NEET cut off percentile reduced by 15%

Since the decision is expected to benefit about 18000 students, the union health minister, J P Nadda has called it as significant step towards strengthening medical sector


New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reduced the cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate (PG) and Super Speciality (SS) courses by 15 percent. 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 NEET is a common entrance examination conducted throughout India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course, dental course or postgraduate course in government or private medical colleges in India. It was introduced and made mandatory last year, replacing the conventional model of admitting the students to medical colleges.

Referring to the decision, Mr 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.