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KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level exam which is conducted by the Karnataka Exam Authority on yearly basis for admission into various colleges of Karnataka University. By clearing this exam students get admission in the courses of Engineering, Medical and other allied courses.

Some Specific things about KCET 2017 Exam-

  • KCET 2017 Exam will be held on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2017 on 54 examination centres across the state of Karnataka.

  • It should be noted that the KCET 2017 Exam for MBBS and BDS courses will be conducted separately by the NEET.

  • Those candidates who want admission in the B.Arch. should appear for the NATA exam conducted by the Council of Architecture

Eligibility for KCET Exam

The candidates in order to become eligible for the KCET Exam should have done their 12th standard in the science group of subjects. Check below about the eligibility criteria for Engineering and Pharmacy courses of the KCET Exam.

1. Eligibility for the Pharmacy Exam

  • The candidate should have qualified his 12th standard or equivalent in the science subject with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Mathematics.

  • He should have scored a minimum of 50 percent of marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) group of subjects. However there is relaxation in the minimum marks requirement for the reserved category of candidates. They are required to have scored 40% marks in their 12th standard.

  • Those candidates who are appearing in the final exams are also eligible to appear for the KCET exam.

 

2. Eligibility for the Engineering Exam

  • The candidate should have completed his 12th standard or equivalent with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects and any one of the following subject in combination – Biology, Bio technology, Electronics, Computer and Chemistry.

  • Candidate belonging to general category should have scored a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate while those belonging to the reserved category are required to have scored a minimum of 40% in aggregate.

  • Those candidates who are appearing in their final year exams are also eligible to apply for the exam.

Candidates who want to get admission in the B. Arch should appear for the NATA Exam conducted by the Architecture council of India.


KCET Exam Admission Process

Those candidates who want to apply for the KCET 2017 Exam should visit the official website of the Karnataka Exam Authority. Here they can obtain the Application form for filling. The Application form for the Exam is available online. It can be submitted only through the online mode. There is no provision for the submission of the Application Form through the offline mode. All procedure for the exam should be completed online only. The online Application Form for the KCET 2017 Exam is available from January 27th, 2017 and can be availed till February 27th, 2017.

How To Apply

  • Candidate wishing to apply for the KCET 2017 Exam should visit the official website of the Karnataka Exam Authority.

  • Here they are required to get themselves registered first. In order to get registered they should fill their details like Name, Parents name, Address, Valid Email id and mobile number.

  • Upon registration they will be given a login credentials with login id and password.

  • Candidates by entering their login credentials can get access to the Application Form.

  • They should fill the Application Form with appropriate details. They are asked to fill their personal details, educational background and communication details.

  • Candidate should also upload scanned copies of their photograph and signature along with the application form. These documents are important to be submitted along with the application form. The photograph should be in the JPG/JPEG format. The size of the document should be within 5Kb to 40 Kb. The dimensional size of the signature should be 3.5 cm to 4.5 cm.

  • Candidates are advised to check their application form before making its final submission. There is no provision for the correction of the application form once its submission is made by the candidate.

  • Finally candidate should pay the application fee along with his application form.

  • After the submission of the application form the candidates are asked to collect its print copy. They must take the print copy as it will serve the purpose of reference in the future.

Application Fee

The application fee can be paid through the Bank challan of SBI Bank, Axis Bank, Indian Bank, State Bank of Hyderabad and State Bank of Mysore.

It can also be paid through the DD drawn in favor of Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority payable at Bangalore. 

Category of Candidate

Application Fee in Rs.

General and OBC

Rs 650.

SC/ST

Rs 500.

Candidate from outside Karnataka

Rs 750.

Candidate from outside India

Rs 5000.


KCET Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

About the KCET 2017 Exam

Details

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper based exam.

Type of questions

Objective type questions.

Numbers of questions

60 questions in each of science subjects section.

50 questions in Kannada paper.

Numbers of sections

4 sections.

Scheme of marking

1 mark for every correct answer.

Negative marking

No Scheme of negative marking.

Question Pattern and Marks distribution

Name of subjects

Number of questions

Duration

Marks

Physics

60

1 hour and 20 minutes

60.

Chemistry

60

1 hour and 20 minutes

60.

Biology/Mathematics

60

1 hour and 20 minutes

60.

Kannada

50

1 hour.

50.


KCET Exam Important Dates

About the KCET 2017 Exam

Dates

Exam Dates

 Biology and Mathematic – Exam on May 2nd, 2017.

Physics and Chemistry –Exam on May 3rd, 2017.

Kannada language – Exam on May 4th, 2017.

 

 

Start of Online Application Form

January 27th, 2017.

End date for submission of Application Form

February 27th, 2017.

Last date for Payment of Application Fee

March 2nd, 2017.

Admit Card Issuance

Probably in April 3rd week, 2017.

Result Declaration

In the last week of May, 2017.

Counselling for Admission

In the 2nd Week of June, 2017.

Admit Card Issuance

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website of the KCET. The candidate should know that there will be no other mode by which the admit cards will be sent to them. It will be available for downloading from the official website of KCET in the 3rd week of April, 2017. The admit card contains details about the name; roll number, time and date of exam and centre of examination. Candidate should not forget to bring their admit card at the centre of their examination. Without the admit card candidates will not be allowed to take up their exams.

Result Declaration

Candidates can check their results online on the official website of the KCET. They can get their result by entering their registration id and the roll number. The result is likely to be announced in the last week of May, 2017.

Counselling Process

After the declaration of the results counselling of candidates is done for admission in various colleges and institutions. Candidates are offered course and seats in various colleges based on their performance in the KCET Exam, their rank and their preference. They should report to the counselling authority along with all the required or supporting documents on the due date.

FAQ

Q.1 What is the date of KCET 2017 Exam?

The KCET 2017 Exam will be held on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2017 for different subjects.

Q.2 If KCET for MBBS and BDS will be held by the KEA?

No. On the basis of the NEET Exams score admission in the various medical colleges of Karnataka University will be made. KCET will not be held for MBBS and BDS courses of the KEA.

Q.3 If the B.Arch for KCET will be held by the KEA?

No. Candidate should take the NATA exam in order to get admission in the B.Arch course.

Q.4 What is the Application fee for the KCET Exam?

The application fee for the general and the OBC candidate is Rs. 650. It is Rs. 500 for SC/ST candidates. For candidates from outside the state of Karnataka it is Rs. 700.

Q.5 What should be the educational qualification of the candidate for KCET Exam?

The candidate should have done his 12th standard in the science stream with a minimum of 50% marks for pharmacy exam and 45% of marks for engineering exam. For the reserved category candidate there is relaxation of 5% of marks in the exam.

Q.6 What should be the minimum percentage of marks obtained by candidates in their 12th standard exam?

The candidate should have done his 12th standard in the science stream with a minimum of 50% marks for pharmacy exam and 45% of marks for engineering exam. For the reserved category candidate there is relaxation of 5% of marks in the exam.

Q.7 If the application form for KCET Exam can be submitted by offline and online both?

The application form can be submitted by online mode only. There is no provision for the offline mode of application form submission.

Q.8 What is the nature of questions of the KCET Exam?

In the KCET Exam objective type questions are asked. Each question has four options as answer. Candidate is required to select one of the option which he thinks is the correct answer.

Q.9 Is there any scheme of negative marking in the KCET 2017 Exam?

No there is no scheme of negative marking in the KCET Exam. No marks are deducted for the incorrect answer.

Q.10 When will the result of the KCET 2017 Exam will be announced?

The result of the KCET 2017 Exam is likely to be announced in the last week of the May, 2017.