KCET 2020 Counselling, Option Entry, Dates and Seat Allotment

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
    Exam Prep Master

    KCET 2020 Counselling Process will be started by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) after KCET 2020 Result declaration. Candidates can check their status by submitting the KCET 2020 application number. Only qualified candidates with a valid rank will be able to participate in KCET 2020 Counselling. The process of counselling will consist of Verification of documents, filling of choices, allotment, and reporting at Institutes.

    • KEA will conduct two rounds of KCET 2020 Counselling along with a second extended round and special round.
    • The seats will be allocated to the students based on their marks, preference and KCET 2020 Cut Off
    • Candidates should fill in the college preferences keeping in mind their marks, category, number of seats in the college and KCET 2020 Seat Matrix. 

    Steps of KCET 2020 Couns​elling

    • 3 rounds of counselling namely – Verification, Option entry, Allotment of Seats takes place.
    • To simplify the counselling 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 2020 Counselling Highlights

    Name of the OrganisationKarnataka Education Authority (KEA)
    Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 (KCET)
    Date of Exam

    July 30, 2020

    July 31, 2020

    Commencement of Counselling Process

    To be announced soon

    No. of counselling rounds
    Special QuotaSupernumerary quota which can benefit General category students too
    Official Websitekea.kar.nic.in

    KCET Counselling Schedule

    KCET 2020 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

    Note: Candidates are advised to report one hour before the commencement of the counselling process.

    Date and Day

    Forenoon Session – 1

    Rank Numbers

    Forenoon Session – 2

    Rank Numbers

    Afternoon Session – 1

    Rank Numbers

    Afternoon Session – 2

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    KCET Second Extended Round Counselling Schedule

    S.NoParticularsImportant Dates (Tentative)
    1Display of seat matrixJuly 31, 2020 (After 11 AM)
    2Option entryJuly 31 (1 PM) to August 2, 2020 (6 PM)
    3Surrender of KEA seats allotted during first or second allotmentAugust 2, 2020 (5 PM)
    4Declaration of allotment resultAugust 4, 2020 (6 PM)
    5Seats which remain unfilled after the second extended round will be offered to eligible supplementary candidates and hosted onAugust 5, 2020 (After 2 PM)
    6Payment of fees and downloading of admission orderAugust 6 to 7, 2020
    7Last date for reporting to collegesAugust 8, 2020 (Before 5:30 PM)

    Documents Required for KCET Counselling

    Documents Required for KCET Counselling

    Candidates are required to bring the requisite documents in original and submit the xerox copies of the same during the verification process of KCET 2020.

    • Karnataka CET 2020 Rank Card/Score Card
    • Xth standard Mark Sheet
    • XIIth Class Mark Sheet
    • Print out of KCET Application form 2020
    • Copy of Challan Original (As a proof of fee payment)
    • KCET Admit Card 2020/ Hall Ticket
    • Caste Certificate (In case of SC/ST/Candidates of other Reserved Categories) issued by the competent Authority
    • Recent Passport size Photographs (Two in number)
    • Medical Certificate (In case of Physically Handicapped Candidates)
    • Study Certificate signed by the concerned BEO/DDPI
    • Residence Certificate
    • Study Certificates from 6th Standard to Intermediate
    • Aadhar Card
    • Domicile Certificate
    • Income Certificate
    • NCC/CAP/Sports/Minority Certificate if applicable

    Counselling Procedure for KCET

    KCET 2020 Counselling Procedure

    The counselling process for KCET has changed as the qualified students would be filtered through 3 rounds.

    Step 1- Verification of Documents- Candidates after successfully qualifying KCET 2020 exam, have to attend the KCET counselling, for verification of their documents at designated Helpline Centers. This process will be done in offline mode.

    Step 2- Locking and Choice Filling- Verified candidates will be provided with a secret key and certificate submission form. This key will help the candidates to log in to the official portal and to lock their choices and preferences. After they have locked their choices the KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) will provide them with the date to change or update their locked choices. This process will be done in online mode.

    Step 3- Allotment of Seats- The last step is to obtain the allotment order by the board. This KCET allotment order will bring the candidates closer to their admission in their desired college.

