KCET 2018: KCET 2018 revised counselling schedule has been released. KCET Results had been announced on 1st June 2018. Provisional Answer Keys of the KCET 2018 Exam had been released. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET/ Kar CET) is organized and conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) under the guidance of Karnataka University. KCET is a state level entrance exam. This exam is a gateway to those students who are planning to get enrolled for the undergraduate course in various programmes in the field of Engineering, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy offered in the Government and Private colleges/institutions of Karnataka.
This article will give the overall idea to the candidates about the Karnataka Common Entrance Test for the academic session 2018. Applicants who are willing to apply for KCET exam 2018, must go through this article carefully.
- 1 Updates of KCET 2018
- 2 KCET Counselling 2018
- 3 KCET Result 2018
- 4 KCET Cut off 2018
- 5 KCET Seat Allotment 2018
- 6 KCET Answer Key 2018
- 7 Challenge Provisional Answer Key
- 8 KCET 2018 Application Form
- 9 Courses offered by KCET Participating Institute/Colleges
- 10 KCET 2018 Time Table
- 11 Important Dates of KCET 2018 Exam
- 12 Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2018
- 13 KCET 2018 Application fees
- 14 Syllabus of KCET 2018 Exam
- 15 KCET 2018 Reservation of seat
- 16 KCET Exam Pattern 2018
- 17 KCET Exam Centers 2018
- 18 KCET 2018 Admit Card
- 19 KCET Sample Papers 2018
- 20 KCET Participating Institutes 2018
- 21 FAQs about KCET 2018
- 22 KCET Contact Details
Updates of KCET 2018
KCET Round 2 Extended – Click here to view the schedule.
List of candidates who have verified their Documents in round 2 has been published. Get the List HERE.
KCET 2nd round Seat Allotment Result has been released. Click here to check your result and fill in your final choice.
The 2nd round Option Entry has started. Fill your options here.
KCET 2nd Round of counselling schedule has been revised. Click here to view.
KCET Counselling 2018
The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is in charge of conducting the counselling of KCET 2018. KCET 2018 document verification had begun from the 12th June 2018. Qualifying candidates who secure a rank are called for KCET 2018 counselling on the dates assigned as per their ranks. The counselling of KCET 2018 is being conducted in two rounds and one extended round (if seats remain vacant). Candidates having their names in the allotment result have to make the fee payment and download admission order by the 2nd week of August 2018. The candidates have to enter their choice of Institutes and Courses. Seats are allotted to candidates as per their final option entry. To check the latest updates related to KCET 2018 Counselling, Click on the link “KCET 2018 Counselling”.
KCET Result 2018
KCET 2018 result has been declared online on 1st June 2018. Qualified candidates will be assigned ranks as per their result in KCET 2018. In case of any discrepancies found in the result, candidates may submit their objections within three days from the date of publication of the KCET 2018 result.
KCET Cut off 2018
KCET 2018 cutoff will be announced by the KEA in the form of opening and closing ranks. To be eligible for admissions to various government and private colleges, candidates need to obtain the cut off marks of KCET 2018. Candidates failing to score within the closing cutoff rank will not be admitted to any of the undergraduate courses offered by the participating Institutes.
KCET Seat Allotment 2018
KCET 2018 1st round seat allotment has been released on 20th June 2018. Seat allotment will be conducted in four rounds. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their choice of institute and courses and availability of seats. Selected candidates will then have to make the fee payment and download admission order. KCET seat allotment is declared in online mode. Seat allotment of KCET is prepared in order of merit and based on choices entered by candidates taking the seat matrix into consideration. To know more about the seat allotment of KCET 2018 exam, aspirants can refer to “KCET 2018 Counselling & seat allotment” article.
KCET Answer Key 2018
The final answer key had been published. The provisional answer key of KCET 2018 was announced on 23rd April 2018. The KCET answer key will enable candidates to calculate their expected score in the exam. In case of any discrepancies, they could challenge the official answer key before the 30th of May 2018.
