Without II PU exam, CET marks alone to decide rank: Karnataka Deputy CM CN Ashwath Narayana | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Marks scored in the Common Entrance Test 2021 will be the sole basis for assigning ranks determining admission to various undergraduate professional courses, the state government announced on Tuesday. Earlier, CET ranks decided with equal weightage to CET scores and II PUC marks in core subjects.
The earlier method of giving equal weightage to II PU marks in core subjects like physics, chemistry, maths and biology, and CET scores has been done away with as the Class 12 exams have been cancelled this year due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation.

In another major revamp in higher education, the government is planning to expand the ambit of CET to include admissions to all science-related courses, including BSc programmes.
“The government has written to all authorities including AICTE, NTA and Indian Council of Agricultural Research seeking permission to change the eligibility criteria for admission to professional courses. This on minister S Suresh Kumar’s request not to factor II PU marks for calculating CET ranks as the exam has been cancelled,” said deputy CM and higher education minister CN Ashwath Narayana.
With this, the minimum eligibility marks of 45% (40% for SC/ST/OBC) in core subjects of II PU exam to write CET will not be applicable for this year. For admisison to professional courses, including in agricultural sciences, pharma, engineering, yoga and naturopathy courses in the upcoming academic year, only CET ranking will be taken.
Degree admission seekers may increase by 30%


The proposal minister to stipulate said there minimum is also a eligibility marks in CET on the lines of NEET and it may be implemented from this year. “In case CET performance is made the common basis for admission to all sciencebased courses, some courses may need certain relaxations and this will have to be decided depending on their nature,” he said.
With all students being deemed to have passed in II PUC, the number of students seeking admission in degree courses is expected to go up by 30%, or 2 lakh in absolute numbers. Accordingly, measures will be taken to accommodate students in government and private colleges, he said. CET will be held on August 28 and 29. Maths and biology will be held on Day 1 and physics and chemistry on Day 2. Each paper will carry 60 marks. Kannada exam for Gadinadu and Horanadu students will be held on August 30. Registration for the entrance test will be open from June 15.

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