The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday released the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that showed more girls had qualified to study medicine in the country.
The CBSE said that it has announced the NEET results in conformity with the directions of the Supreme Court which had ruled that medical colleges in the country should follow a single entrance exam earlier this year. The final results, which can be found at http://cbseresults.nic.in/neet/neet_2016.htm, were vetted by a three-member court-appointed oversight committee, CBSE said.
Het Shah from Gujarat topped the NEET combined result with a score of 685 out of 720, CBSE said.
According the CBSE, some 802,594 candidates registered for NEET phase 1 and NEET phase 2, conducted in May and July. Around 77,371 did not appear for the tests. Of the 731,223 who sat for exam, 4,09,477 qualified. Of all those who qualified, 2,26,049 were female candidates and 1,83,424 are males and four were transgender.
The NEET results will be used as the selection criteria for admissions in all central government funded medical colleges, private medical colleges and several others run by some states who accepted NEET from this year. From 2017, NEET will be the sole medical entrance exam in the country.
Of the total qualified students, while 171,329 general category students who qualified, 175,226 OBC candidates passed the entrance. The school board fixed the 50th percentile marks as the minimum qualification parameter for general category students and the 45th percentile for physically challenged students of the general category. For all other categories, the cut-off was the 40th percentile.