Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

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Karnataka Common Entrance Test Exam 2018(KCET)

Karnataka Examination Authority has released the first round of seat allotment list. To check their allotment status, the students will have to log in using their CET number. The option entry process of Karnataka CET 2018 counselling concluded on June 22. The verification process had commenced from June 5, 2018. The last date for document verification of Karnataka CET 2018 was June 23, 2018. The official result was declared on May 30 after 1 pm and the spot ranks of the students whose results were withheld were also announced.

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) to offer admissions to interested candidates in various undergraduate as well as professional courses, offered by different colleges in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka CET Exam is a state level entrance exam organized for providing admissions in Engineering, offered by colleges and institutions located in the state. 

KCET 2018 will be the compulsory entrance exam for the candidates who wants admission into engineering course through Karnataka Education Authority. The Common Entrance Test will be held at 54 places spread over Karnataka. 

What is KCET Entrance Exam

KCET 2018 was conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on May 2 and May 3, 2018, in offline mode. Application correction facility for Karnataka CET 2018 is now over, which was available from March 14, while the last date for making changes in the online application was March 31. The online application form of Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 was available from January 27 until March 8, while the fee payment deadline at the banks or e-post offices was March 10. students were needed to register, fill their details, upload the images like photo, signature and thumb impression and finally pay the fees before submitting the same. Those students who were not able to submit their qualifying examination marks during registration can now submit it. The admit card of KCET 2018 is now over. The state level entrance exam for Mathematics was held on May 2, while the exam for Physics and Chemistry was conducted on May 3, 2018.

KCET 2018 Dates

The tentative important dates for KCET exam 2018 are as given in the table.



Online Registration Begins from

Last week of January 2018

Last date of Registration

2nd week of March 2018

Last date for Fee Payment

2nd week of March 2018

Online Editing of Application Form

2nd week of March 2018 to Last week of March 2018

Issue of Admit Card

3rd week of April 2018

Date of the Exam

1st week of may 2018

Availability of Answer Keys

3rd week of May 2018

Last date of Challenging Answer keys

Last week of May 2018

Declaration of Result

1st week of June 2018

Commencement of Counselling

2nd week of June 2018

Source:- http://kea.kar.nic.in/

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KCET 2018 Important Dates

27/01/2018 to 10/03/2018

Application Dates (Online)

17/04/2018 to 17/04/2018

Admit Cards (Online)

02/05/2018 to 03/05/2018

Exam Dates (Online)

30/05/2018 to 30/05/2018

Result Dates (Online)

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KCET Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should complete 2nd PUC/12th Std or an Equivalent Examination with minimum 45% Marks in Physics and Mathematics with Chemistry/ Biology.

  • Students passed in 10+2 level qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects and English as a language subject are eligible to appear in the entrance test.
  • Students must have studied Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology as the elective subject in Class XII.
  • Students need to obtain minimum 45% aggregate marks if belonging to General Category
  • For Reserved Category i.e. SC, ST Category I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) Students, the Students need to score at least 40% marks.

KCET Exam Application Process

The candidates can apply for the KCET 2018 exam through the online application form available on the official website of KEA.The candidates have to fill in their personal and academic details in the KCET 2018 application form.

The candidates also has to upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature and thumb impression in the specified file size as per KEA. After filling the application form completely, the candidates will have to pay the application fee through either online or offline modes. The Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadiga students are required to take a Kannada test compulsorily. 

  • Student must register online for KCET 2018
  • Complete the basic details including valid e-mail id, mobile number, date of birth and parents’ details
  • Choose a password for login id of Karnataka CET 2018
  • Login with registered user id and password of KCET 2018
  • Fill in application form of KCET 2018 including academic information, communication address and other details
  • Students need to upload scanned copies of recent photograph, signature, and left thumb impression as per the specifications
  • Students must submit the application form and take a printout of the same (which will be required to be submitted during document verification.)
  • KCET 2018 application fee can be remitted via State Bank of Hyderabad, Indian Bank, State Bank of Mysore or e-post office till March 10, 2018

KCET 2018 Fee Details

Candidates can pay the KCET application fee, only through offline mode (Through Bank Challan or DD). In case of fee to be paid through Bank Challan the candidates have to download the bank challan after selecting their bank and have to pay KCET application fee at branches of State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, Indian Bank or e-Post Offices. 

The candidates from outside India have to pay the application fee of Karnataka CET 2018 through Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of "Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority", payable at Bangalore.

The details of the fee is given in the following table: 



Application Fee

Bank Charges

e-Post Office Charges




Rs. 10

Rs. 12



Rs. 500

Rs. 10

Rs. 12


Applicants who Studied Outside Karnataka

Rs. 750

Rs. 10

Rs. 12


Applicants Residing Outside India

Rs. 5000



KCET Exam Reservation Details


Seat Reservation (In percentage)

Rural Candidates

15% of Government Seats

Kannada Medium

5% of Government Seats

Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants

1 seat in every Engineering College

OBC/SC/ST under category - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B

Not Available

Defense Personnel of Karnataka Origin

10% seats in all Engineering colleges

Sports Special Category

Not Available

Scouts and Guides

Not Available

NCC Category

Not Available

Supernumerary Category

5% seats all Engineering College

Reservation Criteria for KCET 2018 under Hyderabad-Karnataka Category

University/Institution Any regional University or educational institution in Hyderabad-Karnataka Districts

Seat Reservation (in percentage)

70% of seats in every program

State University/Engineering College/Institution

8% of seats in every program

Also See:-

KCET Exam Result

KCET Eligibility

KCET Preparation Tips

KCET Syllabus

Source:- http://kea.kar.nic.in/

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