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Rachel Althea Sequeira from Mangaluru tops COMEDK PGET in medical stream

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Bengaluru: Rachel Althea Sequeira from Mangaluru has topped the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka’s (COMEDK) Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) in the medical stream. The results were announced on Thursday and the counselling will begin soon.

For the first time, COMEDK conducted the test online at 141 centres in 72 cities across the country.

Siddharth Datta Bandodkar from Goa topped the dental category.

The first three toppers in the medical stream are from Karnataka-Anand K N N and Devesh Sanjeev Ballal, both from Bengaluru, secured the second and third rank respectively. In the dental stream, the second topper is B S Sai Harinath from Telangana and the third topper Shilpi Tiwari from Uttar Pradesh.

The entrance test for admissions to postgraduate medical and dental courses in unaided colleges in Karnataka was held on January 17, 2016.

As many as 17,482 candidates applied for the medical test, but only 16,577 of them took it. In the dental stream, the number of examinees was 4,462 as against 4,659 applicants.

Out of the first 1,000 rank holders, 248 had scored more than 70 per cent marks in the MBBS examination, 287 between 66 and 70 per cent, 395 between 60 and 65 per cent and the remaining 70 less than 60 per cent but more than the minimum marks required.

In Dental stream

In the dental stream, out of the first 1,000 rank holders, 216 had scored more than 70 per cent marks in the BDS course, 280 between 66 and 70 per cent, 426 between 60 and 65 per cent and the remaining 78 students less than 60 per cent but more than the minimum marks required.

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