KCET Application Form 2020
Updated on Feb 12, 2020 - 2:01 p.m. IST by Ritu Tripathi
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KCET Application Form 2020 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the KCET 2020 application form on the official website kea.kar.nic.in and the last date of KCET registration 2020 is March 2. However, candidates will be able to pay the KCET application fee in the specified bank/e-post office till March 6, 2020. For filling the application form, candidates will be first required to accomplish the KCET registration 2020 in online mode. After this, candidates will be required to complete all other steps of filling KCET application form 2020, namely filling the details, payment of registration fee, uploading documents, and submission of the form. Candidates must note that after filling the application form of KCET, they will have to take a print of it and get it attested by the Principal of their school or any Gazetted Officer. KCET is an offline exam conducted for admission in B.Tech courses offered by various participating institutes. Read the full article to know more about KCET application form including steps involved, application fee, correction facility, etc.
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KCET Application Form 2020 - Highlights



Application Mode


Mode of Fee Payment

Both Online and Offline

KCET Application Fee

General/OBC Candidates- Rs. 500

SC/ST Candidates- Rs. 250

All female candidates of Karnataka - Rs. 250

Applicants who studied outside Karnataka- Rs. 750

Documents to be Uploaded

  • Scanned images of candidate’s photograph, Signature and left thumb impression.
  • Scanned images of signature/left thumb impression of the candidate’s parent.

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KCET Application Form Dates


Important Dates

Commencement of KCET Registration 2020

February 5, 2020 (11 AM)

Last date of to submit Karnataka CET application form 2020

March 2, 2020

Final date to pay the fee in the specified bank/e-post officeMarch 6, 2020

Facility to correct KCET application form

Third week of March to First week of April 2020

Release of admit cardApril 10, 2020

KCET 2020

April 22, 2020 (Mathematics)

April 23, 2020 (Physics and Chemistry)

Things to keep ready before filling the Karnataka CET 2020 Application Form

Candidates will be required to keep the following things ready before filling the KCET application form 2020-

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  • Valid email ID and mobile number

  • Credit card/debit card/net banking details

  • Aadhaar card details

  • Educational Details

  • Scanned images of photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression as per the specifications provided by the authorities.

  • Scanned images of signature/left thumb impression of the candidate’s parent.

Specifications for Scanned Images

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Colour photo with white background

Mobile photos are also allowed

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm


5 to 40 KB

Left Thumb Impression of Candidate

And Left Thumb Impression/Signature of Parent/Guardian (Mandatory)

3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


5 to 40 KB


Candidates should use black or blue ink and the signature should not be in capital letters

3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


5 to 40 KB


How to fill KCET Application Form 2020?

Candidates can fill the Karnataka CET 2020 application form in online mode till March 2. The form filling process of KCET will be completed in two stages. The first stage will include filling and editing of KCET application form 2020 while the second stage will include confirming the declaration and final submission of form. The following steps can be referred to fill the KCET 2020 application form -

Step 1: KCET Registration 2020- In the first step, candidates will have to register themselves by following the given steps-

  • Visit the official website (cetonline.karnataka.gov.in)

  • Click on ‘New User’

  • Read the instructions carefully and click on “Proceed to Apply Online”

  • Select Nationality

  • Candidates who are appearing for 12th PUC exam will have to enter the 13 digit ‘Student Number’ issued from PUE Department.

  • Click on “Submit” button

After this, a new page will appear and candidates will be required to enter the following details-

  • Name of the Candidate

  • Date of Birth

  • Enter valid mobile number and email ID

  • Create Password

  • Re-enter the password to confirm

  • Security question and answer to it

  • Security code

  • Click on 'Submit’

After this, the KCET 2020 application number and User Id will be sent to the registered email Id and mobile number of the candidates.


Step 2: Filling of KCET Application Form- After completion of KCET registration, candidates will have to fill the personal, communication and academic details in the application form. Details to be entered are mentioned below-

Personal Details

  • Nationality

  • Mother tongue

  • Religion

  • Annual income of the family(in Rs.)

  • Reservation category

  • Caste name

  • Caste/Category/Income Certificate Number (if applicable)

  • Caste List of OBC/SC/ST Category (if applicable)

  • Select eligibility clause code

  • Select the exam centres (in order of preference)

  • Details of qualifying exam like exam qualified, University/Board name, School name (if Karnataka CBSE/CISCE), whether appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC Annual Examination 2018 (Science)?, PUC Student Number (if applicable)

  • Year of Passing (if applicable)

  • Eligibility to Claim Reservation or not.

  • Total Number of Completed Years of Study in Karnataka (From 1st to 12th standard)

  • Whether studied in Rural Area of Karnataka from 1st to 10th standard?- Yes/No

  • Whether studied in Kannada Medium from 1st to 10th standard?- Yes/No


Communication Details

  • Address

  • Name of District

  • State

  • Pin Code

  • Taluk

  • Phone Number

  • Have studied 10th standard in Karnataka or not?

  • State where appeared for 12th standard examination

  • District where the applicant appeared for 12th standard exam (if Karnataka)

  • Native State

  • Native District (if Karnataka)

  • Whether the applicant is Son/Daughter of a migrant from Jammu & Kashmir?

  • Whether claiming for reservation?

Previous KCET Details (If Applicable)

  • If the applicant has previously appeared for KCET exam or not?

  • Year of appearing

  • KCET application number

  • Whether obtained any seat through KCET and taken admission to college?

Academic Details

  • Name of attended school/college

  • Year of passing

  • Classes studied in that particular school

  • From year of study to year of study

After this, candidates will have to review their entered details and click on “Save and Next”.


