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CET and COMEDK mandatory test for students in Karnataka

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Bangalore, May 26: In its recent move the Karnataka government has made writing CET and COMEDK official for class 12 students, seeking admissions in private professional colleges.

The government decision has disappointed students as they were expecting not to write the exam in order to enter the portals of professional institutes.

CET and COMEDK mandatory test for students

The decision in this regard has also led Karnataka cabinet to make the seat-sharing formula with private medical and engineering colleges a permanent feature in the Karnataka Professional Education Regulation (Regulation of Admissions and Determination of Fee) Act of 2006.

According to Times of India, "The government is yet to decide on the fee structure."

Presently, students write two tests: Common Entrance Test, conducted by the government, and ComedK one held by private colleges to take admission into professional courses. The existing seat-sharing formula holds good."

Accordingly, the government gets 40% of undergraduate medical seats and 35% of undergraduate dental seats in private unaided non-minority institutions, and 20% of seats goes to the NRI or management quota in medical and dental colleges.

For postgraduate medical and dental college admissions, 33% of the seats in preclinical, paraclinical and clinical seats are filled through the CET, 42% through Comedk and 25% by way of the NRI or management quota.

For engineering admissions, the government has agreed upon a formula of allotting 45% seats in private unaided non-minority colleges through CET, 30% through ComedK and the rest via NRI or management quota.

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