MBBS in India

In a praiseworthy move, the Govt of India has restructured the entire Medical Education system in India to bring about a uniformity that was very necessary. So, as a part of this revamping, the NEET UG Exam conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) replaced the former AIPMT exam in 2017. It took almost 5 years of hearings of multiple petitions by the Supreme Court to eventually scrap off the AIPMT exam. Currently, the aspirants get the seats in medical colleges in India, specifically the MBBS and Dental seats, on the basis of his/her rank in the NEET UG exam. In addition to this, all the States and Union Territories allocate the seats of BAMS, BHMS and other alternative medicine courses on the basis of NEET UG rank only.

Though the MBBS abroad option is gaining immense focus in India lately – a surprising number of 18000+ students opt for MBBS thru this route every year – the established path to practice medicine here is through completion of MBBS degree in India. MBBS expands to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and duration of MBBS in India is 5.5 years, including 1 year of internship.Being perhaps the noblest and the most lucrative of professions, the field of medicine attracts a substantial section of the Indian youth. Due to the ubiquitous popularity of MBBS, the number of medical colleges in India offering MBBS course is quite high – more than 550! However, getting medical admission in India is just as challenging as it is prestigious to be a doctor here. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG (Abbreviated as NEET UG) is the only MBBS Entrance Exam in India and as a result, lakhs of students take the NEET UG exam every year but due to limited seats, only a small percentage of the test-takers succeed.

There are 554 Indian medical colleges to be precise. Among these, 285 are Government medical colleges in India for MBBS and rest, i.e. 269, are private Medical Colleges. There are 83,175 total MBBS seats in India 2021: 43,335 of the total seats available for MBBS in India are held by the government medical colleges and the remaining 39,840 seats exist in private medical colleges. Keeping in view the enormous popularity of MBBS and in order to cope with the ever-increasing figures of NEET UG test-takers, new medical colleges in India are coming up at an exponential rate. In the last 10 years alone, 243 medical colleges in India have been established which account for nearly 45% of the total Medical Colleges. Karnataka has the highest count of MBBS seats among all Indian states with 9345 MBBS seats followed by Maharashtra (9000), Tamil Nadu (8000) and so on.  

Not just MBBS, India also has a great scope of postgraduate medical education as well. Collectively, 436 colleges in India efficiently run Medical PG courses (MD/MS/Diploma) and the number of medical PG seats in India in clinical and non-clinical streams are 38,000+. Then there is ample opportunity of pursuing super specialties in India, with 179 colleges offering 4,400+ seats under DM/MCH programs. 

Recent MBBS Admission Trends in India

YEAR MBBS Colleges MBBS Seats No of NEET Applications Increase in Applications* Success Rate (Govt. Medical Colleges) Success Rate (Govt. + Private Medical Colleges)
Govt. Private Total Govt. Private Total
2017 218 232 450 35870 34290 70160 11.39 Lacs +42% ↑ 3.14% 6.16%
2018 227 237 464 37140 35040 72180 13.26 Lacs +17 % ↑ 2.79% 5.44%
2019 245 242 487 39385 35890 75275 15.19 Lacs +15 % ↑ 2.59% 4.95%
2020 279 254 533 42735 37640 80375 15.97 Lacs +5 % ↑ 2.67% 5.03%
2021 285 269 554 43335 39840 83175 16.1 Lacs +1 % ↑ 2.69% 5.16%

*in comparison to the previous Year

The table sums up how the MBBS colleges in India have increased with the growing number of NEET UG applicants. Click here to find the list of medical colleges in India .You can see that the rise in the number of colleges isn’t enough to accommodate the Medical aspirants every year. Consequently, despite the addition of 83 Colleges (61 Government and 22 Private) between 2017 & 2020, the success rate of getting admission to government colleges for MBBS in India has dropped from 3.14% to 2.67%. Hence, we may conclude that the number of MBBS colleges in India does not meet the number of youngsters with dreams of becoming doctors. 

