KCET 2018: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

KCET 2018KCET 2018 Exam Dates have been released now. KCET 2018 (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance exam. This exam is also called as Karnataka CET (K CET/Kar CET). Karnataka CET is managed by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) under the aegis of Karnataka University. KCET 2018 is the gateway for admission in the field of Architecture, Engineering, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, etc. Through this exam, candidates will get admission into various institutions/colleges situated in Karnataka state. In this article, we have mentioned the complete information about KCET 2018 including application details, eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus.

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KCET 2018 Notifications – Exam Dates Released

newiconKCET 2018 Exam Dates have been released now. Examination will be conducted on 18th April (Biology & Mathematics) and 19th April (Physics & Chemistry). Click here to view Notice.

KCET Exam Date 2018

Here we are providing the official KCET exam dates:

EventsDates (Announced)
Starting of online Application2nd week of January 2018
Last Date to fill Application Form1st week of March 2018
Fee Payment Last DateLast week of February 2018
Availability of Admit Card3rd week of April 2018
Date of Exam18th April (Biology & Mathematics) & 19th April (Physics & Chemistry)
Kannada Language Test20th April 2018
Result DeclarationLast week of May 2018
Commencement of Counselling2nd week of June 2018

KCET Application Form 2018

KEA will release the KCET 2018 application form in the 2nd week of January 2018. Candidates can check here all details of filling the application form:

Latest Application Forms Available

  1. Apply Online for B.Tech from SRM University. Click Here
  2. Apply Online for B.Tech from Manipal University. Click Here
  • The KCET online application form will be available only through online mode.
  • No other mode will be applicable to get the application form.
  • Candidates can fill the KCET 2018 application form till the 1st week of March 2018.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature.
  • The size of the photograph, signature & left hand thumb impression should be greater than 5 KB and less than 40 KB. The dimension should be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (Photograph), 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm (Signature & left hand thumb impression).
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must read the instruction carefully.
  • Take the printout of the filled application form for future use.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates can make payment only through offline mode (through the specified bank Challan).
  • The application fee is Rs. 650/- for General & OBC category candidates.
  • Candidates, those belong to SC/ST category has to pay Rs. 500 as an application fee.

Eligibility Criteria

The KCET eligibility criteria are different for the courses of Engineering/Architecture and Pharmacy/Science. Candidates can check their eligibility for appearing in the KCET exam:

For Engineering/Architecture Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to qualify the 2nd PUC/10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • Subject: Candidates must pass their examination with Mathematics & Physics as a main subject & English as a language subject.
  • Minimum Marks: It is compulsory to score at least 45% marks (40% marks in SC/ST category) in physics and mathematics along with one of the subjects, i.e. Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Chemistry/Computer science.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.
  • For architecture course, candidates have a valid NATA score card.

For Pharmacy/Science Courses:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass their 2nd PUC/10+2 or equivalent with PCB and English as a language subject.
  • Minimum Marks: Candidates have to secure minimum 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST Category) in PCB group.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.

KCET Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of CET is given below:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held through offline mode (pen & paper based).
  • Types of Question: Question paper will be Multiple Choice Type Question.
  • Number of Questions: Total 60 question will be asked from each section.
  • Time Duration: The total time duration is 320 minutes for the whole exam. Each section will be given 80 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There is no provision for negative marking. No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
SubjectsNo. of Question Time Allotted (in Minutes)
Kannada (in case)5080

KCET Syllabus

The KCET 2018 Syllabus will comprise of the syllabus of PUC 1st and 2nd prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. The syllabus for Pharmacy will consist of mainly three subjects, i.e. Biology, Physics and Chemistry. For engineering courses, candidates have to go through the subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Preparation Tips

  • Plan a proper schedule & make a time table such that to give a equal time for each subjects.
  • Prepare from previous years question paper & unsolved sample papers.
  • Stay healthy & take a nutritious and balanced diet. Avoid junk & oily foods.
  • Understand & know the complete exam pattern & syllabus. Concentrate on the basic concept & try to cover the complete syllabus.
  • Make a note of all the important topics & points.
  • Balance your strengths & weaknesses & prepare topics and chapters according to this.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Question)

Answer: You can access the application form only through online mode.
Answer: The application form will be released from the 2nd week of January 2018.
Answer: The application fee is Rs.650 (Rs. 500 ST/SC candidates). The payment can make through specified bank Challan.
Answer: No, you can fill in the same application form. It is same for all offered courses.
Answer: Yes, the KCET exam paper will be published in two languages, i.e. English & Kannada.
Answer: For engineering courses, candidates have to study the subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
Answer: The whole exam is about 320 minutes. In the each section, 80 minutes will be provided.
Answer: The age limit should complete 17 years of age as on 31st December 2017.
Answer: If your parent’s mother tongue is also Kannada, then you are eligible under clause (c). But you have to write a Kannada language test of level IV standard conducted by KEA & obtain a minimum of 12 marks out of 50 in the Kannada language test conducted by KEA.

Answer: No. We will consider the total marks obtained in all subjects (Including languages).

Still any question, leave your comment.

KCET Admit Card 2018

  • Candidates will be able to get their admit card through online mode from our website.
  • KCET 2018 Admit Card will be released from the 3rd week of April 2018.
  • The admit card contain details such as name of candidate, roll number, address of the exam center, date of exam & time, etc.
  • Without a valid admit card, no candidate will be allowed in the examination hall.

