Patiala:There has been a major reshuffle in the candidate ranking after Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) recast the merit list of Punjab Medical Entrance Exam (PMET) following the High Court orders,The revised list was published on Saturday.
Though the top three rankers remained stationery, many others seem to have benefited with their ranks improving after the revision. On the other hand others have suffered with their ranks going down.
The Friday direction of the court was to revise the merit list, by correcting the four questions declared invalid in the evening shift paper (Set 2) and cancelling two questions in morning shift paper (Set 1).Out of the 7,397 students who had appeared in the evening shift (Set 2) lost grace marks given to them for these four questions carrying 16 marks. According to the BFUHS Vice-Chancellor, Raj Bahadur said only those candidates who marked the right option were given marks for the four questions. “On the other hand, all 7,292 morning shift students got eight marks by virtue of the questions being invalid. “Some changes have occurred in overall merit list, but I don’t think it has a major effect,” the V-C said.
Arvind Goyal, who gives coaches for pre-medical exams, argued that the real impact of these changes would be known in a day or two, since the revised merit list has been uploaded late in the evening.
Generally minor change in competitive exams can shake up the merit list. “In this case, the morning shift students got 8 marks each and evening shift all students lost 16 marks first and only those with right answer got the marks,” he said.
University’s counsel, Anupam Gupta said that the questions declared invalid, earlier, have been accounted for in accordance with the original answer key, as directed by the High Court.
The Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, issued a public notice on Sunday, asking qualified candidates to submit college preference online by September 13. It will allot the seats between September 16 and 17, as the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed on Friday.