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).
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/Overseas students for NEET:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: The procedure to apply for the NRI quota for MBBS admission is as follows:
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).
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.
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.
Answer: The process of getting admissions in AIIMS for an NRI student is as follows:
Answer: The process of getting admissions in private medical colleges for an NRI student is as follows:
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.
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.
Answer: No, NRI students cannot get admissions in MBBS/ medical colleges under the DASA scheme. DASA scheme is applicable only for engineering college admissions.
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.
Answer: Documents required from NRI students for NEET-UG examination:
While appearing for the NEET exam, students need to carry their admit card and valid ID proof only.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Answer: You cannot apply for the NRI quota in AIQ Counselling. Candidates must apply for the NRI quota during state counselling only. Government and private medical institutes only offer NRI quota seats at the state level.
Answer: There are five Indian states in total that offer NRI quota seats in their public and private medical institutes. Those states are Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry. Apart from them, a few states provide only self-financed private medical college seats for NRI students. Those states are Gujarat, Telangana, West Bengal, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.
Answer: Yes, Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCI, PIO, and Foreign Nationals – are all eligible to apply for the All India Quota provided that they have appeared and qualified NEET-UG exam with a valid All India Rank.
Answer: Yes, a candidate can apply for both 85% State and 15% AIQ Counselling. Since 15% AIQ counselling is conducted by MCC and 85% State Counselling is held by respective state authorities, you can apply for both.
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.
My son has a valid residence visa for UAE, however, he is staying in India due to some unavoidable circumstances and comes once in 6 months for visa renewal. He is pursuing Grade 12 from India.
In this scenario, can he appear for NEET 2023 as a domicile candidate or NRI
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query, 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.
Currently, my son is in 10th grade. He is the top student in his school in Saudi Arabia. It would be helpful if you could clarify
1. If his study in Saudi Arabia 11th and 12th grade if he got good marks in NEET there is free quote on it or consider NRI quota
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query, yes, your son is eligible to apply under the General quota if he receives good marks in NEET-UG. Also, he is eligible to apply under the NRI quota. That depends on you which quota you would like to apply under.
My grand daughter is studying 12 class in USA and her 12 class final exams will be completing in last week of may 2023. Can she appear for Neet if 2023 on may 07 of this year with 12 th class pass marks and certificate. will 11 class marks and 12 class study certificate from the school is sufficient. Pl clarify
Dear Parent, Thank you for commenting.
In response to your query, yes, your granddaughter can appear for the NEET-UG examination. Though the particulars will be confirmed once the brochure is released, however as per the eligibility criteria set by NTA, A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12 Standard in 2023, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but they shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses if they do not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling.
My daughter is an Australian citizen with OCI card and currently doing schooling in Qatar in British school IGCSE. Is she eligible to
1) write the NEET
2) if NEET passed, can she get MBBS admission under fees paying general quota (e.g. 20L per year ) or
3) is she eligible only for NRI quota (e.g.: 35L or more per year)?
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query,
My daughter is USA national and Holding OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card. However, she has passed class 10 and 12 from Mumbai. Her parents are staying in India and working in Public sector in India and paying taxes in India. She will write NEET. I need to know whether she will be eligible for General quota or only NRI quota. Please also provide the list of institutions having NRI quota with fee . Also provide the govt colleges list in Maharashtra who is offering seats to NRI quota along with the fee. She has also enrolled for Allen.
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query,
Yes, your daughter is eligible for the General quota as well as for the NRI quota. Now, for the college list, we would like to inform you that there are five Indian states in total that offer NRI quota seats in their public and private medical institutes. Those states are Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Puducherry. Apart from them, a few states provide only self-financed private medical college seats for NRI students. Those states are Gujarat, Telangana, West Bengal, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
So, Maharashtra offers only self-financed private medical college seats for NRI students. Different institutes have different fee structures and can be confirmed only via institutes.
My daughter (neet dropper ) completed her 12th grade in Qatar and is preparing for her neet exams there .place Her nativity is Kerala (UR category )
I wanted to know:
if it is mandatory for her to specify as a NRI during application process ?
is it mandatory for her to join a medical college only under NRI quota even if she has required cut off or can she join in general quota (State/AIQ) like other aspirants ?
Also can she appear for neet from qatar itself ?
