MCI reduces qualifying marks for NEET PG 2019 by six percentile

The Health Ministry, in consultation with the Board of Governors in the Medical Council of India (MCI), has decided to reduce the qualifying marks for NEET-PG for 2019-20 by six percentile, as per NDTV report. Now, general category candidates with minimum mark of 44 percentile, persons with disabilities category with minimum of 39 percentile and SC/ST and OBC category candidates with 34 percentile will become eligible for admission to postgraduate medical courses for the academic year 2019-20, an official statement said.

“All states/UTs were requested to make necessary arrangements for allowing students as per revised qualifying marks in any further rounds of counselling this year,” the statement stated. NEET-PG: The common entrance test (CET) for admission to Medical Post-graduate Courses across the country i.e. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Medical Postgraduate Courses – MD/MS/Diploma (NEET-PG ) will be held from 2013 onwards.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (Ordinance 8 of 2018), the Medical Council of India shall stand superseded now is not a statutory body for establishing uniform and high standards of medical education in India. The Council grants recognition of medical qualifications, gives accreditation to medical schools, grants registration to medical practitioners, and monitors medical practice in India. The current President of MCI is Dr. Jayshreeben Mehta. Now the Supreme Court has allowed the Central Government to replace the medical council and with the help of five specialized doctors monitor the medical education system in India, from July 2017. The planning commission has recommended the replacement of Medical Council of India (MCI) with National Medical Commission (NMC). The decision has been approved by most states and after its approval by the Prime Minister it will be proposed as final bill in the upcoming parliamentary sessions.


  • Maintenance of uniform standards of medical education, both undergraduate and postgraduate
  • Recommendation for recognition/de-recognition of medical qualifications of medical institutions of India or foreign countries
  • Permanent registration/provisional registration of doctors with recognized medical qualifications
  • Reciprocity with foreign countries in the matter of mutual recognition of medical qualifications


  • Establishment and maintenance of uniform standards for undergraduate medical education
  • Regulation of postgraduate medical education in medical colleges accredited by it
  • The National Board of Examinations is another statutory body for postgraduate medical education in India
  • Recognition of medical qualifications granted by University or UGC in medical institutions in India
  • Recognition of foreign medical qualifications in India
  • Accreditation of medical colleges
  • Registration of doctors with recognized medical qualifications
  • Keeping a directory of all registered doctors (called the Indian Medical Register)
  • Registration of doctors and their qualifications is usually done by state medical councils

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