Haryana boy tops fresh AIPMT

Last Updated 17 August 2015, 19:31 IST

Vipul Garg from Haryana emerged the topper in the All India Pre Medical and Dental Test (AIPMT) as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday declared the results of the entrance examination, re-conducted on July 25 following a Supreme Court directive.

Garg secured 695 marks out of 720, just seven marks more than Khushi Tiwari of Rajasthan.

The highest marks by a Scheduled Caste candidates was 453, while it was 452 among Scheduled Tribe candidates and 449 among Other Backward Classes candidates.

“While declaring the results, a wait-list of four times of the seats has been prepared and provided to the Directorate General of Health Services for counselling. The total number of candidates placed in merit and wait lists are 18,610,” said the CBSE in a statement.  
The country’s medical colleges will fill 15 per cent of their seats from the all-India merit list.

“There are 3,722 seats against the 15 per cent all-India quota,” said the Board.
The CBSE records indicated more girls than boys — 1.93 lakh and 1.81 lakh, respectively — took the test this time.

However, the data made available by the CBSE indicated a steep fall in the total number of students — 3,74,386 this time — appearing in the re-test, compared to the test conducted on May 3 that was scrapped by the apex court over complaints of rigging. Over 6 lakh aspirants had taken the test in May.

The Supreme Court on June 15 ordered the CBSE to re-conduct the test after hearing a public interest litigation by a group of parents and students who cited large-scale irregularities in the earlier test.

The Haryana Police had lodged a case in this connection after arresting a few people on charges of leaking answer keys on May 4.

The CBSE initially resisted the demand of many parents to re-conduct the test, but gave in as the apex court ordered for it, observing that the May 3 test stood “denuded” of its sanctity due to irregularities, including passing of answer keys to some candidates.


(Published 17 August 2015, 19:31 IST)

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