KCET 2020: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Result

Exam Date : July 30, 2020 To July 31, 2020
Result Date : August 21, 2020

KCET 2020 is one of the most sought after entrance examinations in the state of Karnataka. This is an examination that students mostly take up after completing their PUC/HSC/10+2 courses. KCAT 2020 will help students in getting admission for various engineering, architecture and medical courses in colleges/universities across Karnataka. Find out the latest news, updates, and all the information about the exam on this page. 

Latest News on KCET 2020

Latest Update:

  • August 24, 2020: The schedule for uploading the documents for the verification process is updated in the KCET 2020 Exam Date section.
  • The final answer key for the KCET 2020 Exam is available for download/view on the official website. Candidates need not log in to check these answer keys.
  • August 21, 2020: The KCET 2020 Results are announced now. Candidates can check their results by logging in to the KCET 2020 portal. Click here for the direct link.

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What is KCET?

KCET stands for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It is a prestigious state-level entrance test. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts KCET to offer admission into the first year of Engineering courses & various other professional courses in colleges spread across Karnataka.

KCET Introduction
Exam Name Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Acronym KCET 2020
Conducting Body Karnataka Examination Authority [KEA]
Level State-level
Category Undergraduate (UG)
KCET 2020 Exam Date July 30, 31 and August 1, 2020
KCET 2020 Exam Mode Offline i.e., Paper-Based Test (PBT)
Topics Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology
Medium English
KCET 2020 Duration 1 hour 20 minutes for each paper
KCET 2020 Official Website kea.kar.nic.in
Helpline Number 080 - 23460460

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the KCET annually. The Government of Karnataka established the 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.

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 across the State of Karnataka. More than a lakh of students appear for the KCET. KCET 2020 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.

KCET 2020 examination will be held in the offline mode (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. Candidates who wish to get admission to do Medical/Dental courses (MBBS/BDS) or AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Homoeopathy) will have to write NEET 2020 conducted by NTA. If candidates are opting for Architecture engineering courses then they have to take up JEE Paper-II or NATA 2020 which is conducted by the Council of Architecture.

KCET -  Dates, Registration, Result, Admit Card details

KCET 2020 Exam Date

The KCET 2020 Application Form is available on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) from May 8, 2020. The last date to submit the Application Form was on May 18, 2020. Once the candidates have submitted their KCET Application Forms, they can download the KCET 2020 Admit Card from the official website.

  • Exam Dates: KEA conducts KCET 2020 as an offline exam which is a Paper-Based Test (PBT).
  • Results: The conducting authority will declare results on the official website. Results will be based on the candidate's performance in KCET 2020 and their marks in the 2nd PUC or any other equivalent exam.
  • Counselling: Candidates who have secured a rank in KCET 2020 will be called for the counselling process.

Some of the important dates of KCET 2020 are tabulated below:

KCET 2020 Important Dates
Important Events/Schedules Exam Dates
KCET 2020 Application Form Submission Window (Re-opened) May 8, 2020 to May 18, 2020
KCET 2020 Application Form Correction Window May 20 to May 31, 2020
KCET 2020 Admit Card Availability To be announced
KCET 2020 Exam Date July 30, 31 and August 1, 2020
KCET 2020 Result Date August 21, 2020 (Delayed)
Commencement of KCET 2020 Counselling To be announced

KCET 2020 Schedule/Time Table for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology along with Kannada is given below:

KCET 2020 Schedule
Date Timings Subject Marks
July 30, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Biology 60
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Mathematics 60
July 31, 2020 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Physics 60
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Chemistry 60
August 1, 2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Kannada 50

Note: Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates will have to write Kannada exam.

KCET 2020 Schedule/Time Table for Agriculturist Quota is as follows:

 
Date Timings Subject Marks
To be announced 9:00 AM Onwards Practical Test on "Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens" (To claim seat under agricultural quota)

200

Note: Candidates should note that these dates are official.

KCET 2020 Notification

The KCET 2020 Notification was released by the KEA on its official website. The application process for the KCET 2020 started from May 8, 2020 and terminated on May 18, 2020. The KCET 2020 Exam was organized on July 30, 2020 and the Admit Card for the KCET 2020 Exam was released on the July 18, 2020. Candidates can regularly check in with this page for further updates and information about the exam.

KCET 2020 Eligibility

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 for the KCET 2020.

Final Year: The candidates who are appearing for their final examination of 2nd PUC/10+2 examination are also eligible to appear for KCET 2020, considering they have their results 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.

KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria for different courses are as follows:

KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
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 min. 50% marks in the aggregate sum of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have minimum 40%)

Min. 50% marks in the aggregate of PCB.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 40%)

It will be founded on the imprints acquired in PCB Subjects in CET.
Homoeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Unani, Naturopathy, and Yoga (ISM & H)

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, with English as one of the languages, and obtained min. 50% marks in the aggregate sum of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have minimum 40%)

For CET, no minimum marks are prescribed. By taking imprints in level with extents in QE and CET in PCB subjects.
Engineering (B.E.)/ Technology (B.Tech)

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, with English as one of the languages, and obtained min. 45% marks in the aggregate total of Physics and Mathematics, alongside Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 40%)

For CET, no minimum marks are 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 a compulsory optional subject, and obtained min. 50% marks in the aggregate of all subjects.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 45%)

Min. 40% marks in NATA, for all categories of students including SC, ST, and Other Backward Classes By taking imprints obtained in all subjects in the 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 (Fisheries Science),
B.Tech (Food Science & Tech.),
B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-operation), and
B.Tech. (Agri. Engineering)

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Biology as optional subjects. For CET, no minimum marks are prescribed. By taking imprints in approach extents in QE and CET in PCM subjects.
B.V.Sc. & A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry)

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, with min. the aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 40%)

For CET, no minimum marks are prescribed. Only based on the marks obtained in PCB in CET.
B. Pharm

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, obtaining min. 45% marks in the aggregate sum of Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 40%.
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 are prescribed. Based on the marks obtained in PCM or PCB (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.
(SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates should have min. 40%.)

For CET, no minimum marks is prescribed. Based on the marks obtained in PCM or PCB (whichever is greater) in CET.
Pharm-D

Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std./Equivalent Exam, 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 are prescribed. Based on the marks obtained in PCM or PCB (whichever is greater) in CET.

KCET 2020 Syllabus

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 the candidates' understanding of the subjects which they have studied in their 1st and 2nd PUC. Hence, KCET 2020 will consist of topics from the subjects of 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 them get a seat in one of the best colleges in Karnataka.

How to Apply for KCET?

The KCET 2020 Application Form will be available on the official website from May 8, 2020. Candidates will have to fill KCET Application Form Details and submit it before May 18, 2020. More details regarding the KCET Application process are explained in detail in the following sections.

Application Form will be released on May 8, 2020. 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 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
    • Declaration
  • Step 8: Candidates can pay the application fee either by taking a challan or through online payment methods using credit/debit card.

KCET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can avail the KCET 2020 Application Form from the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority. They are required to read and understand the important instructions prior to filling up the KECT 2020 Application Form.

  • Registration Fee: The Application Form Fee will be different for each category candidates which are listed below:
KCET Registration Fee
Category Registration Fee
General Category INR 650
SC/ST/OBC Categories INR 500
Candidates Residing Outside Karnataka INR 750
  • 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:
KCET Application Form: Documents Details
Sl. No. Documents Details Dimension Format Size
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

Notification for the last chance to apply for KCET 2020

KEA has announced on May 7, 2020, that the application forms for the KCET 2020 exam will be available for an extended period of time from May 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM to May 18, 2020 until 6:00 PM. Candidates who were unable to apply within the previous window can apply now. The KCET 2020 Application Form will be live on the website from May 8, 2020.

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 2020 Exam Pattern

The KCET 2020 Exam Pattern is very important for the candidates to have an idea about it. Knowing the exam pattern will help the candidates get an overview of the distribution of questions and its types being asked in the exam.

KEA will conduct KCET as offline exam which is Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for all the aspirants. 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 consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) i.e., objective type. Question paper is available only in the 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.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode Offline i.e., Paper-based Test (PBT)
Question Type Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Duration 1 hour 20 minutes for each subject
Paper Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology
Total Marks 240
Marking Scheme 1 mark for the correct answer and no negative marking
Medium English

 The KCET 2020 Section-wise Exam Pattern is elaborated in the table given below. The total number of questions and marks allotted for each subject is also depicted. 

KCET 2020 Section-wise Exam Pattern
Subjects Questions Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics 60 60
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 60 60
Total 240 240

Learn more about KCET 2020 Exam Pattern.

KCET 2020 Admit Card

KEA will release KCET 2020 Admit Card on the official website. Candidates are mandatorily required to possess their admit cards at the time of the exam, without which they will be not permitted to attend the exam. Important details regarding the KCET 2020 Admit Card are given in the following table:

KCET 2020 Admit Card Details
About Details
KCET 2020 Admit Card Release Date To be announced
Organized Authority 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 2020 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 any 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 2020 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 2020 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Now download the admit card and save a copy of it.

