Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test 2020

Karnataka DCET

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test

Form Date: 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2021 (Tentative)

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2021

KARNATAKA DCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 650
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
  • Courses:DIP ENG
  • Streams:Engineering

Karnataka DCET 2021 : Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - March 19 2021 by Akriti Maurya

Karnataka DCET 2021 is a state-level entrance exam that will be conducted in August 2021 tentatively. The exam is conducted once a year to offer admissions in the Second Year Engineering Courses and for the first-year Architecture Course under Lateral Entry Scheme for both Day and Evening Engineering Colleges. Candidates must go through the given below article related to Karnataka DCET 2021 Application Form, Fees, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, syllabus and so on.

Karnataka DCET 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can check below some important dates related to Karnataka DCET 2021:

KEA DCET 2021 Exam Schedule
EventsDates (Tentative)
Information Brochure releasesSecond week of June 2021
Commencement of Online ApplicationSecond week of June 2021
Last date to enter details in online ApplicationLast week of June 2021
Last date to pay the fee in the bankJuly 2021
Application reopenSecond week of August 2021
Fees paymentbefore last week of August 2021
Admission ticket download startsJuly 2021
Respective Subjects – 10 am to 01 pm
Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga – 03 pm to 04 pm
August 2021
Release of Answer keyLast week of October 2021
Object against answer keyLast week of October 2021
Declaration of ResultDecember 2021

Karnataka DCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates can fill the Diploma CET Online Application 2021 on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority. Check the all essential information regarding Karnataka DCET registration given below:

  • Candidates can apply for DCET application form through the online mode on the official website.
  • Candidates first need to register themselves and create their user ID and password.
  • After that, candidates need to DCET 2021 login with their user ID and password and fill all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidates make their payment through offline mode. 
  • Candidates are advised to take the print out of DCET application form and fees receipt for future reference.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.

Karnataka DCET Application Fees

Candidates need to check the category wise Karnataka DCET Application Fees 2021 in the given below table:

Karnataka DCET Registration Fees 2021
CategoryApplication Fees
General CategoryRs. 650/-
SC/ST CategoryRs. 500/-
Mode of Payment: Candidates have pay application fees through offline mode by using Challan.

Karnataka DCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their Karnataka DCET Eligibility Criteria 2021 before filling the application form. Given below are some points related to eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must possess the citizenship of India.
Academic Qualification
  • Candidates must secure 45% passing marks in the qualifying exam (in case of SC/ST candidates need 40% passing marks).
  • Candidates must pass any diploma examination or equivalent exam.
  • Candidates should possess a minimum of 2 years of work experience after the diploma as on 01 September 2021.
  • For those who wish to apply for B.Arch must have a valid score of NATA.

Karnataka DCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the Karnataka DCET 2021 Exam Pattern in the given below table so that they have an idea about the exam structure:

KEA Diploma CET 2021 Paper Pattern
Exam ModeOffline(Pen and Paper)
Duration180 Minutes(3 Hours)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Total Marks180 Marks
  • Applied Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Engineering (All Courses)
Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: One marks for each correct answer

Incorrect Answer: There is no negative marking

Subject wise marks distribution of the Paper in the given mentioned table:

Applied Science


Applied Mathematics


Engineering (All Courses)


Karnataka DCET 2021 Syllabus

Applicants should check the given mentioned information of  DCET 2021 Syllabus for better preparation:

Syllabus for Engineering Mathematics and Applied Science:
  • Linear Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Introduction Calculus
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Differentiation
  • Application of Differentiation
  • Integral Calculus
  • Definite Integral
  • Differential Equations
  • Mechanics
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids
  • Heat and Properties of Gases
  • Wave Motion
  • Modern Physics
  • Industrial Chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering/Information Science and Engineering Syllabus:
  • Digital and Fundamental Communication
  • Operation Systems
  • Programming with C
  • Data structure using C
  • Database Management System
  • OOPs with JAVA
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer Networks and Security
  • Web Programming 
Electronics and Communication Engineering Syllabus:
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Analog and Electronics
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Industrial Automation
  • Digital Economics
  • Application of Electronics
  • Analog of Communication
  • Digital Communication
  • Advanced Communication
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • C-Programming
  • Microcontroller
  • ARM controller
  • Embedded System
  • Verilog

Karnataka DCET 2021 Admit Card

Karnataka Development Authority will release the DCET admit card in online mode.

