No Minimum Marks for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET)
Source : Times of India
Due to the second wave of the Coronavirus, the Karnataka state cancelled the 2nd year Pre-University Course (PUC) Board exam.
On June 8th, 2021 (Tuesday), the State Education Department waived minimum marks for the Common Entrance Test (CET) for students to seek admission in Engineering and Medical colleges all over the state.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the state, Mr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, said that the PUC students don't require minimum marks for the CET on August 28-30 to get a seat in Engineering and Medical colleges in the academic year 2021-22.
The CET for Maths and Biology will be conducted on August 28th, 2021 (Saturday), and for Physics and Chemistry on August 29th, 2021(Sunday) across the state. Each paper will carry 60 marks. The exam will be held at designated centres under the COVID-induced guidelines.
Kannadiga candidates living in inter-state border areas and other states will have a separate test to be held on August 30th, 2021 (Monday) in the Kannada language.
The registration process to appear for the CET-2021 will begin on June 15th, 2021 (Tuesday). C.N. Ashwath Narayan said that even though minimizing marks has been the norm for writing CET, they are relaxing the eligibility this time due to the cancellation of PUC board exams.
Minimum eligibility marks are 45% for general candidates and 40% for SC, ST and OBC candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, scored in the PUC board exams.
CET will be considered as a common base for admission into all Science courses in professional colleges across the state. C.N. Ashwath Narayan also added that admission to Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy, Agricultural Science and Veterinary courses in professional colleges in the state would be based on ranking secured in the CET.
After cancelling PUC board exams on June 4th, 2021 (Friday), the State Primary and Secondary Education Minister S. Suresh Kumar said the grading results of students would be declared by the end of June. He also said that the PUC results of 2nd-year students would be based on internal assessment and marks obtained in the 1st year exams that were held the previous year.