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KCET 2017- Karnataka Common Entrance Test

KCET Answer Key KCET Provisional Answer Key has been released at Here are the steps to access the Karnataka CET 2017 Answer Keys for different subjects in the exam: Check KCET Provisional Answer Key

  • Visit the official website of KEA and find the link ‘CET 2017- Provisional Answer Keys
  • Click on the link and you are redirected to a new page
  • Click on the link for Provisional Answer Keys to check the answer key.
  • You can also check the subject wise question papers on the same page.

To raise objections on the KCET Provisional Answer Keys, candidates have to write to the Executive Director of KEA with the proof supporting their claims. Last date to raise objections on the KCET Answer Key is May 10, 2017. The decision of the subject expert committee will be considered final.

Latest Update: Online submission of Qualifying marks for Outside Karnataka/CBSE/CISE repeaters begins on CLICK HERE

KCET Result is expected to be announced in the last week of May 2017. Enter the registered email ID and password to check the KCET Result.

  • Also, candidates must check the information on the result sheet. In case of any discrepancy, they can challenge the result sheet for KCET 2017
  • One can raise objections in case of- missing rank, incorrect KCET Question Paper version code or for the re-evaluation of qualifying marks.

KCET Agriculture Practical Test is conducted for admission under Agriculturist Quota in Farm Universities. The exam has been successfully conducted on . Here are few details of KCET Agricultural Practical Test: READ COMPLETE DETAILS ABOUT KCET AGRICULTURE PRACTICAL TEST

  • Document Verification for practical test has been done at the allotted center from May 05- May 17, 2017.
  • Candidate who scores 50% marks in the practical test will qualify for the admission.
  • Application fee for General and OBC category candidates is INR 500 (INR 250 for SC/ST/Others). Candidates have to remit the fee in the form of DD in favor of Controller of respective University.
  • The exam will be conducted at Bangalore, Hassan, Mandya, Raichur, Mysore, Munirabad, Arabhavai, Tamaka, Mangalore, Bidar, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Shimoga by concerned Agriculture University. 

KCET 2017 is conducted for admission to undergraduate programs in Karnataka. For MBBS and BDS, admission is done on the basis of NEET scores. For B.Arch, candidates have to appear for NATA. Here is the list of other courses offered:

B.Tech and B.EAyurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (ISM & H)
B.Sc., B.h.Sc., B.F.Sc. and B.Tech (Food/Dairy Technology and Agricultural EngineeringB.V.Sc. & A. H
B.PharmPharm- D
2nd Year B.Pharm-

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KCET 2017 Exam Dates

KEA has released the exam dates for KEAM 2017. The last date to submit the KCET Application form was set February 27, 2017 by KEA. But due to repeated appeals to extend the application dates, KEA extended the last of submission to March 08, 2017. Given below are the tentative KCET Exam Dates:

KCET Application Form will be available fromJanuary 27, 2017
Last date to submit KCET Online Application FormMarch 08, 2017 (extended)
KCET 2017 Hall Ticket can be downloaded fromApril 17, 2017
Karnataka CET 2017 Exam is scheduled onMay 02, 2017 And May 03, 2017
Karnataka CET 2017 Kannada Language Test is scheduled onMay 04, 2017
Provisional KCET 2017 Answer Key will be published inMay 05, 2017
KCET 2017 Result will be declared onFirst week of June, 2017
Download and Printout of ApplicationsFirst week of June, 2017
KCET 2017 CounsellingFirst week of June, 2017 onwards


KCET 2017 Exam Schedule

KCET 2017 will be conducted on 2 separate days. The language test for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates will be conducted on May 04, 2017. KEA will also conduct a practical examination for candidates who want to claim seats under agriculturist quota.

May 02, 2017Tuesday10:30 am -11:50 amBiology
2:30 pm - 3:50 pmMathematics
May 03, 2017Wednesday10:30 am - 11:50 pmPhysics
2:30 pm -3:50 pmChemistry
May 04, 2017Thursday11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Both for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga Candidates

May 20, 2017Saturday9.00 am onwards

Practical Examination to Claim Seat under Agriculturist Quota


KCET 2017 Reservation 

  • KCET Reservation is applicable for candidates belonging to Scheduled castes, Scheduled Tribes, and other backward classes.
  • Candidates belonging to Karnataka can claim for the seats reserved.
  • Candidates of SC/ST/OBC group should fall under 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B categories.
  • Some of the special categories included in KCET are NCC; Sports; Scouts and Guides; Defence; Ex-defence; Physically Handicapped; Anglo-Indian; Central Armed Police Force; Ex-Central Armed Police Force. 
  • Candidates who belong to Ex-Central Armed Police will be allotted seats according to merit only.
  • Residents of Hyderabad can also avail reservation in KCET 2017.
  • Candidates belonging to districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary shall be regarded as the local area.


