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Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application, Entrance Exam, Counselling

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajPublished On: March 19, 2021

All the details about the Karnataka Paramedical Admission conducted by the Para Medical Board are explained in this article including dates, courses, application, examination fee and selection process.

Karnataka Paramedical Admissions

Paramedical Courses on interdisciplinary medical subjects in Health Care Systems are becoming highly relevant. In recent years, professional and trained Para-medical personnel have been in high demand, which is an integral part of the medical profession. Established by the Karnataka government, the Para Medical Board has total power over the government and private institutions offering paramedical diploma programmes in the state.

Candidates who fulfil the Karnataka Paramedical admission 2021 entry criteria will be eligible to apply and participate in the admission procedure. The candidates who want to take admission in the paramedical course in Karnataka can find all the relevant information here such as paramedical courses offered, eligibility criteria, dates, application process & fee and selection process.

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Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021 Highlights

The major highlights of the Karnataka Paramedical admission 2021 are listed below:-



Conducting Body

Para Medical Board

Official Website

Mode of Application


Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021 Important Dates

The tentative dates for the Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021 can be viewed in the table below by the candidates.


Dates (Tentative)

Official Notification Releases


Last Date of Online Application


Last Date to Submit the application fee


Entrance Examination Date


1st Counselling Round


Karnataka Paramedical Course List 2021

The Para Medical Board (PMB) of Karnataka is responsible for offering admissions to various paramedical courses at the Diploma level. Aspirants can check the list of paramedical courses offered under the Karnataka Para Medical Board, here.


Paramedical Course Name offered in Karnataka


Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology


Diploma in X-Ray Technology


Diploma in Health Inspector


Diploma in Medical Records Technology


Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology


Diploma in Dialysis Technology


Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology


Diploma in Dental Mechanics


Diploma in Dental Hygiene

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Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021

Karnataka paramedical eligibility requirements for admission are laid down by the governing authority from academic eligibility to age limit, all details can be found below.

Academic Requirements:-

  • A pass in class 12 or PUC in the science stream with a combination of topics like PCB, PCMB, CBZ, except for Diplom in Medical Records Technology, for which minimum credential is PUC with some optional subjects such as Science / Arts / Commerce.

  • Candidates with an English Typing experience or basic knowledge about computers would be favoured over other candidates.

  • If there are not enough candidates with PUC science qualifications, candidates with an S.S.L.C. certificate may be admitted to the above courses except Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology, Diploma in Dental Mechanics and Diploma in Dental Hygiene

  • The candidates admitted to a para-medical training in public or private institutions shall not benefit from a scholarship, freeship or internship.

  • The State Government and the Para Medical Board shall not undertake to provide work for those candidates who have completed the course with success.

Age Limit:-

  • At 31 December, before the year of admission, the applicant will have met the minimum age of 15 years.

  • The maximum age limit for the admission is 35 years

  • The upper age limit for SC & ST candidates will be 40 years for those candidates who are Inservice.

Note:- SSLC qualified candidates will have to study for three years of studies. Such students are taught in the first year of their course English, PhysicsChemistry and Biology in the PUC standard.

Karnataka Paramedical Application Form 2021

The Karnataka paramedical application form for the 2021 academic year, can be obtained from the Para Medical Board online upon payment of Rs. 500 per submission. The application form shall be filled out in online mode, subsequently, the candidates need to send in three copies, along with the appropriate copies of documents to the Board in the form of a booklet. 

Documents Required for Karnataka Paramedical Admission 2021

The applicants will have two sets of duly accepted photocopies along with the appropriate original certificates/documents/testimonies when filling out the application form/reporting at the time of admission.

Below is the list of documents that are needed at the time of admission/ application:-

  • Class 12th Certificate/ PUC

  • Class 10th Certificate/ SSLC

  • Transfer Certificate

  • Character certificate

  • Migration Certificate

  • Photocopy of the online application form (Two Copies)

  • Score Card/ Rank Card of the applicant

  • Caste Certificate

  • Five recent latest photos

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Karnataka Paramedical Examination Fee 2021

Following are the prescribed fees for the examination conducted by the Board. This is common to all courses at present and sometimes subject to revision by the Board.

Examination Fee Common for All Courses

Indian Rupees (INR)

One subject

Rs 400/-

Two subjects

Rs 600/-

More than two subjects & for all subjects

Rs 1100/-

Late fee

Rs 15 /- Per Day

Karnataka Paramedical Selection Process 2021

Candidates are chosen by central counselling, which takes place every year at the seats of Government Medical Colleges, Bowring and Lady Curzon Hospital and Government Dental College as well as Government seat quota in private Para Medical Colleges/Institutions.

The candidates selected should be admitted to their respective colleges/institutions and pay the prescribed fee in order to secure their seat. The number of students that are to be admitted to each course is strict as per the Government request.

Reservation Of The Govt. Quota Seats

Twenty per cent of the seats are reserved under Government Quota and to be filled by the Board of Directors. If the board does not fill such seat within the defined time, the management will fill those seats themselves after obtaining the approval of the board.

Karnataka Paramedical Counselling Process 2021

Karnataka Paramedical Counselling will be done out in online mode. Therefore, candidates need to appear at the Nodal Centres for counselling. This is the final round of the admission process. On the same day, the seat allotment process is also carried out. In accordance with the merit list and availability of seats, officials shall assign seats to eligible candidates. And if any candidates who do not partake in counselling will lose their seats to other deserving individuals.

Documents Required for Karnataka Paramedical Counselling Process 2021

Candidates eligible to participate in the counselling need to download the counselling Letter from the official website (i.e The list of documents required for Karnataka Paramedical Counselling Process 2021 are mentioned below:-

  • Counselling letter
  • Basic Scores (SSLC and PUC)
  • Certificate of having attended Karnataka for at least seven years
  • Hyderabad-Karnataka Reservation Certificate (For Eligible Candidates in Hyderabad-Karnataka)
  • Person with Disability (40% to 80%) certificate certified by District Surgeon
  • Computer Certificate/ Typing Certificate (For Medical Technology Course)

Note:- It is mandatory to submit all the documents at the time of counselling.

Top Paramedical Colleges in Karnataka 

Are you looking for the perfect paramedical college in Karnataka? Then check out the following list of top paramedical colleges in Karnataka, offering a range of paramedical courses.

Kle University

Sri Devaraj Urs Academy of Higher Education and Research

Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Rr Institutions

Acharya Institute of Technology

MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital

Nitte University

Yenepoya University

RV College of Physiotherapy

Aimfill International

Acharya Institute of Health Sciences

A.J. Institute of Medical Science

If you are looking forward to admission at Paramedical courses in Karnataka fill our Common Application Form and apply for admissions at the college of your choice. Our counsellors can help you choose the right course and college as per your needs and choices. You can also call on our toll-free number at 1800-572-9877 and avail FREE admissions guidance at CollegeDekho.

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