As per the official notification released by the Health Ministry, in consultation with the Board of Governors, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to reduce the qualifying marks for NEET-PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for the year 2019-20 by almost six percentile.
As per the official notice, General Category students with a minimum of 44 percentile, a person with disabilities category with a minimum of 39 percentile and, reserved category students (SC/ST and OBC) with a minimum of 34 percentile will be eligible to seek admission in Post Graduates courses (MD/MS/DNB) for 2019-20 academic year.
The Health Ministry with the Boards of Governors (MCI) requested all the states and Union territories to make mandatory arrangements for granting students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counseling this year.
This move is definitely going to help a few more deserving candidates and help them acquire deeper insights into specialized subjects and serve the people better. Furthermore, this will also strengthen the current healthcare system in India and lay down a firm foundation for the future.