KCET 2019

Exam Date : 18th April 2019 To 20th April 2019
Result Date : 1st June 2019

KCET 2019 Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

KCET 2018

Introduction to KCET 2019

  • About: Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a prestigious state level entrance test conducted to offer admission into the first year of engineering & various other professional courses in colleges spread across Karnataka.

  • Admission: The seats are allocated based on the merit ranking and category of the candidates appearing for the KCET 2019. It 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.

  • Conducting Authority: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Bangalore, conducts KCET yearly. The Common Entrance Test Cell got established in the year 1994 by the Government of Karnataka to conduct the Entrance Test for Karnataka candidates and the wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants for gaining admissions into professional courses. First KCET exam took place in the year 1984. 

  • Courses: KCET 2019 offers undergraduate courses such as B.E./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 2019 examination format will be offline mode (Pen and Paper Based test) and there will be four papers to be attempted on two different days in 2 sessions each day which candidates have to clear in the KCET 2019 exam.

  • Medical Science: Candidates who are aspiring to do Medical/Dental courses (MBBS/BDS), AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Homoeopathy) then they have to write NEET 2019 conducted by NTA. 

  • Architecture Engineering: Candidates opting for Architecture engineering courses have to take up JEE paper-2 or NATA 2019 which is conducted by the Council of Architecture.

KCET 2019 Summary

KCET 2018


KCET 2019 Important Details



Name of the Examination

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)


Undergraduate Programme (UG) 

Exam Level

State Level

Exam Date

 18th April 2019 - 20th April 2019 

Application Submission Procedure


Participating Institutions

220 government colleges/ Private aided/ Private un-aided/ Institutes of Karnataka.

Organized By

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Information regarding KCET 2019

KCET Examination 2019

Name of the Examination

Karnataka State Entrance Examination

Commonly known as


KCET Level


KCET Authority

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)



Calendar of Events for KCET 2019

SL. No

Important Events



DATE OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST – 2019  (For Medical and Dental courses candidates have to appear for NEET- 2019  and NATA for Architecture course)

2nd May 2019 


3rd May 2019 


Date of Kannada Language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)

4th May 2019 


Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centres

5th May 2019 


17th May 2019 


Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture /

Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agriculturist Quota”

20th May 2019 


Date of publication of CET - 2019  Results along with applied Answer Key

27th May 2019 


Verification of documents for Special Category - Physically Disabled, NCC and Sports

1st June 2019 

2nd June 2019


3rd June 2019 

Schedule for submission of Special Category Certificates

Name of the Special Category

Date for Submission


8th May 2019  and 9th May 2019  (10.30am to 5.30pm)


10th May 2019  and 11th May 2019  (10.30 am to 5.30 pm)



12th May 2019 



13th May 2019  and 14th May 2019  (10.30 am to 5.30 pm


Scouts and Guides

To be submitted on the day of verification of documents along with other certificates

KCET 2019 Exam Time Table





2nd May 2019 

10.30 am - 11.50 am



2.30 pm - 3.50 pm



3rd May 2019  

10.30 am - 11.50 am



2.30 pm - 3.50 pm



Kannada Language Test Time Table (Only in Bangalore)




4th May 2019 

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

(Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates)


Time Table for Agriculturist Quota





20th May 2019 

9.00 am Onwards 

Practical Test on " Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens " ( To claim seat under agricultural quota)


KCET 2019 News

  • KCET Date: Candidates can start filling online registration form for KCET 2019 from 1st February 2019  and it will last till 22nd February 2019.

  • Single Entrance exam: KCET is a single entrance exam for all candidates seeking seats in engineering colleges for 2019. For all the latest news, notifications, and updates the candidates have to visit the KCET official website.

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Criteria: The KCET 2019 Eligibility for the candidates applying must have completed and should not be less than 17 years of age as of 31st Dec 2018.

  • Nationality: Should be an Indian national with opportunities also provided to NRI candidates under prescribed eligibility clauses.

  • Qualification Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics should be compulsory subjects along with another optional subject and English opted as one of the languages in 10+2 from any recognized college/institute in the State of Karnataka. The candidates from non-Karnataka states can also apply for KCET admissions.

