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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 8-02-2024
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 8-02-2024

About KCET 2024 Exam

About Exam

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 across the designated exam centres.

KCET 2024 Overview


Karnataka Education Authority or KEA will release the latest brochure that comprises 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.

Particulars Details
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 Offline
Total number of questions 180 MCQs

Latest Update About KCET 2024

Exam Pattern

Some of the latest updates regarding KCET 2024 are given below,

KCET Exam 2024 Important Dates

Exam Syllabus

KEA released 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 exam schedule, 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 official KCET 2024 schedule below:

Particulars Important Dates
KCET 2024 Notification January 10, 2024
KCET 2024 Application Form January 10, 2024
KCET 2024 Last Date to Apply February 10, 2024
February 20, 2024 (Extended)
KCET 2024 Last Date to Pay Fee February 14, 2024
February 23, 2024 (Extended)
KCET 2024 Admit Card April 5, 2024
KCET 2024 Exam Date April 18 and 19, 2024
KCET 2024 Answer Key To Be Notified

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

KCET Exam Date 2024

The exam date for KCET 2024 is April 18, 19, and 20, 2024.

KCET Result Date 2024

The result for KCET 2024 will be declared on May 20, 2024.

KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Study Plan to Maximise Score

KCET 2024 eligibility criteria must be adhered to by the candidates to successfully complete their application. The educational qualification, domicile and categorical criteria are listed below.

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 subjects 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 recognised institutes in the state of Karnataka for a minimum period of seven academic years, i.e. commencing from Class 1 to PUC-2. The candidate must have even appeared and passed Class 10th from Karnataka State. 
  • Applicants must have studied and passed Class 11th or Class 12th within the state of Karnataka from an educational institution or recognised 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 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 and 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 and must not appear for the Kannada language test. 

Eligibility Criteria of Candidates- State and 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 and Class 12th standard of the candidate. 

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. 

KCET 2024 Online Registration

Previous Year Analysis

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 2024 Application Form

The KCET application form was released by the Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) on January 10, 2024. Candidates must fill out and register successfully to appear in the KCET exam until January 20, 2024 (revised date). 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

  • Filling of KCET Form:

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.

  • 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.

  • 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, and year-to-year study.

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

  • Uploading Scanned Documents:

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.

  • 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, which must be produced at the time of counselling. 

KCET 2023 Fee Submission

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.

Category Fees
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 2024 Exam Pattern

Topper List Success Stories

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:

  • KCET is an offline exam, i.e., a 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 the tabular representation below that shows the KCET Exam pattern here.

Subjects Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics or Biology 60 60
Total 180 180

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 the 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. 

KCET 2024 Exam Syllabus

Exam counselling

KEA, the exam conducting authority, usually prescribes the detailed syllabus of KCET 2024 that contains all the detailed topics for entrance. The authorities usually prescribe the KCET syllabus, which is further divided into three sections, i.e., Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and even Biology. Aspirants must 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. The KCET syllabus has been subjected to different changes. Earlier, due to COVID-19, a reduction of 30% in the syllabus was observed in PUC-1 and PUC-2. For the complete syllabus, candidates can check the KCET syllabus 2024.

Candidates must download the syllabus of PUC-1 to know the detailed syllabus of all the subjects. This will help aspirants to know about 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-1 and PUC-2: 

KEA Physics Syllabus:

1st Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024 2nd Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024
Physical World
Units and Measurements
Motion in a Straight Line
Motion in a Plane
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy & Power
Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion Gravitation
Mechanical Properties of Solids
Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Thermal Properties of Matter
Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Current Electricity
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction
Alternating Current
Electromagnetic Waves
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Wave Optics
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Semiconductor Electronics
Communication Systems

KEA Chemistry Syllabus:

1st Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024 2nd Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure States of Matter Gases and Liquids Thermodynamics
Redox reactions
s – Block Elements
Some p – Block Elements
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles & Techniques
Environmental chemistry
Solid State
Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p-Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Phenols and Ethers
Ketones and Carboxylic acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life

KEA Maths Syllabus:

1st Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024 2nd Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2024
Sets, Relations & Functions
Trigonometric Functions
Principle of Mathematical Induction
Complex numbers and Quadratic equations Linear Inequalities
Permutations and Combination
Binomial Theorem
Sequence & Series
Straight Lines
Conic Sections
Introduction to 3D-Geometry
Limits & Derivatives
Mathematical Reasoning
Relations & Functions,
Inverse Trigonometric functions
Continuity and Differentiability
Application of Derivatives
Application of Integrals
Differential Equations
Vector Algebra
Three Dimensional Geometry
Linear Programming

KEA Biology Syllabus:

The living world Animal Kingdom
Biological classification Structural organisation in animals
Plant Kingdom Body fluids and circulation
Cell cycle and Cell division Chemical Coordination and integration
Morphology of flowering plants Neural control and coordination
Locomotion and movement Breathing and exchange of gases
Anatomy of flowering plants Mineral nutrition
Excretory products and their elimination Transport in Plants
Cell – The unit of life Respiration in plants
Biomolecules Digestion and Absorption
Photosynthesis in higher plants Plant – Growth and Development

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 exam topics will help candidates manage their time well by preparing.

Important KCET Books 2024

Exam talks

Student Talks: Toppers & Revivers

Candidates can find the important books to prepare for KCET 2024 exam:


The important books to prepare for the Physics section of the KCET 2024 exam are listed below.

  • NCERT Textbooks of Physics (Class 11 & 12)
  • Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics (Class 11 & 12)
  • Physics for 1st Year PUC by AS Govind
  • S.Chand’s Principles of Physics
  • Physics for Karnataka CET and COMDEK by K. L. Gomber and K. L. Gogia
  • Fundamentals of Physics by S Chand


The important books to prepare for the Chemistry section of the KCET 2024 exam are listed below.

  • NCERT Chemistry Textbooks for Class 11 & 12.
  • Pradeep’s New Course Chemistry.
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry.
  • Chemistry for 1st Year PUC by Prof. Somashekara Prasad.


The important books to prepare for the Mathematics section of the KCET 2024 exam are listed below.

  • NCERT Mathematics Textbooks for Class 11 & 12.
  • Mathematics by Dinesh.
  • Mathematics for 1st Year PUC BY Dr PG Umarani
  • CET by Bosco

Other Important Books for KCET 2024

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

KCET Previous Year Papers

About Exam

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
2021 Physics
KCET Physics 2021 Answer Key
KCET Chemistry 2021 Answer Key
KCET Maths 2021 Answer Key
2020 Physics
KCET Physics 2020 Answer Key
KCET Chemistry 2020 Answer Key
KCET Maths 2020 Answer Key
2019 Physics
KCET 2019 Answer Key
2018 Physics
KCET 2018 Answer Key
2017 Physics
KCET 2017 Answer Key

KCET 2024 Dos and Don’ts — Guidelines for Exam

Applicants should apply for KCET 2024 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:

  • A computer/laptop with a stable internet connection.
  • Qualification details
  • A clear passport photograph (scanned copy) in JPG/JPEG format (size from 10–200 kb).
  • A scanned copy of signature JPG/JPEG format (size from 4–30 kb)
  • A scanned copy of Class 12 or an equivalent admit card/mark sheet (size from 50–500 kb)
  • Valid Email ID
  • Net banking account, UPI, or a valid debit/credit card 
  • Valid mobile number

Please Note:

  • The final submission of the online application form will remain incomplete if all the steps are not completed.
  • The application fee will not be refunded once it has been paid.
  • The entire application process for KCET is online, and candidates are not required to send/submit copies of the document(s) to Karnataka Education Authority through post/fax/email.

All the applicants who have submitted the online applications and paid the fees will be allowed to appear for KCET 2024.

KCET 2024 Preparation Tips

About Exam

The KCET 2024 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 or well-versed in the same. Without an 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 KCET 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:

  • Complete the syllabus: The syllabus of KCET is just similar to what the students have studied in Class 11th and Class 12th. Hence candidates must prepare the full syllabus once they wrap the preparation for 10+2 boards.
  • Analyse the maximum weightage topics: It is highly recommended that aspiring students cover all the topics in the KCET syllabus. Covering all the topics makes it important that the exam is prepared well, giving a better start to avoiding 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 become aware of the latest exam pattern and even be aware that the OMR sheet must be filled.
  • Previous year papers: Candidates must even practice the previous year’s question papers to attain 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 analyse the weaker topics. Applicants must practice well to strengthen the weaker topics of different papers.
  • Revise properly: The syllabus of KCET is similar to the syllabus of PUC-1 and 2. So candidates must prepare well and revise all the topics so they do not miss out on important, effective topics that have more weight.
  • 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 preparing for Maths must be well prepared with the formulas, which will help them brush up on the concepts.

Aspirants must build rock-solid proof that helps aspirants score well. This ensures that the candidate is well-prepared and scores well. Candidates should use the best study material, and even candidates must know 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.

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 to grab the topics. Depending on the candidate’s retaining power, aspirants will be eligible to generally 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:

  • Candidates must work on weaker areas, devise a preparation strategy, and follow it well.
  • Candidates must appear for a diagnostic test that a mentor must evaluate 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 their instincts 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.

KCET 2024 Admit Card

Eligibility Criteria

KCET admit Karnataka Examinations Authority will release cards on the official website on April 5, 2024. 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 a 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 their 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.

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 

Details Mentioned in KCET Admit Card

Applicants who are interested in appearing for KCET will find all the details, i.e. related to the admit card. A list of all details is 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 Include the Following Points

Some of the important points are as follows.

