KCET 2019
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KCET 2019 – Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has commenced the choice filling, modification and reordering of choices for KCET 2019 counselling round 2 on July 17. The authorities had previously declared the first seat allotment of KCET 2019 on June 30. KCET 2019 was held on April 29 to 30 and the result was announced on May 25. The application process for KCET 2019 was available till March 20, with correction facility in the KCET 2019 application form till April 1. KCET 2019 was conducted for admissions into the participating engineering colleges of the state. The examination was held for two papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper II (Physics & Chemistry). Based on the scores secured in KCET, the candidates are allotted seats into the institutes. Seat allotment is done in online mode on the basis of the candidate's performance in KCET 2019 and selected choices of college and course. Read the full article to know important dates, eligibility, the application process, counselling and more of KCET 2019.
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Quick Facts about KCET 2019



Name of the Examination

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Commonly Known As


Conducting Authority

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Examination Level

State Level



Purpose of Exam

For admissions into the participating engineering colleges in KarnatakaKCET 2019

Frequency of Exam

Once in a year

Duration of Exam

4 hours (1:20 hour per paper)

Total Marks

180 Marks

Participating Institutes

220 Government Colleges/Private Aided/Private Un-Aided/Universities of Karnataka

KCET Important Dates 2019

The important dates of KCET 2019 allow the candidates to know when the various admission events will take place.

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KCET 2019 Important Dates


Important Dates

Release of KCET 2019 notification

February 1, 2019

Start of KCET 2019 registrations

February 1, 2019

Final date to submit the application form of KCET 2019

March 20, 2019 (till 5:30 pm)

Last day to pay application fee
March 21, 2019
Availability of correction facilityKCET 2019
March 21 to April 1, 2019

KCET 2019 Admit Card

April 12, 2019 (Released)

KCET 2019 (Mathematics)

April 29, 2019 (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM) [ANNOUNCED]

KCET 2019 (Physics and Chemistry)

April 30, 2019 [ANNOUNCED]

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

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

Final chance of KCET 2019 application form correction

May 1 (5 PM) to May 5 (5:30 PM), 2019

Declaration of Result

May 25, 2019

KCET 2019 Counselling – Document Verification

June 6 to 19, 2019

Option Entry

June 21 to 25 2019

Mock Allotment Result

June 27, 2019 after 6 pm

Choice Modification

June 27 to 29, 2019

Seat Allotment Result

June 30, 2019

KCET 2019 Counselling Round 2 – Modify/Delete/Re-order options

July 17 to 19, 2019

Announcement of allotment for Round 2

July 21, 2019

Extended Second Round – Option Entry

First week to Second week of August 2019

Extended Second Round – Seat Allotment

Second week of August 2019

KCET Counselling 2019

The counselling of KCET 2019 is conducted in online mode. Firstly, the candidates had to verify their documents from June 6. After verification, the candidates have to fill and lock their choices of courses and colleges. Filling of choices has to be done according to the preference of the candidates. The authorities also release a mock allotment before the final allotment. The seat allotment is done in two rounds through centralised counselling process.

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KCET Seat Allotment 2019

The seat allotment of KCET 2019 for Round 1 has been announced in online mode on June 30. Allotment of candidates is done according to ranks secured by the candidates along with the selected preferences and availability of seats. All of the candidates who are allotted seats will have to visit their allotted institutes for document verification. KEA is conducting the seat allotment process in two rounds along with an additional extended round. Payment of required fees has to be done by the candidates for confirmation of admission. Mock seat allotment was announced on June 27.

KCET Result 2019

The result of KCET 2019 was announced on May 25 by KEA. The candidates could access the result in online mode. Details of the candidates’ performance in the examination i.e., their secured scores and ranks was present in the KCET 2019 result. Allotment of seats will be done according to the individual result of the candidates.

Procedure to Check KCET 2019 Result

  • Candidates had to provide their KCET 2019 registration number

  • Click on “Submit”

  • The result of KCET 2019 was displayed on the screen

  • The candidates had to download and print out the result.

KCET Answer Key 2019

All of the correct answers to the questions asked in the examination have been released through the final answer key of KCET 2019. Using the answer key, the candidates were able to calculate their scores after comparing their responses to the correct answers as released by the authorities. The provisional answer key of KCET 2019 was released on May 1. The window for candidates to raise objections against the answer key with valid proof was open from May 4 to May 8. The objections were considered by the authorities and the final KCET 2019 answer key will be declared.

KCET Admit Card 2019

KEA has released the admit card of KCET 2019 on April 12. Registered candidates could access their admit card in online mode. KCET 2019 admit card is an important document which has to be kept safely and produced at the examination venue. Failure to produce the admit card lead to candidate’s inability to attempt the examination. Various information such as the exam centre address, timings and more will be present in the admit card.

Steps to access KCET 2019 Admit Card

  • The candidates had to submit their KCET 2019 application number and date of birth.

  • Click on Submit

  • The candidates had to check all of the details present in the admit card for discrepancies.

