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MBBS Admission Process in Meghalaya Medical Colleges


There is only 1 medical college in Meghalaya that teaches MBBS: North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences which is abbreviated as NEIGRIHMS. This is a government medical college in Meghalaya and apparently, there are no private medical colleges in Meghalaya. The answer to how many medical seats are there in Meghalaya is 50.

There is also scope to pursue MD/MS (Postgraduate courses) from this medical college in Meghalaya since it offers PG course in 14 specializations.


Fees & Seats - Govt Medical Colleges

Refer to the below table for details such as NEIGRIHMS MBBS fee structure, Meghalaya medical college cut off, etc. included in the table below.

Medical College in Meghalaya
Sr. No. Name and Address of
Medical College / Medical Institution
University Name Year of Inception of College Annual Intake (Seats) How Old the College is? Total Course fee
(Govt. Seat)
Cut off(State Counseling) Cut off
(All India counseling)
1 North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong North Eastern Hill University, Shillong 2008 50 13 0.1 Lacs 521 629

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

NEET-UG Exam dates 2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2022 examination on Sunday, 17 July 2022 in pen & paper mode. The examination will serve as a uniform entrance examination for MBBS admission and other stream 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 Directorate of Health Services, Meghalaya 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 refer the table below to find Cut off marks for each category.

Please find the table below indicating 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

Meghalaya NEET-UG Counselling 2023 dates

Only candidates whose names are featured in the NEET 2023 Meghalaya merit list can attend the counseling procedure and look forward to the 50 total MBBS seats in Meghalaya. The date of NEIGRIHMS MBBS counseling will be declared post the release of the NEIGRIHMS MBBS merit list 2023. Those who have been shortlisted for the counseling procedure will be expected to be present at the NEIGRIHMS seat allotment venue on the prescribed time and date.

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

Eligibility for Meghalaya NEET-UG 2023 Counselling

The eligibility criteria for Meghalaya MBBS admission to NEIGRIHMS is illustrated below –
The candidate applying for admission to NEIGRIHMS must…

  • Be a bona fide resident of any of the Indian Northeastern states including Sikkim,
  • Have completed the last couple of years of schooling from India,
  • Have attained minimum 17 years of age by 31st December of the year he/she is applying for admission,
  • Have passed 12th standard with subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and, in case of General category students, score minimum 50% marks in the aforementioned subjects and minimum 40% for SC/ST/OBC students.
  • Must have qualified the NEET UG exam as well as cleared the Meghalaya medical college cut off.

How to Register for Meghalaya NEET UG Counselling 2023

Candidates are to begin their Meghalaya MBBS admission process from the official Meghalaya MBBS admission portal of NEIGRIHMS @ At the website, they must visit the ‘New Registration’ link. After Meghalaya MBBS admission registration, they will be asked to fill in their personal details.

(NOTE – Throughout the Meghalaya MBBS admission application process, the candidates must ensure the information provided by them is authentic.)

Afterwards, the candidates will be required to upload the photograph and signature of themselves. The instructions pertinent to photograph and signature will be made available via the prospectus published/to be published on the official website.

Now, it is time for the candidate to fill his/her academic details as requested by the Meghalaya MBBS admission process. Once done with filling the academic details, the candidates must pay a specific amount that goes towards counseling fee. The candidates must note the counseling fee is non refundable. After going through all these prerequisite steps, the candidates have successfully applied for Meghalaya MBBS admission.


The documents that will be needed during Meghalaya MBBS admission application @ NEIGRIHMS are illustrated below –

  • 10th and 12th standard certificate
  • 10th and 12th standard mark sheet
  • 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)
  • Fee payment receipt
  • 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 reservation policy for Meghalaya MBBS admission is illustrated in the table below which incorporates the categories in which reservation is applicable and seats offered in each of the categories. As per the table below, 9 seats have been allotted to the Meghalaya State quota 2023.

Candidates applying with All India Quota 8
Candidates based out of Any North Eastern state including Sikkim 18
Candidates based out Arunachal Pradesh 4
Candidates based out of Meghalaya 9
Candidates based out of Mizoram 3
Candidates based out of Nagaland 3

Your Chance to get a MBBS Seat in Meghalaya

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. The counseling process is very complex where 550+ government.. and private colleges offer 83000+ seats and the fee variation is also huge which ranges from less than 1 lakh to 2.5 crore 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 genuine guidance! MBBS Wala Al-based MBBS college predictor predicts your chances of getting MBBS seat in Meghalaya State Medical Colleges under various seat categories like Government, Management or NRI seat in All India Counseling NEET UG 2023 and Meghalaya State Counseling NEET-UG 2023. , To assess your chances of getting a seat, the MBBS wala predictor algorithm takes into account the categories/sub-category or different quota as per the government rules. It also takes into account historical data published by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) or the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) published by the state department responsible for counseling.

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 Medical College in Meghalaya

You can find complete information about any Govt colleges of Meghalaya by clicking on the respective college in the table below