KCET 2024 Exam: The Karnataka Common Entrance Test commonly known as (KCET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The KCET 2024 exam will be conducted for the candidates willing to take admission to professional courses like Engineering, Farm Science, Veterinary, B.Sc Nursing, etc. Candidates willing to pursue Medical or Dental or Ayurveda or Unani or Homoeopathy courses must qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam whereas candidates willing to take admission into Architecture course through KCET must have qualified for the JEE Main Paper-2 or NATA to participate in KCET 2024 counselling. KCET 2024 will be conducted from April 18 to April 19, 2024 as announced at the official websites www.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

KCET 2024 Exam 

As per the official report, KCET 2024 Exam Registration was started on January 10, 2024 by the Karnataka Examinations Authority for admissions into various courses including B.Tech. The KCET 2024 notification will be made available for the aspirants through the official website. The candidates who are going to appear for the exam need to stick to the latest notifications. The notification pdf will contain all the information regarding the upcoming exam. Bookmark this article to stay tuned with all the latest updates regarding the KCET 2024 exam.

KCET 2024 Overview

The candidates willing to pursue any of the courses offered under the KCET 2024 exam must register and fill out the application forms before the deadline to participate in the entrance exam. All the latest news and updates regarding the KCET 2024 exam will be provided on the official website i.e., cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

KCET 2024 Exam Overview
ExamKCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)
Exam Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
LevelState Level
Mode Of ApplicationOnline Mode
Mode of ExamOffline (OMR Based)
Exam Duration3 hours
Courses OfferedEngineering, Farm Science, Veterinary, B.Sc Nursing etc professional course
Official Websitewww.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in

KCET 2024 Notification

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released the Notification for the KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) 2024 application for Engineering, Farm Science, Veterinary, B.Sc Nursing, etc professional courses. This is to inform all the students that they can check the KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) 2024 notification by visiting the official website of KEA www.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. The notification pdf includes all the important dates, eligibility, etc regarding the KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) 2024 Admission Process. For the Benefit of students, KEA has extended the dates several times to apply and register for KCET 2024. Candidates who have not yet registered are advised to hurry, as the last date to fill out the KCET 2024 Application is set for April 01, 2024 up to 04:00 pm. 

KCET 2024 Exam Date

The KCET 2024 Exam has been scheduled to be held on April 18 to 19, 2024. All the KCET 2024 important dates have been updated in the table below for the convenience of the candidates. Check all important dates for the Karnataka CET 2024 exam from the below table.

KCET 2024 Important Dates
KCET 2024 Notification Release DateJanuary 2024
KCET Online Application 2024January 10, 2024
Last Date to fill out the KCET 2024 Application FormApril 01, 2024 upto 04:00 pm
Last Date of Fee SubmissionApril 01, 2024 upto 08:00 pm 
KCET 2024 Application Correction WindowMarch 2024
KCET Admit Card 2024March 2024
KCET Exam Date 2024April 18 to 19, 2024

KCET 2024 Application Form

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has reopened the KCET 2024 Application Window for the KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) 2024 today i.e., March 30, 2024. The candidates planning to appear for the KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) 2024 can check the KCET 2024 Application forms in online mode at the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) i.e., www.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. This is to inform all the students that the last date for the KCET 2024 Application process is April 01, 2024. According to the released notification, the KCET 2024 Exams are scheduled to be conducted on April 18, 2024 and April 19, 2024.

KCET 2024 Application Fee

The Submission of the Online Application will be completed only after the successful payment of the Application Fee. Applicants can pay the Fee using an e-Challan drawn from the Prescribed Bank. The Application fee to be paid by different categories of students has been tabularized below.

KCET Application Fee 2024
Application fee (in Rs)Category
Rs 500GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka
Rs 200CAT- 1 / SC / ST candidates of Karnataka
Rs 750Candidates studied outside of Karnataka
Rs 5,000Foreign Candidates

How to Apply for KCET 2024

The KCET 2024 application form will be filled only through “Online” mode through the website www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. Candidates must know that not complying with the instructions of the KCET 2024 application form shall result in disqualification. Follow the steps given below to fill out the KCET 2024 Application form.

