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Ramakanta Biswas

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday announced that it has decided to reduce the cut off for the NEET PG 2021 by 15 percentile across all categories. 

In a letter to the National Board of Examinations (NBE), the Dealth Ministry said that decision to reduce the minimum qualifying mark by 15 per cent has been taken after due discussion, deliberations and in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC).

As per the revised cut-off, the qualifying percentile for the general category of students will be reduced to 35 percentile, PH (General) candidates to 30 percentile and for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) to 25 percentile.      

“After due discussion and deliberations, it has been decided by the MoHFW in consultation with the National Medical Commission (NMC) with prior approval from health and family welfare minister to reduce the cut-off by 15 percentile across all categories i.e. the qualifying percentile for the general category of students will be reduced to 35 percentile, PH (General) candidates to 30 percentile and for reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) to 25 percentile,” the Director General of Health Services wrote in the letter to the NBE.

“In view of the above, you are requested to kindly declare the revised result and send the revised result data of the newly eligible candidates to the office of the undersigned at the earliest,” the letter signed by B Srinivas, ADG (ME) and member secretary, MCC stated.

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