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KCET 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 20 Sep, 2021 16:02

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About KCET 2021 (Result Out)

KCET 2021 has been conducted on August 28 & 29, and the result has been released on September 20. Appearing for KCET is mandatory for admission in professional UG courses such as engineering, agriculture, pharmacy and veterinary. KEA has released the new syllabus for KCET 2021, and the same can be downloaded by clicking on the link. Some topics from PUC 1 & 2 syllabus have been deleted considering the 30% syllabus cut. 

KCET 2021 E-Brochure PDF

Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET, is a state-level entrance exam. Conducted in offline (Pen-Paper based) mode, KCET is a gateway for admission to various professional degree courses in the state of Karnataka. Candidates who wish to pursue courses like B.Tech, B.Sc Agriculture, and B.Pharma, offered by various Government/Private Aided/ Private Un-Aided Professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka will have to take this entrance exam for admission.

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KCET 2021 latest Updates

  • Sep 20, 2021 09:50 AM: KCET 2021 result to be released at 4:00 PM today.
  • Sep 15, 2021 03:35 PM: In all probability, KCET 2021 result will be released on September 20
  • Aug 13, 2021 08:05 AM: KCET 2021 admit card released.

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KCET Conducting Body

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is the conducting authority of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET). KEA organises and conducts this state-level engineering entrance test once a year to determine the merit of the candidates for admission into various professional degree courses offered by various educational institutions in Karnataka state. The main aim to conduct KCET is to offer admission to deserving candidates in various courses in the field of engineering, pharmacy, and other allied courses.

KCET 2021 Important Dates

KCET 2021 important dates are as follows - 

KCET 2021 Application Form IssueJune 15, 2021
KCET 2021 Last Date to RegisterJuly 16, 2021
KCET 2021 Last Date for the Application Fee PaymentJuly 19, 2021
KCET 2021 Application Form Correction DateJuly 20 to 23, 2021
Admit card Release DateAugust 12, 2021
KCET 2021 Examination DateAugust 28 & 29, 2021
Date of Kannada language Test: (only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)August 30, 2021
KCET 2021 Official Answer Key Release DateSeptember 2, 2021
KCET 2021 Result DateSeptember 20, 2021
Counselling BeginsTo be Notified

KCET 2021 Exam Timetable

The timetable for KCET 2021 is as follows -

DateDayTime of ExamSubject
August 28, 2021Saturday10:30 AM to 11:50 AMBiology
August 28, 2021Saturday2:30 PM to 3:50 PMMathematics
August 29, 2021Sunday10:30 AM to 11:50 AMPhysics
August 29, 2021Sunday2:30 PM to 3:50 PMChemistry

KCET 2021 Highlights

In the table given below, candidates can find some of the important highlights of the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 examination.

Name of Entrance ExamKarnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
Exam DateAugust 28 & 29, 2021
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type of Questions/ MCQs
Purpose of ExamAdmission to Bachelor Programs
Exam TypeState Level Entrance Exam
Occurrence of ExamOnce a Year
Mode of Entrance ExamOffline (Pen and Paper Entrance Test)
Total Number of Questions180 MCQs


List of Courses for Admission through KCET 2021

KCET is conducted for admission in the following courses -

  • B.Sc Hons (Sericulture)

  • B.Sc Hons (Horticulture)

  • B.Sc Hons (Forestry)

  • B.Tech (Bio-Technology)

  • B.Sc Hons (Community Science)

  • B.Sc Hons (Agriculture)

  • B.Tech (Agricultural Engineering)

  • B.Tech (Food Technology)

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc and A.H)

  • B.Tech (Dairy Tech)

  • B.F.Sc (Fisheries)

  • B.Sc (Agriculture Marketing and Co-OP)

  • B.Pharm and Pharm D courses

KCET 2021 Exam Centers

KCET 2021 will be held in the offline mode, (pen and paper-based) that will be conducted across various exam centres. The list of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 exam centres is available here. Candidates must take note that the examination centres of KCET will be allotted to candidates on the basis of the choices made by them at the time of filing KCET 2021 application form. Additionally, any changes in the exam centre will not be entertained at any later stage. 














































