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 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.
|Exam Name||Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)|
|Organizing Body||Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)|
|Exam Type||State-Level Under Graduate Entrance Exam|
|Purpose||Medical, Dental, Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy, Engineering/Technology & Architecture programs, Farm Sciences, B-Pharm, Pharm-D programs.|
|Period of Exam||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Exam Date||April 2019|
|Eligibility Criteria||Successfully 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 Application||Online|
|Number of Attempts||Aspirants are allowed to appear for KCET until the age of 24|
|Helpline||080-23 460 460 (5 Lines) From 9.30am to 6.00 pm E-mail: [email protected]|
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 Notification||January 2019|
|Registration for KCET 2019||January 2019 – February 2019|
|Application Fee Payment Deadline||February 2019|
|Availability of KCET 2019 Hall Ticket||April 2019|
|KCET 2019 Exam date||April 2019|
|Releasement of KCET 2019 Results||May 2019|
|Commencement of Counseling Procedure||June 2019|
KCET eligibility criteria will differ from program to program. The basic eligibility conditions for admission are:
The table below tabulates program-wise eligibility conditions as specified by KEA:
|Program||Subject Combination in qualifying exam||% Need in qualifying exam|
|Engineering||English, Mathematics and Physics along with either Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics or Computer||45% 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, English||Not specified|
|B. V. Sci. & A.H||English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology||50% 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 & Yoga||English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology||50% for general aspirants, 40% for SC/ST aspirants|
|Architecture (B. Arch)||Mathematics as mandatory subject||50% for general aspirants, 45% for SC/ST aspirants|
|Medical/Dental (MBBS/BDS)||English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology||50% 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 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:
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.
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:
|Aspirants who are residing out of Karnataka||INR 750|
|Aspirants who are residing out of India||INR 5000|
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:
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.
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.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Max. 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 2019 Result will be released by KEA tentatively by May 2019.
KCET Result 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.
|Courses||Merit Ranking based on|
|Engineering||KCET Score and PCM score in the qualifying examination.|
|Medical||As per the eligibility norms prescribed in NEET examination|
|Indian School of Medicine and Homeopathy||On 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|
|Pharmacy||On the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB or PCM in KCET 2019, whichever is highest.|
|Architecture||As per the norms prescribed by NATA|
|Farm Sciences||On 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 Husbandry||On the basis of marks scored by aspirants in PCB in KCET 2019, separate rank list will be prepared and published|
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.
The following documents must be presented in original along with attested photocopies at the time of document verification.
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.