The exam will be conducted online in over 150 cities across India, in over 400 test centres. This year, it expects over 80,000 students to appear for the examination.
Dr S Kumar, executive secretary COMEDK, said: “Karnataka has been a pioneer in Engineering education, and has always been a destination for Engineering students from across the country. Over the years, we have seen an increase in the number of students taking the entrance test from outside Karnataka. While there was a decline in admissions due to pandemic in 2020, we see that as an aberration and anticipate that this year will see a distinct increase in student interest, due to easing of restrictions.”
“This year, we have upgraded our safety standards to ensure that each centre is fully sanitised, and will accommodate only 50% seating to ensure social distancing. The number of centres has also been increased from 392 to 400 plus across 150 cities, thereby, limiting and reducing student travel. The exam will be conducted in two sessions– 9 am – 12 pm and the other from 2 pm-5 pm,” said P Muralidhar, CEO, ERA Foundation.
ComedK – Uni – GAUGE has become the second-largest multi-university private engineering exam in India, with 180+ institutions and 30 plus universities accepting scores, said a release. Around 20,000 seats in 150 engineering colleges in Karnataka are available through Comed-K.