KCET 2018 Exam

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About KCET 2018

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, 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 2018 Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2018 eligibility criteria is determined by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for all the candidates willing to appear for the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of KCET 2018 mentions all the eligibility requirements including citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks, domicile, subject combination, category, etc. Before filling the application form of KCET 2018, candidates must carefully go through the KCET 2018 eligibility criteria.

Candidates must note that KCET 2018 eligibility criteria would be different for different categories of candidates. All candidates planning to take KCET 2018 should satisfy the eligibility norms of KCET 2018.

The detailed KCET 2018 eligibility criteria is mentioned below: 

Eligibility Criteria



Candidate should be an Indian citizen.


  • Candidate should have passed from a recognised institution situated in Karnataka. The academic study from a state institute should be for a minimum period of 7 years, starting from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard as on July 1 of the exam year.

  • Candidate should have passed either SSLC/10th class or 2nd PUC/12th class exam from Karnataka.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidate should have qualified class 12 exam or equivalent with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects, and any one of Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer

  • Candidate should have scored at least 45% aggregate marks in the three subjects in the qualifying examination.

  • Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) candidates are not eligible to apply for the exam.

  • Schedule Caste (SC)/Schdule Tribe (ST)/Schedule Caste category Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category candidates should have secured at least 40% aggregate marks.

  • Candidates should have also studied English as one of the languages.

  • If a candidate scores less marks in Chemistry than the required aggregate, then in that case, marks scored by the candidate in Biology, Biotechnology, Computer Science are considered.

  • Candidates waiting for their results of the qualifying exam are also eligible to take KCET 2018.

  • Candidates willing to take admission in the architecture course should appear in the JEE paper 2 exam or National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by Council of Architecture.

Eligibility related to Mother Tongue of candidates

  • Candidates who studied for complete ten academic years in Kannada language from class 1 to class 10 outside Karnataka need not appear for the Kannada Language Test conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Such candidates should have passed the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institution.

  • Candidates whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should have resided and studied for a duration of 7 years between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Such candidates have to clear the Kannada Language test.

  • Candidates whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava or their parent’s mother tongue is the same or either of the parent was domiciled in the state of Karnataka, then such candidates have to undergo Kannada Language test conducted by KEA to be eligible for the exam.

Eligibility for Ward of Defence Personnel

  • Wards of Defence Personnel employed in Karnataka for at least 1 year during the two year period of study of the candidates in 10+2, such candidates should have cleared the qualifying exam from a recognised educational institution located in Karnataka.

  • Daughters or sons of serving Defence Personnel from Karnataka i.e those whose parents at the time of joining the Defence services had declared that their home town was in Karnataka are eligible to apply for the exam under this category. However, such candidates need to produce proof of domicile.

  • Children of Defence Personnel who had served in Karnataka for miminum one year and are presently on duty in Field/Active Service and the family are allowed by the Defence Authorities to stay in Karnataka. Candidates falling under this category should have passed the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institute of Karnataka.

  • Wards of serving or retired employee in Central Armed Police Force Service, whose parents at the time of joining the CAPF Service (Central Armed Police Force) had mentioned that his/her home town was in Karnataka, have to submit proof of his/her domicile from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parent’s service record is maintained. In this category, candidates should have cleared the qualifying examination from a recognised University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

Eligibility for candidates of State and Central Government Employees

  • Son/daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking and his/her parents are likely to be transferred in any part of the country and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year in Karnataka during the 2 year period i.e 11th and 12th class candidate. Such candidates should have cleared the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institute in the state of Karnataka.

  • Children of serving or retired employees of the Union Government or employees of Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking where the employee had mentioned to the employer at the time of joining service that his/her domicile was any place in Karnataka or had studied in any recognised educational institute or institutions in Karnataka for at least 7 years; and was or is liable to be transferred to any part of India according to the terms and conditions of his employment. Such candidates should have cleared the qualifying exam from a University or Board or any other institution located in any part of India.

