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Karnataka Examination Authority announces Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 for Admission to Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science, B.Pharma courses

KCET 2021 - Karnataka Examination Authority has announced the exam date for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021. The online application for KCET 2021 will be invited by KEA for admission to Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science, B.Pharma etc Professional Courses offered in Government /University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2021-22

Read on for more details on Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021


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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021

  • Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021 is being conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri Migrants to the First Year or First Semester of full time Courses for Government share of seats in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Bachelor of Yoga and Naturopathy (BNYS), Farm Science courses i.e., Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture, B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture, B.Sc (Hons) Forestry, B.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science, B.Tech (Agril. Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Technology), B.F.Sc. (Fisheries), B.Sc. (Hons) Ag. Maco., B. Pharma and Pharma-D course, in Government /University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2021-22
  • Admission into Medical/ Dental or AYUSH Courses will be through NEET Scores. While admission into architecture courses, will be through NATA or JEE Main Paper 2 scores. Through this article candidates can check complete details about KCET 2021.

Courses Offered

The courses offered are:

  • B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Technology, Food Science & Technology)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
  • B.Sc. (Home science)
  • B.Sc (Agriculture, Forestry, Horticulture, Sericulture), B.Sc Agri Bio Technology
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
  • B.Sc (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op)
  • Pharm-D
  • B. Pharm


KCET 2021 Important Dates

Registration and Filling Online for CET-2021: 15th June to 10th July 2021
Last Date to Pay the Application Fees - Online: 13th July 2021
Submission of Special Category Original Certificates on the Specified Dates: 14th July to 20th July 2021
Provision for Corrections: 19th July to 22nd July 2021
Downloading of Admission Tickets for CET-2021: 13th August 2021
CET 2021 Exam Dates
28th August 2021 (Saturday, Biology: 10.30 am - 11.50 am & Mathematics: 02.30 pm - 03.50 pm)
29th August 2021 (Sunday, Physics: 10.30 am - 11.50 am & Chemistry: 02.30 pm - 03.50 pm)
Kannada Language Test for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga (at Bengaluru, Bidar, Belagavi, Ballary, Bijapura, Mangalore Districts Only): 30th August 2021 (11.30 am to 12.30 pm)
Declaration of Result: To be Notified
Starting of Counselling Process: To be Notified

Also see : Karnataka CET 2021 Postponed till August, check details

Eligibility Criteria for KCET 2021

  • Nationality - The applying candidate should be a citizen of India. However, OCI / PIO / NRI / FNC candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit - There is no age limit for the candidates to apply for KCET, except for B.Pharma, Pharma-d and Naturopathy & Yoga courses.
  • For admission in these courses, candidates must have completed the age of 17 as on December 31, 2021.
  • Educational Qualification - Candidates must have passed the 2nd PUC / 12th std / equivalent exam.
  • Those who are appearing in 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2021 whose result is awaited can also apply and appear for KCET 2021.
  • Students who have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th standard before 2021 and those who are appearing in the year 2021 for Class 12th exam such as CBSE, CISCE, 10+2, from other boards, including J & K need to enter the marks details through online or must send a photocopy of their marks card by mentioning their CET Number to KEA.
  • In the minimum qualifying marks, there is a 5% relaxation for ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates and a person with disability of mental retardation or mental illness (including Dyslexia)).

Candidates can check the subject combination and minimum qualifying marks required for each course from the given below:

Name of the course

Subjects in 12th std

Minimum qualifying marks


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

50% marks in PCM and 50% in aggregate.

B.E / B.Tech

Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Bio- Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer with English as one of the languages

45% marks in aggregate in all subjects

Farm Science courses

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects.

B.V.Sc. & A.H.

Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English

50% marks in all subjects



50% marks in all subjects

2nd Year B. Pharma

Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India

45% marks.


PCB or PCM or Diploma in Pharmacy Examination


Naturopathy & Yoga

Physics, Chemistry and Biology as optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study

50% marks in PCB

Also see : Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 Exam date announced

KCET 2021 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply online for CET-2021 through official website
  • Online submission of Application Form can be done by accessing KEA Website
  • Instructions for Online submission of Application Form are available in the Information Bulletin and on the KEA Website.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on KEA Website

Application Fee


Application Fee

GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B (within karnataka)

Rs. 500/-

SC, ST, CAT-1 (Karnataka)

Rs. 250/-

All female candidates of Karnataka

Rs. 250/-

General merit outside Karnataka

Rs. 750/-

General merit outside India

Rs. 5000/-


KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of exam- Pen-paper mode

Duration - 80 minutes.

Type of questions - Multiple Choice Questions

Marking scheme - For a correct answer, candidates will get +1 mark and there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

Total questions- 60 marks

Time Table

Name of the Subject


Day Timings



07th July 2021, 10:30 am - 11:50 am



07th July 2021, 2:30 pm - 03:50



07th July 2021, 10:30 am - 11:50



08th July 2021, 02:30 pm - 03:50 pm


KCET 2021 Syllabus

  • KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) will set the KCET Syllabus. The paper will contain questions based on the 1st & 2nd PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
  • Students will have to prepare topics from their subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or any other relevant subjects to the applied course.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website