Candidates are required to always possess the KCET 2020 Admit Card during the exam. Candidates failing to have the Admit card in their possession will not be permitted to enter the exam hall. 

KCET 2020 Exam Centres

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 2020 Exam Centres which candidate can choose from is in the following table:

KCET 2020 Examination Cities
KCET Examination Centers
BAGALKOT
JAMAKHANDI
BANGALORE
DODDABALLAPUR
BELGUM
ATHANNI
CHICKODI
GOKAK
BELLARY
HOSPET
BIDAR
BASAVAKALYAN
BHALKI
BIJAPUR
chamarajanagar
KOLLEGAL
CHICKABALLAPUR
CHICKAMAGALUR
CHITRADURGA
DAVANGERE
DHARWAD
HUBLI
GADAG
GULBARGA
HASSAN
HAVERIDTE
KARWAR
DANDELI
KUMTA
SIRSI
KOLAR
K G F
KOPPAL
MADIKERI
MANDYA
KRISHNARAJAPET
MANGALORE
MOODABIDRE
PUTTUR
UJIRE
MYSORE
RAICHUR
RAMANAGARA
CHANNAPATNA
Shimoga
BHADRAVATHI
SAGAR
TUMKUR
TIPTUR
UDIPI
KARKALA
KUNDAPURA
YADGIR

Note: Be present at the centre before the scheduled time to avoid any complications about the exam centre location and allotment of seat.

Documents Required at KCET 2020 Exam Centre

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 the admit card candidates must carry Government ID proof such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport.

KCET 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates need to have certain techniques and strategies in order to prepare for the KCET 2020 Exam. Techniques and strategies help them to prepare well and accordingly help them to score high. Strategizing and planning accordingly will also help candidates while preparing for the KCET 2020 Exam, and ultimately help them to attain their cut off scores. Certain methods by which candidates can practice are mentioned below.

Knowing the topics 

Candidates are required to know the topics very well. They should go through the topics of the subjects and learn the concepts in order. This way they will be able to remember the answers and concepts very well and will be able to answer the questions in the exam. Another important aspect of topic-wise preparation is that candidates can strategize and plan their preparation according to the difficulty of the topics or the questions. They will be able to categorize topics based on its difficulty.

Time optimization

Candidates should practise attending the questions by setting up time limits with the help of a stopwatch. This way they can optimize and utilize time very efficiently and manage to attend all the questions in the exam within the allotted time. Being time efficient also helps the candidates to know how much time would be required to prepare and to attend during the exam. This way they will be able to save time in case of questions and sections that can be easily attended.

Mock test

The candidates should practice attending mock tests with the help of stopwatch. They can replicate exactly the way the exam is attended and try finishing the exam within the given time. It will not only enhance the time efficiency of the candidates but also improve their answering skills. Along with time efficiency, candidates will also be aware of the type of questions and its distribution in the exam.

KCET 2020 Exam Analysis

The examination analysis is a concise description of the latest paper that was conducted in the KCET 2020 examination. This will give the candidates an idea about the difficulty level of the examination for this year and thus help with the last-minute preparations too. The exam analysis will also discuss the number of good attempts that the candidates had during that particular paper. This analysis will also give other candidates an idea about the exam pattern, in case there are any last-minute changes made by the conducting authority.

KCET 2020 Biology Exam Analysis

The KCET 2020 Biology Paper was conducted on July 30, 2020 in the morning session. The examination was conducted in the offline mode. Candidates who are mostly interested in pursuing Medical Courses had taken up this paper. The overall difficulty of the paper was said to be easy to moderate. Since this was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic situation, all the necessary precautions were taken by the examination centres.

Most of the questions were memory-based and could be answered easily. The social distancing protocol also served the purpose of ensuring that the candidates did not cheat during the examination.

  • The candidates are expecting an average score of 40 marks or more in the Biology KCET 2020 paper.
  • The questions were asked from all the topics under the syllabus and seemed to be easy to answer.
  • The number of questions that seemed to be difficult to answer was around 6 to 7.

KCET 2020 Mathematics Exam Analysis

The KCET 2020 Mathematics Paper was conducted on July 30, 2020 in the afternoon session. This exam was conducted in the offline mode too. Candidates who are interested in taking up engineering for their bachelor's courses had taken up this paper. As usual, the candidates were allowed to retain a carbon copy of their OMR sheets so that they can crosscheck their answers with the answer key that will be released on the KCET website.

This year the paper consisted of a higher number of questions from the second PU syllabus than the first PU syllabus. An average number of students had reported that they would get a score close to or over 50 marks easily.