Eligibility for Children/ Ward of Members of Parliament

  • Children of Member of Parliament who are representing Karnataka, should have cleared high school from any institution located in any part of India.

Eligibility for Migrant Candidates of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Wards of J&K migrants must provide proof of migration obtained from the jurisdictional ‘District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner’ of any Indian State.

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KCET 2018 Syllabus

The official syllabus of KCET 2018 has been released by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for the candidates preparing for the examination. The syllabus includes the topics relevant to the entrance exam. According to the KCET 2018 syllabus, there are three subjects that students have to study - Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Candidates must go through the subject-wise topics to prepare for the entrance exam. While studying, candidates must check which topics have more weightage and what topics require more time to prepare. This way, it will become easier for students to make changes in their preparation schedule, if necessary. The detailed information about KCET syllabus 2018 is given below.

KCET Physics Syllabus

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Electromagnetic waves



Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation


Atoms & Nuclei

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electronic Devices

Oscillations and Waves

Communication systems

Work, Energy and Power

Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents

Laws of Motion

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism



Physical World and Measurement

Current Electricity

KCET Chemistry Syllabus

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Surface Chemistry

Chemical Thermodynamics

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements


d and f Block Elements

Redox Reactions

p-Block Elements


Co-ordination compounds

S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals )

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes and Ketones and Carboxylic Acids


Organic compounds containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry


Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemistry in Everyday life

Structure of Atom

Chemical Kinetics

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry





Solid State

KCET 2018 Mathematics Syllabus

Theory Of Indices And Logarithms

Analytical Geometry And Calculus


Coordinate Geometry

Mathematical Induction

Measurement of Angles And Trigonometric Functions

Theory of Equations

Relations Between Sides And Angles of A Triangle

Permutations And Combinations


Binomial Theorem


Partial Fractions

Analytical Geometry

Elements of Number Theory And Congruences


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KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), the conducting authority of Karnataka CET (KCET), prescribes the exam pattern of KCET 2018. Knowing the exam pattern will help the candidates in their exam preparation as it provides complete details about the exam format, marking scheme, exam mode, and duration of the exam.

Conducted in offline mode, Karnataka CET 2018 will be held for aspirants interested in pursuing B.Tech and B.E. courses in any of the 220 Government and Private participating institutes across Karnataka. KCET exam pattern 2018 will cover questions from different subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and there will be no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted questions.

KCET Exam Pattern 2018

Number of Papers in KCET 2018

3 Papers (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology)

Mode of KCET 2018

Pen and Paper-based Test

Total number of questions

180 MCQs

Marks for each question

1 Mark for Every Correct Response

Negative Marking in KCET 2018

Not Applicable

Highlights of KCET 2018

  • The entrance test will be conducted in offline mode, which means it will be a pen and paper based exam.

  • The paper will consist of multiple type of questions. Each question will consist of four options out of which candidates will have to choose one correct response.

  • KCET 2018 will cover units from subjects including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

  • The maximum marks for each paper will be 60.

  • Each question will carry 1 mark.

  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answer.

  • The medium of the language will be either in English or Kannada in the exam.

  • Each paper of KCET 2018 will be of 1:20 hours.

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KCET Marking Scheme 2018

Number of questions in each Paper


Marks for each correct response


Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

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Karnataka CET (KCET) 2018 Paper Analysis

The state-level Karnataka CET entrance exam has been conducted on 18th &19th April, 2018 for candidates seeking admission in full-time undergraduate Engineering, Architecture, and Pharmacy courses offered by both Government assisted and private educational institutions of the Karnataka state.

Now that the KCET examination 2018 has concluded, Collegedekho has provided a detailed KCET analysis including the difficulty level of the exam and good attempts. Test takers can also get their estimated score and rank using our KCET 2018 Rank Predictor.

