Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test 2020

Karnataka DCET

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test

Pen & Paper Mode

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 2023: Result Announced, Document Verification, Counselling

Updated On - November 15 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

Karnataka DCET 2023 is scheduled to be at a state level. Karnataka Diploma CET is conducted once a year to offer admissions in the Second Year Engineering Courses and the first-year Architecture Course under the Lateral Entry Scheme for Day and Evening Engineering Colleges. Candidates must go through the given below article related to Karnataka DCET 2023 Application Form, Fees, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, syllabus, etc.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has declared the mock allotment result for Round 1 of Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test, DCET-2023. The Karnataka Diploma CET round 1 seat allotment result will be announced on January 20, 2023 after 2:00 PM. The last date of reporting for round 1 allotment will come to an end on January 24, 2023.

Karnataka DCET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check Karnataka DCET status from below:

Karnataka DCET StatusCounselling & Document Verification
Document Verification
The document verification process for eligible candidates who qualified for the Karnataka DCET 2023 was conducted from November 10 to 13, 2023. Candidates had to report to their designated centers for verification of their original documents.
Counselling and Seat Allocation
The counselling and seat allocation process for the Karnataka DCET 2023 commenced on November 14, 2023. The process is being conducted online through the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
Important Dates
  • Document Verification: November 10-13, 2023
  • Counselling and Seat Allocation: November 14 onwards
Important Links
  • Karnataka DCET 2023 Official Website: https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/

KEA DCET Result 2023

KEA will release the Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET) 2023 first-round allotment result today, January 20 after 2 pm.



Karnataka DCET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can check below some important dates related to Karnataka DCET 2023:

KEA DCET 2023 Exam Schedule
EventsDates (Tentative)
Information Brochure releasesJune 2023
Commencement of Online ApplicationJune 2023
Last date to enter details in online ApplicationJune 2023
Last date to pay the fee in the bankJuly 2023
Provision for correctionsTo be Announced
Admission ticket download startsTo be Announced
Respective Subjects – 10 am to 01 pm
Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga – 03 pm to 04 pm
August 2023
Release of Answer keyTo be Announced
Object against the answer keyTo be Announced
Declaration of ResultTo be Announced

Karnataka DCET 2023 Application Form

Candidates can fill the Diploma CET Online Application 2023 on the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority. Check the all essential information regarding Karnataka DCET registration given below:

  • Candidates can apply for the 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 2023 login with their user ID and password and fill in all the required details.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Candidates make their payment through offline mode. 
  • Candidates are advised to take the printout of the 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 2023 in the given below table:

Karnataka DCET Registration Fees 2023
CategoryApplication Fees
General CategoryRs. 650/-
SC/ST CategoryRs. 500/-
Mode of Payment: Candidates have to pay application fees through offline mode by using Challan.

Karnataka DCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their Karnataka DCET Eligibility Criteria 2023 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 the 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 of 01 September 2023.
  • Those who wish to apply for B.Arch must have a valid score of NATA.

Karnataka DCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the Karnataka DCET 2023 Exam Pattern in the given below table so that they have an idea about the exam structure:

Karnataka Diploma CET 2023 Question Format
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 2023 Syllabus

Applicants should check the given mentioned information of the DCET 2023 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 2023 Admit Card

Karnataka Development Authority will release the DCET admit card 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 the 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 2023 Test Centre

Candidates must check the Karnataka Diploma CET Exam Centre 2023 list given below:

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

Karnataka DCET 2023 Answer Key

Given below are the all-important details of the Karnataka DCET 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 of document verification:

  • Print out a copy of DCET 2023 Application Form
  • Original copy of the challan 
  • DCET Admit card
  • DCET Result 2023
  • 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 2023 Highlights

Candidates can check the Karnataka DCET 2023 entrance exam basic information from the given below table:

Karnataka DCET Basic Details 2023
ExamKarnataka DCET 2023
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/
Application LinkActivate Soon

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test 2023 (DCET)

Karnataka DCET 2023 or Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test is an entrance exam which is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The common DCET 2023 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)

The 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

Form Date01 Jun - 29 Jun 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date12 Aug 2023 (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




What to do when dcet rank shows not eligible

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This is AP's Diploma student, how can I do btech lateral entry in karnataka

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Sir , i was failed in one subject of 5th semester now i paased , i need to add that subject marks in this application and i kept that row as empty while applying for DCET , so when can I change edit this application.

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Please extend application date sir

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Please extend application date sir

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In editing option I can't change father and mother name why that one is not taken editing plz release once more for editing

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Please application date extend sir

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Why a Non-Karnataka candidate can't appear in karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test (KDCET)?

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Hello Is Karnataka dcet applicable for b tech 2nd year lateral entry ? Or is there any other entrance exam for diploma student to do b tech Please let me know Thank you

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when the start DCET 2021 online application sir

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DCET 2021 online application when the start

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Hi bro Is there any Dcet syllabus link please send me bro

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when the start dcet 2021 online appication

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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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