NEET PG Qualifying Cut Off: In a new move, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has decided to lower the NEET PG cut-off percentile for 2023. The MCC issued an official notification in this regard on its official website. According to the notification, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has reduced the NEET PG counselling for 2023 to ‘Zero’ across all categories.
The MCC has further mentioned that they will conduct fresh registration and choice filling for round 2 of PG counselling for candidates who are now eligible to participate in the counselling process. Currently, candidates from different categories, including the General/EWS category, have a NEET PG cut-off percentile of 50, while it is 45 for General PwBD candidates and 40 for SC/ST/OBC (including PwBD SC/ST/OBC) candidates. The move was prompted by the delay in NEET PG round 3 counselling results, which led to student demands for prompt results.
What does the ‘NEET PG Zero Cut-Off’ mean for students?
The decision by MCC has come as a huge relief to students who were not previously eligible to participate in NEET PG counselling. This move means that every student who qualified for the NEET PG exam in 2023 is now eligible to participate in the counselling process. This news will benefit not only candidates currently lined up for counselling but also those planning to participate in NEET PG 2024.
The MCC’s notice states that the qualifying percentile for PG courses, including medical and dental, has also been reduced to zero in NEET PG Counselling for 2023. The medical board made this decision on Friday following significant recommendations from the National Medical Commission.
The official notification reads, “It is for the information of candidates that vide Letter No. U-12021/07/2023-MEC (Pt-I) dated 20.09.2023 (Copy attached below), the qualifying percentile for PG Courses (Medical) for NEET PG Counselling 2023 has been reduced to ‘ZERO’ across all categories by MoHFW.”
What’s next in NEET PG counselling for 2023?
Following the announcement, the MCC mentioned in its official notification that they will open fresh registration and choice filling for round 2 of PG counselling for students who are now eligible to appear for the counselling round.
Candidates who have recently become eligible for counselling are advised to register for Round 3 counselling. On the other hand, candidates who have already registered for counselling do not need to register again. However, these students will be allowed to make changes in their choices.
MCC will soon release a fresh schedule for NEET PG round 3 counselling for 2023 on the official website. Therefore, candidates are advised to closely monitor the official MCC website.
Meanwhile, the NEET exam has sparked discussions over the past few days due to several suicide cases in Kota. Because of the extensive syllabus and demanding study schedule, young aspirants are struggling with the pressure, leading to a drastic increase in the suicide rate in Kota.
More than 20 students have committed suicide in Kota this year so far, and the number of suicides continues to rise at an alarming rate. To address the suicide crisis, the government has implemented various preventive measures.
To prevent further tragic losses of life resulting from academic pressure, government authorities and administrators are taking various measures. These measures include installing mesh grills on the hostel, paying guest windows and modifying ceiling fans in accommodations by replacing their spring mechanisms to function as anti-suicide safeguards.
Meanwhile, recognizing the mental health challenges faced by students and giving precedence to their well-being is crucial. It’s essential to make students feel appreciated and valued. For every student who has experienced despair, there should be a supportive community that comprehends their suffering and hardship while extending the necessary empathy.