VIJAYAWADA: State HRD Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao released the results of the DEE-CET 2017 on Friday. Out of the 53,962 candidates who have appeared for the test, 39,632 have qualified.
The first phase of counseling will be held from September 18 while the second phase will start from October 7. K Durga Pavan Kumar of Krishna district topped in mathematics, A Sri Saroja of Krishna district stood first in physical sciences, G Tejaswi of Krishna district topped in biological sciences and T Vanaja of East Godavari district topped in social studies.
Out of 72,259 applicants, 18,297 candidates were absent for the exam. According to officials, in the first phase of counselling, merit-based seat allotments will be done on September 25 and the certificate verification will be done in the next two days. The second phase of counselling will be completed by October 18.
The pass percentage in biological sciences is 80.1%, mathematics 66.3%, physical sciences 79.3% and social studies 73.4%. Out of the 73.4% of qualified applicants, 78.3% are boys while 71.9% are girls. Sources from the Education department said that the available seats are more than the number of qualified applicants. The Govt plans to start ‘Amma ku Vandanam’ programme from September 19, he said.