Karnataka CET 2014 exam format to remain same
Students who aspire to take admission in colleges of Karnataka have been duly worried by the recent news about changes in conduct of examinations KCET 2014 and COMEDK UGET 2014. As per the “The Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation Of Admission And Determination Of Fee) Act, 2006″, the only two exams to be held in Karnataka were Karnataka CET and COMEDK UGET. The KCET exam was to be for engineering admissions 2014 in Government and aided colleges. The COMEDK UGET was to be for private colleges and universities, and minorities institution.
After a round of debate and discussion among the education authorities, it has been decided that the Act shall not be implemented this year.
Hence, KCET shall be conducted as per prior pattern and under prior regulations.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will be conducting Common entrance examination (CET) from May 1, 2014 to May 3, 2014 and the format of the examination will remain the same for the 2014-15 academic year.
Common entrance examination also known as CET is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to the undergraduate courses .
It is conducted for admission to the undergraduate courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga and Architecture.
The State Government on Friday rolled back implementation of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions Act, 2006, from the forthcoming academic year (2014-15). As a result, the entrance exams and admission system to professional courses will remain the same for the 2014-15 academic year.
Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions Act, 2006 calls for a single entrance test by the COMEDK for all the private colleges including minority institutions, while the KEA would have conducted the test only for government and aided colleges.
Fixing the fees too, would have been left to the private colleges with the government playing only a regulatory role, through the Fee Regulatory Committee and the Admission Overseeing Committee, both of which are headed by retired High Court judges.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah after a meeting with Cabinet colleagues.