KCET 2018 Exam – Important Exam Dates, Application Filling, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Result

KCET Exam

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level exam. The Karnataka Exam Authority conducts it on a yearly basis. This exam paves the way for admission of students in Karnataka University colleges. The University offers numerous courses like Engineering, Medical, and other allied courses.

Some important points about the KCET 2018 Exam-

  • The KCET 2018 Exam will be held in May 2018 in 54 examination centers in Karnataka.
  • It should be noted that the KCET 2018 Exam for MBBS and BDS courses will be conducted separately by the NEET.
  • For admission in the B.Arch. Course, the candidate should appear in the NATA exam which is conducted by the Council of Architecture.



Available Application Forms

KCET Exam 2018 Important Dates

About the KCET 2017 Exam

Dates (Tentative)

Exam Dates

Biology and Mathematics – May 2018

Physics and Chemistry – May 2018

Kannada language – May 2018

Start of Online Application Form

January 2018

End date for submission of Application Form

February 2018

Last date for Payment of Application Fee

March 2018

Admit Card Issuance

Probably in April 3rd week, 2018

Result Declaration

In the last week of May 2018

Counselling for Admission

In the 2nd Week of June 2018


KCET Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

About the KCET 2018 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 2018 Eligibility

1. Eligibility for the Pharmacy Exam

  • A candidate should have done Class 12th or equivalent in the Science stream.
  • The General category candidates should have scored minimum aggregate marks of 50 per cent in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects. Whereas the reserved category candidates should have scored a minimum aggregate of 40% marks in PCB.
  • Appearing candidates in the Class 12th are also eligible to apply for the KCET 2018 exam.

2. Eligibility for the Engineering Exam

  • A candidate should have done Class 12th or equivalent in the Science stream with PCM subjects.
  • The General category candidate should have scored a minimum aggregate of 45% marks, while those belonging to the reserved category are required to have scored a minimum aggregate of 40% marks to become eligible for the exam.
  • Appearing candidates in the Class 12th are also eligible to apply for the KCET 2018 exam.

3. The candidates seeking admission in the B. Arch course should appear for the NATA Exam which conducted by the Architecture Council of India.


KCET Exam 2018 Application Process

The candidates can apply for the KCET 2018 Exam online only. The Application Form for the KCET 2018 Exam can be availed from January 2018 till February 2018.

How To Apply

  • A candidate should visit the official website of the Karnataka Exam Authority to apply for the KCET 2018 Exam.
  • It is a 3 stage process: Registration, Filling the Application form and making payment of the Application Fee.
  • The candidate should get registered first. For registration, the candidate should provide his/ her basic details like Name, Parents name, Address, Valid Email id and Mobile number.
  • Upon registration, the login credentials will be sent to the given email id.
    The candidate by entering the login credentials can get access to the Application Form.
  • He/ She should fill the Application Form with appropriate details. The candidates are required to fill in their details, educational background and communication details.
  • The candidate should upload the scanned copies of his/ her Photograph and Signature in 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.
  • Finally, the candidate should pay the requisite application fee along with his application form.
  • After the submission of the application form, the candidate should collect its print copy. It can be used for the future reference.

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 favour of the Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority payable at Bangalore.

Category of Candidate

Application Fee in ₹

General and OBC

₹ 650

SC/ST

₹ 500

Candidate from outside Karnataka

₹ 750

Candidate from outside India

₹ 5000


Other Details

KCET 2018 Exam: Admit Card Issuance

The candidates can download the admit card from the official website of the KCET. No, admit card will be sent to the candidate’s residential address. It will be available for downloading in the 3rd week of April 2018. The admit card contains details about the candidate’s Name; Roll number, Time and date of the exam, and the examination center.

KCET 2018 Exam: Result Declaration

The candidates can check their results online on the official website of the KCET. They can get their result by entering their registration id and roll number. The result is likely to be announced in the last week of May 2018.

KCET 2018 Exam: Counselling Process

The successful candidates are called for counselling. They are offered course and seats in various colleges on the basis of their performance in the KCET 2018 Exam. For counselling, the candidates should report to the counselling authority along with all the required documents on the due date.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q.1 What is the date of KCET 2018 Exam?

The KCET 2018 Exam will be held in May 2018 for different subjects.

Q.2 Is 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 Is the B.Arch for KCET will be held by the KEA?

No. Candidate should take the NATA exam 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 ₹ 650. It is ₹ 500 for SC/ST candidates. For candidates from outside the state of Karnataka, it is ₹ 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 a 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 a relaxation of 5% of marks in the exam.

Q.7 Is 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 an answer. The candidate is required to select one of the options which he thinks is the correct answer.

Q.9 Is there any scheme of negative marking in the KCET 2018 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 2018 Exam be announced?

The result of the KCET 2018 Exam is likely to be announced in the last week of May 2018.


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