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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

KCET 2022 Exam Date
June 16 and 17, 2022
Name of the Examination
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Common Name
Conducting Body
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
State-Level Exam

What is KCET?

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a common entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 

The state-level exam in Karnataka allows candidates to seek admissions in the following undergraduate courses provided at the participating colleges: 

B.Tech Food Technology
B.Tech Agricultural Engineering
B.Sc Community Science
B.Sc Horticulture
B.Sc Agriculture
B.Sc Forestry
B.Pharm and Pharm.D courses
B.Tech Dairy Technology
B.Tech Bio-Technology
B.Sc Agri Marketing and Co-Op
B.Sc Sericulture
B.F.Sc Fisheries

Some of the top colleges in Bangalore offer the above-mentioned courses with a dynamic pedagogy. Aspirants can avail many career-defining benefits by studying in these colleges. 

They can seek admissions in Bangalore by checking out the requirements and fulfilling it accordingly. 

KCET 2022 will be conducted on June 16 and 17, 2022. 

To apply for the exam, candidates have to complete their 10+2 education with science from a recognized education board in India. 

KCET Colleges: 

Few colleges accepting KCET scores are:

BMS College of Engineering
R.N.S. Institute of Technology
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology
Bangalore Institute of Technology
B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology
J.S.S. Academy of Technical Education
National Institute of Engineering
Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering
P.E.S. Institute of Technology
Siddaganga Institute of Technology

KCET Exam Details: 

KCET 2022 Registration Mode
KCET 2022 Examination Mode
Language Mode
Number of Days
Number of Papers
4 Compulsory and 1 Optional
Division of Papers

June 16th, 2022:

Biology (morning Session)

Mathematics (afternoon Session)

June 17th, 2022:

Physics (morning Session)

Chemistry (afternoon Session)

June 18th, 2022:

Kannada Language Test (Optional)

Duration of the Exam
1 hour 20 minutes

KCET 2022 Exam Dates:

KCET 2022 Events
Registration Begins

April 18, 2022 

Last Date to Apply

May 20, 2022

Last Date for Fee Payment
May 20, 2022
Changes in Application

May 21 ? 22, 2022

Release of KCET Admit Card
June 21, 2022
KCET Exam Date
June 16 and 17, 2022
Release of Answer Key
June 21, 2022
June 30, 2022

Counselling Document Verification

1st week of August 2022 

KCET 2022 Registration: 

Candidates can register for the exam by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of KCET 2022.
Step 2: Click on the link of "New User"
Step 3: Register for the exam by entering details such as Name, Email ID, Mobile Number, and Percentage. Candidates will be able to generate their application number and password. 
Step 4: They have to fill the required details and upload scanned copies of the required documents. 
Step 5: Pay the required registration fees and submit the application form. 
Step 6: Candidates should also take a printout of the application form for further use. 

KCET 2022 Registration Fees: 

Fees (in Rs.)
Karnataka General Candidates (Male)
Karnataka SC, ST, and Female Candidates
Candidates from Outside Karnataka

Documents Required: 

Passport-size Photograph

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KCET 2022 Exam Centres: 

Kolar Gold Field

KCET Syllabus and Books: 

Section A: Mathematics

Introduction to 3D Geometry
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Mathematical Reasoning
Principle Of Mathematical Induction
Application Of Integrals
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations
Linear Programming
Linear Inequalities
Relations & Functions
Permutation And Combination
Binomial Theorem
Continuity and Differentiability
Sets, Relations & Functions
Application of Derivatives
Trigonometric Functions
Differential Equations
Sequence & Series
Vector Algebra
Straight Lines
Three Dimensional Geometry
Conic Sections
Limits & Derivatives

Section B: Physics

Units and Measurements
Electric Charges and Fields
Physical World
Current Electricity
Motion in a Straight Line
Alternating Current
Motion in a Plane
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Laws of Motion
Electromagnetic Induction
Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion Gravitation
Electromagnetic Waves
Work, Energy & Power
Magnetism and Matter
Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Mechanical Properties of Solids
Wave Optics
Thermal Properties of Matter
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Kinetic Theory
Semiconductor Electronics
Communication Systems

