KCET 2018

KCETKCET 2018 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has extended KCET application form 2018 dates. Candidates can now fill the application form of KCET 2018 and pay the fee from March 15 to 22. Earlier, the last date for application filling of KCET 2018 was March 8. KEA will conduct KCET 2018 in offline mode on April 18-19. KCET 2018 will be conducted separately for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology on two alternate days. It is important to note that Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga category candidates can take up KCET 2018 in Kannada language at the Bangalore centre only on April 20. The state level engineering entrance exam will be conducted for admission to various B.Tech programmes offered by government and private institutions of Karnataka. It is important for candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 before applying for the exam. The admit card of KCET 2018 will be accessible to candidates in online mode from April 10. The result of KCET 2018 will be announced in fourth week of May tentatively. All the details regarding Karnataka CET 2018 like eligibility, application form date and procedure, admit card availability date, syllabus, result and counselling dates and procedure pertaining to KCET can be checked by candidates from the full article given below.

Latest: KCET application form 2018 dates extended; application available from March 15 to 22 


A brief about Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018


Brief about KCET


Exam name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test


Commonly known as



Exam Type

State level


Exam Category

Undergraduate (UG)


Exam conducting authority

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)


Participating Institutes

220 Government colleges/ private aided/ private un-aided/ Universities of Karnataka 



Admission to B.Tech programmes


Frequency of the exam

Once in a year (Annual)


The number of candidates applied for KCET 2017 entrance exam was 185418, the number of candidates appeared in the exam were 178959 out of which 125860 qualified in it, according to the official data. On February 24, 2018, the Karnataka High Court has passed an interim order for KEA to allow candidates holding Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) card to apply for the examination process. More information will be available soon. 


KCET Important Dates 2018


Some of the important dates of KCET 2018 has been released by KEA for all the all the candidates appearing in the exam. Candidates are required to know KCET 2018 important dates to not miss on any of the exam related events. KCET important dates 2018 include dates related to the availability of application form, admit card, result, counselling and seat allotment procedure etc. Candidates can refer to the table given below to know all the KCET important dates 2018.


KCET 2018 Important Dates





Notification for KCET 2018

November 8, 2017


Availability of online KCET application form

February 1, 2018 


Extended dates of KCET 2018 application form 

March 15 to 22, 2018 (Till 5. 30 pm)


Extended dates of KCET 2018 application fee remittance (At the bank) and online 

March 15 to 22, 2018 (Till 5.30 pm)



KCET 2018 application correction 

Last week of March 2018


Availability of KCET 2018 admit card

April 10, 2018


KCET 2018 exam- Mathematics 

 April 18, 2018 (Biology - 10:30 am to 11:50 am)

 (Mathematics- 2:30 p.m to 3:50 p.m)


KCET 2018 exam- Physics & Chemistry 

April 19, 2018 (Physics- 10:30 a.m to 11:50 a.m)

 (Chemistry-2:30 p.m to 3:50 p.m)


Kannada Language Test in Bangalore (only for Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga candidates) 

April 20, 2018


KCET 2018 provisional answer key availability

First week of May 2018


Announcement of KCET 2018 result

Fourth week of May 2018


Counselling & verification of documents for KCET 2018

June 2018


Seat Allotment of KCET 2018

July 2018

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018


The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 define certain parameters on the basis of which candidates can take up the entrance exam. If the candidate does not fit in the prescribed KCET 2018 eligibility criteria, then he or she will be not allowed to appear in the exam. The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 is different for different categories, whereas the citizenship criteria will be same for all the candidates i.e. Indian.


KCET eligibility criteria 2018 has been divided into categories and each category candidate has to have some necessary documents as a proof of his or her eligibility. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for Karnataka CET 2018 as given below.

  •  Candidates must have passed 10+2 level qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects and English as a language subject.

  • Candidates must have studied Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology as an elective subject in class XII.

  • Candidates must have obtained minimum 45% aggregate scores in class 10+2, if belonging to General Category.

  • For Reserved Category i.e. SC, ST Category I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), candidates need to have secured minimum 40% marks.

  • Candidates aspiring to take admission in the architecture courses will have to appear in the JEE Paper 2 entrance exam or in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) which is conducted by Council of Architecture.  

KCET Application Form 2018


To apply for KCET 2018, candidates have to fill the application form of KCET 2018 from March 15 to 22. KEA has released KCET 2018 application form in online mode on February 1. 


Procedure to Fill KCET 2018 Application Form

  • Click on the link given to register online for KCET 2018.

  • Choose a password for login.

  • Enter personal details like contact number, date of birth, valid email ID and parents details.

  • Upload scanned copies of recent photograph, signature and left thumb impression as per the specifications.

  • Submit the application fee via State Bank of Hyderabad, Indian Bank, State Bank of Mysore or e-post office.

  • Submit the application form and take a print out of the same. It's better to get it signed by parents/ guardian and principal (of their school or college) or Gazetted Officer for future reference

KCET 2018 Application Fee



Application Fee 

Bank Charges 

E-Post Office Charges


General/ OBC


Rs. 10

Rs. 12


SC/ ST/ Category 1


Rs. 10

Rs. 12


Candidates qualifying Pre-University and 12th standard from state other than Karnataka


Rs. 10

Rs. 12

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KCET Exam Centres 2018


The exam centres of KCET 2018 will be the venues prescribed by KEA, where the candidates will have to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates will be required to mention their preferred KCET 2018 exam centres while filling the application form. Those candidates who come under Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga categories will be given Bangalore as their KCET exam centre 2018. It is important that candidates first check the complete list of KCET 2018 exam centres and then choose from them.


