KCET 2016 / Karnataka CET 2016 – Dates, Application Form

KEA conducted Karnataka CET 2016 or KCET 2016 on 4th and 5th May, 2016. KCET 2016 was the entrance exam held to determine merit for admission to professional courses including engineering, medical, architecture, health sciences, agriculture, veterinary science and animal husbandry, pharmacy. Exam pattern and syllabus is specified for each subject for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. Admission is on basis of college & branch preference, and merit obtained in KCET 2016 Result, subject to verification of documents and eligibility.

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KCET 2016 Result – Check result of KCET 2016 anddownloadmarksheet / score card. The rank secured will be important for getting admission in the course of candidate’s choice. CET-2016 candidates cancheck result on and after 28 May 2016.

Notified on 19 Aug 2016

Notified on 05 Jul 2016 KEA is conducting document verification for CET-2016 candidates who have got spot rank and not verified, on 08-07-2016 in all the Helpline centres. Even the candidates who could not attend for document verification so far can also attend on 08 Jul 2016 from 10:00am to 5:30pm. Further, there will be no document verification for this year.

Notified on 19 Jun 2016 – The eligible candidates who have not attended the document verification process can attend the verification process on 20 Jun 2016 or21 Jun 2016with all necessary original documents and one set of attested copies. The candidates who found eligible after verification of documents will only be considered for entry of options to become eligible forallotment of seats.

Notified on 28 May 2016In CET-2016 Brochure at page 14, Sl. No. 5 the criteria for determination of Merit / Rank to be read as “By taking marks in equal proportions in QE and CET in PCMB subjects”. It is wrongly printed as PCM subjects.

KCET 2016 Exam Details

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KCET 2016 Answer Keys – Common Entrance Test is held for four subjects – (1) Biology, (2) Mathematics, on day one; and (3) Physics, (4) Chemistry, on day two. Answer key of KCET 2016 is published online by the Karnataka Examinations Authority for eachquestion paper set (code). Last year the versions code series was A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D3, D4. KCET 2016 Answer Key for Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry can be viewed as per schedule.

Important Dates – Karnataka Common Entrance Test is one of the largest entrance exam for 10+2 students of Karnataka. Dates of major events of KCET 2016 is provided below in the table below for your reference.

Schedule for Special Category Candidates

Examination Time Table

CET will be held in four sessions over a period of two days. On first day, Biology and Mathematics papers will be conducted. On second day, Physics and Chemistry papers will be held. Another date is reserved for Kannada Language Test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates.

KCET 2016 application form is issued by the exam conducting body. Online application forms are released at kea.kar.nic.in. It is important to apply for KCET 2016 in the mode prescribed by Karnataka Examinations Authority to appear for the exam.

KCET Application Form

Before applying, you must ensure that you fulfill the eligibility criteria for your respective course. The information regarding eligibility criteria of KCET is extensive and defined in details in the information brochure. Some key points regarding being eligible for Karnataka CET are given here.

  • Candidate who has obtained seat in any discipline through KEA CET in any of previous years shall not be eligible to continue in the course to which he / she has been admitted during previous years immediately upon selection of a seat in any different discipline during the current year.

Once candidate has satisfied that he / she fulfills all the eligibility criteria for the particular course, proceed to Karnataka CET application form. This year the form filling is to be done online at http://kea.kar.nic.in/.

You will need to fill the following details in KCET 2016 application form.

  • Name of candidate, candidate’s father and mother.
  • Annual income of parent.
  • Religion, caste and reservation code.
  • Date of birth.
  • Qualifying examination details.
  • Communication details.

After filling up the form, you will be issued hall ticket for the examination. KCET 2016 hall ticket must be carried on the day of exam, and should be preserved for further admission process.

KCET Eligibility Criteria

For each programme, eligibility conditions are defined for the KEA CET. This includes educational qualification, requirement of documents, domicile. Only after ensuring that he / she is eligible for the exam should they apply for KCET 2016. As the conditions and criteria set is vast, it is strongly advised to read the information brochure and understand the exhaustive eligibility criteria. The important points under this, as expected from last year’s brochure are given below.

Eligibility criteria of KCET 2016 for Medical / Dental (MBBS / BDS)

Candidate should have passed 2nd PUC or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology English as one of the Languages. Minimum marks to be obtained in PCB (aggregate) is 50% (40% for SC, ST, Cat 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates).

Eligibility criteria of KCET 2016 for Engineering (BE / B.Tech)

Candidate should have passed 2nd PUC or equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science as optional subjects with English as one of the languages. Minimum marks to be obtained in optional subjects is 45% (40% for SC, ST, Cat 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates).

Concise KCET Eligibility

Academic Eligibility for various Professional Courses is given below.

