Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2O23 Notification Released

What is KCET?

  • The Karnataka Common Entrance Test is being conducted for the purpose of joining into First year or First semester of full time courses for Government share of seats in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2023-24.
  • The following courses are available through KCET-2023
    Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Farm Science courses i.e, Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. & A.H.) B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc (Forestry), B.Sc. Agri Bio Tech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc(Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science & Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B.Pharma and Pharma-D course,

Eligibility to appear KCET-2023:

  • The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination 2nd PUC / 12th.
  • A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 2nd PUC / 12th Standard in 2023 whose result is awaited, may apply and appear for Common Entrance Test 2023
  • should have completed the age of 17 Years as on 31st December of 2023
  • Candidates who studied with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Maths/Bio-Technology and English as one of the languages are only eligible to apply KCET-2023
  • Candidates who are seeking admission into MBBS/BDS courses, must qualify in NEET-2023 exam. Rest of the courses will be filled through KCET-2023

KCET-2023 Application Procedure:

Mode of Application: Online only

Application Cost:

  • Candidates of Karnataka origin for General and OBC: Rs.500/-
  • Candidates of Karnataka origin for SC / ST & All Female Candidates: Rs.250/-
  • Rest of the Candidates residing India: Rs.750/-

KCET-2023 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam: Pen and Paper Based

20-05-2023 Saturday10.30 am – 11.50 amBiology60
02.30 pm – 03.50 pmMathematics60
21-05-2023Sunday10.30 am – 11.50 amPhysics60
02.30 pm – 03.50 pmChemistry60
KANNADA LANGUAGE TEST – at Bengaluru, Bidar, Belagavi, Ballary, Bijapura, Mangalore Districts only
22-05-2023Monday11.30 am to 12.30 pmBOTH FOR HORANADU & GADINADU KANNADIGA CANDIDATES (4th Standard level)
Practical test and Verification of documents Time Table for agriculturist quota
Will be published LaterPRACTICAL Test on “Identification of Agriculture Related Specimens” TO CLAIM SEAT UNDER AGRICULTURIST QUOTA*200

Admit Card:

  • A downloadable admit card will be hosted for all the eligible candidates on official website. All the candidates must take a printout of the same.

Exam Centers:

  • KCET-2023 Examination Centers: Will be conducted with in the Karnataka State only.

Important Dates:

Date of Notification01-03-2023
Commencement of Entry of Application Online02-03-2023 after 11.00 am
Last date to enter application details onlineupto 05-04-2023 up to 11.59 pm
Last date to pay the application feesupto 07-04-2023
Date of downloading of Admission Tickets by all the eligible ApplicantsFrom 11.00 am on 05-05-2023
Date of Kannada language Test: (ONLY for Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates)22-05-2023
Schedule for submission of Special Category Certificates – Refer schedule given below10-05-2023 to 16-05-2023
Date of publication of CET-2023 Provisional Answer Keys 25-05-2023
Filing objections if any, to the published Provisional Answer Keys through online 25-05-2023 to 27-05-2023
Verification of Documents for Agriculturist at the respective Practical Test CentresWill be published Later
Date of Practical Examination for UG course applicants for Agriculture / Horticulture / Veterinary Universities under “Agriculturist Quota”Will be published Later
Date of declaration of CET-2023 results 12-06-2023

Schedule for submission of special category certificates – 10.30 AM TO 5.30 PM :

CAPF / CRPF / CISF / BSF / ITBP 10-05-2023
Ex-Defence, Ex-CAPF 11-05-2023
Defence 12-05-2023
N.C.C. 13-05-2023
Sports / Anglo-Indian 15-05-2023
Scouts and Guides 16-05-2023
NOTE: Special category certificates should be submitted in person at KEA, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore
Physical Disability: – Date/s & time to appear for Medical Examination for Physically Disabled candidates will be notified later on KEA Website. Medical Examination will be conducted at KEA, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram,Bangalore.