KCET 2020: Karnataka CET Notification, Application Form, Eligibility


KCET 2020 Application form will be released in the first week of February 2020. KCET 2020 also is known as the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority i.e. KEA for various undergraduate Engineering courses in colleges of the state of Karnataka. And KCET Examination for 2020 session will be conducted from April – May 2020. KCET exam is conducted to offer admission into the first year of Engineering, Agriculture, Pharmacy & various other courses. Aspirants get admission in various institutes and universities of Karnataka based on KCET scores.  For Architecture courses, admission will be done on the basis of JEE Main (Paper-2) and NATA exam. The application form will accept via Online mode only at the official website. Students can check here details for KCET 2020 exam including Notification, Application, Dates, etc.

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KCET 2020 Exam Dates

The important dates will be released by the Karnataka Examination Authority.

S. No. Events Dates (Tentative)
1. Availability Of Application Form 01 February 2020
2. Last Date Of Submission Of Completely Filled Form 28 February 2020
3. Last Date for Fee Payment 06 March 2020
4. Application Form Correction Date 19 March – 25 March 2020 (till 5:30 PM)
5. Availability of Admit Card 16 April 2020
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Karnataka CET 2020 Application Form

  • The application form will be available from February 2020 to candidates on the online portal of Karnataka CET.
  • The candidate should have scanned Photographs, Signature of the candidate, Signature of parents, and left-hand thumbprint of the candidate while filling the KCET online application 2020.
  • Also, the candidate can do correction in the application form (if needed). The correction window will open in March 2020, provisionally.

Note: The Photographs should not be older than six months it should be a recent photograph. Also, the photograph should be in the prescribed format.

How to fill the KCET 2020 Application Form Online?

Following are the instructions to fill the application form.

  • The candidate needs to navigate to the “Registration” page.
  • Click on the “New user registration”.
  • After entering all that information like Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Course, Mobile Number etc. After then, click on “Submit”.
  • The applicant would receive the User ID and Password on the provided Email Address and Mobile number.
  • Using them, the candidate must Log In to the official site of Karnataka Common Entrance Test.
  • Aspirants must fill their educational qualification and other details.
  • Click on ‘Save and Next’ after filling all the details.
  • Then upload the Scanned documents i.e, a Photograph, Signature, Parent’s signature, the Left-hand thumbprint. The scanned documents must be in the format given in the table:
Scanned Document Dimensions  Size (in Kb) Format
Photograph 3.5 cm*4.5 cm 50Kb – 200Kb .jpg or JPEG
Candidate’s Signature 3.5 cm*1.5 cm 50Kb – 200Kb .jpg or JPEG
Parent’ Signature 3.5 cm*1.5 cm 50Kb – 200Kb .jpg or JPEG
Left-Hand Thumbprint 3.5 cm*1.5 cm 50Kb – 200Kb .jpg or JPEG
  • Press the ‘Save and Next’ button to proceed.
  • Next, comes the payment. Entrants can pay the amount in any Branches of Axis Bank, Bank of India, Central bank, State Bank of Mysore or Syndicate Bank.
  • Applicants can pay the application fee via Challan, Demand Draft (DD), and DD must be drawn in the favour of:

”Executive Director,

Karnataka Examination Authority” Payable at Bangalore or Bengaluru.

Application Fee

Categories of Applicants Application Fee (in Rs.)
General & OBC Rs. 500/-
SC/ST candidates of Karnataka Rs. 250/-
Candidates residing outside of Karnataka Rs. 750/-
Candidates residing outside of India Rs. 5000/-

Karnataka CET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Eligibility Criteria will help the candidates to understand if they may give the exam. Eligibility Criteria of KCET 2020 are the terms and conditions stated by KARNATAKA EXAMINATION AUTHORITY for the candidates who wish to apply for the Karnataka state entrance exam.

S. No Particulars Details
1. Nationality Indian nationals, as well as NRI aspirants, can apply for Karnataka Common Entrance Test.
2. Domicile Domicile criteria must be fulfilled by every candidate as stated by KEA.
3. Age Limit Candidates should have completed 17 years of the academic year on or before 31st December 2016.
4. Reservation
  • Aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir are also eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Special category candidates would get 3 to 4 years of age relaxation.

