New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) cut-off for admission to the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme has been revised following a Supreme Court order.
As per the court’s directive, the cut-off for admission to the BDS programme for the academic year (2020-21) was lowered by 10 percentile points, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has notified.
As per MCC data, as many as 9,09,776 candidates have qualified for BDS admission based on the revised NEET cut-off scores. Earlier, 7,71,511 candidates had qualified for BDS admission, NDTV Education reported.
Now, candidates belonging to the general category who have scored in the 40th percentile — the corresponding marks range is 720 to 113 — shall be eligible and can be considered for admission in the first year BDS course for 2020-21.
Earlier, the cut-off was the 50th percentile, or the marks range of 720-147. Likewise, students belonging to the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) shall be qualified if they have secured 30 percentile points, while the cut-off for Persons with Disability has been revised to 35 percentile.
Earlier, NEET cut-off was 50th percentile for unreserved (UR), 45th percentile for UR-Person with Disability, and 40th percentile for reserved categories, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes-Person with Disability (SC/ST/OBC-PH).
The admissions will be in accordance with NEET 2020 scores and the admission process is to be completed by February 18, 2021.