DCET 2020 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct DCET 2020 tentatively in the third week of July. DCET 2020 is a pen-paper based entrance test for admission to second year Engineering courses and for first year Architecture courses under Lateral Entry Scheme for both day and evening colleges across the state of Karnataka. Candidates will be able to access the application form of DCET 2020 in online mode tentatively in the third week of May. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria of DCET 2020 before filling out the application form. The authorities will release the admit card of DCET 2020 in online mode. DCET 2020 will be conducted tentatively in the third week of July. DCET 2020 result will be declared online in the form of merit list which will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of DCET scores will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. Read the full article to know more about DCET 2020.
Overview of DCET 2020
Diploma Common Entrance Test
Commonly known as
Exam conducting body
Karnataka Examination Authority
Level of examination
State Level Examination
Mode of application
Mode of exam
Conducted for admission into the 2nd Year B.E. courses
DCET 2020 Important Dates
Candidates are requested to check the important dates of DCET 2020 in order to be aware of the important events like start date of application, last date of application, release of admit cards and more. Candidates will be able to refer to the given table to know about the application and admission events of DCET 2020.
DCET 2020 Important Dates
Start date of Application
Third week of May 2020
Last date of Application
Third week of June 2020
Last date of Fee Payment
Third week of June 2020
Release of Admit Cards
Last week of June 2020
Third week of July 2020
DCET Eligibility Criteria 2020
There will be certain requirements which the candidates will have to meet to be eligible for admissions. Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria of DCET 2020 before filling out the application form. No candidate will be eligible for the final seat allotment if he/she does not fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria. Candidates can refer the given table to know about DCET eligibility criteria 2020.
DCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility for B.E. Courses (Day Engineering Institutions)
Candidates must have passed diploma or equivalent exam from a recognized institution with minimum 45% marks in 5th and 6th semester combined.
However, the minimum percentage marks for SC/ST candidates is 40%.
Eligibility for B.E. Courses (Evening Engineering Institutions)
Candidates must have passed diploma or equivalent exam from a recognized institution with minimum 45% marks in 5th and 6th semester combined (40% in case of SC/ST candidates).
In addition to this, candidates must have 2 years of relevant professional experience as on 1 September 2020.
Eligibility for B.Arch First Year (Only in Day Engineering College)
Candidates 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 2020.
DCET Application Form 2020
The authorities will release the application form of DCET 2020 in online mode. The procedure of filling DCET 2020 application form will include two phases - Phase 1 and Phase 2. Candidates will have to complete both phases in order to submit the application form. Candidates can refer the procedure of both phase 1 and phase 2 mentioned below in order to fill DCET application form 2020.
Phase 1 of DCET 2020 Application Form
Step 1 - Visit the official website and click on “DCET-2020 UG Online Application”.
Step 2 - Click on “New User? Click Here to Register. '' Candidates will have to register by entering basic details like name, mobile number, email Id, gender, etc. Upon successful registration, candidates will receive Application number and User ID on their registered mobile number and email. The same will also be displayed on the screen.
Step 3 – After this, a login prompt will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will have to login with the received User Id and password created by them.
Step 4- On successful login, “Student information” will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will have to fill all the required details.
Step 5- After entering all the student information, candidates will have to click on “Save”.
Step 6- After this, candidates will have to enter educational details and click on “Save and Continue”.
Step 7: After entering all the details, candidates will have to upload scanned image of Photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression as per specifications prescribed by the authorities.
Phase 2 of DCET Application Form 2020
After completing the first phase, candidates will have to complete the second phase of DCET 2020 application form. In this phase, candidates will have to select the declaration, read and understand it carefully and finally click on “Submit” button.
After all the entries are done, candidates will receive an application number and password on their registered email and the same will be displayed on the screen also.
After this, the candidates will have to take a print out of the challan and pay the application fee in designated bank branches. The challan will be in triplicate; the bank will retain one copy with it and return to copies to the candidates.
After this, candidates have to take print out of the application form, affix their recent photograph and put signature and thumb impression in the designated space. After this, the candidate will have to obtain Principal seal and signature from the college where they have studied final year diploma on the space provided in the printed form. It should be noted that this printed application is required at the time of verification along with the copy of challan.
