The Common Entrance Test which was earlier going to be conducted from April 23 to 25, 2019 is now rescheduled. The KCET 2019 has been postponed due to the second phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka. The updates schedule for Biology and mathematics, physics and chemistry, and Kannada-language test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadigas is available.
The Karnataka Examination Authority informed in a press release – “In view of the announcement of the schedule of the Lok Sabha Elections by Election Commission of India, Government of Karnataka has directed KEA to conduct the CET-2019 on April 29, 2019, and April 30, 2019, and the Kannada Language test on May 01, 2019.”
As per the schedule Biology and mathematics exams will be held on April 29, 2019; physics and chemistry on April 30, 2019. Kannada-language test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadigas (only in Bengaluru) is scheduled for May 01, 2019. Students now have to take their preparation for CET to the next level to avoid any confusion because of the change in the exam dates.
It was announced on Sunday by the Election Commission of India that the voting procedure for Karnataka will be held on April 18 and 23, 2019. It was clarified that the exams are postponed since most of the government staff will be engaged in the election duty. Because of the elections, there will be no rooms available for the examination.
Just 7 days between CET 2019 and NEET-UG 2019
The students preparing for NEET UG exam are shocked since they are being given only 7 days after the conduct of CET 2019. The NEET UG 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on May 05, 2019. Many students have expressed their concern that they will be preparing for the NEET UG exam.
The postponement decision has received mixed reactions from the students. Some expressed stress while thanked since now they will have some more time for the preparation.
JEE Main 2019
The Joint Entrance Test (JEE) Main 2019 exam will be held on April 07 and 20, 2019. Sources have said that no major exams are held between April 29 and May 01, 2019. “It is not easy to find a three-day window in April-May as many exams are held by the state, central agencies and private institutions,” an officer said.
Some other reactions
Dhruva Prasad, another student from Bengaluru, said he is happy since because of the postponement of the examination, he can boost his revision and prepare more for the examination.
“In the best interest of students, the exam should be completed in April, giving students time for other exams.” – Dr. Sridhar G, founder, Deeksha PU College.