Boys cornered six of the top 10 ranks in the entrance examination held for courses, except MBBS and BDS, in the medical stream, the results of which were announced here on Thursday by Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb.
Of the 99,488 candidates who wrote the engineering entrance examinations, 74,226 have qualified.
The first rank in the medical stream went to Gokul G. Nair of Kasaragod, who secured a score of 938. Amar Babu of Kozhikode came second with 931 and Adila A. of Malappuram emerged third with 930.
In the Scheduled Caste category, the top rank went to Medha Murali from Thrissur, who secured a score of 855. Goutham Subash U. of Alappuzha got the second rank with a score of 836. Haritha A.N. of Wayanad got the first rank in the Scheduled Tribe category with a score of 657 and Sanches Thomas of Chennai second with 586.
Of the 51,559 candidates included on the medical rank list, 13,842 are boys and 37,717 girls.
As many as 59,225 candidates had appeared for the examination held in the 14 districts of the State, New Delhi and Dubai.
Among the first 100 in the medical rank list, 54 are boys and 46 girls.
Among the students who secured the first-1,000 ranks, the highest chunk of 512 was from the Kerala higher secondary stream, followed by 470 from the Central Board of Secondary Education stream and 16 from the Indian School Certificate stream.
Kozhikode district accounted for the highest tally of 151 students among the first-1,000 ranks followed by Malappuram with 150. The lowest of 19 is from Idukki.
The results of 59 candidates had been withheld for various reasons, the Minister said. As many as 7,666 were disqualified for want of minimum 10 marks in Paper I and II and excluded from the rank list.
Of the 74,226 who qualified for engineering studies, 35,188 are girls and 39,038 boys.
At the press conference, the Minister released the individual scores of those who appeared for the engineering entrance examination. The marks of 81 candidates have been withheld for various reasons.
The engineering rank list — prepared after normalising the Plus Two scores of candidates across 30-odd examination boards and combining the normalised scores and the entrance examination scores on a 50:50 basis — will be published in the third week of June, he said.