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KCET 2022 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Application Form, Eligibility, Question Papers

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Content Curator | Updated On - Dec 5, 2021

KCET 2022 is expected to be held in the fourth week of August, 2022. KEA will tentatively release KCET 2022 Application Form in the third week of April 2022. Candidates who passed Class 12th with the required minimum scores will be eligible to apply for the exam. Check KCET 2022 Exam Dates

  • Last year, some changes were made to KCET 2022 syllabus. The syllabus was reduced by 30% due to the reduction in the syllabus of PUC I and II. Check KCET Syllabus 2022
  • KCET Question Paper consists of 60 MCQ type questions in total. All the questions must be attempted within 80 minutes. Check KCET 2022 Exam Pattern
  • Based on the marks secured in KCET 2022 and the ranks, the admission process will be conducted.

What is KCET? KCET 2022 will be conducted for candidates who want to opt a range of courses in the field of engineering, science and agricultural, etc offered by various institutes in the state of Karnataka. Go through the article to know the details about KCET 2022 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

KCET 2022 Exam Dates

Though the official notification regarding KCET 2022 is yet to be released,tentative dates for some events are tabulated below.

Event Dates (tentative)
KCET Registration 2022 process The third week of April, 2022 to the third week of June, 2022 till 6:00 PM
Due date to pay KCET 2022 application fees The fourth week of June, 2022
Submission of Special Category Original Certificate The fourth week of June, 2022
Date to make correction KCET Application Form The first week of July, 2022
Availability of KCET Admit card The second week of July, 2022
KCET Exam Dates The last week of August, 2022
Releasing date of KCET Answer Key The first week of September 2022
Date to release KCET Result The second week of September 2022
KCET Counselling The third week of October 2022
KCET Highlights

KCET 2022 Highlights

  • Exam Name- Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
  • Official Website- www.kea.kar.nic.in
  • Exam Type- State-level entrance exam
  • Exam Mode- Offline; pen­–paper mode
  • Exam Centres- 53
  • Application Form Mode- Online only
  • Karnataka Examination Authority Helpline- 080–23 460 460

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KCET Courses Offered

KCET 2022 Courses Offered

In the below table, all the courses that are offered through KCET 2022 are tabulated below.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture
B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture B.Sc (Hons) Forestry
B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture B.Tech. Biotechnology
B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science B.Tech Dairy Technology
B.Tech Agricultural Engineering B.F.Sc. Fisheries
B.Tech Food Technology B.Sc. Agricultural Marketing & Co-op
B. Pharma and Pharma-D --
KCET Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

To appear in KCET 2022, candidates need to meet the basic KCET Eligibility 2022. Each program has different eligibility norms. From the official website, candidates can make necessary changes on the online application form. KCET Eligibility criteria 2022 is tabulated below.

Criteria Eligibility
Nationality Indian
Educational Qualification Qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized university
Mandatory Subjects PCM/ PCB and English
Minimum Age 17 years

Check Detailed KCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

KCET Application Form

KCET 2022 Application Form

Given below are the steps that the students need to follow while filling up KCET 2022 Application Form.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Locate and click the ‘New Registration’ option
  • Enter the required details and hit enter.
  • On receiving the login id and application number, log in to the website.
  • Fill in the personal details.
  • Upload the scanned copies of the Photograph, Signature, and Left index finger thumb expression.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

KCET 2022 Application Fee

The application fee for KCET 2022 varies for each category. Given below is the tabulation of the same. The candidates are advised to check out the following and then proceed with fee payment.

Domicile Category Application Fee
Karnataka GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B INR 500
SC, ST, CAT-1 INR 250
Female Candidates INR 250
Outside Karnataka GM INR 750
Outside India GM INR 5000
KCET Exam Pattern

KCET 2022 Exam Pattern

In the below table, KCET Exam Pattern 2022 is given.

Particulars Details
Examination Mode Pen-paper based examination
Medium of Language English or Kannada
Exam Duration 1 hour 20 minutes for each session
Question Type MCQs
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Number of Questions per Subject 60 Questions
Marking Scheme For every correct answer, one mark will be awarded.
Negative Marking There is no negative marking in the exam.
KCET Syllabus

KCET 2022 Syllabus

KCET Syllabus consists of important topics from PUC-I and PUC-II. Before appearing for the exam the candidates are advised to thoroughly go through the topics mentioned in the syllabus.

