In a damage-control exercise, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) started the online options entry on Tuesday night and will continue the process till July 7. The announcement came a day after the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental College-Karnataka (COMED-K) began the counselling process for MBBS seats on July 2.
According to KEA, the Common Entrance Test (CET) eligible candidates have been given a week’s time to exercise the online options entry for professional courses in government colleges. The dummy allotment will be held on July 8 to enable applicants to opt for any last-minute changes.
The first allotment for MBBS, BDS, BE and agri-based courses will be on July 10 at 9.30 am. Payment of fees and reporting to colleges and informing KEA online can be done between July 10 and 15 from 10.30 am to 5 pm. The second options entry for CET eligible candidates will begin from July 17 at 1 pm and go on till 5 pm on July 22 to avail the second round of allotment of seats on July 23 at 10.30 am. The time for payment of fees and reporting to colleges and informing KEA online has been scheduled from 11.30 am on July 23 to 5 pm July 27.
However, the seat matrix for CET 2013 admissions to BE, MBBS, BDS, BArch - BSc (Agriculture), (Sericulture), (Horticulture), (Forestry), (Ag)- (BTech), BTech (Agri Engg), (Food Technology), (Dairy Tech)- BHSc (Home Science), BFSc (Fisheries), BTech (Food Science Tech), and BSc (Agri Marketing and Co-Op) has been hosted on the website. The online option entry process has been conducted for agriculture courses for the first time.
According to KEA, 1,658 MBBS, 752 BDS, 46,650 BE and 3,350 BSc agri-based courses’ seats will be available for candidates.