KCET 2019

Exam Date : 29th April 2019 To 30th April 2019
Result Date : 15th May 2019

KCET 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern, and Results

KCET 2018

Latest News: KCET 2019 Exam dates have been rescheduled to 29th April 2019 to 30th April 2019, Check out detailed KCET 2019 Dates!!!

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. 

  • Courses: KCET 2019 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 2019 examination will be held in offline mode (Pen and Paper Based test). The KCET 2019 will have four compulsory papers which are conducted on two different days with 2 sessions each day.

  • Medical Science: Candidates who are aspiring to do Medical/ Dental courses (MBBS/ BDS), AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Homoeopathy) will 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.

  • Latest News: Due to the KCET 2019 exam dates clashing with the Lok Sabha Election 2019 in the state, the exam has been rescheduled as follows,

KCET 2019 Dates


Old Dates

KCET 2019 New dates

Biology and Mathematics

23rd April 2019 

29th April 2019 

Physics and Chemistry

24th April 2019

30th April 2019


25th April 2019

1st May 2019

KCET 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test



Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority [KEA]




Undergraduate (UG)

Exam Date

29th April 2019 to 30th April 2019 (Updated)


Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology




 1 hour 20 minutes for each paper

Official Website

KCET 2019

Helpline Number

080 - 23460460

KCET 2019 Summary

KCET 2019

Courses Offered through KCET 2019

Courses Offered


Courses Offered


Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)


B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture


B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture


B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture


B.Sc (Hons) Forestry


B.Tech. Bio-Technology


B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science


B.Tech (Agriculture)


B.Tech (Food Technology)


B.Tech (Dairy Tech)


B.F.Sc (Fisheries)


B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)


B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing & Co-Op


B. Pharma



KCET 2019 Schedule/ Time Table

Updated Date




29th April 2019

10.30 AM - 11.50 AM



02.30 PM - 03.50 PM



30th April 2019 

10.30 AM - 11.50 AM



02.30 PM - 03.50 PM



1st May 2019

11.30 AM - 12.30 PM



KCET 2019 Kannada Language Test Schedule/ Time Table (Only in Bangalore)




1st May 2019 

11.30 AM - 12.30 AM

(Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates)


KCET 2019 Schedule/ Time Table for Agriculturist Quota





18th May 2019 

9.00 AM Onwards 

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


KCET 2019 Important Dates

  • Registration: Application Form was available on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority from 1st February 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form was on 20th March 2019.

  • Admit Card: The Admit Card will be released online for all the aspirants on 16th April 2019.

  • Examination: KCET 2019 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for all the aspirants on 29th April 2019 and 30th April 2019.

  • Results: Results will be declared on the official website for all category candidates based on qualified marks on 15th May 2019.

  • Counselling: Candidates who clear the KCET 2019 will be called for the counselling process which will begin from 11th June 2019.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Important Dates
KCET Important Dates 2019

Important Events/ Schedules

 Exam Dates

Application Form Start Date

1st February 2019

Application Form Last Date

20th March 2019

Admit Card Availability

16th April 2019

KCET 2019 Exam Date

29th April 2019 to 30th April 2019

Results Announcement

15th May 2019

Commencement of Counselling

11th June 2019

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: The candidates should have passed the 2nd PUC/ 10+2 examination from a recognized Board of Education.

  • Age Limit: There is No age limit to apply for KCET 2019.

  • 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 2019, 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.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Eligibility

KCET 2019 Application Form

  • Registration Date: The KCET 2019 Application Form was available on the official website from 1st February 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form was on 20th March 2019.

  • Registration Fee: The Application Form Fee will be different for each category candidates which are listed below:


Registration Fee

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)

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

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Application Form

KCET 2019 Exam Centre

  • Centre: KCET 2019 is conducted in all the major cities in the state of Karnataka.

  • Choice of Centre: Candidate should mention the Centre Code and Name of his/ her choice of Test Centre in Online Application Form.

  • Change of Centre: Requests for change of Test Centre and Subject opted by the candidate in the Application Form will not be considered under any circumstances.

  • Note: Be present at the centre prior to the scheduled time to avoid any untoward complications with regard to the exam centre location and allotment of seat.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Exam Centre

KCET 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: KCET 2019 Admit Card will be available on the official website from 16th April 2019.

