Pune: Aditya Abhang from Ahmednagar emerged as the topper in the State Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) by scoring 195 marks out of 200 in PCM (Physics-Chemistry-Mathematics).
In PCB (Physics-Chemistry-Biology) group, Abhijeet Kadam got the highest marks, 188 out of 200. Janhavi Mokashi (183/200) was the topper among girls in the PCB group, as was Mona Gandhi (189/200) in PCM.
The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) declared MHT-CET results on Saturday evening. A total of 4,19,408 candidates, aspiring to get admissions at various engineering, pharmacy and agriculture colleges in the State, had appeared for the examination held on May 10.
While the students had stated that the CET papers were quite easy this year, the result statistics say otherwise. The number of students having scored marks between 176 to 200 has drastically come down this year. While 297 students in PCM scored in this range last year, this year the number has come down to 257. Similarly, the number of students scoring in this range in PCMB too has come down from 320 to 277.
Abhang said, “Std XI and XII were difficult years, as we faced a lot of financial difficulties since my father wasn’t receiving his salary. He works in a cooperative sugar factory. The poor financial condition pushed me further to study hard and I think this has reflected in my result. My final aim is to become a district collector.” Abhang wishes to pursue engineering at College of Engineering Pune (CoEP).
Mona Gandhi from Mumbai also said that she was way happy with her score and plans to take admission at VJTI College in Mumbai. She has also answered JEE but hasn’t yet thought about the JEE score.
Owing to the complaints made by the students, everyone received 5 bonus marks in mathematics and chemistry this time.
The examination was conducted at 1,260 centres across the State. The number of students to have scored more than 100 marks this year is 22,844, while it was 23,078 last year.