KCET not be conducted online; says Minister

GT devegowda

Karnataka Common Entrance Test, which earlier was declared to be conducted online, will not be conducted online after recent reports.

Higher Education Minister GT Devegowda on Thursday confirmed that the test will not be an online affair. He discussed the issue at a review meeting of vice-chancellors.

“We just have two months left for CET and it’s not possible to conduct the exams online now. We will work towards upgrading the infrastructure, and can possibly conduct an online test by 2020.” Devegowda said

CET 2019 is expected to be attended by over 1.8 lakh students.

The National Testing Agency conducting JEE Mains chose a few centers across states for conducting exam online. Since the exams are conducting for a period of time, there are different sets of papers every day.

The initiative to turn CET into offline is facing problems by the rural areas. They have not been trained to answer mock test papers online.

“The Center had come up with test centers to help us practice papers online, but will Karnataka Examinations Authority and Higher Education Department do that,” Asked Amrish K a student.

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