KCET 2020

KCET 2020

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020 is a state level entrance test conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to various undergraduate programmes such as Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Farm Science courses etc. Through this exam candidates can avail admissions in various colleges/institutions (both government and private) across Karnataka. The first KCET was started in the year 1984 and in the previous year more than 1.98 lakh candidates took the test.

What Is New This Year?

  • The Government in its Order No. himvaka 304 BCA 2017 Bengaluru, date 14-09-2018, has enhanced the annual income limit from 6.00 Lakhs to 8.0’ Lakhs per annum for claiming reservation benefit. The candidate and his / her father’s - mother’s who’s Gross Annual Income is below Rs.8.00 Lakhs are eligible to claim benefit of reservation under 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B categories.
  • Only candidates who have the following credentials shall be eligible for admission to B.Arch. Course, Qualified through the recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent) in 2020; Have gone through any of the following curriculum with marks as prescribed below:
  • Secured 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and also 50% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level examination;
  • 5% of the seats in each college and in each course will be reserved as Supernumerary Quota in all Engineering Colleges. This quota is over and above the seat matrix issued by the Government. The tuition fee prescribed by the Government in that particular college will be waived off. The candidate has to pay the other fees only. This Supernumerary quota is not available for Architecture Course. All candidates including General Merit are eligible for allotment of seats under Supernumerary quota whose annual income of the family from all the sources is less than Rs.6.00 Lakhs
  1. Exam Level: State level.
  2. Exam Frequency: Once a year.
  3. Exam Category: Undergraduate Entrance Examination.
  4. Mode of Application: Online.
  5. Exam Mode: Offline.
  6. Exam Date: April 22 and 23, 2020.
  7. Accepting Colleges: 220+ Colleges.
  8. Number of Applicants: 2 lakh (Approx).
  9. Official Website: kea.kar.nic.in.

KCET Important Dates 2020

A calender of events released by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) consisting of Important events of the KCET exam like Online application release, exam date, admit card release, result, counselling and seat allotment dates is detailed here.

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET), a State level examination conducted by the State of Karnataka to provide admissions to UG level courses in the state. KEA organizes exam every year and the calendar of events for KCET 2020 is as follows:

Events Dates (tentative)
Application form release date February 1, 2020
Application form last date March 20, 2020
KCET application fees last date March 21, 2020
KCET admit card 2020 availability April 16, 2020
KCET 2020 exam date - Mathematics April 22, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM
KCET 2020 exam date - Physics & Chemistry April 23, 2020
Physics - 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM
Chemistry - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM
Announcement of result 4th week of May 2020
KCET 2020 counselling 1st week of June to 3rd week of August 2020

KCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of KCET 2020 consists of a set of requirements given by the KEA regarding the citizenship, qualifying exam, qualifying marks, subject combination, category, reservation etc. Candidates aspiring for KCET 2020 examination are advised to read the Eligibility criteria completely before applying for the exam. The criteria for KCET covers many important points such as Academic qualifications, age, nationality, marks/percentage.

  1. Nationality: Candidates should be Indian.
  2. Domicile: Candidates must have studied for minimum 7 years and passed from a recognized institute in Karnataka (1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard) as on first week of July 2020.
  3. Qualifying Marks: Candidates must have passed with minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% for ST/SC/OBC candidates of Karnataka state) in three subjects in 12th standard.
  4. Qualifying Subjects: Candidates should have passed 12th standard examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory examination and any of the following - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. Should have also studied English.

KCET 2020 Time Table

KCET exam notification is yet to be officially released by KEA. The time table will consist of the day, date and timings for each exam of each subjects. For now, the tentative exam dates are released and according to which the exam will be conducted in the month of May 2020. A Kannada language test will also be conducted for both Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannada candidates. Exam will be conducted for all the four subjects in 2 days.

Date Day Timings Subject Marks
20/04/2020 Monday 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM Biology 60
02:30 PM – 03:50 PM Mathematics 60
21/04/2020 Tuesday 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM Physics 60
02:30 PM – 03:50 PM Chemistry 60

KCET 2020 Admit Card/Hall Ticket

The admit card/hall ticket of KCET 2020 consists of important details that should be known by the candidates. KCET 2020 exam will be held in the month of May 2020 tentatively and admit card for the same will be released in April 16, 2020. Applicants are requested to download the admit card from the official website of KEA and read it carefully. In case of any mistake they must bring it to the notice of respective authority.

Steps to download KCET 2020 Admit Card

  1. Go to KEA official website
  2. Login using User ID and Password. Click on Login button.
  3. Click on "KCET Hall Ticket" link available on the left-hand side of the page.
  4. The Admit card downloading page will pop up again. Click on "Download Hall Ticket"
  5. Lastly Download the Hall Ticket and stick the photo.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The KCET exam pattern consists of details about mode of exam, type of marking, total marks, type of questions, duration of exam, etc. Keep reading for details

KCET 2020 examination will be held in Offline mode and e Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets will be given to the candidates for marking answers. Candidate can answer the question by shading the circles on the OMR Answer Sheet. There will be no negative marking and each correct answer will fetch 1 mark. The syllabus for KCET mainly include the Class XI and XII syllabus. The complete exam pattern is given below for applicants reference.

KCET 2020 Marking Scheme

Status Marks
Correct answer +1
Wrong answer No Marks
Unattempted question No Marks

KCET 2020 Answer Key

The answer key for KCET 2020 will consist of correct answers for each of the questions asked in the KCET exam. Answer key for the KCET 2020 exam will be released online in the month of May 2020 tentatively. The link to the official KCET answer key 2020 will be published here as soon as it is released by KEA.

