KEA CET 2019 Exam – Result, Dates, Pattern, Fees, Syllabus

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Overview

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority for the purpose of determining the eligibility/merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu and Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and other courses in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka.

UPDATE (May 25, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Result declared, read more here.

Previous Updates

Previous Updates

  • UPDATE (May 9, 2019): Karnataka Examination Authority has again opened the Application Edit facility, read more here.
  • UPDATE (May 1, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Official Answer Keys are now available, read more here
  • UPDATE (Apr 29, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Candidates are provided with another chance to make corrections, read more here
  • UPDATE (Apr 12, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Hall Ticket has been released, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 21, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Application Correction started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 11, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Exam schedule has been revised. Read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 3, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Last date extended till March 20, 2019.
  • UPDATE (Feb 1, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Jan 11, 2019): KEA CET 2019 exam schedule has been announced. Read more here.
Exam NameKarnataka Common Entrance Test
Also Known AsKCET
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam LevelState
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-Paper based test)
Conducted byKarnataka Examinations Authority


About

Pattern

  • The exam will be an offline pen-paper based test that will be held on 2 days in 4 different sessions for four subjects.
  • There will be 4 subject papers (Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry) of objective (MCQ) type questions.
  • Each subject paper carries 60 questions and has a duration of 80 minutes.
  • All the questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) i.e. each question will have four choices, only one being the correct choice.
  • Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.
  • There will be no negative marking.
  • Merit rank for Engineering will be determined by taking marks in equal proportions in Qualifying Examination and CET in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
 

The no. of questions in each part is as follows:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
Biology6060
Physics6060
Chemistry6060
Mathematics6060

Schedule

DateTimingsSubject
April 23, 2019 April 29, 201910:30 am – 11:50 amBiology
2:30 pm – 3:50 pmMathematics
April 24, 2019 April 30, 201910:30 am – 11:50 pmPhysics
2:30 pm -3:50 pmChemistry

Eligibility

Eligibility for Engineering courses

Marks in Qualifying Examination

  • Minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer.
  • Should have passed 2nd PUC / 12th Std / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages.
  • Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Bio Technology or Biology or any other technical vocational courses as one of the optional subjects.

Eligibility for Architecture courses

Marks in Qualifying Examination

  • Minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) in 10+2 level examination.
  • Minimum 50% marks (45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.


Syllabus

The entrance test will be based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

Past Question Papers

See previous year Question Papers and Answers here.

Fees

Registration fee for KEA CET 2019 is:

CategoryAmount
A) Candidates of Karnataka origin
General, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B Category candidates₹500
SC, ST, Cat-1 Category candidates₹250
Female candidates₹250
B) PU/12th Studied in State Other Than Karnataka
All Candidates₹750
C) Candidates residing outside India
All Candidates₹5000

Registration

  • The registrations for KEA CET 2019 examination will begin on February 1, 2019 (11AM).
  • The last date to apply is February 28, 2019 March 20, 2019 upto 05.30 PM.
  • UPDATE (Feb 1, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Registrations have started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Mar 3, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Last date extended till March 20, 2019.

Application Procedure

  1. Candidates need to visit the KEA CET website and fill the prescribed application form.
  2. Upload scanned images of photograph, candidate signature, candidate left-hand thumb impression, and parent signature.
  3. Pay the application fee in any branch of the specified banks.
  4. Save application summary page for future reference.

Application Correction

  • Candidates will be provided a facility to make corrections in their application form particulars.
  • It is a one-time facility and is extended to the candidates to avoid any hardship to them.
  • The correction window will be open from March 19, 2019 March 21, 2019 to March 25, 2019 (5.30 PM).
  • UPDATE (Mar 21, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Applciation Correction started, read more here.
  • UPDATE (Apr 29, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Candidates are provided with another chance to make corrections in their Online Application from May 1, 2019 (5.00 PM) to May 5, 2019 (5.30PM). Visit here to make corrections.
  • UPDATE (May 9, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Candidates are provided with final chance to make corrections in their Online Application from May 9, 2019 (5.00 PM) to May 13, 2019 (5.30PM). Visit here to make corrections.

Hall Ticket / Admit Card

  • The Online Test Admission Ticket (Online TAT) can be downloaded from the KEA CET website after April 16, 2019.
  • Candidates are required to produce the Test Admission Ticket at the examination centre.
  • The Test Admission Ticket is an important document and it must be preserved and produced at the time of Counseling/Admission.
  • UPDATE (Apr 12, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Hall Ticket has been released, read more here.

Test Centres

Test Cities

Test Cities

  • All major districts of Karnataka

Answer Keys

  • The answer keys of KEA CET will be made available on the KEA CET website.
  • If anyone is unsatisfied with an answer, the candidate/ parent/ lecturer can file objection addressed to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore” on or before prescribed date either in person or through SPEED POST or email ([email protected]), along with all supporting documents/justification.
  • The decision of the Expert Committee will be final.
  • UPDATE (May 1, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Official Answer Keys are now available, read more here

Result / Rank List

For Engineering courses

  • A merit list will be prepared by taking marks in equal proportions in the Qualifying Examination (10+2) and CET in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
  • There are no minimum marks prescribed in CET.
  • UPDATE (May 25, 2019): KEA CET 2019 Result declared, read more here.

For Architecture courses

Admission Procedure

  • The admission will be purely on the basis of the rank in KEA-CET.
  • Candidates can select the college/branch of their choice at the time of counselling based on their rank.

Important Information

Candidates are neither required to send any certificates/documents in support of their claim in the online application nor printout of their Application Form (Final Printout) to KEA.

Important Dates

EventDate
Commencement of online form submissionFebruary 1, 2019
Last date for online form submissionFebruary 28, 2019 March 20, 2019
Last date to pay the application fee in bank / e-post officeMarch 6, 2019 March 21, 2019
Application Correction window opensMarch 19, 2019 March 21, 2019
Application Correction window closesMarch 25, 2019
Downloading Admission TicketApril 5, 2019 April 16, 2019
Karnataka CET Exam dateApril 23, 2019 – April 24, 2019 April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019

Contact Information

Candidates can contact KEA through written communication, phone or email.

KEA Contact Information
AddressKarnataka Examinations Authority,
18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram,
Bangalore-560012, Karnataka (India)
Phone080-23460460
Email[email protected]

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