Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2019 (KCET 2019)

Last Updated - February 12 2018

Karnataka Common Entrance Test or KCET 2019 is an annual state-level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Admissions Authority (KEA) for admission to undergraduate programs in various branches such as Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy, Medical & Dental, and Farm Sciences in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2019- 20.

KCET 2019 Exam Dates are yet to be released by KEA, however, the salient features of the exam have been listed below:

  • KCET 2019 is scheduled to take place in April 2019.
  • The syllabus for Pharmacy and other courses comprises Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, while for Engineering programs, the syllabus includes of Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics.
  • KCET 2019 will be an offline, paper-based test, consisting of 3 papers in general – Biology/Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics, depending on the course applied for. There will be a separate Kannada language test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga aspirants.
  • KCET 2019 Application Form is expected to be available from January 2019.
  • The basic eligibility condition for KCET 2019 will be successful completion of 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • KCET 2019 Hall Ticket will be allocated in April 2019.
  • Non-Karnataka aspirants are not applicable to appear for KCET 2019.

KCET 2019 enables candidates to seek admissions for Under Graduate programs in Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, B. Tech, MBBS, BDS, B. Arch, B. Sc. (Agriculture, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture etc.), B-Pharma, and D-Pharma in the state of Karnataka.

Highlights table of KCET 2019

Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
Organizing BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Official Websitewww.kea.kar.nic.in
Exam TypeState-Level Under Graduate Entrance Exam
PurposeMedical, Dental, Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy, Engineering/Technology & Architecture programs, Farm Sciences, B-Pharm, Pharm-D programs.
Period of Exam3 Hours 30 Minutes
Exam DateApril 2019
Eligibility CriteriaSuccessfully finished 10+2 or equivalent examination At Least aggregate score of 50% in PCB for Medical and 45% in PCM for Engineering courses At Least aggregate score of 45% in all subjects for other courses.
Method of ApplicationOnline
Number of AttemptsAspirants are allowed to appear for KCET until the age of 24
Language MediumEnglish
Helpline080-23 460 460 (5 Lines) From 9.30am to 6.00 pm E-mail: [email protected]

Exam Dates for KCET 2019

Aspirants must note that all dates listed in this article are indicative. Official dates for KCET 2019 will be released by KEA in due course on its website. Based on past trends, a tentative dateline for the events involved in the procedure can be charted. Candidates are advised to keep a tab on the official website for updates.

Here’s a tentative schedule of KCET 2019:

Announce of official KCET 2019 NotificationJanuary 2019
Registration for KCET 2019January 2019 – February 2019
Application Fee Payment DeadlineFebruary 2019
Availability of KCET 2019 Hall TicketApril 2019
KCET 2019 Exam dateApril 2019
Releasement of KCET 2019 ResultsMay 2019
Commencement of Counseling ProcedureJune 2019

Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2019

KCET eligibility criteria will differ from program to program. The basic eligibility conditions for admission are:

  • Successfully finished 10+2 or equivalent examination with subject combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in general.
  • Aspirants appearing in 10+2 final exam or equivalent are also applicable to apply.

The table below tabulates program-wise eligibility conditions as specified by KEA:

ProgramSubject Combination in qualifying exam% Need in qualifying exam
EngineeringEnglish, Mathematics and Physics along with either Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics or Computer45% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants
B. Sc. (Agriculture/Sericulture/Forestry/Agri. Bio-Tech/Horticulture/Home Science/Agro Marketing) B. Tech (Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering)Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, EnglishNot specified
B. V. Sci. & A.HEnglish, Physics, Chemistry, Biology50% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants
Pharmacy (B. Pharma/D. Pharma)Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Diploma holders in Pharmacy from an institute recognised by Pharmacy Council of India are also applicable to apply.45% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants
Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & YogaEnglish, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants
Architecture (B. Arch)Mathematics as mandatory subject50% for general aspirants, 45% for SC/ST aspirants
Medical/Dental (MBBS/BDS)English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology50% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants

Please note that admissions into Architecture and Medical programs would be on the basis of participant’s valid NATA and NEET scores respectively.

KCET Application Form 2019

KCET 2019 Application Form has to be filled online and will be available for reach on the official website by January 2019. Participants are advised to cautiously read the instructions prior to filling the Application Form. Application procedure should be finished well before the deadline in order to avoid last minute rush.

The steps involved in the application procedure is listed below:

  1. Visit the KEA website, i.e. www.kea.kar.nic.in
  2. Select ‘CET 2019 Under Graduate Online Application’ to reach the KCET 2019 Application Form
  3. Complete the registration procedure by filling all the compulsory fields with accurate details. Upon completion of entering all details, a unique Application ID and password would be generated and also sent to registered email ID. This ID and password would be needed for future reach to the website and all information pertinent to KCET 2019.
  4. Upload scanned copies of participant’s recent passport-size color photograph, specimen signature and left thumb impression as well as parent’s signature.
  5. Once all the above steps are clear, participants are advised to cautiously verify the entries made by them and if any changes are needed they can do so before accepting the declaration and submitting the Application Form.
  6. The next step is that of Application Fee Payment which can be done in offline mode, to be paid in any of the specified Bank Disciplines/e-Post Office. The fee payment procedure is discussed in detail in the following section.
  7. Participants should obtain minimum 3 prints of the application form, affix copies of the recent passport-size photograph uploaded on the online application form, specimen signature, left-hand thumb impression on the space offered.
  8. Next, the participants have to get these copies of the application forms attested by the Head of the Institute studied last for presentation during document verification along with the fee payment challan.

