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KCET 2019 Reservation; Category-wise Reservation

Updated On - September 18th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

KEA reserves certain seats for the candidates falling in the various categories as per the KCET 2019 reservation criteria. The seats are reserved for special categories candidates including Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), physically disabled, defence categories to name few. This article will help candidates to know more about the reservation criteria of KCET 2019.

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  • To avail the benefit of KCET 2019 reservation of seats, candidates must belong to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes of citizens under categories 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B.
  • Such candidates must produce ‘Caste Certificate/ Caste Income Certificate’ issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tahasildar during document verification.

KCET 2019 Reservation Criteria

CategorySeat Reservation (In %)
Rural Candidates15% of Government Seats
Kannada Medium5% of Government Seats
Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants1 seat in every Engineering College
OBC/SC/ST under category - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3BNot Available
Defence Personnel of Karnataka Origin10% seats in all Engineering colleges
Sports Special CategoryNot Available
Scouts and GuidesNot Available
Physically DisabledNot Available
NCC CategoryNot Available
Supernumerary Category5% seats all Engineering college

KCET 2019 Reservation Categories

KCET 2019 Reservation Criteria is applicable for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes of citizens that fall under the categories 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B. Candidates of Karnataka Origin only, claiming eligibility for Govt. seats will be eligible to claim reservation under the following categories:

CategoryReservation Criteria
NCCAll India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) – TSC (B)
All India Thal Sainik Camp (Girls) – TSC (B)
All India Nau Sainik Camp - NSC
All India Vayu Sainik Camp - VSC
SportsCandidates who represented the country and won medals in Super – A Games, A-Games, B-Games during 5 year study in Karnataka (8th and 12th standard)
Scouts and GuidesCandidates who have received as “Scouts/Guides”, the “President Award” during 5 year study in Karnataka (8th and 12th standard)
DefenceSon or Daughter of Defence Personnel
Ex – DefenceSon or Daughter of Ex Service Man
Physically HandicappedCandidates with Physical Disability, Hearing Disability or any other. The candidates will be required to appear for a Medical Test.
Anglo IndianCandidates from Anglo Indian Community certificate issued by Registered Association of the Anglo Indian Community in the State of Karnataka 
Central Armed Police ForceCandidates with certificate from the Record Office of CAPF
Ex - Central Armed Police ForceCandidates with certificate from the Record Office of CAPF
List of SC/ST Castes in KarnatakaList of OBC Castes in Karnataka How to Obtain Caste Certificates Online

Special Reservation Categories in KCET 2019

There is reservation for certain special categories in KCET 2019 such as NCC, Sports, Scouts and Guides, Defence, Ex-defence, Physically Handicapped, Anglo-Indian, Central Armed Police Force and Ex-Central Armed Police Force.

N.C.C

Reservation conditions for N.C.C Special Category are as follows:

(I) Candidates who have participated in Republic Day Camp conducted by the Director General of NCC, New Delhi from Karnataka and who possess ‘B’ Certificate obtained during the five year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards

OR

(II) Candidates who have participated in the following camps conducted by the Director General of NCC, New Delhi from Karnataka and who possess ‘B’ Certificate obtained during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards namely;

  1. All India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) - TSC (B)
  2. All India Thal Sainik Camp (Girls) - TSC (G)
  3. All India Nau Sainik Camp – NSC
  4. All India Vayu Sainik Camp – VSC
  5. Cadets who have been finally selected as a part of DG NCC team to participate in All India Movalankar Shooting Championship at National Level AND Youth Exchange Programmes and Foreign Naval Cruise organised by DG, NCC.

(III) Candidates who have participated in the following camps conducted by the Director General of NCC, New Delhi from Karnataka and who possess ‘B’ Certificate obtained during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards namely

  1. All India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) - TSC (B)
  2. All India Thal Sainik Camp (Girls) - TSC (G)
  3. All India Nau Sainik Camp - NSC
  4. All India Vayu Sainik Camp – VSC
  5. Cadets participate in All India Movalankar Shooting Championship as a part of KAR and GOA Director Team. AND in complete - Mountaineering Expeditions (over 5900 Mtrs), Sailing Expeditions using wind power only (401 KMs), Motor Cycle Expeditions (more than 3500 KMs) and Cycling Expeditions (more than 1500 KMs), organised by DG, NCC / NCC Director of Karnataka & Goa.