Challenge Provisional Answer Key
Candidates could challenge the Provisional Answer key of KCET 2018 released on 23rd April 2018. Read the notice to raise objections below.
KCET 2018 Application Form
Coming to the most crucial part of the exam where most of the student commit mistakes. Admission forms play an important role in the process of acquiring a seat in college. All candidates must have a clear look at the brochure of KCET 2018 examination before filling up the form of KCET. The KCET 2018 online application form was made available only through online mode. No other mode was applicable to get the application form. Candidates could fill the KCET 2018 application form online from 1st Feb, 2018. However, the last date to register and fill the form online was 22nd March, 2018.
Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature as per the specification given below :-
|Left Thumb Impression||5-40 KB||(3.5×1.5)cm||JPG/JPEG|
Courses offered by KCET Participating Institute/Colleges
KCET 2018 participating institutes include around 220 government and private colleges of Karnataka. Over 45,000 seats of KCET participating institutes will be filled by candidates who will clear the Karnataka CET 2018. Courses offered by the colleges/institutions are as follows:-
|S. No||Programme||Course name|
|1.||Bachelor of Veterinary science and Animal Husbandry.||–|
|2.||Bachelor of Technology in Food and Technology, Dairy Technology, Food science and Tech., Agriculture Engineering.||–|
|3.||Bachelor of Technology ( B-Tech) in various Fields.||–|
|4.||Bachelor of Science||Agriculture, Sericulture, Horiculture and Forestry, Agri. Marketing & Co-Op|
|5.||Bachelor of Home Science||Home science|
|6.||Bachelor of Fisheries Science||Fisheries|
|7.||Bachelor of Pharmacy||–|
|8.||Doctor of Pharmacy||–|
|9.||AYUSH||Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Homeopathy.|
KCET 2018 Time Table
The dates for KCET 2018 have been officially released and are as follows:
|18-04-2018||Wednesday||10.30 AM-11.50 AM||Biology||60|
|02.30 AM-03.50 AM||Mathematics||60|
|19-04-2018||Thursday||10.30 AM-11.50 AM||Physics||60|
|02.30 AM-03.50 AM||Chemistry||60|
|KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST (Only in Bangalore)|
|20-04-2018||Friday||11.30 AM- 12.30 PM||BOTH FOR HORANADU AND GADINADU KANNADIGA CANDIDATES||50|
Important Dates of KCET 2018 Exam
The Karnataka Examination Authority has released the official notification of KCET 2018 Exam. According to the released information brochure, the below provided table has been updated.
|S.No||KCET 2018 Events||Dates|
|1.||Date of notification||30th January 2018|
|2.||Availability of application form||1st February 2018 (from 11am )|
|3.||Deadline to submit the application form||8th March 2018|
|4.||Last date to remit fee in bank / e-post office||9th March 2018|
|6.||Availability of admit card||10th April 2018 (from 11 am) – 15th april 2018|
|7.||KCET 2018 exam date||18th & 19th April 2018.|
|8.||Kannada language test||20th April 2018|
|9.||Document verification for agriculturist quota candidates||21st – 25th April 2018 |
(9 am to 3:30 pm)
|10.||Practical exam for agriculturist quota candidates||27th April 2018 (9 am onwards)|
|11.||Publication of Answer Key||23rd April 2018|
|12.||Last date for submission of objection, if any, regarding Answer key||30th April 2018|
|13.||KCET 2018 Results||1st June 2018|
|14.||Verification of documents at Helpline centres||7th June 2018 (postponed)|
|15.||KCET 2018 seat allotment round 1||2nd week of June 2018|
|16.||KCET 2018 seat allotment round 2||1st week of July 201817.|
|17.||KCET 2018 seat allotment casual round||1st week of August 2018|
Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2018
The examination authority of KCET exam releases a set of eligibility criteria that the applicants must possess in order to appear in the entrance exam. Before filling up the online application form, applicants are advised to go through the eligibility criteria carefully. The below-given table shows the eligibility conditions that a candidate must satisfy to appear in the KCET 2018 examination.