KCET Syllabus had been reduced last year due to the reduction in PUC I and II Syllabus. Till the release of the official syllabus, candidates can check the links below for the subject-wise KCET syllabus for last year along with deleted and retained portions.

Previous Year KCET Question Papers

The best way to prepare for any exam is to practice a good amount of previous year’s question papers. The same goes for KCET 2022. For the betterment of the aspirants, this section contains some KCET Previous Year’s Question Paper.

Year Paper/Subject KCET Question Paper KCET Answer Key
2020 Mathematics Check Here Check Here
Physics Check Here
Chemistry Check Here
Biology Check Here
2019 Mathematics Check Here Check Here
Physics Check Here Check Here
Chemistry Check Here Check Here
Biology Check Here Check Here
2018 Mathematics Check Here Check Here
Physics Check Here Check Here
Chemistry Check Here Check Here
Biology Check Here Check Here
2017 Mathematics Check Here Check Here
Physics Check Here Check Here
Chemistry Check Here Check Here
Biology Check Here Check Here

For more, check: Previous Years KCET Question Paper and Sample Papers

KCET Admit Card

KCET 2022 Admit Card

KCET Admit Card 2022 is expected to be released in the second week of July, 2022. To download the admit card, candidates need to go to the official website. Given below is the detailed procedure for downloading KCET 2022 Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to the link KCET 2021 Admit Card download.
  • Fill in the application number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on Submit button
  • KCET 2022 Admit Card will be displayed.
  • Locate and click on the download option.
  • KCET 2021 Admit Card will be downloaded.
  • Login to the website using credentials such as the application number, password and the date of birth
  • Click on “Download KCET 2021 Admit Card”
  • Save and print around four copies

KCET 2022 Admit Card contains details like the candidate’s name, KCET number, date of exam, the timing of the exam, and exam center. On the day of KCET 2022, candidates need to bring an photo ID proof in original issued by the government and a blue or black ball point pen. Along with the downloaded admit card all the documents and necessary items are needed to carry.

KCET Exam Centers

KCET 2022 Exam Centers

The candidates have a provision to choose any of KCET 2021 Exam Center in the application form. The entrance test will be held in 29 districts and around 53 areas in the state of Karnataka. A list of the names of districts are mentioned below in a table. Candidates can further check KCET 2022 Exam Centers here.

District District
Bangalore Chamarajnagar
Ramanagara Mysore
Bellary Mandya
Belgaum North Canara
Bagalkot Raichur
Bijapur Koppal
Bidar South Canara
Davangere Udupi
Chitradurga Tumkur
Chikmagalur Shimoga
Gadag Kodagu
Haveri Hassan
Dharwad Kolar
Gulbarga Chikkaballapur
Yadgir --

KCET 2022 Answer Key

The authorities release KCET 2021 Answer Key within two weeks of the conclusion of the exam.

  • To challenge KCET Answer Key, candidates need to fill up an application form by addressing to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore”, either in person or through SPEED POST/email: keauthority‐ka@nic.in before the specified date.
  • After the evaluation of the answer key, the final KCET Answer Key 2022 will be released. The decision of the authorities will be final and no complaints about otherwise will be entertained.
  • After the release of the final answer key, no further objections will be considered.
  • The Answer Key that the Expert Committee approved will be considered for determining the merit list.
KCET Paper KCET Answer Key
Physics Available Soon
Chemistry Available Soon
Mathematics Available Soon
Biology Available Soon

Check detailed KCET Answer Key 2022

KCET Results

KCET 2022 Results

It is expected that KCET 2021 results will be declared in the last week of September 2021. To check KCET Result 2022, candidates must enter some credentials like the registration number and Date of Birth on the login page of the site. To avoid any difficulties, candidates need to follow some steps given below.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Go to the link KCET Result 2021 and click on that.
  • Enter the personal details.
  • Click on submit.
  • KCET 2022 Result will be disclosed.
  • Take a print out of it.

