The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is the exam conducting body for Karnataka CET 2019 (KCET). KEA has announced the exam dates for KCET 2019 which will take place on April 23, 24 and 25, 2019. KCET is a State level entrance exam which is held to offer admission to candidates to UG courses such as Medical, Dental, Engineering, Farm Science courses, Pharmacy, etc. The admission in these courses is offered in the Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un‐Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka. KCET 2019 is a pen-paper based test. The registration for KCET 2019 will start online at the website, kea.kar.nic.in. The students will have to complete the application process for KCET 2019 through online mode only. For more information about KCET 2019, candidates can go through this article.
Last year, about 198536 students appeared in the Karnataka KCET out of which 98000 were female candidates. Then in the year 2017, a total of 1,85,418 candidates applied for the KCET entrance exam, with 1,78,959 appearing in the exam, out of which 125860 qualified in it, according to the official data. The number of candidates registering and appearing for Karnataka KCET changes every year, however, there is a tough competition in KCET entrance exam. Candidates can check the schedule given below to know about the exam dates for KCET 2019.
|KCET 2019||Important Dates|
|Publication of notification for KCET 2019 in the newspaper/ official website||Jan 2019|
|Commencement of KCET 2019 Registration||Last week of Jan 2019|
|Last date to submit the KCET 2019 Application Form||Last week of Feb 2019|
|Issuance of KCET 2019 Hall Ticket||A week or two before the test|
|KCET 2019 exam date (For Biology and Mathematics)||23 Apr 2019|
|KCET 2019 exam date (Physics and Chemistry)||24 Apr 2019|
|Kannada language Test (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates) will be held on||25 Apr 2019|
|Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centres||01st – 03rd week of May 2019|
|Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture / Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agriculturist Quota” will be conducted on||Third week of May 2019|
KCET 2019 Exam Date
The official authorities have announced the date for KCET 2019. Candidates can have a glimpse at the schedule given below to know about the exact dates and timings for the KCET 2019 Examination.
|Biology||23 Apr 2019||Tuesday||10.30 AM to 11.50 AM|
|Mathematics||23 Apr 2019||Tuesday||02.30 PM to 03.30 PM|
|Physics||24 Apr 019||Wednesday||10.30 AM to 11.50 AM|
|Chemistry||24 Apr 2019||Wednesday||02.30 PM to 03.30 PM|
For Kannada Language Test – Only in Bangalore
|Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates||25 Apr 2019||Thursday||11.30 am to 12.30 pm|
Courses Offered Through KCET 2019
On the basis of KCET 2019 score, the candidates are offered admission in the following programs:
- B.E. / B.Tech
- B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture
- B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture
- B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture
- B.Sc (Hons) Forestry
- B.Sc. Agri BioTech
- B.HSc.(Home Science)
- B.Tech (Agri.Engg)
- B.Tech (Food Techno)
- B.Tech (Dairy Tech)
- B.F.Sc (Fisheries)
- B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)
- B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing & Co‐Op
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)
- 2nd Year B. Pharma
KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria
It is important the students must check the eligibility criteria for the course for which they wish to apply for before registering for the entrance exam. Below we have given the eligibility for each and every course. The candidates should proceed to register only after verifying the KCET 2019 Eligibility.
- Nationality – The aspirant should be an Indian National
- Educational Qualification – The aspirants should fulfill the following criteria
|MBBS / BDS / AYUSH||Should have passed the second year Pre‐University or 12th standard or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study||
|B.Arch||Should have passed 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects||
|B.E. / B.Tech||Should have Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Bio‐Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects with English as one of the languages of study||
|Farm Science courses||The aspirants should have passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects.||–|
|Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry course c||Candidate should have Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects||
The candidates should have passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
|2nd Year B. Pharma||Should have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India||Should have secured minimum 45% marks in the Diploma examination (40% for SC, ST, Cat‐1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates)|
Note: A candidate who is appearing in the g in the qualifying examination, i.e., 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2019 and whose result is awaited can apply and appear for KCET 2019.
Who Cannot Apply for KCET 2019?
The following candidates shall not be eligible to apply and appear for KCET 2019:
- The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than the universities listed by KEA.
- Candidates who have passed from the Karnataka State Open University are also not eligible to apply for KCET 2019.
- Those whose will appear for the qualifying examination in the year 2019 and whose result is awaited are eligible to apply but if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks, they shall not be granted admission.
KCET 2019 Application Form
The registration for Karnataka KCET 2019 will start online at its website. The exam conducting body will not provide any printed application form to the candidates individually. It is suggested to the aspirants to first download the blank application and take fill it out with the help of your parents/ guardian/ teachers, etc. This will help the candidates to familiarise them with the details to be entered in the Online Application. The entire online application process is to be completed in two phases – In the first phase candidates will fill the details and can edit the data any number of times and also can take the draft printouts before selecting the declaration. In the second phase, the candidates have to select the declaration after confirming themselves that there are no changes to be further done.
