Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: A total of 10,484 candidates appeared for the Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET-2007) for admission to postgraduate medical and dental courses offered by private unaided colleges in the State. The test was conducted here on Sunday by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).

Of the 11,522 candidates who registered for the test, 5,447 were Karnataka students and 6,075 non-Karnataka students. A total of 7,511 students had applied for the PG test for medical seats, while 4,011 candidates had registered for dental seats. The entrance test was conducted in 17 centres across the city from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. There were no cases of malpractice, and the examination was conducted peacefully.

R.L. Jalappa asserted that there was no reduction of 10 per cent seats to the government quota according to this year's seat-sharing arrangement, as the Supreme Court had clearly given powers of admission and fee fixation solely to the unaided private professional institutions.