No SC, ST, OBC quota for NRIs appearing for NEET

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  • September 3, 2021
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No SC, ST, OBC quota for NRIs appearing for NEET

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- II –  Policies and interventions 

Context Recent clarification by the Ministry of Health that aspiring candidates for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) can only opt for one quota category.


  • NRI students belonging to SC, ST and OBC communities can no longer enjoy the reservation benefits provided to them in the upcoming NEET examinations
  • Aspiring NRI students have also pointed out how they are denied seats under NRI quota in central, state and deemed institutions if they opt for ‘Indian’ as their nationality. 
  • Such method of classification discriminates against NRI even though they hold an Indian citizenship

Who is considered as a Non-resident? (Check out the pic below)

About NEET examination

  • NEET is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges. 
  • It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

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