UP JEE BEd 2017-19: Neha Rai from Allahabad tops the exam
Candidates from Allahabad notched the top three rank in the BEd Joint Entrance Examination (2017-19) conducted by Lucknow University.education Updated: May 26, 2017 19:17 IST
Candidates from Allahabad notched the top three ranks in the BEd Joint Entrance Examination (2017-19) conducted by Lucknow University.
Neha Rai topped the examination with 314 marks out of 400. Alok Kumar Singh stood second with 312 marks and Abhay Tripathi got third rank with 307 marks, said Prof Naveen Khare, state coordinator, JEE-B Ed 2017-2019.
On being told about her result by HT, Neha said, “I just cannot believe this. I knew that I will do well in the examination. But I never thought that I will top in the examination.” Her sister is also a teacher in a school and Neha got inspiration from her to shape the life of a new generation.
Second topper Alok Kumar Singh postgraduated from Gorakhpur University. “I wanted to become teacher because it is a noble profession. Each and every member of the family is engaged in government job and I decided to take up a different job,” he said.
Though the results will be announced on Friday evening, the merit list of toppers was made public ahead of the formal declaration of the result. The result will be uploaded on the website http://www.upbed.nic.in/
As many as 4,15,415 candidates had appeared in the examination of which results of 4,15,407 candidates were declared. Results of 8 candidates were held back as they were caught under unfair means (cheating).
There are around 1.45 lakh seats for B Ed course in various univerisites and colleges across the 75 districts in the state. This year a record high number of candidates took the examination against last year’s 3.03 lakh students, an official said.
The counselling will begin from June 6. There will be 33 counselling centres in the state including 3 in Lucknow.
The test was held at 905 centres in 16 cities across Uttar Pradesh. These cities include Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Azamgarh, Ballia, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad and Varanasi.
“The number of applicants had jumped from 3 lakh to 4 lakh in a year’s time is an indicator that love for the noble profession of teaching is on the rise in the state. With seventh pay commission, the salary of government school teachers have increased manifold that drew a lot of interest among job seekers to take to the teaching profession,” an LU official said.
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