KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019
Saumya Vishnoi, 28 Jun 2019, #KCET
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KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the information brochure for KCET 2019 mentioning the detailed the eligibility criteria which has to be fulfilled for appearing into the examination. Candidates are required to meet KCET 2019 eligibility criteria for admissions into the participating institutes. Candidates must note that if they fail to fulfil the eligibility requirements of their candidature will be rejected. Therefore, candidates appearing for KCET are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Various parameters like citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks, domicile, subject combination, category, etc have to be fulfilled to meet the requirements of the KCET eligibility criteria 2019. All the relevant information related to the eligibility criteria of KCET 2019 is given below in the article. KCET result 2019 announced in online mode on May 25. Candidates can view their result by using the application number and password.
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Parameters Determining KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the parameters determining the eligibility criteria of KCET 2019:


To be eligible for KCET 2019, The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Academic Qualification -

  • Candidate should have successfully passed the qualifying examination(10+2 or equivalent)

  • Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following as the additional subject – Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. Should have also studied English.

  • Candidates waiting for their results of the qualifying exam in 2019 are also eligible to apply.

  • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) candidates are not eligible to apply

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  • The candidates should have secured atleast 45% aggregate marks in the three subjects in 12th standard examination. For B.Arch candidate need to have 50% marks in aggregate along with 50% marks in Physics and Chemistry.

  • However, candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC need to score atleast 40% aggregate marks for B.Tech and 45% for B.Arch.


  • To fulfil the eligibility criteria of KCET 2019, the candidate should 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.

  • Candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class/standard, in such cases, the academic study years will be counted as one year only.

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - 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 must have cleared the qualifying exam from a recognised educational institution located in Karnataka.

  • Any candidates who is a daughter or son 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 will be eligible under this category. However, such candidates are required 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 2019 Eligibility Criteria related to Migrant Candidates of Jammu and Kashmir

The candidates who are 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 2019 related to Mother Tongue of Candidates

  • 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 will have to undergo and clear the Kannada Language test.

  • Candidates who have studied for complete 10 academic years in Kannada language from 1st to 10th standard outside Karnataka need not 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.

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019 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 2019 Eligibility Criteria 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.

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_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 20th Nov, 2019
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what is the the difference between KCET and JEE exam? can I get into medical through KCET exam?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Hello there!
  • Karnataka Common Entrance Test which is popularly known as KCET is a state level  entrance exam which is conducted to provide admission in various Engineering, B. Pharm and Farm Science courses in Government/ University/ Private Aided/Private un-aided institutions in Karnataka State . For detailed information about kcet go through

No you cannot get into medical colleges through kcet, you need to clear neet exam to get into medical colleges as neet is the only gateway to all the medical colleges of India including all the aiims and Jipmer as well. For detailed information about neet go through https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet/amp

  • coming to jee exam , it is a national-level entrance  and actually  there are two exams namely  jee mains and then jee advance,in order to be eligible for appearing in jee advance, qualifying jee mains is mandatory. Jee mains is an entrance conducted for admissions into engineering colleges like NITS, state government engineering colleges and private engineering institutions while jee advance is for providing admission in IITS. For detailed information about jee mains go through https://engineering.careers360.com/exams/jee-main


What should be my ranking in KCET to join best colleges in Bsc agriculture and is it only PCB ranking? Please guide me about this course.

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019
Yes, for BSC in agriculture your physics ,chemistry and biology marks will count , bsc agriculture is a 4 year undergraduate professional course offered by various different universities and colleges in India,
If you want to know about your chances in the best colleges through k CET then I will suggest you to go with the below link where you will see previous year cut off list of k CET and top most colleges will be the best colleges.
Best of luck.

I am from Tamil Nadu can I attend kcet karnataka

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019

KCET is state level entrance exam.You need to have a domicile of karnataka to apply for KCET or you must have studied 7 years in Karnataka and know very basic Kannada.
But if you don't have any of this then you can appear in COMEDK to get admission to Karnataka colleges.

Click on the link to know more about eligibility.


I hope this helps.

Please any one can share the KCET cut off 2019 of SDM College of engineering and technology, Dharwad for Different Branch?

Siddhi Shenoy 13th Nov, 2019

Hi aspirant,

The Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Engineering And Technology is situated in Dharwad and offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and research courses in the fields of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer and many more. It takes admissions on the basis of 10+2 result, KCET scores and COMEDK exam results.

You can check your predicated rank for this college using this link:


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