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  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 22-08-2022
  • Written by aparna
  • Last Modified on 22-08-2022


About Exam

KCET stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test, a state-level entrance exam that is mainly conducted for aspirants who wish to seek admission in the fields of Engineering, Pharmacy, Pharma D and other courses. KCET is usually conducted in a pen and paper-based mode. Karnataka Education Authority is the exam conducting body of the KCET exam. For getting admission into different private or government institutions or colleges, aspirants must qualify the KCET exam. This offline mode exam is conducted all across the designated exam centers.

KCET Brochure

Karnataka Education Authority has released the latest brochure that involves all the valuable information regarding the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centers, rejection criteria, etc. Let’s have a look at the KCET official notification.


Download KCET Information Brochure Here


Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a gateway for admission to various undergraduate degree courses specifically in Karnataka state. This state-level entrance exam is organised once a year to determine the merit of aspirants for acquiring admission to different professional degree courses. KEA, the exam conducting authority has revised the KCET syllabus as a 30% reduction in the syllabus is observed in PUC-I and II (Class 11 & 12).


It is advised that eligible interested candidates must be updated with the latest informational brochure. This will help candidates in knowing about all the effective & enhanced information. For getting into the details of the exam, candidates must visit the official website of KEA. 




Entrance Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Exam conducting body

Karnataka Examinations Authority 

Type of questions

Multiple-Choice Questions

Exam Purpose 

Admission to Bachelor courses

Exam frequency

Once a year 

Exam Type

State-level Exam

Exam mode


Total number of questions

180 MCQs

KCET 2022 Exam Summary

The main purpose KCET holds is to determine the merit for admission of Karnataka candidates and wards of Jammu & Kashmir to the first year or first semester of full-time courses for Government seats. KCET score is accepted by more than 210+ colleges that grant admission in various engineering, pharmacy, and architecture courses. 

Candidates who are desirous of getting admission to undergraduate courses must qualify in UGNEET. Candidates who have qualified in UGNEET will only be eligible for admission to Medical courses through KEA for Government seats. 

Candidates who wish to get admission in the Architecture course must qualify in the NATA Exam that is mainly conducted by the Council of Architecture.


Official Website Link


Latest Update About KCET 2022


Keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation, the Government has cancelled the CBSE Class 12th and PU examinations previous year 2020. Hence few changes occur:

  • Candidates who pass the PU-2 or Class 12 th exam with PCM or any other required optional subject will be considered eligible for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Agriculture, Veterinary, Pharmacy courses.
  • Ranks will mainly be assigned based on the scores obtained in PCM or PCB subjects in the examination. Hence, this is only liable for the current academic year.
  • The Government has issued a notice that states an enhanced annual income limit from 6 lakhs to 8 Lakhs per annum for claiming the reservation benefits. Candidates whose parents have a Gross annual income of fewer than 8 lakhs are eligible to claim this benefit.
  • In each college, for every course, 5% of seats will be reserved as the Supernumerary quota in specifically engineering colleges. This quota is above the seat matrix issued by the government.

KCET Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Candidates must be well-versed with the information related to the selection process of Karnataka CET for admission to undergraduate courses in professional institutes. Applicants must check the below-mentioned steps for having an idea about the Karnataka Selection procedure as under:


  • Applicants must appear for the KCET exam on the scheduled date.
  • As soon as the result is announced, candidates will then have to register themselves for the counselling session.
  • Counselling will be conducted in two rounds.
  • Document verification will be conducted at the specific help centers and candidates will be issued with verification slips.
  • After receiving the verification slip, candidates can make a choice of courses and colleges.
  • Candidates will be allotted seats via online mode.
  • Allotment of seats usually depends on the availability of seats in the respective colleges.

Candidates who manage to qualify for the KCET exam will have to participate in counselling rounds. The KCET counselling rounds will be conducted via online mode. Applicants who do not manage to complete the KCET counselling process will not be granted admission.

The procedure of KCET Counselling


Document Verification: Candidates who are qualified will have to undergo verification of document procedure. The procedure of document verification will commence at the specified centres. All the required documents will have to be shown and a unique ID & password will be assigned to the candidates after the verification procedure is completed.

Documents that have to be produced include the KCET application form, proof of application fee payment, admit card, scorecard of Class 10th, scorecard of Class 12th, two recent passport size photographs.


Choice Filling & Locking: After this, applicants will have to log in using the CET number for choosing the preferred course and college. Before filling the choice, candidates will have to check course-wise, category-wise & college-wise seats which will be announced by authorities.


Allotment of Seats: After the choice filling procedure ends, mock allotment is conducted for letting the candidate know their chance of admission i.e. based on merit and preferred seats. Applicants will be able to alter their choices after the announcement of mock results. By entering the login credentials, candidates will be able to check the CET number. Two rounds of allotment along with a second extended round and a special round will be announced.


Reporting at Allotted Institutes: The qualified shortlisted candidates will have to report to the allotted institutes for confirming admission. Here applicants will have to produce their documents.

KCET- Exam Pattern

KCET usually tests the knowledge of aspirants related to subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology. 

Questions asked in the exam will be objective type & there is no negative marking. The KCET exam pattern is an essential component of the Entrance exam which shows the structure of the exam. Karnataka Examination Authority is responsible for prescribing exam patterns of the KCET Exam. Applicants who wish to appear for this must be aware of the exam pattern as this will help candidates score well.


The KCET exam pattern contains all the important details such as the duration of the exam, types of questions, the total number of questions, and many more. The exam conducting authority will conduct the exam in three sessions for two days. On the first day, the Mathematics or Biology exam will be organised whereas on the second day Physics and Chemistry test will be organised. 