Karnataka CET 2018 Exam Schedule





18th April, 2018

10.30 am to 11.50 pm & 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm

Physics, Chemistry

19th April, 2018

10.30 am to 11.50 pm & 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm

Kannada language

20th April, 2018


On the first day of the exam, candidates received the OMR sheets with pre-entered details such as the name, hall ticket number, and version code of the question paper. Apparently, the idea behind prefilled details was to eliminate the possibility of errors. In wake of this change, the duration of 15 minutes for filling up the details before the commencement of the exam was reduced to 10.

Students welcomed the move as it reduced the stress of filling the correct details in the OMR sheet, and it meant that aspirants could focus just answering the question paper.

Day 1 of KCET 2018

Biology: The KCET 2018 Biology paper was set from the prescribed syllabus only. While 15 questions were from 11th Class syllabus, 45 questions were asked from 12th Class syllabus. A student who prepared well for the exam can easily score 80 to 85% marks.

Mathematics: Mathematics paper was moderate in terms of the difficulty level. There were 40 questions that turned out to easy, 15 questions were of moderate difficulty level and 5 questions were on the tough side. The question paper was set from the prescribed syllabus of 11th and 12th class. 

Day 2 of KCET 2018

Physics: All the questions asked in the entrance exam were from the prescribed syllabus of 11th and 12th class. However, the maximum questions were asked from class 12 syllabus. This year, the paper had 50% more numerical questions in comparsion to last year's paper. Most of the questions in Physics paper had a moderate difficulty level. Well-prepared candidates can fetch 80%-85% marks in the exam. 

Chemistry: The question paper of Chemistry was balanced in terms of questions. Almost 75% questions asked in the paper were easy in terms of the difficulty level. The numerical questions asked in the Chemistry paper were also good in number. In this subject, 17 questions from the syllabus of class 11 and 12.

Subject-wise Analysis of KCET 2018


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How to Prepare for KCET 2018

The state-level Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET, is scheduled to be conducted on 18th and 19th April, 2018. While there is no guaranteed way to achieve success, the following pointers can at least guide you to give your best shot in the exam. Some of you may already be aware of these methods to boost your preparation. However, those who are still clueless about how to prepare for KCET 2018, the following tips can help to a great extent.

Seek Guidance from Expert

There are times when you might face difficulty in solving a particular problem or understanding a concept. In that case, you should seek immediate guidance from an expert. You may also join coaching classes in case you feel that self-study isn't working for you.

Prepare Notes and Flash Cards

During your preparation, you must make notes and design flash cards for important formulae. This way, you can save time and it will also make your revision a lot easier. Using these short notes, you can quickly go through the formulas and concepts that you feel you need to revise.

Participate in Group Discussions

When you are studying in a group, you can have your doubts clarified instantly by holding discussions with the fellow members. Group studies ensure much deeper learning and it also breaks the monotony.

Keep Track of Your Health and Fitness

Physical fitness, proper sleep, and nutritious food are vital when it comes to preparing for competitive exams. Candidates should not exhaust themselves by studying for long hours in one go. Short walks, listening to music, or watching a movie can help relax your mind. Candidates are also advised not to deprive themselves of sleep especially before the exam. It is recommended to get 8 hours sleep every night to maintain a good physical and mental health. Candidates should feel fresh and energetic every morning, especially on the day of examination. 

Positive Attitude and Confidence

It has been observed that people who stay optimistic perform better than those who panic a lot. You must stay calm and composed while preparing for competitive examinations. You can also practice yoga and meditate to keep stress at bay.

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KCET 2018 Result Announced

The KCET 2018 Result has been released online by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) on 1st June 2018 around 1 PM on the official website. Check out the List of KCET 2018 Toppers! In order to view KCET 2018 scores, candidates will have to provide their Registration number and write a code given on the same page. KCET 2018 result displays the overall scores and ranks scored by the qualified candidates in the entrance exam.

Check Your KCET 2018 Results Now!

