KCET Exam 2020 Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus Download, 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 2020, the applicants must either be appearing or have passed the 12th standard or 2nd PUC.

KCET 2020 Exam Latest Updates - The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) result 2020 has been declared on its official website at kea.kar.nic.in. Students can check their scores online by keying in their roll number and password to check their scores online.

This year, over 1.4 lakh candidates were registered for the exam. KCET 2020 was conducted on 30 and 31 July 2020, after the Bengaluru High Court dismissed the plea filed by students for the postponement of exam in view of Covid-19. Students who had appeared for the KCET 2020 Exam can now log onto kea.kar.nic.in or karresults.nic.in websites to check the outcome of their hard work.

KCET Exam 2020 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

30th and 31st July 2020


KCET Exam 2020 Important Dates

KCET 2020 Exam Event

Important Dates

Release of online information bulletin

05th February 2020 (after 11:00 AM)

Online application form submission begins

05th February 2020 (11:00 AM onwards)

Closing date of application submission

02nd March 2020 (up to 5:30 PM)

Last date for application fee payment

06th March 2020

Application form re-open

08th May to 18th May 2020

Last date for fee payment

18th May 2020

Correction window opens

20th May to 31st May 2020 (Ongoing)

Download the admit card

20th July 2020 onwards

KCET 2020 Exam date

30th July and 31st July 2020 (Announced)

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

01st August 2020

Release of Preliminary KCET 2020 answer key

04th August 2020

Release of Final KCET 2020 answer key

15th August 2020

Result Declaration

21st August 2020

KCET Counselling 2020

August 2020 (Via Online Mode)


KCET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 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 2020 Syllabus

The KCET syllabus 2020 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 2020 Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test, the students must satisfy the below-mentioned KCET eligibility 2020.


  • 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 2020.
  • 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 2020 exam is 17 years.

KCET Exam 2020 Application Process

Interested candidates are advised to fill the online application form and complete the KCET 2020 registration within the given time frame. The Authority has released the official notification regarding the registration and the applications forms on 05th February 2020. The last date to fill the application forms is 02nd March 2020. The KCET online application form 2020 can be completed in 4 steps. They are -

Stage I – Filling Details for Registration

  • Access KCET website - http://kea.kar.nic.in
  • Select ‘KCET-2020 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 2020 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

KCET 2020 Application and Exam Centre Correction Window

KEA has opened the KCET 2020 application and exam centre correction window on 20th May and will continuing till 31st May 2020 (as per the extended date). This is the last opportunity for the students to make changes in the filled application details as well as exam centres.

In a wake of COVID-19, the exam conducting authority has decided to discover 75 new exam centres to conduct KCET 2020 exam and maintain social distancing norms. Candidates willing to change their filled examination centre can do it so by going to the KCET 2020 application form correction link at the official website of - https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/. Find the steps to access KCET 2020 application correction window:

  • Go to the official website of KCET 2020.
  • Find the application correction link from the homepage and click on it.
  • Now, complete login procedure by entering the required details such as user ID and password.
  • Make modifications in the details and change the exam centre (if required)
  • Submit the details before meeting up the deadline (31st May 2020).

Other Details

KCET 2020 Admit Card

The KEA has released the KCET admit card 2020 on 20th July 2020. 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 2020 has any discrepancy.

KCET Answer Key 2020

After the exam is over, the exam-conducting body will release the KCET answer key 2020 in PDF format. Raise objection against the answer key if find any of the answer incorrect. The answer key has been published by the officials on 04th August 2020 and candidates can submit their objections till 08th August 2020. This year the complete examination schedule is delayed, because of the deadly nCOV virus (COVID-19) causing difficulty for humans.

KCET Result 2020

The KCET result 2020 have been declared by 21st August, and you will be happy to know that this year around 1,53,470 candidates have qualified for engineering and have been provided KCET 2020 Rank on basis of which they will be provided admissions. Candidates can access their KCET 2020 result by visiting the official website; and keep in use their KCET registration number to check the result, which will have the scores and ranks of the students.

To check the results follow these instructions:

  • Visit official website i.e. kea.kar.nic.in
  • Find and Click on Link for KCET Result 2020
  • Provide the necessary information asked on the page
  • Verify all the information against your hall ticket and submit it
  • Your Karnataka CET 2020 Result scorecard will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the result scorecard and take printout for future reference

Check further steps here.

KCET 2020 Cut-Offs

The next step in the admission cycle after the declaration of KCET Results 2020 is the announcement of KCET 2020 Cut-offs, which define the minimum admission criteria for the examination. Soon after the declaration of KCET 2020 Cut-offs the KEA will also announce KCET 2020 Cut-off List for Counselling and seat allotment. The cut-off list for KCET 2020 will depend on a number of different factors including number of applicants applied for the exam, the number of candidates appeared, the previous year cut off, level of difficulty, and availability of seats.

KCET Counselling 2020

The KCET 2020 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 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: Will a student be eligible to appear for the KCET 2020 test if he is taking the qualifying exam in 2020?

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 was conducted from 05th February 2020 to 02nd March 2020.

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 2020 application form will be common for all courses.