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KCET 2020 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has postponed the KCET exam till further notice. The KCET application correction facility ended on March 27. Previously, the authorities had concluded the application process of KCET 2020 on March 16. All the registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of KCET 2020 in online mode. The authorities will conduct the entrance exam for B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state. KCET will be held as a pen and paper-based test and will consist of two papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper-II (Physics & Chemistry). KCET 2020 result will be announced a few days after the exam is conducted. On the basis of scores and ranks secured by the candidates in KCET 2020, allotment of seat will be done. There will be two rounds of seat allotment along with an additional extended round. Read the full article to know about important dates, application process, eligibility, allotment and more of KCET 2020.Latest: KCET 2020 has been postponed, to check official notice - Click here.Important - To know details about postponement of other entrance exams, click here
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Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Level of Examination
Offline (Pen and Paper based)
4 Hours (1 hour 20 minutes per paper)
Frequency of Exam
Once in a year
Purpose of Exam
For B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state
080 - 23460460
The authorities have released the important dates of KCET 2020. Candidates can check the important dates to know the timeline of the events related to the examination and admission process. Using the important dates, the candidates will be sure not to miss out on any of the events.
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Availability of online application form
February 5, 2020
Last date to fill the application form
March 2, 2020
Correction facility of application form
March 19 to 27, 2020
Release of admit card
To be notified
KCET 2020 (Mathematics)
KCET 2020 (Physics & Chemistry)
Announcement of Result
Counselling of KCET 2020
KEA will release KCET 2020 admit card as per revised schedule to be announced. Only those candidates who register for the entrance examination will be able to access the admit card in online mode. To access the admit card, the candidates will have to log in using the required credentials. Information regarding the time, date, venue address and more of KCET 2020 will be present in the admit card. While reporting to the exam centre, the candidates will have to produce the admit card of KCET along with a valid identity proof. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed to attempt KCET 2020.
Go to the official website of KCET 2020.
Click on the admit card link.
Candidates will have to provide their application number and date of birth.
Click on Submit.
The displayed admit card has to be checked for any mistakes.
Finally, the admit card has to be downloaded and printed out for future use.
There are certain conditions and requirements that the candidates have to meet to participate in the admission procedure of KCET 2020. If the candidates are unable to meet the criteria, then they will be rejected from the allotment process. The eligibility criteria of KCET will include age limit, qualifying examination, marks required and more.
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Candidates should be Indian
Should have studied for minimum 7 years and passed from a recognized institute in Karnataka (1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard) as on first week of July 2020
Candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory examination and any of the following - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer.
Should have also studied English.
Minimum 45% aggregate marks should have been secured in three subjects in 12th standard qualifying examination. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum aggregate marks is 40%.
KEA has concluded the KCET 2020 application process. Candidates were able to fill the application form in online mode till March 16. Candidates were able to submit the application fee at designated banks till March 18, 2020. Valid information had to be submitted in the application form otherwise it will be rejected by the authorities. Without submitting the application form, the candidates will not be allowed to participate in the admission process.
Step 1 – Registration: In the first step, the candidates had to register by selecting their nationality and school board. Candidates were also required to submit their 13 digit “Student Number” PUE Department. Personal and contact details had to be submitted by the candidates. The application number and password will be sent to the candidates after registration.
Step 2 – Filling of Application Form: The required information had to be submitted by the candidates. All of the details to be submitted have to be valid in nature.
Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Images: Next, the candidates had to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and left thumb impression. The images to be uploaded had to be as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. Candidates were also required to upload their parent’s left thumb impression.
Step 4 – Application Fee Payment: The required application fee had to be paid by the candidates using online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan).
Step 5 – Print Out of Application Form: After reviewing the filled application form, the candidates had to submit it and print it out. Candidates had to get the print out attested by the Principal of 12th standard of the institute/school/college that they are currently studying at or by any Gazetted Officer.
KCET 2020 Application Fee
GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka
SC/ST/CAT-1 candidates of Karnataka
Applicants who studied outside Karnataka
The authorities have released the KCET 2020 exam centres which consist of the venues where the entrance examination will be conducted. The preferred exam cities have to be selected by the candidates while filling the application form. Allotment of KCET exam centres will be done as per the preference and availability of seats. Details regarding the allotted exam centre will be present in the admit card.
