KCET Seat Allotment 2024: Every Year Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the  Karnataka Common Entrance Test on a state level. It provides admission into the Engineering (B.Tech) & other professional courses in the state of Karnataka.  The students who have qualified for the KCET 2024 exam are called for counselling and seat allotment procedure. KCET Seat Matrix 2024 for engineering courses depends on the rank secured by the candidates in the KCET exam, preferred college, course and KCET Cut off. Thus concerned authorities will allow the seats to the candidates in various programs under different disciplines. For more details read the article given below.

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KCET Seat Allotment Important Dates 2024

The qualified and rank holder candidates must be aware of the dates related to the seat allotment procedure and admission. Dates are given in advance so that students may get familiar with the events beforehand. And thus make prepare themselves accordingly.

EventsTentative Dates
Option Entry for Seat AllotmentNotify soon
Declaration of Mock Allotment ResultsNotify soon
Provision to change options if any by candidatesNotify soon
Release of Final Allotment Result
Confirmation of Choices on Allotment
Payment of Fees and downloading of admission order
Last Date for Reporting in The College
First Round of Allotment Result

KCET 2024 Seat Allotment Process

KEA will issue the seat matrix for each discipline for the allotment of the seats. The seat matrix will be prepared as college-wise, course-wise, and category-wise on the KEA official website. Allotment of the seats will take place in three rounds. Each round will consist of three phases and each phase consists of the number of iterations.

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KCET First Round Seat Allotment 2024

In the first round candidates are allotted seats in the order of merit-based. As per the priority entered by the candidates, steps are taken in that way. The reservation policy of the Government is also kept in mind.

Flow chart for 1st round


1st Phase of AllotmentThus, the concerned authority will first allot the seats on the basis of merit and priority of options and continues in the same order. If at any stage in round 1, the seats got cancelled then that will be considered for allotment of a seat in the next iteration. Therefore multiple iterations may take place in the 1st Phase. The process continues until the last seat is not filled in each round. That means the candidates will always be climbing upwards both in options and in a roster.

KCET Second Round Allotment

After the 1st round, the seats that remain unfilled under all the Rural and Kannada medium quota of the reserved categories will be converted to General of the respective reserved categories (SCR & SCK to SCG, STR & STK to STG, 1R & 1K to 1G, 2AR & 2AK to 2AG, 2BR & 2BK to 2BG, 3AR & 3AK to 3AG, 3BR & 3BK to 3BG) before the commencement of 2nd Phase. Mind that the seats are only offered to the reserved category candidates including GMR & GMK category candidates in the 2nd round. Rise in the vacancies during this allotment of seats will remain in the same category and will be offered to the same reserved category candidates. Keynotes from the 2nd round are:

  •  Only  reserved category candidates are considered for allotment
  • GM candidates will not be considered.
  • GM and SNQ seats will also be not considered for allotment of seats.

Important Points Regarding the 2nd Seat Allotment

Conversion of seats will be adopted before the commencement of 2nd Phase of allotment.

The reserved category seat becomes vacant if the reserved category candidates are allotted with a General Merit / respective reserved category seat during the 2nd phase of allotment. Such seats are treated as ‘CONSEQUENTIAL VACANCIES’.

Third Round KCET Seat Allotment

Seats that are vacant in the 2nd round are moved to the 3rd round. The remaining unfilled seats under General reserved categories (SCG, STG, 1G, 2AG, 2BG, 3AG, 3BG, GMR, and GMK), with reserved special category seats, will be converted to the General merit category and will be offered to the candidates of that category. The Rural and Kannada medium reserved category seats that arise during the 3rd Phase of allotment and if remains un-allotted then the same seat will be converted to the General of the respective reserved categories only if there are no seats in the respective general category and will be made available for allotment only to the respective reserved category candidates during 3rd Phase of allotment. In this round also, the order of seat allotment remains the same as the above two i.e

KCET Special Feature of 3rd Seat Allotment Round

  • If seats are vacant then the reserved category will be converted to GM automatically and will be offered to all the eligible candidates from 1st to the last rank based on the priority of options entered.
  • It stops only when there is no seat in the reserved category and no change in the allotment

What after KCET Seat Allotment 2024?

Once the KEA CET seat allotment procedure is over, the candidates have to move to the next step i.e the choice filling. The choice filling will take place in many steps. The selected students have to choose one of the choices among others. Hence look upon the details of the choices and act accordingly.

Choice 1
  • A student is satisfied with the allotted seat and willing to report to the allotted college. This means he/she is not going to take part in further process.
  • They have to submit the prescribed fees by downloading the Challan / allotted details from the KEA Website
  • Then they have to log in to his/her Option Entry Log-In-Id and will have to report to KEA that they have joined the College.
  • Not eligible to participate in the subsequent rounds.
Choice 2Candidates who are satisfied with the allotted seat but wish to participate in the next round. If higher options are allotted then earlier allotted seat gets cancelled automatically OR if higher options seats are not allotted then earlier allotted seat shall remain in candidates favour.
Choice 3
  • Candidates who are satisfied with the allotted seats but wish to participate in the next round with all the already entered options except the allotted options by surrendering the allotted seat and also re-ordering of already entered options.
  • Eligible to participate in the subsequent round by rejecting the allotted seat
Choice 4Students who are not satisfied with KEA allotted seat and have got seats elsewhere. He/she quits and not to be considered for allotment of seats in any of the further rounds.

KCET Seat Allotment 2024 FAQs

How many rounds will be there for KCET seat Allotment?
Basically, there will be 3 rounds for the KCET Seat Allotment. If vacant seats are still there then the procedure will follow until the seats are not fulfilled.
What is the minimum marks to clear KCET exam?
As per the category the minimum percentage is set by the authority. The minimum percentage is 45% which the candidates have to bring in order to take part in the admission procedure.
What is choice entry in KCET?
After the seat allotment, the choice entry procedure takes place. All the selected students have to make the choice regarding admission in the colleges. The authority grants 4 choices to the candidates. Among the four choices, the candidates have to select one.
Is Math necessary for the KCET Exam?
Yes, it is one of the important subjects which the candidates must have in their board exam. Without this, candidates won’t be able to give the exam.



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