KCET 2021: Karnataka CET, Notification, Application form, Exam Dates

KCET 2021: KCET or Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a known entrance test to give admission to the candidates inKCET 2020 Under Graduate programmes for the courses such as Engineering, Agriculture, Medical, Agriculture, Pharmacy to the colleges of Karnataka for the year 2021.It is organized for providing admission into the Engineering (B.Tech) & other professional courses in the state of Karnataka. KEA or Karnataka Exam Authority will announce the notification in the mid of the January month. Here are the provisions for information such as KCET 2021 Application Form, Entrance Exam Date, Notification & Eligibility.

Courses Offered:

Through CET, these courses are offered:

  • B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering, Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science & Technology)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
  • B.Sc (Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry), B.Sc Agri Bio Technology
  • B.Sc. (home science)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
  • B.Sc (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op)
  • B.Pharm
  • Pharm-D
  • AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani and Homoeopathy)

CET 2021 Overview:

Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
Conducting AuthorityKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
PurposeAdmission to Bachelor Programs
OccurrenceOnce a Year
Exam PatternObjective Types

Official Schedule for KCET 2021

Official KCET Exam Dates. Make sure you do not miss upon any of these:

KCET 2021 Exam Dates

Students can check below the complete KCET exam dates related to various events:

EventsDates 2021 
Release of application formApril 2021
Last date to apply3rd week of April 2021
Last date to pay application fee4th week of April 2021
Editing of application details2nd week of May 2021
Admit card availability3rd week of June 2021
Date of KCET 2021 exam7th & 8th July 2021
Declaration of result3rd week of July 2021
Starting of counselling process4th week of July 2021

KCET 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
KCET Official Websitekea.kar.nic.in
Exam TypeState Level Entrance Exam
Exam CategoryUndergraduate (UG)
Total Exam Centers54
Mode of ExaminationOffline/Online
Mode of ApplicationOnline
KEA Helpline080 – 23 460 460

Eligibility Criteria

Here we are giving the eligibility criteria of different courses offered under KCET test:

Students are has to be resident of Karnataka and finished their education from a Karnataka state

Age: The candidate must not be under 17 years of age.

CoursesEligibility Criteria
BE/B.TechPassed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam.
Must have Physics, Mathematics, English along with Chemistry/Bio-technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer subjects.
Must have obtained 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the above mentioned subjects.
B.PharmPassed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCM or PCB group.
Should have secured 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the PCM or PCB group.
Diploma in Pharmacy candidates can also apply.
MBBS/BDS2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories) in the PCB group.
Must have qualified NEET entrance test.
B.Arch2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with Mathematics subject.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).
Should have a valid NATA score card.
Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and YogaPassed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCB and English subjects.
Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).

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Online Application Form for KCET 2021

KCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates are advised to carefully fill all the details in the application form in order to avoid rejection of it.

  • The authority will release the application form through online mode only.
  • Candidates have to fill their personal and educational details in the application form.
  • KCET 2020 application form will be available from April 2021.
  • The application form filling facility will be provided till the first week of April 2021.
  • After the completion of entry of all the details, candidates will get an user Id and password to their registered mobile number and the email Id.
  • Candidates also have to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression in JPG/JPEG format.
  • The application form will be considered completed only after the payment of the fee.
  • Take the printout of the filled-in application form at the end.

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below is the exam pattern for the KCET entrance examination-

  • Exam Mode: Offline (Pen & Paper based)
  • Duration: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Language: English
  • Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for marking the right answer
  • Negative Marking: Not Applicable

