KCET 2018: Counselling, Cut-off, Admission Process

KCET 2018KCET 2018 Allotment Result for 2nd  extended round has been released. 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, etc. Through this exam, candidates will get admission into various institutions/colleges situated in Karnataka state. KCET 2018 Seat Matrix has been released now. In this article, we have mentioned the complete information about KCET 2018 including exam dates, answer key, result, counselling, etc.

Result Exam Dates Counselling FAQs

KCET 2018 Notifications 

newiconKCET 2019 Application Form has been started. Check here for KCET 2019 details.

newiconKCET 2018 Seat Allotment Result for 2nd extended round has been released on 11th August 2018. Check here for allotment result details.

newiconKCET 2018 Allotment Order for 2nd extended round has been released. The fee payment is also started from 12th August 2018. Check here for counselling details.

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KCET 2018 Rank List for Architecture course has been released now.  Click here to view rank list.

KCET 2018 Option Entry for 2nd extended round has been extended till 10th August 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Counselling  for 2nd round (Extended) has been started from 4th August 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Seat Allotment for 2nd round has been released on 29th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Counselling (modify, re-order or delete options) for 2nd round has been started from 25th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Seat Allotment Result for 1st round has been declared. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Mock Allotment Result has been declared on 18th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Option Entry has been started from 11th July 2018. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Seat Matrix for engineering, architecture & agriculture courses has been released now. Check here for seat matrix details.

KCET 2018 option entry & seat allotment procedure booklet has been released. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Additional Rank has been released. Check here for rank details.

KCET 2018 Document Verification has been extended till 27th June 2018. Check here for counselling details.

Guidelines for KCET 2018 Document Verification process has been released. Check here for counselling details.

KCET 2018 Result has been declared on 1st June 2018. Check here for result details.

KCET 2018 Final Answer Keys have been released on 2nd June 2018. Check here for answer key details.

Candidates can enter their Board Marks in the KCET 2018 Application Form now. Click here to enter marks.

Candidates who have not registered to KEA can register on the basis of NATA/JEE Main Paper 2 scores from 11th to 13th June 2018. Click here to register.

KCET 2018 Official Answer Key has been released now. Check here for answer key details.

Candidates can edit some particular details in their KCET 2018 Application Form for UG courses till 25th May 2018. Click here to edit application.

KCET 2018 Document Verification process for Agriculturist Quota can be done from 18th – 23rd May 2018.Check here for counselling details.

Candidates can edit their KCET 2018 Application Form between 23rd April to 5th May 2018 (6:00 PM). Check here for application details.

KCET 2018 Admit Card has been released on 6th April 2018. Check here for admit card details.

Click here to view KCET 2018 Information Brochure.

Click here to view KCET 2018 Application Notification.

From the year 2018, admission in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Homoeopathy) courses will be done through NEET 2018 exam. Click here to view Notice.

KCET 2018 Application Correction can be done from 27th to 31st March 2018.Check here for application correction details.

KCET 2018 Application Form Last Date has been extended till 22nd March 2018. Check here for application details.

NOTE: The courses displayed in the notification/e-brochure such as B.Sc. (Agri. Bio.Tech) & B.H,Sc. (Home Science & Tech) to be considered/read as B.Tech (Biotechnology) & B.Sc. (Hons.) Community Science respectively.

KCET 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 Application1st February 2018
Last Date to fill Application Form22nd March 2018 (5:30 PM)
Fee Payment Last Date22nd March 2018
Application correction27th – 31st March 2018
Availability of Admit Card6th April 2018
Date of Exam18th April (Biology & Mathematics) & 19th April (Physics & Chemistry)
Kannada Language Test20th April 2018
Answer key release23rd April 2018
Last date to submit objection regarding answer key30th April 2018
Application editing window23rd April – 5th May 2018
Result Declaration1st June 2018
Final answer key release2nd June 2018
Document Verification12th – 27th June 2018
Option entry11th – 15th July 2018
2nd counselling starts25th July 2018
2nd counselling (extended) starts4th August 2018

KCET Counselling 2018

  • The KCET Counseling has been started from 12th June 2018.
  • Shortlisted candidates are called for the counselling process on the basis of their merit in the entrance examination.
  • Candidates’ documents is 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.

