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Karnataka BArch Admission 2023 - Dates, Eligibility, Registration, Selection Procedure

Abhik Das
Abhik DasUpdated On: December 09, 2022 04:55 pm IST | KCET

For BArch admission in Karnataka, the candidates must either have a valid JEE Main 2023 (Paper 2) or NATA 2023 score to be eligible for participating in the KCET centralized counselling process. Check all the details like important dates, eligibility criteria, application process etc. here.


Karnataka B.Arch Admissions 2022

Karnataka BArch Admission 2023: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the Karnataka BArch admission process. The Bachelor of Architecture or BArch admission in the state of Karnataka is done based on the scores obtained by the candidates in the NATA exam. Karnataka BArch admission aspirants are required to secure a valid rank in the NATA exam which makes them eligible to participate in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) counselling process followed by the allocation of seats in the different BArch colleges of Karnataka. Candidates qualifying JEE Main can also apply for BArch admissions in Karnataka via thecounselling process of KCET 2023 exam

KEA releases a rank list of candidates based on the NATA scores and JEE Main (Paper-II) scores obtained by the candidates and the counselling process is conducted for the allocation of seats. In this article, the Karnataka BArch aspirants can find out all the important details about the admission process in this 5-year UG programme in architecture like important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc.
Also read: KCET cutoff scores

Highlights of Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2023

The Karnataka B.Arch admission process 2023 will start soon. Here is the table which comprises the highlights regarding B.Arch admission in the state of Karnataka - 


Officiating Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Name of the Programme

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Duration of Programme

05 Years

Level of Programme 


Eligibility Criteria

Class XIIth/IInd PUC qualified candidates with a minimum aggregate of 50%

Admission Process

Both merit-based and entrance based admission processes are available

Entrance Exam Scores Accepted

JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA

Application Process


Important Dates of Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2023

We will update all the important dates of Karnataka B.Arch admission 2023 once it will be released by the authorities. Candidates can check out the table given below to find out all the important dates regarding B.Arch admissions in the state of Karnataka for the academic year 2023-24.

Important Events

Important Dates

B.Arch Rank List ReleaseTo Be Notified
Document VerificationTo Be Notified
Option EntryTo Be Notified
Mock AllotmentTo Be Notified
Modifying ChoicesTo Be Notified
Seat Allotment Round 1To Be Notified
Seat AcceptanceTo Be Notified
ReportingTo Be Notified
  • The candidates are requested to visit this page at regular intervals for the latest Karnataka B.Arch admission schedule for 2023

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2023

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 - 

Factor Eligibility Criteria

Nationality Eligibility

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 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 exams are eligible to apply for Karnataka B.Arch admissions

Are Karnataka State Open University applicants eligible?


How to Apply for Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2023

Candidates should be aware of the Karnataka B.Arch admission process 2023. The detailed procedure to fill the online application form for Karnataka B.Arch admission has been provided in tabular form below - 

StepApplication ProcessDetails

Step 1 

Registration of Applicants

The candidates have to visit the official website of Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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 2023 Application Fee

To complete the registration process, candidates must pay the 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 2023 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 Counselling Process 2023

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 2023 and after that, they are allocated seats in various B.Arch colleges in Karnataka state. The schedule for the KCET 2023 counselling process is expected to be released soon. 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 - 

StepCounselling Details

Step 1

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 purposes 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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Seat Allotment 

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. 

Documents required for KCET 2023 Counselling

Candidates must arrive at the KCET 2023 counselling centers with the necessary documentation. They must bring the required documents in original form as well as two sets of photocopies. All documents will be reviewed by the appropriate authority. If all of the documents are confirmed to be correct, the candidate will be given a slip with a unique id and password.The  following documents are required for documents required for KCET counselling:

  • KCET application form copy
  • KCET admit card copy
  • Application fee payment proof
  • Certificate and mark sheet of Class 10/SSLC
    Mark sheet and certificate of Class 12/2nd PUC
  • 7 years of studies certificate countersigned by the relevant BEO / DDPI
    A recent passport photograph (two copies)
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Rural study certificate
  • Certificate of Kannada Medium (Candidates who have studied in Kannada Medium from Class 1 to 10 in Karnataka and also outside the state of Karnataka)
  • Identity card issued by the Jurisdictional District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner / Rehabilitation Commissioner, for the candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Jammu & Kashmiri Migrants quota
  • Parent's study certificate / Parent's Hometown certificate / Parent's Domicile certificate / Parent's Employment certificate / Parent's Cumulative Record / Parent's Marks Card, etc., for candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats based on parent's domicile / study / employment

Important Instructions regarding KCET Document Verification 2023

Candidates going for the KCET 2023 document verification, should keep in mind the following instructions. 

  • The document verification will be done in order of rank, with a time slot allotted to each rank range. Candidates should first examine the rank-based document verification dates and time slots
  • It is critical to arrive at the helpline centre at least 30 minutes before your designated time slot
  • For certificate verification, KEA has established 29 nodal centers/helpline centres. The candidate can go to any of the nearby helpline centres on the stated date and time frame for their rank
  • Only candidates seeking for admission with a valid KCET rank are permitted to attend the certificate verification, and no one may represent candidates.
  • KEA will disclose the list of candidates eligible for the KCET 2023 counselling procedure, including KCET Option Entry and seat assignment, at the end of each day following document verification.

Karnataka B.Arch Admission 2023 Seat Allotment Process

The KEA officials conduct a “Mock Seat Allotment” round first in order to give the candidates a fair idea regarding the KCET seat 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 preferences for college choices. Usually, there are two rounds of the KCET 2023 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. 

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)

Brindavan Group of Institutions, Bangalore

1,80,000/- per annum

Acharya Institutes, Bangalore

2,50,000/- per annum

PES University, Bangalore

3,30,000/- per annum

Reva University, Bangalore

3,87,000/- per annum

BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore


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!

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Which official body is responsible for B.Arch admissions in Karnataka?

Karnataka Examinations Authority is responsible for B.Arch admissions in the state of Karnataka.

Which entrance exam scores are considered during offering B.Arch admissions in Karnataka?

The scores of two reputed national-level architecture entrance exams - JEE Main (Paper-II) and NATA are considered for offering B.Arch admission in the Karnataka state.

When does the B.Arch admission process in Karnataka begin for the current academic session?

KEA has not yet released the schedule for the beginning of the B.Arch admission process in Karnataka state for the current academic session.

Can I apply for lateral entry admission into the B.Arch programme offered in Karnataka?

No, the lateral entry admission process is not available for the B.Arch programme offered at various architecture colleges in Karnataka.

How can I apply for direct B.Arch admission in Karnataka without JEE Main or NATA score?

In order to apply directly for B.Arch Admission in Karnataka state without any entrance exam score, you can fill-up the Common Application Form of Collegedekho.

Can Karnataka State Open University students who fulfil all the eligibility criteria also apply for B.Arch admission through KCET?

No, even if the Karnataka State Open University students fulfil all the minimum eligibility requirements, they cannot apply for B.Arch Ist year admission through KCET.

What is the application fee amount of Karnataka B.Arch admission for OBC category candidates?

The OBC category candidates have to pay 660/- rupees (including all the bank charges) as application fee while applying for Karnataka B.Arch admission.

When will the KCET 2020 counselling process begin for B.Arch admission in Karnataka?

The schedule for the KCET 2020 counselling process for B.Arch Admission in Karnataka is yet to be released by KEA.

Can I challenge the KEA merit list released for Karnataka B.Arch admission?

No, the KEA merit list which is released for B.Arch admission in the Karnataka state cannot be challenged by any candidate and is final.

If I am allocated a seat in a B.Arch college in Karnataka during the “Mock Seat Allotment” process, will that mean I will be allocated a seat during the real seat allotment process too?

No, the result of the “Mock Seat Allotment” process has nothing to do with the real seat allotment process. The mock seat allotment round is conducted to familiarise the candidates with the real seat allotment process.

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