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KCET 2018 - Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

KCET 2018 Application Form has been released from 1st February 2018. KCET 2018 (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance exam. This exam is also called as Karnataka CET (K CET/Kar CET). Karnataka CET is managed by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) under the aegis of Karnataka University. KCET 2018 is the gateway for admission in the field of Architecture, Engineering, Pharmacy, etc. Through this exam, candidates will get admission into various institutions/colleges situated in Karnataka state. In this article, we have mentioned the complete information about KCET 2018 including application details, eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus.

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KCET 2018 - Details


Brief about KCET


Exam name

Karnataka Common Entrance Test


Commonly known as



Exam Type

State level


Exam Category

Undergraduate (UG)


Exam conducting authority

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)


Participating Institutes

220 Government colleges/ private aided/ private un-aided/ Universities of Karnataka 



Admission to B.Tech programmes


Frequency of the exam

Once in a year (Annual)


KCET 2018 - Important Date

The important dates of KCET 2018 will be released by KEA for all the all the candidates appearing in the exam. Candidates are required to know KCET 2018 important dates to not miss on any of the exam related events. KCET important dates 2018 include dates related to the availability of application form, admit card, result, counselling and seat allotment procedure etc. Candidates can refer to the table given below to know all the KCET important dates 2018.

Events Dates (Announced)
Starting of online Application 1st February 2018
Last Date to fill Application Form 26th February 2018 (upto 5:30 PM)
Fee Payment Last Date 28th February 2018
Availability of Admit Card 10th April 2018 (11:00 AM)
Date of Exam 18th April (Biology & Mathematics) & 19th April (Physics & Chemistry)
Kannada Language Test 20th April 2018
Result Declaration Last week of May 2018
Commencement of Counselling 2nd week of June 2018

KCET 2018 - Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 define certain parameter on the basis of which candidates can take up the entrance exam. If the candidate does not fit in the prescribed KCET 2018 eligibility criteria, then he or she will be not allowed to appear in the exam. The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 is different for different categories, whereas the citizenship criteria will be same for all the candidates i.e. Indian.

The Candidates who possess below Mentioned Educational Qualifications are only eligible to write KCET 2018 Exam.   

  • B.E/ B. Tech: Candidates should complete 2nd PUC/ 12th Standard or an Equivalent Examination with minimum 45% Marks in Physics and Mathematics with Chemistry/ Biology.
  • MBBS or BDS: Candidates should pass in 2nd PUC/12th Std or an Equivalent test with the minimum of 50% marks in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects.
  • BAMS, BUMS, BNYS & BHMS: Candidates should complete 2nd PUC/12th Std or an Equivalent test with minimum 50% marks in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects.
  • B. Arch: Candidates should clear Inter/12th Std or an Equivalent test with minimum 50% marks in all the subjects and needs to study Mathematics as a compulsory subject.
  • B. V. Sc. & A.H: Candidates should complete 12th Std/2nd PUC or an Equivalent qualification with minimum 50% Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects.
  • B.Pharm: Candidates should pass 12th Std/Inter or an Equivalent test with English and should get minimum 45% Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects or PCM subjects.
  • Qualification for 2nd Year B. Pharma (Lateral Entry): Candidates should complete Diploma in Pharmacy with minimum 45% Marks from an educational institution that is approved by the Pharmacy Examination Council of India.
  • D Pharma Qualification: Candidates should clear 2nd PUC/12th Std or an Equivalent test with minimum 45% Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects or PCM subjects. OR needs to qualify for Diploma in Pharmacy test from an educational institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.
  • For B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc. (Forestry). B.Sc.(Horticulture), B.Sc.(Agri. Biotech), B. H. Sc.(Home Science), B. Tech.(Food Science & Tech.), b. Tech.(Food Technology), and B. Tech in Agriculture or B.Sc.(Ag Marketing and Co-operation): Candidates should complete 12th Std/2nd PUC or an Equivalent qualification in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics.

Additional Requirements for KCET 2018 Exam

  • The Applicants from Karnataka and Jammu Kashmir as well as NRI Candidates also eligible to write KEA CET Exam.
  • Candidates applying for Medicine Exam should have the permission of Medicine and Dental Council.
  • Applicants whose Age above the 17 years only eligible to apply for this Karnataka CET Exam. Candidates of Special Category can get Age exception of 5 to 6 years.