Answer key is released in two phases wherein the candidate can raise objection/ challenge the response which will be verified by the authorities.

  1. The Provisional Answer Keys: The Candidates can go through the Answer Keys and in case of any challenges, the candidates can submit their response and claim it through mail or post to KEA Board.
  2. The Final Master Answer Keys: which will be the final decision of the Board and it cannot be changed.

KCET 2020 Results

KCET Result 2020 will be announced after the release of KCET answer keys. Candidates can challenge the response after which final answer key will be published and result will be declared. Ranking will be based on 12th marks and performance in the KCET 2020 exam. The scorecard will be valid for 1 year only.

Steps to check KCET 2020 Results

  1. Visit the official KCET 2020 website and navigate to the Result section.
  2. Enter Registration Number and the mentioned Captcha
  3. Click on Submit button.
  4. Download the result displayed online and retain a hard copy of the same required for further correspondence.

KCET 2020 Cutoff

KCET Cutoff 2020 is the minimum marks that should be obtained by the candidate to pass the exam. The cutoff will be available in PDF format which can be downloaded from the main website once it is released. KCET Cut Off is determined by KEA once the results are declared. Cut off determines the eligibility of candidates for Counselling and admission. Candidates who have obtained cut off can register for counselling and choose their preferred college and course. Cutoff will be different for different courses and colleges based on the ranks, reservations and category etc

Main determining factors for KCET Cut off

  1. Total number of seats available
  2. The number of students appearing for KCET 2020
  3. The performance of Candidate in the examination
  4. Difficulty level of Karnataka CET 2020 examination
  5. Previous Year Cutoff Trends

KCET 2020 Participating Institutes/colleges

This refers to the colleges/institutions all throughout Karnataka which accept the KCET 2020 score for admission into their colleges. KCET 2020 is one of important and main exam of Karnataka offering admission to various Professional degree courses and in the counselling of KCET. 222 Engineering college located across the state of Karnataka are offering Engineering course, 39 Agriculture and Farm Science colleges offering Agriculture course and 47 ISMH colleges are offering Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy across Karnataka. Refer below for the complete list of participating institutes/colleges along with College code.

KCET 2020 Counselling

KCET 2020 counselling is an important process specially for the candidates who crack the KCET examination. The KCET exam is conducted for the admission of students to various undergraduate programmes such as Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Farm Science courses etc. The admission process is preceded by KCET Counselling which is conducted in the 1st or 2nd week of June 2020 after the declaration of KCET result. KCET counselling is done in two parts,

  1. In Offline mode the qualified students will be called for the document verification and seat allotment process. During which the candidates should carry their original documents with multiple attested photocopies.
  2. In Online mode the candidates should go through the option entry process, where they select courses and institutions according to their priority. After counselling the seats are allotted in the candidate prioritize institutions in Online mode.

KCET 2020 Seat Allotment

Seat allotment consists of locking of options i.e. choosing of colleges by the qualified candidates followed by allotment of seat to them. KEA will issue the KCET 2020 College Allotment according to the ranks and seats available.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority will also conduct a Mock Seat Allotment round for the benefit of all the eligible candidates. Candidates need to log in to download their seat allotment letter. Candidates who are qualified should visit the allotted institute for verification copy, Unique Secret Keyword and the print out of the seat allotment letter.

Steps to download the KCET 2020 Allotment Order

  1. Click here for KCET 2020 Allotment Order (link will be published after released by KEA).
  2. Enter your details like Hall ticket/admit card number and Password.
  3. Then, your admission letter is displayed on the screen.
  4. Download the document.
  5. Take a printout of the allotment order and preserve it for future use.

KCET 2020 Reservation Criteria

The KEA has given the reservation facility for people belonging to certain category which is listed below. KEA follows reservation policies based on the State Government policies. KCET reserves certain seats for the candidates falling in the various categories and seat allotment will be done based the availability of seats, candidate’s choice and the category they belong to. The various categories that can claim reservation in KCET is as follows

  1. Rural quota
  2. Kannada Medium quota
  3. Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants quota
  4. Quota for OBC/SC/ST under category- 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B Reservation
  5. Sports Special Category quota
  6. Scouts and Guides quota
  7. PWD quota
  8. NCC Category quota
  9. Supernumerary Quota(SNQ)
  10. Hyderabad Karnataka Region quota
  11. Defence Personnel of Karnataka Origin quota
  12. Ex-Defence Personnel of Karnataka Origin quota
  13. Central Armed Police Force quota
  14. Ex-Central Armed Police Force quota
  15. Anglo-Indian quota

KCET 2020 Helpline Numbers and Contact Details

If the candidates applying for KCET 2020 come up with any queries regarding the exam process, they can directly contact the concerned authorities through the helpline numbers provided by them. Parents of the candidates can also raise questions and get it solved. It is advised for the candidates and their parents to get the doubts/queries cleared as early as possible to avoid confusions in the future.

KCET 2020 Contact Details

KCET 2020 Address
Sampige Road,
18th Cross, Malleshwaram,
Bangalore – 560012
KCET 2020 Website
KCET 2020 Email
KCET 2020 Phone Number
080 - 23460460
KCET 2020 Fax
(080) 23461576

For more information, visit KCET 2020 Helpline and contact number details.