ANDHRA PRADESH

Ed.CET: Over 80% candidates qualify

HYDERABAD Aug. 10. A high percentage of 81.13 qualified in the Education Common Entrance Test (Ed.CET-2003). The results were released here on Sunday by the Osmania University Vice-Chancellor, J. Ananthaswamy.

He said 2,01,845 candidates qualified out of 2,48,784 candidates who appeared for the test conducted for admission to B.Ed colleges in the State. The pass percentages in three university regions in the State - Andhra University, Sri Venkateshwara University and Osmania University - were 83.02 per cent, 81.02 per cent and 79.65 per cent respectively. The first ten ranks in all the streams were shared by three regions.

The top rank in mathematics went to Ch.V.R.S. Kishore of Emani village in Guntur district who scored 108 marks. The second and third spots went to T. Sura Reddy of Anaparthi in East Godavari district (107) and N. Janardhan Rao of Khammam (106). V. Rama Devi of Nagarjunasagar also scored 106 marks.

In the physical sciences stream, K. Surya Subrahmanyam of Pedapatnam in East Godavari district got the first rank scoring 105 marks. The second and third rankers, M. Sreenivasulu of Pulivendula and K. Damodar of Thermalmaddi village in Karimnagar district, also scored 105 marks each.

In the Biological Science stream, Rentala Laxmi Pallavi of Rajahmundry scored 113 marks to take the first rank. Abeed Shaik of Rapur in Nellore district got the second rank with 110 marks, while the third spot went to Sri Lakshmi Kompella of Pendurthi in Vishakapatnam district who scored 106 marks.

Y. Nagabhushanam of Kothapeta in East Godavari district secured the top rank in social studies stream scoring 121 marks. The second ranker, R.A. Jitendra Varma, of Khammam, also scored 121 marks to take the second spot. The third rank went to D. Vijayalakshmi of K Sunkesula village in Cuddapah district who scored 119 marks. Candidates of Andhra University region got the top ranks in all the four streams.

Prof. Sarma said that five questions in mathematics and two questions in history had no correct answers and these marks were added to all the candidates.