Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced KCET 2018 exam date. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2018 will be held on April 18 and 19, 2018. While the Kannada Language Test will be conducted on May 20, 2018. KCET is a state level examination through which colleges of Karnataka grant admission in the professional degree course. The online registration for the exam will begin in the month of December 2017. The KCET 2018 dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and more details are mentioned on this page.

Latest: The KCET exam date has been announced. Candidates may check it from this page.

KCET 2018

KEA will be conducting KCET for admission 1st year B.V.Sc. & A.H, B.Sc. (Agriculture / Sericulture / Horticulture / Forestry), Agri Bio.Tech, B.H.Sc, B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech
(Food Technology / Dairy Tech / Food Science & Tech), B,F.Sc (Fisheries), B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B.Pharm, Pharm-D and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Homoeopathy) courses.

Events Important Dates
Official notification will be available on 4th week of December 2017
Release of application form 2nd week of January 2018
Deadline to submit the application form 3rd week of February 2018
Admit card will be available from 3rd week of March 2018
KCET 2018 will be held on:
Paper-1 (Physics and Chemistry)
Paper-2 (Mathematics / Biology)
18 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Date for Kannada Language Test 20 Apr 2018
Schedule for Special Category Certificate will be issued on April 2018
Document verification of Agriculturist will be done on May 2018
Practical exam for Agriculturist Quota will be done on May 2018
Answer key will release in 1st week of May 2018
Deadline to challenge the answer key 2nd week of May 2018
Announcement of result 4th week of May 2018

Each day the exam will be held in two sessions, from 10:30 am to 11:50 am and 2:30 pm to 3:50 pm. On day 1, the exam for Physics followed by Chemistry will be held. On day 2, the Paper for Mathematics will be held in the forenoon session.

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Application Form of KCET 2018

Candidates firstly need to register first to access the application form of KCET 2018. To register, the candidates will have to select Nationality, enter School Board, and 13 Digit Student Number. On successful registration, an Application Number and User ID will be sent to the candidate’s registered e-mail address and mobile number.

After submitting details, the candidates will have to login and enter personal, educational and other details in the application form of KCET 2018. In the form, candidates will also have to upload their Photograph, Signature, and Left Thumb impression as well.

Lastly, to conclude the application process successfully the candidates need to pay the application fee. Last year, the application fee was:

  • General candidates of Karnataka – Rs. 650
  •  SC / ST candidates of Karnataka – Rs. 500
  • Candidates outside Karnataka – Rs. 750

KCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

KEA will not grant admission to ineligible candidates. Hence, it is vital for the candidates to satisfy the below mentioned course-wise eligibility criteria of KCET 2018.

Citizenship – The candidates must be a resident of India.

Domicile Criteria – Candidates must also abide by all the criteria for Domicile. Check it by clicking on the Eligibility Link above.

Course Name Qualifying
Examination
Subjects Aggregate Percentage
MBBS / BDS Passed in 2nd PUC/
12th Standard/
Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Chemistry, Biology(optional) and
English (compulsory)
  • 50% (For General Category)
  • 40% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)
AYUSH Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Chemistry, Biology(optional) and
English (compulsory)
50% (For General Category)

40% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)

B.Sc Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Mathematics,
Chemistry and Biology
(optional)
 –
B.V.Sc. & A.H Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and English
  • 50% (For General Category)
  • 40% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)
B-Pharma Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
OR
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.- Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination
  • 45% (For General Category)
  • 40% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)
Pharma-D Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Physics, Chemistry and Biology
OR
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.- Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination
 –
B.Tech / B.E Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
English, Physics,
Mathematics and Chemistry
  • 45% (For General Category)
  • 40% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)
B.Arch Passed in 2nd PUC/12th Standard/Equivalent
Examination
Mathematics (compulsory)
and all other
subjects (optional)
  • 50% (For General Category)
  • 45% (For SC/ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B)

KCET 2018 Admit Card

The candidates can download the KCET 2018 Admit Card in the 3rd week of April 2018. Candidates will have to download the admit cards as per the scheduled dates by login using details generated at the time of application. The admit card shall contain the following details about the candidate, examination schedule and examination centre. Candidates will be advised to download the admit card before the last date and also take a print out of the admit card for the future purpose.

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will appear for KCET 2018 will have to go through the exam pattern including all the relevant details about the examination syllabus, question paper and OMR sheets. The exam pattern will be as follows:

Duration and subjects of examination – The KCET 2018 will be held on two days in four different sessions for four subjects. The Examination for Biology and Mathematics will be conducted on the first day in two sessions and Physics and Chemistry examination will be on the second day in next two sessions. Each exam/subject will be of 80 minutes and carry 60 marks.

Type of Questions – Each paper will consist of Multiple-Choice Questions. Each question paper will be in 16 versions and each question will have four answer options.

Marking Scheme – Each question will carry one mark and there will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

OMR Sheet – A model of Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets will be given to the candidates for marking answers. A specimen of OMR sheet will be hosted by the KEA website i.e. www.kea.kar.nic.in.

The pattern of the exam has been summarized below:

Subjects Total Questions Total Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics / Biology 60 60
Kannada Language Test 50 50

Examination Syllabus – The Syllabus for the examination will be based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

KCET 2018 Answer Keys

KCET 2018 Provisional Answer Keys is uploaded after the exam by the conducting body. In case, the candidates/parents/lecturers will find any objections in the answer key then they can send the complaints through speed post or email. Once KEA considered all the objection, it releases the Final Answer Key with all the required changes.

Declaration of KCET Result 2018

KEA first releases the final answer key and then announces the result of KCET 2018. The result will be available in the last week of May 2018. KEA allots merits to eligible candidates on the basis of score secured by them in KCET 2018. The basis for merit determination is as follows:

  • MBBS / BDS – On the basis of NEET 2018.
  • Architecture – As per NATA 2018 and JEE Main Paper 2 score.
  • All Other Courses – On the basis of KCET 2018 score.

Instructions for the Candidates

  1. Candidates must go through the Information Brochure carefully and understand all the details mentioned in it.
  2. Applicants must retain the copies of application form, proof of payment and photograph (same for the whole admission process).
  3. Candidates must enter the correct information in the application form; KEA will provide no correction opportunity to the candidates.
  4. Candidates will have to carry the Admit Card at examination hall and also retain it until the end of the admission process.
  5. Candidates must go through the website for updates related to the examination.

KCET 2018 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.

Programme Seats
Medical (general) 1782
Dental (general) 667
Medical (Hyd-Kar) 585
Dental (Hyd-Kar) 164
Medical (special) 122
Dental (special) 44
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
Engineering (general) 46638
Engineering (Hyd-Kar) 1246
Engineering (special) 59
Architecture (general) 186
Architecture (Hyd-Kar) 7
Architecture (special) 2
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
Total 53080

Karnataka CET Quick Links

Eligibility Question Paper with answer
Application Form Cut Offs Ranks
Admit Card Fee structure
Answer Key Counselling
Result Option Entry and Document Verification
Merit List Agriculture Practical Test


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

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