Karnataka DCET 2023: Mock Cut Off (Out)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Feb 3, 2024

Karnataka DCET 2023 mock cutoff list has been released for HK (Hyderabad- Karnataka) and General category on Feb 3, 2024. Candidates must download the cutoff PDF through the official website.

Moreover, the counselling seat allotment was released on Dec 19, 2023, on the official website of KEA at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. Candidates can access their DCET seat allotment 2023 using the login credentials. The last date to report to the colleges was Dec 22, 2023.

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET). The candidates who qualify for the exam will be eligible to get admission to post-diploma in various Engineering colleges of Karnataka. Candidates need not appear for DCET 2023 for lateral admission to Architecture programs. However, they must have valid NATA scores for B.Arch admission. 

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DCET 2023 Counselling

Karnataka DCET 2023 mock cutoff list for the general and HK category has been released by the conducting authority on the official website. Candidates can download the PDF through the official site.

Candidates have to report to the counselling centre at the given date and time along with the necessary documents. The candidates who fail to report to the counselling centre will not be allowed to take up the course.

DCET Counselling Dates
Upcoming Events
DCET 2023 Mock Cut Off (HK and General) Feb 3, 2024
Past Exam Events
DCET 2023 Last date to report to college by Choice 1 Dec 1, 2023
DCET 2023 Downloading of admission order by Choice 1 Nov 28, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023
DCET 2023 Payment of fees by Choice 1 and Choice 2 Nov 28, 2023 - Nov 30, 2023
DCET 2023 Choice Selection Nov 27, 2023 -   Nov 28, 2023
DCET 2023 Downloading of Challan by Choice 1 and Choice 2 Nov 27, 2023 -   Nov 29, 2023
DCET 2023 Seat Allotment Result Nov 25, 2023
DCET 2023 Publication of Mock Seat Allotment Result Nov 23, 2023
DCET 2023 Add/Modify/Re-order/Delete the options Nov 23,  2023 - Nov 25, 2023
DCET 2023 Option Entry in the order of priority Nov 21, 2023 - Nov 23, 2023
DCET 2023 Release of Seat Matrix and Fee details Nov 20, 2023
DCET 2023 Result Oct 4, 2023
Casual Vacancy Round - Seat Allotment Result Dec 19, 2023
Casual Vacancy Round - Fresh Options Entry (options entered earlier will not be considered)  Dec 16 - 19, 2023
Casual Vacancy Round - Payment of fees & downloading of Admission Orders  Dec 20 - 21, 2023
Casual Vacancy Round - Reporting Dec 22, 2023

Documents Required for DCET 2023 Counselling

The following list of documents is required to attend the DCET counselling 2023. Applicants must make sure that the documents are valid and in good condition.

  • Academic Certificates
  • Class 10 & 12 Mark sheets
  • Valid Identity Proofs
  • Reservation Certificate (if applicable)
  • Special Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Nativity Certificate (if applicable).

About DCET 2023

The full form of DCET is Diploma Common Entrance Test. Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the DCET every year. Qualifying candidates are shortlisted for 2nd-year undergraduate Engineering and 1st-year Architecture programs. The candidates who qualify for the exam will be eligible for admission to both day and evening colleges in Karnataka.

Check the table below for the exam highlights of Karnataka DCET 2023.

Karnataka DCET 2023 Exam Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name DCET
Full Form Diploma Common Entrance Test
Conducting Body Karnataka Examination Authority
Exam Level State
Application Mode Online
Language English
Exam Mode Offline - OMR Based Test
Exam Duration 3 Hours, i.e., 180 Minutes
Official Website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea
Helpdesk 080-23 460 460

DCET 2023 Exam Date

Karnataka DCET 2023 exam was conducted on Sep 9, 2023 from 10 AM to 1 PM.  DCET result will be declared on Oct 6, 2023. The dates of all important exam events have been updated in the table below as per the official notification release. 

 Karnataka DCET 2023 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Commencement of Online Application Form-Filling Jul 31, 2023
Last Date for Registration and Application Fee Payment Aug 23, 2023
Last Date to Fill DCET 2023 Application Form Aug 23, 2023
Window to Submit Special Category Certificate at KEA Office Aug 2023
Release of DCET 2023 Admit Card Aug 29, 2023
DCET 2023 Exam Date Sep 9, 2023
Release of DCET Provisional Answer Key Sep 12, 2023
Provisional Answer Key Objection Window Sep 19, 2023
Revised Provisional Answer Key Sep 22, 2023
Release of Result Oct 30, 2023

DCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka Education Authority sets the Karnataka DCET 2023 eligibility criteria. Candidates need to know about the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. Below is the information regarding eligibility for various courses.

DCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for BE Courses (Day/Evening Engineering Colleges)

The candidates must have passed the diploma from a recognized university with 45% marks. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum passing mark is 40%.

The candidates must also have full-time work experience for 2 years from a recognized government or private firm/company/industry

DCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch Courses (Day Engineering College)

The candidates should have secured at least 40% in NATA 2023 conducted by the Council of Architecture. All applicants must have qualified for the final diploma exam (or equivalent) with at least 50% aggregate marks combined. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, native to Karnataka, require 45% marks.

DCET 2023 Application Form

DCET 2023 application form was available on the official webpage from Jul 31 - Aug 23, 2023. KEA conducted DCET 2023 to provide admission to 2nd-year/3rd-semester Engineering undergraduate degree programs.

How to Fill DCET Application Form 2023?

While filling out the DCET 2023 application form on the official website, candidates must fill in all the required details. All documents should be uploaded in the prescribed format only. Candidates can access the application form only after registration and the offline application fee payment.

Below is the process to fill out the DECT online application form for 2023. Only completed applications will be considered for admission.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'DCET 2023 Online Application' link under the Latest Announcements section.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'New Registration' tab.
  • Step 4: Fill in all details and register. A login ID and password will be sent through the registered mail or mobile number on successful registration.
  • Step 5: Log in using the credentials and enter the required information on the application form.
  • Step 6: Upload all needed documents.
  • Step 7: Upload a recent passport-sized photograph, parent's signature, and left thumb impression.
  • Step 8: After filling out the application form, cross-check the filed details, submit the application form
  • Step 9: Pay the application fee.
  • Step 10: Take a printout of the application form and the fee receipt for future reference.

DCET Application Fee 2023

DCET application fee can be paid both online and offline. The candidates can pay the application fee for appearing in DCET 2023 through one of the available modes of payment. Payment through credit/debit card or Net Banking is acceptable. Below is the information regarding DCET 2023 application fee

DCET Application Fee 2023
Category Fee
General INR 650

DCET 2023 Admit Card

Karnataka Examination Authority released the admit card on the official website for Karnataka DCET 2023 on Aug 29, 2023. Karnataka Examination Authority release the DCET hall ticket 2023 for the candidates who have filled out the application form. The applicants can download the hall ticket from the official website using their login credentials generated at the time of registration. KEA is yet to announce the admit card release date.

Steps to Download DCET 2023 Admit Card

Below is the step-by-step guide to downloading DCET 2023 admit card.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of KEA.
  • Step 2: Enter the login credentials and submit.
  • Step 3: The hall ticket will appear on the screen.
  • Step 4: Download the DCET hall ticket.
  • Step 5: Take a print out of thehall ticket

Details Mentioned on DCET 2023 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned in the admit card of DCET 2023. Candidates must make sure all details are correct. All aspirants must carry the admit card to the allotted exam centres.

  • Name
  • Category
  • Registration Number
  • Exam Date and Time
  • Venue of exam
  • Photograph and signature.

Read More: Karnataka DCET Admit card 2023

DCET 2023 Exam Centre

DCET 2023 exam will be conducted in the state of Karnataka. The candidates can choose the exam centres for DCET 2023, at their convenience, at the time of application. Below is the list of DCET exam centres in 2023.

DCET 2023 Exam Centre
DCET 2023 Exam Centre
Bangalore Bellary
Bijapur Belgaum
Mysore Shimoga
Tumkur Gulbarga
Dharwad Mangalore
Davangere -

DCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must prepare an effective study schedule, and to do that, they must have a good understanding of the DCET 2023 exam pattern. Provided below are the important details of the DCET 2023 exam pattern.

DCET 2023 Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
Exam Mode Offline - OMR-Based Test
Type of Questions Objective - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Questions 100
Exam Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Total Marks 100
Marking Scheme 1 Mark Awarded for Correct Answer
Negative Marking No Negative Marking

DCET 2023 Subject-Wise Marks Distribution

DCET 2023 exam will be conducted from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for all candidates, and a Kannada Language test will be conducted from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, on the same exam date, for Horanadu and Gadigadu Kannadiga candidates in Bangalore. The total marks for the Kannada test will be 50. Check the table below for the subject-wise marks distribution for DCET 2023 below.