KCET is an offline mode type question paper that is conducted mainly for aspirants who wish to pursue B.Tech and B.E and many other courses too in any 220 Government and Private institutes. Applicants must read the below-mentioned highlights of the KCET exam pattern here:

  • KCET is an offline exam i.e., pen and paper-based exam. 
  • KCET consists of Multiple- Type Questions. Every question mainly consists of four options out of which one will be the right one. 
  • KCET covers subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology. 
    Marks for each paper are 60. 
  • Each question comprises one mark. 
  • No negative marking for wrong answers.
  • KCET exam will be conducted in English or Kannada exam. 
  • The total duration of each paper is one hour and 20 minutes.

Let’s have a look at below-mentioned tabular representation below that shows the KCET Exam pattern here.



Number of Questions

Total Marks







Mathematics or Biology







The duration of each paper of KCET is 80 minutes in which 10 minutes extra are provided to the candidate for reading and to fill in all the details in the OMR Sheet. Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates can appear for the Kannada language test. The total number of questions asked in the Kannada language is 50 and this must be wrapped in 60 minutes. 

KCET Exam- Kannada Language Test 

Candidates who are Horanadu and Gadinadu must appear for the Kannada language test along with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths exams. Let’s have a glimpse at the below-mentioned points:

This is a basic level test that is conducted to check the efficiency of candidates in the Kannada language. 
The minimum marks that the candidate who is appearing for this must be 12 marks out of 50. 
Kannada language test will be mainly conducted in the Bangalore location only. 


KCET- Examination Schedule 

Applicants who are desirous of getting admission via KCET must be well versed with the exam schedule. This will help applicants in appearing for the exam without fail. Aspirants must have a glimpse of the exam schedule.






Day 1


10:30 am- 11:50 am


Day 1


2:30 pm-5:30 pm


Day 2


10: 30 am-11:50 am


Day 2


2:30 pm- 5:30 pm



Kannada Language Test in Bangalore





11:30 am-12:30 pm

Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates



The total number of questions asked in each paper is 60 and all the questions consist of one mark each. For every correct response, one mark will be awarded. No marks or grades are awarded or deducted for unattempted questions. Applicants must not select more than one option for one question. Candidates who select more than one option for a single question, in such case, no response will be recorded.




Wrong answers

No marks

Correct answers

+1 marks

Unattempted question

No Marks


Guidelines on OMR


Candidates will be given 10 minutes extra for each paper which is completely specified for aspirants to fill the OMR Sheets. Let’s have a look at the instructions for filling the OMR Sheets:


  • OMR is candidate-specific that contains CET number, name of aspirants, and version code that is printed on the same.
  • The OMR sheet must only be filled with a ball pen. An OMR sheet that is filled with a pencil will not be considered.
  • Partially filling the bubbles will not be accepted.
  • Four dots are there at the corners of OMR sheets i.e. called index points. No scribbling of pen or pencil is allowed. If the exam authority finds that the answer sheet is scribbled then the answer sheet will be rejected and debarred for calculation.
  • Marking more than one bubble is not allowed. If a candidate marks more than one bubble then the question will not be considered for calculation.
  • Do not make any stray marks on the sheet. Candidates are not allowed to pin or attach anything with an OMR sheet.
  • The OMR sheet must not be folded.

KCET Exam- Precautions to be Taken While Filling OMR Sheet 

Candidates who are appearing for the KCET exam must be well aware of the precautions they must take before filling up the OMR Sheet. 


  • For every paper, ten minutes are granted for all the candidates to write or shade particulars i.e. name, CET number, version code & a serial number of question booklet on OMR sheet.
  • Candidates must mark the correct option on the OMR sheet i.e. provided at the beginning of each session.
  • Use black and a blue point pen only. 

Notice: The scanner is very sensitive to black and blue ink shades so if any slight residual ink marks or any unintentional mark within any circle will be detected and would result in losing marks. So, it is important that candidates must make marks carefully. 



KCET 2022: Exam Duration

The duration of each paper of KCET is 80 minutes in which 10 minutes extra are provided to the candidate for reading and to fill in all the details in the OMR Sheet. Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates can appear for the Kannada language test. The total number of questions asked in the Kannada language is 50 and this must be wrapped in 60 minutes.

Karnataka Education Authority will release the KCET exam on the official website. Applicants must keep a track of KCET’s important dates to avoid missing out on any deadline. The timeline of various important events related to the entrance examination will be released via an official notification on the official website. The KCET exam is held once a year in four sessions over a period of two days. 

Applicants are advised to keep a track of the dates for reducing the chances of missing out on any event. Below is a table that shows the list of events and corresponding tentative dates.



KCET Application form

Second week of June

Last date for KCET registration

Third week of July

Last date to pay the KCET application fee

Third week of July

KCET Application correction window 

Opens for a period of four days during the Fourth week of July

Release of KCET admit card

Second week of August

Karnataka Common Entrance Test date

Fourth week of August 

KCET answer key 

First week of September

KCET Result

Third week of September

KCET Counselling

To be announced

KCET Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus

KCET Syllabus


KEA, the exam conducting authority usually prescribes the detailed syllabus of KCET 2021 that contains all the detailed topics for entrance. KCET syllabus is usually prescribed by the authorities and is further divided into three sections i.e., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and even Biology. It is highly crucial for aspirants to have a grip over the KCET syllabus for preparation. Applicants are advised to be highly versed with the syllabus as it is important to develop an effective preparation strategy. 

KCET syllabus mainly consists of important topics from PUC-1 & PUC-2. KCET syllabus has been subjected to different changes. Due to COVID-19,  a reduction of 30% syllabus has been observed in PUC-1 & PUC-2. 

Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned syllabus according to PUC-1:





Physical World

Units & Measurement

Motion in Straight line

Motion in Plane

Laws of Motion

Work, Power & Energy


System of Particles & Rotational Motion

Mechanical Properties of Solids

Mechanical properties Fluid

Thermal properties matter 


Kinetic theory




Some basic concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of elements & periodicity 

States of Matter

Chemical Bonding & Molecular structure



Redox Reactions


The S block elements

The P-block elements

Organic chemistry


Environmental chemistry



Relations & Functions

Trigonometric Functions

Principle of Mathematical Induction

Complex numbers & Quadratic equations

Linear inequalities

Permutations & combinations

Binomial theorem

Sequence & Series

Straight lines

Conic sections

Introduction to 3- Dimensional Geometry

Limits & Derivatives

Mathematical reasoning




Diversity in Living World

Structural organizations in Plants & Animals

Cell: structure & Functions

Plant Physiology 

Human Physiology 


Candidates must download the syllabus of PUC-1 for having a knowledge of the detailed syllabus of all the subjects. This will help aspirants to have a knowledge of the deleted topics for the selected topics.

Download PUC-1 Syllabus Here


Candidates must be familiar with the PUC-2 syllabus for appearing in the KCET exam.


Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned syllabus according to PUC-2: 





Electric Charges & Fields

Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance

Current electricity

Moving Charges & Magnetism

Magnetism & Matter

Electromagnetic induction

Alternating current 

Electromagnetic waves

Ray Optics & Optical Instruments

Waves Optics

Dual Nature of Radiation & Matter

Atoms, Nuclei

Semiconductor electronics


Solid state



Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principles and processes of Isolation

The p- block elements

The d- and F- block elements

Coordination compounds

Haloalkanes & Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic acid





Relations & Functions

Inverse Trigonometric Functions



Continuity & Differentiability 

Application of Derivatives


Application of Integrals

Differential Equations

Vector Algebra

Three-Dimensional Geometry

Linear Programming 




Genetics & Evolutions

Biology in Human Welfare



Applicants who wish to appear for KCET must even go through the syllabus of PUC-2. This ensures that the candidate is well aware of the syllabus. 

Click Here to Download the PUC-2 Syllabus


The KEA prescribed syllabus plays an important role in the preparation of the KCET exam. There is a lot of competition in the KCET exam. Knowing the syllabus regarding topics in the exam will help candidates in managing their time well by preparing.




KCET Practicals List & Model Writeup

Practical or Experiments List & Model Write-Up


KCET syllabus contains all the details regarding the syllabus for candidate’s reference. It must be noted that the applicants must have a hold over the latest experiment list of PUC-1 & PUC-2 according to different subjects. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned syllabus experiment list.


Applicants must access the latest KCET syllabus i.e., the practical aspects that will help aspirants in preparing well and get admission in the desired courses. 


Experiment List PUC-1

Experiment List PUC-2


Use of Vernier Callipers

Uses of Screw Gauge

To determine the radius of curvature of the given spherical surface by a spherometer

Measurement of the weight of given body using parallelogram law of vector addition

Using simple pendulum that is used to find the effective length of the second’s pendulum

Study relationship between the temperature of hot body and time

Determine the coefficient of viscosity of a given liquid by measuring the terminal velocity 

Determine surface tension of water 

Find force constant & effective mass of helical spring 

Study relation between force of limiting friction & normal reaction

Draw I-V characteristic curves of p-n junction in forwarding bias & reverse bias.

Find the focal length of the concave lens with a convex lens.

Convert galvanometer into an ammeter of the desired range

Determine the angle of minimum deviation for a given glass prism

Determine resistance per unit length of a given wire by plotting a graph of potential

Determine the resistance of a given wire using a meter bridge and determine the resistivity of the material.

Determine the internal resistance of a given primary cell using the potentiometer.

Compare the emf of two given cells

Find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs


Basic laboratory techniques

Preparation of 250ml of 0.1 M Standard solution of oxalic acid

Determination of concentration of given sodium hydroxide solution by titrating it against a standard solution

Comparing pH of solutions i.e. strong & weak acids of some concentrations

Study shift in equilibrium between ferric ions & thiocyanate ions with increasing or decreasing concentrations

Determine the pH of some solutions that are obtained from fruit juices.

Detect cation & anion in given salt of systematic qualitative analysis

Determine the melting point of solid organic compound

Chromatography: Separation of pigments present in leaves i.e. spinach, Separation of constituents of a mixture of inorganic compounds contain two cations.

Titrimetric analysis: Determine the concentration or molarity of KMnO4 solution. 

Detect one cation and one anion in the given salt.

Tests for unsaturation, alcoholic group, phenolic group, aldehydes & ketones.

Preparation of inorganic compounds

Test for carbohydrates, fats, and proteins i.e. test for carbohydrates, oils and fats, and proteins. 

The reaction between KIO3 and Na2SO3 using starch solution as indicator.

Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid & strong base

Preparation of Acetanilide

Preparation of Di-Benzal acetone


Study parts of the compound microscope

Identify and study the morphology of bacteria, fungi, and different plant groups

Detect the presence of albumin in a given sample of urine

Study effect of pH on the action of salivary amylase

Study some selected animals on basis of external features

Study of mitosis

Preparation of herbarium sheets of flowering plants

Study external morphology of animals through models

Study distribution of stomata on the upper surface and lower surface of leaves

Study enzymatic action of salivary amylase on starch.

Study reproductive parts of commonly available flowers.

Calculate the percentage of pollen germination

Study pollen tube growth on stigma

Study discrete stages of gametogenesis in mammalian testis and ovary

Study and identify various stages of female gametophyte development

Preparation and study of mitosis in onion root tips

Study blastula stage of embryonic development in mammal

Staining of nucleic acid by acetocarmine

Study the adaptations in animals living in xeric and hydric conditions

Determine pH of different water and soil samples

Turbidity of water samples

Study of homologous and analogous organs in plants and animals

Study the texture of soil samples

Determine water holding capacity of soils


Applicants must access the latest KCET syllabus i.e., the practical aspects that will help aspirants in preparing well and get admission in the desired courses.

