The KCET was established in the year 1994 by the government of Karnataka for admitting the candidates to the full time professional courses in medical, dental, Indian systems of medicine and homeopathy, farm science, engineering, architecture courses, and more.
The merit is determined on the basis of which the candidates are given appropriate opportunities to get admitted in various fields.
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The admission for the government seats is made according to the Karnataka Selection of candidates for the admission in professional education institutes. The starting of the online application will begin from the second week of January 2018. The last date will be approximately around the first week of March 2018. The last date for the payment of fee will be around the last week of February 2018. The admit cards will be available in the third week of April.
KCET 2018 for the Biology and Mathematics is 18th April 2018 and for the Physics and chemistry examination, the date is 19th April 2018. The Kannada language test will be held on 20th April 2018. The last week of may will be the week of result. Declaration. The second week of June 2018 will be the commencement of the counseling process for admissions.
How to apply
- The online examination form has to be filled on the official website. There is no other mode except the online mode available for the application process.
- The scanned photographs along with the signature and left hand thumb impressions must be uploaded for the completion of the application process. The size dimensions of the photographs should be kept in mind while uploading them. All the instructions must be read carefully before applying.
- The printout of the application form must be taken out after the completion of the application form.
- The admit cards have to be downloaded whenever the same is uploaded on the website. The candidates need to log in with their registration ID and password to download the admit card for the examination. Admit card is the most crucial document for the examination.
The candidate can make the payment only through the offline mode i.e. through specified bank Challan. The application fee is 650INR for the OBC and general candidates. The SC/ST category students have to pay 500INR as the application fee.
The eligibility criterion is different for all the courses. The guidelines are given below-
For Engineering/Architecture Courses- The candidates need to qualify the 2nd PUC/10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university to apply for the examination. The subjects should be Mathematics & Physics and English language as the main subjects. The minimum marks for qualifying is 45% for physics and mathematics and 40% in case of SC/ST candidates. There should be one more subject along, the choice is between biology, electronics, chemistry, computer science or biotechnology. The candidates must have a valid NATA score card for the architecture courses.
For Pharmacy/Science Courses- The candidates must have passed their 2nd PUC/10+2 or equivalent with PCB and English as a language subject to appear for the examination. The candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in the PCB group if he/she is a general category candidate and 40% in case of other categories.
Exam pattern for KCET 2018
The examination will be held offline. It is a pen and paper based test. There will be multiple choice questions in the test. The total numbers of questions in the examination are 60. The duration of the examination is 320 minutes and each section has to be completed in 80 minutes. The candidates will be awarded with one mark for every correct answer. There is no negative marking. The subject includes- Physics, chemistry, mathematics/biology and Kannada. There will be 60 questions in the first three sections and the time given will be 80 minutes. However for the Kannada section, the time will remain the same, but the number of questions will be 50. It is one of the premier medical exams in India for admission into medical colleges and courses.
The syllabus as prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State will include the syllabus of PUC first and second. The candidates will have to go through the official website for the complete information regarding the syllabus. The pharmacy section will contain of three subjects i.e. chemistry, physics and biology. The candidates appearing for the engineering courses must go through the subjects- mathematics, chemistry and physics.
The Exam will be held over the duration of two days and will be conducted in four different sessions for all the different subjects. The first day the biology and the mathematics examination will be conducted in two sessions and the next day, chemistry and physics exam will be conducted in two sessions. The format of the examination is MCQ’s. The question paper will appear in 16 different versions and the candidate has to select from four different answers.