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Monday, May 16, 2016

Performance drops in GCET exams this year

Results evaluated using electronic technology

PANJIM: The performance of students appearing for 2016 Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) was unlike last year as none secured full marks in any subject in the exams held earlier this month. Moreover, while 2015 GCET saw full marks – 75/75 in Mathematics, this year it dropped to fourth in the list as the highest score was recorded at 65.
However, there was a negligible improvement in the other three subjects with highest 71 marks in Biology, followed by 70 marks in Physics and Chemistry each. Although the number of students increased this year, the result did not see any improvement.
The results announced by GCET Chairman VN Shet and IIT Mumbai’s SS Major on Monday, comes five days after the HSSC results that recorded an impressive and the highest ever 90.10 pass percentage.
“The papers were tough this year,” the official said referring to the drop in performance this year.
The exams conducted on May 10-11 across 16 centres are for admissions to professional courses in five engineering colleges, Goa Medical College and Hospital, Goa Dental College, Paramedical, nursing institute, homeopathy, architecture and pharmacy colleges.
“The test results have been evaluated and processed using electronic Objective Response Sheet technology,” he said adding that the tests were conducted and results prepared with active cooperation of IIT Mumbai.
Asked about the recent NEET controversy, Shet said they would take steps according to the Supreme Court guidelines.
The Directorate of Technical Education at Porvorim and Ravindra Bhavan in Margao, are the two centres where admission forms will be accepted. Form B will be accepted from May 19 to May 27, except May 22 being Sunday.
Students passing from Boards other than Goa Board and whose results are not declared by May 27 can still fill the admission form and submit their Class 12th results to the directorate soon after it is declared.

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