NEET 2021: NTA issues clarification on AIQ, State counselling

Published On 2021-11-29 06:00 GMT   |   Update On 2021-11-29 06:00 GMT

New Delhi: Through a recent notification, the National Testing Agency (NTA), has issued a clarification on the AIQ and state counselling process after the conclusion of NEET 2021.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2021 on 12 September 2021 (Sunday) and declared the result on 01.11.2021. The Result of NEET-UG, 2021 has been declared based on the qualifying criteria prescribed by the National Medical Commission (Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India) and also based on the information submitted by the candidates in their online application forms.

Informing on the preparation of All India Merit List, the NTA has stated that an All India merit list has been prepared in percentile determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG)-2021 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses as per Para V (II), Chapter II of Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued under Medical Council of India Act & Dental Council of India Act.

Thereby, clarifying its position on the AIQ and state counseling procedures, the NTA has stated:

The responsibility of NTA is to conduct the examination and declare the result based on eligibility criteria provided by National Medical Commission. Candidates submitted their category as per National Category List and based on the same the result has been declared. NTA has provided All India Rank to the candidates and the admitting Authorities will draw a merit list based on All India Rank for the seats of MBBS/BDS falling under their jurisdiction. When candidates apply to their State, they will mention their category as per State Category List. State Counselling Authorities will accordingly make their Merit List. The same is the case with the domicile. The NTA has no role in it and no change in any data will be made by the NTA.

The qualified candidates have to further complete the formalities with the respective Counselling Authorities viz DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States, etc. for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, the notification added.

The details and schedule of counselling would be available on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directorates of States as applicable. The details of the Medical Education Directorate of States are on the NEET website ( The counselling would be conducted by the respective Counselling Authorities subject to prevailing rules and norms for admission in Medical Colleges/Dental Colleges under their ambit. Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective Counselling Authorities and Institutions concerned for further details.


During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, etc. of the eligible candidates shall be verified as per norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical / Dental Colleges. NTA does not have any responsibility towards the correctness/genuinity of the uploaded information/documents during the application process, the agency added.

For further clarification related to NEET (UG) – 2021, the candidates can also contact 011-40759000 or email at

To view the official notice click on the following link:


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