KCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Zemima Khan Updated On: 09 Sep, 2019 11:20 IST

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KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2020 eligibility criteria will be determined by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for all the candidates willing to appear for the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria of KCET 2020 will mention all the eligibility requirements including citizenship, qualifying examination, qualifying marks, domicile, subject combination, category, etc. Before filling the application form of KCET 2020, candidates must carefully go through the KCET 2020 eligibility criteria. 

Candidates must note that KCET 2020 eligibility criteria would be different for different categories of candidates. All candidates planning to take KCET 2020 should satisfy the eligibility norms of KCET 2020.

Detailed KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed KCET 2020 eligibility criteria are mentioned below: 

Eligibility Criteria

Particulars

Nationality

Candidate should be an Indian citizen.

Domicile

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 fewer 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 2020.

Candidates willing to take admission in the architecture course should appear in the JEE paper 2 exams 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 the 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 minimum 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.

Course-Wise Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Examination Authority prescribes the KCET 2020 eligibility criteria. We have already explained the detailed eligibility criteria just above so here we present the Course-wise eligibility criteria for KCET 2020. 

Medical and Dental:

  • Candidates must have secured a valid score in NEET UG 2019.

  • Candidates will have to pass 10+2 examination or second-year pre-university level examination. 

  • Applicants must have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as an optional subject and English as a compulsory subject. 

  • Applicants must have earned 50% marks in the aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 

  • All the reserved category must secure at least 40% marks. [Reserved Category - Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Class] 

Medicine and Homeopathy:

  • Applicants must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as Compulsory subjects. 

  • Candidates must have an aggregate of 50% with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • All the reserved category must secure at least 40% marks. [Reserved Category - Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Class]

  • A separate rank list will be published for ISM&H for admission in Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga, Unani and Naturopathy on the basis of the performance of the candidate in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology in qualifying exam, and Common Entrance Test. 

Bachelors of Fishery and some other B.Sc Courses: 

  • Candidates will have to pass 10+2 examination or second-year pre-university level examination. 

  • Applicants must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subject. 

  • A common rank list will be made based on the performance of the applicant in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology and the qualifying Entrance Examination. 

Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science: 

  • Applicants must have Physics, Chemistry and Maths as an optional subject and English as a compulsory subject.

  • A list for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science will be made based on the performance of the applicant in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology and the qualifying Entrance Examination.

B. Pharmacy:

  • Applicants must have passed 10+2 examination or second-year pre-university level examination.

  • Candidates must have either of the two combinations: either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Maths. 

  • All general category candidates must secure at least 45% in Class 10+2 and all the reserved category must secure 40% in the aggregate of Class 10+2.

  • Candidates must have a diploma in Pharmacy and all the general category candidates must have scored 45% and the reserved category must have scored 40% in the diploma of Pharmacy.

  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis of performance in Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics whichever of the two is higher in the Common Entrance Test 2019. A separate common rank list is prepared for admissions to B-Pharma.  

Engineering:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 examination or second-year pre-university level examination.

  • The compulsory subjects must be any three out of the given ones such as Chemistry, Biotechnology, Electronics, Biology and Computer Science as optional subject. The applicants must have English as a compulsory subject 

  • The general category applicants of Engineering and Technology must secure 45% marks in aggregate. The reserved category must secure 40% marks in aggregate. 

  • In the case of marks obtained in Chemistry being less than required for aggregate percentage, the marks obtained in Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer Science in qualifying examination will be considered instead of Chemistry.

NATA

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is conducted by the Council of Architecture. NATA is a national level entrance exam for Architecture, which is conducted to choose the candidates of 1st year for B.Arch. In order to get admission in a bachelor’s of  Architecture, the candidates will have to score well the NATA. The candidates will have to score at least 40% marks in the NATA. The candidates will have to submit the mark sheet to the Karnataka Examination Authority. NATA examination is exclusively conducted for Architecture candidates. 

Code-Wise Eligibility Clauses 

As mentioned above we find detailed eligibility criteria, but here we present the Code-Wise Eligibility clauses for the Applicants of KCET 2020.  

Code 

Details

Documents Required

Code A

Candidates must have qualified in one or more Government recognised institute located in Karnataka State for at least 7 years. These seven years must have commenced from class 1 or 2 onwards. 

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet 

  • Rural Study Certificate if the applicant claims to have finished class 1 to 10. 

  • Also if the candidate claims to have completed education under the rural category. 

  • The medium of education must be Kannada

  • Candidates will have to present the Income certificate issued by the Tehsildar 

Code B

Candidates must have studied and passed class 11 and 12 from institutes under the Karnataka Government or the parents must have studied in the institute recognised by Karnataka Government for 7 years. 

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet 

  • Candidates will have to present the Income certificate issued by the Tehsildar

  • Study certificate of the parents who studied for 7 years under the Karnataka Government. 

Code C

The applicant and one of the parents of the applicant must have Kannada, Kodava or Tulu as mother tongue.

Either of the parents of the candidate must be a domicile at Karnataka.  Or either of the parents must have completed their education under the Kannada Government and resides outside Karnataka. 

  • Class 10 mark sheet

  • Class 12 mark sheet 

  • Domicile certificate issued by the municipality stating that the parents of the candidate reside outside the state.

  • Candidates will have to show the study certificate and Transfer certificate 

Code D

Candidate whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should have resided and studied for a period of SEVEN 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.

  • Study certificate of the candidate issued by the Taluk Educational Officer. 

  • The candidates will have to show a residential certificate from concerned Tahsildar or respected Taluk.

  • Marksheet of Class 10 and Class 12.  

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