The Union Health Ministry, in consultation with Board of Governors, Medical Council of India (MCI), has decided to reduce the qualifying percentile in respect of NEET-PG for 2019-20 by 6 percentile. Now, general category candidates with minimum of marks at 44 percentile, persons with disabilities category with minimum of marks at 39 percentile and SC/ST OBC category candidates at 34 percentile will become eligible for admission to Post Graduate courses for the academic year 2019-20.
All states including J&K have been directed to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counseling this year. The decision, as per the MCI, has been taken to fill the seats that have remained vacant after the previous rounds of counseling. These seats are mostly in the faculties of microbiology, pathology, anatomy, physiology and forensic medicine.