NEET PG aspirants in Telangana are unhappy over the reduction in cut-offs. Apparently the college managements have been pushing for a reduction in cut-off scores. The candidates believe that the college management is trying to reduce the cut off as the institutes to enable the aspirants who are seeking management quota seats. Telangana is among other states that have been exerting pressure on the central government to reduce the cut-off score for PG medical courses below 50 percentile. Dr Sandeep G, an aspirant who got 4,205 rank in NEET (PG) this year has been quoted by TOI that hardly 5% of those appearing for NEET (PG) are in-service doctors. It is unfair to lower the cut-off marks taking into consideration the plea of 5% candidates and make the other 95% suffer. If the cut-off marks are reduced then the quality of medical education will be affected.
The aspirants of NEET PG have also submitted a letter written by junior doctors and PG aspirants from Telangana to the Union health minister JP Nadda, requesting that the qualifying score not be reduced. The government had also approved an all-time record number of over 4,000 PG medical seats in various medical colleges and hospitals for academic session 2017-18. Aspirants are also required to note that on September 21, it was reported that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for Post-Graduate Diploma courses would be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) from December 5-13 across 41 cities. ALSO READ: NEET PG 2017: Main Counseling Registration, Choice Filing & Indicative Seat allotment commences
The examination was held in 86 test centres at 41 cities from December 5-13, 2016 and the exam was a computer based test and will also comprise of 300 multiple choice questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical colleges in India which is duly prescribed as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulation notified by Medical Council of India (MCI) with prior approval of the Health Ministry .There will be a common counselling for admission to all Postgraduate Courses (Diploma/MD/ MS/DM/M.Ch.) in all Medical Educational Institutions on the basis of merit list of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test. ALSO READ: NEET PG 2017: Important notification regarding NEET PG counseling released at nbe.edu.in