Karnataka CET

Karnataka CET Exam

Engineering Entrance , KCET (Engg)

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) Examination:


Karnataka, being one of the hottest educational destinations in India, every year, this place gets swarmed by students from all parts of the nation. Karnataka Common Entrance Test ( KCET test ) is a competitive exam held for the admission of students in various professional degree courses in the state of Karnataka. In the fields of technology and engineering, various disciplines of medicine and several other courses this place has opened up new horizons. Karnataka examination authority (KEA) has taken the responsibility of conducting under the Karnataka common entrance test ( KCET exam). Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET ) is a competitive exam held for the admission of students in various professional degree courses in the state of Karnataka.


The Karnataka CET (KCET) examination, since 1984, has been conducted every year by the Government of Karnataka for admission in the KCET Engineering/Medical Colleges of this state. The admission process through the KCET is not only open for medical and engineering courses but several other courses which include Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy and Architecture.Currently there are 189 Engineering, 31 Medical, 37 Dental, 39 Ayurveda, 11 Homoeopathy, 4 Unani and 3 Naturopathy colleges in Karnataka which consider KCET.

Karnataka is not only home to some of the premier institutes in India, such as the Indian Institute of Science, Indian Institute of Management. NIT Karnataka and National Law School of India University but some of the most well known engineering and medical colleges are also located in this state. Students after completing their 10+2 level examination aim to get admission in the courses offered by these colleges. The Government of Karnataka organizes every year the Karnataka CET admission test so that aspirants get a chance to involve into the academic scenario of the state. In this context it becomes important to know about the Karnataka CET examination.


KCET Admission Procedure:

1.) A candidate must appear for common entrance test conducted by KEA, for physics, chemistry and mathematics, if he wants admission in Engineering / Technology.
2.) A candidate must appear for common entrance test conducted by KEA, for physics, chemistry and biology, if he wants admission in Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga.
3.) For Admission in Architecture courses, the candidate must appear for NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the council of Architecture and they must compulsorily obtain CET brochure and submit the filled application form.
4.) A candidate who had obtained a seat in any discipline through the KEA (CET Cell) in any of the previous years will not be eligible to appear for the Common Entrance Test for selection of a seat in the same discipline. Such candidate will immediately forfeit the seat selected by him during the previous years, upon selection of a seat in a different discipline.

Applications are available in every participating institute of Karnataka Common Entrance Test.


Degree Courses offered at KCET:


Karnataka CET serves as a better platform in for the students from karnataka or from other part of country who want to pursue their career in the following fields:

1.) Engineering (B.E); 2.) Technology (B.Tech); 3.) Architecture (B.Arch)
4.) Medical (MBBS); 5.) Dental (BDS); 6.) Ayurveda
7.) Homoeopathy; 8.) Unani 9.) Naturopathy & Yoga

Candidates must go through Karnataka common entrance test  (KCET) offered degree courses or branches for which Karnataka CET admission test is being conducted every year.


 KCET Examination Pattern: 


1.) The pattern of the test is objective, with 120 questions from physics and Chemistry and 60 questions from Mathematics and/or 60 questions from biology depending on the choice made by the students.

2.) The test comprises of two parts first part is a combined paper of physics and chemistry with hundred fifty minute duration and second part is Mathematics with sixty questions to be answered in eighty minutes followed by sixty questions of Biology to be answered in eighty minutes for the MBBS/BDS aspirants.

3.) Each question carries one mark and there is no negative evaluation for wrong answers.


Qualification Criteria Karnataka CET:

Admission Criteria For Engineering / Technology courses:

1.) The Karnataka CET applicant should have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th Std. or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Electronics / Biology as optional subjects.

2.) He should secure a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in the optional subjects in the qualifying examination irrespective of the common entrance test. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes should score minimum of 40% of marks in aggregate in the optional subjects.

Every candidates must satisfy Karnataka CET eligibility criteria for engineering, architecure, medical/dental courses to be part of Karnataka CET entrance test every year.


Distribution of KCET Application Forms:

The KCET application forms are distributed in the months of October and November. Almost all the leading dailies of India carry advertisement notification of the forms.

Students who are eligible for appearing in the Karnataka CET exams and completed 12th std residing outside the Karnataka state within the territory of India, can procure the prospectus which contains the application form by “SPEED POST”.


By sending the demand draft of Rs 750/- in favor of “The EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF KARNATAKA EXAMINATION AUTHORITY, BANGALORE” , in a self addressed cloth-lined  envelope of 25cmX30cm. Candidates outside India wants to appear in the admission, they have to send demand draft of Rs 5000/- the content on the envelope should be either in English of kannada language, and on the envelope boldly super scribed “REQUEST FOR CET-2011 BROCHURE”.


** The KEA will not take responsibility of any transit loss through any other arrangement or insufficient address.

Important Dates KCET Admission Test:

KCET Test dates: in the month of April & May each year

Last date for availability of application forms from schools/colleges: March 2012.

KCET Entrance result Notification: In the month of June each year

Last date for availability of application forms by post: 2nd week of April 2012.

Other Important Links

KCET Colleges
Contact (Karnataka CET)
KCET Eligibility Criteria
Points to Ponder KCET
KCET Subject Syllabus
KCET Ponder Points
KCET Entrance Pattern
KCET Counselling
KCET Result
KCET Cut Off
Degree Courses KCET


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