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A total of 2,60,000 students are set to take the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) this year which is scheduled to take place from May 20 to May 22 across the state. A total of 1.4 lakh girls and 1.21 lakh boys will write the exam across 592 examination centres in Karnataka. Out of the 592 centres, 121 centres are located in Bengaluru.

KCET is a gateway for admission into professional courses for government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Indian systems of medicine and Homeopathy, Engineering / Architecture Courses, Farm Science i.e. BSc (Agriculture), BSc (Sericulture), BSc (Horticulture), BSc (Forestry), BSc Agri Bio Tech, BHSc (Home Science), among other professional courses.

This year, for the first time Karnataka Examination Authority, (KEA) is conducting the CET for BSc Nursing courses as well. According to KEA, around 16,000 non-Kannadiga students are enrolled for this examination and are exempted from writing the compulsory Kannada exam. However, the compulsory Kannada exam will be held on May 22 for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga students. KEA officials also stated that like every year the students will be evaluated based on 50 per cent of PUC marks and 50 per cent of CET marks.

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May 21,2023