NEET PG 2017 Lowers its Cut-Off by 7.5% | Over 9000 Students to be Benefited

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) of 2017 which conducted its PG examination for aspirants of NEET PG 2017 to go forth with their Post graduation courses in medical field has decided to lower its cut-off by 7.5 %. Bringing a sigh of relief to many candidates who appeared for NEET PG 2017 this year, the conducting authorities have decided to slash the cut-off down by 7.5% which would mean that all the candidates belonging to various castes be it SC, SCT, OBC or UR, everyone gets an equal opportunity to have a greater chance of getting admission into the PG courses offered via NEET PG 2017.

NEET PG cut-off every year 

In a move to lower down the cut-off by 7.5% this year, the NEET PG has a regular trend which aims at having a fixed cut-off marked precise against the various categories which are as follows :

  • General category : 50 percentile
  • OBC,SC and ST    : 40 percentile
  • PWD category :  45 percentile

Against all these marks serving as the qualifying criteria like every year, the big question arises as to why this year of NEET PG 2017 has witnessed a lower cut-off range?

NEET PG 2017 lower cut-off, But Why?

As per the statistics reveal this year, NEET PG 2017 this year witnessed tremendous amounts of dropping rates in terms of insufficient number of candidates clearing the admission norms. Failed attempts of students aiming to get through the most awaited NEET PG 2017 to get into their dream post graduation courses in the medical field, the authorities decided to lower down the cut-off of the NEET PG 2017 this year to accommodate more number of students to fill the seats that otherwise would have been left vacant against the sufficient number of vacancies.

As many as 9000 students would be benefited with the move, the number of which is insanely high as it sounds!!!

NEET PG 2017 lower cut-off marks, Highlights!

  • NEET PG conducts exam to make aspirants pursue their higher education in medical field
  • NEET PG 2017 decided to lower down the cut-off, the question arises how?
  • As per the norms of Clause 9, PGIMER 2000, the cut-off can be lowered if number of candidates are insufficient
  • The same happened win the PG exam of NEET 2017 for which the decision was taken
  • The rule doesn’t apply to NEET PG 2018 as the insufficiency clause is applicable for 2017 NEET only

As per the change, Unreserved General category, the cut-off marks of NEET PG 2017 is 42.5 percentile while for categories like SC, ST and OBC, the qualifying marks for cut-off lies at 32.5 percentile. Also, PWD candidates are benefited with a lowered cut-off range of this year’s NEET PG 2017 to be at the mark of 37.5 percentile.

Well, its Luck by Chance we say for the aspirants who took the NEET PG exam in the year 2017 as the liberty of this year may nit available for those who aim for the next year’s NEET PG examination.

Source : TOI


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