Application Fee of DCET 2020
General and OBC Category students from the state of Karnataka
SC/ST category-1 students of Karnataka origin
DCET Exam Centres 2020
The authorities will conduct the examination at various exam centres of DCET 2020 across the state of Karnataka. Candidates will have to select exam cities while filling out the application form of DCET 2020. Candidates can refer to the given table to know about the cities where the examination will be conducted. Details about the exam centres will be present in the admit card.
DCET 2020 Exam Centres
Note: Horanadu / Gadinadu Candidates must choose Bangalore as their exam centre.
DCET Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020
Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus of DCET 2020 in order to prepare a perfect exam strategy for preparation. Through the knowledge of DCET exam pattern 2020, candidates will be able to know about the type of questions, number of questions, sections of the exam, etc, while with the help of syllabus of DCET 2020, candidates will be able to study correct topics for the exam. Candidates can refer the exam pattern and syllabus of DCET 2020 mentioned below-
DCET Exam Pattern 2020
Mode of exam
Offline i.e. pen-paper based exam
Type of Questions
Objective type (multiple choice questions)
Total no. of questions
DCET Syllabus 2020
The syllabus of DCET 2020 will broadly cover topics from the three sections- Applied Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering subject. Applied Science and Applied Mathematics is common for all the candidates and engineering subject will depend upon the course selected by the candidate. Candidates can refer the given table to know about the syllabus of Applied Science and Applied Mathematics.
DCET 2020 Syllabus for Applied Science and Mathematics
DCET Admit Card 2020
The authorities will release the admit card of DCET 2020 in online mode. Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website. DCET 2020 admit card will have details like exam date & time, exam centre, etc. of the candidate. Candidates can refer the given steps to download the admit card of DCET 2020.
Steps for Downloading DCET 2020 Admit Card
Visit official website.
Click on the admit card link.
Enter the login credentials.
DCET admit card 2020 will be displayed on the screen.
Download the admit card and take a print out.
Candidates must keep a copy of DCET admit card safely till the final allotment of seat and admission.
DCET Answer Key 2020
The authorities will release the answer key of DCET 2020 three days after the entrance exam. Candidates can access DCET 2020 answer key through the official website. Candidates will be able to make objections to the answer key within three days of the declaration of the key. Candidates can send their objections through post or email within the stipulated time.
DCET Result 2020
The authorities will release the result of DCET 2020 tentatively in the last week of June. Candidates will be able to check their results in online mode by logging in to the result portal. DCET result 2020 will contain the marks secured by the candidates - individual subjects and overall scores. Candidates can refer the given steps to check the result of DCET 2020.
Steps to Check DCET 2020 Result
Visit the official website.
Click on result link.
Login with DCET number.
Result will be displayed on the screen.
Download the result.
DCET Merit List 2020
The authorities will release a merit list of DCET 2020 based on the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. The authorities will release separate merit list for 2nd year B.E. and 1st year B.Arch courses. Moreover, the authorities will release separate DCET 2020 merit list for day and evening colleges. Candidates who will have their names in the merit list of DCET 2020 will be eligible to participate in the counselling process.
DCET Counselling 2020
Candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit list will be called to participate in DCET 2020 counselling. After the declaration of results, the eligible candidates will have to first participate in document verification. Candidates can refer the given steps to understand the counselling procedure of DCET 2020.
Document Verification- The candidates shortlisted on the basis of merit list will have to visit the designated helpline centres for document verification according to the schedule. Candidates must report the centre with all the documents. Candidates should note that they must obtain “Verification Slip” after the verification process and ensure that “Unique Keyword” is mentioned on the verification slip.
Option Entry- After successful verification, candidates will have to visit official website and click on “Diploma CET-2020 –OPTION ENTRY”. After this, candidates will have to enter Diploma CET Admission Ticket Number and click on submit. In the next page, candidates will have to enter Application Number & Unique Keyword and create a new password. Once the account is created, candidates will have to login to the account and select his choices of colleges and courses. Candidates can enter as many choices as they want but only before the last date. It should be noted that candidates will not be allowed to add more options afterwards so they are advised to enter maximum choices.
Seat Allotment- Based on merit list and options locked by the candidates, the authorities will release the result of seat allotment. Candidates who will be satisfied with their seats, will have to report to the allotted college and pay the fee. While the candidates who are not satisfied with their seats will have to wait for the next round of counselling.
Documents Required at the time of Verification
Final Printout of the DCET-2020 Downloaded Application Form
Original copy of the Challan ( application fee payment)
DCET-2020 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)
All the information in this article is based on previous year’s notification and brochure. The latest information will be updated here as soon as it is available on the official website.