KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) determines the eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 for candidates who aspire to sit for Karnataka CET 2018. KCET 2018 eligibility criteria include eligibility requirements related to citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks, domicile, subject combination, category, etc. All candidates aspiring to take KCET 2018 should remember that they have to meet all the eligibility criteria of KCET 2018. Ineligible candidates should not apply and fill the application form as their candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the admission or counselling process. Thus, before filling the application form of KCET, all candidates must carefully go through Karnataka CET (KCET) eligibility criteria 2018. It must be noted that KCET eligibility criteria would be different for applying to the test while the eligibility criteria for admissions would be different. The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 would also be different for different categories of candidates. If you wish to know complete details about KCET eligibility criteria 2018, then check the article below.
Latest: KCET application form 2018 dates extended; application available from March 15 to 22
KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Nationality
- Candidates must be citizens of India.
Karnataka CET Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to Domicile
Candidates must have studied and passed from a recognised institution situated in Karnataka. The academic study from a state institute should be for a minimum period of 7 years, starting from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard as on July 1 of the exam year.
Candidates should have appeared/passed either SSLC/10th standard or 2nd PUC/12th standard exam from Karnataka.
Note: Candidate who had taken more than 1 year to pass a class/standard, in such cases, the academic study years will be counted as 1 year only.
KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Educational Qualification
Candidates should have cleared/passed their Class 12 exam or equivalent with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects, and any one of Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer
- Candidates should have scored at least 45 per cent aggregate marks in the three subjects in the qualifying examination.
- Candidates belonging to Schedule Caste (SC)/Schdule Tribe (ST)/Schedule Caste category Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category should have secured at least 40 per cent aggregate marks to be eligible to take up KCET 2018.
They must have studied English as one of the languages.
If a candidate scores less marks in Chemistry than the required aggregate, then in that case, marks scored by the candidate in Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science, will be taken into consideration.
Candidates waiting for their results of the qualifying exam are also eligible to take KCET 2018.
- Candidates who wish to apply for admission in the architecture course must appear in the JEE paper 2 exam or National Aptitude Test in Architecture which will be conducted by Council of Architecture.
- Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) candidates are not eligible to apply
KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018 for Ward of Defence Personnel
Candidates who are wards of defence personnel employed in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year during the two year period of study of the candidates in 10+2, such candidates must have cleared the qualifying exam from a recognised educational institution located in Karnataka.
Candidates who are either daughters or sons of serving defence personnel from Karnataka i.e those whose parents at the time of joining the Defence services had declared that their home town was in Karnataka are eligible under this category. However, such candidates need to produce proof of such domicile.
Candidates who are children of defence personnel who had served in Karnataka for at least one year and are presently on duty in Field/Active Service and the family is allowed by the Defence Authorities to stay in Karnataka. Candidates falling under this category must have studied and passed the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institute located in Karnataka.
The ward of serving or retired employee in Central Armed Police Force Service, whose parents at the time of joining the CAPF Service (Central Armed Police Force) had mentioned that his/her home town was in Karnataka, has to submit proof of his/her domicile from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parent’s service record is maintained. In this category, the candidates must have cleared the qualifying examination from a recognised University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Mother Tongue of Candidates
Candidates who have studied for complete 10 academic years in Kannada language from 1st to 10th standard outside Karnataka need not to appear for the Kannada Language Test conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Such candidates must have studied and passed the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institution.
Candidates whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava must have resided and studied for a duration of 7 years between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Such candidates have to undergo and clear the Kannada Language test.
Candidates whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava or their parent’s mother tongue is the same or either of the parent was domiciled in the state of Karnataka, then such candidates will have to undergo Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to candidates of State and Central Government Employees
In case a candidate is a son/daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking and his/her parents are likely to be transferred in any part of the country and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year in Karnataka during the 2 year period i.e 11th and 12th standard of the candidate. Such candidates must have cleared the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institute in the state of Karnataka.
Children of serving or retired employees of the Union Government or employees of Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking where the employee had mentioned to the employer at the time of joining service that his/her domicile was any place in Karnataka or had studied in any recognised educational institute or institutions in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years; and was or is liable to be transferred to any part of India according to the terms and conditions of his employment. It is imperative for the candidates (in such a case) to have cleared the qualifying exam from a University or Board or any other institution located in any part of India.
KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to Migrant Candidates of Jammu and Kashmir
Children of migrants of Jammu and Kashmir are required to show proof of migration which they can get from the jurisdictional District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner” of any state in India.
KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018 related to Children/ Ward of Members of Parliament
Children of Member of Parliament who are representing Karnataka, must have cleared high school from any institution located in any part of India.