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KCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

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KCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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KCET stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It is a state-level exam conducted within the state of Karnataka. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) organizes and regulates this exam once a year. This entrance exam is conducted to the candidates for getting admissions in the professional courses such as Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma), Farm science (Agricultural), veterinary and Diploma in pharmacy. You can get admission to various colleges in the state of Karnataka. To get admissions in Medical, dental, Ayurveda, Unani or Homeopathy, candidates must qualify for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Candidates who seek Architecture admission through KCET 2022 must-have qualified Paper-2 of JEE Main Exam or NATA examination.

The registration dates and other following dates are released by the Karnataka Examination Authority. Refer to the eligibility criteria of the courses you desire before registering for the exam. You will not receive the admit card if you have not met the eligibility criteria. The updates regarding KCET 2022 will also be released on the website of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

 

 

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KCET News and Latest Updates 

  • The registration for KCET 2022 can be done from 18th April – 02nd June, 2022..
  • The exam dates for KCET 2022 had been revised to 16th-18th June, 2022.
  • The admit card has been released for the KCET Exam on 02nd June, 2022.

About KCET 2022

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) for 2022 has not been conducted yet. So, the result has not been published on the website of KEA. To get admissions of the professional courses in the colleges of Karnataka, candidates must qualify in the KCET entrance exam. Professional courses like Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma), Farm science (Agricultural), veterinary and Diploma in pharmacy can be pursued by qualifying KCET examination. The Karnataka Exam Authority drafted a new syllabus for KCET since 2021. Certain topics from the syllabus of PUC 1 and 2 have been omitted under the 30% syllabus cut.

KCET  is a state-level entrance exam and is been conducted in offline paper-pen based mode. Professional courses like B.Sc, B.tech, Pharmacy and Agriculture are offered by the several Govt / Govt-aided / Private and Un-Aided colleges of the Karnataka state. To avail of these, you must participate KCET examination. The exam conducting body for KCET is Karnataka Examination Authority. The KEA drafts the syllabus and eligibility criteria for this exam. They decide the exam centres, dates, guidelines, rules and regulations for Karnataka Common Entrance Test.

 

Basic Information: KCET

KCET 2022 is to be held from 16th-18th June, 2022. KEA will release KCET 2022 Application Form from 18th April- 02nd June, 2022. Candidates who passed Class 12th with the required minimum scores will be eligible to apply for the exam.  The Karnataka Common Entrance Test is been conducted since long. The conducting body of the KCET examination is the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is an offline mode paper-based examination. You can get admission to various Bachelor and diploma professional courses through this exam. It is been conducted once a year within the Karnataka state. There are 180 questions asked in the KCET, each question carries 1 mark. There are no negative marks awarded for wrong attempts. This exam consists of 3 Papers from which multiple-choice questions are asked according to the syllabus. The 3 papers of KCET are

 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics / Biology

 

Courses can be availed through KCET 

You can get admission for the following professional courses through KCET.

  • Tech (Biotechnology)
  • Sericulture (B.Sc Hons)
  • Horticulture (B.Sc Hons)
  • Community Science (B.Sc Hons)
  • Forestry (B.Sc Hons)
  • Agriculture (B.Sc Hons)
  • Tech (Food Technology)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (A.H and B.V.Sc)
  • Tech (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Tech (Dairy Tech)
  • Fisheries (B.F.Sc)
  • Pharm and Pharm D Courses
  • Sc (Agriculture Marketing and Co-Op)

 

Application fee Rs 500 (General)

Rs 250 (Reserved)

Total number of Questions 180 MCQs
Examination Mode Offline Paper-Pen based Exam Conducting Authority Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Frequency of the examination Once a year Medium English and Kannada

 

Questions asked

The total number of questions asked are 180 from 3 different papers. Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology. Each question carries 1 mark.

 

Alternate options to KCET exam

Candidates can get admission to full-time professional courses like Agriculture, Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy, etc through the KCET entrance exam. Alternatively, you can appear for other entrance exams conducted on both national and state levels to get admissions for these courses.

 

There are viable alternatives you can go for,

  • JEE Main
  • VITEEE exam
  • JEE Advanced
  • BITSAT
  • SRMJEEE
  • AP EAMCET exam
  • WBJEE
  • IPU-CET
  • COMEDK exam
  • KIITEE exam

Seats may be limited only to certain institutions through these entrance exams.

 

Entire Process of KCET examination

Candidates should be well aware of every procedure in the KCET 2022. It starts from registering for the exam to getting seats through counselling. Thus, each process is legitimately important for the examination process. Follow these procedures that are included in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test.

 

Step1: Registration and Payment Process

Step2: Release of the Admit Card for the exam.

