There are total 33 medical colleges in Kerala offering 4505 MBBS Seats. Out of these, 1755 seats are in 12 government medical colleges and the rest 2750 seats are in 21 private medical colleges. In which, 16 Government and Private Medical colleges are offering 500+ Seats for Post Graduate Program i.e MD/MS/Diploma program. These seats are inclusive of Non Clinical and Clinical Specialty. For super specialty, the students can choose from 6 colleges that offer 76 seats under DM/MCH programs.
In Kerala, there are 85% Seats reserved for State Counseling and remaining 15% is meant for AIQ Counseling.
In the table below you can find the TotalTuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College. In Kerala, Private Medical Colleges participate solely in State Counseling procedures and not in All India Counseling. Hence, All India Quota cut off details is not available.
There are numerous benefits to the MBBS Abroad over study at Private Medical College in India. You can refer to the below table to understand the values we fetch in MBBS Abroad on various critical parameters, that are crucial before deciding the right path
Small Groups of 15-20 Students in each batch, Test after every Conceptual Class
100-150 students in a batch
Grading of Academics
Mostly European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
University Level, CBME
Opportunities for Global Medical PG
US, CANADA, Gulf Region, UK and other European Countries incl India
Moderate to High
Multiple Hospitals for different speciality
College Hospital only
Teaching Experience of Medical Colleges
In Kerala, most of the college established before Year 2010, very few colleges established in last 10 years. It is always important to select an old medical college as there is no shortage of faculties and they are well experienced too, which is the primary requirement of a MBBS student for their learning.
Experience of Teaching
Name of Medical College
Less than 5 years
1. Government Medical College , Parippally , Kollam
2 Government Medical College, Idukki.
3 Government Medical College, Konni
1. Government Medical College , Manjeri , Malapuram
2. GovernmentMedicalCollege (Institute of Integrated Medical Sciences) , Yakkara , Palakkad
1. Malabar Medical College , Kozhikode , Calicut
2. DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences , Wayanad
3. Mount Zion Medical College, Chayalode, Ezhamkulam Adoor, Pathanamthitta
4. P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Palakkad, Kerala
5. Al-Azhar Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital, Thodupuzha
6. Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla, Kerala
7. M E S Medical College, Perintalmanna Malappuram Distt. Kerala
8. Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur
9. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College, Kolenchery
10. Pushpagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Tiruvalla
11. Amrita School of Medicine, Elamkara, Kochi
12. Sree Narayana Instt. of Medical Sciences, Chalakka, Ernakulam
13. Karuna Medical College, Palakkad
14. Sree Uthradom Thiurnal Academy of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum
15. Sree Gokulam Medical College Trust & Research Foundation, Trivandrum
16. Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, Thrissur
17. Azeezia Instt of Medical Science, Meeyannoor, Kollam
18. Travancore Medical College, Kollam
19. KMCT Medical College, Kozhikode, Calicut
20. Dr. Somervel Memorial CSI Hospital & Medical College, Karakonam, Thiruvananthapuram
21. Kannur Medical College, Kannur
22. Government Medical College, Ernakulam
More than 25 years
1. Goverment Medical College , Thiruvananthapuram
2. Government Medical College , Kottayam
3. T D Medical College, Alleppey (Allappuzha)
4. GovernmentMedicalCollege, Thrissur
5. Government MedicalCollege, Pariyaram, Kannur
6. Government MedicalCollege, Kozhikode, Calicut
NEET-UG Exam dates 2023
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2022 examination on Sunday, 17 July 2022 in pen & paper mode. The examination will serve as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission and other stream like BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/ BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses.
You can find the tentative date for NEET UG 2023 Exam
NEET 2022 (Actual)
Expected Date NEET 2023
NEET exam notification
15th Dec 2022
NEET application form date by NTA
Last date to submit NEET application form
NEET UG Admit Card Release Date
1st/2nd Week Jul
1st Week of May 2023
NEET Exam Date
7th May 2023
1st Week of Jul 2023
NEET-UG 2023 Cut Off
Like previous years, the NEET (UG) Cut off for qualification will be 50 percentile for candidates from General category. Often the candidates confuse percentage with percentile system in this exam.
