What is KCET?
KCET full form is Karnataka Common Entrance Test and it is a prestigious State Level Entrance Test. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts KCET to offer admission into the first year of Engineering & various other professional courses in colleges spread across Karnataka.
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), conducts KCET yearly. Government of Karnataka established Common Entrance Test Cell in the year 1994 to conduct the Entrance Test for Karnataka candidates and the wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants for gaining admissions into professional courses.
Admission: KEA allocates seats based on the merit/ ranking and category of the candidates appearing for the KCET 2020. KCET paves way for getting admission to nearly 220 leading government, private colleges and institutes in the State of Karnataka. More than a lakh of students appear for the KCET.
Courses: KCET 2020 offers undergraduate courses such as BE/ B.Tech, Pharma-B, Pharma D, Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry, Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Forest, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture and Bachelor of Home Science and many more.
Mode of Exam: KCET 2020 examination will be held in offline mode (Pen and Paper Based test). The KCET 2020 will have four compulsory papers which are Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. KEA conducts KCET on two different days with 2 sessions per day.
Medical Science: Candidates who wish to get admission to do Medical/ Dental courses (MBBS/ BDS), AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Homoeopathy) will have to write NEET 2020 conducted by NTA.
Architecture Engineering: If candidates are opting for Architecture engineering courses then they have to take up JEE Paper-2 or NATA 2020 which is conducted by the Council of Architecture.
|Exam Name||Karnataka Common Entrance Test|
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Examination Authority [KEA]|
|Exam Date||April 29, 2020 to May 1, 2020 (Updated)|
|Mode||Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)|
|Topics||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology|
|Duration||1 hour 20 minutes for each paper|
|Helpline Number||080 - 23460460|
- What is KCET?
- KCET Dates
- KCET Eligibility
- KCET Syllabus
- KCET Registration
- KCET Exam Pattern
- KCET Admit Card
- KCET Exam Centre
- KCET Results
- KCET Counselling
- KCET FAQs
Application Form is available on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority from February 1, 2020 and the last date to submit the Application Form was on March 20, 2020. Once candidates have submitted their KCET Application Form they can download their admit card from April 16, 2020. Some of the important dates of KCET 2020 are:
- Exam Date: KEA conducts KCET 2020 as an offline exam which is Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT). KCET Dates are April 29, 2020 and May 1, 2020.
- Results: The conducting authority will declare results on the official website on May 15, 2020. Results will be based on the candidate's performance in KCET 2020 and their marks in 2nd PUC or equivalent exam.
- Counselling: Candidates who have secured a rank in KCET 2020 will be called for the counselling process which will begin from June 11, 2020.
|Important Events/Schedules||Exam Dates (tentative)|
|Application Form Start Date||February 1, 2020|
|Application Form Last Date||March 20, 2020|
|Admit Card Availability||April 16, 2020|
|KCET 2020 Exam Date||April 29, 2020 to May 1, 2020|
|Results Announcement||May 15, 2020|
|Commencement of Counselling||June 11, 2020|
KCET 2020 Schedule/Time Table for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology along with Kannada is given below:
|April 29, 2020||10.30 AM - 11.50 AM||Biology||60|
|02.30 PM - 03.50 PM||Mathematics||60|
|May 1, 2020||10.30 AM - 11.50 AM||Physics||60|
|02.30 PM - 03.50 PM||Chemistry||60|
|1st May 2020||11.30 AM - 12.30 PM||Kannada||50|
Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannada Candidates will have to write Kannada exam. The KCET 2020 Kannada Language Test is conducted on 1st May 2020. KCET 2020 Schedule/ Time Table for Agriculturist Quota is as follows:
|18th May 2020||9.00 AM Onwards||Practical Test on "Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens" (To claim seat under agricultural quota)||
Note: Candidates should note that these dates are tentative and are subject to change. Once KEA releases the dates for KCET 2020 officially, we will update the dates.
The candidates should have passed the 2nd PUC/ 10+2 examination from a recognized Board of Education. Candidates should be at least 17 years old to appear in the KCET.
