Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) Details

Name of Entrance Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)


Candidates must have passed 10+2 level qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects and English as a language subject.

Candidates must have studied Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Computer Science/ Biology as an elective subject in class XII.

Candidates must have obtained minimum 45% aggregate scores in class 10+2, if belonging to General Category.

For Reserved Category i.e. SC, ST Category I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B), candidates need to have secured minimum 40% marks.

Candidates aspiring to take admission in the architecture courses will have to appear in the JEE Paper 2 entrance exam or in National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) which is conducted by Council of Architecture. 

Exam pattern and syllabus

Exam Format: Objective

Number of Sections: Three

KCET Exam SectionNumber of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
11 60 60
23 60 60
23 60 60

How to apply

KCET Counselling is conducted in two rounds. Candidates participating in Karnataka CET Counselling have to go through the following steps-


Document Verification

User ID and Password Assignment

Options Entry

Seat Allotment

Fee Payment and Admission Order Receipt 


Candidates will be required to report to the closest Helpline Centre as per the prescribed schedule. They need to register themselves at any one of the Helpline Centres before the last date.

Further, for verification purpose, they need to register using Karnataka CET Application Number at the Helpline Centre.

Document verification:

Candidates are required to report with their original documents for Document Verification as per the schedule and time provided by KEA for Karnataka CET Counselling.

After the document verification is over, the participants will be given a unique User ID and Password. The Verification Slip will carry a Unique Keyword (with 8 alpha-numeric characters) on its back.

Candidates must use this Keyword for Option Entry Login Purpose. The candidates can reset new passwords in case they have forgotten.

At the Helpline Centres, the candidates will have interactive sessions. Through these, they will understand the next steps like fee payment and choice filling.

Option entry:

By using the allotted User ID and Password, the candidates have to log in and enter their options.

The next step requires the candidates to enter their Karnataka CET Application Number followed by entering their Unique Keyword (printed at the back side of the Verification Slip).

To avoid its misuse, the candidates may change their passwords once they log in.

Once they have logged in, they need to enter all course choices according to their eligibility.

Karnataka CET Seat Allotment:

Candidates appearing for counselling and seat allotment of Karnataka CET have to get their documents verified.

If they are satisfied with the seat allotment, then they need to pay the prescribed fee.

Once the announcements for Karnataka CET Seat Allotment are made, the candidates will be required to download and take printout of the Admission Letter.

Those candidates, who are not content with the seat allotment, can participate in the subsequent rounds of Karnataka CET Seat Allotment.

Before finalizing the admission through Seat Allotment, the authorities will verify the particulars mentioned on the Karnataka CET Admission Order.

Fee payment:

Candidates, after being satisfied with the Seat Allotment of Karnataka CET Counseling, need to pay the specified admission fee via Net Banking/Challan Payment.

Admission Order:

Once the fee payment is done, the candidates are required to download their Karnataka CET Admission Order and take printout of it.

Authories ofhe allotted colleges will verify the details mentioned on the Admission Order.

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