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Karnataka DCET 2022 - Eligibility, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Results, Counselling & Related

Updated By Puja Ravi on 01 Jun, 2022 12:28

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About Karnataka DCET 2022

The KEA will start the Karnataka DCET 2022 application process tentatively from June 2022. The official notification regarding the final exam dates will be announced shortly soon. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before proceeding with the Karnataka DCET 2022 registration process. Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET) is a state-level entrance test conducted every year by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Through the test, the candidates are shortlisted for admission to 2nd-year UG Engineering programs and 1st-year UG Architecture programs at various institutions of Karnataka. 

Under the Lateral Entry Scheme for Day and Evening Engineering Colleges, the Karnataka Diploma CET is held once a year to give admissions to second-year engineering courses and first-year architecture courses. Candidates should read the information on the Karnataka DCET 2022 Application Form, Fees, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Syllabus, and more. The candidates can check the complete details for Karnataka DCET 2022 entrance exam here.

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Latest Updates on Karnataka DCET 2022

  • May 17, 2022 12:03 PM: Karnataka DCET 2022 notification is likely to be out in June. Candidates willing to apply can read check complete details here

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Karnataka DCET 2022 Highlights

Candidates can check here all the important information about Karnataka DCET entrance exam 2022 from the table below.



Exam Name

Diploma Common Entrance Test or DCET

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam

Pen-Paper Based Test (PBT)

Courses offered through Entrance Exam

2nd year BTech/1st year BArch

Exam Duration

3 hours

Total Questions


Language/Medium of Exam


Karnataka DCET 2022 Conducting Body

Every year, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts Karnataka DCET. The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is the common examination conducting authority of Karnataka which is responsible for conducting various common entrance test in the state.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Important Dates

It is very important for the candidates to stay updated with the important dates of Karnataka DCET 2022 exam so that they don’t miss out on important events. The upcoming important dates for Karnataka DCET exam 2022 will be updated in the table below: as soon as the official notification is out -

Commencement of Online ApplicationTo Be Notified
Last Date to Fill Application FormTo Be Notified
Karnataka DCET 2022 application editingTo Be Notified
Release of Hall TicketTo Be Notified
Karnataka DCET 2022 exam dateTo Be Notified
Release of Answer KeyTo Be Notified
Declaration of ResultTo Be Notified

Karnataka DCET 2022 Timetable (Expected)

The timetable of Karnataka DCET 2022 exam has been provided below - 

Date of ExamShiftSubject
3rd week of July, 202210 AM to 1 PMRespective Subjects
3 PM to 4 PMKannada Language Test

Karnataka DCET 2022 Eligibility

Candidates who wish to apply for the Karnataka Diploma CET 2022 or Karnataka DCET 2022 exam must make sure that they fulfil all the required eligibility criteria mentioned below as per the official release. Once the candidates satisfy the required eligibility criteria to appear in Karnataka DCET 2022 exam, they can start applying for the same on the Karnataka DCET 2022 official website. The candidates must be aware of the fact that the Karnataka DCET 2022 eligibility criteria for the B.E programme are different from the B.Arch programme.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Application Form

The registration process of Karnata DCET 2022 has commenced from April 5, 2022. Candidates can access the application form of Karnataka DCET 2022 from the Karanataka DCET 2022 official website -  cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea. Before proceeding with the application process of Karnataka DCET 2022, candidates must check if they meet the eligibility criteria set by KEA. Candidates must be careful while filling the Karnataka DCET 2022 application form so that they do not make any mistakes in the registration process.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus of Karnataka DCET 2022 broadly cover topics from the three sections - Applied Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering subject. Applied Science and Applied Mathematics is common for all the candidates and engineering subject will depend upon the course selected by the candidate. Candidates will be able to check the subjects, topics and units by visiting the official website of Karnataka DCET 2022. Candidates are advised to check the syllabus beforehand to know what has to be studied for the examination. By knowing the syllabus, the candidates will have higher chances of scoring well in the exam. 

Karnataka DCET 2022 Exam Pattern

Detailed knowledge about the exam pattern of Karnataka DCET 2022 entrance exam can be truly beneficial for candidates who are prepping themselves up for the upcoming DCET exam of Karnataka state. Before commencing the preparation, candidates must be aware of the Karnataka DCET 2022 exam pattern. Through the knowledge of DCET exam pattern 2022, candidates will be able to know about the type of questions, number of questions, sections of the exam, etc. By getting their hands on the updated Karnataka DCET 2022 exam pattern, the candidates can start devising a strategy to crack the exam.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Admit Card

Karnataka DCET 2022 admit card is expected to be released in the second week of July. Only registered candidates will be able to access the admit card of Karnataka DCET 2022 online. To access the Karnataka DCET admit card, the candidates will have to log into their accounts using the required credentials. The admit card of Karnataka DCET 2022 will comprise of information such as Karnataka DCET roll number of the candidates, Karnataka DCET application number, address of the test centre etc. While reporting to the exam centre, it is mandatory for the candidates to carry their admit cards. Along with the Karnataka DCET 2022 admit card, the candidates will also have to present their valid identity proof.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Choice Filling

Karnataka DCET 2022 option entry modification process for Round 1 will begin soon. All the candidates whose certificates have been verified are eligible to participate in the option entry. Option entry is an important process in the DCET counseling, as the seat allotment result will be processed based on options filled by the candidates and merit. KEA gives a chance to modify or edit the options after the mock allotment. After the mock allotment, the candidates will be allowed to modify options as per the specified dates. It is advisable to modify options only if required.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Answer Key

