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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Organized By: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)


Applicable For

Under Graduate

Course Level

4th Week of Aug

Exam Date

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Registration Link

500 (INR)

Registration Fee


Maximum Marks


No of Questions


Exam Mode

English + 1

Paper Language

1 /Year

Conduct Frequency

Regional Entrance



No of Seats


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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) Information

1 Organized By: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
2 Counseling By: NTA (National Testing Agency)
3 Applicable For: Engineering
4 Course Level: Under Graduate Courses
5 Exam Level: Regional Entrance Karnataka
6 Subject: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
7 Exam Date: 4th Week of Aug
8 Registration Fee: 500 INR
9 No of Questions: 240 No of Questions
10 Maximum Marks: 180
11 Exam Mode: Offline
12 Exam Duration: Notify Soon
13 Paper Language: English, Kannada
14 Conducting Frequency: 1 Times Per Year (Aug)
15 No of Seats: 61000
16 Scholarship: Yes
17 Negative marking: Notify Soon
18 Official Website: Click Here
19 Registration: Click Here
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21 Youtube Channel: Click Here
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Exam Overview

Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET

Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET, is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). This entrance exam is organised to provide eligible candidates admission to different undergraduate courses in Karnataka.

The examination is also called Karnataka CET, Kar CET or K-CET. Professional courses provided under this examination are B.Tech, B.E, B. Pharm, B.Arch and BSc. The aforementioned courses are provided by private as well as government educational institutions.

Eligibility For B.E / B.Tech:

  • Scoring: Candidates must have passed a 10 + 2 intermediate exam or equivalent exam by a recognized examining board.
  • Subjects: Applicants must have physics, chemistry, and mathematics/biology from a recognized university.
  • Appearance: Candidates taking the aptitude test can also apply for KCET 2024.

Notes: Candidates must have obtained at least 45% points (40% points for the reserved category) in PCM / PCB subjects.

KCET Exam Pattern 2024

Subjects and Duration: The KCET exam is usually conducted in two days, with different subjects on each day.

  • Day 1: Biology and Mathematics (Each paper is 60 minutes)
  • Day 2: Physics and Chemistry (Each paper is 60 minutes)
  • Mode of Examination: KCET is usually conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based test), where candidates mark their answers on an OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) sheet.
  • Total Marks: The total marks for each subject paper (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) are typically 60, making the total marks for the entire KCET exam 240.

KCET Syllabus 2024 

  1. Physics: Covers topics like motion, forces, energy, electricity, magnetism, waves, optics, modern physics, and electronic devices.

  2. Chemistry: Includes concepts of atoms, elements, chemical bonding, states of matter, thermodynamics, redox reactions, organic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and coordination compounds.

  3. Mathematics: Encompasses sets, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, probability, vectors, three-dimensional geometry, and linear programming.

  4. Biology: Addresses diversity of living organisms, cell structure, physiology of plants and animals, genetics, evolution, biotechnology, and ecology.

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