Step3: Participating in the exam at dedicated exam centres

Step4: Official release of Answer Keys

Step5: Result Declaration and Rank allotment

Step6: Counselling process for Admission

Step7: Counselling Fee payment

Step8: Announcement of KCET 2022 Admission procedure.

 

KCET Important Dates

Candidates should closely follow the KCET important dates and updates for 2022. The important dates and updates have been notified on the website of the Karnataka Examination Authority. Here are some KCET examination dates.

Following are the important dates according to the official schedule:

 

EVENT Dates
Registration Begins at April 18th, 2022
Registration Ends at June 02, 2022
Last date for Application fee payment June 02, 2022
Dates to correct the Application form June 02, 2022
Release of the Admit Card June 02, 2022
KCET 2022 Examination Begins at 16th June 2022
KCET 2022 Examination Ends at 17th June 2022
language Test in Kanada (applicable only for candidates from Horanadu, Gandinadu and Kannadiga) 18th June, 2022
Release of the Answer key To be notified
Date of the Result To be notified
Counselling Process To be notified

 

To know more about KCET exam date click here

 

KCET Notification

KCET 2022 is expected to be held in the fourth week of August 2022. However, KEA will tentatively release KCET 2022 Application Form in the third week of April 2022. Candidates who passed Class 12th with the required minimum scores will be eligible to apply for the exam.  The important dates of KCET 2022 had been officially announced by the Karnataka Common Entrance Test up to the release of the result. The overall examination process includes

  • Registration
  • Fee payment
  • Admit Card
  • Exam
  • Answer Key
  • Result
  • Counselling Registration
  • Counselling fee payment
  • Day of counselling

 

The examination have been conducted offline in a paper-pen mode. Candidates have to appear for the examination in the allocated exam centres. The exam centres has been located in various cities of Karnataka. The Karnataka Examination Authority will allot a possible closest examination centre for the candidates. The allotted exam centres cannot be changed by any means of request. The following cities will hold the exam centres for KCET 2022.

 

Jamakhandi Hospet Bangalore
Haveridte Bijapur Gokak
Chickodi Bagalkot Belgaum
Chikaballapur Bhalki Basavakalyan
Madikeri Bidar Chamarajanagar
Kumta Doddaballapur Kolar
Gadag Bellary Kollegal
KGF Athani Tumkur
Hassan Karkala Dharwad
Sirsi Krishnarajpet Koppal
Tiptur Gulbarga Dandeli
Karwar Chikmagalur Yadgir
Mandya Chitradurga Puttur
Bhadravathi Ramanagara Ujire
Mangalore Channapatna Raichur
Shimoga Sagar Moodabidre
Udupi Mysore Davangere
  Hubli  

 

Candidates must arrive at the allocated exam centres an hour before the examination starts. Admit Card is mandatory to participate in the examination. Candidates without the Admit Card will not be permitted inside the examination hall.

As for now, the KCET 2022 examination had finished and the candidates are waiting for their results. The Result has been released by the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) on its website. However, candidates who wish to value their scores on the KCET exam before the result can download the Answer key from the website of KEA.

 

KCET Eligibility

Candidates should never forget to check the KCET  eligibility criteria before applying for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. You should be eligible in all of these factors before applying for the examination

  • Citizenship of the candidate
  • Domicile
  • Age Limit
  • Category
  • Qualifying examination and qualifications
  • Marks Obtained
  • Language
  • Subject combination
  • Course availability, etc.

 

Relaxation of Age limit, Application fee, Seat allotment, etc. has been given based on the category of the candidate.

Nationality – Candidates should be Indian citizens for applying for the KCET examination.

Qualification- Candidates should have successfully finished second PUC or 10+2 or equivalent exams having Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biotechnology / Biology / Computer/electronics.

Language- The candidate should have English as the medium of language in the qualifying examination.

Education- Candidates should have studied in Karnataka for at least 7 years in a recognized institution from class 1 to the qualifying examination.

Apart from this, there are eligibility criteria based on the courses the candidate choose.

 

