Declare revised results, govt tells test body after reduction of cut off

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The Department of Health Services on Saturday wrote to the National Board of Examinations (NBE), asking the testing agency to announce the revised results of NEET PG 2021 after the government decided to reduce the cut-off by 15 per cent in all departments.

“After due deliberation and deliberation, in consultation with the NMC with the prior approval of the Hon’ble HFM, MoHFW has decided to reduce the cut-off by 15 per cent across all departments,” the Directorate General wrote.

Following this, eligibility can be reduced to 35th percentile for general category, 30th percentile for PH (Genl) and 25th percentile for reserved category (SC / ST / OBC).

In this regard, it states: “You are kindly requested to declare the revised results and to send the revised result data of the newly eligible candidates to the undersigned office as soon as possible.”

The decision was taken in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) as about 8,000 seats were still vacant after two rounds of all-India and two rounds of state quota counseling, according to health ministry officials.

“The goal of this initiative is to prevent seat wastage. This percentage reduction will allow about 25,000 new candidates to participate in the MOP round of ongoing counseling,” an official said.

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (postgraduate), or NEET-PG, is administered for admission to postgraduate medical courses.

The NEET-PG exam was held on 11 September 2021 after being rescheduled twice in January and April. The results were announced in the last week of September.

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