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NEET UG NRI Quota 2024: Dates, Eligibility, Cut off, Documents etc.

NEET UG NRI Quota 2024: The NRI Quota is a topic of interest for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students aspiring to pursue medical careers. Let’s delve into the essential details regarding the NRI quota in NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for the year 2024. As the NEET continues to be the gateway for aspiring medical students in India, it’s crucial to grasp the intricacies of various quotas, including the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) quota. In NEET 2024, understanding how the NRI quota operates is essential for both NRI candidates and those vying for seats under this category.

For Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) seeking admission to medical colleges in India, the NRI quota offers a pathway to realise their dreams of pursuing a career in medicine.


Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (U.G.) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Application Begins9th February 2024
Application End9th March 2024
NEET 2024 Admit CardMay 2024
NEET Exam 20245 May 2024
Result Declaration4 June 2024
Counselling ProcessJuly/ August
Batches StartSeptember

Understanding the NRI Quota

  • Contrary to popular belief, there is no specific NRI quota within the NEET exam itself.
  • However, eligible candidates can apply under the NRI category for admission to medical colleges.
  • Some government, private, and deemed universities allocate seats specifically for NRI students who have qualified in NEET-UG.

What is the NRI Quota in NEET?

Deemed universities in India reserve 15% of their MBBS seats for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students, including Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). This quota offers an alternative route to secure admission, separate from the All India Quota (AIQ) and State Quota competition.

  1. No Direct NRI Quota in NEET Exam:
    • Contrary to popular belief, there is no specific NRI quota within the NEET exam itself.
    • However, eligible candidates can apply under the NRI category if they meet the necessary criteria.
    • Some government and private medical colleges, as well as deemed universities, reserve seats for NRI-qualified candidates.
  2. Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students:
    • NRI students can write the NEET entrance exam if they fulfill the following criteria:
      • Age Limit: Meet the age requirements specified for NEET-UG.
      • Academic Qualifications: Perform well in Grade XII (or equivalent) examination with the required subjects.
      • Appearance in NEET: Successfully appear for the NEET-UG exam.

Who Qualifies as NRI Candidates in NEET?

Candidates fall into the NRI quota in NEET if they meet the following criteria:

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  1. Indian Origin and Settled Abroad: The candidate must be of Indian origin and currently residing in a foreign country.
  2. Children of Indian Citizens Abroad: Indian citizens’ children who are staying abroad for business or employment purposes are also considered under the NRI category.
  3. Born Abroad with Indian-Origin Parents: Candidates born abroad but having parents of Indian origin fall within the NRI category.
  4. Children of Government Employees on Deputation: Candidates who are children of State or Central Government employees staying abroad during their deputation period are eligible for the NRI quota.
  5. Residing Abroad for 5 Years: Candidates should have resided outside India for at least 5 years to gain NRI status.
  6. Education from Residing Country: Additionally, candidates must have completed their 10th and 10+2 examinations from the country where they currently reside.

Benefits of the NRI Quota

  • Potentially Lower Cutoff Scores: Competition within the NRI quota might be less intense compared to the general pool, offering a strategic advantage.
  • Wider College Choices: Deemed universities across India participate, providing diverse options beyond government colleges.
  • Culturally Familiar Environment: Studying in India allows you to connect with your roots and experience the unique medical education system.

Eligibility Criteria for NRI Students

To be eligible for admission to MBBS programs in Indian Medical Universities under the NRI quota, students must meet specific criteria:

  • NRI Status Verification: Submission of supporting documents to verify NRI status is mandatory.
  • Valid Passport: Possession of a valid passport is a prerequisite.
  • NEET Exam Completion: Successful completion of the NEET exam with satisfactory grades is compulsory.
  • Education Format: Completion of education in the 10+2 format or an equivalent educational system is required.
  • Core Subjects: Biology must be one of the core subjects studied, alongside Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Blood Relationship: Applicants must demonstrate a genuine blood relationship with financial supporters, including but not limited to father, mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, etc.
  • Age Requirements: Candidates must meet the minimum age requirement of 17 years and should not exceed the maximum age limit of 25 years.

