KCET 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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

KCET is conducted over 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.

Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

KCET Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority [KEA]

KCET Exam Level

State Level Entrance Exam

KCET Exam Category

For Under Graduation Admissions

KCET Exam Mode

Offline Paper Based Test (PBT)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

KCET Application Mode

Online Mode

KCET Exam Duration

1 hour 20 minutes for each paper

Marking Scheme

1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer, and there will be no negative marking

KCET 2024 Exam Date

On the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) official site, KCET 2024 application forms will be available in April 2024. Candidates must look into the important dates of the KCET 2024 Exam to not miss the event. KCET will be conducted for 2 days with one paper each day, and below given are the KCET 2024 schedule for reference purposes. Apart from the examination, almost all the events will be held online, and candidates shall proceed as per the events held. KEA is yet to release the KCET 2024 exam dates officially. Candidates can refer to the tentative schedule to start exam preparation. 



Release date of KCET Application Form 2024

3rd week of April 2024

Last date to submit the KCET 2024 application form

1st week of May 2024

Last date to pay the KCET 2024 application fee

1st week of May 2024

KCET 2024 Application correction window open date

May 2024

KCET 2024 admit card availability  last week of May 2024
KCET 2024 Exam Date  3rd week of June 2024
KCET 2024 Result Release  1st week of July 2024
KCET 2024 Counselling Begins  2nd week of July 2024

KCET 2024 Eligibility criteria

The KCET 2024 eligibility criteria for the KCET entrance test will determine which course the applicant is willing to study. KCET entrance exam eligibility criteria will differ slightly for Pharmacy and agriculture candidates. However, the eligibility criteria set by the examination authorities are as follows:



Basic KCET Eligibility Criteria

Applicants have to be Indian citizens.

A minimum qualification required is 12th/PUC completion.

A minimum 45% (general) or 40% (reserved) score is mandatory in 12th or PUC.

Subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and English are mandatory in class 12 or PUC.

KCET Engineering Eligibility

A subject like Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Electronics, or computer science is mandatory along with the compulsory subjects.

KCET Pharmacy Eligibility

A subject like Biology or chemistry is mandatory along with the compulsory subjects.

KCET Agriculture Eligibility

A subject like Biology, chemistry, or Biotechnology is mandatory along with the compulsory subjects.

Candidates from the general community should have scored a minimum aggregate score of 45% in Mathematics, Physics, and any subjects like Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Computer/Electronics. Candidates from 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 for the NATA examination.

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

KCET 2024 Application Form & fees

The KEA authority will release the KCET 2024 application form through its official website from the 3rd week of April 2024, and the last date to fill the application form online will be in the 1st week of May 2024. There is no provision to submit the application form through offline mode. While filling out the KCET application form, candidates must upload their photograph, left-hand thumb impression, and signature in a format the university prescribes.

  • The KCET application form will be available on the website www.kea.kar.nic.in.
  • Candidates can fill and submit the KCET 2024 Application Form online.
  • There is no offline mode available for entertaining the application form.
  • KCET 2024 Application fees for the General and OBC categories are INR 650/-
  • Application fees for the ST and SC category candidates should pay INR 500/-
  • Candidates not belonging to Karnataka is around INR 750/-
  • Outside India, applicants will have to pay the fee of INR 5000/-

KCET Application form fee can be paid via CHALAN, DEMAND DRAFT. DEMAND DRAFT (DD) must be drawn in favor of the ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority,’ payable at Bangalore or Bengaluru.


Application Fee

Outside India Candidates

INR 5000/-

Outside Karnataka Candidates

INR 750/-

Karnataka General & OBC

INR 650/-

Karnataka SC/ ST Students

INR 500/-


How to fill KCET 2024 Application Form?

Step 1: Visit KCET's official website and select the “New Registration” icon.

Step 2: Select the preferred KCET 2024 examination center and personal and academic details.

Step 3: Upload the scan copy of the applicant’s photograph, signature, and thumb impression.

Step 4: Make the KCET Application form payment through Demand Draft or E-Challan.

Step 5: Submit the duly filled application form and take the printout for further reference.

KCET 2024 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The KEA board will provide the KCET 2024 examination pattern. The examination will be in MCQ format, out of which every right answer will be allotted with 1 mark. The KCET examination will be for around 2 days in 4 sessions. The examination consists of 4 subjects in total, allotted 180 marks. Every question will be provided with 4 options, out of which the candidates will have to choose the right answer and mark it on the OMR sheet.

  • The KCET examination will be conducted offline only as the students will have to appear for the examination in pen and paper mode.
  • The KCET examination will be for 2 hours and 40 minutes, i.e., 160 minutes.
  • Regarding the marking scheme, every right answer will be awarded 1 mark, but the unanswered, the wrong answer will be deducted from any marks.




