About Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Karnataka - Common Entrance Test (K-CET) is for the students who wish to pursue Bachelor's degrees in either the field of Engineering or Medicine. This examination is conducted for admission to all the Engineering & Medical colleges in Karnataka. There are separate papers for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. Each paper consists of 60 objective type questions and is 70 minutes long + additional 10 minutes prior to the actual exam to fill the details on the answer sheet.

Study Level
Under Graduate
Mode of Test
Offline
Conducting Authority
Karnataka Examination Authority

Test Format

80 Min

Duration of Test

1

Frequency per year

0 - 60

Score Range

1 Year

Test Score Validity

Eligibility

For Medical/Dental courses:

  • Aspiring candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study.
  • Students should have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured not less than 50% of marks taken together in subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the common entrance test.

For Ayurveda/Homeopathy/Unani/Naturopathy & Yoga courses:

  • Candidates must have passed the 10+2 or an equivalent exam with an aggregate minimum of 50%  marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the first languages of study.
  • Candidate should have completed the age of 17 years as on 31st December of the particular year he/she is applying for KCET.

For Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture and Bachelor of Home Science courses:

  • A pass with 50% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects

For Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry course:

  • A pass with 50% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects.
  • Based on the marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the common entrance test.

For Bachelor of Technology in Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Bachelor of Fishery Science, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation courses:

  • A pass with 50% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects.
  • Marks of the class XII and the entrance exam are the bases for final selection.

For Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering course:

  • A pass with 50% in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as optional subjects.
  • Marks of the class XII and the entrance exam are the bases for final selection.

For Engineering/Technology courses:

  • A pass with 45% in 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects with English as one of the first languages of study.
  • Marks of the class XII and the entrance exam are the bases for final selection.

For Architecture courses:

  • A pass with 50% in 10 + 2 with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects.
  • Candidates should also appear and secure a minimum of 40% marks in NATA.
  • Candidates should submit the photocopy of the NATA score card along with the Class XII marks sheet by mentioning the CET number on or before the third week of May to KEA either in person or through ‘Speed Post’.
  • Marks of the class XII and the NATA are the bases for final selection.
For Agriculture Engineering:
  • A pass in 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics as optional subjects.

Deadlines

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Departments for which this exam is relevant
Architecture
Engineering & Technology
Healthcare
Medicine
Science

Application Fee

Application Fees

Karnataka Native candidate

Rs. 650/- for General and OBC category candidates.
Rs. 500/- for SC / ST category candidates.
Candidates Out side the State 
Application Fees Rs.750/- 
Candidates Out side the Country
Application Fees Rs.5000/-

Application Process

  • The KCET Application Form should be filled legibly with blue or black Ball Point Pen only. Candidates have to fill and shade the application form as per the instructions given in the application brochure.
  • The data filled by the candidate once in KCET Application Form is considered final.
  • Candidate should carefully complete the form so as to avoid rejection and misprints.
  • The candidates should not leave any space blank. They should write NA for the conditions that don’t apply to them.
  • The photographs pasted on the KCET application form, only one is to be attested by the Principal, the other one is for scanning and should not be tampered with.
  • Candidates should carefully affix their complete signature on the KCET Application Form at the specified spaces along with the dates and also put their left hand thumb Impression in blue ink on the form.
  • After completely filling the application form, candidates have to submit the forms.
  • Candidates who obtained the form from the school or the institute they study have to submit their forms to the Principal till the second week of april. Such candidates can obtain their admit cards after the third week of april from the same institutes.
  • Candidates who have obtained their KCET application form via speed post have to submit their forms via speed post directly to KEA till the second week of April. Such candidates get their admit cards via speed post only.

Preparation

Required Time: 6 months / 8 months


Preparation Tips

To secure a good rank in the KCET Examination, it is very important to prepare thoroughly. It is recommended that students obtain complete clarity on the examination pattern and then make a clear preparation plan. One should give themselves an entire year to prepare for the examination, refer to previous years question papers, reference books and enrol in a coaching institute.