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NEET-PG 2020 Cut-Off Score/Qualifying Percentile
The NEET-PG is a coveted entrance exam for all medical PG aspirants who are trying to gain admission to reputable government institutions and esteemed universities. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the main authority that conducts and releases NEET-PG results and sets the qualifying percentile.
However, if the need arises, the Medical Council of India in consultation with the Central government has the power to revise the qualifying criteria to fill available post-graduate posts. For example, in May 2019 the NEET-PG qualifying percentile was lowered to fill vacancies and provide placements to advance medical professionals.
The qualifying percentile set by the NBE is usually the 50th percentile for general/open category students. The minimum qualifying percentile for persons with disabilities (PWD) is 45th and for SC/ST/OBC, it is the 40th percentile. The following table includes the qualifying percentile and cut-off scores for the academic years 2019 and 2018.
|PG ENTRANCE CATEGORY||2019 Initial percentile||2019 Revised percentile||2019 Initial cut-off score||2019 Revised cut-off score||2018 Qualifying percentile||2018 Cut-off score|
|General/ Open/ Unreserved||50th||44th||340||313||50th||321|
|Persons with disabilities (PWD)||45th||39th||317||291||45th||300|
Looking ahead in 2020, the qualifying percentile for NEET-PG is expected to be 50 for UC, 45 for PWD and 40 for SC/ST/OBC. By analysing the relationship between the qualifying percentile and the cut-off score of the past few years, you can conclude that the cut-off for UC is likely to be around 335, 315 for PWD and 305 for SC/ST/OBC.
However, as the NEET-PG 2020 is expected to have more clinical practice based questions, it might be difficult to attempt correctly if you’re a fresh graduate. Therefore, the cut-off criteria may be lesser than the previous years. In order to know the exact cut-off scores, you will have to wait for the NBE to release the scores in January of next year!