The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) 2017 is being conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility/ merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Farm Science courses.
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The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) all set to begin today. As many as 1.85 lakh students across the State have registered for the CET scheduled on May 2, 3, and 4, 2017 at 54 places, spread over Karnataka. They have to answer four objective papers, each consisting of 60 questions that carry one mark each. Students will have 60 minutes to answer each paper.
The Exam will be held in two sessions: 10.30 am-11.50 am and 2.30 pm-3.50 pm. The Kannada language test will be held on 4 May 2017 (11.30 am to 12.30 pm) for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates.
The Practical test and verification of documents for agriculturist quota will be held on 20 May 2017 (9.00 am onwards). The practical test will be held on the identification of agriculture-related specimens and the total marks will be 200 marks. Document verification will be held at the respective practical test centers.
However, for Medical/ Dental aspirants, qualifying NEET is mandatory. Those seeking admission to Architecture course should compulsorily appear for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture. NATA is scheduled to be held on 16 April 2017.
For the first time, the Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission into professional courses will be bilingual, with questions in both Kannada and English. However, the transition may not be smooth as there are concerns over ambiguity in scientific terms when translated into Kannada. In such instances, students should consider the English question as the final, said sources in Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
This year "As students will be writing four papers- Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics- many of these questions may have scientific terminology and may be difficult for students to grasp in Kannada. In such cases, they will have to refer to the English question," a KEA official said.
"The questions and multiple choice answers will be the same in Kannada and English. So what students have to do is shade the right option in the OMR sheet," the official said.
"However, students should focus on only one language, either Kannada or English, as they will have only one minute per question. They should switch from Kannada to English only if they find a question problematic," an official said.