Karnataka DCET 2019 is for admissions to the 2nd year Engineering and 1st year Architecture courses under Lateral Entry scheme. The examination is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The application process is conducted online only and is divided into two parts. They can visit the official website kea.kar.nic.in. The paper will be conducted in pen and paper mode. Candidates who are aspiring for admissions to these courses have to satisfy the eligibility criteria which are different for both the courses.

All the details regarding Karnataka DCET 2019 will be provided here on this page for the benefit of the students. Scroll below for important dates, eligibility criteria, syllabus etc.

Karnataka DCET 2019

DCET is Diploma Common Entrance Test for admissions to day and evening programs in Engineering and only Day programs for Architecture. Those who want to apply for these programs should know about the dates, requirements for both the programs, examination pattern etc.

Event Date
Commencement of Online Application 3rd week of May 2019
Last date to enter details in online Application 1st week of June 2019
Last date to pay the fee in bank 1st week of June 2019
Commencement of Admission ticket download 3rd week of June 2019
Examination 1st week of July 2019

Karnataka DCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are wishing for admission to the engineering and architecture courses have to first check that whether they are fulfiling all the requirements or not. There are requirements which the candidate has to fulfil to be eligible for the examination.

For B.E. (Engineering) Course

  • B.E. Day Engineering Courses – Minimum of 45% marks taken together in all the subjects of the final year (Fifth and sixth semester) diploma examination or any other equivalent exam. For SC/ST/Other Backward candidates of Karnataka, the minimum qualifying percentage is 40% in the qualifying examination.
  • B.E. Evening Engineering Courses – Minimum if 45% aggregate marks in the diploma or the equivalent examination (Fifth and Sixth Semester). For SC/ST/ other backward candidates, minimum 40% marks are required in the qualifying examination.

In addition to the above requirement, the candidate must have at least 2 years of full-time work experience in any reputed firm/ company/ Industry/ and / Government Autonomous Organizations in the branch of Engineering / Technology in which the candidate has done the diploma and aspires for taking admission to.

For Architecture Courses

  • For B.Arch Courses (In Day engineering college only) –  Candidate should be NATA qualified with a score of 40% marks in the examination. Also, they need to have 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. For SC, ST and Backward Classes of Karnataka candidates, minimum 45% marks is required.

Note:  It is to be noted by the candidates that those who want to take admissions in the architecture programs need not appear for DCET 2019 but should be NATA qualified.

Karnataka DCET 2019 Application Process

After ensuring that the candidates satisfy all the necessary eligibility requirements, the candidate has to fill the application form. It will be done online at the official website kea.kar.nic.in and has done away with the pen and paper application form. It is divided into two parts. Candidates have to fill both the parts to be eligible for the examination.

In the first part, the candidate will visit the official website to register themselves for DCET 2019. After filling in all the details, it is advised that the candidate take out 2-3 print out of the draft application form to check for any errors. After ensuring that the details filled are correct, the candidate will move on to the second phase of the application form.

A link will be provided here on this page from where the candidate will be able to apply. They can also visit the official website to apply. It is essential that they download the complete application form for counselling purpose.

Karnataka DCET 2019 Admit Card

The admit card for DCET 2019 will be published for those candidates who successfully register themselves before the last date. It is an important document which needs to be carried on the day of the examination. It is expected that the admit card will be generated online on the official website. To download it, they will have to enter the application number and the date of birth which they entered during the registration process.

It will contain important information such as name, exam venue details, timing etc. It should be preserved by the candidates till the counselling process is over. A direct link will be provided on this page as well to download the admit card.

Karnataka DCET 2019 Exam Pattern

B.E. Examination Pattern – Those who want to take admission into 2nd and 3rd year engineering will have to give DCET 2019. The candidates will be given 2 OMR sheets. The top OMR sheet will be used for marking the answers and putting the thumb impression. The bottom one will be for reference purpose and can be carried by the candidate. It should be kept with them for at least a year. Other details are as follows:

  • Nature of the Examination:  Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type.
  • Number of Questions: 180
  • Duration of the Examination: 3 Hours. 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.
  • Marking Scheme: The paper will be of total 180 marks. There will be no negative marking in the exam. No marks will be awarded for the wrong answer.
  • Distribution of Paper: The distribution of the paper is given below:
Subject 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
Number of Questions:180 (Multiple choice)

The candidate will mark the answer in the examination with blue/black ball point pen only. It is compulsory to attempt all the questions to increase the marks.

Note: It is important that the candidates put their left-hand thumb impression on the main OMR sheet before leaving the examination hall. OMR sheets for those candidates will not be evaluated who do not put the thumb impression on it.

B.Arch Examination:  For admissions to B.Arch programme, there is no need to appear for the DCET 2019. However, they have to appear for National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA).NATA is for admission of candidates to the first year of five-year full-time B. Arch. Degree course. They should be NATA qualified and scored a minimum of 40% marks in the examination.

Those who fulfil the requirements should submit their NATA scores along with the copy of Diploma Marks Card (by boldly writing their DCET Number on the NATA scorecard) to the KEA either in person or only through ‘Speed Post’ before the last date.

Kannada Language Test for Karnataka DCET 2019

This test will be conducted for those candidates who are claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava. It will be done to check their ability to speak, read and write Kannada.

This test will be conducted at Bangalore only. So candidates applying through the condition will have to appear for DCET 2019 at Bangalore. It will be for total 50 marks. Candidate needs to score minimum 12 marks. They have to bring a 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 the test.

Karnataka DCET 2019 Answer Key

The answer key of DCET 2019 will be declared three days after the examination on the official website of KEA. Candidates can fill their objections within 3 days from the declaration of the answer key along with the justification. Objections without justification will not be entertained by KEA.

Karnataka DCET 2019 Merit

The final merit list for DCET 2019 will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in Karnataka DCET 2019 and the marks obtained in the final year examination or fifth and sixth semesters examination leading to the diploma in the relevant branch of Engineering. A separate merit list of Day and Evening colleges will be prepared for Engineering colleges.

For Architecture, the merit list will be prepared on the basis of 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.

For more information regarding DCET, visit the official website kea.kar.nic.in

Insofar, official details of Karnataka DCET 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as Karnataka Examination Authority releases Karnataka DCET 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.

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  1. i’m not from karnataka so can i write the DCET exam to get 2nd year lateral entry in bangalore colleges ??
    I have completed my diploma in Mechanical from MP. Will I be able to give the DCET exam for admission in bangalore ?

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