The directorate of medical education and research has announced the NEET 2018 mop up round counselling. Candidates were eager to know about it since the announcement of the second round of counselling result. DMER has now released the notice stating that on August 21, the selection list will be available to the students. For the convenience of the students, each and every detail has been uploaded by the DMER related to the mop up counselling.

An eligibility criteria is also set by the DMER stating that the candidates who are admitted in the first round and also in the 2nd round thereby securing the admission are eligible for the mop-up counselling. Alongside, the candidates who did not get any choice available during the 1st and 2nd round of the NEET 2018 counselling and are waitlisted are eligible for the mop up counselling.

Candidates can also note that some candidates can not attend the mop up counselling. If a candidate has submitted the retition form in the 1st or the 2nd round of counselling are not eligible for the mop up. Also, the candidates who were selected in the 1st round but failed to take admission/ canceled the admission/resigned the seat can not appear for the mop up round. Added to the list of non-eligible candidates are the one’s who were selected in the 2nd round but failed to take the admission/ canceled the admission/resigned the seat.

It must also be noted that candidates who have been selected by the DGHS during the second round counseling do not need to attend the mop up round. The complete schedule for the mop up round has been shared by the DMER.

First, vacant seats will be declared on August 20 after 2 pm. DMER shall provide the list of the selected candidates for the mop up round on August 21. Remember, the last date for joining the respective college for MBBS/BDS is from August 23 to August 26.

On August 27 the selection list of the 2nd mop up round for MBBS seats (government/corporation medical colleges) will be announced. Such seats that remain vacant in the private unaided/minority medical colleges (only MBBS) have to be surrendered to the respective college on August 27. However, the BDS seats will not be surrendered.

August 31 is the last date to fill the MBBS seats for the private unaided/minority medical colleges at an institutional level whereas, the last date for the selected candidates to join for 2nd mop-up is August 29. On August 31, the cut off will be released.

Students will get the detailed time schedule for the 2nd mop up for the BDS course in the government and private colleges later.

If any candidate has joined the MBBS course and is pursuing the same but wishes to resign the seat have to do so before August 23. No penalty clause shall be applicable for the students who will be upgraded from private to government for the MBBS course. No more rounds shall be conducted for the MBBS course after August 31. That candidate who will have the higher chance of dental in comparison with medical will not get the same after August 31.

Students failing to resign from the seat on or before the mentioned date will be accountable to pay rs 10,00,000 as penalty and will not be allowed in the admission procedure for the next 2 years.

As on August 31, candidates having a selected status for MBBS in any of government/corporation medical colleges will have their names removed from the merit list. Such candidates will not be eligible for the further admission process for the health and science courses. Selected candidates in the mop-up rounds have to join the seat. Else, they will have to pay a penalty of rs 10,00,000 and such candidates will not be allowed to appear for the admission procedure for the next 2 years in all of the health and science courses. On August 27, private medical college admissions will get over and the vacant seats will be surrendered to the institutes.

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  1. Sir, SWAMI SHRADDHA RAJESH, Application no. 195018033 – OBC.
    Why BAMS not recd. Please check and reply

  2. Sir/Madam,
    Ref. Application no. 195018033. Neet Score is 297 (OBC).
    Why not come in the BAMS GOVT. College.
    Please help

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