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KCET 2017 Exam Apply for Common Entrance Exam of Professional Courses

KCET 2017: A new circular published by Karnataka Examination Authority is claiming an opportunity for Indian citizens to get into the Professional Courses. Nationals who had completed their School level qualification on relevant compulsory/ optional subjects can register their names under this intake circular. The classes are planned in Karnataka Educational Institutions for the academic year 2017 to 2018, so eligible candidates of Karnataka including the wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants are encouraged to do their registration. Citizens who are living outside the country can also apply, if they are Indians. Further details about this KCET 2017 are summarized down.

Authority Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Exam Name Common Entrance Exam for Professional Courses
Vacancy Nos NM Last Date 27-02-2017
Education H.Sc/ Diploma
Course Full time
Location Karnataka

KCET 2017 Exam

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) was set up to expand the activities of Common Entrance Test (CET) cell in state, for giving admissions to first year courses in different fields. On year-to-year, for filling seats under government quota this CET exam will be conducted. As per latest orders received from government, this year also authority has decided to enroll eligible students for admission in the full time courses under the following Medical/ Dental and Engineering courses through CET/ NEET/ NATA-2017 examinations.

Based on the marks secured by competitors in their School/ Diploma level education and CET/ NATA/ NEET examinations, final merit list/ rank will be fixed by the recruiting authority. The reservation quota norms, number of seats will be taken into account and admissions would be done for these Professional courses.

Available Courses under KCET

SI. No. For admission to 1st year
1. Medical/ Dental MBBS/ BDS
2. Ayurveda Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga ISM & H
3. Engineering/ Technology B.E/ B.Tech
4. Architecture B.Arch
5. Agriculture/ Forestry/ Sericulture/ Agri. Biotech/ Horticulture/ Home Science/ Ag. Marketing & Co-operation B.Sc
Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Food Science & Tech./ Agriculture Engineering B.Tech
Home Science B.H.Sc
Fisheries Science B.F.Sc
6. Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry B.V.Sc & A.H
7. B.Pharm
8. Pharm-D
9. 2nd Year B.Pharm


Academic Profile: Education upto +2 level is mandatory to apply for this KCET 2017. To enter on some of the professional courses, Diploma qualification is also found eligible. The minimum essential qualification to apply for each course is tabulated down.

Courses Minimum Qualification
Engineering/ Technology Passed 2nd PUC/ 12th standard or equivalent examination with English as one of the language and should have obtained minimum 45% marks in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry
Architecture Passed 2nd PUC/ 12th standard or equivalent with 50% marks and Maths as compulsory subject
SI. No. 5 course Passed 2nd PUC/ 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology as optional subjects
B.Pharm/ 2nd Year B.Pharm/ Pharm-D Diploma in Pharmacy Examination with not less than 45% marks
For others Passed 2nd PUC/ 12th standard with minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English

Individuals who had finished Higher Secondary or equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Mathematics are also found eligible for B.Pharm/ Pharm-D courses. For some of the categories like SC/ ST/ Cat-I/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A/ 3B, etc. about 5 to 10% marks relaxation may be given.

Selection Process: Those who are willing to enter on Architecture course have to appear and qualify in National Aptitude Test in Architecture i.e. NATA-2017 and for others National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-2017) conducted by CBSE is prescribed.

Depending upon subjects/ test, the date, time and sessions will differ. For aspirants of Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga, Kannada language test would also be conducted. Document Verification and Practical examination on identification of Agriculture related specimens is also planned for appliers under Agriculturist Quota.

  • Common Entrance Test (CET)/ NEET/ NATA
  • Kannada Language Test/ Document Verification/ Practical Examination (as applicable)

Examination Fee: Requisite amount of fee should be paid by appliers of this exam, using downloaded triplicate Challan form. This fee can be deposited in any e-Post Office or concerned branches of banks.

Candidates residing outside India can submit their fee in demand draft form on favour of “Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority” which is payable at Bangalore. It is notable that, fee once paid is non-refundable in any cases.

Category Amount
General and OBC Rs.650/-
SC/ ST category-I of Karnataka Rs.500/-
Candidates living outside Karnataka Rs.750/-
Candidates living outside India Rs.5000/-
Payment Mode Offline


Citizens who are living outside India can sent their bank draft to “Karnataka Examination Authority, Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560 012” by indicating the application number.

How to Apply for KCET 2017

Those who are willing to study any of the above said professional courses can submit their applications on time, through online mode. Before beginning to register for this examination, keep valid email address, mobile number and scanned copies of photograph, signature & left hand thumb impression in jpg/ jpeg format with you. Then follow the below given steps,

  • First open the page kea.kar.nic.in.
  • Choose concerned “CET 2017 UG Apply Online” link.
  • Fill the mandatory fields asked in application and upload the scanned image copies.
  • Preview the entered information and press the “Submit” button.
  • Then take printout copy of submitted application and Challan form copy.

For any sort of doubts regarding this entrance examination, contact KEA helpline numbers 080-23460460 (Five lines) on working days.

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Important Dates

Commencing date of online registration 27th Jan 2017
Applications can be submitted upto 27th Feb 2017
Last date for fee payment 2nd Mar 2017
CET Examination date 2nd and 3rd May 2017
Date for Kannada Language Test (as applicable) 4th May 2017
Date for Document Verification 5th to 17th May 2017
Practical Examination date (as applicable) 20th May 2017

Note: Details about Common Entrance Exam going to be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority for the year 2017 are illustrated here on above paragraphs. To know more information, go through KCET’s official notice.

Updated: 27th January 2017 — 6:05 pm

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