DCET 2019
Sansar.chhikara, 27 Mar 2019

DCET 2019 - The application process for DCET 2019 was available in online mode through the official website of KEA. The last date to submit the application form was extended to June 20. The application process for DCET 2019 had two phases wherein the first phase the candidates needed to fill in all the details and in the second phase, they were required to make the declaration and pay the examination fee. Only Indian citizens are eligible for filling the application forms for DCET 2019. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019 (DCET) on July 21 for students seeking admissions in the second year of B.tech/B.E in the state of Karnataka. The entrance examination will be conducted for both day and evening engineering college in the state. Admissions in B.Tech and B.E. courses will be offered on the basis of marks secured by candidates in the Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019.
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Highlights of DCET 2019

Name of the Exam

Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019

Courses Offered

The second year of B.Tech/B.E

Commonly Known As

DCET 2019

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority

Exam Level

State Level

Mode of Application


Mode of Examination


GCET Important Dates 2019



Start of Application Date

May 24, 2019

Last Date to Fill Applications

June 20, 2019

Last Date for Fee Payment

June 21, 2019

Release of Admit Card

June 28, 2019

Date of Examination

July 21, 2019 (Sunday)

  • Respective Subject - 10 am to 1 pm
  • Kanada Language Test - 3 am to 4 pm

DCET Eligibility 2019

Applicants seeking admission in the second year of engineering courses through DCET 2019 must first check the eligibility before filling the application form. KEA has laid out some eligibility criterion that candidates need to pass in order to claim admission through the state level entrance examination. Read below detailed eligibility conditions for appearing in Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019:

Eligibility Criteria for GCET 2019

For B.E. Courses (Day Engineering Institutions)

Candidate must have passed diploma exam or equivalent exam from a recognized institution with minimum 45 % marks in 5th and 6th semester combined (40% in case of SC/ST candidates)

For B.E. Courses (Evening Engineering Institutions)

Candidate must have passed diploma exam or equivalent exam from a recognized institution with minimum 45 % marks in all subjects of 5th and 6th semester combined (40% in case of SC/ST candidates)

In addition to this applicants also need to carry 2 years of professional experience as on 1 September 2019. The work experience should be in a registered firm be it government or private and the experience should be in the branch of diploma passed by the student

For B.Arch First Year (Only in Day Engineering College)

Candidate must have passed diploma or equivalent exam from a recognized institute with 50% aggregate score in all the subjects of the final year along with 40% marks in NATA 2019

DCET Application Form 2019

The application process for Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019 commenced online from May 24. Candidates are advised to fill all the details in the examination form as there is no provision for application correction. Before starting with the application form students had to keep their scanned photograph and left thumb impression handy to avoid any inconvenience. The application form was filled in 2 phases. The first part includes filling up all the required personal, academic, contact and other important details of the candidate. In the second part of the application form, students have to upload photograph and signature and then pay the required examination fee. Here is the step by step guide to filling DCET 2019 application form online.;

First Phase of DCET Application Form 2019

  • Log on to the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority and select the “Diploma CET 2019” option from the 'Admission' tab.

  • After reaching the application page, click on “New User? Click Here to Register”. Students will reach the application form and they need to fill all the required details and click on submit. After successful registration students will receive an sms and email with the application number and user id.

  • A login prompt will be displayed on the screen and candidates need to log in using the user id and password set by them.

  • Once a candidate completes login, he/she needs to enter all the required details in the “Student Information”

  • After filling up all the details students need to review and save all the entered details.

  • On the next step candidates need to fill in their academic details and click on “Save and Next”.

  • After successfully filling in all the details candidates will reach the last part of the first phase. Applicants then need to upload their scanned photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression and parent signature. Click on Save and Next after successfully uploading all the required scanned images.

  • Students then need to verify all the details entered by them before moving to the second phase of application form submission. Students also get an option to edit the details entered by them.

Second Phase of DCET 2019

The second phase of application for Diploma Common Entrance Test 2019 will require students to fill the declaration and pay the required application fee. Before the second phase, students can correct any information entered incorrectly. Here are the brief steps to follow for completing the application process of DCET 2019:

  • After completion of the first phase of application process students will receive application id and password on their registered email address.

  • Candidates need to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature in jpeg format in the prescribed format.

  • Candidates then need to download the challan copy which will be in triplicate (3 copies). Applicants then need to pay the application fee at the requisite bank branch. One copy of the challan will be kept by the bank and the remaining copies will be handed over to the candidate.

  • After payment of the application fee students need to download the application form and attest their photograph and left-hand thumb impression in the required boxes. Candidates then need to get the signature of the principal and stamp of the institution from where they have completed the final year of diploma. This document will then be required at the time of document verification.

