KCET 2018

Exam Date : 18th April 2018 To 19th April 2018
Result Date : 1st June 2018

KCET 2018 Application Form, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern 

KCET 2018

Introduction to KCET 2018:

  • About: KCET is abbreviated as Karnataka Common Entrance Test, KCET 2018 is a state level engineering entrance exam for all the streams of B.E./B.Tech programs.

  • Conducting Authority: KCET 2018 is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for various undergraduate programmes offered by government and private institutions of Karnataka.
  • Sections: The state of Karnataka organizes a common entrance test for engineering, B.Sc., B.V. Sc. & A.H and pharmacy courses at various institutions in Karnataka.

  • Courses:  Different bachelors courses offered for KCET 2018 are Engineering, Agriculture, Agri Bio Tech., Fisheries, Food Science &Tech, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture, B-Pharma, 2nd Year B. Pharma and D-Pharma.

  • Mode of Exam: KCET 2018 will be an offline mode (Pen and Paper Based test) just similar to the SSC CPO 2018 examination which is conducted for the graduates. The examination will conduct from 18th April 2018 to 19th April 2018 under the Karnataka Examination Authority.

  • Medical Science Aspirants: Candidate seeking for Medical/Dental courses (MBBS / BDS), AYUSH - courses Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Homoeopathy they have to appear for NEET 2018.

  • Architecture Engineering Aspirants: Candidate seeking for Architecture engineering they have to appear for NATA 2018.

  • Mobile App Acess: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has provided a mobile phone app through which candidates can perform a range of tasks including paying fees. The app will launch as soon as the Application process starts.

KCET 2018 Important Details:

KCET Exam 2018 Overview

Name of the Examination

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)


Undergraduate programme (UG) 

Exam Type

State Level

Exam Date

 18th April 2018 - 19th April 2018 

Application Submission Procedure


Participating Institutions

220 government colleges/ Private aided/ private un-aided/ Universities of Karnataka.

Organised By

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)


Admissions to B.E./B.Tech programmes

A frequency of Examination

Once in a Year (Annual)


Courses offered through KCET 2018: 

Course label 

Course Duration

Bachelor of engineering 

4 years

B.Sc in Agriculture

 4 years

B.Sc in Horticulture 

4 years

B.Sc in Sericulture

4 years

B.Sc in Forestry

4 years


4 years 


6 years

KCET 2018 Latest NEWS:

  • Answer Key: Karnataka CET 2018 Answer key has been released by KEA. To download the KCET 2018 Answer key of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology click here.
  • Hall Ticket: KCET 2018 Admit card has been released on 6th April 2018 and the last date to download KCET 2018 hall ticket is 15th April 2018. To download KCET 2018 Hall Ticket Click Here.

  • Application Form Correction: KCET 2018 Application Form Correction window has been started on 27th March 2018 and the correction window will close on 31st March 2018. Candidates can change or modify the information furnished in KCET 2018 Application Form as per their eligibility. For detailed stepwise instruction on how to modify application form Click Here.

KCET 2018 Schedule:

  • Application form availability:  KCET 2018 application form will be available for the candidates on the official website of KCET from 1st February 2018 and the registration will end by 26th February 2018.

  • Hall Ticket: Eligible candidate can download Hall Tickets/Admit Card on 6th April 2018 11.00 A.M. onwards from the official KEA website.

  • To know more details about Admit card availability, Results and counselling process of KCET 2018 click here.

KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligibility Criteria: Students from outside of Karnataka including the wards of Jammu and Kashmir Migrants can also apply as per eligibility. Candidates who have done class 12th from Karnataka Open State University will not be on the eligibility list for KCET 2018.
  • B.E./B.Tech: Candidate should complete 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer.

  • B.Sc: Candidate should complete 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects.

  • B-Pharma: Candidates should finish the second PUC with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and got a Minimum of 45% of Marks in total in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. Or on the other hand, Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an establishment affirmed by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured the base of 45% imprints can apply for KCET 2018 exam.

  • To know more about KCET 2018 eligibility, reservation benefits and qualifications required click here.

KCET 2018 Application Form:

  • Mode of Applying: The candidates who are eligible for the Karnataka Educational Authority (KEA) can apply for the KCET 2018 exam via online application form available on the official website of KEA.

  • Application Form: Candidates have to fill their personal and academic details in the KCET 2018 application form and they need to upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the specified file size as per KEA from 1st February 2018 

  • Necessary Information: Candidate needs to provide all the necessary details while the time of filling the KCET online application form 2018. Entire application form consists of two phases.
  • Payment: After filling the KCET 2018 application form completely the candidates will have to pay the KCET application fee through either online or offline modes.

