Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019 Notification Released

Notification Date:2019-02-11
Expiry Date:2019-09-30

What is KCET ?

  • The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019 is being conducted for the purpose of joining into First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2019-20.

Courses Offered:

  • Engineering, Technology, Farm Science courses [i,e., Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc, & A.H.), B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture, B.Sc. (Hons) Horticulture, B.Sc (Hons) Forestry, B.Tech (Bio Technology), B.Sc.(Hons) Community Science, B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.F.Sc (Fisheries), B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op),1 and B.Pharm & Pharm-D courses for the year 2019-20.
  • For admission to Medical/ Dental/ AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Homoeopathy) courses, candidates have to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) - 2019 conducted by CBSE.
  • For admission to Architecture course candidates have to appear for JEE Paper -2 or NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture.


  • Engineering/ Technology courses (B.E. / B. Tech):
    Passed in 2nd PUC/ 12th Std/ Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtained a Minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/ Bio- Technology/ Biology/ Electronics/ Computer. (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates).
  • For Architecture course (B. Arch):
    Passed in 2nd PUC/ 12th Std/ Equivalent Exam with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and also 50% marks in aggregate at 2nd PUC/ 12th Std/ Equivalent Exam in all the subjects. (45% for SC, ST, Cat- 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates and person with disability of mental retardation or mental illness (including Dyslexia)).
  • Note on NOT ELIGIBLE CLAUSE: Previous Year Seat Allotted Candidates
    A candidate who had obtained a seat in any discipline through KEA (CET Cell) in any of the previous years and not surrendered the seat before the last date fixed for entry of options for final round of seat allotment for the respective disciplines will not be eligible for allotment of a seat to the same discipline during 2019 as per rule 15 (5) of CET-2006 Admission Rules. However, he/ she is eligible to appear for CET-2019 for allotment of seat in any other discipline.
  • Only Government Quota Seats will be filled through KCET Exam.

Application Procedure:

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

Admit Cards:

  • A downloadable admit card will be hosted for all the eligible candidates on official website. All the candidates must take a printout of the same.

Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam: Offline(Pen and Paper)

Biology23-04-2019 (Tuesday)10:30 am - 11:50 am60
Mathematics23-04-2019 (Tuesday) 02:30 pm - 03:50 pm 60
Physics24-04-2019 (Wednesday)10:30 am - 11:50 am60
Chemistry24-04-2019 (Wednesday)02:30 pm - 03:50 pm60
Kannada Language Examination (4th Standard level)25-04-2019 (Thursday)11.30 am to 12.30 pm50

Note: No Negative Marking for wrong answers

Important Dates:

Publication of Notification in the Newspapers/ KEA Website01-02-2019
Hosting of Information Bulletin on the KEA Website01-02-2019 after 11.00 am
Filling of Application Online for CET-2019From 11.00 am on 01-02-2019 to 28-02-2019 up to 5.30 pm
Last date to pay the application fees in the bank/ e-post office06-03-2019 (during banking hours)
Provision for corrections, if any (The candidates can change/ modify the information furnished in the online application as per their eligibility) only for paid candidatesFrom 11.00 am on 19-03-2019 to 25-03-2019 up to 5.30 pm
Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible ApplicantsFrom 11.00 a.m. on 16-04-2019
DATE OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST - 201923-04-2019 and 24-04-2019
Date of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)25-04-2019
Verification of Documents for Agriculturist quota at the respective Practical Test Centres (from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm)13-05-2019 to 15-05-2019 (Except General Holidays) 9.00 am to 3.30 pm
Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Veterinary Universities under "Agriculturist Quota" (From 9.00 am onwards)18-05-2019 9.00 am onwards

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