Karnataka MBBS Admission 2021 counselling Started. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is responsible for carrying out the admission procedure. Candidates who appear for the NEET 2021, are eligible for the admission process. In addition, the selection of candidates is done on the basis of their NEET Scores only. The admission process comprises form filling, merit list release, and counseling admission. Therefore, it is mandatory to submit the form of KEA 2021 in order to participate in the admission process. In this article, viewers shall learn about the important dates, Registration Procedure, Merit List, and counseling procedure of Karnataka MBBS Admission 2021.

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Karnataka MBBS Admission 2021

  • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is responsible for student allocation into various governmental and privatized colleges/ institutes/ universities located in the state of Karnataka.
  • Counselling conducting body of Karnataka NEET 2021 considers 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) takes care of 85% of the total candidate list; the remaining 15% is controlled by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • Around 87 governmental and privatized colleges/ institutes/ universities invite 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 is released for a limited period of time. Hence, aspirants need to ensure that they fill and submit the form on time. For that, the candidates should keep themselves updated with the KEA MBBS 2021 important event dates.

Karnataka MBBS/ BDS Admission Registration13th December 2021
Last Date for Application Submission17th December 2021
Document Verification20th to 23rd December 2021
Release of Karnataka MBBS Merit List-To be Announced
Document verification for candidates who could not attend earlier24th January 2022
Choice Filling and Locking– To be Announced –
First Seat Allotment– To be Announced –
Admission Confirmation and Fee Payment– To be Announced –
Second Counselling Registration– To be Announced –
Last Date for Application Submission– To be Announced –
Document verification– To be Announced –
Release of Candidate List– To be Announced –
Choice filling for New Registrations– To be Announced –
Seat Allotment– To be Announced –
Admission Confirmation– To be Announced –
Mop Up Rounds– To be Announced –

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Karnataka NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

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 the government recognized Board of Karnataka.


  • The minimum age required to apply for Karnataka MBBS 2021 admission is 17 years.
  • The age limit is 25 years for candidates belonging to the General and OBC categories.
  • There is 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 is 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 is considered desirable.

Qualifying Marks/ Percentage

  • Candidates must have cleared the 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 2021

Candidates who meet the Eligibility requirements can proceed to the registration process. Karnataka MBBS 2021 Registration mainly includes creating a user ID, filling up of application form, uploading relevant documents, and application fee payment. The registration window shall 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 the steps given below.


  • Candidates have to get registered from the official website of KEA by providing a valid email and some basic details.
  • After successful registration, Login ID and Password are generated.

Application Form Fill up

After registration, candidates 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 an application fee payment. The application fee is to be paid by bank challan.

KEA MBBS 2021 Merit List

The Karnataka MBBS/ BDS Merit List for universities under medical programmes is prepared by the Karnataka Examination Authority on the basis of the performance of candidates in NEET 2021, availability of seats, and the number of applicants. Merit Lists are an essential decider for the seat allotment procedure. Karnataka Medical Counselling Body refers to the Merit List. Apart from that, candidates under special categories get some preferences under quota. Karnataka Medical Counseling Body releases Merit Lists for each counseling procedure.

Karnataka MBBS/ BDS 2021 Counselling

Karnataka MBBS Counselling 2021 is the final admission round, wherein document verification and seat allotment are done. KEA Medical Counselling Conducting Authority prepares a merit list based on the candidates who register for the admissions process. The officials prepare the merit list on the basis of the candidate’s performance in NEET 2021. Based on the Merit List, candidates are called in for participating in the counselling sessions. Seats are allotted to candidates therein, and they can confirm their admission by paying the admission fees before the last date. Further, the rounds of counseling continue until all the seats are allotted.

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. The documents that candidates need to carry for verification are as follows:

  • Domicile certificate of Karnataka
  • Candidate’s NEET 2021 Result Copy
  • NEET 2021 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 2021 Seat Allotment

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

  1. Choice I: If the candidate is happy with the seat allotment and wishes to final it by paying the admission fees.
  2. Choice II: Candidates who have got a seat in the allotment process, and are ready to get admission to that college.
  3. Choice III: It refers to the candidates who are not happy with the allotment decision and wish to change.
  4. 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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