A total of 1,84,233 candidates have applied for the Combined Entrance Test (CET-Bed-23) for admission to two-year B.Ed and Shiksha Shastri courses across the state, which will be held on April 8, said Professor Surendra Pratap Singh. On Monday, Vice Chancellor of the State Nodal University for CET-B.Ed LN Mithila University, Prof.
“The application window was open for one month, during which period 96,673 female candidates and 84,560 male candidates applied for the exam,” the LNMU VC said in a statement.
CET-B.Ed is being conducted by LNMU for the fourth time in a row to complete the enrollment process for 37,500 seats in two-year B.Ed colleges and institutes and 100 seats for Shiksha Shastri of Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University (KSDSU).
“Notably, the number of female candidates is higher than that of male candidates, which suggests a growing interest among women in this course. Out of the total applicants, a total of 255 candidates have applied for the Shiksha Shastri course, which will formally be held at KSDSU”, informed. State Nodal Officer of CET-Bed-23 Prof. Ashok Kumar Mehta.
According to Professor Mehta, to ensure fair and transparent examination, separate examination centers will be made for male and female candidates in each city. He informed that 11 cities have been designated as exam centers across the state, among them Patna city exam center is most preferred by the candidates, in which 53,172 students are going to appear for the exam.
Other centers with significant number of candidates include Darbhanga (26,269), Muzaffarpur (22,141), Gaya (13,795), Madhepura (13,570), Arrah (11,683), Purnia (10494), Bhagalpur (9775), Chapra (8230), Munger Are. (7762) and Hajipur (7117).
The admit cards will be available to download from March 30, and it is mandatory for the candidates to reach their exam center by 9 am. The exam will be held on April 8 from 11 am to 1 pm.
Professor Mehta said that applicants, who have made mistakes in their name, parent’s name, category or gender, can rectify their mistakes by filling the form on the official website till March 22 with additional fee.
“It is important to note that only LNMU and Patna University in the state have so far declared Degree Part 3 results for the academic session 2019-22, while the pending Degree Part 3 results in other universities have jeopardized the chances of freshers of these institutions. To apply for the CET-B.Ed exam”, claimed an LNMU official on condition of anonymity.