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KCET Counselling 2021

Updated By Sakunth Kumar on 12 Apr, 2021 15:11

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KCET 2021 Counselling

KCET 2021 counselling is expected to take place in August. Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the seat matrix before the commencement of counselling process  Three rounds of counselling will be conducted this year. In order to participate in KCET 2021 counselling rounds, qualified candidates have to register themselves first. The counselling process includes document verification and registration, filling of options by the candidates, seat allotment process, and payment of fee after the seat allotment.

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KCET 2021 Counselling Dates

The dates related to KCET 2021 counselling can be checked below -

KCET 2021 Round 1 Counselling Dates

Document UploadingTo be Notified
Option EntryTo be Notified
Mock Allotment resultTo be Notified
Editing of Option EntryTo be Notified
Round 1 Seat AllotmentTo be Notified
Seat AcceptanceTo be Notified
Payment of FeeTo be Notified
ReportingTo be Notified

KCET 2021 Round 2 Counselling Dates

The round 2 counselling dates of KCET 2021 can be checked below -

Uploading of Documents (Fresh Candidates)To be Notified
Display of seat matrixTo be Notified
Option Entry/ Edit/ ModificationTo be Notified
Seat AllotmentTo be Notified
Seat AcceptanceTo be Notified
Last date of reportingTo be Notified

KCET 2021 Extended Round Counselling Dates

Option EntryTo be Notified
Display of Seat MatrixTo be Notified
Seat AllotmentTo be Notified
Payment of FeeTo be Notified
ReportingTo be Notified

KCET 2021 Rank Wise Dates for Certificates Upload (Round 1)

The dates to upload the certificates/ documents required for KCET 2021 counselling can be checked below -

To be Notified1 to 2000
To be Notified2,001 to 7,000
To be Notified7,001 to15,000
To be Notified15,001 to 25,000
To be Notified25,001 to 40,000
To be Notified40,001 to 70,000
To be Notified70,001 to 1,00,000
To be Notified1,00,001 to Last Rank
Additional Instructions to Upload the Documents

KCET 2021 Counselling Procedure

KCET counselling process will be held in both offline and online mode by Karnataka Examinations Authority. The counselling procedure for KCET will be based on the ranks scored by the candidates in the main examination. To be a part of the counselling process of KCET 2021, candidates have to check the KCET result on the official website of KEA.

KCET Counselling Process

KCET 2021 Counselling Document Verification

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

  • For the 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 acknowledgement 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.

KCET 2021 Registration

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

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

KCET 2021 Counselling 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 log in 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 the 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.

KCET 2021 Counselling 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.

KCET 2021 Counselling Important Notes

  • After the second round of counselling of KCET, 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 counselling process.

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

  • During the first round of counselling for KCET 2020, the seat allotment for Special Category seats for Physically Disabled, NCC and Sports Category will be done.

KCET 2021 Detailed Counselling Process (Post Certificate Verification)

The detailed counselling procedure for KCET will be divided into five steps. Provided below is the step by step KCET detailed counselling procedure:

KCET 2021 Counselling Option Entry by the Candidates

  • After receiving the seat matrix from the Government, the option entry will start for the candidates and the details regarding the category-wise, course-wise and college-wise available seats for allotment will be made available on the official KEA website in downloadable and print format

  • Only those candidates will be eligible for the option entry process whose verification has been done by the concerned authorities. The candidates will be able to choose from the available list of the colleges/courses. They can also choose from the available seats on display during the option entry step

  • The candidates are suggested to only go for those options in the discipline in which they are eligible. Candidates eligible for multiple disciplines can exercise their option entry in the same form

  • The form for option entry will be displayed on the screen as soon as the candidates enter their preliminary information at the specified URL on the internet

  • The candidates have to mention the priority number in front of the course or college displayed in which they are interested in and are eligible for

  • There is no limit for option entry that is why the candidates are suggested to enter the maximum possible number of entries to eliminate the possibility of not securing a seat

  • The options entered by the candidates must be in decreasing order of their priority

  • Before filling in their options, the candidates are advised to do thorough research about the course/college they want admission into

  • The candidates can alter their choices made till the last date. Once satisfied with their option entry, the candidates have to click on the “submit” button followed by clicking on the “log out” button

  • The candidates are suggested to take a print out of the option entry page once the process gets over

KCET 2021 Counselling Preparatory Work at Home

Under this step, the candidates have to acclimatise themselves with the option entry and allotment process. Prior knowledge regarding the same is important as the candidates cannot afford any slip-ups during the option entry process. The candidates must keep the following pointers in mind as a part of the preparatory work at the home process:

  • The candidates must jot down the name of the courses and colleges on a white sheet

  • The candidates should also keep a tab of the cutoff marks of those Institutes they desire to get in

  • The candidates must begin their preparatory work as soon as they are notified about the merit list or rank list

  • The candidates must also make a list of the Institutes in decreasing order of priority which will help them ease through the option entry process

  • The candidates will also be offered training through the Helpline Centres of KEA to get used to the option entry process

  • A mock allotment will be conducted by the concerned authorities before the start of the first round

  • The candidates will be issued with a verification slip which will contain details such as the category of the candidates etc which will facilitate the candidates in choosing their desired course or college

KCET 2021 Cutoff

  • The previous year cutoff ranks are available on the official KEA website for the reference of the candidates.

