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  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility Criteria
  3. Application Fee
  4. How to Apply
  5. Exam Pattern
  6. Question Papers
  7. Syllabus
  8. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  9. Cutoff
  10. Results
  11. Counselling
  12. Participating Colleges
  13. Contact Details

Common Entrance Test or CET Karnataka is conducted for the purpose of admitting students to first year Courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental Courses in Karnataka. Professional colleges in Karnataka State which offers Medical, Dental and Engineering Education are affiliated to the state run Universities, admit students through Karnataka CET every year.There are three kinds of seats (Free seats, payment and management quota seats) available in the various colleges. The fee structure differs every year.Only Karnataka students are allowed for CET for the academic year rest can opt for COMEDK exam this test conducted parallel to CET-Karnataka by the private Medical, Dental and Engineering College Association.

Candidates can get the full details of KCET Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About KCET Exam
Exam Name: Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Conducting Institute: Karnataka Examinations Authority
Commonly called as: KCET
Exam Level: State Level

Important Dates

S. No




Date of Notification

2nd Week Of January 2017


Commencement of Entry of Application Online

2nd Week January 2017


Last date to enter application details online

2nd Week Of January 2017


Last date to pay the application fees in the bank

2nd Week Of February 2017


Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible Applicants

Last Week Of April 2017


Date Of Common Entrance Test 2017

1st Week Of May 2017


Date of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu
Kannadiga candidates)

1st Week Of May 2017


Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centres

2nd Week Of May 2017


Date of publication of 'CET 2017' Provisional Answer Key

1st Week Of May 2017


Last date for submission of objections, if any, regarding Answer Key

2nd Week Of May 2017


Last date for appearing to NATA

3rd Week May 2017


Last date for submission of NATA scores along with a copy of the 2nd PU/12 Std. Marks card to KEA

Last Week Of May 2017


Date of publication of CET - 2017 Results along with applied Answer Key

Last Week May 2017


Verification of documents for Special Category i.e. Physically Disabled, NCC and Sports

2nd Week Of June 2017


Online verification/Verification of Documents at Helpline Centres

3rd Week Of June 2017

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed the qualifying examination i.e. the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 level) or its equivalent examination with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Along with Physics and Mathematics candidates must pass the qualifying exam with any of the Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects.
  • General category candidates have to obtain a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in the qualifying exam and the candidates belonging to the SC, ST, Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category have to score a minimum of 40% aggregate marks.
  • Domicile Criteria must be fulfilled by every candidate as declared by the KEA.

Application Fee

KCET Registration & Examination Fee Structure
Candidates belonging to the general Category Rs. 650
Candidates belonging to the SC, ST and OBC Rs. 500

How to Apply

  1. Online Form submission for Karnataka CET 2017 will close on February 25 2017.
  2. To obtain application forms, Candidates were required to submit the KEA copy of the Bank Challan respective schools / colleges in Karnataka.
  3. Candidates had to upload all the documents and fill in all the details in specified places for the successful submission of KCET 2017 Application Form.
  4. Candidates had to submit duly filled in Application Form of Karnataka CET 2017 to the principal of their respective colleges / schools.
  5. Candidates were allowed to download KCET 2017 Admit Cards from April 21 in online mode

Exam Pattern

KCET Medical 2017 is a pen and paper based exam. The exam will be conducted in two consecutive days.

Question Papers


Based on the syllabus of 10 + 2 / 12th STD / 2nd PUC

Admit Card / Hall Ticket

The candidate should verify all the information in the admit card. If any issue is found, then get it corrected with the concerned authority.

The candidates are required to carry the admit card to the examination hall. Without it, you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall. It is also very important to document for the further admission processes.


Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) do not announce any cutoff marks/ranks for admissions to undergraduate engineering programmes across Karnataka CET 2017 participating institutes. Closing rank or the last rank after which the admissions to a branch of particular engineering college is closed is considered as the cutoff rank for that branch. Before commencement of Karnataka CET 2017 Counselling, no cutoff marks will be announced by KEA. It is expected that there will be a minimum of two rounds in Karnataka CET 2017 Counselling. The exam conducting authority will declare the KCET 2017 cutoff rank or the closing rank as soon as the counselling rounds get over. KEA is also expected to conduct Mock Allotment for the candidates before conducting the actual counselling.


Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has announced the Result of Karnataka CET 2017 in the Month Of May 2017. Candidates, who have appearing for the Karnataka CET 2017 entrance exam can then check their Karnataka CET (KCET) 2017 Result on the official website. To know their results, they will be required to enter their KCET 2017 registration number.


  • For KCET 2017 Counselling, candidates have to register themselves online, after the declaration of results.
  • KCET 2017 Counselling will be conducted in two rounds.
  • For a seat in the engineering colleges of Karnataka, candidates have to get their documents verified at the specified Help Centres. After document verification, candidates must obtain the verification slip.
  • After getting their verification slip, candidates can fill their choices of courses and colleges.

Participating Colleges

List of top 10 institutes participating in Karnataka CET 2017 is given below. Click on the respective name to know more about it.

  1. P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  2. B.M.S College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore
  3. Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
  4. MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore
  5. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  6. RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  7. JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore
  8. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  9. National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  10. BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli

Contact Details

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.
Phone: 080 - 23568201, 23568202, 23462599, 23462758, 23461575
Fax : 080 - 23461576
E-mail: [email protected]


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