Eligibility criteria based on the Course

Course
Eligibility criteria
BE/ BTech Candidates who are passed in 2nd PUC / class 12 or relevant qualification with English as a primary language and scored a minimum of 45% marks in Mathematics and physics with chemistry / Biology/Electronics/ computer and Biotechnology can apply (40% of the minimum score for reserved category)
BArch A minimum score of 50% in 12th std/ 2nd PUC or equivalent exam in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English as a language subject. (45% of the minimum score for reserved category)
Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry (AH & BVSc) Qualification in 2nd PUC/ Class 12 or relevant qualifying exam with a minimum score of 50%  in Physics, Biology and English subjects (40% of the minimum score for reserved category)
Farm Science, BSc (Hons) Agriculture, BSc (Hons) Forestry, BTech (Food Technology), BSc (Hons) Sericulture, BSc (Hons) Community Science, BSc (Hons) Horticulture, BTech Biotechnology, BSc (Hons), BTech (Agril. Engg), BTech (Dairy Technology) and BF.Sc (Fisheries) Qualified in 2nd PUC/ Class 12/ equivalent exam with Biology/ Mathematics(Optional), Chemistry and Physics.
2nd Year B.Pharma
Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy examination in an institute recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured a minimum of 45% marks (40% of the minimum score for reserved category)
B.Pharma Scoring a minimum of 45% marks in Physics, chemistry and biology/ mathematics in Class 12/ PUC or relevant qualification examination.

(or)

Passed diploma in pharmacy recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured a minimum of 45% marks(40% of the minimum score for reserved category)

Yoga and Naturopathy Passed qualifying examination with Physics, chemistry and biology as optional and the language subject as English with a minimum score of 50%.(40% of the minimum score for reserved category)
Diploma in Pharmacy Should have passed in Class 12/ PUC or relevant qualification examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics.

Or

Passed diploma in pharmacy recognized by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured a minimum of 45% marks

 

 

Registration Process for KCET 2022

The registration process of the Karnataka Common Entrance test had closed on 02nd June, 2022. The KCET 2022 entrance exam will be held on 16-18th June, 2022 and the candidates are waiting for the results for the examination.

However, the registration process for KCET is followed by signing up on the website of the Karnataka Examination Authority, filling in the details in the registration form and submitting it by paying the registration fee. Only the registered candidates will receive the admit card for the KCET examination. Firstly, the Karnataka Examination Authority will notify the registration date for the examination. Secondly, you have to follow the two phases of procedures to successfully register for the exam.

 

Logging in and filling the application form- Phase 1

Step1: Visit the official page of KEA and click on “Register for KCET exam”

Step2: Click on “click here to register” in the login portal.

 

Step3: Fill in the required details. For candidates appearing 2nd PUC examination, give the 13 digit student number issued by the PUE department and give submit.

Step4: Fill in the candidate’s details such as Name, DOB, contact, mail id, etc to register your mobile and mail id.

Step5: You will receive an application number and User-ID as an SMS and mail.

Step6: Now login to the portal by using the User-ID and Password.

Step7: fill in the details and click save.

 

Step8: Provide the educational qualifications of the candidate and click save

Step9: The scanned copy of the candidate’s photo, thumb impression and signature had to be uploaded. The parent’s signature should also be included.

 

Declaration and submission of the Application form- Phase 2

Step1: An application ID and password will be mailed to your mail after the entry of the details.

Step2: The scanned copies of photograph, signature and thumb impressions must be sent again in JPG or JPEG format

Step3: The scanned copy of the photograph must be a recently taken one. The Photograph must be in a passport size format and the copies should be within 40kb.

Step4: The payment of the application fee can be done online through debit cards, credit cards or net banking.

Step5: You can also pay through the challan by taking the printout of the challan provided on the payment page and making payment in any specified banks.

Step6: Download the payment receipt and application. Take printouts for future reference.

Step7: candidates must get a signature in the application from the principal of their respected college/ school. The application printout must be brought to the document verification process.

 

Application Fee

The application fee for the KCET entrance exam differs according to the category of the candidate. Check the table for further details.

 

Location Category Application Fee
Karnataka 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, GM Rs 500
  SC, ST, CAT-1  
  Female candidates within Karnataka Rs 250
Outside Karnataka state (within India) GM Rs 750
Abroad GM Rs 5000

 

KCET Syllabus

The KCET syllabus for 2022 will be revised and released by the Karnataka Examination Authority. The official notification on the syllabus is released on the website of KEA. You can download the subject-wise syllabus for KCET 2022 by visiting the website. According to the Karnataka Examination Authority, the syllabus for 1st PUC and 2nd PUC had been reduced for the welfare of the candidates. The syllabus is drafted wisely according to the prescription from the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka. The syllabus consists of 3 papers and the candidates must choose the papers according to the course they seek for. Each paper contains 60 questions. The subject papers are

 

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics or Biology

 

The syllabus plays a key role in the preparation of the exam. Candidates should have full knowledge of the syllabus for the respected course they chose for. Each subject has 60 multiple-choice questions and the duration of the examination for each subject is 80minutes. You should answer the questions in an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet. Candidates should fill in the details like Name, education, enrolment number, etc on the top of the OMR sheet. You can fill the answers in the dedicated columns given below. You can download the sample OMR sheet from the Website of the Karnataka Examination Authority and practice with it.

