Karnataka Common Entrance Test is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority. This exam is held for admission to the professional courses in the state of Karnataka. The Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA) announces results every year after the exams are completed. After the declaration of the marks card, candidates have to appear for the counseling sessions. Document verification is also done. Aspirants can then choose their desired courses and colleges depending on their score.
Tech, B.E, B. Pharm, B.Arch, and BSc are the courses provided under this exam. This exam is also known as Karnataka CET, Kar CET, or KCET. The courses are provided by private as well as government educational institutions. The mode of application of this exam is online.
KCET Exam Dates
All the important dates related to the examination are released by Karnataka Examination Authority. The aspirants are advised to get updated with major exam related events, including application form submissions, admit cards, and exam dates.
Based on the candidates’ score in the exam, the admissions to different colleges are mainly done. Also, the candidates should have the eligibility criteria for admission to the first year or first semester of full-time courses.
- The aspirants should pass 10+2 or 2nd PUC or any equivalent examination from a board recognized by the Government of India.
- A minimum score of 45% marks (40% for ST/SC) in maths and physics along with biology or biotechnology or chemistry or electronics or computer science is mandatory.
- Aspirants must pass their exams with Physics and Maths as their main subject and English as their language subject.
The admit card will be available on the official website of the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority). Candidates should submit their credentials such as application number and date of birth to get the hall ticket. Candidates can download the admit card and take a print out for the examination or any future reference.
Cut Off Marks
These are the least marks needed to qualify the entrance exam. Usually, the cutoff marks are released soon after the declaration of the exam results. The following are a few important points that will determine the cutoff marks.
- The total number of seats available.
- The number of reserved seats.
- The number of students appearing for the exam.
- Performance of candidates in the exam.
- The average marks of the candidates.
- The difficulty level of the exam.
The Karnataka Examination Authority will declare the results every year after the exams are completed. Usually, the KCET results are announced in the first week of June. The results are published on the official website. Candidates can get their results from the website. They can easily download the results as well. There are a total of 180 questions for the exam. For each subject, 60 marks are allotted (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics). 1 mark is given for every correct answer. There is no negative marking scheme. The total score is set by calculating the marks secured by candidates in all the subjects.
How to Check the Results
- Log in the official website- kea.kar.nic.in
- Click the link for exam results.
- Fill the required details.
- The result will be displayed once the correct details are entered. Candidates can easily download or take a print out of the result for future references. The scorecard is available online only.