Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET Exam 2024)

Karnataka Common Entrance Test information

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Last updated: Apr 04, 2024


announcement What is KCET Exam 2024 Exam?

What exactly is KCET?

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted by KEA (Karnataka Exam Authority) annually. The exam is a state-level entrance exam conducted to offer admission to various bachelor’s degree programs in the state of Karnataka except medical and dental.

The KEA (Karnataka Exam Authority)

Established in 1994, the KEA is an entrance exam conducting body in the state of Karnataka. It’s a government agency functioning under the Department of Higher Education responsible for conducting numerous exams acting as a gateway for students to simplify admission to various undergraduate courses.

Why KCET exam is conducted?

KCET is conducted to offer admission to various professional courses in the state of Karnataka. The students have to attend the counselling session after qualifying the exam. The courses that come under the KCET are:

  • B.Tech/BE
  • B.Sc Farm Science (Agriculture)
  • B.Sc (Sericulture)
  • B.Sc (Horticulture)
  • B.Sc (Forestry)
  • B.Sc  Agri Bio Tech
  • B.Hsc (Home Science)
  • B.Tech (Food Technology)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Tech)
  • B.Fsc (Fisheries)
  • B.Tech (Food Science & Tech)
  • B.Sc (Agri Marketing)
  • B.Pharma
  • Pharma-D

KCET 2024 Exam Details

Exam Conducting Body


Number of Times Conducted

Once a year

Mode of Exam


Age Limit

Minimum age – 17 years

Maximum Years- No upper age limits

Medium of examination

English & Kannada


1 Mark for every correct question

Negative Marking


Type of Question


KCET Exam Pattern


No of Questions

Time Allotted



80 Minutes



80 Minutes



80 Minutes

Kannada (in case)


60 Minutes

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have passed 2nd PUC/ Class 12 or equivalent examination with mandatory Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

KCET Counselling

  • The counseling is yet to be released.
  • Candidmusts to carry various documents during the counseling like the admit card, rank card, 10th marks card, 12th / PUC marks card, and Caste Certificate (if applicable).

Colleges Accepting KCET Scores

  • Akash Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Center - Bangalore
  • MS Ramaiah Medical College - Bangalore
  • Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science - KIMS - Bangalore
  • Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre - Bangalore
  • RajaRajeswari School/College of Nursing
  • RajaRajeswari Medical College and Hospital - Bangalore
  • BGS Global Institute of Medical Sciences - Bangalore
  • Dr B R Ambedkar Institute Of Nursing
  • MVJ College of Nursing
  • East Point College of Medical Sciences and Research Center - Bangalore
  • Dayananda Sagar University (DSU)
  • Acharya Institute of Nursing
  • Sri Siddhartha Nursing College - Begur
  • RR Group of Institutions
  • SEA College of Nursing
  • Aditya Nursing College Bangalore
  • Manjushree College of Nursing
  • East West College of Nursing
  • Global College of Nursing
  • MVM Institute of Nursing Sciences
  • PES University
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • CMR Institute of Technology
  • Dayanand Sagar College
  • Reva University
  • Presidency University to name a few.

Tips to prepare for KCET exam

  • Limited study material
  • Daily revision
  • Stick to the time-table
  • Have frequent small breaks
  • Analyze the previous year’s questions
  • Attempt mock test

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