The repeaters of the Common Entrance Test (KCET) carried out a protest on August 1 over the ranking system followed by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
Story so far: 25,000 of the II PUC students who had their exams in 2021 repeated it during the 2022 KCET exam in the hopes of receiving a better rank. However, they found that the marks they were awarded from II PUC have not been considered for their KCET rankings, leaving them with very low rankings.
- Many students have complained that there is no uniformity in the evaluation method as students from the batches of 2021 and 2022 have been evaluated differently.
- Although KEA mentioned that the evaluation would be the same as it always is, they did not mention that the marks of the 2021 batch are not valid.
KEA denies responsibility: Ramya S, the Executive Director of KEA stated that the body did not have anything to do with the major confusion surrounding the results. She said that the government order issued in 2021, which stated that board exam marks would not be considered for KCET, was still in force.
- While the KEA did not mention the announcement of this order, it issued a note about the same only after the protests.