|S. No||Particulars||Required Eligibility Criteria|
|1.||Age||Candidates applying for KCET 2018 should not be less than 17 years of age on 31st December 2017.|
|2.||Nationality||Candidate must be a citizen of India. The applicants from Karnataka and Jammu & Kashmir as well as NRI Candidates also eligible to write KEA CET exam.|
|3.||Basic Academic Qualification|| |
NOTE: Students belonging to the state other than Karnataka can also apply for the seat reserved under government quota but they have to possess any one of the eligibility clauses mentioned.
The KCET Eligibility Criteria are different for the courses of Engineering/Architecture and Pharmacy/Science. Candidates can check their eligibility below for appearing in the KCET 2018 exam:
|1.||For Engineering/Architecture Courses:|| |
|2.||For Pharmacy/Science Courses:|| |
KCET 2018 Application fees
Candidates could pay the application fee only through offline mode (through the specified bank Challan). Application fee of KCET exam is vary for different category. The below-given table shows the application fee for different category
|1.||General and (Other Backward classes) OBC||650|
|2.||Scheduled caste/Scheduled Tribe(SC/ST)||500|
|3.||Applicant who studied outside Karnataka||Rs. 750|
|4.||Applicant residing outside India||Rs. 5000|
Syllabus of KCET 2018 Exam
The Syllabus of KCET 2018 covers topics from the three sections of physics, chemistry and mathematics of class 11th and 12th respectively. Question papers are based on the first and second (Pre-University Course) PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka state. To know the topics of subject Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology, aspirants can refer to the table below:-
|PHYSICS Syllabus||Second Year PUC Syllabus|
| Unit I: Physical World and Measurement |
Unit II: Kinematics
Unit III: Laws of Motion
Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power
Unit V: Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Unit VI: Gravitation
Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter
Unit VIII: Thermodynamics
Unit IX: Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Unit X: Oscillations and Waves.
|Unit I: Electrostatics |
Unit II: Current Electricity
Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Unit IV: Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents
Unit V: Electromagnetic waves
Unit VI: Optics
Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Unit VIII: Atoms & Nuclei
Unit IX: Electronic Devices
Unit X: Communication systems
|CHEMISTRY Syllabus||Second Year PUC Syllabus|
|Unit I : Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry |
Unit II : Structure of Atom
Unit III : Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Unit IV: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Unit V : States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Unit VI : Chemical Thermodynamics
Unit VII : Equilibrium
Unit VII : Redox Reactions
Unit IX : Hydrogen
Unit X : S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals )
Unit XI : Some p-Block Elements
Unit XII : Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Unit XIII : Hydrocarbons
Unit XIV : Environmental Chemistry
|Unit I: Solid State |
Unit II: Solutions
Unit III: Electrochemistry
Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics
Unit V: Surface Chemistry
Unit VI: General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Unit VII: p-Block Elements
Unit VIII: d and f Block Elements
Unit IX: Co-ordination compounds
Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes.
Unit XI: Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Unit XII: Aldehydes and Ketones and Carboxylic Acids:
Unit XIII: Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
Unit XIV: Biomolecules
Unit XV: Polymers
Unit XVI: Chemistry in Everyday life
|MATHEMATICS syllabus||Second Year PUC Syllabus|
|Unit I: Algebra |
Unit II: Analytical Geometry
Unit IV: Calculus
|Unit I: Theory Of Indices And Logarithms |
Unit III: Mathematical Induction
Unit IV: Theory Of Equations
Unit V: Permutations And Combinations
Unit VI: Binomial Theorem
Unit VII: Partial Fractions
Unit VIII:Elements Of Number Theory And Congruences
Unit IX: Analytical Geometry And Calculus
Unit X: Coordinate Geometry.
