Ahmedabad: The overall cut off marks on the medical admissions merit list this year may be 2 % higher than in 2015, believe Admission Committee officials. This being the result of the numbers of performing students in the state doubling.
With at least 337 students more than in last year having scored in the top 4% bracket in GujCET, and with the prospect of a further 10% seats going to EBC quota candidates, officials believe that in the coveted BJ Medical College, the cut-off marks are not likely to drop below 96%.
According to Pranay Shah, Secretary, Admissions Committee for Professional Medical Courses cut off in medical courses would be higher by two percent 2% despite the recent increase of 330 seats, taking the total number of available seats in medical courses to 3,330.
According to a senior ACPMC who preferred anonymity, “If the 10% reservation for economically backward class is implemented, then at BJ Medical, the cut-off may not even reach 96%, but end at a higher level. With 49% seats already under different quotas, and the new 10% EBC reservation claiming its share, even toppers from general category will find it tough to secure seats in courses of their choice.”
Citing performance levels, the ACPMC officials also stated that merit scores were at an all time high since the introduction of the semester system in 2009. They also stated for the past two years, the cut-off for admissions at BJ Medical College stood at 95%, but this year they were expecting it to stay at 96% or above.
The officials also brought to notice the fact that despite seats being put under different quotas, performance of scorers had also improved substantially. Thus raising pickets. 599 students had scored 99% in GujCET in 2015, this year, the number going up to 673 this year. In keeping with the upswing, the number of students scoring 96% or more has increased from 2,382 in 2015 to 2,718 this year.
The class XII examinations this year is also witnessing progression with the number of students scoring greater than 90% more than doubling. Last year’s no of 210 students scoring more than 90%, has risen to a 463 this year. While just 1,000 students scored more than 80% in the exam in 2015, 2,823 students have earned the same score scored this year; giving competition a sharper edge.