NEET PG 2013

RESULTS & SCORING PROCESS

1. QUALIFYING CRITERIA

As per the Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations:

“In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a percentile of 50 and above in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum percentile shall be 40.

In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum percentile shall be 45. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest scaled scores secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses”

S.No.
Category
Passing Criteria
Minimum score Required
1.
General
50% Percentile
400/800
2.
SC/ST/OBC
40% Percentile
320/800
3.
PWD
45% Percentile
360/800

VALIDITY OF NEET-PG RESULT

The validity of the result of the NEET-PG shall be only for the current admission session i.e. 2013 admission session for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma.

Kindly note that the schedule of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses is governed by Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Central Government and the Judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

3. DECLARATION OF RESULT The results for NEET shall be declared by 31st January 2013. The mark sheet-cum-result certificate for the NEET-PG examination can be downloaded from the website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg after the declaration of result.

4. DISPATCH OF RESULT The result will be sent to all candidates individually by post.

5. TIE – BREAKER CRITERIA In the event of two or more candidates obtaining same percentile, the merit position shall be determined by the number of wrong responses of such candidates. Candidate with less number of wrong responses shall be placed at higher merit. In case of tie with same percentile rank and same number of wrong responses, date of birth shall be considered to determine inter-se-merit. An elder candidate shall be placed at a higher merit failing which marks obtained in qualifying exam i.e. MBBS shall be considered.

6. RESULTS – EQUATING & SCALING The question paper of NEET-PG comprises of 240 multiple choice questions each with four options and only one correct response. Multiple question papers are used for NEET-PG for different sessions and days.

A standard psychometrically-sound approach is employed for the scoring process of NEET-PG. This approach has been applied to score all large scale Computer Based Examination utilizing multiple question papers.

Step 1: Calculation of Raw Marks Raw marks are calculated based on the number of questions answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted.

Correct Answer +1 point
Incorrect Answer/Omitted 0 point

Step 2: Raw Marks are equated While all papers (forms) are carefully assembled to ensure that the content is comparable, the difficulty of each form may be perceived by different subjects undertaking the test to slightly vary. Such minor differences in the overall difficulty level are accurately measured after all the different question papers (forms) have been administered and the results analyzed. A post-equating process is necessary to ensure validity and fairness.

Equating is a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty so that scores from different test papers (forms) are comparable on a common metric and therefore fair to candidates testing across multiple papers (forms). To facilitate this comparison, each form contains a pre-defined number of questions (items) selected from a large item bank, called an equating block, which is used as an anchor to adjust candidates scores to the metric of the item bank. Taking into account of candidates’ differential performance on these equating blocks, each individual’s raw marks are adjusted for difference in paper (form) difficulties.

During post-equating, test items are concurrently analyzed and the estimated item parameters (item difficulty and discrimination) are put onto a common metric. Item Response Theory (IRT), a psychometrically supported statistical model, is utilized in this process. The result is a statistically equated raw score that takes into account the performance of the candidate along with the difficulty of the form administered.

Step 3: Equated raw score is scaled In order to ensure appropriate interpretation of an equated raw score, the scores must be placed on a common scale or metric. A linear transformation is used for this scaling process, which is a standard practice for such test administration.

Post equating takes into account any statistical differences in examination difficulty and ensures all candidates are evaluated on a common scale. The aforesaid steps ensure that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of scaled score obtained by the candidates.

7. There is no provision for re-checking /re-totaling /re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, score and no query in this regard will be entertained.

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RESULTS & SCORING PROCESS

1. QUALIFYING CRITERIA

As per the Postgraduate Medical Education (Amendment) Regulations:

“In order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a percentile of 50 and above in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses’ held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum percentile shall be 40.

In respect of candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum percentile shall be 45. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest scaled scores secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ for Postgraduate courses”

S.No.
Category
Passing Criteria
Minimum score Required
1.
General
50% Percentile
400/800
2.
SC/ST/OBC
40% Percentile
320/800
3.
PWD
45% Percentile
360/800

VALIDITY OF NEET-PG RESULT

The validity of the result of the NEET-PG shall be only for the current admission session i.e. 2013 admission session for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma.

Kindly note that the schedule of admissions for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses is governed by Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Central Government and the Judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

3. DECLARATION OF RESULT The results for NEET shall be declared by 31st January 2013. The mark sheet-cum-result certificate for the NEET-PG examination can be downloaded from the website www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg after the declaration of result.

4. DISPATCH OF RESULT The result will be sent to all candidates individually by post.

5. TIE – BREAKER CRITERIA In the event of two or more candidates obtaining same percentile, the merit position shall be determined by the number of wrong responses of such candidates. Candidate with less number of wrong responses shall be placed at higher merit. In case of tie with same percentile rank and same number of wrong responses, date of birth shall be considered to determine inter-se-merit. An elder candidate shall be placed at a higher merit failing which marks obtained in qualifying exam i.e. MBBS shall be considered.

6. RESULTS – EQUATING & SCALING The question paper of NEET-PG comprises of 240 multiple choice questions each with four options and only one correct response. Multiple question papers are used for NEET-PG for different sessions and days.

A standard psychometrically-sound approach is employed for the scoring process of NEET-PG. This approach has been applied to score all large scale Computer Based Examination utilizing multiple question papers.

Step 1: Calculation of Raw Marks Raw marks are calculated based on the number of questions answered correctly, incorrectly or omitted.

Correct Answer +1 point
Incorrect Answer/Omitted 0 point

Step 2: Raw Marks are equated While all papers (forms) are carefully assembled to ensure that the content is comparable, the difficulty of each form may be perceived by different subjects undertaking the test to slightly vary. Such minor differences in the overall difficulty level are accurately measured after all the different question papers (forms) have been administered and the results analyzed. A post-equating process is necessary to ensure validity and fairness.

Equating is a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty so that scores from different test papers (forms) are comparable on a common metric and therefore fair to candidates testing across multiple papers (forms). To facilitate this comparison, each form contains a pre-defined number of questions (items) selected from a large item bank, called an equating block, which is used as an anchor to adjust candidates scores to the metric of the item bank. Taking into account of candidates’ differential performance on these equating blocks, each individual’s raw marks are adjusted for difference in paper (form) difficulties.

During post-equating, test items are concurrently analyzed and the estimated item parameters (item difficulty and discrimination) are put onto a common metric. Item Response Theory (IRT), a psychometrically supported statistical model, is utilized in this process. The result is a statistically equated raw score that takes into account the performance of the candidate along with the difficulty of the form administered.

Step 3: Equated raw score is scaled In order to ensure appropriate interpretation of an equated raw score, the scores must be placed on a common scale or metric. A linear transformation is used for this scaling process, which is a standard practice for such test administration.

Post equating takes into account any statistical differences in examination difficulty and ensures all candidates are evaluated on a common scale. The aforesaid steps ensure that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of scaled score obtained by the candidates.

7. There is no provision for re-checking /re-totaling /re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, score and no query in this regard will be entertained.

Source : http://www.nbe.gov.in/neetpg/

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