Also Check:

KCET 2018 Cut Off

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

KCET 2019

Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state level examination organized by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). KCET 2019 exam will be conducted to offer admission in first year of engineering, agriculture, pharmacy & various other courses. The examination will be organized in the month of April 2019.

KCET 2018 Answer Key

The answer key has been released within a week after the examination. KCET answer key has been published through online mode on 23rd April 2018. The answer key has been released for all sets. It is released as provisional and final wise. It contain all the answers of the question asked in the examination. The final answer key has been released on 2nd June 2018.

KCET Results 2018

  • The result has been announced by the conducting authority on 1st June 2018.
  • Candidates can 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.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Question)

Answer: You can access the application form only through online mode.
Answer: The application form was released from 1st February 2018.
Answer: The application fee was 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).

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KCET Application Form 2018

KEA has been released the KCET 2018 application form from 1st February 2018. Candidates can check here all details of filling the application form:

  • The KCET online application form has been released only through online mode.
  • No other mode is applicable to get the application form.
  • Candidates can fill the KCET 2018 application form till 22nd 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.
  • The authority has provided the application correction facility via online mode.
  • 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.
  • Rs.750/- in case of candidates residing outside the state of Karnataka and Rs.5,000/- in case of candidates residing outside India.

Check Here – How to Fill KCET 2018 Application Form

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 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 B.Pharma Course:

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates have to pass their 2nd PUC/10+2 or equivalent with PCB/PCM 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 Admit Card 2018

  • Candidates can get their admit card through online mode from our website.
  • KCET 2018 Admit Card has been released from 6th 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 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

Here we are providing some KCET 2018 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.

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

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  1. Parijat Chandel says:

    Need to the dates for application submission for 2018

  2. V Kanagaraj says:

    Sir, As per CET-2006 Rules, for state eligibility Seven ACADEMIC year study is required. one academic year means one full year study ?. If the candidate joined the school at karnataka in the middle of year on transfer from some other state school, it can be counted for one full academic year. Kindly confirm.

  3. Deepak says:

    Respected sir/madam
    I am a student of telangana board.I am reluctant to write kcet 2018.Am I eligible to write kcet 2018.
    if so could u please elucidate the criteria for applying it viz. certificates and all those.

  4. Jhumur Neogi says:

    mypther tongue is not Kannada.in fact o am born and brought up at West Bengal.do I need to write test on Kannada language

  5. Krishnankutty says:

    My daughter is studying in Dubai under CBSE pattern and our native is KERALA and mother tongue is MALAYALAM, Are we eligible to apply under KCET exam for B.Arch courses in Karnataka state? please let us know.

  6. Rakesh says:

    Sir I am studying in degree and again I can apply the kcet

  7. V Kanagaraj says:

    sir, I am serving army personal of Tamil Nadu origin. I have served at Karnataka (Bangalore) for the period from Mar 2011 to May 2014. My daughter studying at KV Bangalore since from Jul 2011 to till date. Now she is at XII std. Will she is eligible for CET-2018 and which clause we fill in the CET-2018 application.

  8. Sangeetha says:

    Is there cet this year I mean 2018 for ayush pharmacy or should we write neet for these

  9. V Kanagaraj says:

    Sir, I am serving army personal of Tamil Nadu origin. I have served at Bangalore for the period from March 2011 to May 2014. My daughter studying at KV from Apr 2011 to till date at Bangalore. Now she is at XII std. Will she is eligible for CET-2018 ?. In the CET-2018 application form in which clause we should mention for state eligibility. Please confirm.

  10. Jagadeesh Hallad says:

    My son is studying in Hyderabad.Totally, he has studied in Hyderabad. We parents studied in Karnataka. How we shud go ahead to apply for KCET.

  11. Chandan Krishna says:

    I have completed my SSLC in chennai and my parents are completed their studies in bangalore. Now i am studying in banglaore for 1st PUC & now i am in 2nd PUC in silicon city college. what is the process for me to apply KCET. Please guide me.

    Chandan Kriahna.P

  12. Noor Alam sk says:

    Any State’s candidate can apply to KECT 2018?
    To admition in MBBS 2018 will be through KECT 2018?

