Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Name of the Exam: KARNATAKA CET 2018

Degrees Offered: B.Tech

Colleges Participating (Top 20)

University Visveswaraiah College of Engineering B.M.Sreenivasaiah College of Engineering Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Tech Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering
M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering Bangalore Institute of Technology P.E.S. Institute of Technology
Dr. M. V. Jayaraman College of Engineering Sir M. Visveshwaraiah Institute of Technology Ghousia College of Engineering S.J.C.S. Institute of Technology
Golden Valley Institute of Technology Siddaganga Institute of Technology Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology Kalpataru Institute of Technology
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering The National Institute of Engineering People’s Education Society College of Engineering Malnad College of Engineering
Tontadarya College of Engineering Maratha Mandal’s Engineering College

There are several other colleges participating in KCET 2018

Exams Information

Important dates
Application Start 2nd week of January 2018
Last Date for Submission of KEA Copy of Challan at School/College 1st week of March 2018
Last date for Application Fees in bank/ e-post office Last week of February 2018
Admit Card Availability (online) 3rd week of April 2018
KCET 2017 Exam Date 18th April (Biology & Mathematics) & 19th April (Physics & Chemistry)
Kannada language test 20th April 2018
Document verification for Agriculturist Quota Candidates May, 2018
Practical exam for Agriculturist Quota Candidates May, 2018
Declaration of Result Last week of May 2018
Commencement of Counselling 2nd week of June 2018

KCET 2018 Exam Centers

The KCET 2018 will be taken place at several centers in the state of Karnataka. For the complete list of the exam centers.

S. No Exam Centres S. No Exam Centres S. No Exam Centres
1 Belgaum 19 Hassan 37 Raichur
2 Chickodi 20 Karwar 38 Moodabidre
3 Bangalore 21 Dharwad 39 Sagar
4 Doddaballapur 22 Hubli 40 Ujire
5 Bagalkot 23 Gadag 41 Mysore
6 Basavakalyan 24 Gulbarga 42 Mangalore
7  Jamakhandi 25 K G F 43 Tiptur
8 Gokak 26 Haveridte 44 Channapatna
9 Bellary 27  Davangere 45 Yadgir
10 Hospet 28  Madikeri 46 Bhadravathi
11  Kollegal 29 Kumta 47 Puttur
12 Athani 30 Sirsi 48 Tumkur
13 Bhalki 31 Kolar 49 Ramanagara
14 Bijapur 32  Chitradurga 50 Udupi 1
15 Chamarajanagar 33 Koppal 51 Karkala
16 Bidar 34 Dandeli 52 Kundapura
17 Chickaballapur 35 Mandya 53 Shimoga
18 Chickamagalur 36 Krishnarajapet

Karnataka CET Eligibility

Candidates willing to apply for a seat in the engineering colleges of Karnataka state must satisfy one of the following eligibility criteria for selection.

  • Candidates must have cleared the 10+2 with compulsory subjects (mathematics and physics)
  • Among other subjects the candidates must have cleared the Bio-technology / Electronics / Computer-Science / Chemistry / Biology as optional subjects along with English as one of the languages.
  • Candidates must have scored 45% in aggregates in the optional subjects in order to meet the Karnataka CET Eligibility
  • Candidates must fulfill the Domicile Criteria as specified by the Karnataka Examinations Authority

Karnataka CET Brochure

Candidates appearing KCET 2018 can avail all the needed information from the Karnataka CET Brochure.

KCET Applications

Detailed information regarding the application forms for KCET 2018 are given below, along with the filling, submission and the documents needed to be attached with the forms are stated below.

  • The application form for KCET 2018 is a combination of both OMR and ICR concepts and hence candidates are required to fill all the details carefully.
  • The candidates belonging to Caste I Category are required to produce the caste certificate during the verification at the helpline centers.

KCET 2018 Applications Form producedure

  • For candidates staying in Karnataka the application form for KCET 2018 can be availed from various schools and colleges located in the state. The application form shall be attached with the brochure and can be availed by paying INR 650 (for general) and INR 500 for (SC, ST and OBC).
  • For candidates staying outside Karnataka can avail the application forms by sending an application along with the self addressed envelope.
  • Candidates are required to download the Bank Challan and pay the fees of the application form in any of the branches of Central Bank of India/ State Bank of Mysore/ Indian Bank.

KCET 2018 Admit Cards

After submitting the filled in application form at the respective school and colleges the candidates can collect the Admit Cards for the KCET 2018 for those schools and colleges itself by showing the ID proof.

Karnataka CET 2018 Syllabus


The syllabus for KCET 2018 shall be based on the class 12th board course structure. The subjects to prepare for the KCET 2018 shall be Math, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. The question paper for KCET 2018 shall have the 1st and 2nd PUC syllabi as prescribed by the Department of pre-university education of Karnataka State.

Exam Pattern

  • The Karnataka CET 2018 shall be conducted in 4 different sessions and will have questions from 4 subjects.
  • The test will be conducted on two consecutive days, 1st day Biology and Mathematics examinations shall be conducted in the 2 sessions.
  • On the second day Physics and Chemistry examination shall be conducted on the remaining 2 sessions.
  • The test session shall carry 60 marks for each paper and 80 minutes shall be given to solve each of the paper.
  • Each question will carry one mark and there shall be no negative mark deducted for wrong answer attempted.
  • The questions asked in the exam shall be of the objective type with multiple choices.
  • The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and all the questions are mandatory to be attempted.

KCET Preparation

The KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is conducted by the KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) for the admission procedures in the undergraduate courses for session 2018. For the preparation of KCET several model test papers and online mediums are available for the candidates. AskIITians is one of the reputed brands helping candidates prepare for the engineering and medical entrance exams. Candidates can enroll with askIITians for a better online preparation of KCET 2018.

Suggested Books to Study

  • Dinesh Karnataka Common Entrance Test Biology by K.N. Bhatia
  • NCERT- Biology: Part 1 and part 2
  • NCERT- Physics: Part 1 and Part 2
  • NCERT- Chemistry: Part 1 and part 2
  • NCERT- Mathematics: Part 1 and Part 2

KCET 2018 Rank Predictor

The rank predictor for the Karnataka CET 2018 shall shortly be compiled. The candidates shall note that KCET Engineering rank shall be dependent on the marks scored in the KCET in the subjects Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry along with the marks scored in the PUC exam.

KCET 2018 Results

The KCET 2018 Results have been declared on of Last week of May, 2018. You can check your result on the official site.

Karnataka CET Counselling

  • Candidates are required to register for the KCET 2018 counseling procedure after the declaration of results.
  • The KCET 2018 counseling shall be conducted in 2 rounds
  • Candidates are required to carry the original documents and get them verified at the notified Help Centers and obtain the verification slips/
  • Candidates are also required to carry the DD of the required amount as the fees for the first year to be paid at the time of counseling.

Address : –

Karnataka Examinations Authority

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore 560 012.

Phone: 080-23461575, 23462758, 23462599 Fax: 080- 23461576

E-Mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in

Website: www.cet.kar.nic.in

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