Percentile cut offs for NEET-PG reduced
New Delhi: The Central Government in consultation with MCI has lowered the minimum marks to qualify for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-PG 2017 for admission to all post-graduate medical courses in the country.
It has been decided to reduce the percentile cut offs for NEET-PG 2017 by 7.5 percentile, taking them to 42.5 percentile for general candidates, 32.5 percentile for reserved category candidates and 37.5 percentile for PWD category. Around 9,000 additional candidates are expected to be benefited by this decision.
The Central Government decided to reduce the qualifying percentile as the sufficient number of candidates fail to secure minimum marks. Representations were received from some State Governments that seats in some categories may remain vacant as there are not sufficient number of candidates available. However, the change in qualifying percentile shall be applicable for this academic year only.
The qualifying criteria was marks at 50th percentile for General category, 40th percentile for OBC/SC/ST and 45% percentile for PWD category.