More than 10 percent increase in CET applicants this year: KEA

There has been a 10.60% increase in number of aspirants for under-graduate engineering seat under Common Entrance Test (CET) 2018, scheduled to be held on April 18, 19 and 20, according to the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). During CET 2017, the total number of applications received were 1.79 lakh and this time, it has increased to 1.98 lakh.

However, during 2017, the applications included even for AYUSH courses, but this year, the applications are only for engineering, agriculture and pharma courses. “For medical and dental courses, the state has agreed to go with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). From this year, even AYUSH courses will be under NEET. The CET will be only for engineering, agriculture and pharmacy courses,” said a KEA official.

Many candidates have applied for CET 2018 as they are not sure of getting medical seats through NEET. “Earlier, it used to be a single application for all the courses. Now, we have applied for both NEET and CET. As NEET is an all-India test, I am not sure of getting a medical seat, so I applied for CET also,” said a candidate.

Date: Apr 19, 2018

Source: TNIE