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KCET 2023 - Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Result, Latest Updates

Updated By Mahima Bahl on 03 Oct, 2022 16:06

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About KCET 2023

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the official notification of KCET 2023 exam on its official website The application process of KCET 2023 will be conducted in online mode only. The direct link to apply, eligibility criteria, documents required and other related information can be found here. The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts KCET 2023 to allow candidates to gain admission to various Engineering, Architecture, and Agricultural programmes in colleges/universities in Karnataka.

About KCET Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET, is a state-level entrance exam. KCET is a gateway for admission to various professional degree courses in the state of Karnataka. Candidates who wish to pursue courses like BTech, BArch, BSc Agriculture, and BPharma, 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 2022 Latest Updates

  • Aug 18, 2022 01:53 PM: Karnataka High Court Decision on KCET 2022 Repeaters Issue Hearing to be announced Today: Click Here to Stay Tuned on The Latest Updates
  • Aug 09, 2022 01:15 PM: KCET 2022 document verification further postponed - Read More
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Overview of KCET 2023

Candidates can get complete information on the KCET 2023 entrance exam on the KEA's official website. Candidates can find a compilation of important events and their dates for the KCET 2023 examination in the table below.


Related Details

Full Form of Entrance Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Exam Date

TBA (Official Notification Soon)

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 2023 Exam Date (Soon)

Applicants willing to apply for KCET entrance exam 2023 must do it before the last date mentioned below to avoid any late fees. The important dates for KCET 2023 exam are given below in the table, candidates are requested to keep on the important events and corresponding dates-

EventTentative Dates
KCET 2023 Application Form IssueApril 2023
KCET 2023 Last Date to RegisterMay 2023
KCET 2023 Last Date for the Application Fee PaymentMay 2023
KCET 2023 Application Form Correction DateJune 2023
Admit Card Release DateJune 2023
KCET 2023 Examination Date3rd week of June, 2023
Date of Kannada language Test: (only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)Last week of June 2023
KCET 2023 Official Answer Key Release DateJuly 2023
KCET 2023 Result DateJuly 2023
KCET Result 2023 Date for candidates whose ranks were withheld August 2023
Counselling BeginsAugust 2023

KCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for KCET 2023, candidates must meet certain criterias set by the KEA. This set of parameters to check the eligibility of the applicants is called the KCET 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Application form

KEA will release the application form of KCET 2023 in online mode. The application process of KCET 2023 includes several steps like registration, filling the form, payment of application fee, uploading the documents and cross-checking before final submission. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of KCET 2023 can proceed with the KCET 2023 registration process. The step-by-step process for filling the application form of KCET 2023 is as follows. Any changes in the same will be intimated on this page.

Steps to fill the KCET 2023 Application Form

Step 1: Go to the official website,, and click on "UGCET 2023 - Online Application."

Step 2: Candidates must register themselves on the page with the application form. Candidates must fill out all of the needed information in order 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: In order 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 2023 Application form.

Registration, filling out the form, paying the application fee, uploading the papers, and cross-checking before final submission are all part of the KCET 2022 application process. Candidates who meet the KCET 2023 eligibility requirements can begin the KCET 2023 registration process. 

KCET Admit Card 2023

The KCET 2023 admission card will only be available online, according to the officials. Candidates can download their KCET 2023 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 2023 tab.

Step 3: Enter your KCET 2023 Application Number as well as your DOB

Step 4: The KCET 2023 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 2023 Exam Centers

The KEA will publish the official list containing all the KCET 2023 exam centres located in the districts of Karnataka. Last year, KEA conducted the KCET in 52 centres located across the state. The official list of KCET 2023 exam centres will be updated here as and when officially released. Till then, candidates can check the given table to have insights about the previous year exam centres of KCET exam. 


Exam Place


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South Canara















































KCET Exam Pattern 2023

The exam pattern of KCET 2023 includes information such as the method of exam, duration, number of questions given, marking scheme, and other details. The exam pattern of KCET 2023 is published on the official website. Candidates studying for the exam should keep the paper pattern in mind in order to do well. 



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 Syllabus 2023

The complete KCET syllabus 2023 will be published here soon. 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. Candidates should review the syllabus of KCET  before planning their exam preparation.

KCET 2023 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 2023 - 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 2023 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 2023 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 Result 2023

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will announce the KCET 2023 result after the exam is conducted. The result of KCET will be available on the official website - Candidates will be able to check their KCET result 2023 using their registration number. Candidates can use the KCET rank predictor before the declaration of results to know their probable rank in the exam.

Steps to check KCET 2023 Result

  • Visit the official website - 
  • Choose the “KCET result 2023 tab”
  • Enter the KCET application number 2023 and password
  • Click on “Submit”.
  • The results of KCET 2023 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the KCET scorecard 2023
  • Keep the results carefully for future reference as it is crucial in the counselling process

KCET Cutoff 2023

KEA will release the cutoff of KCET 2023 on its official website. The minimum marks required by candidates to be eligible for getting a seat into the KCET participating institutes is called cutoff marks. The institutes will be releasing their cutoff individually and candidates can check with their results to see if they have qualified for the examination. The KCET cutoff 2023 will mention the ranks that the candidates have secured. These candidates who have secured the rank according to the cutoff of the institutes have a better chance of KCET seat allotment at their desired institutes. Candidates can also understand the KCET marks vs rank analysis to understand the cutoff better

College NameCivilCSECEEEME
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore95603935
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore21820   8400   8630   14615   13719
Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore12988   8094   4732   12977   5901
P E S Institute of Technology, Bangalore 10707   2386     262079372653
Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore 12649116896810   15295   12238

KCET 2023 counselling

Once the results have been published, the KCET Counselling 2023 will commence tenataively in fourth week of October 2023. Candidates can check their marks and register for counselling on the official website. Candidates will also be given time to choose their options for courses and colleges. It is also advisable for candidates to check the cutoff for the KCET 2023 participating institutes to see if they have secured the qualifying marks needed for that.

Contact Details

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

Phone Number: 08023460460


Important Dates

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FAQs about KCET

Will KCET 2022 be delayed?

KCET 2022 is expected to be conducted in April (as per the previous year exam trends). Last year, KCET was conducted in August due to the COVID-19 second wave. This year too, it is expected to be slightly delayed due to the Omicron variant. 

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.

When is the KCET 2022 exam going to be conducted?

KCET 2022 is expected to be conducted in April as per the previous year's KCET exam schedule.

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.

Who is the conducting body for KCET 2022?

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

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