KCET 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

KCET 2025 Exam will be conducted in the third week of April 2025. Candidates will be able to fill application form from second week of January 2025. It will be started through online mode only.

Planning for Engineering admissions in Karnataka in 2025~ Appear & Qualify KCET 2025

KCET Registration || Eligibility || Syllabus

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance examination conducted once every year. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is the conducting authority of KCET exam.

Admission will be provided into various UG courses in fields such as Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, etc. It offers admission into various courses such as B.E/ B.Tech, B.Arch., B.Pharm., etc. For admission to Medical course, candidates must qualify NEET exam and NATA exam for Architecture courses. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria before filling out application form.

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KCET 2025 Overview

Name of ExamKCET 2025
Conducting AuthorityKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
CoursesUnder graduate
Level of ExamState level
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Websitecetonline.karnataka.gov.in

KCET 2025 Exam Dates

Here are the complete KCET 2025 exam dates below in tabular format:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Online application starts2nd week of January 2025
Last date to submit application form4th week of February 2025
Last date to pay the fee4th week of February 2025
Final Chance to apply online2nd week of March 2025
Application correctionenabled after the exam
Admit card1st week of April 2025
KCET 2025 exam date3rd week of April 2025
Answer key releaseApril/ May 2025
Result Declaration3rd week of May 2025
Commencement of counsellingJune 2025

KCET 2025 Application Form

Candidates can check complete details related to KCET 2025 application form:

  • Candidates will be able to fill out application form of KCET 2025 from the first week of January 2025.
  • KEA will provide online facility to submit application form, there will be no offline method provided to fill form.
  • It will be mandatory for the candidates to fulfil eligibility criteria before filling the form.
  • Applicants are suggested to read all the given instructions in application form.
  • There will be various steps in application form such as registration, filling of registration form, upload documents & fee payment.
  • Candidates must be careful while filling the form, as the wrong details in form will be rejected.
  • After filling form, upload the document such as photograph, signature & other documents in specific format.
  • The authority will also provide the facility to make corrections in application form after submission.
  • Candidates must submit application form before the last week of February 2025 as it will be last date to apply.
  • Take a hardcopy of application form after submission and keep it safe for further usage.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to submit fee through online as well as offline mode.
  • Online facility such as credit card/ debit card or net banking will be available.
  • For Offline method, candidates will be able to pay fee through bank challan. 
  • Once paid, application fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Check complete category wise application fee below:

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

How to Apply for KCET 2025

Know complete step-by-step procedure from below to fill form:

  • Step-1: Visit the website of KEA (Link will be given above).
  • Step-2: On the homepage, press “KCET 2025 Registration” link.
  • Step-3: Start with the registration procedure by entering the basic details.
  • Step-4: Verify the details by entering the received OTP on registered mobile number.
  • Step-5: Fill application form with details such as academic qualification, personal details, etc.
  • Step-6: Upload the documents such as photograph, signature in specific format.
  • Step-7: Pay the application fee as per the given facility.
  • Step-8: Re-check the details and submit it on the website.
  • Step-9: Take a hardcopy of form and keep it safe till further admission procedure.

KCET 2025 Application Correction

KCET 2025 application correction facility will be provided through online mode. It will be started after the completion of application form. This facility will be provided for 2-3 days only.

Only registered candidates will be able to edit the application form after submission. Login credentials such as application form and password will be provided to make changes in form. Correction will be allowed in particular sections only.

KCET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Check out given section to know complete KCET 2025 eligibility criteria:

For B.Tech Course:

  • Qualification: Applying candidates must have qualified 2nd PUC/ 12th or equivalent from any recognized board to apply.
  • Subjects: Candidates with Physics & Mathematics along with chemistry/ biology/ biotechnology and English with one of the language subjects in class 12th level will be eligible.
  • Marks: In qualifying exam, candidates must have minimum 45% marks aggregate (40% marks for SC/ ST/ CAT 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B).
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in class 12th level will also be eligible to apply for exam.

For B.Arch. Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates must pass 10+2 level or 10+3 level from any recognized board/ institutes to be eligible for exam.
  • Scorecard: Applicants with a valid score in NATA exam will also be applicable for exam.
  • Subjects: In qualifying exam, candidates with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as a compulsory subjects will apply.
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in class 12th level will also be eligible.

For B.Pharm Course:

  • Qualification: Applying candidates must passed class 12th level/ diploma in Pharmacy or its equivalent from any recognized board to apply.
  • Subjects: In qualifying exam, candidate must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics.
  • Marks: Minimum 45% marks aggregate marks for general and 40% marks for reserved category candidates must be obtained.
  • Appearing: Those appearing candidates in final year or 12th will also be eligible to apply for exam.

KCET 2025 Exam Pattern

Here we have mentioned complete KCET 2025 exam pattern below:

  • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline method.
  • Questions Type: Objective Type questions will be asked in exam.
  • Duration: Total 1 hour 20 minutes will be given to solve the exam.
  • Number of Questions: There will be total 60 questions asked in each subject.
  • Marking scheme: 1 mark will be awarded for each correct response.
  • Negative Marking: No negative marking will be there for every wrong answer.
SubjectsMarks
Physics60
Chemistry60
Mathematics/ Biology60
Total Marks180

KCET 2025 Syllabus

KCET 2025 syllabus will be released through online mode. It will be prepared on the basis of class 11th and 12th syllabus. Each subject of syllabus will have a different topic.

It will consist of various subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Once authority will release syllabus we will also update the complete syllabus here in our page.