  • The difficulty of the paper was between moderate and easy.
  • More questions were asked from second PU Syllabus.
  • The questions were of average difficulty and hence there weren't any specifically difficult questions to be answered.

KCET 2020 Physics Exam Analysis

The KCET 2020 Physics Paper was conducted on July 31, 2020 in the morning session. The number of students that appeared for this paper was over 1.8 lakhs. The examination was as usual held in the offline mode and the candidates had to follow the social norms that are currently being followed in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

A large number of students reported that the KCET Physics 2020 paper was easy to solve. Majority of the questions asked were direct. Candidates have reported getting an average score of 50+ in this paper.

KCET 2020 Chemistry Exam Analysis

The KCET 2020 Chemistry Paper was conducted on July 31, 2020 in the afternoon session. All the KCET 2020 candidates were required to attempt this paper to get a valid CET rank. This examination was conducted offline as usual and the was no negative marking introduced too. This is beneficial as candidates who are unsure of an answer can mark and random option and will have a 25% chance of getting it right.

The Chemistry 2020 Paper was of a moderate level of difficulty. Again, the percentage of questions from the second PU syllabus was higher than the questions from the first PU syllabus. The students reported expecting an average score between 30 and 40 marks in the chemistry paper.

The students also reported that there were a few misprints in the options that were provided for a few of the questions.

KCET 2020 Answer Key

The KCET 2020 Answer Key has been published on the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority, for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology subjects.

Candidates can also submit objections to the KCET 2020 Answer Key through the Objections Portal link from the official website of the KEA. Proper proofs and justification, along with the necessary details regarding the subjects have to be submitted by the Candidates.

Instructions for availing the KCET 2020 Answer Keys:

  • Visit the Official website of the KEA
  • Search in the Latest Announcements section for the quick links provided for the KCET 2020 Answer Key and Objection Portal
  • Click on the link to be redirected to the Objection Portal and the Answer Key
  • Link to the Objection Portal is: KEA KCET 2020 Objections Portal

KCET Provisional Answer Keys links are provided below for the Candidates to check them out:

KCET 2020 Results

KEA will announce the KCET 2020 Results which is a rank list online on the official website. Candidates can check their ranks on the official website after the announcement for the same is made. Candidates Rank in KCET 2020 will be based on the marks obtained in KCET 2020 and 2nd PUC/12th Boards. 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 the KCET 2020 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.

KCET 2020 Cut-off

KCET 2020 cut-off will be released by Constituent Colleges along with the KCET results. KCET 2020 Cut-off will be released online on the official website. KCET Cutoff will be different for different institutes and will be prepared separately for various categories. Candidates will get shortlisted for the admission process in various institutions based on their scores if their score is apparently meeting the desired cut-off score stated for their categories. It is required for the candidates to check the cut-off scores for all the categories.

KCET 2020 Counselling

Candidates who have received the 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 on dates yet to be announced. Candidates are required to know that the counselling process is entirely based on their performance and scores in the KCET 2020 Exam. Hence it is very important for them to prepare accordingly and score high in the exam.

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 the 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.

It is important for the candidates to note that the KCET 2020 Counselling process generally comprises of three main sections or procedures. They are mentioned and explained below.

Document upload

The first main procedure involved in the KCET 2020 counselling process is uploading the documents of candidates. The documents are uploaded on the basis of the ranks that the candidates hold. Each range of ranks is allotted specific dates for uploading the documents and candidates must check which rank they fall under, and accordingly upload the necessary documents.

Registration

Post uploading the documents successfully, candidates undergo the procedure of registration. This process will be done by filling up the registration form with necessary details and submitting the same for the counselling process.

Seat Allotment

The candidates are allotted seats and given choices of available institutions for them, based on their scores and cut off. They will be able to choose their institution according to their desire. 

KCET 2020 Courses Offered

Various courses offered through KCET are mentioned below in the following table. 

Courses offered through KCET
Sl.No. Courses Offered
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
6 B.Tech. Bio-Technology
7 B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science
8 B.Tech (Agriculture)
9 B.Tech (Food Technology)
10 B.Tech (Dairy Tech)
11 B.F.Sc (Fisheries)
12 B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)
13 B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing & Co-Op
14 B. Pharma
15 Pharma-D

KCET Contact Details

The contact details of the conducting authority of KCET, the KEA is in mentioned below:

KCET Contact Details
Address 18th Cross Road, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012
Email [email protected]
Phone Number 080 - 23460460
Fax 080 - 23461576

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. NRI students are eligible to write KCET.

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.

There is a reservation of 5% for Kannada medium students. Candidates from other states but studied in Kannada medium are also eligible. They must have studied class I to X in the Kannada medium.

