KCET 2020
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KCET 2020 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct KCET 2020 on April 22 and 23 for B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state. The authorities will be releasing the application form of KCET 2020 tentatively in the first week of February. Candidates will be able to apply for KCET 2020 tentatively till the third week of March. KCET 2020 will be held as a pen and paper based test and will consist of two papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (Physics & Chemistry). The admit card of KCET 2020 will be released for the registered candidates. Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of scores and ranks secured in KCET 2020. Two rounds of allotment will be conducted along with an additional extended round. Along with KCET ranks, preferences and availability of seats will also be considered for allotment. Read the full article to know about important dates, application process, eligibility, allotment and more of KCET 2020.

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Overview of KCET 2020

Particulars

Details

Examination Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known As

KCET

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination

State

Category

Undergraduate

Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper based)

Duration of Exam

4 Hours (1 hour 20 minutes per paper)

Application Mode

Online

Frequency of Exam

Once in a year

Purpose of Exam

For B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state

KCET Important Dates 2020

Candidates can check the important dates of KCET 2020 to know the timeline of the events related to the examination and admission process. Using the important dates, the candidates will be sure not to miss out on any of the events.

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KCET 2020 Important Dates

S.No

Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

1

Availability of online application form

First week of February 2020

2

Last date to submit the application form

Third week of March 2020

3

Correction facility of application form

Third week of March to First week of April 2020

4

Release of admit card

Second week of April 2020

5

KCET 2020 (Mathematics)

April 22, 2020 (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM) [Announced]

6

KCET 2020 (Physics & Chemistry)

April 23, 2020 [Announced]

(Physics - 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM)

(Chemistry - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM)

7

Announcement of Result

Fourth week of May 2020

8

Counselling of KCET 2020

First week of June to Third week of August 2020

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

The eligibility criteria of KCET 2020 will consist of the conditions and requirements that the candidates have to fulfil to participate in the admission procedure. The candidates will have to meet criteria specified by the authorities such as age, qualifying examination, marks required and more. If the candidates are unable to meet the criteria, then they will be rejected from the allotment process.

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KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Particulars

Details

Nationality

Candidates should be Indian

Domicile

Should have studied for minimum 7 years and passed from a recognized institute in Karnataka (1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard) as on first week of July 2020

Academic Requirements

Candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory examination and any of the following - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer.


Should have also studied English.

Marks Required

Minimum 45% aggregate marks should have been secured in three subjects in 12th standard qualifying examination. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum aggregate marks is 40%.

KCET Application Form 2020

KEA will be releasing the application form of KCET 2020 tentatively in the first week of February. Candidates will be able to fill the application form in online mode. The final date to submit the application form will be tentatively in the third week of March. Valid information has to be submitted in the application form otherwise it will be rejected by the authorities. Without submitting the application form, the candidates will not be allowed to participate in the admission process.

How to Fill KCET 2020 Application Form?

Step 1 – Registration: In the first step, the candidates will have to register by selecting their nationality and school board. Candidates will also have to submit their 13 digit “Student Number” PUE Department. Personal and contact details will have to be submitted by the candidates. The application number and password will be sent to the candidates after registration.

Step 2 – Filling of Application Form: The required information has to be submitted by the candidates. All of the details to be submitted have to be valid in nature.

Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Images: Next, the candidates will have to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and left thumb impression. The images to be uploaded have to be as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. Candidates will also have to upload their parent’s left thumb impression.

Step 4 – Application Fee Payment: The required application fee has to be paid by the candidates using online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan).

Step 5 – Print Out of Application Form: After reviewing the filled application form, the candidates will have to submit it and print it out. Candidates will have to get the print out attested by the Principal of 12th standard of the institute/school/college that they are currently studying at or by any Gazetted Officer.

Application Fee

Category

Application Fee

Bank Charges

Post Office Charges

General/OBC

Rs. 650

Rs. 10

Rs. 12

SC/ST

Rs. 500

Rs. 10

Rs. 12

Applicants who studied outside Karnataka

Rs. 750

Rs. 10

Rs. 12

KCET Exam Centres 2020

The exam centres of KCET 2020 will consist of the venues where the entrance examination will be conducted by the authorities. The preferred exam cities have to be selected by the candidates while filling the application form. Allotment of KCET 2020 exam centres will be done as per the preference and availability of seats. Details regarding the allotted exam centre will be present in the admit card. In the previous year, the examination was conducted in around 53 cities.

KCET Exam Pattern 2020

KEA will release the exam pattern of KCET 2020 in which the details about the examination can be checked by the candidates. Using the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know particulars regarding the examination such as mode, duration, type of questions, marking scheme and more. Candidates can use the exam pattern to strategize for the upcoming entrance examination since they will be familiar with how the entrance examination will be conducted.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Particulars

Details

Examination Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper mode)

Duration

1 Hour 20 Minutes per paper

Medium of Paper

English and Kannada

Papers

Paper I – Mathematics

Paper II – Physics and Chemistry

Number of Questions

Paper I – Mathematics (60 Questions)

Paper II – Physics (60 Questions) and Chemistry (60 Questions)

Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, one mark will be allotted

Negative Marking

There will be no negative marking

KCET Syllabus 2020

The syllabus of KCET 2020 will be released by the admission authorities in online mode. Information regarding the topics and chapters to be studied for the entrance examination will be present in the syllabus. The units of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be included in the syllabus. It should be noted that KCET 2020 syllabus will be similar to the syllabus of first and second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Candidates can use the syllabus to boost their preparation since they will be aware of what is to be studied beforehand.