160 minutes


Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics

Total Marks

180 marks

Paper Pattern

MCQ Questions


English and Kannada

Marking Scheme

1 mark for every right answer


KCET 2024 Syllabus:





The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory



Laws of Motion

The motion of the System of Particles and Rigid Body

Oscillations and Waves

Physical World and Measurement

Properties of Bulk Matter


Work, Energy, and Power

Atoms & Nuclei

Communication systems

Current Electricity

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents

Electromagnetic waves

Electronic Devices


Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism



Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Thermodynamics

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Environmental Chemistry




Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Redox Reactions

S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals )

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Some p-Block Elements

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Structure of Atom



Solid State

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

Aldehydes and Ketones and Carboxylic Acids:


Chemical Kinetics

Chemistry in Everyday life

Co-ordination compounds

d and f Block Elements


General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes.

Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

p-Block Elements



Surface Chemistry



Analytical Geometry




KCET 2024 Admit Card

Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) will be issuing the KCET 2024 admit card to the candidate from the last week of May 2024. Candidates who have successfully submitted the online application form can download the admit card from the KCET official website. Candidates must log in with their application number and date of birth to access their KCET admit card through its official website.

How to download KCET 2024 Admit Card?

Step 1: Visit KCET's official website and log in.

Step 2: Provide the application form number and date of birth.

Step 3: Once the admit card is displayed, download and print out the same.

Details mentioned on KCET Admit Card:

  • Candidate’s Name.
  • Date and Time of the Entrance Test.
  • KCET 2024 Application Number.
  • Name and address of the Test Center.
  • Photograph of the Candidate.
  • Roll Number of the Candidate.
  • Signature of the Candidate

KCET 2024 Results & Score Card

KCET 2024 Results will be declared on KEA's official website and the scorecard. Candidates shall check their KCET 2024 results using credentials like KCET 2024 registration number and the image displayed in the official site's text box. Aspirants shall score different ranks for courses like Horticulture, Agriculture, Engineering, and other courses considering the subjects and participants. KCET results will be announced considering the 12 marks and their performance in the KCET exam. The examination will be valid for a one-year duration.

How to check KCET 2024 Results?

Step 1: Visit the KEA official website

Step 2: Enter the application number and text displayed in the result portal, then click on submit button

Step 3: Download the KCET 2024 results and scorecard for further admissions

KCET 2024 merit list will be released a few days after the announcement of the results. Considering the candidate's performance and score in the entrance test, the KCET 2024 merit list will be displayed. Also, the merit list will decide if the candidate is qualified for the KCET 2024 counseling process or not.

KCET 2024 Counselling & Admission

The KCET Counseling 2024 will begin in the second week of July 2024. Candidates will be invited to the counseling process according to their entrance examination performance. Candidates must report for document verification with the original documents per the authority's schedule. After declaring KCET results, the KEA will declare the counseling dates. Candidates can then apply for Counseling, which consists of registration, documentation, and fee payment.

KCET 2024 Counseling Procedure:

  • Document Verification: This is the first process in KCET counseling in which the candidates must verify the required documents. Documents like KCET application form, KCET admit card, Application fee payment slip, 10th and 12th marks sheet, study certificate, and two recent photographs of passport size candidates.
  • Choice Filling and Locking: After completing document verification, candidates will have to log in with their unique id and password and choose through their respective college and course. Candidates must select the college to fill out carefully at the time of choice. However, the choice filling can be modified and changed per their requirement.
  • Seat Allotment: KCET Seat allotment process will be done based on the choice filled by the candidates. Candidates will be given a seat allotment letter after logging in with their id and password.
  • Reporting to the respective colleges: The last stage of KCET counseling will be reporting at the respective colleges. Candidates will have to carry the required documents and process them for verification.

Required documents for Counseling:

  • KCET admit card
  • Minimum of 2 recent passport-size photographs
  • SSLC/ Class X and 2nd PUC/ Class 12 Marks sheet
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ ST and OBC(If applicable)
  • Income Certificate obtained from concerned Tahasildar(If applicable)

KCET Scholarships

Candidates appearing for KCET will also be benefitted from various scholarship opportunities, especially for the candidates from the financially backward class like SC, ST, or OBC. The scholarships offered will be based on candidates' scores on the KCET entrance test. The scholarships offered are of 2 categories, each with its eligibility criteria.

  • Post Matric Scholarships for OBC Candidates: This scholarship has been offered to candidates belonging to the OBC category.
  • Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is offered to the candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, or Minorities category candidates. The OBC category candidate's net annual income should not be more than 1 lakhs to avail of this scholarship.

KCET 2024 Participating Colleges

KEA publishes 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 2024 counseling.

The participating colleges of KCET include university colleges, State Government Colleges, Government Aided Private Colleges, and Private Unaided colleges. The Participating institutes will be allocating seats following the rank obtained in the entrance test of KCET.

Top 10 KCET Participating Colleges in Karnataka

  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  • BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli
  • National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  • R.N.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore
  • MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore
  • Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • J.S.S. Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore

List of KCET 2024 examination centres

KCET 2024 Exam centre will be established in 53 locations across the state for all the subjects except for the language test. Candidates appearing for the language test conducted by the KEA will be in Bangalore only. The examination center can be opted by the applicants during the application form filling process. Once the applicants register the examination location, it cannot be changed later.























































Ask & Answers

Can I know the exam pattern for KCET?

The Exam Pattern for KCET is:

  • The KCET examination will be held on 2 days, 1st-day Biology and Mathematics 2nd, day Physics and Chemistry.
  • The KCET paper's total marks will be 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.