Medical Admission Process Guide

This is an attempt to give you a guidance to the admission process in Medical Colleges. This is based on our experience and you should refer to the documentation from respective authorities in your state.

You need to Appear and Quality for NEET Exam conducted by NTA :

As you May be aware Guidelines for Appearing for NEET are here :

Once you appear for NEET your results are displayed here :

Once you are Qualified, Here are the next steps for MBBS Admission Process:

You will need to see these 2 sites :

All India Quota Admissions (15%) :
State Quota (85%) e.g. Maharashtra Admissions : or respective state Authority.

For Open Category (UR) : Your NEET score will have AIR ( All India Rank ) While the State Merit List will have SML (State Merit List)
For Category : Your NEET score will have AIR ( All India Rank ) and “Category Rank”, while the State Merit List will have SML (State Merit List) and Category Merit Rank.

There are generally 3 “Quotas” in which admission happen :
1. All India Quota (15 %)
2. State Quota (85%)
3. Region Quota within State (some states are divided into regions )

Things to Note :
1. You MUST Research colleges, rankings, and fees, Hostel BEFORE filling up selection in sequence.
2. Make sure you Fill up ALL choices exactly in order you desire ( even if you “feel” there is no chance you will get it ). Remember there are at-least 4-5 times the admission list gets shuffled because Top scorers often go to AIIMS or select a college near them or some even don’t take admission!
2. You will have to be prepared to Travel at short notice.
3. KEEP All your Documents ready : 1 Original set and at-least 5-6 Xerox sets , at-least 10 Photos.
– You will also need copies of NEET Hall Ticket, NEET Result and State Merit LIST Number.

There are generally 3 to 5 admission rounds.

1. All India Quota : You can apply for Almost all Govt and state colleges according to your preference.
It is important to fill up your preferences based on Reputation and Fees of the colleges.
NOTE : If you are allotted a college, It is your choice whether to take admission or not. BUT Once you take admission in any Colleges from All India Quota (15%) You are automatically disqualified from state quota.

2. State Quota ( example Maharashtra ) :
Go to your state Authority website :
1. Check your State Merit List and get your State Merit List Number.
2. If you belong to category, take your Ste Category Merit Number as well.

Download the Regulation booklet / List of colleges / Preference form.

From the Colleges List Mark out the colleges you want to take admission in.
For example for Maharashtra Here is My Preference List ( In Sequence )

The List is College code and Name.

Rest of Maharashtra (ROM)

1103 KEM i.e Seth G. S. Medical College Mumbai
1101 Grant Government Medical College, J.J. Hospital Mumbai
1110 B. J. Government Medical College, Pune- 411 001.
1104 Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400 008.
1102 Lokmanya Tilak Medical College Sion, Mumbai- 400 022.


1221 Government Medical College, Nagpur- 440 003.
1222 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur- 440 018.
1234 Government Medical College, Akola – 444 001
1241 Government Medical College, Chandrapur
1226 Shri. Vasantrao Naik Govt., Yavatmal- 445 001.
1242 Government Medical College Gondia

Vidarbha MBBS (Private)

1223 N.K.P. Salve Institute of Med. Sciences, Nagpur
1248 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha 442102


1327 Government Medical College, Ghati Aurangabad – 431 001.
1328 Dr. Shankarrao Chavan, Government Nanded- 431 601.
1333 Government Medical College, Latur-412 513.
1329 Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Government Medical College, Ambajogai, Dist- Beed – 431 517.

Rest of Maharashtra (ROM) MBBS (Private)

1105 K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai – 400022
1108 Terna Medical College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400 706

You should also fill up all choices available to you, in CORRECT Sequence

It is mandatory to take admission in colleges you are allotted, to take part in next round, so you get a chance to get next Better college ( according to your choice filled up ).

So For example, in Round I, you may be allotted a college in ” Gondia” : You have to go there and take admission there. BUT this keeps your option open for Round 2,3,4, to upgrade and select next college (as per your choice form).

Now, in Round II, say 50 people did not take admission to allotted colleges ( they may have selected from 15% Quota or selected AIIMS or better local colleges from state Quota etc). So these 50 seats/vacancies are now offered to all those eligible state quota students. So you get a chance to upgrade, and move up to a better college.

Now Round III , Again there may be vacancies on account of students moving to other college or not reported or other reasons So these Round II vacancies/seats are are offered to eligible students, so you get a chance again.

Typically there may also be Round IV or ” Mop up round”. All vacant seats from All India Quota, or state quota or vacant special Quota like PH etc, that were not filled up in first 3 rounds are offered to eligible candidates in this final round.

This is why you need to be proactive and alert to avail of your chance to get admission in proper college. If you are not alert and methodic, somebody who had lesser marks than you could get a better college!

The “Choice form” filling sequence is MOST IMPORTANT, and determines whether you get your desired college or not.
IF you make a mistake when filling this form, there is nothing you can do, even if a college seat is vacant.

You should also note that you can fill a “Retention form” after any Round, once you take admission to a college that you like.
If you fill retention form, your admission will remain in same college, and you will not be eligible to participate in next rounds.

So Good Luck .. May you get the BEST College !