About KCET 2020
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has extended the facility of uploading documents for all candidates till September 27 to be done at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. KEA has released the KCET result 2020 on August 21 at karresults.nic.in. Earlier, the authorities also released the schedule for submission of special category certificates for NCC, sports, defence, ex-defence, scouts and guides, CAPF, ex-CAPF and anglo-indian category candidates. Candidates have to will have to submit their special category certificates at the centres specified by the authorities on specific dates. Also, the counselling will be completed in online mode before the end of October. KCET 2020 exam was conducted on July 30 and 31. The authorities released the official final answer key of KCET 2020. The provisional answer key was released on August 4 and candidates were able to raise objections to this answer key till August 8 (5.30 PM). KCET hall ticket 2020 was released on July 17.
The facility to make correction was opened again from June 26 to 29 including for changing the exam centre preference. Earlier, the facility was available from May 20 to 31. Also, new exam centres have been added for CET and language test. The Application form for KCET 2020 was again available from May 8 to 18. The authorities have earlier closed the KCET 2020 application form on March 16. KCET is for admission in Engineering, B. Pharm and Farm Science courses in Government/ University/ Private Aided/Private un-aided institutions in Karnataka State. Candidates who have passed or are appearing in the qualifying examination i.e. 2nd PUC/12th standard are eligible to appear for KCET 2020. The exam is being held on two days in four different sessions for four subjects – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The questions of KCET 2020 are based on I and II PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education State. The authorities will prepare a category-wise merit list on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the KCET 2020 and qualifying examination.
KCET 2020 Latest News and Updates
September 24, 2020 - KCET 2020 uploading of documents extended till September 27
September 7, 2020 - KCET 2020: official portal for uploading documents for verification open now
September 5, 2020 - KCET 2020 counselling: special category document submission at special centres
September 2, 2020- KCET 2020: uploading of documents postponed till September 6
August 21, 2020- KCET 2020 Toppers announced; know the top rank holders
August 21, 2020- KCET 2020 result announced; check @kea.kar.nic.in
July 29, 2020- KCET 2020 to be conducted as scheduled: Karnataka High Court
KCET 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Karnataka Common Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||KCET|
|Conducting Body||Karnataka Examinations Authority|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||State Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||500 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
KCET 2020 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
07 Sep, 2020 - 27 Sep, 2020
Counselling - Uploading of documents | Mode: Online
21 Aug, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
04 Aug, 2020 - 08 Aug, 2020
Answer Key - Raise Objections | Mode: Online
04 Aug, 2020
Answer Key | Mode: Online
30 Jul, 2020 - 31 Jul, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
17 Jul, 2020
Admit Card | Mode: Online
26 Jun, 2020 - 29 Jun, 2020
Application Correction - Reopening of application correction and change in exam city preference | Mode: Online
20 May, 2020 - 31 May, 2020
Application Correction - Reopen of Application Correction along with exam centre change option | Mode: Online
08 May, 2020 - 18 May, 2020
Application - Reopen of Application Process | Mode: Online
19 Mar, 2020 - 27 Mar, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
18 Mar, 2020
Last date to pay fee in specified bank/e-post office - Start Date | Mode: Offline
07 Mar, 2020 - 16 Mar, 2020
Application - Re-releasing of application form | Mode: Online
05 Feb, 2020 - 02 Mar, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
KCET 2020 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 2020
- 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 2020.
Candidates must fulfil anyone of the eligible clauses as prescribed by KCET in case of admission to Government seats.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
The application form of KCET 2020 was available from May 8 to 18. Earlier the application form was available for candidates till March 16. Before filling the KCET 2020 application form, candidates are asked to check the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. The application form of KCET 2020 is available only in online mode. Candidates are advised to keep all the required details such as valid email ID, phone number personal, contact and educational details etc ready before filling the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 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.All the required details had to be entered before clicking on submit button. An application number and User ID was 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 was displayed where candidates had 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 – Uploading of required images as per prescribed dimensions and size was necessary.
Size/Format of documents to be uploaded in KCET Application From 2020
Documents to be uploaded
Colour photo with white background
Mobile photos are also allowed
3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
5 to 40 KB
Must be in black or blue ink.
