Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has announced that the cutoff percentile for NEET PG and NEET SS will be reduced by 15%. This decision has been taken to improve the chances of filling up PG seats and minimizing wastage of seats.

An official notification by the Ministry confirms the same. This decision is likely to benefit about 18000 students who, every year appear for NEET PG and NEET SS exam

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Shri JP Nadda, says this will be a significant step in strengthening the medical sector. According to him, this decision indicates how much importance government is giving to the health sector. With this decision, they want to ensure that there is adequate manpower to provide quality health services to the people.

NEET PG is conducted for admissions to the various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses whereas NEET SS is known as National Entrance Eligibility Test Super Speciality exam. NEET SS is conducted for Dm/Mch courses. The National Board of Examination (NBE) had conducted NEET-PG 2018 on January 7, 2018, and the results of the same were declared by January 31. NEET-SS will be conducted in the first week of July 2018 as a computer-based test on a single day.