80% applicants write ComedK test in Karnataka | Bengaluru News – Times of India
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BENGALURU: Around 67 per cent of the students who had registered for the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka’s Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) appeared for it on Tuesday.
In Karnataka, the attendance was 80 per cent. The exam was held in 157 cities across India, including 23 in the state. There were 32 centres in Bengaluru. While 66,304 students registered for the exam nationally, 44,741 attended it. In Karnataka, 17,295 of 21,352 wrote it.
ComedK holds key to 20,000 seats in 180 engineering colleges of Karnataka. ComedK and Unigauge — an entrance exam for 32 private universities in India — are conducted as a single exam with separate merit lists.
A few obstacles were seen in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, where 120 students were scheduled to take their exam. The state authorities refused permission as an event in which the Prime Minister was participating was scheduled 1km away from the exam venue. An alternative arrangement was made to accommodate all candidates at a centre 10km away, said a press release from ComedK.
Students from Jamnagar in Gujarat found it extremely difficult to reach centres in Rajkot because of unprecedented heavy rain and flooding of the highway, which resulted in only 50% attendance.
Two centres in Chandigarh and Jalandhar were not made available by the government authorities on Monday night and another one had to be arranged.
Said Amoda Hegde, a student: “The exam was as per expectations. Most of the questions were NCERT-based. Physics was the easiest, chemistry was moderate and maths was moderate to difficult.”