What is KCET Exam?

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also commonly known as KCET, is a highly competitive state-level entrance examination conducted once a year by the Karnataka Examination Authority or KEA. 

This prestigious examination serves as the gateway for aspiring students in Karnataka to secure admissions into various undergraduate programs, including engineering, medical, dental, agriculture, and more.

In addition to evaluating academic knowledge, it is very important in choosing a student’s future educational and professional path in the state of Karnataka. Aspiring engineers and professionals should study hard to ace this difficult yet profitable exam.

The KCET result is determined through a merit-based ranking system, where candidates’ scores in the KCET exam are considered for seat allocation during the counseling process. 

Students can always visit the official website to remain updated on the important information about the KCET Exam.

KCET Highlights

KCET Full Form Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Frequency of Exam Once a Year
KCET Exam Level State Level Exam
KCET Exam Languages English and Kannada
KCET Mode of Exam Offline
KCET Exam Application Fee ₹500
KCET Exam Duration 1 Hour 12 Minutes
Number of Questions 180
Marking Scheme 
  • +1 for a correct answer
  • 0 for an incorrect answer
  • 0 for unanswered question
KCET Counseling Online/Offline
Official Website kea.kar.nic.in

KCET Exam Date

Here are the important dates of the KCET exam 2024:

Events Dates
KCET 2024 application form January 10, 2024
KCET 2024 application form release date January 10, 2024
End of KCET application form 2024(Extended) February 10, 2024

{February 20, 2024}

KCET 2024 registration extended date To be notified
Last date to pay KCET application fees February 14, 2024

{February 23, 2024 (5:30 PM)}

KCET Application form correction To be notified
KCET 2024 admit card April 5, 2024
KCET 2024 exam date April 18 and 19, 2024
Kannada language Test: (Only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates) April 20, 2024
Release of Provisional Answer Key To be notified
KCET Answer key Objections To be notified
KCET Final Answer Key release date To be notified
Class 12 marks entry last date To be notified
KCET 2024 result date May 20, 2024
Submission of special category certificates To be notified
Document uploading for KCET counseling To be notified


KCET Exam Timings

KCET exam date Subject Exam timings
April 18, 2024 Biology 10.30 AM – 11.50 AM
Mathematics 2.30 PM – 03.50 PM
April 19, 2024 Physics 10.30 AM – 11.50 AM
Chemistry 2.30 PM – 03.50 PM
April 20, 2024 Kannada Language Test 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM