KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018

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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

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 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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