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    Supernumerary Quota

    This quota is entirely different from the seat matrix issued by KEA. 5% of the seats in each college and in each course will be reserved for the candidates whose annual income of the family and from all other sources of income is less than INR 6 Lacs. All candidates including the ‘General category’ candidates are eligible to avail this quota.

    This applies to all the engineering colleges. Under this quota, the tuition fee prescribed by the Government in that particular college will be waived off. A candidate has to pay the other fees only. This supernumerary quota though is not available for Architecture Course.

    KCET 2020 Merit List

    KCET 2020 Merit List

    The merit list of qualified candidates is prepared after evaluating their cumulative score of the opted subjects in KCET 2020:

    CourseHow the Merit or Rank is Determined??
    (MBBS / BDS)Based on NEET 2020 Rank and criteria
    Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (ISM & H)Based on marks obtained in (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) in CET-2020.
    Based on marks obtained in (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) in CET-2020 and in 10+2 or an equivalent examination. Both are given equal weightage.
    (B.Arch)Based on NATA rank 2020
    B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Forestry), B.Sc.(Sericulture), B.Sc.(Agri. Biotech),B.Sc.(Horticulture), B.H.Sc.,(Home Science) B.Tech.(Food Technology), B.Tech.(Dairy Technology), B.F.Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) B.Tech. (Food Science &Tech.), B.Sc.(Ag. Marketing and Co-operation) and B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)Based on marks obtained in (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology) in CET-2020. Merit list for these courses is generated separately
    Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)Based on marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the CET-2020
    B-PharmBased on the performance in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects i.e., PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest in CET-2020
    D-PharmBased on the performance in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects i.e., PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest in CET-2020

    Check  KCET 2020 Cutoff

    Reservation Criteria in kCET

    KCET 2020 Reservation Criteria

    There are nearly 48 reserved categories in KCET. Seats are reserved for these categories in accordance with the policies and norms of KEA and State Government of Karnataka. Some of the major reserved categories that can claim seat reservation in KCET 2020 are mentioned below.

    NCC Quota

    • Candidates possessing 'B' Certificate and adjudged overall All India Best Cadet with Gold / Silver / Bronze medal in the Republic Day camp
    • B' certificate holders who have participated in the Youth Exchange Programmes and Foreign Naval Cruise organized by DG, NCC.
    • 'B' certificate holders who have participated from Karnataka in the Republic Day camp
    • Candidates possessing only 'B' Certificate. (NCC candidates possessing only 'B' certificate)

    Sports Quota

    • Candidates who have won national level cups/medals in Super-A Games or B-Games during five years of basic education in Karnataka
    • Candidates who have won cups and medals in Super-A and B- Games while studying in Karnataka from 8th to 12th standard (five years)

    Scouts and Guide Special Category 

    • Candidates who have been bestowed the ‘President’s Award’ as ‘scouts/guides’ during Class 8th to Class 12th in Karnataka state.

    Defense Special Category

    • Son/Daughter of Defence personnel needs to produce a Defence Certificate.

    Ex-Defence Category

    • Son/Daughter of ex-personnel of Defence services needs to possess Defence Certificate issued by Joint Director/Deputy Director. 

    Physically Disabled

    • Candidates having at least 40% physical disability, need to provide medical certificate/disability certificate at the helpline centers for verification.

    Central Armed Police Force/Ex-CAPF

    • These candidates should provide a certificate issued by CAPF Unit mentioning candidate’ parent declaration that he/she was domicile of Karnataka at the time of joining CAPF service. 

    OBC/SC/ST under category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B 

    • This category of candidates needs to provide caste certificate/Caste Income Certificate issued by concerned Jurisdictional Tahasildar in accordance with Government Regulations. Candidates need to hold Form ‘D’ in the case of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes, Form ‘E’ in the case of Category-I, Form ‘F’ in the case of Other Backward Classes like 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B.


    • Candidates who have completed 10 years of education i.e. Class 1st to Class 10th in rural areas/small urban areas/transitional areas as mentioned Municipal Corporation of Karnataka under Karnataka Municipalities Act.

    Kannada Medium 

    • Candidates who have studied in Kannada Medium from Class 1st to Class 10th

    Supernumerary Quota

    • All candidates including General Category candidates are eligible for admissions under Supernumerary quota. Candidates need to provide Income Certificate as issued by Concerned Tahasildar

    Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants

    • Son/Daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants can claim seats under Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants quota.

