The National Medical Commission (NMC) has just made a game-changing decision regarding NEET-SS 2023. They've dropped the minimum qualifying percentile from 50% to 20%, making it easier for more students to apply for super specialty medical courses.
This move comes as a response to concerns about empty seats in certain courses, like plastic surgery and pediatrics. By lowering the cut-off, a greater number of students become eligible, ensuring better use of available seats.
The timing of this change is crucial. It's happening during the ongoing first round of admissions, which means the admission committee might re-invite applications to include those who are now eligible due to the revised cut-off.
This positive adjustment aims to help students who might have missed the initial application deadline. Additionally, it provides relief to medical colleges dealing with financial losses due to vacant seats.
The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBE) is expected to implement this change and take necessary steps to ensure a smooth transition.
The NEET-SS 2023 examination, held on September 29 and 30, covers single entrance access to DM/ MCh/ DrNB Super Specialty courses. The ongoing first round of admissions includes around 5,000 seats, with 150 seats in Gujarat.
DM (Doctorate in Medicine)
MCh (Master of Chirurgiae)
DrNB (Diplomate of National Board) Super Specialty courses.
This alteration is a significant boost for students dreaming of pursuing super specialty medical courses, providing them with more chances to advance their careers and contribute to the healthcare sector.