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How to Get Admitted to Private Medical Colleges Through NEET

By Aparajita DasSeptember 14, 2020
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It is a fact that the greatest number of NEET qualified candidates look for an MBBS seat in the private medical universities. In such a situation, getting data about seat confirmation in private medical institutions through NEET becomes vital. All the private medical schools follow the guidelines of the advising authority of the states in which they are located. For instance, if a private medical or dental school is situated in Chennai, the State Authority of Tamil Nadu will be answerable for the guidelines followed. MCC doesn't lead the affirmation procedure for private medical colleges. 

Likewise, note that all seats in private universities are allotted to candidates based on their NEET All India Rank (AIR). Furthermore, all seats in private medical colleges are available to all candidates, regardless of the category they belong to. The private schools additionally offer seats to Non-Resident Indians in the NRI Quota. Therefore, these private medical colleges provide a platform for numerous medical aspirants to pursue their dream career.

Key Highlights

  • Particular state advising specialists will direct the guidelines for admission to private medical schools.

  • MCC/DGHS has no job in the guiding procedure. 

  • Affirmation is available to NEET 2021 qualified candidates in particular, with a part of their enrollments to be made based on their NEET 2021 AIR. 

  • Reservation procedures apply to the situations pertaining to the states only, while for private medical schools no admissions are rolled out based on the category-wise reservations for the aspiring candidates. 

  • Applicants who are residents of the particular state can apply for admission to state quota seats. Also, the candidates who are citizens of India and have qualified in NEET 2019 can apply.

Counselling Authority For Private Colleges

Type of Institute

Counselling Authority

Government Colleges

Respective State Authorities will conduct counselling for filling 85% State Quota seats (all seats in the state of Jammu and Kashmir).

Counselling for the remaining 15% of seats will be conducted by MCC/DGHS.

Private Colleges

The concerned State Authority will conduct counselling for all seats available in private medical institutes in that particular state.

For example, the Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu will conduct counselling for all private colleges in Tamil Nadu.

How to apply for Admission in Private Colleges

NEET-qualified candidates need to apply through the respective state authorities for admission. Applications are generally available in an online mode. The concerned application process through state authorities is explained below.

  • Registration - Online registration is the common form of registration, where the candidate has to enter basic details like name, phone number, and email id.

  • Filling of Application Form - This step includes filling of personal, academic, and contact information. The scanned images of relevant documents, including photographs, signature, and caste certificates should also be uploaded.

  • Payment of Application Fee - The application fee will vary from one state authority to another. The payment mode for paying the application fee is generally online. Payments through demand drafts may be also accepted in certain cases.

  • Submission of Application Form - The completed application form must be submitted before the last date.

Publication of State Merit List

Given utilizations, the state authority will deliver a state merit list, based on which admission to MBBS and BDS courses will be rolled out. The merit list will be prepared based on the NEET 2021 scores. Candidates securing high ranks are likely to get admissions in government medical and dental colleges. That being said some may likewise take seat confirmation in private medical colleges instead of government medical colleges as the private medical colleges are appraised. For instance, CMC Vellore is one of the chief private medical schools in our country. In this way, it would be not surprising if an aspirant prefers CMC, Vellore over a government medical college.

Reporting at the Assigned College

Once a college has been allotted to a candidate, the candidate needs to report at the college within the given deadline to complete admission formalities. Otherwise, the allotted seat will be cancelled. At the time of reporting the candidates should bring with them all necessary documents, including scorecards, admit cards, and other prescribed documents.

Admission in private medical colleges through NEET - Application form start date

Since the admission-cum-counselling will be conducted by respective state authorities, they may have their own schedule. Here is a list of state-wise tentative schedules for the start of the application form.

Top Private Medical Colleges in India

Name of College


CMC Vellore

Tamil Nadu

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal


St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore


Christian Medical College, Ludhiana


Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

Tamil Nadu

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