The candidates should note that they can edit/ modify details in the KCET 2019 Application Form as many times as they wish for before commencing the second phase. Once the declaration is done, the candidates will not be allowed to change/ edit/ delete/ add any information in the KCET 2019 Online Application.
Application Fee for KCET 2019
It has been observed that for the past two years, the application fee for KCET has not changed. Hence it is expected that to submit the KCET 2019 Application Form, the candidate will have to pay the application fee. The application fee for the Karnataka origin candidates are as follows:
|General/ OBC||Rs. 650/-|
|SC/ST Category-1||Rs. 500/-|
Mode of Payment: The candidates may pay the above-given application fee by Challan.
KCET 2019 Exam Pattern
Candidates who will appear for KCET 2019 will have to go through the exam pattern including all the relevant details about the examination syllabus, question paper, and OMR sheets. The KCET is a pen-paper based test which shall be on two (02) days in four (04) different sessions for four subjects namely – Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and/ or Biology, and Kannada Language Test. Each paper/ subject will be for 60 marks each with a
The distribution of question in each of these subjects is as follows:-
|Subjects||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|Mathematics / Biology||60||60|
|Kannada Language Test||50||50|
Marking Scheme: The candidates must note down the marking scheme for KCET 2019:
- For every correct answer, you will get one marks
- There shall be NO NEGATIVE MARKING for an incorrect answer
KCET 2019 Syllabus
KEA has clarified that the question papers of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test will be mostly based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
KCET 2019 Study Material/ Sample Paper
To help the candidates in their preparation for KCET, the exam conducting body has provided the study material and video lectures. The candidates can take help of these and start their preparation for the entrance exam.
Study Material For Physics
|Name of the Topic||Study Material|
|Rotational Motion||Download here|
|Newtons Laws of Motion||Download here|
|Work, Power & Energy||Download here|
|Conservation Of Momentum And Collision||Download here|
|Ray Optics And Optical Instruments||Download here|
|Motion In A Straight Line, Motion In A Plane||Download here|
|Magnetic Effect of Electric Current||Download here|
|Oscillation & Waves||Download here|
|Heat & Thermodynamics||Download here|
|Moving charges & Magnetism||Download here|
|Electrostatics and Capacitors||Download here|
|Current Electricity||Download here|
|Electro Magnetic Induction & Alternate Current||Download here|
|Semi – Conductors||Download here|
Study Material For Chemistry
|Name of the Topic||Study Material|
|Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and Amines||Download here|
|Surface Chemistry and D & F Block Elements||Download here|
|Chemical Thermodynamics And Redox Reactions||Download here|
|Equilibrium And Hydrogen||Download here|
|Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties||Download here|
|General Principles & process of isolation of elements||Download here|
|Chemical Bonding & molecular structure||Download here|
|Theory of dilute solutions||Download here|
|Co-ordination compound and polymers||Download here|
|Basic concept in Chemistry||Download here|
Study Material For Mathematics
|Name of the Topic||Study Material|
|Algebra – 1||Download here|
|Algebra – 1||Download here|
|Vector Algebra||Download here|
|3-Dimensional Geometry||Download here|
|Algebra-1 (Part-2)||Download here|
|Straight Lines||Download here|
|Conic Section||Download here|
Study Material For Biology
|Name of the Topic||Study Material|
|Morphology of Flowering Plants||Download here|
|Plant Anatomy & Structural organisation in Animals||Download here|
|Cell biology||Download here|
|Plant Physiology||Download here|
|Plant Physiology (Part-2)||Download here|
|Human Physiology||Download here|
|Human Physiology – Part-02||Download here|
|Genetics & Evolution||Download here|
|Biology in Human welfare||Download here|
|Genetics & Evolution||Download here|
|Bio Technology||Download here|
|Human Reproduction||Download here|
KCET 2019 Test Center
As per the last year’s information, KEA will allot the exam center to the candidates on the basis of information provided by them in the KCET 2019 Application Form. Last year, the exam was conducted at about 54 test center spread across Karnataka. The candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka shall be allotted the test center within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.
KCET 2019 Admit Card
Those who will successfully submit the KCET 2019 Application Form completed in all aspect with full payment will be issued the KCET Admit Card. The candidates will be able to download the KCET 2019 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket through online mode only. No printed admit card will be sent to the candidates individually through post. To download it, you will have to log in details such as Application Number, Date of Birth. It will comprise of personal details of the candidate as well as basic information about the exam such as date, timings, the address of the test center, etc.
After downloading the KCET 2019 Admit Card, the candidates must ensure that the details printed on it are correct or not. If there is any error in the KCET Admit Card then you must contact the concerned authorities regarding this issue. You must carry the print out of the KCET 2019 Hall Ticket on the day of the examination.