(IV) Candidates who have participated in the following camps / courses conducted by the Director General of NCC, New Delhi from Karnataka and who possess ‘B’ Certificate obtained during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards namely:

  1. NIC
  2. Trekking
  3. Mountaineering
  4. BLC
  5. ALC
  6. RCTC
  7. Army, Navy, Air Force & Hospital Attachments.

(V) Candidates who possess “B” certificate obtained during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th Standards.

Provided that for selection of a reserved seat under NCC category, the preferential criteria are as follows:

  1. Preference 1: Candidates possessing ‘B’ Certificate and adjudged overall All India Best Cadet with Gold / Silver / Bronze medal in the Republic Day camp.
  2. Preference 2: Candidates possessing B’ certificate and adjudged overall All India Best Cadet with Gold / Silver / Bronze medal in camps mentioned at (a) to (e) of sub-clause (ii) above.
  3. Preference 3: ‘B’ certificate holders who have participated in the Youth Exchange Programmes and Foreign Naval Cruise organised by DG, NCC.
  4. Preference 4:‘B’ certificate holders who have participated from Karnataka in the Republic Day camp.
  5. Preference 5:‘B’ Certificate holders who have participated from Karnataka in the camps mentioned at (a) to (e) of sub-clause (iii) above.
  6. Preference 6: ‘B’ Certificate holders who have participated in the mountaineering /sailing / motorcycle / cycling expeditions organized by DG NCC / NCC Directorate of KAR and GOA.
  7. Preference 7: ‘B’ Certificate holders who have participated in the camps mentioned at sub clause (iv) para above.
  8. Preference 8: Candidates possessing ONLY ‘B’ Certificate (NCC candidates possessing only ’B’ certificate).

Important Note for Selection Criteria 

Provided that while considering the candidates mentioned in sub-clauses (i) and (ii) above, gold medal winners will be preferred to silver medalist who in turn will be preferred to bronze medalist under the respective sub-clauses.

Provided further that the Director of NCC or his authorised nominee shall be present in the KEA on the appointed days along with the list of eligible NCC candidates in the order of preference i.e. 1 to 7 to assist in the selection of candidates under NCC special category.

Sports

Reservation conditions for Sports Special Category are as follows – 

  1. Candidates who have represented the country and won medals / cups in SUPER-A Games specified in Table 1 given below during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
  2. Candidates who have represented the country and won medals / cups in ‘A – Games’ specified in Table 1 given below during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
  3. Candidates who have won medals / cups in ‘B-Games’ specified in Table 1 given below by representing Karnataka State and participated in the SUPER-A Games or A-Games specified in Table 1 given below during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
  4. Candidates who have represented Karnataka State in ‘B-Games’ specified in Table 1 given below and won medals / cups during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
  5. Candidates who have represented Karnataka State in any sports / games in ‘BGames’ specified in Table 1 given below during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Provided that for selection of a reserved seat in Sports category, the candidates who belong to sub-clause (i) shall be considered first; candidates who belong to sub-clause (ii) shall be considered second; candidates who belong to sub-clause (iii) shall be considered third and candidates who belong to sub-clause (iv) shall be considered fourth before considering the candidates belonging to sub-clause (v).

Provided further that, while considering the candidates mentioned in sub-clauses (I), (ii), (iii) and (iv), gold medal winners will be preferred to silver medalist’s who in turn will be preferred to bronze medalist’s under the respective sub-clauses, irrespective of the number of medals.

Provided also that the Commissioner for Youth Services and Sports or his authorized nominee shall be present in the KEA on the appointed days along with the list of eligible candidates to assist in the selection of candidates under Sports category.