  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website i.e. kea.kar.nic.in.
  • Candidates have to enter their Application number and DOB to log into their account and download the DCET admit card.
  • Hall Ticket contains all the vital information related to candidate and exam such as Name, Fathers name, Exam centre details, exam date and time, general instructions.
  • All the candidates must bring the hard copy of the admit card along with valid id proof to the allotted exam centre. 

Karnataka DCET 2021 Test Centre

Candidates must check the DCET Karnataka Test Centre 2021 list given below:

  • Bangalore
  • Bellary
  • Bijapur
  • Belgaum
  • Davangere
  • Mangalore
  • Dharwad
  • Gulbarga
  • Mysore
  • Shimoga
  • Tumkur

Karnataka DCET 2021 Answer Key

Given below are the all-important details of Karnataka DCET 2021 Answer key:

  • Authority will release the answer key on the official website after the completion of an entrance examination.
  • Candidates, parents or lecturer can fill the objection form to the Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority, Bangalore along with all documents or justification.
  • Authority will not accept the Objections received from the candidates without justification.
  • The final answer key will be used for the evaluation of the result.

Karnataka DCET 2021 Result

The merit list of diploma holders for Day and Evening College B.E/B. Tech Courses will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the final year examination or fifth and sixth semesters examination leading to a diploma in the relevant branch of Engineering (Internal assessment marks will be considered for determination of merit in case of semester students, where internal assessment marks are counted for declaring the diploma result) and marks obtained in the Diploma CET 2021 taken in equal proportions.

All the candidates (SC, ST Category – I, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B and GM category) must compulsorily produce the STUDY CERTIFICATE obtained from the heads of the institutions where the candidates have passed the 10th standard / SSLC examination / Diploma Examination.

Documents required at the time of Counselling or Admission

Candidates need to submit the following documents at the time document verification:

  • Print out a copy of DCET 2021 Application Form
  • Original copy of the challan 
  • DCET Admit card
  • DCET Result 2021
  • SSLC / 10th Standard / Equivalent Examination Marks Card
  • Diploma or Equivalent Examination Marks Card of all the Years / Semesters
  • Study Certificate countersigned by the concerned BEO / DDPI (Only for Karnataka Candidates)
  • Two recent passport size Colour Photographs

Karnataka DCET 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check the Karnataka DCET 2021 entrance exam basic information form the given below table:

Karnataka DCET Highlights
ExamKarnataka DCET 2021
Full NameKarnataka Diploma Common Entrance Exam
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority 
Level of ExamState Level
Offer Admission 2nd Year Engineering Courses and for first-year Architecture Course under Lateral Entry Scheme for both Day and Evening Engineering Colleges
Karnataka DCET Official Websitehttp://kea.kar.nic.in/

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test 2021 (DCET)

Karnataka DCET 2020 or Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test is an entrance exam which is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The common DCET 2021 exam is a gateway for admissions in Second-year undergraduate engineering programmes and First-year undergraduate architecture programmes provided under the lateral entry scheme. These courses are offered at both day and evening engineering colleges located in Karnataka. The exam conducted in offline format or pen-paper mode. 

About Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Government of Karnataka established Common Entrance Test Cell in 1994 for conducting the entrance test and determining the eligibility/merit, for admission to the first year of full-time professional courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Indian systems of medicine and Homeopathy, Engineering/Architecture Courses, Farm Science i.e, B.sc. (Agriculture), B.sc. (Sericulture), B.sc (Horticulture), B.sc(Forestry), B.sc. Agri Bio Tech, 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.

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KARNATAKA DCET Important Dates

Exam Date03 Aug 2021 (Tentative)
Form Date01 Jun - 30 Jun 2021 (Tentative)

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions




When is KAR DCET 2020 starts and it's important dates regarding syllabus and pattern? I went through KEA official website and all sources but still there is no any updates or notification regarding same.. kindly give me complete details and information regarding same

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I Actually wanted to know about wheather any multiple choice questions will appear in DCET Exam.

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How much reservation for diploma student 20% or 10%

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Kindly check the page above and also check the official website

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Form Start Date:

01 Jun 2021

Form End Date:

30 Jun 2021

The forms will open on 01 Jun 2021



Examination Date (Online):

03 Aug 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 650

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