CET 2022: exam centres to be videographed to prevent malpractices, says Karnataka edu minister

A total of 2,16,525 candidates have registered for CET-2022, and the examination is scheduled to be conducted in 486 centres.

The candidates will not be allowed to wear or carry any type of wristwatch to the examination hall/room.
The candidates will not be allowed to wear or carry any type of wristwatch to the examination hall/room.

Karnataka Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan has said on Wednesday that examination centres will be videographed during the Common Entrance Test (CET) for professional courses in the state in 2022. The move aims to curb exam malpractices.

A total of 2,16,525 candidates have registered for CET-2022, and the examination is scheduled to be conducted in 486 centres across the state, out of which 87 are located in Bengaluru and 399 are in the rest of the state, the minister’s office said.

As many as 486 observers (assistant commissioner cadre), 972 Special Invigilation Squad members, 486 custodians, and approximately 9,600 invigilators and a total of 20,483 officers/officials have been deployed to discharge the examination duties, Narayan stated.

On June 16, exams for biology (morning) and mathematics (afternoon) are scheduled, while physics (morning) and chemistry (afternoon) will be held on June 17. Kannada language test will be conducted for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates at selective centres on June 18.

The questions and answers in each subject paper will be printed both in English and Kannada languages. In case of any discrepancy in the English and Kannada versions, the English version will be taken as final, he said.

A total of 1,708 candidates have registered to write the Kannada language test on June 18 which will be conducted at Bidar, Belagavi, Vijaypura, Ballari, Mangaluru, and Bengaluru. The candidates will not be allowed to wear or carry any type of wristwatch to the examination hall/room. They should not carry any tablet or mobile or calculator to the examination hall. 

With inputs from PTI.

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