1. WHAT IS K-CET?

K-CET - Karnataka Common Entrance Test started by Common Entrance Test Cell in the year 1994 for conducting of Entrance Test and determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time professional courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Engineering / Architecture courses, Farm science

2. WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions

  1. The candidate should have studied and passed in one or more Government or Government recognised educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard as on 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC / 10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard examination from Karnataka State. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class or standard, the years of academic study is counted as one year only.
  2. The candidate should have studied and passed either 1st and 2nd year Pre-University Examination or 11th and 12th standard examination within the State of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government and that either of the parents should have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN years.
  3. The candidate and either of the parent's mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu or Kodava and either of parent was domiciled in the state of Karnataka, such candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from a University or Board or any other Institution located outside Karnataka and should be residing outside the State of Karnataka as on 1st May of commencing year. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
  4. A candidate whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should have resided and studied for a period of SEVEN YEARS between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
    NOTE: The candidates claiming eligibility under Clauses 'c' and 'd' above, should invariably speak, read and write Kannada and must secure a minimum of 12 marks in Kannada Language Test to be conducted by KEA. Otherwise, they will not be assigned ranks.
  5. In the case of a candidate who is son or daughter of defence personnel who has worked continuously in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year in Karnataka during the Two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th Standard course. The candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka.
  6. Son or daughter of serving Defence personnel from Karnataka who at the time of joining the Defence service had declared his / her hometown a place in the State of Karnataka. Proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced by obtaining the extract from the AG'S branch (Army Hqs) respective branch of integrated HQ of MoD for Officers and respective Record Offices for JCOs / OR. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
  7. In the case of candidate who is son or daughter of a defence personnel who had served in karnataka for at least one year and is posted on duty in Field / Active Service and whose family is permitted by Defence Authorities to continue to stay in Karnataka. Such candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised education institution located in Karnataka.
  8. Son or daughter of an ex-servicemen who at the time of joining the defence service had declared a place in Karnataka as his hometown, proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced from the "Deputy Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement" of that District and the same should countersigned by the Director Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q.E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
  9. In the case of a candidate being a son or daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking, who is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year in Karnataka during the Two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th Standard course. and such candidate has studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka.
  10. Son or daughter of a working or retired employee of the Union Government or employee of Union or Karnataka State Government undertaking or Joint Sector undertaking where such employee; (a) had declared to the employer at the time of joining service any place in Karnataka to be his hometown; and (b) had studied in any Government or Government recognised educational institution or institutions located in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven years; and was or is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
  11. Son or daughter of Members of Parliament elected from Karnataka. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.
  12. Son or daughter of serving or retired employee:(a) belonging to All India Service of Karnataka cadre; and (b) of the Karnataka State Government, who has served or is serving outside the State of Karnataka during the period corresponding to Candidate's study outside the State from 1st standard to 2nd PUC or 12th standard examination can be added to make up the seven years study within Karnataka as required under clause (a) above.
  13. Son or daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants, proof of such migration (IDENTITY CARD) should be obtained and produced from the jurisdictional "District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner" of any state in India.
  14. The candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka, such candidates need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA. Provided the candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution.
  15. Son / Daughter of working or Retired employee in Central Armed Police Force service, who at the time of joining the CAPF service (Central Armed Police Force) had declared their hometown as a place in the State of Karnataka, proof of such domicile having been produced by obtaining the extract from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parent's service record are maintained. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

3. MODE OF CONDUCTING THE TEST:

In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through K-CET, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Hereinafter referred to as KEA). The Common Entrance Test will be conducted at 54 places, spread over Karnataka Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write 'CET' in a test center assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.

4. DATE OF BIRTH:

Further, the candidates seeking admission to Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses, should have completed the age of Seventeen Years as on 31 December of the following year.

5. ELIGIBILITY FOR APPEARING:

Sl.No For Admission to 1st Year Eligibility Criteria for Determination of Merit / Rank
In Qualifying Examination, candidate should have In CET Examination
1 Medical / Dental (MBBS / BDS) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (Aggregate of three) (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) Minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate in PCB Subjects (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCB Subjects in CET.
2 Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (ISM & H) No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET By taking marks in equal proportions in QE and CET in PCB subjects.
3 Engineering / Technology (B.E. / B.Tech) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET By taking marks in equal proportions in QE and CET in PCM subjects.
4 Architecture (B.Arch.) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with Mathematics as Compulsory optional subject and obtained a Minimum of 50% of Marks in aggregate in all the subjects. (45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) Minimum of 40% of Marks in NATA for all categories of students including SC, ST and Other Backward Classes. By taking marks obtained in all subjects in Qualifying Examination and NATA taken in equal proportions
NOTE: For admission to Architecture course candidate should compulsorily appear for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture. The last date to appear for NATA is on or before 20-05-2016. Last date to submit NATA Score Card to KEA is 24-05-2016. Visit KEA Website for list of examination centers conducting NATA.
5 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) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects. No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET By taking marks in equal proportions in QE and CET in PCM subjects
6 Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std. and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English subjects. (Aggregate of Four) (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCB in CET.
7 B-Pharm Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates. OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and has secured minimum of 45% marks. (40% for SC, ST, Cat - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates). No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET
8 2nd Year B. Pharm Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the pharmacy Act and has secured minimum of 45% marks. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates. No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET
9 Pharm-D Passed in 2nd PUC / 12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India Under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act. No Minimum Marks prescribed in CET Only on the basis of marks obtained in PCM or PCB Subjects (whichever is higher) in CET

Important: As per Government Order No. HFW 148 PTD 2014, Bangalore dated 18-08-2014, candidates who select Unani course must compulsorily pass in URDU language examination equivalent to 10th standard, conducted by the concerned colleges after the seat allotment before admission.

6. EXAM PATTERN:

The Common Entrance Test will be held on TWO days in FOUR different sessions for four subjects. Each paper / subject will be conducted for 60 marks each with a duration of 80 minutes.

SESSIONS SUBJECTS MARKS
1st DAY 10.30 am - 11.50 am Biology 60
02.30 pm - 03.50 pm Mathematics 60
2nd DAY 10.30 am - 11.50 am Physics 60
02.30 pm - 03.50 pm Chemistry 60

Each question paper will be of Multiple Choice Questions (Objective) type. The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options. Each question will carry ONE mark. The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice of questions.
THERE WILL BE NO NEGATIVE EVALUATION WITH REGARD TO WRONG / INCORRECT ANSWERS BUT MARKS WILL NOT BE AWARDED IN RESPECT OF MULTIPLE ANSWERS for the same question. The version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on facing sheet of the question paper.
The version codes used in each paper will be from A- 1 to A- 4, B - 1 to B - 4, C - 1 to C - 4 & D - 1 to D - 4. The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.

7. NUMBER OF ATTEMPTS:

8. COURSES OFFERED:

Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Engineering / Architecture courses, Farm science i.e., B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc. (Horticulture), B.Sc.(Forestry), B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B-Pharma, Pharma-D courses.

9. COLLEGES:

Some of the well known colleges you can get into are

  1. University Visveswariah College of Engineering,Bangalore
  2. S K S J T Institute of Engineering, Bangalore
  3. B M S College of Engineering,Basavanagudi, Bangalore
  4. Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology, Bangalore
  5. R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
  6. M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  7. Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
  8. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  9. P E S University (Formerly PESIT), Bangalore
  10. Islamia Institute of Technology, Bangalore