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KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria covers educational qualification, domicile and other points. Eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 should be understood before proceeding to apply for Karnataka CET 2018. It is strongly advised that candidates read the information brochure which will be released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority to know all about the exam. Last Year Details of the important points of KCET eligibility criteria is given here for all the courses and candidates please use this only for references.

Nationality: Indian

Subjects required: PCM or PCB or combination of Physics and Chemistry with other prescribed subjects. Subject combination is different for each program. The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than the Board / Universities listed in the notification at VTU Website are NOT eligible and candidates who have passed from Karnataka State Open University are also NOT eligible.

Domicile: Requirement of having studied within Karnataka state or being a student / resident of the state is clarified under separate clauses. Understand each point to know which category best fits you.

Eligibility / admissions / allotments made to and by the colleges shall be subject to approval by MCI / DCI / AICTE / COA / CCIM / Government / concerned University / Apex Bodies / etc.

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018

As per Last Year, Details of KCET 2018 eligibility criteria is given here. Each candidate should read and understand the same. Eligibility conditions specified by the Karnataka Examinations Authority for Karnataka CET 2018 will enlist the various conditions that must be satisfied by candidates for the KCET 2018 entrance exams. Before filling up the application form of KCET 2018 candidate must ensure that they satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria of respective course.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore will be conducting the Common Entrance Test (CET 2018) for admission to first year undergraduate courses like Indian systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, Engineering / Technology and Agriculture courses, for the academic year 2018-18.

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a) For Medical / Dental courses : A candidate who has passed the second year Pre- University or 12th standard or equivalent examination (herein after referred to as the “Qualifying Examination” or “Q. E.” in short) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the Q. E. and who has secured not less than 50% of marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the Common Entrance Test (herein after referred to as “CET”) is eligible for admission to Medical and Dental courses. 40% of marks in both Q. E. and CET in case of SC, ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) Category candidates.

Please note that the norms prescribed in NEET and directions of the state Government will be the basis in deciding the academic eligibility and also for determination of merit for admission to Medical / Dental courses

b) For Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy courses: A candidate who has passed the Q. E. with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the Q. E. is eligible for admission to Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses. 40% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST, Category–I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) Category candidates.

Based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in both Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination by taking the marks in equal proportions, the ISM&H rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy/Yoga courses.

NOTE: As per Government Order No. HFW 148 PTD 2014 Bangalore dated 18-08-2014, candidates who select Unani Course must compulsorily pass in Urdu Language Examination equivalent to 10th standard conducted by the concerned colleges after the seat allotment before admission.

Further, the candidates seeking admission to Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses, should have completed the age of Seventeen Years as on 31st December of current year.

c) For admission to Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture and Bachelor of Home Science courses, Bachelor of Technology in Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Bachelor of Fishery Science, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation, Bachelor of Technology in Agriculture Engineering courses, candidates who have passed the Q. E. with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects are eligible.

Based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology subjects in both Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination by taking the marks in equal proportions, common rank list will be prepared and published for the above courses.

d) For admission to Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry course candidates who have obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects in Qualifying Examination are eligible. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) Based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the Common Entrance Test, the B.V.Sc & A.H. rank list will be prepared and published for admission to B.V.Sc. & A.H. courses.

e) For admission to B-Pharma candidates should have passed 2nd PUC / 12th Std in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Physics Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM / PCB) with minimum 45% marks in aggregate for GM candidates, 40% for SC/ST, Category-I and OBC or passed Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an Institution approved by the Pharmacy council of India under section 12 of the Pharmacy act and has secured a minimum of 45% of marks for GM candidates (40% for SC/ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) candidates).

Merit will be determined on the basis of performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects i.e., PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest in Common Entrance Test 2017. Common rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to B-Pharma.

Candidates who have passed Diploma in Pharmacy course seeking admission to B-Pharma should compulsorily submit their photocopy of D-Pharma (final year) Marks card on which CET number boldly written to KEA. Failing which Rank will not be assigned to the candidate.

f) For admission to Pharma-D : Candidates should have passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or passed in Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an Institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act.

Merit will be determined on the basis of performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects i.e., PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest in the Common Entrance Test. Common rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to Pharma-D.

