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KCET 2020 Important Dates

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Information Bulletin availability 05-Feb-20
KCET Application Form release date 05-Feb-20
Last date to submit the form 02-Mar-20
Last date to pay the application fee 06-Mar-20
Application form re-open 08-May-2020 to 18-May-2020
Fee payment last date 18-May-20
Application correction date 20-May-2020 (6:00 PM) to 31-May-2020 (6:00 PM)
Change the exam centre 20-May-2020 (6:00 PM) to 31-May-2020 (6:00 PM)
KCET hall ticket release date Postponed
KCET Date 30-Jul-2020 and 31-Jul-2020
Date of Kannada language Test: (Only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates) 01-Aug-20
KCET Result Date 21-Aug-2020
KCET Counseling October 2020

KCET 2020

This entrance exam will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for the session 2020-21 on July 30, 2020 and July 31, 2020. 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 July 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
Official Website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/cet2020

KCET 2020 Exam Date has already been released but the admit cards are still awaited.

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 2020 Application Form

KCET 2020 will be conducted on July 30 & 31 as per KEA and the application form correction window was reopened from June 26, 2020 to June 29, 2020. The KCET 2020 Application Form correction was provisioned to the candidates who registered themselves before May 18, 2020. 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 2020. 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 2020.

For more information visit KCET 2020 Application Form.


The KCET Exam is shifted from its original date due to the pandemic breakout. The revised date for the entrance test is July 30, 2020 and July 31, 2020. The exam will be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority in two day shafts, one from 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM and another from 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM.KEAhas 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 2020. 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 2020 Syllabus

The KCET 2020 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 asked questions 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 2020 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 2020. 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 2020 exams are -


For more information visit KCET Ranking.

It is compulsory for all candidates to be 17 years of age as on 31st December 2012.
Candidate is given 1 mark for every correct answer and there is no deduction of marks for the wrong answer that is there is no negative marking. Hence, candidates are suggested to attempt each and every question asked in the exam.
Candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible to apply for KCET. Also, he/she must have passed 10 + 2 grade. In detail eligibility for the same is explained above on this page.
Candidate need to write NEET for taking admission in medical and dental colleges of Karnataka.
KCET 2020 admit card has details regarding reporting time, exam center, candidate’s photograph, name and so on.
No. The candidate has to study from 1st to 10th standard continuously to get the benefit of reservation under the Kannada medium.
Fee payment is possible through both online as well as offline mode. For online mode, candidates are eligible to pay their fees via net banking. For offline payments, candidates can either pay the fee via e-challan at e-post offices or State Bank of India, Indian Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad.
The Principal/ Head master of the institution will issue Kannada medium certificate. This certificate in-turn has to be counter signed by BEO of the area/ jurisdiction. Uncertified certificates will not be accepted.
The merit list will be prepared only on the basis of the marks obtained in CET‐Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Yes. You have to score 50% of marks in PCB subjects both in qualifying examination and in CET. (PCB in CET. (It is 40% in case of SC, ST, & OBC candidates)
The syllabus is entirely based on the 1st and 2nd PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre‐University Education of Karnataka State.
No. Counter signing is not a necessity.

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