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CET exam process to go hi-tech

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KEA proposes to introduce online system to receive applications

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Streamlining things: Authorities say they will provide Internet facility in rural colleges so that students there do not have problems sending applications online.

Bangalore: You may have to apply online to appear for the Common Entrance Test (CET) in April for admission to medical, dental and engineering courses under the government quota.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority proposes to introduce the online system to receive applications from CET aspirants. It will be launched once system is in place to make it foolproof.

The online system will reduce the time taken to process applications in comparison to the present system. It will also help avoid mistakes while filing up the forms. The proposed system will have all security features like specific usernames, passwords, and other technical requirements.

According to the officials of the Higher Education Department, the candidates need to pay the necessary fee in designated banks and will have to enter the respective transaction details in the application forms while filling it online.

What about the students who have no access to Internet connections or those who are studying in rural areas, who have less exposure to use of internet and the online submission process?

The officials said the online facility would be set up in all possible pre-university colleges, particularly in rural areas, with the assistance of the college staff so that students do not face any difficulty. “Students who can submit applications on their own can do so and those with no Internet facility can depend on their respective colleges,” said an official. There will be no need to upload any document except the photograph of the candidate. Caste certificates, income proof for candidates from economically weaker sections, domicile certificates and others will have to be submitted only at the time of seat selection during counselling.

“At present we are spending a lot of time to scan the application forms. The online system will ensure quick processing and generation of hall tickets,” said an official.

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