NEET 2018 Counselling latest news is that it is on hold. Due to Madras High Court’s judgement on awarding grace marks to candidates, NEET 2nd round counselling result 2018 is in abeyance. It will remain so until further orders come. If you have appeared in NEET 2018 then you must have come across its latest official update at in big red bold letters. CBSE may challenge judgment.

NEET 2018 Counselling: Latest News   2nd Counselling In Abeyance

It says,

All the participating candidates/institutes/colleges/universities of Online Undergraduate (MBBS and BDS) Courses Counselling: 2018 are hereby informed that in compliance of the directions of Hon’ble High Court of Madras, Madurai Bench, in W.P. (MD) 11916, 10872, 10873 and 10874.Online undergraduate counselling for the session: 2018 including the declaration of 2nd round result will be kept in abeyance till further orders. Candidates are advised to keep in touch with the website for latest updates.

NEET 2018 Counselling In Abeyance: What It Means

To be in abeyance means to be in a state of temporary suspension.

NEET 2018 Counselling: Latest News   2nd Counselling In Abeyance

Therefore NEET 2018 counselling will resume only after matters clear up. Right now there is confusion on what will happen to first allotment (supposed to be unchanged), when will new merit list release, and when will 2nd round counselling result be published.

Some other states have continued with counselling process. For example Karnataka recently published allotment results.

For Uttar Pradesh also second round counselling registration has started.

So questions arise primarily on MCC Counselling 2018.


Madras High Court ruled that CBSE needs to give 196 marks more to all candidates who appeared for exam in Tamil language. Why? Because Tamil question paper of NEET 2018 had lots of mistakes which hampered performance of test takers.

A CPM leader had petitioned that there 49 questions of 180 had translation errors. Although CBSE claimed that there was disclaimer stating that students get bilingual paper, and in case of discrepancy English question paper of NEET will be final, court ruled in favor of petitioner.


On one hand it brings relief to all students of NEET 2018 affected by translation errors. On other hand it complicates process for 12 lakh students who took NEET 2018.

It is prolonging the counselling process.

It has also thrown up many questions on conduct of state level counselling processes.

NEET 2019 – Details announced, familiarize yourself with changes

With NEET 2018 counselling fiasco going on, things with NEET 2019 are sorted.

  • New body NTA will hold NEET 2019.
  • NEET 2019 will be held in online mode twice a year.
  • Exam will be held in Feb and May 2019. Check all dates here.
  • Application form for Feb exam will be available from 01 Oct 2018. Read about NEET 2019 application form here. Know all about NEET 2019.
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