NEET MDS Counselling 2021 - Latest Updates, Dates, Procedure, Fees

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 - Latest Updates, Dates, Procedure, Fees

NEET MDS Counselling 2021: The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is the authority responsible to conduct the counselling of NEET MDS 2021 for admission to All India Quota (AIQ), deemed, central and ESIC institutes.

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The counselling session will be conducted soon for candidates who have qualified for the NEET MDS entrance exam. To participate in the NEET MDS counselling process, aspirants need to complete the online registration process for each round individually. For the registration process, candidates have to submit the asked details such as the application number, NEET MDS rank, scores obtained, education details among others.

Candidates will also be asked to provide their preferences of colleges as well as specialties. Based on these choices, NEET MDS 2021 rank, seat availability, reservation criteria and other factors, the seat allotment of NEET MDS will be done for admission to around 1326 seats under AIQ seats, deemed and central universities. NEET MDS 2021 will be conducted in computer-based mode on December 16, 2020. Go through the article on NEET MDS counselling 2021 to know the procedure, rounds, dates, results and other details.

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 - Latest News & Updates

July 2, 2021: The Supreme Court issues notice on the petition filed to release the NEET MDS 2021 counselling schedule within three weeks.

June 29, 2021: Advocates Tanvi Dubey and Charu Mathur has filed a petition in the Supreme Court regarding an "unjust and infinite delay caused by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in the commencement of the counselling for NEET MDS 2021".

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 Dates

Candidates must keep a track on the important dates related to NEET MDS 2021 counselling, which is mentioned in the table below.

Dates of NEET MDS 2021 counselling for AIQ/Deemed/Central/ESIC seats



NEET MDS exam date

December 16, 2020

Declaration of NEET MDS 2021 result

December 31, 2020

Counselling round one*

Registration and payment

To be announced

Choice Filling and Locking

To be announced

Processing of Seat Allotment

To be announced

Declaration of Seat Allotment Result

To be announced

Reporting at allotted institute

To be announced

NEET MDS Cutoff 2021

It is mandatory for dental graduates to secure the minimum NEET MDS 2021 cutoff to qualify the entrance examination as specified by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates securing the minimum qualifying percentile will be eligible to participate for NEET MDS 2021 counselling. For general category aspirants, the cutoff of NEET MDS is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC candidates, it is the 40th percentile. Check the table below mentioning previous year cutoff percentile and their corresponding marks.

NEET MDS cutoff percentile & scores



Percentile (2021)

Cutoff Scores (2021)

Revised Cutoff Percentile (2020)

Revised Cutoff Scores (2020)

Cutoff percentile

Cutoff scores (2020)


50th percentile




50th percentile



40th percentile




40th percentile



45th percentile




45th percentile



45th percentile




40th percentile


NEET MDS counselling 2021

The counselling of NEET MDS 2021 will be conducted for admission to MDS courses offered in the following:

  • 50% All India Quota seats

  • Deemed Universities

  • Central Universities

  • Armed Forces Medical Services

  • ESIC colleges

Flow chart for NEET MDS 2021 counselling

For 50% All India Quota seats

For Deemed/Central Universities, AFMS and ESIC colleges

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 for AIQ, Deemed/Central Universities, ESIC and AFMS

The seat allotment process for 50% All India Quota seats, deemed as well as central universities, ESIC and other colleges will be conducted in two rounds, while a mop-up round will be organised for deemed and central round. Once the counselling round for AIQ seats will be completed, the vacant seats left will be transferred to the state counselling authorities for allotment of remaining 50% state quota seats.

NEET MDS counselling 2021 procedure includes registration of candidates, filling and locking of preferences, declaration of result and reporting to the respective colleges for admission. The seats which remain vacant after every round of counselling will be filled through the subsequent rounds of counselling. The step-wise NEET MDS 2021 counselling is mentioned below:

Step 1 - Counselling registration

  • In the first step, aspirants can click on the link, which will be provided on this page, when released.

  • Candidates will then have to select the stream (medical/dental), NEET MDS roll number, the application number, name of the candidate, date of birth, security pin and other asked details.

  • Also, aspirants need to provide remaining details, which must be completed successfully for completion of the registration process.

  • Thereafter, the login credentials will appear on the screen, which must be preserved until the completion of the admission process.

Step 2 - Filling of personal details

  • In the next step of NEET MDS 2021 counselling, aspirants will be required to enter their personal details such as father and mother’s name, address, category and other details.

  • Candidates must fill the details carefully while filling the details, as the details once filled cannot be edited and the similar information filled here will be required at the time of document verification and admission.

Step 3 - Payment

The non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee must be paid by the candidates in online mode only through credit/debit cards and net banking. Check the refundable tuition fee and non-refundable registration fee from the table below.

