KCET Seat Allotment 2020: 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. KCET seat matrix 2020 will take place after the declaration of the result. The students who will qualify the KCET 2020 exam will be called for counselling and seat allotment procedure will start. KCET Seat Matrix 2020 for engineering courses depends on the rank secured by the candidates in the KCET exam, preferred college, course and KCET Cut off. Thus concerned authority will allot 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 2020

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.

EventsDates (Tentative)
Option Entry for Seat AllotmentJune 2020
Declaration of Mock Allotment ResultsJune 2020
Provision to change options if any by candidatesJune 2020
Release of Final Allotment ResultJune 2020
Confirmation of Choices on AllotmentJuly 2020
Payment of Fees and downloading of admission orderJuly 2020
Last Date for Reporting in The CollegeJuly 2020
Display of Seat Matrix ( For Round 2)July 2020
Provisional to modify/delete or re-order optionJuly 2020
Release of the Allotment Result (For Round 2)July 2020
Exercise of choice by candidates allotted seat in round-2July 2020
Payment of fees and downloading of admission orderJuly 2020
Last date to report to the allotted instituteJuly 2020
Display of Seat Matrix – Second Extended RoundJuly 2020
Option EntryJuly-August 2020
Seat AllotmentAugust 2020
Payment of Fees and Downloading of Admission OrderAugust 2020
Last date to report at allotted institutesAugust 2020
Special Round (for vacant seats) Display of Seat MatrixAugust 2020
Special Round (for vacant seats) Fresh Option EntryAugust 2020
Announcement of Allotment for Special RoundAugust 2020
Confirmation of Allotment, Fee Payment and Downloading of Admission OrderAugust 2020
Final Date for Reporting to CollegeAugust 2020

When the official statement is out, the exact date will be updated here. Keep the tentative dates for the general reference.

KCET 2020 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 per college wise, course wise and category wise on the KEA 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.

KCET First Round Seat Allotment 2020

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 concerned authority will first allot the seats based on the 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.

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 Are:

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 which 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

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 2020

Once the 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 seat elsewhere. He/she quits and not to be considered for allotment of seats in any of the further rounds.

KCET Seat Allotment 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 ahve to amke the choice regarding the 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.
Can I get medical seat through KCET ?
Candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 and have a domicile of Karnataka state are eligible to obtain admission in MBBS and BDS courses based on their NEET score

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