Karnataka Common Entrance Test - KCET 2018

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted by the “Karnataka Examinations Authority” (KEA) for candidates of Karnataka and the children of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants for admissions to the first semester or first year of full time courses in engineering, technology courses (B.E./ B.Tech), naturopathy & yoga, architecture courses (B.Arch), unani, homoeopathy, ayurveda, dental (BDS) and medical (MBBS) in private aided or private un-aided professional colleges or University in Karnataka.

Given below is the list of courses included in KCET 2018
  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Agriculture (Biotech)
  • B.Sc. Forestry
  • B.Sc. Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Sericulture
  • B.Sc. Ag. Marketing and Cooperation
  • B.H.Sc. Home Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary sciences & Animal husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H)
  • Bachelor in Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc)
  • B.Tech in Food Technology
  • B.Tech in Dairy Technology
  • B.Tech in Food Science & Technology
  • B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering
  • B.Pharma & 2nd year B.Pharma
  • Pharma.D

Tentative dates for CET Karnataka (KCET) 2018

  • Online form submission starts: Last week of January, 2018
  • Online form submission last date: 1st week of March, 2018
  • Downloading of KCET 2018 Hall Ticket: Last week of April, 2018
  • Exam Date for Karnataka CET 2018: 2nd week of May, 2018
  • Kannada Language Test in Bangalore (only for Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga candidates):
  • May, 2018
  • Publication of provisional answer key: 3rd week of May, 2018
  • Results: 1st week of June, 2018
  • Applications Download and Printout: 1st week of June, 2018
  • Counselling for Karnataka CET 2018: 1st week of June, 2018 onwards

Karnataka CET 2018 Application Form

The application form for CET Karnataka 2018 is common for all candidates who are applying for various professional courses. The candidates can obtain the application from schools and colleges located in Karnataka. However, request for Application Form can also be made through post.

For a successful submission of KCET 2018 Application Form, the documents are to be uploaded by the candidate by filling in all the details in the specified places and submitted to the principal of their respective colleges/schools.

Karnataka CET 2018 Application Fees

For General & OBC category candidates: Rs. 650/-
For SC/ST category candidates: Rs. 500/-

The payment can be made only through offline mode (through the specified bank Challan).

Karnataka CET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET Karnataka 2018) eligibility criteria for Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga Courses / Engineering / Technology Courses and Architecture courses are listed here.

Eligibility Criteria for Medical (MBBS) & Dental (BDS) courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study.
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB).
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the CET
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC, ST and OBC - Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), should score 40% aggregate marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) group both in the CET and Qualifying Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Ayurveda & Yoga courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study.
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB).
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC, ST and OBC - Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), should score 40% aggregate marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in the qualifying Examination.
  • The candidate should be more than  17 years as on 31st of December 2018 for admission to Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses.
  • There is no minimum mark that the candidate should score in the Karnataka CET 2018.
  • The candidate’s rank lists will be prepared and published separately for all the courses based on the candidate’s marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in both the qualifying exam (12th class) and the CET taking in equal proportions.

Eligibility Criteria for Engineering / Technology Courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects with English as one of the languages of study.
  • The candidate should atleast score a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the optional subjects.
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC, ST and OBC - Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), should score 40% aggregate marks in the optional subjects in the qualifying examination.
  • There is no minimum mark that the candidate should score in the Karnataka CET 2018.
  • The Engineering rank list will be prepared and published by taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidates in both Qualifying Examination and in the Common Entrance Test.

Eligibility Criteria for Architecture Courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Mathematics as an optional subject.
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in all the subjects in the qualifying examination.
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC, ST and OBC) and persons with mental disabilities like mental retardation or mental illness (including dyslexia) should score 45% of marks.
  • For the architecture courses, the candidates should appear for NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) and score a minimum 40% marks (including SC/ST/OBC). Along with the copy of the 2nd PU / 12 Std. Marks Card, such candidates should submit their NATA score, mentioning boldly their CET Number on the NATA score card and send it to the KEA either through Speed Post or in person.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc in Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture and Bachelor of Home Science courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their optional subjects.
  • The B.Sc.(Agri), B.Sc.(Forestry), B.H.Sc., B.Sc.(Sericulture), B.Sc.(Agri.Biotech), B.Sc.(Horticulture) rank list will be prepared and published by taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in both CET and the Qualifying Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry course

