Cut-offs for admission to postgraduate medical courses through #NEET 2017 will be reduced by 7.5 percentile points, says the health ministry.

This will allow more students to be eligible for various PG Medical courses. For example if we consider that 1 lakh students took NEET PG 2017, Dropping the Cut-off by 7.5 percentiles will make about 7500 more students eligible for counseling.

Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  has issued a PUBLIC NOTICE saying β€œIn exercise of powers conferred to the Central Government by Clause 9(III) of the Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, it has been decided in consultation with Medical Council of India (MCI), to reduce the percentile cut offs for MEET-PG 2017 by 7.5 percentile, taking them to 42.5 percentile for general candidates and 32.5 percentile for reserved category candidates. Marks so lowered by the Central Government are applicable for the academic year 2017 only.” by (Arun Singhal) Joint Secretary, Medical Education .