KCET Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

KCET Exam- Preparation Tips


KCET 2021 exam can be cracked with proper preparation and a proper strategy. The first stage that must be ensured is that the candidate must be thorough with the syllabus and well versed with the same. Without a well-effective plan, candidates will not be able to score well. This will ensure that the candidate has a good problem-solving speed. Candidates must follow the below-mentioned preparation tips which help aspirants to prepare well and strategize a good study plan in a way that does not leave any stone unturned. Let read the preparation tips:


  • Complete the syllabus: The syllabus of KCET is just similar to what the students have studied in Class 11th and Class 12th. Hence it is essential that candidates must prepare the full syllabus once as they wrap the preparation for 10+2 boards.
  • Analyze the maximum weightage topics: It is highly recommended that aspiring students must cover all the topics in the KCET syllabus. By covering all the topics it becomes important that the exam is prepared well and this gives a better start to avoid the lesser important topics.
  • Mock Test: Mock tests are one of the effective ways to prepare for the KCET exam. Hence by practising mock tests, candidates will get aware of the latest exam pattern and will even be aware that the OMR sheet has to be filled.
  • Previous year papers: Candidates must even practice previous year question papers for attaining the proper knowledge of the important valuable topics.
  • Focus on weaker topics: Aspirants must read all the topics well and after appearing for the mock tests, candidates will be able to analyze the weaker topics. Applicants must practice well for strengthening the weaker topics of different papers.
  • Revise properly: As the syllabus of KCET is similar to what the syllabus of PUC-1 & 2 is. So candidates must prepare well and revise all the topics so that they do not miss out on any important effective topics that have more weightage.
  • Do not take new topics: During the last few days of the exam, candidates must avoid taking up new topics as this will consume more time and the aspirants might end up in a confusing situation.
  • Keep revising tricks: Applicants who are preparing for Maths must be well prepared with the formulas as this will help them in brushing up the concepts.

Aspirants must build a rock-solid proof that helps aspirants in scoring well. This ensures that the candidate is well prepared and scores well. Candidates should make use of the best study material and even candidates must be well aware of the syllabus that comes in PUC-1 & PUC-2. With the above preparation tips, we hope we have served you with a well effective plan that has provided all the effective steps in preparation for KCET. By making a well-planned study schedule, one will be able to score well. Candidates must stick to the plan and should not procrastinate the same.


Last-minute Preparation Tips:

The preparation strategy for every exam differs according to the syllabus. The preparation strategy of each candidate is different depending on the capacity of grabbing the topics. Depending on the candidate’s retaining power, aspirants will be eligible to general outline the KCET preparation tips that have been provided in the below space i.e. stated by various toppers over the years. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned points for strategizing last-minute preparation tips:

  • Candidates must work on weaker areas and devise a preparation strategy and follow it well.
  • Candidates must appear for a diagnostic test that must be evaluated by a mentor for better scoring in the final KCET exam.
  • Candidates must evaluate the mistakes i.e., made in diagnostic tests & thus identify the areas of weakness and strengths.
  • Candidates must attempt as many previous year question papers. This will increase the accuracy of the candidate and thus also boost the confidence level of students.
  • Candidates must trust the instinct and focus on revising instead of learning new topics.
  • Candidates must stay motivated and positive and thus even hold a lot of patience.
  • Applicants must stop spending plenty of time on one single question.

Exam Taking Strategy

KCET Exam- Exam Taking Strategy


Candidates who wish to appear for Karnataka Common Entrance Test usually come across questions like how to crack the KCET exam, what strategy one should follow. The tips and tricks for the KCET exam will help aspirants in preparing in an effective manner. This state-level exam helps aspirants in getting admission to various undergraduate programmes.


  • Make short notes, a smart way for studying and revising topics quickly.
  • Candidates must make a note of all the formulas that must be revised at the end of each day.
  • The candidate should cover topics and chapters and hence the candidate must make notes of the same.
  • Candidates must make a proper timetable i.e. more organization and disciplines.
  • Candidates must prepare for exams so candidates must put in six to eight hours of study time followed by a half an hour break.
  • Candidates must clear the doubts at regular intervals and should even appear for mock tests.
  • Candidates must manage the exam in a way that applicants go through all questions at least once.
  • By appearing for the previous year’s question papers, candidates will get the most authentic source of information.
  • Exam-taking strategy helps candidates to get familiar with the latest exam pattern and important questions.

KCET Detailed Plan

Important Instructions Regarding KCET Study Plan


In order to ace the exam, candidates must have knowledge of all the important topics. Having details of the syllabus and KCET’s latest exam pattern will ensure that candidates will score qualifying marks. KCET offers a good opportunity to all the aspirants who desire to seek admission into undergraduate courses. Let’s have a look at the preparation strategy according to the subject-wise.


KCET Preparation Tips for Chemistry:

  • Chemistry is one of the easiest subjects so applicants must study with full concentration.
  • Candidates must learn inorganic chemistry equations & reactions by heart.
  • Direct equations that are based on reactions are asked.Candidates must maintain a handbook of all formulas and equations.
  • Candidates must take the KCET mock test or sample papers.

KCET Preparation Tips For Physics:

  • Important and tricky subjects will help candidates in cracking the exam.
  • Be thorough with the NCERT books.
  • NCERT books cover all important topics of the syllabus.
  • Physics solutions require comparatively less effort and time.
  • Develop a list of derivations, formulae & experiments. Keep this handy for scoring well.
  • Revise all the concepts on a regular basis.
  • Topics that candidates must prepare are Semiconductors, interference & waves.

