KCET 2020 Reservation: Category-wise Reservation

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    KEA reserves certain seats for the candidates falling in the various categories as per the KCET 2020 reservation criteria. Candidates can check KCET Seat Matrix to know the number of seats offered by reservation criteria of KCET 2020. The seats are reserved for special categories candidates including Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), physically disabled. 

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    • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories or to some special reserved category can avail the benefits of reservation. Categories such as rural candidates, J&K migrants, defence personnel, etc are also included under KCET reservation criteria 2020.
    • Such candidates must produce ‘Caste Certificate/ Caste Income Certificate’ issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tahasildar during document verification. They will not be provided reservation if they fail to produced the required certificates during verification.
    • KCET 2020 dates have been announced by KEA, the exam will be conducted on July 30 and 31, 2020. 

    Reservation Criteria

    KCET 2020 Reservation Criteria Highlights

    CategorySeat Reservation
    Reservation for Reserved Category CandidatesCandidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC Category have to produce Caste Certificate for Reservation
    Rural Candidates15% of Government Seats
    Candidates from Kannada Medium5% of Government Seats
    Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants1 seat in every Engineering College
    Defence Personnel of Karnataka10% seats in all Engineering Colleges
    Supernumerary Category5% seats in all the Engineering Colleges
    Reservation of seats for ARTICLE 371 (J) Hyderabad Karnataka
    • 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.
    • 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 favor of the local persons, in respect of such University or education institution.
    • 8% of the available seats in every course of study provided in a statewide University or a statewide educational institution be allocated among the local candidates of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region.

    Special Category Reservation

    Key Points on KCET Reservation Criteria

    • Candidates must choose the category to claim reservation while filling KCET 2020 Application Form.
    • KEAM Aspirants will have to produce the relevant documents during the certificate verification process to prove their eligibility for reservation.
    • The category document must have the candidate’s name on it.
    • The reservation certificate to be produced at the time of document verification is to be issued from the respective state/region in which the reservation is claimed.

    KCET Reservation for Qualifying Marks

    KCET Reservation for Qualifying Marks

    Before applying for KCET 2020, Candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria. The conduction authority (KEA) has set the basic eligibility criteria for KEAM aspirants. The eligibility criteria includes factors in which one of the factor is the score in qualifying exam. Karnataka Examination Authority gives relaxation in the aggregate marks to the reserved category candidates.  Check the relaxation criteria given beow:

    • All the aspirants must score 20% aggregate marks in the 10+2 level exam.
    • SC/ST/OBC candidates have a relaxation of 10% marks. Thus, candidates need to score 40% marks at the 10+2 level exam.

    KCET 2020 Reservation for Special Categories

    There is reservation for certain special categories in KCET 2020 such as NCC, Sports, Scouts and Guides, Defence, Ex-defence, Physically Handicapped, Anglo-Indian, Central Armed Police Force and Ex-Central Armed Police Force.

    Name of Special CategoryEligibility Criteria 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

    Reservation for N.C.C

    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.

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    (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.

    Reservation for Sports

    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 during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
    2. Candidates who have won medals/cups in ‘B-Games’ 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
    3. Candidates who have represented Karnataka State in ‘B-Games’ and won medals/cups during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards
    4. Candidates who have represented Karnataka State in any sports/games in ‘BGames’ during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards.

    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 a 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.

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    Reservation for Defence

    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 a 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.KCET 2020 Reservation Crite
    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 a 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 the seat under Physically Disabled category.

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    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.

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    *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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    Comments

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    9 Comments
    S
    Samrudhi

    IS THERE RESERVATION FORSTUDENTS STUDYING IN BORDER STATES HORANADU KANNADIGAS ?

    29 Oct, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Samrudhi, no reservation is provided to this category.

    30 Oct, 2019 12:33
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    Mahendra Nanjundaiah

    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

    25 Jan, 2019 12:19
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    Sarthak Mahajan

    Hi Mahendra, You may please contact the Exam authorities to get the relevant information.

    25 Jan, 2019 16:40
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    Shaad Taskeen

    I am a engineering student am I applicable for kcet 2019

    28 Dec, 2018 00:33
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Shaad, You may please check the link for getting the Application Eligibility for KCET 2019.

    28 Dec, 2018 10:50
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    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
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    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
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    Jessy suresh

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

    24 Feb, 2018 00:20
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    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Jessy, You have to mention General category

    24 May, 2018 16:15
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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