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Record marks in EAMCET

Special Correspondent

First rank not given to anyone; 3 students score 100 p.c.



JUBILANT: Students celebrating outside an educational institution after the EAMCET results were declared in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. — Photo: K.R. Deepak

HYDERABAD: For the first time in the history of EAMCET, three students scored 100 per cent marks this year while the number of qualified students in both streams also rose phenomenally.

Aitha Sai Kumar (Narayana College) and K. Rajendra Prasad Reddy and Voppuru Saiesh Reddy (both from Sri Chaitanya College) scored 160 marks out of the total 160 in the Medicine stream. They all were given third rank. In the engineering stream, Bala Chandrasekhar and Ravali Priya Gandharpuneni of Sri Chaitanya College scored 157 marks each sharing the second rank. First rank was not given to anyone.

Releasing the results here on Thursday, Minister for Technical Education R. Chenga Reddy said that 1,70,788 candidates cleared the engineering test out of the 1,82,829 who appeared registering 93.41 per cent pass. In the medical stream, 87,641 passed out of the 91,223 who appeared registering pass percentage of 96.07. Girls' pass percentage in both the streams was slightly higher than boys.

Treated as correct

He said slight modifications were made to the final key. In Mathematics paper of engineering stream, for question no. 30 options 1 and 4 were treated as correct. In the medical stream, option 3 of question no. 75 of Zoology paper was treated as correct. In the Chemistry paper, options 1 and 3 of question No. 148 were treated as correct answers. For question no. 154, all the students were given one mark.

Counselling is likely from July first week The Minister said engineering counselling is likely to be held from the second week of July.

Chairman of APSCHE K.C. Reddy, Secretary M.D. Christopher, JNTU Vice-Chancellor K. Rajagopal and Convenor of EAMCET-2007 E. Saibaba Reddy were present.

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