MUMBAI: The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) released on Tuesday the optical mark reader (OMR) sheets of 3.97 lakh candidates, who took the MH-CET on May 5. Based on the question paper and answer key of the test, students can know their final scores. “We released 9.5 lakh answer sheets online in the digital form for students to know their scores,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director, DMER.
MH-CET scores will be considered at the time of allotment of 2,810 seats in government-run institutes. According to the ordinance cleared by the President on Tuesday, admissions to private and deemed institutes will be determined by NEET.
Of the more than 2.8 lakh students vying for those seats, 17-year-old Rishab Rawat has emerged as the topper in the medical stream from Mumbai with a perfect score of 200, based on the answer key released on Tuesday. “Studying regularly and taking tests ensured I was well prepared for the MH-CET,” said Rishab adding that he hopes to bag a seat in a top medical institute in the city.
Manarth Chhowala, 18, ranked second with a score of 199. “As of now, I’m only going to focus on clearing my MBBS. Subsequently, I will focus on a specialisation. I’m glad all my hard work paid off,” said Manarth, a resident of Charni Road. Another student, Shrishti Patil, also scored 199 in the medical stream and hopes to bag a seat in one of the government-run medical institutes.
While the final result of MH-CET 2016 is likely to be released on June 1, the OMR sheets give students a clear idea of how much they have scored. The rankings will also be available on that day.