What seems to be like a trend set by girl students, NEET 2016 results also shows more girl students to have qualified the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses.
The results for NEET entrance examination held for the 2016 session was declared yesterday. Though there were 11,058 males compared with 8,266 female applicants in the top 15%, girls have outnumbered boys in qualifying the examination.
A total of 4,09,477 candidates out of which 2,26,049 girls, 1,83,424 boys and four transgenders cleared the examination. One transgender candidate was in the top 15%.
About 8,02,594 candidates have registered for NEET, 7,31,223 appeared for the examination. The NEET 1 and NEET 2 examination was held on May 1, 2016 and July 24, 2016 respectively.
The CBSE also released a list of top performing candidates as per which Het Shah secured the first rank scoring 685 marks out of 720, while Ekansh Goyal (682) came second and Nikhil Bajiya (678) stood third.
NEET-1 was conducted at 1,040 centres in 52 cities all over India and abroad and NEET-2 was conducted at 739 centres in 56 cities in India.
The counselling for seats in medical and dental colleges is expected to begin soon. The candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective counselling authorities and institutions concerned for further details, CBSE said.
"Accordingly, candidates may get in touch with their respective State/Institution for further information," the statement said.
It also gave details as per which both in NEET-1 and NEET-2, 26 candidates were identified using unfair practices in the examination. These candidates have been debarred permanently from appearing in the medical entrance examination conducted by CBSE, the statement added.
Before declaring the results, CBSE hosted OMR answer sheets of all the candidates on website for their information and make challenges if they found any discrepancy in the responses made by them, the release said.
Also, the answer keys were put up on website for challenges. All the challenges received by CBSE were duly addressed before announcing the results.