  • To know more about the KCET 2018 application form process click here.

 KCET 2018 Exam Pattern: 

  • Mode & Duration: KCET 2018 exam will be conducted through Pen and paper-based i.e. offline mode. The time duration of the examination will be 1hour 20 mins for each paper. Paper 1- Mathematics, Paper 2- Physics and Chemistry.

  • Total Marks: KCET 2018 consists of a total of 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and each question will carry 1 marks.

  • Negative marking: In the KCET 2018 exam there will be no negative marking.

  • Scores and subjects: Candidates have to obtain 12 marks out of 50 marks. The questions will be asked from 4 subjects namely Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry in KCET 2018. Each KCET 2018 paper will be of 60 marks.
  • To know more about KCET 2018 mode of the exam, exam pattern, duration of the exam, and marking scheme click here.

KCET 2018 Exam Centres: 

  • Choose Preferred centre: Candidates while applying to KCET 2018 exam they have to choose their preferred exam centre according to their convenience.

  • Locations: Karnataka Educational Authority (KEA) allocated exam centres with 53 different locations all over the Karnataka.

  • The city of examination shall be allotted on a countdown basis subject to availability of nodes in respective city. Once the exam centres are chosen and allocated, further change won't be made on any request from the candidates.

  • Applicants should, therefore, select the choice of a city with utmost care.

  • To know more about Exam centre availability, Nearer centres, alternate centre availability for KCET 2018 click here.

KCET 2018 Admit card:

  • Source: The candidates can download the Admit card by logging into the website with the user ID and the password set while filling the KCET 2018 syllabus application form.

  • Details Mentioned in KCET 2018 Admit Card: The admit card has the details such as the Roll Number, Exam Centre, the papers opted to answer and candidates can download their KCET 2018 admit card from 6th April 2018. The Candidates who forgot their passwords had an option for resetting the password.

  • Link availability: Official link will be available on the Karnataka Educational Academy (KEA) website. By clicking on the link, candidates can access the admit card of KCET 2018. After clicking on the link candidates need to fill the necessary details and then submit it.

  • Instructions: Do not bring any extra items along with Admit Card in the KCET 2018 Exam. Candidates are advised to be present one hour before to the KCET 2018 examination. Bring one photo Id proof for the verification of candidate's identity.
  • To know more details about how to download admit card of KCET 2018 in step by step procedure click here.

KCET 2018 Syllabus:

  • Subjects included: KCET 2018 exams comprises of subjects like Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

  • Syllabus: The syllabus of Common Entrance Test will be based on the First and Second PUC/11th and 12th Std. Syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State/State Board.

  • Important details: The candidate must also note that KEA may incorporate changes in the KCET 2018 syllabus if they deem it necessary. Candidates must keep up to date with any such changes, as studying from an out of date syllabus is a recipe for disaster.
  • Therefore, aspirants can check the Latest Kea Kar Karnataka CET Written Examination Syllabus and Test pattern. We have provided the Latest Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern on this page. 
  • To know more about the detailed syllabus of KCET 2018  click here.

KCET 2018 Result:

  • Declaration of Results: KCET 2018 results will be declared on 1st June 2018, candidates can check their results through the official website by logging in with their registration number and the date of birth.

  • Brochure: The Karnataka Educational Authority (KEA) released the brochure containing the colleges to which the students can get admissions through the exam along with the courses offered by them.

  • Result Consideration and Validation: Candidates result of KCET 2018 will be released with the consideration of 12th marks and their performance in the KCET exam. The KCET 2018 exam result will be valid only for the admission for the year 2018-2019.

  • Mandatory: Candidates who completed their Exam should keep their Hall Ticket/Admit Card safe to know the KCET 2018 results. One should be aware of their KCET Admit card number. According to that, the results are displayed.

  • To know more about the results date and how to download the scorecard of KCET 2018 click here

KCET 2018 Counselling: 

  • Verification of the documents: Document verification procedure for KCET 2018 will be done in the 15 notified helpline centres. According to the schedules candidates need to attend the verification of the documents. The details of helpline centres will be made available on the official website of Karnataka Educational Authority (KEA).

  • The counselling of KCET 2018 will be conducted by Karnataka Educational Authority (KEA) in both offline and online mode for all the qualified candidates of the entrance exam. 

  • Choice Lock: One of the initial steps before attending the counselling process of KCET 2018 is to make the choice lock of the colleges and courses according to the candidate interest.

