NEET-PG: In order to fill the vacant PG medical seat, the Union Health Ministry has directed the National Board of Examinations (NBE) to reduce the cut off for NEET-PG 2021 in all categories by 15 percentile. In a letter to NBE Executive Director Meenu Bajpayee, Medical Consultative Committee (MCC) Member Secretary B Srinivas said, “After due discussion and deliberation, the cut-off has been fixed by the Health Ministry in consultation with the NMC for all categories. It has been decided to reduce it by 15 percentile.
That is, the qualifying percentile can be reduced to 35th percentile for general category, 30th percentile for PH (general) and 25th percentile for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC).” Srinivas said. “In view of the above, you are requested to kindly declare the revised result and send the revised result data of newly qualified candidates to the office of the undersigned at the earliest.”
According to health ministry officials, the decision was taken in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) in view of nearly 8,000 seats remaining vacant even after two rounds of all India quota counseling and two rounds of state quota counseling. “The move is aimed at preventing wastage of seats. With this reduction in percentile, around 25,000 fresh candidates can take part in the mop round of the ongoing counselling.” The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (PG), or NEET-PG (PG) is conducted for admission to medical courses. .