DCET 2023 Subject-Wise Marks Distribution
Applied Science
Applied Mathematics
Total Marks (All Programs)

DCET 2023 Syllabus

The conducting authority released the detailed DCET 2023 syllabus for Applied Mathematics and Applied Science on the official website. Candidates can refer to the table below for the topics included in the syllabus for all programs.

DCET 2023 Syllabus
Subject Topics
Applied Mathematics Matrices & Determinants
Allied Angles & Compound Angles
Complex Numbers
Straight Lines
Applications of Differentiation
Integral Calculus
Definite Calculus
Differential Equations
Applied Science Mechanics
Properties of Solids & Liquids
Heat & Properties of Gases
Wave Motion
Modern Physics
Industrial Chemistry

Read More: DCET 2023 Syllabus

DCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Provided below are some tips to help the candidates prepare well for the DCET 2023 and ace the exam.

  • Prepare a Timetable: Making a schedule will help the candidate with better preparation and will also help in covering all the topics for the exam. Eight months is considered to be ideal for the preparation for the DCET exam. With a proper exam preparation strategy, the candidate can score well in the examination.
  • Start with Basics: The candidate should start with the basics for the preparation for the exam. It is crucial to be clear with all the concepts, as it will help in solving the problems efficiently. Candidates should practice answering the questions as per the time limits given.
  • Practice Previous Year Question Papers: It is crucial to solving past year's question papers. Regular practice of question papers will help the candidates in strengthening their knowledge, and it will also help in increasing their speed to solve the question papers.

DCET 2023 Answer Key

Karnataka DCET 2023 official answer key was released on the official website, after the completion of exam. The revised provisional answer key was published on Sep 22, 2023. Candidates can download the answer key as PDF file from the official website. The conducting body will release the results for DCET 2023 on Oct 6, 2023. An official notice will be published on the official website regarding the same. Candidates can use the answer key to check their estimated scores in the exam.

Steps to Download DCET 2023 Answer Key

The steps to check DCET 2023 results are below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website of DCET.
  • Step 2: Click on the link to view DCET 2023 Answer Key.
  • Step 3: DCET results will be on the screen.
  • Step 4: Download the DCET 2023 Answer key and take a copy of the same for future reference.
Particulars Direct Link
DCET Revised Provisional Answer Key  Click Here

DCET 2023 Results

Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) has declared Karnataka DCET 2023 results on the official website on Oct 30, 2023. Candidates must provide their DCET number in the candidate portal to check their Karnataka result 2023 and download the scorecard. The merit list will be published according to the marks scored by the candidates. 

Steps to Check DCET 2023 Results

The steps to check DCET 2023 results are below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must go to the official website of DCET.
  • Step 2: Click on the link to view the result.
  • Step 3: Enter the credentials and log in.
  • Step 4: DCET results will be on the screen.
  • Step 5: Download the DCET result and take a copy of the result.

Read More: DCET 2023 Results

DCET 2023 Exam Day Guidelines

Below are the exam day guidelines to be followed by the candidates appearing for DCET 2023.

  • Candidates should reach the allotted centre on time.
  • Carry the DCET 2023 admit card.
  • Carry blue/black pens (gel pens are not allowed).
  • All candidates should carry valid identity proof such as Aadhaar Card.
  • Do not carry any of the prohibited items mentioned in the admit card.

Read More: DCET 2023 Counselling

DCET 2023 Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

Karnataka Examination Authority Office,
18th Cross, Malleswharam,

Contact Number: 080-23 460 460

Email ID: keauthority-ka@nic.in

Official Website: cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea


Is Karnataka DCET 2023 application form released?

Karnataka DCET 2023 application form was released on Jul 31, 2023, and the last to register was Aug 23, 2023.

Is there any negative marking in Karnataka DCET 2023 exam?

Karnataka DCET 2023 exam has no negative marking.

Karnataka DCET 2023 exam is held online mode/offline mode?

Karnataka DCET 2023 exams will be held in offline mode.

When is the Karnataka DCET 2023 exam be held?

Karnataka DCET 2023 exam was held on Sep 9, 2023.

What is the duration of the Karnataka DCET 2023 exam?

Karnataka DCET 2023 exam duration is for three hours.

Did Karnataka DCET admit card released?

Yes, Karnataka DCET admit card released on Aug 29, 2023 on the official website.

When DCET 2023 revised provisional answer key released?

KEA has released a revised provisional answer key on Sep 22, 2023 on the official portal.



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