Document Required

 Here’s a list of documents that an NRI student must carry during MBBS admission;

  • Valid passport
  • Student visa
  • NOC from the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI (Government of India), New Delhi
  • Non-Objection Certificate issued by the Ambassador/ competent authority of the candidate’s country to allow their stay and study in India
  • Class X Marksheet Class X Passing Certificate
  • Marksheet of the Qualifying Examination
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Health Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Health Insurance Certificate
  • Community Certificate
  • Passport-size colour photographs of candidates (six copies)
  • Joint declaration by the parent and the applicant as per the format
  • Recent stamp-size colour photographs (four copies)

NRI Admission Dates 2024

Refer to the table below for information on the NRI Quota and important dates:

Application begins09 February 2024
Application ends09 March 2024
NEET 2024 Admit Card 2024May 2024
NEET 2024May 5, 2024 ( Announced)
NEET Result Declaration 20244 June 2024 (Announced)
NEET Counselling Process 2024July/August 2024
NEET Batches, starting fromSeptember 2024

NEET UG NRI Quota Cut-off 2024

This section provides info about NRI Quota NEET MBBS cut off admission.

NEET UG 2024 Cutoff

NTA has released the NEET UG 2024 Cutoff. You can check the percentile and no of students here.

CategoryCut off PercentileCut off ScoreNo. of CandidatesCategoryCut off PercentileCut off ScoreNo. of Candidates
UR/EWS50th Percentile720-1641165904UR/EWS – PwD45th Percentile163-146455
OBC40th Percentile163-129100769OBC-PwD40th Percentile145-129270
SC40th Percentile163-12934326S C-PwD40th Percentile145-12955
ST40th Percentile163-12914478S T-PwD40th Percentile141-12911

NEET UG 2023 Cutoff (Previous Years)

The following is the NEET UG cutoff 2023:

CategoryNEET 2023 Cut off PercentileNEET 2023 Cut-off MarksNo. of Candidates
General/ EWS50th Percentile720-1301014372
OBC40th Percentile136-10788592
SC40th Percentile136-10729918
ST40th Percentile136-10712437
General/ EWS- PH45th Percentile136-121405
OBC- PH40th Percentile120-107179
SC- PH40th Percentile120-10750
ST- PH40th Percentile120-10823

NRI Quota Seats and Fees in NEET 2024

The following table highlights some of India’s leading medical colleges and universities that offer MBBS admissions under the NRI quota through NEET 2024. Additionally, it includes information on the lowest NRI fees for MBBS programs in India.

Name of the CollegeStateMBBS NRI Quota Fees (Lowest)Number of NRI Quota Seats
Vinayak Mission Medical College & Hospital KaraikalPuducherryINR 31.00041
Sree Sidharth Medical College (SSMC Tumkur)KarnatakaINR 25, 00019
Maharishi Markendeshwar Institute of Medical Science & Research, MullanaHaryanaINR 31,10022
Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DNIMS), WardhaMaharashtraINR 39, 50030
Yenepoya Medical College, MalanpurKarnatakaINR 31,10023
Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, BelgaumKarnatakaINR 39, 65030
BVDU Medical College & Hospital, SangliMaharashtraINR 40,00023
Amrita School of Medicine, KotaKeralaINR 40,00015
Bharti Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, PuneMaharashtraINR 40.00023
Dr. D.Y.Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Center (DYPMC), PuneMaharashtraINR 40,00038

State-wise MBBS NRI Quota Fees

In the below table, we have mentioned about NRI quota fee structure in different states of India, interested NRI students can look for information on the state they want to be admitted.

MBBS NRI Quota fees in BiharMBBS NRI Quota Fees in Andhra Pradesh
Telangana NRI Quota MBBS AdmissionMBBS NRI quota fee in Madhya Pradesh
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in RajasthanMBBS NRI Quota Fee in Delhi
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in PunjabMBBS NRI Quota Fee in Haryana
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in Himachal PradeshMBBS NRI Quota Fee in Jammu & Kashmir
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in GujaratMBBS NRI Quota Fee in Karnataka
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in KeralaMBBS NRI Quota Fee in West Bengal
MBBS NRI Quota Fee in OdishaMBBS NRI Quota Fee in PUDUCHERRY
NRI Quota Fees for MBBS in Maharashtra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible for the NRI quota in NEET?

An individual qualifies for the NRI quota in NEET if they fulfil the following criteria: The candidate must have Indian heritage and be residing in a foreign country. Additionally, children of Indian citizens living abroad for business or employment purposes are also classified as NRIs.

Is it possible for NRI students to apply for both NRI Quota and management reserved seats in NEET 2024?

N.R.I. students are given the choice to apply for both the NRI Quota and management reserved seats, offering them greater flexibility during the NEET 2024 admission procedure.

Does AIIMS have an NRI quota?

In AIIMS, there is no special AIIMS NRI quota.

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