Karnataka’s Consortium of private colleges COMEDK has announced the entrance test date for 2015 as Sunday, May 10, for admissions to Under Graduate Medical, Dental and Engineering Courses in member institutes, following its earlier notification issued on October 28, 2014.
COMEDK has NOT yet put out the application form online at its website but asked prospective candidates to check its official website https://www.comedk.org/UGET2015 to check regularly, nor did it give any indication about the possibel time it would post the application, much to the discontent of the candidates and parents. The test attracts candidates from all over the country and is held only in Karnataka.
The Supreme Court in the past had directed the COMEDK to hold the entrance test and the state government had prevailed upon the fee structure till 2014 but in 2015, the fee restriction was given a go by by the government allowing the colleges to collect fees in the range of Rs.200,000 to 280,000 per engineering seat and much more for medical seats.
While no information is given officially by the COMEDK, private colleges, especially those in demand will start collecting huge fee amount from this year onwards. Last year, a seat in engineering via COMEDK rank was given for a maximum fee of Rs.137,000, but this year’s fee was Rs.280,000 in Manipal and PES University colleges.
COMEDK entrance examination for 2015 will have more or less the same eligibility criteria that is followed in general all over the country as follows:
The candidates should have cleared their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board under State/Central Government, the last two years of study shall comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) with English as a compulsory subject.
The General Merit candidates must have passed these Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in these subjects (40% in the case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka State).
The candidates who are appearing for the mentioned qualifying examination and are expecting the percentage of marks as mentioned above are also eligible to apply for the exam of ComedK.
The General Merit candidates must secure an aggregate of at least 50% marks (40% in the case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka) iin PCB subjects in the COMEDK UG entrance test 2015.
English is one of the subjects, to be tested along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology during COMEDK UGET – 2015. The General Merit candidates should secure not less than 50% marks in English (40% in the case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka).
However, the marks secured in English test will not be taken in concern while determining the rank of candidates, it will be decided exclusively based on the minimum required marks secured by the candidates in PCB subjects.
Further, a candidate is not entitled for a rank if he/she fails to secure 50% or 40% of the marks as the case may be in English. The paper of English language will be of 10+2 standards and will test the comprehension of the candidates on the language, the structure of words, phrases, clauses and sentences.
The candidate should be 17 years of age as on December 31, 2015 and COMEDK has clearly barred candidates from applying on following criteia:
Candidates who have passed the 10+2 or equivalent before 2013.
Candidates having qualified the exam earlier and had selected an MBBS seat through COMEDK but failed to join the college that was selected or failed to surrender the said seat at the COMEDK level giving valid reasons or having joined the college that was selected but, failed to pursue the course.
Candidates pursuing a Medical Under Graduate course anywhere in India. Diploma candidates are non-eligible for appearing in the Entrance Test as there is no option for lateral admissions.
Candidates who were caught attempting to impersonate or found following/adopting any of the malpractices earlier including entertaining the touts and agents.
Eligibility criteria for Engineering and Architecture are as follows:
Based on written request of KUPECA, the following shall be the eligibility criteria for Engineering and Architecture courses.
The qualifying examination prescribed for admission for B.E./B. Arch is 10+2 Higher Secondary or equivalent examination from a board recognized by State / Central Government and the last two years of study shall comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with English as a compulsory subject.
The General Merit candidates should have cleared with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% in respect of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka State in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and should have passed these subjects individually as well.
Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biology Technology or Biology or any other technical vocational courses as one of the optional subjects. However, changes, if any, in the eligibility criteria by the AICTE will be adopted.
An attempt in the COMEDK Entrance Test seeking admission to Engineering courses is considered adequate for figuring in the rank list.
Diploma candidates are non-eligible for appearing in the Entrance Test as there is no option for lateral admissions.
The qualifying examination for admission to B. Arch course is 10+2 Higher Secondary or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects along with other subjects or a 10+3 Diploma recognized by Central / State Government with at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% in the case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka).
The candidates should have appeared for National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) exam conducted by the Council of Architecture and should have scored 80 out of 200 marks by the students.
There will be no Entrance Test conducted for candidates seeking admission in B. Arch Course and they need to submit applications seperately.