  13. Noor Alam sk says:

    Any State’s candidate can apply to KECT 2018?

  14. Suman says:

    if any 5 answers are wrong then you minuce(-)marks

  15. prashant says:

    sir/medam I am completed DMLT after sslc in 2016. and I am eligible or not to kcet for BAMS admission.

  16. Suresh says:

    My daughter has completed her schooling till 10th in Bangalore. If she completes her junior college 1st and 2nd year in another state will she be eligible to write KCET in local quota.Or will she be treated under other state category.Kindly clarify.

  17. maharshi narendranath says:

    can i apply both biology and mathematics for 2018 kcet exam

  18. shreyas says:

    Can i know if there any ranking scheme of cbse students rather than pu students

  19. SYED SAFI ANWER says:

    i AM THE FATHER OF sYED NABEEL, WHO IS CURRENCTLY DOING IN grade 12th in Doha , we are considered as NRE , want to check if he is eligble to write the exam

  20. prakash says:

    I am army person serving native of kolar dist Karnataka my son studing outside Karnataka he is studying in 12 CBSE my question is my son eligible for kcet 2018

  21. Ajay says:

    I can write all Pcmb subjects in one attempt

  22. shanthi says:

    My son has studies in Bangalore from nursery till 10th, only 11th and 12th he studies in Hyderabad, is he eligible for KCET?

  23. Anonymous says:

    What exam and subject to be taken for veterinary science? Is KSET there for 2018?

  24. V Kanagaraj says:

    for CET eligibility, income certificate is must for Gen category. Pl confirm

  25. Mrs.Jyoti patil says:

    My son completed his 10 from Mangalore Karnataka.Now he is in I PU in Mangalore and 12 also.we are from Maharashtra.we are here for my husbands private job.Can my son eligible for KCET 2019 if conducted

  26. Fardeen khan says:

    As my date of birth is 11-05-2001 so i can apply for kcet in jan 2018 now my age is 16

  27. Likitha says:

    What is the syllabus for BSC Ag or biology based courses

  28. Subash reddy says:

    I have studied my PUC in andhra with subjects .. Physics maths and chemistry … And I want to do my b pharmacy … In Karnataka can I apply for KCET entrance exam .. 2018.. Plz let me know?????????

  29. Ratan Prakash Shikhari says:

    My father is from Gadhinglaj, Dist. Kolhapur,Maharashtra , border to Karnataka,Mother is from Belgaum, Karnataka,both are residing in Goa. I am studying in Karnataka from PUC 1st year. May I eligible for attemt KCET. Please reply. With regards.

  30. Ajay nagilla says:

    Since my mother tongue is Telugu and Iam completed my intermediate in Telangana state.iam interested to study my engineering in Karnataka state.So am I eligible to write kcet

  31. Nithisha says:

    Can we appear CET for the second time.?

  32. Saidarshan says:

    For bsc agree and waiternary which subject required?

  33. Sanjana. D says:

    What is the eligibility requirements for repeaters

  34. V Kanagaraj says:

    Sir, You won’t sent reply to qurriers to personal e-mail address. Please confirm

  35. V Kanagaraj says:

    Respected Sir,
    1. I am army personal of Tamil Nadu Origin. May daughter has joined at class 6th at Kendiriyala Vidyala MEG Bangalore on 28 Jun 2011. She is presently at 12th (PCMB) in the same School. Her study period at karnatka is from 28 Jun 2011 to 31 Mar 2018. Is she is eligible for CET-2018 & NEET-2018 Sate Quotta.(As per CET eligibility clause code ‘A’. Please kindly confirm

  36. Manoj says:

    Sir I already wrote CET in 2016 ,but I’m not satisfied with that marks what I have to do to write CET in 2018

  37. Shalini says:

    Is cet exam there for 2018?if yes then when will it be held

  38. tarun says:

    Can I apply for kcet and iam a Andhra Pradesh student

  39. vyshnav says:

    Can i write cet 2018 if i have tried in 2017

  40. Dushyanth says:

    Will KCET in 2018 conducted?
    Plzz tell

  41. Naveen says:

    Sir in 2018 CET exam there or not and I become BHMS (medical science) I choose CET exam or NEET exam piz reply me

  42. izhar alam says:

    sir councelling nahi hoga to admission hoga ya nahi batae plz

  43. Shreyash Gupta says:

    Does students of other states whose parents are not the residents of karnataka state but some family member live there are eligible to give the exam?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:


    • Asma khan says:

      sir, main kolkata se hu. to kya mai KCET exam de skti hu. ya koi or exam. dena hoga jisse mujhe “GOVERNMENT SRI KRISHNARAJENDRA SILVER JUBILEE TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, BANGALORE” college me admission mil sake. plz sir ans.