    Read More About KCET 2020 Reservation

    KCET 2020 Document Verification

    • After the announcement of KCET 2020 Merit List, qualified candidates are required to visit the nearest helpline center to get their documents verified in person.
    • Only after the verification of their documents and issue of verification slips, they can enter their preferences for colleges and courses online.
    • Every candidate shall be provided with a unique ID and Password. By using these the candidate can login to their account and fill in their specific details for the allotment of college or course.
    • Candidates are required to take a printout of these details after entering them on the official portal.
    • KEA will publish the details of eligible candidates on the website http://kea.kar.nic.in at the end of every day after verification.
    • After the verification process, every candidate should have the verification slip and the secret key. As without these he/she won’t be able to enter his/her choices for option entry process.

    KCET Option Entry 2020

    • Candidates will choose and fill in their preferences as per the details of KCET Seat Matrix for various colleges furnished by the government on the official website
    • Candidates have to be verified first then only they will be able to participate in options entry process
    • You get to choose from all available seats in various colleges, disciplines, courses, category wise, course wise
    • You can choose as many options as you want, depending on your eligibility, priority and preferences.
    • It is advised to do a thorough research before entering your choices so that you don’t face any disappointment afterwards.
    • Before the last day of entry options, candidates should take a printout of their elected choices to avoid any confusion

    Seat Allotment for KCET

    KCET Seat Allotment 2020

    • The process takes place in three rounds – First Round, Second Round, and Second Extended Round.
    • The allotment of seats in various colleges, disciplines, courses depends strictly on the choices entered by the candidate for KCET 2020 Seat Allotment
    • Candidates will also receive proper training at helpline centers to familiarize them with this process of choosing and locking their preferred choices.
    • A verification slip is issued to every candidate after the verification process which clarifies the category he/she belongs to, rank number for each discipline in which he/she eligible, special category if any etc.
    • It will help in choosing the college or course or place of the college

    KCET 2020 Helpline Centres

    Here is the list of helpline centers where the candidates have to go in person for verification of their documents.

    Name of Helpline CentresPlace
    Karnataka Examinations Authority
    18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru‐560012
    Bengaluru (Head Office)
    Bapuji Institute Of Engineering & Technology Pb No. 325, Shamanur Road, Davanagere‐577004.Davanagere
    Govt Polytechnic,
    Fort Hospet Road, Bellary‐ 583 102
    College Of Agricultural University Lingsaur Road, Raichur‐584 104Raichur
    Pda College Of Engineering Aiwan‐E‐Shahi Area, KalburgiKalburgi
    B L D E A’s V.P. Dr. P. G. Hallakatti College Of Engineering & Tech Ashram Road, Vijaypur‐586 103Vijaypur
    Jain College Of Engineering,
    5999/2, T.S Nagar, Hunchanatti Road, Machhe, Belgaum – 590014.
    Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswra College Of Engineering, Dhavalagiri, Dharwad‐580 002.Dharwad
    Girijabai Sail Institute Of Technology,
    Utkagali, Adj. To Border Check Post Nh 17, Majali Village, Karwar‐581345.
    Sahyadri College Of Engineering And Management, Adyar, Mangalore ‐575007Mangalore
    Jawaharlal Nehru National College Of Engineering, Navula, Savalanga Road, Shimoga 577 204.Shivamogga
    Government Engineering College,
    Opp. Diary Circle, B.M.Road, Hassan‐573 201
    Vidya Vardhaka College Of Engineering, 3rd Stage, Gokulum, Mysore ‐ 570 002.Mysore
    Siddaganga Institute Of Technology Campus Department Of Mba, TumkurTumkur
    Gurunanak Dev Engineering College Mailoor Road, BidarBidar
    Shree Jagadguru Gavisiddheshwar Ayurvedic Medical College Gavimath Campus, Koppal‐583 231Koppal

    KEA Contact Address- KCET Counselling 2020

    Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore- 560012

    Phone: 080-23460460 (Five Lines)

    Fax: 080-23461576

    Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in

    Email: keauthority-ka@nic.in

    Expected Document Verification Schedule for Special Candidates 

    The venue for verification remains the same:

