In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Herein after referred to as KEA). The Common Entrance Test-2014 will be conducted at 50 places, spread over Karnataka (See Appendix – I for details). Candidates who have studied the Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write ‘CET-2014’ in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.
Common Entrance Test – 2014 Time Table (tentative)
10.30 am — 11.50 am
02.30 pm — 03.50 pm
10.30 am — 11.50 am
02.30 pm — 03.50 pm
* KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST – ONLY IN BANGALORE
11.30 am to 12.30 pm
BOTH FOR HORANADU AND GADINADU
9.00 am onwards
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION on “Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens” TO CLAIM SEAT
UNDER AGRICULTURIST QUOTA*
* Minimum of 50% marks in Practical Examination is required to claim seat under Agriculturist Quota. Further, Agriculturist Quota is applicable only for Under Graduate courses detailed in Para c, d, e and f at page 13 & 14. Practical Examination will be conducted at Bidar, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Shimoga and Bangalore. In order to take practical examination students will have to enclose a Demand Draft drawn in favour of Comptroller, UAS, Bangalore (Rs. 400/- for GM, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B / Rs. 200/- for SC/ST and Category-I candidates) and enclose the original DD along with CET filled Application form. Further, on the backside of the Demand draft, candidate has to write application number, name and place of practical examination where he/she likes to appear on 10.05.2014. (Application No. _____
Name : _______ Place of Practical Examination _______).
* KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST: The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo a Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada. The Kannada Language test will be conducted by KEA as per the above schedule only in Bangalore Centre; therefore such candidates will have to appear for the ‘Common Entrance Test – 2014’ in a test centre located at BANGALORE Only. The relevant photocopy of the original documents of the parents in support of their claim such as marks cards, study certificates, etc., along with the CET admission ticket should be produced on the day of Kannada Language Test.
The minimum passing marks for all Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates shall be 12 out of 50 marks in Kannada Language Examination conducted by KEA in order to be considered for assignment of ranks and to become eligible for allotment of seats in CET-2014. (The Kannada Language Test paper will be of 4th Standard)
However, the Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA.
Based on the performance of the candidates in the Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination, as the case may be, the merit / rank list will be prepared and published. All the eligible candidates will be considered for allotment of seats in the order of their merit / rank and based on the options and as per the seat matrix issued by the Government.
Duration, Question Paper and OMR Sheets
The Common Entrance Test will be held in TWO days in FOUR different sessions for four subjects. On the first day, test will be conducted for Biology and Mathematics subjects in two sessions and on the next day test will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry subjects in two sessions as per the date and time given at page – 2 & 12. Each paper will be conducted for 60 marks each with 80 minutes duration. Each question paper will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type. The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options. Each question will carry ONE mark. The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice among questions. THERE WILL BE NO NEGATIVE EVALUATION WITH REGARD TO WRONG ANSWERS BUT MARKS WILL NOT BE AWARDED IN RESPECT OF MULTIPLE ANSWERS. The version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on facing sheet of the question paper. The version codes used in each paper will be from A – 1 to A – 4, B – 1 to B – 4, C – 1 to C – 4 and D – 1 to D – 4. The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.
COMPULSORY: In all the four sessions, initial TEN minutes will be given for the candidates to write / shade the particulars such as Name, CET Number, Version Code and Serial number of the question booklet on the OMR answer sheets in the boxes provided. The candidates who do not write / shade the correct CET Number and Version Code on the OMR answer sheets, such candidates OMR answer sheets will not be scanned and will not be assigned any rank. The candidates will have to mark correct options on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet, which will be supplied at the beginning of each session of the test. Among the answers provided against a question, only one answer will be correct. The candidate should mark the correct answer by completely shading only one circle against a question number, using BLUE or BLACK ink ball point pen. More details about precautions to be taken while filling the particulars on OMR answer sheets is given below / next page. The OMR answer sheet comprises of two sheets. The top sheet will be used for the purpose of marking correct answers and later scanning & evaluation and the bottom sheet will be returned to the candidates after completion of each session of the test. The bottom sheet is coated with a special kind of chemical which acts as Carbon. When the candidate fills the circles on the top sheet, the pressure on the bottom sheet will automatically create a replica of the top sheet.
The candidates are required to COMPULSORILY AFFIX THEIR LEFT HAND THUMB IMPRESSION in the space provided on the bottom portion of the OMR answer sheet (top sheet) with the ink-pad provided by the room Invigilator, after completion of each session of the test. However, they need not affix their thumb impression on the replica (bottom sheet) of the OMR answer sheet. Thereafter, the invigilators will detach the bottom sheet from the top sheet at the perforations and hand over the bottom sheet replica to the candidates and candidates are allowed to carry the same with them. The top sheet will be retained by the invigilator for returning the same to the Deputy Chief Superintendent of the examination center and in turn to KEA.
NOTE: The OMR answer sheets in respect of all the candidates who have affixed their left hand thumb impression will only be scanned and the results in respect of such candidates will be published. The OMR answer sheets in respect of candidates who have not affixed their left hand thumb impression, for any reason, will not be scanned. Also, the results in respect of such candidates will not be published.
Optical Mark Reader Sheet as Answer Sheet
A model of the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets that will be used for marking the answers by the candidates will be hosted on the KEA Website. The need for the replica has compelled us to design OMR sheet in such a way that all the information and the answers are marked only on one side. The top portion of the sheet is meant for furnishing the particulars about the candidates such as the Name, CET Number, Version code and serial number of the question booklet.
The bottom portion is meant for marking the answers, affixing the signature of the room Invigilator & candidates and also for affixing the Left Hand Thumb Impression of the candidate. The space meant for the subject would have been pre-marked. The square blocks in each item should be filled by the candidate in capital letters and numbers. The circles corresponding to the letters or numbers are meant to be completely shaded using blue or black ink ballpoint pen only.