Every year Karnataka Examination Authority conducts Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET/ Kar CET). Students who want to get admission to the undergraduate course in various programmes in the field of Engineering, pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy etc offered by Government and Private colleges/institutions of Karnataka can apply for this exam. This article will provide the information about the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by the candidates in order to apply for KCET 2018 Exam.
Aspirants who are willing to apply for the Karnataka State CET exam must possess the eligibility conditions set by the authority. If the candidates do not satisfy the eligibility conditions, then they are not permitted for the exam. So, applicants must check the KCET 2018 eligibility criteria and norms once before the online application submission.
Important updates of KCET 2018
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has officially released the timetable for KCET 2018 exam. Click here to read the official notification. Apart from the below-mentioned eligibility criteria, there are various other special eligibility clauses. To know the same in detail, Click on this.
Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2018
Following are the main eligibility criteria for KCET 2018 which includes eligibility requirements related to age, citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks, domicile, subject combination, category etc.
|S. No||Particulars||Eligibility Criteria|
|1.||Nationality||Candidates must be a citizen of India.|
|2.||Age criteria||Candidates applying for KCET 2018 should not be less than 17 years of age on 31st December 2018.|
Basic Academic Qualification
Eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 lists out the following requirements related to academic qualifications in order to appear for the entrance test:-
|1.||Qualifying Examination (QE)||Class 12 or equivalent examination (passed or appearing).|
|2.||Institute from which QE is passed||Any government institution or institution recognized by Karnataka state government.|
|3.||Minimum percentage of marks in QE||45%|
|4.||Minimum percentage of marks in QE (reserved categories ST/ SC/ OBC)||40%|
|5.||Subject combination in QE||Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects, Chemistry/ Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subject and English as language subject.|
Academic Qualification Required for various Professional Courses
The KCET 2018 eligibility criteria are different for the courses of Engineering/Architecture and Pharmacy/Science. Candidates must check their eligibility criteria as per their choice of course below for appearing in the KCET 2018 exam:
|1.||For Engineering/Architecture Courses|| |
|2.||For Pharmacy/Science Courses|| |
Other Eligibility Criteria for Government Quota Seats
The examination authority of KCET, KEA reserves certain seats for the candidates falling in various categories as per the KCET 2018 reservation criteria. The seats are reserved for special categories including SC/ ST/ OBC physically disabled, defence categories. Candidates must have a valid certificate or a document which supports their reservation category. These certificate or document will be required at the time of document verification during the KCET 2018 counselling.
Candidate shall be Eligible for the admission to government quota seats unless he/she is a citizen of India and satisfies any one of the following conditions:-
- Each conditions specified as a clause and is individually referred by a code. The document to be produced during verification in support of the claim for each of the clauses are also mentioned in the table below against the respective clauses.
- The candidate who does not satisfy any of the clauses / eligibility criteria given below and the candidate who do not produce the prescribed documents in original form will not be eligible for admission to professional courses under government quota seats.
- Other than the certificate mentioned in clauses, if a candidate claiming seat under the article 371(j) Hyderabad -Karnataka region reservation, then candidate should produce eligibility certificate from the concerned assistant commissioner as per the format.