The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) announced the results for KCET 2020 on Friday. The document review and consultation process for the professional courses will take place online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Karnataka Common Entrance Test was held at 497 exam centers in 127 locations on July 30 and 31, and 1,94,419 candidates had applied, of which 1,75,349 candidates showed up for the test.
Deputy Prime Minister CN Ashwath Narayan, who is also in charge of higher education, announced the results, saying that despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the exams passed this time and the students “did well”.
“… the numbers show the performance is better and the results were posted in a record 21 days,” he said.
Noting that 63 students infected with COVID-19 had shown up for the exams, the deputy CM indicated that special precautions had been taken for them, as well as those with symptoms and students who had come out of security zones.
He also said that the “GetCETgo” online training for the students preparing for the exams due to the COVID-19 situation was successful as many students took advantage of it.
The KEA said after drawing up the list of achievements that students eligible for various courses are 1.53 lakh for engineering and technology courses, 1.27 lakh candidates for agriculture, 1.29 lakh candidates for veterinary medicine, 1.29 lakh Candidates for naturopathy and yoga and 1.55 lakh for 1.55 lakh are B Pharma- and Pharm-D courses.
The results are published on kea.kar.nic.in and also on karresults.nic.in.
Candidates can also browse and download the themed assessment reports from the websites above.
While three students scored percentage points in chemical papers, 80 scored percentage points in biology, the assistant CM said.
Among the 63 students infected with COVID-19 who showed up for the exams, one ranked 214th and another ranked 615th.
KEA noted that the mere assignment of ranks does not confirm a candidate’s right to choose seats until the original documents are verified. Given the situation in Covid-19, it was decided to carry out the verification of the documents in online mode.
“… the documents are checked online, the students do not have to come physically. The consultation will also be given online, ”said Narayan.
He said the consultation will take place in October and the dates will be announced in due course and the academic year will start in November according to the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) calendar.