  • 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 for the KCET exam.
  • Applicants must not share admit cards with any other person.
  • Candidates must retain the admit card until the admission procedure is commenced.

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 include:

  • 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, and 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 2024 Exam Centres

Admit Card

KEA announced the KCET exam centres as the KCET exam 2024 will be conducted at 59 centres. KEA released 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 the aspirants select. 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:

  • No change in the exam centre will be entertained at the last stage.
  • Candidates seeking eligibility under Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses must appear for the exam in the centre in Bangalore.
  • Applicants must select the test centre, i.e. situated in the same district from where the applicant has qualified for 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 centres:

District Exam Place District Exam Place
Bangalore Bangalore Chamarajnagar Chamarajnagar
Doddaballapur Kollegal
Ramanagara Ramanagara Mysore Mysore
Channapatna Mandya Mandya
Bellary Bellary Krishnarajpet
Hospet North Canara Karwar
Belgaum Belgaum Sirsi
Chikodi Kumta
Athani Dandeli
Gokak Koppal Koppal
Bagalkot Bagalkot Raichur Raichur
Jamakhandi South Canara Mangalore
Bijapur Bijapur Puttur
Bidar Bidar Moodabidri
Basavakalyan Ujire
Bhalki Udupi Udupi
Davangere Davangere Kundapura
Chitradurga Chitradurga Karkala
Chikmagalur Chikmagalur Shimoga Shimoga
Gadag Gadag Bhadravathi
Haveri Haveri Sagar
Dharwad Hubli Tumkur Tumkur
Dharwad Tiptur
Gulbarga Gulbarga Kodagu Madikeri
Yadgir Yadgir Hassan Hassan
Chikkaballapur Chikkaballapur Kolar Kolar

KCET 2024 Result

Exam Answer key

KEA will declare KCET results on May 20, 2024. To check 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 their marks and ranks. 

How To Check KCET Results?

The KCET result is released on the official website. The candidate must follow the below steps to check 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 careful with the information 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
  • Rank Secured

How To Raise Objections Against KCET Answer Key?

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. 

How To Challenge the KCET Result?

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

KCET Result- Key Points: 

  • KCET results will contain all the details of the aspirants’ subject-wise scores, total scores, and CET rank.
  • Aspirants can raise an objection in case of any error in the qualifying marks, missing rank, or any wrong KCET question paper version code.
  • Candidates will be given three days to raise objections after 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 2024 Toppers List

Cut off

The KCET 2024 toppers list will be released after the KCET results are declared. Candidates can go through the below tables to find the previous year’s KCET Toppers list:

KCET 2023 Toppers List – Engineering

Karnataka CET toppers Qualifying examination marks CET marks Total
Vignesh Natraj 99.667% 96.11% 97.889%
Arjun Krishna Swami 100% 95% 97.5%
Samrush Shetty 99.33% 95% 97.167%
Sumedh SS 99.667% 94.44% 97.056%
Madhav Surya 97% 96.6% 96.237%

KCET 2022 Toppers List – Engineering

Toppers Marks Obtained
Apoorv Tandon 98.61%
Siddhartha Singh 98.33%
Atmakuri Venkata Madhi 98.11%
Shishir RK 97.95%
Vishal Bysani 97.50%
Saagar 97.50%
Mahesh Kumar V 97.17%
Siddarth GV 97.06%
Sathvik V 96.83%

KCET 2024 Merit List

Exam Result

The KCET merit list will be prepared based on 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 2024-25 year. KCET merit list, i.e. prepared by KEA by giving 50:50 weightage to the qualifying marks. 

KCET 2024 Counselling

Freaquently Asked Questions

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 

Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

No. of counselling rounds


Special quotas

Super-numerary quota which can benefit General category students too 

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

  • Document Verification: Applicants after qualifying for the written exam of KCET will have to attend the KCET counselling for document verification. This procedure will be conducted online. Qualified candidates will have to verify the documents. After successfully verifying the documents, authorities will provide candidates with a verification slip with a unique ID and Password. 

Documents that have to be submitted include:

  • 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

KCET Counselling Procedure

  • Choice Filling and Locking: For commencing this step, candidates will have to log in to their account by using the User ID and 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 and category-wise availability of seats. This ensures that qualified candidates must fill up the college choices and lock them before the last day. Applicants must not randomly fill in the choice. Instead, they must be aware of the cut-off or closing rank of the previous year for making the right choice.
  • 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 to confirm or book the seat.

KCET 2024 Seat Allotment

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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.

List of Participating Institutions

About Exam

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. 

About Exam

Let us look at some frequently asked questions about KCET 2024:

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 but fulfil the other eligibility criteria can appear for KCET 2024. 

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 cards can be downloaded from the official website by entering the KCET application number and date of birth. 

Q: What is the KEA-prescribed syllabus for the KCET 2024?
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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