Please find the table below indicating Actual NEET UG cut off for 2021 and 2022 and Expected NEET 2023 Cut off
NEET-UG 2021 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2022 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2023 Cut off
Kerala NEET-UG Counselling 2023 dates
Seat allocation is being done in multiple phases both in All India counseling and State counseling of Kerala. This is because, many seats become vacant due to withdrawal of seats by the students for not getting college of their choice, not able to arrange the funds for fees, Lack of proof of their category under which they applied etc. Once the dates for reporting to the college/ Fee deposits/Submitting documents is passed all such seats made available for the next rounds. In the below table, you can find the details for counseling rounds in All India and State counseling followed for MBBS Seat Allocation-
NEET-UG Counselling 2022 (Actual)
NEET-UG Counselling 2023 (Expected)
Announcement of Counselling Dates
3rd Week of Oct 2022
3rd Week of Aug 2023
Result of All India Counselling Round-1/Round-2
1st/3rd Week of Nov 2022
1st Week/3rd Week of Sep 2023
Result of All India Counselling Mop Up and Stray Round
4th Week of Nov/1st Week of Dec 2022
4th Week of Sep/1st Week of Oct 2023
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvanthapuram Kerala, Prepares and publish the State Merit list of under each category. Students can assess their chance to get college of their choice based on previous year’s Cut offs of that college. If you want to be sure about the chances it is recommended to use MOKSH College Predictor which utilizes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology. Also, this college predictor will give you an idea and will predict the college possible for you based on your current NEET Ranking, Reservation category and Other Quotas applicable for you.
Eligibility for Kerala NEET-UG 2023 Counselling
Your age must be no less than 17 years.
You must have qualified the NEET exam.
Kerala MBBS Cut-off 2023: 10+2 with a score of at least 50% in PCB (for general category), 45% (for general PH) and 40% for ST/SC/OBC.
Your core subjects for 10+2 have to be Biology, Chemistry, English, and Physics.
For those who wish for state quota seat must meet the NEET domicile criteria of Kerala.
How to Register for Kerala NEET UG Counselling 2023
Fill the application form with all the necessary details including your personal and academic ones.
Once you successfully fill the form, you will now be given with a unique registration ID and password which will further be used to complete the application process.
Remember you are supposed to be very meticulous while filling your details otherwise there are chances of your application getting rejected.
Documents Required for Counselling
The documents that are mandatory to be produced CEE, Thiruvanthapuram Kerala for UG counseling and admission process are illustrated below. Candidates must note that unavailability of any of the documents is likely to lead to the cancellation of the MP MBBS admission process.
10 Passport sized photographs (The photograph must be the same as those used in the NEET application form and hall ticket)
Fee payment receipt
Printout of the MP MBBS admission form
Documents that are subject to applicability
Reservation category certificate
PWD (Persons With Disability) certificate
Gap period affidavit
Freedom fighter certificate
Reservation in All India Quota Seats 2023
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.
The reservation policy currently in force for AIQ is –
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)
Reservation in KeralaState Quota Seat 2023
Pl find the reservation categories in Kerala for 85% State Quota Seats.
State Merit (SM) -50%
Economically Weaker Sections in General Category (EWS) -10%
Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) -30%
Ezhava (EZ) -9%
Muslim (MU) -8%
Other Backward Hindu (BH) -3%
Latin Catholic and Anglo Indian (LA) -3%
Dheevara and related communities (DV) -2%
Viswakarma and related communities (VK) -2%
Kusavan and related communities (KN) -1%
Other Backward Christian (BX) -1%
Kudumbi (KU) -1%
Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes -10%
Scheduled Castes (SC) -8%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) -2%
Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat in Kerala
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 a 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 poorly ranked college. Imagine getting paid seats or no seats at all due to a lack of genuine guidance!
MOKSH AI-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting an MBBS seat in Kerala State Medical colleges in All India Counseling NEET-UG 2023 and Kerala State Counseling NEET-UG 2023 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-categories 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 The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE).
During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting a Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!
Total Applicants NEET PG 2021
Govt Med College
Pvt Med College
MD (Non Clinical)
Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist?
NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of the internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will clear NEXT-2 are awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the Next Exam.
We are well aware of the difficulty of getting a PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much more easily. US Healthcare system is considered one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during an internship, and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.
MOKSH Coaching focuses on a patient-centered learning approach which helps students score high on both USMLE & NEXT. MOKSH is the leading name in USMLE Coaching. Currently, 1000+ Students from Indian and Abroad medical colleges are preparing for USMLE steps via the MOKSH Platform.
Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether she is fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK.
In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK.The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.
The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).
After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.
By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a major change that has affected life everywhere and at every level.
Especially the healthcare sector has faced unprecedented pressure. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.
PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 which would qualify you to apply for the visa.
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.
This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,