KCET: 6 marks will be deducted if you give the exam again! High Court also gave green signal

An expert committee in Karnataka has recommended deducting six marks from the overall qualifying exam (QE) of repeaters in Physics, Chemistry and Maths and then evaluating the remaining scores. At the same time, now this recommendation of the committee was accepted by a two-judge bench of Acting Chief Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice S Vishwajit Shetty on Friday. The High Court also disposed of the appeal of the Government as per the proposal of the Expert Committee.

The High Court directed the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to issue a fresh government order on evaluation of repeaters by an expert committee. The committee headed by Dr B Thimegowda, Vice-Chairman, Karnataka Higher Education Council, constituted a committee on 20 September to examine the scores obtained by the candidates of 2021 (COVID-19) and candidates of 2022-23 in Physics, Chemistry and Maths papers. The Root Mean Square or RMS method was used to calculate the difference of the average marks.

What did the expert committee recommend?

As per the normalization process, students of 2021 PU batch will get an average of 6 marks in Physics, 5 marks in Chemistry and 7 marks in Maths, resulting in a total deduction of 6 marks for 100 qualifying marks. According to the expert committee, the use of 50-50 basis of QE and CET numbers for evaluation of repeaters or students of Kovid-19 batch after normalization may affect the ranking of students of post Kovid batch or fresher batch to some extent. Is. Therefore, in order to protect the interest of the students of the post covid batch, the seats in IT related branches in colleges will be increased to 10 per cent as per last year.

What was the matter?

The High Court also observed that the lawyers representing the repeaters failed to establish the discrepancy in the proposal by the expert committee. Justice Krishna Kumar on September 3 allowed the plea of ​​KCET repeaters and ordered revaluation of KCET rankings by considering 50 per cent of qualifying exam (QE) numbers and 50 per cent of CET marks. After this, the state government filed an appeal in this matter before a two-judge bench in the Karnataka High Court. The state government said that considering 50 percent of the QE marks for repeaters is not appropriate for more than 1.75 lakh candidates.

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