NEET Cutoff to Study MBBS Abroad in 2021

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Nov 02, 2021 12:52 PM

NEET result 2021 has been declared. To be able to study MBBS abroad, candidates must score more than the cut-off marks. Check here the expected NEET 2021 cut-off marks along with the past year's NEET cut-off marks.

The NTA NEET 2021 results have been announced on November 1, 2021.

Conducted amid the pandemic, on September 12, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (undergraduate; NEET-UG) 2021 recorded one of the highest attendance in five years with 16.14 lakh test-takers. This does make you wonder if you could measure up to your expectation of getting into one of India’s top medical universities. 

Well, you are not alone! Among those over 16 lakh aspirants, lakhs would certainly be doubtful of their future in the field of medicine. While many might think studying MBBS abroad would come with its own set of difficulties, it is rather easier with several international MBBS universities offering affordable education, flexible admissions based on lower NEET marks and great exposure.

As per experts, this year, the NEET cut-off for Indian universities will go higher, making MBBS admissions even more competitive. Also, given that your NEET score remains valid only for three years, applying for MBBS universities abroad is only the smarter way to move ahead. 

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Is NEET Mandatory to Study MBBS Abroad?

Yes, NEET-UG is mandatory for Indian aspirants willing to study MBBS abroad. According to the National Testing Agency’s (NTA) notification in 2018, all Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India intending to study a medical degree from any medical institution abroad will have to mandatorily qualify the NEET for admission to MBBS course. 

A candidate’s NEET result should be treated as the eligibility certificate for admission to an MBBS course abroad provided the student fulfils the eligibility criteria prescribed in the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997.

The result of NEET shall be held valid for a period of three years from the date of declaration of result, letting a student pursue MBBS or equivalent medical course including a pre-medical/language course, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course.

Also Read: Why MBBS Abroad May Be a Good Option for Indian Students!

NEET for MBBS in India vs NEET for MBBS Abroad

In India, your rank in NEET plays a crucial role in MBBS admissions. On the other hand, when it comes to MBBS admissions abroad, you only need to qualify for the NEET UG and that is it. MBBS universities abroad do not look at your NEET rank to offer admission and you only have to fulfil their minimum NEET marks requirement

Among other factors that determine admission to an MBBS program abroad, you would have to be between the age of 17 and 25 years and you must hold 50% or above marks in the 12th board exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as main subjects in intermediate board exams.

NEET 2021 Expected Cutoff for MBBS Abroad

NEET UG 2021 result has been declared. However, here are the NEET cut-off marks 2021 applicable to those who want to study MBBS abroad: 

Category

Cut-off Marks

General – Un-Reserved (UR)

135-145

OBC

120-130

SC

120-130

ST

120-130

UR-EWS and physically handicapped

125-135

OBC and physically handicapped

120-130

SC and physically handicapped

120-130

ST and physically handicapped

120-130

NEET 2020 Cutoff for MBBS Abroad

To give you a clearer picture of NEET cutoffs for MBBS abroad, here are the 2020 NEET cutoff marks: 

Category

Cut-off Marks

General – Un-Reserved (UR)

140-150

OBC

120-130

SC

120-130

ST

120-130

UR-EWS and physically handicapped

120-125

OBC and physically handicapped

120-130

SC and physically handicapped

120-130

ST and physically handicapped

120-130

Also Read: Study Medicine Abroad and Practice in India - How?

Top 5 Countries to Study MBBS Abroad

Given below are the top five countries for Indian students to study MBBS abroad:

Country

Average Tuition Fee

Approved By

Medium of Instruction

English Language Proficiency Tests Requirement

Russia

Rs. 3 Lakhs to 8 Lakhs per year

NMC, WHO

English and Russian

Not Required

Ukraine

Rs. 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per year 

NMC, WHO, UNESCO

English and Ukrainian

Not Required

Kazakhstan

Rs. 2.5 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per year

NMC, WHO, USMLE, etc.

English, European and Kazakh

Not Required

Phillippines

Rs. 3 Lakhs to 5 Lakhs per year

NMC, WHO, CHED

English

Not Required

Kyrgyzstan

Rs. 3.50 Lakhs to 6 Lakhs per year 

NMC, WHO

English

Not Mandatory

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Top Universities to Study MBBS Abroad

Here are the top 10 universities abroad offering MBBS programs and details such as annual tuition and hostel fees and duration of MBBS:

Name of University

Country

Annual Tuition+Hostel Fees for MBBS

Duration of MBBS

Bogomolets National Medical University

Ukraine

Rs. 3,28,097 + Rs. 72,910

6 years including internship

Lviv National Medical University

Ukraine

Rs. 3,57,261 + Rs. 72,910

6 years with internship

Altai State Medical University

Russia

Rs. 3,35,388 + Rs. 36,455

6 years

Crimea Federal University

Russia

Rs. 2,55,657 + Rs. 40,174

6 years

Asian Medical Institute

Kyrgyzstan

Rs. 2,33,200 + Rs. 56,000

6 years (including internship)

Kyrgyzstan State Medical Academy

Kyrgyzstan

Rs. 3,15,000 + Rs. 70,000 

6 years (including internship)

Astana Medical University

Kazakhstan

Rs. 2,70,253 + Rs. 4,260

6 years (including internship) 

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Kazakhstan

Rs. 3,07,125 + Rs. 51,187

6 years

AMA School of Medicine

Phillippines

Rs. 3,25,000 + Rs. 2,12,160 (including food)

6 years (including internship)

University of Northern Philippines

Phillippines

Total - Rs. 15,05,000 + Rs. 87,341

5 ½ Years - 6 Years

You can make your MBBS admissions abroad easier by getting the help of our study abroad experts. From making the MBBS application process hassle-free to ensuring a successful visa process, our admission experts will make your MBBS abroad dream a reality.

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