KCET 2021 – Check Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

KCET 2021 – The KCET is an entrance test conducted for the candidates who wants to make their careers in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, and Pharmacy. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is responsible for conducting this exam. It is a state-level entrance exam. Through KCET 2021, students will get admission in the government and private colleges of Karnataka. The Application Form for KCET 2021 will be released in the 4th week of January 2020. The exam will take place in the month of April 2021. After the exam, the result will be declared by the Karnataka Examination Authority on their official website around the first week of June. Students should go through the complete article to more details about KCET 2021. These details include KCET 2021 Important dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

KCET 2021 Quick Overview

Before sitting in the KCET 2021 examination, one must know about the important details. Below mentioned table states about the KCET 2021 exam important details.

Full Name of the Exam Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)
Acronym KCET 2021
Conducting Board Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Type of the Examination Undergraduate (UG)
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper) mode
Level of the Exam State level

KCET 2021 Important Dates

Students wishing to take admissions can check the important dates of KCET 2021 to keep themselves updated with the important dates of the examination. You can check dates in the table below. We are providing here tentative dates. The official dates will be updated just after the declaration.

Name of the Event Tentative Dates
Application Form Release Date 4th week of January 2021
Last date to fill the form 1st week of March 2021
Last date to pay the Application Form Fees 1st week of March 2021
Application Form Correction dates 3rd week of March 2021
Admit card will be available from 2nd week of April 2021
KCET 2021 exam dates 3rd week of April 2021
Result Dates Last week of May 2021
Counselling Process will begin from 2nd week of June 2021

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to apply for the KCET 2021 examination, students have to fulfill the required qualifications. You have to meet the basic conditions such as Educational Qualification, Percentage and others. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will not entertain the application of non-eligible candidates. So, make sure that you meet all the essential qualifications before applying for the KCET 2021 examination. An overview of the KCET eligibility is available below for the reference of the student.

  • A student should be a citizen of India to apply for the exam.
  • Students appearing in the last year of the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. You must submit the proof of passing the qualifying exam at the time of counselling.
  • Must pass 12th class with English as one of the language subject and obtaining 45% aggregate marks in Physics & Mathematics along with Chemistry/Bio-technology/Biology/Electronic/Computer (40% for reserve category students).

Application Form

The application form was made available so that the students can apply and participate in the exam. The application form is filled by those candidates who want to pursue B.Tech from Karanataka state colleges. Every year KCET Application Form is released online. The application form should be filled by using correct details only otherwise the concerned authority KEA does not accept the application. Before filling the KCET application form 2021, one should read the complete notification to get the information in detail. We will update the information of KCET Application Form here after release.

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Admit Card

No hard copy or soft copy of KCET Admit Card 2021 will be sent to any student via post, mail or any other medium individually. Admit Card is the most important identity proof for the aspirant to take entry in the examination hall. No student will be allowed to take part in the exam without KCET Admit Card. All students are advised here to read all the instructions carefully written on the Admit Card. It will available on the official website of the KCET. You will require an application number and date of birth to download the KCET Hall Ticket.

KCET Exam Pattern

All candidates who are preparing for the KCET 2021 can check the exam pattern here. It will help them DURING preparations. By knowing the exam pattern you will get an idea of the difficulty level of the KCET test. Check it in the following points.

  • Exam Mode – Exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Questions type – The paper will contain multiple choice type of questions.
  • Exam duration – 80 minutes will be given for completion of each paper/subject.
  • Total marks – 180
  • Marking scheme – 1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative marking – There will be no negative marking

Candidates can check the marks distribution in KCET 2021 exam below:

Name of the exam Marks
Physics 60
Mathematics 60
Chemistry 60
Biology 60
Total 180

KCET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus will be available at the official website of the KCET. You must know the syllabus before starting the preparation of the exam. We are providing here some important topics of KCET 2021 which you must know. Questions will be asked from these topics every year. Check it in the following table.

Physics Rotational Motion, SHM Motion Plane, Laws of Motion, Wave Optics, Current Electricity, etc
Chemistry Organic Chemistry, Block Elements, Chemical Kinematics, Equilibrium, Structure of Atoms, etc
Mathematics Vector and 3D, Geometry, Statistics, Linear Programming, Inverse Trigonometric functions, etc.
Biology Animal Kingdom, Transport in Plants, Mineral Nutrition, Cell etc

Answer Key

KEA releases the KCET Answer Key 2021. The candidates must visit the official website and download the KCET 2021 Answer Key. Login details are required to access the portal and download it. The aspirants should check their answers and verify all the mentioned solutions. In case they have any doubts or find any mistakes in kcet answer key, they can raise queries. On the official website of the KCET, they can submit their doubts and the re-checking fees. If the doubt raised is correct and the conducting authorities makes the necessary changes in the Answer key, the students would receive the refund of this fee.

KCET 2021 Result

The result will be available on the official website of KCET in online mode from the first week of June 2021.You can check it by entering their correct details in the portal. KEA will not post the result to any student separately. After the result, KCET counseling will start from the second week of June 2021. Students need to follow some easy steps mentioned below to check their results.

  • Visit the official website of KCET and click on the result link provided there.
  • Enter correct details like registration number as allocated by the board at the time of registration.
  • The result will be flashed on the screen.
  • Student can check the overall score and subject wise marks on the screen.
  • You can also download the result for future reference.
  • Candidates are advised to take a printout of the result for counseling purposes.

KCET 2021 Final Merit List

The final merit list of the KCET will be declared based on the marks scored by the students in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in KCET along with the marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in the qualifying examination in the ratio of 50:50. Ranks will be provided only to those aspirants who will be eligible as per the condition prescribed by the conducting body. The counseling process of KCET will soon begin after the exam results are declared. Candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their performance in the common entrance test for admission into the undergraduate engineering programs offered at the KCET participating colleges.

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