The NEET (PG) was held from December 5 to 13 in 2016.While the results were declared on January 13. As per the new rule for NEET (PG), even those who want to secure a management seat have to qualify for the exam. If the qualifying marks is reduced then those who want to secure management seats will benefit. This way, the whole purpose of having a national qualifying exam is lost.”

Government notification released on 24th May 2017 refers to its power of doing so by Postgraduate medical education regulation 2000 clause 9 (iii).

Postgraduate medical education regulation 2000 clause 9 (iii) reads  “Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test held for any academic year for admission to Post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to Post Graduate Course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only”

However expert says that a sufficient number of candidates have qualified the NEET PG exam (around 10 times the number of seats) and hundreds of students from 8000 to 20000 ranks are wandering for seats while those low rankers who can pay increased fees of Private medical colleges ae opting good clinical seats. It is noteworthy to mention that private medical colleges have increased fees up to 10 times since the declaration of NEET and Government’s nod for fee hike.

The current situation will be a long term disaster of Public health, if at all its not done already by killing the merit. Jai Hind

Team Medical Reporters