About KCET 2019

KCET 2019 also known as Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) was conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on April 23 and 24 for admission of candidates to various Engineering, B. Pharm and Farm Science courses in Government/ University/ Private Aided/Private un-aided institutions in Karnataka State. Candidates who have passed or appearing for the qualifying examination i.e. 2nd PUC/12th standard were eligible to appear for KCET 2019. The application of KCET 2019 was available online till March 20. The exam was held on two days in four different sessions for four subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The questions of KCET 2019 were based on I and II PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education State. Based on the marks obtained in the KCET 2019 and qualifying examination, the merit list will be prepared as per the category-wise vacancies.

Exam level: State Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English, Kannada
Conducting Body: Karnataka Examinations Authority

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KCET 2019 Important Dates

21 Jul, 2019 - 23 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Round 2 - Exercise of choices by second round allotted candidates | Mode: Online
22 Jul, 2019 - 24 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Round 2 - Payment of fees and downloading of admission letter | Mode: Online
25 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Round 2 - Final date for reporting to colleges by choice 1 candidates - Start Date | Mode: Offline
01 Feb, 2019 - 20 Mar, 2021 Application | Mode: Online
21 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Round 2 allotment result - Start Date | Mode: Online
17 Jul, 2019 - 19 Jul, 2019 Counselling - KCET 2019 counselling round 2 - modification/delete/reordering of options | Mode: Online
12 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Reporting to institute by allotted candidates of round 1 - Start Date | Mode: Offline
09 Jul, 2019 - 10 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Payment of fees and downloading of admission order by allotted candidates of round 1 | Mode: Online
08 Jul, 2019 - 09 Jul, 2019 Counselling - Exercise of options by alloted candidates of round 1 | Mode: Online
30 Jun, 2019 Counselling - First allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online
27 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Mock allotment - Start Date | Mode: Online
06 Jun, 2019 - 19 Jun, 2019 Counselling - Verification of documents | Mode: Offline
25 May, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
22 May, 2019 Answer Key - Final answer key | Mode: Online
04 May, 2019 - 08 May, 2019 Others - Objections on provisional answer key | Mode: Online
01 May, 2019 - 05 May, 2019 Application Correction | Mode: Online
01 May, 2019 Answer Key - Provisional answer key | Mode: Online
29 Apr, 2019 - 30 Apr, 2019 Exam | Mode: Offline
12 Apr, 2019 Admit Card | Mode: Online
11 Nov, 2018 Advertisement | Mode: Online

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

KCET B.Tech Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to KCET B.Tech courses is given below:

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates must have passed 2nd PUC/Class 12/equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects
  • Along with the compulsory subjects, candidates must have anyone optional subjects - Biology/Chemistry/Bio-Technology/ Electronics/Computer Science with a language subject English
  • General candidates must obtain a minimum of 45% and reserved candidates must have secured 40% in the case of Category-1 and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) SC, ST

For admission to Government seats, candidates must fulfil anyone of the eligible clauses as prescribed by KCET.

KCET B.Pharma Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility for admission to KCET B. Pharm courses is given below:

  • Candidates must have qualified 2nd PUC or class 12th examination with PCM or PCB subjects.
  • General candidates must have secured 45% aggregate while reserved categories i.e. Category-I, OBC and ST/SC should secure 40% to apply for KCET 2019


  • Candidates must have passed Diploma in Pharmacy for a government approved and general candidates should have scored 45% while SC/ST categories and Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) must secure 40%.

For admission to Government seats, candidates must fulfil anyone of the eligible clauses as prescribed by KCET.

KCET B.Sc.(Hons) Agriculture Eligibility Criteria

For admission to KCET B.Sc. Hons. Agriculture 2019, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as prescribed by KEA. Candidates have to pass in 2nd PUC/Class 12th/equivalent exam from a recognised board along with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and an optional subject as Biology to be eligible for KCET 2019.

Candidates must fulfil anyone of the eligible clauses as prescribed by KCET in case of admission to Government seats.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

KEA had released the application form of KCET 2019 in online mode for various courses on February 1, 2019. Students were able to fill the online application form till March 20 (extended date). Before filling the KCET 2019 application form, candidates had to check the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. The application form of KCET 2019 was available only in online mode and was not available in pen and paper form. Candidates were advised to keep ready all details ready such as valid email ID, phone number personal, contact and educational details etc. to fill  Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2019 application form. Steps to fill the application form is given below for reference:

Step 1: Registration – Candidates have to click “ New User? Click Here to Register” to start the online application process. Enter all required details and click on submit button. An application number and User ID will be displayed on the screen and also sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number and email ID. 

Step 2: Enter login and personal details – Candidates have to enter login credentials (User ID and password) on the login page. After login, a student information page will be displayed where candidates have to enter the details such as nationality, caste, category, academic, contact, previous KCET examination (if any), school details etc.

Step 3: Uploading of candidate's photograph, Left Hand Thumb Impression (LHT) and signature along with parents’ signature – Upload the required images as per prescribed dimensions and size.

Size/Format of documents to be uploaded in KCET Application From 2019


Documents to be uploaded






Colour photo with white background

Mobile photos are also allowed

3.5 cm x 4.5 cm


jpg/jpeg format

5 to 40 KB



Must be in black or blue ink.

Must not be in Capital letters

3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


jpg/jpeg format

5 to 40 KB


Left Thumb Impression of Candidate
Left Thumb Impression/Signature of Parent/Guardian (Mandatory)

3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


jpg/jpeg format

5 to 40 KB

Step 4: Payment of application fees – After uploading the images, candidates must pay the application fees as per their category through online or offline modes. 

