Centre amended Ayush regulations making NEET and AIAPGET compulsory for admissions

Ministry of amended ASU regulations making NEET and AIAPGET compulsory for admissions with 50th percentile marks as essential for PG admissions – still with a loophole – when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET), the Central Government in consultation with the Council may at its discretion lower the minimum marks

There shall be a uniform entrance examination for all medical institutions at the under-graduate level, namely the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to under-graduatecourse in each academic year and shall be conducted by an authority designated by the Central Government. 

There shall be a uniform entrance examination to all medical institutions at the post-graduate level namely, the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) for admission to post-graduate course in each academic year and shall be conducted by an authority designated by the Central Government:   

These regulations may be called the Indian Medicine Central Council (Post Graduate Ayurveda Education) Amendment Regulations, 2018. 

Provided that the said All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET) shall not be applicable for foreign national’s candidates. 

Minimum Marks
In order to be eligible for admission to post-graduate courses for an academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in the ‘All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET)’held for the said academic year: 

Provided that in respect of- 

(a) candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile; 

(b) candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016), the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile for the General Category and 40th percentile for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. 

Explanation.—The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the all India common merit list in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET): 

Provided further that when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks in the All India AYUSH Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIA-PGET), as specified above, held for any academic year for admission to post-graduate courses, the Central Government in consultation with the Council may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to post-graduate course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for that academic year only. 

 The authority or institution which grants admission to any student in contravention of the aforesaid criteria or procedure shall be liable to face action in terms of the provisions of the Act. 

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