For the overseas students of India or the Indian students who wish to take admission in medical courses in universities outside India, the MCI ( Medical Council of India) recently issued a declaration as under:-
- It is essential for these candidates to qualify the NEET exam from 2019 onwards, if they wish to take admission in the pre-medical courses abroad. They would not need to qualify NEET again when they actually take admission in MBBS in foreign universities.
- Those candidates who have not qualified or registered for NEET 2018 and are interested in pursuing MBBS in foreign institutions have to obtain an eligibility certificate from MCI u/s 13(4B) of IMC Act,1956. They will be exempted from qualifying NEET only till 5th June 2019, i.e. the date of declaration of NEET 2019 results.
- For students who have qualified NEET once, the NEET score will be valid for 3 years from the date of result declaration, and these candidates will be entitled to pursue premedical and subsequently medical degree abroad.
- A NEET 2019 qualified candidate can proceed to take admission in foreign medical institutions.