KCET 2018

Exam Date : 18th April 2018 To 20th April 2018
Result Date : 1st June 2018

Application form, Dates, Syllabus, and Pattern for KCET 2018

Introduction to KCET 2018: 

  • About: KCET is abbreviated as Karnataka Common Entrance Test, which 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 under various institutions in Karnataka.

  • Courses: KCET 2018 for bachelors programs offers the courses such as 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 a offline mode of examination tentatively in 1st  week of every May 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.

  • 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 launched as soon as the application process starts.

Important Summary KCET 2018:

Information  regarding KCET 2018:

KCET Examination 2018: 

Name of the Examination

Karnataka State Entrance Examination

Commonly known as


KCET Level


KCET Authority

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)



Calendar of Events for KCET 2018: 


Important Events



DATE OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST – 2018  (For Medical and Dental courses candidates have to appear for NEET- 2018  and NATA for Architecture course)

2nd May 2018 


3rd May 2018 


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

4th May 2018 


Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centres

5th May 2018 


17th May 2018 


Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture /

Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agriculturist Quota”

20th May 2018 


Date of publication of CET - 2018  Results along with applied Answer Key

27th May 2018 


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

1st June 2018 

2nd June 2018


3rd June 2018 

Schedule for submission of Special Category Certificates:

Name of the Special Category

Date for Submission


8th May 2018  and 9th May 2018  (10.30am to 5.30pm


10th May 2018  and 11th May 2018  (10.30 am to 5.30 pm)



12th May 2018 



13th May 2018  and 14th May 2018  (10.30 am to 5.30 pm


Scouts and Guides

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

KCET Time Table: 





2nd May 2018 

10.30 am - 11.50 am



2.30 pm - 3.50 pm



3rd May 2018  

10.30 am - 11.50 am



2.30 pm - 3.50 pm



Kannada Language Test Time Table (Only in Bangalore)




4th May 2018 

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

( Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates)



Time Table for Agriculturist Quota:





20th May 2018 

9.00 am Onwards 

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



KCET 2018 News:

  • KCET Date: KCET 2018 online registration begins on 1st February 2018  and the last date to submit KCET 2018 admit card is 26th February 2018.
  • Examination Authority: From 2018, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will not conduct the  KCET exam for the candidates aspiring for Medicine and Dental courses, and these students will be allocated seats to the courses based on the NEET scores.

  • Single Entrance exam: Karnataka Government plans single entrance exam for all engineering colleges from 2018 and for the latest news, notifications, and updates the candidates are required to access the KCET official website regularly.

KCET 2018 #Eligibility Criteria :

  • Minimum Qualification: The candidates who want to write KCET 2018 examination must have completed their class 12 or Second PUC exam with a minimum of 50% marks.

  • Main Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics are compulsory subjects along with other subjects as per the requirement of the course they wish to pursue.The Aspiring candidates from other states can also take up the exam for the various courses.

  • Additional information: Click here to know more about KCET 2018 eligibility criteria.

KCET 2018 Application Form :

  • Enter details: In the KCET 2018 application form the candidates have to fill in their personal and academic details.

  • Documents: Candidates have to upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature and thumb impression in the specified file size as per KEA.

  • Fees: Payment must be done via either online or offline modes after filing all the details in KCET 2018 application form. Click here to know more about KCET 2018 Application form.

KCET 2018 Exam pattern : 

  • Mode & Time: KCET2018 is an offline mode examination. The candidates will be having a duration of 2 hours 40 minutes to complete the Examination. 

  • Marking Scheme: KCET 2018 examination consists a total of 180 questions. Each question carries 1 marks and there is no negative marking.

  • Subjects: KCET 2018 includes Physics, Chemistry as common subjects for all and Mathematics or Biology as optional based on their choice towards various Undergraduate programs. 

 KCET 2018 Admit Card:

  • Availability: Admit cards are made available through the official website once the application forms have been filled by the candidates.

  • Filling up: By logging into the KEA website with the user id and the password set while filling in the application form the candidates can download their admit cards. The Roll number, exam centre, the papers opted to answer etc will be in the KCET 2018 Admit card.

  • Click here to know more about the KCET 2018 Admit card.

 KCET 2018 Result:

  • Result date: On 1st June 2018 KCET 2018 examination results will be announced.

  • Answer keys: KEA uploads the answer keys for the papers answered by the candidates after the KCET 2018 examination got over

  • To know more about KCET 2018 results click here.

Tips for KCET 2018 exam preparation: 

  • Syllabus: Students can refer to the various available books which have the syllabus for their opt subjects.

  • Counselling: The KEA also publishes the list of the helpline centres on its website which are set up to clarify any queries regarding the counselling process.

  • Reference: Reference Books and sample paper helps students to prepare well for KCET 2018 Exam. 

KCET 2018 Important Dates

KCET 2018 Important Dates Summary:

  • Date of Registration: Candidates can register for KCET 2018 on 1st February 2018. 
  • Last Date of Registration: KCET 2018 the last date to register is 26th February 2018. 

  • Candidates can alter their KCET 2018 application form on 20th April 2018. 

  • Candidates have to pay the KCET 2018 fee on or before February 26th.
  • Admit card for KCET 2018 will be available from 10th April 2018.

