The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday declared the results of its 2018 MBBS entrance exam for the 800 seats at the hospital's nine campuses across the country. The top three ranks were bagged by girls. Eliza Bansal, who is 17 years old, from Punjab's backward area of Lehragaga in Sangrur district has topped in the entrance examination for the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Ramneek Kaur Mahal brought laurels to the city by bagging 2nd position in the AIIMS MBBS 2018 Examination. The medical aspirant Mehak Arora got AIR 3. This Panchkula girl has topped Tricity for the second time as in NEET also she had bagged AIR 31.
"The results of the AIIMS-MBBS 2018 Entrance Examination held on May 26 and 27 for 800 seats in AIIMS, New Delhi, and other eight AIIMS were declared... This time the first three ranks went to females," AIIMS media and protocol division Chairperson Aarti Vij said.
The results have been posted on the hospital's official website - aiimsexam.org. There are 100 seats each in AIIMS New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, and Rishikesh and for the first time, 50 seats each in AIIMS Mangalagiri (in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur) and Nagpur, the hospital said in a statement. The entire examination was held in computer-based test (online) mode and for the first time in four shifts spread across two days. The examination was conducted in 316 centers in 154 cities across 29 states and three Union Territories in both Hindi and English.
Of the 4,52,931 applicants, 3,74,520 appeared in the exam. The number of female candidates was 2,03,427, the number of male candidates was 1,71,077 and there were 16 third gender candidates. A total of 7,617 candidates have qualified (2,705 females and 4,912 males) and are eligible for the online counseling session for admission in AIIMS, the hospital said.
It said that in the first round of online counseling, candidates four times the number of seats available in each category will be exercising their choices. "If the seats remain vacant in the initial round of counseling, then the online counseling process will be opened to other eligible candidates," it said. From this year onwards, the counseling process will be conducted in online mode except in the open round, AIIMS said.
Rajasthan's coaching class capital Kota, known to churn out toppers, did it once again today as nine students from a city institute were among the top 10 in the AIIMS MBBS entrance test 2018. Nine students of Kota's Allen Career Institute bagged All India Rank (AIR) 2 to 10, institute director Brajesh Maheshwari said. Three of these nine students were enrolled in the distance learning programme - Ramneek Kaur Mahal (AIR 2), Manraj Sra (AIR 4) and Eishvauk Aggarwal (AIR 10), he said. The others are Mehak Arora (AIR 3), Amitabh Pankaj Chauhan (AIR 5), Abdur Rehman Asrarul Haque (AIR 6), Sangeet Rathi (AIR 7), Amulya Gupta (AIR 8) and Somal Aggarwal (AIR 9). All of these six are from the institute's classroom programme, he added. Chauhan also bagged AIR 1 in the SC category.