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KCET - About the exams

KCET is a state-level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). This entrance exam is organised to provide eligible candidates admission to different undergraduate courses in Karnataka.

KCET is an offline exam conducted for admission to the full-time Engineering, Technology, B.Pharma, D.Pharma, Agriculture courses (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses, in the various educational institutions in the state of Karnataka.


The candidates must pass 10+2 or 2nd PUC or any equivalent examination from a board recognized by the government of India with at least 45% marks (40% for ST/SC) in math and physics along with biology or biotechnology or chemistry or electronics or computer science.

Exam Pattern:

KCET is an offline mode which is basically a pen and paper mode with OMR sheets. The questions asked in the exam are of objective type, and there are no negative markings.

Courses allotted:

Candidates can get the admission in various courses in Government University or Private Aided or Private Unaided Professional Educational Institutions in Karnataka:

  • Medical
  • Ayurveda
  • Dental
  • Unani
  • Homoeopathy
  • Engineering
  • Naturopathy and Yoga
  • Architecture
  • Technology
  • Farm Science courses i.e. B.Sc (Sericulture)
  • B.Sc (Agriculture)
  • B.Sc (Forestry)
  • B.Sc (Horticulture)
  • B.HSc (Home Science)
  • B.Sc Agri Biotech
  • B.Sc (Agri Marketing and Co-Op)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Tech)
  • B.Tech (Agri Engg)
  • B.Tech (Food Technology)
  • B.Tech (Food Science and Tech)
  • B.FSc (Fisheries)