While announcing the result of Karnataka CET 2019, higher education minister DT Deve Gowda disclosed that from next year onwards, state Common Entrance Test will be held in online mode. Until now, the examination was being held in pen and paper mode, where candidates had to mark answers in an OMR sheet. However, now KCET will be upgraded to a computer based test.
For holding the KCET 2020 smoothly in online mode, the state authority has approached National Testing Agency (NTA) and the talk for the same are in process. Though in an infant stage, NTA has conducted several national level examination like JEE Main, NEET, UGC NET, CMAT, AIAPGET, NCMH JEE and GPAT successfully this year. Most of these exams were held in online mode and now the Agency is also organizing exams for ICAR and JNU. There are also talks that the entrance exam for the University of Delhi will also be looked after by NTA.
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Conduct of Karnataka CET in online mode will be a huge change for the candidates. This will reduce the chances of misconduct and will also increase transparency and accuracy in the exam. No statement has been made regarding the change in syllabus or pattern of the examination. NTA has not changed the syllabus or the pattern for any of the examinations so far. Hence, it is expected that for KCET 2020 as well, these will remain the same.
KCET is a state level examination through which candidates are granted admission in UG engineering, agriculture, architecture, veterinary, etc. courses. More than 2 lakh candidates register for the exam every year. The entire process of the exam, from registration to the result announcement, is carried out online on kea.kar.nic.in and new website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.
The result of KCET 2019 was announced today, on May 25, 2019. First, the education minister disclosed the result in an official press conference and then it was uploaded online, on the official website. Candidates could check it by entering registration number and the score along with the merit is available in it. The merit of the candidates has been prepared on the basis score in the exam and to break the tie, the method of tie-breaking has been used.
The candidates who qualify as per KCET result are called for the counselling. In the counselling round, candidates get admission on the basis of the merit secured in the exam. In the counselling, Government University, Private Aided, and Private Un‐Aided Professional Educational Institutions participate.