About KCET 2019

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019 will be conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) 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 are eligible to appear for KCET 2019. The application of KCET 2019 will be available online and candidates have to pay the prescribed fees with the specified dates. The exam will be held on two days in four different sessions for four subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The questions of KCET 2019 will be 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

01 Nov, 2018 - 07 Nov, 2018 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online
02 Feb, 2019 - 26 Feb, 2019 (Tentative) Application | Mode: Online
01 Apr, 2019 - 07 Apr, 2019 (Tentative) Admit Card | Mode: Online
14 Apr, 2019 - 20 Apr, 2019 (Tentative) Exam | Mode: Offline

KCET 2019 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.Pharm

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

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.

KCET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline and Online

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

Application Fees

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

KEA will release the application form of KCET 2019 in online mode for various courses. Before filling the KCET 2019 application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. The application form of KCET 2019 will not be available in pen and paper form. Candidates are 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:

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 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

  • 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

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern

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

KCET 2019 Admit Card

KEA will issue the KCET admit card in online mode for various courses. To appear in the Common Entrance Test candidates have to download the admit of KCET 2019 within prescribed dates. To download the admit card of KCET 2019 candidates have to enter application number and date of birth as per SSLC/Class 10th marksheet 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 is mandatory to carry an identity proof, ball pen along with the admit card. Candidates must 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

KCET 2019 Result

The result for KCET B.Tech, B-Farm and Agriculture will be declared by KEA in online mode. 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.


The result of KCET 2019 for B.Tech courses will be available in the month of June. The result of KCET 2019 B.Tech in online mode only.  For admission to B.Tech courses, the authority will prepare a merit list on the basis of the marks obtained in KCET 2019 and the qualifying exam.

The answer key of KCET 2019 will be released by KEA after completion of the entrance test. Candidates can challenge the official answer keys along with the supporting documents for justification and send it to the specified address in person or through speed post/email ID. The experts of KEA will decide the right answer key.

KCET 2019 Cutoff

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 (KCET) 2019 application form.
  • Original copy of the chalan as a proof of payment
  • KCET 2019 Admit Card
  • Class 10th/SSLC marksheet
  • 2nd PUC / 12th Standard Marks Card
  • 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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