Unit XI: Calculus
Unit I: Measurement Of Angles And
Unit II: Trigonometric Functions
Unit III: Relations Between Sides And Angles Of Triangle
|BIOLOGY PUC-1||Second Year PUC Syllabus|
|Unit I: Diversity in the living world kingdom. Unit II: Structural organization in plants and animals. |
Unit III: Cell Structure and FunctionCell
Unit IV: Plant physiology
Unit V: Human Physiology
|Unit I: Reproduction |
Unit II: Genetics and Evolution
Unit III: Biology in human Welfare
Unit IV: Biotechnology
Unit V: Ecology
KCET 2018 Reservation of seat
Reservation of seats are made in favour of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes(SC), Scheduled Tribes(ST) and Other Backward classes(OBC) in KCET 2018. Candidates belonging to reserved categories are required to submit documents such as certificates issued by the concerned Tahasildar in the forms during the verification of original documents at the helpline centres.
To know more about the reservation of seat, applicants can refer to “KCET 2018 cut-off & seat reservation” article.
KCET Exam Pattern 2018
Candidates are advised to have an understanding of the KCET 2018 exam pattern so as to plan a proper strategy in their preparation for the KCET 2018. Below-given table provides the exam pattern of KCET 2018 in detail
|1.||No. of Papers||3 papers(physics, chemistry and mathematics/biology)|
|2.||Mode of KCET 2018||Offline (Pen and Paper based)|
|3.||Duration of the exam||3 hours and 30 minutes (for three papers)|
|4.||Medium of the Question Paper||In English only|
|5.||Total no. questions||180 MCQs (Multiple choice questions)|
|6.||Marks for Each question||1 Mark for Every Correct Response|
|7.||Negative Marking||No Negative Marking|
|8.||Additional Exam||Language Test and Agriculture Practical Test|
|Subject||No. of Questions||Duration||Marks|
Kannada language test: Candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga need to appear in the Kannada language test. It will be conducted by KEA in a test centre located at Bangalore only. The Difficulty level of Kannada language test is of 4th standard level.
KCET Exam Centers 2018
KCET 2018 will be held in around 53 exam centres across 29 districts of the state such as Bangalore, Ramanagara, Chikmangalur, Gulbarga and Mysore among others. Candidates have to choose KCET 2018 exam city as per their convenience while filling the application form. The name and address of KCET exam centre 2018 will be mentioned on the admit card.
KCET 2018 Admit Card
KCET 2018 Admit Card was issued on the 5th of April 2018. Candidates who had successfully complete the registration process were issued the KCET 2018 hall tickets. The KCET 2018 admit card will contain important information such as name of the candidate, address of exam centre, exam date and time and exam day guidelines.
KCET Sample Papers 2018
Candidates preparing for KCET 2018 are advised to practice the question papers of previous years to analyze and keep a track of their preparation level. Question papers help candidates to get a fair idea of the questions that might be asked in the entrance exam and also the question pattern. Practicing the KCET sample papers will help candidates recognize and work on their weak areas.
Now Have a look at these previous year’s question papers:- http://kea.kar.nic.in/qepaper.htm
KCET Participating Institutes 2018
KCET 2018 participating institutes include around 220 government and private colleges of Karnataka. Over 45,000 seats of KCET participating institutes will be filled by candidates who will clear the Karnataka CET 2018. Some popular participating institutes of KCET 2018 are listed in the table given below.
|S.No.||Name of Institutes|
|1||National Institute of Engineering, Mysore|
|2||P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore|
|3||Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur|
|4||RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore|
|5||JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore|
|6||Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore|
|7||BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli|
|8||B.M.S College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore|
|9||Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore|
|10||MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore|
FAQs about KCET 2018
Here is a link where candidate can find pdf containing list of FAQ and can get answer to most of their questions or doubt.