Updated: May 13, 2021 10:27:31 am
The Karnataka government Wednesday decided to postpone the Common Entrance Test — the gateway for admission to undergraduate engineering, technology, yoga and naturopathy, farm science and pharma courses — in the wake of the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
KCET 2021 will be conducted on August 28 and 29 while the Kannada Language Test will be held on August 30, the executive director of the Karnataka Examinations Authority confirmed on Wednesday.
As per the revised schedule, Biology (first shift) and Mathematics (second shift) exams will be held on August 28. Physics and Chemistry exams will be held on August 29 in the first and second shifts respectively.
#Karnataka postpones Common Entrance Test (#KCET2021) in the wake of #COVIDSecondWave and postponement of II PU exams. New dates: KCET on Aug 28 (Bio,Maths), 29 (Phy, Chem), Kannada Language Test on Aug 30. @ieeducation_job
— Ralph Alex Arakal (@ralpharakal) May 12, 2021
Similarly, the Kannada Language test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates will be held at 10:30 am to 11:50 am while the second shift shift will be from 2:30 pm and 3:50 pm on August 30.
“We have decided to postpone KCET 2021 in the wake of the annual exams for second-year pre-univeristy students being postponed due to the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state,” Deputy CM C N Ashwathnarayan said.
Earlier last week, the government had announced that II PU board exams will be held at a date announced later. The state had initially planned to hold theory examinations from May 24 to June 16. “New dates will be announced well in advance,” Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar had announced. He also appealed to the students to continue with their preparations “without getting disheartened.”
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