    Karnataka Examinations Authority, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram,

    Bangalore – 560012

    Date (Tentative)Special CategoryType of Verification
    June 12, 2020Physically DisabledMedical Examination-From 11:00 am onwards
    June 13, 2020N.C.C.From 11:00 am onwards (Only ‘B’ Certificate Holders i.e., 8th Preference need not attend this verification process)
    June 14, 2020SportsSports Document Verification for Preference 1 to 4 candidates only – From 11:00 am onwards(Only ‘National Participants’ i.e., 5th preference need not attend this verification process)

    KCET 2020 Partipating Institutes

    KCET Aspirants will be allotted seats into the participating Institutes through Counselling of KCET 2020. There are around 204 Institutes offering B.Tech courses under KCET 2020 Participating Institutes. The aspirants will have to select their preferred institutes while participating in the counselling procedure. Based of the KCET 2020 score, candiates will get admission in their preferred college/Institute. Approximately 13 colleges are second-shift Institutes and around 23 Institutes offer admission in B.Arch course. KCET 2020 was to be held on April 22, 2020 & April 23, 2020.

    *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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    Amrutha A S

    when is kcet 2nd round seat allotment is going to get started?

    18 Jul, 2019 00:20
    mannu singh

    Hi Amrutha, KCET 2019 Option Modification for Round 2 Counselling is open till 19 Jul 2019.

    18 Jul, 2019 12:14
    syed zain

    Fail to do choice entry .what to do please help me out

    10 Jul, 2019 01:02
    Akhil Pasanth

    Hi Syed, Retry for the course again, Best of Luck.

    10 Jul, 2019 11:18
    Padmashree Nagendra

    Hi how ranking is calculated between karnataka and Hyderabad students

    08 Feb, 2019 11:06
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Padmashree, kindly contact the exam authorities for the desired information.

    08 Feb, 2019 11:21
    Sagaya Mary

    Where is the document verification done for Bsc nursing in Mysore

    03 Oct, 2018 18:39
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Sagaya, You need to visit the counselling alloted colege for the relevant information.

    04 Oct, 2018 18:01

    sir, i have written kcet and i was failed in puc exams but in supplementary exams i have passed but now cet rank is not shown and please can u tell me wen the rank will be announced ..please help me sir

    28 Jul, 2018 13:55
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Aishwarya, Please check this link for getting the information about the Cut off of this Entrance Exam.

    31 Jul, 2018 17:08

    i don't have the kannada madyama certificate for cet counceling . it would be a problem for verification

    22 Jun, 2018 11:36
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Jeevan, You can contact 080 - 23460460 for solving your query.

    02 Aug, 2018 10:59
    Manoj yadav

    I had done online payment and I don't have the chalan. It would be a problem for verification

    20 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Manoj, It Ok if you have not Challan Receipt If You made a transaction you will receive a Transaction it will help you in Verification.

    20 Jun, 2018 11:30
    Rhuthu Hegde

    When will the option entry process start? It will last for how many days?

    13 Jun, 2018 13:20
    Ritika Sharma

    Hi Rhuthu, You may please visit the official website of KCET to get this information.

    20 Aug, 2018 17:34
    Vishwas M C

    I want to knkw how to apply for counselling

    03 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Vishwas, The process for the counselling is given below:-

    Step 1- Candidates after successfully qualifying KCET 2018 exam, have to attend the KCET counselling, for verification of their documents at designated?

    Helpline Centers. This process will be done in offline mode.

    Step 2- Verified candidates will be provided with a secret key and certificate submission form. This key will help the candidates to log in to the official portal and to lock their choices and preferences. After they have locked their choices the KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) will provide them with the date to change or update their locked choices. This process will be done in online mode.

    Step 3- The last step is to obtain the allotment order by the board. This KCET allotment order will bring the candidates closer to their admission in their desired colleg


    12 Jun, 2018 14:56

    my engineering rank is 22080,will i get a seat in mysore JCE ?

    21 Jun, 2017 00:20
    sangeeta rawat

    Hello Vaishali, To know about the college allotment according to your score please find this link and check KCET Rank Predictor

    24 Jul, 2017 18:38

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