DCET 2016: KEA has released the answer key for Diploma CET exam earlier today on 5th July. A total of 30,468 aspirants had appeared for the entrance exam. DCET key answers are uploaded at www.kea.kar.nic.in for 12 courses.
KEA will also receive the objections against answer keys until 8th July (5:30 PM).
KEA conducted the DCET 2016 today on 3rd July between 10 am to 1 pm. Over 27 thousand aspirants took the Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET) held at 75+ test venues across 12 districts in the state. The Kannada language test for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates was also held between 3 pm to 4 pm today on Sunday. The candidates who took the DCET 2016 today, will have to submit their NATA scores to KEA by 4th July.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) holds this entrance exam for admission to 2nd year/ 3rd-semester engineering courses and for first-year Architecture courses under lateral entry scheme for both Day and evening colleges. Around 722 government, aided and private institutions accept DCET score for admission purpose based on the availability of seats.
The exam of Diploma CET carries 180 marks while Kannada language test carries a total of 50 marks. Architecture aspirants were required to have taken NATA before 30 June and need not to write DCET 2016.
A slight increment has been registered this year in appearing candidates for DCET as KEA received around 30 thousand applications. Last year, 24,065 had taken the test out of 25,170 who had registered.
Going by the official notification, KEA will release the provisional answer keys for DCET-2016 on 5th July. The final answer keys will be out with the results but candidates can evaluate their scores based on the number of correct answers and marks for that, using provisional answer key. The Authority will receive objections to the answer key between 5th July to 8th July.
A total of 180 questions were asked in the exam consisting of 40 questions from Applied Mathematics, 40 from Applied Science and 100 from Engineering paper. Each question carries 1 mark and there is NO negative marking in DCET.
So, candidates just need to tally answers marked by them in the exam versus the correct answers provided in the answer key by KEA and calculate their score. Although the marks calculated won’t be final but it’ll give candidates a rough idea about what to expect in results.
The results of DCET 2016 will be announced on 12th July. The results and applied answer keys will be uploaded at KEA website after 5 pm on 12 July and only the candidates who actually took the test will be able to view their score card/ marks.
The score cards will not be dispatched to the candidates and are required to be downloaded from the official website at the time of declaration of results.
The merit list of candidates is prepared giving equal proportionate to marks obtained in DCET 2016 and marks obtained in the final year examination or 5th or 6th-semester exams leading to diploma in relevant branch. Same procedure goes for Architecture candidates except that their score of NATA will be taken into consideration other than DCET.
The separate merit list will be determined and published by KEA for Day engineering colleges, Evening engineering colleges (Bangalore) and Evening engineering colleges (Mysore).
The list of qualified candidates will be published by KEA, who will then be called for counselling.
Road to admission:
Although Authority is planning to hold the documents verification process online this year but there is no certainty to it. For now, the schedule remains intact for offline verification of documents. The process will begin from 13th July and will be held until 23 July separately for Day and Evening colleges and also rank wise. Candidates should check their rank (after result declaration) and watch out for date they need to report at center. The complete scheduled can be checked here.
KEA has notified to set up 15 helpline centers and candidates have to verify their documents in person by reporting at the nearest center. More details about counselling and admission with schedule is given below.
- The editing option to changes the entries will be active between 4 July to 8 July.
- The seat matrix and fee structure will be displayed on 19th July after 4 pm.
- Eligible candidates will be able to enter options between 22 July (11 am) to 27 July (2 pm).
- Mock allotment results will be published on 26 July after 11 am.
- Provision to change options (if any) will be available between 26 July (1 pm) to 28 July (1 pm).
- Real allotment result will be announced on 29 July after 1 pm.
- Candidates will be required to confirm the seat, pay the fee and download the admission order between 30 July to 3 August and report at college before 4 August (5:30 pm).
The seat allotment process will take place online. KEA will allott the seats in order of merit and based on the priority of options obtained from the candidates. Since the option entry will be done only once and the preferences set by candidates will remain so in all rounds of counselling, changes won’t be allowed in options after first round. However, candidates will be allowed to edit order of options after the first round for those colleges and course that came into seat matrix.