About KCET

May 17, 2016 13:00 IST

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test is conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates to the First year or First semester of full time courses in Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology and Architecture courses, in institutions within the State of Karnataka. Though, this exam the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants also get admission in above given courses. Admission to Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institutions Rules, 2006 (in short Rules) as amended from time to time and therefore the details and instructions contained in this Information Booklet are subject to the said Rules. In case of any discrepancy, the Rules shall prevail.

Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) is a parallel entrance test is held by the Karnataka Private Medical & Dental Colleges Association. This is independent of the government conducted CET and is used to fill some part of the seats of certain engineering/medical/dental colleges in Karnataka.

Note- Other state students (students not eligible to be considered in the Karnataka quota) cannot appear for the CET. They can only appear for the COMEDK examination.


In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Herein after referred to as KEA).

The Common Entrance Test-2016 will be conducted at 53 places, spread over Karnataka. Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write 'CET-2016' in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.


Date Day Timings Subject Marks
04-05-2016 Wednesday
10.30 am – 11.50 am Biology 60
02.30 pm – 03.50 pm Mathematics 60
05-05-2016 Thursday
10.30 am – 11.50 am Physics 60
02.30 pm – 03.50 pm Chemistry 60

5 # Practical test and Verification of documents Time Table for agriculturist quota

Date Day Timings Subject Marks
20-05-2016 Friday 9.00 am onwards PRACTICAL test on “Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens” TO CLAIM
12-05-2016 to 18-05-2016

Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centers

# Minimum of 50% marks in Practical Examination is required to claim seat under Agriculturist Quota. Further, Agriculturist Quota is applicable only for Under Graduate courses detailed in 5 and 6 below. Practical Examination will be conducted at Bangalore, Hassan, Mandya, Raichur, Mysore, Munirabad (Koppal District), Arabhavai (Gokak Tq) Tamaka (Kolar District), Mangalore, Bidar, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Shimoga.

Practical Test Fees: Rs.500/- for General and OBC (Rs.250/- for SC, ST and Category -1), this fee amount shall be paid at the respective Practical Test Centre on the day of verification of documents in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of Comptroller of the respective University.

In the case of Agriculturist Quota, the merit list will be prepared based on 25% marks each, secured in concerned combinations in II year PUC (PCMB) & CET and 50% marks secured in the Practical Test. In case of B.V.Sc & AH merit will be prepared based on 50% of Marks secured in CET (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and 50% of marks scored in the practical test.

* KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST: The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo a Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada. The Kannada Language test will be conducted by KEA as per the above schedule only in Bangalore Centre; therefore such candidates will have to appear for the 'Common Entrance Test - 2016' in a test centre located at BANGALORE Only. The relevant photocopy of the original documents of the parents in support of their claim such as marks cards, study certificates, etc., along with the CET admission ticket should be produced on the day of Kannada Language Test.

The minimum passing marks for all Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates shall be 12 out of 50 marks in Kannada Language Examination conducted by KEA in order to be considered for assignment of ranks and to become eligible for allotment of seats in CET-2016.

(The Kannada Language Test paper will be of 4th Standard Level)

However, the Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA.

Based on the performance of the candidates in the Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination, as the case may be, the merit / rank list will be prepared and published. All the eligible candidates will be considered for allotment of seats in the order of their merit / rank and based on the options entered by the candidate and as per the seat matrix issued by the Government.