KCET 2019 Application Form

  • Important details: The candidates have to fill in the appropriate and relevant personal and academic details in the KCET 2019 application form.

  • Documents: Candidates are required to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the format and file size specified by KEA.

  • Application Fees: Candidates can do fee payment either in online or offline modes after filling the application form for KCET 2019. The information regarding the payment is available in KCET 2019 application form.

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode & Time: KCET2019 is an offline mode (Pen and paper-based) examination with duration to complete the exam will be 2 hours and 40 minutes

  • Marking Scheme: KCET 2019 Exam Pattern consists of a total of 60 MCQs each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology subjects. Each correct answer will be given 1 mark with no negative marking for the wrong answer.

  • Subjects: KCET 2019 includes Physics and Chemistry as common subjects for all with Mathematics or Biology as the optional subject to be selected based on their pursuing course of choice.

KCET 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: For all the candidates who have submitted the application form and done fee payment, the admit card will be updated on the official website and released on 6th April 2019.

  • Download: Candidates can download their respective KCET 2019 Admit card from the KEA official website by entering their Username ID and Password.

  • KCET 2019 Admit Card Contains: The admit card has the details such as the Roll Number, Exam Centre, the papers opted to answer and candidates can download their KCET admit card from 6th April 2019. The Candidates who forgot their passwords had an option for resetting the password.

 KCET 2019 Result

  • Result date: KCET 2019 Results will be announced online by 1st June 2019.

  • Answer keys: Following the conclusion of the KCET exam, KEA will also upload the answer keys of the respective question paper later online.

  • Result Validation: Candidates result of KCET will be released with the consideration of 12th marks and their performance in the KCET exam.

Tips for KCET 2019 Exam Preparation

  • Syllabus: Candidates can go through KCET 2019 Reference Books in preparation for the exam.

  • Counselling: Any clarifications or queries regarding the counselling process, the candidates can contact the list of helpline centres published by KEA on its website.

  • Reference: Going through both Reference Books and Sample Papers will helps students to prepare well to attempt the exam. 

KCET 2018

KCET 2019 FAQs:

Q: Are NRI students eligible to write KCET?

Yes. NRI students are eligible to write KCET. 

Q: How to get admission in medical course?

In order to pursue medical course, candidates should write NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). Admission for medical course will be based on the score obtained in NEET.

Q: Is there any reservation for Kannada medium students?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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. Only then the student will be eligible to write NEET.

Q: Who are the students eligible to write KCET?

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?

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.

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KCET 2019 Important Dates

  • Application form: Candidates will be getting the application form to fill online from 1st February 2019 to 22nd February 2019 without fail.  

  • Availability of admit card: The candidates can download the admit card on the website from 6th April 2019.

  • Exam date: The KCET exam will be held on 18th April 2019.

  • Result date: The KCET 2019 results will be published online from 1st June 2019.

  • Counselling date: The counselling process for candidate's admission will begin from 5th June 2019.

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KCET 2019 Eligibility

  • Minimum criteria: The candidate has to pass 12th standard or its equivalent examination from the recognized board.

  • Mandatory subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics subjects should have been studied by the student along with English.

  • Minimum Aggregate: Candidate should have secured minimum 50% aggregate

  • Compulsory exam: Candidates applying for KCET 2019 - Architecture have to appear for NATA examination

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KCET 2019 Application Process

  • Application Form Availability: Online Application form for KCET 2019 is available from 1st February 2019 on the official website.

  • Last Date For Application: Registration of KCET 2019 ends on 22nd February 2019. 

  • Exam Center Selection: Choose the location for the KCET exam centers.

  • Password: Create a unique password and a security question.

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KCET 2019 Application Form Details

  • Payment Last Date: Candidates should pay the KCET 2019 registration fee within 26th February 2018.

  • Unreserved Catagory Fees: Candidates who are from unreserved category should pay INR 650 fee.

  • Reserved Catagory Fees: Candidates who come under the category SC/ST/Category-1 candidates should pay INR 500 fee.

