KCET (Karnataka Education Authority) Registration Starts for NEET rank holders 2018

Last Updated - March 09 2018

KEA (Karnataka Education Authority) will be inviting applications from NEET 2018 rank holders to want admission in MBBS/BDS programs provideed by different medical colleges of Karnataka. All the desirous participants required to participate in the Karnataka CET 2018 counseling procedure.

  • From 2017-18 academic session onwards, KEA will not hold separate entrance examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses following supreme court’s historic decision on single common entrance test (NEET-UG) for medical courses.
  • Aspirants who qualify in NEET 2018 and have a domicile of Karnataka state are applicable to obtain admission in MBBS and BDS courses based on their NEET score.
  • NEET Under Graduate 2018 will be organizeed by CBSE in the First week of May 2018.
  • However, KCET will be organizeed for all other courses as usual such as Engineering, ISMH, Farm Science, BV.Sc and B.Pharm.

Exam Schedule (Medical) for KCET 2018

Aspirants must check the important dates below for KCET 2018:

Event (Tentative) Date
Date of Notification for CounselingJuly 5, 2018
Online RegistrationJuly 5-7, 2018
Last date to pay the registration feeJuly 10, 2018
Display of Schedule for VerificationJuly 10, 2018, after 5 PM
Verification of DocumentsJuly 11-19, 2018
Display of Seat Matrix and Fee StructureJuly 18, 2018
Choice filling by applicable aspirantsJuly 19-22, 2018
Publication of Mock Allocation ResultJuly 23, 2018
Provision to change choice if any by aspirantsJuly 23-24, 2018
Publication of First Round Allocation ResultJuly 26, 2018
Confirmation of Choice on Allocation, Payment of Fees and Downloading of Admission OrderJuly 26, 2018, to August 4, 2018
Last date of reporting the collegesAugust 5, 2018

Note: Aspirants registered with KCET 2018 and who has also appeared for NEET 2018, need to enter their roll number and registration number of NEET 2018 on the official website of KEA. Such aspirants don’t have to register or pay the fee again.


Counseling Eligibility (Medical) for KCET 2018

Before filling the KCET 2018 Application Form aspirants must fulfil the following KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria set up by the organizing body:

  • Aspirants must have scored at least 50% in 10+2 or equivalent exam. Reserved category aspirants are given a relaxation of 10% in this aggregate score.
  • Aspirants must have obtained minimum 50 percentile in NEET (40 percentile for SC/ST/OBC category)
  • The admission to medical and dental courses depends on your NEET 2018 score. So, all those who attempted NEET exam are invited to register themselves on KCET’s official portal (kea.kar.nic.in) for admission.

Counseling Application Procedure for KCET 2018 (Medical)

To apply for KCET Medical Counseling, aspirants required to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official website kea.kar.nic.in and choose “Online Registration for NEET Appeared Aspirants”
  2. Click on “New User? Click Here to Register” displayed on the home page of your online application form. Fill in all the need information.
  3. Then click on “submit” option
  4. After the Login Prompt is shown, you need to enter the User ID and Password 
  5. You will be logged in successfully. Look for “Student Information” and add the details.
  6. Save the information offered
  7. The participants have to enter their study details and choose “Save and Next” button.
  8. Now, you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression and your parent’s signature. Then select “Save and Next” button.
  9. Then take a printout of the challan copy which is in triplicate.
  10. Participants of Karnataka origin have to pay an amount of INR 650 for General and OBC (INR 500/- for SC / ST). The fees have to be paid them in any of the disciplines of specified Banks / e-Post Office.
  11. The bank / e-Post Office will keep their copy of the challan and return the remaining two copies of the challan back to the participants.
  12. Take the printout of the application form on A-4 Size sheet of paper.
  13. Attach your latest passport size photograph, a signature left-hand thumb impression in the space offered.
  14.  Aspirants have to get the principal seal and signature from the college where they have studied 10+2 or equivalent exam

A piece of advice here is to precisely confirm your selections and if any alterations are needed, you can do so by logging into your account any number of times before the final declaration.


Selection Process (Medical) of KCET 2018

Medical candidates taking part in the KCET Counseling can go via the admission procedure mentioned below for admission to MBBS and BDS Programs.

  • Post registration aspirants must download the bank challan to pay the registration fees.
  • The seat allocation and counseling procedure are broadly divided into three stages i.e Verification of Documents, Choice Filling and Seat Allocation.
  • All participants who will attempt NEET 2018 can register themselves on the official website of KCET 2018.
  • KCET has a thorough filtering mode to screen participants based on their NEET rank.
KCET 2018

FAQs for KCET (Karnataka Education Authority) Registration Starts for NEET rank holders 2018

Some of the frequently asked questions by aspirants during the procedure are as follows:

Question 1: Can I apply for KCET by visiting the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) office?

Response: No, there is no such provision of offline application forms. Aspirants must fill up the application form online by visiting the official website of KEA i.e. www.kea.kar.nic.in.

Question 2: Is it necessary to apply separately for 2 courses such as Medical and Engineering?

Response: Not necessary an application form is common for all the courses.

Question 3: What happens if any column is left blank while filling the Application Form?

Response: It will be rejected, just verify that every column has been filled before submitting the application.

Question 4: Can I send my requisition via courier for obtaining CET application?

Response: No, envelops sent via courier or given in person or via any other private arrangements will not be accepted by KEA.

Question 5: What to do when columns not relevant to me is left blank on the application form?

Response: Aspirant must not leave the column blank. If the column is not relevant to them, they must write ‘Not Eligible’ in that particular column.

Question 6: Whom must I contact for clarification regarding entry of option during the counseling time?

Response: Aspirants can contact KEA over the telephone. Once the procedure of document verification starts Helpline will be founded in KEA office for all queries and distress calls; further aspirant can also send their questionnaires to KEA e‐mail keauthority‐ka@nic.in All your queries will be attended on day to day basis. Or you can visit any nearest helpline centre and clarify the doubts.

Question 7: How many times I can change the entry of options?

Response: Before the last date prescribed for entry of options aspirant can change the options as many numbers of times they seeking to change.

Question 8: What I required to do if I lose my verification slip after verification?

Response: Contact the helpline centre where you have verified your documents as it is an important document which may be needed for all other future work.


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