Earlier, KEA had conducted DCET on June 16, 2013, But Students complaints against the questions asked in the exam. They are saying that around 60-70% of the questions asked in the entrance exam was last year questions. Students demands board to hold DCET fro one more time.
In a statement, Minister for Higher Education R V Deshpande said a meeting was held with the senior KEA officials to decide how this ‘shortcoming' could be rectified.
KEA decided to conduct the DCET on June 30. KEA also requested parents and students to cooperate for the entrance exam. Students appearing for the DCET on June 30, no need to paying any fee.
Over 21,000 students will have to sit for the test across 56 centres. They are competing for 16,000 seats in Engineering across Karnataka.
DCET conducted for the candidates who have passed Diploma Examination conducted by the Board of Technical Examinations in Karnataka or an equivalent Examination in Karnataka for admission to the Second year/ Third semester of the day and Evening Engineering Degree courses for the academic year 2013-14 in Government, University, Private Aided and Private Unaided Engineering Colleges in Karnataka State.
Candidates can visit KEA website www.kea.kar.nic.in to download their admission tickets from 6 pm onwards on Tuesday.