  • The applicant must atleast score a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects in their 12th Std./ 2nd PUC or other equivalent examination.
  • For candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) should score atleast 40% marks.
  • The B.V.Sc. & A.H. rank list will be prepared and published by taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the CET.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech in Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Bachelor of Fishery Science, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation courses

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or other equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as their optional subjects.
  • A common rank list for B.Tech. (Food Technology), B.Tech.(Dairy Tech.), B.F.Sc, B.Tech.(Food Science & Tech.) and B.Sc.(Ag. Marketing and Co-operation) is prepared and published, taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology (PCMB) in both CET and the Qualifying Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering course

  • The applicant must successfully complete Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as optional subjects.
  • The B.Tech.(Agri.Engg.) rank list is prepared taking into consideration the marks obtained by the candidate in both CET (PCM) and the Qualifying Examination.

Eligibility Criteria for B-Pharma

  • The applicant should score a minimum of 45% aggregate marks (40% for candidates belonging to SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) in their 2nd PUC with PCM and PCB subjects.
    or
  • The applicant must score at least 45% marks (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) in their Diploma in Pharmacy exam from a Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)  recognised institute.
  • Based on the marks obtained in the CET, the merit/ rank list is prepared.

Eligibility Criteria for 2nd Year B-Pharma

  • The applicant must score a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) in their Diploma in Pharmacy exam from a Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) approved institute.
  • Based on the marks obtained in the CET, the merit/ rank list is prepared.

Eligibility Criteria for D-Pharma

  • The applicant must successfully complete their 2nd PUC with either PCB combination or PCM combination of subjects.
    or
  • The applicant must complete their Diploma in Pharmacy exam from a Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) approved institute.

Karnataka CET 2018 Exam Centers

Given below are the exam centers for CET Karnataka 2018
  • Bangalore - Bangalore
  • Ramanagara - Ramanagara, Chabbapatna
  • Bellary - Bellary, Hospet
  • Belgaum - Belgaum, Chickodi, Athani, Gokak
  • Bagalkot - Bagalkot, Jamakhandi
  • Bijapur - Bijapur
  • Bidar - Bidar, Basavakalyan, Bhalki
  • Davangere - Davangere
  • Chitradurga - Chitradurga
  • Chikmangalur - Chikmangalur
  • Gadag  - Gadag
  • Haveri - Haveri
  • Dharwad - Hubli, Dharwad
  • Gulbarga - Gulbarga
  • Yadgir - Yadgir
  • Hassan - Hassan
  • Chikkaballapur - Chikkaballapur
  • Kolar - Kolar , Kgf
  • Chamarajnagar - Chamarajnagar , Kollegala
  • Mysore - Mysore
  • Mandya - Mandya , Krishnarajapet
  • North Canara - Karwar , Sirsi , Kumta , Dandeli
  • Koppal - Koppal
  • Raichur - Raichur
  • South Canara - Mangalore, Puttur, Moodabidre, Ujire
  • Udupi - Udupi, Kundapura, Karkala
  • Shimoga - Shimoga, Bhadravathi, Sagar
  • Tumkur - Tumkur, Tiptur
  • Kodagu - Madikeri

Karnataka CET 2018 Preparation Books

For those candidates who are appearing for CET Karnataka 2018, these are the books that they should refer and are designed specially to help students to prepare for the exam
  • MTG Karnataka CET Explorer (Engineering)
    By Dr. Sandeep Ahlawat
    Price: Rs. 261/-

  • MTG Karnataka CET Explorer (MEDICAL)
    By Dr. Sandeep Ahlawat
    Price: Rs. 261/-

  • B. A. Objective Mathematics For Karnataka CET (Also For COMED - K, AIEEE and Other Competitive Exams)
    By Prof. Basheer Ahmed
    Price: Rs. 360

CET Karnataka Contact Details

Karnataka Examination Authority
Sampige Road, 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.
Phone: 080 - 23462599,23462758, 23461575
Fax: 080 – 23461576
Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in
E-mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in
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