KCET Preparation Tips for Mathematics:

  • This section of the exam offers challenging integration problems which require the right technique to solve.
  • To ace the exam, applicants must find the right technique which can be a matter of ingenuity.
    Candidate must solve equations i.e. Trigonometric which must be done in a standard form.
  • If an equation is asked then the values in the option are put in the equation.
  • Candidates must find the answers by solving the sum.
  • Solve as many questions as possible before appearing for the exam. Candidates must enhance their speed by working on timely deadlines.

Study Plan Instructions Include the Following Tips:

  • Candidates must revise each topic effectively and even make notes of all important points.
  • By making short notes, applicants will be able to revise at the last hour of preparation.
  • Regular study is essential for clearing the exam for better scoring.
  • Begin the preparation for the subjects that need more concentration.
  • Appear for 2-3 mock tests per week.

Previous Year Analysis

Previous Year Analysis

KCET Exam- Previous Year Cut-off


Karnataka Examination Authority will release the KCET cut-off after this counselling procedure commences. The cut-off is the minimum mark that makes an individual eligible for seeking admission into various KCET participating institutes. KCET cut-off will help candidates in securing admission. This will make the KEA eligible to participate in the admission process.


Factors that determine the cut-off range mainly include:

  • difficulty level of KCET
  • number of candidates registered for the exam
  • the total number of seats available
  • the previous year cut-off trends.

KCET Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

KCET Exam - Counselling


Aspirants who manage to qualify for the KCET exam will receive a valid rank which allows them to participate in the counselling session. The counselling procedure of KCET mainly includes steps i.e. document verification of candidate, filling of choices, seat allotment, and reporting at institutes. During this procedure, applicants will have to make a choice of colleges and courses which have to be made according to preference. KEA will even conduct a second round of KCET counselling with extended rounds and special rounds. The procedure of seat allotment is done on the basis of KCET merit, preference, and availability of seats. 

Candidates who have qualified for the KCET exam must have a highlight of the exam. Let’s check the below-mentioned table for the highlights of KCET:


Exam conducting body

Karnataka Education Authority 

Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

No. of counselling rounds


Special quota

Supernumerary quota which can benefit General category students too 


Let’s have a look at the KCET Exam-counselling details:


  • Document Verification: Applicants after qualifying for the written exam of KCET will have to attend the KCET Counselling for the purpose of document verification. This procedure will be conducted via online mode only. Qualified candidates will have to verify the documents. After successful verification of the documents, authorities will provide candidates with a verification slip with a unique ID & Password.

Documents that have to be submitted includes:

  • Class 10th Marksheet
  • Class 12th Marksheet
  • Print out of Application form
  • Fee payment slip
  • KCET admit card
  • Caste certificate
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Residence certificate proof
  • Adhaar card
  • Domicile certificate
  • Sports certificate

2. Choice Filling & Locking: For commencing this step, candidates will have to log in to their account by using the User Id & password that has been provided during the time of document verification. Following this, candidates will be able to see the seat matrix based on the branch-wise & category-wise availability of seats. This ensures that qualified candidates will then have to fill up the college choices and lock them before the last day. Applicants must not randomly fill the choice instead they must be aware of the cut-off or closing rank of the previous year for making the right choice.


3. Seat Allotment: Exam conducting body, KEA ,will conduct a round of mock seat allotment. This is done to make candidates get an idea about the counselling process. Applicants will be offered a chance to modify their choice after the mock seat allotment is done. This is done on the basis of rank, preferences, and availability of seats. The exam conducting body will give an allotment letter to the selected qualified candidates.


4. Reporting to the allotted centres: Reporting to the allotted colleges is the last step of counselling and this involves necessary documents and allotment letters. Applicants will then have to pay an application fee at the college for confirming or booking the seat.


KCET Exam- Instructions for Document Upload


  • Candidates must upload all the documents as per the eligibility and the required details.
  • Documents to be uploaded in a form of PDF and should not exceed 1MB size.
  • Documents must be scanned properly before uploading the same.
  • Upload the document on the website portal against the specific document mentioned.
  • Candidates must ensure that they preview all the documents and must then click on the confirm button. For the declaration, the applicant will receive the OTP that needs to be done after uploading the documents.
  • Once the documents are submitted, confirmation has been declared.
  • The candidate must print the acknowledgement slip.


KCET Important Dates

About Exam

KCET Notification Dates

KCET Exam- Important Dates

KEA will release the exam schedule on the official website. Candidates who wish to appear for the KCET exam must have a clear hands-on over the latest exam schedule. This will reduce the chances of aspirants missing out on any important events. Eligible candidates must check all the valuable information regarding the exam schedule. Aspirants must keep a regular track of the KCET exam schedule. In the space below, we have mentioned a tentative schedule of the exam which will give a rough idea about the dates when an aspirant must be active to be available for all the important events.


Let’s have a look at the below tentative schedule for the KCET exam.

Events Dates
Release of Application Form April 18, 2022
Last Date to Fill KCET Application Form June 13, 2022
KCET 2022 Application Form Correction Dates May 21 to 24, 2022
KCET Admit Card 2022 Availability June 2, 2022
Submission of Special Category Original Certificates on Specified Dates June 2 to 8, 2022
KCET Exam Date 2022 June 16, 17, and 18, 2022
KCET Answer Key Dates June 22 to 25, 2022
KCET Final Answer Key July 30, 2022
Declaration of KCET Result 2022 July 30, 2022
Document Verification for KCET Counselling August 22 to September 7, 2022


Applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for filling the application form. Interested candidates must possess the minimum eligibility conditions for meeting the admission criteria.

Upon registration, candidates will receive the login ID & Password. The KCET application form is one of the most crucial steps for registering successfully. Applicants must visit the official website and fill out the application form via online mode.

