KCET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates (Out), Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2021KCET 2021 Exam Dates has been announced. It will be held on 7th & 8th July 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.

KCET 2021 Notifications – Exam Date Released

newiconKCET 2021 Exam Dates has been announced. It will be held on 7th & 8th July 2021. Check here for exam date details.

newiconKCET 2021 Syllabus has been released for first & second PUC. Check here for syllabus details.

newiconKCET 2021 Application Form is releasing soon in April 2021. Check here for application details.

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KCET 2021 Highlights

When can i apply for KCET 2021? – April, Check application form

Is KCET cancelled for 2021? No 

How can i apply? Online mode only.

What are the subjects for KCET? Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology

Will be there any changes in KCET Exam Pattern? – No, Check exam pattern

Application Form Exam Dates Exam Pattern

  Eligibility Syllabus FAQs

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 exam dates related to various events:

EventsDates 2021 
Release of application formApril 2021
Last date to apply3rd week of April 2021
Last date to pay application fee4th week of April 2021
Editing of application details2nd week of May 2021
Admit card availability3rd week of June 2021
Date of KCET 2021 exam7th & 8th July 2021
Declaration of result3rd week of July 2021
Starting of counselling process4th week of July 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 April 2021.
  • Last date to apply will be till the third week of April 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 authority may also provide correction facility in the application form.
  • 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

Check HereHow to Fill KCET Application Form

KCET 2021 Quick Links

What should I Study for KCET 2021? Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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KCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students must know complete KCET 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 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 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 month of April 2021.

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

Answer: Yes, you can make corrections during the correction period in the 2nd week of May 2021.

Answer: The entrance test of KCET 2021 will be organized on 7th & 8th July 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 third week of June 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 third week of June 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 first week of July 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.

Displaying 36 Comments
  1. Preeti Chougule says:

    My daughter has the domicile of Karnataka state but she is studying 12th grade in Maharashtra so is she eligible to write and seek admission through KCET. Plz guide. TIA.

  2. A sureshchandra says:

    Is admission to BSc agriculrure BVSc and Forestry included in KCET ?

  3. Soham Bhattacharjee says:

    When kcet 2021 application form release

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      So far authority didn’t have release any conform notification on commencement of KCET 2021 registration process, so please wait patently and keep checking our articles regularly for further information.

  4. Vishweshwara says:

    For snq quota how to mention in application in kcet

  5. Namitha says:

    Anyone can send kcet past 20 years question papers with solutions

  6. Dr. Rakesh koul says:

    Does a candidate desirous of getting into MBBS course need to take KCET examination ?
    Or only his / her NEET score will be taken into consideration .
    Kindly guide .

  7. Dr. Rakesh koul says:

    Does a candidate desirous of getting into MBBS course need in take KCET examination ?
    Or only his / her NEET score will be taken into consideration .
    Kindly guide .

  8. Suman M says:

    is document verification oflline or online as previous year

  9. Abhishek says:

    application link or website name plz

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Link will be made available after the commencent of registration process, so please wait patently and keep checking our articles for latest updates.

  10. Sonia says:

    Is there any relaxation given to students with learning disabilities?

  11. Lata says:

    When is the examination date for kceT exam


    does KCET is only for Karnataka students?

  13. Mukesh Pavan says:


    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Link will be available after the commencement of KCET 2021 Registration process, so please wait patently and keep checking our articles for further updates.

  14. Spoorti hiregoudar says:

    I want to write only pcb can i get good rank and government seat

  15. asha says:

    when are they releasing CET 2021 application form

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      So far authority didn’t have release any dates for KCET 2021, so please wait patently and keep checking our articles for further updates.

  16. Yogeshwari says:

    Nanige computer science engineer ing seat sikkide, Nanu application hakbahuda

  17. sunita says:

    I’m not allotted any seat in kcet 2020.I have to rite 2021 cet or I can take 2020 rank for next option entry

  18. JAGADISH says:

    is other state students are eligible for writing kcet

  19. Ranj says:

    If student hasnt studied in karnataka but one parent has done entire education in Karnataka, does the student qualify for Karnataka CET ?

  20. Hajeera says:

    Can I reattempt kcet 2021 bcoz I haven’t been alloted any seat in kcet 2020?

  21. Hans Raj says:

    Pl send kcet online application updates

  22. Bhargavi says:

    Is neet i is mandatory to apply for Veterinary & AH through KCET? Or just KCET is applicable?

  23. Sitara Panday says:

    Is there likely to be a reduction in syllabus for kcet 2021?

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      So far official didn’t have announce any specific notification on syllabus reduction, so please wait and keep checking for further updates.

  24. Shahid Ahmed says:

    I have written kcet and my rank is 107183 I am not gone for counseling can I right kcet next year in 2021 and can take admission for engineering

  25. T.R.Subramanian says:

    My son is an OCI studying in bangaluru .Can he apply for the KCET 2021 exam

  26. Niharika Raghu says:

    What is the syllabus and topic weightage for each subject in kcet??

  27. Yashika says:

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

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