Must not be in Capital letters
3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
5 to 40 KB
Left Thumb Impression of Candidate
3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
5 to 40 KB
Step 4: Payment of application fees – After uploading the images, candidates have to pay the application fees as per their category through online or offline modes.
KCET 2020 Application Fee
GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka
SC/ST/CAT-1 candidates of Karnataka
|All female candidates of Karnataka||Rs. 250|
Applicants who studied outside Karnataka
Step 5: Printout of KCET 2020 application form – After payment of fees, candidates had 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) Left-hand thumb impression
Candidates also had 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 were advised to keep safely 2 to 3 photocopies of the application form for future admission process
KCET Application Edit Link- The authorities had reopened the correction facility from June 26 to 29. Earlier, the correction facility was opened from May 20 to 31. Candidates can also change their exam centres during this correction window.
|OBC, General||Offline, Online||Male||₹ 500|
|ST, SC||Offline, Online||Transgender, Male||₹ 250|
|OBC, ST, General, SC||Offline, Online||Female||₹ 250|
KCET 2020 Syllabus
KCET B.Tech Syllabus
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
Electric charges and fields
Electrostatic potential and capacitance
Moving charges and magnetism
Magnetism and matter
Ray optics and optical instruments
Dual nature of radiation and matter
Sets, relations and functions
Statistics and probability
Vectors and three-dimensional geometry
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
S – block elements
Organic chemistry - some basic principles and techniques
General principle and process of isolation of metals
D - and f - block elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, phenols and ethers
Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids
Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Chemistry in everyday life
- Understand the syllabus and exam pattern of KCET.
- 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 are advised to follow KCET 2020 exam pattern in order to appear in the entrance test. Karnataka CET 2020 is being conducted in offline mode on July 30 and 31. KCET will have two papers- Paper I and Paper II. Following table can be referred to understand the exam pattern of KCET 2020 in detail.
KCET Exam Pattern 2020
Offline (Pen and Paper mode)
1 Hour 20 Minutes per paper
Medium of Paper
English and Kannada
Paper I – Mathematics
Paper II – Physics and Chemistry
Number of Questions
Paper I – Mathematics (60 Questions)
Paper II – Physics (60 Questions) and Chemistry (60 Questions)
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions
|Total Marks||180 Marks|
KEA has released the KCET 2020 admit card in online mode for appearing in the entrance test. To appear in the Common Entrance Test candidates will have to download the admit of KCET 2020 within prescribed dates. To download the admit card of KCET 2020, candidates will have 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 will be present in the admit card. It will be mandatory to carry an identity proof, ball pen along with the admit card. Candidates will have to preserve the KCET 2020 admit card till the admission process is completed in the allotted college or institute.
How to download KCET Admit Card 2020?
- Visit the official website.
- Click on admit card link.
- Enter Application number and date of birth.
- Click on "Submit" button.
- KCET admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download the admit card and take a print out.
KCET 2020 Admit Card looks like
Note- Candidates must check all the details mentioned in their KCET admit card carefully and contact the authorities in case of any discrepancy.
KCET 2020 Exam Centers
Documents Required at Exam
- KCET 2020 admit card
- Passport/aadhaar card/pan card
- Class 12th admission ticket
The final KCET 2020 is now available at kea.kar.nic.in. The provisional answer key of KCET 2020 was released by KEA on August 4. Candidates were able to challenge the provisional answer key along with the supporting documents for justification till August 8. The experts of KEA will decide the right answer key. No objections can be made to the final answer key of KCET.
How to raise objections to provisional KCET answer key?
Candidates were able to raise objections against the provisional answer key of KCET 2020 if they founnd any discrepancy. The final date to raise their objections was August 8 (5:30 PM). The given steps could be followed by the candidates to challenge the provisional answer key:
The candidates had to log in using their CET number and date of birth to raise objections against the answer key. Non-applicants were also allowed to raise objections.
While raising objections, the subject, version code, and question paper had to be correctly selected.
All of the objections will be checked by the authorities and the final answer key will be accordingly released.
KCET 2020 Answer Key (Official)
|Subjects||Final Answer Key Link||Provisional Answer Key Link|
|Mathematics||Click Here||Click Here|
|Physics||Click Here||Click Here|
|Chemistry||Click Here||Click Here|
|Biology||Click Here||Click Here|
KEA has declared the result of KCET 2020 in online mode on August 21. Candidates will have to enter their registration number and date of birth to check their results. To know the spot ranks, candidates will have to enter their Common Entrance Test (CET) number. The result of KCET 2020 will carry information like subject wise scores, total marks secured by candidates and ranks obtained.
