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KCET 2018 Application Form

Updated On - February 7th 2018 by SONAL ROHATGI

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released KCET 2018 Application Form in online mode on February 1. Eligible Karnataka candidates can apply online till February 26, 2018. Candidates who register successfully will appear for KCET 2018 on April 18 for Biology and Mathematics and on April 19 for Physics and Chemistry.

  • All of the candidates should have qualified 12th standard examination to be Eligible for KCET 2018.
  • The size of the photograph & signature must be greater than 5 KB & less than 40 KB in aJPEG/JPG format.
  • The authority may also provide the application correction facility via online mode.
  • KCET 2018 Admit Card will be released from the 3rd week of April 2018.
  • Application form can not be submitted through offline mode (by post).
  • The exam will be held in offline modeCheck KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

KCET 2018 Application Dates 

Check the official schedule of KCET Application Form 2018:

Availability of KCET Application FormFebruary 1, 2018 
Last date for submitting Application FormFebruary 26, 2018 (5:30 pm)
Last date to pay the applications fees at the banks or e-post officeFebruary 28, 2018 (during banking hours)
KCET 2018 application editing/correctionSecond week of March 2018
Availability of KCET 2018 Admit CardApril 10, 2018 (from 11:00 am)
KCET 2018 ExamApril 18 & 19, 2018
Date of Exam for Kannada language Test (Only for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)April 20, 2018

How to Apply for KCET 2018?

KCET application form 2018 is available only in online mode for all candidates. The application form can be filled through the five steps mentioned below. The candidates have to complete all the following stages in order to successfully fill and submit their application form for KCET 2018.

KCET Application Form 2018 - Phase I

In the first phase, candidates can edit details in KCET application form 2018 any number of times. The first phase involves the following steps:

Step 1: KCET 2018 Registration

Candidates have to enter the following information to register for KCET:

  • Whether the student is a citizen of India? (Only Indian nationals can apply for KCET 2018)
  • Whether appeared for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination 2018 (Science)?
  • If yes, enter 13 digit ‘student number’ assigned by PUE department.
  • Enter the following details in KCET application form 2018: Candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, user-ID, password, re-enter, secret question, answer, security code, re-enter security code.
  • Tick ‘I have downloaded the information booklet and I have read the instructions carefully’ to enter application online.
  • Click on ‘submit’ button.
  • The application number and user ID will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.
  • On the login page, enter user ID, password, security code and click on ‘login’ button.

Step 2: Filling online KCET application form 2018

Candidate’s name, mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, Gender, mobile number and the email ID will already be mentioned in the application form.  Candidates will have to enter their choices of KCET Exam Centres 2018 in this step. Applicants have to enter the following details in KCET application form 2018:

Details to be filled in the application form of KCET 2018

Student informationMother tongue (as per school/ college record), family’s annual income, religion, nationality, reservation category, of caste, caste category/ income certificate number, select eligibility clause code, select location to write KCET.
Examination detailsUniversity/ board name, school name, whether appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination 2018 (Science)?, PUC student number or year of graduation, whether studied in area of Karnataka from class 1- 10, whether studied in Kannada medium from class 1- 10.
Address for communicationAddress, district, pin code, whether studied class 10 in Karnataka, state in which appeared QE, district in which appeared QE, native state, whether ward of J&K migrant, reservation for claiming special category, whether eligible to claim reservation quota under agriculturist, select agriculture practical exam centre
Details of appearing previous CET examsWhether appeared for previous CET exam, CET number, whether obtained any seat in CET and taken admission to college. Click on ‘save and next’ button.
Study detailsEnter following study details from class 1-12/ QE and address of school/ college with number, classes studied, years of study, year of passing.Click on ‘save and next’ button.

Step 3: Uploading images in KCET application form 2018

In this step, applicants have to upload scanned images of their passport sized photograph (coloured), signature, thumb impression and signature of parents. The specifications of images to be uploaded in KCET application form 2018 are given below:

Scanned imagesSizeDimensionFormat
Photograph6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 4.5 cmjpg/ jpeg
Signature6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 1.5 cmjpg/ jpeg
Left-hand thumb impression6 kb – 39 kb3.5cm x 1.5 cmjpg/ jpeg

After completing above mentioned steps, applicants have to take a printout and carefully verify the entries. They can and make changes in KCET application form 2018, if required, before moving on to phase II.

