KCET 2019 - Important Dates, Application Form, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Result

Published on : 3rd October 2018    Author : Satyaranjan Bai

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 the deserved candidates from the state and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmir migrants for admission to 1st semester or 1st year of full-time programmes like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Unani, Architecture, Technology, Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Yoga, 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 of Karnataka. 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 2019 Latest Updates To pursue any one of the above-mentioned courses, you have got to look for the KCET 2019 application forms. KEA will invite applications for Karnataka CET from the first week of February 2019. Check the eligibility before applying for the KCET exam.

KCET 2019 Overview:

Exam Name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Conducting Authority

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)


Admission to Bachelor Programmes


Once a Year

Exam Pattern

Objective Types

Official Website


KCET 2019 Important Dates -

The official 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.

KCET 2019 Events

KCET 2019 Important 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 Pattern & Syllabus -

Not knowing the exam pattern or the syllabus will affect your preparation to a great extent. 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 the pen and paper mode in OMR pattern, you must carry a 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 negative marking for any wrong answer.






60 Min



60 Min



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60 Min

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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


1 Hour

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Regarding the 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 taken subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/Computer/Biology/Bio-technology, etc.
  • B.Arch: Must have cleared Class XII or equivalent exam or 2nd PUC with Mathematics subjects. The minimum percentile required is 50% for the general candidates and 40% for the reserved category candidates.
  • MBBS/BDS: A minimum of 50% marks (for SC/ST candidates it is 40%) in 12th standard or passed 2nd PUC or equivalent exam with English, Physics, Biology and Chemistry subjects. The candidates are required to qualify NEET 2019 before applying for this entrance exam.
  • Ayurveda, Yoga, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Unani: You must have passed second PUC or 12th or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% marks. SC/ST candidates are required to show 40% marks. The subjects should be English and PCB.
  • 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 be English and PCB or PCM.

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

KCET 2019 Application Process -

  • 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 sent 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.
  • Step 3: 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 until 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. Providing wrong information will only result in the rejection of the application form.
  • Once the form is submitted, there will be no correction window facility for the applicants.
  • Moreover, failing to pay the application fee or not uploading the documents will also result in the rejection of their candidature.

KCET 2019 Exam Application Fees -

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

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

KCET 2019 Admit Card

To download the KCET hall ticket 2019, you need to log in to the official website, use the login credentials, such as application number and DOB and the admit card will be right there on the screen. It will be released by the exam-conducting authority in the first week of April 2019. Only the registered candidates are authorised to take a printout the admit card. Check for the information like your name, exam centre, timings, etc. If found discrepancy, report it to the officials immediately.

KCET Answer Key 2019

The answer key of Karnataka CET 2019 will be in the 4th week of April 2019 in PDF format. Match your answers with that of the answer key and calculate the tentative score that you might obtain in the exam. In case of incorrect answers, objections can be raised against the answer key.

KCET 2019 Exam Result

KEA will declare the KCET result 2019 in the fourth week of May 2019 in online mode. The result will have details like the ranks and scores of the candidates. The Authority will then complete the allotment of seats based on the individual result. To check result, you need to visit the official website and use your KCET 2019 registration number.

KCET 2019 Cut-off

The cut-off mark of KCET 2019 will comprise the opening and closing ranks of different branches for different categories. Though various factors affect the cut-off, it will be decided by the colleges or institutions on the basis of the total number of candidates take the test, available seats, average marks scored, scores in PCM subjects (both in KCET and the qualifying exam) and the reservation of seats.

KCET 2019 Counselling

Counselling will begin in the second week of June 2019. To participate in the process, you need to verify the original documents. If shortlisted, you will be called for the next process. Here, you need to fill choices of the college and the branch by remitting the counselling fee. However, admission will be offered based on the rank and the choices filled. Once confirmed you need to report physically at the allotted institute and follow the admission formalities. There are more than 200 government colleges, private aided and private un-aided institutes participate in the admission process of KCET.

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