The Medical Council Committee (MCC) has reduced the qualifying percentile for postgraduate medical entrance exam NEET PG to 'Zero'. The decision has been announced in an official notification released by the committee.
"It is for the information to candidates that the qualifying percentile for PG Courses (Medical/ Dental) for NEET PG Counselling 2023 has been reduced to 'ZERO' across all categories by MoHFW," the notification mentioned.
Following the release of the notice, fresh registration and choice filling for Round-3 of PG Counselling will be opened again for candidates. The medical aspirants who have become eligible after reduction of percentile will get the opportunity again to register for the postgraduate exam. Meanwhile, candidates who are already registered will also be allowed to edit their choices.
A fresh schedule for Round-3 onwards for PG Counselling will be put up on MCC website soon. Candidates are advised to be keep checking the website regularly to get further updates.
The admission cut-off or qualifying percentile for NEET PG is the last rank at which admission is accepted in medical colleges for postgraduate medical education. In 2022, the minimum qualification criterion for general category was reduced from 50 percentile to 25 percentile. The cut-off for students from general category was 275 which was later revised to 201 to accommodate more students in the medical colleges of the country. Since a lot of seats were left vacant after the release of the first cut-off. For the SC/ST/OBC category students, the reduction was done from 245 to 169 percentile.