KCET 2018 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct KCET 2018 in offline mode tentatively in first week of May 2018 for all the candidates. The state level engineering entrance exam will be conducted for admission to various B.Tech programmes offered by government and private institutions of Karnataka. Candidates will have to fill KCET 2018 application form in online mode tentatively available in the month of January 2018. The application form of KCET 2018 has to be submitted by candidates along with the application fee before the end prescribed date. However, it is important for candidates to match their eligibility with 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 few days before the exam. KCET 2018 will be conducted separately for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics on two alternate days in 80 minutes time duration. 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. 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.
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A brief about Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018
Brief about KCET
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly known as
Exam conducting authority
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
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)
KCET Important Dates 2018
The important dates of KCET 2018 will be 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 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 2018 important dates.
KCET 2018 Important Dates
Notification for KCET 2018
Availability of online KCET application form
Third week of January 2018
Last date of KCET application form 2018
Second week of March 2018
Last date of KCET 2018 application fee remittance
Third week of March 2018
KCET 2018 application correction commencement
Third week of March 2018
Karnataka CET 2018 application correction ends
Fourth week of March 2018
Availability of Karnataka CET 2018 admit card
Third week of April 2018
KCET 2018 exam
First week of May 2018
Kannada Language Test in Bangalore (only for Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga candidates)
First week of May 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
Seat Allotment of KCET
KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018
The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 define certain parameter 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.
KCET Application Form 2018
To apply for KCET 2018, candidates will be required to fill the application form of KCET 2018. KEA will release KCET 2018 application form in online mode in the third week of January 2018 tentatively. Candidates will have to submit the application form along with the required application fees before the end prescribed date.
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
E-Post Office Charges
SC/ ST/ Category 1
Candidates qualifying Pre-University and 12th standard from state other than Karnataka
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 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 exam pattern of KCET 2018 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
180 (Physics- 60, Chemistry- 60, Mathematics- 60)
Type of questions
180 (one mark for each question)
Duration of exam
1 hour 20 minutes for each paper (paper-1 for Physics & Chemistry and paper-2 for Mathematics)
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. The syllabus of KCET 2018 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 analyse 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 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 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 answer key of KCET 2018 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, 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.
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 participating institutes 2018 has been provided in the table below.
KCET 2018 Participating Institutes
Participating Institutes of KCET
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.
Phone : 080 - 23460460 (Five Lines)
Fax : 080 - 23461576
Email : [email protected]
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