  1. Visit the official website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in or click on the link below in the article.
  2. On the homepage, click on ‘UGCET-2024 Online Application’
  3. A login will display and candidates are required to enter the User ID and Password created by them and log in.
  4. Candidate must make the payment by following payment methods like Debit card/ Credit card, UPI, BHIM, and Net Banking.
  5. On successful login, the candidate has to enter details like name, academic details, phone number, test center, etc.
  6. Then candidates will enter the details and select the “save and next” button.
  7. Candidates have to upload scanned documents like photographs, signatures, and parent signatures and select the “save and next button” button.
  8. The scanned photograph and signature must be in JPG/ JPEG format separately.
  9. Candidates have to draft printouts carefully and verify the entries made by them if any changes are required they can log in a number of times before selecting the declaration.
  10. Take a printout for future reference.
Documents to be Scanned for KCET 2024 Application
Scanned DocumentsParticulars

The photograph should be colored with a white background. Mobile photos will also be allowed.

  1. File Size: 5 to 40 KB
  2. File Dimension: 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
  3. File Format: jpg/jpeg
  1. File Size: 5 to 40 KB
  2. File Dimension: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
  3. File Format: jpg/jpeg
Left Thumb Impression
  1. File Size: 5 to 40 KB
  2. File Dimension: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
  3. File Format: jpg/jpeg

KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria have been specified by the Karnataka Examination Authority. Only the candidates who qualify for all the aspects mentioned as per the KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria must fill out the application form for appearing in the exam. In case of any discrepancies or mismatches of information, the candidatures would be canceled. So, the candidates are recommended to ensure that they are eligible for the KCET 2024 in all aspects before filling out the application form.

KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria
Age LimitApplicants whose Age above 17 years only eligible to apply for this Karnataka CET Exam. Candidates of Special Category can get Age exception of 5 to 6 years.
NationalityThe Applicants from Karnataka and Jammu Kashmir as well as NRI Candidates also eligible to write KEA CET Exam.
AppearingThose appearing for 12th level can also apply.
Minimum MarksIn the qualifying marks, students must have secured 45% marks (40% marks for reserved categories) in PCM/ PCB subjects.

KCET 2024 Educational Qualification

Candidates willing to appear for the KCET 2024 Exam must possess the below-mentioned educational qualifications to be eligible for the exam.

KCET 2024 Educational Qualification
B.E/B.TechCandidates should complete the 2nd PUC/ 12th Standard or an Equivalent Examination with minimum of 45% Marks in Physics and Mathematics with Chemistry/ Biology.
B.PharmCandidates should pass 12th Std/Inter or an Equivalent test with English and should get minimum of 45% Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects, or PCM subjects.
2nd Year B. Pharma (Lateral Entry)Candidates should complete a Diploma in Pharmacy with minimum of 45% Marks from an educational institution that is approved by the Pharmacy Examination Council of India.
D PharmaCandidates should clear 2nd PUC/12th Std or an Equivalent test with minimum of 45% Marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects or PCM subjects. OR needs to qualify for a Diploma in Pharmacy test from an educational institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India.

KCET 2024 Exam Pattern

The KCET 2024 exam pattern has been specified and released by the exam conducting authorities. The exam will be held in offline mode (Pen and Paper-based) exam. The KCET 2024 exam question paper will contain multiple-choice questions having four alternatives. Candidates will have 320 minutes altogether, 80 minutes for each subject to attempt the paper. The paper will be of a total of 180 marks.

  1. Each Question carries ONE Mark only.
  2. NO negative marking for incorrect answers.
KCET 2024 Exam Pattern
Subject NameNo of QuestionsTotal MarksTest Duration
Mathematics/Biology606080 Min
Physics606080 Min
Chemistry606080 Min
Karnataka KCET 2024- FAQs

The KCET 2024 exam will be conducted in offline (OMR) based mode.

Ans. The KCET 2024 Exam Date as announced by the exam authorities are April 18 and April 19, 2024.

Ans. The Courses offered through the KCET 2024 exam are Engineering, Farm Science, Veterinary, B.Sc Nursing etc professional course.

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the KCET 2024 exam.

Ans. KCET 2024 Registration was begin from January 10, 2024.

Ans: The last date to fill in KCET 2024 Application Form is April 01, 2024 up to 04:00 pm.

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