HYDERABAD: Students hailing from Andhra Pradesh topped both streams of the TS Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (TS Eamcet), the results of which were released on Friday.
Girls fared better than boys in both streams of Eamcet as well as the Engineering Common Entrance Test (TS Ecet). The results were formally declared by education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH).
Polu Lakshmi Sai Lohith Reddy, a student of a private academy in Madhapur, who hails from Ongole, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh, bagged the first rank in the engineering stream while Juturi Neha from Guntur, AP, was the top ranker in the AM stream.
In the engineering stream, girls had a qualification percentage of 82.33 while it was 79.2 for boys, with the overall figure being 80.41. The number has slightly dropped from last year, when 82.09 per cent of engineering candidates qualified the exam.
In the agriculture and medical (AM) stream, 89.17 per cent girls and 86.47 per cent boys, an overall percentage of 88.34, qualified. The performance in the AM stream too dipped from last year, when the qualification percentage was 92.48.
The overall qualification rate from both streams combined was 83.10, down from 85.7 per cent last year. Candidates can check their results and download the rank cards from the website eamcet.tsche.ac.in.
In TS Ecet, out of 22,001 candidates who appeared for the exam, 19,954 qualified, resulting in a pass percentage of 90.69. Girls (91.03) fared slightly better than boys (90.55).
A total of 1,56,860 candidates appeared for Eamcet in the engineering stream, while 80,575 candidates appeared in the AM streams. The preliminary key for the exams was released post the exams, and opportunity was given to candidates to raise objections, if any. An expert committee was constituted for each subject, that thoroughly reviewed all the objections and their recommendations were incorporated in the final key....