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About KCET

KCET 2018 - Karnataka Common Entrance Test is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority for admission of Karnataka domiciled candidates and the wards of Jammu & Kashmir migrants to the various Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture courses. The candidates can fill the KCET Application Form from 1 February 2018. KCET 2018 is a pen and paper-based test for admission in Government University/ Private Aided/ Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2018-19. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts KCET which is a state level exam for admission to undergraduate courses in the colleges of Karnataka. The Admission to Medical and Dental Courses (MBBS and BDS) will be done on the basis of NEET

Latest Update - KCET Admit Card is available from 6 April to 15 April 2018. Download KCET Admit Card 2018 HereAlso, read about KCET Dress Code and Exam Day Guidelines

KCET 2018 Dates

 

Events

Dates

KCET 2018 Online Application Starts

1 February 2018

KCET 2018 Application Ends

Extended to 8 March 2018

KCET Application Process Starts Again

15 to 22 March 2018

Last date to pay the Application Fee

9 March 2018

KCET Admit Card - Released!

6 to 15 April 2018

KCET Exam Date

18 & 19 April 2018

Kannada Language Test Date

20 April 2018

 

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Courses for Admission through KCET

The admission in MBBS and BDS will be done on the basis of NEET scores. However, the admission to Architecture course will be done based on NATA scores. The courses offered through Karnataka Common Admission Test (KCET) are given below:

Bachelor of Science: The candidates can pursue the B. Sc in any of the streams of their choice mentioned below.

Bachelor of Pharmacy: The candidates can pursue the Pharmacy course through KCET. 

  • B.Sc. Agriculture/ B.V.Sc. & A.H.
  • B.Sc Sericulture
  • B.Sc Forestry
  • B.Sc Horticulture
  • B.Sc Agri
  • B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op)
  • B.FSc (Fisheries)

Bachelor of Technology: The candidates can pursue the B.Tech in any of the specified industry according to their choice. 

  • B.Tech (Agri.Engg)
  • B.Tech (Food Technology)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Tech)

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KCET Eligibility criteria

Domicile- Only students from Karnataka and wards of  Jammu & Kashmir migrants are eligible for appearing in KCET 2018.

Age Limit: The candidates seeking admission to Medical/ Dental/Ayurveda/Homeopathy/Unani/Naturopathy & Yoga courses should have completed the age of 17 as on 31 December 2018.

Academic Qualification

Course

Qualifying Exam

Criteria of Determination of Merit

MBBS /BDS
  • Passed Qualifying Exam with a minimum aggregate of 50% of Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects

  • (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)

Based on NEET Scores

Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga
(ISM & H)
  • Passed Qualifying Exam with a minimum aggregate of 50% of Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects
  • (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
Government orders applicable in determining the merit for admission to AYUSH Courses
Engineering / Technology (B.E./ B.Tech) Passed Qualifying Exam with 45% aggregate marks in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer No Minimum CET Marks Required
B.Architecture
  • Passed in Qualifying Exam with Mathematics as Compulsory optional subject and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in all the subjects. (45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)
  • The candidate must have cleared or appeared in NATA
NATA/ JEE Paper 2
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) Aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects.  No Minimum CET Marks Required
 B.Pharma Obtained a minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects No Minimum CET Marks Required 
Pharma-D  Passed in Qualifying Exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

No Minimum CET Marks Required  

 

Candidates Claiming seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses 
The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo a Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada

KCET Application form and Admit Card

The application process for KCET will start from 1 February 2018. The candidates who are interested in seeking admission in various Engineering, Pharmacy and Architecture courses in Karnataka are suggested to fill the form on or before the due date. The last date to fill the application form is 22 March 2018.

  • KCET Application Process will be filled in two phases. In the first phase, candidates can fill the details and can edit the data any number of times and also can the draft printouts before selecting the declaration. 
  • In the Second Phase, the candidates have to select the declaration after confirming themselves that there are no changes to be incorporated or all the entries made by them in the online application are correct.

Submission of Application Form

Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form before the final submission because once the application has been processed then the candidates will not be able to do any changes. Candidates are also advised to keep at three printouts of the application form with them for future reference. The candidates must retain the following documents for future Correspondence:

  • Three printouts of the finally submitted Application Form.
  • Proof of payment of a fee.
  • 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that scanned and uploaded on the Online Application.

KCET 2018 Admit Card

KCET Admit Card is available from 6 April 2018. The candidates who have filled and submitted the application form can download the admit card by following the given link. Students can download the admit card by entering their user id and password.

Admit card is a very important document and students cannot appear in the exam without a valid KCET admit card. Candidates need to know that the admit card will not be dispatched through the post, so no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

KCET Fees

The KCET fees for the General, OBC, SC/ST are given in the table below with amount payable for each category is given below. The candidates should ensure that they have selected the right category while filling the application form.

KCET 2018 Application Fee

 

Category Application Fee
For Karnataka Residents Only General and OBC Rs. 650
For Karnataka Residents Only SC/ ST Rs. 500 

 

KCET Practical Test Fee

Practical test os the candidates are taken for claiming seat under agriculturist quota. Practical Test Fee has to be paid at the respective Practical Test Centre on the day of verification of documents in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Comptroller of the respective University.