Owing to the skewed ratio between the numbers of aspirants & seats in medical colleges in India, a candidate has to score really good NEET marks for government college seat. The competition becomes cut throat due to this. As a result, students take multiple attempts to get good marks and in the process, add to the already ruthless competition. Those who do not make it to a government medical college and those who can afford it, seek admission in private medical colleges. Now, in India, MBBS fees in a Private College is very high but most of the Private Medical college in India aren’t even experienced enough to provide the quality of education to their students Vs money paid to them. Therefore, a gap indeed exists in the picture.

Fortunately, those who are able neither to score sufficiently well in NEET UG to get a seat in a Govt. Medical college nor afford the kind of money needed to buy the seat in Private medical college in India, have the option of choosing the MBBS Abroad path.

Name Of State / Union Territory Total MBBS Colleges Total MBBS Seats
Govt Private Total Govt Private Total
Andhra Pradesh 13 18 31 2410 2800 5210
Arunachal Pradesh 1 - 1 50 - 50
Assam 7 - 7 1000 - 1000
Bihar 11 6 17 1390 750 2140
Chandigarh 1 - 1 150 - 150
Chattisgarh 7 3 10 895 450 1345
Dadra And Nagar Haveli 1 - 1 150 - 150
Daman And Diu - - - - - -
Delhi 8 2 10 1222 200 1422
Goa 1 - 1 180 - 180
Gujarat 17 13 30 3550 2000 5650
Haryana 5 7 12 710 950 1660
Himachal Pradesh 6 1 7 720 150 870
Jammu And Kashmir 8 1 9 985 100 1085
Jharkhand 7 1 8 630 150 780
Karnataka 19 41 60 2900 6445 9345
Kerala 10 21 31 1555 2550 4105
Lakshadweep - - - - - -
Madhya Pradesh 14 9 23 2135 1450 3585
Maharashtra 26 31 57 4430 4570 9000
Manipur 2 - 2 225 - 225
Meghalaya 1 - 1 50 - 50
Mizoram 1 - 1 100 - 100
Nagaland - - - - - -
Odisha 8 4 12 1250 700 1950
Pondicherry 2 7 9 380 1150 1530
Punjab 4 6 10 650 775 1425
Rajasthan 16 8 24 2900 1300 4200
Sikkim - 1 1 - 50 50
Tamil Nadu 26 26 52 3650 4350 8000
Telangana 11 23 34 1790 3450 5240
Tripura 1 1 2 125 100 225
Uttarakhand 4 2 6 525 300 825
Uttar Pradesh 26 31 57 3278 4250 7528
West Bengal 20 6 26 3150 850 4000

For further clarity, here is the graphic representation of the number of colleges in each Indian state:

Please note that we have depicted all the Northeastern states of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura) and the Union Territories (excluding Delhi) as single units for ease of perception.

Indian Medical Colleges Teaching Experience

As mentioned above, in its mission to substantiate the medical infrastructure, the Govt. has established 224 (Govt. + Private) new Medical colleges in India in the last 10 years. This number is around 40% of the total medical colleges in India. But we are still facing challenges in finding the suitable teaching faculty. When it comes to educational institutions, it is an established fact that those colleges/universities with a good number of years of experience are always better. They have a strong academic background and well-experienced teachers. In case of the newly established medical colleges, it becomes hard to find the right faculty whose pedagogical abilities are at par with the standards set by NMC (Regulatory body of medical education and medical professionals). Consequently, as many as 50% posts of teaching faculty positions in these new medical colleges are vacant which leads to challenges in students’ learning process. 

Very importantly, the quality of doctors graduating out of medical schools must be monitored for they will be eventually entering the healthcare sector of India and the responsibility on a doctor’s shoulders is humungous. In pursuit of this, the Govt. has introduced the National Exit Test which is an exam for medical students of final year MBBS. NEXT will assess the capabilities of the MBBS students by testing their subject and clinical knowledge acquired over the course of MBBS and eventually churn out suitable medical personnel that this country deserves and needs.
In the graph here, we have grouped the colleges according to the number of years of teaching experience:

Visibly, 124 (out of 285 Total) Government medical colleges in India and 100 (out of 269 Total) Private medical colleges were established in the last 10 years only which forms a major chunk of total medical colleges in India. Thus, a good number of medical colleges in India are recently built and do not have the adequate years of experience. 

