NEET 2019 : EWS Quota Implemented
Due to the implementation of EWS quota, there is an increase in MBBS seats, Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation for will be applicable to NEET 2019. All the Medical institutions have been asked to increase 10 per cent MBBS seats so that other categories won’t get affected. The percentile required to qualify NEET for EWS category candidates will be 50 percentile and there will be no need to make any corrections in the Online Application Form or releasing a separate merit list for EWS category. EWS category candidates can indicate their category at the time of registration for counselling. The EWS certificate produced should be of 31.05.2019 or later and it will be available against the increased seats of intake capacity for MBBS courses. Counselling session for this category will be conducted separately. All the necessary measures for the implementation of EWS reservation will be taken by the Board of Governors in supersession of Medical Council of India (MCI BoG), National Board of Examination (NBE), Dental Council of India (DCI), Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). Every Central Educational Institution has been asked to increase the number of seats. If the annual permitted strength cannot be implemented due to financial, physical or academic limitation or to maintain the standards of education, such increase can be implemented over a period of two years beginning with the academic session 2019 20 after the representation by the Central Education institution to the appropriate’ authority and subject to its satisfaction on the grounds as stated above. The number of seats reserved for SC /ST /OBC categories will not get reduced.