Step 3: Uploading of Documents- In the next step, candidates will have to upload the scanned images of all required documents as per the specifications provided by the authorities.


Step 4: Payment of Application Fee- Once the documents are uploaded, candidates will be required to submit the KCET application fee either in online or offline mode. For offline mode, candidates will have to download the e-challan and pay the requisite fee at the branches of State Bank of India or ICICI Bank. Online payment can be done for KCET application form 2020 through debit/credit card or internet banking.

KCET 2020 Application Fee



GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka

Rs. 500

SC/ST/CAT-1 candidates of Karnataka

Rs. 250

All female candidates of KarnatakaRs. 250

Applicants who studied outside Karnataka

Rs. 750


Step 5: Submission of KCET Application Form- In the last step, candidates will have to click on the “Submit” button to generate a preview application form. Candidates will have to review all the details entered by them. In case of any mistake, candidates can edit the form by clicking on “Edit Application Form”. Once all the corrections are done, candidates will have to accept the declaration and finally submit the KCET 2020 application form. Candidates may note that corrections will not be allowed after final submission.

Note- It must be noted that the candidates will have to download the completely filled application form, take a print out and get it attested by the School Principal or PU of the institute/school/college studied or currently studying or by any Gazetted Officer. Candidates will be required to produce this attested application form of KCET 2020 at the time of counselling.

Sample of KCET 2020 Application Form

Forgot KCET Application Number?

Candidates who forget their KCET application number should first check their registered email and text messages on the registered mobile number. If they are still unable to find their KCET application number, they can contact the authorities at-

Email: keauthority-ka@nic.in

Helpline Number: 080 - 23 460 460 (5 Lines)

Forgot KCET Password?

If candidates forget their KCET password, they can retrieve it by following the given steps-

  • Visit the KCET candidate portal.

  • Click on “Forgot Password”.

  • Click on “Create New Password”.

  • Enter KCET 2020 User ID, application number, security question, answer and security code.

  • Click on the “Submit” button.

  • Enter New password and confirm it.

  • Newly created password will also be sent to the registered email Id and mobile number.

KCET Application Form Correction Facility

Candidates who have made any mistake in the KCET 2020 application form will be able to correct their forms through an application correction window. This facility will be provided to the candidates tentatively in the third week of March. However, candidates must note that only some fields will be available for correction. Candidates must ensure that they make all the corrections within the specified limit. The steps to be followed for making correction in KCET application form are given below:

1. Visit the official website at kea.kar.nic.in.

2. Find the option to 'Edit Karnataka CET application' and select it.

3. Login using the User ID generate OTP on the registered contact number.

4. Edit the details in the required sections and click on 'Submit'.

5. Download the confirmation page of KCET 2020 application form and duly take a print out of the same.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KCET Application Form 2020

Question: Will KCET 2020 application form be available in offline mode?


No. application form is available only in online mode.

Question: I made a mistake while filling the CET application form. What should I do?


There is no need to worry about it. KEA will open the correction facility of KCET 2020 for all the registered candidates. During this period, the candidates will be able to modify and submit their application form.

Question: How can I pay the application fees of KCET 2020?


The candidates will be able to pay the application fee of KCET 2020 either through online or offline mode (bank challan).

Question: I am not able to upload the scanned documents?


All of the documents to be uploaded will be scanned according to the specifications mentioned by the official authorities

Question: Do I have to submit the application form of KCET 2020 in offline mode?


No. KCET application form 2020 does not has to be submitted in offline mode. However, the candidates will be required to download the CET application form and get it attested by Principal of the class 12th or PU of the institute/school/college studied or where the candidate is currently studying or by any Gazetted Officer.

Question: What after KCET 2020 Application Form?


All of the registered candidates who fulfilled the eligibility criteria will be able to download their KCET 2020 admit card. The admit card is an important document as candidates with it were not allowed to appear for the entrance exam.

Question: How can I retrieve my forgotten KCET password?


Candidates will be able to retrieve their password by clicking on the “Forget password” link and providing the required details such as KCET 2020 User ID, application number, security question, answer and security code.

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how much rank can I get if i only slove only previous 21 year kcet qustion paper

ABHISHEK BAWA 22nd Feb, 2020
You can't secure good rank just by doing previous exams. They are just for the knowledge about which type of questions can be asked and to maintain speed and acuracy. Better is to go through your syllabus and understand concepts deeply.

I lost my kcet password please help me with this my application no is 196091 my. user Id is karthik2114

AnkiT KunwaR 22nd Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

First Open Google.
Then go to Karnataka Examination Authority CET website.
Click on Log in option in the top
You will reach login page.
Now enter you User Id and click on Forgot Password option given below.
Now, after clicking on that option you will get a link on your mobile number and email id where you will be able to change your password.


i am student of jharkhand, so i apply.

Anantika Kushwaha 22nd Feb, 2020
Dear Aspirant,

If you're talking about JEE or GATE, then every citizen can apply for it, regardless of the state they belong to. Even non- Indians are also allowed to write the GATE exam.

I want to see my kcet 2019 results now but the site is not opening. How can I see my results.

AnkiT KunwaR 20th Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

You can visit the karresults.nic.in or kea.kar.nic.in to Login and check the KCET Result and if you are finding any trouble then try again later because there might be chances that website may be under maintenance.

I hope this helps.

I have made a mistake while uploading signature and thumb in kcet application how can i change it

AYAN MULLA 20th Feb, 2020


Well do not panic since the Facility to correct KCET application form Third week of March to First week of April 2020.
WEll you might be charged a minimal amount just pay it and make sure you double check your application before pressing that submit button.
Since the exact date s are not mentioned so i ill give a link where there will be regurasla updates so just stay tuned to that link.


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