This year’s professional college admission season kicks off on Wednesday with 1,20,373 candidates trying their luck in the two-day Common Entrance Test (CET). Across the State, 227 examination centres are all set to conduct the exams, which would decide the eventual qualifiers for the government quotas in the State’s medical, engineering and dental colleges.
The 59 centres in Bangalore would have 32,513 students taking the test, while 87,860 would appear in 168 centres located in other districts. Out of the students, 69,230 are male, whereas 51,143 are female. The Horanadu Kannadigas taking the CET totals 1,064, as 618 are Gadinadu Kannadigas. There are also 328 Jammu and Kashmir migrants taking the tests.
The Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA), who conduct the tests, have rounded off their preparations by despatching admission tickets to all candidates. Officials also said that Deputy Commissioners have put necessary security measures in place to ensure smooth conduct of the tests across the State.
The Director General and Inspector General, Ajai Kumar Singh and City Police Commissioner, Shankar Bidari have been requested to provide police security to all centres. In addition, a police vehicle will also be making its rounds in the vicinity of the centres. Aravind Limbavali, the Higher Education Minister, has insisted that the test and counselling process would be completed as scheduled by July end this year.
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