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The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), formerly the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for medical colleges. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification overseas. A total of 16 lakh candidates had applied for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2020, out of which 13.5 lakh students appeared for the test.

The number of candidates applying for NEET is only heating up year after year. At this juncture, what makes it all the more important to succeed and leave an indelible mark in this competitive world is a planned preparation, well-built strategy and top-notch guidance.

MBBS/BDS government college seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of their rank, score, and the cut-off set by institutes along with the total NEET Seat Intake 2021 of that college. The institute assigned will also depend on the choices filled by the candidates in their online NEET 2021 Counselling. Having replaced AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER, NEET is now the only medical exam offering admissions to more than 75,000 MBBS seats and 25,000 BDS seats across the country. The state-wise seat matrix will be released by respective states during the time of counselling. 

NEET Result is applicable for admissions to all medical colleges of India. Based on the result, NTA formulates a merit list for NEET which is used by different colleges to allot seats to students.

NEET 2021 Seat Matrix

  • Seat allocation is done constructed on the rank, score and cut off decided by the participating colleges. 
  • Moreover, the institute allotted to the candidates based on the choices filled by the candidates during the time of online counselling process. 
  • For admission into UG courses in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy), students must appear for NEET. 
  • The government has also increased MBBS and BDS seats after the implementation of EWS quota.

NEET 2021 score will be used for admission to:

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
  • 85% state quota medical seats
  • Central and deemed universities
  • State, management, and NRI quota seats in private colleges
  • Central pool quota seats
  • Seats in private unaided, aided minority, and non-minority medical colleges.
  • Mandatory qualification for candidates willing to pursue MBBS or BDS from a foreign medical institute.

MBBS/BDS Seats and Colleges in India

Based on the data of previous year candidates can get an idea about the number of seats offered by colleges in India. 

Type of CollegesMBBSBDS
Total CollegesTotal SeatsTotal CollegesTotal Seats
Government Colleges27241,388503,513
Private Colleges including Deemed Universities26035,54026323,260
Total Seats through NEET53276,92831326773
AIIMS & JIPMER institutions15 AIIMS; 2 JIPMER1205 (AIIMS) + 200 (JIPMER)
Grand Total54978,33331326773

NEET Seats 2021 in Top Medical Colleges

Name of CollegesSeat Intake
Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi250
Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), New Delhi200
King George Medical College (KGMC), Lucknow250
Institute of Medical Sciences – Banaras Hindu University (IMS-BHU) Varanasi84
Christian Medical College(CMC), Ludhiana, Punjab75
Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, Maharashtra125
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (GSMC), Mumbai, Maharashtra260
Grant Medical College (GMC), Mumbai, Maharashtra200
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (BJMC), Ahmedabad250
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (BJMC), Pune200
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata15% of the seats
Maharaja Krishna Chandra Gajapati Medical College & Hospital, Odisha150
Patna Medical College, Patna150
Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assamto the extent of 15% seats

NEET Seat Reservation in India

Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Other Backward Class27%
Economically Weaker Section10%
Persons with Disabilities5%

Don’t ever lose hope. You need to stay consistent in your preparation. It takes time but, it’ll all worth it in the end. When you’re planning to quit, think about why you started in the first place. Imagine yourself graduating from your medical college. Imagine yourself in the white coat with a stethoscope around your neck. Imagine saving someone’s life.

An exam like NEET which is tough demands constancy, don’t think of ever giving up. Crack NEET, give it your best shot and become the doctor that society deserves.

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