The maiden Common Post- Graduation Admission Entrance Test (CPET) for admission to master’s degree courses in colleges and universities in Odisha will begin on October 12, the state Higher Education Department announced on Friday.

The examination will continue till October 22 with strict adherence to COVID-19 guidelines, said Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra.

The common entrance test will help alleviate the hardship of students, particularly of those residing in remote areas, Mishra said.

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