According to the latest Update, the NEET UG and PG counselling for All India Quota (AIQ) medical seats will be conducted in four rounds. MCC will conduct four rounds of counselling for AIQ seats in NEET UG and PG 2021 and vacant seats will not go back to the state quota after the second round of counselling. MCC disclosed its plan of changing the counselling process as part of an affidavit submitted in the Kerala High Court in a case filed against by a candidate.
The Supreme Court of India has approved the new counselling scheme of the MCC. This will be applicable for 50 per cent of postgraduate seats and 15 per cent of undergraduate seats under the central pool. The four rounds of MCC NEET Counselling 2021 are – AIQ round 1, AIQ round 2, AIQ mop-up round and AIQ stray vacancy round.
NEET 2021 AIQ counselling process
- MCC will conduct 4 rounds of counselling – AIQ Round 1, AIQ Round 2, AIQ Mop-up round, and AIQ stray vacancy round and remaining seats after completion of Round 2 will be filled in mop-up and stray vacancy round by MCC in online mode.
- The four rounds will only be conducted for AIQ seats having All India characters which are contributed by states for 15% UG and 50% PG seats.
- Fresh candidates will only be allowed in the first three rounds and not in the stray vacancy round.
- Candidates will be given an option for up-gradation and free exit only in Round 1.
- Candidates who join the allotted seat in Round 1 will not be allowed to resign and will be ineligible for participating in further rounds of counselling.
- Candidates who do not join the allotted seat in Round 2 will be eligible for further rounds of counselling by paying a security deposit and fresh registration in the mop-up round only.