KCET Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Karnataka CET [KCET]

KCET - Karnataka CET

The Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET will be conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority from 2nd May to 4th May. On 4th May, the Kannada Language Test will be conducted for Gadinadu and Horanadu candidates. KCET happens to be the entrance test which is held with an eye to determining merit for seeking admission to different professional courses such as architecture, medical, health sciences, engineering, agriculture, pharmacy, veterinary science, animal husbandry, etc.

KCET is held for seeking admission in First Semester/ First year of different full-time courses in different institutes in the state of Karnataka. Students can fill the Application form for the entrance test online only. The entrance test will be conducted across different examination centers in Karnataka state. There is specific syllabus and pattern for examination for each subject for Karnataka CET. Admission is accomplished on the basis of scored marks, preference of branch and college. Meeting the eligibility criteria and verification of documents are recognized to be an integral part of admission in colleges via the entrance test of KCET.

KCET is conducted over a time period of two days in four sessions. On the first day, Mathematics and Biology papers are held. On the second day, Chemistry and Physics papers are conducted.

KCET Exam Date

The Biology and Mathematics test will be holding on the 2nd of May while the date for the Physics and Chemistry test has been fixed on the 3rd of May. 

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KCET Eligibility criteria

To appear at this examination, candidates should have passed higher secondary/ 2nd PUC or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects.

Candidates from the general community should have scored a minimum aggregate score of 45% in Mathematics, physics and any one of the subjects like Chemistry/ Biology/ Bio-technology/ computer/Electronics. Candidates belonging to the SC and ST communities should have secured a minimum score of 40% in aggregate for these subjects. Candidates seeking admission to Architecture courses should qualify the NATA examination

  • The Candidate has to pass class 12th/2nd PUC with English. The candidate should have 45% marks in Physics and Mathematics with combination of 
  • Chemistry/Biology/Biotechnology/Electronics/Computer Science subjects.
  • For reserved category candidates the marks should be 40% in all the subjects.
  • The outside Candidates who are having 7 years of academic experience from the institutions located in Karnataka are eligible to sit for the exam. Jammu & Kashmir candidates are eligible to apply.

KCET Application Form & fees

The University has released the application form on the website of the university from 27th January and the last date to file the application form online will be 27th February. There is no provision to submit the application from through the offline mode. While filling the application form, candidates will require uploading their photograph as well as their left-hand thumb impression and signature in a format prescribed by the university. 

  • The application form will be available on the official site wwwkea.kar.nic.in.
  • Candidates can fill and submit the KCET Application Form via online process.
  • There is no offline mode is available for entertaining the application form.
  • Application fees for the General category are Rs.650.
  • Application fees for the ST/SC/OBC are Rs.500.
  • Application fee can be paid via CHALAN, DEMAND DRAFT.DEMAND DRAFT (DD) must be drawn in the favour of ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority’, payable at Bangalore or Bengaluru.

KCET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

This examination will be conducted through the offline mode and candidates will require answering objective type question. The question paper will be having 3 sections, each section for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, each section having 60 questions. Candidates will be given span of 80 minutes to answer the questions from all 

The syllabus will be majorly based on the syllabus for the 1st and 2nd PUC as prescribed by the Pr-University education of the department of the state. Syllabus for the engineering test will include topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. 

KCET Admit Card

The University will be issuing the admit card to the candidate from the 3rd week of April. Candidates who have successfully submitted form online, can download the admit card from the website of the University, after the university issues it. 

KCET Results & Score Card

The University will be publishing the result of the examination by the 4th week of May. Candidates can check their result from the website of the University and at the time checking the results, they will have to produce their registration number. 

KCET Counselling & Admission

The KCET Counselling will begin from the second week of June. Candidates will be invited for counselling process according to their performance in the entrance examination.

Candidates will have to report for the document verification with the original documents as per the schedule announced by the authority.

KCET Participating Colleges

KCET brings a list of different colleges and institutes which will provide admission to eligible students into different engineering courses in Karnataka State. The list of colleges will play an integral role in KCET counselling.

The participating colleges of KCET are inclusive of University colleges, State Government Colleges, Government Aided Private colleges and Private Unaided colleges. The Participating institutes will be allocating seats in accordance with the rank obtained in the entrance test of KCET.

List of Participating Colleges

University Visveswariah College of Engineering
S K S J T Institute of Engineering
B M S College of Engineering
B M S College of Engineering
Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology
Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology
R. V. College of Engineering
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology

List of KCET examination centres

Check list of Karnataka CET Exam Centres below:


Contact Details :

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012.
Phone: 080 – 23568201, 23568202, 23462599, 23462758, 23461575
Fax : 080 – 23461576
E-mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in
KCET helpline: 011-40360360.

Ask & Answers

Can I know the exam pattern for KCET ?

The Exam Pattern for KCET is:

  • The KCET examination will be held in 2 days 1st day Biology and Mathematics 2nd day Physics and Chemistry.
  • Total marks for KCET paper will be for 60 marks each for 80 minutes.
  • And There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers in KCET 
  • KCET will take place from 18th April to 19th April 
  • And the Candidates have to obtain 12 marks out of 50 marks
  • And the time duration of each paper is 80 minutes for KCET.