KCET 2020 – The answer key is available now. Karnataka Examination Board (KEA) conducted KCET 2020 on July 30 and 3 in a pen and paper-based mode. The KCET entrance exam consist of 2 papers – Paper I (Mathematics) and Paper-II (Physics & Chemistry). The admit card has been released on July 17. Candidates can download the KCET 2020 admit card by entering their Application No. and Date of Birth.
KCET is conducted for admissions in engineering courses in various government and private institutions. This article contains all the information about KCET 2020 along with the important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam commencement, result and post result events.
Latest – KCET 2020 Answer Key has been released.
KCET 2020 – Overview
Before getting into the details of KCET 2020, have a look at the general overview in the below table:
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Examination Authority|
|Category of Exam||Under-graduate|
|Examination Mode||Offline (Pen Paper Mode)|
|Language||English and Kannada|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Time Duration||1 Hour 20 minutes (Exam I, II)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Purpose||For B.Tech admissions into the participating institutes of the Karnataka state|
KCET 2020 Answer Key
The Coaching institutes have released the answer key of KCET 2020. The answer key contains all the right answers section-wise for all the examinations. KCET Answer Key helps the candidates to analyze and evaluate their performance in the examination.
Candidates can have an estimate of their score by checking the number of correct answers, overall as well as test-wise. If they want to raise objection over any particular question they can file their objections, they can send it directly addressing to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore”
Candidates can send challenges against answer key either in person, or through email, or by SPEED POST, with regard to any of the published answer Key, along with all supporting documents/justification.
Note that the conducted body will not entertain any objections without justifications or justified documents. No objections will be entertained by the authorities once the objection window closes. Authorities will release the KCET final answer key 2020, to which no objections will be entertained.
KCET Result 2020
The result of KCET 2020 will be released through online mode in the form of a merit list. Candidates can download the results using their credentials. The expected result dates are yet to be announced.
How to Check KCET 2020 Result
- Go to the official website.
- Click on the result link.
- Candidates will have to provide their registration number
- Click on the “Submit” button
- The result will be displayed on the screen.
- Download and print the result for future use.
KCET Cutoff 2020
The cutoff states the minimum marks obtained by the candidate in order to admission into the desired institute . The conducting authorities will release the KCET Cutoff after the end of each counselling round. Candidates will have to note that the cutoff of KCET 2020 will be different as per the candidate’s course, category and college.
To Check Previous Year Cutoff (Round 1 and 2) – Click here
KCET Counselling 2020
The counselling of KCET is commenced in online mode. In the KCET 2020 counselling process, the candidates will first have to verify their documents and then fill their choice of colleges and courses as per their preference. A mock allotment will also be announced on the basis of choices made by the candidates. By checking the KCET 2020 mock allotment result, the candidates will be able to change the order of their choices before the final allotment.
KCET Seat Allotment 2020
KEA will conduct the KCET 2020 seat allotment process. The seats will be allotted only to qualified candidates on the basis of rank, category, number of seats available and preferences. There are two rounds of KCET seat allotment 2020 held by the authorities along with an additional extended round. The candidates, who have alloted the seats, will have to confirm their admission by paying the required fee and visiting their respective college for verification of documents.