      • Hanif Khan says:

        You cannot attempt state level exam in Karnataka, however you can go through the national level exam under the all India 15% quota. But for that you need to be score very well (excellent).

  44. Madhu Ankale says:

    Is kcet2018 gonna be cancelled for b.pharm and d.pharm??

  45. Charan kumar says:

    Can we write CET second time. And is it PU also compulsory to write. Please reply to my question.

  46. Raju says:

    Can non-Indian nationals staying in Bangalore for >10 years write KCET 2018?

  47. Sanjay says:

    their is a kcet in 2018

  48. siddaramesh says:

    will KCET is there for 2018?

  49. Dharshan says:

    Some one telling in 2018 cet is cancelled

  50. Maaz Momin says:

    Is there kcet exam in 2018?Or kcet is replaced by JEE?
    Board exam marks are counted in kcet?

  51. Sachin says:

    Is kcet is there for 2018

  52. Re.Vinay says:

    My son is 30 March 2001.
    So can I also apply for 2018KCET.

  53. Jamuna badami says:

    Is no KCET in Karnataka for 2018

  54. Jamuna badami says:

    My daughter studied upto 10 the STD in karnataka.2nd pic in Hyderabad.can she eligible to write KCET.

  55. Neha says:

    I’m a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Hyderabad. My residence is in Karnataka. Am I eligible to write KCET exam? My father is a CRPF employee. Pls reply…

  56. Padmashree says:

    Can I select ayurveda through k cet in 2018

  57. HARSHITH says:

    Is kcet confirmed for 2017-18 batch students, or is it JEE main made common.

    Plz ans

  58. Shivani says:

    Is KCET there for 2018

  59. Mohammed Saqlain Ibrahim says:

    Is KCET replaced with JEE MAIN for Engineering from 2018.

  60. BHARATHI says:

    i m parent, i came to know Their will be no KCET in 2018, but we are not getting proper information, how they conduct exam if they are not having KCET,
    For students it will be very difficult, if they will not get clearly information of KCET,
    My humble request please don’t take out KCET, it will effect more student coming from all places of Karnataka

  61. rahul says:

    Is kcet there for 2018

  62. shankar r says:

    my name is shankar i was completed in 2nd puc scince and i have missed in 2017 kcet exam so i can apply in next year exam application .its right or wrong please suggest to me plz

  63. Teresa G says:

    I am a student studying in kerala but my father was born ad brought up here ad completed his course of studies in karnataka. As this is his home town, am I eligible for KCET next year in 2018?

  64. Ravindra says:

    Sir weather KCEt will be conducted in Karnataka 2018 or compulsory students have to write JEE mains exam for engineering admissions plz guide us .

  65. Harshith s says:

    Will cet be cancelled for the year 2018 and replaced by jee??? And is it same that 50%of borad marks and 50% of cet marks for engineering qualification?

  66. Lakshay sharma says:

    I am a son of air force personal presently serving in Agra and I am studying in bangalore since class 3rd onwards continuously, which clauses will be eligible for me. My father also served in bangalore from November 08 to Nov 18 in iaf jalahalli.

  67. Snehith says:

    Is cet cancelled and replaced by neet and jee ???

  68. Rithvik says:

    Is kar-cet going to replace by jee

  69. AYAN MULLA says:

    Is the syllabus for kcet is same as 11th and 12th boards syllabus

  70. Akhil Salimath says:

    I recently read in a newspaper that cet will be replaced by JEE

  71. Fakruddin sk says:

    Some people was saying that we don’t have kcet year

    • Madhukesh Bhat says:

      I am a physically challenged boy and I am not able to write on my own, can I take a helper who writes for me and appear to KCET exam?
      Do I have the permission to write in the exam??

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