KCET 2025 Preparation Tips

We are providing some of the effective tips and tricks which helps to score higher in the KCET 2025 exam:

  • Try to spend more time on the hard topics from the syllabus.
  • On daily basis, try to solve as much as mock tests and model questions papers.
  • Take a help from internet and get better ideas to prepare for the exam.
  • Start study by making a realistic timetable that covers all the syllabus and topics.
  • Have proper diet and sleep.
  • Revision will be most important part to prepare for entrance exam.

 KCET 2025 Books

Check given section to know best books while preparing for KCET 2025 exam:

  • NCERT books for class 11th & 12th for Physics.
  • Physics for Karnataka CET and COMEDK
  • Modern’s Abc of Chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 by SP Jauhar
  • Pradeep’s New Course Chemistry
  • CET by Bosco
  • Mathematics for 1st Year PUC by Dr. PG Umarani
  • Karnataka CET Explorer – Engineering by MTG Editorial Board
  • KCET Chapter wise previous questions with solutions by Annapurna experts

KCET 2025 Exam Centres

The KCET 2025 exam will be conducted in various exam centers. Here we have mentioned the centers below:

Exam CentreExam CentreExam Centre
BagalkotChitradurgaMangalore
JamakhandiDavangereMoodabidre
BangaloreDharwadPuttur
DoddaballapurHubliUjire
BelgaumGadagMysore
AthaniGulbargaRaichur
ChikodiHassanRamanagara
GokakHaveridteChannapatna
BellaryKanwarShimoga
HospetDandeliBhadravathi
BidarKumtaSagar
BasavakalyanSirsiTumkur
BhalkiKolarTiptur
BijapurKGFUdupi
ChamarajanagarKoppalKarkala
KollegalMadikeriKundapura
ChikkaballapurMandyaYadgir
ChikmagalurKrishnarajapet

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Answer: KCET 2025 application form will be released in the second week of January 2025.

Answer: Yes, KCET 2025  exam will be conducted from the third week of April 2025.

Answer: While calculating the KCET rank 50% weightage will be given to KCET marks and other 50% of marks will be considered for board marks.

Answer: The three month strategy is very fruitful for candidates who are average to weak in subjects such as Physics and Mathematics

Answer: Yes, the KCET 2025 correction facility will be provided by the authority after submission.

Answer: As per the official notification, there are no restrictions to attempt in KCET exam.

Answer: Yes, candidates of reserved category with 40% marks in class 12th level will be eligible to apply.

Answer: No, calculator will not be allowed at KCET 2025 exam center.

Answer: No, there will be no negative marking for incorrect response in exam.

KCET 2025 Admit Card

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the KCET 2025 admit card through online mode. Candidates will be able to download admit card from first week of April 2025. Login details such as application number and name will be required to access the hall ticket.

It will be mandatory to keep the hardcopy of it for further usage on the day of exam. Candidates without having a valid hardcopy of admit card will not be allowed to sit inside the exam hall.

KCET 2025 Answer Key

KCET 2025 answer key will be released in PDF format only. It will be accessible through online mode. Candidates will have to visit the website to download answer key. Firstly, KEA will release provisional answer key on the website.

Authority will then provide facility to raise objection against answer key in case of any discrepancy. With the help of answer key, applicants will be able to calculate their estimated scores in exam. After reviewing all raise objections, the final answer key will be published.

KCET 2025 Result

Candidates will be able to check KCET 2025 result from the third week of May 2025. It will be declared through online mode. There will be no offline method provided to download result from the website.

We will also mention the direct result link here in our page. To check result, candidates will have to enter application number and name. Qualifed candidates in exam will be eligible to participate in counselling rounds.

 KCET 2025 Cut Off

The KEA will release KCET 2025 cut off through online mode. Cut off marks are minimum marks required to qualify examination. The direct link to check cut off marks will be updated on the website. After each round of KCET counselling, cut off marks will be released.

Engineering cut off will consist with a opening and closing ranks. It will depend on various factors such as difficulty level of exam, number of qualified candidates in exam, seat availability, and other. Qualified candidates in exam will be invited to participate in counselling procedure. After counselling, the final admission will be given to the candidates.

KCET 2025 Counselling

The complete KCET 2025 counselling dates will be announced by the authority through online mode. In 2025, counselling procedure is expected to the organized from the month of June 2025. Qualified candidates in exam will have to participate in counselling rounds.

After appearing in counselling, the final admission will be given to candidates. It comprises with the documents verification, choice filling, KCET option entry, seat allotment, reporting to the institutes. Seats will be allotted to the candidates based on the marks obtained in examination. Some of the original documents will also be required for verification during counselling. We have mentioned the list of documents below:

Required Documents:

  • Class 10th marksheet & certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet & certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • KCET 2025 scorecard
  • KCET 2025 admit Card
  • Identity Proof i.e Aadhar Card
  • Copy of filled Application Form
  • Passport size photograph, etc.

Participating Institutes of KCET 2025

Here are the list of participating institutes of KCET 2025:

  • National institute of engineering, Mysore
  • J S S academy of technical education, Bangalore
  • P.E.S institute of technology, Bangalore
  • R N institute of technology, Bangalore
  • Shree Jayachamarajendra college of engineering, Mysore
  • Siddaganga institute of technology, Tumkur
  • B V B college of engineering and technology, Hubli
  • M.S Ramaiah institute of technology, Bangalore
  • GITAM Bangalore
  • B.M.S college of engineering, Bangalore

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