Medical, dental counselling to go on as per schedule

Although the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to grant four marks to each of the 49 erroneously translated questions in the Tamil version of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) question paper, the Medical Education Department has said that the counselling for medical and dental seats in the State will not be affected.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) as per the schedule announced the real allotment of medical and dental seats on Friday. This year the total number of medical seats is 5,920 in 48 medical colleges and 2,754 seats in 38 dental colleges. V. Manjula, Additional Chief Secretary of the department told
The Hindu
that the State government had not received any directions from the Medical Council of India or the central government. “So our counselling process will continue as scheduled,” she said.

In a press release, the KEA stated that it would publish the seat-allotment results for engineering, agriculture etc shortly. Eligible and interested candidates, after verifying the medical/ dental seat-allotment results, have to select any one among the four choices.

Before selecting, candidates have been advised to understand the eligibility criteria to participate in the subsequent round, type of seats available for allotment in the subsequent rounds. For more detailed instructions, students may visit the KEA website.

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