KCET 2018 - Application Fee



Application Fee 

Bank Charges 

E-Post Office Charges


General/ OBC


Rs. 10

Rs. 12


SC/ ST/ Category 1


Rs. 10

Rs. 12


Candidates qualifying Pre-University and 12th standard from state other than Karnataka


Rs. 10

Rs. 12

KCET 2018 - Application Form

KEA has released the KCET 2018 application form from 1st February 2018. Candidates can check here all details of filling the application form:

  • The KCET online application form has been released only through online mode.
  • No other mode is applicable to get the application form.
  • Candidates can fill the KCET 2018 application form till 26th February 2018.
  • Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature.
  • The size of the photograph, signature & left hand thumb impression should be greater than 5 KB and less than 40 KB. The dimension should be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (Photograph), 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm (Signature & left hand thumb impression).
  • Before filling the application form, candidates must read the instruction carefully.
  • The authority may also provide the application correction facility via online mode.
  • Take the printout of the filled application form for future use.

KCET 2018 - Application Correction

The editing option in KCET 2018 application form will be facilitated via online mode only. Candidates can correct/modify their wrong entries during the correction time. No offline mode will be entertained to make correction. After making the required correction, candidates should take printout of the application for further use.

  • Click on the official website link. (link will be provided above)
  • Click on the “Edit CET-2018 Application” link.
  • A new page will be opened on the screen.
  • Now, enter your User ID and click on “Send OTP” button.
  • OTP will be sent to the entered mobile number.
  • After submitting the generated OTO, changes will be done.
  • Now, make corrections in wrong details.
  • Verify and ensure that all the changes done are correct.
  • After modifying details, click on the “Declare Button”.
  • Take the printout of the modified application form for further use.

KCET 2018 - Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of KCET 2018 is given below:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held through offline mode (pen & paper based).
  • Types of Question: Question paper will be Multiple Choice Type Question.
  • Number of Questions: Total 60 question will be asked from each section.
  • Time Duration: The total time duration is 320 minutes for the whole exam. Each section will be given 80 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: One mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There is no provision for negative marking. No marks will be deducted for incorrect answer.
Subjects No. of Question Time Allotted (in Minutes)
Physics 60 80
Chemistry 60 80
Mathematics/Biology 60 80
Kannada (in case) 50 80
Total 230 320

KCET 2018 - Syllabus

The syllabus of KCET 2018 will be same as the syllabus of First and Second Pre-University Course (PUC) as specified by Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Candidates must know the complete syllabus of KCET 2018 before appearing for the exam. KCET 2018 syllabus includes topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

KCET 2018 - Preparation Tips

Here we are providing some KCET 2018 preparation tips

  • Plan a proper schedule & make a time table such that to give a equal time for each subjects.
  • Prepare from previous years question paper & unsolved sample papers.
  • Stay healthy & take a nutritious and balanced diet. Avoid junk & oily foods.
  • Understand & know the complete exam pattern & syllabus. Concentrate on the basic concept & try to cover the complete syllabus.
  • Make a note of all the important topics & points.
  • Balance your strengths & weaknesses & prepare topics and chapters according to this.

KCET 2018 - Admit Card

The admit card of KCET 2018 will be released by the authorities of KEA in online mode April 10, 2018 for all the candidates who have successfully submitted their applications. KCET 2018 Admit Card will include details like candidate's name, roll number, photograph, signature, exam date, time, venue and instructions. Therefore, it will be important for candidates to carry their Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 admit card to the examination hall.

How to download KCET 2018 admit card

  • Click on the link given below to download the admit card of KCET 2018. (link will be available as soon as it will be active)

  • Enter KCET 2018 application number and date of birth.

  • Check all the details mentioned on the admit card carefully and download it.

  • Click on 'Print' admit card and preserve it for future use.

KCET 2018 - Results

The result of Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 will be released by KEA in online mode for all the candidates who appeared in the exam. KCET 2018 result will provide the ranks and scores obtained by candidates in the entrance exam.