All candidates who participated in NEET-PG 2023 can apply for postgraduate medical and dental courses, even if they scored zero points on the entrance exam, the Medical Advisory Committee announced on Wednesday, based on the decision of the Union Ministry of Health.
On Wednesday, the medical advisory commission announced that the reduction from 291 (out of a total of 800 marks) for the general category and 257 for people in the reserved category was reduced to zero.
A notice published by the Medical Advice Committee states: “The qualification percentage for PG courses (medical / dental) for NEET-PG counseling 2023 has been reduced to zero in all categories.”
The National Medical Commission made the recommendation on the basis of discussions with the GP Medical Council on Friday.
“Across the country, more than 8,000 clinical and non-clinical positions for graduates at state and non-state higher education institutions were unfilled. The Ministry of Health was concerned that 3,744 vacancies remained unfilled last year after NEET-PG consultation. It was unanimously decided to lower the admission criteria, “said a senior member of the National Medical Council who participated in the discussions.
Last month, medical associations, including the Federation of Residents
The Medical Association (FORDA) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have demanded that the NEET-PG limit be lowered to 30%.
The associations argued that the medical admission conducted by the National Examination Board is difficult, which makes it difficult for a large percentage of students to pass.
“This year there were more students than places. But the vacancies are vacant because, unlike undergraduate studies, students want to wait for the subject of their choice, “said the former director of medical education, Dr. Edwin Joe.
The Central Advisory Committee announced that new applications and selection options for the third round of PG counseling will be reopened for applicants. “Candidates who have recently become eligible can register and participate in the third round of consultations,” the statement said. Already registered applicants can edit their selection.