KCET 2023 Application Form: Check Application Form Release - Embibe
  • Written By Khushbu
  • Last Modified 16-09-2022
  • Written By Khushbu
  • Last Modified 16-09-2022

KCET 2023 Application Form: Check Application Form Release Date

KCET Application Form: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will tentatively release the registration window for interested candidates in April 2023. Candidates seeking admission through KCET 2023 were able to reapply by the deadline. Candidates must be careful to check the eligibility conditions, as applications from non-eligible candidates will not be accepted. 

After submitting the application form, candidates must keep the important documents with them until the admission process is completed. Candidates who appeared for the KCET 2023 can edit their application form before the document verification process by May 2023. Scroll down for more details.

Latest Updates:
– KCET document verification was conducted from August 22 to September 7, 2022

KCET Application Form 2023: Exam Overview

Before getting into the details of the KCET 2023 application form, let us have a quick overview of the exam:

KCET Full FormKarnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known asKCET
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority
Admission CategoryUndergraduate
Level of ExaminationState-Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
KCET Application Form Login CredentialsUser ID and Password
Mode of Application Fee PaymentOnline and Offline
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Number of Candidates Appearing for the KCET Exam 2023Approximately 1,80,315 candidates
Official Websitecetonline.karnataka.gov.in

KCET Application Form 2023 Highlights

 Check the table below for KCET 2023 application details.

KCET 2023 Application Form DateApril 2023
KCET 2023 Official Websitecetonline.karnataka.gov.in
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Login detailsUser ID and Password
Karnataka CET Application FeeGM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka – Rs. 500SC/ST/CAT-1 candidates of Karnataka – Rs. 250. Applicants who studied outside Karnataka- Rs. 750; Applicants from outside of India – 5000
Mode of PaymentOnline and offline
Details for KCET Application Form 2023Personal, Academic, and Contact Details
Documents Required for KCET Application 2023Recent Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, Parent’s Signature/Left Thumb Impression
Number of ApplicantsApprox. 1,80,315 Candidates
KCET 2023 Exam DateJune 2023

KCET Application 2023: Important Dates

Check the table below for all the important dates for KCET 2023 application form:

KCET 2023 Registration Start DateApril 2023
KCET Application Form 2023 Last DateMay 2023
Karnataka CET Fee Payment DateMay 2023
KCET 2023 Application Form CorrectionMay 2023
Availability of KCET 2023 Admit CardJune 2023
KCET Exam Date 2023June 2023

Karnataka CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

The KCET eligibility criteria state the parameters that every candidate needs to meet to apply for the examination. According to KEA, candidates must fall under the following boundary:

  • Candidates must have passed the 2nd PUC/12th Standard/equivalent exam.
  • Applicants must be Indian nationals.
  • Those who are waiting for their Class 12/ PUC exam results can also apply for KCET 2023.
  • Applicants who have passed their 12th standard or PUC or qualifying examination from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) cannot appear for KCET 2023 exam.
  • Applicants should have studied English, Physics, and Maths as their compulsory subjects in Class 12 and have Chemistry/Biology/Electronics/Biotechnology or Computer Science as an optional subject.


  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent from the recognised board. 
  • Candidates should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics. 
  • Candidates with a minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ST category candidates) score in PCMB subjects.


  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent from the recognised board. 
  • Candidates who scored at least 50% (45% for minority categories) are eligible for the KCET examination.
  • Candidates who had studied Mathematics as a subject. 
  • Candidates should have a valid scorecard.

B.V. Sc. A.H

  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 Intermediate exam from a recognised board.
  • Candidates have scored 50% (45% score for reserved categories).
  • Must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the qualifying exam. 

KCET Application Form: Documents Required

Applicants should keep some documents handy before filling out the KCET 2023 application form. The required documents for KCET application 2023 are as follows:

  • Valid mobile number and email ID
  • Debit card/Credit card/Net banking details
  • Details of Aadhaar card
  • Scanned images of signature, photograph, and left-hand thumb impression as per specifications by the authority
  • Scanned images of the applicant’s parent’s left thumb impression/signature
  • Educational qualification documents (Class 10th and 12th mark sheets)

KCET Document Specifications 2023

According to the specifications released by the authorities, candidates must upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, and left thumb impression, along with their parent’s signature of the left thumb impression. Candidates can check the table below for more details:

ParticularsFile SizeDimension
Photo – Colour photo with white background (mobile photos are also allowed). The photograph of the candidate should only be in JPG/JPEG format. 5 kb to 40 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature – It must be in black or blue ink. (Must not be in capital letters.) The scanned image of the candidate’s signature should only be in JPG/JPEG format.5 kb to 40 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Left Thumb Impression of Candidate and Left Thumb Impression/Signature of Parent/Guardian (Mandatory): The scanned image of the candidate and the parent/guardian’s left-hand thumb impression should only be in JPG/JPEG format.5 kb to 40 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Preferred Web Browser to Fill Out KCET Application 2023 Form

Applicants can use any of the following web browsers to fill out the KCET 2023 application form:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0

How to Fill Out KCET Application Form 2023?

