The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2018 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 various full-time courses for Government share of seats in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2018-19 for the below-mentioned courses. 

1) Medical

2) Dental

3) Ayurveda

4) Homoeopathy

5) Unani

6) Naturopathy & Yoga

7) Engineering

8) Technology

9) Architecture

10) Farm Science courses such as

       10.1) Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.)

       10.2) B.Sc. (Agriculture)

       10.3) B.Sc. (Sericulture)

       10.4) B.Sc (Horticulture)

       10.5) B.Sc (Forestry)

       10.6) B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech

       10.7) BHSc.(Home Science)

       10.8) B.Tech (Agri.Engg)

       10.9) B.Tech (Food Technology)

       10.10) B.Tech (Dairy Tech)

       10.11) B.FSc (Fisheries)

       10.12) B.Tech (Food Science &Tech).

       10.13) B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op)

       10.14) B.Pharma and Pharma-D course


The examination conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority will be held on April 18 and 19, 2018.

Important Dates



Event Date
Online Registration
The first week of February 2018
Last date of registration
The first week of March 2018
Last date of application fee remittance
Last week of February 2018
Admit Card
Third week of April 2018
KCET 2018
April 18 and April 19, 2018
Kannada Language Test in Bangalore
(only for Horanadu, Gadinadu, and Kannadiga candidates)
April 20, 2018
KCET 2018 result announcement
Last week of May 2018


Key Points

  • Exam type: State level
  • The exam conducting authorityKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
  • Participating Institutes: 220 Government colleges/ private aided/ private un-aided/Universities of Karnataka
  • Number of applications/applicants: Over one lakh per year

Exam Pattern

  • Exam Format: Objective
  • Number of Sections: Three
  • Number of Questions: 180
  • Negative Marking: No


Section Number Of Topics Number Of Questions Section Score



Application Fee


Category Application Fee
Rs. 650
SC/ST/Category 1
Rs. 500
Candidates qualifying Pre-University and
12th standard from a state other than Karnataka
Rs. 750




Check the KCET website for more information and updates

KCET is a highly competitive exam. Lakhs of children take up the exam every year. Without proper preparation and planning, it is hard to crack the exam. Two years of hard work will definitely get you a good score. However, if you are thorough with your 10+2/PU portions, a good crash course is all you need. Before time runs out, make a decision at the earliest.

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