New Delhi: The cuts-offs NEET-PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) will be reduced by 6 percentile for the year 2019-20, stated a report. The decision was taken by the Health Ministry in consultation with the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

An official statement read: “Now general category candidates with minimum marks at 44 percentile, persons with disabilities category with a minimum of marks at 39 percentile and, SC/ST and OBC category candidates at 34 percentile will become eligible for admission to Post Graduate courses for the academic year 2019-20.” Therefore, all states and Union territories were requested to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counselling this year.

Meanwhile, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday confirmed that Karnataka students who missed the NEET for medical entrance held on May 5 due to train delay will get a chance to take the test. At least 500 students missed their NEET exam on Sunday after the train they were travelling in got delayed by six hours. According to a report, the Hampi Express-16591 which was traversing from North Karnataka to Bengaluru, reached the exam centre at 2.30 PM, as opposed to 1.30 PM which was the reporting time for NEET aspirants.

(With agency inputs)