The application form for KCET 2023 has been released online on the official website. Candidates can follow the steps below to know the KCET application process:

Stage 1 – KCET 2023 Registration

KCET registration process can be completed by following the steps mentioned below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website: kea.kar.nic.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on Admissions and select UG CET 2023.
  • 3rd Step: On the new screen click on UGCET – 2023 Online Application Registration Link.
  • 4th Step: Click on the New User tab.
  • 5th Step: On the new screen, enter all the mandatory fields. Candidates who appear for their Class 12 examination must enter a 13-digit student number issued by the PUE department.
  • 6th Step: Click on the Submit button.
  • 7th Step: Now, the candidate will have to provide information such as their names, dates of birth, email ID, mobile number, security question, and security code and submit the details.
  • 8th Step: After successful registration, the KCET registration number will be generated. The KCET application form number and User ID will be shared with the candidates on their registered email IDs and mobile numbers.

Candidates should keep this information safe with them. All further logins to the official website will take place with this set of credentials.

Stage 2 – Payment of KCET 2023 Application Fee

After filling in all the details in the KCET application form 2023, candidates need to pay the application fee. Candidates can pay their fees offline or in online mode through net banking/credit card/debit card. For the offline fee payment, candidates will have to download the e-challan and pay at the State Bank of India branches or ICICI Bank. Candidates must click on I agree and then click on Next to get to the application form fee payment page. Follow the below steps for fee payment:

  • 1st Step: Make the payment after downloading and taking the printout of the triplicate e-challan copy.
  • 2nd Step: The challan copy will comprise the candidate’s name, CET number, details of allotted college/course, amount, and bank account number.    
  • 3rd Step: Candidates need to make payments only at specified banks.
  • 4th Step: The bank will retain the bank’s copy and return the other two copies to the candidate. Furthermore, candidates are advised to reserve copies until they download the admit card.  

Note: The banks designated by KEA for fee payment include Indian Bank, State Bank of India, and State Bank of Hyderabad. 

Stage 3 – Fill Out the KCET 2023 Application Form

Candidates have to fill in the application form’s valid information related to the personal, educational fields, and other required fields. The fields that candidates are required to fill out are provided below:

Personal Details in KCET Application Form

  • Nationality
  • Mother tongue
  • Religion
  • Eligibility clause code
  • Exam centres (in order of preference)
  • Annual income of the family (in Rs.)
  • Reservation category
  • Year of passing (if applicable)
  • Eligibility to claim reservation
  • Caste name
  • Caste/category/income certificate number (if applicable)
  • Caste list of OBC/SC/ST category (if applicable)
  • Details of qualifying exams like
    • University/Board name
    • School name (if Karnataka board or CBSE/CISCE)
    • Whether the candidate is appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination 2018 (Science)
    • PUC student number (if applicable)
  • Total number of years that the candidates have studied in Karnataka (From 1st to 12th standard)
  • Whether the candidate has studied in Rural Area of Karnataka from 1st to 10th standard
  • Whether the candidate has studied in Kannada Medium from 1st to 10th standard

Contact Details to Be Filled in KCET Application Form

  • Address
  • Name of District
  • State
  • Pin code
  • Taluk
  • Phone number
  • Whether the candidate is claiming a reservation.
  • Has the candidate studied 10th standard in Karnataka or not.
  • State from which the candidate has appeared for the 12th standard examination.
  • Native state
  • Native district (if Karnataka).
  • The district from which the applicant appeared for the Class 12 exam (if Karnataka).
  • Whether the applicant is the son or daughter of a migrant from Jammu and Kashmir.

Previous KCET Details (If Applicable)

  • Whether the candidate has previously appeared for the KCET exam
  • KCET application number
  • Year of appearing
  • Whether the candidate has obtained any seat through KCET and taken admission to the college

Educational Details

  • Name of the school/college that the candidate has attended
  • Year of passing
  • Classes that the candidate has studied in that particular school
  • Year-wise duration of the candidate’s study

After the above information has been filled in, candidates should upload the Karnataka CET application documents, which include scanned images of their photographs, left-hand thumb impressions, and their guardians’ signatures. In the final step, candidates should review the information provided in the form, accept the declaration, and submit the KCET application form. Candidates can review the details provided in the form by clicking on Edit Application Form.