Check KCET Result 2021

KCET 2022 Merit List

After the official announcement of KCET Result 2022, a merit list will be set and released by the concerned authority. The list will contain the name of the candidate who will qualify the entrance test. Based on various criteria of the programs, the merit list will be released. To secure a seat in any institute that offers the program, candidates need to check the merit list once it is available on the website.

It is expected that KCET 2021 results will be declared in the last week of September 2021. The candidates need to enter their registration number along with their Date of Birth to check KCET 2021 Results. They can refer to the following detailed procedure in case they face any issues.

  • Visit the official website.
  • Navigate to the link KCET Result 2021 and click on it.
  • Enter the personal details.
  • Click on submit.
  • KCET 2021 Result will appear on the screen.
  • Take a print out of the same.

Check KCET Result 2021

KCET Cutoff 2022

KCET 2021 Cutoff is the minimum mark required by the candidates to get admissions in the institutes of Karnataka. KCET Cutoff changes every year. For the admission, candidates who will clear the test can appear in each process. Category wise the minimum cut off score is given below in a table.

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks or Cut Off
General 50%
OBC 40%
SC 40%
ST 40%

KCET Counselling 2022

The authorities will conduct KCET 2021 Counseling online. In the counselling process, registered candidates need to register again via online mode and enter their preferences of courses and colleges on the online application form. Only the candidates who qualify for KCET 2021 will be eligible for the counseling process.

After the registration process, verification round, choice filling process and reporting, the admission will be completed. Generally, KCET Counselling 2022 will be conducted with two rounds. Some extra rounds can be conducted to fill up the vacant seat.


KCET 2022 FAQs

Ques. Can I fill up KCET Application Form 2022 via offline mode?

Ans. No, you will not be allowed to fill up KCET Application Form 2022 via offline mode. All candidates need to fill up and submit the form only via online mode.

Ques. Shall I get any notification via mail regarding KCET Admit Card 2022 before releasing it?

Ans. No, no notification will be given to any candidates prior to releasing KCET Admit Card 2022. Even no request will be accepted regarding that.

Ques. Can I challenge KCET Answer Key 2022 one or two day after releasing the result?

Ans. No, candidates will not get permission to challenge KCET Answer Key 2022 after releasing the result. All you need to do is challenge the answer key on or before the due date set by the exam conducting body.

Ques. Is it possible to receive KCET Result 2022 by post?

Ans. No, no candidates will be entertained to receive KCET Result 2022 by post or any other offline mode. All candidates must download it only from the official website.

Ques. Can I correct the information on KCET Application Form 2022 after releasing the admit card?

Ans. No, no candidates will be allowed to make any changes on the KCET Ap-plication Form 2022 after releasing the admit card. All the candidates must edit the information on the application form before releasing their admit card.

Ques. Who do I inform if I face any difficulties regarding the KCET Admit Card 2022 on the day of the exam?

Ans. If you face any difficulties regarding KCET Admit Card 2022, you can contact the exam conducting authorities. Even on the day of the exam.

Ques. Is it mandatory to meet KCET Eligibility 2022 to appear in the counselling process?

Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to have the basic eligibility criteria before appearing KCET Counselling 2022. No candidates will be allowed to complete the admission process without the basic eligibility criteria.

Ques. Can I collect the score card of KCET 2022 through the offline mode?

Ans. No, you can not. All candidates must download KCET Score Card 2022 only from the official website and after login to the site.

Ques. Do I need to submit KCET Admit Card 2022 after the completion of the exam or during the counselling process?

Ans. No, You do not need to submit KCET Admit Card 2022 after the test is over. Even it is not required to submit during the counselling process.

Ques. Can I change the name of the exam centre after receiving KCET Admit Card 2022?

Ans. No, you will not be permitted to change the exam centre after receiving KCET Admit Card 2022. You can change it after disc,losing the application correction window.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Is KCET conducted only for admission into undergraduate degree programmes?
mohit sarohi

Hello Laxmi,

Yes, the KCET scores are only accepted for the Undergraduate programs. For postgraduate programs, there is a Karnataka PGCET exam.

manika gupta

Hi Laxmi, KCET 2020 is an offline exam conducted for admission to the full-time Engineering, Technology, BPharma, DPharma, Agriculture courses (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses, in the various educational institutions in the state of Karnataka. For more information, please refer to the following link, KCET.