KCET Results 2018

  • The result will be announced by the conducting authority in the Last week of May 2018.
  • Candidates will check their KCET 2018 results through online mode.
  • Candidates have to enter their registration number to check their results.
  • Keep a print copy of the result & safe it till the admission procedure not over.
  • The authority will also release the KCET cut-off after the result declaration.

KCET Counselling 2018

  • The KCET Counselling will be commenced in the 2nd week of June 2018.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling process on the basis of their merit in the entrance examination.
  • Candidates’ documents will be verified at the time of counselling in the prescribed counselling centre. So, candidates have to report personally in the counselling.
  • The allotment of seats will take place as per the marks scored in the entrance examination, seat availability & filled choices.
  • Candidate can participate in other counselling rounds, if he/she can not satisfy with the seat allotment.

Documents required at the time of counselling:

  • 10th & 12th Marksheet & Passing Certificate
  • KCET 2018 Admit Card
  • KCET 2018 score card
  • Two latest passport size photographs
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Printcopy of the filled Application Form

If you have any queries related to KCET 2018, you can leave your comments below.

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  1. Renu says:

    Would you consider the marks in maths while dealing vid the ayurvedic or vetanary

  2. Suriya says:

    is kcet exam required for lateral from tamilnadu

  3. Akhilesh kumar says:

    Sir my son 7yearcomplited but not continue is he eligible for kcet.

  4. Mithun j says:

    How much time a candidate write the kea examination

  5. Sathvik says:

    Last day for a puting application form of karnataka cet

  6. PIYUSH KUTTAN says:


  7. Andy says:

    Is Kannada paper to be attended along with Maths, Physics and Chemistry ? Why is this mentioned, please clarify.

  8. Kcet says:

    What all documents needed for application form of kcet

  9. Anita Dsouza says:

    Is Kannada language compulsory to write ? Can student answer only Physics Chemistry and Math ? I have done my studies abroad till 10th and studying 11 and 12th in Mangalore. My parents mother tongue is kannada.

  10. Adarsh barralla says:

    I am a drop out student and finshed my puc in science in the year of 2012-2013. Can I appear for the KCET 2018?


    We are basically from Kerala. My son is studying in Karnataka State from 3rd standard. His Date of birth is 02-01-2001. Is he eligible for Karnataka CET exam.

  12. muralikrishna devaji says:

    i want to do my mbbs in karnataka so if i write kcet am i eligible if not please guide me in this subject

  13. Arshiya says:

    Is NEET or CET applicable for homeopathy!!?this year..may I know plz

  14. Jyotika agarwal says:

    I want to study architecture..so is it compulsory to clear NATA for appearing KCET?

  15. sahil says:

    Is there kcet 2018 for taking admission in engineering or we have to write any other exam.
    There was rumors that kcet 2018 have been cancelled for taking admission in engineering.
    Please can you clarify my doubt.
    Thank you…

  16. Sahil says:

    Is there kcet 2018 for engineering or we have to appear jee or any other exam.
    There was rumors that kcet 2018 had been cancelled for taking admission in engineering colleges.
    Please can you clarify my doubt.
    Thank you…

  17. Banu says:

    My daughter has studied in Bangalore from the 5th till the 12th grade and is not a citizen of India and her father has studied in Bangalore right from LKG till undergrad. Will the process be any different ? Under which category will she get a seat ?

  18. Anish raja says:

    If I don’t know kannada am I eligible to write the section-IV.

  19. Dheeraj says:

    The students who did their puc(1&2) in Andra Pradesh are eligible for this examination?

  20. adarsh says:

    Is cet 2018 enough for bams[ayu] entrance? or is it through neet?



  22. Ramakrishna says:

    Can u pls verify whether maths is necessary to score
    Marks for a science student?

  23. Sir my son has not studied in Karnataka . Is he eligible for over exam 2018 says:

    My son did his schooling in other states n country. His father is from Karnataka and did his schooling n graduation from Karnataka. Is my son eligible to write kvetch exam. Is there Kannada paper. Thank you . Kindly let us know

  24. Namith Babu says:

    I am from Kerala, studying in Kerala with CBSE syllabus. Am I eligible to attend the entrance exam of Karnataka?

  25. Priya says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,
    My son is studying for 2nd PUC in Bangalore. We were residing in the Gulf and have come back to Bangalore in 2016. Would want to know if my son is eligible to write the KCET exam.

  26. hpr says:

    My daughter is a US citizen. She has done her schooling right from her lkg through her pu in karnataka. Is she eligible to get into architecture through cet?

  27. Al. Hussain says:

    I have appeared for KCET 2016

    CAN I APPEAR IN 2018

  28. sarvesh says:

    Can I apply telangana CET???

  29. Gauri says:

    I have studied for 10 years in Karnataka but i continued my 11th nd 12th from cbse in Hyderabad. So I’m I eligible to write kcet under article 371(j)???

  30. Shashikant Karwa says:

    Sir I am a student from Maharashtra n my mom is graduate from Karnataka so m I eligible for kcet??

  31. neha says:

    I am repeater student i had scored 70% in 2pu shall i able to apply cet application

  32. NAZIYA says:

    I am born in Karnataka but have studied from grade 1 to 12 in gulf country. My parents are domicile of Karnataka. Where will be the center for me to write kannada exam in Karnataka.

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