Karnataka Common Entrance Test / KCET Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Test Papers, Preparation Tips, Imp Books


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Q. What is Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)?

A: Karnataka Common Entrance Test is an Entrance Examination which is being conducted for the purpose of admission of Karnataka candidates to the various Degree Level courses in Government or Private Colleges of Karnataka. Candidates have to qualify the entrance examination to get admission into the various courses. Admission is done to the full time courses of Engineering, Technology, Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Unani and Yoga.

Q. What is Eligibility Criteria of KCET?

A: The Eligibility Criteria for each course is different. Following are the details of eligibility conditions –

Engineering / Technology

  1. Candidates who have cleared the 12th standard examination or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Bio Technology/ Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the subjects are eligible
  2. Candidates must have obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in the optional subjects
  3. SC / ST, Category – I and OBC candidates must have obtained 45% marks in the qualifying examination.

Medical / Dental

  1. Candidates must have passed the second year Pre – University or 12th  standard or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the subject
  2. Candidates are required to get minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in the qualifying examination.
  3. The minimum marks is 40% for both Qualifying Examination and CET in case of SC / ST, Category – I and OBC candidates

Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy Courses

  1. Candidates are required to pass standard 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the subjects of study.
  2. Candidates who have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 10+2 are eligible for admission to Ayurveda / Homeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses.
  3. Candidates belonging to SC / ST, Category – I and OBC are required to have minimum of 40% marks in 10+2
  4. Candidates seeking admission in Dental / Medical / Ayurveda / Homeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses should have completed 17 years of age

Architecture Courses

  1. Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects
  2. Candidates must have also secured minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in all subjects in 10+2
  3. Minimum required marks for SC / ST, Category – I and OBC candidates is 45%
  4. Candidates must have also appeared and secured minimum of 40% marks in NATA (for all category candidates)

Q. What is the Examination Pattern of KCET?

A: The Examination Pattern of KCET goes like this –

  1. The test will be conducted in two days in four different sessions for four subjects.
  2. Biology and Mathematics will be conducted on the first day in two sessions
  3. Next day Physics and Chemistry test will be conducted for two sessions
  4. Marks allotted for each subject is 60 marks
  5. Time allotted for each test is 80 minutes
  6. Question paper will carry objective type questions
  7. There is no negative marking for wrong answer but no marks will be awarded for multiple answers.

Q. What are the coaching centers for KCET?

A: List of coaching institutes for KCET

  1. TIME
  2. Universal Academy
  3. Expert Coaching Classes
  4. Brilliant Tutorials
  5. Career Launcher
  6. Career Forum
  7. Resonance
  8. Giraffe Learning
  9. FIIT JEE
  10. Engineering Study Circle

Q. What are the reference books for K CET?

A: Following are some of the good reference books –

  1. NCERT Physics
  2. NCERT Chemistry
  3. NCERT Biology
  4. NCERT Mathematics
  5. Dinesh Karnataka Common Entrance Test Chemistry by Ravinder Chadda
  6. Dinesh Karnataka Common Entrance Test Biology by K. N. Bhatia
  7. Arihant Karnataka CET Medical Entrance Solved Papers
  8. Mathematics by Arora OP
  9. Biology by Nair PKG
  10. Physics by Agarwal

