KCET 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    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:

    • KCET 2021 Application Forms will be released by the exam authority in February 2021.
    • Aspirants are required to apply through online mode only; no provisions for offline mode applications are made.
    • The last date for filling in the application for KCET will be in March 2021.
    • KCET 2021 will take place in April.
    • The exam is conducted offline in pen-paper mode.
    • KCET 2021 will be conducted in two languages—English and Kannada—with 180 objective-type questions on Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology.

    KCET 2021 Dates

    KCET 2021 Important Dates

    The dates for KCET 2021 are listed in the table below.

    EventDateKey Feature
    Registration for KCET 2021 beings onFirst week of February 2021Aspirants are required to fill in the application form in online mode only.
    Last date to submit KCET 2021 Application FormFirst week of March 2021Aspirants are required to fill in the application within the given time; no relation will be provided.
    Last date to pay KCET 2021 Application feesSecond week of March 2021Aspirants should process payment as the final step of application; failure to do so will result in cancellation of application.
    Availability of KCET 2021 Admit cardSecond week of April 2021Admit card for KCET 2021 will be available.
    KCET 2021 Exam DatesThird/Fourth week of April 2021Exam dates will be announced with the release of notification.
    KCET 2021 ResultFourth week of May 2021Result will be declared approximately after a month of examination.
    KCET CounsellingFirst week of June 2021Aspirants 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.Tech. Biotechnology
    B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science
    B.Tech (Agril. Engg)
    B.Tech (Food Technology)
    B.Tech (Dairy Technology)
    B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
    B.Sc. (Hons) Ag. Maco.
    B. Pharma and Pharma-D course

    KCET 2021 Exam Highlights

    Key FeaturesDetailsKey points
    ExamKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)A state-level examination conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority
    Official Websitewww.kea.kar.nic.inAspirants can check for KCET notifications in January 2021.
    Exam typeState-level entrance examFor undergraduate programs except, medical and architecture.
    Exam modeOffline; pen­–paper mode3 papers (Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology) with 60 objective-type questions.
    Exam centres53KCET will be conducted across 29 districts of Karnataka.
    Application form modeOnline onlyApplications will be accepted through their official website only.
    Karnataka Examination Authority helpline080–23 460 460Aspirants can reach on the given number for application or admit card related issues and queries.

    KCET 2021 Eligibility

    KCET 2021 Eligibility

    Eligibility for KCET 2021 is course-based, and the basic eligibility for different courses is listed below.

    For Engineering/Technology courses:

    • Aspirants must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent exams from a recognised Board/University.
    • Aspirants must have passed their 10+2/equivalent exam with Mathematics and Physics as main subjects and English as their language subject.
    • A minimum requirement of 45% marks for General category and 40% for SC/ST category in Physics, Mathematics along with either one subject from the following: Biology/Biotechnology/Electronics/Chemistry/Computer Science.

    For B.Pharma course:

    • Aspirants must have qualified 10+2 or equivalent exam, with PCB/PCM and English as language subject, from a recognised Board/University.
    • A minimum requirement of 50% marks for General category and 40% for SC/ST category for PCB group.

    KCET 2021 Registration

    KCET 2021 Application Form

    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 can register for KCET 2021 by visiting the official website.
    • Fill in all their details such as name, address, percentage in order to generate an application number and password.
    • Upload scanned copies of passport photo, signature and left-hand thumb impression in jpeg/jpg formats.
    • Pay the application free through either net banking or bank challan.
    • Print the KCET 2021 Application form for future use.

    KCET 2021 Application Fee

    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:

    • General category aspirants of Karnataka state are required to pay INR 500; SC/ST category aspirants are required to pay INR 250; and female aspirants are required to pay INR 250.
    • Aspirants outside of Karnataka are required to pay INR 750, whereas aspirants outside of India are required to pay INR 5,000.
    • Aspirants who process their fees through challan are required to print the challan copies and submit the bank challan copy to the bank and keep the rest two with themselves.
    • Aspirants from outside of India will have to process application fee by drawing a demand draft in favour of Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, payable at Bangalore.
    • The demand draft should then be sent to the Karnataka Exam Authority address along with the application number.
    • Aspirants who seek admission for Agriculture courses are required to pay additional practical test fees.
    • For general and OBC categories aspirants, the fee is INR 500.
    • For SC/ST category aspirants, the fee is INR 250.
    • This fee has to be paid in the form of demand draft during the document verification process.
    • The demand draft is to be drawn in the favour of the Comptroller of the respective university.

    KCET 2021 Photograph and Signature

    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:

    PhotographBetween 5 kb and 40 kb3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
    SignatureBetween 5 kb and 40 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
    Left-hand thumb impressionBetween 5 kb and 40 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
    Signature of parentBetween 5 kb and 40 kb3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

    KCET 2021 Pattern

    KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

    KCET 2021 will be held in offline, pen-paper mode. The details of the exam are listed below:

    • There will be 60 multiple-choice questions for each section: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Kannada language (in case).
    • The time duration given for each section is 70 minutes, except for Kannada language which will have the duration of 50 minutes.
    • The marking scheme is simple; one mark for every correct answer.
    • There is neither a negative marking scheme nor any marks are deducted for selecting more than one option.
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    KCET 2021 Syllabus

    KCET 2021 Syllabus

    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.

