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Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will organize the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2021). Various colleges and universities of Karnataka offer admission on the basis of KCET scores. Before filling the application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria of KCET 2021. All of the candidates should have a qualified 12th standard examination to be eligible for KCET 2021 examination. Read the article to know more details about the KCET application form 2021 such as fee payment, last date, form correction, etc.

KCET 2021 Schedule:

It is very important for the students to check the official schedule so as to avoid any confusion in dates. The students can check the table given below or the official website for the latest schedule of KCET 2021. The schedule consists of the important dates of registration opening and closing, exam, result declaration, counselling, etc. If there is any change in the schedule then, the conducting authority of the exam, Karnataka Examinations Authority will notify it on the official website, the same will also be notified here.



Application form issue 5th February 2021
Last date to submit the application 18th May 2021
Last date for application fee payment 18th May 2021
Release of admit card (admission ticket) To be notified later
KCET 2021 Exam  7th - 8th July 2021
Result announcement 21 Agust 2021
Counseling begins To be notified later

KCET 2021 Admit Card:

The Admit card for KCET 2021 will be released by the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) on the official website for KCET 2021. Those who have successfully registered themselves can get the admit card by logging in to the official website.

How To Download Admit Card For KCET 2021 Online?

  • Go to the official link for downloading the admit card.
  • Log in to the website using given login credentials.
  • The admit card will be shown on the screen.
  • Review the details and the download and take a printout for future reference
Click Here to Download KCET 2021 Admit Card!

KCET 2021 Syllabus:

KCET Question Paper is based on the First and Second PUC (Pre University College) syllabi (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Pre University College in Karnataka is equivalent to 10+2 or H.S.C. as prevalent in most of the education boards in India.

Physics- 10+2 syllabus which would include topics like Electrostatics, Magnetism, Optics, Current electricity, and Waves.
Chemistry- 12th standard syllabus with topics such as Surface chemistry, organic chemistry, solid-state, polymers, electrostatics, and biomolecules.
Mathematics- Differential calculus, Algebra, vectors, trigonometry, probability, and linear programming. 

KCET 2021 Recommended Books

Candidates are suggested to refer the best study material covering the entire syllabus for the KCET exam. The most recommended books are given below:

Name Of The Book Author
Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering PB (Paperback)   MTG
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved Papers (2006 – 2019)  Arihant
Karnataka CET – Explorer Medical (Paperback) MTG
Textbooks of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics NCERT
New course Physics Pradeep's (gomber and gogia)
Principles of physics S.Chands (V.K Mehta and Rohit Mehta)
Modern ABC chemistry S.P. Jauhar

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern:

The KCET 2021 entrance exam pattern is such that candidates need to attempt 180 questions. The question paper will contain objective/multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and no subjective questions. Candidates are also advised to be careful while answering the questions. However, there will be negative marking for every question answered wrongly.

  • There will be multiple-choice questions asked in the exam.
  • The exam will be conducted through pen and paper-based mode in OMR pattern.
  • Candidates must use blue/black ballpoint pen to answer.
  • Each question will contain one mark. No marks will be given in case of multiple answers to the same question.
  • There will be no negative marking done for the wrong answers.

KCET 2021 Cut Off:

KCET 2021 Cutoff will be determined by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) after the declaration of KCET Result. The cutoff is the minimum marks which a student must obtain to qualify the entrance exam. Determination of Cut off is based on the following factors:

  • A number of applications applied for KCET.
  • A number of candidates who actually attended KCET.
  • Previous year KCET cutoff.
  • Level of difficulty in the KCET written exam.
  • Performance of candidates in the exam.
  • Availability of seats.

KCET 2021 Application form:

What should be kept ready before filling KCET application form 2021?

  • Valid email ID and mobile number of the candidate.
  • Aadhaar Card details (Optional).
  • Latest scanned photograph of the candidate.
  • Scanned or digital images of the signature of the candidate.
  • Scanned or digital image of left-hand thumb impression of the candidate.
  • Scanned image of the signature/left thumb impression of the parent.

Check out the official notification here.

Procedure to Apply
The application form will be invited through online mode only.After entering details, students will receive the application ID and password to their registered mobile number and Email ID. Upload the scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression. Take a printout of the application form and obtain principal seal & signature from the college you have passed the 12th exam (it will be required at the time of document verification). 

Step 1 - Registration
Step 2 - Login & Filling the Application Form
Step 3- Uploading Photograph & Signature
Step 4 - Application Fee Payment
Step 5 - Application Submission

KCET 2021 Application Fee:

Application fee payment will be done through offline mode (Bank Challan). Candidates residing outside India can pay the fee through DD drawn in favour of Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority payable at Bangalore. DD should be sent to the KEA address mentioning the application number. The application fees may vary from year to year.

KCET 2021 Counseling:

KCET 2021 Counselling Process will be started by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) from June 6, 2021 tentatively. Candidates can check their status by submitting the KCET 2021 application number. 

Based on the merit and preference of colleges and courses, candidates will be called for the counseling of KCET 2021 for document verification and seat allotment process.

  • The seats will be allocated to the students based on their marks and KCET 2021 Cut Off

  • Candidates should fill in the college preferences keeping in mind their marks, category, number of seats in the college and KCET 2021 Seat Matrix.

