KCET Counselling 2021

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 counselling will begin once the exams are successfully conducted on August 28, 29 and 30, 2021. The KCET 2021 counselling will be held in 4 rounds by Karnataka Education Authority (KEA). The candidates will be allotted seats based on the merit list, institution and course preference. The candidates should consider his marks, merit list, seat availability in institutions, reservations while filling the preference list.

Steps of KCET 2021 Counselling

The candidates who qualified in the KCET 2021 can apply for counselling. The KCET 2021 counselling includes the following steps. It is mandatory to complete the counselling process for admission in colleges.

Step 1: Verification of documents and Registration

Qualified candidates should take the original documents to the specified centres for verification. After the verification of documents is done by the concerned authorities unique ID and password will be given to the candidates. The following documents should be taken for verification.

  • KCET Application Form printout
  • KCET Admit Card printout
  • Proof of application fee payment
  • Mark sheet of 10th std
  • Mark sheet of 12th std/2nd PUC
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • Study Certificate signed by BEO/DDPI
  • All other required documents

Step 2: Institution and course preference filling and locking

After the document verification is done, candidates should visit the official website and enter the required credentials to open the page to update the course and institution preference. Before entering the course preference candidates should check the course wise, institution wise and category wise seat matrix released by the concerned authority in the official website. The candidates should select the college and course in the order of preferences. After filling the choices, candidates should lock the list of preferences.

Step 3: Seat allotment

After the candidates fill the preferred choices, the mock seat allotment list will be released on the official website. The mock seat allotment helps the candidates understand the chances of admission based on their rank and choice preference. The candidates will be allowed to make changes in their choices after the mock seat allotment. After that three rounds of counselling will be held. If the candidates are satisfied with the seat allotted to them, then they can take a printout of the provisional allotment letter to show it at the allotted institution.

Step 4: Reporting at the institutions

The next step is to report at the allotted institution. The candidates must produce the original documents, provisional allotment letter at the time of reporting. The candidates should pay the admission fee to confirm the seat.

KCET 2021 counselling dates

The KCET counselling 2021 dates are yet to be announced but they should be tentatively scheduled in the month of September and October.

Document verification September (First week)
The entry of choice preferences September (Third week)
Mock allotment of seat September (Last week)
Round 1(Seat allotment) September (Final week)
Round 2 (modification of choice preference) September (Third week)
Round 2 (Seat allotment) September (Third week)
Second extended round (option entry) September (Final week)
Second extended round (Seat allotment) October (First week)
Special round (Option entry) October (Third week)
Special round (Seat allotment) October (Third week)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a mock seat allotment round?

Mock seat allotment is where seats are allotted to the candidates to give them an idea on the chances of admission based on their rank and choice preference.

How many rounds are there in KCET 2021 counselling?

There are 4 rounds of counselling (Round 1, Round 2, Second extended round and Special round)

Institution and course preference should be filled in the website or in any specified centres?

The candidates should fill in the details of institution and course preference in the official website of Karnataka Education Authority.


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