Karnataka Common Entrance Test KCET-2018 Notification

Notification Date:2018-01-30
Expiry Date:2018-06-30

What is KCET?

  • The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2018 is being conducted for the purpose of joining into First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2018-19.

Courses Offered:

  • The following courses are available through KCET-2018
    Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Farm Science courses i.e, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc (Forestry), B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc(Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science & Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B.Pharma and Pharma-D course,
  • Candidates who are seeking admission into MBBS/BDS/Ayush courses, must qualify in NEET-2018 exam and need not to write/apply KCET-2018.


  • The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination 2nd PUC / 12th.
  • A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2017 whose result is awaited, may apply and appear for Common Entrance Test 2018
  • should have completed the age of Seventeen Years as on 31st December of 2018
  • Candidates who studied with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths/Bio-Technology and English as one of the languages are only eligible to apply KCET-2018
  • Candidates who are seeking admission into MBBS/BDS courses, must qualify in NEET-2018 exam. Rest of the courses will be filled through KCET-2018

Application Procedure:

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee:

  • Candidates of Karnataka-General and OBC-Rs. 650/- ,SC / ST Category-Rs.500/-
  • candidates residing outside the state of Karnataka-Rs.750/
  • candidates residing outside India-Rs.5,000/-

Admit Cards:

  • A downloadable admit card will be hosted for all the eligible candidates on official website. All the candidates must take a printout of the same.

Exam centers:

  • KCET-2018 Examination Centers: Will be conducted with in the Karnataka State only.

Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper

Biology18-04-201810.30 am - 11.50 am60
Mathematics18-04-201802.30 pm - 03.50 pm60
Physics19-04-2018 10.30 am - 11 .50 am60
Chemistry19-04-2018 02.30 pm - 03.50 pm60
KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST - only in Bangalore
Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu kannadiga candidates20-04-201811 .30 am to 12.30 pm50

Important Dates:

Date of Notification30-01-2018
Commencement of Entry of Application Online 01-02-2018
Last date to enter application details online26-02-2018
Last date to pay the application fees in the bank 28-02-2018
Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible Applicants10-04-2018
DATE OF COMMON ENTRANCE TEST - 2018 (For Medical and Dental courses candidates have to appear for NEET-2018 and NATA for Architecture course)18-04-2018
Date of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)20-04-2018
Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test Centres21-04-2018
Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture / Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under "Agriculturist Quota"27-04-2018

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