Amid the rising demand for reducing NEET PG 2021, the Federation of All India Medical Association recently wrote a letter to the National Medical Commission. FAIMA went on to repost this letter on their official Twitter account @FAIMA_INDIA_. The federation further went on to request NMC to lower the cut-offs so that more aspirants can participate in the mop-up counselling process. Otherwise, such students will have to wait for the next exam session in order to pursue their PG studies.
Currently, the National Board of Education in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) is conducting the NEET PG 2021 counselling. The board has created a mop-up round for those who exited Round 2 by giving up their security deposit. If the cut-offs are not reduced, such candidates will not be able to seek admission even in the mop-up round, owing to high cut-offs. Here’s what the FAIMA tweet states –
Requesting @NMC_IND to immediately take notice of the issue and reduce NEET PG cutoff so that maximum students can take part in mop up counselling. Cut off not reduced till now then what’s the point of mop up round @MoHFW_INDIA@NBEMS_INDIA@ANI@PTI_News@ians_india@DghsIndia
Letter by FAIMA
In the letter addressed to NMC, FAIMA begins by requesting the commission to reduce the NEET PG 2021 cut-offs. Currently, the cut-off marks for UR category is 302, SC/ST/OBC is 265 and for UR PwD, the ballpark figure is 283.
Owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the NEET PG 2021 counselling witnessed considerable delay. Even though the results were announced in October 2021. So, lakhs of students had been stuck for the last few months without any direction.
Due to the high NEET 2021 cut-offs, PG medical aspirants might just lose the opportunity to get a seat. This will further cause paucity in the medical manpower present in the country. The letter further highlighted how India lost a doctor (5th-year medical student) in the Ukraine-Russia war.
While acknowledging the tough times that doctors had to face during the multiple COVID-19 waves, the letter reiterated the request of lowering the NEET PG 2021 cut-offs. So that the country does not face yet another deficiency of doctors, in anticipation of another wave.
NEET PG 2021 Cut Off
Following is a table summarising the initial and revised NEET PG 2021 category-wise cut-offs –
|Category||NEET PG 2020 Cut Off Percentile||NEET PG 2020 Cut off marks|
Revised percentile –
|Category||NEET PG 2020 Cut off percentile |
|NEET PG 2020 Cut off marks |