Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Government has decided to continue considering the higher secondary marks while preparing this year’s engineering rank list. The Kerala High Court would be informed of this decision.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE) had recommended the government not to consider the Plus-Two marks as the CBSE and ICSE board exams weren’t held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the Government has decided to persist with the established practice after the ICSE and CBSE boards announced the results.
In previous years, the aggregate of the higher secondary marks and the marks scored for the entrance exam were considered to prepare the rank list.
Meanwhile, a petition against considering Plus-Two marks for engineering rank list is under the consideration of the High Court. The court has instructed the government not to publish the rank list without its permission even if the entrance exam is held. It is in this context that the government is set to apprise the High Court about its latest decision.
The CEE conducted KEAM-2021 on August 5 in two shifts by adhering to the COVID-19 protocols. The valuation of the answer papers of the recently held entrance test, KEAM-2021, would begin after Onam.