PaperSubjectsTotal No. of Marks

Details to be filled in the application form of KCET 2020

Student informationMother tongue (as per school/ college record), family’s annual income, religion, nationality, reservation category, of caste, caste category/ income certificate number, select eligibility clause code, select location to write KCET.
Examination detailsUniversity/ board name, school name, whether appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination (Science)?, PUC student number or year of graduation, whether studied in area of Karnataka from class 1- 10, whether studied in Kannada medium from class 1- 10.
Address for communicationAddress, district, pin code, whether studied class 10 in Karnataka, state in which appeared QE, district in which appeared QE, native state, whether ward of J&K migrant, reservation for claiming special category, whether eligible to claim reservation quota under agriculturist, select agriculture practical exam centre
Details of appearing previous CET examsWhether appeared for previous CET exam, CET number, whether obtained any seat in CET and taken admission to college. Click on ‘save and next’ button.
Study detailsEnter following study details from class 1-12/ QE and address of school/ college with number, classes studied, years of study, year of passing.Click on ‘save and next’ button.

Step 3: Uploading images in KCET application form 2021

In this progression, candidates need to transfer examined pictures of their international ID estimated photo (shaded), signature, thumb impression and mark of guardians. The determinations of pictures to be transferred in KCET application frame 2021 are given underneath:

Scanned imagesSizeDimensionFormat
Photograph6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 4.5 cmjpg/ jpeg
Signature6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 1.5 cmjpg/ jpeg
Left-hand thumb impression6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 1.5 cmjpg/ jpeg

Preparation Tips for KCET 2021

Students should aim to get good marks in the exam as their admission will be based on the KCET score. Here are some tips through which they can excel in the exam:

    • Go through the complete syllabus before starting the exam preparation.
    • Prepare a realistic timetable that can be followed easily.
    • Keep a separate notebook to write short notes for quick revision.
    • Solve previous year papers to analyze your performance and improve it altogether.
    • Don’t get distracted by the mobile phones, TV, relatives etc.
    • Freshen up your mind by spending time on activities you like for e.g. Reading novel, walking, meditation, playing etc.
    • Practice mathematics every day.
    • Devote at least 5-6 hours daily in studies as per your learning capacity.


KCET -2020

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below is the exam pattern for the KCET entrance examination-

    • Exam Mode: Offline (Pen & Paper based)
    • Duration: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
    • Language: English
    • Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQs)
    • Marking Scheme: 1 mark will be given for marking the right answer
    • Negative Marking: Not Applicable

PaperSubjectsTotal No. of Marks

KCET 2021 Admit Card

    • KCET 2021 Admit Card is available from 3rd week of June onwards.
    • The last date to download the hall ticket of KCET is April.
    • Candidates can download the admit card from KCET official website i.e kea.kar.nic.in, using their Application Number and Date of Birth.


Section-wise KCET 2021 Syllabus

KCET Question Paper depends on the First and Second PUC schedules (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology) recommended by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Pre University College in Karnataka is proportional to 10+2 or H.S.C. as pervasive in the majority of the instruction sheets in India.

Some of the important concepts to study are given below:

Subject/ LevelImportant Topics
PhysicsUnit I: Physical World and Measurement
Unit II: Kinematics
Unit III: Laws of Motion
Unit IV: Work, Energy and Power
Second Year PUC


Unit I: Electrostatics

Unit II: Current Electricity

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Unit IV: Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents

Second Year PUCUnit I: Solid State

Unit II: Solutions


Unit III: Electrochemistry

Unit IV: Chemical Kinetics

Unit V: Surface Chemistry

MathematicsAlgebra, Analytical Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
Mathematics – Syllabus for PUC-I/XI Std. or equiv. AlgebraTheory Of Indices And Logarithms, Progressions, Mathematical Induction, Theory Of Equations, Permutations And Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Partial Fractions

How to Prepare for KCET 2021?

