Ministry of Health grants 27% reservation to OBC, 10% to EWS applicants from across India, quota for NEETs

Update on quota for NEETs: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday decided to provide a 27% reservation for CBOs and 10% for the economically weaker section of the entire quota regime ‘India for UG and PG medical/dental courses (MBBS / MD / MS / Diploma / BDS / MDS) from the current academic year 2021-22.

“Almost 5,550 students will benefit. The government is committed to providing the necessary reservations for both the Backward category and the SAP category,” tweeted Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a meeting had directed the concerned Union Ministry to facilitate an effective solution regarding the issue of reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates from all-India quota for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination (NEET) held for both undergraduate (MBBS) and post-graduate courses.

“The decision will benefit 1,500 OBC MBBS students and 2,500 OBC post-graduate students, as well as approximately 550 EWS MBBS students and approximately 1,000 EWS post-graduate students,” read the official statement released by the Union Ministry.

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