Steps of KCET 2021 Counseling:

  • 3 rounds of counseling namely – Verification, Option entry, Allotment of Seats takes place.
  • To simplify the counseling stages there is a rank wise division of dates/time slots to visit the helpline centers for the verification of documents.
  • Training is provided to the candidates for option entry across all the available helpline centers.
  • The last step is allotment of seats which is done as per the preferences of the candidate and availability of seats.

KCET 2021 Counselling Dates:
The tentative dates are given as per the previous year counselling schedule:

There will be four counselling session in a day:

Forenoon Session-1 – 9:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Forenoon Session-2 – 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM
Afternoon Session-1 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Afternoon Session-2 – 4:15 PM – 6:15 PM

KCET 2021 Result:

The result will be published online and it will have the subject-wise score, rank, total score, etc. Candidates will be able to check the result of KCET 2021 by using the login credentials. KEA will not share the result either through email or through the post. KEA will go for the seat allotment procedure based on the marks secured in the examination.

Steps to check the result:

  • Go to the official website or click on the link, which will be available in this section later.
  • Then the page to enter registration number will open in a new window.
  • Enter the KCET registration number as mentioned in the KCET 2021 admit card.
  • After that, the  KCET 2021 result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the information given on the result very carefully.
  • Download it and preserve it for future use.

KCET 2021 Answer Key:

KCET 2021 Answer Key will release online by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). You can download provisional and final KCET Answer Key

KCET Answer Key 2021 is published online at kea.kar.nic.in. Here are the steps to download the KCET Answer Key and Question Papers:

  • Open the official website of KEA and find the link to open the answer key
  • Click on the link “CET-2021 Provisional Answer Key” flashing on the website
  • You are now redirected on the new page where you can find the link for Provisional Answer Key
  • Click on the link to download the answer key
  • You can find the link for Master Question Paper on the same page.
  • Click on the link to download the question paper.

KCET 2021 Eligibility:

Those candidates who want to appear in the KCET 2021 entrance exam are advised to go through the eligibility section thoroughly to check their eligibility for the entrance test. As the entrance test allows students to apply for different courses, the eligibility criteria also vary as per the courses.

For Engineering Courses:

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent education from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have passed the exam with Physics, Mathematics & English as their major subjects.
  • The candidate must have scored at least 45% in Physics & another subject (From Chemistry/Computer science/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics). However, there is 5% relaxation in case of SC/ST categories.

For B. Pharma Courses:

  • The candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent education from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have passed the exam with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, & Biology) / PCM (Physics, Chemistry, & Mathematics) as their major subjects.
  • The candidate must have passed the exam with a minimum score of 50% (10% relaxation in case of SC/ST) in PCB stream.

Check out the detailed eligibility criteria here.

KCET 2021 FAQs:

Q: I have studied from 1st to 8th std in the rural area. Am I eligible to claim Rural Quota Seats?
A: No. As per the rule, the candidate has to study in the rural area (with a population less than 50,000) from 1st to 10th standard to claim the quota.

Q: What is the qualifying minimum mark for engineering?
A: In the case of engineering, for General merit, it is 45% and in PCM for SC/ST/OBC it is 4

Q: How to download the admit card of KCET 2021?
A: Here is the procedure of admit card downloading-

  • Go to the official link for downloading the admit card.
  • Log in to the website using given login credential.
  • The admit card will be shown on the screen.
  • Review the details and the download and take a printout for future reference

Q: Is there any negative marking for the wrong answer?
A: No, there is no negative marking for the wrong answer.

Q: What is the application fee for foreign students?
A: The application fee for foreign students is Rs. 5000/-.

Q: What is the mode of the exam?
A: The exam is conducted in offline mode.

Q: Is there any limitation to the number of attempts?
A: No, there is no such limitation to the number of attempts but you can attempt till a certain age.

Q: Can a non-Karnataka student attend the KCET exam?
A: No, the non-Karnataka students are not allowed to attend the KCET exam.

Q: Where should I pay the practical test fee?
A: You can pay the practical test fee at the KCET practical test centre on the day of document verification.

Q: What is the duration of the exam?
A: The duration of the exam is 3 hours 30 minutes for 3 papers.

Q: What are the additional exams in KCET?
A: Language Test & Agriculture practical test is the additional exams.

Q: Are NEET/NATA scores mandatory for Medical/Architecture aspirants?
A: Yes, candidates have required a valid NATA/NEET score for admissions to the respective medical and architecture courses. Only after that, they can get admission into the govt. share of seats in Karnataka through KEA.

Q: Where can I download my admit card?
A: You can download your admit card on the official website of KCET.

Q: What are the necessary documents for registration?
A: Here is the list of necessary documents-

  • Valid email ID and mobile number of the candidate.
  • Aadhaar Card details (Optional).
  • Latest scanned photograph of the candidate.
  • Scanned or digital images of the signature of the candidate.
  • Scanned or digital image of left-hand thumb impression of the candidate.
  • Scanned image of the signature/left thumb impression of the parent.

Q: Is there any other language option rather than English?
A: No, English is the only language option in KCET.


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