KCET 2020
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KCET 2020 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released KCET 2020 application form on February 5. Candidates can fill the online application form till March 2, 2020. However, the last date to submit the application fee at designated bank is March 6, 2020. All the registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of KCET 2020 from April 10. The authorities will conduct the entrance exam on April 22 and 23 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 tentatively in the last week of May. 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.
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KCET 2020 Highlights



Examination Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination




Exam Mode

Offline (Pen and Paper based)

Exam Duration

4 Hours (1 hour 20 minutes per paper)

Application Mode


Frequency of Exam

Once in a year

Purpose of Exam

For B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the state

Helpline Number

080 - 23460460

KCET 2020 Important Dates

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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KCET 2020 Important Dates



Important Dates


Availability of online application form

February 5, 2020 (Available Now)


Last date to fill the application form

March 2, 2020


Correction facility of application form

March 19 to 25, 2020


Release of admit card

April 10, 2020


KCET 2020 (Mathematics)

April 22, 2020 (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM) [Announced]


KCET 2020 (Physics & Chemistry)

April 23, 2020 [Announced]

(Physics - 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM)

(Chemistry - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM)


Announcement of Result

Last week of May 2020


Counselling of KCET 2020

First week of June to Third week of August 2020

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

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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KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria




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

Academic Requirements

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.

Marks Required

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%.

KCET Application Form 2020

KEA has released KCET 2020 application form on February 5. Candidates can fill the application form in online mode till March 2. However, candidates can submit the application fee at designated banks till March 6, 2020. Valid information has 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.


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How to Fill KCET 2020 Application Form?

Step 1 – Registration: In the first step, the candidates have to register by selecting their nationality and school board. Candidates will also have to submit their 13 digit “Student Number” PUE Department. Personal and contact details will have 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 has 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 will have to upload the scanned images of their photograph, signature and left thumb impression. The images to be uploaded have to be as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. Candidates will also have to upload their parent’s left thumb impression.

Step 4 – Application Fee Payment: The required application fee has 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 will have to submit it and print it out. Candidates will have 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


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

KCET Exam Centres 2020

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

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KCET Exam Pattern 2020

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.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern



Examination Mode

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

180 Questions

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, one mark will be allotted

Negative Marking

There will be no negative marking

KCET Syllabus 2020

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.

KCET 2020 Sample Papers

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.

KCET Admit Card 2020

KEA will release KCET 2020 admit card on April 10. 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.

How to Download KCET 2020 Admit Card?

  • 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.

KCET Answer Key 2020

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.

KCET Result 2020

KEA will declare the KCET 2020 result in online mode tentatively in the last week of May. 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.

Steps to Check KCET 2020 Result

  • Go to the official website 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.

KCET Cutoff 2020

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.

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KCET Counselling 2020

All the qualified candidates will be called to participate in the KCET 2020 counselling which will be conducted tentatively from the first week of June to the third week of August. 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.

KCET Seat Allotment 2020

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.

KCET Participating Institutes 2020

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.

Contact Details

Karnataka Examinations Authority,

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.

Phone No: 080 - 23460460

Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in

E Mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in

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can I get admission in Gulbarga University through this exam ?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 25th Feb, 2020

No, admission in Gulbarga University us not done in the basis of KCET.
The University conducted its in entrance exam based in which it offers admission with final merit based on entrance.

I hope this helps.

I not yet paid for kcet 2020 application and I made mistake while entering date of birth. Can I able to correct now itself.

Manish Singh 25th Feb, 2020

If you have not paid the application fees yet for KCET , you can try to re enter the date of birth but in case you are not able to you can do two things.

1. Either discard this application form and fill a new one again with a new email id if you have two.

2. Fill this form as it is and pay the application fee. The form correction date is from 19 March to 25 March. You can correct your birth of date then. It's your wish


How many percentage of my board marks be considered in KCET

manoj kashyap 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello ,

If you wish to pursue Engineering then Board exam marks are considered. Marks scored in board exam of Physics, Chemistry and Math subjects will be considered. 50% of this score will be considered. Rest 50% will be taken from K-CET score in Physics, Chemistry and Math. Together it will be responsible for your K-CET Rank.


can I apply for KCET if I have not studied in Karnataka for 7 years???

manoj kashyap 23rd Feb, 2020

Dear aspirants,

Student 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.

Also, should have appeared/passed either SSLC/10th standard or 2nd PUC/12th standard exam from Karnataka.


I had failed in intermediate 2nd year-Telengana board (maths 2b - only one subject). Do I need to appear for all the subjects in the next year? Also what are the prospects if I appear JEE MAINS, EAMCET, KCET, COMEDK, MANIPAL, SRMJEE exams etc in the coming year.

Manisha 23rd Feb, 2020

Hello student

You failed in 2nd year intermediate, in maths. You want to know that you will have to appear for maths only or all the subjects . So you don't need to go for all subjects. You will have to clear your maths paper.

If you want to apply for JEE main , cet or any other entrance exam, you have to pass your board exam first. You will have two mark sheets ie previous one and one mark sheet of maths subject when you will pass  This will affect your rank in merit list a of admission process  not your Jee rank those who have not cleared board in first attempt leg behind. So if you want to restart you can appear for all subjects of board. In that case authority will ask for a gap certificate also as there will be gap of three years in your xth board and xii board exam. So clearing board exam in first attempt is important thing. You can appear for JEE 2 or three years continuously  .

No need to worry take the decision calmly.  If your jee  score or any other exam w score will be strong enough , you will get your course of  your choice. Where is the will, there is the way.

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