KCET 2023 Exam: Karnataka Common Entrance Test commonly known as (KCET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The KCET 2023 exam is held 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 2023 counselling. KCET 2023 Results has been released on 15th June 2023 at the official websites www.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

KCET 2023 Exam Notification

The Official Notification to apply for KCET 2023 has been released on the official website by Karnataka Examinations Authority for admissions into various courses including B.Tech. The KCET 2023 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 2023 exam.

KCET 2023 Overview

The candidates willing to pursue any of the courses offered under the KCET 2023 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 2023 exam will be provided on the official website i.e, cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

KCET 2023 - 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 2023 Exam Dates

The KCET 2023 exam has been scheduled to be held on 20th and 21st May 2023. All the KCET 2023 important dates have been updated in the table below for the convenience of the candidates. Check all important dates for Karnataka CET 2023 exam from the below table.

KCET 2023 Important Dates
KCET 2023 Notification Release Date01st March 2023
KCET Online Application202302nd March 2023
Last Date to fill the KCET 2023 Application Form09th April 2023 (extended)
Last Date of Fee Submission09th April 2023
KCET 2023 Application Correction Window12th April to 27th April 2023
KCET Admit Card 20238th May 2023
KCET Application Form 2023 Reopen11th May to 13th May 2023
KCET Exam Date 202320th and 21st May 2023
KCET Admit Card 202308th May 2023
KCET Answer Key 202325th May 2023
KCET Results 202315th June 2023

KCET 2023 Result Out

KCET 2023 Results has been released on 15th June 2023 through online mode. Candidates are required to enter their registration credentials to download their KCET 2023 results. KEA is not be sharing the result of the appearing candidates through email or post. Shortlisting of candidates for the further counselling process based on KCET 2023 results. Candidates are advised to take a print out of the KCET 2023 result/ scorecard for further reference. The cut off will be released just after the KCET 2023 result announcement.

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KCET 2023 Application Form Reopens

KCET 2023 Application Form has been opened on 11th May 2023 at the official websites www.kea.kar.nic.in or www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in. Students who have not yet filled out the KCET Application Form 2023 must visit the official websites and complete their Registration process before 13th May 2023.  Various government-funded and Private institutes have participated in the KCET 2023 exam. The candidates will be able to select their preferred choices of college. Seats will be allocated in the KCET2023 participating institutes on the basis of the candidate’s merit, preferences, and availability of seats. The direct link for the KCET 2023 Application Form has been provided below-

KCET 2023 Application Form Link 

KCET 2023 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 2023 Application Fee
CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC Candidates: Rs. 500/-
SC/ST/Women Candidates: Rs. 250/-
Applicants residing outside Karnataka: Rs. 750/-

How to Apply for KCET 2023

The KCET 2023 application form could 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 2023 application form shall result in disqualification. Follow the steps given below to fill the KCET 2023 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-2023 Online Application’
  3. A login will display and candidates are required to enter 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, 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 login a number of times before selecting the declaration.
  10. Take a printout for future reference.

KCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria have been specified by the Karnataka Examination Authority. Only the candidates who are qualifying for all the aspects mentioned as per the KCET 2023 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 cancelled. So, the candidates are recommended to ensure that they are eligible for the KCET 2023 in all aspects before filling out the application form.

KCET 2023 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 2023 Educational Qualification

Candidates willing to appear for the KCET 2023 Exam must possess the below mentioned educational qualifications to be eligible for the exam.

KCET 2023 Educational Qualification
B.E/B.TechCandidates should complete 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 2023 Exam Pattern

The KCET 2023 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 2023 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 total 180 marks.

  1. Each Question carries ONE Mark only.
  2. NO negative marking for incorrect answer.
KCET 2023 Exam Pattern
Subject NameNo of QuestionsTotal MarksTest Duration
Mathematics/Biology606080 Min
Physics606080 Min
Chemistry606080 Min

KCET 2023 Cut-Off

The KCET 2023 Cut-Off will be made available for the candidates after the release of results. KCET 2023 Cut-off will be based on various factors such as number of appearing candidates, difficulty level of exam, student’s performance, etc. Separate merit lists will be released for General candidates and Hyderabad-Karnataka candidates. Candidates securing the KCET 2023 Cut-off marks will be considered as qualified for the exam. Admissions to the respective colleges will be based on KCET merit list. 

KCET 2023 Counselling

The KCET 2023 counselling will be conducted online expectedly in the second week of July 2023. The candidates shortlisted on the basis of results will only be eligible for the KCET 2023 counselling process. The seat allotment will be done based on various factors such as scores obtained in the entrance test, seat availability, preferred choice of colleges, etc. Document verification will be facilitated at various counselling centres. Students will be required to carry the below-listed documents for verification process during the KCET 2023 Counselling. 

  1. 10th/ 12th Mark sheet
  2. 10th/ 12th Passing certificate
  3. Admit Card for KCET 2023
  4. Scorecard for KCET 2023
  5. Two current passport size photos
  6. Caste certificate
  7. The printed copy of the filled application form, etc.

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Karnataka KCET 2023- FAQs

The KCET 2023 exam will be conducted in offline (OMR) based mode.

Ans. The KCET 2023 Exam Date as decided by the exam authorities are 20th and 21st of May 2023.

Ans. The Courses offered through the KCET 2023 exam are Engineering, Farm Science, Veterinary, B.Sc Nursing etc professional course.

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the KCET 2023 exam.

Ans. KCET 2023 Answer Key has been released on 26th May 2023.

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