KEA Diploma CET 2018 is the exam conducted by Karnataka Education Authority for admission to 2nd Year Engineering Courses and for 1st year Architecture Course under Lateral Entry Scheme for both Day and Evening Engineering Colleges. The candidates must note that the application form for the same is available online at kea.kar.nic.in. Candidates can check complete details on Karnataka Diploma CET 2018 from this page.

Latest: Admit Card for Karnataka Diploma CET 2018 has been released. Click here to download it. Also, check Important Instructions to Candidates, On the day of examination from “Admit Card” page.

KEA DCET 2018

The candidates seeking admission only to B.Arch course need not have to appear for Diploma Common Entrance Test-2018 conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. But, they need to have valid NATA score become eligible for admission to First year/First Semester B. Arch course and should apply through online for DCET-2018 compulsorily.

Events Dates
Commencement of Entry of Application Online 07 Jun 2018
Last Date to Enter Application details online 15 Jun 2018 21 Jun 2018
Last date to pay the fees in the bank 18 Jun 2018
Downloading of Admission Tickets 06 Jul 2018
Date of Entrance Test 15 Jul 2018 (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
Declaration of Result August 2018

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Eligibility Criteria

For B.E Courses (Day Engineering College): A candidate who has passed any diploma examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 45% marks taken together in all the subjects of the final year (Fifth and sixth semester) diploma Examination (Q.E) is eligible for admission to B.E courses, and 40% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Backward Classes of Karnataka candidates.

For  B.E  Courses  (Evening  Engineering  College):  A  candidate  who  has  passed  any  diploma examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 45% marks taken together in all the subjects of the final year (Fifth and sixth semester) diploma Examination (Q.E) is eligible for admission to B.E. courses, and 40% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Backward Classes of Karnataka candidates.

In addition to this a candidate after passing the diploma, must have minimum of Two Years Full Time Work experience as on 1st September, 2018, of the year of admission, in a registered firm / Company / Industry / Educational and / Government Autonomous Organizations in the branch of Engineering / Technology, in which the candidates holds a diploma, and in which admission is sought by he / she.

For B. Arch Course (Only in Day Engineering College): A candidate who has passed any diploma examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects of the final year (Fifth and sixth semester) diploma Examination (Q.E) is eligible for admission to 1st year B. Architecture course, and 45% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Backward Classes of Karnataka candidates along with 40% marks in National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) conducted by Council of Architecture.

NOTE: The candidates who wish to apply for B. Arch Course and not having NATA score must appeared for National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) conducted by Council of Architecture and has to secured a minimum of 40%   marks. The last date for submission of the NATA score to KEA by e‐mail is 04‐07‐2018 (e‐mail address:  keauthority‐[email protected]  Please mention the subject in your mail as Diploma CET‐2018 NATA SCORE).

Important: The candidates who have obtained Diploma in Architecture are eligible only for Admission to 1st Year Architecture engineering course, provided if they have VALID NATA Score in NATA conducted by Council of Architecture. But, the candidates who have obtained Diploma in Architecture are not eligible for admission to 2nd year / 3rd Semester any other Engineering Courses.

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

Application Form

Application Form for Karnataka Diploma CET 2018 is available online now at the official website. Candidates must ensure his / her eligibility before filling the online application. Candidates should have scanned images of his / her latest Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in JPG format only, for uploading as part of submission of online application. Before entering the application form online, the candidates are advised to download the blank application form and take two or three photocopies of the same and practice on them in the prescribed manner. Application Form must be filled and submitted on or before its last date.

Admit Card

Admit Card for Karnataka Diploma CET 2018 will be available online at the official website. It will be released after the successful completion of the application form. Candidates who will fill the application form on time with the requisite application fee will only be eligible to download the admit card. Candidates must preserve the Admit Card till the admission in College or Institution. The relevant photocopy of the original documents of the parents in support of their claim such as marks cards, study certificates, etc., along with the DCET admission ticket should be produced on the day of Kannada Language Test.

Examination Pattern

The DIPLOMA CET‐2018 will be held in one session, conducted for 180 marks with 3 hours (180 minutes) duration. Additional 25 Minutes will be given for filling Name, Admission Ticket No. Version Code and Serial Number in the OMR Answer Sheet and Question Booklet. The question paper will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type. The question paper will be in different versions. Each question will have four different options. Each question will carry ONE mark.

  • All questions are compulsory
  • Maximum Marks: 180
  • Test Duration: 3 Hours
  • There is no negative marking
Subjects Marks Remarks
Applied Mathematics 40 Common to all branches
Applied Science 40 Common to all branches
Engineering Paper: (Aeronautical / Biotechnology / Ceramics / Civil / Chemical / Computer Science / Electronics & Communication / Electrical & Electronics/ Environmental/ Mechanical / Mining / Textile) 100 Separate  Question  Paper for all the  engineering  subjects  as  per the  group to which they belong (Refer schedule –I & II )
Kannada Language Test 50 ONLY IN BANGALORE – For Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates

Syllabus for DCET

The broad outline syllabus for the Diploma Common Entrance Test for B.E/ B.Tech Courses is detailed below:

  •  Applied Science.
  • Applied Mathematics.
  • Equivalent Engineering Group for the Diploma Course Studied

For admission to 2nd year / 3rd semester Engineering courses under lateral entry scheme to Diploma holders, Government in its order has directed KEA to conduct Diploma Common Entrance Test 2018 by adopting new syllabus (Outcome Based Education). The same syllabus is hosted on the KEA Website for the information of the candidates. Candidates are requested to visit KEA Website www.kea.kar.nic.in.

Answer Key

After the completion of common entrance test, the provisional ANSWER KEY will be published on the KEA official website The candidates / parents / lecturers can file their objections, if any, addressed to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore” either in person, or through e ‐ mail, or by SPEED POST, with regard to any of the published Answer Key, along with all supporting documents / justification. Objections received from the candidates without justification shall not be considered. The objections received by KEA will be placed before an Expert Committee, whose decision will be final for determination of the right answer key. The answer key approved by the Expert Committee will be applied during evaluation for determination of merit order.

Result

The merit list of diploma holders for Day and Evening College B.E/B.Tech Courses will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the final year examination or fifth and sixth semesters examination leading to diploma in the relevant branch of Engineering (Internal assessment marks will be considered for determination of merit in case of semester students, where internal assessment marks are counted for declaring the diploma result) and marks obtained in the Diploma CET–2018 taken in equal proportions.

In the case of Architecture Course, the merit will be determined on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the qualifying examination in all subjects and the valid NATA score taken in equal proportions.

Official Website: www.kea.kar.nic.in

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KEA Common Entrance Exams Lateral Entry Diploma & Polytechnic

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6 COMMENTS

    • HI Vikin

      Now making changes is not possible as the exam date is very near and admit card is also available.

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