NRI Quota in NEET 2024 - Eligibility, MBBS Admission, Fees, Seats in Medical Colleges


There are many NRI students who like to apply and prepare for NEET-UG for admission in the top medical colleges. Here we are answering frequently asked questions of NRI students and parents regarding NRI Quota in NEET and AIIMS, eligibility, cut-off, MBBS admission, exam centres, fees and NRI seats in medical colleges.

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NRI Quota in NEET 2024 - FAQs

Can NRI students write NEET exam?

Yes, NRI students can write NEET entrance exam, provided they fulfill all the eligibility criteria like age limit, appearance and performance in Grade XII (or equivalent) examination, required subjects, etc.

How can NRI students prepare for the NEET exam?

NRI students can join online coaching for NEET preparation where they will get live classes, hard copy study material, DPPs and online test series.

What is NRI quota in MBBS?

NRI quota in MBBS is the reserved seats for Non Resident Indian students in medical colleges. JIPMER Puducherry and some government/ private medical collegess/ deemed universities have NRI quota in MBBS.

Is there an NRI quota in NEET?

There is no NRI quota in NEET exam but candidates can apply in NRI category if they are eligible. There is an NRI quota in some government/ private medical colleges/ deemed universities for NEET-UG qualified candidates.

Do government medical colleges have NRI quota?

Only government medical colleges of some states like Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Goa , Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Pondicherry have NRI quota. Both the citizens of India having Indian origin and the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are included in this NRI quota.

Is there any NRI quota in Medical Colleges in Kerala?

NRI quota is available for private medical colleges in Kerala which offer courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BHMS & BUMS. There could be around 250 NRI MBBS seats in Kerala. Candidates can apply for NRI seats through state counselling after the NEET-UG exam. There is no NRI quota in government medical colleges in Kerala.

Is there an NRI quota in Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu?

There is no NRI quota in government medical colleges in Tamil Nadu. However, there are some private medical colleges in Tamil Nadu (including CMC Vellore) which have NRI quota seats. There are close to 240 MBBS seats under NRI quota in Tamil Nadu.

Is there an NRI quota in Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana?

NRI quota seats are available only in private medical colleges of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. There are close to 600 NRI MBBS seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Candidates NEET to qualify NEET-UG for admission under NRI quota.

Do Medical Colleges in Karnataka have NRI quota?

Private medical colleges in Karnataka have approximately 850 seats for NRI aspirants. There is no NRI quota in government medical colleges in Karnataka.

Who is eligible for the NRI quota in NEET/ Medical colleges?

An NRI student, or whose parents are NRIs, or NRI sponsored where anyone in blood relation (first degree), are eligible for NRI quota in medical colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India.

How to apply for NRI quota in NEET?

During the NEET-UG counseling, candidates can apply under NRI quota for MBBS admission in government medical colleges and deemed universities. NRI quota seats in private medical colleges are offered at state level only.

How can I get admission in MBBS through NRI quota?

You can get admission in MBBS through NRI quota by clearing NEET-UG exam, and in counselling, apply in medical college where NRI quota seats are available. JIPMER and some government/ private medical colleges/ deemed universities offer MBBS seats under NRI quota.

Is there an NRI quota in AIIMS?

There is no specific NRI quota in AIIMS. A student needs to clear the NEET-UG exam with great rank to take admission in MBBS course in AIIMS. As an interim relief for the 2021-22 session, NRI candidates can apply in Foreign Nationals category (7 seats at AIIMS).

Is there an NRI quota in JIPMER?

Yes, there is an NRI quota in JIPMER. Out of 150 MBBS seats in JIPMER, 5 seats are reserved exclusively for NRI/ OCI candidates under self financing scheme with total fee of US $75,000/- payable in one installment.

How can NRI students get admission in top medical colleges?

NRI students can get admission in top medical colleges by clearing the NEET exam. MBBS admissions in all medical colleges including AIIMS and JIPMER will happen through NEET-UG only.

What is the procedure for an NRI student to get admission in a top medical college like AIIMS?

The procedure for an NRI student to get admission into a top medical college like AIIMS.

  • Apply for NEET-UG exam at NTA NEET website.
  • Clear NEET with an awesome rank.
  • Register and attend the NEET counselling and choose the best medical college as per your rank.

How can an NRI student get admission in a government/ private medical college under NRI quota?

The process for an NRI student to get admission in a medical college under NRI quota.

