KEA to set up NEET cell

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will constitute a National Eligiblitiy-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) cell in preparation for the entrance test to professional courses next year.

Archana Sasi, medical topper, with mother Dr Jyothi Vengalil.

The Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted in May this year is the last to be held by the State. Next year, students will appear for the NEET.

Briefing media after announcing the CET results on Wednesday, Minister for Medical Education SA Ramdas said the KEA would soon begin capacity-building programmes for students studying in second PUC this academic year.

Similar to the Vikasana capacity-building programme held by the department this year, Vikasana for NEET will begin from August 1 and will be telecast every day between 9.15 pm and 10 pm on Chandana channel. Officials have also planned to conduct 10 mock NEET examinations.

Based on the CET results and the PU board examination results, the PU department will take up an assessment programme to improve performance in districts that have fared poorly in the examinations. “Nodal officers appointed for every district will study the problem in detail,” said Rashmi V, commissioner of PUE.

The department will conduct bridge courses for students stepping into college this year so that they get their basics right. Weekly tests and solving previous years’ question papers will be made compulsory, Rashmi told Deccan Herald.

Counselling

The verification of documents for the online counselling process for seat selection this year will begin on June 25. To avoid seat blocking, this year there will be no mutual transfer of seats between students, unlike the previous years where students got to transfer seats even after the final round of counselling. The seats allotted in the last round of the counselling will be final.

Last year, as many as 94 candidates took seats, reported to the college and quit after that, in addition to 504 students who got seats allotted and did not report to college at all. All these seats went to the management quota.

The KEA has requested the government to ensure that the same is not repeated this time and all the government quota seats return to the government pool.
The Supreme Court has directed the Medical Council of India to ensure that the complete seat matrix is issued by July 15. Since the State government does not intend to further delay the admission process, Ramdas will request the Medical Council of India to finalise the seat matrix by July 10.

Counselling

* July 12 to 18:  Option Entry Schedule
* June 25: Verification of documents
* July 19: Mock allotment
* July 21-22: Announcement of mock allotment by KEA and provision to change option, if any, by students
* July 23: Real allotment (admission round)
* July 25: Announcement of real allotment
* July 26 to 29: Confirmation of allotment, payment of fees and receipt of admission order
* July 29: Last date for reporting to the college in admission round

Topperspeak

Medical

I solved previous years’ CET question papers. Since I have studied in the CBSE syllabus, there were a few areas I had to focus on, especially for CET, as the syllabi are different. I have scored rank 7 in AIPMT, rank 1 in JIPMER and rank 1 in KMC, Manipal. Inspired by my mother who is a doctor, I aspired to study medicine since my childhood. If I get a good rank in AIIMS, I will join the institute as it is my dream college. My next option is Bangalore Medical College.  

Archana Sasi,  rank 1 (medical) and rank 3 (ISMH),
NPS, HAL, B’lore


I have been preparing right from the first month of college, as it requires consistent efforts throughout the year. My goal was to secure a rank within 200 and now that I ha­ve got a good score, I want to join Mysore Medical College.

Pritesh Kumar N,
rank 2 (medical), rank 1 (ISMH), Sadvidya Composite PU College, Mysore


During college, I studied at least for two hours every day and after March, I put in six to seven hours every day. Study material provided at college helped me understand concepts easily.

L M Veeresh,
rank 3 (medical), rank 7 (ISMH), Expert PU College, Mangalore


INDIAN S­ystem of medicine

I concentrated mainly on preparing for CET and I did not study as much for the boards. I had very good lecturers and so half my studying was done in class itself.

Chandana Acharya,
rank 2, Vidyodaya PU
 College, Udupi


Engineering

I solved CET question papers starting from 2005 and took several mock tests. I put in about four hours of preparation every day. I guess I gained without overexerting myself, because I was primarily interested in the subject. I like studying Mathematics and Physics. 

Deepa M, rank 1,
MES Kishore Kendra
PU College, Bangalore

It is the interest in the subject and hard work that matter. I did not take any special classes, but my college teachers helped me study. I will decide on a college only after my results in AIEEE are out.

Raj V Jain,  rank 2,
Bellary  PU College,


I paid more attention to IIT-JEE. As a result, I studied only two to three hours every day for CET. I referred to a lot of IIT textbooks. I am interested in studying at either IIT, Madras or IIT, Kanpur.
Sagar Honnungar,  rank 3, NPS, Rajajinagar, B’lore

Architecture

Architecture requires aptitude for design. I study many books on design. My dad is an architect and I see him as my role model. I attended workshops on the subject, which helped me in the exam. I am interested in joining CEPT, Ahmedabad

Naksha S,  rank 1, Mount Carmel PU College, B’lore

I concentrated only on the textbooks. I observe buildings, shopping malls, whenever I go out. It gave me practical knowledge. I want to apply for Environment College in Gujarat or RV College.

Pavan Kumar S,  rank 2,
Kumarans School


I took the help of a website ‘Architecture Aptitude’ which helped bring things into focus. I am still undecided on which college I want to join.

Prithvi D Hegde, rank 3,
National Hill View
Public School


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The entire seat selection process can be followed by the public on the Karnataka Examination Authority website, Facebook, help­line and through email.

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