  • Exam Date: KCET 2018 exams will be from 18th April 2018 to 20th April 2018. 

  • Result Date: KCET 2018 results will be announced on 1st June 2018. 

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KCET 2018 Eligibility

KCET 2018 Eligibility Summary:

  • Eligibility to take KCET 2018 exam: Candidate should clear their 12th standard or its equivalent examination.

  • Subjects: Candidates need to study Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Mathematics subjects for KCET 2018 examination.

  • Aggregate: Candidates should secure a minimum aggregate of 50%.

  • Candidates seeking architecture exam: Candidates opting for KCET 2018 -Architecture should have appeared for NATA.

  • Minimum marks in the Kannada language: Candidates have to score minimum 12 out of 50 marks in the Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA for candidates appearing from Horanadu and other conflicted Kannada speaking regions in Karnataka.

  • Not necessary: Candidates need not appear for the Kannada Language Test if they completed schooling in Kannada medium.

  • Eligibility for NATA: Minimum marks required is 40% in NATA for KCET 2018 B.Arch course.

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KCET 2018 Application Process

KCET 2018 Application Process Summary:

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

  • End date for filling application form: KCET 2018 registration ends on 26th February 2018. 

  • Mandatory fields: Candidates need to fill mandatory fields and it should be correct.

  • Exam center selection: Candidates can select required exam center in KCET 2018 application form.

  • Password criteria: Strong password and a security question need to be filled in registration form.

  • Final submission: After filing all fields candidate has to click on the Final Submit button.

  • Scanned copy: Candidates need to upload Signature, Photograph and Thumb Impression.

  • Payment: Application fee of KCET 2018 should be paid through demand draft.

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KCET 2018 Application Form Details

KCET 2018 Application Form Details Summary:

  • Application form availability: KCET 2018 application form will be available from 1st February 2018.

  • End date for filling the form: Last date to fill the KCET 2018 application form is on 26th February 2018.

  • Last date for payment: Candidates should pay the KCET 2018 registration fee within 26th February 2018.

  • Fee for general category: General category candidates should pay INR 650 fee.

  • Fee for reserved category: SC/ST/Category-1 candidates should pay INR 500 fee.

  • Fee for other states candidates: PU/12th standard candidates studied in another state should pay INR 750 fee.
  • Bank charges: Bank charge of INR 10 should be paid by all candidates.

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KCET 2018 Admit Card

KCET 2018 Admit Card Summary:

  •  Date of admit card availability: KCET 2018 admit card can be downloaded online from 10th April 2018. 

  • Login details: KCET 2018 application number, password, and date of birth are needed to download admit card.

  • Download: KCET 2018 admit card printout has to be taken by candidates.

  • Information included: Admit card of KCET 2018 usually consists of the information of the student and is verified with an additional proof of identity before entering the exam hall.

  • Mandatory: A hard copy of the KCET 2018 Admit card is mandatory to enter exam center.

  • No other means: KCET 2018 Admit card will be sent through the post or any other mean, it can only be downloaded online.

  • preserve: For counseling and admission, KCET 2018 Admit card is required for processing.

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KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern Summary:

  • Exam Pattern: Objective type questions will be asked in KCET 2018 exam.

  • Number of days: Examination span for KCET 2018 will be for two days with four sessions in it.

  • Day 1: Biology and Mathematics exams will be conducted on the first day.

  • Day 2: Physics and Chemistry exams will be conducted on the second day.

  • No negative marking: KCET 2018 exam will not be having negative marking. 

  • Topics based on the subject: Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry on these topic questions will be asked

  • Duration: KCET exam will be for 80 minutes duration.

  • Marks: In KCET 2018 every correct answer will gain 1 mark.

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KCET 2018 Syllabus

 KCET 2018 Syllabus Summary:

  • The 11th and 12th standard syllabus of PUC university topic will be covered in KCET 2018 exam.

  • Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus are the topics covered in KCET 2018 mathematics exam.

  • Topics like Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, etc from first year PUC physics syllabus.

  • Topics like Electrostatics, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic waves, etc from second-year PUC physics syllabus. 

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, etc from first year PUC chemistry syllabus.

  • Topics like Chemical Kinetics, General Principles, and Processes of Isolation of Elements, etc from second-year PUC chemistry syllabus. 

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KCET 2018 Results

KCET 2018 Results Summary: 

  • On the official website, candidates can check their KCET 2018 results.

  • On 1st June 2018 KCET 2018 results will be announced.

  • The results will be accessible and can be downloaded by entering the roll number and birth of date of the candidate.

  • Until the end of the admission procedure, KCET 2018 results are required.

  • The cut-off list will be released by after the KCET 2018 result is announced.

  • KCET 2018 examination board will be announced rank list after the result.

  • For counseling process downloaded result card is mandatory.

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KCET 2018 Counselling

KCET 2018 Counselling Summary:

  • After the declaration of the results, KCET 2018 counseling procedure will start.

  • From 4th June 2018 KCET 2018 counseling process will begin. 

  • As per the rank obtained in the exam, the counseling is scheduled for the verification of the documents.

  • The candidate clearing the criteria and cutoff has to participate in the counseling.

  • The candidates have to provide the necessary documents who have registered under the various clauses during the verification round. 

  • KCET 2018 admit card is mandatory during the counseling procedure.

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