No. The KCET 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.

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.

The KCET admit card, scorecard, application form, etc. can be viewed and downloaded from the official website of KCET.

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.

Kannada medium students even from outside the state, NRI students who satisfy eligibility criteria, students from Karnataka are eligible to write KCET.

Admission for courses will be based on the KCET rank list released. Only the candidates who have obtained a place in the rank list will be eligible for counselling.

The admit card for KCET 2020 exam got released on July 18, 2020, on the official website.

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Colleges which accept [KCET]


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Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Information Science & Engineering), batch of 2020
19 Aug 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
9/10

Getting placed in a good college may not be easy, but the hard work surely pays off in the end! My experience to get to SJCE was no different. I had to get through so many adversities to find a seat for myself. The first and most important thing is to secure a good percentage in the 12th, which will give you an upper hand later on in the KCET (Karnataka common entrance test) rankings. Anything between 85 to 100 is a healthy number. The next step would be to score well in the KCET in the three core subjects (physics, chemistry, and maths). It is recommended to go through the previous model papers before proceeding with the test. Anything above 70% is a good score in KCET. Taking into consideration both the boards and the entrance score, a ranking is provided to the student. You could argue that anything below 20k is a good rank, but to get to a college like SJCE, you need to secure below 10k. There are other parameters to be considered like the stream you would like to opt. The circuital branches like CS, IS and EC is harder to get, and the ranking needs to be below 4k. There are also other ways to get admitted, like the Comed-K or management quota, but the seats are limited and you need to cash in a huge amount.



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Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Electronics & Communication Engineering), batch of 2021
24 Jul 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
6/10

Anyone who is planning on pursuing Engineering can consider the BNM Institute Of Technology. It has a great homely vibe to it and is one of the top 10 Engineering Colleges in Bangalore. Admissions are done through KCET or COMED-K. There is also management quota, which is standard for all private colleges. The cut-off varies from course to course. Typically, for KCET, it ranges from 2000 to 15000.



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B.E, batch of 2021
06 May 2020
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
9/10
  • College admission procedures are quite simple and done systematically.
  • I had taken the KCET entrance test.
  • For CSE, the cutoff rate varies every year.


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Nishmitha
Bachelor of Physiotherapy [BPT], batch of 2024
03 Dec 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

PCB percentage should be above 50% was the eligibility criteria and I got admitted to the college through government quota. KCET was the entrance examination I took.



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Thrinesh
Pharm.D, batch of 2020
05 Nov 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
7/10

For our course 12th pass and above 50% is needed we can come from government seat through CET or management seat and we have to write KCET and good ranking in d pharm department.



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Renuka
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech], batch of 2016
05 Nov 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
8/10

Admission is done in a very smooth way. Got admission through KCET exam. 

Usually, the cut-offs are 65%.



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Pratik
Bachelor of Engineering [BE] (Mechanical Engineering), batch of 2021
05 Nov 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
7/10

Our college has eligibility criteria that is a candidate should have 65% in PUC and student has scored less than 70000 KCET ranking.



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Asmath
Pharm.D, batch of 2025
23 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
10/10

Eligibility for the course requires a minimum eligibility criteria: A minimum aggregate score of 55% at both higher and PU level completed from a recognized educational board KCET, NEET, and entrance exam organised by the respective college



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Sneha
Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Agriculture), batch of 2018
17 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
7/10

12+ in Karnataka, also you can apply based on agricultural quota if any KCET exam conducted by KEA. 2000 ranking for GM. You can also attend practical exams for getting special agricultural ranking if you are applying under agricultural quota.



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Samartha
M.B.B.S., batch of 2023
15 Oct 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

Admission through KCET entrance exam but NEET examination is important and the cutoff for general categories is 470 AIR.



Discussion Forum



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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,

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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. Check KCET Eligibility to know more about it.



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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,

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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.



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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,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Kabir,

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



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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,

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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.



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Age limit

Can you tell me what is the age limit?

Asked By: Shalu,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Shalu,

For KCET 2018, age limit should not be less than 17 years. Check eligibility criteria to know more about it.



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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,

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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. Check KCET application form to know more details about it.



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Preparation Tip

Please suggest some preparation tips

Asked By: Shashidharan,

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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 2020 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.


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KCET 2017 Non-Karnataka candidates

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

Asked By: Radhika Mehta,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

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



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KCET 2017 Homeopathy seat

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

Asked By: Dev Patil,

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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.



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KCET 2017 Purpose

Why is the KCET exam conducted?

Asked By: Amit Mathew,

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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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