KCET Exam 2019 - Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Eligibility and Result

Published on:10th May 2018

About KCET Exam:

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) as the name suggests is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The purpose of the KCET exam 2019 is to determine the merit and eligibility of deserved candidates from the state and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmir migrants for admission to the 1st semester or 1st year of fulltime programmes like Engineering, Farm Science, such as Animal Husbandry (A.H.), Bachelor of Veterinary Science (B.V.Sc.), B.Tech (Food Technology), B. Sc. in Agriculture, B. Sc. in Forestry, B. Sc. in Horticulture, etc.

Conducted by KEA under the aegis of KU (Karnataka University), the KCET exam, which is also known as Kar CET, paves the way to get admission into the leading government and private colleges and institutes in the state. Basically, institutes offering UG courses will keep an eye on the ranks of the candidates and based on that the latter would get admission.

KCET Exam 2019 Important Dates:

The dates for Karnataka Common Entrance Test have not yet been announced. The underneath table possesses the tentative schedule of KCET 2019. Applicants can have a rough idea about the dates and prepare accordingly.

Exam Events

Exam Dates (Tentative)

Commencement of online notification

1st week of February 2019

Online application process begins

1st week of February 2019

Last date to apply

Third week of March 2019

Last date to release payment

Third week of March 2019

Application correction window

4th week of March 2019

Download admit card

1st week of April 2019

Exam to be conducted

3rd week of April 2019

Language test (Kannada)

3rd or 4th week of April 2019

Release of answer key

4th week of April 2019

Raise objection against answer key

4th week of April 2019

Result announcement

4th week of May 2019

Counselling begins from

Second week of June 2019

KCET 2019 Application Process:

An applicant can submit the online application form in 4 steps. They are –

Step 1: Visit the online portal of Karnataka Examination Authority (http://kea.kar.nic.in). Click on “CET-2019 UG Online Application”. Now you need to enter the details correctly, only to obtain an application ID and password to your registered email ID and mobile number. You can also take note of the same as the ID and password will be displayed on the screen.

Step 2: This stage will ask candidates to upload the scanned copies of some of the documents, such as the passport-size photograph, left-hand thumb impression and signature in JPEG/JPG format. Make sure you upload all these documents separately.

Step3: Applicants need to print the copy of challan, which must possess details like name, bank account number, college or course allotted details, CET number, fees to be paid, etc. Release the application fee payment.

Step 4: After completion of all the formalities, the applicants are required to submit the form. Get a printout of the same on A-4 size paper. Visit the college or institute where you have studied 12th standard or 2nd PUC and obtain principal seal and signature. Moreover, the same copy will be verified later on to complete the application process.


  • Note down the application ID and password till the completion of the application process. Make sure that all the details are correct. Not crosschecking the form after the input of the particulars can be a big flaw on your part. Providing wrong information will only result in the rejection of the form.
  • Once the form is submitted, there will be no correct window open for candidates.
  • Moreover, failing to pay the application fee or not uploading the documents will also result in the rejection of their candidature.

Fees to be paid:

Candidates belonging to General and OBC categories need to pay an amount of ₹ 650/-. Those belonging to reserved categories such as SC and ST can pay an amount of ₹ 500/-. For those who are staying out the state of Karnataka are required to pay ₹ 750/-.

If someone is residing outside of India, he or she can surely take the test by filling the application form and paying an amount of ₹ 5,000/-.

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

Not knowing the exam pattern or the syllabus will be a big mistake on your part. Hence, all the interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to go through the exam pattern and the syllabus and appear for the exam with confidence.

Questions will come from 4 subjects – Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Each subject will carry 60 marks and all the questions will be objective type (MCQs). Since the exam will be held in pen and paper mode in OMR pattern, you must carry blue or black ball point pen to the examination centre. If an applicant gives multiple answers for a particular question, he will not be awarded any mark. The exam will be done in two sessions in two days for four subjects. The morning session will be from 10.30 am to 11.50 am and the afternoon session will be from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

Good news is that there won’t be any negative marking for any wrong answer.






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For the Kannada Language test, candidates must visit the exam centre in the capital i.e. Bangalore. The exam will be of 50 marks. The test is only for Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadiga candidates.




Kannada Language Test


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Regarding syllabus, the official website states, “The question papers of the Common Entrance Test will be mostly based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.”

Well, there will be 4 subjects prescribed by KEA. They are Biology, Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:

You are eligible to submit the application form if you have completed –

  • B.Tech/BE: At least 45% marks (for SC/ST candidates it is 40%) in 12th standard or passed 2nd PUC or equivalent exam. You must have subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Computer/Biology/Biotechnology, etc.
  • B.Arch: Must have cleared XII or equivalent exam or 2nd PUC with Mathematics subjects. The minimum percentile required is 50% for general candidates and 40% for reserved category candidates.
  • B.Pharm: Candidates must have passed second PUC or 12th or equivalent exam with a minimum of 40% marks. SC/ST candidates are required to possess 40% marks. The subjects should English and PCB or PCM.

Age: The candidates should not be less than 17 years old.

KCET 2019 FAQs:

Q: What is the mode of the exam?

A: The exam will be held in pen and paper mode.

Q: Can I apply offline as well?

A: No, you can’t. The Karnataka Examination Authority will accept the application through online.

Q: When should an applicant register for the KCET exam 2019?

A: Though the online registration dates are not announced by the exam conducting body, it is expected to be held in the month of January 2019.

Q: Do I need to apply for both Engineering and Medical courses separately?

A: Nope. The application form is common for both the courses

Q: If an applicant is taking the medical course, does he have to take the Mathematics paper?

A: Not needed. He can take PCB group.

Available Application Forms