Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test (CET) is held for the admission of candidates in second year B.E/B.Tech courses. The exam is held offline and as the names suggest, only the Diploma holders are allowed to apply for it. The candidates who will qualify the exam will be granted admission in the Day, as well as Evening colleges of Karnataka state. Check more details on the Karnataka DCET 2017 from the article below.

Latest: – Mock round allotment & Cut Off has been declared, Scroll down to check the same.

Important Dates for KEA DCET 2017

The dates for the events of the exam are as mentioned in the table below:

Events Dates
Application form released on May 17, 2017
Last date to submit the application June 01, 2017 June 05, 2017 (5:30 PM)
Last date to submit the application fee
Admit card available from June 23, 2017
Karnataka Diploma CET will be held on July 02, 2017 (10:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Kannada language test will be held on July 02, 2017 (3:00 pm to 4:00 pm)


Mock allotment result for Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test 2017 has been declared by the officials as per the schedule. If any candidate want to change options then last date for doing that is 18 Aug 2017 upto 9:00 am. Candidates can check mock allotment result from the link given below.

Mock Allotment Cut Off

Option Entry

The candidate who becomes eligible after verification will only be considered for entry of options. The candidate will have the choice to enter all the options to the courses to which he/she is eligible. Link for option entry along with Instruction is given below.

Document Verification Schedule

Document verification for eligible Diploma CET-2017 applicants will be held as per the following schedule. Candidates need to bring their original documents for verification for any of KEA’s 16 Helpline centre detailed in KEA Website http://kea.kar.nic.in

Important Instructions:

Verification of original documents for all disciplines will be done as indicated above for candidates belonging to General Merit, Reserved Categories and other special categories in any of the 16 assigned Helpline Centre. For above, schedule, No individual intimation will be sent to the eligible rank holders regarding the date and time of Verification process. Verification will not be done after the scheduled date. Candidates have to produce all original documents in support of their claim for verification.

Only Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates should attend the documents verification Bangalore centre only as per their ranks.

Candidates have to be personally present in the Helpline Centre as per the above schedule for document verification.

The seat allotment will be done based on OPTIONS entered by the eligible candidates and on the basis of merit / rank in Diploma CET-2017.

The candidate should compulsorily bring all necessary original documents (along with one set of attested photocopies) in support of their claim when they come for verification without fail on the notified date. If any candidate fails to produce any of the original documents / certificates / marks card on the day of verification, such candidate’s documents will not be verified and they will not complete their registration process and subsequently will not be considered for eligibility to exercise their options.

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria of eligibility are as below:

For B.E Course:

  • A candidate should have passed diploma exam with minimum of 45%.
  • SC, ST, BC candidates of Karnataka need to score 40% only.

For B.Arch Course:

  • Must have passed Diploma exam with minimum of 50% marks.
  • SC, ST and VC candidates need secure 45% marks only.

Note: B.Arch admission will be done on the Basis of NATA 2017 Score.

Application Process

The only medium to apply for the Karnataka Diploma CET is online, from the official login portal. The link for it will be uploaded here, once it is active. First, the candidates will have to register themselves by submitting few details. Then, they will be allotted a User Id and Application Number. With help of it, candidates will be able to access the login and apply.

The candidates will be required to submit personal, educational, and other details in the form. Photograph, Signature, and Left Thumb impression is also to be uploaded with the form. The fee payment will be a mandatory factor for submitting the application.

  • Fee is Rs. 650 but ST/SC category -1 candidates just need to pay Rs. 500.

Admit Card

The admit card of the exam is released online for those candidates who submit the application form successful. To download the admit card, candidates have to submit the application number and password. It is an important document because without it, the candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

Exam Centers

Kannada language will only be held in Bangalore and for CET, the Horanadu / Gadinadu candidates will have to choose Bangalore as the exam center. Apart from this, Diploma CET will be held in the following cities:

Bangalore Davangere
Berllary Mysore
Tumkur Bijapur
Shimoga Belgum
Dharwad Gulbarga
Bagalkot Mangalore

Exam Pattern

Along with Karnataka Diploma CET 2017, the candidates will also have to appear for Kannada Language Test. It will be of 50 marks

  • Candidates will be given 3 hours to solve the question paper.
  • The exam will be of 180 marks
  • It will be held offline and candidates will mark the answers on an OMR sheet.
  • Only Black or Blue Ball Point Pen is to be used during the exam.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  • Each question will be of one mark.

The table below will help in understanding the pattern of the better:

Subject Marks Details
Applied science 40 Common for all the engineering group codes.
Applied mathematics 40 Common for all the engineering group codes.
Engineering (all courses) 100 Refer engineering subjects and corresponding group code in brochure.
Total 180 Objective typle multiple choice questions.

Syllabus for KEA DCET 2017

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

  1. Applied Science.
  2. Applied Mathematics.
  3. Equivalent Engineering Group for the Diploma Course Studied.

Answer Key

The answer key of the exam will be uploaded online, within three days from the exam date. After the exam, the candidates will be allowed to carry replica of the OMR sheet. Candidates can use the replica of OMR and answer key to calculate how much they will score in Karnataka DCET 2017. Candidates will also be able to put forth objections against the key. The authority will check all the objects and the correction in answer key will be done, if required.

  • Objects submitted without the justification will not be accepted.


The result of the exam will be announced as merit list. It will be prepared separately for 2nd year B.E / B.Tech admission in Day and Evening courses. The merit allocation will be done on the basis of score secured in Karnataka Diploma CET and final year (Fifth and Sixth Semester) of the qualifying examination.

  • Equal weightage will be given to the marks in each exam.


The qualified candidates will be called for the counselling. In it, the seats will be allocated to the candidates. The allotment will be done on the basis of choices submitted by the candidate and marks secured by them.

Fee Structure

Seat Matrix

For More details regarding Karnataka Diploma CET 2017 / KEA DCET 2017 – Download Information Brochure 

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