Steps to check KCET Result 2020
- Visit the official website.
- Click on result link.
- Enter KCET registration number and date of birth.
- Click on "Submit" button.
- KCET result will be displayed on the screen.
- Download the result and take a print out for future reference.
KCET 2020 Toppers
Below is the list of toppers of KCET 2020-
Rank 1 - Rakshith M
Rank 2 - Shubhan R
Rank 3 - M Shashank Balaji
Rank 4 - Shashank P
Rank 5 - Sandeepan Naskar
Rank 6 - Nakul Abhay Bapat
Rank 7 - S Srivas
Rank 8 - Advaith Prasad Curpod
Rank 9 - Gaureesha Kajampady
Rank 10 - Deepit S Patil
KEA will release the KCET cutoff 2020 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.
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
KEA will conduct KCET 2020 counselling in online mode. KCET counselling will be completed before the end October 2020. It must be noted that only two rounds of counselling and one round of extended counselling will be held for KCET 2020. No additional round of counselling will be conducted. Students will be allowed to take counselling from the respective districts and do not have to visit Bengaluru for the same. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of KCET result will be called to participate in the counselling process. Candidates will have to register online in order to participate in the counselling of KCET 2020. The following steps will be involved in KCET counselling 2020.
Step 1 - Document Verification and Registration- Candidates will have to get their documents verified at the specified centres. Candidates will be given unique Id and password after successful verification.
Step 2 - Choice Filling and Locking- Next, candidates will have to login to the system using the User Id and password. After login, candidates will have to fill their choices of institutes and courses. Candidates will be allowed add, modify, delete choices. Candidates must lock their choices before the last date otherwise the system will automatically lock the choices. No changes can be made to the choices after locking.
Step 3 - Allotment of Seats- After this, the authorities will first release the mock seat allotment result of KCET 2020. Since the mock allotment is conducted to let the candidates know their chances of admissions based on their merit and preferred seats. The candidates will be able to change their choices after the mock allotment result is announced. Candidates will be able to check their allotment status in online mode by logging in using their CET number.
Step 4 - Reporting at Allotted Institutes- The candidates who will be allotted seats will have to report the allotted institute to confirm their seat and payment of admission fees.
The authorities have released the list of the centres at which special category documents are to be submitted. Candidates belonging to NCC, sports, defence, ex-defence, scouts and guides, CAPF, ex-CAPF and anglo-indian categories must submit the documents within the specified period.
Along with the special category certificates, students should also submit the final printout of the application form and KCET 2020 hall ticket copy. Candidates claiming eligibility under NCC and SPORTS should also submit the photocopy of the study certificates as per the brochure issued by the head of the educational institution for having studied and passed the qualifying examination in the state of Karnataka. Also, candidates claiming the benefit under various special categories should submit the relevant original special category certificates along with the two sets of copies compulsorily as per the schedule. Along with this, students should also three photocopies of their KCET 2020 admission tickets.
Schedule for Submission of Special Category Documents
Date of Submission
September 7 and 8, 2020
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
September 9 and 10, 2020
September 11 and 14, 2020
September 15 and 16, 2020
CAPF (CRPF/ CISF/ BSF/ ITBP) and Ex-CAPF
September 18 and 19, 2020
Scouts and Guides/ Anglo-Indian
September 21, 2020
Centres for Submission of Documents
Name of the Centre
Karnataka Examinations Authority, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
PDA College of Engineering, Aiwan-E-Shahi area, Kalburgi
Angadi Institute of Technology and Management, Savagaon Road, Belgaum
Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Adyar, Mangalore
Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, 3rd Stage, Gokulum, Mysore
Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology, Davanagere
KCET 2020 Schedule for Uploading Documents
|Dates||Starting Rank||Last Rank|
|September 7 to 8, 2020||1||2000|
|September 9 to 10, 2020||2001||7000|
|September 11 to 14, 2020||7001||15000|
|September 15 to 17, 2020||15001||25000|
|September 18 to 20, 2020||25001||40000|
|September 21 to 23, 2020||40001||70000|
|September 24 to 27, 2020||70001||100000|
|September 28 to October 1, 2020||100001||Last rank|
Documents Required at Counselling
- Printout of karnataka common entrance test 2020 application form.
