Tamil Nadu Girl Sets Record with Perfect Engineering Exam Score

Nethra B, a student from Tuticorin, has secured the top position in the Tamil Nadu engineering rank list by achieving a perfect score of 200 out of 200 cutoff marks.

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 Nethra B, a student from Tuticorin, has secured the top position in the Tamil Nadu engineering rank list by achieving a perfect score of 200 out of 200 cutoff marks. The rank list, encompassing 1,78,959 engineering aspirants, was released by Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy on Monday.

The Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) examination is conducted for admission to undergraduate engineering programmes in colleges across Tamil Nadu. The ranking is based on the cut-off marks obtained by the candidates in their respective qualifying examinations. The higher the cut-off marks, the better the chances of securing a higher rank.

On Monday, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy unveiled the rank list, which included a staggering number of 1,78,959 engineering aspirants. Nethra B's outstanding accomplishments reflect her dedication, hard work, and academic prowess. She sets a record by achieving a perfect score on the TNEA rank list.

Tuticorin Girl Sets Record

Remarkably, 102 students obtained the maximum score of 200 out of 200 marks. The online engineering counselling process witnessed 2,29,175 registrations, with 1,87,847 candidates paying the necessary fees. Following the scrutiny of applications, 1,78,959 candidates were deemed eligible, 3,828 applications were rejected, and 5,060 were identified as duplicates.

Among the qualified candidates, 1,06,384 were male, 72,558 were female, and 17 identified as transgender. In terms of educational background, 1,57,661 candidates hail from the Tamil Nadu state board, 20,084 from CBSE, and 809 from ICSE. Additionally, 405 candidates applied from other boards.

TNEA Counselling Process Delayed


Following the release of the rank list, Minister Ponmudy announced a potential delay in the engineering counselling process by a few weeks. Originally scheduled to commence on July 2, the minister stated that the first round of medical counselling is expected to take place in the second week of July. The decision aims to prevent top colleges from having vacant seats.

During the certificate verification for the 75 percent special reservation, it was found that out of the 31,445 students who applied, 28,425 were eligible. This figure represents an increase of 5,482 compared to the previous year.

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Tuticorin Girl Sets Record