Lovish Gupta of Faridkot has topped the Punjab pre-medical entrance test (PMET) 2016. The results of the entrance test, held online for the first time, were declared on Wednesday.
Arvind Gulati, a resident of Talwandi Bhai in Ferozepur and Sanil Garg of Patiala have bagged the second and third ranks, respectively.
Nearly 14,700 candidates had given the entrance test on June 11. Conducted in two shifts, it had nearly 7,300 aspiring doctors in the first group and 7,400 in the next. BFUHS vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur said the two sets of questions papers were from the same examiner to keep the level of difficulty uniform.
Two toppers in AIIMS, one in JIPMER
Both Lovish and Sanil have applied for AIIMS as they are among top 100 rankers in the entrance test held for admission to the prestigious institute. Arvind has already got admission in the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, after bagging the 12th rank in its entrance.
Eighteen-year-old Lovish, who has scored 83rd rank in AIIMS entrance, says he is expecting to get admission in AIIMS, Jodhpur. Son of a businessman, Lovish gave credit of his success to his parents and hardwork. With 23rd rank, Sanil Garg is expecting a berth in AIIMS Delhi too. “Getting the third rank in Punjab is major milestone for me,” he added.
The results, which were delayed, have been calculated and compiled by experts at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
Chandigarh’s Arushi bagged the first rank among girls and overall 7th rank on the merit list. Pawanjot Kaur of Bathinda and Harleen kaur of Batala were second and third, respectively, among girls.
11 questions declared wrong
While university did not officially declare its stand on ambiguities in the exam, sources said that as many as 11 questions have been declared wrong and all the candidates have been given equal marks of these wrong questions.