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NEET UG 2018: Mop up round in Rajasthan on Aug 21, Admission percentage falls from 20% to 16%

In 2016-17, candidates who scored 18% to 20% marks were allotted medical seats in NEET. But this time the eligibility criteria got reduced to 16%. Candidates who scored 16% marks were allotted medical seats in government medical colleges.

August 18, 2018, 11:26 am

NEET UG 2018
Jaipur: The second round of state’s NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) Counselling 2018 was conducted from August 9 to August 13. Five government medical colleges have been allotted 15% NRI (Non-resident Indian) seats. Out of 72 NRI seats, 41 are still vacant after the second round of NEET counselling. These vacant seats have been converted into payment seats for the Indian students. This time the admission cut off rank was 13,252. The eligibility criteria for the students from general category was 50 percentile and for the reserved category, it was 40 percentile. Mop up round of the NEET Counselling 2018 will be held on August 21. According to the Medical Education Department, reserved category candidates who had achieved up to AIR 7304 were allotted a medical seat in 2017. In 2016-17, the candidates who had scored 18% to 20% marks were allotted medical seats in NEET. But this time the eligibility criteria got reduced to 16%. The candidates who scored 16% marks were allotted a medical seats in government medical colleges. Reduction in admission criteria from NEET 2016 to 2018
  • Despite a decrease in the individual subject of physics and chemistry, some of the candidates got the medical seat as per the percentile formula.
  • For example, one of the candidates who scored 119 marks out of 720 was eligible as per percentile formula. But if we look into the individual subject score, he scored 3.8% marks in physics, 1.6 % marks in chemistry and 30.27% marks in biology. This means despite not clearing physics and chemistry subjects he\she got a medical seat.
  • Candidates who got AIR (All India Rank) up to 200,000 have been allotted government medical seat in the second round of the NEET counselling. State rank of this candidate was 9964. Last year the cut off the rank was AIR 7304.
  • Candidates who scored AIR 7,52,213 have been given admission in the private medical college.

First published: August 18, 2018
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