'All districts to have CET helpline centre soon'

Sacheth Suvarna

CET (Common Entrance Test) Chief Nodal Officer Sacheth Suvarna said that all districts in Karnataka will have a CET helpline centre this year.

“CET aspirants can visit any centre in any part of the state for document verification. An aspirant from DK can get his documents verified in a helpline centre in Udupi as well,” Suvarna said.

He was addressing the gathering at Eduverse, the 11th edition of Jnana Degula-2019, a CET/COMEDK pre-counselling programme organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani dailies at the Canara first grade college seminar hall here on Friday.

Candidates who walk in for the verification process should have all original documents and one set of attested photocopies.

The documents needed are: CET application copy, CET hall ticket, SSLC/ CBSE marks card, PUC provisional marks card, seven years of study certificate, caste/income certificates and Kannada medium/rural certificate of 10 continuous years of study.

After verification of the documents, a verifying slip would be issued to students at the helpline centre and they should read it carefully before leaving the helpline centre and ensure that there are no mistakes.

He urged students to visit the KEA website regularly for any updates on CET counselling. The e-brochures should be read thoroughly by the students. The option entry should be carried out within the given date and time.

Online seat selection needs to be carried out by students from home. Proper homework should be made before the option entry, and a rough idea about college and courses available for a particular student would be available after the mock allotment, he said. 

He gave details of different choices that can be made to confirm the admission for the allotted seat or to go for the next round.

Even in NEET, document verification would be done at helpline centre.

As per National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) norms, private colleges across the country have to allot 15% of seats in MBBS and DBS courses for the all-India quota while the rest are to be allotted to students from the respective state.

“There was no proper policy on linguistic and religious minority quotas until a year ago. This year, the government has issued an order in this regard. Those applying under religious minority quota should have religious minority certificate signed by the tahsildar,” he said.

“There is a Form 4 for the religious minority certificate. For the linguistic minority, Form 5 and 5A should be used. Form 5 is for those students who had studied from class 1 to 10 in Karnataka and their mother tongue is Tulu,” he said.

“Form 5A is for those who have studied I PU and II PU in Karnataka. Form 5 should be signed by the headmaster of the school and counter-signed by the BEO while form 5A should be signed by DDPI and counter-signed by DDPU,” he pointed out.

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