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After the Bombay high court resolved the dispute over a question in biology paper of the Maharashtra state medical common entrance test (MH-CET 2015) on June 12, it has emerged that the top ranker has scored full marks in the exam.
According to the provisional result declared on June 5, of the 1.89 lakh candidates who took the test, 39,328 had qualified to compete for admission to around 7,500 seats for undergraduate medical courses, including MBBS, BDS, and BSc (Nursing), conducted by state medical colleges.
However, according to DMER officials, the number of qualifiers may now be more than 40,000.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) announced the final merit list of the applicants on Monday, two days behind the schedule.
According to the provisional result declared on June 5, Harshitha Harish Shetty, a student from Fergusson College, Pune, was the top scorer from the state, with a score of 199 out of 200. She scored full marks in physics and chemistry, while in biology, she scored 99 out of 100.
However, according to the final merit list, Shetty has scored full marks in biology too.
“With the court’s decision, my answer got one mark, helping me get a perfect score,” Shetty said.
Pravin Shingare, director, DMER, said, “I have not come across anyone scoring full marks in the test so far. As
Shetty has marked the correct option, she may be the first candidate to score 200 in the state medical CET.”
The score of the city topper, Tanmay Borade from Prakash College, Kandivli, was 197 according to the provisional result, but his revised score is 198 out of 200. Borade is planning to apply to an MBBS course at the Seth GS Medical College, Parel. Borade stands fourth in the state.
“I always wanted to study at a government medical college. The DMER should have ensured corrective measures earlier, so that students did not have to approach the court,” he said.