New Delhi: As Class 12 board exams have been cancelled by most of the states and UTs, there is a very little option available with different state governments but to opt for their own CETs for admitting CBSE and CISCE board students to different undergraduate courses. DU, JNU, Jamia Milia Islamia have also set up the admission process for UG students. The National Testing Agency (NTA), meanwhile, has successfully conducted the two sessions of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2021. The JEE Advanced for IIT admissions, however, has been cancelled.
Here are the latest updates on state CETs, including UPCET 2021, OJEE 2021, TS EAMCET 2021, AP EAMCET 2021, KCET 2021 and MHT CET 2021.
On June 8, the State Common Entrance Test Cell, Maharashtra, has started MHT CET 2021 registration for Engineering, Pharmacy and Agriculture aspirants. The students can apply for the entrance exam till July 7 at mhtcet2021.mahacet.org.
Details for other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes entrance exam will be announced separately.
The registrations for the Telangana State Engineering Agriculture and Medical Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2021 is going on and the deadline has been extended to June 10. The entrance exam will take place on July 5. On June 9, the state government had cancelled Intermediate or Class 12 final exams.
The registration for the KCET 2021 will begin on June 15. The examination will be held be held in August end. The state government will give some relaxation in eligibility criteria for this year’s exam as the board exam for Class 12 is cancelled.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwathnarayan told NDTV, “We are giving relaxation in terms of qualifying for the exam. A pass is good enough for qualification. We will not be taking the qualifying exam marks – only rankings will be given based on the CET exams. These decisions are taken in the interests of the students of Karnataka in the backdrop of the pandemic.”
Andhra Pradesh has not yet made any announcement regarding the Inter exams. The state has not yet decided on CETs as well. According to the reports, the government may conduct the board exam at a later stage. The Class 12 board exam may take place in July. CETs for different undergraduate programmes – AP EAMCET, LAWCET, ICET, EdCET, etc – may take place in September, according to a report published in the Eenadu newspaper.
The Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Committee had extended the application deadline of OJEE 2021 to June 15 and the last date of the application fee is June 17. Candidates can submit their forms on the website ojee.nic.in.
UPCET 2021 was supposed to be taking place on June 15 but the NTA had postponed it until further notice due to COVID-19. The application deadline has been extended to June 20 by the agency. The application correction window will remain open from June 21 to June 30.