Final Year: The candidates who are appearing for there final year examination i.e. 2nd PUC/ 10+2 examination are also eligible to appear for KCET 2020, considering they have the result at the time of counselling.
Note: Eligibility / Admissions / Allotments made to and by the colleges shall be subject to approval by MCI / DCI / AICTE / COA / CCIM / Government / concerned University / Apex Bodies / etc.
Eligibility Criteria for different courses are as follows:
|KCET Course||Eligibility to Qualify for KCET||Eligibility in CET||Eligibility Criteria for KCET Rank|
|Medical (MBBS)/ Dental (BDS)||Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (Aggregate of three) (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B category candidates)||Minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate in PCB Subjects (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)||It will be founded on the imprints acquired in PCB Subjects in CET.|
|Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani, Naturopathy, and Yoga (ISM & H)||Attended in second PUC/twelfth Std/Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and got a Minimum of half of the Marks in total in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (Sum of 3) (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B class competitors)||For CET no minimum marks have been prescribed.||By taking imprints in level with extents in QE and CET in PCB subjects.|
|Engineering / Technology (B.E. / B.Tech)||Attended second PUC/twelfth Std/Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and got a Minimum of 45% of Marks in total in Physics and Mathematics alongside Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B class hopefuls)||For CET no minimum marks have been prescribed.||By taking imprints in parallel extents in QE and CET in PCM subjects.|
|Architecture (B.Arch)||Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent 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, 3Aand 3B category candidates)||Minimum of 40% of Marks in NATA for all categories of students including SC, ST, and Other Backward Class||By taking, imprints got in all subjects in Qualifying Examination and NATA taken in break even with extents.|
|B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Forestry), B.Sc.(Sericulture), B.Sc.(Agri. Biotech), B.Sc.(Horticulture), B.H.Sc.,(Home Science) B.Tech.(Food Technology), B.Tech.(Dairy Technology), B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) B.Tech. (Food Science &Tech.), B.Sc.(Ag. Marketing and Co-operation) and B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)||Passed in 2 PUC / 12 Std / Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects.||For CET no minimum no is prescribed.||By taking imprints in approach extents in QE and CET in PCM subjects.|
|Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)||Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std. and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects. (Aggregate of Four) (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)||For CET no minimum marks have been prescribed.||Just based on marks got in PCB in CET|
|B-Pharm||Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates. Or on the other hand, Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from a foundation endorsed by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.||For CET no minimum marks have been fixed.||Based on the marks gained in PCM or PCB Subjects(whichever is greater) in CET|
|2nd Year B. Pharm||Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured a minimum of 45% marks. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B category candidates.||For CET no minimum marks have been fixed.||Based on the marks gained in PCM or PCB Subjects(whichever is greater) in CET.|
|Pharm-D||Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.||For CET no minimum marks have been fixed.||Based on the marks gained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is greater) in CET.|
The syllabus for KCET 2020 is similar to the last year's KCET Syllabus, as released by the conducting authority i.e. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on their official website.
KEA tries to test Candidates' understanding of the subjects which they studied in 1st and 2nd PUC. Hence KCET 2020 will consist of topics from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology of 1st and 2nd PUC.
Candidates should have a good understanding of these subjects. This will help them land a good rank in KCET 2020 which in turn will help the get seat in one of the best colleges in Karnataka.
The KCET 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website from February 1, 2020 (tentative). Candidates will have to fill KCET Application Form Details and submit it before March 20, 2020 (tentative). More details regarding KCET Application process are explained in detail in the following sections.
How to apply for KCET?
Application Form will be released on February 1, 2020 (tentative) candidates can start filling the application on the official website. Steps to fill the application are given below:
- Step 1: Visit the official and click on CET 2020 link. Now you will be redirected to another page where you have to click the "CET 2020 UG Online Application" link. Now you will see a page containing Important notes and calendar of events in the click "New User" section.
- Step 2: Instruction and procedure for filling the application form will be displayed. Read it and click "proceed to apply online" icon.