Subject wise division of marks and subjects:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
BE/B.Tech Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam.
Must have Physics, Mathematics, English along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer subjects.
Must have obtained 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the above-mentioned subjects.
B.Pharm Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCM or PCB group.
Should have secured 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the PCM or PCB group.
Diploma in Pharmacy candidates can also apply.
MBBS/BDS 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories) in the PCB group.
Must have qualified NEET 2020 entrance test.
B.Arch 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with Mathematics subject.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).
Should have a valid NATA scorecard.
Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCB and English subjects.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).

KCET 2020 Syllabus

The topics are listed in the highest to lowest weightage order just for the convenience of the candidate to help them know which topic needs more focus on the best results.


  1. Wave Optics
  2. Heat and thermodynamics
  3. Electrostatics
  4. Ray optics
  5. Modern physics
  6. Current electricity
  7. Electromagnetic induction
  8. Physics of nucleus
  9. Wave motion
  10. Solids and semiconductor devices
  11. Alternating current
  12. Heat and chemical effects
  13. Electromagnetic waves
  14. Fluids
  15. Principles of communication


  1. Probability
  2. Vectors
  3. 3-D geometry
  4. Sets, relation, and functions
  5. Matrices determinants
  6. Limits
  7. Indefinite integration
  8. Definite integration
  9. Complex numbers
  10. Theory of equation
  11. Permutation and combination
  12. Sequence and series
  13. Binomial theorem
  14. Continuity and differentiation
  15. Trigonometric ratio
  16. Dynamics
  17. Statics


  1. Biomolecules
  2. Principles and processes of extraction
  3. Carboxylic acids and its derivatives
  4. Aldehyde ketone
  5. Alcohol, phenol, ether
  6. 5th- block elements
  7. Alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes
  8. Mole concepts
  9. Chemical equilibrium
  10. Redox reaction
  11. Chemical kinetics
  12. General organic chemistry
  13. Ionic equilibrium
  14. Chemical bonding
  15. Periodic classification of elements
  16. Atomic structure
  17. P-block elements
  18. Coordination compound
  19. Transition elements
  20. Surface chemistry
  21. Nuclear chemistry
  22. Gaseous state

Karnataka Examinations Authority KEA 2020 Paper Pattern

The exam pattern for Karnataka Common Entrance Test.

  • The test would have 180 MCQs.
  • 60 questions each subject.
  • Each correct answer will carry one mark and NO marks would be deducted.
  • NO NEGATIVE MARKING SCHEME is there. i.e., no marks would be deducted for the incorrect response.
  • The paper would be in 16 different versions and the candidate would have no choice of selection or change the paper.

The language of the Exam:

The exam will be conducted in ENGLISH language but the candidates would also be given a choice to attempt the exam in KANNADA language.

Mode of Exam: 

  • NO online mode of an exam will be conducted.
  • The exam would be conducted in OFFLINE mode i.e. Pen-Paper mode.

Exam Duration:

  • Each subject (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics) will be given 80 minutes.
  • Although physics and chemistry would be on the same day while mathematics would be on a different day.

Preparation Tips

  • Prepare a plan to cover all topics in the decided time. Give more weightage topics more time.
  • Concentrate on the basics.
  • Keep practising. This will enhance accuracy.
  • Keep a track of time. Try solving each question in the least possible time.
  • Make note of all important points from each chapter this comes handy in the final week of examination.
  • Keep solving previous year question papers this specifies the candidate’s weak areas and also the problem-solving capacity in a given time.

How to Download KCET 2020 Admit Card for Engineering Courses?

The Hall Ticket for Karnataka Examinations Authority Common Entrance Test 2020:

  • The Admit Card will be available to download for the candidates from April 2020.
  • If candidates are not able to download the admit card from an official website, they can collect the admit card at the exam Center before the exam started.
  • Admit card is available on the official web portal. (official link is given here).

Note: If the above situation arises the candidate must make sure to reach the examination Center 45 minutes before the exam timings.

Common Entrance Test 2020 Time Table

The timetable for Karnataka Common Entrance Test is given below on the basis of last year’s question paper.