KCET 2017 Eligibility

Only citizens of India (including Non- Resident Indians, Overseas Citizens India and Persons of Indian Origin) can apply for KCET. The minimum age required to apply for KCET is 17 years. Here is the course wise KCET Eligibility 2017:

  • For B.Tech/B.E. courses, candidates with Maths and Physics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Computers as additional subjects are eligible to apply. Also, they must have scored 45% in optional subjects to apply for the course.
  • For B.Arch program, candidates with 50% marks in qualifying examination with Mathematics as the compulsory subjects.
  • For MBBS/BDS, candidates have to apply for NEET 2017
  • For ISM&H (Indian System of Medicine and Homeopathy), candidates must have passed Class XII with PCB and English. The minimum aggregate marks required to apply is 50%.
  • Candidates must have passed PCB as optional subjects in the qualifying exam to apply for B.Sc. Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture and Bachelor of Home Sciences
  • To apply for Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, candidate must have obtained 50% aggregate marks in PCB and English.

KCET 2017 Application Form

KCET Application Form can be filled online at from January 27, 2017. Last date to fill the form has been extended to March 08, 2017. Here are the steps to apply online for KCET 2017:

KCET Application Form

Registration and Form Filling

  • Visit the official website and register yourself as a new user.
  • Enter your name, mother’s name, father’s name, gender, DOB, e-mail ID and mobile number.
  • Choose a security question and answer. Also, enter a security code and submit the details.
  • Login using the user ID and Password. Enter your communication and academic details in the Karnataka CET Application form,
  • Verify and click on Save and Next button to submit the details.

Uploading Images

  • Upload the scanned image of passport size photo, signature and left-hand thumb impression in JPEG format.
  • Scanned images of photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression must not be more than 40 Kb.
  • Click on Choose file and select the image. Then click open to upload it
  • Check the declaration box and click on Submit 

Fee Payment and Submission

  • After submitting the form, you are redirected to the payment page.
  • Download the e-challan and pay the fee at nearest branch of State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Hyderabad, Indian Bank, Axis Bank and State Bank of India.
  • Outside India candidates can pay the application fee through DD drawn in favor of Executive Director, KEA payable at Bangalore.

Application Fee

Application fee can be paid via Bank Challan or Demand Draft. DD must be drawn in favour of ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority’, payable at Bangalore. The candidates can check the application fee of KCET 2017 exam:

General CategoryRs.650/-
SC/ST/OBC CategoriesRs.500/-
Candidates Residing Outside KarnatakaRs.750/-


KCET Admit Card 2017

KCET Admit Card 2017 was issued on the official website on April 17, 2017. Candidate’s name, exam date, roll number, subjects, candidate’s photo and signature is printed on the KCET Admit Card 2017. Report at KEA for any discrepancy in KCET Admit Card. Here are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Visit the official website of KEA
  • Find the link to download and click on the same.
  • You are redirected to a new page wherein you have to enter your application number and date of birth
  • Submit the details and download the KCET Admit Card. Print multiple copies of the admit card for further use.


KCET 2017 Exam Pattern

KCET is an offline mode examination conducted in different shifts on different dates. There are 60 questions in each section of the exam to be solved in 80 minutes. The questions are objective type in nature. Here are few highlights of Karnataka CET Exam Pattern:

  • Candidates can opt for any one subject between Biology and Mathematics while Physics and Chemistry will be compulsory in the exam
  • The question paper is in English and Kannada
  • Physics and Chemistry are conducted as a single paper while Mathematics and Biology are conducted separately on different dates.
  • Attempt the exam using only blue/black ball point pen
  • Each question in Karnataka CET carries 1 mark.
  • There is negative marking in the exam so you lose ¼ mark or 0.25 mark for every incorrect answer.

Given below are the highlights of KCET Exam Pattern:


80 minutes


All sections are of 1 hour 20 minutes duration


Each of 1


Each question carries 1 mark 


-1/4 mark

-ve score

For every incorrect answer, 0.25 mark is deducted



exam type

All the sections are conducted in pen and paper mode



question type

All the questions are MCQs



total question

There are 60 questions in ea

KCET 2017 Preparation Books

Preparation books for each exam aid the preparation of the candidate to a great extent. Candidates preparing for KCET 2017 can consider the following preparation books:

13 Years Karnataka CET Explorer - Engineering9383262591
CET Medical Entrance – Karnataka Common Entrance Test : 14 Years Solved Papers9351412318
Karnataka CET – Explorer Medical9384248371
Karnataka CET – Explorer Engineering9384248363

KCET 2017 Answer key

KCET Answer Key has been published on the official website of KEA. Open the direct link and you can access the complete provisional KCET Answer Key. Subject wise Master Question papers are also published on the official website of KEA. There is one answer key for all the subjects.

