KCET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates & Other Information


KCET means Karnataka Common Entrance Test. Every year, the Karnataka Common Entrance Test is held at the state level. The KEA conducts this entrance exam to include access to engineering (B.Tech), architecture, pharmacy (B.Pharm), and other technical courses.

Candidates must pass this entrance exam in order to be considered for admission to a variety of private and public institutions. NEET scores will be used to determine admission to medical, dental, and Ayush courses.

Admission to architecture programs will be based on NATA or JEE Main Paper 2 results. Karnataka Common Entrance Test all applications submitted for the only online mode and Exam Mode is Offline.

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Application Form

Candidates must read the following information about the KCET 2021 Application Form:

  • The application form for the KCET 2021 will only be available online.
  • Candidates must complete the application form with their personal and educational information.
  • From April 2021, the application process will begin.
  • The deadline to apply is the third week of April 2021.
  • Candidates will receive a user ID and password to their registered mobile number and email address after all of the information has been entered.
  • Students must send scanned images of their portrait, signature, and left thumb impression in JPG/JPEG format.
  • In the application form, the authority can also have a correction facility.
  • Only after the fee has been paid will the application form be considered complete.
  • In the end, take a printout of the completed application form.

Application Fee

  • General & OBC Categories Candidates: Rs.650/-
  • SC/ST Categories Candidates of Karnataka: Rs.500/-
  • All candidates residing outside Karnataka state: Rs.750/-
  • All candidates residing outside India: Rs.5000/-

Course offered

  • B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering, Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology)
  • Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry
  • B.Sc (Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry), B.Sc Agri Bio-Technology
  • BSc (Home Science)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
  • B.Sc (Agri. Marketing & Co-op)
  • B.Pharm
  • Pharm D
  • Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani and Homeopathy)

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must read the KCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria before filling out the application form:

  • Candidates should be citizens of India and domicile of Karnataka
  • Candidates should have passed the examination with a minimum of 50-60% marks from a restructured university listed under the Visvesvaraya University of Technology.
  • Candidates who are not listed under VTU or from Karnataka State Open University have passed the qualifying examination, they are not eligible to apply for KCET.
  • Those candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam (2nd PUC (Pre University College) / 12th board) in 2021 and their result is awaited can apply for KCET 2021, but if they do not pass the qualifying exam, Then they will not be eligible for admission.
  • Candidates seeking admission to medical, dental, or AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, and Homeopathy) courses should pass NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test).
  • Candidates seeking admission to Architecture courses should appear for NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture) or JEE Main Paper 2.
  • In the case of agricultural quota candidates, the merit list will be prepared on the basis of 25% marks, secured in 2 PUC and KCET in respective combinations & 50% marks obtained in the practical tests.

Exam Pattern

Candidates must read the following information about the KCET Exam Pattern:

  • The entrance examination will be conducted in offline mode, which means that it will be a pen and paper-based examination.
  • There will be many types of questions in the paper. Each question will have four options, from which the candidates have to choose a correct answer.
  • KCET 2021 will cover units from subjects including Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics.
  • The maximum marks for each paper will be 60.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • The medium of language in the examination will be either in English or in Kannada.
  • Each paper of KCET 2021 will be for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Tips for Preparation

Candidates can use the following tips and tricks to help them prepare for the KCET exam:

  • Always go to the point syllabus and never to any other syllabus, read the official syllabus.
  • Check the KCET exam pattern and exam syllabus before preparation to reduce the distracting picture.
  • Once you complete the daily preparation, you will have to make amendments to study the stated date.
  • One should know about the marking schemes given by KEA. Do check the marking pattern, this will increase your marks.
  • Before the exam, revise whatever short note you have made during the preparation.
  • Make a proper timetable that will help you in your preparation for your studies.
  • Maintain your good health.

Admit Card

From the third week of June 2021, KCET Admit Card 2021 will be available for download. It will only be accessible through the internet.

To enter the examination hall, students must have an admit card. To gain access to the exam hall, students must bring photo identification as well as their to admit card.

Students must also double-check the information on the admit card. If there is an error in the information, students may contact the officials to get it corrected.

Admit Card (2021)

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Answer Key

The KCET 2021 Response Key will be available on the KEA website. The response key will be made available twice. The provisional answer key will be released first, followed by the final answer key.

In the event that the provisional response key contains a mistake, students may apply their objections to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore.”

Objections must be submitted individually or via speed post/email with all supporting documentation on or before the deadline.


In the third week of June 2021, the KCET 2021 results will be published. The final result will be published on the website.

The KEA will prepare and publish a merit/rank list for candidates applying based on national-level scores. Candidates who are having problems with their KCET 2021 results should send an email requesting a change to the KEA.

Result (2021)

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2021 KCET Counseling will begin the first week of July in 2021. The counseling process will be conducted entirely online. Seats will be assigned to students based on the availability of seats at participating institutions/universities.

With the allotment letter, students must report to the assigned college/venue with their original/photocopied papers.

At least 15 helpline centers throughout the state will conduct a record review. Students will be able to choose from a variety of choices and can enter as many as they want.

Counseling (2021)

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Required documents

  • Marksheet and Passing Certificate of 10th and 12th.
  • caste certificate.
  • A print copy of the filled application form
  • KCET 2021 Scorecard
  • Two latest passport size photos.