The Union government has approved lowering of the cut-off mark for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for post-graduation (NEET-PG 2019-20) by 6 percentiles.
The cut-off marks for the general category will now be 44 percentile, 39 percentiles for candidates with disabilities, and 34 percentiles for SC, ST, and OBC category examinees. The qualified individuals will become eligible for admission to postgraduate medical courses for the academic year 2019-20.
The secretary of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Amit Biswas, has explained that the central government has taken the decision to reduce qualifying marks in NEET – PG, 2019 after consultations with the Medical Council of India (MCI).
The statement said that the central government has requested all states to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counselling this year. The National Board of Examination (NBE) was also advised to furnish revised merit list for all the states.