The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality exams has been reduced by 15 per cent,
Union Health Ministry said in a statement today.
The move is expected to benefit about 18,000 aspirants, and this will improve the chances of filling up PG seats and minimise wastage of seats, the statement read.
Referring to the decision, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said all efforts are being made to fill up post graduate seats.
"This is a significant step towards strengthening the medical sector and indicates the priority given by the government to it. We are making sure that there is adequate manpower for providing quality healthcare services," he said.
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) on January 24 had announced the NEET PG Exam Result 2018 on the official website of the board – nbu.edu.in
NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) is the single eligibility cum entrance examination to postgraduate medical courses (MD/MS and PG Diploma courses).
The exam was held on January 7 in which over 5,000 candidates had appeared.
(With PTI inputs)