KCET ranking: Karnataka HC accepts govt’s proposal of minus 6 marks for repeaters
KCET 2022: Repeaters will be evaluated after deducting six marks from their qualifying examination marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The Karnataka High Court has accepted the expert committee’s proposal regarding the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) ranking system to be adopted for PU II students who passed in 2020-21 that the repeaters will be evaluated after deducting six marks from their qualifying examination marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The court also directed the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to issue a new ranking list on evaluating the repeaters based on the normalisation process recommended by the expert committee. On September 20, a committee was formed wherein route mean square (RMS) method was used to determine the difference in the average marks scored by the candidates of 2022-23 and candidates of 2021 (Covid–19) in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
As per the normalisation procedure, students in the 2021 PU class will have their qualifying marks reduced by an average of 6 in physics, 5 in chemistry and 7 in mathematics, for a total reduction of 6 points for every 100 qualifying marks.
According to the expert committee, after normalisation, using the basis of 50-50 of qualifying exam and CET marks for evaluating the repeaters or Covid-19 batch students, might affect the ranking of post Covid batch or fresher batch students to some extent. Therefore, to safeguard the interest of post Covid batch students, the seats in IT related branches in colleges will be expanded to 10 per cent as per previous years’ preferred selection of seats.
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