- Original copy of the challan as a proof of payment
- KCET 2020 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
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: How can I apply for KCET 2020?
Candidates could apply in online mode for KCET 2020. No other mode of application is allowed.
Question: What is the minimum eligibility criteria of KCET 2020?
Candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any of the optional subjects- Chemistry/ Biotechnology / Biology/ Electronics/ Computer to be eligible for KCET. Also, candidates should have studied for minimum 7 years and passed from a recognized institute in Karnataka.
Question: Is KCET an offline or online exam?
KCET is an offline exam i.e pen-paper based examination.
Question: How can I download KCET admit card?
KCET admit card has been released on the official website. Candidates can download their admit cards by entering KCET application number and password.
Question: Is calculator allowed in KCET 2020?
No, calculator is not allowed at the exam centre. Candidates will not be allowed to carry any electronic gadget like mobile phone, pager, etc. to the exam centre.
Question: What is the marking scheme of KCET 2020?
Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.
Question: I have passed only class 11th & 12th from Karnataka but my parents are from the state and they have studied more than 7 years here. Will I be eligible to apply for KCET 2020?
Yes, you will be eligible to apply for KCET. You will be required to produce supporting documents at the time of document verification.
Question: I have studied in Karnataka from Class 1st to 7th, am I eligible for KCET 2020?
No, you will not be eligible for KCET 2020 as 7 years of education in Karnataka should include class 10th or 12th.
Question: What is the syllabus of KCET 2020?
KCET syllabus is based on the syllabus of first and second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
Question: How can I check my KCET result 2020?
You can check your KCET 2020 result through the official website by entering your registration number and date of birth.
Question: What will happen if I am unable to submit my category certificate for reservation at the time of document verification? Will my candidature be cancelled?
No, your candidature will not be cancelled but you will not be considered for reservation. You will be considered as a General category candidate.
Questions related to KCET
Hi My kcet rank for BNYS is 14172 and I belong to OBC CAT-3A will I get Government seat in karnataka colleges
It seems like you do have a chance to get a BNYS seat in Karnataka through KCET. Based on previous year's cutoff for BNYS through KCET, the cutoff was 13935 for 3AG and 17169 for 3AR category at Government Nature Cure And Yoga College, Mysore. The cutoff was 20118 for 3AG at Alvas Education Trust Nature Cure & Yogic College, Moodbidri. This was for the second round, so I suggest you to keep trying till the final round of seat allotment.
For more information on naturopathy colleges in Karnataka, check out: https://medicine.careers360.com/colleges/list-of-bnys-in-naturopathy-colleges-in-karnataka
i for got kcet application number
Usually the application number is sent to the candidates in such exam on their e-mail id or on the registered mobile number.
So you can check your registered email id or mobile number to know the application number.
Hope it helps.
forgot my user id kcet 2020 and password also forgot
You must have recieved a message or mail , when you applied for the kcet 2020 exam and it must have your application/registration number. Or you must have recieved the message of challan or reciept when you paid for it.
Then at official website you can enter your application number and then click forgot password, you will get a link to change your password.
Hope it helps.
i have forgotten my kcet user id and password what can i do ??
If you have forgot your username and id then follow the steps written below.
- Go to KCET official website.
- Click on the link available for candidate login.
- Click forget password.
- Enter the details asked.
- There will be a security question which you have filled earlier.It will ask at that time.Fill that.
- Submit it. After this Create password field will appear on the screen .
- Fill your new password and re-confirm it further.
- Then provide the further details and press submit.
After this you will receive an email with new login credentials.Preserve it safely.Also you should remember the security question because without that you can't move further.
Hope now the query is resolved.
I have completed my 2nd puc and now waiting for KCET counseling and I need colleges list
here is the list of some of the top engineering colleges in Karnataka :-
- NIT Surathkal
- IIIT Bangalore
- IISc. Bangalore
- Manipal Institute of technology, Udupi
- RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
- PES University, Bangalore
- Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
- BMS University of Technology and Management, Bangalore
- Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
- The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore