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KCET or Karnataka Common Entrance Test is 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 (KEA) is the exam conducting body of the KCET exam. To get admission into different private or government institutions or colleges, aspirants must qualify for the KCET exam. This offline mode exam is conducted all across the designated exam centres.
Karnataka Education Authority or KEA will release the latest brochure that involves all the valuable information regarding the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centres, rejection criteria, etc.
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. To get into the exam details, 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|
|Total number of questions||180 MCQs|
Some of the latest updates regarding KCET 2023 are given below,
The latest updates regarding KCET 2022 are given below,
KEA will release the exam schedule on the official website. Candidates who wish to appear for the KCET exam must have 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 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 look at the tentative schedule below for the KCET exam.
|Release of Application Form||January 1st week, 2023|
|Last Date to Fill KCET Application Form||February 2nd week, 2023|
|KCET 2023 Application Form Correction Dates||February 2nd week, 2023|
|KCET Admit Card 2023 Availability||February third week, 2023|
|Submission of Special Category Original Certificates on Specified Dates||February fourth week, 2023|
|KCET Exam Date 2023||March first week, 2023|
|KCET Answer Key Dates||April first week, 2023|
|KCET Final Answer Key||April second week, 2023|
|Declaration of KCET Result 2023||April third or fourth week, 2023|
|Document Verification for KCET Counselling||May first week, 2023|
Applicants are highly advised to be updated on the exam dates of KCET to not miss out on any important events.
The exam date for KCET 2023 is,
KCET Exam Date: March 2023 (tentative)
The result date for KCET 2023 is April 2023.
KCET 2023 eligibility criteria must be adhered to by the candidates to successfully complete their application. The educational qualification, domicile and categorical criteria are listed below.
Nativity (Admission to Government Seats)
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:
Eligibility Criteria of Candidates- State and Central Government Employees
KCET Course-wise Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who are seeking admission to KCET must check the KCET eligibility for detailed information about the course-wise eligibility criteria.
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 by PUE Department that has to be entered by candidates appearing for the PUC-2 exam.
After this, candidates must enter details such as candidate name, birth date, email address, mobile number, password, and 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.
KCET Application form will be released by the Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) tentatively in January 2023. Interested candidates must fill out and register successfully to appear 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 themselves eligible for the KCET exam. The KCET application form can be filled in two stages.
Candidates must follow the steps for successful registration, including
In this step, candidates must fill in all the required details as per the documents that they have uploaded. Candidates must enter all the valid information.
Personal details that must be filled in include nationality, mother 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.
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.
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 “Save and Next”.
To commence the application procedure smoothly, candidates must upload the scanned image of their signature, left thumb impression, parent signature, and left thumb impression as the authority mentions it.
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, which must be produced at the time of counselling.
Fee payment is the last step of KCET registration. Applicants must pay the application fee online, i.e. through a 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 State Bank of India branches.
|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|
KCET usually tests aspirants’ knowledge related to subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Biology. Candidates can find the detailed exam pattern.
Questions asked in the exam will be objective and have 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 for the KCET exam. Applicants who wish to appear for this must be aware of the exam pattern, which will help candidates score well.
The KCET exam pattern contains all the important details, such as the exam duration, 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 tests 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:
Let’s have a look at below-mentioned tabular representation below that shows the KCET Exam pattern here.
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Mathematics or Biology||60||60|
The duration of each paper of KCET is 80 minutes, of which 10 minutes extra are provided to the candidate for reading and filling 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 glimpse the below-mentioned points:
This is a basic level test conducted to check candidates’ efficiency 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.
KEA, the exam conducting authority, usually prescribes the detailed syllabus of KCET 2023 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 on 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 and PUC-2. KCET syllabus has been subjected to different changes. Due to COVID-19, a reduction of 30% in the syllabus has been observed in PUC-1 and PUC-2. For the complete syllabus, candidates can check the KCET exam syllabus 2023.
Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned syllabus according to PUC-1:
|Physics||Units & Measurement
Motion in Straight line
Motion in Plane
Laws of Motion
System of Particles & Rotational Motion
Mechanical Properties of Solids
Mechanical properties Fluid
Thermal properties matter
|Chemistry||Structure of Atom
Classification of elements & periodicity
States of Matter
Chemical Bonding & Molecular structure
The S block elements
The P-block elements
Principle of Mathematical Induction
Complex numbers & Quadratic equations
Permutations & combinations
Introduction to 3- Dimensional Geometry
Limits & Derivatives
|Biology||Diversity in Living World
Structural organisations in Plants & Animals
Cell: structure & Functions
Candidates must download the syllabus of PUC-1 for having knowledge of the detailed syllabus of all the subjects. This will help aspirants to have knowledge of the deleted topics for the selected topics.
Candidates must be familiar with the PUC-2 syllabus to appear in the KCET exam.
Let’s have a look at the below-mentioned syllabus according to PUC-2:
|Physics||Electric Charges & Fields
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance
Moving Charges & Magnetism
Ray Optics & Optical Instruments
Dual Nature of Radiation & Matter
General Principles and processes of Isolation
The p- block elements
The d- and F- block elements
Haloalkanes & Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones & Carboxylic acid
|Mathematics||Relations & Functions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Continuity & Differentiability
Application of Derivatives
Application of Integrals
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.
The KEA prescribed syllabus plays an important role in preparation for 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.
