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KCET 2019 – Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has announced that KCET 2019 will now be conducted on April 29 to 30. The authorities has also re-opened the application window for KCET 2019 till March 20.Earlier, the application process of KCET 2019 was closed on February 28. The last date to pay the prescribed application fee of KCET 2019 in the specified banks or at e-post office is March 21. Candidates will be able to edit/rectify KCET 2019 application form from 11.00 am on March 21 to 25 till 5.30 pm. The correction window will be open only for candidates who have paid fee. KCET 2019 will be held for admissions into the participating engineering colleges of the state. The examination will be conducted for two papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (Physics & Chemistry). Based on the scores secured in KCET, the candidates will be allotted seats into the institutes. Registered candidates will be able to access their KCET 2019 admit card from April 16 onwards. During counselling, the candidates will have to verify their documents before the option entry and confirmation process. Seat allotment will be done in online mode on the basis of the candidates’ performance in KCET 2019 and selected choices of college and course. Read the full article to know important dates, eligibility, application process, counselling and more of KCET 2019.
Latest: KCET 2019 Application Form is available now till March 20. KCET 2019 to be conducted on April 29 and 30.
Quick Facts about KCET 2019
Name of the Examination
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Purpose of Exam
For admissions into the participating engineering colleges in Karnataka
Frequency of Exam
Once in a year
Duration of Exam
4 hours (1:20 hour per paper)
220 Government Colleges/Private Aided/Private Un-Aided/Universities of Karnataka
The important dates of KCET 2019 allow the candidates to know when the various admission events will take place. Candidates can check the tentative dates given in the table below.
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Release of KCET 2019 notification
February 1, 2019 (Available)
Start of KCET 2019 registrations
February 1, 2019
Final date to submit the application form of KCET 2019
March 20, 2019 (till 5:30 pm)
|Last day to pay application fee ||March 21, 2019|
|Availability of correction facility||March 21 to 25, 2019|
KCET 2019 Admit Card
April 16, 2019
KCET 2019 (Mathematics)
April 29, 2019 (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM) [ANNOUNCED]
KCET 2019 (Physics and Chemistry)
April 30, 2019 [ANNOUNCED]
Physics (10:30 AM to 11:50 AM)
Chemistry (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM)
Release of provisional answer key
To be notified
Declaration of Result
First week of June 2019
KCET 2019 Counselling – Document Verification
Second week of June 2019
Second week of July 2019
Third week of July 2019
Third week of July 2019
Third week of July 2019
KCET 2019 Counselling Round 2 – Modify/Delete/Re-order options
Fourth week of July 2019
Announcement of allotment for Round 2
Fourth week of July 2019
Extended Second Round – Option Entry
First week to Second week of August 2019
Extended Second Round – Seat Allotment
Second week of August 2019
All candidates are required to meet certain eligibility criteria of KCET 2019 for admissions into the participating institutes. The criteria will consists of certain requirements related to the candidates’ age, scores and more. If the candidates do not meet the criteria, then there are chances of his application form getting rejected.
KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
Nationality – The candidates must be of Indian nationality
Domicile – Should have studied and passed from a recognized institutes in Karnataka for a minimum of 7 years (from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard) as on July 1, 2019.
Academic Qualification – The candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following – Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. Should have also studied English.
Marks Required – The candidates should have secured atleast 45% aggregate marks in the three subjects in 12th standard examination. SC/ST/OBC candidates should have scored atleast 40%.
The application form of KCET 2019 is released by KEA in online mode on February 1. The last date to apply for KCET 2019 has been extended to March 20. Candidates have to fill application form according to the information required. Incomplete or incorrect application form will be rejected. Before filling the KCET 2019 application form, the candidates were advised to read the eligibility criteria.
Steps to Fill KCET 2019 Application Form
Step 1 – Registration: Firstly, the candidates had to register after selecting their nationality and school board. The 13 digit “Student Number” PUE Department had to be submitted by the candidates. Personal details such as name, parent’s name, date of birth, email id, mobile number and more also had to be provided for registration. After registration, the application number and password was sent to the candidates.
Step 2- Filling of KCET 2019 Application Form: Using the application number and password, the candidates had to log in and fill the application form of KCET 2019. Personal, academic and contact information had to be submitted.
Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Documents: The signature, photograph and left thumb impression of the candidate had to be scanned and uploaded as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. The candidates’ parent’s left thumb impression also had to be uploaded.
