KCET 2024 - Application Form (Deadline Extended till Feb 23), Exam (April 18 & 19), Syllabus, Pattern

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About KCET 2024

KCET 2024 registration window has been reopened and application form can be filled at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. KEA has extended the KCET application form 2024 deadline till February 23, 2024. Applicants who have passed the second PUC/class 12 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as required subjects can fill out the KCET 2024 application form. The last date to submit the application fee is February 26, 2024. Candidates should go through the KCET eligibility criteria 2024 thoroughly before applying for the exam. KCET 2024 exam has been rescheduled to April 18, 19 and 20, 2024, following the latest announcement by the authority.

Direct Link to Apply for KCET Exam 2024
KCET 2024 Candidate's Portal

KEA has announced to simplify the CET process by releasing a single application form for both CET and NEET to minimize duplication or overlapping of registration forms. KEA will release the KCET admit card 2024 by April 10, 2024. Candidates planning to appear in the upcoming exam should gear up their exam preparation as it is just a few months away. The KCET exam is conducted to grant admission to eligible candidates into the different engineering, agriculture, and architecture courses provided across the institutes of Karnataka.

Candidates should check the sections below for detailed information about the various aspects of the KCET 2024 exam.

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Overview of KCET 2024

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Full Form of Entrance Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

KCET 2024 Exam Date

April 18, 19, and 20, 2024

Kannada Language Test

April 20, 2024

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Purpose of Exam

Admission to Bachelor Programs (BPharma, BTech, MBBS, BArch)

Exam Type

State Level Entrance Exam

Occurrence of Exam

Once a Year

Mode of Entrance Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper Entrance Test)

Total Number of Questions

180 MCQs (60 questions in each section)

KEA Conducting Body

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is in charge of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET). This state-level engineering entrance test is organized and conducted by KEA once a year to judge the merit of candidates for admission into various professional degree courses offered by various educational institutions in Karnataka state. The main goal of holding KCET is to provide admission to deserving applicants in various engineering, pharmacy, and other allied fields.

KCET 2024 Exam Dates

The Karnataka Examination Authority has revised the KCET 2024 exam dates so that it doesn't clash with the NDA exam. Candidates can check the revised KCET exam dates 2024 in the table below. 



Commencement of KCET Application Process 2024

January 10, 2024

Deadline to apply for KCET 2024 exam

February 23, 2024 (Extended)

Deadline to pay the KCET application fee 2024 

February 26, 2024

Facility to make corrections in KCET application form 2024

February 2024

Availability of KCET admit card 2024

By April 10, 2024

KCET exam 2024

April 18 and 19, 2024

KCET entrance exam 2024 in Kannada language (only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)

April 20, 2024

Release of KCET Preliminary Answer Key 2024

April 2024

Facility to challenge KCET Preliminary Answer Key 2024

April 2024

Release of KCET Final Answer Key 2024

April 2024

Release of KCET Result 2024

May 2024

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2024

To apply for KCET 2024, candidates must meet certain criterias set by the KEA. This set of parameters to check the eligibility of the applicants is called the KCET 2024 eligibility criteria. The official notification regarding the eligibility will be released soon on the website. The criterias of the previous year KCET have been mentioned for reference. The age limit, educational qualifications, domicile are all components of the criteria and they can be found below

KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Engineering Courses:

  • Students must have completed the 12th grade or its equivalent from a recognized board or authority.
  • Those who are taking the 12th grade can also apply.
  • Students must have completed the 12th grade with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/ Biology from a recognized board.
  • Minimum marks: To qualify, students must have received 45% in PCM/PCB subjects (40% in restricted categories).

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2024 for Other Courses

B.Pharma: Candidates for B.Pharma must have completed class 12th with 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Biology from a recognized board. Relaxation of 5% for the SC/ST category.

B.V.Sc. & A.H.: Candidates must have a 12th grade point average of 50% in PCB and English. Relaxation of 5% for the SC/ST category.

B.Arch: Candidates must have a class 12th grade point average of at least 50%. Mathematics should be made a mandatory subject. Candidates must have a valid JEE Main (Paper 2) or NATA scorecard.

BDS/MBBS: Candidates for BDS/ MBBS/ AYUSH programmes must have a 12th grade point average of 50% in PCB. English must be a required subject in the 12th grade. Furthermore, candidates must have a valid NEET scorecard.

