Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: It is D-Day for over 1.2 lakh students who will take the Common Entrance Test 2009 (CET) in 227 examination centres across the State. In Bangalore alone, the test which is used as a benchmark for admissions to professional colleges in Karnataka, will be conducted in 59 centres.

According to Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), the nodal agency for conducting admission tests, 32,513 candidates are appearing from Bangalore centres. Reverting to its old two-day format, the test will be conducted on May 6 and 7 in four sessions. Students will write their Biology and Mathematics tests on Wednesday and Physics and Chemistry on Thursday.

The Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates and Horandu Kannadiga candidates will appear for an exclusive Kannnada language test on Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.

A press release from the KEA said that 69,230 boys and 51,143 girls had applied for the test from the State, and around 2,000 candidates from outside the State are slated to arrive in the city on Wednesday to take up the test. Higher Education Secretary A.S. Srikantha said all arrangements had been made and the tests would be conducted according to schedule.

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