CET 2024: At least 45 questions out of syllabus, claim students

07:32 PM Apr 19, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

Mangaluru / Bengaluru: Students, teachers, and parents alleged that over 45 questions asked in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on April 18 and 19, were out of the syllabus prescribed by the Karnataka School Examination and Assessment Board (KSEAB).


This is causing confusion and distress among young candidates, they said.

CET serves as an entrance test for admission to undergraduate-level professional courses in Karnataka.

According to reports, a significant number of questions asked in CET were not part of the prescribed syllabus by the KSEAB for the year 2023-24. Students lamented that the discrepancies were found in all subjects — Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

There were 10 out-of-syllabus questions in biology, 11 in mathematics, 9 in physics, and 15 in chemistry, totalling 45 questions, students claimed.


The frustration among students was palpable, with many expressing dismay over the lack of alignment between the test content and what they had prepared for. Meanwhile, demands for a thorough investigation into the matter and appropriate measures to address the grievances of the affected candidates are gaining momentum.

Students can raise objections till April 27: KEA

Bengaluru: Meanwhile, KEA has given time till April 27 to raise any objections regarding the questions asked in the examination.

In a press release, S. Ramya, Executive Director of the Karnataka Examinations Authority, said that any objections regarding the questions could be raised via email at until 5:30 pm on April 27. Candidates must include the subject, version code, and question numbers in their objections. A committee of experts will review these objections, she added.

KEA further reassured candidates, stating that there is no need to worry, as the committee will address any discrepancies found.

The Common Entrance Test (CET) proceeded without any hitches on Thursday and Friday. Of the 3,49,637 students who registered for the examination, 92 per cent appeared for the exam, it added.


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