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Maharashtra CET results announced; 16.98% pass

mumbai Updated: Jun 01, 2016 12:08 IST

MUMBAI: The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) announced t he Maharashtra- Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) results late on Tuesday night. The overall pass percentage was 16.98%. Last year, the overall pass percentage was 20%.

DMER demarcates Maharashtra into three regions — Marathwada, Vidarbha and the rest of Maharashtra (which includes Mumbai). Of the 55,034 students who took the exam from Marathwada region, 11,890 (21.61%) are eligible for admissions to government-run medical and dental institutes, while of the 58,370 students who took the exam from Vidarbha, 12,203 (20.91%) are eligible. Of the 1.62 lakh medical aspirants who took the exam from the rest of the state (which includes Mumbai), 22,700 (13.99%) are eligible for admissions.

“While the results have been declared, the merit list will be announced after 10 days,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director, DMER.

While students already know about their individual scores after their optical mark reader (OMR) answer sheets were made public last week, the results will set a merit ranking and give a clear idea on how many students will be eligible for medical and engineering seats in the state.

On May 24, the DMER had released the OMR sheets of 3.97 lakh candidates who took the MH-CET on May 5. Rishab Rawat, 17, from Mumbai scored a perfect 200 in the medical stream, based on the OMR sheets. In the 20 government-run medical and dental institutes in the state, all the 2,810 seats are up for grabs based on the MH-CET scores.

This year, SC made it mandatory for medical and dental aspirants seeking a seat in private medical and dental institutes to take the NEET, as their CET scores would not be considered.

First Published: Jun 01, 2016 12:08 IST