Candidates are suggested to refer the best study material covering the entire syllabus for KCET exam. The most recommended books are given below:

Name of the bookAuthor
Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering PB (Paperback)  MTG
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved Papers (2000 – 2013) III Edition (Paperback)Arihant
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved Papers (2000 – 2013) III Edition (Paperback)Arihant
Karnataka CET – Explorer Medical (Paperback)MTG
Text books of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and MathematicsNCERT
New course PhysicsPradeeps (gomber and gogia)
Principles of physicsS.Chands (V.K mehta and rohit Mehta)
Modern abc chemistryS.P. Jauhar

KCET cut off for Top Engineering Colleges 2019

  • KCET cut off will be accessible through Closing Ranks.
  • It is the base passing position required by the contender to be qualified for directing procedure.
  • The cut off relies upon shifted factors, for example, all out seats accessible, number of hopefuls showed up, dimension of trouble of test.

The following table elucidates the cut off of some preferred engineering colleges according to branch wise:

Institute     CIVILCSEECE  EE     ME
University Visveswariah College of Engineering, Bangalore                 193435652  5848  7216  11674
S K S J T Institute of Engineering, Bangalore241401711219509
B M S College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, Bangalore8193160151432304
Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology, Bangalore2404710372140232283719764
R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore3354573798622584
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore101753042243259493639
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore17578539667991559811208
Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore1649355555797881110846
P E S Institute of Technology, Bangalore88662387282732274187
Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore19758623043191907817092

