|COMEDK UGET 2014 |
An estimated 2 lakh students are expected to write the UGET this year, against the earlier average of 85,000. The Karnataka Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fee) Act, 2006, has abolished the government quota in private colleges, rendering the CET as a gateway only to government colleges.
The COMEDK requires candidates to have scored 50 per cent in physics, chemistry and biology (for general merit), and 40 per cent for those belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) to qualify to write the UGET for medical. For engineering, the requirement is 45 per cent and 40 per cent respectively general merit and SC/ST students in physics, maths and chemistry in Class 12/II PUC. The KEA, on the other hand, determines the ranks based on the Class 12 marks and the marks scored in the CET on a 50:50 basis.
Students from all over India write the exam. The average score of a Karnataka student is 60 to 70 per cent while in Tamil Nadu, the average Class 12 marks is 80 per cent. So the comparison will be difficult.