Qualified candidates of the state engineering entrance test can view and download their KCET 2018 scores. On the basis of the scores/rank in KCET 2018, candidates will be called for the counselling procedure, and seat allotment will be done for admission into various engineering programmes.

Note: After viewing KCET 2018 results, candidates must not forget to download their scorecard and keep it safe until the completion of admission procedure.

How to Check KCET 2018 Result

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to access their KCET 2018 result:

  • Vist the official website and click on the link available to access KCET Result 2018.

  • Provide details like Registration number, etc, and click on 'Submit'.

  • After providing the details, KCET 2018 scorecard will appear on the screen, which will include the overall and subject-wise marks scored by the candidates.

  • Download and save the KCET 2018 scorecard and take a printout for future references.

KCET Result 2018 Dates 



KCET 2018 Exam Date

18th and 19th April, 2018

Kannada Language Test in Bangalore (only for Horanadu, Gadinadu and Kannadiga candidates)

20th April, 2018

Date of KCET 2018 Result

1st June, 2018

Details Mentioned on KCET Scorecard 2018

KCET 2018 scorecard will contain the following details:

  • Total marks obtained by the candidate

  • Details of sectional cut off

  • Section names

  • Sectional score of the candidate

KCET Merit List 2018

KCET merit list will be released on the official website after the declaration of KCET result. The merit list of the candidates will be based on the marks/rank scored by the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology.

KCET merit list 2018 will contain the names of all the qualified candidates in KCET 2018 and on the basis of KCET merit list 2018, candidates will be invited to participate in KCET 2018 counselling process for seat allotment purposes.

Note: By viewing the KCET 2018 merit list, appeared candidates will know whether they are qualified to attend the counselling process or not.

KCET Cut-off 2018

KEA will announce KCET cut-off 2018 after result declaration. As per the KCET 2018 cut-off, candidates will be selected for admissions into various Government and Private colleges. The KCET cut-off 2018 will be prepared category-wise, therefore, candidates must view the cut-off of KCET 2018 according to their category. It must be noted that candidates who score either equal to or above the KCET 2018 cut-off will be considered for admission, and candidates failing to meet the cut-off rank will not be considered for admission in any of the undergraduate engineering courses.

Factors Determining KCET 2018 Cut-off

KCET 2018 cut-off will depend on the following factors:

  • Availability of the total seats

  • Number of candidates appeared in the exam

  • Level of difficulty in KCET 2018

  • Number of qualified candidates

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KCET 2018 Counselling Process

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has started KCET 2018 counselling process. The counselling date for KCET 2018 has been announced on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority. KCET 2018 Counselling Process started from 12th June, 2018. The counselling process takes place in two sessions. To participate in KCET counselling rounds, qualified candidates have to register themselves first. The counselling process includes the document verification and registration, filling of options by the candidates, seat allotment process, and payment of fee after the seat allotment.

KCET 2018 Document Verification Schedule


Forenoon Session-1 ( 9.15 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. )

Reporting Time: 8.30 a.m.

Forenoon Session-2 ( 11.15 a.m. - 1.15 p.m. )

Reporting Time: 10.15 a.m.

Afternoon Session-1 (2.00 pm - 4.00 pm)

Reporting Time: 1.00 p.m.

Afternoon Session-2 (4.15 pm - 6.15 pm )

Reporting Time: 3.15 p.m.s


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KCET 2018 Counselling Procedure

KCET counselling process is held in both offline and online mode by Karnataka Examinations Authority. The counselling procedure for KCET is based on the ranks scored by the candidates in the main examination. Candidates must check the KCET 2018 result declared on the official website.

Document Verification:

  • After registration, the next step in KCET counselling is the document verification process.

  • For verification process, candidates have to carry original documents with them.

  • Candidates have to bring the required documents in original with one set of attested photocopies and two Passport size photographs for the verification process.

  • An acknowledgment card and a verification slip are issued to the candidates after the verification process ends.

