WBJEE 2016 results: The results of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) for medicine, which was conducted over a month ago, was announced on Thursday. Chandrachur Mondal, resident of Salt Lake, topped the list.
The examination had been conducted on July 20 at 151 centres across the state, focusing on three subjects – biological sciences, physics and chemistry.
“A total of 75,862 candidates had applied for the test, out of which 54,889 wrote the test. 12,183 students made it to the merit list. There were 7,672 male (62.97 per cent) and 4,511 female students (37.03 per cent) in the merit list,” said Sajal Dasgupta, chairman of the WBJEE board at a press conference.
He said that of the top 10 students who cracked the JEE this year, four were from ISC, four from the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) board and two from CBSE. The top 10 comprised nine boys and one girl — Tiasha Pal — who hails from Auxilium Convent, Hooghly, and secured seventh place.
Three students from Kolkata secured the first, third and sixth rank. Four were from the suburbs, and one each were from West Midnapore, Murshidabad and South Dinajpur.
The counselling will begin from August 28 at 10 am, and will continue till 4 pm on September 30. Deputy director of the medical board Gautam Dhar, who was also present at the press conference, said there were 3,050 medical seats available in 14 government and four private colleges.
Of the 12,183 students who made it to the merit list, 5,972 were general candidates, 1,929 were SC candidates, 107 were ST candidates, 2,609 were OBC A and 1,566 were OBC B candidates. They will be able to download their rank cards from http://www.wbjee.nic.in on Friday.
This is the last time the JEE was conducted under the WBJEE board. From 2017 onwards, aspiring engineering and medical students will appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
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