KCET 2022: Technical issues affect document verification process

KCET 2022: The Karnataka CET document verification process began today amid technical glitches that left students waiting for long hours. The first session with candidates between ranks 1 to 1800 was scheduled between 9:30 am and 11 am, while the second session with candidates with ranks between 1801 and 3600 was scheduled to start at 11:15 am.

However, the process was delayed by hours due to scanners not working and BEO officials are struggling to adapt to the process. A BEO official said, “Scanners are not available for all BEO officials and the authority is preparing slowly. Also, the process is very new for us and we are taking it from little by little”.

Several parents and students who gathered at KEA complained about the lack of coordination and mismanagement of KEA which has led to delay and anxiety among the candidates.

As part of the CET paper verification process, students are required to submit their class 10, 11 and 12 or II PUC mark card. This year KEA has decided to conduct the document verification process for all the candidates in Bangalore at a common place with their respective BEO officers.

Admitting the flaw, a KEA official said, “KEA should have called only 2,000 students today but the number of students present today is 5,000. This is causing delay in the verification process of documents. Also, many students are from Basavangudi and KR Puram, which is delaying verification for students from this region.”

Parents also complain that the authorities might have assigned the document verification process to the concerned BEO (Block Education Officers) office in Bangalore. Prakash J, a resident of Yelahanka said, “Instead of calling all the candidates from Bengaluru at one place, KEA could have assigned the document verification to the respective BEO offices in Bengaluru. There was no need to gather all the students in one place and cause delays. As a parent, the tension and anxiety only increases.”

A CET candidate who is supposed to appear in the second session is worried that the delay in document verification may affect the next day. “I have to prepare for my JEE advanced session which is scheduled on August 28. With the delay in the document verification process on the first day, it will have a cascading effect on other students, causing more anxiety . It is quite irresponsible and mismanaged by the KEA.”

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