  • Admit card: It is also mandatory to carry Admit card of KCET 2018  during the counselling process and it is advised to keep admit card till the completion of the counselling process.

  • To know more details about the counselling process and the documents required for counselling process for KCET 2018 click here.

KCET 2018 preparation tips:

  • Preparation tips for Karnataka CET 2018 will help the candidates with the execution of the examination. KCET is state level examination. It’s being organized by Karnataka Examination Authority.

  • This exam is a passage for those understudies searching for affirmations in designing, engineering, and different courses. Here we are giving some accommodating tips and traps for How to Prepare for KCET 2018 which help you to split this examination effortlessly.

Check out a Plan:

  • Arranging is an essential thing candidate ought to do before begin getting ready. Make a period table reasonable according to your everyday schedule. Gap your opportunity similarly for every one of the subjects.
  • When you have arranged a period table endeavour to tail it astutely. Assemble every one of the insights about the syllabus and begin planning in like manner. Keep in mind to incorporate the whole syllabus in your arrangements.

 Work in Your Speed:

  •  Speed matters a great deal in this examination. You will have just 80 minutes to understand the inquiry paper for each subject. Endeavour to fathom the earlier year question papers and Mock test paper in recommended timing.
  • Additionally, monitor your execution it will help you to take a shot at your feeble focuses. By rehearsing the inquiry papers it will build effectiveness and speed of endeavouring questions.

Study Materials & Previous Year Question Papers:

  • Study materials play a vital role in exam preparation. Check out the Recommended books for your preparations. A student should also go through the Previous year question paper to get an idea about the exam pattern, and question weight age.
  • Priority: At first, work on the topics which you feel tougher and give more focus to those topics, and don't neglect any of the topics.
  • Revision: For a better result, a candidate must do this proper revision after competing for each topic.

KCET 2018 Contact Details:



Sampige road, 18th cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore-560012



KCET 2018 Previous Paper Analysis: 


KCET 2018 Guidelines:

  • Mandatory document: Candidates need to carry downloaded KCET 2018 Admit card as a necessary document and without Admit card candidates will not be permitted to enter exam hall.

  • Time: Candidates has to be 15mins early to the examination hall to find their room and seat numbers.

  • Prohibited materials: Candidates are not allowed to carry any electronic devices like calculator, log table, scientific calculator etc.,

  • Check the details: After downloading the KCET Admit card 2018, candidates need to make sure that information that is present in the Admit card is correct and if they found any mistakes in the Admit card candidates need to report it to the responsible authority soon.

  • Credentials to carry: Along with the KCET Admit Card candidates need to carry anyone Valid ID proof like Passport, Aadhar card, PAN card, College identity card etc.

  • Stationaries: Candidates are not allowed to carry more than two/three blue or black ballpoint pen and also candidate is not allowed to carry a pencil with them to the exam hall.

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KCET 2018 Important Dates

KCET 2018 Important Dates Summary:

  • Application form start date: Candidates will get to fill the application form tentatively from 1st February 2018. 

  • Application form end date: The last date for filling the application form will be 26th February 2018.  

  • Availability admits card: After submission of application, form candidates can download the admit card from  6th April 2018 onwards till 15th of April 2018.

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KCET 2018 Eligibility

KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria Summary:

  • 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 2018 - Architecture have to appear for NATA examination

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KCET 2018 Application Process

Application Process summary for KCET 2018:

  • Application Form Availability: Online Application form for KCET 2018 is available from 1st February 2018 on the official website.

  • Last Date For Application: Registration of KCET 2018 ends on 26th February 2018. 

  • 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 2018 Application Form Details

KCET 2018 Application Form Details Summary

  • Payment Last Date: Candidates should pay the KCET 2018 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 2018 Admit Card

KCET 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  • Admit card availability: The candidates will be able to download their KCET 2018 Admit card from 6th April 2018 to 15th of April 2018. 

  • Enter details: Candidates have to enter the KCET 2018 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 2018 exam

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KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Exam pattern: KCET 2018 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 2018 Syllabus

 KCET 2018 Syllabus Summary:

  • 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 2018 Results

KCET 2018 Results Summary: 

  • Result Declaration: KCET 2018 result will be declared only on the official website of KCET 2018. Candidates are advised to visit the official website only to check the result.

  • Result Date: Candidates can check KCET 2018 results on the official website 1st June 2018 onwards.

Note: KCET 2018 result sheet has to be kept until the end of the Admission Procedure.

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KCET 2018 Counselling

KCET 2018 Counselling Summary:

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

  • Counselling dates: KCET 2018 counselling begins at 5th June 2018.

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Colleges which accept [KCET]

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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