Step 5: Printout of KCET 2019 application form – After payment of fees, candidates have to take a printout of the filled in KCET application form in A4 size paper and affix the following documents:

i) Candidate’s recent photograph

ii) Signature

ii) Left-hand thumb impression

Candidates have to take principal/gazetted officer’s signature and seal of their respective college board or equivalent and the original application form should be produced at the time of document verification during KCET counselling.

Candidates are advised to keep safely 2 to 3 photocopies of the application form for future admission process

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 650
ST, SC Online, Offline Female, Male ₹ 500

KCET 2019 Syllabus

KCET B.Tech Syllabus

Physical world
Units and measurement
Motion in a straight line
Motion in a plane
Laws of motion
Work, energy and power
System of particles and rigid body
Mechanical properties of solids
Mechanical properties of fluids
Thermal properties of matter
Kinetic theory
Electric charges and fields
Electrostatic potential and capacitance
Current electricity
Moving charges and magnetism
Magnetism and matter
Electromagnetic induction
Alternating current
Electromagnetic waves
Ray optics and optical instruments
Wave optics
Dual nature of radiation and matter
Semiconductor electronics
Communication systems
Sets, relations and functions
Co-ordinate geometry
Mathematical reasoning
Statistics and probability
Vectors and three-dimensional geometry
Linear programming
Some basic concepts in chemistry
Structure of atom
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
Chemical bonding and molecular structure
States of matter, gases and liquids
Redox reactions
S – block elements
P-block elements
Organic chemistry - some basic principles and techniques
Environmental chemistry
Solid state
Chemical kinetics
Surface chemistry
General principle and process of isolation of metals
D - and f - block elements
Co-ordination compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, phenols and ethers
Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemistry in everyday life
  • Be through with the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Make a planned timetable and segregate each subject wisely
  • Use flowcharts, diagrams, formulas and make notes regularly 
  • Practice from the sample papers, previous years practice papers to know the types of questions and weightage of each subject in the board exam
  • Relaxing and taking breaks between studies is very important. Although it is tough but not impossible. Include meditation for a few minutes, take walks, watch your favourite movie, sing or dance or play indoor or outdoor games for sometime. This will help your mind and body to lessen the stress level and resume your preparation with confidence

Students were advised to follow KCET 2019 Exam Pattern in order to appear in the entrance test. The exam pattern is described below.

  • Karnataka CET 2019 was conducted in offline mode on April 29 & 30
  • Candidates had to answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 180 marks in total
  • Each paper was conducted for one hour and twenty minutes.
  • The question papers of KCET 2019 was either in Kannada language or in Kannada and English language both
  • Candidates had to use only blue or black ballpoint pens to write the exam
  • Each correct answer carried 1 mark and no negative marking was applicable for incorrect responses

KEA had issued the KCET 2019 admit card on April 12 in online mode for various courses. To appear in the Common Entrance Test candidates had to download the admit of KCET 2019 within prescribed dates. To download the admit card of KCET 2019 candidates had to enter application number and date of birth as per SSLC/Class 10th mark sheet in the login window. Details like name, photograph and signature of the candidate, roll and application number, name and address of exam centre, date and time of the test. It was mandatory to carry an identity proof, ball pen along with the admit card. Candidates had to preserve the KCET 2019 admit card till the admission process is completed in the allotted college or institute.

KCET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bagalkot

Documents Required at Exam

  • KCET 2019 admit card
  • Passport/aadhaar card/pan card
  • Class 12th admission ticket

The final answer key of KCET 2019 was released by KEA on May 22. Candidates could challenge the provisional answer key, which was published on May 1, along with the supporting documents for justification and send it to the specified address in person or through speed post/email ID from May 4 to May 8. The experts of KEA decided the right answer key.

The result for KCET B.Tech, B-Farm and Agriculture has been declared by KEA in online mode on May 25. Candidates have to enter their registration number to check their results. To know the spot ranks, candidates have to enter their Common Entrance Test (CET) number. The result of KCET 2019 carries information like subject wise scores, total marks secured by candidates and ranks obtained.

KEA will release the KCET cutoff 2019 for different programmes and categories after the declaration of the result. KCET cutoff is the announced in the form of closing rank at a particular institute or college as per the preference of the courses and category of the candidates. The cutoff will be determined on the basis of various factors such as total number of candidates appeared in the exam, difficulty level of the exam, performance of candidates in the entrance test, availability of seats in KCET participating institutes or colleges.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Printout of karnataka common entrance test 2019 application form.
  • Original copy of the challan as a proof of payment
  • KCET 2019 admit card
  • Class 10th/SSLC marksheet
  • 2nd PUC / 12th standard marks sard
  • Study certificate counter signed by the concerned BEO/DDPI
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Income certificate obtained from concerned Tahasildar (for supernumerary seats)
  • Kannada medium study certificate counter signed by the concerned BEO (for kannada medium)
  • Rural study certificate counter signed by the concerned BEO and a verification certificate (only for GM candidates)
  • Caste certificate/caste income certificate/income certificate (if applicable)
  • Candidates claiming hyderabad-karnataka region reservation (article 371 (j)) must submit the certificate
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)
  • Affidavit for candidate's claiming eligibility under horanadu and gadinadu kannadiga clauses
  • Identity card issued by the jurisdictional deputy commissioner/district magistrate/rehabilitation commissioner, for reservation of government seats under jammu & kashmiri migrants quota

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