NEET eligibility marks to be reduced

Monday, February 20, 2017

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P.Nadda has given instructions to reduce the marks in the NEET examination for PG medical courses.

With the directions, a large number of candidates from Andhra Pradesh who failed to qualify the common examination will be benefitted. State Minister for Medical and Health Kamineni Srinivas will be meeting the Union Minister in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Speaking to media, Kamineni Srinivas said that he had made a representation to Nadda saying that the number of eligible candidates from the State was very low. Responding immediately, the Union Minister gave instructions to this effect.

Dr.Srinivas said that though the State made a representation, candidates from all the States in th country are benefitting. This will ensure that the PG seats win all the medical colleges in the State will get filled, he said.

The Union Minister agreed for having a NEET centre in Tirupati for the benefit of the candidates of Rayalaseema. At present there were centres only in Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada, he said. On the proposed AIIMS at Mangalagiri, the Union Minsiter said that he would convene a meeting to discuss it specially.

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