KCET 2018 Answer keys

KCET 2018 Answer keys

KCET 2018 Answer keys for exams conducted on 18th (Biology and Maths) and 19th of April 2018 (Physics and Chemistry) are made available on the website. KCET exam 2018 was conducted in the offline mode by KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) on 18th of April for Biology (10.30 am to 11.50 am) and Mathematics (2:30 pm to 3:50 pm) and on 19th of April for Physics (10.30 am to 11.50 am) and Chemistry (2:30 pm to 3:50 pm). In addition to Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology, Kannada Language Test for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates was conducted on 20th of April 2018 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Bangalore). Every year around 1.4 lakh students appears for this exam for admission in colleges located in the state of Karnataka. As per our experts, the overall difficulty of KCET question paper was between easy to moderate. Majority of questions were asked from PUC 2 (pre-university course) syllabus.  However, all the questions asked in the examination were within the syllabus prescribed by KEA. Overall, 60 marks were allocated for each Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology (1 mark for every correct answer). Unlike JEE Mains and Advanced, there is no negative marking for any incorrect answer in KCET. However, no marks are awarded if a candidate marked more than one answer any particular question.

KCET 2018 Answer Keys

The students can evaluate their performance and estimate their chances of qualifying the entrance examination by downloading KCET 2018 Answer keys from the links mentioned below.

The students can download KCET 2018 question papers from the links mentioned below:

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern:










Maths (For Engineering)



Biology (For Medical)



Time Duration

80 minutes for each paper of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the official KCET Answer keys after 4 to 5 days of examination followed by the declaration of results (May End). For any discrepancy in the official KCET Answer keys, the candidates can put an objection and challenge the answer keys by following the given procedure.

  1. Firstly, make a list of all the answers that are to be challenged.
  1. Collect all the valid documents supporting your objection along with the official KCET 2018 answer keys.
  1. Send all the above-mentioned documents to the ‘Executive Director, KEA, Bangalore’ either in person or via speed post. The candidates can raise their objections through official Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) email as well (keaauthority-ka@nic.in).

How to Evaluate KCET 2018 Score?

Karnataka Examination Authority conducts KCET in the offline mode of examination, therefore, the students appeared in the examination can download KCET 2018 answer keys and match it with the answers they have marked in the main examination.

Marking Scheme:


Marks awarded

For each correct answer


For every incorrect answer


For marking multiple answers


KCET 2018 cutoff marks will be published separately for candidates belonging to General and Hyderabad- Karnataka category.

Factors considered While Calculating KCET 2018 Cutoff

While deciding the cutoff marks for each branch (institute wise), the following parameters are taken into consideration.

  1. The total students appeared in the KCET (Karnataka common entrance test).
  2. The difficulty level of the question paper.
  3. The total number of seats available for each course (institute wise).
  4. The average marks scored by the students.
  5. Seats reserved for candidates belonging to different categories.

KCET Cutoff 2018

  1. General category candidates must score 50% of the total marks in KCET 2018.
  1. For Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST) and OBC Category, the candidates should score 40% to qualify.
  1. For Engineering Students the percentage will be evaluated based on the marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  1. For Engineering Students the percentage will be evaluated based on the marks scored in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

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