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Karnataka Common Entrance Test


The full form of the KCET is Karnataka Common Entrance Test. This exam is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority. Every year, this exam is conducted and the KCET exam by the authority. Applicants who wish to take admission in various fields like Engineering, Pharmacy, and other UG or PG programs then applicants can apply for this exam. Apart from this, applicants who wish to take admission in the Medical courses then they can get admission based on the NATA scores. 

The below article will offer you detailed information about this exam such as Registration Process, Registration Fees, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, etc.

Highlights of KCET Exam: 

Exam name KCET
Full form of KCET Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Frequency of the exam Once a year
Level of the exam State level
Courses offered Engineering, Pharmacy, UG
Conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority


  • Students who want to apply for the KCET exam must have to fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants must have Indian citizenship
  • Appearing candidates can also apply for the KCET exam but must have to submit passing qualifying exam proof at the counseling time
  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with a good percentage in their respective courses.
  • Applicants can check course wise eligibility criteria from the website


The KCET exam syllabus will be different for each course and candidates need to download their syllabus from the website. the syllabus for the KCET exam will consist of multiple topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology subjects from 11th and 12th classes.

Exam Pattern

  • The KCET exam will be held through offline mode
  • There are MCQs type of questions available in the exam
  • 80 minutes will be the total time duration
  • There is no negative marking in the exam
  • 1 mark will be awarded for the correct answer

Exam Paper

  • There is only one exam paper in the KCET Entrance exam
  • Applicants must have to clear the KCET exam paper

Exam Prepare

  • Go through the KCET exam complete syllabus as well as exam pattern
  • Make the proper time table and follow it
  • Practice the Mock test and sample papers

Exam Important Date

Events  Important Dates
Releasing date of Application Form April, third week 2022
Last date to fill the form June, Third week 2022
Last date to pay the fees June, Fourth week 2022
Editing details in the form July, First week 2022
Availability of Admit Card July, Second week 2022
Exam date August, last week 2022
Result declaration September, First week 2022

Exam Application Process

  • The KCET 2022 application form available on the only website
  • While filling the application form applicants need to enter their educational as well as personal information
  • From April, Third-week application form of KCET is available and application can fill the application form on or before June, 2022
  • After filling the application form applicants then need to pay their application fees


Registration Fees of KCET Exam:

  • The application fee for GM/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A applicants will be Rupees 500
  • The application fee for Category-1/ Females/ ST/ SC of Karnataka applicants will be Rupees 250
  • The application will be Rupees 750 for outside Karnataka candidates
  • The application fee will be Rupees 5000 for outside India Applicants


Selection Process of KCET Exam:

  • The KCET counseling process will be started from the September 2022. Only those applicants can participate in the counseling process whose name is present in the KCET merit list. In the counseling process, applicants can choose a seat and college. There can be more than one round of KCET counseling, based on seat availability.


Cut off of KCET Exam:

  • The cut-off will be released by the authority and will be published once the exam is conducted. The cut-off may vary from course to course and the applicant’s performance.
  • For General category applicants the KCET cut off score will be 50%
  • For OBC/ ST/ SC category candidates the KCET cutoff score will be 40%

Exam Center

  • Bagalkot
  • Chitradurga
  • Mangalore
  • Jamakhandi
  • Davangere
  • Moodabidre
  • Bangalore
  • Dharwad
  • Puttur
  • Doddaballapur
  • Hubli
  • Ujire
  • Belgaum
  • Gadag
  • Mysore
  • Athani
  • Gulbarga
  • Raichur
  • Chikodi
  • Hassan
  • Ramanagara
  • Gokak
  • Haveridte
  • Channapatna
  • Bellary
  • Kanwar
  • Shimoga
  • Hospet
  • Dandeli
  • Bhadravathi
  • Bidar
  • Kumta
  • Sagar
  • Basavakalyan
  • Sirsi
  • Tumkur
  • Bhalki
  • Kolar
  • Tiptur
  • Bijapur
  • KGF
  • Udupi
  • Chamarajanagar
  • Koppal
  • Karkala
  • Kollegal
  • Madikeri
  • Kundapura
  • Chikkaballapur
  • Mandya
  • Yadgir
  • Chikmagalur
  • Krishnarajapet


Ques: How many times a candidate can apply to KCET 2022 Exam?
There is no limit has been decided by the authority


Ques: What is the KCET exam conducted for?
The exam KCET conducted to take admission into various Yoga and Naturopathy, Farm Science, Veterinary, B. Pharma, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and other courses.


Ques: What are the participating colleges of KCET Exam?
Participating Colleges of KCET

  • University Visveswariah College of Engineering
  • S K S J T Institute of Engineering
  • B M S College of Engineering
  • B M S College of Engineering
  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology
  • Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology
  • R. V. College of Engineering
  • M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  • Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology
  • Prev. Univ. P E S University (Formerly PESIT)
  • Islamia Institute of Technology
  • M V J College of Engineering
  • Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology
  • Ghousia Engineering College
  • S J C Institute of Technology
  • Dr.T.Thimmaiah Institute of Technology
  • Oorgaum Post, Kolar Gold Field (KGF), Bangarapet
  • Siddaganga Institute of Technology
  • Sri Siddartha Institute of Technology
  • Kalpatharu Institute of Technology
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering.
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering.
  • The National Institute of Engineering
  • The National Institute of Engineering
  • P E S College of Engineering
  • P E S College of Engineering
  • Malnad College of Engineering
  • Malnad College of Engineering
  • Tontadarya College of Engineering
  • Maratha Mandal Engineering College
  • KLE Technological University (Formerly BVBCET)
  • Basaveshwara Engineering College
  • Basaveshwara Engineering College
  • R.T.E Society's Rural Engineering College
  • Sri TaralabaluJagadguru Institute of Technology.
  • Sri DharmasthalaManjunatheswara College of Engineering
  • Anjuman Engineering College
  • K L E Dr. M S Sheshagiri College of Engineering and Technology
  • K.L.S. Gogte Institute of Technology
  • B L D E A`s V.P. Dr. P. G. Hallakatti College of Engg. and Tech.
  • Hira Sugar Institute of Technology
  • P D A College of Engineering
  • P D A College of Engineering
  • Khaja Banda Nawaz College of Engineering
  • Gurunanak Dev Engineering College
  • BheemannaKhandre Institute of Technology
  • Rao Bahadur Y.Mahabaleswarappa Engineering College
  • N M A M Institute of Technology
  • K V G College of Engineering
  • P A College of Engineering
  • University B.D.T. college of Engineering
  • Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology


Ques: What will be the mode of the KCET 2022 exam?
The KCET exam will be held offline mode.


Ques: Can I get a refund of the application fee if I unable to appear in the exam?
No, once you have submitted your application fee then in any case you unable to get a refund.

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