Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) released the official notification for Diploma CET-2015 on 9 June. Eligible students can apply online for Karnataka DCET-2015 till 25 June. The Diploma Common Entrance Test is being conducted to shortlist meritorious students for admission to 2nd year Engineering courses under Lateral Entry Scheme for both Day and Evening colleges for the academic session 2015-16. The first ever Diploma CET was conducted in the year 2012.
Diploma holders aspired to take the Architecture course would have to apply for Diploma CET-2015, however they would not have to appear for the test, they are required to qualify the NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). The minimum educational qualifications to apply for DCET-2015 is that the student must have scored 45% aggregate marks in all the subjects of the final year (5th & 6th Semester) of Diploma examination, the requirement for SC, ST and Backward classes candidates is 40%.
Since the students would be given admissions to both Day and Evening Engineering colleges under diploma common entrance test, for admission to Evening colleges, they are required to possess a minimum of two years full time work experience in a registered firm/Company/Industry/Educational and / Government Autonomous Organizations in the relevant field of course applied.
Karnataka Diploma CET-2015 would be conducted on 5 July at 12 cities – Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bijapur, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga and Tumkur. KEA would also publish the provisional answer key of the test on 6 July and the results would be announced on 11 July.
The Diploma Common Entrance Test question paper would consist of 180 multiple choice questions, the topic wise distribution being 40 questions based on Applied Mathematics, 40 questions based on Applied Science while other 100 questions based on the Engineering Paper as per the group. Each question would carry 1 mark and there would be no negative marking.
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There would be a language paper only for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadigas and would be conducted only at Bangalore centre.
Separate merit list would be prepared for Day and Evening Colleges and would be published after the declaration of results. DCET merit list would be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Diploma CET-2015 and marks obtained in the final year of qualifying examination. Document verification would be done after the publication of merit list.