Section C: Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Solid State
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Surface Chemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter Gases and Liquids
Chemical Kinetics
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p-Block Elements
Redox Reactions
d and f Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry
Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic acids
Environmental chemistry
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life

Section D: Biology

Living World
Microbes in Human Welfare
Plant Kingdom
Organism and Population
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Biodiversity and Conservation
Plant Growth and Development
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes
Respiration in Plants
Biotechnology: Applications
Morphology of Flowering Plants
Reproduction in Organisms
Anatomy and Flowering Plants
Human Reproduction
Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Reproductive Health
Body fluids and Circulation
Digestion and Absorption
Excretory Products and their Elimination
Environmental Issues
Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Locomotion and Movement

KCET Books: 

Author(s)/ Publisher
KCET: Previous Year's Paper Questions Paper
Textbooks of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics
KCET Explorer

KCET Exam Pattern: 

Exam Duration
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Exam Mode
Total Marks
Total Number of Questions

60 (For all Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics)

50 (For Kannada Paper)

Marking Scheme

+1 for all Correct Answer

No Negative Marking

Type of Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions

KCET Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for KCET: 

  • Plan like a Perfectionist: 

Students who create a preparation plan are highly organized and usually consistent. It is because the plan helps them to go in a particular direction without any confusion.

Therefore, students who plan to appear for KCET must create an effective preparation plan based on their strengths and weaknesses.    

  • Be an Early Bird: 

KCET syllabus is huge, as it includes topics belonging to the 11th and 12th standard. Therefore, students must start their preparation process as early as possible and get a proper hang of the KCET exam pattern. 

It would help them to complete the KCET syllabus and even start their revision for the exam. As a result, the overall confidence of the candidates would increase.

  • Master the Basics:

Understanding the basics of a subject helps the students to solve complex problems easily. It also increases their overall speed of problem-solving skills. 

As a result, they would be ahead of the competition and have confidence in their skills and knowledge. If students do not master the basics, then they cannot master the subject and will face problems not only during the exam but also in their higher studies.

  • OLD is GOLD:

Solving previous question papers helps students to understand the difficulty level of the examination and the KCET exam pattern. It would also help them to understand their expertise in the subjects.

As a result, they can plan their preparation process accordingly and maximize their efficiency in the main exam.

  • Go God Speed:

The main aim of the competitive exams is to shortlist the students for the admission process. Therefore, it sets a time limit to increase competitiveness.

If students want to survive the competition of the exam, they must increase their overall problem-solving skills. To do so, they must practice regularly by setting a time limit for solving a set of problems.  

  • Be Healthy and Wise: 

Candidates shouldn't forget to maintain their health during the preparation process. It's very important for them to keep themselves physically as well as mentally fit. 

They should have proper food and exercise daily to keep themselves fit and fine. 

KCET Admit Card: 

Candidates can check the KCET admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Candidates have to log in to the official website of KEA by entering their credentials. 
Step 2: They have to click on the Admit Card link and enter their KCET Application Number and Date of Birth. 
Step 3: Candidates will have the KCET Admit Card displayed on their screen. 
Step 4: They should check the details mentioned on the admit card and take a printout for further use. 

KCET Answer Key: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to check out the KCET answer key:

Step 1: Visit the official website of KEA.
Step 2: Click on the link of "Answer Key."
Step 3: Download the Answer Key from the website.
Step 4: Check the answers and calculate the marks according to the marking scheme.
Step 5: Take a print out of the Answer Key for future reference.

Candidates can also challenge the answer key by sending a mail with the Subject, Version Code, and Question Number.  They have to mail at keauthority-ka@nic.in.

KCET Results: 

Candidates can download the KCET results with the following steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of KEA.
Step 2: Click on the KCET exam link. 
Step 3: A new page will appear on the screen. 
Step 4: Click on the link of KCET Results. 
Step 5: Enter the date of birth and roll number to login. 
Step 6: KCET results will appear on the screen.
Step 7: Candidate can download the scorecard and take a print out of it for future reference.

