Common entrance examination also known as CET is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to the undergraduate courses. CET 2014 dates have been announced (forms from Feb). The first CET exam was held in 1984.
CET is conducted for admission to the undergraduate courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga and Architecture. This exam is taken up by approximately over a million students every year.
Based on the raking of the student, counseling is conducted and admission is given to the respective colleges.
From CET 2007 every single answer sheet is being uploaded on the CET website for students to verify their answer sheets against the key answers.
On Feb 26, 2013 it was announced that students who want to pursue courses on agriculture, food science and veterinary science will have to appear for the CET exam.
CET rank will be considered for admission for the following courses,
BSc agriculture, BSc forestry, BSc sericulture, BSc agri-biotechnology, BSc horticulture, Bachelor of home science (BHSc), Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry (BVSAH), Btech food technology, Btech dairy technology, Bachelor of food Science (BFSc), Btech (food science and technology) & BSc agricultural marketing and Btech agriculture engineering.
Just 1,800 students can get into medical colleges via CET 2011. After Maharashtra, Karnataka has the highest number of medical colleges in India.
Karnataka has 10 medical colleges which taken in 1,100 students. ComedK has 11 medical and 25 dental colleges which offer 1,415 and 1,580 seats respectively.
Every year a number of engineering seats in Karnataka are untouched. In 2010 approximately 15,000 engineering seats remained vacant.
Karnataka Examination Authority,
18 Cross, Sampige Road,
Bangalore – 580012.
Phone: 080 – 23462599 / 758