State students shine in COMEDK test

While candidates from the State bagged the top ranks, a total of 41,994 candidates were assigned engineering ranks and 5,895 were given medical ranks. Bangalore candidates clinched the top ranks in engineering and six Karnataka students bagged the top ranks in medicine.

Over 60,000 professional seat aspirants had appeared for the entrance test on May 17.
COMEDK will now send the rank list to its member institutions while the individual rank cards will be sent to the eligible candidates.


Apoorva J, a student from Bangalore, secured the first rank in the engineering entrance test by scoring 162 marks of the total 180. “I will choose a course in electronics and communication  in either RV College of Engineering or PESIT. I prepared for both CET and COMEDK from day one with the help of Expert Coaching, Mangalore, but I did not expect to secure the first rank,” said Apoorva.

She said her parents were supportive during the examinations and did not pressurise her to write other entrance tests. “I want to study in Bangalore and thus did not take up the the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Exam or All India Engineering Entrance Examination and my parents stood by my decision.”

Rajesh V, from Bellary, was happy that he secured the first rank in medical entrance test by securing 160 in PCB subjects. “I’m very happy to have secured the first place but I had written the CET as well. I secured 58th rank in the CET and have opted for MBBS course in Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences in Bellary. ”

In all, 11,999 Karnataka students and 28,995 non-Karnataka students are eligible to select engineering seats while 1,532 Karnataka students and 3,363 non Karnataka students have qualified to choose medical seats in COMEDK member colleges. 

As many as  611 medical, 722 dental and 12,396 engineering seats will be available for the seat selection process through the centralised counselling.

The details of centralised counselling or single window counselling will be hosted on the COMEDK website (

Original certificates and a set of photocopies will have to be furnished compulsorily at the time of counselling. Duplicate markscard will not be accepted and the demand draft has to be addressed to COMEDK payable at Bangalore.

COMEDK has 12 private medical colleges, 25 dental colleges and 129 engineering colleges offering courses to eligible candidates. The first round of medical/ dental counselling has been scheduled on July 1 and 2, while the engineering counselling will be held from July 4 to 19, 2009. The dates for second round of counselling will be hosted at

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