KCET 2022: The Karnataka High Court will pass the final order on the Common Entrance Test 2022 controversy on Saturday afternoon. The KCET 2022 was marred by controversy after about 25,000 CET 2021 candidates protested against the Karnataka Examinations Authority and filed a petition in the High Court.
The protesting students are petitioning the court that KEA did not take into account their second PUC qualification to assess their CET grades.
Justice Krishna Kumar, who reserved his order last week in a case filed by repeaters alleging that they got a dirty deal in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test, asked whether or not it was clear in the prospectus that the class 12 marks of 2021 batch would not be considered while preparing the rank list. The court also observed that if 50 percent of the class 12 marks of the 2019 and 2020 repeaters could be considered, why should the 2021 batch be treated differently?
The KEA maintained that to be fair to the 2021 CET candidates and 2022 new candidates, the authority decided to consider 100% of CET results for CET repeaters. In 2021, KEA had only considered 100 percent of CET results for CET rankings because all students were promoted to the second PUC due to the pandemic.