  • Download and print out the admit card

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019

All candidates are required to meet certain eligibility criteria of KCET 2019 for admissions into the participating institutes. The criteria will consists of certain requirements related to the candidates’ age, scores and more. If the candidates do not meet the criteria, then there are chances of his application form getting rejected.

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality – The candidates must be of Indian nationality

  • Domicile – Should have studied and passed from a recognized institutes in Karnataka for a minimum of 7 years (from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard) as on July 1, 2019.

  • Academic Qualification – The candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following – Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. Should have also studied English.

  • Marks Required – The candidates should have secured atleast 45% aggregate marks in the three subjects in 12th standard examination. SC/ST/OBC candidates should have scored atleast 40%.

KCET Application Form 2019

The application form of KCET 2019 has been closed by KEA on March 20. The last date to apply for KCET 2019 was extended to March 20 which was February 28 earlier. Candidates have to fill application form according to the information required. An incomplete or incorrect application form will be rejected. Before filling the KCET 2019 application form, the candidates were advised to read the eligibility criteria.

Steps to Fill KCET 2019 Application Form

Step 1 – Registration: Firstly, the candidates had to register after selecting their nationality and school board. The 13 digit “Student Number” PUE Department had to be submitted by the candidates. Personal details such as name, parent’s name, date of birth, email id, mobile number and more also had to be provided for registration. After registration, the application number and password was sent to the candidates.

Step 2- Filling of KCET 2019 Application Form: Using the application number and password, the candidates had to log in and fill the application form of KCET 2019. Personal, academic and contact information had to be submitted.

Step 3 – Uploading of Scanned Documents: The signature, photograph and left thumb impression of the candidate had to be scanned and uploaded as per the specifications mentioned by the authorities. The candidates’ parent’s left thumb impression also had to be uploaded.

Step 4 – Payment of Application Fee: Candidates had to pay the application fee through online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (e-challan).

Step 5 – Submission and Print out of Application Form: Finally, after reviewing their provided information, the candidates had to submit the application form and take a print out. The print out had to be attested by Principal of 12th standard of the institute/school/college that the candidate is currently studying at or by any Gazetted Officer.

Application Fee



Application Fee

Bank Charges

Post Office Charges




Rs. 10

Rs. 12



Rs. 500

Rs. 10

Rs. 12


Applicants who Studied Outside Karnataka

Rs. 750

Rs. 10

Rs. 12

KCET Exam Centres 2019

The exam centres of KCET 2019 were the places where the entrance examination was conducted by the authorities. While filling the application form, the candidates had to select their preferred exam cities. Allotment of exam centre was done according to the preferred exam city and availability of the centre. Details about the exam centre was present in the admit card. An exam city may have multiple KCET 2019 exam centres. For the previous session, there were 53 exam cities involved in the examination.

How to Prepare for KCET 2019?

KCET Exam Pattern 2019

While preparing for the examination, the candidates were advised to check the exam pattern of KCET 2019. Through the exam pattern, the candidates were able to get familiar with how the examination is conducted. Details about the mode of exam, type of questions asked, marking scheme and more was made available in the KCET 2019 exam pattern. Using the exam pattern, the candidates were able to be prepare well for the examination.

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern





Mode of Exam



Duration of Examination

1 hour 20 minutes for each paper


Mode of Language

English and Kannada



  • Paper I – Mathematics

  • Paper II – Physics and Chemistry


Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)


Number of Questions

  • Physics – 60

  • Chemistry – 60

  • Mathematics - 60


Total Number of Questions

180 Questions


Marking Scheme

One mark will be allotted for each correct answer


Negative Marking

There is no negative marking

KCET Syllabus 2019

By referring to the syllabus of KCET 2019, the candidates were able to set up their schedule for preparation. Understanding which topics and chapters had to be studied for the examination could help the candidates prepare well for the examination. KCET 2019 syllabus was the same as the syllabus of First and Second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. The candidates expected the topics of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to be present in the syllabus.

KCET Sample Papers 2019

Using the sample papers of KCET 2019, the candidates were able to practically apply whatever they had studied for the examination. The sample papers replicated the exam pattern of KCET 2019 or consisted of the previous year question papers. By practicing using the sample papers, the candidates had a clearer concept about the paper pattern, division of topics and more. Time management could also be practiced by the candidates using the sample papers.

KCET Cutoff 2019

The authorities will determine the cutoff of KCET 2019 after considering many factors related to the examination. KCET 2019 cutoff will act as a screening process and will consist of minimum marks required to have higher chances for admissions into the participating institutes. The cutoff will be different as per the category, course and college selected by the candidates.

KCET Participating Institutes 2019

Admissions into the participating institutes of KCET 2019 will be done on the basis of the candidates’ performance in the examination. Around 220 government colleges/private aided/private un-aided/institutes of Karnataka will be participating in the examination of KCET 2019.

Contact Information

Karnataka Examinations Authority

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012

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

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