KCET Application Form 2018 - Phase II

In phase II, details can be edited only until signing of the declaration, after which, no changes in KCET 2018 application form will be entertained. Candidates will receive the application ID and password via mail and SMS. Phase II of filling KCET registration form 2018 includes the following steps:

Step 1: Uploading images in KCET application form 2018

In this step, candidates have to upload scanned images of passport sized coloured photograph, signature, thumb impression and signature of parents once again. The specifications will remain the same as the ones mentioned in step 3 of phase II.

Step 2: Signing the declaration in KCET application form 2018

After the scanned images are successfully uploaded, the declaration page will appear. One must review the form and read and understand the declaration carefully before finally signing it as no changes in KCET 2018 application form will be allowed thereafter. Candidates will be disqualified from the admission process if any detail furnished in KCET application form is found to be false at any later stage.

Step 3: Payment of KCET 2018 application fee

After successfully submitting KCET application form 2018, applicants have to pay the required fee through e-challan to complete the application process. Candidates have to tick on ‘I agree’ and click on ‘next’ to make the fee payment. The application fee can be paid online via net banking till the last date of form submission. However, offline fee via bank challan or e-post office can be paid till February 28. The following steps are involved in payment-

  • Download and take a print out of the triplicate e-challan copy to make the payment.
  • Name of the candidate, CET number, college/course allotted details, payment amount and bank account number will be mentioned in the challan.
  • Make payment at the banks specified.
  • After payment, the bank will retain their copy and hand over the remaining two copies back to the candidate. The copies must be secured safely for future reference.

Note: List of banks specified by KEA for payment includes State Bank of India, Indian Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad.

KCET Application Form 2018 - Fee structure

KCET application fee varies across different categories. Apart from the below mentioned application fee, candidates will have to pay additional bank charge of Rs. 10. Those paying at e-post office will be charged INR 12 extra.  Candidates can check KCET fee structure in the table below:

Category of candidatesApplication fee
Karnataka origin (Gen & OBC)INR 650
Karnataka origin (ST & SC)INR 500
Outside KarnatakaINR 750

Step 4: Printout of KCET application form 2018

After making payment, candidates must take a printout of KCET application form 2018 in A-4 size paper and affix their recent passport sized photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression on the provided space. Students have to obtain principal's seal and signature of the institute from which they had passed the qualifying examination. The same should be produced during verification of documents along with the copy of bank challan (KEA copy). 

Candidates who register along with requisite fee within specified timelines and whose applications are accepted will be issued KCET Admit Card 2018 from April 10, 2018. Thus, applicants are advised to be careful while filling KCET application form 2018 as there will be no refund of application fee even if their applications are rejected.  

KCET 2018 Form Correction

KCET Application Forms can be corrected on the official website. Candidates must submit the edited application forms by March 31, 2018. This window can be accessed once i.e. only one chance of editing the KCET Application Form will be given to the candidates. Karnataka CET 2018 Application Form can be corrected online only; no offline applications for correction of errors will be accepted.

In case, candidates want to change the category, then they have to pay a nominal fee through a DD in the favour of Executive Director, KEA. No changes can be made after confirming the declaration.

Candidates can follow the following steps to edit Karnataka CET 2018 Application Form:

  • Visit and click “Editing CET 2018 Application”
  • Enter User ID and generate OTP on your registered mobile number
  • Edit the fields you want to edit and select the “Declare Button”
  • Click the ‘Submit’ button to make sure that the changes are saved and submitted
  • Then print the edited KCET Application form

KCET 2018 Application Form Status

In order to check the KCET 2018 Application Form status, the candidates have to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the KCET Official website.
  2. Go to the Candidate login page.
  3. Enter KCET 2018 Application No. and Password

If the "Download Acknowledgement Page" link appears on the screen then it indicates that their KCET Application Form 2018 is accepted.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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i am a student studying in hyderabad. can i apply for kcet 2017

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

whether the candidates outside karnataka can apply for KCET or not..? I ,actually live in Punjab since my birth.

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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