KCET 2020: Karnataka CET, Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Pattern

KCET 2020: Karnataka CET, Exam Dates (Out), Application Form, Pattern

KCET 2020 Exam Date has been released. The exam will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Karnataka Common Entrance Test is conducted every year on a state level. It is organized for providing admission into the Engineering (B.Tech) & other professional courses in the state of Karnataka. Through this exam, candidates can get admission to the various offered courses in the state government and private institutions. For admission in medical & dental course, candidates have to appear in NEET exam. For admission in architecture courses, candidates should appear in NATA exam. Get complete information of about KCET 2020, candidates should go through this article completely.


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Events Dates 2020
Starting of application form 4th week of January
Closing of application form 1st week of March
Last date of payment of application fee 1st week of March
Application correction 3rd week of March
Availability of admit card 2nd week of April
Date of examination 22nd April (for Biology & Maths) and 23rd April (for Physics & Chemistry)
Announcement of result Last week of May
Commencement of counselling 2nd week of June


KCET 2020 Application Form

Candidates are advised to carefully fill all the details in the application form in order to avoid rejection of it.

  • The authority will release the application form through online mode only.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal and educational details in the application form.
  • KCET 2020 application form will be available from the fourth week of January 2020.
  • The application form filling facility will be provided till the first week of March 2020.
  • After the completion of entry of all the details, candidates will get an user Id and password to their registered mobile number and the email Id.
  • Candidates also have to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression in JPG/JPEG format.
  • The official authority will also provide the KCET correction in the application form.
  • The application form will be considered completed only after the payment of the fee.
  • Take the printout of the filled-in application form at the end.

Application Fee:

Candidates can submit the application fee through both (online & offline) modes. Candidates residing outside of India have to submit the fee through DD drawn in favor of Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority payable at Bangalore. The demand draft should be sent to KEA address by mentioning the application number. The application fee is given below:

  • GM, 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B candidates of Karnataka origin: Rs. 500/-.
  • SC/ST Category-1 & female of Karnataka candidates only: Rs.250/-.
  • Candidates residing outside the state of Karnataka: Rs.750/-.
  • Candidates residing outside India: Rs. 5, 000/-.

Eligibility Criteria

The KEA will only accept the applications of the eligible candidates. So, it is necessary to fulfill all the KCET eligibility criteria prescribed by the official authority.

Nativity: Candidate should be a citizen of India in order to be eligible for admission.

Appearing Candidates: Such candidates are also eligible to apply. But, they have to submit the proof of passing the qualifying exam at the time of counselling.

Academic Qualification:

Courses Eligibility Criteria
MBBS/BDS/Ayush Courses Passed 12th/2nd PUC with English as one of the language subject and obtaining 50% aggregate marks in PCB (40% for reserve category candidates)
B.Arch Passed 12th/2nd PUC with Mathematics as one of the compulsory optional subject and obtaining 50% aggregate marks in all subjects (45% for reserve category candidates)
B.Tech/BE Passed 12th/2nd PUC with English as one of the language subject and obtaining 45% aggregate marks in Physics & Mathematics along with Chemistry/Bio-technology/Biology/Electronic/Computer (40% for reserve category candidates)
B.V. Sc. & A.H. Passed 12th/2nd PUC with obtaining 50% aggregate marks in PCB & English (40% for reserve category candidates)
B.Pharma Passed in 2nd PUC/12th with PCB or PCM and obtained a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects (40% for reserve category candidates)
Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy from an institution approved by PCI and secured minimum of 45% marks (40% for category candidates)


KCET Exam Pattern 2020

Check the KCET exam pattern and follow it for the exam preparation:

  • Mode of exam: The exam will be held through offline (OMR) mode.
  • Duration of exam: For each paper/subject, 80 minutes will be given.
  • Maximum marks: Each paper will be of 60 marks, i.e., the total will be of 180 marks.
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Marking scheme: Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • Negative marking: There will no negative marking for incorrect or unanswered question.
Subjects Marks
Biology 60
Mathematics 60
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Total 180


KCET Syllabus 2020

The KCET syllabus will be set by the KEA only. The question papers of the Common Entrance Test will be based on the first and second PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

Candidates must study their subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or any other relevant subject to the applied course.

KCET Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the given below preparation tips for appearing in KCET 2020:

  • Must go through the syllabus and the exam pattern of the examination thoroughly.
  • Always study the official and to the point syllabus.
  • It is also necessary to be aware with the marking scheme. It may increase or decrease your marks.
  • Always do revision after you complete with your daily study.
  • Make short notes of each subject to revise before 2-3 days of the examination.
  • Make proper time table to study and follow it regularly.
  • Maintain your health good.

 Source : https://www.sarvgyan.com/articles/kcet-2020


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