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Bachelor of Architecture or B.Arch admission in the state of Karnataka is done on the basis of NATA or National Aptitude Test in Architecture scores. Karnataka B.Arch admission aspirants must secure a valid rank in the NATA exam and then they are put through the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) counselling process followed by the allocation of seats in various B.Arch colleges in Karnataka. JEE Main qualified candidates can also apply for B.Arch admissions in Karnataka through the KCET counselling process. The KCET 2020 counselling process schedule has not been released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) yet. Once the application process begins for the KCET counselling process, the B.Arch aspirants can fill up the online application form to participate in the counselling process. KEA releases a rank list based on the NATA scores and JEE Main (Paper-II) scores secured by the applicants and the counselling process is conducted for the purpose of seat allocation.
Latest Update - NATA qualified candidates can now upload their NATA scores on the official website of KEA. Click here to upload NATA marks!
Latest Update - Click on the following link to access the KCET draft seat matrix released by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) - KCET seat matrix PDF
Karnataka B.Arch aspirants can also now upload their JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA scores through the link given below -
The Karnataka B.Arch aspirants can find out all the details about the admission process in this 5-year UG programme in architecture like important dates, the application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc from the sections provided below.
Highlights of Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020
Here is the table which comprises of the highlights regarding B.Arch admission in the state of Karnataka -
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Name of the Programme
Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)
Duration of Programme
Level of Programme
Class XIIth/IInd PUC qualified candidates with a minimum aggregate of 50%
Both merit-based and entrance based admission process available
Entrance Exam Scores Accepted
JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA
Important Dates of Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020
Check out the table given below to find out al the important dates regarding B.Arch admissions in the state of Karnataka for the academic year 2020-21 -
Declaration of KCET 2020 Result
21st August 2020 (Click here to access KCET scorecard)
|KCET Counselling Uploading of Documents||07th September 2020 to 01st October 2020|
Beginning of KCET 2020 counselling registrations
30th September 2020 onwards
Last Date to Apply for KCET Counselling
02nd October 2020
Last Date to Submit KCET Counselling Fee
03rd October 2020
KCET 2020 Counselling Commences
To be Announced
The candidates are requested to visit this page at regular intervals for the latest Karnataka B.Arch admission schedule for 2020
Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020
Before applying for admission into the 5-year B.Arch programme offered by various Architecture institutions located in the state of Karnataka, the candidates must be aware of the eligibility criteria for B.Arch admission in Karnataka given below -
Applicants should be a citizen of India
Educational Qualification Eligibility
Applicants who have completed their 10+2 studies or IInd PUC studies with a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined and in overall are eligible to apply. Applicants should have studied English as a compulsory language subject at the qualifying exam level too. Reserved category students can apply with a minimum overall aggregate of 45% and in PCM subjects combined
Entrance Exam Eligibility
Applicants who have secured the minimum qualifying marks or ranks in either of the JEE Main (Paper-II) or NATA exam are eligible to apply for Karnataka B.Arch admissions
Are Karnataka State Open University applicants eligible?
How to Apply for Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020 - Application Form Filling Process (Beginning Today)
The detailed procedure to fill the online application form for Karnataka B.Arch admission has been provided in tabular form below -
Registration of Applicants
The candidates have to visit the official website of Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) with the help of the link - Direct Karnataka B.Arch admission application link (LINK DEACTIVATED). While registering for the Karnataka B.Arch admissions, the candidates have to provide certain personal basic details like name, contact details etc. After registering successfully, the candidates will receive the candidate credentials through which they can start filling the application forms for Karnataka B.Arch admission.
Filling up of Online Application Form
The candidates have to log in to the Karnataka B.Arch admission application portal through their candidate credentials and fill the online application form.
Scanned Images Uploading
The candidates have to upload the scanned versions of their signature and recent photograph as per specifications provided in the application form itself. The candidates must ensure that the photographs uploaded are clear.
Payment of Online Application Form Fee
The candidates, after submitting all their basic personal details, have to deposit the application form fee through any of the available online payment methods.
Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020 Application Fee
The application fee required to be submitted by the candidates for Karnataka B.Arch admission has been provided in the table below -
Category of Applicants
Application Fee Amount (In INR)
General category candidates
660/- (including bank charges)
Other Reserved Category Candidates
510/- (including bank charges)
Candidates belonging to other states
760/- (including bank charges)
Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020 - Rank/Merit List
By considering the marks secured by the applicants in either JEE Main (Paper-II) or NATA examination, the KEA officials prepare a merit list or rank list. The Karnataka B.Arch admission rank/merit list is also known as the KCET merit list. The merit/rank list is released on the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The candidates can access the merit list by logging in to the KEA student portal using their candidate credentials. Those candidates who successfully make it up to the Karnataka B.Arch admission merit list, those candidates are called to take part in the KCET counselling process. The candidates must note that the merit list released by the KEA officials is final and no requests regarding revaluation of the merit list are entertained by the KEA officials.
Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020 - KCET Counselling Process
As mentioned in the establishing paragraph, the admission process of the B.Arch aspirants of the Karnataka state goes through the KCET counselling process rounds. Candidates who are shortlisted based on the merit list/rank list participate in the KCET counselling process and after that, they are allocated seats in various B.Arch colleges in Karnataka state. The schedule for the KCET 2020 counselling process is expected to be released soon as the KCET 2020 results were declared on the 21st of August 2020. The candidates must go through the entire content of the table provided below for the detailed KCET counselling process for B.Arch Admission in Karnataka -
Registration and Verification of Documents
Shortlisted candidates based on the merit list have to first register for the KCET counselling process. After registering, they have to produce all their important documents and certificates for verification purpose to the KEA officials. This year, the document verification process is being conducted in an online mode unlike the previous year where the candidates had to visit the designated helpline centres for getting their documents verified
Choice Filling and Choice Locking
After the successful verification of documents is over, the candidates have to log in to the KEA student’s portal again and provide college choices online. The candidates must make sure that they thoroughly go through the seat matrix of each B.Arch offering college in Karnataka before providing their college choices. The candidates have to provide the college choices in decreasing order of preference which they can alter before the last date to submit the final college choices. After the submission of the final college choices, the candidates have to exercise their “College Choice Locking” right to submit their final college choices
The candidates will be allocated seats as per their preference and availability of seats in the B.Arch colleges of Karnataka. The detailed seat allocation process is provided in the following section
Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2020 - Seat Allotment Process
The KEA officials conduct a “Mock Seat Allotment” round first in order to give the candidates a fair idea regarding KCET seal allotment process. Each and everything that the candidates are asked to do during the mock seat allotment process resembles what the candidates are supposed to do during the original seat allotment process. After the conclusion of the mock seat allotment process, the candidates are given one more opportunity to change their preference of college choices. Usually, there are two rounds of the KCET 2020 seat allotment process in addition to an extended second round of the seat allotment process. Once the candidates are allocated seats, they can either confirm their admission on the allocated seats by completing the admission formalities or opt for better seats. The candidates can also completely withdraw themselves from the Karnataka B.Arch admission seat allotment process. To find out about all the aspects of the KCET or Karnataka B.Arch admission seat allotment process, please click on the link given here - Detailed Seat Allotment Process for KCET
List of Colleges Offering B.Arch Admission in Karnataka
The candidates must go through the list provided below to find out some of the best Architecture colleges in Karnataka offering admission into the 5-year B.Arch programme along with their average course fee structure -
Name of the College/University
Average Course Fee (In INR)
1,70,000/- per annum
6,50,000/- per annum
3,30,000/- per annum
3,88,000/- per annum
We hope that this article provided the candidates with detailed knowledge regarding B.Arch admission in the state of Karnataka. However, we are always available for the students through our student helpline toll-free number - 18005729877. Any queries regarding B.Arch admission in Karnataka is also welcome for which the candidates can go to our Q&A section!