  • After the verification of documents is done, candidates’ eligibility under different criteria is also verified on the same day.

  • A User ID and password are given to the students who successfully clear the verification round.


  • After the document verification, candidates will have to register themselves at the counselling center.

  • Details of the verification slip are to be added carefully in the registration form.

Choice Filling and Seat Allocation:

  • Seat allotment and choice filling will be done online.

  • Candidates must visit the official website and fill in their choice of college and course.

  • Candidates will have to login with the user ID and password issued to them after the completion of the verification round.

  • To fill and lock the choice of colleges and courses, candidates’ will have to login by entering CET number.

  • The allotment of seats will be based on the selection of the courses and colleges done by the candidates.

  • The category-wise, course-wise and college-wise seat matrix will be uploaded on the official website.

  • There will be no limit to the number of options being entered.

  • After the first round of seat allotment, the unfilled/surrendered/cancelled or newly added seats will be offered as Casual Vacancies. The allotment will be the same as the first round.

Fee Submission:

  • Payment of fee has to be done after the admission process completes.

  • Payment of the fee will confirm the admission of the candidates.

Important Notes:

  • After the second round of counselling of KCET 2018, if the seats remain vacant, the unfilled/cancelled/newly added seats will be offered as Casual Vacancies.

  • After verification, the original documents will be returned to the candidates and the set of photocopies will be retained by KEA.

  • If any candidate fails to produce any of the document, the document verification of the candidate will not be done and he/she will not be allowed to participate in the KCET 2018 counselling process.

  • Only eligible candidates, after document verification, can enter their choices.

  • During the first round of counselling for KCET 2018, the seat allotment for Special Category seats for Physically Disabled, NCC and Sports Category will be done.

Documents Required for KCET 2018 Counselling

The following documents have to be submitted by the candidates at the time of document verification.

  • Printout of online KCET 2018 application form

  • Original copy of challan as proof of payment of fee

  • Xth standard Mark Sheet

  • XIIth class Mark Sheet

  • Study certificate signed by concerned BEO/DDPI

  • Two recent Passport-size photographs

  • KCET 2018 admit card

  • Medical certificate for PwD candidates

  • Valid Caste Certificates (SC/ST/Other Reserved Category Candidates)

KCET Seat Matrix 2018

KCET Seat Matrix 2018 has been released by KEA, the conducting authority of the entrance exam. 

Seat Matrix - Engineering - General   Seat Matrix - Architecture - General
Seat Matrix - Engineering - Hyd-Kar  Seat Matrix - Architecture - Hyd-Kar
  Seat Matrix - Engineering - Special Category     Seat Matrix - Architecture - Special Category

KCET Participating Institutes


Name of Institutes


National Institute of Engineering, Mysore


P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore


Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur


RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore


JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore


Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore


BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli


B.M.S College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore


Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore


MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore

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KCET BE/ B.Tech Rank Predictor 2018

Karnataka CET 2018 Results Declared - Check here

KCET 2018 Toppers list has been released, Check Now!

Wondering what rank will be in the KCET- BE/ B.Tech entrance exam? Find out the answers here and analyse your performance in the exam. CollegeDekho has launched a rank predictor with the help of which you can check your expected score, cut-off of KCET and expected rank.

Knowing your predicted rank can help you target colleges and streams accordingly. You can also get a fair idea of the engineering and technical colleges where you can apply during the counselling process.

The KCET rank predictor aims to provide you with a fairly accurate rank that can help you understand the level of your performance. The figures provided by the KCET rank predictor will be based on previous year trends and the data collected by CollegeDekho.

You can check your expected score and rank by entering the number of questions you have attempted, number of correct attempts and other self-evaluated data. The rank predictor will analyse the data and provide the expected rank.

Good Luck!