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Options to Explore Other than KCET

By cracking KCET 2021 exam, candidates can get admission into both Government, State-Government Colleges and Private colleges. Through this entrance examination, candidates are offered admission into numerous full-time Engineering, Agriculture, Medical, Agriculture, Pharmacy courses. Apart from appearing for KCET, candidates can appear for other entrance exams that are conducted on a national and state level. Some of the popular entrances that candidates can appear for have been listed below:


  • JEE Main

  • JEE Advanced








Stages Involved in KCET

Conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a state-level entrance test. By appearing for this entrance examination, candidates are provided admission into the Engineering (B.Tech) & other professional courses in the state of Karnataka. Candidates planning to take Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 should be well aware of the various stages that are involved in KCET including important dates, eligibility, application form, syllabus and exam pattern, result and much more.

Candidates can have a look at the below-mentioned stages that are being involved in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET).





Step 1

Filling and Submission of KCET Application Form 2021

Step 5

Declaration of KCET2021 Result

Step 2

Issue of KCET 2020 Admit card/Hall ticket 

Step 6

Beginning of KCET 2021 Counselling process

Step 3

Appearing for the KCET 2021

Step 7

Submission  of KCET Counselling Fee

Step 4

Release of KCET Question Paper and Answer Keys

Step 8

Commencement of KCET 2021 Admission Procedure

Contact Details

Address: Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012.

Phone Number: 08023460460

Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in/

Important Dates

KCET 2021 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 28 Aug to 29 Aug, 2021
Registration Date 15 Jun to 16 Jul, 2021
Admit Card Date 13 Aug, 2021

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Related Questions

I was allotted college of my choice in KCET round 1 counseling, but unfortunately could not proceed for admission, now the KCET portal showing You are stopped from admission. what to do?

-manishaUpdated on September 24, 2021 04:16 PM
  • 2 Answers
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

After the KCET seat allotment, it is mandatory for all the students to visit the allotted institute for admission and seat confirmation. In case any candidate fails to visit the campus for admission or to confirm their seats, then his/ her seat is canceled.

You can check KCET Seat Allotment to understand the rules & regulations.

However, you need not worry as you can contact the official authorities of KCET who may help you out with the situation. You can call them on 08023460460 or email them on http://kea.kar.nic.in/ to discuss your query.

You can ...


Can a student from Bihar apply for KCET?

-AnubhavUpdated on June 28, 2021 09:22 AM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

KCET clearly states that the student must have at least 7years of studies in Karnataka. But to get into Karnataka colleges you can attempt JEE Main or COMEDK. COMEDK gets you into the same college as KCET but there are a lesser number of colleges and the fee is higher comparatively. But if you have special categories like Defence you might be exempted. Read the KCET Eligibility Criteria once to check your eligibility.

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.


Can a student who has studied in Andhra write KCET in Karnataka?

-ShreedharaUpdated on February 15, 2021 12:51 PM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Sorry to say but a student who has studied in Andhra is not eligible to write KCET in Karnataka. In order to get eligible for KCET, the candidate must have passed from a recognized institution situated in Karnataka only. Moreover, the institute must have been established in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years as of July 1 of the examination year.

You can also read KCET Eligibility Criteria to learn about the complete eligibility requirements for the exam.

You can also fill the Common Application Form on our website for admission-related assistance. You can also reach ...


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FAQs about KCET

What is the exam date for KCET 2021?

KCET 2021 exam date for Biology and Mathematics is August 28 and for Physics and Chemistry, the exam date is August 29.

When is the KCET 2021 exam going to be conducted?

KCET 2021 will be conducted on August 28 & 29.

Will KCET 2021 be delayed?

KCET 2021 scheduled on July 07 & 08 has been delayed till August 28 & 29, 2021.

Who is the conducting body for KCET 2021?

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

Is KCET conducted only for admission into undergraduate degree programmes?

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

When will be the Kannada Language Test conducted as per the latest schedule?

The Kannada Language Test will be conducted on the 01st of August this year as per the revised and latest KCET schedule released by the KEA. 

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 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.

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.

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