STATE LEVEL COMMON ENTRANCE TEST (CET) is conducted by the Common Entrance Test Cell, Government of Karnataka for admission to professional courses including MBBS/BDS in Government and private colleges in the State both for Free Seats and payment Seats.
As the Karnataka Examinations Authority is conducting the CET 2014 entrance exam, dates for the following exam are out, which will be held from May 1 to May 3, 2014. The format of the examination will remain the same for the 2014-15 academic year.
The candidates can apply for admission into various courses like - Bachelor's of Engineering (B.E), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S), Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor or Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga and Architecture. This exam is taken up by approximately over a million students every year.
The State Government on Friday rolled back implementation of the Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions Act 2006, from the forthcoming academic year (2014-15). As a result, the entrance exams and admission system to professional courses will remain the same for the 2014-15 academic year.
Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions Act 2006 calls for a single entrance test by the COMEDK for all the private colleges including minority institutions, while the KEA would have conducted the test only for government and aided colleges.
Fixing the fees too, would have been left to the private colleges with the government playing only a regulatory role, through the Fee Regulatory Committee and the Admission Overseeing Committee, both of which are headed by retired High Court judges.
The announcement was made by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah after a meeting with Cabinet colleagues.
Siddaramaiah said "We will not implement the Act from 2014-15 as there are many misconceptions about it. This government is committed to students' interest. We will ensure wider consultations on the Act before considering implementing it. We will explore possibilities of amending the Act".
Exemption from CET is offered for NRIs/Foreign nationals, Govt of India nominees and States nominees under reciprocal quota.
The Directorate of Medical Education makes STATE LEVEL ADMISSION for Bpharma / BSc Nursing courses (including BSc Physiotherapy) inGovernment and private colleges in the State.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education conduct separately entrance test for admission to MBBS/BDS/BSc Nursing courses in their constituent colleges.
Allocation of Seats Free Seats All seats in Government colleges and 50% seats in private colleges, which are open to Karnataka students. Payment Seats 50% seats in private colleges that are open to Karnataka and other State candidates.