Category 

Amount Payable

General / OBC

Rs 500

SC/ST

Rs 250

 

KCET 2018 Admission Fee


The table below shows the amount of fee payable at the time of admission. The type of institute is also given on this page.

Type of Pharmacy Institute

Fee Amount 

Government College

Rs. 14,030 

Private college

Rs. 21,430

 

KCET Result and Counselling

The Karnataka Examination Authority will release the CET Result after the termination of the exam. However, the exact date of releasing the result has not been announced yet. Once the result gets declared, the candidates can check the result on this page. Get more details about KCET Result here.

KCET 2018 Selection Process

The selection criteria of KCET is different for each course. The procedure for selecting the candidates for admission are given below separately for the individual courses.

For B.Tech

  • Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of performance in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in both Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination.
  • The KCET Merit List 2018 for Engineering will be prepared by taking the marks in equal proportions of the qualifying exam and KCET 2018 Score.

For B. Arch

  • Candidates will be offered admission on the basis of performance in both Class 12 or Equivalent Qualifying Examination and NATA.
  • The KCET Merit List 2018 for Architecture will be prepared by taking the marks in equal proportions of the qualifying exam and NATA 2018 Score.
  • Students do not have to appear in Karnataka CET for admission into B.Arch courses.

Agriculturist Quota

The merit list will be prepared based on 25% marks each, secured in concerned combinations in second year PUC (PCMB) & CET and 50% marks secured in the Practical Test. In

In the case of B.V.Sc & AH merit will be prepared based on 50% of Marks secured in CET (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and 50% of marks scored in the practical test.

KCET Exam pattern

  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking in KCET.
  • Marking Scheme: Each paper is of 70 minutes duration + additional 10 minutes for carefully entering the serial number of the question paper on the OMR answer sheet.
  • The candidate has to sign at the bottom of OMR answer sheet in the space provided.
  • The answers on the OMR sheet should be marked using blue or black ball point pen only.

Subject

Marks

Physics

60

Chemistry

60

Mathematics

60

Biology

60
Total 240 Marks

 

Students appearing in Engineering Exam need not appear in Biology and similarly, students appearing KCET Medical Exam 2018 need not appear in Mathematics Exam.

  • Kannada language test shall be conducted for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates and will be of 50 marks.
  • The minimum passing marks for all Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates shall be 12 out of 50 marks in Kannada Language Examination.
  • The agricultural practical test on “Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens” will be held for claiming seats under agriculturist quota and will be of 200 marks.

KCET Question Papers

KCET previous years question papers are available on the official website of KCET from 2004-2015 for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. The KCET answer keys are also available for all the question papers but the solution is not available. Students can practise from previous years questions papers to get an idea of the type of questions asked in the exam.

KCET 2018 Exam Schedule

 

Subjects

Marks

Date

Timings

Biology

60

 

18 April 2018

 

10.30 AM - 1 1.50 AM

Mathematics

60

02.30 PM - 03.50 PM

Physics

60

 

19 April 2018

 

20 April 2018

10.30 AM - 1 1.50 AM

Chemistry

60

02.30 PM - 03.50 PM

Kannada Language Test

50

11.30 AM - 12.50 PM

 

KCET Important details

KCET Exam will be conducted in 53 test centres in India.Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write CET-2018' in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard. The candidates claiming eligibility under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses will have to appear for CET - 2018 in a test centre located only at BANGALORE.

KCET Test Centre 2018

 

District

Exam Place

Bangalore

Bangalore

Doddaballapur

Ramanagara

Ramanagara

Channapatna

Bellary

Bellary

Hospet

Belgaum

Belgaum

Chickodi

Athani

Gokak

Bagalkot

Bagalkot

Jamakhandi

Bijapur

Bijapur

Bidar

Bidar

Basavakalyan

Bhalki       

Davangere

Davangere

Chitradurga

Chitradurga

Chikmangalur

Chickamagalur

Gadag

Gadag

Haveri

Haveri

Dharwad

Hubli

Dharwad

Gulbarga

Gulbarga

Yadgir

Yadgir

Hassan

Hassan

Chikkaballapur

Chikkaballapur

Kolar

Kolar

K G F

Chamarajnagar

Chamarajnagar

Kollegala

Mysore

Mysore

Mandya

Mandya

Krishnarajapet

North Canara

Karwar

Sirsi

Kumta

Dandeli

Koppal

Koppal

Raichur

Raichur

South Canara

Mangalore

Puttur

Moodabidre

Ujire

Udupi

Udupi

Kundapura

Karkala

Shimoga

Shimoga

Bhadravathi

Sagar

Tumkur

Tumkur

Tiptur

Kodagu

Madikeri

 

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KCET Contact

Sampige Road, 
18th Cross, Malleshwaram, 
Bangalore - 560012

Phone: 080 - 23460460 (Five Lines) 
Fax: 080 - 23461576  
Email: keauthority-ka@nic.in