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After the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted across the country, the Health Ministry after consulting the Board of Governors, Medical Council of India (MCI) have come to a conclusion that the qualifying percentile for NEET-PG (2019-20) will be reduced by 6 percentile.
New qualifying marks for NEET
Candidates securing the following marks will be eligible for qualifying Post Graduate courses for the academic year 2019-20.
General category candidates – 44 percentile
Persons with disabilities category – 39 percentile
SC/ST OBC category candidates – 34 percentile
Instructions for the state
All States/UTs were requested to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counselling this year.
The Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation for conducting efficient, transparent and international standard test in order to access the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.
As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act -1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 and as amended from time to time, NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2019 (NEET (UG) – 2019) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Indian Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.