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KCET Admit Card 2018

KCET admit card 2018 has been released by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) in online mode on 10th April, 2018. The admit card of KCET 2018 has been issued only to the registered candidates. In order to access the KCET 2018 admit card, candidates have to enter their application number and date of birth. The admit card of KCET 2018 will mention details such as candidate’s name, roll number, application number, date and time of exam, name and address of KCET exam centre.

The KCET 2018 is an important document that needs to be carried on the day of the exam along with a photo ID proof. Additionally, before downloading the KCET admit card 2018, candidates must verify all the details mentioned on the admit card and in case of any discrepancy, candidates should contact the concerned authority.

KCET Admit Card 2018 – Important Dates


Tentative Dates

KCET 2018 Admit Card Issue Date

10th April, 2018

KCET 2018 Exam

18th & 19th April, 2018

How to Download KCET Admit Card 2018

In order to download the admit card of KCET 2018, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Log in to the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

  • Click on the link available on the page to access the admit card.

  • Enter your KCET 2018 Application number and Date of Birth.

  • KCET 2018 hall ticket will be displayed on the screen.

  • After checking the details mentioned on the admit card, download the KCET hall ticket and take a print out of the same for future use.

Important Instructions Regarding KCET Hall Ticket 2018

  • Candidates will not be allowed to appear in KCET 2018 without the admit card/hall ticket.

  • The invigilator will verify the KCET 2018 admit card to authenticate the identity of the candidate.

  • Candidates must follow all the instructions mentioned on the KCET 2018 admit card 2018.

  • Candidates must ensure that the KCET 2018 admit card is not folded/distorted.

  • Before downloading or taking a print out of the KCET 2018 admit card, candidates must ensure that all the details mentioned in it are correct.

  • Candidates should keep their KCET 2018 admit card safe until the admission process is completed.

Details Mentioned on KCET 2018 Admit Card

The following details will be mentioned on KCET admit card 2018:

  • Name of the candidate

  • KCET 2018 application number

  • Roll number of the candidate

  • Photograph

  • Name and address of the test centre

  • Date and time of the entrance exam

  • Signature

ID Documents Required with KCET 2018 Admit Card

Along with the KCET 2018 admit card/hall ticket, candidates have to carry any one of the following documents:

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Passport

  • PAN Card

  • 12th Standard Admission Ticket

  • College Identity Card

Discrepancy in KCET 2018 Admit Card

If any candidate finds any error or discrepancy in the KCET 2018 admit card, then he/she should immediately contact Karnataka Admission Authority (KEA).

Contact details of KEA are as follows:

Address: Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012
Phone No: 080 – 23460460
Fax No: 080 – 23461576
E-mail Id: kea.kar.nic.in/ keauthority-ka@nic.in

FAQs on KCET Admit Card 2018

1. Is Karnataka CET 2018 admit card available in online or offline mode?

KCET 2018 admit card will be available in the online mode only for all the registered candidates.

2. How should I download the admit card of KCET 2018?

To download the admit card of KCET 2018, candidates will have to submit their KCET 2018 application number and registered date of birth.

3. Till when should I keep the KCET 2018 admit card?

Candidates must retain the KCET admit card until the end of the admission process.

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How to Apply for KCET 2018

The KCET application process 2018 was closed on March 22, 2018. Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct the exam in offline mode from 18th to 19th April, 2018. Filling KCET 2018 application form is a simple process. Candidates can read the following steps to fill the KCET application form:

  • Click on the link available on the official website to register for Karnataka CET 2018.

  • Fill the required details in the online KCET application form.

  • Keep the scanned copies of the Photograph, Signature, Left-hand thumb impression, and Father’s/Mother’s/Guardian’s Signature for upload.

  • All the scanned copies of images should be in jpeg/jpg format only.

  • The image size of scanned copies should not be more than 40KB.

  • Photo image dimension should be 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm only.

  • The image dimensions of Signature and Left-hand thumb impression should be 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm only.

