5 Things You Should Know About KCET 2017 Exams

For all those KCET aspirants, Karnataka Examination Authority will conduct common entrance test, also known as KCET nationwide from 02 May and 04 May 2017. Aspirants willing to appear for the exam need to obtain minimum KCET cutoff scores to get admission in colleges in Karnataka.

KCET is the entrance exam that is conducted to determine merit for admission to professional courses including architecture, agriculture,  engineering, medical, health sciences, pharmacy etc.

1. Eligibility Criteria

There are certain eligibility criteria for KCET 2017 exams, an aspirant must know about:

  • Candidates passed class 12th with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.
  • Candidates must have studied Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology as the elective subject in class 12th and English as one of the languages of study.
  • Candidates must have obtained minimum 45% aggregate marks in optional subjects if belonging to General Category.
  • For Reserved Category i.e. SC, ST Category I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) candidates, the candidates need to score at least 40% marks.

These are the basic eligibility criteria for appearing in KCET. Though, there are numerous criteria for the different program, so you are advised to click here for the detailed KCET Eligibility Criteria 2017.

2. Exam Pattern for KCET 2017

  • There will be four papers for the subjects include Biology, Mathematics, Physics & Chemistry. Each paper will be of 60 marks each and time duration for each paper is 80 Minutes.
  • Questions will be of objective type and for every correct answer you will be awarded 1 mark and negative marking is not applicable for KCET 2017.
  • Also, responding with more than one option will be considered as wrong and no marks will be awarded in such scenario.

3. Reservation Criteria for KCET 2017

The reservation mechanism is applicable for candidates belonging to Scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other backward classes. Also, the candidates from Karnataka can claim for the seats reserved. There is the provision of special categories as well, through which candidates can get admission by appearing in KCET 2017. Some of these categories include NCC, Sports, Scouts and Guides, Defence, Ex-defence, Physically Handicapped, Anglo-Indian, Central Armed Police Force, Ex-Central Armed Police Force.

Candidates claiming seat under reserved categories need to fulfill eligibility criteria as well as provide relevant documents related to reserved category as proof for securing admissions under a particular category.

For more details on the KCET Reservation Criteria 2017, click here

4. Important Dates for Key events for KCET 2017 Exam

For those who don’t know, KEA has released the exam dates for KCET 2017. Aspirants can check the detailed schedule for various events related to KCET 2017.

Commencement of KCET 2017 online form submission January 27, 2017
Last date for online form submission February 27, 2017
Last date to KCET 2017 application fee in Specified Banks March 03, 2017
Editing of online application CET 2017 February 27, 2017 To February 29, 2017
Downloading of KCET 2017 Hall Ticket 4th Week of March, 2017
Karnataka CET 2017 Exam date May 02, 2017 And May 03, 2017
Publication of provisional answer key 3rd week of May , 2017
Result Declaration 1st week of June, 2017
Download and Printout of Applications 1st week of June, 2017
KCET 2017 Counselling 1st week of June, 2017 onwards


5. Result

The results for KCET 2017 exams will be declared on May 28, 2017. Candidates can check their result on the official website of KEA.

The counseling process will start within 15 days of the declaration of the result. After the announcement of results, the verification of candidate’s documents will be performed by KEA University.

You can check the result by following these simple steps:

  • At first, you need to visit the official website kea.kar.nic.in
  • Secondly, Click on the Results link
  • Then you can enter your roll number and date of birth and click on submit button.

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