KCET 2019 Answer Key
Once KEA conducts the entrance exam successfully at all the test centers, it publishes the answer key for Karnataka CET. The answer key for KCET 2019 will be published online at the official website of KEA in pdf format. The official answer key which is released by the exam conducting body is generally available a week or two after the exam is over. However, there are some Coaching Institutes which also publishes the answer key. This unofficial answer key is generally released an hour or two after the exam is over.
The candidates can use the KCET 2019 Question Paper and Answer Key to cross-check their answers and calculate their probable score. The calculation of marks should be done as per the marking scheme given by KEA. After the release of the official answer key, the candidate may also submit an objection in the answer key, if there is any. On the basis of the objection submitted by the candidate, a final answer key is then published.
KCET 2019 Cut Off
The cut off is the minimum marks which a candidate should obtain in order to pass the test. Only those candidates who obtain marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks will be declared as “Qualified”. The exam conducting releases the course-wise cut off marks for KCET after the declaration of the result. Hence the cut off marks for KCET 2019 will be available after the declaration of its result.
However, till the time the cut off for KCET 2019 is available, the candidates can refer to the previous year’s cut off to get an idea of the marks required to qualify the test.
- KCET Cut Off for Engineering Courses – Check here
- KCET Cut Off for Medical & Dental Courses – Check here
Minimum Cut off Marks for Kannada Language Test
The minimum passing marks for all Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates shall be 12 out of 50 marks in Kannada Language Examination. Only those who will obtain marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks will be considered for assignment of ranks and to become eligible for allotment of seats in KCET 2019.
KCET 2019 Result
The result for KCET 2019 will be announced online by KEA at its official website. The candidates will be able to check their KCET 2019 Result by entering details such as Registration Number, etc. Along with the result, KEA will also publish the list of candidates whose results have been withheld and the reasons for withholding the results. The exam conducting body shall allow the candidates to submit objection if there is any in the result sheet in respect to entries such as version code, NEET / NATA scores etc. except for marks secured in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. The candidates can submit the objection within three days from the date of publication of KCET 2019 Result.
KCET 2019 Merit List
After the declaration of the KCET 2019 Result, the exam conducting body will also publish the merit list of each course. The merit list will be published online at KEA website. It will be available in pdf format and will consist of details of the eligible candidates. Those candidates whose name will be included in the merit will then be eligible to participate in the Document Verification process.
KCET 2019 Document Verification
After the KCET 2019 Result is announced. the candidates who will be declared as qualified will be eligible to appear for the document verification process. The shortlisted candidates will have to report for the document verification at the specified schedule and venue which will be published at the official website. The Verification of documents will be done at once for all the disciplines for which the candidate is eligible. However, if a candidate is found to be eligible for more than one discipline, then the documents will be verified for all the disciplines at once.
Only upon verification of documents and issue of verification slip, a candidate will be allowed to enter the options. KEA will also publish the list which will consist of details of the candidates who have successfully completed this step.
KCET 2019 Option Entry and Seat Allotment
Those who have successfully verified their documents and received the verification slip can proceed to submit choice(s) of the Institute for which they wish to apply for. The candidate may enter the course/college of his choice from among the seats available which will be displayed at the time of entry of options i.e., college wise, category wise, course wise, and discipline-wise. KEA shall conduct three rounds of Seat Allotment. The allotment of seat will be done on the basis of merit and priority of options submitted by the candidate.
If a candidate is satisfied with the seat allotted to them, then he/she can download the Challan / allotted details from the KEA Website. Furthermore, the candidates will have to download the admission order and report to the college. If not satisfied, the candidates need to choose the option to appear for the subsequent round of the Seat Allotment.
KCET 2019 Seats
KEA will reveal the exact number of seats after the announcement of result. We have mentioned the last year’s seat matrix for the reference of the candidates. As soon as the conducting body will announce the latest seat matrix, we will update it on this page.
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy (general)||201|
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (general)||68|
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy(Hyd-Kar)||33|
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (Hyd-Kar)||7|
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy(special)||19|
|ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (special)||4|
|B.Sc (Ag) & BVSc (general)||283|
|B.Sc (Ag) & BVSc (Agriculturist)||94|
|B.Sc (Ag) & BVSc (special)||23|
|B.Pharm and Pharm D (general and Hyd-Kar)||635|
|B.Pharm and Pharm D (special)||6|
|Lateral Entry B.Pharma (general and Hyd-Kar)||189|
|Lateral Entry B.Pharma (special)||16|
KCET Contact Details:
Address: Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012.
Phone: 080 – 23460460 (Five Lines)
Fax: 080 – 23461576
E-mail: [email protected]
Official Website: kea.kar.nic.in
For more information regarding KCET 2018, candidates can download the information brochure.
The information provided on this website for KCET 2019 is as per last year’s information. It will be updated as soon as the official information regarding the Karnataka CET is available.
If you have any confusion about the KCET 2019, then let us know in the comment section below.