    PhysicsUnit I: Physical World and Measurement Unit II: Kinematics Unit III: Laws of Motion Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power
    Second year pre-university collegeUnit I: Electrostatics Unit II: Current Electricity Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Unit IV: Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents
    ChemistryUnit 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 collegeUnit I: Solid State Unit II: Solutions Unit III: Electrochemistry Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics Unit V: Surface Chemistry
    MathematicsAlgebra, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
    First/second year pre-university college or equivalent AlgebraTheory of Indices and Logarithms, Progressions, Mathematical Induction, Theory of Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Partial Fractions

    KCET 2021 Admit Card

    KCET 20201 Admit Card

    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:

    • Visit official website
    • Login by using application number and password as well as date of birth
    • Click on “Download KCET 2021 Admit Card”
    • Save and print around four copies

    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 Center

    KCET 2021 Exam Centres

    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)

    KCET 2021 Result

    KCET 2021 Results

    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.

    • The results for KCET 2021 will be declared approximately one month from the date of examination.
    • The result sheets will be separate for the mentioned courses/subjects.
    • KCET 2021 results will be declared online on their official website.
    • Aspirants can login by using their application number, date of birth and password to see their result sheet.
    • Different ranks for different courses will be given with consideration of subjects and participants.

    KCET 2021 Counselling Process

    Aspirants who will successfully clear the examination will be eligible to undergo the counselling process from the first week of June 2021.

    • As an initial part of the Counselling process, aspirants are required to lock their choice of college and course.
    • Also, the aspirants must fulfil the minimum eligibility and cut-off score to be eligible to undergo KCET 2021 Counselling process.
    • Aspirants are also advised to preserve their KCET admit cards and carry with them to the Counselling process.
    • All the information related to the Counselling process will be provided on the official website such as counselling dates, location, instructions and documents required during counselling.
    • The allotment process will grant seats to the eligible candidate in 267 Engineering colleges, 61 Pharmacy colleges and 39 Farm Science colleges.

    KCET 2021 Reservation of Seats

    Aspirants who will claim reservation will have to fulfil the eligibility for reservation criteria.

    • Candidates who applied under OBC, SC and ST categories will have to submit caste certificate/Caste income certificate issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tehsildar during document verification.
    • For candidates who applied under Rural category should have studied 10 full academic years from Class 1 to 10 from any recognised educational institute to be eligible for 15% government seats reservation.
    • Candidates who applied under Kannada medium should have studied 10 full academic years from Class 1 to 10 in Kannada medium from any recognised educational institute.

    Aspirants can use the following address and helpline number to contact the exam authority for any issues related to application, exam or result.

    Karnataka Exam Authority Contact Details

    Karnataka Examinations Authority

    18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore-560 012

    e-mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in

    Website: www.kea.kar.nic.in

    Helpline: 080-23 460 460 (from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

     KCET 2021 FAQs

     KCET 2021 FAQs

    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

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    13 Sep, 2020 16:47

    Hello Shreya, greetings from Collegedunia. For the complete counseling procedure for KCET, click here.

    25 Sep, 2020 00:08

    Are the KCET scores accepted by the colleges outside of the Karnataka state?

    08 Sep, 2020 14:52

    Hello Riyaz, greetings from Collegedunia. Since KCET is a State-level exam, its score is not so prominently accepted outside Karnataka.

    25 Sep, 2020 00:13
    Bhagyashri Kene

    Is it mandatory to appear for the KCET exam in order to take admission in M. Sc. Nursing program?

    01 Sep, 2020 16:01

    Hello Bhagyashri,

    Yrs it is mandatory to appear for the KCET exam in order to be eligible for M. Sc. Nursing program across Karnataka.

    04 Sep, 2020 11:23

    I have misplaced my KCET registration number. Can you tell me any other way by which I can access my Result?

    31 Aug, 2020 17:07

    Hi Amit, try checking your mail/messages for the KCET regesitration number as obtained when you must have submitted the application from.

    08 Sep, 2020 00:51
    Karan Lurhra

    Where can I download KCET 2020 Answer Key?

    31 Aug, 2020 17:00

    Hi Karan, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the answer key of KCET 2020.

    13 Sep, 2020 18:26

    What is the accuracy of these Rank Predictors? I mean do they actually give you a rough idea about your rank?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:53

    Rank predictor analyzes your score, tallies it with the previous year cutt-of scores and ranks and then predicts your rank based upon this data. It gives you an approximate idea of what your rank could be.

    08 Sep, 2020 01:52

    Will KCET be held for the year 2021?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:52

    Hello Himani, greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, the KCET will be held for the year 2021. Click here to know more about KCET 2021.

    13 Sep, 2020 18:28

    Can you tell me the name of the top-ranking colleges in Karnataka that accept KCET scores?

    31 Aug, 2020 16:40

    Hello Yash, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the list of colleges that accept KCET 2020.

    13 Sep, 2020 18:33

    Is Kcet required for pharmacy course

    17 Jul, 2020 00:20

    Hi Ayesha, for admission in pharmacy courses you have to appear in KCET. The pharmacy programs offered through KCET are B.Pharma, Pharma D and lateral entry in B.Pharma. For all the programs the entrance test is compulsory.

    17 Jul, 2020 14:00
    M Nikhil

    How to apply for BE Course

    15 Apr, 2020 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nikhil, as soon as the application form link gets functional, it would be mentioned here from where you can apply for admission in BE.

    15 Apr, 2020 00:51

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