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KCET Application form 2022 - Direct Link, Eligibility, Steps to apply & Fees

Puja Ravi
Puja RaviUpdated On: May 20, 2022 01:34 pm IST | KCET

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has extended the KCET 2022 application process to May 20, 2022  up to 5:00 pm on its official website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

KCET Application form 2022 - Direct Link, Eligibility, Steps to apply & Fees

KCET Application Form 2022 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has extened the application process of KCET 2022 to May 20, 2022 up to 5:00 pm. Candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria set by the conducting authorities before applying. KCET 2022 exam will be conducted from June 16 to June 18, 2022

Candidates must pay the KCET 2022 application fee of Rs. 500 (Rs. 250 for SC/ST/Female candidates) in either online or offline mode. Candidates must complete processes such as KCET 2022 registration, form filling, document uploading, fee payment, and KCET application form 2022 submission. The printout of the KCET 2022 application form must be attested by the Principal of their school or other Gazetted Officer after submission. From June 16 to 18, the KCET 2022 will be held as a pen-and-paper exam. Candidates are recommended to review the Karnataka CET eligibility requirements before registering for the KCET in 2022. To learn more about the KCET 2022 application form, read the article.

Overview of KCET 2022 Exam

Admissions into various UG programs in Karnataka is done through a common entrance test. The KEA conducts KCET 2022 every year for aspirants seeking admission into technical courses. Some of the important events along with their details are highlighted below



KCET 2022 application form date

April 18, 2022 to May 20, 2022

Mode of application

Online mode

Official website


Karnataka CET 2022 application form fee

  • General/Obc Candidates- Rs.500
  • SC/ST and Female Candidates- Rs.250
  • Candidates who studied outside Karnataka- Rs. 750

Payment mode


KCET application form 2022 details required

Personal, academic and contact details

Facility of application correction

To be notified

KCET 2022 exam date

June 16, 17, 18, 2022

KCET Application Form 2022 Date

The important events with respect to KCET 2022 along with the corresponding dates can be found in the table below. Candidates willing to proceed with the registration process must do so before the last date to avoid any fees.



Trial online application form of KCET 2022April 12, 2022

KCET 2022 registration start date

April 18, 2022 (Live)

Last date to apply

May 20, 2022 (5:00 pm)

Correction window 

To be notified

Releasethe  date of KCET admit card

May 30, 2022

KCET exam 2022

July 16, 17, 18, 2022

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2022

The candidates should meet the following criteria to register for KCET 2022

  • The candidates must have completed higher secondary studies (10+2) or its equivalent recognized by the government of India
  • Candidates are required to score at least 45% (40% for SC/ST) in math and physics, as well as biology or biotechnology or chemistry or computer science. 
  • Physics and Mathematics must be main subjects and the entire syllabus in English
CoursesEligibility Critera
Architecture course (BArch)Students who have passed in 10+2 or equivalent qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects
Engineering course (BTech)Students must pass in 10+2 or its equivalent exam with English language and Minimum 45% marks in Physics, Mathematics, Biology (40% for reserved category)
Farm Science Courses like BSc (Hons) Agriculture, BSc (Hons) Forestry, BTech (Biotechnology), BTech (Food Technology), BSc (Hons) Horticulture, BSc(Hons) Community Science, BFSc (Fisheries), BSc(Hons) Agri Business ManagementCandidates must have passed in 12std/10+2/Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal HusbandryStudents passed in second PUC/12std/ Equivalent with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subject (40% for reserved category)
BPharmaCandidates passed in second PUC/12std/ Equivalent with minimum 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (40% for reserved category)
Second year BPharmaCandidates who have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India
Pharma DStudents passed in second PUC / 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics OR Passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution
Naturopathy and YogaCandidates passed in qualifying examination with minimum 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English as one of the languages of study (40% for reserved category)

KCET Application Form 2022

The authorities have extended KCET 2022 application process to May 20, 2022 up to 5:00 pm. Candidates can easily apply for the common entrance test by visiting the official website and following the steps below. The entire process consists of entering details, fees payment, and submission of required information/documents 

