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MCC issues Notice regarding Date Extension for Seat Filling Via State Counselling; Details

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New Delhi: Through a recent notification, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has informed about the date extension for seat-filling via state counselling.

 The notice comes in response to a lot of requests that had been received from various State Governments and Institutes and from various eligible candidates for extension of counselling period for PG medical Counselling 2019- 2020.

The notice states, “The Ministry of Health in consultation with BOG/MCI has decided to extend the last date for admission in PG courses up to 31st May 2019. The seats would be filled by designated Counselling authorities of State Governments/Universities and the seats may be allotted in order of merit.”


Following the same, MCC advised candidates to keep in touch with the counselling authorities and universities (including IP University).

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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 recently.

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

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.
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.

Read Also: Following Government orders, NBE announces New scores as per reduced NEET PG 2019 cut off percentile

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  1. MCC should again lower the cutoff marks by 5% tile, that will be helpful for the candidates, and I promise all non clinical subjects abt 2000. Which is going to be Lapsed ,will be filled. Plz think over it.

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