Karnataka's CET 2010 is scheduled to be held on April 28 and 29 for admission to Undergraduate Medical, ental, Engineering and Indian system of medicine courses.
The last date for CET 2010 applicants to submit demand drafts in advance to the principals of the institutions in Karnataka will be March 3rd, 2010.
The CET 2010 brochure containing application form will be made available through the respective schools and colleges from March 10th, 2010.
The fee for CET 2010 brochure-cum-application forms has been increased by Rs. 100 across the categories. While the students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Category-1 students have to pay Rs. 500 as fee through demand draft (DD), it is Rs. 650 for those belonging to all other categories studying in Karnataka.
Karnataka candidates residing outside the State and falling under the Horanadu and Gadinadu categories have to send Rs. 750 as demand draft to the KEA directly through Speed Post. Those hailing from Karnataka but residing outside India should send a demand draft for Rs. 5,000 to the KEA.
The last date for sending demand draft for those residing outside Karnataka and outside India is March 5th, 2010.
CET 2010 Seat matrix and fee details
Seat-sharing between the State Government and private engineering colleges for CET 2010 will remain unchanged over last year with a 50:50 arrangement for government quota and private college managements. The government quota in the seat-sharing ratio for minority institutions will be 45 per cent with private managements getting the rest.
As part of the settlement reached between the government and private engineering college, the fee structure for this year’s CET was finalised, but the only noticeable difference was the fees for General Merit candidates which was increased from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 per year. The reason cited was that Colleges have to provide quality education and this cannot be done with the existing fee structure.
Government subsidy for the 'Poor and meritorious'
Students in the "poor and meritorious" category quota, will pay Rs 15,000 this year too and The additional expense of Rs. 10,000 per candidate from this quota - the government pay directly to the managements and the expense will count as a total subsidy amounting to Rs. 5 crore.
Students who have secured a rank beyond 20,000 with a family annual income of Rs 2 lakh or less will be eligible for the poor meritorious quota.
Students who have completed their diploma courses and are seeking admission to Engineering via lateral entry into the counselling procedure will also be eligible for the poor meritorious quota. Fifty per cent of students seeking lateral entry will have to pay Rs 25,000 and the rest will have to pay Rs 15,000 under the poor meritorious quota.
This years' CET counselling will again be carried out in three rounds over 65 days and students who have completed their second PUC via supplementary examinations too will be included.
New colleges seeking inclusion in the seat matrix will be considered only before counselling and not after the counselling procedure commenced.
CET 2010 Medical seat aspirants however will have to wait for some more time as the Government is yet to enter into an agreement with the association of medical colleges on seat sharing and fee structure.
Sources in the Medical Education Department predicted that the ratio and fee will remain the same as in 2009 but there is a “minor” legal hurdle to sign the agreement.
KEA sources said the brochure and application forms can be made available before the end of this month if they hear from the Government in this connection over the next couple of days.
Nearly 1.4 lakh applications are expected for the CET 2010 as against 1.3 lakh applications last year. An increase of about 10,000 students from rural areas is anticipated owing to the free CET coaching for students from rural areas, the official added.
CET 2010 Fee structure
Students can refer to this chart below to understand the fee structure for CET 2010.
No common CET is proposed for this year and students will have to give two entrance tests to improve their chances of egtting into a good professional degree college — Comed-K and CETK.
The fee structure for Comed-K is expected to the same as last year — with an upper limit of Rs 1.25 lakh. Colleges can charge any amount but it should not exceed Rs 1.25 lakh. Last year, there were some colleges which charged lesser than the upper limit. This will be communicated to Comed-K and will be displayed during counseling.
Expectations from CET 2011
All Hope is not lost though. Next years' seat-sharing, fee structure and the matter of common CET will be addressed by the proposed Karnataka Examination Authority Act. The admission and fee fixation committee for CET 2011 will be set up soon in accordance with the Union Human Resource Development Ministry’s new guidelines.