Candidates can find the important books to prepare for KCET 2023 exam:
The important books to prepare for the Physics section of the KCET 2023 exam are listed below.
The important books to prepare for the Chemistry section of the KCET 2023 exam are listed below.
The important books to prepare for the Mathematics section of the KCET 2023 exam are listed below.
Apart from the above-mentioned books, you can also refer to some of the other best books, including MTG KCET books and Arihant KCET books, listed below.
(1) Arihant KCET Books
– Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance Solved Papers by Arihant Publications
– NCERT Exemplar Problems-Solutions Mathematics/Chemistry/Physics/Biology class 12th from Arihant KCET books
(2)KCET Reference Books by Annapurna Experts
– KCET Chapterwise Previous Questions with Solutions by Annapurna Experts.
(3)MTG KCET Books
– Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering by MTG
– Karnataka CET Explorer Medical from MTG KCET books
– 15 years Karnataka CET Chapterwise Solutions PCM from MTG KCET books
Candidates can find the latest papers here. Candidates can check the KCET previous year question papers with solutions pdf from 2009 to 2021 can be downloaded from the table below:
|Year||KCET Last Year Papers||KCET Answer Key|
|KCET Physics 2021 Answer Key
KCET Chemistry 2021 Answer Key
KCET Maths 2021 Answer Key
|KCET Physics 2020 Answer Key
KCET Chemistry 2020 Answer Key
KCET Maths 2020 Answer Key
|KCET 2019 Answer Key|
|KCET 2018 Answer Key|
|KCET 2017 Answer Key|
Applicants should apply for KCET 2023 online. The aspirants can only submit only one application as multiple application forms will be rejected. Any attempt to violate this rule can lead to the aspirant being disqualified, with the Karnataka Education Authority taking legal action.
Candidates should have the following documents ready before completing the online application form:
All the applicants who have submitted the online applications and paid the fees will be allowed to appear for KCET 2023.
KCET 2023 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 in 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 preparation tips, which help aspirants to prepare well and strategise a good study plan in a way that does not leave any stone unturned. Let’s read the preparation tips:
Aspirants must build rock-solid proof that helps aspirants in scoring well. This ensures that the candidate is well prepared and scores well. Candidates should use 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 can score well. Candidates must stick to the plan and should not procrastinate the same.
The preparation strategy for every exam differs according to the syllabus. The preparation strategy of each candidate is different depending on the capacity to grab 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 strategising last-minute preparation tips:
KCET admit Karnataka Examinations Authority will release card on the official website. To download the KCET admit card, applicants must enter their login credentials, such as registration number and date of birth.
Admit card contains all the important information like exam date and time, address, exam centre, and other details such as signature, name, and exam guidelines. Applicants will not be granted entry to the exam centre 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 out 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:
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.
Candidates must send an email with all the details and errors that must be rectified.
Candidates must contact the below-mentioned details i.e.:
Contact Number: 080-23460460
Applicants who are interested in appearing for KCET will find all details, i.e. related to the admit card. A list of all details is mentioned below:
Some of the important points are as follows.
Often it is observed that some candidates forget their 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:
KEA announced the KCET exam centres as the KCET exam 2023 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 centres will be done depending on the choice that is selected by the aspirants. Applicants must check the complete list of exam centres for the smooth commencing of the KCET registration.
The selected exam centres will not be changed after the final submission of the online application form. KCET exam centre is allotted depending on the selection of aspirants and the availability of the centres.
Key points related to KCET exam centres include:
Let’s have a look at the list of KCET exam centres:
Candidates must choose the relevant exam centres from the above-mentioned list.
KCET results will be declared by KEA. 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 they obtain. Applicants will even be able to check the marks and ranks.
The KCET result is released on the official website. The candidate must follow the below steps to check the 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:
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:
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 Result- Key Points:
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.
The KCET 2023 toppers list will be released after the KCET results are declared on the official website. Candidates can go through the below tables to find the previous year’ KCET Toppers list:
KCET 2022 Toppers List – Engineering
|Atmakuri Venkata Madhi||98.11%|
|Mahesh Kumar V||97.17%|
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 2023-24 year. KCET merit list, i.e. prepared by KEA by giving 50:50 weightage to the qualifying marks.
Qualified shortlisted aspirants will be eligible to participate in the counselling session. The counselling procedure of KCET mainly includes steps, i.e. document verification of candidates, 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
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
No. of counselling rounds
Super-numerary quota which can benefit General category students too
Let’s have a look at the KCET counselling details:
Documents that have to be submitted include:
The examination body, KEA, will conduct a round of mock seat allotment. This is done to give 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 based on rank, preferences, and availability of seats. The exam conducting body will give an allotment letter to the selected qualified candidates.
Karnataka Examination Authority prescribes the KCET participating institute with a counselling schedule. Candidates appearing in the exam for admission in B.Tech courses in Karnataka must know about the colleges in which they can get admission. The total number of participating institutes is 252, and 42 engineering colleges in Karnataka.
Let us look at some frequently asked questions about KCET 2023.
Q: Is KCET only for aspirants belonging to Karnataka?
Ans: Aspirants who have completed a minimum of 7 years of schooling from Karnataka are eligible for KCET. Candidates who don’t belong to Karnataka are also eligible, provided they must fulfil 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 admits 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 first and second PUC syllabus, i.e. Pre-University courses specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
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