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Extend last date for PG medical admissions: Union Health Ministry tells MCI

Extend last date for PG medical admissions: Union Health Ministry tells MCI

New Delhi: After receiving several representations from various institutions and state governments seeking an extension of the last date for filling up of vacant PG medical seats for the academic session 2019-20 beyond May 18, the Union Health Ministry has asked the apex medical body, Medical Council of India (MCI) to extend the last date for PG medical admissions to May 31.

According to the time schedule notified by MCI, the last date for filling up of PG Medical seats by the states is May 18.

“The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has requested MCI to consider an extension of the last date for PG medical admission in States from May 18 to May 31, 2019, to fill up the remaining vacant seats in the academic session 2019-20,” the official statement from the Union Health Ministry said.

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It added, “The Health Ministry has thus requested the Board of Governors (BoG), MCI to examine the matter and make suitable recommendations.” the statement said.

The ministry, recently, in consultation with the BoG had reduced the qualifying marks for NEET-PG for 2019-20 by six percentile. The decision was taken to fill up around 2,000 seats that remained vacant even after the second round of counselling, a senior official said.

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Medical dialogues team had recently reported that the central government had recently reduced the qualifying NEET  PG Percentile for this year’s candidates only.
Following the policy move, NBE revealed for the information to all the candidates appearing for MOP UP and Stray vacancy round of NEET PG Counselling (2019-2020) that the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to reduce the percentile cutoffs for NEET-PG (2019-2020) by 6 percentile.
It takes the qualifying criteria to 44 percentile for general category candidates, 39 percentile for Persons with Disabilities category and 34 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category candidates. Marks so lowered by the Central Government are applicable for the academic year 2019-20 only.
With this the revised cut-off score for the general candidates has been reduced to 313, for SC/ST/OBC candidates, it has been reduced to 270 whereas for Persons with Disability, the revised score has been reduced to 291.

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    Anisur Biswas June 1, 2019, 1:06 pm

    surprise, how govt can reduce the qualifying marks in neet pg???? it is required to fill up vacant seat in private medical colleges by a non meritorious and non qualifying neet pg student so that they can able to qualify neet pg cut off marks and can able to take admission in private medical colleges or deemed university by giving hefty tuition fees for MD radio and derma –1.50 crore package. for MS gynae or ortho 1.35 crore package. for MS surgery or MD medicine–1.25 corre. for MD anaesthesia-55 lacks etc? if any one can able to afford this fees the no matter go ahead, but i can not able to afford this but i qualified neet pg 19–my,score 395, and still i did not get a PG seat? where is our Govt of India Where is our THE supreme court of India??????????verdict for merit!!!!!!!!!!!!!where is it????

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