KCET 2023 Application Fees

Candidates can find the list of application fees for all categories below:

Candidate QuotaCategoryApplication Fees
Karnataka CandidatesGeneralINR 500
Candidates of KarnatakaSC/STINR 250
Karnataka CandidatesFemale CandidatesINR 250
Outside Karnataka CandidatesGeneralINR 750
Outside India CandidatesGeneralINR 5000

Important Points About KCET 2023 Application Form

The KCET application form needs to be filled with the following information: 

  • Candidates will receive an application ID and password to their registered email address after the completion of entry.
  • Candidates should separately upload the scanned copy of the recent passport-sized colour photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Take the printout of the challan copy and pay the requisite fee in any of the branches of specified banks. The bank will retain their copy and hand over the remaining copies.
  • Candidates can also pay the prescribed fee through net banking.
  • Take the printout of the application form on an A-4 size sheet of paper.
  • Affix a recent passport-size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression on the space provided.
  • Candidates have to take a printout of the application form once submitted and get it attested by the school principal or PU of the current school or by a gazetted officer. They will have to produce this attested application form at the time of KCET counselling 2023.
  • Candidates must produce the same copy and the copy of the challan (KEA copy) during the document verification process.

How to Retrieve KCET 2023 Application Number?

If candidates cannot recall their application number, they should check their registered email address for it. If they are not able to find the application number in their inbox, they will have to contact the KCET official authorities at keauthority-ka@nic.in, or on the helpline number 080 – 23460460.

How to Retrieve KCET Password 2023?

Candidates will be able to retrieve their forgotten KCET password by following the given steps:

  • 1st Step: Go to the candidate portal of KCET 2023.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the Forgot Password.
  • 3rd Step: Click on Create New Password.
  • 4th Step: Enter details such as – KCET 2023 User ID, the application number, security question, answer, and security code.
  • 5th Step: Click on the Submit button.
  • 6th Step: Candidates will have to enter a new password and confirm their choice of the new password.
  • 7th Step: Candidates can also check their new password through their registered email ID or mobile number.

KCET Application Form Correction 2023

KEA has re-opened the application window. The last date to complete the application form and pay the application fees for KCET 2023 will be May 2023. At present, KEA has provided the facility to candidates, who have already submitted their application forms, to correct them in May 2023.

Candidates can log in to their account by using their User ID and Password and edit the details provided in the form by following the below steps:

  • Go to the official website of KCET 2023 at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.
  • Click on Edit KCET Application.
  • Candidates have to enter their User IDs. The OTP will be generated and sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number.
  • Enter the One Time Password (OTP).
  • Edit the details to be modified and click on the Submit button.
  • Download the confirmation page and take a printout of the same.

KCET 2023 Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit cards in June 2023 by entering their login credentials on the official website. KCET admit card will include details such as the name of the candidate, photograph, exam date, time, roll number, centre code, examination centre, and address. It is mandatory for candidates to carry a hard copy of the admit card to the examination centre.

KCET 2023 Syllabus 

Candidates must familiarise themselves with the syllabus. KCET comprises Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology. Candidates must refer to Class 11 and 12 books for the topics as specified in the KCET syllabus.

KCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern before starting preparation for KCET 2023. There are a total of 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The time allotted is 240 minutes. There is no negative marking. 

Candidates can check the table below to know the exam pattern.


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FAQs on KCET Application Form 2023

Some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the KCET application form are given below.

Q.1: When will the Karnataka CET 2023 application form be released?
Ans: KCET application form 2023 will be tentatively in April 2023, on the official website.

Q.2: Can a candidate from outside Karnataka fill out the KCET application form?
Ans: If the candidates fulfil the eligibility criteria, they can fill out the KCET application form. Candidates must read the eligibility criteria before applying.

Q.3: When can I access the application form correction window for KCET 2023?
AnsCandidates will be able to access the application form correction window for KCET 2023 in May 2023, at the official website, cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea.

Q4. How can I pay the application fee for KCET 2023?
Ans: Candidates can pay the application fee of KCET 2023 either through online mode (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (bank challan).

Q5. What are the eligibility criteria for the percentage required for B. Arch?
Ans: The minimum score required for B. Arch is 50%, and 45% for minority candidates.

Q6. What are the documents required for KCET application form?
Ans: The documents required for KCET application 2023 include educational certificates, scanned photographs, and a qualifying exam scorecard (NATA for B. Arch).

Q7. Can candidates who have passed from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) apply for the KCET 2023 examinations?
No, candidates who have passed their Class 12 or PUC or qualifying examination from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) are not eligible to appear for KCET 2023 exam.

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