KCET 2016 Exam Pattern

KCET exam pattern explains the marking scheme, number of questions, and other relevant details that a candidate must know before attempting the Karnataka Common Entrance Test. Examination pattern of KCET 2016 shall be as determined by the Karnataka Examination Authority, and will be different for each question paper. Based on the course (Engg., Medical, Ayurveda, Pharmacy), candidates will have to attempt physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics papers in the KCET 2016 exam.

In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore. The Common Entrance Test 2016 will be conducted at various test centers. Key highlights of the KCET 2016 exam pattern, as expected from last year’s brochure is given below.

Karnataka CET shall be held at various test centers in Karnataka. Candidates who appear in the exam are expected to solve the subject wise KCET question paper as per course selected and qualify in the same.

  • Question paper of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics will each be of 60 marks.
  • Kannada language test of 50 marks shall be conducted for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates.
  • Agricultural practical examination of 200 marks to be held for claiming seats under agriculturist quota.
  • There is no negative marking.

KCET Syllabus – The syllabus of KCET, as defined by the competent authority, is that the question papers of the Common Entrance Test will be based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

More elaborate details of the KCET exam pattern for Karnataka CET 2016 will be updated here when the information brochure is available.

Kannada Language Test

The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu&GadinaduKannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo a Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada. The Kannada Language test will be conducted by KEA as per the above schedule only in Bangalore Centre; therefore such candidates will have to appear for the ‘Common Entrance Test – 2016’ in a test centre located at BANGALORE Only. The relevant photocopy of the original documents of the parents in support of their claim such as marks cards, study certificates, etc., along with the CET admission ticket should be produced on the day of Kannada Language Test.

The minimum passing marks for all Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates shall be 12 out of 50 marks in Kannada Language Examination conducted by KEA in order to be considered for assignment of ranks and to become eligible for allotment of seats in CET-2016. (The Kannada Language Test paper will be of 4th Standard Level)

However, the Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA.

KCET Admit Card (Hall Ticket)

The admit card of Karnataka CET exam is issued to those candidates who have submitted the application form before last date. KCET test admission ticket will be available for download from 15 April 2016 to 04 May 2016. Admit card of KCET must be downloaded using login details, which are generated during filling up of application form. KCET admit card must contain the following information.

  • Name and other details of candidate,
  • Thumb impression,
  • Examination center assigned.

KCET 2016 or Karnataka CET 2016 is the Karnataka Common Entrance Test held by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). Get here complete details of KCET 2016 including application form, eligibility, exam pattern, admit card, results. Karnataka CET is for admission in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka. Merit obtained in KCET 2016 Result will be the basis for admissions to Professional Courses Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga, Engineering, Technology, Architecture, Farm Science courses, B.Pharma and Pharma-D courses in the state.

Karnataka CET Results

After the exam is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), official answer key of KCET 2016 shall be published. Candidates will be given a stipulated duration in which they can suggest discrepancies in the KCET answer key.

  • On the basis of answers marked in the KCET 2016 entrance exam, candidates will be awarded marks in the exam.
  • KCET 2016 result and merit list shall be based on the marks obtained by the candidate.
  • Candidate will have to obtain minimum qualifying (cut-off) mark (wherever specified) for the specified course, in order to get a place in the KCET 2016 merit list.

The CET Result will be published as per schedule. On the KEA Website after the declaration of the result, the candidates may not get ranks assigned.


Exact number of seats offered through KCET 2016 for admission 2016-2017 will be announced after the result is declared. Last year’s seat matrix published for the first round of counselling is given below. This will give you an idea of the scale at which the Karnataka CET 2016 will be held.

Programme Seats
Medical (general) 1782
Dental (general) 667
Medical (Hyd-Kar) 585
Dental (Hyd-Kar) 164
Medical (special) 122
Dental (special) 44
ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy (general) 201
ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (general) 68
ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy(Hyd-Kar) 33
ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (Hyd-Kar) 7
ISM&H (AYUSH) Homoeopathy(special) 19
ISM&H (AYUSH) Naturopathy (special) 4
Engineering (general) 46638
Engineering (Hyd-Kar) 1246
Engineering (special) 59
Architecture (general) 186
Architecture (Hyd-Kar) 7
Architecture (special) 2
B.Sc (Ag) & BVSc (general) 283
B.Sc (Ag) &BVSc (Agriculturist) 94
B.Sc (Ag) & BVSc (special) 23
B.Pharm and Pharm D (general and Hyd-Kar) 635
B.Pharm and Pharm D (special) 6
Lateral Entry B.Pharma (general and Hyd-Kar) 189
Lateral Entry B.Pharma (special) 16



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