Prabhsaran Kaur secured a state rank of 9 with a score of 192 out of 200 in the medicine entrance of CET. While she was expecting to be in the top 100, the overall lower performance of students gave her a higher rank.
“While last year, the highest score was 198, this year it was 195. So, automatically we all got better ranks,” said Kaur who plans to take up pharmacy.
Just like the percentage of students qualifying to the medical colleges, the number of students who score well too is witnessing a drop. Last year, 2 students scored 198 and 14 scored 195 out of 200. This year, only 2 students have scored 195.
A total of 1,92,685 students took the CET for health sciences and 23,147 qualified. While the CET is the entrance criteria for government colleges, this year four private colleges, which used to subscribe to private CET as an entrance criterion, have joined the government CET. This will increase the pool of seats for students. The four private medical colleges are KJ Somaiya Medical College (50 seats), Mumbai; Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education & Research, Pune (100 seats); Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Latur (100 seats); and Kashibai Navle Medical College (100 seats), Pune.
Preference forms for admissions will be available at four centres — Grant Medical College, Mumbai, BJ Medical College, Pune, Government Medical College, Nagpur and Government Medical College, Aurangabad.