Q. What are the colleges that accept KCET score?

A: Following is the list of colleges –

Engineering Colleges

  1. A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
  2. Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  3. Anjuman Engineering College for Men
  4. AMC Engineering College
  5. Acharya Pathasala Rural College of Engineering
  6. Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology
  7. Alpha College of Engineering
  8. Anjuman Institute of Technology and Management
  9. Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  10. B.M.S College of Engineering, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore
  11. Bahubali College of Engineering
  12. Ballary Institute of Technology & Management
  13. Bangalore College of Engineering and Technology
  14. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  15. Bapuji Inst of Engg & Tech, Davengere
  16. Basavakalyan Engineering College
  17. Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
  18. Bearys Institute of Technology
  19. BMS College of Engineering
  20. BMS Int of Tech, Yelahanka, Bangalore
  21. BNMIT, Bangalore
  22. BTL Institute of Technology & Management
  23. BV Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology
  24. BVB College of Engg & Tech, Hubli
  25. CMR Inst of Tech, Bangalore
  26. Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore
  27. Don Bosco Inst of Tech, Bangalore
  28. Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology
  29. Dr T Thimmaiah Institute of Technology
  30. Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  31. East Point College of Engineering & Technology
  32. East west insitute of Technology, Bangalore
  33. Global Academy of Tech, Bangalore
  34. GM Institute of Technology, Davangere
  35. GNDEC Bidar
  36. Gogte Inst of Tech, Belgaum
  37. Golden Valley Institute of Technology, Kolar
  38. HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore
  39. Islamiah Institute of Technology
  40. Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engg, Shimoga
  41. JJM Medical College
  42. JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore
  43. Kalpataru Institute of Technology
  44. KLES College of Engg and Tech, Belgaum
  45. KS Inst of Tech, Bangalore
  46. KVG College of Engineering
  47. M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology
  48. Maland College of Engineering
  49. MS Ramiah Institute of Tech, Bangalore
  50. MVJ College of Engineering
  51. National Institute of Engineering, Mysore
  52. New Horizon College of Engineering, Bangalore
  53. NMAM Institute of Tech, Nitte, Karkala
  54. P.E.S. Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  55. PES College of Engg, Mandya
  56. Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulbarga
  57. REC Bhalki
  58. RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  59. Sapthagiri College of Engg, Bangalore
  60. SDM College of Engineering & Technology
  61. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Engineering, Dharwad
  62. Shri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
  63. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  64. Sir M Visvewsvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  65. SJB Institute of Technology
  66. SJM Institute of Technology
  67. SLN Engineering College
  68. Sri Belimatha Mahasamsthana Institute of Technology
  69. Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  70. Sri Taralabalu Jagadguru Institute of Technology
  71. Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bangalore
  72. SSIT Tumkur
  73. STJ Institute of Technology
  74. UBDT College of Engineering
  75. UVCE Bangalore
  76. Vemana Institute of Technology
  77. Vemana Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  78. Vidya Vardhaka College of Engg
  79. Vijayanagar Engineering College
  80. Vivekananda Institute of Technology
  81. RV College of Engineering, Bangalore

Medical Colleges

  1. Yenepoya Medical College
  2. Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. Sri Devaraj URS Medical College
  4. Shri Siddhartha Medical College
  5. SDM Medical College
  6. S. Nijalingappa Medical College & HSK Hospital & Research Centre
  7. S S Institute of Medical Sciences& Research Centre
  8. Navodaya Medical College
  9. Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences
  10. Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College
  11. M.S Ramaiah Medical College
  12. KLE Society’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
  13. Khaja Banda Nawaz Institute of Medical Sciences
  14. Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science
  15. Kasturba Medical College
  16. Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences
  17. K V G Medical College
  18. Father Muller’s Institue of Medical Education and Research
  19. Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College
  20. BVV Sangha’s S.Nijalingappa Medical College
  21. Belgaum Institute of Medical Sciences
  22. Basaveswara Medical College and Hospital
  23. Bangalore Medical College
  24. K S Hegde Medical Academy
  25. JSS Medical College
  26. JJM Medical College
  27. H K E Society’s M R Medical College
  28. Govt. Medical College
  29. Al-Ameen Medical College
  30. A J Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre

Dental Colleges

  1. Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital
  2. Sri Siddhartha Dental College
  3. Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital
  4. Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital
  5. SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital
  6. S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital
  7. S.B. Patil Institute for Dental Sciences & Research
  8. P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital
  9. Navodaya Dental College
  10. Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre
  11. KLE Society’s Dental College
  12. K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital
  13. K.G.F. College of Dental Sciences & Hospital
  14. J.S.S. Dental College & Hospital
  15. H.K.E. Society’s Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & Research
  16. H.K.D.E.T’s Dental College & Hospital & Research Instt.
  17. Goverment Dental College,
  18. Farooquia Dental College & Hospital
  19. Coorge Institute of Dental Sciences
  20. College of Dental Surgery
  21. College of Dental Surgery
  22. College of Dental Sciences
  23. Bapuji Dental College & Hospital
  24. AME’s Dental College
  25. Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital
  26. Al Ameen Dental College
  27. A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences
  28. A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