  • KCET Admit Card: KEA released the KCET admit card on the official website via online mode on June 2, 2022. Applicants who have filled the application form successfully before the last date were able to download the same from the official website by entering credentials such as application number and date of birth. Hall ticket acts as an essential document to enter the KCET exam center on the KCET exam day which is necessary for appearing in the exam. Admit card contains all the important details such as the name of the candidate, application number, roll number, signature, etc.
  • KCET Exam Date: KCET 2022 exam was conducted from June 16 to 18, 2022 Each paper has 60 questions that have to be completed in a frame of 80 minutes which 10 minutes mainly includes the time for filling the OMR sheet.
  • KCET Result Date: KEA announced the KCET exam results on July 30, 2022. Applicants can check the KCET result via online mode by entering the login credentials i.e. application number and date of birth. The result mainly includes scores of each paper i.e. Maths, Physics, Chemistry. The result will show the subject that will appear along with total marks in the exam and the rank.
  • KCET Counselling Dates: Candidates who are qualified on the basis of the score are eligible to appear for the counselling rounds. Applicants are advised to keep an eye on the KCET Exam counselling procedure. Qualified selected candidates will have to make a choice for colleges as per the exam authority and this will allow seats through a centralized online counselling method on the basis of merit list.

Applicants are highly advised to be updated on exam dates of KCET to not miss out on any important events.

KCET Application Form Filling - Start & End Date

KCET application form date: Second week of June

Last date to fill KCET application form: Second week of July

KCET Exam Date

KCET Exam Date: June 16 to 18, 2022

KCET Result Date

KCET Result Date: July 30, 2022

KCET Application Process

About Exam

KCET- Application Process


KCET Application form was released by the Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) in May, 2022. Interested candidates must fill out and register successfully for appearing in the KCET exam. Interested eligible candidates must follow the steps like KCET registration, filing of the form, uploading documents, fee payment & submission of the KCET application form. Applicants must commence the registration procedure upon finding them eligible for the KCET exam. The KCET application form can be filled in two stages.


Steps that candidate must follow for successful registration include:


  • Registration:

Applicants must successfully complete the KCET exam on the official website by entering the basic, personal, and academic details.


For successful registration, candidates must click on “New User”. Read all the given valuable instructions and click on “Proceed to apply online”.


Select the nationality of the aspirant and then enter the 13 digits “ Student number that is issued from PUE Department that has to be entered by candidates appearing for PUC-2 exam.


After this, candidates must enter details such as candidate name, birth date, email address, mobile number, password, security question, and then click on submit. After performing all these activities, candidates will receive the KCET application number and User Id on a registered email or mobile number.

  • Filling of KCET Form:

In this step, candidates must fill in all the required details as per the documents that the candidate has to be uploaded. Candidates must enter all the valid information.


Personal details that have to be filled in include nationality, Mother’s tongue. Religion, annual income of the family, reservation category, caste name, category, eligibility clause code, select exam centres, details of a qualifying exam, year of passing, eligibility to claim reservation, the total number of completed years of study in Karnataka, etc.

  • KCET - Contact Details:

Candidates must fill in all the relevant contact information i.e. address, name of the district, state, pin code, phone number, email, the district where you appeared for Class 12th, Native State, Native District, etc.

  • KCET - Educational Details:

Applicants who have registered for KCET must fill in all the educational details such as the name of attended school or college, year of passing, classes studied in a particular school, year to year study.


After filling in all the details, candidates must click on “Save & Next”.

  • Uploading scanned documents:

To smoothly commence the application procedure, candidates will have to upload the scanned image of signature, left thumb impression, parent signature, left thumb impression as it is mentioned by the authority.

  • Fees Payment:

Fee payment is the last step of KCET registration. Applicants must pay the application fee via online mode i.e. through credit card or debit card. Candidates who wish to make an offline payment will have to download the E-challan and pay the same at the branches of the State Bank of India.




GM, 2A, 2B,3A,3B candidates

INR 500

SC/ST/CAT-1 candidates

INR 250

Female candidates 

INR 250

Applicants outside Karnataka

INR 750

Applicants outside India

INR 5000

Candidates can even check the KCET application fee here.

  • Submission of Form:

After entering all the fields, the candidate must review all the details and if any error occurs, the candidate must make corrections using the “Edit Application Form” button. Applicants will then have to accept the declaration and make the final submission. 

Candidates must have a printout of the same and must be attested by the School principal and this has to be produced at the time of counselling. 


The list of Important Documents required for KCET involves:





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Errors that must be avoided during KCET Registration:

  • The candidate must fill in all the fields that have “*” marks on them.
  • Applicants must avoid entering any wrong spelling errors as some information cannot be edited later during the time the correction window opens.
  • Candidates must click on save and continue all the fields of the registration form.
  • While making a final submission, candidates must double-check all the fields and submit all the documents effectively.

KCET Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification

Educational Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have passed the Class 12 or PUC-2 examination. Candidates who are in the Class 12th or PUC-2 examination are also eligible to apply for the KCET exam.
  • Applicants who have passed the qualifying examination from Karnataka State open university are ineligible to apply. 
  • Applicants must have Maths and Physics as an essential compulsory subject in Class 12 along with any optional subjects such as Chemistry or Biology as one of the languages of study. 

Nativity (Admission to Government Seats)

  • Applicants who have studied in Government educational schools or Government recognized institutes in the state of Karnataka for a minimum period of seven academic years i.e. commencing from Class 1 to PUC-2. Candidate must have even appeared and passed Class 10th from Karnataka State. 
  • Applicants must have studied & passed Class 11th or Class 12th within the state of Karnataka from an educational institution or recognized by the State Government and either parent must have studied in Karnataka for a time frame of seven years. 
  • Applicants who are children of Defence personnel, who have worked in Karnataka for a time frame of one year in Karnataka during two years of study of candidates in Class 11th and 12th. 
  • Candidates whose parents belong to Wards of serving or are retired employees in Central Armed Police Force Services had mentioned their hometown in Karnataka. Candidates will then have to submit the domicile certificate.

