Questions and Answer/ FAQs by NRI students for NEET exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, is the single admission test and criterion set by the government of India for medical students seeking admission to the country’s top medical institutes. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is in charge of administering the exam and compiling the All-India merit list. Medical students from India and abroad hope to achieve a high AIR in the NEET-UG examination (All India Rank).

  • A total of 14,10,755 candidates took the NEET UG 2021 exam, with 7,97,042 qualifying. 
  • The NEET-UG test scores are accepted and recognized by colleges and universities all over the world, including India, for students wishing to pursue primary education abroad.
  • As a result, many NRI students pursuing education outside of India prepare for the NEET-UG entrance exam in order to gain admission to the best medical schools.
  • In 2021, there were 1884 NRIs, 675 OCIs, 63 PIOs, and 687 foreign nationals who registered for the NEET exam.

As an NRI student, you must have some concerns and questions about quotas, admissions procedures, and criteria at prestigious medical universities. We’ll go over some of the most frequently asked NRI student and parent questions about NEET eligibility, NRI quota in NEET, exam preparation, and eligibility criteria.

FAQs of NRI students for NEET:

1. Can NRI students appear for the NEET-UG exam?

Answer: Yes, NRI students can appear and take the NEET-UG entrance exam only if they meet all of the qualifying requirements & criteria for the NEET exam, such as age, appearance, and performance in Grade XII (or equivalent) examinations. 

2. Is there an NRI quota in NEET?

Answer: No, there is no NRI quota in the NEET exam, but applicants who are eligible for the NRI category can apply for the NRI quota as some government/private medical colleges/deemed institutions have an NRI quota for NEET-UG qualified students.

3. Is there an NRI quota for MBBS?

Answer: Yes, there is an MBBS NRI quota or reserved seats for Non-Resident Indian students in some government / private medical colleges/ deemed universities and JIPMER Puducherry for the MBBS program.

4. Who is eligible to apply for the MBBS NRI quota in NEET or Medical colleges?

Answer: NRI candidates or candidates whose parents are NRIs or NRI sponsored candidates, where sponsors must be a first-degree relative (blood relation) of the students, are eligible for the MBBS NRI quota at medical institutions, in adherence to the rules and regulations set forth by the different State Governments, Institutions, and the Government of India.

5. What is the procedure for applying for the NRI quota in NEET?

Answer: NRI students after clearing the NEET-UG examination can apply for MBBS admission in government medical institutions and deemed universities under the NRI quota during the NEET-UG counseling. While filling out the counseling form, NRI students can apply for the MBBS NRI quota. NRI quota seats in private medical institutes are exclusively available at the state level only.

6. What is the procedure to apply for the NRI quota for MBBS admission?

Answer: The procedure to apply for the NRI quota for MBBS admission is as follows:

  • Apply to appear for the NEET-UG exam on NTA’s official website 
  • Appear for the NEET-UG exam and qualify the cut-off 
  • Register for state counseling if you want to apply under the NRI quota for admission to a government or private medical college.
  • For admission to the NRI quota, each state has its own process.

7. Is there a quota for NRIs at AIIMS?

Answer: In AIIMS, there is no special AIIMS NRI quota. To get admissions in the AIIMS MBBS program, a student must pass the NEET-UG test with a high score. But for the session 2021-22, as a temporary relief, NRI candidates can apply in the Foreign Nationals category for admissions in AIIMS. (7 seats are available at AIIMS).

8. Is there a quota for NRIs in JIPMER?

Answer: Yes, JIPMER has an NRI quota. 5 out of a total of 150 seats are reserved for NRI/ OCI candidates under a self-financing scheme with a total fee of US $75,000/- payable in one installment at JIPMER.

9. How can NRI students get admissions in the MBBS program of prestigious medical colleges in India?

Answer: By qualifying the NEET-UG exam, NRI candidates can gain admission in the MBBS program of elite medical colleges of India. NEET-UG will be used for MBBS admissions at all medical institutes, including AIIMS and JIPMER.

10. What is the process for an NRI student to gain admission in AIIMS?

Answer: The process of getting admissions in AIIMS for an NRI student is as follows:

  • Apply to appear for the NEET-UG exam on NTA’s NEET official website 
  • Appear for the NEET-UG exam and qualify the cut-off 
  • Register for NEET counseling and choose the best institute/ AIIMS based on your score.