The Commissioner for Youth Services and Sports or his authorized nominee is the final authority to decide the candidate’s eligibility under Sports category. Further, KEA will not be held responsible in this regard.

Scouts and Guides

Reservation conditions for Scouts and Guides Special Category are as follows:

  1. Candidates who as “Scouts /Guides”, have received the “President’s Award” during five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards.
  2. The candidate should compulsorily produce the “President’s Award” certificate when they come for verification of documents with other certificates.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Candidates belonging to Scouts & Guides, will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.

Defence

Reservation conditions for Defence Special Category are as follows:

  • Son or daughter of Defence Personnel falling under Eligibility Clauses (e), (f) and (g) should obtain the Defence certificates in the prescribed format failing which they will not be allowed for verification of certificates and also for the later allotment of seats under Defence.
  1. Candidates claiming eligibility under Eligibility Clause (e) should produce the certificate of employment issued by the Controlling Office in the prescribed format where the parent is working, Indicating the period during which the parent has worked in Karnataka.
  2. Candidates claiming eligibility under Eligibility Clause (f) should produce the certificate from the Record Office of the Defence Unit in the prescribed format indicating that the parent had declared a place in Karnataka as his hometown at the time of joining the service.
  3. Candidates claiming eligibility under Eligibility Clause (g) should produce the certificate from the Controlling Office in the prescribed format indicating the period during which the parent has worked in Karnataka, the present place of posting and also the fact that his family is permitted to stay in Karnataka.
  • Defence personnel for the purpose of these clauses mean a person in Defence Service including Personnel belonging to Civil GT COYS ASC who were Civilian Class ‘III’ or Class ‘IV’ Government servants and ‘Border Roads Organisational Personnel’.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Provided that 10% of the seats shall be reserved horizontally for allotment to the children of defence personnel of Karnataka Origin from among the total seats reserved for defence personals.

Candidates belonging to Defence will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.

Ex-defence

Reservation conditions for Ex-Defence Special Category are as follows:

  1. Son or daughter of Ex-Servicemen falling under Eligibility Clause (h) should obtain a certificate showing the home address of the parent issued by the Joint Director / Deputy Director of the concerned district and countersigned by the Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore, failing which they will not be allowed for verification of certificates and also for the later allotment of seats under Ex-Defence.
  2. Ex-Servicemen for the purpose of this clause include personnel belonging to the Civil GT COYS ASC who were Civilian Class III or Class IV Government Servants, who became permanently disabled or were killed during hostilities.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Candidates belonging to Ex-Defence will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.

Physically Handicapped

Reservation conditions for Physically Handicapped Special Category are as follows:

  1. The candidates claiming reservation under this category will be required to appear for Medical examination before a Committee comprising of the Executive Director, KEA as Chairman and three specialists from the Department of Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and ENT, nominated by the Government.
  2. Candidates with physical disability ranging above 40% should produce a Medical certificate issued by competent Doctor of any Government Hospital located in the State of Karnataka in the field of concerned disability, only on the day of Medical examination.
  3. Candidates suffering from hearing disability should compulsorily obtain and produce a BSER (Brain Stem Evoked Response) Audiometry report from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore / NIMHANS, Bangalore / Manipal Hospital / Government Speech and Hearing Institute, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore.
  4. The Medical Board will examine the candidate and certificate and certify regarding the percentage of disability and the decision of the Medical Board is final.
  5. For the purpose of this proviso, persons with disability shall have the same meaning assigned to it, in the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Participation) Act 1995 (Central Act 1 / 1995).

Important Note for Selection Criteria

The candidates with disability less than 40% will not be eligible for claiming a seat under Physically Disabled category.

The Physically Disabled candidates, who fail to appear before the Committee for Medical examination, will not be eligible to be considered for allotment of seat under Physically Disabled category.

