhiana
Tips to keep in mind during the counselling process
— Before appearing for counselling, consult your mentor/s as they have a good understanding of the overall process and can guide you to make the best selections based on your NEET ranking.
— Be aware of the opening and closing ranks for each and every college of your preference. Never choose a college whose closing rank is a lot less than the rank that you’ve obtained.
— Lock your preference order after careful assessment of your selections.
— Reporting at the designated college is vital to secure the desired seat. Make sure you have all your documents ready well in advance to avoid complications during this final phase.
— The counselling is a critical process that needs you to pay considerable attention to details in order to secure a seat in your desired medical college.
— A smart analysis of the counselling process can help you secure a seat, even despite scoring a relatively lower rank. Last year, out of the 3,429 available seats, a total of 875 seats were reverted to states as they were left vacant.
— You can enrol yourself in mock counselling sessions by various career counsellors to grasp a sound idea of the entire process.
With the major milestone of cracking the entrance examination reached, do not take the counselling session lightly, as it is the most decisive juncture in your journey to become a qualified medical practitioner.