KCET 2018- Application form, Eligibility criteria, Exam Date, Syllabus

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a national level exam operated by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to give admission to eligible candidates in several full time courses in medical, dental, engineering, architecture etc. Those candidates who are interested in Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2018 would check detail notification about KCET 2018 before application procedure get started.

Various Courses offer via KCET

  • Sc
  • BE/B.Tech
  • Pharma-D
  • BDS
  • Arch
  • Pharma

Important Dates:

Online application starts fromSecond week of January, 2018
Last date of online application submissionFirst week of March, 2018
fee payment Last dateLast week of February, 2018
Download Admit card onThird week of April, 2018
Exam date for Biology & MathematicsFirst week of May 2018
Exam date for Physics & ChemistryFirst week of May 2018
Kannada Language Test (only in Bangalore)First week of May 2018
Result will be declare onLast week of May, 2018
Counselling starts onSecond week of June, 2018

KCET 2018- Application form, Eligibility criteria, Exam Date, Syllabus

 Application form :

Candidates can apply online for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2018 from official website. As there is no other mode available for KCET 2017 application form as any other mode of application submission except online should not be accepted. Application forms will available online from first week of January, 2018. Candidates have to fill all the details as needed in the application form along with scanned photograph, signature and left thumb impress. Applicants belong to General or OBC category need to pay Rs. 650/- as application fee whereas Applicants belong to SC or ST category need to pay Rs. 500/- for the same. And application fee will be paid through online mode by using bank challan. Candidates are advised to keep the hard-copy (print-out) of their application form for further use/reference.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must have complete their 12th or alike exam with Mathematics, Physics as compulsory subjects and English also.
  • Applicants belong to general categories must need to grab at least 50% of marks in PCB (physics chemistry biology) group for and for reserved category marking criteria is 40% of marks.
  • Applicants who are appearing in qualifying exam are also authorized to apply for KCET 2018.

KCET 2018- Application form, Eligibility criteria, Exam Date, Syllabus

Examination Pattern

  • Exam Mode: Examination will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Questions number & Type: There will be total 60 questions of MCQ type in the examination.
  • Mode of Answer: The applicants have to use only blue or black ball point pen to marks their answers.
  • Marking Scheme: The applicants will get 1 mark for each correct answer and there is no penalty for wrong answers.
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking scheme in KCET 2017 exam paper.



No. of questionsTotal marks



606070 minutes

70 minutes


606070 minutes
Kannada (if applicable)5050

70 minutes



280 minutes

Examination Syllabus:

Exam syllabus will be based on first and second PUC specified by the department of PUE (Pre-University Education) of Karnataka.  Syllabus for architecture and engineering included/consist subjects like chemistry, physics, and mathematics and syllabus for pharmacy candidates contain subjects like chemistry, physics and biology.

Documents need for counseling procedure:

Some of the documents that are required at the time of verification of documents:

  • KCET 2018 Admit card
  • KCET 2018 Score card
  • 10th class mark sheet / SSLC mark sheet
  • KCET 2018 application form duly filled Copy.
  • Two newest/latest passport size photographs
  • 2nd PUC mark sheet/12thclass mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

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