Thank you for reaching out to us. In response to your queries:
Hope this resolves your queries. Kindly reach out to us if you have more doubts.
My daughter is going to 9th std in UAE. some body told me that at least two boards she has to study in India to avoid NRI quota and to get 85%of state quota, please guide me it it correct?
Dear Parent, Thank you for commenting.
In response to your query, NO, your daughter is not required to study in India to avoid the NRI quota in NEET.
She could get a seat in the general quota if she scored good marks and a decent rank.
Hi,My daughter is studying in 12 th Grade in Kuwait. We are indians by Nationality. While filling the Application form for NEET 2023
1) what is the Naionality we need to select (INDIAN OR NRI) – We hv adhar proof/
2) In the Present address do we need to mention the current residing address(kuwait) if so what is the address proof we need to attach as he Civil id is wriiten in Arabic . Do we need to get any Certificate attested by Embassy of India in Kuwait for Current address proof?
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query, there are 4 categories in Nationality – Indian, NRI, OCI and Foreign Nationals. Choose whichever applies to you. However, you must upload the Embassy or Citizenship certificate with the NRI/ Foreign Nationals/ OCI categories.
Yes, you need to put your current residence address of Kuwait. For address proof, you can upload Domicile Certificate, Passport, Voter ID card, etc.
Hope this resolves your query.
I am NRI and my daughter has completed the IGCSE from Dubai and has completed 11th Grade in India and appearing 12th from India. we are trying to fill the NEET registration Form and need guidance on the following:
1. The NEET information bulletin provides a format for Embassy Certificate for NRI quota but does not provide any option to upload the embassy certificate with the form, could you clarify the requirements.
2. If we do not submit the Embassy certificate with the NEET form, how is it classified as NRI applicant or NRI quota.
3. Should we mention the current residence as Dubai on the form to be distinguished as NRI or what else..
Appreciate your response.
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query, we are conducting a session for NEET-UG 2023 application form filling on
Date: 14th March 2023 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
You can register for it by clicking here: https://allen-in.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BYF2fAuZTZCNf2FkKItYIQ
We’ll resolve all your queries regarding the application form filling in the session.
However, Embassy Certificate is mandatory for NRI students. For address, you need to enter your present and permanent address proof, which could be AADHAAR Card, Passport, Voter ID card, Domicile Certificate, etc.
Hi, my daughter passed her +2 in chemistry, biology and maths . We were told if she does AP physics as an extra certificate then she will be eligible for Neet and Mbbs in India . Just wondering if this information is true?
Thank you for sharing the information.
In response to your query, for NEET Eligibility, students must complete class 12th or equivalent examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology as core subjects with English.
For further assistance, we recommend you reach out to NTA’s official helpline at 011-40759000 or email email@example.com.
They’ll assist and guide you better.
Hi, We are in the same situation with our daughter(Chemistry, Biology and Maths). Would you be able to guide us if you have any information on getting eligibility for NEET? She would finish year 13 in 24
Thank you for your comment.
We recommend you reach out to NTA’s official helpline at 011-40759000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They’ll assist and guide you better on this.
As an NRI writing NEET in Dubai, what documents am i supposed to upload for my NRI and present/permanent address? will it be enough if i produce my passport and visa copy for the above two?
Thank you for reaching out to us. For NEET-UG 2023 application form, you’ll need the following:
Embassy Certificate/ Citizenship Certificate – For NRI Students
(along with all other necessary documents)
For Address proof, you can upload any one of the following:
AADHAAR Card, Passport, Voter ID card, Domicile Certificate, etc.
Upload 2 documents if your present and permanent address is different; otherwise, one document will suffice.
Hope this resolves your query.
Hi, registered as nri for 2023 neet am i eligible for government quota seat in tamilnadu? if so which category like minority or open pls clarify
Thank you for your comment. For NEET-UG 2023, yes, you are eligible for government quota seats in Tamil Nadu and in the Open/ Gen Category. However, the final admission decision will be of state counselling conducting authorities and the college you are seeking admission in.
My brother completed his 12th in Saudi Arabia and now he is staying in saudi arabia on visit visa. Can he write his neet exam in saudi arabia itself? And can I provide his present and permanent address proof as the one provided in the passport? (Permanent address proof – India)
Would there be any issue if his present address proof is not same as the examination city or country?
