KCET row: KEA submits fresh report to Karnataka HC, proposes 6% reduction in PCM marks for CET repeaters

KCET Row: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has submitted a proposal to the two-judge bench hearing the KCET ranking case proposing to deduct a total of 6% from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (PCM) marks. of the qualification examination (QE) marks of the repeaters. The KEA stated that 6 marks in Physics, 5 in Chemistry and 7 in Mathematics would be deducted from the qualifying examination or Pre-University (PU) marks of KCET repeaters.

The KEA also argued that the 2021 repeaters were assessed based on the internal assessment due to the cancellation of the PUC exams due to the pandemic, which actually earned them more marks.

According to a lawyer representing the petitioners, a certain group of repeaters agreed with the proposal while the rest rejected it and insisted on an assessment based on total merit.

The two-judge bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty has now adjourned the KCET hearing to September 23 at 10:30 am.

After a single bench, Justice Krishna Kumar, on September 3 allowed the plea of ​​the KCET repeaters and ordered a revaluation of the KCET ranking considering 50% of the Qualifying Examination (QE) marks and 50% of the CET marks, the state government filed an appeal in the Karnataka High Court before a two-judge bench. The state government stated that considering 50% QE marks for repeaters, it will be unfair for more than 1.75 lakh freshers.

KEA evaluated the CET rankings of repeaters from last year that dropped and reappeared in 2022 based on 100% CET results only, similar to the 2021 evaluation. However, qualifying- unfairly, repeaters filed a petition in HC after which the decision turned in their favour.

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