To know more about KCET exam syllabus click here

 

KCET Exam Pattern

The exam conducting authority Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) proposed the exam pattern for KCET 2022. The exam pattern describes the various things about the Karnataka Common Entrance Examination. They are

  • Examination mode
  • Time duration of the exam
  • Exam format
  • Marking scheme, etc.

 

Firstly, the KCET is an offline mode entrance exam written in a Paper-Pen based method. The questions asked are objective type Multiple-choice questions from the syllabus. The syllabus contains 3 papers which include Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology. Each paper holds an equal weightage of 60 marks. So, the candidates should focus on each subject by giving equal importance. Since 60 MCQ questions are asked in each subject, each question carries 1 mark. There are no negative marks deducted for the wrong attempts. The medium of the exam is mostly English. However, in some cases, the candidates can write the exam in Kannada.

 

Points Details
Exam mode Offline (Paper-Pen based)
Number of subjects Three papers including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology
Marks for each question 1 mark for every correct answer
Total number of questions 180 (60 for each subject)
Negative marks No Negative marks
Time duration of the exam 4 hours (240 minutes)
Medium of the exam English and Kannada

 

Subject Number of questions Marks Time Duration
Physics

 

60 60 1 Hour 20 minutes (80 minutes)
Chemistry

 

60 60 1 Hour 20 minutes (80 minutes)
Mathematics or Biology 60 60 1 Hour 20 minutes (80 minutes)
Total 180 180 4 hours (240 minutes)

 

Admit Card for KCET 2022

On June 02nd, 2022 the admit card for the KCET examination had released to the registered candidates. Only the candidates who had paid the registration fee successfully will receive the admit card. It will be published on the KEA website. You can download it from the website and take printouts of it. The admit card is the most essential thing to appear for the KCET exam. You will not be permitted inside the examination hall without the admit card. Candidates were asked to bring an ID proof along with the admit card for Photo Verification. Thus bring any of the following approved documents for photo verification.

  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Admission Ticket of 12th
  • College Identity card

 

Things to remember

  • Make sure you have a quality internet connection
  • Do not click the refresh button while downloading the file.
  • Make sure to make multiple copies to ensure the admit card’s safety.
  • You will not receive the admit card via post.
  • Print the admit card on an A4 sheet of paper.
  • Check the admit card carefully and correct the mistakes.
  • You will not receive the admit card in case of a payment failure during registration.

 

Carefully look out for the details on the admit card to avoid mistakes. In case of any errors, contact the concerned authority to correct them immediately.

 

Contact details

Address- Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore- 560012

Fax No: 080- 23461576

Contact Number- 080- 23460460

Mail ID- kea.kar.nic.in and keauthority-ka@nic.in

To know more about KCET admit card click here

 

KCET Result

No official notification regarding the KCET result 2022 is yet out. Do check the 2021 details ahead to get a better idea.

For 2021- 

Since the Karnataka Common Entrance Test had been ended on August 30, 2021, the candidates are waiting for their results. The KEA issued September 20 as the release date for KCET 2021. The result has been published online on the KEA’s official website. You can check the Result by logging in to the website using your registration details. The cut off marks for each subject will also be revealed after the publication of the result. The download option will be provided to download the scorecard of KCET. Once you click download, the scorecard will be downloaded automatically in PDF format. Check for the following details in the scorecard to avoid mistakes.

 

  • Scores obtained by the candidate
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Merit Rank
  • Enrolment number, etc.

Take printouts of the scorecard for future reference. It is mandatory to bring the scorecard of KCET to the counselling process.

To know more about KCET exam result click here

 

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FAQs

Q1. What is the frequency of the KCET exam?

A. The frequency of the KCET examination is Once a year.

 

Q2. What is the total time duration of the KCET exam?

A. The KCET exam has been conducted for 4 hours (240 minutes)

 

Q3. What is the mode of the KCET exam?

A. KCET entrance exam is an Offline mode that is written in Paper-Pen based.

 

Q4. What is the exam conducting Authority for the KCET exam?

A. The Karnataka Examination Authority is the exam conducting authority for the KCET exam.

 

Q5. Can I correct the KCET application form after submitting it?

A. Yes, the correction can be done in the correction window for 5days.

 

Q6. What is the Age Limit for the KCET exam?

A. There is no age limit specified for KCET by KEA.

 

Q7.  Can I pay the KCET application fee offline?

A. Yes, you can download the Challan from the KEA website and pay the application fee on any specified bank.

 

Q8. Can I apply for the medical courses through KCET?

A. No, medical aspiring candidates must qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

 

Q9. What is the official website for the KCET exam Authority?

A. This is the official website of conducting authority of KCET www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

 

Q10. What is the total number of questions asked in the KCET?

A. The total number of questions asked are 180 MCQ questions.

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