Thank you for commenting. As per your queries:
Yes, your brother can write the NEET-UG 2023 exam in Saudi Arabia; just make sure to choose it as your examination center.
Yes, you can provide the permanent address mentioned in the passport; however, we suggest you provide your current address in Saudi Arabia. That means you should upload 2 documents –
Present address of Saudi Arabia.
Permanent Address of India.
Hope this resolves your query.
Team ALLEN Overseas.
Yes but there is no address proof of the present address in Saudi Arabia. Please guide on what to do here?
Also thank you for the reply.
Thank you for commenting. In response to your query, you must upload your current address proof of Saudi Arabia to take the exam in Saudi Arabia. If you provide both the address proof of India (Present and Permanent address), you must take the exam in India.
Hope this resolves your query.
My son studied in India till 12th standard and preparing Neet with Allen Chennai. I am working in gulf at reputed concern. Applied Neet-2023 at general category. In case didn’t get the medical seat in general category, Can get in NRI quota? When we can change and how to get NRI quota.
Waiting for your reply.
Thank you for commenting. In response, NRI quota seats in NEET-UG are allotted only to bonafide NRI applicants only. So your son can apply under NRI sponsorship; however, he must have a first-degree blood relation with the financial supporter (Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Uncle, or Aunt). He can apply under the NRI quota during the respective authorities/ state counseling process. Hope this resolves your query.
Hi, my son studied in india since 1st standard and completed his 12th this year. He was on x-1 visa and we renewed it for another 5 years. He never got his oci card . Is he eligible for general quota or only nri
Thank you for your comment.
If your son has been studying in India since 1st standard and has completed his 12th in India, he may be considered as a “Person of Indian Origin” (PIO).
Regarding his eligibility for admission to colleges in India, if he is an Indian citizen, then he would be eligible for admission under the general category. However, if he is a foreign national or a non-resident Indian (NRI), he may be eligible for admission under the NRI quota in some colleges.
Sir/ Ma’am I’m a Nepali citizen. If I clear neet with all India rank of under 500 or more than 680 / 690 marks( that gets a AIIMS seat) , then will I be still considered in the 75k $ category or the normal AIIMS fee( 5 or 6k ) as I have applied through all India quota?
Thank you for your Comment.
Nepali citizens can apply for seats at AIIMS through the All India Quota, which is reserved for students from all states of India and also includes seats for students from the neighboring countries, including Nepal. The fee structure for Nepali citizens applying through the All India Quota may differ from the regular fee structure for Indian students, but it will not be the same as the fee structure for foreign nationals. It is advisable to refer to the official AIIMS admissions website or contact the AIIMS authorities directly for specific details regarding the fee structure for Nepali citizens.
Sir/Madam will a student be treated as NRI if he studies abroad till 12th, even if he has high scores in NEET tests (in terms of government/deemed colleges/universities (AIQ) or government/private colleges of state (state quota), as my son, who did ALLEN course online for 2 years, is also a NRI student who did his 12th from Saudi Arabia?
A person has two sons. H and N
H did 12th CBSE from Saudi Arabia.
N did 12th CBSE from India.
Both got NEET score 580.
If the cutoff of Jamia Hamdard or KMC Manipal (both deemed) for general category is 570 and tuition fee is 14lakh/17.5 lakh per annum.
We know that N will get a seat in Hamdard / KMC Manipal @14lakh/17.5 lakh per anuum.
Will H also get seat in Hamdard/KMC, Manikpal @14 lakh/17.5 lakh, or will b asked to opt for NRI quota compulsorily just because he did 12th from abroad and pay huge NRI fee (which is in crore/crores)?
Also, can H (with UP domicile) also get a seat in any private college of another open state like Kerala/Karntaka in normal fees, (8-11 lakh per annum?
Thank you for sharing your concern!
In the given situation, provided the student has made it to the required cut-off, he/she can apply for a general seat in a government medical college. However, in the case of private medical institutions, the eligibility & criteria may differ as per the management’s discretion, which may require them to apply for the NRI quota.
Even in Deemed universities like Jamia Hamdard or Kmc, Manipal this 12th abroad issue will be an obstacle for admission in general category even score is as high as 590, and will it be the case with private medical colleges in domicile state or other open states like Kerala and Karnataka? And it comes under discretion of college management or MCC/States counseling bodies?
Dear Parent, In this case, We recommend you reach out to University official.