THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Girls outshone boys in the Kerala Medial Entrance Examination by bagging six out of the top 10 ranks. The rank-list of the Medical Entrance Examination, along with the scores of the candidates in the Engineering Entrance Examination, were released by Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb here on Wednesday.
Hiba P from Manjeri in Malappuram bagged the first rank followed by Marium Raphi from Aluva in Ernakulam securing the second and Ajeesh Sabu from Thalavoor in Kollam bagging the third ranks respectively. Out of the 1.06 lakh candidates who appeared for the Medical Entrance, 85,829 candidates qualified. The results of 746 candidates in the medical stream have been withheld for various reasons.
Among the top 100 ranks, 57 went to boys while the remaining 43 were bagged by girls. Repeaters seemed to have an edge as 73 students who took the exam for the second time found a place in the top 100 ranks compared to 23 first appearances.
Malappuram district, with 154 students had the maximum number or students in the first 1,000 ranks followed by Thiruvananthapuram (150) and Kozhikode (121). While 524 CBSE students found a place in the top 1,000 ranks, the number of students from HS and ISC were 438 and 36 respectively.
Out of the 1.11 lakh candidates who appeared for the Engineering Entrance Examination, 75,258 qualified. The results of 853 candidates have been withheld for various reasons. “The final rank-list of the Engineering Entrance Exam will be published by the second week of June,” Abdu Rabb said. The results are available on the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations www.cee.kerala.gov.in