The results of All India Pre- Medical/Pre-Dental Test, which was re-conducted on July 25 after allegations of large-scale irregularities in the first examination, were declared today with 18,610 candidates placed in merit and wait list.
Haryana boy Vipul Garg, whose father runs a shop of suitcases in Jind, topped the AIPMT 2015 while the second position was bagged by Rajasthan's Khushi Tiwari, both of them being from unreserved category.
Vipul secured 695 marks out of 720 while Khushi scored 688, said Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which conducted the exam.
Both the toppers want to take admission in Maulana Azad Medical College here.
The examination was conducted in 50 cities at 1065 centres and 3,74,386 candidates appeared in the examination, of whom 1,80,957 were boys and 1,93,429 girls.
There are 3722 seats against 15 per cent of all India quota.
An elated Vipul said he's glad that he has been able to make his parents proud.
"I was also offered a scholarship for my medical coaching by a private coaching institute. I come from a humble family and my parents had to face lot of hardships to meet my education expenses," Vipul, who wants to become a cardiologist, told PTI.
Khushi, who aspires to pursue endocrinology as her specialisation, said the second round of the test helped her better her performance.
"Although I believe I had performed better in the first examination but after the answer keys for the re-test were out I was confident that I will be among the top," she said.
In a statement, CBSE said, "While declaring the result, wait list of four times of the seats has also been prepared and provided to the Directorate General of Health Services for the purpose of counselling. Accordingly, the total number of candidates placed in merit and wait list are 18,610."
In addition to 15 per cent seats, the admission will also be made under state quota in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Admission through AIPMT-2015 will also be made in AFMC, Pune; Banaras Hindu University and Jamia Hamdard University, the statement said.
The decision to re-conduct the examination came after the Supreme Court''s direction to CBSE following allegations of large-scale irregularities in the examination held on May 3.MORE FROM RESULTS :CBSE declares AIPMT-2015 Results
A dress code was prescribed for the test and all the candidates were frisked prior to the examination. More than one lakh officials had ensured the successful and fair conduct of examination, CBSE said.