Anglo-Indian

Reservation conditions for Anglo-Indian Special Category are as follows:

  1. Candidates from Anglo-Indian Community certificate issued by the Registered Association of the Anglo Indian Community in the State of Karnataka countersigned by the Anglo-Indian MLA Nominated by the Government, failing which they will not be allowed for the later allotment of seats under Anglo-Indian.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Candidates belonging to Anglo-Indian will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.

Central Armed Police Force

Reservation conditions for Central Armed Police Force Special Category are as follows:

  1. Candidates claiming eligibility under Clause (o) should produce a certificate from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit in the prescribed format indicating that the parent had declared a place in Karnataka as his hometown at the time of joining the service.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Candidates belonging to Central Armed Police Force will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.

Ex-Central Armed Police Force

Reservation conditions for Ex-Central Armed Police Force Special Category are as follows:

  1. Candidates claiming eligibility under Clause (o) should produce a certificate from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit in the prescribed format indicating that the parent had declared a place in Karnataka as his hometown at the time of joining the service.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Candidates belonging to Ex-Central Armed Police Force will be considered for allotment of seats as per their merit order ONLY in the general Admission Round of allotment of seats along with the other General Merit and Reserved Category candidates.


Hyderabad Candidate Reservation

Reservation conditions for Hyderabad Candidate are as follows:

  1. The part of the State called the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region comprising the districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary shall be regarded as the local area.
  2. 70% of the available seats in every course of study in any regional University or educational institution located in the places referred above in the local area shall be reserved in favour of the local persons, in respect of such University or education institution.
  3. 8% of the available seats in every course of study provided in a state wide University or a state wide educational institution be allocated among the local candidates of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region.
  4. The eligible candidates should produce the relevant certificate issued by the concerned Assistant Commissioner during document verification to become eligible to claim seat under Hyderabad-Karnataka Reservation (Article 371 J) in CET-2019 as per rules.

Selection Criteria for KCET 2019 Reservation

Reservation conditions for Reserved Categories are as follows:

  1. Reservation is made in favour of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes of citizens under categories 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in accordance with Government Order No. SWL 251 BCA 94 dated 31st January 1995, as amended from time to time.
  2. Production of a “Caste Certificate / Caste Income Certificate” issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tahasildar in accordance with the Government order No. Sa Ka E 225 BCA 2002 dated 30th March 2002 and No. Sa Ka E 104 BCA 2011 dated 06-02-2012 as amended from time to time, in Form ‘D’ in case of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes; in Form ‘E’ in case of Category-I; in Form ‘F’ in case of Other Backward Classes like 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in support of the claim is mandatory for selecting a seat under reserved category.

Important Note for Selection Criteria

Provided that candidates belonging to SC, ST & Category - I should produce an Income certificate issued by Jurisdictional Tahasildar as per the format prescribed by the Government. (This is for the purpose of processing eligibility of candidates to claim Government of India scholarship).

Provided further that only candidates of Karnataka origin and who are claiming eligibility for Government seats in accordance with the eligibility clause (a), (b), (f), (h), (j), (k), (l) and (o) shall be eligible to claim the benefit of reservation under this sub-rule.

The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under eligibility clauses (c), (d), (e), (g), (i), (m), (n) are not eligible to claim the benefit of reservation.


Rural Candidates Reservation

Reservation conditions for Reserved Categories are as follows:

  • 15% of the Government seats will be reserved horizontally in favour of rural candidates who have studied for 10 full academic years from 1st Standard to 10th Standard in educational institutions situated in places in the State of Karnataka other than larger urban area, smaller urban area or transitional area as mentioned in Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964 or Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976 in accordance with the Government Order No. ED 01 TEC 2002, Bangalore, dated 01-02-2002 and the eligibility criteria shall be as defined in the Karnataka Reservation of Appointments of Posts in the Civil services of the State for Rural Candidates Act, 2000 (Karnataka Act 1 of 2001).
  • The candidates whose parents do not come under the creamy layer and the candidates who have studied TEN full academic years from 1st Standard to 10th Standard in places other than the places mentioned in Table 2 given below will be eligible for claiming the benefit of Rural reservations.
  • owever, if the candidates have studied in these places from 1st to 10th standard before the date of notification as urban area, such candidates are eligible to claim rural reservation benefit.