11. How to get admission in private medical colleges under the NRI quota?

Answer: The process of getting admissions in private medical colleges for an NRI student is as follows:

  • Apply to appear for the NEET-UG exam on NTA’s NEET official website 
  • Appear for the NEET-UG exam and qualify the cut-off 
  • Register for NEET counseling and choose the best private medical institute based on your score.

12. What is the fee structure in AIIMS and other medical institutes for NRI students?

Answer: It’s hard to provide an accurate answer for this query as different medical institutes charge different fees for NRI students, but for AIIMS, the fee structure for NRI students (if applying under the UR category) is the same as for Resident Indians, which is around Rs. 6000/- for the MBBS program, including academic and hostel expenses. For other medical institutes, if a candidate is applying under the Foreign Nationals category, a tuition fee of US $ 75,000/- will be charged. However, it is recommended to visit the institute’s respective websites to get the complete fee details.

13. Is there any Gulf/CIWG quota in NEET for MBBS admission?

Answer: No, there’s no Gulf/CIWG quota in NEET or medical colleges in India. Gulf quota is applicable exclusively for the premier engineering colleges like NITs, IIITs, and other colleges under the DASA scheme. 

14. Can NRI students get admission in MBBS under the DASA scheme?

Answer: No, NRI students cannot get admissions in MBBS/ medical colleges under the DASA scheme. DASA scheme is applicable only for engineering college admissions.

15. How can NRI students register for the NEET-UG exam?

Answer: The registration process for NRI students is the same as Indian nationals. To register for the NEET-UG exam, NRI students must apply on NTA’s official NEET website by filling out the registration form. The registration usually starts in the month of December, however, it could be delayed due to several reasons.

16. What are the documents required by an NRI student to apply and appear for the NEET-UG examination?

Answer: Documents required from NRI students for NEET-UG examination:

  • Passport photograph & signature – Scanned and clear
  • Passport number/ Aadhaar
  • Grade 10th and 12th (equivalent exam) mark-sheet
  • One valid ID proof

While appearing for the NEET exam, students need to carry their admit card and valid ID proof only.

17. Can I take the NEET examination outside India?

Answer: Yes, NRI students can appear for the NEET examination outside India as NEET has examination centers in Dubai (UAE) and Kuwait (Kuwait City). However, currently, there’s no examination center in other gulf countries or foreign nations apart from them.

18. What are the chances of an NRI student passing the NEET exam?

Answer: The chances of NRI students qualifying the NEET exam depend entirely on their exam preparation and performance. If you have prepared with determination, consistency, and hard work, then you’ll pass the exams with flying colors.

19. What is the most effective way for NRI students to prepare and qualify NEET exam?

Answer: The best way to crack NEET-UG pre-medical entrance exam is – start your preparation early (preferably from class 11th) and join a reputed coaching institute like ALLEN Overseas. Our expert faculty, comprehensive study material, and unique teaching methodology will empower you to clear your NEET exam with your dream score.

20. Can a student get direct admission in the MBBS course under the NRI quota without clearing NEET-UG exam?

Answer: No, NEET-UG examination is mandatory for every student seeking admission in the MBBS courses in India. You cannot take direct admission in the MBBS courses in India without qualifying NEET exam.

21. How do I prepare for NEET-UG as an NRI student in a Gulf country?

Answer: There are so many classes/coaching centers in Gulf countries that prepare students for NEET-UG examinations. However, if you are looking for the best institute with top-class faculty, comprehensive study material, and a proven track record of success in the NEET examination, look no further than ALLEN Overseas. Our interactive classroom program provides 360-degree support to students to ace competitive exams like JEE and NEET with their dream scores. 

22. Do I need to relocate to India to prepare for NEET-UG?

Answer: No, as ALLEN Overseas and several other coaching institutes are providing digital/physical classes in foreign nations as well, NRI students can prepare for the NEET-UG exam near their home location only, without relocating to India. 

Hope these FAQs clarify your doubts and queries. In case, if you have more questions or need further clarifications about the NEET-UG entrance exam, feel free to contact us.

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