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Himachal Pradesh

MBBS Admission Process in Himachal Pradesh Medical Colleges


There are 8 MBBS colleges in Himachal Pradesh offering MBBS course. The admissions will be granted to 920 total MBBS seats in Himachal Pradesh 2023 on the basis of NEET score obtained by the candidate and other factors. Of these 8, 7 are government medical college in Himachal Pradesh for MBBS and one is a private medical college. As a result, a majority of the total MBBS seats in Himachal Pradesh 2023 is available in government medical colleges. Speaking numerically, there are total 770 government MBBS seats in HP 2023, and 150 private college seats being offered for Himachal Pradesh MBBS admission 2023.

Speaking of postgraduate options, there are 3 medical colleges offering about 310 seats in MD/MS/Diploma program. Furthering towards, super specialty programs, there is only 1 college i.e. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla that offers precisely 7 seats in DM/MCH programs.


Fees & Seats - Govt Medical Colleges

Refer to the below table for Total Tuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College in Himachal Pradesh

Sr. No. Name of
Medical College
Year of
Total Course Fee
(Govt. Seat)
Cut off
(All India
1 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 1966 120 5.85 Lacs 595 655
2 Dr. Rajendar Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda 1966 120 6.62 Lacs 572 643
3 Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College, Hamirpur 2018 120 5.85 Lacs 528 632
4 Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba 2017 120 6.62 Lacs 518 631
5 Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Mandi 2017 120 7.85 Lacs 559 636
6 Government Medical College, Nahan, Sirmour 2016 120 5.85 Lacs 535 634
7 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur 2022 50 NA NA NA

Fees & Seats - Private Medical Colleges

In the table below you can find the Total Tuition Fees, MBBS intake, Establishment Year, Cut off for All India Quota and State Quota Seats for every Govt Medical College. In Himachal Pradesh, Private Medical Colleges participate solely in State Counseling procedures and not in All India Counseling. Hence, All India Quota cut off details is not available.

Name of
Medical College
Year of Establishment Annual Intake (Seats) Total Course
Fee (Govt. Seat)
Cut-off (State Counseling)
(Govt. Seat)
Total Course Fee
Cut-off (Mangmt. Seat)
1 Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Solan 2013 150 43.4 Lacs 498 73.4

Private Medical Colleges Vs MBBS Abroad

There are numerous benefits to the MBBS Abroad over study at Private Medical College in India. You can refer to the below table to understand the values we fetch in MBBS Abroad on various critical parameters, that are crucial before deciding the right path

MBBS Abroad 
Key Parameter MBBS Abroad Private Medical College
University Type Public & Private Both Only Private
World Ranking Available Not Available
Recognition WHO, WFME, ECFMG, US GMC,UK etc NMC and very few international recognition
Teaching Experience Up to 200 Years Mostly up to 10 Years
Tuition Fee 5/6 Years 3-5 Lacs/Year(Affordable) 8-15 Lacs/Year(Expensive)
Global Exposure Very High, Students from across world No Exposure
Teaching Methodology Small Groups of 15-20 Students in each batch, Test after every Conceptual Class 100-150 students in a batch
Grading of Academics Mostly European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) University Level, CBME
Opportunities for Global Medical PG US, CANADA, Gulf Region, UK and other European Countries incl India Primarily India
Patient Interaction Moderate to High Very Less
Affiliated Hospitals Multiple Hospitals for different speciality College Hospital only

Teaching Experience of Medical Colleges

In Himachal Pradesh, most of the colleges have established before Year 2010, very few colleges established in last 5 to 10 years. It is always important to select an old medical college as there is no shortage of faculties and they are well experienced too, which is the primary requirement of a MBBS student for their learning

Experience of Teaching Name of Medical College
5-10 years

1. Dr. Radhakrishnan Government Medical College, Hamirpur
2. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College
3. Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College, Mandi
4. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur

10-25 years

1. Government Medical College, Nahan, Sirmour
2. Maharishi Markandeshwar Medical College & Hospital, Solan

25+ years

1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
2. Dr. Rajendar Prasad Government Medical College, Tanda

NEET-UG Exam dates 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the NEET (UG) 2022 examination on Sunday, 17 July 2022 in pen & paper mode. The examination served as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission and other streams like BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/ BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses.

You can find the tentative date for NEET UG 2023 Exam

EVENT NEET 2022 (Actual) Expected Date NEET 2023
NEET exam notification 6th April 15th Dec 2022
NEET application form date by NTA 6th April March 23
Last date to submit NEET application form  20th May April 23
NEET UG Admit Card Release Date 1st/2nd Week Jul 1st Week of May 2023
NEET Exam Date 17th July 7th May 2023
NEET Result 7th Sept 1st Week of Jul 2023

NEET-UG 2023 Cut Off

The MCC conducts centralized Himachal Pradesh MBBS counseling on the basis of NEET marks. The state quota applicants will participate in HP University led HP MBBS counseling 2023.

The Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla is responsible for conducting State counseling for allocation of 85% of MBBS Seats in Govt and Private Medical College under State Quota. However, MCC is the governing body for filling rest 15 % seats through All India Quota seats in Govt Medical College and 100% Seats in Deemed University. Those who qualified NEET are eligible to apply in both the counseling processes.

Please find the table below indicating the Actual NEET UG cut-off for 2021 and 2022 and Expected NEET 2023 Cut off

Category Cut-off Percentile NEET-UG 2021 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2022 Cut-off
NEET-UG 2023 Cut off
General 50th percentile 138 117 125
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile 108 93 98
General (PwD) 45th percentile 122 105 110
SC/ST/OBC (PwD) 40th percentile 108 93 98

Himachal Pradesh NEET-UG Counselling 2023 dates

Seat allocation is being done in multiple phases both in All India counseling and State counseling of Himachal Pradesh. This is because, many seats become vacant due to withdrawal of seats by the students for not getting college of their choice, not able to arrange the funds for fees, Lack of proof of their category under which they applied etc. Once the dates for reporting to the college/ Fee deposits/Submitting documents is passed all such seats made available for the next rounds. In the below table, you can find the details for counseling rounds in All India and State counseling followed for MBBS Seat Allocation-

Counselling Round NEET-UG Counselling 2022 (Actual) NEET-UG Counselling 2023 (Expected)
Announcement of Counselling Dates 3rd Week of Oct 2022 3rd Week of Aug 2023
Result of All India Counselling Round-1/Round-2 1st/3rd Week of Nov 2022 1st Week/3rd Week of Sep 2023
Result of All India Counselling Mop Up and Stray Round 4th Week of Nov/1st Week of Dec 2022 4th Week of Sep/1st Week of Oct 2023

The HPU, Shimla, Prepares and publish the State Merit list of under each category. Students can assess their chance to get college of their choice based on previous year’s Cut offs of that college. If you want to be sure about the chances it is recommended to use MOKSH College Predictor which utilizes Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology. Also, this college predictor will give you an idea and will predict the college possible for you based on your current NEET Ranking, Reservation category and Other Quotas applicable for you.

Eligibility for Himachal Pradesh NEET-UG 2023 Counselling

The candidate…

  • Must have qualified the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test
  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must have completed 17 years of age by 31st December of the year he’s applying for MBBS admission in Himachal Pradesh
  • Must have passed 12th Standard exams with subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and have secured minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in case he/she is from unreserved category, and minimum 40% marks if he/she hails from a reserved category.
  • The candidate must fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply with a State Quota.
  • He/she must be a bona fide of Himachal Pradesh
  • He/she must have completed 10th as well as 12th standard from any recognized board in Himachal Pradesh
  • Those candidates who are bona fide resident of Himachal Pradesh and whose parents are employed outside of the state in course of any All India Services are eligible to seek admission through State Quota

How to Register for Himachal Pradesh NEET UG Counselling 2023

The first thing applicants must do is Himachal Pradesh MBBS Admission registration via MCC or HPU application (subject to the Quota with which the candidate is applying). Either way, the candidates must complete the registration by providing the personal details, contact details, program they’re applying for and other essential details.

The next step is to fill the Himachal Pradesh MBBS admission application form and enter academic details such as the score obtained in NEET UG, percentage in 10th and 12th standard. After doing so, the candidates must further into the Himachal Pradesh MBBS admission process and upload documents pertinent to the Himachal Pradesh MBBS admission application process. The documents need to be uploaded can be found in the ‘DOCUMENTS REQUIRED’ section ahead. The last step to complete the application process is to pay the requisite amount that goes towards application cum counseling fee. Applicants are advised to keep with themselves a couple or more printouts of the Himachal Pradesh MBBS admission application form for future reference.


Please find the list of the documents required for the procedure of admission to MBBS colleges in Himachal Pradesh

  • 10th and 12th standard certificate
  • 10th and 12th standard mark sheet
  • Character certificate
  • NEET hall ticket
  • NEET Score card
  • Birth certificate
  • Identity proof (Aadhaar card,Driving License,Passport,Voter ID)
  • 10 Passport sized photographs (The photograph must be the same as those used in the NEET application form and hall ticket)
  • Printout of the application form

Documents that are subject to applicability –

  • Reservation category certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • PWD (Persons With Disability)certificate
  • Gap period affidavit
  • Income certificate
  • Freedom fighter certificate


The MBBS colleges in Himachal Pradesh include both government colleges and private colleges. The reservation policy for government medical colleges differs from that of private medical college in Himachal Pradesh. The former maintains a seat ratio of 85:15 for state quota students and All India quota students respectively. On the other hand, the latter divide the seats equally among State quota students and management students. For reservation based on caste and other categories, check the table below.