KCET Participating Colleges List

Name of the Participating InstituteCollege TypeCollege CodeSeat Intake
University Visveswariah College of EngineeringGovt.E001553
S K S J T Institute of EngineeringGovt.E002241
B M S College of EngineeringPAE003300
B M S College of EngineeringPUAE048383
Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of TechnologyPAE004629
Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of TechnologyPUAE060180
R. V. College of EngineeringPUAE005530
M S Ramaiah Institute of TechnologyPUAE006574
Dayananda Sagar College of EngineeringPUAE007784
Bangalore Institute of TechnologyPUAE008510
P E S University (Formerly PESIT)Priv. Univ.E009408
Islamia Institute of TechnologyPUAE01090
M V J College of EngineeringMLE011486
Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of TechnologyPUAE012375
Ghousia Engineering CollegeMRE013270
S J C Institute of TechnologyPUAE014360
Dr.T.Thimmaiah Institute of Technology Oorgaum Post, Kolar Gold Field (KGF), BangarapetPUAE015248
Siddaganga Institute of TechnologyPUAE016461
Sri Siddartha Institute of TechnologyDUE017402
Kalpatharu Institute of TechnologyPUAE018240
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering.PAE021520
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering.PUAE057136
The National Institute of EngineeringPAE022360
The National Institute of EngineeringPUAE056240
P E S College of EngineeringPAE023380
P E S College of EngineeringPUAE058120
Malnad College of EngineeringPAE024319
Malnad College of EngineeringPUAE047126
Tontadarya College of EngineeringPUAE028180
Maratha Mandal Engineering CollegePUAE029150
KLE Technological University(Formerly BVBCET)PAE030240
Basaveshwara Engineering CollegePAE031421
Basaveshwara Engineering CollegePUAE049149
R.T.E Socity`s Rural Engineering CollegePUAE032180
Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Institute of Technology.PUAE033300
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of EngineeringMLE034270
Anjuman Engineering CollegeMRE035165
K L E Dr. M S Sheshagiri College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE036335
K.L.S. Gogte Institute of TechnologyPUAE037454
B L D E A`s V.P. Dr. P. G. Hallakatti College of Engg. and Tech.PUAE038302
Hira Sugar Institute of TechnologyPUAE040150
P D A College of EngineeringPAE041320
P D A College of EngineeringPUAE059217
Khaja Banda Nawaz College of EngineeringMRE042284
Gurunanak Dev Engineering CollegeMRE043283
Bheemanna Khandre Institute of TechnologyPUAE044316
Rao Bahadur Y.Mahabaleswarappa Engineering CollegePUAE045370
H K E`s S L N College of EngineeringPUAE046135
N M A M Institute of TechnologyPUAE053429
K V G College of EngineeringPUAE054320
P A College of EngineeringMRE055256
University B.D.T. college of EngineeringGOVT.E061462
Bapuji Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE062425
S J M Institute of TechnologyPUAE063195
Adhichunchanagiri Institute of TechnologyPUAE064300
Jawaharlal Nehru National College of EngineeringPUAE065360
Bahubali College of EngineeringMRE070135
Vidya Vardhaka College of EngineeringPUAE071270
Ballari Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE075420
Proudadevaraya Institute of TechnologyPUAE076210
Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE077240
The Oxford College of EngineeringMLE078432
Acharya Institute of TechnologyPUAE079585
H M S Institute of TechnologyPUAE081210
J S S Academy of Technical EducationPUAE082314
H.K.B.K.College of EngineeringMRE083297
APS College of EngineeringPUAE085180
Sri Sairam College of EngineeringPUAE086240
Vivekananada Institute of TechnologyPUAE087225
Bangalore College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE088210
B T L Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE089270
Sri Revana Siddeswara Institute of TechnologyPUAE090210
K S Institute of TechnologyPUAE091210
Vemana Institute of TechnologyPUAE092300
Basavakalyana Engineering CollegePUAE093210
Coorg Institute of TechnologyPUAE094210
AMC Engineering CollegePUAE095480
East Point College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE096360
C M R Institute of TechnologyPUAE097510
Atria Institute of TechnologyPUAE098330
New Horizon College of EngineeringMLE099351
K N S Institute of TechnologyPUAE100210
Channabasaveshwara Institute of TechnologyPUAE101270
DONBOSCO Institute of TechnologyPUAE102390
Global Academy of TechnologyPUAE103360
Nagarjuna College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE104330
Nitte Meenakshi Institutute of TechnologyPUAE105450
East West Institute of TechnologyPUAE106450
B N M Institute of TechnologyPUAE107210
Saptagiri College of Engineering.PUAE108360
City Engineering CollegePUAE109360
Yellamma Dasappa Institute of TechnologyPUAE110180
Sri Venkateshwara College of EngineeringPUAE111300
Sri Krishna Institute of TechnologyPUAE112315
Sambhram Institute of TechnologyPUAE113360
G M Institute of TechnologyPUAE114232
S J B Institute of TechnologyPUAE115360
R.L.Jalappa Institute of TechnologyPUAE116180
Alpha College EngineeringPUAE117210
RNS Institute of TechnologyPUAE118390
K C T Engineering CollegeMRE119101
Jnanavikasa Institute of TechnologyPUAE120210
Vivekananada College of Engineering TechnologyPUAE121270
Canara Engineering College BantwalMLE123216
Rajiv Gandhi Institute of TechnologyPUAE124210
B M S Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE126239
