The Karnataka Examination authority (KEA) has suspended the announcement of results for Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017.
Nearly two lakh students will be affected by this decision. KEA has decided to postpone the announcement of results owing to delay in declaration of class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education and Indian School Certificate examinations.
CET rankings that were scheduled to be released on Saturday will now be announced only after CBSE and ISC examination results are once declared. About 1.8 lakh candidates have appeared for KCET, a qualifying exam in the state for admissions to engineering, agriculture, and AYUSH courses.
With NEET being introduced for medical and dental courses, CET will now qualify candidates for engineering and allied courses.
Officials of the Karnataka Examination authority claimed that every year, CET results were announced without waiting for CBSE and ICS results but with NEET things have changed.
As admissions to medical courses are based on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) it has been decided to wait for the CBSE and the ISC results. KEA claims that it will require less than a day to compute CET results once the Class 12 marks are announced.
This academic year, the CBSE and the ISC exams were postponed because of Legislative Assembly elections in five States.
With the Delhi High Court refusing to allow the CBSE to withdraw its moderation policy for the exams held this year, there has been a further delay in announcing the results.