NEET 2020 cutoff percentile reduced for BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, BHMS admissions
New Delhi: The Ministry of AYUSH has reduced the NEET 2020 cutoff percentile for admission to BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS courses for this academic year.
As per the official notice recently released by the ministry informing about the effect, the reduced NEET cutoff for admission to AYUSH courses can be used for central and state-wise admissions. The decision to reduce the percentile was taken in view of the several requests received from the UG AYUSH candidates.
NEET 2020 cut off for general category candidates has been reduced to 40th percentile. While for SC/ST/OBC and PH students, it is now 30th and 35th percentile, respectively.
In its notice, the Ministry has clearly mentioned that it had received various representation requesting to reduce the required percentile criteria in the NEET-2020 in order to be eligible for admission in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathy (ASU & H) UG courses, due to various reasons.
In this regard, the matter has been examined by the Ministry and decided that in order to be eligible for admission in ASU & H UG courses, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum marks at 40th percentile in NEET-2020.
However, in respect of candidates belonging to the Schedule Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 30th percentile. In respect of candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the minimum marks shall be at 35th percentile for Un-Reserved (UR) Category and 30th percentile for SC/ST/OBC.
This clarification is applicable only for academic year 2020-21.
To view the official notice, click on the following link:
Earlier, AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC) had released a revised schedule for mop-up round counselling for AYUSH admissions. The registration for admission to AYUSH courses through NEET 2020 will begin from January 19, 2021. AYUSH NEET 2020 counselling is conducted for admission to 52,720 BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, and BHMS seats in the country. AACCC has successfully conducted two rounds of NEET AYUSH counselling.