Ayurvedic Colleges

  1. TAME Society’s Ayurved College
  2. Taluka Shikshana Prasarak Sahakara Mandal Ayurvedic Medical College
  3. SS Ayurvedic Medical College
  4. SNVV Samasthe’s SGV Ayurved Medical College
  5. Shri Guru Valmiki Maharishi Ayurved Medical College
  6. Shri DM College of Ayurved
  7. Shri DGM Ayurved Medical College
  8. Shri Bhartesh Vidya Mandal Gramin Ayurved College
  9. Shri Basaveshwar Vidya Vardhak Sangha Ayurved Medical College
  10. SDM College of Ayurveda
  11. Shri Vijay Mahantesh Ayurvedic Medical College
  12. Shri Sivayogeshwar Rural Ayurvedic Medical College
  13. Shri SBS Ayurved Medical College
  14. Shri JG Cooperative Hospital, Ayurved Medical College
  15. Shri Hingulambika Education Society’s Ayurvedic College
  16. Rural Education Trust’s Ayurvedic Medical College
  17. Rajiv Gandhi Education Society’s Ayurvedic Medical College
  18. NK Jabashetti Ayurved Medical College
  19. Muniyal Institute of Ay.Medical Sciences
  20. Mahaganpati Ayurvedic Medical College
  21. KVG Ayurved Medical College & Hospital
  22. Karnataka Liberal Education Society Shri BM Kankanadi AyurvedMahavidyalaya
  23. Kannada Balag Society’s Rural Ayurved Medical College
  24. Kalmathada Pujya Shri Virupaksha Sivacharya Ayurved Medical College
  25. Kalidas Ayurvedic Medical College
  26. JSS Ayurved Medical College
  27. Govt. Ayurved Medical College & Hospital
  28. Goverment Ayurvedic Medical College
  29. Govt. Taranath Ayurved College
  30. Dr. BNM Rural Ayurved Medical College & Hospital
  31. Dhanwantari Ayurved College& Hospital
  32. AV Samiti’s Ayurved Mahavidyalaya
  33. Ashwini Educational Associations Ayurved College
  34. Amrutha Ayurved Medical College
  35. Alva’s Ayurvedic Medical College
  36. ALN Rao Memorial Ayurved Mahavidyalaya
  37. D.G.Melmalagi Ayurveda Medical College
  38. Bhagawan Mahavir Jain Ayurved Medical College
  39. Bapuji Ayurvedic Medical College
  40. B.M. Kankanawadi Ayurvedic Medical College
  41. Ayurved Mahavidyalaya

Homeopathy Colleges

  1. S.C.S.E.S. Shiv Basav Jyoti Homoeopathic Medical College
  2. Goverment Homoepathy Medical College
  3. Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical College
  4. Dakshin Bharat Hind Prachar Sabha
  5. Bhartesh Homoeopathic Medical College
  6. Al-Amaan Homoeopathic Medical College
  7. Aadya Shri Nigalingeshwar Shikshana Sansthe’s S.B. ShirkoliHomoeopathic Medical College
  8. A.M.Shaikh Homoeopathic Medical College

Q. What are the centers for Karnataka CET?

A: Test centers for Karnataka CET

  1. Bangalore
  2. Hubli
  3. Gulbarga
  4. Shimoga
  5. Mangalore
  6. Chitradurga
  7. Belgaum

Q. How to prepare for the exam?

A: Candidates have to follow the syllabus properly. Cover all the chapters and concentrate on all the concerned subjects. There are many coaching centers that provide training about the exam. Make a time table and abide by it till the end of the exam. Solve last years’ paper thoroughly and learn to manage time also. Appearance in mock test will help the students to evaluate themselves. Practice regularly and be confident.








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