MCI Amends Passing Criteria for MD, MS & PG Diploma | Check New Changes Here

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the passing criteria for various post graduate courses. Check new changes here.

In an official notification rolled out recently by the Medical Council of India, all the students who are pursuing their post-graduation degrees came across the information related to the changes made in the passing criteria for MD, MS as well as PG Diploma courses.

The amendment by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in context to the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations has resulted in increasing the worry of as many as 1,000 doctors pursuing their post-graduation degrees in the different Medical Colleges within different parts of the Country. With this decision, the MCI sought to end a three-year-long controversy ruling the pass marks for post-graduation, but the students pursuing the same seem not to be very happy with the decision made by the MCI.

MCI Amendment | Change in Passing Marks for Post-Graduation 

The Medical Council of India along with the sanction of the Central Government has announced certain kind of changes in the passing marks for the different medical post graduate courses. Three years ago, the MCI had written and thus formulated two written letters to all the medical colleges as well as universities located across the country altering the passing criteria for the postgraduate courses which faced objections from various students after they failed to fulfil the proposed condition as a whole.

MCI has again regulated the amendment and has directed all the colleges and universities to strictly abide by what has been decided for all the students seeking to become a medical specialist.

Know New Changes As Per MCI Amendment For Post-Graduation 

Earlier, students pursuing their post-graduation from the different medical colleges located across the country, Earlier, the students were supposed to score minimum 50 percent of the marks cumulatively in the four papers of the degree examinations as well as the three papers which were a part of the diploma examination.

As per the new amendment, along with fulfilling the previous conditions, a student has to in each of the theory exams, attain 40 percent of the marks minimum. Adding to this, obtaining a score of minimum 50 percent is mandatory in the practicals conducted in order to complete the degree or the diploma as a whole.


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