KCET 2018 NEWS
STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Karnataka Common Entrance Test or KCET 2019 is an annual state-level entrance exam organized by Karnataka Admissions Authority (KEA) for admission to undergraduate programs in different disciplines such as Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy, Medical & Dental, and Farm Sciences in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2019- 20.
KCET 2019 Exam Dates are yet to be announced by KEA, however the salient features of the exam have been listed below:
KCET 2019 enables aspirants to seek admissions for UG programs in Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga, B. Tech, MBBS, BDS, B. Arch, B. Sc. (Agriculture, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture etc.), B-Pharma, and D-Pharma in the state of Karnataka.
|Exam Name||Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)|
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)|
|Exam Type||State-Level UG Entrance Exam|
|Purpose||Medical, Dental, Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy, Engineering/Technology & Architecture programs, Farm Sciences, B-Pharm, Pharm-D programs.|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Exam Date||April 2019|
|Eligibility Criteria||Successfully completed 10+2 or equivalent examination Minimum aggregate score of 50% in PCB for Medical and 45% in PCM for Engineering courses Minimum aggregate score of 45% in all subjects for other courses.|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Number of Attempts||Candidates are allowed to appear for KCET until the age of 24|
|Helpline||080-23 460 460 (5 Lines) From 9.30am to 6.00 pm E-mail: email@example.com|
Candidates must note that all dates listed in this article are indicative. Official dates for KCET 2019 will be announced by KEA in due course on its website. Based on past trends, a tentative dateline for the events involved in the process can be charted. Aspirants are advised to keep a tab on the official website for updates.
Here’s a tentative schedule of KCET 2019:
|Release of official KCET 2019 Notification||January 2019|
|Registration for KCET 2019||January 2019 – February 2019|
|Application Fee Payment Deadline||February 2019|
|Availability of KCET 2019 Admit Card||April 2019|
|KCET 2019 Exam date||April 2019|
|Announcement of KCET 2019 Results||May 2019|
|Commencement of Counselling Process||June 2019|
KCET eligibility criteria will differ from program to program. The basic eligibility conditions for admission are:
The table below tabulates program-wise eligibility conditions as specified by KEA:
|Program||Subject Combination in qualifying exam||% Required in qualifying exam|
|Engineering||English, Mathematics and Physics along with either Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics or Computer||45% for general candidates, 40% for SC/ST candidates|
|B. Sc. (Agriculture/Sericulture/Forestry/Agri. Bio-Tech/Horticulture/Home Science/Agro Marketing) B. Tech (Food Technology/Dairy Technology/Agricultural Engineering)||Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology, English||Not specified|
|B. V. Sci. & A.H||English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology||50% for general candidates, 40% for SC/ST candidates|
|Pharmacy (B. Pharma/D. Pharma)||Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Diploma holders in Pharmacy from an institute recognized by Pharmacy Council of India are also eligible to apply.||45% for general candidates, 40% for SC/ST candidates|
|Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga||English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology||50% for general candidates, 40% for SC/ST candidates|
|Architecture (B. Arch)||Mathematics as compulsory subject||50% for general candidates, 45% for SC/ST candidates|
|Medical/Dental (MBBS/BDS)||English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology||50% for general candidates, 40% for SC/ST candidates|
Please note that admissions into Architecture, and Medical programs would be on the basis of applicant’s valid NATA and NEET scores respectively.
KCET 2019 Application Form has to be filled online and will be available for access on the official website by January 2019. Applicants are advised to carefully read the instructions prior to filling the Application Form.KCET Application process should be completed well before the deadline in order to avoid last minute rush.
The steps involved in the application process is listed below:
It is very important to note that if any of the information furnished in the online application form is found to be false or incorrect, the candidature is liable to be rejected and the fee paid shall be forfeited.
Applicants claiming reservation should present the supporting documents during document verification without fail.
KCET 2019 Application Fee can be paid via offline mode only. Applicants need to download and print the bank challan (in triplicate) from the official website and deposit the requisite amount with any of the designated Bank branches or e-Post Offices.
Once the fee is paid, the bank/post office would stamp the payment details on two of the challan copies which the applicant is required to retain for further use. Candidates residing out of India need to remit the fee via Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority’ payable at Bangalore.
The Application fee payable according to different category of candidates:
|Candidates who are residing out of Karnataka||INR 750|
|Candidates who are residing out of India||INR 5000|
Candidates who have submitted the online application form complete in all respects will be able to download their KCET 2019 Admit Card from the official website prior to the scheduled exam date. KCET Admit card will showcase important details about the candidates as well as exam venue, such as Candidate’s name & Application number, examination center, exam date & timing etc. Please note that, candidates not carrying a valid ID card issued by KEA, will not be allowed to take the test.
The following steps are involved in downloading the KCET 2019 admit card:
KCET exams are conducted in about 54 centers across Karnataka. Candidates can name their preferred test center in the online application form. However, they need to select a center located in the same district from where they have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination. Candidates who are seeking reservation under Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga eligibility clauses should choose a test center at Bangalore only.
Here follows a list of exam centers where KCET has been organized in the recent past.
KCET 2019 is a pen-paper based test with OMR response sheet. The examination will be held for 2-days in a row, split into 4-sessions, one each for Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.The paper will consist of 60 objective-type questions required to be completed in 80 minutes. Each question carries a score of 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for incorrect answers in KCET 2019.
Subject-wise breakup of KCET 2019 exam has been tabulated below.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
Candidates who are seeking reservation under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses will have to appear for a Kannada Language Test, in which the cut-off score is 12 out of 50 marks.
Check KCET 2019 Exam Pattern
KCET 2019 Result will be announced by KEA tentatively by May 2019.
KCET 2019 Result
KCET 2019 Merit list will be released soon after results are made available on the official website. The merit list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s KCET 2019 score and percentage of marks secured in qualifying examination. The Merit list is the deciding factor whether a candidate will be able to attend the counseling process or not. The following table depicts the factor that forms the base of Merit List for different disciplines.
|Courses||Merit Ranking based on|
|Engineering||KCET Score and PCM score in the qualifying examination.|
|Medical||As per the eligibility norms prescribed in NEET examination|
|Indian School of Medicine and Homeopathy||On the basis of marks scored by candidates in PCB in KCET 2019 as well as marks scored in the same subjects in the qualifying exam, taken in equal proportions|
|Pharmacy||On the basis of marks scored by candidates in PCB or PCM in KCET 2019, whichever is highest.|
|Architecture||As per the norms prescribed by NATA|
|Farm Sciences||On the basis of marks scored by candidates in PCB in KCET 2019 as well as marks scored in the same subjects in the qualifying exam, taken in equal proportions, common rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to these programs.|
|Vet. Sci. & Animal Husbandry||On the basis of marks scored by candidates in PCB in KCET 2019, separate rank list will be prepared and published|
KCET 2019 Counselling is expected to commence in June 2019. Candidates that meet the cut off score will be invited for the counseling process on the basis of their merit ranking in KCET 2019. Document verification is an extremely important part of the Counseling process. Candidates are advised to carry all relevant document in original as well as photocopies to present for verification.
The following documents must be presented in original along with attested photo copies at the time of document verification.
KCET 2019 Reservation
KCET 2019 Seat Reservation will be applicable for SC, ST, OBC candidates. Candidates of Karnataka origin only, can claim reservation for Government seats, under the following categories: NCC, Sports, Scouts and Guides, Defence, Ex-defence, PWD, Central Armed Police Force, and Ex-Central Armed Police Force.
Wards of Ex-Central Armed Police will be allotted seats on the basis of merit only.
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