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  • Last Modified 16-03-2023

KCET Counselling 2023: Schedule, Fees, Documents


Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2023 counselling online after the declaration of results, most expectedly in the last week of July 2023. Only qualified candidates will be eligible to appear for the KCET counselling. The counselling process will comprise document verification, option entry, seat allotment and payment of admission fee. 

With the help of KCET counselling 2023, candidates will be allotted seats in various undergraduate engineering colleges in Karnataka. Continue reading the article to know more about the KCET counselling dates, documents required during the counselling process, seat allotment and more.

KCET Counselling 2023: Important Dates

Candidates can refer to the below table to keep track of the upcoming KCET counselling dates:

EventsDate (Tentative)
Document Verification at KEA BangaloreJuly 2023
Display of KCET Seat Matrix and FeeJuly 2023
KCET Option EntryJuly 2023
KCET Mock Seat AllotmentJuly 2023
Modify or Re-order OptionsAugust 2023
KCET Seat Allotment ResultSeptember 2023
Exercise of ChoicesSeptember 2023
Payment of Fee and Admission Offer DownloadSeptember 2023
Reporting to Allotted CollegeSeptember 2023
Round 2 Seat MatrixOctober 2023
Round 2 Web Option EntryOctober 2023
Round 2 Seat Allotment ResultOctober 2023
Round 2 Exercise of ChoiceOctober 2023
Round 2 Admission OrderOctober 2023
Last Date of Reporting to CollegeOctober 2023

KCET Counselling 2023 Step-wise Procedure

Candidates can refer to the below information to access details of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test counselling procedure:

  • Registration and KCET 2023 document verification
  • Choice filling and locking
  • KCET seat allotment
  • Reporting to allotted colleges for admission

KCET 2023 Counselling Registration & Document Verification

The first stage of the KCET counselling process will be conducted after the declaration of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2023 results. The document verification procedure will be conducted at specified centres. Candidates will be provided with a unique ID and password after completing the verification. The following documents must be produced during verification:

  • KCET 2023 application form printout
  • KCET admit card
  • Proof of application fee payment
  • Scorecards of Class 10 and 12
  • Two recent passport-size photographs
  • Study Certificate Countersigned by the concerned BEO/DDPI

KCET 2023 Document Verification: Other Documents (If Required)

The following is the list of extra documents candidates must keep in hand if asked for:

  • Caste / Caste Income Certificate
  • Parent’s Domicile certificate/Parent’s study certificate/Parent’s Hometown certificate/Parent’s Employment certificate/Parent’s Cumulative Record/Parent’s Marks Card, etc., (For candidates asserting eligibility for Government seats based on the domicile/study/employment of the parent)
  • Kannada Medium Certificate
  • Rural Study Certificate
  • Duly sworn in Affidavit of the candidate who claims eligibility under Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses C and D

KCET 2023 Counselling: Choice Filling and Locking

For choice filling and locking, candidates must log in to their account using the User ID and Password provided during Document Verification. After logging in, the candidates can check the seat matrix, i.e. the branch-wise and category-wise availability of seats in various colleges. Candidates must fill up their choices and lock them before the last KCET choice filling and locking process date.

KCET Counselling 2023: Seat Allotment

After the conclusion of the choice-filling process, a mock seat allotment result will be declared to let candidates understand their chances of admission based on their merit and preferences. This will help candidates make changes in their preferences. Two rounds of seat allotment, a second extended round and a special round will be conducted online during Karnataka CET 2023 counselling. Candidates must download and take printouts of the provisional allotment letter.

KCET Counselling 2023: Reporting to the Allotted College

The last stage of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2023 counselling process involves visiting the allotted college. While reporting, candidates must carry all the necessary documents, including the allotment letter and pay the college fee to confirm the allotment and secure admission.

Following are some of the common questions asked on Karnataka Common Entrance Test counselling 2023:

Q: In which mode will the authorities conduct the KCET 2023 counselling?

Ans: The KCET counselling will be conducted online.

Q: What is the KCET option entry?

Ans: In the KCET option entry, candidates will fill the preference of seats available in various colleges as per their eligibility.

Q: What are the stages involved in KCET counselling?

Ans: The KCET counselling involves various stages like document verification & registration, choice filling & locking, seat allotment, and reporting to the respective institutes.

Q: What is the Supernumerary Quota in the KCET counselling?

Ans: Candidates whose family annual income is less than six lakhs (from all sources) will be considered for the Supernumerary Quota. Under this quota, 5% of the seats in each college and each course will be reserved.

Q: What is the KCET counselling 2023 date?

Ans: The authorities will soon announce the KCET Counselling 2023 dates on the official website. However, it is expected that counselling will begin in July 2023.

Related Links:

KCET Seat AllotmentKCET Result
KCET Cut-offKCET Participating Institutes

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