KCET 2020 Participating Institutes
Candidates will be allotted seats in the KCET 2020 participating institutes on the basis of the secured ranks. There will be around 220 government institutes/private aided/private un-aided/colleges of Karnataka in KCET participating institute. Some of the top participating institutes are:
KCET Participating Colleges
|University Visveswariah College of Engineering||G S S S Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women|
|S K S J T Institute of Engineering.||Smt. Kamala and Sri Venkappa M.Agadi College of Engg. and Tech.|
|B M S College of Engineering Basavanagudi||K L S Viswanathrao Deshpande Rural Institute of Technology|
|Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology||Moodalakatte Institute of Technology|
|R. V. College of Engineering||Nadgir Institute of Engineering and Technology|
|M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology||Impact College of Engineering and Applied Sciences|
|Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering||PES Institute of Technology (South Campus)|
|Bangalore Institute of Technology||B G S Institute of Technology|
|P E S University (Formerly PESIT)||Srinivas Institute of Technology|
|Islamia Institute of Technology||Rajarajeswari College of Engineering|
KCET 2020 Important Dates
Candidates applying for KCET are advised to stay updated with the dates of all events. KEA, the conducting authority has released the final official notifications. Candidates can refer to the Important dates of KCET 2020 mentioned below:
|Release of Application Form||February 5, 2020|
|Closing Date of Application Window||March 2, 2020|
|Second Chance to Apply||March 7 to 16, 2020|
|Last date to pay the fee at the specified bank/e-post office||March 18, 2020|
|Last chance to Apply||May 8 to 18, 2020|
|Last date to pay Application Fee||May 18, 2020|
|Application Form Correction Facility||March 19 to 27, 2020|
|Second chance to make corrections in application form||May 20 to 31, 2020|
|Chance to make corrections and change exam centre||June 26 to 29, 2020|
|Admit card available||July 17, 2020|
|Commencement of KCET 2020||July 30 & 31, 2020 (Announced)|
|Answer key||After the exam|
|Commencement of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)||August 1, 2020|
|Verification of Documents( for agricultural quota)||To Be Notified|
|Announcement of Result||August 2020|
KCET 2020 Revised time table
|Exam I (Biology and Mathematics)||July 30 – 10:30 am – 11:50 am (Biology)|
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm ( Maths)
|Each exam is for 60 marks|
|Exam II (Physics and Chemistry)||July 31 – 10:30 am – 11:50 am (Physics) |
2:30 pm – 3:50 pm (Chemistry)
|Each exam is for 60 marks|
|Kannada Language Test – Only in Bangalore (for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)||August 1 – 11:30 am – 12:30 pm||50 marks|
KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the conducting body i.e. KEA. KCET 2020 eligibility criteria state the parameters which every candidate needs to meet in order to apply for the exam:
- Nationality – Candidates should be a citizen of India.
- Candidates must have passed the 2nd PUC / 12th Standard / Equivalent exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM).
- Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate at the 2nd PUC / 12th Standard / Equivalent Exam in all the subjects.
- 45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates and the person with a disability (PwD) of mental retardation or mental illness (including Dyslexia).
- The candidate is not eligible for admission to Government Seats until and unless he/she is a citizen of India and meets the eligibility clause of the exam.
KCET 2020 Candidate Login
In order to create a candidate login of KCET, candidates must complete the registration process. Candidates will receive the following after the KCET registration process:
- Generated application number
- User ID
Note that the conducting authorities will send the KCET Candidate Login on the registered Email Id and phone number, respectively.
How To Apply For KCET 2020?
The application form of KCET 2020 has been released in online mode officially. In order to know the application process candidates can trace the steps mentioned below:
1st Step – Registration Process – The candidates can initiate their application process by registering their nationality and school board. In this stage, the candidates have to submit their 13 digits “Student Number” provided by PUE Department. While registering, the personal details and contact information will also be provided by the applicants. Once the registration process is completed, the application number and password will be shared with the candidates on their registered email ID.
2nd Step –Application Form Filling – After registration, the candidates need to provide the needed information such as academic credentials, parents’ information, etc. in the specified boxes.
3rd Step – Uploading the Scanned Documents – In the next step, the candidates will be asked to upload their image and signature in a predefined format by the conducting authority. The left thumb impression of parents should also be uploaded to complete the application form submission process.
4th Step – Payment of Application Fee – Candidates can pay the application fee through either mode- online (net banking and debit/ credit card) and offline (through bank challan)
5th Step –Application Form Acknowledgement Printout – Candidates need to review the information they have provided in the application form before finally submitting it. The printout of the application form acknowledgment page needs to be attested by the principal of their school or any gazetted officer.
KCET 2020 – Documents Required
- Scanned copy of applicant’s signature
- Scanned image of candidate’s photograph and signature
- Valid email ID and mobile number
- Thumb Impression of the left hand
- 10th and 12th class mark sheets
KCET 2020 Application Fees Structure
Candidates can refer to the category-wise application fees mentioned below:
|Candidate Quota||Category||Application Fees|
|Karnataka Candidates||General/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A/ 3B||Rs. 500|
|Candidates of Karnataka||SC/ST/CAT-1||Rs. 250|
|Karnataka Candidates||Female Candidates||Rs. 250|
|Outside Karnataka Candidates||General||Rs. 750|
|Outside India Candidates||General||Rs. 5000|
KCET Exam centres 2020
The conducting body has released the examination centres for KCET 2020 officially. The KCET 2020 exam centres will consist of the venues where the test will be held by the conducting authority. The preferred test cities have to be chosen by the candidates while filling the application form.
