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KCET 2022 vs COMEDK 2022: Dates, eligibility, fee, participating colleges

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: June 10, 2022 01:37 pm IST | COMEDK UGET

KCET and COMED-K both are state-level exams conducted for Karnataka state. Although both the exams are preferable to get a good engineering college, the choice depends on the preferences and eligibility of the students.

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KCET vs COMEDK - KCET (Karnataka CommonEntrance Test) and COMED-K (Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka are both a state level entrance exam conducted in Karnataka. A lot of students in Karnataka feel confused as to which entrance exam should they choose among the two for their admission in Bachelor of Technology. In this article, we will see which exam is better: KCET or COMED-K. We will also see what are the major difference between KCET and COMED-K exams. The article will help the students get more insights into the entrance exams and choose the correct exam for their admissions.

KCET vs COMED-K: Differences Highlights

KCET

COMED-K

Conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Conducted by Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka

Can be used to get admissions into government as well as private colleges in Karnataka

Can be used to get admissions into private colleges in Karnataka

Only students from Karnataka are eligible for the exam

Students from any state can apply for the exam

Admission is based on the marks obtained in 10+2 also

Admission is based solely on the entrance exam score

Lesser fee structure

Fee structure higher than KCET

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

KCET vs COMED-K: Which is Better?

Although both KCET and COMED-K are conducted for Karnataka state for admission into engineering programs, the choice must depend on the preferences of the students. For instance, if a student who is not a domicile of Karnataka can apply for COMED-K. However, he/she cannot apply for KCET which is only for the state-domicile candidates. In this article, we will look at the difference between both the exams depending on different aspects.

KCET vs COMED-K: Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of COMEDK is similar to KCET, as both the exams are similar for admission into engineering programs. As basic eligibility, the student must pass 10+2 from a recognised university with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry as the major subjects. However, the eligibility criteria of KCET exam, the student must have passed 10+2 from a recognised school of Karnataka state. Moreover, the student must also possess an academic record of more than 7 years in a school approved by the Karnataka government. On the other hand, students from anywhere in India can go for COMED-K test.

KCET vs COMED-K: Admission Process

Although the procedures involved in both KCET and COMED-K exams are similar to each other, they still vary in terms of the process. In KCET, the student will have to get their documents verified before registering themselves for the KCET counselling process. After document verification and registration, the students have to fill their choices and the seat allocation is done. Finally, the student has to pay the fee for admission.

On the other hand, the counselling process for COMED-K starts with registration and some part of tuition fee payment as advance. After that, the students opt for the colleges and mock seat allocation is done. After the completion of all the process, document verification is done in the last stage for COMED-K.

Also Read: What process is followed for BE/B.Tech counselling after KCET?

KCET vs COMED-K: Exam Pattern

Although the exam pattern for both the exams is almost the same (60 questions in 70 minutes), the difficulty level for both the exams differs from each other. However, the examination rules and difficulty level for KCET is a bit more than COMED-K. Students can also check the syllabus of KCET and syllabus of COMED-K  to get more insights into the type of questions asked in both the exams.

KCET vs COMED-K: Admission Fee

The fee structure for KCET is lesser than COMED-K. Hence, it is advised for the students who are eligible for KCET and cannot afford to pay higher college fee to go for KCET exam. However, if the student does not fulfil the eligibility criteria of KCET and can afford a higher college fee, then he/she must go for COMED-K exam.

KCET vs COMEDK 2022 Available Courses

Candidates will be able to make a better decision between KCET 2022 and COMEDK 2022 if they consult the given list of the course that is available to them through these examinations. The aspirants can make a more informed decision based on their preferred courses and which examination can give them access to the program. 

List of courses available through KCET 2022

  • Medical
  • Ayurveda
  • Dental
  • Unani
  • Homoeopathy
  • Engineering
  • Naturopathy and Yoga
  • Architecture
  • Technology
  • Farm Science courses i.e. B.Sc (Sericulture)
  • B.Sc (Agriculture)
  • B.Sc (Forestry)
  • B.Sc (Horticulture)
  • B.HSc (Home Science)
  • B.Sc Agri Biotech
  • B.Sc (Agri Marketing and Co-Op)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Tech)
  • B.Tech (Agri Engg)
  • B.Tech (Food Technology)
  • B.Tech (Food Science and Tech)
  • B.FSc (Fisheries)

List of available courses through COMEDK 2022

M.B.B.S (Medical)

B.D.S (Dental)

B.E (Bachelor of Engineering)

B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)

Branches available in B.E. programmes at various engineering colleges include:

Aerospace Engineering

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Automation & Robotics Engineering

Automobiles Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Bio-Medical Engineering

Biotechnology

Ceramic & Cement Technology

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering (*)

Computer & Communication Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science and Business Systems

Computer Science & Engineering

Computer Science Engineering (*)

Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)

Computer Science and Technology (Big Data)

Computer Science and Engineering (Block Chain)

Computer Science and Engineering (Cyber Security)

Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science)

Computer Science and Technology (DevOps)

Computer Science and Engineering (IoT)

Computer Science & Technology

Construction Tech & Management

Electrical & Electronics Engineering (*)

Electronics & Communications Engineering (*)

Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering and Management

Industrial Engineering and Production

Information Science

Information Science & Engineering

Information Technology & Engineering

Instrumentation Technology also known as Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering

Manufacturing Science & Engineering

Marine Engineering

Mathematics & Computing

Mechanical Engineering (*)

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering

Medical Electronics

Mining Engineering

Nano Technology

Petroleum Engineering

Robotics

Telecommunication Engineering

Textile Engineering

Bachelor of Urban & Regional Planning

KCET vs COMED-K: Participating Colleges

The colleges which accept KCET and COMED-K score for engineering admissions are demonstrated as below:

Colleges Accepting KCET

Colleges Accepting COMED-K

P.E.S Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore

B.M.S College of Engineering, Bangalore

Acharya's NRV School of Architecture, Bangalore

Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore

A.C.S College of Engineering, Bangalore

M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Alpha College of Engineering, Bangalore

Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Technology, Chikmagalur

R N S Institute of Technology, Bangalore

Angadi Institute of Technology and Management, Belgaum

Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur

Amruta Institute of Engineering and Management Sciences, Bangalore

National Institute of Engineering, Mysore

Appa Institute of Engineering & Technology, Gulbarga

B V B College of Engineering & Technology, Hubli

Alva's Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodbidri

J S S Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore

AMC Engineering College, Bangalore

Also Read:Get all the updates related to COMED-K UGET

It is advised for the students fulfilling all the eligibility criteria to sit for both the exams. This way, even if the student does not clear KCET, he/she can still get admission through COMED-K. Moreover, attempting both the exams will also help the student to get exposure and decide on whichever college suits them the best.

For more queries, you can also reach out to us through our Q&A section.

All the best for your exams!

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