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KCET Pharmacy 2023: Dates, Application Process, Admit Card


KCET Pharmacy: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct the KCET 2023 Pharmacy exam. KCET is a state-level entrance exam for admission into various courses, including B.Pharma and D.Pharma in Karnataka. Candidates must pass the KCET entrance exam in order to be admitted into the B.Pharm course in Karnataka. KCET Pharmacy is conducted in an offline mode. Admission through KCET 2023 will be offered based on the scores of candidates in the PCM sections or PCB sections of the CET.

Candidates who have qualified for the 10+2 level examination or equivalent will be eligible for taking the UG CET for Karnataka admission. This article will provide the candidates with complete details on KCET Pharmacy 2023, including exam date, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, cut-off, participating institutes and more.

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Overview

Before proceeding to check the complete details on KCET 2023 Pharmacy, candidates must go through the highlights of the exam from the table below.

Examination NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test Pharmacy
Commonly Known AsKCET Pharmacy
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority
Level of ExaminationState level
Course offered B.Pharma, Pharma D and more
Exam ModePen and paper test (offline)
Exam Duration4 hours (80 minutes for each paper)
Application ModeOnline
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Purpose of ExamFor B.Pharma admissions into the participating institutes of the Karnataka state
Official website kea.kar.nic.in

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Important Dates

Candidates are required to be aware of the event schedule regarding the Karnataka CET Pharmacy. Every event included in the examination process ends within a specified period. Candidates can check the table below to be aware of the important dates of KCET Pharmacy 2023.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of Karnataka CET NotificationApril 2023
Release of Online ApplicationApril 2023
Last Date for KCET Online Application SubmissionMay 2023
Last Date to Pay the Application FeeMay 2023
Last Date for Application Form CorrectionMay 2023
KCET Admit Card Release DateJune 2023
KCET 2023 Exam DateJune 2023
KCET Answer KeyJune 2023
KCET Result AnnouncementJuly 2023
KCET Counselling DatesJuly 2023

KCET Pharmacy Admit Card 2023

Karnataka Examination Authority releases the KCET Pharmacy admit cards in an online mode. Candidates must visit the official website in order to download the Karnataka Common Entrance Test admit card. Candidates carrying the admit card for Pharmacy on the examination day will be allowed to enter the examination hall.

All the candidates who register for KCET Pharmacy before the last date is issued the admit card. Candidates will have to log in using the credentials, including the application number and password. KCET Pharmacy admit card will host multiple details, including the details of the exam and some details of the candidate, which are required for verification on the examination day. 

Candidates will not receive the KCET admit card via post or email. Only the official website will host the admit card for download.

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Application Form

Candidates have to fill out the application form for KCET Pharmacy in online mode. The official website of KEA hosted the application form from February to March 2. The application fee for all the categories was set differently. General category candidates from Karnataka state had to pay Rs. 500 as the application fee. Other than the application fee payment, candidates had to go through multiple steps for the final submission of the application form. The steps included in the application form fill-up for KCET 2023 were as mentioned below.

  1. Registration
  2. Filling details in the application form 
  3. Uploading photograph and signature
  4. Payment of application fee

Candidates who did not pay the application fee before the last date was marked under the candidates with incomplete application forms.

KCET Pharmacy Application Form Correction 

Candidates are provided with an opportunity to make corrections to the application form. Many a time, candidates make multiple errors while filling the application form. In order to rectify the error in the application form, candidates have to use the correction window. However, some of the details filled in the application form are not available for any sort of modifications. The correction window is important as an incorrect application form may lead to rejection of the candidature in later stages of the admission process. 

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates should have fulfilled the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. Candidates who will be found ineligible in the later stages of the admission process will get their candidature rejected. Thus, checking the eligibility of each and every candidate applying for KCET Pharmacy (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a crucial part of the examination process. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for KCET Pharmacy from the space provided below. 

  1. Nationality: Candidates applying for KCET must be a citizen of India. Candidates belonging to OCI, PIO, NRI, and FNC categories are also eligible. The candidate who is a citizen of India will only be eligible for allotment on the Government quota seats.
  2. Age Limit: Candidates must have completed an age of 17 years before July 1, 2023.
  3. Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed in 10+2 level examination. Also, candidates who have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy from any institution recognised by the Pharmacy Council of India.
  4. Score in the Qualifying exam: Candidates must have an aggregate score of 45% in the qualifying exam with compulsory subjects. Reserved category candidates have a relaxation of 5% in the minimum score.
  5. Compulsory subjects in the qualifying exam: Candidates must have studied PCM in the qualifying exam for B.Pharm admissions. For the purpose of Pharm D candidates have an option of Biology as the subject instead of Mathematics in the qualifying exam. 

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Exam Pattern

Candidates are required to prepare for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test for Pharmacy according to the exam pattern prescribed by KEA. Preparing according to the exam pattern will help the candidates in getting closer to qualifying for the state-level entrance exam. Candidates can check the table below for an overview of the exam pattern for KCET Pharmacy.

Mode of examPen and paper mode (offline) using OMR sheet for answering
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Duration of Exam80 minutes for each paper (20 minutes in total)
Number of papersThree 
Name of sectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology
Maximum marks180
Number of questions60 questions in each paper
Marking Scheme+1 marks for every correct response, no negative marking

Section-wise Distribution of Questions and Marks

Refer to the table below for the section-wise distribution of questions and marks.