Obtaining a seat in Government medical college in India is very tough while the hefty MBBS fees in India private college is unaffordable for most. As a result, the candidate either plans to spend another year in NEET preparation or settle for BDS or alternative medicine courses. 
A better option, of course, is to pursue MBBS from abroad where Universities are more than 100 years old and cost reasonably. Interestingly, if someone completes his MBBS from abroad and wishes to practice as a doctor in India, he will have to undergo the same procedure as an Indian MBBS candidate would undergo i.e. passing the NEXT exam and obtain license to practice medicine in India. 

What is the Fees of Indian MBBS Colleges? 

Fee is a major factor when choosing a college. Speaking of MBBS in India fees, we see great variation. The Govt. medical colleges have the lowest fee for MBBS in India. On the contrary, MBBS fees in India private college is too high to afford. Moreover, the MBBS fees in India are subject to the type of seats in medical colleges in India you’re applying for. The types generally include Government seats, Management seats and NRI seats. Even private medical colleges allocate some seats under government quota and the price is relatively lower than that of management seats in these colleges. The fee for MBBS in India for NRI seats isheavily priced. Of course, various quotas exist that provide some relaxation. 

In the table below, we are indicating MBBS in India fee structure of various sorts of medical colleges, viz. Autonomous Institute (AIIMS), Central University College, Deemed University College, Government Medical Colleges and Private Medical Colleges. 

Note – Given the multitude of medical colleges, we’ve averaged the fees of all categories of colleges so one could get a bird’s eye view of the MBBS fees in India:

TYPE OF COLLEGE Govt. Seat Management Seat NRI Seat
Autonomous Institutes (AIIMS) Less than 1 Lac N/A N/A
Central Univ. Colleges Less than 1 Lac N/A N/A
Government Medical Colleges 2-4 Lacs N/A 50-75 Lacs
Deemed Colleges 50-60 Lacs 75-90 Lacs 1.25-1.75 CR
Private Medical Colleges 20-40 Lacs 60-70 Lacs 1.25 CR

As you are aware, the chances of getting admission in a government medical college are very slim. Suppose if one gets admission to a private or deemed medical college through Management quota, the private medical college fees in India to be paid would be close to 70-80 Lacs. Now, such an exorbitant amount as college fees and that too, with most of the private medical colleges being recently established, is not prudent in any way. 

We can call a medical college as being good if it has attributes like many years of experience, good faculty, etc. In view of this, more and more students who are determined to become a doctor are attracted towards foreign medical institutes based out of China, Russia, Ukraine, etc. that provide English-taught MBBS programs in 100+ years old universities at 3 times less the price of Private medical colleges in India.

NEET-UG Examination 2021

The standard pathway to get MBBS admission in India in various medical colleges – govt. or private – is to appear for NEET UG 2021 exam.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2021 examination on Sunday, 12th September, 2021 in pen & paper mode. The examination is set to be conducted in 13 different languages and it will serve as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission in Indiaand to BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses run in approved/recognized medical colleges in India and other colleges/deemed universities such as AIIMS, JIPMER, etc. in India. NTA will conduct NEET (UG) 2021 in the following languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. The Central and state govt. may utilize the NEET (UG) 2021 results with respect to the eligibility criteria of B.Sc. Hons. Nursing courses, BVSc and AH courses.

The table below illustrates all the important dates a NEET aspirant must be aware of. 

