KCET Reservation Criteria 2020
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KCET Reservation Criteria 2020 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release details about KCET 2020 reservation criteria along with the official brochure. Candidate will be able to check information about the various categories included and number of seats offered by reservation criteria of KCET 2020. To be eligible for KCET reservation criteria 2020, the candidates will have to meet some criteria and also possess the necessary documents. Under KCET 2020 reservation criteria, categories such as rural candidates, J&K migrants, defence personnel and more are included. While filling out the application form, KCET candidates will be required to fill their reservation category. Candidates will not be provided reservation, if they fail to produce the required certificates during verification. Read the full article to know more about KCET Reservation Criteria 2020.

KCET 2020 will be conducted on April 22 and 23 as a pen and paper based exam. The result of KCET 2020 will be declared tentatively in the fourth week of May.

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KCET 2020 Reservation Criteria

Candidates will be able to check the reservation criteria of KCET 2020 according to the various categories specified by the government. To be eligible for reservation, the candidates will have to meet the criteria and should also possess the required certificates. The number of seats under KCET 2020 are reserved for specific categories.

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KCET Reservation Criteria 2020



Reserved Seats (%)


Rural Candidates

15% of Government Seats


Candidates from Kannada Medium

5% of Government Seats


Jammu & Kashmir Migrants

1 seat in every engineering college


Defence Personnel of Karnataka Origin

10% seats in all engineering colleges


OBC/SC/ST under category - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B



Sports Special Category



Scouts and Guides



Physically Disabled



NCC Category



Supernumerary Category


KCET 2020 Reservation Criteria Eligibility



NCC Special Category

  • Candidates should have participated in the Republic Day camp conducted by NCC Director General of New Delhi from Karnataka OR

  • Should have participated in All India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) – TSC/All India Thal Sainik Camp (Girls) – TSC (G)/All India Nau Sainik Camp – NSC/All India Vayu Sainik Camp – VSC.

  • Candidates should also hold B-certificate, obtained during the 5 years of study in Karnataka (between 8th and 12th standard).

  • Should have participated in camp/courses i.e., NIC, Mountaineering, BLC, ALC, RCTC, Trekking, Army, Navy and Air Force & Hospital Attachments and should also possess B-Certificate during five years of education in Karnataka.

  • Candidates should have participated in All India Mavalankar Shooting Championship with KAR and GOA Director Team.

  • Should have participated in National Level Youth Exchange Program and Foreign Naval Cruise conducted by DG, NCC. Apart from this, candidates who have been selected for DG NCC team and hold B-Certificate obtained during five years of education in Karnataka will also be eligible.

  • Cadets finally selected as a part of DG NCC team to participate in All India Mavalankar Shooting Championship at National Level and Youth Exchange Programmes and Foreign Naval Cruise organised by DG, NCC will be eligible.

Sports Special Category

  • Candidates should have won National level cup/medals in Super-A games or B-games during five years of basic education (8th to 12th standard) in Karnataka.

Scouts and Guide Special Category

  • Candidates who have received ‘President’s Award’ as ‘scouts/guides’ during five years of education from Class 8 to 12 in Karnataka will be eligible.

  • Candidate falling under this category are required to show “President's Award” certificate at the time document verification with other certificates.

OBC/SC/ST under Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B

  • Candidates will have to produce caste certificate/caste income certificate issued by concerned Jurisdictional Tahsildar in accordance with Government Regulations.

  • The candidates will also need to hold Form ‘D’ in case of ST and ST, Form ‘E’ in case of Category-I, Form ‘F’ in case of OBC like 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B.

Physically Disabled Category

  • For this category, the candidates will have to provide medical/disability certificate.

  • Should have at least 40% physical disability

Kannada Medium

For this category, the candidates should have studied in Kannada Medium from Class 1 to 10 standard.

Anglo-Indian Special Category

Candidates will have to produce a certificate issued by Registered Association of Anglo Indian Community of Karnataka and countersigned by Anglo Indian MLA appointed by the Government of India at the time of document verification.

Defence Special Category

  • Son/Daughter of Defence personnel

  • Candidates need to possess Defence Certificate.

Ex-Defence Category

  • Son/Daughter of ex-personnel of Defence services

  • Needs to possess Defence Certificate issued by Joint Director/Deputy Director.

Central Armed Police Force/Ex-CAPF

Candidates will have to possess a certificate issued by CAPF Unit mentioning candidate’ parent declaration that he/she was domicile of Karnataka at the time of joining CAPF service, during the document verification.


Candidates should have completed 10 years of basic education in rural areas/small urban areas/transitional areas as mentioned Municipal Corporation of Karnataka under Karnataka Municipalities Act. 1964 and Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976.

Supernumerary Quota

All candidates (including General category) are eligible for admissions under Supernumerary quota. However, they need to provide income certificate issued by concerned Tahasildar.

Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants

Son/Daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants can claim seats under Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants quota.

Hyderabad Karnataka

  • Local candidates of areas/districts including Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary Fare can claim seat under this category.

  • Need to provide relevant eligibility certificate issued by the concerned Assistant Commissioner.

Reservation Under Hyderabad-Karnataka Category


Seat Reservation (in percentage)

Any regional University or educational institution in Hyderabad-Karnataka Districts

70% of seats in every programme

State University/Engineering College/Institution

8% of seats in every programme

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other state domicile students are eligible or not,examination centres will be in karnataka or outside

Sanjay Khandelwal 26th Jan, 2020
Other state students are not eligible to apply for KCET exam. In order to appear for this Examination you will have to fulfill the eligible criteria mentioned by them ,that is you must have atleast 7 years of education from any Institute from karnataka. So if you fulfill that you can apply.

which is the best book for kcet?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 26th Jan, 2020

First and the most important book for KCET preparation is NCERT, there are questions directly from the ncert in KCET.Do multiple revisions of the NCERT.
After completion of NCERT, just to previous year question papers and solve them.
Start preparing frim standard books and finally Dinesh kcet book,Arihants KCET solved papers and MTG Karnataka CET Explorer.

I hope this helps.

Hlo! I am frm Telangana if i get a good rank in KCET 2020 can i get seat in karnataka or seat will be given for local students of karnataka..

Kalpana Sharma 25th Jan, 2020


Hope you are doing great.

In KCET 2020 , the reservation criteria says that you are only eligible for the exam if you have studied in Telangana for seven plus years . If you fulfill this eligibility criteria then only you can appear for this exam else not.

Thank you.


best rank in kcet to get free government seat

Raj Aryan Sharma 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Aqeel.

For a free government seat, you have to be one of the toppers of KCET. Cutoff varies for college to college, so to check the KCET cut off for all the colleges to get government seat you can refer below link


All the best.


i hav studied in Bangalore since my childhood,i am basically from Andhra,i will write kcet,should i write comedk? now Im considered as local resident so what benefit Ill get by writing comedk, is it worth to write comedk ,because Ive heard its for other state studs to get admision in karnataka?

Misbah Anjum N 22nd Jan, 2020


It doesn't matter if you are a local citizen of Karnataka. The criteria for getting a seat under KCET is that you should have studied in Karnataka for 7 years and plus. Only then you are qualified to write this entrance exam. Hence, Comedk is the option you can opt for.

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