Breaking News: NBE Reduces NEET PG 2021 Cut-off percentile, check out details
New Delhi: Fulfilling the demands of the medical fraternity, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has reduced the cut-off for NEET-PG 2021 counselling by 15 percentile. This comes after the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) directed the Executive Director of NBE to "reduce the cut-off by 15 percentile across all categories." Now,...
New Delhi: Fulfilling the demands of the medical fraternity, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has reduced the cut-off for NEET-PG 2021 counselling by 15 percentile.
This comes after the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of the National Medical Commission (NMC) directed the Executive Director of NBE to "reduce the cut-off by 15 percentile across all categories."
Now, the cut-off percentile for the general category stands at 35th percentile, for PH(Genl) it is now 30th percentile and for the reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) the cut-off has been reduced to 25th percentile.
However, NBE has clearly mentioned in the notice that "It may be noted that there is no change in NEET-PG 2021 Rank."
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) had been vocal for quite some time seeking a reduction in the cut-off marks for NEET-PG 2021 counselling process.
Earlier the association had approached the Union Health Ministry and had requested the authorities to revise the cut-off criteria so that most of the seats could be filled and the seats don't get wasted.
Responding to the representation, the Union Health Ministry had forwarded the matter to the Executive Director of the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Later, the association also sought help in this regard from the National Medical Commission (NMC), the apex medical education regulatory body.
Finally, the long pending demands of doctors have been fulfilled as the MCC directed the Executive Director NBE to lower the cut-off and accordingly, NBE has reduced it by 15 percentile.
In a letter directed to Prof. Dr Minu Bajpai, the Executive Director of NBE, MCC stated, "After due discussion and deliberations, it has been decided by the MoHFW in consultation with NMC with prior approval from Hon'ble HFM to reduce the cut-off by 15 percentile across all categories i.e. the qualifying percentile for general category may be reduced to 35th percentile, for PH(Genl) to 30th percentile and for reserved category(SC/ST/OBC) be reduced to 25th percentile."
"In the view of the above, you are requested to kindly declare the revised result and send the revised result data of the newly eligible candidates to the office of the undersigned at the earliest," further added the letter issued by Dir. Prof. (Dr.) B. Srinivas. ADG (ME) & Member Secretary, MCC.
Accordingly, NBE issued a notification today and announced the revised cut-off scores for NEET-PG 2021.
"The result of NEET-PG 2021 has been declared by NBEMS on 01.10.2021. In accordance with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India letter F..No.U.12021/21/2022-MEC dated 12th March 2022, the minimum qualifying percentiles have been lowered," read the Natboard notice dated 12.03.2022.
As per the NBE notice, the cut-off for the General category has been revised to 35th percentile with 247 as the revised cut-off score. For SC/ST/OBC category students the revised cut-off has been fixed at 25th percentile and revised cut-off score at 210. Finally for the UR-PWD category students, the revised percentile is 30th percentile and revised cut-off score is 229.
QUALIFYING CRITERIA AS PER INFORMATION BULLETIN
AS PER QUALIFYING CRITERIA AS MENTIONED IN INFORMATION BULLETIN
(as per MoHFW letter F..No.U.12021/21/2022-
MEC dated 12th March 2022)
REVISED CUT-OFF SCORE
Speaking to Medical Dialogues regarding this, Dr. Rohan Krishnan, the President of FAIMA said, "It is a very good move by the Government. This year, due to COVID, the examination was delayed twice and the counselling process was also delayed due to the pending court case. Still after the counselling started around 6500 seats were vacant and it was expected of the Government to do something for these vacant seats and the cut-off was very high this year."
"Reducing the cut-off does not mean that the merit is being compromised. These people who have appeared in the examination are doctors and they provided the best care to their patients at the hospitals during the COVID pandemic. So, few relaxations were indeed the need of the hour," further added Dr. Rohan.
"I hope that in the mop-up round of the counselling this year, all the seats get filled as we need good numbers of specialist doctors as well. I thank the Hon'ble Health Minister, the MCC and the NMC for coming up with the solution and decreasing the cut-off criteria," he added.
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