It is very important to note that if any of the information furnished in the online application form is establish to be false or incorrect, the candidature is liable to be rejected and the fee paid shall be forfeited.

Participants claiming reservation should current the supporting documents during document verification without fail.

Application Fee for KCET 2019

KCET 2019 Application Fee can be paid through offline method only. Participants required to download and print the bank challan (in triplicate) from the official website and deposit the requisite amount with any of the designated Bank disciplines or e-Post Offices.

Once the fee is paid, the bank/post office would stamp the payment details on two of the challan copies which the participant needs to retain for further use. Aspirants residing out of India required remitting the fee through Demand Draft drawn in favor of ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority’ payable at Bangalore.

The Application fee payable according to various category of aspirants:

CategoryFee Payable
General/OBCINR 650
Aspirants who are residing out of KarnatakaINR 750
Aspirants who are residing out of IndiaINR 5000

KCET Hall Ticket 2019

Aspirants who have submitted the online application form clear in all respects will be able to download their KCET 2019 Hall Ticket from the official website prior to the scheduled exam date. Please note that aspirants not carrying a valid ID card allowed by KEA, will not be allowed to take the test. The Admit card will showcase important details about the aspirants as well as exam venue, such as Aspirant’s name & Application number, examination center, exam date & timing etc.

The following steps are involved in downloading the KCET 2019 hall ticket:

  1. Visit the KEA official website.
  2. Click on the KCET 2019 Hall Ticket link
  3. Enter suitable login credentials to reach the hall ticket
  4. Download and print multiple copies of the document for further use.

Exam Centers for KCET 2019

KCET exams are organized in about 54 centers across Karnataka. However, they required selecting a center situated in the same district from where they have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination. Aspirants can name their preferred test center in the online application form. Aspirants who want reservation under Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga eligibility clauses should choose a test center at Bangalore only.

Here follows a list of exam centers where KCET has been conducted in the recent past.

Exam Centers
BijapurKGFUdupi 1

KCET 2019 Exam Format

KCET 2019 is a pen-paper based test with OMR answer sheet. Each question carries a score of 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for inaccurate responses in KCET 2019. The examination will be held for 2-days in a row, split into 4-sessions, one each for Mathematics, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry.The paper will consist of 60 objective-type questions need to be finished in 80 minutes.

The subject-wise breakup of KCET 2019 exam has been tabulated below.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks

Aspirants who want reservation under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses will have to appear for a Kannada Language Test, in which the cut-off score is 12 out of 50 marks.

KCET Result 2019

KCET 2019 Result will be released by KEA tentatively by May 2019.

  • KEA will announce the KCET cut-off after the declaration of the result.
  • Aspirants are advised to obtain prints of the KCET 2019 Result until the Admission process is clear
  • Aspirants required to enter their login credentials in order to reach their scorecards
  • The results will be available to download from the official website

KCET Result 2019

  • The authority will also announce the KCET cut off after the result declaration.
  • Aspirants have to enter their registration number to check their results.
  • Keep a print copy of the result & save it till the admission process not over.
  • Aspirants will check their KCET 2019 Result via online mode.
  •  KCET 2019 Result will be released by the organizing authority in the last week of May 2019.

Merit List for KCET 2019

KCET 2019 Merit list will be announced soon after results are made available on the official website. The merit list is prepared on the basis of aspirant’s KCET 2019 score and percentage of marks secured in the qualifying examination. The Merit list is the deciding factor whether an aspirant will be able to attend the counselling procedure or not. The following table depicts the factor that forms the base of Merit List for various branches.

CoursesMerit Ranking based on
EngineeringKCET Score and PCM score in the qualifying examination.
MedicalAs per the eligibility norms prescribed in NEET examination
Indian School of Medicine and HomeopathyOn the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB in KCET 2019 as well as marks scored in the same subjects in the qualifying exam, taken in equal proportions
PharmacyOn the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB or PCM in KCET 2019, whichever is highest.
ArchitectureAs per the norms prescribed by NATA
Farm SciencesOn the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB in KCET 2019 as well as marks scored in the same subjects in the qualifying exam, taken in equal proportions, the common rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to these programs.
Vet. Sci. & Animal HusbandryOn the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB in KCET 2019, separate rank list will be prepared and published

Counselling Procedure of KCET 2019

KCET 2019 Counseling is expected to commence in June 2019. Document verification is an extremely important part of the Counselling procedure. Aspirants are advised to carry all relevant document in original as well as photocopies to current for verification. Aspirants that meet the cutoff score will be invited for the counselling procedure on the basis of their merit ranking in KCET 2019.

  • Aspirant, if dissatisfied with the seat allocation, can participate in subsequent counseling rounds.
  • Aspirants required to be current individually for the procedure
  • The allocation of seats will take place on the basis of KCET 2019, seat availability & aspirant’s preferences.

The following documents must be presented in original along with attested photocopies at the time of document verification.

  • Two passport size photographs, identical to the one uploaded with the online application form.
  • KCET 2019 Hall Ticket & Score Card
  • Documents in support of any other claims for reservation
  • 10th & 12th Mark sheet & Passing Certificate
  • Category Certificate
  • Attested Printout of the filled-in Application Form

KCET 2019 Reservation Criteria

KCET 2019 Seat Reservation will be eligible for SC, ST, OBC aspirants. Aspirants of Karnataka origin only can claim reservation for Government seats, under the following categories: NCC, Sports, Scouts and Guides, Defence, Ex-defence, PWD, Central Armed Police Force, and Ex-Central Armed Police Force.

Wards of Ex-Central Armed Police will be allotted seats on the basis of merit only.

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