KCET 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, who seek admission in various colleges of Karnataka state offering undergraduate courses, need to appear for Karnataka CET. Selected candidates are offered courses in the field of engineering, technology, pharmacy, etc. Interested candidates, who also meet the eligibility criteria, can apply for admissions through online mode. The pen and paper-based entrance exam will be conducted in the month of April 2022. In this post, complete details about the KCET 2022 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, etc has been provided.

Karnataka CET Important Dates 2022

The tentative dates related to KCET 2022 are provided in the table below:

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Important ActivitiesTentative Dates
Official notification release dateFebruary 2022, 1st week
Availability of online application formFebruary 2022, 1st week
Last date of submission of application formFebruary 2022, last week
Last date for payment of application fee in bank/ e-post officeMarch 2022, 1st week
Opening of application correction windowMarch 2022, 3rd week
Closing of application correction windowMarch 2022, 4th week
Admit card release dateApril 2022, 3rd week
Entrance exam dateApril 2022, 4th week
Date of Kannada language testApril 2022, 4th week
Commencement of document verification for Agriculturist quota candidatesMay 2022, 2nd week
Date of practical exam for Agriculturist quota candidatesMay 2022, 3rd week

KCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Check out the basic eligibility criteria for applying to the KCET 2022:

  • BE/ B.Tech: Candidates need to pass their class 12th exam with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Electronics/ Computer subjects scoring at least 45% marks in aggregate of these subjects and overall (40% marks for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, PWD candidates). A pass in English as a subject at 10+2 level is also necessary.
  • B.Tech Agriculture Engineering/ Biotechnology/ Dairy Technology/ Food Technology/ Food Science & Technology: A pass in class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology is required to be eligible.
  • B.Pharma: Applicants who have cleared their class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate are eligible.
  • B.Pharma (lateral entry): The candidates should hold Diploma in Pharmacy degree of an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India obtaining at least 45% marks in aggregate (40% marks for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, PWD candidates).
  • Pharma.D: A pass in class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics is required. Those with a Diploma in Pharmacy can apply too.
  • B.Arch: The applicants should pass their class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics scoring not less than 50% marks in aggregate of these subjects and overall (45% marks for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B, PWD candidates).
  • B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture/ Sericulture/ Horticulture/ Agriculture Marketing & Co-Op/ Forestry/ Community Science: Candidates  need to pass their class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.
  • B.V.Sc & AH: Those who clear their class 12th exam pass with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English securing at least 50% marks in aggregate of these subjects (40% marks for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, PWD candidates).

KCET Application Form 2022

The candidates can apply online for Karnataka CET by visiting the official website of KEA www.kea.kar.nic.in. Only those candidates who submit their applications in time will be considered for further process of admission.

  • Candidates need to provide basic personal details like name, gender, date of birth, email address, phone number, etc to fill the application form.
  • Academic details such as passing year of qualifying exam, marks obtained, school/ board name, etc should be provided next.
  • The candidates will also have to upload scanned copies of their signature and photograph in the application form in scanned format.
  • Once all the details are entered correctly in the application form, the candidates can submit it through online mode.
  • Along with the application form, the candidates are also required to submit a specified amount of application fee.
  • A copy of the filled and submitted application form should be taken and kept safe by the candidates for future reference.

Application fee:

  • A fee of Rs. 500/- should be submitted by the candidates as KCET 2022 application fee.
  • For SC/ ST & women candidates, the application fee will be Rs. 250/-.

Mode of payment:

  • Payment of application fee can be done by the means of challan submission at selected banks or e-post office.
  • The challan is generated at the time of filling the application form.

Karnataka CET 2022 Exam Pattern

Check out the basic overview of KCET exam pattern 2022 below:

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Exam duration: 320 minutes
  • Number of sessions: 4
  • Number of questions: 240
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Total marks: 240
  • Marking scheme: For each right answer 1 mark will be provided to the candidates.
  • Negative marking: Not applicable
SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum marksDuration
Physics606080 minutes
Chemistry606080 minutes
Mathematics606080 minutes
Biology606080 minutes
Total240240320 minutes

KCET Admit Card 2022

  • Admit card to appear in the entrance exam will be published on the official website of KEA.
  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card online. No admit card will be sent through post or courier.
  • After downloading, a printout of the admit card should be taken by the candidates to be carried to the exam center.
  • Those who report to the exam center without an admit card and a valid photo id proof will be debarred from appearing in the exam.
  • It is advised that the candidates keep their admit card safe as it is required at the time of admission as well.

KCET 2022 Answer Key

  • Concerned authority will release the answer key for the Karnataka CET around a week after the exam is over.
  • Candidates will be able to check the answer key by visiting the official website www.kea.kar.nic.in.
  • The candidates will also be given the opportunity to submit any objection on answer key, if found.
  • An expert committee will be set up to see and fix the discrepancies reported and will upload the final answer key.

Karnataka CET Result 2022

  • Candidates who appeared successfully for the exam can check their result from the official website of KEA.
  • To check their result, the candidates will be required to provide their roll number, date of birth and other similar details.
  • On the basis of marks scored in the entrance exam, a merit list of the qualified candidates will be prepared.
  • After the merit list is prepared, the candidates included in the list will be invited for attending the counseling round.

KCET Counseling 2022

  • Details regarding the counseling process will be communicated to the candidates by the website of KEA.
  • At the time of counseling, original documents and eligibility of the candidates will be verified.
  • The candidates will also be asked to provide their choice for course and institute after successful document verification.
  • Candidates will then be allotted seats according to their choice and merit and are required to complete formalities of admission.

KCET 2022 FAQs

Can I obtain my application form through offline mode?

No. The application form will only be released through online mode on the official website of KEA.

I haven’t cleared my qualifying exam yet. Can I still apply for admission?

Candidates appearing in their qualifying exam in the year 2022 can apply for the entrance exam. However, result of such exams should be declared before the starting of admission process.

In case I find any discrepancy in the answer key, whom should I contact?

The candidates can send any discrepancy related to answer key to the ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore’ on or before prescribed last date through speed post or email.

Is it compulsory to appear in the Kannada Language Test?

Applicants who are claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava need to appear in the Kannada Language Test necessarily.

How can I provide the preference for exam center for appearing in KCET?

The candidates will be able to provide their preference for exam center at the time of filling the application form.

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