Today, the Karnataka government has announced that the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to professional courses will be conducted in August end. Last week, the state had called off the second-year Pre-University (Class 12) exams. However, it had reiterated that the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC or Class 10) exams in the state will be held in July only for two papers.
Addressing the media, Dr. Ashwathnarayan, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that the registration for KCET will commence from June 15. On August 28, 29, and 30 the CET exam will be conducted at more than 500 centers across the state. “On August 28 we will conduct Biology and Mathematics, on 29th Physics and Chemistry, and 30th Kannada exam for Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadigas,” he added.
Moreover, relaxation will be provided to the students in the absence of board exams. “We are giving relaxation in terms of qualifying for the exam. A pass is good enough for qualification,” he added.
Reportedly, the panel will not be taking the qualifying exam marks instead, it will only allot ranks based on the CET exams. “Such measures are being undertaken by the government in the interests of the students of Karnataka amid the ongoing pandemic,” he said.
Last year, the exam was conducted during the earlier stages of the pandemic. Previously this year, due to the pandemic, the KCET 2021 was deferred.