KCET Sample Papers 2020

During preparation, the candidates can use the sample papers of KCET 2020 to practice for the upcoming entrance examination. The sample papers will be similar to the examination question paper and solving it will make the candidates familiar with the examination pattern. Using the sample papers, the candidates will be able to know the type of questions, weightage distributions, marking scheme and more. Time management can also be practiced by the candidates using the sample papers.

KCET Admit Card 2020

KEA will be releasing the admit card of KCET 2020 tentatively in the second week of April. Only those candidates who register for the entrance examination will be able to access the admit card in online mode. To access the admit card, the candidates will have to log in using the required credentials. Information regarding the time, date, venue address and more of KCET 2020 will be present in the admit card. While reporting to the exam centre, the candidates will have to produce the admit card along with a valid identity proof. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to attempt KCET 2020.

How to Download KCET 2020 Admit Card?

  • Go to the official website of KCET 2020.

  • Click on the admit card link.

  • Candidates will have to provide their application number and date of birth.

  • Click on Submit.

  • The displayed admit card has to be checked for any mistakes.

  • Finally, the admit card has to be downloaded and printed out for future use.

KCET Answer Key 2020

Through the answer key of KCET 2020, the candidates will be able to check the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. The provisional answer key will be released first and the candidates will be able to calculate their probable secured scores by comparing their responses to the correct answers. Objections can be raised by the candidates till the allotted date. After the objections are reviewed, the authorities will release the final answer key.

KCET Result 2020

KEA will declare the result of KCET 2020 in online mode tentatively in the fourth week of May. Through the result, the candidates will be able to check their secured scores and ranks in the entrance examination. Using the login credentials, the candidates will be able to check their result.

Steps to Check KCET 2020 Result

  • Go to the official website of KCET 2020.

  • Click on the result link.

  • Candidates will have to provide their KCET 2020 registration number

  • Click on “Submit”

  • The result will be displayed on the screen.

  • Candidates will have to download and print out the result for future use.

KCET Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of KCET 2020 will be prepared by the authorities and it will act as a screening process for admissions. The minimum marks to be secured for higher chances of admissions into the participating institutes will be available in the cutoff. Candidates will have to note that the cutoff will be different as per the candidate’s course, college and category.

KCET Counselling 2020

KCET 2020 counselling will be conducted in online mode for all qualified candidates. In the counselling process, the candidates will first have to verify their documents and then fill their choice of colleges and courses as per their preference. A mock allotment will also be declared on the basis of choices made by the candidates. By checking the mock allotment result, the candidates will be able to change the order of their choices before the final allotment.

KCET Seat Allotment 2020

KEA will be conducting the procedure of KCET 2020 seat allotment. Qualified candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of rank, preferences, category and availability of seats. Two rounds of seat allotment will be held by the authorities along with an additional extended round. Allotted candidates will have to confirm their admission by paying the required fee and visiting their respective institute for verification of documents.

KCET Participating Institutes 2020

On the basis of the secured ranks, the candidates will be allotted seats in the participating institutes of KCET 2020. There will be around 220 government colleges/private aided/private un-aided/institutes of Karnataka in KCET 2020 participating institutes.

Contact Details

Karnataka Examinations Authority
Sampige Road, 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012

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what is fees of RV collage for engineering getting through KCET or COMEDK?

sumit ranjan 18th Jan, 2020
Hi there hope you are doing well
The fee structure of RV college of engineering vary if you get admission through various exam like KCET,comedk
Tution fee for KCET student is 58806
Tution fee for COMEDK student is 2,01,960
College fee per year is 38,600
Hostel fee is 1,01,750(for boycandidate)
Hostel fee is 98,350(for girls candidate)
Hope this will you.good Luck.
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I got 80% in pu board hw much marks im required to get good ranking in kcet 2020

priyanshi parekh 16th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

You can refer the below link


https://www.kcetexam.in/kcet-cutoff-marks/

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Does other states students are eligible of writing KCET ?

Shubham Dhane 14th Jan, 2020
Hello,

According to elegibility criteria you need to be citizen of india there is no restriction about any state. So any citizen of india from any state can write KCET. Please click the below link to know more about KCET

https://www.google.com/amp/s/engineering.careers360.com/articles/kcet-eligibility-criteria/amp
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actually i completed my B.sc degree with optional subjects are physics, electronics and maths, whether I am eligible for write KSET,KCET or not.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 13th Jan, 2020

hi,

kset stands for karnataka state eligibility test, students who have passed master degree course or are in the final years of masters course or waiting for results may apply for kset exam.

kcet stands for  karnataka common entrance test for engineering, pharmacy and agriculture admission. students who have passed 12th course or appearing in 12th exam are eligible to apply for kcet exam.

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what would be the rank require ?? or what is the percentage of seat allotment for a general merit from kcet???

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 12th Jan, 2020

Hello,

KEA board has released the cutoff details for every year in their official webpage you can check it from here :- http://kea.kar.nic.in/cutoff.htm

Here you can get category and college wise cutoff:- https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/kcet-cutoff

For general category, the rank considered would be 10k on an average but may differ from college to college.

Hope it helps!

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