Candidates who have passed Diploma in Pharmacy course seeking admission to Pharma-D should compulsorily submit their photocopy of D-Pharma (final year) Marks card on which CET number boldly written to KEA. Failing which Rank will not be assigned to the candidate.

Candidates who have passed Diploma in Pharmacy course seeking admission to 2nd year B-Pharma(Lateral Entry) should compulsorily submit their photocopy of D-Pharma (final year) Marks card on which CET number boldly written to KEA, failing which Rank will not be assigned to the candidate.

g) For Engineering / Technology courses: A candidate who has passed the Q. E. 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 and obtained an aggregate minimum of 45% marks in the optional subjects in the Q. E. is eligible for Engineering / Technology courses. 40% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) Category candidates. Provided that, the marks obtained by the candidate in Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science in the Q. E., will be considered in place of Chemistry, in case the marks obtained in Chemistry is less for required aggregate percentage, only for the purpose of determination of eligibility and not for the purpose of determination of rank, in respect of Engineering / Technology courses.

Based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in both Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination by taking the marks in equal proportions, the Engineering rank list will be prepared and published.

h) For Architecture course : A candidate who has passed the Q. E. with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects and secured a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in all subjects in Q. E is eligible for admission to Architecture course. 45% of marks in the case of SC, ST, Category-I, OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) candidates, and person with disability of mental retardation or mental illness (including dyslexia). Provided that, a candidate should also appear and secure a minimum of 40% marks in NATA (including SC, ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category candidates as per THE COUNCIL OF ARCHITECTURE IN ITS LETTER NO. CA/ 5/ACADEMIC- NATA/DATED 20-03-2008) conducted by the Council of Architecture. The candidates should submit the photocopy of the NATA SCORE CARD along with 12th std. marks card by mentioning the CET number to KEA either in person or through ‘Speed Post’.

Based on the performance of the candidates in both Qualifying Examination and NATA, by taking the marks in equal proportions the Architecture rank list will be prepared and published.

What is NATA

‘National Aptitude Test in Architecture’ or NATA is an All India level entrance examination conducted by the Council of Architecture for 200 marks, for admission of candidates to First year of five-year full time B. Arch. Degree course. The Architecture seats in Government, Aided and Unaided institutions of the State are offered ONLY to the candidates who have appeared for NATA and who have obtained the prescribed minimum marks in both Qualifying Examination and NATA. Therefore, all the candidates who want to be considered for allotment of Architecture seats should compulsorily appear for NATA. The NATA Score Card has to be submitted to KEA within three days after publication of NATA results by mentioning the CET No. boldly on the NATA Score Card. NATA Score card can be sent through email- [email protected] or in person to KEA. But the NATA Score card should not be faxed to KEA.

Note:

  • Candidates who do not pass in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and candidates who do not possess the academic eligibility detailed above for various Professional Courses, will not be eligible to be considered for allotment of seats in the respective courses.
  • A candidate who passes in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and later withdraws one or more subject for reappearing in the qualifying examination for improving his performance will also not be considered for allotment of seats in the regular round and will be treated as a supplementary candidate.
  • The SC / ST/Category-I / OBC eligibility criteria is applicable to candidates who are claiming eligibility for Government seats under clauses (a), (b), (f), (h), (j), (k) (l) and (o) and the same is not applicable to clauses (c), (d), (e), (g), (i), (m) and (n) of Item – 6 i.e., Eligibility Clauses to claim Government Seats.
  • Not only a candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with requisite marks but also a candidate who is appearing for the Q.E. and expecting the results is eligible to apply for the Common Entrance Test.
  • Students appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC Annual need not submit their Q. E. marks card to the KEA, as it will be obtained directly from the Department of PUE. However, all other students who have passed 12th standard examination such as CBSE, CISCE, 10+2, from other boards (including J & K) before 2018 and who are appearing for 2018 annual exam must COMPULSORILY send a photocopy of their 12th standard marks card by mentioning their CET Number to KEA. Repeater students of Karnataka 2nd PU also should submit their photocopy of the marks card. Otherwise, the results of such candidates will be withheld for want of Q. E. Marks. Intermediary ranks / Spot ranks will be assigned in respect of with-held candidates only after submission of photocopy of the Q. E. marks card.

Academic Eligibility for various Professional Courses

Last Year Eligbility Criteria images are shown below.

Eligibility for Government Seats

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