How to prepare for KCET 2018?


The aspiring candidates of KCET must know how to prepare for KCET 2018. For that candidates must know the exam pattern, syllabus and sample papers of KCET 2018 to know the rights tips and tricks on how to prepare for Karnataka CET 2018.


KCET Exam Pattern 2018


The exam pattern of KCET 2018 will provide details like the total number of questions, type of questions, mode of examination, marking scheme and time allotted to candidates during exam. Candidates are advised to follow the KCET 2018 exam pattern so that they can appear in the exam more informed and aware, hence more confident. The exam pattern of KCET 2018 can be checked from the table given below.


Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 Exam Pattern





Exam Mode of exam



Total questions

180 (Physics- 60, Chemistry- 60, Mathematics- 60)


Type of questions



Total marks

180 (one mark for each question)


Negative Marking



Duration of exam

1 hour 20 minutes for each paper (paper-1 for Mathematics) and (paper-2 for Chemistry and Physics) 



English or Kannada

KCET Syllabus 2018


The syllabus of KCET 2018 will be same as the syllabus of First and Second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Candidates must know the complete syllabus of KCET 2018 before appearing for the exam. KCET 2018 syllabus includes topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


KCET Sample Papers 2018


The sample papers of KCET 2018 will help the candidates practice better for the entrance exam. KCET 2018 sample papers will allow the candidate to have an idea of the question paper format, type, and nature of questions and analyze the ratio of topics from which questions are asked frequently. Practising the sample papers of KCET 2018 will also improve the speed and efficiency of the candidates. 


KCET Admit Card 2018


The admit card of KCET 2018 will be released by the authorities of KEA in online mode April 10, 2018 for all the candidates who have successfully submitted their applications. KCET 2018 Admit Card will include details like candidate's name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam date, time, venue and instructions. Therefore, it will be important for candidates to carry their Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 admit card to the examination hall.


How to download KCET 2018 admit card?

  • Click on the link given below to download the admit card of KCET 2018. (link will be available as soon as it will be active)

  • Enter KCET 2018 application number and date of birth.

  • Check all the details mentioned on the admit card carefully and download it.

  • Click on 'Print' admit card and preserve it for future use.

KCET Answer Key 2018


The authorities of KCET 2018 will provide provisional and final answer keys for candidates who have appeared in the exam. The provisional answer key of KCET 2018 will be released for candidates to check their answers with the ones provided by the experts. In case, candidates raise objections with valid proof against answers provided in the provisional answer key, then the admission committee will take consider and then release the final answer key for candidates. The KCET 2018 answer key will help the candidates calculate their probable score and hence estimate their ranks in the entrance exam.


KCET Cutoff 2018


The cutoff of KCET 2018 will be the minimum marks required for admission to institutes of Karnataka offering admissions to B.Tech programmes. KCET 2018 cutoff will be released by the exam conducting authorities with opening and closing ranks for different institutes and branches of engineering. The authorities will prepare the cutoff of KCET 2018 following certain factors like- number of seats, number of candidates, the difficulty level of the exam and cutoff trends of previous years.


KCET Result 2018


The result of Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 will be released by KEA in online mode for all the candidates who appeared in the exam. KCET 2018 result will provide the ranks and scores obtained by candidates in the entrance exam. The procedure to check KCET result 2018 can be checked by candidates from the steps mentioned below.


How to check KCET 2018 result?

  • Click on the link given below. (Link  will be available later)

  • Enter KCET 2018 registration number.

  • KCET result 2018 will appear on the screen.

  • Check the scores and rank obtained and download the result.

  • Take a print out of KCET 2018 result for future reference.

KCET Counselling 2018


The counselling of KCET 2018 will be conducted by KEA in both offline and online mode for all the qualified candidates of the entrance exam. Candidates will be invited for KCET 2018 counselling on the basis of their merit and preference of the college and course for document verification and seat allotment procedure.


KCET Participating Institutes 2018


The participating institutes of KCET 2018 will be the colleges in Karnataka offering admission to B.Tech programmes. Candidates will be required to fill the names of the participating institutes of KCET 2018 in the order of their preference for counselling. The list of Karnataka CET 2018 participating institutes has been provided in the table below.


KCET 2018 Participating Institutes

KCET Seat Allotment 2018


The selected candidates will be allotted seats in the seat allotment procedure of KCET 2018 on their ranking in the merit list and selection of college and courses during counselling. Candidates will have to visit the allotted institute for reporting along with necessary documents for the purpose of verification. KCET 2018 seat allotment will be conducted in two or more rounds depending on the candidates.


KCET Contact Details

  Sampige Road, 18th Cross, 
Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.
Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in
  Email     : 
[email protected] 

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I hav compltd my 12th 2 yrs bac can I apply for engg cours?But widout any notification govt incresd eligblty % to 40% cn I aply wit 35% now?

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