Event Dates
NEET exam notification 12-Jul-21
NEET 2021 application form date by NTA 13-Jul-21
Last date to submit NEET 2021 application form 10-Aug-21
Last date for application fee payment 10-Aug-21
Correction window of NTA NEET application form From 11/08/21 to 14/08/21
NEET UG 2021 Admit Card Release Date 6-Sep-21
Last Date to Download Admit Card 12-Sep-21
NEET 2021 Exam Date 12 -Sept 21 (Sunday) 
NEET 2021 Result 01-Nov-21(Monday)
Announcement of Counseling Dates To be announced

NEET 2021 Minimum Qualifying Percentile and Score

NMC i.e. National Medical Commission has defined 2 criteria which must be met for medical college admissions in India in the academic year 2021-22. These 2 criteria are based upon the score obtained in 12th Standard or equivalent grade and the NEET (UG) 2021 score. 

12th Standard Eligibility criteria 

The candidate applying for NEET (UG) 2021 must have passed 10+2 or equivalent grade in science stream and have Biology (or Bio-technology), Physics and Chemistry as main subjects. The candidate must score a minimum of 50% marks in case he/she belongs to unreserved category, 45% marks in case of OBC category and 40% marks in case of SC/ST category. Moreover, the candidate must have completed age of 17 years by 31st of December of the year of enrollment.

NEET (UG) 2021 Cut Off& Eligibility criteria for qualification

Like previous years, the NEET (UG) Cut off for qualification is 50 percentile for candidates from General category. Often the candidates confuse percentage with percentile system in this exam. 

Percentage in NEET (UG) exam defines your absolute marks. Let’s say you scored 50% in NEET UG 2021. This means you scored 50% of the total NEET UG marks i.e. 360 (720 being the full mark in NEET UG). On the other hand, percentile defines your relative position among all the NEET UG test-takers. A 50 percentile indicates that your scores are better than 50% of the total NEET test-takers. Approximately 16 Lac students are appearing for NEET UG 2021 and therefore, to clear the cut off, you must be among the top 50% i.e. top 8 lac students in order to qualify the NEET UG exam and thus, participate in counseling process. In NEET UG 2020, around 8 lacs of the total NEET test takers scored below 147 marks and thereby didn’t qualify the NEET UG exam. 

Please find the table below indicating NEET UG cut off 2021.

Category NEET 2021 Cutoff Percentile NEET-UG 2020 Cutoff Marks NEET-UG 2021 Cut off Marks
General 50th percentile 147 138
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile 113 108
General (PwD) 45th percentile 129 122
SC/ST/OBC (PwD) 40th percentile 113 108

NEET UG Exam Pattern 2021

The COVID19 has affected various aspects of our lives including the NEET UG 2021 Exam Syllabus. So,CBSE and State Boards have removed certain topics from their syllabi in view of the COVID pandemic.This has led NTA to introduce some changes to the NEET UG 2021 exam pattern. The changes involve dividing the NEET subjects into 2 sections (see table below). Furthermore, it has provided flexibility to the students to choose a number of questions that he/she can answer, a step that would be welcome to all the test takers. 

The tables below give details about the change in the exam pattern in 2021:

Mode of NEET question paper Pen and Paper-based (candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black/blue ballpoint pen)
Duration of the NEET exam 3 hours
Language or Medium of Exam English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions asked in NEET 2021 The number of total questions in the NEET 2021 exam is 200 but aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions.
NEET marking scheme 2021 4 marks will be awarded for each right answer, One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
Subjects Sections No. of questions To be Attempted by the candidate Section-wise Marks
Physics Section A 35 35 140
Section B 15 10 140
Chemistry Section A 35 35 140
Section B 15 10 140
Botany Section A 35 35 140
Section B 15 10 140
Zoology Section A 35 35 140
Section B 15 10 140
Total Marks 200 180 720

NEET Score & NEET Rank

The cut off will be prepared after taking into account the collective marks (of all subjects) obtained in NEET UG 2021 and there will be no ‘sectional cut off’ in individual subjects in NEET UG 2021. After completion of NEET UG 2021, NTA will release the AIR (All India Rank) of the qualified students. This AIR does not have anything to do with the caste/category of the qualified candidate. Also, there is no scope of tie-ups in AIR in case two or more candidates score equal marks in NEET-UG 2021. In such cases, NTA will primarily evaluate the marks in Biology subject, then marks in Chemistry and lastly, the marks in Physics. If the situation still remains the same, then the one who attempted less number of incorrect questions is ranked higher/better than the other. As for the age factor to be utilized as tie-breaking criteria, it has no mentions in the NEET UG 2021 brochure.


DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) will release the NEET UG cut off 2021for government medical colleges and dental colleges. This cut off will be applicable for admission to 15% All India Quota seats. As for the remaining 85% state quota seats; the states’ respective bodies concerned with medical education will release the respective cut offs. The cutoff of NEET 2021 for government colleges is determined by various factors, viz. the number of candidates appearing in NEET UG 2021, seats in medical colleges in India, level of difficulty of NEET UG 2021, etc. Hence, this leads to variations in cutoff of NEET 2021 for various institutes and states.

However, the candidates must not confuse NEET qualifying Cut off 2021 with NEET 2021 admission cut off. NEET qualifying cut off is the minimum marks required to participate in state as well as central led counselling procedures. This means that the candidates scoring below the NEET qualifying Cut off 2021 will not be eligible to attend either counselling. On the other hand, NEET 2021 admission cut offis the minimum score that will be needed to get admission into a specific medical college or dental college for that matter. The NEET qualifying Cut off 2021is determined by National Testing Agency whereas NEET 2021 admission cut offis determined by DGHS and it varies among institutes on the basis of total MBBS seats 2021, total number of NEET UG 2021 candidates, category of candidates applying for the seat, etc.


The uncertainty in the waiting period after NEET UG exam till the commencement of NEET Counseling process 2021 is the hardest for any candidate to endure. In most of the cases, he/she is in a state of dilemma – whether he/she would be able to get a seat in a medical college in India 2021 or not. This dilemma often lingers a bit longer since there are multiple rounds of NEET Counseling process 2021. 

In these COVID-stricken times, it has become difficult to cope with parallel Counseling procedures i.e. All India Quota and State Counseling. Adding to the struggle is the large number of medical colleges in India. Let’s not forget there are 550+ MBBS colleges here and 83,000+ MBBS seats! These altogether make the Counseling process very complex. As if that was not enough, a candidate, more often than not, is likely to be perplexed with the variations in medical college fee structure in India. The fees could be as low as 1 Lac and as high as 2.5 Crores! 

Therefore, to simplify things, MOKSH has come up with this write-up to help you understand the MBBS scenario in India better. To begin with, all the medical seats in India are filled through 2 types of Counseling procedures: All India Counseling conducted by MCC (Expands to Medical Counseling Committee) and state counseling, conducted by respective state bodies concerned with medical education.

Counselling 2021 Dates:

Counseling Round All India Counseling 2021 State Counseling 2021
Round-1 Nov 2021 Nov 2021
Round-2 Nov/Dec 2021 Nov/Dec 2021
Mop Up Round NA Dec 2021
Stray Round NA Dec 2021

Below is the MBBS Seat matrix 2021 available under All India Counseling System in India.

College Type No. of seats available for All India Counseling 2021
Autonomous Institute (AIIMS) 1899
Central Universities Colleges 319
State Govt. College 6033
Deemed Univ. College 6652
Private Medical College 0
Total Seats 14903

All India Counseling 2021

Below are illustrated the seats that are offered to candidates applying through All India Counseling

  • 15% All India Quota seats MBBS/ BDS Seats of States (except Jammu & Kashmir)
  • 100% MBBS/ BDS Seats of BHU
  • 100% MBBS Seats of AIIMS across India
  • 100% JIPMER seats
  • 100% AMU
  • 85% of State Quota seats of DU/ I.P University (VMMC/ ABVIMS/ESIC Dental) for Delhi State
  • 100% -Faculty of Dentistry (Jamia Milia Islamia) along with 5% internal Quota of Jamia students
  • 15% IP quota seats of ESIC

