KCET 2020 Exam Held amid Strict COVID-19 Precautions: The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 i.e. KCET 2020 exam which is being held over 30th and 31st July 2020 has concluded today. As per the details available as of now, a total of 1.47 lakh registered students have appeared for KCET 2020 exam, which also includes around 60 students who had COVID-19 positive status. The exam was held at 497 exam centres spread across the state with strict adherence for COVID-19 precautions, guidelines and social distancing.
Exam Held Amid Strict Aderance to COVID-19 Guidelines
Today, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan said that “Sixty COVID-19 positive students were among the 1.47 lakh who appeared for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test for engineering and other courses which began on Thursday with precautionary measures such as social distancing.” He was briefing media after the successful concluding of the KCET 2020 exam held by the state government’s Karnataka Examinations Authority i.e. KEA. In the media briefing he also added as part of the precautionary measures, usage of masks and sanitisers was made mandatory by the Government. On similar lines, seating arrangements for the KCET 2020 exam were also altered with maximum 24 students allowed to sit in a single examination hall.
75% Attendance in the Entrance Exam
According to details shared by the minister, of the total 1.94 lakh students registered for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020, around 75% students appeared for the entrance test which was held on 30th and 31st July 2020. During the press meet, Karnataka Dy CM also informed media persons that the state government had made special arrangements special which included separate seating for the 60 COVID-19 positive students, who appeared for KCET 2020. 12 of those 60 students were based in the state capital of Bengaluru. He also added that the 60 Students who were infected with coronavirus were provided transportation and logistical support reach examination centre and also return back safely in the department's ambulance.