KCET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates

KCET 2021KCET 2021 will be organized in the third week of April 2021. Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state level exam conducted every year. This entrance test is organized by KEA in order to provide admission into Engineering (B.Tech), Architecture, B.Pharm & various other professional courses. Candidates are required to qualify this entrance test in order to get admission into various private or government institutions. Admission into medical/ dental or Ayush courses will be through NEET Scores. While admission into architecture courses, will be through NATA or JEE Main Paper 2 scores. Through this article candidates can check complete details about KCET 2021.

Courses Offered

The courses offered are:

  • B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Technology, Food Science & Technology)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
  • B.Sc. (Home science)
  • B.Sc (Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Sericulture), B.Sc Agri Bio Technology
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
  • B.Sc (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op)
  • Pharm-D
  • B. Pharm

KCET 2021 Exam Dates

Students can check below the complete KCET 2021 exam dates related to various events:

Applications Closing Soon:

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Release of application form4th week of January 2021
Last date to apply1st week of March 2021
Last date to pay application fee1st week of March 2021
Editing of application details3rd week of March 2021
Admit card availability2nd week of April 2021
Date of KCET 2021 exam3rd week of April 2021
Declaration of resultLast week of May 2021
Starting of counselling process2nd week of June 2021

KCET 2021 Application Form

To know details about KCET 2021 application form, candidates can go through the below given section:

  • The KCET 2021 application form will be made available through online mode only.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal and educational details in the application form.
  • The application process will get started from fourth week of January 2021.
  • Last date to apply will be till the first week of March 2021.
  • After the completion of entry of all the details, candidates will get an user Id and password to their registered mobile number and the email Id.
  • Students are required to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature & left hand thumb impression in JPG/JPEG format.
  • The application form will be considered completed only after the payment of the fee.
  • Take the printout of the filled-in application form at the end.

Application Fee:

Payment Mode: The application fee can be paid through both (online & offline) modes.

Applicants who are applying from outside India are required to submit the fee through DD. The DD should be drawn in favor of Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority payable at Bangalore.

CategoriesApplication Fee
GM/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A / 3B candidates of Karnataka originRs. 500
SC/ST Category-1 / Females of Karnataka candidates onlyRs.250
Outside India candidatesRs. 5, 000
Outside Karnataka state candidatesRs.750

KCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students must know complete KCET 2021 eligibility criteria and fulfill it in order to be eligible to apply for the exam:


  • Applying candidate should be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for admission.

Appearing Candidates:

  • Candidates appearing in the last year of qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. Students must submit the proof of passing the qualifying exam at the time of counselling.

Academic Qualification:

CoursesEligibility Criteria
  • Passed 12th/2nd PUC with English as one of the language subject and obtaining 45% aggregate marks in Physics & Mathematics along with Chemistry/Bio-technology/Biology/Electronic/Computer (40% for reserve category candidates)
  • Passed in 12th level with PCB / PCM with securing minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects (40% for reserve category candidates)
  • Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy from an approved institution by PCI securing minimum of 45% marks (40% for category candidates)
B.V. Sc. & A.H.
  • Passed 12th/2nd PUC with securing 50% marks in PCB & English (40% for reserve category candidates)
  • Passed 12th/2nd PUC with Mathematics as one of the compulsory optional subject and obtaining 50% aggregate marks in all subjects (45% for reserve category candidates)
  • Student must have valid scorecard of NATA or JEE Main (Paper 2)
MBBS/BDS/Ayush Courses
  • Passed 12th/2nd PUC with English as one of the language subject and securing 50% aggregate marks in PCB (40% for reserve category candidates)
  • Student must have valid scorecard of NEET

KCET Exam Pattern 2021

Student can know KCET 2021 exam pattern in the below given section:

  • Mode of exam: KCET 2021 exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Type of questions:The paper will contain multiple choice type of questions.
  • Duration of exam: 80 minutes will be given for completion of each paper/subject .
  • Maximum marks:Each paper will be of 60 marks, i.e., the total will be of 180 marks.
  • Marking scheme:For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
  • Negative marking: No negative marking will be done for incorrect response.

Students can check the marks distribution in KCET 2021 below:


KCET 2021 Syllabus

KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) will set the KCET Syllabus. The paper will contain questions based on the 1st & 2nd PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

Students will have to prepare topics from their subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or any other relevant subjects to the applied course.

KCET 2021 Preparation Tips

Take help of the below given KCET 2021 preparation tips to excel in the entrance test:

  • Students must know the detailed exam pattern & syllabus before starting the preparation.
  • Prepare short notes while going through all the topics. Go through these notes daily.
  • Make time table for the exam preparation & study according to it regularly.
  • Students must know the marking scheme of the exam.
  • Revise the topics that are coming in the exam.
  • Take good care of health before the exam. Maintain proper diet of food..

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process of KCET 2021 will get started in the fourth week of January 2021.

Answer: Students can fill the application form through online mode.

Answer: Yes, you can make corrections during the correction period in the 3rd week of March 2021.

Answer: The entrance test of KCET 2021 will be organized in the third week of April 2021 through offline mode.

Answer: Yes, candidates appearing in the 12th level are eligible to apply for KCET 2021.

Answer: Yes, candidates outside of Karnataka are also eligible to apply.

Answer: Total of 80 minutes will be given to complete the exam.

Answer: No, there is no negative marking in the KCET entrance test.

KCET 2021 Admit Card

KCET Admit card 2021 will be made available for download from second week of April 2021. It will be available only through online mode. Students must have admit card to get entry into the examination hall.

Students must carry photo Id proof along with the admit card to get entry into the exam hall. Also, the details present in the admit card must be checked by the students. In case of any error in the details, students must contact the officials to get it rectified.

KCET 2021 Answer Key

KCET 2021 Answer key will be published by KEA online on the website. The answer key will be published two times. First the provisional answer key will be out, then the final answer key.

Also students can submit the objections, if any, to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore” in case of error in the provisional answer key. Objections must be submitted on or before prescribed date individually or through speed post/email with all supporting documents.

KCET 2021 Result

The KCET 2021 Result will be announced in the last week of May 2021. The result will be made available online in the website.

For the candidates applying through national level scores, the merit/rank list will be prepared and published by the KEA.

Candidates facing issues in the KCET 2021 result, will be able to submit their request for changing to the KEA through email.

KCET 2021 Counselling

KCET 2021 Counselling will get started from the second week of June 2021. The counselling process will be organized through online mode.

Students will be allotted seats on the basis of its availability at the participating institutions/ universities. Students have to report the allotted college/ venue with their original/ photocopies of documents with the allotment letter.

The document verification will be done in at least 15 helpline centres across the state.

Students will be allowed to enter the options & can enter any number of options of their choice.

If you have any other query related to KCET 2021, you can ask us by leaving your query in the comments section below.

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  1. Yashika says:

    I am medical student & I am not studying maths??
    Did I leave those questions I attempted

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