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KCET 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit card availability: The candidates will be able to download their KCET 2019 Admit card from 6th April 2019 to 15th of April 2019. 

  • Enter details: Candidates have to enter the KCET 2019 application number, date of birth and password.

  • Identity check: The Admit card usually consists of the information of the student and is verified with an additional proof of identity before entering the exam hall.

  • compulsory document: The candidate has to carry a hard copy of the Admit card of KCET 2019 exam

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KCET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Exam pattern: KCET 2019 exam will be objective type.

  • The number of days: Exam will be conducted in two days with four sessions.

  • Day 1: The first day will be for Biology and Mathematics.

  • Day 2: The second day will be Physics and Chemistry.

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KCET 2019 Syllabus

  • Topics included: KCET covers syllabus from the 11th and 12th standard PUC university topics.

  • I year Physics topics: The first year PUC physics syllabus consists of Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, etc.

  • II year physics topics: The second-year PUC physics syllabus consists of Electrostatics, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic waves, etc.

  • I year chemistry topics: The first year PUC chemistry syllabus consists of Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, etc.

  • II year chemistry topics: The second-year PUC chemistry syllabus consists of Chemical Kinetics, General Principles, and Processes of Isolation of Elements, etc.

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KCET 2019 Results

  • Result Declaration: KCET 2019 result will be declared only on the official website of KCET 2019. Candidates are advised to visit the official website only to check the result.

  • Result Date: Candidates can check KCET 2019 results on the official website 1st June 2019 onwards.

Note: KCET 2019 result sheet has to be kept until the end of the Admission Procedure.

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KCET 2019 Counselling

  • Counselling Details: The KCET counselling procedure will start after the declaration of the results.

  • Counselling dates: KCET 2019 counselling begins at 5th June 2019.

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Colleges which accept [KCET]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering (BE) (Information Technology), batch of 2019
10 Jan 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

PES University South Campus,formerly known as Pes Institute of Technology,South Campus is one of the most redeemed institutions in Karnataka.
The eligibility criteria for  Bachelor of Technology(BTech) in PESU ELECTRONIC CITY CAMPUS-
60% aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent in science stream from a recognized Board. Based on the cutoffs, adequate Test scores in PESSAT(National Level Entrance Exam) and KCET(State Level Entrance Exam for Candidates having Karnataka state domicile) is required.
Admission Procedure-
It is required of the candidate to take up PESSAT/KCET or both(if eligible) and participate through counseling to compete for a merit-based seat based on the rank secured in PESSAT/KCET. Provisional blocking of seats through Management Quota/PIO/OCI/NRI is also possible.
To get a seat in the Computer Science Branch, the cut-off is around 850 to 900 as per the last year pattern.

Want to get in ?
Doctor of pharmacy, batch of 2024
27 Nov 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

KCET IS THE ENTRANCE EXAM. PHARM-D IS SIX YEARS COURSE Eligibility criteria is given on RUGHS web portal.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2020
06 Nov 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidate should have passed diploma or PUC with good score in KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT], batch of 2018
31 Oct 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process


Want to get in ?
B pharmacy, batch of 2018
07 Aug 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility is 50% for 10+2 class.I completed 12th class in science with 92.5%. I came from KCET examination. Cutoff will be 28704

Want to get in ?
M.B.B.S., batch of 2018
07 Aug 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Candidates are required to write NEET exam, I have written national eligibility Cum entrance test (NEET) and KCET. I secured 259 in NEET exam.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2020
04 Jun 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process


  • The documents required by the college are to be submitted at the time of admission. 
  • The admission pre-requisites mainly include certificates and mark sheets of XIIth/PUC equivalent (CBSE/ICSE/State) board (with the minimum of 45% PCM percentage required). The student must also posess the minimum required rank to apply for a specific branch in either KCET/COMEDK examinations. In case of NRI/Management quota, the student should also submit the additonal documents as required by the college. 
  • Students must have ranked between 1-20000 to apply for core branches in KCET or 1-15000 in Comedk examination.


