KCET 2018

  • Introduction

    The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2018 is being conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Yoga, Unani, Homoeopathy, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Farm Science courses i.e, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture, B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture, B.Sc (Hons) Forestry, B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech, B.HSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.F.Sc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing &   Co‐Op, B. Pharma and Pharma‐D course, in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un‐Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2018‐19.

    Admission to Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institutions Rules, 2006 (in short Rules) as amended from time to time and therefore the details and instructions contained in this Information Booklet are subject to the said Rules and Government orders. In case of any discrepancy, the Rules shall prevail.

    NOTE:   (i) The candidates who wish to seek admission to Medical or Dental or AYUSH courses must compulsorily qualify in the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam conducted by the CBSE Board, New Delhi. The candidates who qualify in the NEET – 2018 exam will only get the eligibility for admission to Medical and Dental courses through KEA for Government share of seats.

    (ii) For admission to Architecture course candidate should compulsorily appear for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture or for JEE Paper‐2 examination. Visit www.nata.in and www.nata.nic.in.

    (iii) As per the seat matrix issued by the Government, the seat allotment to the above mentioned courses will be done ONLINE by obtaining OPTIONS from the eligible candidates in the order of merit / rank obtained in 2018 CET / NEET / NATA as applicable, and based on the options given by the candidates.

    (iv) Verification of documents will be done in at least 15 notified helpline centres across the state after declaration of results / publication of merit list. Only upon verification of documents and issue of verification slip, candidate will be allowed to enter the options. Candidates can enter any number of options of their choice on their own arrangement. The candidate also has a provision to take a print out in each round. Every candidate shall be given high security user ID and Secret Key which the candidate then has to login and change it to password as per his / her choice.

    (v) Candidates are advised to verify and confirm that they are fulfilling any one of the Eligibility Clauses before applying for admission to Government seats in Professional Colleges in the state of Karnataka for the year 2018. For any reason the fee paid by the candidates will not be refunded.

  • Eligibility Criteria

    Click here to view the Eligibility Clauses

  • How to fill online application?

    Click here to view the details.

  • Important dates

    Important Dates

    S.No Events Date
    1 Publication of Notification in the Newspapers / KEA Website 30-01-2018
    2 Hosting of Information Bulletin on the KEA Website 30-01-2018
    3 Entry of Application online From 11.00 am on
    01 ‐02‐2018 to
    26‐02‐2018 up to
    5.30 pm
    4 Last date to pay the application fees in the bank 28-02-2018 (during bank hours)
    5 Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible Applicants From 11.00 a.m. on
    6 DATE OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST – 2018 (For Medical and Dental courses candidates have to appear for NEET-2018 and NATA / JEE – Paper 2 for Architecture course) 18‐04‐2018 and
    7 Date of Kannada language test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gandinadu Kannadiga Candidates) 20‐04‐2018
    8 Verification of Documents for Agriculturist quota at the respective Practical Test Centres (from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm) 21‐04‐2018 to
    9 Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture / Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agricuturist Quota” (From 9.00 am onwards) 27‐04‐2018



    Ex‐Defence 24‐04‐2018 and 25‐04‐2018
    (10.30 am to 5.30 pm
    N.C.C. 26‐04‐2018 and 27‐04‐2018
    (10.30 am  to 5.30 pm
    Defence 28‐04‐2018 and 30‐04‐2018
    (10.30 am to 5.30 pm)
    Sports 02‐05‐2018 and 03‐05‐2018
    (10.30 am to 5.30 pm)
    Scouts and Guides To be submitted on the day of Verification of
    documents along with other certificates.
  • Who can Apply?

    (i) No candidate shall be eligible for admission to Government Seats unless he is a citizen of India.

    (ii) The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than the universities listed in the notification at VTU Website are NOT eligible and candidates who have passed from Karnataka State Open University are also NOT eligible.

    (iii) A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2018 whose result is awaited, may apply and appear for Common Entrance Test 2018 but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to any of the course specified in 1 above, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks.

    (iv) The educational qualifications / eligibility criteria prescribed by the Competent Authority in regulations / guidelines issued from time to time will be applicable in deciding the eligibility.

    (v) Eligibility / admissions / allotments made to and by the colleges shall be subject to approval by MCI / DCI / AICTE / COA / CCIM / Government / concerned University / Apex Bodies / etc.

    For Engineering / Technology courses: A candidate who has passed the Q. E. with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Bio‐Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects with English as one of the languages of study and obtained an aggregate minimum of 45% marks in the optional subjects in the Q. E. is eligible for Engineering / Technology courses. 40% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST, Category‐I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) Category candidates. Provided that, the marks obtained by the candidate in Bio‐Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science in the Q. E., will be considered in place of Chemistry, in case the marks obtained in Chemistry is less for required aggregate percentage, only for the purpose of determination of eligibility and not for the purpose of determination of rank, in respect of Engineering / Technology courses.    Based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in both Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination by taking the marks in equal proportions, the Engineering rank list will be prepared and published.

    NOTE:   • Candidates who do not pass in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and candidates who do not possess the academic eligibility detailed above for various Professional Courses, will not be eligible to be considered for allotment of seats in the respective courses.

    • A candidate who passes in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and later withdraws one or more subject for reappearing in the qualifying examination for improving his performance will also not be considered for allotment of seats in the regular round and will be treated as a supplementary candidate.

    • The SC / ST/Category‐I / OBC eligibility criteria is applicable to candidates who are claiming eligibility for Government seats under clauses (a), (b), (f), (h), (j), (k) (l) and (o) and the same is not applicable to clauses (c), (d), (e), (g), (i),  (m) and (n) of Item ‐ 6 i.e., Eligibility Clauses to claim Government Seats.

    • Not only a candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with requisite marks but also a candidate who is appearing for the Q.E. and expecting the results is eligible to apply for the Common Entrance Test – 2018.

    • Students appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC Annual 2018 need not submit their Q. E. marks card to the KEA, as it will be obtained directly from the Department of PUE. However, all other students who have passed 12th standard examination such as CBSE, CISCE, 10+2, from other boards (including J & K) before 2018 and who are appearing for 2018 annual exam must COMPULSORILY send a photocopy of their 12th standard marks card by mentioning their CET Number to KEA. Repeater students of Karnataka 2nd PU also should submit their photocopy of the marks card on or before 10‐05‐2018. Otherwise, the results of such candidates will be withheld for want of Q. E. Marks. Intermediary ranks / Spot ranks will be assigned in respect of with‐held candidates only after submission of photocopy of the Q. E. marks card.

  • Information Brochure

    Information Brochure: English

    Information Brochure: Kannada

  • Schedule of Examination

    Mode of Conducting the Test

    In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test as per their choice of courses, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Herein after referred to as KEA). The Common Entrance Test‐2018 will be conducted at 54 places, spread over Karnataka. Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write ‘CET‐2018’ in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.

    Date Day Timings Subject Marks
    18-04-2018 WEDNESDAY 10.30 am – 11.50 am Biology 60
    02.30 pm- 03.50 pm Matehmatics 60
    19-04-2018 THURSDAY 10.30 am – 11.50 am Physics 60
    02.30 pm- 03.50 pm Chemistry 60




    # Practical test and Verification of documents Time Table for agriculturist quota
    21‐04‐2018 to
    Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the  respective Practical Test Centres


    Date Day Timings Subject Marks
    27‐04‐2018 Friday 9.00 am onwards PRACTICAL Test  on “Identification of Agriculture
    Related Specimens” TO CLAIM SEAT UNDER