KCET Eligibility Criteria for Different Categories:

Candidates of Jammu & Kashmir: Applicants who are students of J&K must show the proof of migration that they have received from the Jurisdiction District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner of any state in India. 

Eligibility Criteria Related to Mother Tongue:

  • Applicants whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu, or Kodava & must have resided and studied for a duration of 7 years in a time frame between Class 1st to Class 12th in any disputed Kannada speaking area. Candidates will have to undergo and clear the Kannada Language test. 
  • Applicants must have studied 10 academic years in the Kannada language between 1st to 10th standard outside Karnataka must not appear for the Kannada language test. 

Eligibility Criteria of candidates- State & Central Government Employees

  • The candidate who is a child of an employee of Union Government or of the union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking and the parent transferred in any part of the country for a minimum period of one year during Class 11th & Class 12th standard of the candidate. 

KCET Course-wise Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates who are seeking admission to KCET must check the below column for having detailed information about the course-wise eligibility criteria.


Course Name

Eligibility Conditions


Candidates must have completed Class 12th with a score of 45% in subjects such as Chemistry, Maths, Biology, or Biotechnology.

In Class 12th, English must be a compulsory language.

SC/ST, minimum qualify marks is 40%. 


Applicants must have scored at least 50% marks in subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.

Applicants must have appeared for NATA or JEE Main Paper 2. 

Candidates who belong to SC/ST category must have 45% marks. 

B.Sc Agriculture

B.Sc Horticulture


B.Tech Dairy Technology

B.Tech Biotechnology

B.Sc forestry

B.Sc Sericulture

Applicants must have passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as essential subjects. 

Admission through Agriculture Quota, candidate must have to undergo Practice test

B.VSc & AH 

Applicants must have passed Class 12th with Biology, Physics, Chemistry & English as major subjects. 

Candidates will have to appear for practical tests for B.VSc & AH applicants.


Applicants must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as one of the major subjects in Class 12th. 

Candidates who belong to General Category must score 45% in Class 12th and must score at least 40% for SC or ST category. 

Lateral Entry B.Pharma

Candidates must have passed Diploma in Pharmacy

Naturopathy & Yoga

Candidates must have passed Class 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as main subjects


KCET Admit Card

Admit Card

KCET Exam- Admit Card

KCET admit card will be released by Karnataka Examinations Authority on the official website. To download the KCET admit card, applicants must enter the login credentials such as registration number and date of birth.  

Admit card contains all the important information like exam date and time, address, exam center, and other details such as signature, name, and exam guidelines. Applicants will not be granted entry to the exam center premises. KCET admit card will be accessed via online mode. 

KEA will not send the admit card via offline mode i.e. post or courier to any candidate. Admit card is made available to the aspirants who have successfully filled the registration form. Applicants usually get limited time to download the admit card. 


Candidates will even be required to carry photo identity proof in the form of an Aadhaar card, PAN card, driving license, etc. Candidates must keep a hold over the admit card as retaining this is important to commence the counselling procedure.


Candidates who wish to appear for the KCET exam must download the same by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Applicants must visit the official website.
  • Click on the KCET admit card link on the website homepage.
  • Candidates must enter the registration number along with the date of birth.
  • After entering all the details, the KCET admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the hall ticket and place a printout of the same.

After downloading the same, the candidate must verify all the details that are printed on the admit card. If candidates find any discrepancy in the admit card regarding the details, then applicants must get in touch with the exam conducting official i.e. KEA.


Candidate must send an email with all the details and errors that have to be rectified.


Candidates must contact the below-mentioned details i.e:

Contact Number: 080-23460460
E-mail ID: [email protected]


Details Mentioned in KCET Admit Card

Applicants who are interested in appearing for KCET will find all details i.e. related to the admit card. A list of all details are mentioned below:

  • Exam date and time
  • Address of exam venue
  • Registration details
  • Candidate name, photo, and signature
  • Exam day guidelines

Important points related to KCET admit card includes the following points:

  • Applicants must carry a KCET admit card before appearing for the exam.
  • No aspirant will be granted entry to the exam premises or venue without an admit card.
  • Applicants must not change any details on the admit card of the KCET exam.
  • Applicants must not share admit cards with any other person.
  • Candidates must keep the admit card retained till the admission procedure is commenced.

Often it is observed that some candidates forget the login credentials. If any of these details are missing, then applicants must check the confirmation page. To know the Application number, applicants must check the application form printout.

Steps to retrieve the password includes:

  • Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Candidates must go to the login window & click on the “Forgot password” option.
  • Candidates will have to enter the user ID, secret question, an answer that is submitted during the registration procedure.
  • Enter the captcha i.e. mentioned on the screen and click on the submit option.
  • Applicants must note the password which is displayed on the screen.




KCET Exam Centres

KCET Exam Centers 

KEA announced the KCET exam centers as the KCET exam 2022 will be conducted at 53 centres. KEA will release the list of KCET exams on the official website. Applicants must check the exam centres list that will be selected according to the choices made during the registration procedure. Exam centers will be done depending on the choice that is selected by the aspirants. Applicants must check the complete list of the exam centers for smooth commencing of the KCET registration. 

The selected exam centers will not be changed after the final submission of the online application form. KCET exam center is allotted depending on the selection of aspirants and the availability of the centres. 

Key points related to KCET Exam centers include:


  • No change in the exam center will be entertained at the last stage.
  • Candidates who are seeking eligibility under Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses must appear for the exam in the center that is in Bangalore.
  • Applicants must select the test center i.e. situated in the same district from where the applicant has qualified PUC or Class 12th standard and equivalent examination.
  • Details that are associated with the exam centres will be mentioned on the hall ticket. 

Let’s have a look at the list of KCET Exam centers:

























































Candidates must choose the relevant exam centers from the above-mentioned list.