  • Download: Candidates should download the Hall-Tickets from the KCE website at http://kea.kar.nic.in/.

  • Id Proof: Candidate must carry Government ID proof such as Voter Id, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport along with the Admit Card.

  • Note: The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Admit Card

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: KCET 2019 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for all the aspirants on 29th April 2019 to 30th April 2019.

  • Question Type: The question paper will be objective type or will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

  • No. of Questions & Topics: KCET 2019 will consist of 240 questions in total which comprise of the topic from Physics (60), Chemistry (60), Mathematics (60), and Biology (60).

  • Duration: The time given to complete the examination will be 1 hour 20 minutes for each subject.

  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

  • Medium: The question paper will be available only in English.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Exam Pattern
KCET 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights


Offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT)

Question Type

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)


1 hour 20 minutes for each subject


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

1 mark for the correct answer and no negative marking



Section-wise Exam Pattern for KCET 2019

KCET 2019 Section-Wise Exam Pattern













Biology (Botany & Zoology)






KCET 2019 Syllabus

  • Authority: The syllabus for KCET 2019 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.

  • Subjects: KCET 2019 will consist of topics from the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

  • Reference Books: Candidates can also refer to the reference books prescribed on our portal for the KCET preparation.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Syllabus

KCET 2019 Results

  • Result date: The results will be announced online on the official website by the conducting authority i.e. KEA on 15th May 2019.

  • Rank: The candidates will be segregated according to the rank based on the marks obtained in KCET 2019 for different courses.

  • Merit List: KCET 2019 merit list will decide whether the candidate has qualified to attend the counselling process or not. The merit list will be prepared based on the marks secured in KCET 2019.

  • Re-evaluation: Candidates can apply for re-evaluation within three days of result announcement, beyond that no such requests will be entertained.

  • Get more information about the KCET 2019 Results

KCET 2019 Counselling

  • Counselling Date: Candidates who clear the KCET 2019 will be called for the counselling process which will begin from 11th June 2019.

  • Mode Of Counselling: The KEA counselling will be in the online mode.

  • Choice Lock: Before appearing for the counselling the candidates must lock their choice of college and course on the official website.

  • Seat Allotment: The seat allotment under KCET 2019 to 267 Engineering Colleges, 32 Architecture Colleges, 61 Pharmacy Colleges, 39 Farm Science Colleges, and 76 ISM&H colleges will happen through the counselling.

  • Read more information about the KCET 2019 Counselling

KCET Contact Details:


 18th Cross Road, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012



Phone Number

080 - 23460460


080 - 23461576

KCET 2019 FAQs

Q: Are NRI students eligible to write KCET?

Yes. NRI students are eligible to write KCET. 

Q: How to get admission to the medical course?

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?

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, to 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 20th March 2019 without fail.  

  • Availability of admit card: The candidates can download the admit card on the website from 16th April 2019.

  • Exam date: The KCET exam will be held on 29th April 2019.

  • Result date: The KCET 2019 results will be published online from 15th May 2019.

  • Counselling date: The counselling process for candidate's admission will begin from 11th 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 20th March 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 20th March 2019 

  • 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 16th 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 15th May 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 11th 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 ?
Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT], batch of 2018
31 Oct 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process


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 ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2021
09 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Anyone who got a good rank in entrance exams like KCET and COMEDK can apply. If you don't took these exams you can enter this college by its own exam, that is DSAT(Dayananda Sagar admission test). I joined by getting 34000th rank in KCET.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Information Science & Engineering), batch of 2021
02 May 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Eligibility Criteria-10 & 10+2 should be passed with the minimum percentage. Admission - KCET, COMEDK, Management quota I took JEE-Mains(B.Arch), NATA, KCET entrance exams. Cutoff should be less than 20000 ranking in KCET.

Want to get in ?
Shiva Sri
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Computer Engineering), batch of 2019
30 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

To get eligible one should be 50 % and above, you needed to write a KCET (Karnataka common entrance test) and the cutoffs for this college is 45000 ranking

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Engineering [BE], batch of 2019
26 Apr 2018
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

The eligibility criteria for the course is PU or diploma. PU students will join 1st year of BE and diploma students will join second-year directly. KCET is common entrance exam taken to allow seats and the cutoff will be around 40000 ranking.

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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