Date Timings Subject Marks
April 2020 10.30 am – 11.50 am Biology 60
02.30 pm – 03.30 om Mathematics 60
April 2020 10.30 am – 11.50 am Physics 60
02.30 pm – 03.30 pm Chemistry 60
May 2020 11.30 am to 12.30 pm BOTH FOR HORANADU

Pro-Tips after getting the question paper in the Examination hall

  • Go through the question paper. Just skim through it.
  • The single tick in front of question which can be easily answered.
  • Put a double-take on the question that can be solved but would take some time.
  • And put a triple tick on the question that is tough and the candidate is doubtful to solve it or will require more time and concepts.
  • Now while solving, solve the single marked questions first then the double marked and triple marked at the last.
  • As there is no negative marking scheme, the questions which are too hard to be solved can be solved by guessing, but don’t leave the question unanswered.

KCET 2020 Cutoff 

  • The marks on which the admission procedure closes or no candidate below that marks can get into a course is the cutoff of that branch or course.
  • No cut-off mark/ranks announced by KEA for admission into Undergraduate Engineering courses.

KCET 2020 Result

The result and merit list will be prepared by Karnataka Examination Authority. The rank/merit list will be prepared, on the basis of performance of the candidates in CET/NEET/NATA and the qualifying examination, by KEA. Whereas, PUC, Karnataka students don’t need to update to KEA with the copy of their 12th class marks cards as the department itself updates the marks of each student to KEA.

Official Website to check the KCET result is www.karresults.nic.in.

 Result for Karnataka Common Entrance Test.

  • Results will be available after the commencement of the exam.
  • The results would be available on the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority.
  • A candidate would require entering their application number and date of birth to check their results.

KCET 2020 Counselling

  • The counselling dates will be available after the declaration of results.
  • The counselling procedure would depend on the marks obtained by candidates
  • There will be a minimum number of two rounds in Karnataka CET 2020 counselling.

Counselling process KCET 2020

  • For the counselling, candidates have to register themselves.
  • For seats, the candidates have to get the documents verified at help centres.
  • After the verification of documents, the candidates obtain verification slips.
  • The candidates can select the courses and colleges according to their choice.

Colleges Accepting KCET Score

Top 10 engineering participating colleges in KCET 2020 are mentioned below:

  1. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  2. BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli
  3. National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  4. RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  5. B.M.S College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore
  6. MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore
  7. Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
  8. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  9. P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  10. JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore

KCET Scholarships 2020

Candidates from financially backward criteria (SC/ ST/ OBC) can avail the scholarships offered by GOI for pursuing their higher education. The details of KCET Scholarships are given below:

Post Matric Scholarships for OBC Students

  • This scholarship is for students who wish to pursue B.E, MBBS, BDS, MBA, MCA Ayurvedic, Homeopathy, Unani, etc (graduation & P.G. courses).
  • They should belong to BC Categories under G.O. Dated: 30.3.2002 and must not have availed any other scholarship.
  • Applicants must not be inmates of any government or government-aided hostels.
  • Candidates can avail the scholarship forms from their respective college. 
  • The filled-in applications should be sent to the B.Cs. Extension Officer. The filled-in applications will be thoroughly scrutinized and the post metric scholarships are disbursed to the eligible students.

Merit Scholarship to College/Professional Institutions Students Belonging To SC/ST/OBC/Minorities

  • Department of Welfare for SC/ST/OBC/Minorities disburse scholarships to students in four categories namely A, B, C and D.
  • Candidates willing to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Ayurveda or Unani can apply for this scholarship scheme.
  • It is open to both- hostellers and day scholars.
  • The duration of the scholarship is based on the duration of the course.
  • Income limit does not exist for the students who are availing this scholarship. However, for OBC candidates the income limit is Rs.1,00,000 per annum.
  • To apply, you can contact your college Principal or visit the website of Department of SC/ST/OBC Welfare.

Brief Information About KCET

Name of Exam: Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Exam Conducting Body: Common Entrance Test Cell

Examination Date: 18-19 April 2020

Level of Exam: State Level

Official Website: www.kea.kar.nic.in

Courses– Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Engineering / Architecture courses, Farm science i.e, B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc(Forestry), B.Sc. AgriBioTech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B-Pharma, Pharma-D courses.

Official Website Link: http://www.kea.kar.nic.in/index.html

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