Five of them are in the top 10; the competition took place online in 244 centers across the country
A total of 44 candidates from Karnataka landed the top 100 in the Karnataka Consortium of Faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Dentistry (COMEDK) exam, the results of which were announced on Sunday. Of those five state students were in the top 10.
The competition, which is the gateway for admissions to private engineering courses, was held online at 244 centers across the country. The toppers said they had more time to prepare as board exams were canceled due to the pandemic.
Veeresh B. Patil, a student at Oxford Independent PU College who took first place, said he took the opportunity to prepare a study plan.
“I took notes in class, and it helped me tremendously. I could review the key concepts just by looking at my notes, ”he said. He aspires to a seat at the Indian Institute of Technology and plans to take the joint (advanced) entrance exam next month.
Shiva Sudhan Rajamani of St. Paul’s English School, JP Nagar, ranked second, said he had taken several mock tests in preparation. “I mainly focused on preparing for the Common Entrance Test (CET) and this preparation helped me land the COMEDK,” he said.
Of the 66,304 candidates who registered for the test, 44,111 candidates took the COMEDK. More than 16,632 students were from Karnataka.
Of the 4,660 applicants who were in the 90th-100th percentile, 1,244 applicants were from the state. No less than 4,343 candidates were in the 80th-90th percentile with 1,193 from Karnataka, COMEDK said in a statement.
The number of places available, the amount of tuition fees and the dates of the counseling would be communicated shortly.
The COMEDK counseling would be conducted online and applicants had to upload the scanned copies of their documents using their login credentials.