Pursuing MBBS in India is getting tough day by day. The number of government medical college in India is very less as compared to the aspirants. The private college are very costly. The Supreme Court has made a mandatory rule that the sole criterion for admission into medical and dental course in India will be through the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET).
This has stopped the donation culture that was prevailing in private medical college in India. But it has really become tough for the Indian students aspiring to become doctor as everybody have to clear NEET for medical education. The only option left is to study MBBS in abroad.
However senior officials of Medical Council of India (MCI) have said that candidates seeking admission to MBBS in abroad will need to clear National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) from the next year. Candidates will not be issued No Objection Certificate (NOC) for studying MBBS in abroad unless they clear NEET from 2018 onwards. This decision is taken to prevent the medicore medical aspirant from getting a medical degree from foreign medical colleges.
Students willing to pursue MBBS in abroad should take admission in 2017 otherwise they have to clear the mandatory NEET examination from 2018. Thus it is the last opportunity for the students to take admission for overseas MBBS without any entrance test. The best way to ensure a seat in medical college in India or abroad is to take admission in this year itself by reserving a seat in the medical college in abroad in the month of June/July while continuing to try in Indian medical universities. So that if you do not get a chance in India, you can at least pursue MBBS in abroad. But if you miss this year from the next year, you may have to appear for NEET for studying MBBS in abroad. Thus it is the last opportunity for students seeking admission in abroad without clearing any entrance test.
Whether any entrance examination required separately in abroad:
Few countries require the students to take their own entrance examination for MBBS study, but there are many countries where you do not need any entrance examination.
- Russia, China, Ukraine, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, British Guyana, Caribbean Island, Bangladesh – Direct admission to the MBBS programme with 12st standard scorecard, IELTS not required.
- Poland – entrance examination is conducted twice in a year in Delhi or Hyderabad in India prior to admission. IELTS not required for English medium students.
- Philippines –Student takes admission to Pre-medical study (BS programme) for 1 year to 1.5 years which also covers preparation for the entrance examination in Philippines, named NMAT. Students can appear for two to three times for NMAT during BS programme. The examination is conducted twice a year in Oct/Nov or Mar/Apr. Once cleared, student joins the MBBS study for 4 years. If the student is unable to clear the examination during pre-med course, then provisional admission to MBBS university is given; but student will have to clear the NMAT with another two chances; so all together students get 5 chances to clear NMAT. IELTS not required.
- Nepal – Students need to take admission for the selected university and then need to take the entrance examination. For this year the examination registration will happen till 18th of July 2017; students who have taken the admission to the Nepal medicine schools prior to 18th July will take the examination in Nepal later.
- USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand – Each of these countries have their own entrance examination and long procedure of screening the students as passing MBBS or MD (in case of Canada and USA) do require higher academic abilities from these countries.