SC candidates 13
ST candidates 17
OBC candidates 4
PwD 3

Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat in Himachal Pradesh

The most difficult time for any student is waiting till the counseling process after NEET to know whether he/she is getting the college of his/her choice or not? Sometimes this dilemma persists for a few months due to multiple rounds of counselling. Due to COVID-19 it has become more difficult due to All India Quota and parallel counseling of different states. Counseling The process is very complicated where 550+ Govt.. and private colleges offer 83000+ seats and the fee variation is also huge which ranges from less than 1 lac to 2.5 cr for the course. Dreams are shattered when a silly mistake in choice filling or wrong selection of college leads to a poorly ranked college. Imagine getting a paid seat or no seat at all due to lack of real guidance! MOKSH Al-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting MBBS seat in Himachal Pradesh state medical colleges under various seat categories like Government, Management or NRI in All India Counseling NEET UG 2023 and Himachal Pradesh State Counseling NEET-UG 2023. seat. To estimate your chances of getting a seat, the MOKSH predictor algorithm takes into account the categories/sub-category or different quota as per the government rules. It also takes into account the historical data published by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) or the State Department responsible for counseling by the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU).

Medical PG in India or NEXT

During MBBS study, a student realizes the importance of being a specialist. They also understand the competitiveness to secure MD/MS Seat in Govt College. If we look at the success ratio to get PG in Govt Medical College which is 11% Broadly we can say that only 1 out of 10 will get PG Seat whereas the chances of getting a Clinical specialty is 1 out of 20 applicants. It is obvious that the PG journey is going to be very difficult or else students should have enough money to get the paid seat in Pvt Medical College which may be in Crores!

Total Applicants NEET PG 2021 Specialty Govt Med College Pvt Med College
Seats Success Ratio Seats
1.75 Lacs
MD (Non Clinical) 15K 8.6% 10K
MS (Clinical) 8K 4.6% 5K
Total 23K 11.4% 15K

Do you feel early preparation and the right mentorship will pave your dream of becoming a specialist?

NMC already notified the introduction of the NEXT Exam in India from 2023. This exam will replace all Medical PG exams in India. The exam will be conducted in two parts NEXT-1 and NEXT-2. The Objective of the NEXT-1 is to assess the Student’s Knowledge of Pre, Para, and Clinical Subjects on the National Level. Only post-qualifying of NEXT-1 any Medical student will be eligible for an Internship. Post completion of the internship Students needs to go thru NEXT-2 which will assess their Clinical skills, Patient Management, and Keeping of Medical history. Those who will clear NEXT-2 are awarded a license to practice and Rankers of NEXT-1 will get PG seats of their choice. You may refer to Page for detailed information on the Next Exam.

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Medical PG in USA (USMLE)

We are well aware of the difficulty of getting a PG in India. With the introduction of NEXT, maximum students in India are getting attracted to USMLE prep from 1st year of MBBS since it simulates the new NMC Competency-based curriculum much more easily. US Healthcare system is considered one of the best health care systems because of numerous reasons like High rewards, excellent infrastructure, Merit-based assessment, Open opportunities for Super specialties. Most of the countries trying to replicate the US health care assessment system for their Medical Graduates USMLE exam are divided into 3 Parts. One can appear in USMLE Step 1 after 2nd Year, USMLE Step 2 CK during an internship, and Step-3 during your residency (Medical PG). The USMLE is an online exam and can be taken at the PROMETRIC centers present across India.

Medical PG IN UK (PLAB)

Till 2024, the Professional & Linguistic Assessments Board Test (PLAB test) is the instrument to assess the skills and knowledge of an International Medical Graduate. It also judges whether she is fit to be trained to practice medicine in the UK. 

In short, an IMG's performance in PLAB determines her eligibility to practice in the UK.The PLAB test has two stages. PLAB 1 is an exam that has 180 MCQs that tests your recall. On the other hand, PLAB 2 is a practical OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam) that tests your clinical skills.

The GMC ascertains your linguistic skills by assessing your score in specific tests. It may be the IELTS (Band Score 7.0 or higher) or OET (Grade B in reading, writing, listening & speaking).
After you pass PLAB 1 & 2, you apply for the GP registration. There is one constraint. You have a window of 2 years after clearing PLAB 2 during which you may apply no later.

By 2024, the UK Medical Licensing Assessment will replace the PLAB. The COVID pandemic has resulted in a major change that has affected life everywhere and at every level.
Especially the healthcare sector has faced unprecedented pressure. Consequently, the GMC UK is going to change certain things in PLAB and create the UKMLA exam.

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Medical PG in Germany

PG in Germany after MBBS in India is another great option, though it requires you to learn the German language. Of the 6 levels starting from A1 to C2, you need to clear A1 and A2 which would qualify you to apply for the visa.

Once the Language formalities are done, you get into the phase where you do Observer-ship from a German hospital approved by the German Medical Council. This is followed by Residency.

This may sound simple here but the process is quite complicated. To know more about PG in Germany after your MBBS in India,

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Details of all Govt and Pvt Medical college in Himachal Pradesh

You can find complete information about any Govt and Private colleges of Himachal Pradeshby clicking on the respective college in the table below