New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Common Entrance Test (CET) in Karanataka will be conducted on July 30 and 31, state Higher Education Minister Dr. CN Ashwanath Narayan said on Wednesday. 

The exams were originally scheduled to be conducted from April 22 to 24 but it was postponed due to lockdown imposed to prevent COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 1.9 lakh students have registered for the test. Successful candidates will be able to take admissions to all undergraduate professional courses expect AYUSH, dental and medical.

The number of centres have been increased to maintain social distancing, The Hindu reported.

The dates were announced days after the HRD Ministry released dates for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). 

The new dates were supposed to be announced at the end of the lockdown.

Meanwhile, the deadline for the application of forms has been extended till May 18. Students can apply online by visiting the official website-- kea.kar.nic.in

CET will help students plan for enrollment into engineering colleges across the state which has nearly 62,000 seats, Ashwathnarayan told the Newindianexpress.

He added that engineering aspirants are making good use of the government's free coaching portal GetGo to help students prepare for the competitive exam like NEET and JEE.

"The KCET examinations for which the dates will be announced shortly, help students gain admission to the 62,000 odd seats in various Engineering programmes across the state along with the NEET exams for the 8,000 odd medical seats in the state," his department said in a press release.

The total number of tests taken by the students were nearly 52,000 while total documents accessed was 1.68 lakh.

"Every student can assess his performance and compare with others using this online programme. The training is both interactive and analytical which will help students to assess his performance," the Deputy Chief Minister said as quoted by PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: James Kuanal