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NEET PG cut off percentile reduced by 15%

The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality exams has been reduced by 15%, according to a Union health ministry statement.

education Updated: Apr 27, 2018 16:16 IST

PTI, New Delhi
The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality exams has been reduced by 15%, according to a Union health ministry statement.
The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality exams has been reduced by 15%, according to a Union health ministry statement. (Raj K Raj/HT file)
         

The cut off percentile for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test PG and NEET Super Speciality exams has been reduced by 15%, according to a Union health ministry statement.

The decision is likely to benefit about 18,000 aspirants, and this will improve the chances of filling up PG seats and minimise wastage of seats, it said.

Referring to the decision, Union Health Minister JP 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.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first health centre under Ayushman Bharat Scheme in Jangala.

Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the government aims to open 1.5 lakh health and wellness centre by 2022, which would be equipped to treat host of diseases, including blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and old-age illness.

(With inputs from HT Correspondent)

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 16:15 IST