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Indore: CET 3 marks for right answer, -1 for incorrect one


Indore: Negative marking system would be followed in common entrance test (CET) this year as well for securing admissions in professional and other courses offered by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) teaching departments. According to CET guidelines, “Three marks would be awarded for every correct answer, while one mark would be deducted for every incorrect answer.”

Media in charge of DAVV, Chandan Gupta said that the university would continue with its prevalent system of marking for CET-2017, which has witnessed a major change in pattern of exam this year. “Contrary to the common practice, the entrance test of DAVV will be conducted online this year. Young generation is tech savvy and they should be able to cope up with the minimum level of computerisation. In line with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the university is aspiring to become as much digitised as possible. Also, apart from saving time and energy, online test saves environment as well by reducing heavy use of paper, thus saving a lot of trees,” he said.

The papers will have objective type questions, having choices a, b, c, d and e each. The test timings will be different. A candidate can opt for any programme of the group, if eligible. There is no prescribed syllabus for CET-2017. The courses in which admission are to be granted through CET have been divided into four groups— A, B, C, D.

Group A and B

Tests for both Group A and Group B will have 75 questions in total, with 15 questions each from sections, including Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Intelligence, English Language Comprehension, General Awareness and Awareness of Socio-economic environment.

Group C

Test for Group C will have total 75 questions, comprising 15 questions from English and 20 questions each from Physics, Mathematics/Biology and Chemistry. Available choices to the candidate in this group are B Pharm, MBA (HA), MCA and M Tech. Students opting out of Mathematics will not be considered for MCA/M Tech and similarly, students not having Biology will not be considered for MBA (HA).

Group D

 Paper for LLM will have total 75 questions, covering all the compulsory law subjects prescribed by BCI for undergraduate programmes

 MSc (Life Science/Industrial Microbiology/Biochemistry) paper will have 75 questions based on the programme contents being taught at graduation level (BSc) in Biological Sciences

MSc (Electronics/Electronics & Communication) paper will have total 75 questions, covering subjects Physics/Mathematics/Electronics taught at undergraduate level