KCET Cut offs: 

KEA shall release the KCET cut offs after the announcement of the results. It is the minimum marks which candidates have to score to participate in the further admission process. 

However, just clearing the cut off doesn't guarantee a candidate's admission into a college. 

Important points to remember regarding KCET cut offs:

  • KEA releases a course-wise minimum cut offs for KCET exam. 
  • Various colleges release their own KCET cut off marks for the admission process. 
  • Cut-off marks are the minimum marks to be eligible for admission in various colleges and universities. 
  • The cut-off marks released by the KEA depends on the following factors:
    • Difficulty level of the exam.
    • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam.
    • Availability of seats in colleges .
    • Overall performance of students in the examination.

KCET Counselling Process: 

Eligible candidates have to participate in the KCET counselling process after clearing the cut offs. 

Candidates have to verify their identity and eligibility at the counselling centre. If the candidates fail to do so, then they will not be allowed for the counselling process under any circumstances. 

They must carry the following documents to the counselling process:

  • 10th Marksheet and Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet and Certificate
  • KCET Application Form
  • KCET Admit Card
  • KCET Score Card
  • Two latest passport size photographs
  • Caste Certificate
  • Medical certificate for PwD candidates

KCET Document Verification:

Candidates must follow the steps given below to complete the Document Verification process:

Step 1: Candidates must take the documents mentioned above for verification.
Step 2: They must carry the originals along with two photocopies of those documents.
Step 3: The candidate will receive an acknowledgment card and verification slip after the end of the registration process.
Step 4: After the verification of the documents, the authorities verify the candidate's eligibility.
Step 5: The candidates who clear the verification round will receive a User ID and Password.

KCET Counselling Registration:

Candidates who complete the verification process are eligible to register for the KCET counselling process, conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). They must follow the steps given below to complete the registration process:

  • The registration process must be completed to start the Choice Filling and Seat Allocation process
  • The candidate must enter the details mentioned in the verification slip carefully in the registration form

KCET Counselling Choice Filling and Seat Allocation:

Candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of KEA. 
Step 2: Login with the help of User ID and Password. 
Step 3: Fill in the choice of course and college. 
Step 4: Enter the CET number to lock the choice of courses and colleges. 

Candidates will be allotted seats based on the selection of their preferred courses and colleges. They can choose any number of options during the choice filling process. 

KEA will upload the category-wise, college-wise, and course-wise seat matrix on the official website. After the completion of the first round of seat allotment, the authorities will offer unfilled, cancelled, surrendered, or newly added seats as Casual Vacancies

The allotment procedure in the second round will be similar to that of the first round

KCET Counselling Fee Payment:

After the candidates are done with the counselling process, they must proceed with the KCET counselling fee payment.

Important points to remember: 

  • Candidates must complete the fee payment after the completion of counselling process and confirmation of their college admission. 
  • Payment of the counselling fee confirms the admission of the candidate to the selected college.


- No, it is also conducted for students from other states.

- KCET 2022 will be conducted on June 16 and 17, 2022.

- There is no limit on the number of times one can appear for KCET.

- The minimum age limit for KCET is 17 years. There is no maximum age limit for KCET.

- No, students cannot apply separately for different types of courses.

- The exam is conducted in offline mode.

- KCET registration process will be conducted in the online mode.

- The KCET counselling process will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

- Each paper will contain 60 questions except the Kannada paper, which will have 50 questions.

- Courses such as B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Food Technology, B.Sc Community Science, B.Tech Dairy Technology, and many more are offered under KCET.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following eligibility criteria for KCET: 

  • The candidates must have completed the 10+2/ PUC or any other equivalent exam from any board that is recognized by the Government of India.
  • Candidates belonging to the general category must have scored a minimum of 45% in their examination, while the candidates belonging to the reserved category must have secured a minimum of 40%.
  • The candidates should have studied English along with the other subjects.

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