KCET Application Fee 2018

The application fee for various categories is mentioned below:



General/OBC Candidates

INR 650/- + INR 10/- (Bank Charges)

Reserved Candidates

INR 500/- + INR 10/- (Bank Charges)

Applicants residing outside Karnataka

INR 750/- + INR 10/- (Bank Charges)

Payment of KCET Application Fee

After submission of application, you will be redirected to fee payment page. Applicants can choose to pay the KCET exam fee via Bank Challan or by Demand Draft.

  • Bank Challan: Candidates can pay the exam fee through E-Challan generated after submission of application at any of the branches of Syndicate Bank, State Bank of Mysore, Indian Bank, Axis Bank, Central Bank of India, or at the E-post office.

  • Demand Draft: Candidates residing outside India can pay the application fee through Demand Draft. The Demand Draft must be drawn in favour of “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority”, payable at Bangalore.

Note: Candidates must not forget to take a printout of the KCET application form.

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KCET 2018 Final Answer Key Released

KCET 2018 final answer key has been released by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The links to KCET final answer keys of Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology have been provided below.

KEA first releases the provisional answer key, and then the final answer key is released. With the help of KCET 2018 answer key, candidates can check the responses marked by them and calculate their probable scores in the entrance test.

The final answer key has been released for the examination held on April 18 and 19, 2018. If any candidate does not agree with any answer(s) provided in the provisional key, then he/she has the option to challenge the same. However, after receiving all the objections, the final answer keys are published and the decision of KEA committee is regarded as final.

Physics Answer Key Chemistry Answer Key
Maths Answer Key Biology Answer Key

Important Dates of KCET 2018 Answer Key



KCET 2018

April 18 and 19, 2018

KCET Answer Key 2018 (Provisional)

April 23, 2018

KCET 2018 Result

June 1, 2018

Steps to Download KCET 2018 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps given below to download the answer key of KCET 2018:

Step 1: Go to the official website of KCET 2018.

Step 2: Click on the links available to access KCET 2018 final answer keys for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.

Step 3: Calculate your probable scores.

Step 4: Download the answer key of KCET 2018 and cross-check your answers given in the answer key.

How to Challenge KCET Answer Key 2018

  • In case, candidates find any objections regarding the provisional answer keys, they have the option to challenge the KCET answer key. However, they have to gather the proofs to claim the objections.

  • In order to challenge the KCET 2018 answer key, candidates have to send the objections along with the proof to claim an objection to Director, KEA, Bangalore via post or they can also send the same through this E-mail- keauthority-ka@nic.in before the last date.

  • While sending the written request via E-mail, candidates must write their name, KCET 2018 roll number, and address.

  • After receiving all the objections, KEA committee gives the final decision.

Marking Scheme of KCET 2018 Answer Key

Below is the marking scheme of KCET 2018 answer key:

  • For each correct answer, candidates will be given 1 mark.

  • There is no negative marking for incorrect answer.

Type of Answer


For Correct Answer

+1 Mark

For Wrong answer

No Negative Marking

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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 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
KCET 2018 Application Form Availability Date 1st February, 2018
KCET 2018 Application Form Submission Date 22nd March, 2018 
KCET 2018 Application Fee Payment Last Date 22nd March, 2018
KCET 2018 Application Correction Option 27th to 31st March, 2018
KCET 2018 Admit Card Date 10th April, 2018 onwards
KCET 2018 Date (Mathematics/Biology) 18th April, 2018
KCET 2018 Date (Physics & Chemistry) 19th April, 2018
KCET 2018 Language Test (only in Bangalore) 20th April, 2018
 KCET 2018 Result Date 1st June, 2018
Verification of Documents 21st April, 2018 to 25th April, 2018

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Contact Details

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

Phone Number: 08023460460

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

Important Dates

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KCET 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration 01 Feb to 22 Mar, 2018
Admit Card 10 Apr, 2018
Exam Date 18 Apr to 20 Apr, 2018
Declaration of Result 30 May, 2018 (*Tentative)

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