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Yesterday, the Court had asked the State to reconsider whether it wants to conduct the KCET as has been scheduled for July 30-31. Today the State submitted that it had decided to go ahead with the exam as scheduled.
Yesterday, the Court had asked the State to reconsider whether it wants to conduct the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) as has been scheduled for July 30-31. The State was asked to submit its decision today.
The reasons that had prompted the Court to pass the above order included the large spike of COVID-19 cases in the state, the inability of persons to step out of containment zones, lack of provision for public transport etc.
As per media reports as of yesterday, there were 16,005 containment zones in Bangalore alone.
In yesterday's hearing AAG Dhyan Chinnappa had argued that there will be no exams in Containment zones and students will be placed in different rooms.
Speaking to Bar & Bench, Deputy Chief Minister Aswathnarayan has also confirmed this development.
The number of Exam Centres has been increased from 421 to 491
SSLC Exam was conducted successfully amid the pandemic with 8 lakhs students
SSLC and PUC exams are held in line with guidelines issued by the Union Home Ministry
What happens if COVID positive students are unable to produce certificate from the medical practitioner saying he/she is fit to write exam?
What happens if risk consent is not there?
BENCH: Examination cannot be stalled. All students who come to give examination should be allowed to write CET. The Court is only looking at the decision making process and not the decision itself.
Interim prayer stands rejected.