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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020 is being conducted for admission into Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science, B.Pharma etc Professional Courses. Applications can be submitted online from February 5 to March 2, 2020.


Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020

Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 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 2020-21

The candidates who wish to seek admission to Medical or Dental or Ayurveda or Unani or Homoeopathy courses must compulsorily qualify in UG NEET-2020 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam conducted NTA, New Delhi. The candidates who qualify in the UG NEET–2020 exam will only get the eligibility for admission to Medical or Dental or AYUSH courses through KEA for Government share of seats subject to fulfilling the eligibility clauses of rule 5 of CET-2006 rules.

For admission to Architecture course candidate should compulsorily appear for NATA conducted by the Council of Architecture or for JEE Paper-2 examination. Visit and



Karnataka CET 2020 Important Dates

Publication of Notification in the Newspapers/KEA Website

05th February 2020

Hosting of Information Bulletin on the KEA Website

05th February 2020 after 11.00 am

Filling of Application Online for CET-2020 From 11.00 am on

05th February 2020 to 02nd March 2020 up to 5.30 pm

Last date to pay the application fees in the bank

06th March 2020

Provision for corrections, if any (The candidates can change / modify the information furnished in the online application as per their eligibility) only for paid candidates From 11.00 am on

19th to 25th March 2020 up to 5.30 pm

Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible Applicants From 11.00 a.m. on

10th April 2020


22nd & 23rd April 2020

Date of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)

24th April 2020

Verification of Documents for Agriculturist quota at the respective Practical Test Centres (from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm)

11th to 14th May 2020

Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture /Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agriculturist Quota” (From 9.00 am onwards)

16th May 2020, 9.00 am onwards


Schedule for submission of Special Category Certificates

Name of the Special Category

Date for Submission



28th April 2020


10.30 am to 5.30 pm

Ex-Defence, Ex-CAPF

29th April 2020


30th April 2020 & 04th May 2020


05th & 06th May 2020

Sports / Anglo-Indian

07th & 08th May 2020

Scouts and Guides

11th May 2020


Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka CET 2020


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, 2020.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed the 2nd PUC / 12th std / equivalent exam.

Those who are appearing in 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2020 whose result is awaited can also apply and appear for KCET 2020.

Students who have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th standard before 2020 and those who are appearing in the year 2020 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


Karnataka CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of exam

Pen-paper mode


80 minutes.

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Marking scheme

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

Total questions

60 marks


Karnataka CET 2020 2020 Time Table

Name of the Subject


Day Timings



22nd April 2020, 10:30 am - 11:50 am



22nd April 2020, 2:30 pm - 03:50



23rd April 2020, 10:30 am - 11:50



23rd April 2020, 02:30 pm - 03:50 pm


Karnataka CET 2020 Application Process

Candidates have to apply online for CET-2020 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/-


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


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