Want to get in ?
M.B.B.S., batch of 2015
20 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

•eligibility criteria are you have to qualify NEET exam for M.B.B.S •I had taken the exam COMDEK-K & also KCET to get into this college •530/720 and above for a free seat.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Civil Engineering), batch of 2018
14 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

You can get the seat in this college through KCET exam and also management and it has both added and unadded section And I get seat through KCET and the cutoffs are different for the different cast.

Want to get in ?
M.B.B.S., batch of 2022
12 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria is 40% in PCB. I took two entrance exams that is KCET and NEET.

Discussion Forum

What is the minimum age limit required to apply for the exam? I am 18, can i Apply?

What is the minimum age limit required to apply for the exam? I am 18 years old, can i apply?

Asked By: Arjun Yadav,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Arjun,

The Minimum age to apply for the exam is the application form, and maximum age will be 25. Yes, you can apply for the exam. To know more about the eligibility, click here.

Can i apply for the KCET by visiting the KEA official office?

Can i apply for the KCET by visiting the KEA official office?

Asked By: Rajpal Rampal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Rajpal,

No, you cannot apply for the application form by visiting KEA office, There is no such provision for the application form to fill offline. You can visit the official website to fill the Application Form.

I am studying in Karnataka. Age limit to appear for Medical Course?

I am studying in Karnataka. Age limit to appear for Medical Course?

Asked By: Kabir Mehta,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Kabir,

The age limit must be 17 years as on 31st December 2018.

KCET 2018 can be applied by visiting the Karnataka Examination Authority office?

KCET 2018 can be applied by visiting the Karnataka Examination Authority office?

Asked By: Vinod Roy,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Vinod,

No, offline application forms provision is not there. You can fill up the application form online by visiting the official website of KEA i.e. www.kea.kar.nic.in.

Age limit

Can you tell me what is the age limit?

Asked By: Shalu,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Shalu,

For KCET 2018, age limit should not be less than 17 years.

To know in detail about the eligibility criteria, Click here!

Application for Engineering and Architecture courses

I want to apply for Engineering and Architecture courses, Do I need to separately apply for both?

Asked By: Rabi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Rabi,

No, you have to fill only one application form for KCET 2018 and also there is only one application form for all the courses.

To know in detail about the application form, Click here!

Preparation Tip

Please suggest some preparation tips

Asked By: Shashidharan,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Shashidharan,

  • Make a plan: Before starting your studies plan it before in an easy way. Allot your time for the subjects. Make points that you are going to complete on a daily basis. prepare your own timetable.
  • Go through: After planning, Go through the previous year question paper of KCET exams and Give preference to the repeated questions and topics.
  • Speed up: Make sure you are doing better than yesterday and try to speed up according to time.
  • Mock test: Practice for taking mock test papers and learn from your mistakes by evaluating it by yourself.
  • The advantage for candidates: There is no negative marking in AKTU/UPTU 2018 examination. If you don't know the answer always take an educated guess and you have a 50% chance of getting the right answer.
  • Materials to study: There are many study materials available and also go through the reference books to know more about the topics.
  • Priority: Give more importance to the topics which you feel tougher and work more on it, don't neglect any of the topics.

KCET 2017 Non-Karnataka candidates

I am from Tamil Nadu. Am I eligible to write the KEA exam?

Asked By: Radhika Mehta,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, you are not eligible to write the KEA exam as Non-Karnataka candidates cannot appear for this examination.

KCET 2017 Homeopathy seat

If I write the KEA exam. Will I be able to get a Homeopathy seat?

Asked By: Dev Patil,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, candidates who write the KEA exam are eligible to get a Homeopathy seat. The KCET examination enables candidates to seek admissions for bachelor's programmes in Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, Engineering, B.Sc Agriculture, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture, B-Pharma and D-Pharma.

KCET 2017 Purpose

Why is the KCET exam conducted?

Asked By: Amit Mathew,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Karnataka State Entrance Examination (KCET) is conducted for degree level course admission to various institutes in the State of Karnataka. The exam is conducted for admissions in undergraduate medical or dental courses. KEA is conducted for admissions to around 2400 MBBS seats in 28 medical and 600 BDS seats in 24 Dental colleges of Karnataka.

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