KCET 2020 Exam Centre
KEA has released KCET 2020 exam pattern in which the details about the examination can be checked by the candidates. Using the exam pattern, the candidates will be able to know particulars regarding the examination such as mode, duration, type of questions, marking scheme and more. Candidates can use the exam pattern to strategize for the upcoming entrance examination since they will be familiar with how the entrance examination will be conducted.
Offline (Pen and Paper mode)
1 Hour 20 Minutes per paper
Medium of Paper
English and Kannada
Paper I – Mathematics
Paper II – Physics and Chemistry
Number of Questions
Paper I – Mathematics (60 Questions)
Paper II – Physics (60 Questions) and Chemistry (60 Questions)
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions
For each correct answer, one mark will be allotted
There will be no negative marking
Candidates can now check the KCET 2020 syllabus on the official website. Information regarding the topics and chapters to be studied for the entrance examination will be present in the syllabus. The units of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be included in the syllabus. It should be noted that KCET syllabus will be similar to the syllabus of first and second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Candidates can use the syllabus to boost their preparation since they will be aware of what is to be studied beforehand.
During preparation, the candidates can use the sample papers of KCET to practice for the upcoming entrance examination. The sample papers will be similar to the examination question paper and solving it will make the candidates familiar with the examination pattern. Using the sample papers, the candidates will be able to know the type of questions, weightage distributions, marking scheme and more. Time management can also be practised by the candidates using the sample papers.
Through the answer key of KCET, the candidates will be able to check the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. The provisional answer key will be released first and the candidates will be able to calculate their probable secured scores by comparing their responses to the correct answers. Objections can be raised by the candidates till the allotted date. After the objections are reviewed, the authorities will release the KCET 2020 final answer key.
KEA will declare the KCET 2020 result in online mode. Through the result, the candidates will be able to check their secured scores and ranks in the entrance examination. Using the login credentials, the candidates will be able to check the result of KCET 2020.
Click on the result link.
Candidates will have to provide their KCET 2020 registration number
Click on “Submit”
The result will be displayed on the screen.
Candidates will have to download and print out the result for future use.
The authorities will prepare the KCET 2020 cutoff which will act as a screening process for admissions. The minimum marks to be secured for higher chances of admissions into the participating institutes will be available in the cutoff. Candidates will have to note that the cutoff of KCET will be different as per the candidate’s course, college and category.
KCET 2019 Cutoff
Type of Candidates
Second Extended Round
KCET 2018 Cutoff
All the qualified candidates will be called to participate in the KCET 2020 counselling. In the counselling process, the candidates will first have to verify their documents and then fill the choice of colleges and courses as per their preference. A mock allotment will also be declared on the basis of choices made by the candidates. By checking the KCET mock allotment result, the candidates will be able to change the order of their choices before the final allotment.
KEA will be conducting the procedure of KCET 2020 seat allotment. Qualified candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of rank, preferences, category and availability of seats. Two rounds of seat allotment will be held by the authorities along with an additional extended round. Allotted candidates will have to confirm their admission by paying the required fee and visiting their respective institute for verification of documents.
On the basis of the secured ranks, the candidates will be allotted seats in the participating institutes of KCET. There will be around 220 government colleges/private aided/private un-aided/institutes of Karnataka in KCET 2020 participating institutes.
Karnataka Examinations Authority,
Sampige Road, 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.
Phone No: 080 - 23460460
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Due to the corona or COVID-19 the KCET exam that was scheduled to be conducted on April 22nd and 23rd is not postponed and the official date is yet to be notified by the officials. Please click the below link for more information
KCET and NEET is postponed. New dates will be notified to you by your registered contact details. Keep checking regularly for new updates.
admit card will be released in online mode so keep track of it. kindly read the notice given in link below:-
follow official webpage of exam board. You will get all thee information in time.
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As you must be aware of KCET is an entrance test to get admission in BTech colleges in Karnataka. KCET is conducted for B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state. The entrance test consists of two papers - Mathematics and Physics & Chemistry.
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