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KCET 2018 Application form submission had been extended till 22nd March 2018. KCET 2018 Admit Card will be issued from 10th April 2018. The hall ticket will be released on the official website for download. Candidates must keep visiting the official website of KEAM to know more.
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 KCET 2018 Application Form
- 2 Courses offered by KCET Participating Institute/Colleges
- 3 Important Updates of KCET 2018
- 4 KCET 2018 Time Table
- 5 Important Dates of KCET 2018 Exam
- 6 Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2018
- 7 KCET 2018 Application fees
- 8 Syllabus of KCET 2018 Exam
- 9 KCET 2018 Reservation of seat
- 10 KCET Exam Pattern 2018
- 11 KCET Exam Centers 2018
- 12 KCET 2018 Admit Card
- 13 KCET Sample Papers 2018
- 14 KCET Answer Key 2018
- 15 KCET Result 2018
- 16 KCET Cut off 2018
- 17 KCET Counselling 2018
- 18 KCET Seat Allotment 2018
- 19 KCET Participating Institutes 2018
- 20 FAQs about KCET 2018
- 21 KCET Contact Details
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 is 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.|
Important Updates of KCET 2018
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has officially released the timetable for KECT 2018 exam. Candidates are advised to have a look at the timetable given below in order to know the examination date and time.
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)|
|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||1st week of May 2018|
|12.||Last date for submission of objection, if any, regarding Answer key||2nd week of May 2018|
|13.||KCET 2018 Results||Last week of May 2018|
|14.||Verification of documents at Helpline centres||First week of June 2018|
|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 can make 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 is likely to be issued in the 3rd week of April 2018. Candidates who will successfully complete the registration process will be 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 Answer Key 2018
The provisional answer key of KCET 2018 is likely to be announced by the 1st week of May 2018. The KCET answer key will enable candidates to calculate their expected score in the exam. In case of any discrepancies, they can challenge the official answer key before the release of the final KCET 2018 answer key which is likely to be available by the last week of May 2018.
KCET Result 2018
KCET 2018 result is expected to be declared online by the last week of May 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 cutoff 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 Counselling 2018
The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will start the counselling of KCET 2018 by the first week of August 2018. Qualifying candidates who secure a rank will be called for KCET 2018 counselling on the dates assigned as per their ranks. The counselling of KCET 2018 is likely to be conducted in two rounds and one extended round (if seats remains 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.
KCET Seat Allotment 2018
KCET 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 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.