Karnataka govt to merge KCET, COMEDK tests into single entrance exam


There will be no COMEDK entrance exam for admission to undergraduate courses in Karnataka 2023. In a major move, the state government has decided to merge the entrance examinations conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) with the state level entrance test KCET or Karnataka CET, which is now conducted at the national level. Will go Level.

The decision was taken in a meeting held on Wednesday between Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan and representatives of Kupeka (Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association).

The eligibility for admission to UG professional courses will be based on the ranking of the students in the Common Entrance Test and the seat sharing will continue as per the existing provisions.

Narayan said the modalities for merging COMEDK with CET would be worked out.

Instead of seeking to increase it to 25% for the 2022-23 academic year, the state government has capped the fee hike in private engineering colleges to 10%.

In the meeting, it was also agreed not to charge any other fee apart from the increase of 10 per cent in the existing fee. The fee hike is applicable to students who have been allotted government seats in private engineering colleges.

(With inputs from HT correspondent)

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