Is it mandatory that all the KCET documents should bear the signature or stamp of competent authority?
manika gupta

Hi Diavakr, only those documents which fall under the category of “Only if Applicable” must bear the signature or stamp of the competent authority. Documents which falls in the “Only if Applicable” category are Hyderabad-Karnataka certificate (Article 371), Caste certificate, Rural Study certificate, Kannada Medium certificate and Income certificate must be signed by the competent authority so as to assure the KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) officials that the claims you are making are not false.

What are the steps to get in to architecture college under government seat
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Shreya, greetings from Collegedunia. For the complete counseling procedure for KCET, click here.

Are the KCET scores accepted by the colleges outside of the Karnataka state?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Riyaz, greetings from Collegedunia. Since KCET is a State-level exam, its score is not so prominently accepted outside Karnataka.

Is it mandatory to appear for the KCET exam in order to take admission in M. Sc. Nursing program?
mohit sarohi

Hello Bhagyashri,

Yrs it is mandatory to appear for the KCET exam in order to be eligible for M. Sc. Nursing program across Karnataka.

I have misplaced my KCET registration number. Can you tell me any other way by which I can access my Result?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Amit, try checking your mail/messages for the KCET regesitration number as obtained when you must have submitted the application from.

Where can I download KCET 2020 Answer Key?
abhishek upadhyay

Hi Karan, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the answer key of KCET 2020.

What is the accuracy of these Rank Predictors? I mean do they actually give you a rough idea about your rank?
abhishek upadhyay

Rank predictor analyzes your score, tallies it with the previous year cutt-of scores and ranks and then predicts your rank based upon this data. It gives you an approximate idea of what your rank could be.

Will KCET be held for the year 2021?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Himani, greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, the KCET will be held for the year 2021. Click here to know more about KCET 2021.

Can you tell me the name of the top-ranking colleges in Karnataka that accept KCET scores?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Yash, greetings from Collegedunia. Click here for the list of colleges that accept KCET 2020.


Is Kcet required for pharmacy course

shekhar sumann

Hi Ayesha, for admission in pharmacy courses you have to appear in KCET. The pharmacy programs offered through KCET are B.Pharma, Pharma D and lateral entry in B.Pharma. For all the programs the entrance test is compulsory.

How to apply for BE Course
Hi Nikhil, as soon as the application form link gets functional, it would be mentioned here from where you can apply for admission in BE.
Is there anychance kcet will be cancelled this year and interview held. .? The chief minister has suggested that interviews to be held for admission to higher education institutes. Also, social distancing is a clear problem during exam time .
Hi Prahlad, till now, the organization has not announced the examination date yet. As soon as any official notification gets released, it will be updated here.
Non Karnataka student can eligible kcet exam? Please details

Hi Prashant, you can check the eligibility criteria for KCET in detail from here to know whether you are eligible or not: KCET Eligibility Criteria

Is kcet applicable for MCA?
Hi Prashant, yes, KCET score is applicable for admission in MCA too.
Is KCET applicable for MBBS ?
Hi Pallavi, no, KCET score is not considered to provide admission in MBBS as it is acceptable only for Engineering ,B.Pharma, Agricultural (Farm Sciences) and Veterinary programs.
Can I apply for kcet on 28 feb
Hi Akash, yes, you may apply on Feb 28, 2019.
thumb impression means digital thumb impression or normal ink thumb impression ??
Hi Pruthvi, scanned thumb impression is needed to be uploaded at the time of online filling of application form.
Candidates can check Karnataka Post Matric Vidyasiri Scholarship for any Technical Course.
hlo sir , aap ye mjhe plss btaye ki mjhe mca krna hai or mai tayari b kr ri hu toh kcet bhr bhr skti h hu ...bt dikkt ye h ki mne 11th or 12th commerce se kiya h bt usme mre statistics thi ...physics ni thi toh kya mai kcet try ni kr skti hu ....pls reply fast as much as possible

Hi Shubhi, You may please check the link to get the KCET Eligibility Exam, or you can check the official website.