Jammu girl ranks first in CET; three from Kashmir make it to the top ten

The Board of Professional Entrance Examination recently declared the results of the J&K Common Entrance Test, in which 28362 students had appeared last month.

The first position has been bagged by Shreya Mattoo from Jammu, securing 152.50 points. Three Kashmiri students too, have made it to the top ten list of the CET.

Mahrukh Qureshi, Syna Bashir and Shahid Nabi have secured the third, seventh and eighth rank respectively. Syna Bashir is a resident of Srinagar’s Barbarshah locality and a student of Girls Higher Secondary School Kothi . She gives the credit of her success to her persistent hard work. She said, “I was surprised by finding my name in the merit list. I was certain I would get selected but being among the top ten was unimaginable.” Talking about her key to success, she said that she spent most of her day is studying and revising the old lessons. She is also thankful to her parents for letting her choose her path. She said, “My parents never pressurized me to study or to do a particular thing. They always supported my choice and family support is very important. Our commitment too, is very important and is in fact the key to success.” Syna bagged the seventh position and secured 137.75 points in the exam.

Farooq Ahmad Mir, Controller, Examination, BOPEE said that a total of 28362 students appeared in the JKCET examination at 47 centres. He said that there a total of 505 MBBS seats in the government sector and 50 MBBS seats in the private colleges. There are 40 seats for BDS, 30 for Ayurveda and 60 for physiotherapy. In Kashmir, 15,020 students had appeared for the test and a total of 11,191 students appeared in Jammu. The exam was held on May 30 and 31 and the results were declared within 20 days.

An official of BOPEE told that the counseling of the candidates for admission to government/private medical colleges of the state shall start from June 25 at the BOPEE office in Srinagar. The schedule along with the seat matrix will be uploaded on June 23, he added.

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