Bangalore: As the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) announced the results of the first round of counselling for Common Entrance Test (CET-2013) on Wednesday, a total of 3,464 engineering seats remained unoccupied. In addition, two seats were available in architecture course. All seats for other courses were allotted in the first round of counselling.
As per sources, out of 69,641 students who submitted their choices, 61,845 were allotted seats and 7,795 were not. All 2,214 medical seats were grabbed by the students in the first round. Even all the seats in the farm sciences courses, included in the CET for the first time, have been allotted.
According to the information, the real seat allotment status has been published on KEA website http:www.kea.kar.nic.in. One can view details of seats allotted as per one’s preference, college-wise, course-wise and category-wise, cutoff rank of real allotment and details of unallotted seats as well.
Candidates contented with the seats allotted are required to pay the prescribed fees through e-payment mode, download the admission order and report to the relevant college. Candidates allotted MBBS seats need to submit a duly-sworn e-affidavit on Rs 100 e-stamp paper, along with the downloaded admission order, when they report to the respective college. The format of e-affidavit is available on the website.
However, candidates who are contented with the seats allotted but are willing to take part in the second round of counseling for better option will have to pay the fees and wait till the schedule of the next round is released. Seats allotted to candidates who do not pay fees in time will be cancelled and added back to the pool for allotment in the second round of counselling.
In a statement, KEA officials said that in engineering too, there was a change in trends as former favourite, computer science and information science, fell behind electronics and communication, civil and mechanical engineering.