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NEET SS 2021 cut-off 15% lower, health ministry asks NBE to conduct special mop-up round for vacant seats MPNRC

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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had directed the National Board of Medical Examinations (NBEMS) to reduce the cut-off percentage of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test Super Specialty (NEET SS) 2021. -Off has declined by 15%.

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In the letter written by the health ministry, the National Medical Commission has also been directed to conduct a special mop-up round for enrollment of students on the approximately 930 vacant seats left after the mop-up counselling. The result of NEET-SS 2021 was declared by NBE on February 4 this year.

The official notification is available for all to view on the website natboard.edu.in. “In compliance with MoHFW letter dated 16/06/2022, the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-SS 2021 has been reduced by 15 per cent,” the notice shared by NBEMS said.

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The Federation of All India Medical Associations (FAIMA) had written to the Union Health Ministry seeking reduction in the cut-off percentile for NEET SS 2021 counseling in the mop up round. The association had said that many doctors would not be able to meet the existing 50th percentile cut off marks and that would not waste even a year of these doctors. It will also leave a large number of vacant seats.

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Meanwhile, the NEET SS 2022 dates are going to be announced very soon. Earlier, NBEMS had scheduled NEET SS 2022 for June 18 and 19. Later it announced, ‘Continuing the NBEMS notice dated 01.11.2021 in which the tentative schedule for conduct of NEET-SS 2022 was notified, all the candidates willing to appear. NEET-SS 2022 is hereby informed that the dates for conducting NEET-SS 2022 are being revised. The new dates for the conduct of NEET-SS 2022 will be notified in due course.

NEET-SS 2022 aspirants were hesitant to accept the new exam pattern introduced this year. He filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the previous pattern had 40 per cent mix of questions from all broad specialties and 60 per cent critical care, giving an equal playing field to the students. But with the new pattern candidates from broad specialties are forced to write a single paper with 100 percent questions from General Medicine.

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