Students who wanted to study MBBS in abroad had requested a one-time exemption from giving the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test and fortunately, it has been accepted by the Medical Council of India. NEET is scheduled to be conducted on the 13th of September this year. As the NEET exam will be held in mid-September, students who are seeking admissions for MBBS in abroad will find it difficult because admissions to MBBS in abroad will be closed by the time NEET results will be out.
Furthermore, even if the students are allowed to take admissions in foreign universities at present, these students will have to take NEET exam either in 2020 or 2021. The Medical Council of India has issued a notice which says that all the MBBS aspirants must qualify NEET-UG if they want their abroad degrees to be accepted in India.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was initially scheduled on the 31st of May, then it was rescheduled to the 27th of July and later again rescheduled to the 13th of September. This decision was taken because in many foreign MBBS colleges, the classes are going to start from 15th September. The students who want to get admission in those colleges have to complete all the admission processes before the mentioned admission date. The late commencement of NEET can lead to a chance where students could lose their academic year. In this case, all the students aspiring for MBBS in abroad are given a one-time exemption from NEET.
On the other hand, all the students should remember that they have to qualify NEET UG whenever it is conducted later. If not, their decision to continue the Foreign Medical Couse will be at their own risk. The students who are going for MBBS Abroad have to get a provisional or permanent registration by the state medical councils when they have to give the MCI screening test. Also, it has been made clear by the MCI that all the aspirants travelling to other countries have to follow all the rules and guidelines that are set by the Indian government for travelling to foreign countries amid the pandemic.