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
Biology / Mathematics6060

KCET Pharmacy Syllabus 2023

Along with the exam pattern, candidates must also use the KCET syllabus at the time of preparation. Preparing through the prescribed syllabus will give the candidates a better chance of qualifying for the examination. Karnataka Examination authority has prescribed the syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as that of PUC I and II. Thus, candidates must have already studied the topics.

KCET Pharmacy 2023 Exam Centres

Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the KCET Pharmacy in 54 exam centres. Candidates were required to enter the test centre preferences while filling the application form. The allotted exam centre will be mentioned in the KCET Pharmacy hall ticket. The complete list of exam centres for KCET Pharmacy 2023 is mentioned below.


KCET Pharmacy 2023: Preparation Tips

For the purpose of qualifying for the KCET Pharmacy, candidates must have a good level of preparation. Being a state-level entrance exam, KCET encounters a large number of applications every year. Thus, preparing for the KCET pharmacy in the best possible way is important for qualifying for the exam. Candidates can check here some of the tips from the past years’ toppers.

  1. Prepare using the syllabus and exam pattern.
  2. Create short notes while preparing.
  3. Use the mock tests, past year practice papers and sample papers for preparation purposes. 
  4. After completion of the syllabus, use the notes for revision purposes.

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Answer Key

Soon after the KCET Pharmacy exam, the official website of KEA is kea.kar.nic.in releases the answer key for all the sections. Candidates can use the answer key for the calculation of the probable score in the KCET Pharmacy. Candidates will have to use the marking scheme, question paper and the responses marked by them to evaluate their scores. KEA releases the answer key in PDF format. Candidates will be able to raise objections against the KCET Pharmacy answer key within a given schedule.

KCET Pharmacy Result 2023

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will announce the KCET 2023 results on its official website. The official website of KEA will have the link to check the KCET result 2023. Candidates will be required to enter the roll number and click on the search button to check the result for KCET. The result for KCET will be released in the form of a scorecard. KCET Pharmacy results will consist of the ranks of the candidate in the entrance examination, scores in all the sections of the examination, and the score in the qualifying examination. 

After the Pharmacy result for KCET is released, KEA will prepare a merit list based on the marks obtained by candidates in the OCM or PCB sections of the Common Entrance Test (whichever is higher).

KCET Pharmacy Cut-off 2023

Karnataka Examination authority will prepare the cut-off list for the purpose of admission to the participating institutes. Candidates will have to score marks equal to or greater than the cut-off score in order to get admission to the particular institute. There are various factors that will determine the cut-off for KCET Pharmacy, including the number of seats, the number of candidates qualified, the difficulty level of the examination and more.

KCET Pharmacy 2023: Counselling and Seat Allotment

After the declaration of the KCET Pharmacy merit list, candidates whose names are included in the merit list are required to participate in the counselling process. During the counselling process, candidates will have to choose their preferred institute and course. Based on multiple factors, the KEA then allots the seats to the candidates. KEA conducts the counselling for Pharmacy admission through KCET score in multiple steps. The stepwise procedure for KCET Pharmacy counselling is mentioned below.

  1. Online counselling registration
  2. Verification of documents
  3. Filling and locking of choices
  4. Allotment of seats
  5. Issuance of admission order

KCET Pharmacy Participating Institutes 2023

Candidates who are allotted seats will get admission to the participating institutes of KCET Pharmacy. For the purpose of making choices, candidates are required to know the participating institutes of KCET Pharmacy 2023. Here are some of the institutes in Karnataka offering B.Pharma admission based on KCET scores.

  1. Acharya and BM Reddy College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
  2. Nargund College of Pharmacy
  3. Sharada Vilas College of Pharmacy
  4. MES College of Pharmacy
  5. Karnataka College of Pharmacy
  6. B.V.V. Sanghas Hangal Shri Kumareshwar College of Pharmacy
  7. Government College of Pharmacy, Bangalore

List of Top Engineering Colleges in India

Candidates can check the list of top engineering colleges that accepts JEE Main score, JEE Advanced score, and various other engineering entrance exam scores for admission.

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List of government colleges under JEE Main
Top engineering colleges accepting JEE Main score
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Top 25 private engineering colleges in India
Top engineering colleges in Chennai
Top engineering colleges in Hyderabad
Top engineering colleges in Bangalore
Top engineering colleges in Pune
Engineering colleges accepting SRMJEEE
Top engineering colleges in Maharashtra
Top engineering colleges in Kolkata, West Bengal
Top engineering colleges in Jaipur

FAQs on KCET Pharmacy

Candidates come across multiple queries during the KCET examination process. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions for the reference of candidates appearing for KCET Pharmacy for the current academic year.

Q.1: Who conducts the KCET Pharmacy?
Ans: Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the KCET Pharmacy.

Q.2: What is the mode of the Karnataka Common Entrance pharmacy exam?
Ans: KEA conducts the KCET Pharmacy exam in pen and paper mode only.

Q.3: When will KEA conduct the KCET Pharmacy 2023?
Ans: Karnataka Examination authority will announce the KCET 2023 exam dates soon.

Q.4: What is the educational qualification required for KCET Pharmacy?
Ans: Candidates must have passed the 10+2 level examination or equivalent in order to appear for KCET Pharmacy.

Q.5: What sections are included in KCET Pharmacy 2023 exams?
Ans: Candidates need to answer questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology sections.

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