Step 1: Registration

To register for the KCET exam, candidates first have to go to the official application page, kea.kar.nic.in

  • Select New user to start your application
  • Read the given instructions and proceed with the application
  • Select the nationality
  • The PUE office issues all its 12 PUC candidates with a 13 digit 'Student Number' which needs to be entered.
  • Finalize by clicking on submit button

Required details post successful registration

  • Candidate’s full name
  • Date of birth
  • Contact details
  • Password of choice
  • Answer a security question
  • Security code

Candidates will receive their KCET 2022 application number and username along with other necessary information via email/SMS to their registered email address/mobile number . This information should be kept safely as it's used for login purposes and tracking the application.

Step 2:  Fill the application form of KCET 2022

Next, candidates must fill out the registration form with the required information as per the valid documents. All details should be correct.

Personal information required for KCET 2022 application form

  • Nationality
  • Mother tongue
  • Religion
  • Annual income of the family
  • Reservation category
  • Caste/Category/Income Certificate Number (if applicable)
  • Select eligibility clause code
  • Select the exam centers (in order of preference)
  • Details of higher secondary education exam
  • Year of Passing (if applicable)
  • Reservation eligibility
  • Total Number of Completed Years of Study in Karnataka (From 1st to 12th standard)
  • Whether candidates studied in Rural Karnataka from 1st to 10th standard?- Yes/No
  • Whether candidates studied in Kannada Medium from 1st to 10th standard?- Yes/No

Education details for KCET 2022

  • Name of attended school/college
  • Name of the attended school/college
  • Passing year 
  • Number of classes studied in that particular school 
  • Start year to end year 

Step 3: Upload scanned documents 

Prospective students have to upload the necessary documents such as photograph, signature, left thumb impression along with their parents signature and left thumb impression according to the specifications mentioned 

Specifications for scanned documents 




The photograph should be color on white background

  • 5 to 40 mb size
  • 3.5cm x 4.5cmy dimension 
  • jpg/jpeg image format 


  • 5 to 40 mb size
  • 3.5cm x 4.5cmy dimension 
  • jpg/jpeg image format 

Left thumb impression

  • 5 to 40 mb size
  • 3.5cm x 4.5cmy dimension 
  • jpg/jpeg image format 

Step 4: Fees payment

The required KCET 2022 application fee has to be paid in online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode. For the offline payment, the candidates have to download the e-challan and pay at a bank that is either belonging to SBI or ICICI. 

KCET Application Fee 2022 



General category

Rs. 500



Female candidates


Applicants outside Karnataka


Applicants outside India


Step 5: Submitting the form

Finally, candidates will review all of the details submitted and any mistakes can be fixed by clicking the ‘Edit Application Form’ button. Afterward, they will have to click on ‘Accept Declaration’ and then click ‘Final Print’ to print out their application form of KCET 2022. They must show this printed KCET application form 2022 to the principal or head of whichever school they studied or are studying at present in order to get that person to sign it verifying its authenticity. Candidates will be required to provide this attested KCET application form at their counseling session.

Tracking KCET 2022 Application

Candidates can track their application by using their login credentials, in case candidates forgot their password they can retrieve it by using their application number and answering the security questions.

How to retrieve the password?

Candidates can follow the given steps to retrieve their forgotten KCET 2022 password:

  • Go to the candidates portal of KEA
  • Click on the link ‘Forgot Password’ and then click on "Create New Password"
  • Enter your KCET 2022 User ID, application number, security question, answer, and security code to proceed
  • Click on submit, generate a new password and confirm

KCET Application Form 2022 Correction Facility

KEA will introduce a new correction functionality for the KCET application form in 2022. Using this facility, candidates can edit or correct details submitted in the KCET form. However, not all fields will be open for correction at this time. The candidates can access this correction facility at kea.kar.nic.in

KCET Admit Card 2022

All the candidates who will successfully meet the eligibility criteria and submit their application can visit the official website cetonline.Karnataka.gov.in/kea to access their KCET admit card 2022. Candidates can log in with their credentials and download their admit card. Admit card of KCET is an important document that should be downloaded by all candidates in online mode before appearing in the exam. 


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