What is Mop Up Round in NEET Counselling & Eligibility for Mop Up Round

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What is Mop Up Round in NEET Counselling & Eligibility for Mop Up Round

Mop up round in NEET Counselling: Are you aware about Mop-up round in NEET counselling and want to know everything about it. 

Then this article is especially for you! We wants to make it clear that , this round of counseling is also known as stray vacancy round of counselling or CLC(College Level counselling).Some times with proper guidance and knowledge you can get a seat in top medical colleges even with low score.

In this article, you are going to explain

  • What is mop up round counselling ?
  • Eligibility for mop up round
  • How to participate in Mop up round ?
  • Documents required at the time of admission
  • When is mop up round counselling for NEET 2020 ?

Let’s get started!

What is mop up round in NEET counselling ?

mop up round counselling

Generally there are total 3 rounds of counselling happens in NEET counselling, and in one of them is mop up round.

Mop up is the 3rd round of counselling and comes after only when other 2 rounds finished.

And which seats are left, resigned and still vacant by whatever the reasons get filled in this round.

As we already know that there are two types of counselling

1st. All India Level Counselling- In all India level counselling there are 15% seats from all Govt. colleges of India, all central universities and all deemed universities participate. It is conducted by Medical Counselling Committee.

This counselling conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee.

2nd. State Level Counselling- State quota contains 85% medical seats so it is conducted by their respective states.

Note this point: Medical Counselling Committee (DGHS) for All India Quota conducts two round of counselling and if some seats remain vacant (empty). Then these seats are transferred to concerned state medical college and deemed universities.

And now this is the responsibility of deemed universities and state medical colleges to fill up these vacant seats via Mop up round.

Here is the NEET UG counselling schedule for 2020

MCC All India Quota NEET UG counselling Schedule 2020

Note: Every state have a different method for mop-up round counselling process some state conduct online & some state does it offline.

Eligibility for mop up round

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Candidates who are eligible for Mop up counselling

All the students and candidate who are qualified from NEET, are eligible for mop up round counselling. In fact, they even don’t need to resign, leave or surrender their previous allotted seats in round 1 or 2 for participate in mop up round.

Students who didn’t get any seat in round 1st and 2nd counselling can participate in mop up to get a seat.

Candidates are also eligible for mop up round who got admitted in round 1st and 2nd and secure the seat but didn’t fill up status retention form.

Plus, all the candidates who are waitlisted, eligible for mop up round.

Candidates who are NOT eligible for Mop up counselling

  • After filling the Retention form, students are not eligible.
  • Candidates who joined and the resign after the seat allotment in previous rounds.
  • Students whom allotted seats in computerized Cap but didn’t join.

How to participate in Mop up round ?

As per  the norms released by Supreme court, 

All the students and candidate who are qualified from NEET can participate in mop up round of counselling in any state irrespective of their domicile against vacate seat reverted to states through 15 percent quota.

Candidates automatically eligible and participate in Mop Up round. But they have to fill separate form for this round. 

The dates will display at the time of counselling. 

Steps To Participate In NEET Mop Up Round
Step 1 Check out the seat matrix to know the availability of seats in various medical colleges.
Step 2 Fill up the online form on the official website of MCC and register yourself.
Step 3 Fill up your choice within the time window mentioned above.
Step 4 Make the payment of fees for the Mop Up Round.
Step 5 Lock your seat.
Step 6 Once the seats are allotted and the result is declared, report to the allotted college for further formalities.

Documents required for NEET counselling 2020

These documents must be required if you got the in Mop up round

  • Birth Certificate
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Passport size photograph (Six)
  • High School & Intermediate Mark Sheets
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • Identity Proof
  • NEET 2020 Admit Card
  • NEET 2020 Rank Card
  • Provisional Allotment Letter

When is mop up round counselling for NEET 2020 ?

NEET 2020 exam held on September 13,2020(Sunday) so the counselling most likely to be done in October.

The counselling official dates are not revealed yet.

But when it will be out all the information with dates updated here. 

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Frequently Asked Questions on-  Mop-up round counselling for NEET UG Admissions

Q. How will I know about the number of vacant seats left for mop up round?

The number of vacant seats available is published on the State Government’s website or respective university website ,once all the Counselling Rounds of the state gets over.

Q. Is it’s mandatory to secure MOP-UP allotted seat?

Yes it’s mandatory to join mop-up round allotted seat.

Q. What happened if candidates will not secure MOP-UP Round allotted seat

The candidate selected in Mop up rounds & fails to join or resign after joining to an allotted seat, then such a candidate will have to pay penalty as per rule, as well as he/she will not be eligible for admission through state Quota for subsequent two academic years.

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  1. sir kya mop up round mai govt.mbb medical college provide hota h.aur isme fees bhi kya govt.mbbs medical college jitni lgti h

    • Yes , mop up could be in Govt. and central universities if seats remains vacant. Fee will be same.


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