THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Boys have bagged majority of the top honours in the medical entrance test held in April. Boys have won seven of the first 10 ranks, including the first rank, in the general category.
Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb announced the results here on Tuesday. The marks secured by the candidates in the engineering entrance test have been published, but the rank list will be published only after putting together the marks obtained in the qualifying Plus Two examination.
V. Irfan won the first rank in the medical entrance test. N. Shammy won the second rank; P. Ashitha, third; Arun S. Nair, fourth; and S. Remya came fifth.
P. Krishna Mohan and A. Syam emerged toppers in the Scheduled Castes category and Geethu Divakar and Sneha Johny in the Scheduled Tribes category.
The five other rank-holders in the general category are V.B. Zacharias, Karthika Sabu, V.A. Krishnanunni, S. Anandha Vishnu, and M.A. Ahammed Kabeer.
113 results withheld
The total number of candidates who appeared for the medical entrance was 77,335. As many as 64,814 have been included in the medical rank list. This included 20,373 male and 44,441 female candidates. The results of 113 candidates have been withheld for various reasons.
As many as 1,01,905 candidates appeared for the engineering entrance test. This included 53,662 male and 48,243 female candidates. Out of them 65,632 candidates qualified for admission to various engineering courses. This included 33,653 male and 31,979 female candidates. In the engineering stream, The marks of 134 candidates have been withheld.
Those who have qualified in the engineering entrance test will have to submit the marks scored in the qualifying examination for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Computer Science/Biotechnology/Biology for preparing the rank list.
Equal importance will be given to the marks scored in the entrance test as well as the qualifying examination. Candidates should submit the marks scored in the qualifying examination to the Entrance Examination Commissioner through the website.
The dates for submitting the marks will be announced in the first week of June.
Valuation of OMR answer scripts was computerised and there was no provision for revaluation or rechecking of marks in this evaluation system.
In the medical stream there are 2,150 seats for MBBS, 1,080 seats for BDS, 790 for BAMS, 250 for BHMS, and 50 seats for Siddha.
The B.Sc. Agriculture course has 209 seats, B.Sc. Forestry 30 seats, and 50 seats for the fisheries science (BFS) course under the Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies. The BVSc and Animal Husbandry course under the Kerala Veterinary and Allied Sciences University has 120 seats.
In the engineering stream, there are 33,697 seats in the engineering colleges, 180 seats for Architecture, 46 seats for B.Tech. Agriculture Engineering, and 25 seats for B.Tech. Dairy Science and Technology under the veterinary university.
Irfan’s second attempt
Staff Reporter writes from Malappuram: Irfan was a student at P.K.M.M. Higher Secondary School, Edarikode. Hailing from Mattathur, near Kottakkal, Irfan cracked the entrance test in his second attempt. He was given coaching at P.C. Thomas’s institute in Thrissur.
Irfan’s father, V. Mohammed Kutty, died in a road accident three years ago. He was head of the Department of Chemistry at Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College, Tirurangadi. His mother, Kadeeja, is a housewife. Irfan has three brothers and a sister.