There are complaints about the fact that PUC II students will get less preparation time for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) 2016 exam as PUC II Chemistry exam almost got cancelled three times in a row. Some Students were demanding Karnataka CET Exam 2016 to be re-scheduled but Education Minister discarded the rumor about re-scheduling the entrance exam.
He said, “The Department of Primary and Secondary Education does not plan to ask the Karnataka Examinations Authority to re-schedule the entrance exam. The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) will be not be postponed. The exam will be conducted as per the scheduled dates, that is on May 4 and 5.”
As the II-PU chemistry question paper leaked twice within a span of 10 days, department was planning to postpone the exam but the Minisitry is claiming that Students have ample time to prepare for CET exam and hence there are no plans for postponing the entrance exam
Justifying PU Education Department Director Pallavi Akurathi’s transfer, Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar said, “We cannot blame her because she took charge only a month before the exams began. If it were an officer who had been in the department for a long time, I would have suspended that officer.”
PUC II Chemistry exam held on 21st of March, 2016 and was called off as the questions papers were alleged to be leaked before the exam. The exam was re-scheduled to be held on 29th of March. Same drama repeated as the question papers were leaked for the second time and State Government declared to re-conduct the exam on Thursday, 31st of March
Before the re-examination to be held, it was found that hand-written question papers were being circulated at some of the exam centers like Women’s College at Ballari and a state-run college at Malur in Kolar district. The administration had to cancel the exam again (for the third time). DPUE Senior Officials in these two test centers have been suspended. The DPUE will be conducting the Chemistry Re-Exam on April 12.