Allotment of KCET exam centres will be done as per the preference and availability of seats. Details regarding the allotted examination centre will be present in the KCET 2020 admit card. KCET will be conducted around 54 cities.
KCET Exam Pattern 2020
The outlined exam pattern of KCET is specified in the table mentioned below. KEA has released the final exam pattern of KCET 2020; candidates can go through the exam pattern given below:
KCET 2020 Exam Pattern
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Time Duration of Test||1 Hour 20 Minutes (per paper)|
|Language of Paper||English and Kannada|
|Examination Commencement||Paper I – Mathematics/Biology |
Paper II – Physics and Chemistry
|Total Number of Questions||Paper I – Mathematics/ Biology (60 Questions) |
Paper II – Physics (60 Questions) and Chemistry (60 Questions)
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions/ Objective Type|
|Total Number of Questions||180|
|Marking Scheme||One mark for each correct answer|
No marks will be given for multiple answers to a question.
Section -wise Distribution
|Subjects||Duration||No. of Questions|
|Kannada Language (in case)||50 Minutes||50|
KCET 2020 Syllabus
The conducting body has released the KCET syllabus officially. The topics and chapters to be studied for the entrance exam will be present in the syllabus. The Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology (PCM/B) will be included in the syllabus. It should be noted that KCET 2020 syllabus will be similar to the syllabus of first and second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
|I PUC topics||II PUC topics|
|Mechanical properties of fluids||Nuclei|
|Mechanical properties of solids||Alternating Current|
|Motion in a straight line||Magnetism and Matter|
|Units and measurement|
|I PUC topics||II PUC topics|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Aldehydes and Ketones and Carboxylic Acids:|
|Chemical Thermodynamics||Haloalkanes and Haloarene|
|Chemistry in Everyday life||Electrochemistry|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Co-ordination compounds|
|Environmental Chemistry||Alcohols, Phenols and Ether|
|Hydrogen||Organic compounds containing Nitrogen|
|Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Chemical Kinetics|
|Redox Reactions||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals )||Surface Chemistry|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solutions|
|Some p-Block Elements|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids|
|Structure of Atom|
|I PUC topics||II PUC topics|
|Binomial Theorem||Application Of Integrals|
|Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations||Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|Introduction to 3D Geometry||Linear Programming|
|Permutation And Combination|
|Principle Of Mathematical Induction|
KCET 2020 Sample Papers/ Previous Year Question Papers
After going through the exam pattern and syllabus of the KCET along with the marking scheme, candidates can start with the exam preparation. Candidates can start with a subject-wise test and then further start solving previous years’ question papers and KCET sample papers.
KCET Previous Year Papers
|Year||Previous Year Papers||Answer Key|
KCET Admit Card 2020
KEA has released the KCET 2020 admit card on July 17 in online mode. KCET Hall ticket contains all the important information about the applicant as well as about the examination, respectively. No applicant will be allowed to enter the examination centre without their respective admit card. Candidates are advised to take multiple copies of the hall ticket and must preserve the same for further use.
How to download KCET 2020 Hall Ticket
- Visit the official website and click on the link available for hall ticket/admit card.
- Log-in using the candidate login credentials such as application number, e-mail id, etc.
- The admit card of KCET 2020 will be available to download.
In case, of any discrepancies applicants can contact the authorities immediately.
KCET 2020 – Examination Commencement
The KCET will be held on July 30 and 31. Examinees must carry all the necessary documents mentioned below with them to the examination centre:
- Admit card
- ID proof etc.
- Passport size photograph
- Ball point Pens
Incase candidates’ fails to appear in the examination hall without these documents, he/she will not be allowed to centre the examination centre. Candidates are advised to reach the exam centre an hour before the scheduled time.
KCET 2020 – Examination Key Points
The Karnataka Common Entrance Test will commence for two days in four-session, one for each subject. Candidates will be given OMR sheets as answer sheets.
Candidates must note that:
- The initial ten minutes in every scheduled session will be given for the candidates to write the asked particulars such as name, CET number, version code, and serial number, etc., on the OMR answer sheets in the boxes provided.
- The OMR sheet scanner is sensitive to black and blue ink shades, even a slight ink mark within a circle on the OMR answer sheet will be considered as filled/shaded. Candidates are advised to be very careful with the OMR sheets.
- Candidates are required to provide their left thumb impression in the space provided on the OMR answer sheet. The OMR answer sheets of candidates who have not printed their left-hand thumb impression will not be scanned and the result will not be published.
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