In case, candidate finds any answer to be incorrect or has any other discrepancy in the answer key then they can challenge the KCET Answer Key. Last date to file the objections on the KCET Answer Key is May 10, 2017. No request will be entertained later. Here are the guidelines for filing an objection against the KCET Answer Key:

  • You can file an objection by visiting the KEA office in person with all the KCET Admit card to verify your name, address and roll number. Also keep a proof of justification of the challenged answer
  • You can also send the details via speed post to the KEA office.
  • You can also e-mail with the subject, question number and justification of the answer. Also, mention your name, address and roll number. Do not forget to keep the subject of the mail as “CET 2017 – Objection – Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics”


KCET 2017 Results

KCET Result is expected to be officially announced on May 27, 2017. It will be published on the official website of KEA. KCET Result is announced in the form of merit list and also includes scores of the candidates. Here are the steps to check the result:

  • Visit the official website of KEA i.e.
  • Find the link “Check CET 2017 Result” and click on it
  • Enter the registration number and submit it to check the result
  • Download the scorecard and print multiple copies of the same

KCET Scorecard carries personal details of the candidate and candidate’s scores in each section. The score card is valid for that particular session only i.e. scorecard if this year cannot be used for admission to any program in the next year. Given below is the criteria of preparation of merit list:

  • For B.Tech/ B.E. course merit list is prepared on the basis of KCET Score and scores obtained in PCM in the qualifying exam.
  • For admission to Animal Husbandry, B.Pharm, 2nd year B. Pharm and Pharm-D, KCET scores will be considered.
  • For Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (ISM & H), merit list is prepared on the basis of KCET scores and marks in PCB in the qualifying exam
  • KCET score and marks in qualifying exam marks are considered for preparation of merit list for B.Sc., B.H.Sc. B.F.Sc. and B.Tech (Food/Dairy Technology and Agricultural Engineering)


KCET 2017 Cut off

KCET cut off will be determined on the basis of number of appeared candidates, previous year cut off, level of difficulty of the exam, performance of candidates in the exam and availability of seats. Separate merit list will be prepared for Medical, Dental, Architecture and Engineering streams. CHECK KCET CUT OFF

KCET 2015 Cut off rank for Engineering

Provided below is streamwise cut off for various engineering colleges in Karnataka:-

College NameCivilCSEECEEEME
University Visveswariah College of Engineering, Bangalore190417053801492649353

S K S J T Institute of Engineering, Bangalore

B M S College of Engineering, Basavanagudi, Bangalore99079794917


Dr. Ambedkar Institute Of Technology, Bangalore1790018988161182252721592
R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore2649122391031732514
M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore95673941
Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore21817840686361461713728
Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore1299180944705129775901
P E S Institute of Technology, Bangalore107002392261779372653
Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore1264111623680815295


KCET 2017 Counselling

KCET Counselling 2017 is expected to begin from first week of June 2017 at the reporting centers. Candidates have to undergo online registration, verification, choice filling and seat alloment process to get admission to the applied course. Given below are the steps to apply for Karnataka CET Counselling:


  • Report ot the nearest Helpline Center to register for counselling session
  • Provide your application number for verification purpose
  • List of Helpline centers will soon be uploaded here.

Document Verification

Carry the original and one photocopy of the following documents to the reporting centers for document verification:

  • Clas X and XII marksheet
  • Copy of KCET Application Form
  • KCET Admit Card
  • 2 Recent passport sized photograph
  • Study Certificate Counter signed by the Concerned BEO/DDPI
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)

Choice Filling and Locking

  • Login using the user ID and password provided and fill their choice.
  • Enter the choices after checking the category wise, course wise and college wise seat matrix uploaded on the website
  • Click on submit after locking the choices and log out

Seat Allotment

  • Seat Allotment will be done in online mode. Seat allotment for KCET 2017 is done on the basis of the merit and preference of seats
  • KEA will publish list of qualified candidates
  • Download the allotment letter and report to the allotted institute.

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sir, I have not registered for NEET 2017. can I get medical collage admission ? is there any possibilities to register for NEET 2017 now ?

16 Mar, 2017 00:20

Hi Shashikant, you may apply for NEET 2018. However, there are some colleges like AIIMS and JIPMER which conducts their own entrance exam for the admission. 

16 Mar, 2017 11:48

Hlo sir, My ranking in kcet for engineering is 24019....and I'm belongs to SCG category...... I'm trying in UVCE for d course of IE.... Will I get it? Or which clg may I get?!!!!!!! plz.... tel me sir... I'm in confusion....

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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