Karnataka DCET 2022 official answer key will be released before the declaration of the results. The answer key of Karnataka DCET 2022 will be released in PDF format online on the official website. With the help of the Karnataka DCET Answer Key 2022, the candidates can calculate their expected score in the Karnataka DCET 2022 exam. Initially, the provisional answer keys of Karnataka DCET 2022 will be released. In case of any discrepancy, the candidates can challenge the provisional answer key. After cross-checking the submitted errors, the examination authority will release the final answer keys.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Result

The authorities will announce the DCET result 2022 on their official website a few days after the exam is conducted. The subject-wise scores, overall marks, ranks and other information will be present in the DCET 2022 result. Candidates will be able to check their results in online mode logging in to the result portal.. Based on the performance of the candidates in DCET 2022 exam , admissions will be conducted. Candidates must note that authority will not sent any physical copy of the result of DCET 2022 individually to any candidates.

DCET Merit List 2022

The counducting body of Karnataka DCET 2022 entrance exam  will release a merit list on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the examination. Candidates must note that a separate merit list will be released for second year B.E. candiadates and first year B.Arch courses. Moreover, the authorities will release a separate DCET 2022 merit list for day and evening colleges. Candidates who will have their names in the merit list of DCET 2022 will be eligible to participate in the counselling process for admission.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Counselling

KEA will conduct the counselling process of Karnataka DCET 2022 for qualified candidates. During the counselling process, the candidates will have to register and fill in their preferred college and course options. It is advisable for candidates to fill in maximum choices to increases their chances of admission. Allotment of seats will be done based on the candidate's rank, preference and availability of seats. Confirmation of admission has to be done by document verification and payment of tuition fees at the alloted institute.

Karnataka DCET 2022 Seat Allotment

Based on the merit list and options locked by the candidates, the authorities will release the result of seat allotment. Candidates who will be satisfied with their seats, will have to report to the allotted college and pay the fee. While the candidates who are not satisfied with their seats will have to wait for the next round of counselling. The Karnataka DCET 2022 seat allotment result is yet to be released, and the candidates will have to accept the seat, pay the admission fee, and complete the reporting process.

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upcoming DCET exam postponed are not? Plz clarify it .

-shwethan c mUpdated on December 12, 2021 09:26 PM
  • 5 Answers
Kumari Neha, Student / Alumni

Deat Student, 

Karnataka DCET 2020, which was scheduled to be conducted on August 09, 2020 has been postponed. The new exam date will be announced soon.


I am studying Diploma 3rd year in Andhra Pradesh. Am I eligible to write Karnataka DCET exam?

-venkateshUpdated on February 22, 2021 12:54 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you are eligible to apply for Karnataka DCET 2021 exam if you are studying for Diploma 3rd year in Andhra Pradesh.

You can also check Karnataka DCET Eligibility Criteria to learn more.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach us through our IVRS Number - 1800-572-9877.


Am I eligible for Karnataka DCET second round counselling if I weren’t alloted any seat in first round?

-vinayUpdated on December 22, 2020 12:20 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Yes, you are eligible for 2nd round counselling of Karnataka DCET if you weren't allotted any seats in the 1st round. You can also edit or modify your options filled in the 1st round for second round counselling. To learn how to modify your options, check Karnataka DCET Choice Filling.

The dates for 2nd round counselling will be out soon. The round 1 seat allotment is going to close tomorrow on December 23, 2020. You can also check Karnataka DCET Seat Allotment to learn more about the dates, process, and other details of seat allotment.

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FAQs about Karnataka DCET

What is the good rank in Karnataka DCET 2022?

If you're from the SC/ST, a rank of roughly 200 should suffice. If you fall into one of the OBC categories, a score of 100–150 will suffice.

Can non Karnataka residing students write Karnataka DCET 2022?

No, Karnataka DCET 2022 is only for those who completed their education under the Karnataka Technical Education Board.

Who can apply for Karnataka DCET 2022?

Candidates must have completed a diploma or an exam of similar difficulty. Candidates must have a combined grade point average of 45 percent in the 5th and 6th semesters to be eligible to apply. For SC/ST applicants, the minimum percentage mark is 40%.

How do I apply for Karnataka DCET 2022?

Candidates must go to the KEA's official website, Go to the DCET UG Online Application website for DCET 2022, Enter your User ID and password to log in and final step must complete the Student Information Form, which includes the following information.

I am a final year student awaiting my final result. Can I apply for Karnataka DCET?

Yes, you can apply for Karnataka DCET exam. However, you will have to generate your mark sheet/ certificate at the time of counselling.

Is there an application fee for Karnataka DCET exam?

Yes, the candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 650/- (500/- for reserved candidates) for Karnataka DCET exam.

What is the mode of Karnataka DCET exam?

The Karnataka DCET exam will be conducted in offline (pen and paper) mode.

What is the exam date for Karnatak DCET 2021?

Karnataka DCET 2021 exam date is yet to be confirmed. 

What is the closing date for Karnataka DCET application form?

The final date to fill the application form for Karnataka DCET is June 30, 2020.

Can I fill an offline application form for Karnataka DCET 2021?

No, only online application is accepted for Karnataka DCET.

Who is the conducting body for Karnataka DCET?

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is the conducting body for Karnataka DCET.

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