About CET Entrance Exam
The CET or the Common Entrance Examination is a standardized procedure to identify the most deserving students to the colleges for higher studies in professional courses. The courses that students are tested for admission include Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Architecture, Management and other related courses. The CET is conducted for admission to colleges across India irrespective of the State in which the student is domiciled. Though the students are granted admission through the CET entrance exam, some of the colleges are affiliated with the State run Universities, some with Central Universities and some are Deemed universities. The CET is also an avenue through which the students can seek admission to the Premium institution like the NITs, IITs, IIMs and the IISCs.
The eligibility criteria for all the CET entrance exams is similar except for some minor differences depending on the state of domicile. Some of the eligibility criteria for the CET entrance examination include:
- Candidates should be above 17 years of age
- Should be a citizen of India
- Should have studied and successfully passed the 10 + 2 course of study in School or the Higher Secondary.
- Should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics along with English as major subjects in the qualifying examination.
- Students in the general category should have scored at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination and students in the SC/ST or OBC categories should have scored 40% marks.
Entrance Exam Syllabus
The CET Entrance Exam Syllabus is based on the syllabus of the 10+ 2 or the Higher Secondary Science subjects and hence, the students are able to crack the exam quite confidently as they have just studied for their final examination of the qualifying exam. The problem is in the application type of questions which the students are unable to crack too easily as it is based on the theorems and equations studied as a theory in the qualifying exam but not practiced.
How to apply
The application procedure for the CET entrance exam is quite simple and all the details are provided on the official website of the CET. Application forms can either downloaded or bought at specified places like banks and submitted after duly filling it up and attaching all the specified documents, photographs and bank drafts. One of the major procedures of admission is the certificate verification. Without proper documents the candidate shall be ruled out from admission and their performances in the exam will not be considered.
Entrance Exam Pattern
The CET entrance exam pattern basically is made up of objective type questions based on the higher secondary Science Syllabus. In most cases, the CET entrance exam test paper is made up of 200 questions with 50 questions each on Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. More emphasis should be given to Biology, followed by Physics and Chemistry for students applying for medicine. The duration of the exam is usually three hours. One of the major advantages of the test as far as students are concerned, is the absence of negative marking pattern.