West Bengal NEET Counselling 2020

The West Bengal NEET counselling rounds are tentatively scheduled to be conducted in the last week of June 2020. Candidates who will qualify the cut-off scores in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2020, may apply for the West Bengal MBBS counselling. The opening ranks in the merit list of West Bengal NEET counselling 2020 will be secured for the seats in the top four government medical colleges of Kolkata. The qualifying candidates will be notified of their counselling slots in an online mode. 


The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata is the governing body for WB MBBS counselling and it generally wraps up the counselling procedures in two to three rounds. Candidates aspiring to pursue undergraduate courses of MBBS and BDS in the medical colleges of West Bengal will have to fill and submit the pre-counselling form for further consideration of candidature in WB NEET counselling 2020. 

Overview of West Bengal NEET counselling

Candidates who aspire to participate in the NEET WB state quota counselling will have to pay a nominal fee when they fill out the application form, so as to be eligible for the counselling process. Also, they will have to produce all the relevant documents (such as NEET scorecard) during the verification step at the venue of counselling. Candidates may hereby be notified that they can only select the available seats during the counselling session. The available seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their state merit ranks. The decision of the state counselling authorities regarding seat allotment, will not be revoked thereafter.

Documents required for West Bengal NEET counselling 2020

Verification of documents is one of the mandatory steps in the process of West Bengal NEET counselling 2020. The aspiring candidates are requested to produce the following documents at the time of verification, and any discrepancy in these documents will lead to the cancellation of candidature.

  • Mark sheet of class 10th board examination. 

  • Mark sheet of class 12th board examination. 

  • NEET 2020 admit card of the candidate.

  • NEET 2020 scorecard of the candidate.

  • Government id of the candidate as an age proof.

  • Domicile certificate of the candidate.

  • Caste certificate of the candidate, if any.

  • PwD certificate of the candidate, if any.

  • Government id such as voter card, passport or aadhar card of candidate’s parent.

  • Acknowledgement slip for counselling.

  • Payment receipt for pre-counselling.

  • Verification slip of the pre-counselling process.

  • Slip for document verification.

  • Letter of allotment.

Important dates for WB NEET counselling 2020

The Department of Health and Family Welfare, Kolkata will declare the date for  West Bengal NEET counselling on its official website and candidates will receive a notification as well. The West Bengal NEET UG counselling 2020 is most likely to be conducted in two rounds and the important dates for the same are discussed as follows.


The events and corresponding dates for the first round of West Bengal MBBS counselling 2020 are enlisted in the below table.


Highlights

Dates

Online Application Begins

June last week 2020, tentatively

The final deadline for online application

June last week 2020, tentatively

Verification of documents 

June last week 2020, tentatively

Release of state merit list

July first week 2020, tentatively

Release of seat matrix

July first week 2020, tentatively

Seat selection (online mode)

July first week 2020, tentatively

Allotment of seats

July second week 2020, tentatively

Release of available seats for round 2

July second week 2020, tentatively


The events and corresponding dates for the second round of West Bengal MBBS counselling 2020 are enlisted in the below table.


Highlights

Dates

Online Application Begins

July third week 2020, tentatively

Document verification for candidates (EWS) 

July last week 2020, tentatively

The verification process for pre-counselling at R.G.Kar Medical college and IPGMER

July last week 2020, tentatively

Release of merit list 

July last week 2020, tentatively

Release of seat matrix

July last week 2020, tentatively

Seat selection (online mode)

July last week 2020, tentatively

Allotment of seats

July last week 2020, tentatively


Candidates will have to report at their respective colleges within the stipulated period so as to carry out the further basic procedures.   

Process of WB MBBS counselling 

The government and private medical colleges of West Bengal participate in the counselling process for MBBS and BDS courses. The process of WB MBBS counselling involves several steps and candidates may go through the following steps for their reference. 

Registration process

Candidates will have to register on the official website for New Registration and fill in the details in the registration form. Candidates are requested to provide valid contact numbers and email ids as they will be using these credentials to log in for further procedures. After submitting the registration form, candidates are required to make the payment for registration fees. The registration fee for candidates belonging to the categories of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe is 1500 INR. The registration fee for candidates belonging to the General category and Other Backward Classes is 2000 INR.

Verification of Documents

The next step involves the verification of relevant documents of candidates. Candidates may hereby be informed that this part of the procedure will be conducted in an offline mode. They are supposed to produce the original as well as the photocopies required documents at the venue of verification. The West Bengal MBBS counselling authorities will verify the authenticity of their documents and generate verification slips after the completion of this step. Candidates are requested to keep this slip properly as it has to be produced at the time of counselling.

Selection of seats

The step next to verification of documents is the selection and locking of seats. Candidates are advised to select and lock available seats in their choice of colleges in this step. It is better to lock in seats in several colleges so as to get the best possible opportunity. The authorities of West Bengal NEET UG counselling 2020 will determine the seat allotment results based on the candidates’ rank in the state merit list, NEET scores and other important factors.

Allotment of Seats

After the candidates fill in their choice of seats, the state counselling committee of West Bengal will be determining the allotment of seats for them. Since the number of seats is limited in the government colleges, candidates aspiring to pursue MBBS and BDS in government colleges are required to secure high scores in the NEET 2020 examination. The candidates with the highest NEET scores applying for MBBS and BDS undergraduate courses in the state counselling will be considered for the top four medical colleges of West Bengal. 


Every year numerous candidates apply for the undergraduate courses of MBBS and BDS in the government medical colleges of West Bengal. The candidates will have to meet the eligibility criteria as set by the state counselling committees apart from securing a good NEET score for getting a seat allotment in the government medical colleges. The private medical colleges of West Bengal are equipped with a good infrastructure as well. The candidates pursuing MBBS and BDS courses in these colleges are likely to have the best of the facilities. In the government medical colleges, apart from the infrastructure, they will get additional practical exposure, as the colleges operate inside the best hospital premises of West Bengal.