Step 4 – Payment of Application Fee: Candidates had to pay the application fee through online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan).
Step 5 – Submission and Print out of Application Form: Finally, after reviewing their provided information, the candidates had to submit the application form and take a print out. The print out had to be attested by Principal of 12th standard of the institute/school/college that the candidate is currently studying at or by any Gazetted Officer.
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The exam centres of KCET 2019 are the places where the entrance examination will be conducted by the authorities. While filling the application form, the candidates will have to select their preferred exam cities. Allotment of exam centre will be done according to the preferred exam city and availability of the centre. Details about the exam centre will be present in the admit card. An exam city may have multiple KCET 2019 exam centres. For the previous session, there were 53 exam cities involved in the examination.
How to Prepare for KCET 2019?
While preparing for the examination, the candidates are advised to check the exam pattern of KCET 2019. Through the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to get familiar with how the examination is conducted. Details about the mode of exam, type of questions asked, marking scheme and more will be made available in the KCET 2019 exam pattern. Using the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to be prepare well for the examination.
KCET 2019 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
Duration of Examination
1 hour 20 minutes for each paper
Mode of Language
English and Kannada
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Number of Questions
Physics – 60
Chemistry – 60
Mathematics - 60
Total Number of Questions
One mark will be allotted for each correct answer
There is no negative marking
By referring to the syllabus of KCET 2019, the candidates will be able to set up their schedule for preparation. Understanding which topics and chapters have to be studied for the examination can help the candidates prepare well for the examination. KCET 2019 syllabus will be the same as the syllabus of First and Second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. The candidates can expect the topics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to be present in the syllabus.
Using the sample papers of KCET 2019, the candidates will able to practically apply whatever they have studied for the examination. The sample papers will replicate the exam pattern of KCET 2019 or consist of the previous year question papers. By practicing using the sample papers, the candidates will have a clearer concept about the paper pattern, division of topics and more. Time management can also be practiced by the candidates using the sample papers.
KEA will be releasing the admit card of KCET 2019 on April 16. Registered candidates will be able to access their admit card in online mode. KCET 2019 admit card is an important document which has to be kept safely and produced at the examination venue. Failure to produce the admit card will lead to candidate’s inability to attempt the examination. Various information such as the exam centre address, timings and more will be present in the admit card.
Steps to access KCET 2019 Admit Card
The candidates will have to submit their KCET 2019 application number and date of birth.
Click on Submit
The candidates will have to check all of the details present in the admit card for discrepancies.
Download and print out the admit card
All of the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination will be released through the answer key of KCET 2019. Using the answer key, the candidates will be able to calculate their scores after comparing their responses to the correct answers as released by the authorities. A certain period of time will also be provided to the candidates to raise objections against the answer key with valid proof. The objections will be considered by the authorities and the final KCET 2019 answer key will be declared.
The result of KCET 2019 will be announced tentatively in the first week of June by KEA. The candidates will be able to access the result in online mode. Details of the candidates’ performance in the examination i.e., their secured scores and ranks will be present in the KCET 2019 result. Allotment of seats will be done according to the individual result of the candidates.
Procedure to Check KCET 2019 Result
Candidates will have to provide their KCET 2019 registration number
Click on “Submit”
The result of KCET 2019 will be displayed on the screen
The candidates will have to download and print out the result.
The authorities will determine the cutoff of KCET 2019 after considering many factors related to the examination. KCET 2019 cutoff will act as a screening process and will consist of minimum marks required to have higher chances for admissions into the participating institutes. The cutoff will be different as per the category, course and college selected by the candidates.
The candidates will be conducting the counselling of KCET 2019 in offline mode. Firstly, the candidates will have to verify their documents tentatively from the second week of June. After verification, the candidates will have to fill and lock their choices of courses and colleges. Filling of choices has to be done according to the preference of the candidates. After the mock allotment, the candidates will also have to provision to modify their choices.
The seat allotment of KCET 2019 will be announced in online mode tentatively in the third week of July. Allotment of candidates will be done according to ranks secured by the candidates along with the selected preferences and availability of seats. All of the candidates who are allotted seats will have to visit their allotted institutes for document verification. KEA will be conducting the seat allotment process in two rounds along with an additional extended round. Payment of required fees has to be done by the candidates for confirmation of admission.
Admissions into the participating institutes of KCET 2019 will be done on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the examination. Around 220 government colleges/private aided/private un-aided/institutes of Karnataka will be participating in the examination of KCET 2019.
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