STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority. KCET 2021 will be conducted to determine the eligibility/merit of the appearing candidates for admission to various engineering, science and agricultural courses across the state of Karnataka.
KCET 2021 is a state-level examination that will be held at various exam centres all over the state. The application form for KCET 2021 will be released by the exam authority in February 2021. Admissions for all courses except Medical and Architecture will be granted to aspirants who fulfil the eligibility criteria with their KCET 2021 scores. Here are the highlights of KCET 2021:
The dates for KCET 2021 are listed in the table below.
|Registration for KCET 2021 beings on||First week of February 2021||Aspirants are required to fill in the application form in online mode only.|
|Last date to submit KCET 2021 Application Form||First week of March 2021||Aspirants are required to fill in the application within the given time; no relation will be provided.|
|Last date to pay KCET 2021 Application fees||Second week of March 2021||Aspirants should process payment as the final step of application; failure to do so will result in cancellation of application.|
|Availability of KCET 2021 Admit card||Second week of April 2021||Admit card for KCET 2021 will be available.|
|KCET 2021 Exam Dates||Third/Fourth week of April 2021||Exam dates will be announced with the release of notification.|
|KCET 2021 Result||Fourth week of May 2021||Result will be declared approximately after a month of examination.|
|KCET Counselling||First week of June 2021||Aspirants who appear in the cut-off list are required to appear for counselling.|
Aspirants who seek admission for first-year or first semester of full-time courses for Government share of seats in Engineering, Technology, Bachelor of Yoga and Naturopathy and Farm Science courses and candidates who seek admission for Medical and Pharmacy courses are required to apply through by using their NEET scores and JEE Main scores, respectively. Below is the list of courses for which aspirants are required to apply for KCET 2021 in order to get admission in government or private colleges in Karnataka.
|Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)|
|B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture|
|B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture|
|B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture|
|B.Sc (Hons) Forestry|
|B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science|
|B.Tech (Agril. Engg)|
|B.Tech (Food Technology)|
|B.Tech (Dairy Technology)|
|B.Sc. (Hons) Ag. Maco.|
|B. Pharma and Pharma-D course|
|Key Features||Details||Key points|
|Exam||Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)||A state-level examination conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority|
|Official Website||www.kea.kar.nic.in||Aspirants can check for KCET notifications in January 2021.|
|Exam type||State-level entrance exam||For undergraduate programs except, medical and architecture.|
|Exam mode||Offline; pen–paper mode||3 papers (Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology) with 60 objective-type questions.|
|Exam centres||53||KCET will be conducted across 29 districts of Karnataka.|
|Application form mode||Online only||Applications will be accepted through their official website only.|
|Karnataka Examination Authority helpline||080–23 460 460||Aspirants can reach on the given number for application or admit card related issues and queries.|
Eligibility for KCET 2021 is course-based, and the basic eligibility for different courses is listed below.
Aspirants are required to fill KCET 2021 application form within the stipulated time frame, i.e., from first week of February to first week of March. The process given below can be followed to successfully submit the application form.
Aspirants are required to pay the application fees through either net banking or bank challan. Below are the details with regard to the application fees of KCET 2021:
Aspirants are required to upload their scanned copies of passport-sized photo, signature and left-hand thumb impression in jpeg/jpg format. The table below explains the required specifications in terms of format and size:
|Photograph||Between 5 kb and 40 kb||3.5 cm x 4.5 cm|
|Signature||Between 5 kb and 40 kb||3.5 cm x 1.5 cm|
|Left-hand thumb impression||Between 5 kb and 40 kb||3.5 cm x 1.5 cm|
|Signature of parent||Between 5 kb and 40 kb||3.5 cm x 1.5 cm|
KCET 2021 will be held in offline, pen-paper mode. The details of the exam are listed below:
KCET 2021 exam syllabus is based on first and second year of pre-university college subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology syllabi. The pre-university college syllabi should be prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
|Physics||Unit I: Physical World and Measurement Unit II: Kinematics Unit III: Laws of Motion Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power|
|Second year pre-university college||Unit I: Electrostatics Unit II: Current Electricity Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Unit IV: Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents|
|Chemistry||Unit I: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Unit II: Structure of Atom Unit III: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Unit IV: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
|Second year pre-university college||Unit I: Solid State Unit II: Solutions Unit III: Electrochemistry Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics Unit V: Surface Chemistry|
|Mathematics||Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus|
|First/second year pre-university college or equivalent Algebra||Theory of Indices and Logarithms, Progressions, Mathematical Induction, Theory of Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Partial Fractions|
KCET 20201 Admit card will be available from the second week of April 2021. KCET applicants will have to visit the official website in order to download their respective admit cards to be eligible for appearing the exam.
The process below will help applicants to download their admit cards with ease:
Details such as roll number, name of the candidate, date of exam and exam centre is mentioned on the admit card. Aspirants are required to carry any one photo identity card with them to the exam hall from the following: Passport/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/College Identity Card/2nd PU/12th standard examination admission ticket. Aspirants are required to keep their KCET admit cards safe till they complete their KCET Counselling process.
KCET 2021 will be conducted in 29 districts and 54 locations across the state of Karnataka. Candidates who have applied under the under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses, as well as Kannada language test, will have to select Bangalore as their exam centre.
The practical exam for the admission of Agriculture courses will be conducted in select cities. The city centres are tabulated below:
|Practical Exam Centre Location for Agriculture Quota|
|Arabhavai (Gokak Tq)|
|Mandya Hiriyur (Chitradurga)|
|Munirabad (Koppal District)|
|Tamaka (Kolar District)|
After the examination, the KCET 2021 provisional answer key will be released by authority. Aspirants can file their objects, if any, to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore” before 30th April 2021.
Aspirants who will successfully clear the examination will be eligible to undergo the counselling process from the first week of June 2021.
Aspirants who will claim reservation will have to fulfil the eligibility for reservation criteria.
Aspirants can use the following address and helpline number to contact the exam authority for any issues related to application, exam or result.
Ques. When will be KCET 2021 held?
Ans.KCET 2021 will be conducted by KEA(Karnataka Exam Authority ) organised in 3rd week of April 2021
Ques. How many attempts are allowed in KCET exam?
Ans. The notification does not mention the number of attempts allowed, but it can be taken once a year until the age of 24 years
Ques.In what mode the KCET exam is conducted?
Ans.The KCET exam is conducted in offline (pen and paper mode).
Ques.Is there any negative marking in KCET 2021 exam?
Ans.No, there is no negative marking in the KCET exam, For every correct answer, you will be awarded 1 marks.
Ques.What r the courses I can opt for after appearing the KCET 2021 exam?.
Ans.KCET exam offers admissions in the streams like BSc, BIO-tech, Home sciences, BTech, MBBS, BPharma and Pharma D courses and agriculture courses.
Ques.what is eligibility criteria for KCET 2021?.
Ans.The candidates should be 12th passed and should be less than 24years of age, along with a min of 45% marks(40% for reserved categories) for BTech and other courses, and 50% marks (40% for reserved categories)for MBBS courses.
Ques.Can an aspirant from other state apply for KCET 2021?
Ans.The candidates appearing for KCET 2021 must have passed from any institute situated in the state of Karnataka, they must have a minimum academic duration of 7 years in any institute from Karnataka and should have passed class 10th or 12th from Karnataka state board exams.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College