Update on July 13, 2017: Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has finally published the official answer keys of Diploma CET 2017. The candidates can access DCET 2017 key answers from kea.kar.nic.in.
DCET key answers have been published separately for all the papers: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering/ Polymer Technology, Computer Science and Engineering/ Information Science Engineering, Environmental Engineering/ Public Health Engineering/ Water Technology/ Health Sciences/ Textile Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Ceramics Technology and Biotechnology. The candidates can check the same and submit the objections on or before 17 July, before 5.30 pm.
The Diploma Common Entrance Test – DCET 2017 was conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on 2nd July. The Diploma CET aims to regular merit-based admissions to 2nd year (3rd semester) Engineering Courses under Lateral Entry Scheme for both Day and Evening Engineering Colleges of Karnataka. DCET 2017 concluded on Sunday, but the answer keys have not been published by KEA yet. Check updates on the release of DCET 2017 key answers here.
There are over 700 government, aided and private Engineering Institutions which will admit DCET qualified candidates for admission under Lateral Entry Scheme. The test was notified in May and accordingly, the hall tickets were issued to all the eligible applicants. As per the estimations, around 30 thousand candidates have applied for DCET 2017.
DCET 2017 was conducted in a single shift and the paper comprises of 180 multiple choice questions. The exam paper was set as 40 questions under Applied Science, 40 questions under Applied Mathematics and the remaining 100 questions under Engineering Paper. The first two sections were common for all the candidates, while Engineering Paper was confined to the Diploma branches of the candidates. KEA conducted the Diploma CET 2017 in over 70 test venues of Karnataka. Also, Kannada Language Test (of 50 marks) was organized for Horanadu and Gadinadu candidates in Bengaluru.
In 2016, the Diploma CET was held on 3rd July, while the provisional answer key was released on 5th July. Even if we refer to the brochure of DCET 2017, it is mentioned that the answer key will be published within three days after the completion of the entrance test. However, KEA has not released DCET 2017 key answers yet and also failed to update the candidates regarding it. As and when the answer key is published, the candidates will be given three days time to check their answers and submit the objections, if any.
For submitting the objections against DCET key answers, the candidates will have to follow the specific procedure and they will also have to provide supporting documents & justifications for objections.
As far as the result is concerned, the delay in publication of DCET answer key has held the result announcement. Last year, the results were declared in 9 days time. KEA will first release the answer key of Diploma CET and then the candidates will be asked to submit their representations. Based on the expert’s decision over submitted objections, KEA will prepare the final answer key and result on its basis.
The Authority will also publish the merit list of candidates for admission to B.E/ B.Arch courses. The merit list will be prepared on the basis marks obtained in the DCET and marks obtained in the final year (5 & 6 sem) of the qualifying examination on equal weightage. Separate merit lists will be prepared for Day and Evening Engineering Colleges. After the merit list declaration, the candidates will have to appear for document verification and entering the options for seat allotment.