KCET Cut-off

Cut off

KCET 2022 Expected Cut-off

KCET- Cut-off 

KCET cut-off is the minimum marks that an aspirant must score for getting admission into undergraduate courses in the government sector. This acts as an eligible criterion for seeking admission into KCET participating institutes. Applicants must check the KCET cut off from the official website as this is released in the form of a PDF. Candidates who manage to meet the KCET cut-off will be eligible to secure admission. Candidates who secure the minimum cut-off will have more chances of getting admission to the allotted preferred seats. 

Certain factors that must be taken into consideration for determining the KCET cut-off:

  • The difficulty level of KCET 
  • The registered number of candidates
  • Total number of seats
  • Previous year cut-off
  • Performance of candidates. 

Candidates who are preparing for the KCET exam must be well versed with the expected cut-off. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned tabular representation for knowing the KCET expected cut-off for the upcoming exam.



Expected Cut-off











On the basis of the marks secured by the aspirants, a candidate will be shortlisted on the marks scored by them.

Previous Year Cut-off

KCET Exam- Previous Year Cut-off 

KCET aspirants must check the KCET exam of the previous year. Read this article carefully for checking the KCET exam. 


KCET Exam Result

Exam Result

KCET Result Dates

KCET Result 

KCET results were declared on July 30, 2022 For checking the KCET result, applicants will have to enter the login credentials i.e. Registration number. KCET results mainly contain subject-wise scores, total scores, and ranks that are obtained by them. Applicants will even be able to check the marks and ranks. Qualified shortlisted aspirants will be eligible to participate in the counselling session. Final seat allotment will be commenced on the basis of the KCET ranks i.e. secured by them depending on the preferences and availability of seats. 


KCET Result- How to Check KCET Result?

The KCET result is released on the official website. The candidate must follow the below steps for checking the result:

  • Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Candidates must click on KCET results via the link on the homepage.
  • Candidates must enter the registration number and click on the submit option. 
  • A new result window will open on the screen. 
  • Candidates must download the KCET exam result and take a printout for future use. 

Details mentioned on KCET Result:

Applicants must be well versed with the type of information that is mentioned in the result. Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned details that are printed on the same:

  • Candidate name
  • Subject-wise score
  • Total score obtained
  • Rank secured by a candidate

KCET Result- How to Raise Objections

Candidates who find any discrepancy in the result can raise objections against the same. Candidates will be able to raise objections in the below-mentioned issues:

  • Change in qualifying examination marks
  • Rank missing on KCET result
  • Incorrect marked version code of KCET question paper. 

KCET Result- How to Challenge the Result?

Applicants must challenge KCET results within three days of the release of the result. Applicants will have to challenge the result as per the guidelines issued by KEA. The results of these candidates will be issued later. 


KCET Merit List


KCET merit list will be prepared on the basis of the scores acquired by the candidate in the entrance test. KCET merit list contains all the marks that are obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The current year merit list will be applicable to get admission in the 2021-22 year. KCET merit list i.e. prepared by KEA is by giving 50:50 weightage to the qualifying marks. 

KCET Result- Key Points: 

  • KCET results will contain all the details of the subject-wise scores, total scores, and CET rank of aspirants.
  • Aspirants can raise an objection in case of any error in the qualifying marks, missing rank, or any wrong version code of the KCET question paper.
  • Candidates will be given three days to raise objections after the declaration of the result. 

Applicants who are shortlisted on the basis of KCET results will be eligible to appear in the counselling session. The authority will release the KCET counselling schedule separately. 

KCET Counselling

Karnataka Examination Authority will conduct KCET counselling sessions via online mode. The procedure of counselling mainly includes steps of online registration, document verification, choice filling, and locking. 


Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is KCET only for aspirants belonging to Karnataka?

Ans: Aspirants who have completed a minimum of 7 years of schooling from Karnataka are thereby eligible for KCET. Candidates who don't belong to Karnataka are also eligible provided that they must fulfill the eligibility criteria. 

Q: Is there any minimum number of KCET Exams allowed?

Ans: Karnataka Examination Authority has not specified any minimum number of attempts. Hence there is no limit on attempting the KCET exam. 

Q: Is KCET also for lateral entry into engineering colleges?

Ans: KCET is conducted for admission into the first year of engineering and other courses. There is no provision for lateral entry admissions by KCET. 

Q: How can I download the KCET admit card?

Ans: KCET admit card can be downloaded from the official website by entering the KCET application number and date of birth. 

Q: What is the syllabus of the KCET exam prescribed by KEA?

Ans: KCET syllabus is mainly based on the syllabus of the first and second PUC i.e. Pre-University courses that are specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. 



KCET - Exam Instructions:

  • Before appearing for the exam, candidates must be well versed with the exam instructions for smooth commencing of the same.
  • Candidates must wear masks at all times inside the exam center.
  • Applicants must be present at the premises at least two hours before the final commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates must use blue or black ink ball points to fill the OMR sheet.
  • Aspirants must take the allotted seats in the exam hall after the first bell.
  • No applicant will be allowed to enter the hall after the third bell.
  • In the first 10 minutes of the exam, candidates must fill in the CET number, version code, and the serial number of the booklet on the OMR sheet.
  • Candidates must carry an admit card from KCET along with a valid ID card.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the Kannada language test will also need to carry a relevant photocopy of their parent’s marks card and study certificate etc.
  • No electronic devices are allowed in the examination venue. 


List of Educational Institutes Accepting KCET 2022 Scores

About Exam

List of Schools/Colleges

KCET- Participating Institutes

Karnataka Examination Authority prescribes the KCET participating institute with counselling schedule. Candidates appearing in the exam for admission in B.Tech courses in Karnataka must know about the different colleges in which they can get admission. The total number of participating institutes is 252 and 42 engineering colleges in Karnataka. 

Candidates who wish to check the KCET Government and Private colleges must click here.

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