Application Fee for DCET 2019


Amount (in rupees)

General and OBC Category students from the state of Karnataka


SC/ST category-1 students of Karnataka origin


DCET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019

The state level entrance examination for direct entry in the second year of B.Tech/B.E. will be conducted in offline mode on July 21 (pen and paper mode). The duration of the exam will be 3 hours and all the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Each correct answer will be rewarded one marks and there will be no negative marking for incorrect answers. Students appearing for the examination will have to answer all the questions on the OMR sheet provided to them. The questions shall be answered only using blue or black point ball.

Exam Pattern for DCET 2019

No of Questions


Duration of Exam

3 hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Mode of Examination

Pen and Paper Mode (OMR sheet)

Applied Mathematics- 40 marks
Applied Science- 40 Marks
Engineering Papers- 100 marks

Negative Marking


DCET 2019: Syllabus

The syllabus for the state level entrance examination will cover questions from 3 major subjects: Applied Science, Applied Mathematics and the Equivalent Engineering Group for the Diploma Course Studied by the student.

DCET Admit Card 2019

Admit card for the state level entrance examination is available online on June 28, 2019. Students must note that entry is not allowed in the examination hall without a valid admit card. Candidates can download their admit card online through the official website of KEA. The admit card of DCET 2019 will carry all the required details such as personal information, exam hall seating number, name of the exam centre and other important details. Students are advised to check all the details given on the admit card for corrections.

DCET 2019 Exam Centres

The followings are the list of exam centres available for Diploma CET 2019 examination. Candidates need to choose the preferred exam centre while filling the online application form.

Exam Centre

Note: Horanadu / Gadinadu Candidates must choose the Bangalore as their exam centre.

DCET Result 2019

The results for the entrance examination are expected to be declared in the month of July 2019. Results for the state level entrance examination will be declared online on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority. The result page will include a detailed summary of marks secured by a particular candidate in the exam. The merit list for admissions will be prepared on the basis of the score secured by the candidate in the entrance examination.

DCET Answer Key 2019

The answer key for the state level examination will be published within 3 days after the date of examination. An answer key for the examination will be available online on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority. If students have any issues with the answer key, they can submit their objection within 3 days of the result along with the supporting documents and justification. Only objections submitted before the due date will be considered by the conducting authority. All the objections raised by the students will be put in front of an expert committee and the objections and justifications will be then reviewed further.

DCET Merit List 2019

KEA will publish the merit list for entrance exam online for B.Tech, B.E. and B.Arch courses. Merit list for day engineering colleges and evening engineering colleges for direct admission in the second year of B.Tech/B.E. The merit list will be based on the marks secured by the candidate in DCET 2019 and an aggregate score of the fifth and sixth semester of diploma. Both the criterion will have 50% weightage each. In the case of architecture courses, the merit list will be based upon the score of NATA 2019 and the aggregate score of all subjects in the third year of diploma. If any case two or more candidates have equal marks, the merit position of the student scoring better in the last year of the diploma will be placed higher. Further, if two or more applicants still have equal marks, the scores of the first year of the diploma will be considered and the applicant with higher marks will be given priority in the merit list of GCET 2019. In any case, two or more students still have equal marks, the merit list will be based on the age of the candidates (candidate with higher age will be preferred).

DCET Counselling and Seat Allotment 2019

Karnataka Examination Authority will be the conducting body for counselling and seat allotment for GCET 2019. The counselling process will begin online where candidates are required to select their choices on the official website. Before participating in the counselling process, candidates need to get their documents verified at the helpline centres notified by KEA. Given below is the complete counselling and seat allotment process:

  • Registration: After the declaration of the results and display of merit list, students need to register themselves online for the counselling process. The candidates will be required to fill in their choice of institutions and courses in order of their preference. Students can fill as many choices as they like

  • Document Verification: There will be total of 15 helpline centres in the state for document verification. Here is the list of documents that students need to get verified for being eligible for the seat allotment process:

    • Final Printout of the DCET-2018 Downloaded Application Form

    • Original copy of the Challan for having paid the fees

    • DCET-2018 Admission Ticket

    • SSLC / 10th Standard / Equivalent Examination Marks Card

    • Diploma or Equivalent Examination Marks Card of all the Years / Semesters

    • Study Certificate counter signed by the concerned BEO / DDPI (Only for Karnataka Candidates)

    • TWO recent passport size Colour Photographs.

    • SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card

    • Diploma scorecard of all the semesters.

    • Study Certificate of the Candidate

    • Rural Study Certificate (students claiming rural category reservation)

    • Kannada Medium Study Certificate (for candidates claiming Kannada Medium quota)

    • Caste and Income certificates (if applicable)

Seat Allotment: The seat allotment process will be conducted using a user-friendly software where students can easily pick up their desired course and institute. Seats in institutions will be allocated on the basis of the merit position and preference of the candidate. Students can check all the information related their choices, preferences, allotment etc on the user-friendly software designed by Karnataka Examination Authority and NIC. Applicants will be provided with a call letter for the counselling procedure.

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