Kannada Medium Candidate Reservation

Reservation conditions for Kannada Medium Candidate are as follows:

  • 5% of the Government seats will be reserved horizontally in favour of the Kannada medium candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada medium from 1st Standard to 10th Standard, in accordance with the Government Order No. ED 118 UEC 2000, Bangalore dated 04-06-2000 and as amended vide Government Order No. ED 02 UEC 2002, Bangalore dated 14-10-2005.
  • All candidates including General Merit candidates are eligible for Supernumerary quota seats details of which will be published later.
  • The candidates who claim seat under “Supernumerary Quota” will have to obtain an income certificate from the concerned Tahasildar.

Jammu Kashmir Candidate Reservation

Reservation conditions for Jammu-Kashmir Candidate are as follows:

  1. Reservation is made in favour of the son / daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants, who satisfy the eligibility condition for Government seats in accordance with clause (m) i.e., One seat each in all the Government Medical and Dental Colleges of the state AND One seat each in Engineering colleges, irrespective of course.
  2. If any seat reserved in favour of candidates belonging to any of the categories referred to from Special Categories, Reserved Categories, Rural Candidates, Kannada Medium Candidates is not filled up due to non-availability of eligible candidates belonging to such categories, the reservation to that extent will stand reduced and will be transferred to the General Merit category during allotment of seats. 

Documents Required for KCET 2019 Reservation Categories 

These Candidates have to produce a “Caste Certificate and Caste Income Certificate”, issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tahasildar as per the Government order No. Sa Ka E 225 BCA 2002 dated March 30, 2002 and No. Sa Ka E 104 BCA 2011 dated 06-02-2012 as amended from time to time. As per the official rules, income certificate is valid for a period of 5 years. Candidates download the format for caste certificates from the links below, which must be produced at the time of KCET 2019 Counselling.

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6 Comments
Darling yogi

Sir my caste is sheduled tribe ST but in application form it wrong scheduled caste SC today is my documents verification can I change it in verification centre during verification

31 Aug, 2018 06:57
Akansha Expert

Hi Yogi, May be the KCET release the correction date you can change at that time, and further more information you will get at the time of verification.

31 Aug, 2018 14:54
Jessy suresh

What caste to be mentioned in CET application form of Karnataka? I am a Christian.

24 Feb, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Jessy, You have to mention General category

24 May, 2018 16:15
shaik yakat ali

for reservation category 2bg, can you please send me the available seat matrix for engineering? i have seen only seat matrix for general and Hyderabad- Karnataka only. also if you can send me the last year cutoff under 2bg reservation category will be appreciated, thanks.

23 Jun, 2017 00:20
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Shaik, To know about the seats available for engineering, please check this link KCET 2017 Seat Matrix . For know about Cutoff, please find another link KCET 2015 Cutoff

01 Sep, 2017 12:16
deekshith nayak

What is general merit in kcet. I am a obc student how can I know whether I belong to general merit or not?

16 May, 2017 00:20
Vaishali Expert

Hi Deekshith, General Merit is for the general category candidates. If you have applied as OBC category candidate then your name will appear in OBC merit list, provided if you have clear that exam.

16 May, 2017 13:04
Dr Prakash D S

What is the meaning of creamy layer with regards to rural quota? Is it income limit?

09 May, 2017 22:58
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Dr Prakash, Creamy layer is a term used in Indian politics to refer to the relatively forward and better educated members of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) who are not eligible for government-sponsored educational and professional benefit programs.In October 2015, the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) proposed that a person belonging to OBC with an annual family income of up to Rs 15 lakh should be considered as the minimum ceiling for OBC

07 May, 2018 18:57
Ranjana N

What is Category I in KCET? I belong to GM but my family income is less than 2.5L per annum. Am I eligible for any sort of reservation or concession in the KCET counselling?

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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