AIPGMEE 2016 results: Cut-off for General, OBC decline by over 90 marks
Govind Kumar, 05 Feb 2016, #NEET PG
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A higher level of difficulty in AIPGMEE 2016 has resulted in lower cut-off for General and OBC category candidates this year. According to NBE data released after AIPGMEE 2016 results, cutoff for admission year 2016 has fallen by 90 and 128 marks for General and OBC category candidates respectively.

The AIPGMEE 2016 General category cut off score is 886.2276, about 90 marks below as compared to last year’s cutoff score of 977.1927. Similarly, AIPGMEE 2016 cut off score for OBC category candidates is 848.8727, which is a total of 128 marks less as compared to last year’s cut-off. Last year, AIPGMEE 2016 cut off score for OBC candidates was 977.1730.

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According to coaching experts and toppers, the cut off score has declined due to higher difficulty level of the exam. Majority of candidates who appeared in the exam had found it to be ‘Moderate to Difficult’ with the Pre-Clinical portion being the toughest and Clinical being the easiest among the various sections.

However, AIPGMEE 2016 cut off score for SC and ST categories show a marginal increase of 1 mark.

According to National Board of Examination (NBE), which conducts AIPGMEE, a total of 31,150 have qualified to participate in online counselling among the all the eligible candidates. Last year, a total of 31,040 candidates were qualified to participate in the counselling process.

The graph given below shows AIPGMEE 2016 Vs 2015 cut off scores for different categories for participating in online counselling.

Candidate’s Category

AIPGMEE 2016 Cut off Marks

AIPGMEE 2015 Cut off Marks




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Schedule Caste (SC)






Schedule Tribe (ST)






AIPGMEE Cut-off Score (Percentage wise):

The cut off score is the minimum marks to be scored by candidates to qualify AIPGMEE. The cut off score of AIPGMEE depends on factors such as number of seats, number of applicants and difficulty level of the entrance examination. The examination authority National Board of Examination (NBE) releases AIPGMEE cut off score at the time of declaration of results.

The AIPGMEE 2016 cut off score for qualifying the exam for General category candidates is score 50% and OBC and 40% for ST/SC category candidates. Further, a merit list is prepared and students are selected for online counselling based on the cutoff released by NBE after the result announcements. The merit list of each category consists of total of five times of number of seats available for allotment. The graph given below shows AIPGMEE 2016 cut score in terms of percentage.


AIPGMEE Cut off Score (Rank wise):

For better understanding of AIPGMEE 2016 counselling process, Careers360 brings the rank wise cut off detail of AIPGMEE 2015 counselling. This will help candidates to know possibility of their admission to particular postgraduate medical courses based on AIPGMEE 2016 score.  

The rank wise cut off score is the last rank of candidate who has been allotted seats in MD/MS/Diploma course in any of the medical colleges under 50% All India Quota. The AIPGMEE 2015 rank wise cut off for MD/MS/Diploma programmes for unreserved category was 21823; while for OBC, the cut off was 21941. The graph below shows cut off rank of AIPGMEE 2015 for all MD/MS/Diploma courses for various categories–


AIPGMEE 2016 Counselling will be conducted in three rounds beginning from March 12. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct AIPGMEE counselling in online mode for allotment of 50% All India Quota Postgraduate Medical seats in Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Diploma programme offered at various medical colleges of India except Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir. The online counselling process of AIPGMEE 2016 includes registration, choice filling for indicative seats, result publication, reporting at the allotted medical college.

Last year, AIPGMEE counselling was conducted for over 5500 available seats in 30 MD/MS and 24 Diploma programmes available in different PG medical colleges.


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