KCET 2024 Application form

KCET 2024 registration process has been extended till February 23, 2024, at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. KEA has simplified the CET application process of KCET, PGCET, and D-CET by releasing a single application form. The last date to fill out the KCET 2024 application form has been extended to February 20, 2024. Candidates can check the steps to apply for the KCET 2024 exam as mentioned below.

Steps to Fill the KCET 2024 Application Form

Step 1: Go to the official website and click on "UGCET 2024 - Online Application."

Step 2: Candidates must register themselves on the page with the application form. Candidates must fill out all of the needed information to register. Following registration, they will receive an application number and User ID to their registered cellphone number, which should be stored for future reference.

Step 3: On the screen, a login prompt will appear, and candidates must enter their login credentials and click submit.

Step 4: The application fee must be paid online using Debit/Credit cards, Net/Mobile banking, or UPI/BHIM/QR Code.

Step 5: Candidates must complete the "General Information" form that appears on the screen.

Step 6: To proceed, all entries must be saved.

Step 7: After entering all of the study details correctly, click "Save and Next."

Step 8: Documents in JPEG/JPG format, such as the candidate's photograph and signature

Step 9: Candidates must double-check all of the information they have submitted. The application will be rejected if there are any discrepancies in the information.

Step 10: Finally, candidates must read the declaration and click "Accept and Submit" to complete the KCET 2024 Application form.

KCET Syllabus 2024

The syllabus of KCET 2024 exam will be released by the KEA in the KCET 2024 Information Brochure. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge about the topics covered under the KCET 2024 syllabus before beginning their preparations.  It should be noted that the KCET syllabus is based on the first and second-year PUC syllabus as defined by the Karnataka State Department of Pre-University Education. 

KCET 2024 Syllabus for Physics

  • The Physical World
  • Measurements and Units
  • Straight-line movement
  • Plane Movement
  • The Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Strength
  • Particle Systems and Rotational Motion Gravitation
  • Solid Mechanical Properties
  • Fluid Mechanical Properties
  • Matter's Thermal Properties
  • Kinetic Theory, Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Fields and Electric Charges
  • Capacitance and Electrostatic Potential
  • Electricity in the Present
  • Magnetism and Moving Charges
  • Matter and Magnetism
  • Induction of Electromagnetic Fields
  • Alternating Current (AC)
  • Waves of Electromagnetic Energy
  • Optical Instruments and Ray Optics
  • Optics of Waves
  • Radiation and Matter Have a Dual Nature
  • Atoms
  • Nuclei
  • Electronic Semiconductor
  • System of Communication

KCET Syllabus 2024 - Chemistry

Chemistry 1PUC Syllabus

2PUC Syllabus

  • Some Fundamental Chemistry Concepts
  • Atomic Structure
  • Elements' Classification and Periodicity in Properties
  • States of Matter Gases and Liquids Thermodynamics Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox processes
  • Hydrogen
  • s - Building Blocks
  • Elements of the p - Block
  • Organic Chemistry - Some Fundamental Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Chemistry of the environment
  • The solid state
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface chemistry and chemical kinetics
  • Elements Isolation Processes and General Principles
  • Elements of the p-Block
  • Block Elements d and f
  • Compounds of Coordination
  • Haloarenes and Haloalkanes
  • Alcohols
  • Ethers and Phenols
  • Aldehydes
  • Carboxylic acids and ketones
  • Nitrogen-Containing Organic Compounds Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Daily Life

KCET 2024 Mathematics Syllabus

First year PUC topics

Second year PUC topics

Introduction to 3D Geometry



Inverse Trigonometric Functions

Mathematical Reasoning

Linear Programming

Linear Inequalities

Application Of Integrals

Principle Of Mathematical Induction

Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

Binomial Theorem

Permutation And Combination

KCET 2024 syllabus for Biology

First year PUC topics

Second year PUC topics

Body fluids and Circulation

Microbes in Human Welfare

Locomotion and Movement

Environmental Issues

Excretory Products and their Elimination


Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Organism and Population

Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Biotech: Application

Respiration in Plants

Biodiversity and Conservation

Plant Growth and Development

Reproduction in Organisms

Digestion and Absorption


Morphology of Flowering Plants

Reproductive Health

Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Human Reproduction


Locomotion and Movement

Anatomy and Flowering Plants

Biotech: Principles and Processes

Plant Kingdom

Living World

KCET Exam Pattern 2024

The KCET exam pattern 2024 entails information about the mode of the examination, total marks, medium of instruction, total number of questions asked, subjects covered in the exam amongst others. The Karnataka Examination Authority is in charge of setting the KCET 2024 exam pattern. It is necessary for the candidates to follow the exam pattern of KCET 2024 thoroughly for their preparations.



