With Karnataka cancelling the second-year pre-university course (PUC) board exams because of the pandemic’s second wave, the state training division on Tuesday waived minimal marks for the widespread entrance take a look at (CET) to get admission in engineering and medical schools throughout the state.
“PUC college students do not want minimal marks for the CET on August 28-30 to get a seat in engineering and medical schools in 2021-22 educational 12 months,” state deputy chief minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan informed reporters right here.
Narayan can also be in-charge of the state greater training division. CET will likely be held at designated centres throughout the state underneath the Covid-induced tips in maths and biology on August 28 and physics and chemistry on August 29 throughout the state, with 60 marks for every paper.
A separate take a look at will likely be held on August 30 in Kannada language for Kannadiga candidates residing in inter-state border areas and different states.
Registration course of to look for the CET-2021 will start on June 15.
“Although minimal marks have been the norm for writing CET, we’re stress-free the eligibility this time because of the cancellation of PUC board exams,” stated Narayan.
Minimal eligibility marks are 45 per cent for normal candidates and 40 per cent for SC, ST and OBC candidates in physics, chemistry and arithmetic, scored within the PUC board exams.
“We’re contemplating making CET a typical base for admission into all science programs in skilled schools throughout the state,” stated Narayan.
Admission to skilled programs within the pre-Covid period was based mostly on 50 per cent marks secured within the PUC board examination and 50 per cent within the CET.
“Admission to engineering, medical, pharmacy, agricultural science and veterinary programs in skilled schools throughout the state will likely be based mostly on the rating secured within the CET,” reiterated Narayan.
Cancelling PUC board exams on June four, state main and secondary training minster S. Suresh Kumar stated grading outcomes of scholars can be declared by this month-end.
“PUC outcomes of second-year college students will likely be based mostly on inner evaluation and marks obtained within the first-year exams held final 12 months,” Kumar stated.