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KCET FAQs 2022: Frequently Asked Questions on Exam Events


KCET FAQs 2022: Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is the exam conducting authority of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2022). The authorities conducted the state-level exam on June 16, 17, and 18, 2022. The exam is a gateway for candidates to get admission into various institutes offering Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Agriculture courses.

The KCET results were announced on July 30, 2022; candidates could check the same by logging into the official website. Candidates have many queries and doubts regarding the exam events. Continue reading the article to find answers to frequently asked questions on the KCET results, counselling, and more.

Latest Update:
– KCET document verification began on August 10, 2022, on the official website.

KCET FAQs 2022: Overview

Candidates can go through the below table to get an overview of KCET 2022:

Conducting BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
FrequencyOnce a Year
Exam LevelState Level
Test LanguagesSet in English and Kannada
Mode of ApplicationOnline Mode
Test Mode Offline Mode
Counselling ModeOnline/Offline
Participating Colleges250+ Colleges
Exam Duration1 Hour 20 Minutes
Notification ReleaseApril 16, 2022
Application CommencementApril 18, 2022
Last Date to ApplyMay 30, 2022 (Extended)
KCET Admit Card DatesJune 2 to 18, 2022
Exam DateJune 16, 17, and 18, 2022
Answer Key Release DateJune 22, 2022
Official Websitekea.kar.nic.in

Frequently Asked Questions on KCET

Candidates can go through the following answers to the frequently asked questions on KCET 2022:

Q.1: What is KCET?
Ans: The full form of KCET is Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by KEA to provide meritorious aspirants with admission to different undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses in Engineering, Architecture, or Agriculture fields. 

Q.2: Which courses come under KCET?
After scoring minimum qualifying marks in the KCET, aspirants will be eligible for admission to one of the best colleges available in Karnataka. Some of the courses that candidates enrol in are B.Sc, B.Tech, B.V.Sc, B.F.Sc, B.Pharm, Pharm D, etc. The B.Sc Hons course is available in different disciplines: Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry, Community Science, Agriculture, etc. 

Q.3: Who is eligible for Kannada medium quota reservation?
Only those who have completed their ten years — from class 1 to 10 in a Kannada medium school,  are eligible for Kannada medium reservation. Also, those who studied first to the tenth standard outside the state (i.e., Karnataka) must have passed a qualifying examination from any recognised, government-aided institution.

Q.4: When will KEA begin online registration for KCET 2022?
KEA began the KCET online registrations on April 18 and ended on May 30, 2022. All aspirants registering themselves for KCET must adhere to all eligibility criteria laid down by KEA in the official brochure of the entrance test.

Q.5: Are PIO/OCI/NRI students eligible for KCET?
No, the PIO/OCI/NRI students are not eligible to apply for the KCET exam; this entrance test is only for Indian citizens. For more details, please refer to the KCET notification.

Q.6: Who is eligible for KCET rural quota seats?
Only aspirants who have completed their studies (class 1 to 10) from rural areas are eligible for the rural quora of KCET. However, this comes with the condition that the overall population of that rural area must be lower than 50,000.

Q.7: Are Jammu and Kashmir migrants eligible for a seat through KCET?
Yes, those who possess a valid migrant certificate issued by the District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner will be eligible for a seat in one of the participating colleges in Karnataka through KCET. 

Q.8: How many times is Karnataka CET conducted?
KEA conducts Karnataka Common Entrance Test once a year. 

Q.9: What is the application fee for KCET?
Karanataka applicants belonging to the GM/2A/2B/3A/3B categories are required to submit the application fee of Rs.500/-, while those female aspirants of Karnataka who belong to SC/ST category-1 have to pay Rs.250/-. Any applicant residing outside India will be required to pay Rs.5,000/- The application fee for candidates outside Karnataka state is Rs.750/-.

Q.10: What are the minimum qualifying marks to appear for Karnataka CET?
To appear for KCET, the minimum qualifying marks depend upon the course an aspirant is interested in studying. For example, for B.E/ B.Tech courses, aspirants must have completed their class 12 with at least 45% marks (while 40% marks for reserved category) in the PCM/PCB subjects. This criterion for B.Arch, B.V. Sc., and A.H. courses is 50% marks (45% marks for reserved).

Q.11: Does KCET include negative marking?
No, there is no negative marking in KCET. However, the aspirants will receive one mark for every correct answer. 

Q.12: Is KCET and NEET the same?
No, these are two different entrance exams. To make it easier for aspirants, we have compared KCET and NEET. This head-to-head comparison will allow candidates to understand each similarity and difference between these entrance exams. 

Q.13: Is there any limit on the number of attempts for KCET?
No, there is no limit on how many times can aspirants take the KCET; however, the age limit does play a particular role in determining who will be eligible for the entrance test. Therefore, it is advised that all interested candidates ensure that they conform to the KCET eligibility criteria.

Q.14: I possess an NCC ‘A’ certificate and completed 12 years in Karnataka studying. Am I eligible for the NCC quota?
Only those awarded an NCC ‘B’ certificate or higher certificate, i.e., NCC ‘C’, will be eligible for the NCC quota.

Q.15: How is KCET merit calculated for admission to engineering courses?
As far as engineering is concerned, 50% weightage of marks is given to the PCM, while 50% weightage is for KCET marks. This weightage criterion is subject to the new notification released by KEA for KCET.

Q.16: What is the age limit for the KCET exam?
There is no upper age limit; however, all participating aspirants must satisfy the maximum age requirement, 17 years. Please refer to the detailed KCET notification to understand the relaxation given to reserved candidates. 

Q.17: What is the KCET exam pattern?
KCET is an offline exam conducted for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The question paper is divided into sections based on subjects, such as Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Each section carries 60 marks, totalling 180 for the overall question paper.

KCET FAQs Regarding Important Dates

Here are some important frequently asked questions regarding important dates and events of the Karnataka CET exam:

Q.1: What is the last date to apply for KCET?
Ans: The last date to apply for the KCET 2022 exam is May 30, 2022. All the interested candidates must submit their completed application forms before this date. KEA reopened the KCET 2022 application form submission on May 29, 2022, to give a chance to those who could not apply before.

Q.2: When will KEA release the KCET admit card?
As per the official press release, the KCET admit card is available for download from June 2, 2022. Those who do not carry a copy of the KCET hall ticket will not be allowed to sit in the test whatsoever. 

Q.3: Does KEA open a correction window for KCET application form?
Yes. KEA allowed aspirants to edit their KCET 2022 application forms from May 7 to 10, 2022. So, if there is a mistake in the KCET form, candidates had an option to rectify it. However, for this facility, they were required to pay some additional fee, depending on the categories of the aspirants.

Q.4: Does KEA release KCET answer keys?
Ans: Yes, KEA released the KCET answer keys for all subjects on its official site on June 22, 2022. Those who wish to challenge the provisional answer keys of KCET could submit a fee per question and receive feedback within the stated working days.

Q.5: When will the KCET results be declared?
Ans: KEA declared the Karnataka CET result on July 30, 2022, on the official website.

Related links:

KCET 2022 Toppers ListKCET 2022 Cut-off
KCET 2022 Answer KeyKCET 2022 Counselling

We hope that this article about KCET FAQs has provided you with detailed insights into the most frequently asked questions about the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET).

Aspirants who wish to score a good KCET score on the first attempt can also take KCET mock tests at Embibe and boost their chances of getting accepted to a good engineering college in Karnataka. 

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