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 Application4th 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 4th week of January 2018. Candidates can check here all details of filling the application form:

Latest Application Forms Available

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  • 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)
Physics6080
Chemistry6080
Mathematics/Biology6080
Kannada (in case)5080
Total230320

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. Reshma Harish says:

    When will online application be available

  2. Rahul says:

    I have started studying in mysore from 2012 i.e.8th standard till my ongoing 2nd puc(2017-2018)batch.am i eligible for kcet 2018

  3. Sreevani says:

    My son has studied in Karnataka from Nursery to 10 the STD.But doing PUC in Rajasthan.Does he need to take Kannada language test in K CET entrance examination.kindly clarify

  4. renuka says:

    whether cet exam will be held all over India or state vice

  5. Prathima says:

    My son studied in Karnataka from class 1 to class 12. He is an OCI. Is he eligible to apply for CET 2018 ?

  6. saketh reddy says:

    Iam from TELANGANA STATE can i eligible for kcet

  7. Shivam Singh says:

    How and where is KCET exam is held..??

  8. Rishi kiran says:

    If a person add once applied and he didn’t attented can he apply another time

  9. Kusumasree says:

    I ma from andhrapradesh.my mother tongue is Telugu. should i write exam in Kannada ???

  10. Habiba Fatima says:

    Respected sir/Madam,
    There is required the any other signature from Govt official or politician for other state students to write the k cet exam.kindly update me on this subject.
    Thanks.

  11. Payal sarkar says:

    I am belong to tripura state . So can i eligible to give this exam

  12. mohd umair says:

    Is NIOS Board marksheet is acceptable in the counselling process???

  13. Clement Serrao says:

    My parents have studied in Karnataka for ten years but I have only studied my 12th in Karnataka, i studied my 11th in gulf. am I eligible to write cet?

  14. Monika says:

    I wrote 2017 kcet and I got engineering seat and I admitted to it and now I once again want to write 2018 kcet can I

  15. Madhumitha says:

    Thank u for the team who have released this .The above given details was useful.Thank u once again ☺😊

  16. ABHILASH says:

    When will the online application starts

  17. Zaid says:

    Will the kannada test matter in ranking??
    Because Im weak at it.. Will it affect overall marks??

  18. Sneha says:

    What is the pattern of the question paper?

  19. Sunjol says:

    I am appearing in 12th exams of cbse board from Madhya Pradesh.. am I eligible for this exam. If yes what percentage of seats are available for out of state students

  20. Husna says:

    My parents native is Bangalore and did there education in blore both mother and father, but we are nri and Iam studying in gulf can I write kcet exam.

  21. raj says:

    i live in andhra pradesh am i eligible to write kcet 2018

  22. Umesh says:

    What are the documents required for completing application form?

  23. Anonymous says:

    My son studied till 10th in Karnataka for 1st and 2nd year at present he is studying in Vijayawada he can apply for kcet

  24. Navya says:

    When will the cet 2018 online application form will be released. U send that it will be released in 2 week of January ,but now it is 3rd week

  25. Narsing puri says:

    Sir we are from karnataka my sun studies up to 10th in the telangana state.can we eligible for attain KCET from karnataka please let me know.

  26. Lahari says:

    I am from AP.all my education upto 12th is in AP..now i wanna do mt b.tech in karnataka..am i eligible to apply for it..and how many marks are required for me to qualify the exam

  27. B SUDHAKAR says:

    My son is studying 12th at Vijayawada Andhra. Can he apply for KCET.

  28. Husna says:

    My parents are native of Bangalore Karnataka and also did their education in Bangalore. I studying abroad, can I write KCET exam.

  29. Meraj says:

    I am from uttar pradesh…am I eligible for KCET for b.tech?

  30. Your Name... says:

    when r the k cet exam dates?? when will the online applications be released and will u give the link to acess the online application mode of registration!!

  31. Nishchitha says:

    Wen is the applications for kcet 2018 going to be released….?
    They have mentioned on 2nd week of Jan but it’s not yet released…why?

  32. Sahana. j says:

    The examination fees for this kcet exam is same for all obc students?

  33. Your Name... says:

    sir i have not taken maths in my 11 and 12 am i eligible for this exam

  34. Thejas.h.s says:

    Tell me the website for application form

  35. Mohammad Firoj Alam says:

    Sir I am appearing in Diploma in engineering final year and I living in UP then I am eligible for KCET exam for engineering..

    • Sunjol says:

      I am appearing in 12th exams of cbse board from Madhya Pradesh.. am I eligible for this exam. If yes what percentage of seats are available for out of state students

  36. Sneha says:

    When will kcet application form for mbbs will release

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