NEET MDS counselling fees

Non-refundable registration fees

For 50% AIQ/Central Universities

Fee (INR)





For Deemed Universities

Fee (INR)

All categories


Refundable tuition fees

For 50% AIQ/Central Universities

Fee (INR)





Deemed Universities

Fee (INR)

All categories


Step 3 - Registration slip

After the successful payment of the registration fee, the registration slip will be displayed on the screen. A printout must be taken of the registration slip which will be useful for the further admission process.

Click on ‘login’ for the next step.

Step 4 - Available choices

  • In the beginning of the NEET MDS 2021 seat allotment process, the available choices will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen.

  • Candidates who submitted the fees for 50% AIQ/central and deemed universities can fill the choices under every category of seats.

Step 5 - Filling and locking of preferences

  • For filling of preferences, candidates must click on ‘+’ button available with every option.

  • After the selection, the choice available on the left-hand side will automatically shift to the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Once all the selections are done, candidates must click on ‘save and continue’ button to lock and continue with the process by clicking on ‘save and go to home page’ to exit.

  • While filling the choices, aspirants can move up and down and delete the choices. Also, they can drag a choice to change with others.

Note: It must be noted that if any aspirant forgets to lock the preferences, then options of colleges filled will be locked automatically.

Step 6 - Take a printout

  • For the future benefits, aspirants are advised to take at least three to four printouts of the preferences filled.

  • If anyone has not locked their choices filled, then also they can take printouts of the preferences once the locking process is over.

NEET MDS Seat Allotment 2021

Once the registration for counselling is completed, MCC releases the NEET MDS counselling result. The result is based on the NEET MDS merit rank, preferences filled and seats available. The result published in the form of a list including the name, allotted college, All India Rank, remarks (allotted/not allotted) and allotted as well as candidate category.

Students who will be allotted seat will be required to download the allotment letter of NEET MDS 202. The allotment letter mentions the name of candidate, rank, college allotted and other details. It is mandatory to carry the allotment letter along with the list of documents at the allotted institute/college/university for the admission process.

NEET MDS 2021 Counselling - Documents to be carried

Here is the list of documents which must be carried to the allotted institute/college/university for document verification and completion of the admission process. Any candidate without any document will not be granted admission to MDS courses. Also, aspirants are advised to take the originals and a set of photocopies of all the required documents.

  • NEET MDS result 2021

  • Mark sheets of BDS (1, 2 and 3 professional examinations)

  • NEET MDS 2021 admit card

  • BDS degree certificate or provisional certificate

  • Certificate for completion of internship from the head of the institute stating the candidate has completed the internship on or before March 31, 2021.

  • Permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)

  • High school/Higher Secondary Certificate/Date of birth for birth proof

  • One identification proof - PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport or Aadhaar Card

  • SC/ST certificate issued by the competent authority in English or Hindi

  • OBC certificate issued by the authority. OBC candidates should not belong to the creamy layer

  • Disability certificate issued by the medical board only

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 - Second round

The second round of NEET MDS 2021 counselling will be done after the completion of the first round and if any vacant seats left. The eligibility of candidates appearing for the second round is listed below.

Who is eligible for NEET MDS second round counselling?

The guidelines set by the authorities to be eligible for NEET MDS counselling round 2 are as follows:

  • Those who do not wish to upgrade their seat which is allotted to them in round one should not fill fresh choices during Choice Filling of round two.

  • Those who are not satisfied with their current allotment and want to upgrade their seat should fill fresh choices in round two choice filling.

NEET MDS 2021 Counselling for 50% State Quota seats

The seat allotment process of NEET MDS 2021 for remaining 50% state quota seats will be done by respective state counselling committees. The admission to MDS courses offered by 50% state government seats and all seats in private universities of the state will be done on the basis of NEET MDS merit rank released by NBE. Only candidates from Jammu and Kashmir will not be allowed to appear for AIQ seats and all seats will be granted by state counselling authority. Each state will release their NEET MDS 2021 state counselling schedule after the announcement of results.

Previous year’s useful links

Eligible candidate list for IP BHU and Central institute- Check hereEligible candidate list for Deemed Dental- Check here

Final MDS mop-up round result for deemed university - Click here

Provisional MDS mop-up round result for deemed university - Click here

Provisional MDS mop-up round result for central university - Click here

Indian to NRI eligible candidate list for mop-up round- Check here

Final result of round 2 NEET MDS counselling 2020 for AIQ - Click here

Final result of round 2 NEET MDS counselling for Deemed University - Click here

Final result of round 2 counselling of NEET MDS 2020 for Central University - Click here

Round-2 NEET MDS Counselling Provisional Result - Click here

Round 2 NEET MDS Counselling Result for Deemed University - Click here

NEET MDS Counselling 2nd Round Result for Central University - Click here

NEET MDS Round-2 Indian to NRI eligible candidate list - Click here

To check NEET MDS round 1 final result-Click here