MCI Rules and Regulations for MBBS in Abroad

NEET QualificationStudents must qualify in NEET to get admission
Minimum Age17 Years on or before 31st December 2019
Maximum Age25 Years
Minimum Score in 10th and  12th Standards50% (PCB  – 50%) English – Passing Marks
Admission Helpline Number (All India)+91 6391010339
Last Date to Apply15 July 2019

The Medical Council of India (MCI) is a governmental body that focuses on the establishment and maintenance of high standards of medical education within India. Also, MCI sanctions the degrees awarded by foreign universities before students begin their medical practice in India. Some of the major MCI Rules for MBBS from abroad are the following:

  • MCI Stopped issuing Eligibility Certificates for the candidates who are going to study in foreign medical universities. For such students, their NEET qualifying scorecard itself treated as the eligibility certificate for that candidate.
  • Before taking admission, the aspirant must inquire about the status of the medical qualification of the university from MCI and fee structure from the Institution/University concerned.
  • No aspirant, according to MCI Rules for MBBS from abroad, shall be permitted to sit for the Screening Test, for the purpose of registration in India, unless he/she produces the Eligibility Certificate issued by MCI (For the students who have taken admission before May 2018, and NEET Scorecard for the students who have taken admission after May 2018)
  • In 2018, some students who are not qualified in NEET had been allowed to study MBBS in foreign medical universities, such students must approach MCI to get an eligibility certificates. Other students who had qualified in NEET do not have to get eligibility certificate, their NEET scorecard is already be treated as their Eligibility Certificate.
  • No aspirant will be allowed admission in MBBS in abroad until He/she has completed the age of 17 years on/before 31st December of the year of admission and he/she has qualified NEET.

This application has to be made in the format mentioned by the Medical Council of India on its website. The application has to be submitted with original mark sheet or certificate of the qualifying examination along with the photocopies of the documents. MCI retains the photocopy while returning the original to the candidate after verification. There’s also a requirement to submit a Demand Draft of an amount specified by the council on the website, in favour of the Secretary, Medical Council of India, New Delhi. In case the documents furnished by the candidate does not contain his or her birth date, then a government authorised certificate that acknowledges the same has to be produced along with by the candidate.Any Indian citizen who wants to carry out a degree in medicine from a foreign university has to approach the Medical Council of India in order to obtain an eligibility certificate.

The Medical Council of India reserves the right to conduct further research in order to check the truthfulness of the documents submitted as well as the information provided in the application. The student might be called in this regard. In case, any of the information furnished is found to be false, the council can deny will deny giving the applicant an eligibility certificate. If the certificate has been issued already, it will be treated as null and void. The council’s decision in this regard will be final.

If an applicant belongs to any of reserved categories, he or she will have to submit a certificate stating the same information.

Only when the council is satisfied with the information furnished and finds all the documents as well as certificates to be authentic, that is when it will issue a certificate giving the candidate the permission to obtain a primary medical qualification from a foreign university.

The issue of the certificate also underlies the fact that the student has to appear for a Screening Test by the MCI after having completed the medical course and returning to India. It is on clearing this test that he or she will receive a provisional or permanent registration of practising medicine.

It must as well be noted that the issuance of the certificate stands for permission to take up only an undergraduate degree in medicine from a foreign university. Similarly, failure to stick to any of the rules and regulations mentioned can lead to cancellation of the certificate.

As far as the eligibility criterion is concerned, no candidate shall be allowed admission to the Medical Curriculum proper of first Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Course until:

  • He/she has completed the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the MBBS Course.
  • He/she has passed a qualifying examination as under:
  • He/She must be NEET qualified.
  1. The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination or 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study or equivalent, the last two years of study comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education.
  2. Please note that where the course content is not as under 10+2 education structure of the National Committee, the candidates will have to complete a year of pre-professional training before admission to the Medical College.
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