- Step 3: Now registration page will appear, select yes if you appeared for Karnataka 2nd PUC 2020 examination. Then you have to enter your 13 digits "Student Number" and then click on submit icon.
- Step 4: Now enter your personal details, contact information, and other details. Now create a user ID and password. Select a security question and answer it, enter your Adhaar number, security code and click on "Submit" button.
- Step 5: Now KCET Registration Process is completed and your application number will be sent to your registered phone number and email ID.
- Step 6: Now you can log in using your user ID and password created during KCET Application Process.
- Step 7: You will have to enter your various details such as:
- Student Information
- Reservation details
- Study Details
- Photo & sign upload
- Step 8: Candidates can pay the application fee either by taking a challan or through online payment methods using credit/debit card.
KCET Application Form Details
Various application form details which candidates should be aware of are:
- Registration Fee: The Application Form Fee will be different for each category candidates which are listed below:
|General Category||INR 650/-|
|SC/ST/OBC Categories||INR 500/-|
|Candidates Residing Outside Karnataka||INR 750/-|
|Candidates Residing Outside India||INR 5000/-|
- Payment Mode: The registration fee can be paid online (Credit Cards/ Debit Cards/ Net Banking) or offline (Challan - State Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, Indian Bank, Central Bank of India, Axis Bank, or E-post office) (Demand Draft - Drawn in favour of "Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority(KEA)", payable at Bangalore)
- Photograph, signature and thumb impression: The candidates will have to upload a photograph, signature and left thumb impression in the specified dimension, format and size. These details are in the following table:
|1||Photograph||Recent Photograph against a white background||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm||jpg/jpeg||5 kb to 40 kb|
|2||Signature||Signature in blue or black ink of candidate and guardian/parent||3.5 cm X 1.5 cm||jpg/jpeg||5 kb to 40 kb|
|3||Thumb Impressions||Candidates left thumb impression||3.5 cm X 1.5 cm||jpg/jpeg||5 kb to 40 kb|
Documents required to apply for KCET
Candidates should have the following documents and details ready when they are applying for KCET.
- Name of the Candidate, Date of birth, father's name and mother's name.
- Valid email id and phone number.
- Postal address.
- Category details.
- Student details like schools, board, passing year and classes studied.
- Photograph of the candidate, signature of candidate and left thumb impression of candidate and guardian/parent.
KCET Exam Pattern
KEA will conduct KCET as offline exam which is Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for all the aspirants from April 29, 2020 to May 1, 2020. KCET 2020 will consist of 240 questions in total which comprise of the topics from Physics (60), Chemistry (60), Mathematics (60), and Biology (60).
The question paper will be objective type or will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Question paper is available only in English Language. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. The time given to complete the examination will be 1 hour 20 minutes for each subject.
|Mode||Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)|
|Duration||1 hour 20 minutes for each subject|
|Paper||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for the correct answer and no negative marking|
|Biology (Botany & Zoology)||60||60|
KCET Admit Card
KEA will release KCET Admit Card on the official website from April 16, 2020. Important Details about candidates are given in the following table:
|KCET 2020 Admit Card Release Date||16th April 2020 (tentative)|
|Organized By||Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)|
|Notification Type||Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)|
|Mode of Availability||Online|
|KCET Admit Card will be available at||www.kea.kar.nic.in|
|Details required to Download Admit Card||User ID and Password|
|Information on KCET Admit Card||Personal and Contact details, Roll Number, Test Center details, Photo, Digital Signature, and Image of Left-hand thumb-impression|
|Contact Details to report for the Discrepancy||Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012|
Note: The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.
How to download KCET Admit Card?
Stepwise instruction to download admit card are as follows:
- Visit the official website of KCET.
- Click on the "CET 2020" link.
- Click on "CET 2020 Hall Ticket Download Link"
- Enter your application number and date of birth.
- KCET Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
- Now download the admit card and save a copy of it.
KCET Exam Centre
KCET 2020 is conducted in all the major cities in the state of Karnataka. Candidate should mention the Centre Code and Name of his/ her choice of Test Centre during the application process.
