Karnataka MBBS Admission 2020 has been started. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is responsible for carrying out the admission procedure. However, the Online Registration Form Process has been started. The submission dates have been extended till 12th November 2020. Candidates who will appear for the NEET 2020, are eligible for the admission process. The NEET 2020 was conducted successfully on 13th September 2020. However, the admission process will comprise of the form filling, merit list release, and counseling admission. Therefore, it is mandatory to submit the form of KEA 2020 in order to participate in the admission process. In this article, viewers will learn about the important dates, Registration Procedure, Merit List, and counseling procedure of Karnataka MBBS Admission 2020.

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  • NEET-UG 2020 Counselling has started and thus the KEA MBBS Form has been released. The last date to apply is 12th November 2020 (2 pm). The Uploading of Documents for Verification Process has been started. The Provisional Merit List will be released soon. 

Karnataka MBBS Admission 2020

  • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will be responsible for student allocation into various governmental and privatized colleges/institutes/universities located in the state of Karnataka.
  • Counselling conducting body of Karnataka NEET 2020 will be considering the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) score of the students to allot seats as per the latest norm.
  • Programmes offered under NEET include Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will be taking care of 85% of the total candidate list; the remaining 15% will be controlled by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • Around 87 governmental and privatized college/institute/universities will be inviting students for admissions into MBBS and BDS programmes.

Karnataka MBBS/BDS Admission Dates

Candidates, who are interested in pursuing medical/dental under graduation under the state quota of Karnataka, can apply by submitting the application form. Moreover, the form will be available for a limited period of time. Hence, students should be aware of all the important events and dates. The authorities haven’t announced the dates yet. However, the tentative schedule of Karnataka MBBS Admission activities is provided below.

S. No.EventsDates
1Karnataka MBBS/BDS Admission Registration7th November 2020
2Last Date for Application Submission12th November 2020 (extended)
3Document Verification– To be Announced –
4Release of Karnataka MBBS Merit List– To be Announced –
5Choice Filling and Locking– To be Announced –
6First Seat Allotment– To be Announced –
7Admission Confirmation and Fee Payment– To be Announced –
8Second Counselling Registration– To be Announced –
9Last Date for Application Submission– To be Announced –
10Document verification– To be Announced –
11Release of Candidate List– To be Announced –
12Choice filling for New Registrations– To be Announced –
13Seat Allotment– To be Announced –
14Admission Confirmation– To be Announced –
15Mop Up Rounds– To be Announced –

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Karnataka NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

To be able to participate in the Karnataka MBBS Admission Procedure, candidates are required to clear certain guidelines set forth by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Hence, the list of the eligibility criteria is as follows-


  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Other than that, a candidate who holds an Overseas Citizen of India Card can also apply.

Domicile Factor

  • Candidates seeking admissions for the medical programmes must satisfy the domicile criteria of Karnataka.
  • Hence, to be qualified as a domicile of Karnataka, candidates must have studied at least 7 years from government recognized Board of Karnataka.


  • The minimum age required to apply for Karnataka MBBS 2020 admission is 17 years.
  • The age limit will be 25 years for candidates belonging to General and OBC categories.
  • There will be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST categories, i.e. SC/ST candidates can apply till 30 years of age.

Qualifying Examination

  • The qualifying examination will be the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
  • Other than that, candidates must have passed 10+2 from the State Board of Karnataka or equivalent.

Qualifying Subjects

  • Candidates who have studied 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology are eligible to seek admission.
  • Other than that, proficiency in English will be considered desirable.

Qualifying Marks/Percentage

  • Candidates must have cleared 10+2 examination with a combined aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • 5% Relaxation is for the Physical Handicapped Candidates
  • A relaxation of 10 percent is available for the candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST categories

Karnataka MBBS Application Form 2020

Candidates who meet the Eligibility requirements can proceed to the registration process. Karnataka MBBS 2020 Registration will mainly include creating a user ID, filling up of application form, uploading relevant documents, and application fee payment. The registration window will be open for only a few days; thus, candidates are advised to get registered as soon as possible. To successfully get registered, candidates can follow these steps given below.


Candidates will have to get registered from the official website of KEA by providing a valid email and some basic details.

Application Form Fill up

After registration, candidates will have to enter personal and academic details.

  • Uploading Documents – Recent passport size scanned the photograph and a scanned image of the candidate’s signature is to be uploaded as per the official guidelines set forth by KEA NEET.
  • Application Fee Payment – After registering, filing up the application form, and uploading the documents, candidates are required to complete the application form by making application fee payment. The application fee is to be paid by bank challan.

KEA MBBS 2020 Merit List

The Karnataka MBBS/ BDS Merit List for universities under medical programmes will be prepared by the Karnataka Examination Authority on the basis of performance of candidates in NEET 2020, availability of seat, and the number of applicants. Merit Lists are an essential decider for the seat allotment procedure. Karnataka Medical Counselling Body will be referring mostly to the Merit List. Apart from that, candidates under special categories will be given some preferences under quota. Karnataka Medical Counseling Body will release Merit Lists for each counseling procedure. The first Merit List will be released around the 4th week of June 2020 to the 1st week of July 2020.

Karnataka MBBS/BDS 2020 Counselling

Karnataka MBBS Counselling 2020 will be a straight forward procedure. KEA Medical Counselling Conducting Authority will prepare a merit list based on the candidates who register for the admissions process. The officials will prepare the merit list on the basis of the candidate’s performance in NEET 2020. Based on the Merit List, candidates will be called in for participating in the counselling sessions. Seats will be allotted to candidates therein, and they can confirm their admission by paying the admission fees before the last date. However, the counselling rounds might increase depending on the number of vacant seats.

The List of Documents, a candidate has to carry for Document Verification

Thus, the candidate has to carry the following documents at the time of Document Verification. However, the documents must be self-attested. Also, the student must carry the original as well as the photocopy of the documents.

  • Domicile certificate of Karnataka
  • Candidate’s NEET 2020 Result Copy
  • NEET 2020 Admit Card of the Candidate
  • Counselling letter for Karnataka MBBS Admission
  • Class XII mark sheet and passing certificate.
  • Class X mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Age Proof (Birth Certificate/ Class 10 admit card).
  • ID Proof such as a copy of Voter card/ Aadhar card/ Passport.
  • Caste Certificate and category (if applicable).
  • Copy of Karnataka MBBS/BDS fee transaction slip and application form

Thus, the allotment of seats is only on the basis of the NEET Score of the candidate and Merit List prepared by the counselling conducting body. 10% of seats are available for ST/SC Category Candidates.

Karnataka MBBS 2020 Seat Allotment

Soon after the release of the KEA MBBS/ BDS Allotment List, candidates will have four choices. Out of these four choices, candidates can select an option. The four choices include –

Choice I

The Choice one refers if the candidate is happy with the seat allotment and wishes to final it by paying the admission fees.

Choice II

Candidates who have got a seat in the allotment process, and are ready to get admission in that college.

Choice III

It refers to the candidates who are not happy with the allotment decision and wish to change.

Choice IV

Involves candidates who are neither satisfied with the allotment result, nor are willing to continue with the whole admission process.



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