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NEET PG, NEET SS cut-off percentile reduced by 15%; 18000 students to benefit

NEET PG, NEET SS cut-off percentile reduced by 15%; 18000 students to benefit

New Delhi: Attention Doctors!

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reduced the NEET PG and NEET SS cut off percentile by 15%. The decision is likely to benefit about 18000 students as this will improve the chances of filling up PG seats and minimizing wastage of seats.

The announcement was made through an official government press release

Referring to the decision, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated that all efforts are being made to fill up the PG seats. “This is a significant step towards strengthening medical sector and indicates the priority given by the government to the health sector. We are making sure that there is adequate manpower for providing quality health services,” Shri Nadda added.

This is not the first time, the cut off has been lowered by the government. Last year, NEET PG qualifying criteria had been reduced by central government by 7.5 percentile for NEET PG 2017

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As per Clause 9 sub-clause III of Medical Council of India’s Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations (PGMER), 2000, when sufficient number of candidates fail to secure minimum marks, the Central Government in consultation with MCI, may lower the minimum marks which shall be applicable for the said academic year only.

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  1. it is right decision by goverment….. this will provide benifit to medical student

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    Dr. Nikhil Saha April 28, 2018, 10:23 am

    Very very right decision. Thanks to Govt.
    Dr.Nikhil Saha .

  3. 1.The govt need to reduce the fee and other charges in pvt medical colleges for mbbs, pg and ss courses.
    2.By reducing the eligibility percentile, we are actually abusing the talent.

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    Balbhadra Dhagat April 27, 2018, 10:52 pm

    Likely Cut Off after 15% relaxation in percentile is likely ti be as follows:-
    1. Gen:Score=251(Marks =20.92%) & Rank=80,792.
    2. PwD:Score=232 (Marks =19.33%) & Rank=94,257.
    3. SC/ST/OBC=211 (Marks=17.59%) & Rank=1,00,990.

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    Balbhadra Dhagat April 28, 2018, 1:00 pm

    Official Cut Offs as notified by NBE are as follows:
    1. Gen=262.
    2. PwD=244.
    3. SC/ST/OBC=225.

  6. 15 percentile …is the qualifying criteria?