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 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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RR 2 days ago

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RRLast Seen: 9 hours 29 min agoJoined on: 05-Oct-2015Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

My son passed 12th in 2017 & studying in BITS Pilani 2nd year. What all Engg. entrance exam he can reappear for 2019 e.g JEE mains, KCET etc

Hid DoB is 7th June 1999

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Nikhil Sharma 2 days ago

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HiiFollowing are other Engineering Exams that your son can apply-SRMJEEE (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam)WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam)AEEE (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam)MET (Manipal...Read More

Sushanth 2 days ago

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SushanthLast Seen: 22 hours 37 min agoJoined on: 06-Aug-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

I was decided to take poastal coaching for kcet in exel academy bangalore it is benefits to me pls answer

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Ayushi Sharma 2 days ago

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Ayushi SharmaLast Seen: 5 hours 5 sec agoJoined on: 14-Aug-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: In Graduation
Yes ofcourse it is beneficial for you having a good guide line is always beneficial but on the other hand it's all depends on you if you do more and more hard work then it works but if you all depend ...Read More
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Naveed ChaudharyLast Seen: 8 hours 48 min agoJoined on: 10-May-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 12

Sir, Can I apply for ayush if I already got any seat from kcet?

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Siimran Pal 2 days ago

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Siimran PalLast Seen: 5 hours 28 min agoJoined on: 21-May-2018Education Interest: ManagementEducation Level: Graduate & Above
Hi AYUSH what ? Please elaborate. If you are going through your own personal means then I would suggest to surrender the seat allotted through Kcet only after you get confirmation from the o...Read More
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Manohar Bhat 6 days ago

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Manohar BhatLast Seen: 5 days 13 hours agoJoined on: 23-Feb-2018Education Interest: MedicineEducation Level: Class 11

What is the marks to get into bsc agriculture course in karnataka in kcet ? What is the rank as well for general merit

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ÑÍthesh 6 days ago

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ÑÍtheshLast Seen: 19 min 55 sec agoJoined on: 13-Apr-2016Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation
HELLO manohar Bhat i was sorry to tell you that i was unable to answer your question because in karnataka there around 5 colleges inwhich agriculture college in  raichur is top number i...Read More
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Jayavardhan JogottuLast Seen: 3 days 23 hours agoJoined on: 20-Jul-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: Class 12

What is the college for kcet students and admission procedure for kcet students

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Gunjan verma 6 days ago

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Gunjan VermaLast Seen: 11 hours 15 min agoJoined on: 17-May-2018Education Interest: Media and JournalismEducation Level: In Graduation
Dear Jayavardhan,Below mentioned is the link which will povide you with a list of colleges accepting KCET score. https://engineering.careers360.com/colleges/ranking/2017/top-engineering-colleges-...Read More