Requests for change of Test Centre and Subject opted by the candidate in the Application Form will not be considered under any circumstances. So candidates should select an exam centre carefully during their application process.
The list of KCET Exam Cities which candidate can choose from is in the following table:
|S.No.||KCET Examination Centers|
|32||K G F|
Note: Be present at the centre prior to the scheduled time to avoid any complications with regard to the exam centre location and allotment of seat.
Details regarding the documents which candidate should carry to exam centres are as follows:
- Candidates will have to carry their KCET Admit Card to the exam centre.
- Along with admit card candidates must carry Government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport.
KEA will announce the KCET Results which is rank list online on the official website on May 15, 2020. Candidates Rank in KCET 2020 will be based on the marks obtained in KCET 2020 and in 2nd PUC/12th. Candidates can apply for re-evaluation within three days of result announcement, beyond that no such requests will be entertained.
KEA will release separate rank list for different courses offered through KCET. Engineering rank will be based on marks scored in subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in both CET and 2nd PUC. And for medical and other ranks Physics, Chemistry and Biology marks of CET will be considered.
How to check KCET Result?
Stepwise instruction to check KCET Results are given below:
- Visit the official website.
- Click on CET 2020 Result and you will be directed towards another page.
- Enter your registration number and submit.
- KCET Result 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
- Download it for future reference.
Candidates who have received rank in KCET are eligible for KCET Counselling Process. The counselling will be done online through option entry. The option entry will be made open from June 11, 2020.
Before counselling, Candidates will have to verify their documents. For this KEA will allocate centres across the state and candidates will have to be present in the centres on the specified date and time. Once documents are verified candidates can give option entry.
Candidates can select courses in colleges of their choice. There is no limit to number of colleges they can select. Then KEA will allocate the candidate seat from colleges selected by the candidate and depending on candidates rank and category and seat availability in the college.
Courses Offered through KCET
Various courses offered through KCET are in the following table.
|1||Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)|
|2||B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture|
|3||B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture|
|4||B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture|
|5||B.Sc (Hons) Forestry|
|7||B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science|
|9||B.Tech (Food Technology)|
|10||B.Tech (Dairy Tech)|
|12||B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)|
|13||B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing & Co-Op|
KCET Contact Details
The contact details of the conducting authority KEA is in the following table:
|Address||18th Cross Road, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012|
|Phone Number||080 - 23460460|
|Fax||080 - 23461576|
Q: Are NRI students eligible to write KCET?
Ans. Yes. NRI students are eligible to write KCET.
Q: How to get admission to the medical course?
Ans. In order to pursue a medical course, candidates should write NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Admission for the medical course will be based on the score obtained in NEET.
Q: Is there any reservation for Kannada medium students?
Ans. There is a reservation of 5% for Kannada medium students. Candidates from other state but studied in Kannada medium are also eligible. They must have studied class I to X in Kannada medium.
Q: Is the application form different for different courses?
Ans. No. The application form will be the same for all the courses except medical science and architecture. Candidates can avail the application form from the official website.
Q: What is the eligibility of a student to appear in KCET?
Ans. A student must have cleared 10+2 with 50% aggregate in PCM/PCMB/PCMC. NRI students are also eligible if they have this score in 10+2 or equivalent.
Q: Where can we find the admit card?
Ans. The admit card, scorecard, application form, etc. can be viewed and downloaded from the official website of KCET.
Q: Are NRI students eligible to get a seat in the medical course?
Ans. NRI students are eligible to write NEET. So, they must obtain a valid score in NEET to get admission in the medical course. Students must have studied Biology in 10+2 or its equivalent, to be eligible to write NEET.
Q: Who are the students eligible to write KCET?
Ans. Kannada medium students even from outside the state, NRI students who satisfy eligibility criteria, students from Karnataka are eligible to write KCET.
Q: Who are the students eligible for counselling?
Ans. Admission for courses will be based on the rank list released. Only the candidates who have obtained a place in the rank list will be eligible for counselling.