Reservation in All India counseling 2021

A very important aspect that you, as an aspirant, need to understand is the policy of Reservation in force when it comes to admission through NEET UG. The Central Government’s Reservation Policy governs the norms of reservation for all seats to be filled in the All India counseling process.However, it may be different for various categories of Institutes like Autonomous, Central University Colleges, Deemed University Colleges and All India Quota. To check if your caste or community is eligible for reservation under All India Quota, refer to the links below


Medical Counseling Committee will conduct 2 rounds of All India Quota (AIQ) Counseling, viz. Round 1 and Round 2. All candidates who have qualified for All India Quota seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) except the Union Territory of J&K will be eligible.

Reservation Policy in All India Quota (AIQ)

Govt has amended the reservation rules for OBCs under All India Quota for 2021. Now OBC reservation has been implemented for all India Quota Seats as well.The reservation policy currently in force for AIQ is –
1. SC – 15%
2. ST – 7.5%
3. OBC – 27% (Non-Creamy Layer)
4. PwD (Person with Disabilities) – 5% Horizontal Reservation
5. EWS – 10%
The reservation of seats under PwD Quota has been increased to 5% from earlier 3% in AIQ. 


100% of the seats available in Deemed Universities will be allocated through All India Counseling. There are 4 rounds of Counseling, viz. Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up Round and Stray Vacancy Round. Among these, MCC conducts the former 3, i.e. Round 1, Round 2 and Mop-Up Round online while the respective deemed university conducts the Stray Vacancy round. MCC shares the list of candidates who register for the ‘Stray Vacancy Round’ with the respective deemed university. All the candidates who qualify for AIQ seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG including candidates from Union Territory of J&K will be eligible. 

Reservation Policy in Deemed Universities 

No reservation is applicable in deemed universities for OBC/SC/ST/PwD/EWS candidates. There may be community based reservation for Jain Minority or Muslim Minority in some deemed universities.

•    All India Institute of Medical Sciences ( AIIMS)

There will be 4 rounds of Counseling, viz. Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up Round and Stray Vacancy Round for the 18 AIIMS across India. Among these, MCC conducts the former 3 i.e. Round 1, Round 2 and Mop-Up Round online while AIIMS itself conducts the Stray Vacancy round. All the candidates who qualify for AIQ seats on the basis of their rank in NEET UG conducted by NTA including candidates from Union Territory of J&K will be eligible.

Reservation Policy in AIIMS

Reservation policy in AIIMS is same as that of All India Quota. 

•    Employee State Insurance company Medical Colleges (ESIC)

15% of the ESIC seats are allotted through All India Quota i.e. Round 1 and Round 2. The rest, that is 85% of the seats are to be treated as State Quota seats. There will be 4 rounds of NEET Counseling process, viz. Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up Round and Stray Vacancy Round. Among these, MCC conducts the former 3 i.e. Round 1, Round 2 and Mop-Up Round online while the ESIC authorities conduct the Stray Vacancy round.

Reservation Policy in ESIC 

Reservation policy in ESIC is same as that of All India Quota. 


There will be 4 rounds of counseling, viz. Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up Round and Stray Vacancy Round for the Central Univ. Colleges. Among these, MCC conducts the former 3 i.e. Round 1, Round 2 and Mop-Up Roundonline while the respective Central University College conducts the Stray Vacancy round.

Seat Allocation Rounds in Counselling Process

Round – 1 – This is the main counseling Registration which will be inclusive of payment of registration fee (Non-refundable) and Security Deposit (Refundable). 
Round – 2 – Thisround is meant for candidates who appeared in round-1 and could not get any seat allotted. The candidates do not have to register again in such a case. However, there is fresh registrations in Round – 2 for those candidates who did not appear for Round – 1. 
Mop – Up Round – Thisround is intended only for Deemed/ Central Universities: ESIC, AIIMS & JIPMER.

Stray Vacancy Round –StrayVacancy Round is intended for Deemed/Central Universities, AIIMS & JIPMER. There is no fresh registration for this round.