  • Apply for NEET-UG exam at NTA NEET website.
  • Clear NEET exam.
  • Register and attend the state counselling where you want to take admission in a government/ private medical college under NRI quota.
  • Each state has a separate counselling process for admission in NRI quota.

What is the NEET cut-off for NRI quota?

To apply under NRI quota, at least 50th percentile marks is required in NEET. A score above 300 can fetch you a good college. NEET cut-off for NRI quota also depends on the particular state/ deemed/ private college.

What is the fee for NRI students in AIIMS and other medical colleges?

The fee structure for Indian Nationals in AIIMS is around Rs. 6000/- including academic and hostel fees for MBBS course. For NRI students applying under Foreign Nationals category in AIIMS, tuition fees of US $ 75,000/- will be charged. Check the institute's individual websites to know the fees of other medical colleges.

What is the lowest NRI fees for MBBS in India?

NRI quota fees for MBBS in India depends from college to college. Minimum, the NRI fee could vary between 18–22 Lacs per annum.

Is there any Gulf quota in medical colleges in India

No, there is no gulf quota in medical colleges in India. Gulf quota is available only for engineering colleges like NITs, IIITs and other premier technical institutions under the DASA scheme.

Can NRI students get admission in medical colleges through DASA?

No, NRI students can not get admission in medical colleges through DASA. This scheme is only for admission in engineering colleges.

How can NRI students apply for NEET exam?

NRI students can apply for NEET online when registrations begin (2-3 months before the exam). Candidates have to fill the NEET-UG online application form at NTA NEET website.

What are the documents required for the NEET examination from an NRI student?

While applying for NEET, the documents required from NRI students is one ID proof - Passport number/ Aadhaar, Grade 10 and 12 or equivalent qualifying exam mark-sheet. At the time of NEET exam, students need to bring Admit Card and ID proof only.

The NRI relatives of the candidate who can sponsor for MBBS admission are : Father or Mother, Real Brother / Real Sister, Paternal Grandfather / Grandmother, Maternal Grandfather / Grandmother, Real Brother or Sister of Father, Real Brother or Sister of Mother, Son /Daughter of Paternal Real Uncle/Real Aunt, Son/Daughter of Maternal Real Uncle/Real Aunt.

How can I get NRI sponsorship certificate for MBBS?

NRI sponsorship certificate (Download link) mentioning NRI status of the sponsor, exact relationship with the candidate and readiness to sponsor the entire course fee of the candidate if selected for the admission.

Are there any Examination Centres in Gulf/ Middle East/ Outside India for NEET-UG?

Yes, Outside India, NEET-UG will be conducted in UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah), Qatar (Doha), Kuwait (Kuwait City), Saudi Arabia (Riyadh), Bahrain (Manama), Oman (Muscat), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, Sri Lanka (Colombo), Nepal (Kathmandu), Thailand (Bangkok), Nigeria (Lagos). NEET Examination Centres Outside India

Can OCI holders get MBBS admission in government medical colleges?

Yes, OCI holders are eligible to give NEET and can get admission in the MBBS/ BDS/ AYUSH courses in the government medical colleges.

Can foreign students give the NEET exam for MBBS admission in India?

Foreign students can appear for the NEET exam for MBBS admission in India provided they fulfill the required eligibility criteria of appearing/ passing class 12 or equivalent exam in their respective country.

What is the eligibility criteria for foreign students for MBBS admission in AIIMS?

Foreign students are required to have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their Intermediate Science or an equivalent examination to be eligible for admission to the MBBS Course at AIIMS, New Delhi.

How many MBBS seats are available for foreign candidates through NEET?

7 seats for foreign students are available for admission to MBBS course in AIIMS New Delhi through NEET. You can visit various colleges and State medical websites to know about the exact number of seats available for foreign candidates.

How can an NRI student crack NEET exam?

An NRI student can crack NEET exam by studying hard with consistency and smart work. For proper guidance and resolving all the doubts in NEET, students can join NEET online coaching platform like Mystudycart.

As an NRI student in the Gulf country, how do I prepare for NEET?

NRI students in the Gulf region can prepare for NEET in online mode through live classes. There are many students from gulf countries who are preparing for NEET through online coaching. You can see the review of some students and parents in the below section.

Should an NRI student come to India for NEET preparation?

An NRI student is not required to come to India for NEET preparation as there are online coaching platforms like Mystudycart which provides live online classes from best NEET faculty at student's home through a computer/ laptop and internet connection. It's a convenient, cost-effective and affordable option for NEET preparation.

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