The National Medical Commission (NMC) has reduced the passing marks to 40 per cent for MBBS subjects having two papers. The commission has amended the Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) curriculum guidelines regarding the passing marks in university conducted examinations.
As per the revised guidelines, “In subjects that have two papers, the learner must secure minimum 40 per cent of marks in aggregate (both papers together) to pass in said subject.”
Earlier, the students had to secure minimum 50 per cent marks in aggregate of both papers to pass the subject.
“A candidate shall obtain 50 per cent marks in aggregate and 60:40 (minimum) or 40:60 (minimum) in university conducted examination separately in theory and practical (practical includes: practical/clinical and viva voce) in order to be declared as passed in that subject,” as per the second amendment.
Earlier, the candidates had to score 50 per cent marks in university conducted examination separately in theory and practical.