Only 12% Candidates Clear the CBSE Conducted AIPMT Prelims 2012
The final edition of All India Pre-medical/Pre-dental Test (AIPMT) proved to be as tough as its predecessors with only 12 per cent of candidates qualifying. Last year, about 13 per cent candidates had cleared the preliminary medical exam. The successful students will now have to appear for the final exam on May 13.
The exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is in its final lap, as from next year the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be the sole entrance exam for admissions to medical colleges in almost all the states, including Maharashtra.
This year 2,75,742 candidates had registered for the exam but only 2,57,960 candidates appeared. Of those who did appear, only 30,788 qualified for the AIPMT final exams. Girls just about edged the boys in the overall tally this year with 15,620 (out of 30,788) of them clearing the exam.
This exam is being conducted for the 15 per cent quota in government medical colleges. In Maharashtra the remaining seats will be filled through the MHT-CET exam slated for next month.