KEA had declared the result of Karnataka CET 2017 i.e., KCET 2017 today. KCET results were published after 1 pm and candidates can access theirs at websites www.kea.kar.nic.in and www.karresults.nic.in now.
The results were scheduled to be out in the morning but the board had delayed the declaration by few hours. Even before that, CET 2017 result were initially penned to be announced in the third week of May but the delay in CBSE 12 class results, caused a delay here as students from CBSE board who had applied for Karnataka CET 2017 were asked to submit their marks till yesterday.
CET 2017 was conducted on May 2nd and May 3rd across 404 exam centres across 52 places in the country, and going by official data from KEA, around 1.85 lakh students had applied to take KCET this year. Of them, 94 thousand are boys and 90 thousand are girls. The results are coming a bit late this year but according to KEA, ‘CET result would have been declared 4-5 days ago if not the delay in CBSE 12th class results’. In 2016, CET result were declared on May 27 and the test was held on May 4th & 5th.
On the test day, CET Physics paper was held in the morning shift and Chemistry in the afternoon shift. The Mathematics and Biology papers were held on 2nd May while Physics/Chemistry were held on 3rd May.KCET 2017 consisted of a total of 180 marks for engineering aspirants for PCM paper and 180 marks for medical/Pharma aspirants with PCB exam. With no negative marking, the KEA had also released the official preliminary answer keys of CET 2017 after few days of the exam which you can check here. The final answer key has also been released today with the publication of results after amendments if any, after addressing the objections by the students.
KEA conducts CET to facilitate admissions to the engineering, pharmacy, agriculture and allied courses in the state of Karnataka. Since last year after the implementation of medical entrance test NEET, admission to MBBS/BDS courses were also done through CET but now CET scores are only used for the engineering and mentioned courses.
Once KEA declares the CET 2017 results today, ranks will be released within next few days and the counselling will commence thereafter. The schedule of counselling has not been fixed yet but is expected to be held starting from mid-June with the process wrapping by mid-July. The list of qualifying candidates and the rank will be declared at KEA website. The candidates will be called for counselling on the basis of CET rank, which are further based on marks/score obtained in KCET 2017.