Report Wire - Karnataka engineering admission delay as CET repeaters protest ‘unfair’ ranks

Report Wire

News at Another Perspective

Karnataka engineering admission delay as CET repeaters protest ‘unfair’ ranks

3 min read
MHT CET, MHT CET admit card

As the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2022 outcomes introduced on July 30 had been marred by controversy with repeaters protesting over the exclusion of their pre-university course (PUC) marks, the Karnataka Examination Authority on Monday postponed the verification course of for engineering admission from August 5.

The new date might be introduced shortly, the KEA mentioned.

Protests by college students and oldsters demanding “justice for repeaters” swelled in entrance of the KEA workplace in Malleswaram on Monday. The protesters mentioned the KEA had “assured” that it might take into account 50 per cent of PUC marks and 50 per cent of the CET marks to determine a candidate’s general rank. However, it turned out that analysis for repeaters was accomplished based mostly solely on their CET marks.

The PUC division had handed all college students in 2021 in gentle of the pandemic. As a end result, CET ranks in 2021 had been based mostly on 100 per cent CET outcomes. The PUC college students who took a niche yr to raised their ranks and appeared for the doorway take a look at this yr felt let down as they had been ranked based mostly solely on their CET scores.

Rathna, mom of Chetan Gowda, mentioned her son scored 103 in CET this yr and bought a rank of 66,623. However final yr, he scored 77 in CET and secured a rank of 19,700. “My son had asked the KEA officials about considering the PUC marks for CET ranking and we got a positive response from the authorities. It was on the basis of this response that he took the CET for the second time, in case he does not make the cut in NEET. He ended up getting a low rank despite getting a good score in the CET because the PUC marks were not considered,” mentioned Rathna, including that her son was now in a quandary the place he would discover a good faculty for neither engineering nor medication.

A CET candidate from Bengaluru, who didn’t want to be named, took a niche yr to raised the rank. Speaking to indianexpress.com, the scholar mentioned, “There was no mention in any notification or order that PUC marks would not be considered. This made me take the CET once again to better my ranking. However, I ended up with a rank of over 1 lakh with a CET score of 72 this year. Last year I scored 65 in the CET with a rank of 42,000. With a rank of over 1 lakh, how am I supposed to get a college of good quality?” requested the scholar.

Parents and college students additionally alleged that the analysis for repeaters from the CBSE stream, nonetheless, was based mostly on the 50 per cent of their board examination marks and the 50 per cent of their CET rating. KEA authorities have now confirmed their analysis might be reviewed. It additionally mentioned that near an unusually excessive 24,000 college students repeated the CET this yr.

Parents have additionally determined to maneuver courtroom to hunt a keep on the verification course of. Said Poornima S, mom of Sinchan Okay N, a candidate, “We decided to move court when the KEA told us that they are not ready to consider PUC marks for repeaters. Parents or students were not aware at any stage that PUC marks won’t have any bearing on the CET ranking. It is not one or two students, but close to 24,000 students who repeated the exam are in the same situation. The matter can be solved only by a court now.”