Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya praised the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) for announcing the NEET-PG 2022 results in a record 10-day timeframe.
“NEET-PG result is out! I congratulate all the students who have qualified for NEET-PG with flying colours. I appreciate @NBEMS_INDIA for their commendable job of declaring the results in record 10 days, much ahead of the schedule. Check your result at https://natboard.edu.in,” tweeted Mandaviya.
The exam was held on May 21 amid protests since, because to the Covid epidemic, counselling for the preceding group was unusually delayed — from August-September 2021 to May 2022.
According to government data, 1,82,318 candidates took the test this year at 849 testing centres around the country.
According to the result sheet released by the board that conducted the examination, the all-India topper received 705 out of 800 points. According to officials acquainted with the subject in the Union health ministry, counselling for the next session is expected to begin around June 20.
“Now that the results have been declared so fast, we will try to work on the counselling schedule at the earliest, but it will still take at least 20 days before the counselling starts. We have to do the scaling; prepare reservation roster etc which takes at least 10 days according to our calculation,” a senior central government official familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.
The eligibility cutoff for candidates from the general and economically weaker sections is the 50th percentile (275/800); for Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST), and Other Backward Caste, it is the 40th percentile (245/800); and for unreserved persons with disabilities, it is the 45th percentile (260).
In another development, the board admitted that two questions were incorrect, and all candidates received full scores for both questions.
“Each and every question in NEET-PG 2022 was reviewed by the faculty members from the concerned specialty after conducting NEET-PG 2022 to re-check for technical correctness of the questions as well as answer keys. As per inputs from the faculty members, two questions were found to be technically incorrect / have more than 1 correct option in the question paper of NEET-PG 2022,” said the board in a statement while announcing the results.
“Full marks have been awarded to all the candidates who appeared in the exam for these questions, irrespective of the fact whether these two questions have been attempted or not attempted by the candidates.”
According to the medical counselling committee’s policy, a candidate can only choose one type of reservation benefit.
After June 8, students who took the NEET-PG 2022 exam can receive their individual score cards from the website https://nbe.edu.in.
As a result of the findings, MBBS graduates are now eligible to pursue MD (doctor of medicine), MS (master of surgery), and postgraduate diploma programmes. Every year, between 150,000 and 170,000 people apply for 60,000 seats across the country.