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NEET 2016 results: More girls qualify, but top 15% dominated by boys

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After a prolonged wait that outraged many students, CBSE National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2016 results were finally declared on August 16. Keeping true to the trend that has become prevalent in most competitive exams these days, girls fared better than boys here too.

Once more girls outshine boys in NEET 2016

According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) records, a total of 409,477 candidates have cleared the exam out of which 226,049 are girls, 183,424 are boys, and four are transgenders. The total number of registrants was 802,594, out of which 731,223 appeared for the exam.

NEET-1 was conducted at 1,040 centers across 52 cities all over India whereas NEET-2 was conducted at 739 centers across 56 cities.

Despite being outperformed by girls overall, there are more boys in the top 15 per cent – 11,058 as compared to only 8,266 girls.

Among the top performers are Het Shah (AIR#1) with 685 marks out of 720, Ekansh Goyal (AIR#2) with 682 marks, and Nikhil Bajiya (AIR#3) with 678 marks.

The counselling for seats in medical and dental colleges will commence soon, the CBSE announced, adding that students are advised to keep in touch with the respective counselling authorities as well as the institutions concerned.

NEET 2016 results are available on the official website cbseresults.nic.in

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