As per an Indian Express report, "It is yet to be decided that how weightage would be assigned to the Class 11 syllabus. The state higher and technical education department has declined the Directorate of Technical Education's (DTE's) proposal to not include the Class 11 syllabus till 2019 as students appearing next year have already been promoted to Class 12."
Earlier in March, a resolution was issued by the government to change the exam pattern in order bring it at par with the nationally held Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). But nowhere was it mentioned that the syllabus would be revised. On June 2, the Directorate of Technical Education had sent its proposals to make changes in the CET syllabus to bring it at par with the nationally held JEE. In its suggestions, the DTE had said that at least for 2018, the Class 11 syllabus should not be included for Common Entrance Test (CET).
Introduction of negative marking as also been suggested to match the criteria of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
"We are slightly concerned that the candidates don't have enough time to prepare for CET 2018," said a CET official. The ambiguity over the syllabus has left candidates confused about how to prepare.
"There needs to be more clarity about the pattern soon as students need time to prepare for the CET," Subhash Joshi, trustee of Science Parivar classes, said