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Less than 1% students score 75% or more in Maharashtra CET

Mumbai city news: The results for MH-CET were declared online on Saturday

mumbai Updated: Jun 08, 2017 00:49 IST
Musab Qazi
Musab Qazi
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,Maharashtra Common Entrance Test,Engineering
Owing to heavy online traffic, many students could not check their results. (HT FILE)

Not even 1% of students who appeared for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) for engineering and pharmacy courses scored 150 out of 200 marks (75%) or more in the examination.

The results for MH-CET were declared online on Saturday evening. However, owing to heavy online traffic, many students could not check their results.

According to the state CET cell, of 3,89,520 registered candidates, 3,76,282 (96.6%) candidates had appeared for the examination. Of these, 2,84,239 students opted for physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) and 2,38,365 students went for physics-chemistry-biology (PCB). The figures include many students who had chosen both groups.

The highest marks scored by a student in PCM is 197, while that in PCB group is 190. However, only 2,889 or 1.02% students from PCM group scored 150 marks or more. The performance of students from the PCB was worse as only 573 or 0.24% crossed 150.

Fewer than 9% of students scored 100 marks or more. A total of 23,078 students from PCM group and 12,712 students from PCB group were in this category.

Gopakumaran Thampi, principal, Thadomal Shahani Engineering College (TSEC), said the results are relatively poor this year because of a tougher question paper.

“Poor results don’t mean that students have fared poorly. It simply means that the paper was tougher than previous years,” he said.

HT had reported that students found the physics section of the paper very lengthy. Some had also said the mathematics section was difficult, but biology and chemistry papers were relatively easy this year.

Thampi added that the MH-CET scores won’t have any bearing on engineering and pharmacy admissions, except for lowering cut-offs in colleges. “The admissions are based on the relative merit of students. Besides, the number of seats in engineering colleges far exceeds the number of aspirants. There won’t be much competition for seats other than in few popular colleges,” he said.

Last year, admissions to state-run medical and dental colleges were also done through MH-CET. This year, national eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is the only qualifying exam for these courses.There are around 1.3 lakh engineering and 36,000 pharmacy seats available in the state.

First Published: Jun 04, 2017 00:35 IST