The years of effort put in by medical aspirants does not seemed to have paid off with a mere 15.23 per cent of them clearing eligibility.
Last year’s success rate was 18.01 per cent and 23.84 per cent in 2008.
W.B Tayade, director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), said, “Don’t go by the aggregate success percentage. Many students also take the exam casually. But those who have done well, have performed well.”
The highest score was 198 out of 200 by Deven Kuruva, a student of Kelkar Vaze College. But this year for the first time, the DMER did not declare the names of the toppers to cut down on the stress levels of students.
Although Latur, the hub of class 12 and CET training, had an abysmal performance in the class 12 exams, the same was not repeated in the the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET). Students are competing for merely 4410 seats in medical colleges across the state.
Of the total candidates who took the medical test, which comprises Physics, Chemistry and Biology, 56.29 per cent — 99,423 students were boys and 43.71 per cent candidates — 77,209 were girls.
Students though were a little disappointed.
“This does not make sense. I did my exam well but have not made it,” said Rakesh Mehra, a medical aspirant.
“I was so sure I wanted to medicine that I did not do the mathematics exam and now I can’t even do engineering,” he added.