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Top medical colleges in India 2021 MBBS, BDS eligibility, cut off, merit, criteria.

Eligibility for Colleges

Many aspirants who started searching for the right and top colleges in India to pursue their career in medical field for MBBS, BDS course and their NIRF ranking really matters. The NEET (National Eligibility & Entrance Test) has just declared the result on 28th Sep 2021. Searching for the right college is easy if you know the basic requirements of how they admit the NEET-passed students. Remember that NEET counseling is not handled by NTA. Don’t get confused as the exam authorities and counselling authorities are different in NEET, it will be conducted by three different counselling departments Central, state and AYUSH

Central or All India Quota (AIQ) Counselling:

This counselling process includes all Central and Deemed Universities such as AIIMS, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Aside from these, 15% of all government, medical and dental college seats will be filled through AIQ counselling. This counselling process is open to candidates from all over the country. AIQ counselling allows a candidate from Gujarat to join a college in Karnataka without presenting a Domicile or Residency Certificate.Jammu and Kashmir are exempted from the AIQ quota as this particular state counselling will be held under Union Territory jurisdiction.

AIQ (All India Quota) Seat Reservation Scheme:

The following table brings the new NEET reservation criteria for OBC, EWS, SC, ST and PwD categories under the 15 per cent AIQ seats are as follows:

Categories Reservation Percentage

SC – 15 , ST – 7.5 , OBC – 27, EWS – 10, PwD – 5

State Quota Counselling:

State Quota Counseling is for admission to the remaining 85% of Government Medical and Dental College seats. This counselling process will also apply to all seats in Private Medical and Dental Colleges located in a specific state. However, state quota seats are only available to candidates who live in that state. Candidates from other states will be ineligible to participate in this counselling process.

Every state has a representative authority of the state government who conducts the counselling. To learn more about the counselling process in a specific state, click here to view the page.

AYUSH Counselling:

The AYUSH Admissions Central Counselling Committee is a separate body that provides counselling for AYUSH courses (AACCC). This committee will handle admissions for all Deemed AYUSH universities in India. Along with these 15% seats, this counselling will fill seats in government, government-aided, central, national, and private colleges.

Checklist for finding right college for MBBS, BDS.

  1. 1. Check out the latest rankings from the government-authorised NIRF site. Click here
  2. 2. Sort the top 30 colleges in government / private separately, as it would help to apply for shortlisting.
  3. 3. Check out the NEET college predictor for the chances of admitting at those shortlisted colleges. Click here for NEET Rank Predictor
  4. 4. Filter the list and pick 10 colleges, 5 government and 5 private, to apply for counselling. Make sure their cutoffs are under your rank.
  5. 5. Apply for it & get your counseling cleared at one go.


  1. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  2. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  3. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
  4. BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
  5. BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery)
  6. BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery)
  7. BSc Nursing (Honous)

If you still don’t qualify at the above rank, you can reach out to the right education consultant who can help you to get the desired colleges under certain quota with ease. Magnum Opus Career team has qualified educational consultants who can help to reach your goal.

What Happens After NEET: For Those Who Didn’t Qualify

a. Those who are unable to qualify for NEET have two options. The first is for those who are determined to become doctors and are willing to wait another year to prepare for the NEET. Such candidates can begin preparing for the examination with a new strategy based on their experience this year.

b. The next option is for those who do not want to spend another year studying for the exam but still want to work in medicine. Such candidates should look into the courses listed here. Candidates are admitted based on their Class 12 results.