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Karnataka: Unhappy repeaters approach High Court over KCET rankings

August 10, 2022

Repeaters who passed the Pre-University Course (PUC) in 2020-21 and rewrote the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) in 2022, have approached the High Court regarding the disparities in their rankings.

These students have approached the Karnataka high court over disappointment that the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has refused to accept their class 12 marks while allocating ranks to them. These students have challenged an official note of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) not considering the 2020-21 marks for entrance into professional courses in 2022.

“The marks of students who have passed out in 2021 will not be computed for the purpose of giving ranking in the CET and only the marks obtained in the CET will be taken into consideration for the purpose of granting rankings,” the petition cites a KEA note.

A single-judge bench of SR Krishna Kumar heard the petition filed by Keerthana Y H and other students on Monday.

Additional Advocate General, Dhyan Chinnappa, informed the Karnataka High Court that the counselling of students for admission to professional courses is yet to commence. He also assured that the counselling for blocking seats in professional colleges will not commence till the HC hears the petition after which the case was adjourned to August 18.

“Qualifying examination marks are usually higher in the nature of the examinations and the CET markings are usually lower. By excluding the qualifying examination marks, and by taking the CET marks alone for half the proportion would completely disturb the merit matrix of every student,” the petition claims.

(Inputs from PTI)

Also read: Karnataka: Consider just KCET marks for repeaters says education minister

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