The answer keys for JKCET 2016 (CET 2) have been released by BOPEE and the results are expected next week.
The second phase of the Common Entrance Test (JKCET) was conducted by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE) on July 31, Sunday which saw a turnout of 16,315 candidates. The Board had scheduled the test CET-II to be held across 25 test centres in Srinagar and Jammu collectively. While the law and order across the valley was torn apart by the strike and protests, followed by curfew restrictions, such huge participation from the students and the Board’s preparation to conduct the exam successfully comes as a relief, not only for the students and Board but also for the state government. Even the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti came out and visited few test centres in Srinagar. She visited Women’s College at Maulana Azad Road; Amar Singh College at Gogji Bagh; Girls Higher Secondary School Rajbagh and Burn Hall School in Sonwar where she interacted with the staff and students along with their parents.
BOPEE conducts JK CET every year to ensure admissions in various professional courses offered at institutions across the State, these courses include MBBS, BDS, BE, BUMS, BAMS and BPT. While the first phase of the test was conducted in May, the second phase held in July has been specifically conducted to facilitate admissions in 450 MBBS and 250 BDS seats. There were total 17,937 candidates to take the test, however, 91 percent appeared in the test while 1,622 remained absent. BOPEE Chairman Ghulam Hassan Tantray said, “Out of 11,881 candidates of kashmir, 10,803 remained present while 1078 were absent.” “In Jammu, the winter capital of State, there were a total of 6,056 candidates but 544 remained absent. A total of 5,512 candidates appeared in the CET examination,” he added.
The state government had made special transport arrangements for the aspirants to reach their exam centres in Srinagar from different places which resulted in a way better turnout in the entrance test. The details of the transportation arrangements were intimated to the candidates through print and electronic media. Even the exam slips were treated as curfew pass, thus allowing the students to appear for the test despite the restrictions across the valley.
JK CET-II consisted of two papers; one combined paper of Physics & Chemistry with total 120 questions and one paper of Biology with 60 questions. The papers were set in four sets; set A, B, C & D. The Board had also released the answer keys for all the subjects soon after the completion of the test. As the JK CET answer keys will be available on the official site of BOPEE for three days only, the candidates can submit the representations against the questions on or before August 3, 2016. The representations are required to be submitted to the BOPEE Office at Srinagar/Jammu with a fee of Rs. 500 per subject. The represenations and the answer key will then be considered by the Board to prepare the final key.
The JK CET-II will shortlist the students for admission in MBBS and BDS course offered at Government Medical College, Srinagar; Government Medical College, Jammu; Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Medical College Bemina; Achariya Shree Chandra College of Medical Sciences Sidhra, Jammu; Government Dental College, Srinagar; Government Indira Gandhi Dental College, Jammu and Institute of Dental Sciences Charitable Trust, Sehora, Jammu.