The document verification process of the Common Entrance Test (CET) candidates for the General Merit (GM) category began on Wednesday. A total of 2,000 eligible candidates were screened by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) to allow them to participate in the seat selection process.
As many as 160 counters were set up across the state at 13 helpline centres where documents of eligible CET rank candidates are verified. At the Bangalore helpline centre alone, there are 40 counters where documents are verified after which the candidates will be given passwords to participate in the online options entry process.
While this is the second year that the online options entry process is being adopted for seats selection process, a few parents complained that they are yet to get a hang of the new procedures. Prakash Kumar, the father of a candidate, said, “Last year, when the online seat selection process was introduced, there were demo sessions on how the system works and what a candidate has to do for choosing a course and college. But, this year, there have been no sessions.”
However, a KEA official said, “The CET 2013 brochure included all information on the online options entry which can be used by students.”
On Thursday, documents of candidates who have secured ranks from 2,001 to 5,000 in the CET will be verified by the KEA across the state.