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NEET UG 2023: OCI Category

Apr 04, 2023 by Admin
NEET UG  2023: OCI Category

The OCI Category (Overseas Citizen India) applicants are now eligible for admission to the MBBS, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BDS Courses in India. According to the latest notice released by NTA, NEET 2023, the information bulletin has been revised based on the Supreme Court of India's decision. In the past, OCI candidates were not eligible to apply for seats reserved solely for Indian citizens because they were not considered equal to Non-Resident Indian (NRI) candidates.

"Hence, OCI/PIO will be treated as immigrants and will be qualified for NRI seats only and will not be eligible for Indian National Seats including paid seats of deemed universities," the initial information stated. The OCI candidates and their parents were outraged by this criterion, which was challenged in court.

OCI candidates will be eligible to apply for undergraduate medical courses reserved for Indian citizens based on the judgment. However, there is a caveat that states that OCI candidates will be eligible for undergraduate medical and allied courses subject to the rules, regulations, and notifications issued by the respective regulatory bodies, counselling authorities, and admission authorities by the Policy Decision of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) or Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

About NTA NEET 2023

The NEET UG 2023 Application Process is ongoing. The last date to apply for NEET-2023 is 6th April at 11:50 p.m. However, to be noted, The NEET application deadline might get extended by a few days based on trends from previous years. Therefore, the application correction window will be initiated after that.

In addition, the authority has announced NEET 2023 exam date. As per the announcement, the exam is scheduled for 7th May, from 2 p.m. to 5.20 p.m. NTA conducts NEET in over 400 cities across India and abroad.

The NEET 2023 registration fee for centres outside of India is INR 9500, and the NEET 2023 application fee is increased to INR 1700 for general, INR 1600 for general-EWS/ OBC-NCL, and INR 1000 for SC/ ST/ PwD. In addition, uploading the necessary documents, such as a photograph, signature, and category certificate, is required during registration. 

Know about NEET Exam Pattern

No changes in  NEET 2023 Exam Pattern. It remains the same as the previous year. However, NEET is held in 13 regional languages, including Hindi and English. The NEET Exam involves 200 questions isolated similarly into 4 subjects: physical science, Science, Zoology, and Organic science.

·The NEET 2023 exam lasts 3 hrs and 20 minutes

·The NEET total score is 720. The NEET score for each subject is 180.

·The NEET exam paper for each subject consists of two sections: A (35 questions) and B (15 questions).

·You must only respond to 10 of the 15 questions in part B of the NEET UG exam.

·The NEET Exam Syllabus 2023 is based on NCERT for biology, chemistry, and physics classes 11 and 12.

·There are ten units in the Biology NEET syllabus, five for classes 11 and 12.

·The NEET Chemistry Syllabus includes thirty chapters.

·The Physics NEET 2023 syllabus includes 10 and 9 chapters for classes XI and XII, respectively.

NEET 2023- Qualification Eligibility



NEET Qualifying Exam

1. A 10+2 or equivalent diploma from a recognized board, with core courses in English, physics, biology/biotechnology, and chemistry, is required.

2. NEET applicants with a Class 12 or equivalent are also eligible.

NEET Minimum Age limit

17 years old as of 31st December 2022.

Maximum Age limit

There is no NEET 2023 age limit 

Qualifying Scores

The percentage required for the NEET exam from class 12 varies by category, as shown below. In class 12, the NEET qualification requirements consist solely of aggregate marks for PCB topics.

40% OBC, SC, or ST, 50% UR, and 45% PWD

maximum number of attempts

No maximum attempts


Aspirers who are Indian nationals, NRI/PIO/OCIs, or Foreign-Nationals are eligible to apply

How to apply for NEET 2023?

Candidates can refer to the steps listed below to get an idea of how to complete the NEET 2023 registration.

Step 1: Register for NEET 2023: The first and most important step is to generate the login credentials necessary to register for NEET 2023. To do this, go to the official NEET NTA website and select the "New Registration" tab.

After that, you'll need to fill in some basic information, like your email address, name, phone number, and date of birth, and send the form in. Once completed, your registered email address will receive the login credentials (ID and Password).

Step 2: Completing the NEET 2023 Application Form:  Following successful registration, candidates must log in and complete the NEET 2023 exam form. In addition, the candidate must update their academic information, select an exam location and medium, and enter personal information in this step.

Step 3: Uploading Required Documents: The candidate must upload the required NEET 2023 application form documents in this step.

 Step 4: paying the NEET 2023 application fees: After completing the previous steps, the candidate must pay the NEET application fee. Fees for filling out the NEET form for 2023 must be paid online using the UPI app, a debit or credit card, net banking, or by the wallet.