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


Managed and organised by Karnataka Examinations Authority, the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is one of the highly-sought-after entrance examinations in the state for students seeking admission to various undergraduate programmes in engineering, architecture, pharma, medical, dental, technology, etc. Also known as Kar CET, the state-level examination is administered by KEA under the patronage of Karnataka University (KU). Candidates qualifying the exam will get placed in the top-notch government as well as private institutes and colleges of Karnataka. To apply for the upcoming Karnataka Common Entrance Test i.e. KCET Exam 2019, the applicants must either be appearing or have passed the 12th standard or 2nd PUC.

KCET 2019 Exam Latest Updates - The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has postponed the Common Entrance Test 2019 due to Lok Sabha Polls. The exam scheduled to be conducted on 23rd and 24th April will now be conducted on 29th and 30th April 2019.

KCET Exam 2019 Overview:

Name of Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Popularly Known





Admission to UG Programmes


Once a Year

Type of Exam


Question Type


Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper (Offline)

Official Website


Exam Date

3rd week of April 2019

KCET Exam 2019 Important Dates

KCET 2019 Exam Event

Important Dates

Release of online information bulletin

1st February 2019 (after 11:00 AM)

Online application form submission begins

1st February 2019 (11:00 AM onwards)

Closing date of application submission

28th February 2019 (up to 5:30 PM)

Last date for application fee payment

6th March 2019

Correction window opens

19th to 25th March 2019

Download the admit card

From 16th April 2019 (11:00 AM onwards)

KCET 2019 Exam date

29th and 30th April 2019

Kannada Language Test (only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)

1st May 2019

Document Verification for Agriculturist Quota

13th to 15th May 2019

Practical examination for Agriculture/Horticulture/Veterinary courses under ‘Agriculturist Quota’

18th May 2019 (9:00 AM onwards)

Result Declaration

Yet to be announced

KCET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

KCET Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2019 will have questions from four major subjects – Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Physics. The two-day exam will be pen and paper-based. There will be 4 different sessions. On the first day, students will be taking the Mathematics and Biology subjects in two deferent sessions. On the second day, there will be Physics and Chemistry exams. Each paper will carry 60 marks. For every correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 1 mark. The good thing is that “there will be no negative evaluation with regard to wrong / incorrect answers but marks will not be awarded in respect of multiple answers for the same question”.

Subject-wise Mark Distribution






60 Min



60 Min



60 Min



60 Min

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Kannada Language Test

Students appearing in the Kannada Language Test will be required to travel to Bangalore. Only the Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadiga candidates are eligible to appear for the test.




Kannada Language Test


1 Hour

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KCET 2019 Syllabus

The KCET syllabus 2019 will comprise syllabus of 1st and 2nd PUC (Pre-University Course) as per the instructions of the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. “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”, states the official website of KEA.

KCET Exam 2019 Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test, the students must satisfy the below-mentioned KCET eligibility 2019.


  • The candidates must be the residents of India.

Academic Qualification

  • Whether you are applying for B.Tech/B.E or B.Arch or MBBS/BDS or B.Pharm or Ayurveda, Yoga, etc. make sure you have passed Class 12th or 2nd PUC from a recognised college or institution.
  • If a candidate gives his final qualifying exam in 2019, he still can apply for the KCET exam. However, admission will only be given to the particular candidate after receiving the final scorecard of the qualifying exam.

Marks Required

  • B.Tech/B.E – The candidates belonging to the general category must possess 45%, while the reserved category students (SC/ST) need to have scored 40% marks. The subjects they must have taken are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Biology, etc.
  • MBBS/BDS – 50% for general candidates and 40% for Sc/ST applicants. For admission to medical colleges, the students are required to qualify NEET 2019.
  • B.Pharm – 40% in 12th with English and PCM or PCB.
  • Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Unani and Naturopathy - 50% in 12th with English and PCM or PCB. For the reserved category students, the minimum score would be 40%.
  • B.Arch – To be eligible for this course, the aspirants must have completed the qualifying exam with 50% (40% for SC/ST students).


  • The applicant must have completed his 12th standard from a recognised school or institute in Karnataka.

Age Limit

The minimum age to appear for the KCET 2019 exam is 17 years.

KCET Exam 2019 Application Process

Interested candidates are advised to fill the online application form and complete the KCET 2019 registration within the given time frame. The Authority has released the official notification regarding the registration and the applications forms on 1st February. The last date to fill the application forms is 28th February 2019. The KCET online application form 2019 can be completed in 4 steps. They are -

Stage I – Filling Details for Registration

  • Access KCET Website
  • Select ‘KCET-2019 UG Online Application
  • Enter details like name of the candidate, valid email ID, active mobile number, date of birth, parents’ names, etc.
  • An application ID or number and password will be generated
  • Save the credentials

Stage II – Uploading Documents

  • Keep the scanned copies of your passport size photograph, signature and left-thumb impression ready to complete the uploading documents section
  • The documents must meet the prescribed specifications by the Authority
  • Also, upload the left-thumb impression of your parents

Stage III – Application Fee Payment

  • An important stage during the submission of the KCET 2019 application form where candidates will be required to remit the application fee amount
  • Choose the specified banks from the list on the official website, download the challan and take a printout. It must contain details such as the name of the candidate, CET number, amount, bank account number, etc.


Application Fee Amount (In Rupees)

OBC & General


Reserved Category


Karnataka Domicile


Overseas Candidates


Stage IV – Application Form Submission

  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button
  • Take a printout of the confirmation page
  • Visit the institute from where you have completed the qualifying exam (2nd PUC or XII) and seek signature and seal from the principal
  • Keep the copy preserved for future reference 

Other Details

KCET 2019 Admit Card

The officials will release the KCET admit card 2019 on 16th April 2019. Using the application number and date of birth details, the registered candidates can download the admit card. After downloading it, look for the details such as the name of the candidate, exam venue, timing and other details. If the information is correct, take a print of the hall ticket. The students are advised to seek the attention of the officials in case the KCET hall ticket 2019 has any discrepancy.

KCET Answer Key 2019

After the exam is over, the exam-conducting body will release the KCET answer key 2019 in PDF format. Raise objection against the answer key if find any of the answer incorrect. The answer key will be available in the 2nd week of May 2019.

KCET Result 2019

The KCET 2019 result can be accessed in the last week of May. Visit the official website, use the KCET registration number to check the result, which will have the scores and ranks of the students.

KCET Counselling 2019

The KCET 2019 counselling process will require candidates’ participation. They will have to register for the counselling, fill the choices of the courses and colleges and release the counselling fee. Shortlisted candidates will be called to verify the original documents at the allotted institutes and complete the admission formalities.

KCET Exam 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Will a student be eligible to appear for the KCET 2019 test if he is taking the qualifying exam in 2019?

A: Yes, he can. Students appearing in the final year exam (2nd PUC) will be eligible to submit the application form.

Q: What is the mode of the application form?

A: Online! KEA will only accept application forms submitted online.

Q: When will the registration process be started?

A: The registration process will start from 1st February and will continue till 28th February 2019.

Q: What’s the application fee amount? Will it also be paid online?

A: Offline – through challan! For the application fee details, kindly refer to the ‘KCET Application Fee’ section above.

Q: Do I need to fill separate application forms for Medical courses?

A: No. The KCET 2019 application form will be common for all courses.