  • The candidates are advised to use the previous year cutoff ranks for reference purpose only and they should not draw any other inference

  • The candidates are strongly advised against exercising their option entry on the basis of previous year cutoff ranks

  • The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of the rank secured by the candidates and the order of options chosen by them through a highly sophisticated software

KCET 2021 Counselling: Real Seat Allotment Process and Admission

The Government will issue the seat matrix for each course, college and category to be available on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The final seat allotment process will be conducted in three rounds where each round will comprise of three phases and each phase consisting of a number of iterations.

Documents Required for KCET 2021 Counselling

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

  • Printout of online KCET 2021 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 2021 admit card

  • Medical certificate for PwD candidates

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

KCET 2021 Counselling Helpline Centres

Provided below is the list of KCET 2021 Counselling Helpline Centres where the candidates have to report for verifying their documents.

Helpline Centres


Bapuji Institute of Engineering & Technology, Pb. No 325, Shamanur Road, Davanagere 577004


Karnataka Examinations Authority, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560012

Bengaluru (Head Office)

Government Polytechnic, Fort Hospet Road, Bellary 583102


PDA College of Engineering, Aiwan-e-Shahi Area, Kalburgi


College of Agricultural University, Lingsaur Road, Raichur 584104


B L D E A’s V.P Dr P.G Hallakatti College of Engineering & Technology, Ashram Road, Vijaypur 586103


Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Engineering, Dhavalagiri, Dharwad 580002


Jain College of Engineering, 5999/2 T.S Nagar, Hunchanatti Road, Machhe, Belgaum 590014


Girijabai Sail Institute of Technology, Utkagali, Majali Village, Karwar 581345


Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Navula, Savalanga Road, Shimoga 577204


Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Adyar, Mangalore 575007


Government Engineering College, B.M Road, Hassan 573201


Siddaganga Institute of Technology Campus, Department of MBA, Tumkur


Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering, Gokulum, Mysore 570002


Gurunanak Dev Engineering College, Mailoor Road, Bidar


Sri Jagadguru Gavisiddheshwar Ayurvedic Medical College, Gavimath Campus, Koppal 583231


Post-KCET 2021 Counselling Process

After the conclusion of KCET 2021 counselling process, the shortlisted candidates have to confirm their admission by visiting their alloted Institutes or Colleges. The candidates will be required to produce their allotment letter and all the required documents in the alloted Institute. Finally, to confirm the allotment, the candidates have to pay the fee.

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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.

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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.

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Dear Student,

The KCET online option entry has already started on November 22, 2020. You can find the link for KCET option entry on the KCET Choice Filling page. You can also check KCET Counselling 2020 and KCET Seat Allotment 2020 to learn more about the selection process.

To learn more, check KCET Low Rank (Above 1,00,000) Accepting Colleges and KCET Colleges for Rank Between 50,000 and 1,00,000.

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.


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FAQs about KCET Counselling Process

Will the KCET 2020 counselling conducted in online mode only?

KCET 2020 counselling process will be online.

Do all the candidates participating in the KCET counselling process have to submit a medical certificate?

No, only the PwD category candidates who are participating in the KCET counselling process have to submit a medical certificate.

Where will I find the category, college and course seat matrix details regarding the KCET 2020 counselling process?

You will find all the details regarding the KCET 2020 counselling process like college, course seat matrix and category on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

Into how many stages is the KCET counselling process divided?

The KCET counselling process is divided into a total of 05 rounds.

How many KCET counselling helpline centres are present at the moment?

There are a total of 16 KCET counselling helpline centres which are present at the moment.

How many rounds have been added in the KCET counselling process?

Three additional rounds have been included in the KCET counselling process and in order to secure a seat in any of the KCET participating colleges, the candidates have to go through these additional rounds.

Who conducts the KCET counselling process?

The KCET counselling process is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

Has the official counselling and choice-filling dates for KCET 2020 been released?

No, the official dates regarding counselling and choice filling for KCET 2020 have not been declared yet by the officials.

What is the last date to upload all the documents for the KCET 2020 counselling process?

The last date to upload all the documents related to the KCET 2020 counselling process is 27th September 2020.

When will the KCET 2020 counselling process begin?

The KCET 2020 counselling process is scheduled to begin from 02nd September 2020 onwards with the uploading of the documents.

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