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KCET 2023 Important Dates

KCET 2023 Events KCET 2023 Important Dates(Tentitive)
Registration date 3rd week of June 2023
Application form release date 3rd week of April 2023
Last date to submit the form 1st week of May 2023
Last date to pay the application fee 1st week of May 2023
Application correction May 2023
Answer Key released Last week of June 2023
Download Admit Card Last week of May 2023

KCET 2023

The KEA comes under the Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of Karnataka. This is a state level competition conducted each year in Karnataka for admissions to various domain of full-time studies including Engineering & Technology, Yoga & Naturopathy, BPharmacy, DPharmacy, Agriculture (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses across various educational institution in Karnataka state. This common entrance test cell was established under the government of Karnataka in the year 1994 to conduct test for determining the eligibility of students for admissions to the first semester of undergrad professional courses. The KCET Full Form is Karnataka Common Entrance Test which is functioning under the flagship event of KEA. This entrance test will be conducted by the month of August in almost all the districts/ cities of Karnataka.

Karnataka Common Entrance Test is basically an offline exam processed to enroll students under numerous government, private-aided/ private-unaided colleges and universities of Karnataka. The KCET also used to offer medical seats in the institutions of Karnataka before NEET was nationalized in India for medical courses including MBBS, BDS, BAMS etc. unlike NATA for Architecture Courses. The KEA sets the standard of papers in KCET. The entrance exam involves 4 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The exam pattern of KCET -

Exam Name Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Exam Mode Offline
Question Type MCQ Based
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Total Marks 180
Total Questions 180
Negative Marking No
Exam Paper Language English, Kannada
Syllabus 1st& 2nd Year PUC

All the sections of question paper carries 60 marks each. Only three papers are conducted for any particular course with a choice between Maths or Biology depending upon the concerned program. The syllabus for test is prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka state. One additional Kannada language test is conducted for the students belonging to states other than Karnataka and also for the Kannadiga students living outside the state. This language test is held offline for 50 marks for a duration of one hour.

KCET Courses

  • B. Sc (Agriculture/ Sericulture/ Horticulture/ Forestry/ Agri Bio Tech/ Agri Marketing & Co-Op)
  • BHSc (Home Science)
  • BFSc (Fisheries)
  • B-Tech
  • B Pharmacy
  • D Pharmacy
  • B.V.Sc & A.H

KCET 2023 Application Form

KCET 2023 will be conducted On 3rd week of June 2023 (tentative), the entrance exam will be held for Biology and Mathematics, and for Physics and Chemistry. The application process for KCET is quite simple and smooth. Candidates are required to visit the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority in order to apply for undergrad programs through KCET 2023. It is advised to check the eligibility criteria for the concerned program before applying for any of the courses at KCET. The candidates will have to download the application form by logging in with the required credentials received on their registered mail id or mobile number. The application form is required to be submitted along with the necessary documents. Thereafter, applicants will have to process the application fee online using debit or credit card and hence completing the registration process for KCET 2023.

For more information visit KCET 2023 Application Form.


The exam will be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority in two day shifts,KEA has been conducting this program every year under the aegis of Karnataka University. The exam is conducted for the enrolment of students to the first semester of various undergrad courses across number of colleges participating in KCET 2023. The candidates looking for admission under medical or architecture courses in KCET collegeswill have to produce a valid rank/ score card in NEET & NATA respectively. The exam is conducted in offline mode. The KEA provides a total of 54 exam centers for the candidates in almost all the districts of Karnataka.

For more information visit KCET Exam.


The foremost step is the payment of application for KCET Exam Fees.The application from gets acceptance after the payment only, stating the completion of registration process.The charge for the application form differ category wise. The reserved candidates of Karnataka will have to pay INR 250 for the KCET exams whereas the general candidates will have to pay the amount of INR 500. Candidates who studied outside of Karnataka will have to pay INR 750 while the candidates who are from out of India will have to pay an amount of INR 5,000. The candidates can process the application fee online through Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card. Also the candidates can process the fee offline through one e- Challan by visiting the nearest SBI branch.

For more information visit KCET Fees.

KCET 2023 Syllabus

The KCET 2023 Syllabus for the entrance exam has already been prescribed by the KEA, Karnataka Examination Authority. The syllabus for the exam is extracted from the authorized books of 1st PUC and 2nd PUC standard based on the recommendation of Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka state. The total number of questions asked is 180. The candidates will have to take exam for only three papers (Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Biology) depending upon the course they applied for. The candidates who have studied out of Karnataka will have to focus additionally for the language test. The syllabus is not very vast for the language exam.

For more information visit KCET 2023 Syllabus.

KCET Counseling

The KCET Counseling will be conducted online for the candidates. The counseling process is carried outfor admission of candidates to the participating colleges.Firstly, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear at the counseling center. They have to fill the form mentioning the right details while choosing the course and concerned colleges for them depending upon the seat matrix offered by KEA. The counseling is completed in three stages with an extended round of counseling. The candidates are summoned in phases as per their rank. The students will have to lock the seat of concerned colleges by paying the required counseling fee which is taken for confirmation towards admission.Thereafter, students can approach the concerned college for admission. The candidates will have to carry documents like KCET Admit Card, Mark sheets, photographs, ID card etc.

For more information visit KCET Counseling.

KCET Ranking

The allotment of top colleges in Karnataka is done thorough the KCET Ranking of candidates in the entrance exam. The KCET ranking is determined by evaluating the candidates' performance in both the qualifying exams as well as in the KCET exams 2022. There are lots of top colleges in Karnataka from where students can pursue their desired undergrad program. Some of the top colleges participating in the KCET 2023 exams are -


For more information visit KCET Ranking.

The courses that come under KCET include:
  • Engineering (B.E./B.Tech)
  • Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Farm Science (B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc (Forestry), B.Sc (Agri Bio-Tech), B.H.Sc (Home Science))
  • B.Pharm
  • Veterinary Science (BVSc & AH)
  • Pharm-D
  • Naturopathy & Yoga (BNYS)
  • Ayurveda (BAMS)
  • Homoeopathy (BHMS)
  • Unani (BUMS)
  • Siddha (BSMS)
  • Allied Health Sciences (B.Sc MLT, B.Sc MIT, B.Sc Optometry, B.Sc Radiography)
The syllabus for the KCET exam is based on the curriculum of the 10+2 level (Class 12th) in the Pre-University Education system in the state of Karnataka. The exam covers topics in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
KCET 2023 application form fee is Rs 500. For SC/ST/ women the application fee is Rs. 250. For students from outside Karnataka, the application fee is Rs 750.
The KCET exam fee can be paid online through the official website of the KEA using a credit card, debit card, or net banking.
No, the KCET exam fee is not refundable.
KCET 2023 application form is not released yet. It will be available from the third week of April 2023.
It is usually not possible to change your application after you have submitted it. It is important to double-check your application before submitting it to ensure that all the information is correct.
KCET 2023 exam is on 3rd week of June 2023
KCET is an offline pen-and-paper exam.
The KCET ranking is calculated based on the marks scored by a candidate in the exam and the reservation criteria specified by the government of Karnataka.
Yes, you can check your KCET ranking online through the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). You can log in to your account on the KEA website using your login credentials to access your ranking.
Yes, the KCET ranking is valid only for the academic year in which it is released.
The KCET counselling process usually begins in the month of June or July, after the exam results have been released.
- 10th and 12th class mark sheets
- Birth certificate
- Proof of identity and address (e.g. voter ID, PAN card, driving license)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Income certificate (if applicable)
The KCET results are usually released in the month of May or June.
The KCET results are usually released in the month of May or June.

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