Girls outperformed boys in Polytechnic Common Entrance Test (POLYCET), conducted by Andhra Pradesh’s State Board of Technical Education and Training (SBTET), the result of which were declared on Friday.
SBTET had conducted the exam on April 27 for admissions in diploma courses in engineering/non-engineering/technology in various polytechnic colleges in the state.
A total of 1,32,375 students had appeared in the exam and 1,08,976 qualified. The pass percentage was 82.32, highest in recent years. Girls outperformed boys with 87.51 pass percentage and boys with 80.27.
MV Seshatej of West Godavari got the first rank by scoring 120 marks out of 120. S Sriram Gupta of Srikakulam and M Venkata Rohit and G Abhishek, both from East Godavari, secured the second rank with 119 marks.
State human resource development minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said counselling for admissions will begin after the announcement of SSC results and the classes will start from July 1.
There are 81 government and 232 private polytechnic colleges in the state and 16,395 seats in government-run colleges and 71,286 in private institutes.
POLYCET is the second largest exam after Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) in terms of the number of candidates who appear.
The POLYCET results are available on https://polycetap.nic.in