KCET 2018

KCETKCET 2018 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced the result of first round allotment of KCET 2018. Candidates can now check their allotment status after submitting their CET number. The choice filling process was open till July 15, 2018. KCET 2018 result was released in online mode on June 1; the exam was topped by Shridhar Dodamani. The examination of KCET 2018 was held in offline mode on April 18-19. KCET 2018 application form closed on March 22. KCET 2018 was conducted separately for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology on two alternate days. The state level engineering entrance exam was conducted for admission to various B.Tech programmes offered by government and private institutions of Karnataka. 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 2018 Seat Allotment - Result of First Round announced 


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)


A total of  1,85,418 candidates applied for KCET 2017 entrance exam, with 1,78,959 appearing in the exam, 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 

March 27-31, 2018


Availability of KCET 2018 admit card

From April 6 to 15, 2018 (Released)


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

April 24, 2018


Announcement of KCET 2018 result

June 1, 2018


Counselling & verification of documents for KCET 2018

June 12-27, 2018


Option Entry

July 11 to 15, 2018


Mock Allotment

July 17, 2018


Modification of Choices

July 16 to 18, 2018


Seat Allotment

July 20, 2018


Exercise of Choices by Allotted Candidates

July 20 to 21, 2018


Payment of Fees and Downloading of Admission Order

July 20 to 23, 2018


Final Date to Report at Allotted Colleges

July 23, 2018

KCET Seat Allotment 2018


The first seat allotment of KCET 2018 has been announced. The selected candidates are 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. Selected candidates will have to visit the allotted institute for reporting along with necessary documents for the purpose of verification. KCET 2018 seat allotment is being conducted in two or more rounds depending on the candidates. The mock seat allotment was announced on July 17, 2018.


KCET Counselling 2018

'The option entry process of KCET 2018 Counselling has ended. The candidates could fill their choice of colleges and courses till July 15, 2018. Selection should have been done in the order of preference. The mock allotment has been announced on July 16 and the candidates will be able to change their choices after checking the mock result. The seat allotment will be published on July 19, 2018. Document verification had started from June 12 onwards for all candidates who qualified in KCET. The counselling of KCET 2018 is being conducted by KEA in offline mode for all the qualified candidates of the entrance exam had been postponed from June 5. Candidates have been 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 Result 2018


The result of Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 has been released by KEA in online mode for all the candidates who appeared in the exam on June 1. KCET 2018 result includes 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 Answer Key 2018


The provisional answer key of KCET 2018 has been released by the authorities for candidates who have appeared in the entrance exam. With the help of provisional answer key of KCET 2018 candidates can 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 Admit Card 2018


The admit card of KCET 2018 was released by the authorities of KEA in online mode, on April 6, 2018 for all the candidates who have successfully submitted their applications. Candidates could download their admit card of KCET 2018 till April 15. KCET 2018 Admit Card carried details like candidate's name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam date, time, venue and instructions. Therefore, it is 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 above to download the admit card of KCET 2018. 

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria 2018


The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 defined 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


The application form of KCET 2018 is over now. KEA had released KCET 2018 application form in online mode on February 1. Candidates who have successfully filled the application form, were able to make corrections from March 27-31.


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

Know complete procedure of "How to fill KCET Application Form 2018"


Know about "KCET 2018 Application Form Correction"


KCET Exam Centres 2018


The exam centres of KCET 2018 were the venues prescribed by KEA, where the candidates had to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates were required to mention their preferred KCET 2018 exam centres while filling the application form. Those candidates who come under Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga categories were given Bangalore as their KCET exam centre 2018. It was 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 provide details like the total number of questions, type of questions, mode of examination, marking scheme and time allotted to candidates during exam. Candidates were advised to follow the KCET 2018 exam pattern so that they could appear in the exam more informed and aware, hence more confident. The exam pattern of KCET 2018 could 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 was the 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 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 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 Contact Details

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

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