M S Engineering CollegePUAE127270
Appa Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE128270
St. Joseph Engineering CollegeMRE129216
Shridevi Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE130240
Basava Academy of EngineeringPUAE131120
Secab Institute of Engineering and TechnologyMRE132189
G S S S Institute of Engineering and Technology for WomenPUAE133240
Smt. Kamala and Sri Venkappa M.Agadi college of Engg. and Tech.PUAE134180
K L S Viswanathrao Deshpande Rural  Institute of TechnologyPUAE135210
Moodalakatte Institute of TechnologyPUAE136180
Impact College of Engineering and Applied SciencesPUAE139150
PES Institute of Technology (South Campus)PUAE141330
B G S Institute of TechnologyPUAE142195
Jain University,  School of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE143378
Srinivas Institute of TechnologyPUAE144454
Rajarajeswari College of EngineeringPUAE145300
Shreedevi Institute of TechnologyUAE146360
T.John Engineering CollegePUAE147270
Nandi Institute of Technology and Management SciencesPUAE148150
Cambridge Institutute of TechnologyPUAE149300
P E S Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE150270
Mangalore Institute of Technology and EngineeringPUAE151360
S D M Institute of Tech.MLE152216
S E A College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE153270
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E154252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E155252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E156252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E157252
Maharaja Institute of TechnologyPUAE158300
Karavali Institute of TechnologyPUAE159330
Sahyadri College of Engg. and ManagementPUAE160360
Government Engineering College Madikeri Road, Malapatna, Kushalnagar,GOVT.E161252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E162252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E163252
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E164252
Dr. M.V.Shetty Institute of TechnologyPUAE165180
K L E Institute of TechnologyPUAE166240
K L E S`s K L E College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE167180
Amrutha Institute of Engineering and MangementPUAE168120
Alva`s Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE169270
Brindavan College of EngineeringPUAE171270
R.R.Institute of TechnologyPUAE172270
Sai Vidya Institute of TechnologyPUAE173210
Dr. Sri. Sri. Sri. Shivakumara MahaswamyjiPUAE174210
S.G.Balekundri Institute of TechnologyPUAE175240
Navodaya Institute of TechnologyPUAE176240
Rajeev Institute of TechnologyPUAE177270
N I E Institute of TechnologyPUAE178150
P N S Institute of TechnologyPUAE179210
Bearys Institute of TechnologyMRE180135
Shaikh College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE182150
Sha-Shib College of EngineeringPUAE183210
C Byre Gowda Institute of TechnologyPUAE184240
Angadi Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE185210
ACS College of EngineeringPUAE186210
Prasanna College of Engineering and TechnologyPUAE187120
Vijaya Vittala Institute of TechnologyPUAE188180
NDRK Institute of TechnologyPUAE189150
Akshaya Institute of TechnologyPUAE191180
A Shama Rao Foundation, Srinivas School of Engineering Srinivas Integrated CampusPUAE193240
Government Engineering CollegeGOVT.E194252
Ekalavya Institute of TeachnologyPUAE195150
Jain College of EngineeringPUAE196150
Veerappa Nisty Engineering CollegePUAE197150
Godutai Engineering College for WomenPUAE198180
AGM Rural Engineering CollegePUAE199150
Gopalan College of Engineering and ManagementPUAE201120
Sampoorna Institute of Technology and ResearchPUAE202180
K.S. School of Engineering And ManagementPUAE203210
Bangalore Technological  InstitutePUAE204210
ATME College of EngineeringPUAE205240
Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and ManagementPUAE206210
V S M Institute of TechnologyPUAE207120
Achutha Institute of Techno logyPUAE208150
Jyothi Institute of TechnologyPUAE209150
G Madegowda Institute of TechnologyPUAE210210
Jain Institute of TechnologyPUAE211210
Dayananda Sagar Academy of TechnologyPUAE212356
Lingarajappa Engineering CollegePUAE213210
Shetty Institute of TechnologyPUAE216150
Girijabai Sail Institute of TechnologyPUAE217120
Sri Pillappa College of EngineeringPUAE218120
Mangalore Marine College and TechnologyPUAE219150
Alliance UniversityPUAE220126
Biluru Gurubasava Mahaswamiji Institute of TechnologyPUAE221120
Adarsha Institute of TechnologyPUAE222180
Sri Vidya Vinayaka Institute of TechnologyPUAE223120
Cauvery Institute of TechnologyPUAE227150
Reva UniversityDUE232832
Jain Acharya Gundharnandi Maharaj Institute of TechnologyPUAE23390
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied SciencesPriv. UnivE235120
Sri Vinayaka Institute of TechnologyPUAE236150
Presidency UniversityDUE237576
Mysuru Royal Institute of TechnologyPUAE238150
East West College of EngineeringPUAE239150
Dayananda Sagar UniversityDU240228
KLE Technological University (Formerly BVBCET)DUE241336
Mysore College of Engineering and ManagementPUAE252150




KEA Contact Details

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

eighteenth Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram,

BANGALORE – 560 012

email: keauthority-ka@nic.in

Site: http://kea.kar.nic.in

Helpline: 080 – 23 460 (5 Lines) From 10.00 am to 6.00 pm