Staff Reporter

Seat selection process to begin on June 26 for special categories

Bangalore: Students from outside Bangalore have fared better in the Common Entrance Test (CET) than those from urban areas, Minister for Higher Education D.H. Shankaramurthy, has said. He was speaking to presspersons here on Saturday after releasing the results of CET 2006. "Students from outside Bangalore have emerged toppers this year: six out of 10 in medical and dental, nine of 10 for ISM (Indian systems of medicine) and homoeopathy and five out of 10 in engineering and technology," he said.

The results have been put up at the 186 examination centres. The results are also available on the CET websites.

Abhay Kumar G. of Government PU College, Malur, secured the first rank in the medical/dental and ISM and homoeopathy streams. The second rank was secured by Bharath P. Bhat of D.V.S. Composite PU College in Shimoga. Bharath also secured the first rank in the engineering stream.

Dipitha D. of Sri Kumaran Children's Home, Kanakapura, secured the top rank for architecture. Mr. Shankaramurthy said that there was no room for error as the entire system had been computerised.

He also said that the seat selection process would begin on June 26 for special categories and July 3 for regular candidates, so as to give time to students who had applied for re-evaluation of their pre-university papers. If there was any variation in the pre-university course marks after re-evaluation, fresh ranks would be assigned soon after the finalisation of the re-evaluation results suo motu and no application would be needed, he said.

The answer keys to all the 16 versions of the four subjects and part one of the aptitude test will be put up on notice-boards at all the examination centres along with the results. They will also be made available on the websites.

This year, a separate rank list has been prepared for the architecture course. The result sheets show the ranks according to the eligibility criteria notified in the CET 2006 brochure. Of the 91,297 students who applied for the CET this year, only 88,789 appeared for the test.

A total of 85,354 students appeared for PCM (physics, chemistry, mathematics), 71,929 for PCB (physics, chemistry, biology) and 70,465 appeared for both PCM and PCB. As many as 13,769 students have been assigned ranks in the medical stream, 37,921 in the ISM and homoeopathy stream and 47,618 in the engineering stream. However, there are only 4,123 seats for engineering courses, 383 seats in the four medical colleges and just 51 seats for the dental course in Government-run colleges.

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