In the table below, we present precise Deposit amounts and Eligibility to participate in various counseling rounds.

Sr. No. Round Free Exit Exit with Ineligible for further counseling Amount of registration
forfeiture of fees Fee (security deposit )
1. AIQ Round – 1/Deemed Yes - - -
2. AIQ – 2/Deemed - If not joined If joined Government – Rs. 10,000 (half for SC/ST/OBC) Deemed – Rs. 2,00,000
3. State Quota Round – 1 Yes - - -
4. State Quota Round – 2 - If not joined If joined Government – Rs. 10,000 (half for SC/ST/OBC) Private – Rs. 1,00,000
5. State Quota Mop-up Round  - - If joined -
6. Deemed Mop-Up Round - - If joined -

State Counseling 2021

All Indian States conduct NEET UG Counseling for MBBS admission in India for medical colleges present within their respective territories, of course, with exceptions (AIIMS, JIPMER, Deemed Univ. Colleges and few central Univ. Colleges). On the whole, there are 487 colleges (Govt. and private combined) that participate in NEET UG State Counseling 2021. Summing it up, NEET UG State Counseling 2021 will decide the allocation of 68692 total MBBS seats under various rounds. 

In the table below, we present the numbers MBBS seats that fall under different sorts of medical colleges:

College Type  MBBS Seats under State Counseling
Autonomous Institute (AIIMS) 0
Central Universities Colleges 1035
State Govt College 34187
Deemed Univ College 0
Private Medical College 33470
Total Seats 68692


The seatallocation of any medical college is subject to the All India Rank obtained by the candidate in NEET UG exam. Another factor influencing the prospects of seat allocation is caste & category of the candidate applying. In light of the recent regulations, the central govt. has defined its reservation criteria for seats allocated via All India Counseling. Likewise, the constitutional law enables the Indian states as well to implement their own reservation criteria for allotment of seats via state quota.

As a result, a candidate belonging to a particular caste or category is likely to fall in different reservation categories during central and state Counseling procedure. To provide equal opportunities in the society,some states may also provide special reservation on the basis of geographical location, minority status of a community, minority status on the basis of language, armed force personnel dependents, etc. Such cases have been observed in states like Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and so on. Many states also reserve seats for female candidates in categories mentioned above like Telangana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, etc. There are also seats reserved for candidates hailing from PwD (Person with Disabilities) Quota.

Therefore, it becomes important for candidates to determine their caste or community as per their state domicile. For convenience, there are official websites where the reservation applicable in different states has been specified.

What are your chances of getting a seat in a Medical College in India?

The most difficult time for any of the students is to wait after NEET till the counseling process to know whether he/she is getting a college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma continues for couple of months due to multiple rounds of counseling. It has become more difficult due to parallel counseling of All India Quota and various States due to COVID-19. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ Govt. and Private colleges offer 83000+ Seats and fee variation is also huge that ranges from less than 1 Lac to 2.5 Cr for the course.  

Dreams shatter when any silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to getting a poor ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to lack of genuine guidance!

MOKSH AI-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting a seat in Government or Private Medical College under various Seat categories like Govt., Management or NRI Seat. For assessing your chances of getting a seat, the MOKSH Predictor algorithm takes categories/sub-category or various Quotas into consideration as per Govt. regulations. It also takes into account historical data published by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) or State Dept. responsible for counseling of the respective state.

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We at MOKSH have a team of Experts, with great expertise in the Indian counseling system and they will guide you so that you get the most suitable College based on your NEET Score and Budget for the MBBS Program. Their guidance won’t be limited to advising you for your MBBS but further, they will also guide you to fulfil your Medical PG dream in India, USA, Germany or UK.

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While doing MBBS in India, you will have to appear for USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 CK. Though this exam is highly competitive, it may not seem so when compared to the Indian NEET PG. The exam is online and can be taken at the USMLE exam centers present across India. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via MOKSH Platform.

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Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.

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