Mode of Exam

Pen-paper based exam (Offline Mode)

Number of Sessions

Session 1- Mathematics

Session 2- Physics

Session 3- Chemistry

Medium of Language


Exam Duration

1Hour 20 minutes for each session

Type of Questions

Objective (MCQs - Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Number of Questions 

180 Questions

Number of Questions per section

60 questions per session

Marking scheme

  • Correct answer carries 1 mark
  • There is no negative marking

KCET Admit Card 2024

The KCET 2024 admit card will be released by April 10, 2024 in online mode. Candidates can download their KCET 2024 admit card by following the instructions outlined below:

Step 1: Go to the Karnataka Examination Authority's official website (KEA)

Step 2: Select and click on the KCET admit card 2024 tab

Step 3: Enter your KCET 2024 Application Number as well as your DOB

Step 4: The KCET 2024 admit card will appear on the screen

Step 5: After reviewing the information on the admit card, download the KCET hall ticket as a PDF and print it for future reference

KCET Result 2024

KCET 2024 result will be declared by the Karnataka Examination Authority on the official website after the exam is successfully conducted. Candidates who appeared for the exam will be able to access their KCET 2024 result using their application number. Candidates can also take help of the KCET rank predictor tool 2024 to estimate their probable score prior to the release of the KCET result 2024.

Steps to Check KCET 2024 Result

  • Visit the official website of KCET 2024
  • Choose the “KCET result 2024 tab”
  • Enter the KCET application number 2024 and password
  • Click on “Submit”
  • The results of KCET 2024 will be displayed on the screen
  • Download the KCET scorecard 2024
  • Keep the results carefully for future reference as it is crucial in the counselling process

KCET Cutoff 2024

KCET 2024 cutoff will be released by the Karnataka Examination Authority via the official website. KCET cutoff 2024 refers to the minimum marks that candidates must possess in order to secure seats across the participating colleges of KCET 2024. The KCET participating colleges will release their cutoffs individually based upon which candidates will be granted admission. Candidates securing a rank as per the cutoff of the KCET participating colleges 2024 will have a better probability of KCET seat allotment 2024 at their institutes of preference. Candidates can refer to the marks vs rank analysis of KCET 2024 for better understanding of the KCET 2024 cutoff.

KCET Counselling 2024

Candidates with a valid rank in the KCET 2024 exam will be eligible to participate in the KCET counselling process 2024. Candidates will be able to select their institutes and courses of preference via the KCET 2024 counselling. The KCET counselling is conducted to allot seats to the eligible candidates across the KCET participating colleges 2024.

Important Dates

KCET 2024 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 20 Apr to 21 Apr, 2024
Registration Date 10 Jan to 20 Feb, 2024
Admit Card Date 10 Apr, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about KCET

Who is the conducting body for KCET 2024?

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

I want to study B.Arch from a KCET participating college. Should I appear in KCET exam or other national-level architecture entrance exams like NATA or JEE Main?

KCET is not conducted for B.Arch admission in the state of Karnataka. The B.Arch aspirants have to appear in an exam like NATA or JEE Main Paper II and qualify the same with a valid score/rank to be eligible for B.Arch admission in KCET participating colleges offering B.Arch.

Is the Kannada Language Test compulsory for all the candidates who appear in the KCET exam?

No, the Kannada Language Test is only for those who apply for admission into the seats reserved for Gadinadu Kannadiga and Horanadu candidates in Government KCET colleges. It is also important that the candidates applying for admission through the quota mentioned above should have listed Kodava, Tulu or Kannada as their mother tongue.

Can a foreign applicant apply for admission into a Government KCET participating college?

No, the Government KCET participating colleges do not accept the admission request of those candidates who are not permanent citizens of India. 

Is KCET conducted only for admission into undergraduate degree programmes?

Yes, KCET is conducted for admission into undergraduate degree programmes offered by the government, government-aided and self-financing colleges in Karnataka.

When will the KCET 2024 exam be held?

Karnataka Examination Authority has revised the KCET 2024 exam dates. The KCET exam 2024 will be held on April 18 and 19, 2024. The Kannada Language Test will be held on April 20, 2024.

Are there any changes in the KCET 2024 exam dates?

Yes, KEA has changed the KCET exam dates 2024 so that it doesn't clash with the NDA exam. KCET 2024 exam will be held on April 18 and 19, 2024. And, the Kannada language test will be conducted on April 20, 2024.

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