The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in consultation with the Board of Governors in the Medical Council of India (MCI), has decided to reduce the qualifying marks for NEET-PG for 2019-20 by six percentile to be eligible for admissions to postgraduate medical courses for the academic year 2019-20, an official statement said.
As per an official statement, here are the NEET-PG qualifying marks from 2019-20:
General category candidates: minimum mark of 44 percentile
Persons with disabilities category: minimum of 39 percentile
SC/ST and OBC category candidates: minimum of 34 percentile
The central government has requested all the states and union territories to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in further rounds of counselling this year. Candidates who have qualified the NEET PG 2019 on the basis of the revised cut-off are eligible to participate in the counselling conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
In accordance with the Clause 9(III) of the Indian Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure the minimum marks as prescribed in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test held for admission to the post graduate courses, the Central Government in consultation with the MCI, may lower the minimum marks which shall be applicable for the said academic year only.
NEET, formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test, is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study graduate and postgraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.