Mangaluru

Good turnout at CET centres

A Student being checked for temperature at CET centre in Mangaluru on Thursday.

A Student being checked for temperature at CET centre in Mangaluru on Thursday.  

As many as 6,482 students wrote the Mathematics paper, while 4,646 students wrote the Biology paper of the Common Entrance Test in 17 examination centres in Dakshina Kannada on Thursday. While the Biology paper was held in morning, the Mathematics paper was held in the afternoon.

One student, who tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic, wrote the two papers at a special examination centre set up at the National Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Surathkal. A special invigilator was posted there.

Among those who wrote the examination in Dakshina Kannada included students from Kerala. The district administration had arranged buses to bring tehm from Talapady, Saradka and Panjikallu check-posts.

Of the 400 students scheduled to pass through the Talapady check-post, 360 turned up. Nine buses were used to bring them to the examination centres in Mangaluru and drop them back at the check-post. Of the 40 supposed to come through the Saradka check-post to two examination centres in Puttur, 28 came.

Of the 11 scheduled to enter the district through Panjikallu check-post, only three students turned up at the examination centre in Sullia. In Udupi, 3,444 students turned up for the Mathematics paper, while 2,277 turned up for the Biology paper in 10 examination centres. Five students who have tested positive for COVID-19 wrote the Mathematics paper, while four students wrote the Biology paper at a special examination centre set up at the girls hostel of the Social Welfare Department in Bannanje.

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