What is KCET?

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts Karnataka CET (Common Entrance Test) for admissions to B. Tech programmes in various colleges in the state of Karnataka. Universities, government colleges and private institutes of the state offering undergraduate engineering courses for providing admissions to candidates on basis of ranks obtained by ..Read More

KCET Important Dates

Application Date
Application Date


01/Feb/2018 to 26/Feb/2018  11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Admit Card Date
Admit Card Date


10/Apr/2018 to 19/Apr/2018  

Exam Date
Exam Date


18/Apr/2018  10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

18/Apr/2018  2:30 PM to 3:50 PM

19/Apr/2018  10:30 AM to 11:50 AM

19/Apr/2018  2:30 PM to 3:50 PM

KCET Application Details

Application Form of Karnataka CET can be filled in online mode. Following are simple steps to apply:

  • Download the information bulletin and read it carefully

  • Download sample application

  • Fill the online application form

  • Upload photo, signature and left hand thumb impression & self-declaration

  • Upload image of parent signature also
  • Download  e-challan and make payment

  • Print the final application

1. To obtain application forms, candidates are required to submit the KEA copy of the bank challan respective schools / colleges in Karnataka.

2. Candidates had to upload all the documents and fill in all the details in specified places for the successful submission of Application Form.

3. Candidates had to submit duly filled in application form of Karnataka CET to the principal of their respective colleges / schools.


KCET Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination i.e. the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 level) or its equivalent examination with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects.

  • Along with Physics and Mathematics candidates must pass the qualifying exam with any of the Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects.

  • General category candidates have to obtain a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam and the candidates belonging to the SC, ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category have to score a minimum of 40% aggregate marks.

  • Domicile Criteria must be fulfilled by every candidate as declared by the KEA.


KCET Exam Fee

Modes of Payment

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KCET Exam Pattern

Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Three
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KCET Exam Centers

KCET exam will be held at 1 center across the country

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KCET Counselling Details

KCET Counselling is conducted in two rounds. Candidates participating in Karnataka CET Counselling have to go through the following steps-

  • Registration

  • Document Verification

  • User ID and Password Assignment

  • Options Entry

  • Seat Allotment

  • Fee Payment and Admission Order Receipt  



  • Candidates will be required to report to the closest Helpline Centre as per the prescribed schedule. They need to register themselves at any one of the Helpline Centres before the last date. 
  • Further, for verification purpose, they need to register using Karnataka CET Application Number at the Helpline Centre.

Document verification: 

  • Candidates are required to report with their original documents for Document Verification as per the schedule and time provided by KEA for Karnataka CET Counselling. 
  • After the document verification is over, the participants will be given a unique User ID and Password. The Verification Slip will carry a Unique Keyword (with 8 alpha-numeric characters) on its back. 
  • Candidates must use this Keyword for Option Entry Login Purpose. The candidates can reset new passwords in case they have forgotten. 
  • At the Helpline Centres, the candidates will have interactive sessions. Through these, they will understand the next steps like fee payment and choice filling. 

Option entry:

  • By using the allotted User ID and Password, the candidates have to log in and enter their options.
  • The next step requires the candidates to enter their Karnataka CET Application Number followed by entering their Unique Keyword (printed at the back side of the Verification Slip).
  • To avoid its misuse, the candidates may change their passwords once they log in.
  • Once they have logged in, they need to enter all course choices according to their eligibility.

Karnataka CET Seat Allotment:

  • Candidates appearing for counselling and seat allotment of Karnataka CET have to get their documents verified. 
  • If they are satisfied with the seat allotment, then they need to pay the prescribed fee.
  • Once the announcements for Karnataka CET Seat Allotment are made, the candidates will be required to download and take printout of the Admission Letter.
  • Those candidates, who are not content with the seat allotment, can participate in the subsequent rounds of Karnataka CET Seat Allotment.
  • Before finalizing the admission through Seat Allotment, the authorities will verify the particulars mentioned on the Karnataka CET Admission Order.

Fee payment:

  • Candidates, after being satisfied with the Seat Allotment of Karnataka CET Counseling, need to pay the specified admission fee via Net Banking/Challan Payment. 

Admission Order:

  • Once the fee payment is done, the candidates are required to download their Karnataka CET Admission Order and take printout of it. 
  • Authories ofhe allotted colleges will verify the details mentioned on the Admission Order.



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Mohammad 2 hours ago

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Is this is also for medical courses also


Abhey sahan 11 hours ago

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I am a keralite and can apply kcet?

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Akhil Majeti 11 hours ago

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Yes, if you have passed from an institution in kerala, you can happily apply for KCET.This is the info available on Careers 360 regarding eligibility of KCET.KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria related to ...Read More

Abhey sahan 11 hours ago

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Abhey SahanLast Seen: 9 hours 45 min agoJoined on: 11-Feb-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

I am a keralite canl happy kcet

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Akhil Majeti 11 hours ago

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Yes, if you have passed from an institution in kerala you can happily apply for kcet. All the best!!.This is the info available on Careers360 website regarding KCET Eligibility. KCET 2018 Eligibi...Read More

Venkatesh 14 hours ago

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Dear Sir, I am Grade 12 student, born in Kerala but studying in UAE. My father thoughborn in Kerala did his B.Arch from Gulbarga University. Our residence in India is in Mangalore. Address in my passp... Read More

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Darshan gowda JM 10 hours ago

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Dear venkatesh, First I will be telling you about KCET Since you have done your entire schooling in abroad, you will not be eligible to take KCET. Since your parent have studied in karnataka and also ...Read More

Shakthi Priya J 15 hours ago

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Shakthi Priya JLast Seen: 14 hours 13 min agoJoined on: 04-Jan-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

Correction in kcet

I have typed incorrect annual income is it a problem how can I resolve it tell me a way please

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Shefali 15 hours ago

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ShefaliLast Seen: 12 hours 1 min agoJoined on: 09-Feb-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Graduate & Above

Dear Priya,

You will be able to rectify your mistakes made while filling the application form of KCET tentatively from the second week of March 2018. 


Good Luck!!

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