KCET 2020

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2020) will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority granting admission to the students in various courses provided by the colleges/institutes in the state. Through KCET, students can enroll themselves into the courses such as Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy, Engineering / Technology & Architecture, Farm science, B-Pharm, Pharm-D etc. But to be eligible for the admission, candidates must apply for the KCET examination as per the eligibility criteria specified by the authority.

Students aspiring for admission in Medical/Pharmacy and Architecture course will have to qualify NEET-UG & NATA Exam. For complete information on the KCET 2020 Examination, aspirants are suggested to go through the article. Read further to know more.

Avialable Application Form 2020

News: KCET 2020 is scheduled to be held on 30th & 31st July 2020. The admit card is likely to be accessible from 1st week of July 2020.

The correction facility will be activated between 20th to 22nd May 2020.

The application form will be reopen from 7th to 16th March 2020. 

The correction facility will be opened on 19th March till 25th March 2020. 

KCET 2020 is scheduled to be held on 22nd & 23 April 2020. The application for has been released now.

Exam Dates for KCET 2020

The official schedule of the KCET 2020 Examination is given below-

Application form filling5th February 2020
Re-submission of application form8th to 18th May 2020
Issue of Admit card16th April 2020
KCET Exam Date22nd & 23rd April 2020 30th & 31st July 2020
Kannada Language Test Date24th April 2020
Answer Key ReleasingMay 2020
Result AnnouncementMay 2020

Note: The data will be updated as soon as the authority publishes an official notification on its website.

Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2020

Candidates wishing for admission in the courses offered through KCET 2020 must satisfy the eligibility criteria specified for it. For reference, candidates can go through the criteria given below-

Age Criteria: For Dental/Ayush/Medical courses, a candidate’s age must be minimum 17 years old as on 31st December 2020.

For Engineering & Technology

A candidate should have passed class 12th or its equivalent from a recognized board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry / Bio‐Technology / Biology / Electronics /Computer Science as optional subjects and English as one of the study languages.

A candidate should have scored minimum 45% marks (40% marks for reserved category candidates) in the subjects given above.

For Ayush Courses

A candidate should have passed class 12th or its equivalent with PCB subject group and English as one of the study languages.

A candidate should have scored minimum 50% marks (40% marks for candidates from reserved category) in the subjects mentioned above.

For Architecture Course

A candidate should have passed class 12th with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and have secured minimum 50% marks (40% marks for reserved category candidates).

KCET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can avail the KCET application form through online mode only. No other mode will be permitted to apply for the exam. Candidates can visit the official website to apply. They need to register themselves first and then proceed for the application form. The application form must be filled carefully as no correction window will be granted once the form is submitted. Students also need to keep the scanned photograph and signature handy. They must pay the required application fee, as the applications received without the stated fee will be rejected by the authority.

Application Fee

Candidates from the General/OBC category need to pay Rs. 650/- while those from SC/ST category need to pay Rs. 500/-. Candidates from states other than Karnataka must pay Rs. 750/-.

Mode of Payment: The fee stated above can be paid either through credit card/debit card/net banking or through bank Challan.

Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for KCET is provided below-

  • Exam Mode: Pen & Paper based
  • Duration: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark will be given for each right answer
  • Negative Marking: Not Applicable
PaperSubjectsTotal No. of Marks
Date (Tentative)Kannada Language Test (Only in Bangalore)
3rd week of AprilBoth for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates


The syllabus of the KCET 2020 will be based on the 1st and 2nd year PUC as prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

  • 1st year PUC Syllabus: Physical World, Units and Measurements, Motion in a Straight Line, Motion in a Plane, Laws of Motion ,Work, Energy & Power, Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion, Gravitation , Mechanical Properties of Solids, Mechanical Properties of Fluids, Thermal Properties of Matter, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory, Oscillations, Waves.
  • 2nd Year PUC Syllabus: Electric Charges and Fields , Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance, Current Electricity, Moving Charges and Magnetism, Magnetism and Matter, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Waves, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Wave Optics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter, Atoms, Nuclei, Semiconductor Electronics, Communication Systems.

Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the tips given below to prepare for the exam-

  1. Collect the study material first. Avoid collecting too many books.
  2. Make a realistic time table and follow it on a regular basis.
  3. Revise the topics studied at least once a day.
  4. Solve previous year papers to improve your performance.
  5. Practice yoga and meditation to relax your mind.
  6. Make short notes for quick revision.

Recommended Books

Given below are some of the reference books for the KCET 2020 Examination-

  • Physics: Arihant Publication, S Chand, Pradeep Publication.
  • Chemistry: S Chand, Pradeep Publication, NCERTs, Dinesh Publication
  • Mathematics:D Sharma, R.S Aggarwal, NCERTs
  • Biology: NCERTs, S Chand.

Admit Card

Candidates can download the admit card through the official website of the KCET i.e. http://kea.kar.nic.in/.  The admit card should be printed out and should be secured safely till the admission process is over. Candidates who do not possess the admit card on the day of the exam will be denied the entry to the exam hall.

Result and Counselling

The result of the KCET 2020 will be published by the authority on its official website. Candidates can check their result by login using the registration number and DOB. A merit list will be declared on the website on the basis of the scores obtained by the candidates in the exam. Candidates selected as per the merit list will be called for the counselling to initiate the admission process.

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