KCET FAQs

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020 is a common entrance test conducted for admission to the Engineering, Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary courses, BPharma, DPharma courses in the state of Karnataka. KCET is an offline examination.

If you are planning to apply for KCET and if you wish to clear all your doubts regarding the examination before applying, then you are advised to read this complete article. All the possible questions regarding the examination are clarified in this article.

Frequently Asked Questions on KCET 2020

Q1: l am a PIO/OCI/NRI candidate. Can you please tell me if I am eligible for engineering seats through CET?

Answer: No, you are not eligible. This examination can be taken only by Indian citizens.

Q2: I have completed my Class 11 and Class 12 in the state of Karnataka. My parents are also from Karnataka and have studied in Karnataka for 7 years. Am I eligible to claim a seat for Engineering in Karnataka?

Answer: Yes, you are eligible for an engineering seat in the colleges of Karnataka. 

Q3: My parents are a residence of Karnataka but we have been staying outside Karnataka and I have studied outside Karnataka. Will I be eligible to claim a seat through KCET? 

Answer: If your mother tongue is Kannada/Tulu/Kodava and if your parents are from Karnataka & were domiciled in Karnataka, then you can claim a seat through KCET under clause code “c” establishing the mother tongue. The candidate should also undergo Kannada language test in which candidate should get a minimum of 12 marks out of 50 marks.

Q4: My father is defence personnel working in the state of Karnataka for the last three years. But I have joined Class 12 in Karnataka in the month of October of the last academic year and completed Class 12 in Karnataka. Am I eligible for college admission through KCET under clause code “e”?

Answer: According to clause code “e” the candidate must have joined Class 12 on or before 1 July of the academic year and passed the Class 12 board examination in the state of Karnataka. Since you have joined in the month of October you will not be eligible.

Q5: I have studied in the state of Karnataka from Class 1 to Class 7. Am I eligible to claim for a seat in colleges in Karnataka through KCET?

Answer: Your 7 years of study in the state of Karnataka should include Class 10 and Class 12, only then will you be eligible to claim a seat through KCET.

Q6: I have studied from Class 1 to Class 8 in a rural area of Karnataka. Am I eligible to claim a rural quota seat through KCET?

Answer: The candidates must have studied in a rural area from Class 1 to Class 10 to be eligible for the rural quota. The rural area should have a population of less than 50,000.

Q7: I have studied in Kannada medium from Class 1 to Class 9. Am I eligible for Kannada medium seats?

Answer: Only students who have studied from Class 1 to Class 10 are eligible for the Kannada language quota.

Q8: I have studied Class 1 to Class 10 in Karnataka of which Class 10 I was in English medium. But I took 2 years to complete Class 9. Am I eligible for the Kannada language quota?

Answer: No, even though you have taken two years to complete Class 9 it will be considered as one year only. Since you have passed Class 10 in English medium, you will not be eligible for the Kannada language quota.

Q9: I have studied in a Kannada medium from Class 1 to Class 12 outside the state of Karnataka. Am I eligible to write KCET?

Answer: Yes, if you have studied in Kannada medium in any part of India and you are an Indian citizen.

Q10: I am a Jammu and Kashmir migrant, am I eligible for a seat in colleges in Karnataka through KCET?

Answer: Yes, if you have a valid migrant certificate issued by the competent authority (District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner).

Q11: I hold an NCC “A” certificate and studied in Karnataka for 12 years. Am I eligible for the NCC quota?

Answer: No, the candidate must possess an NCC “B”  certificate or above to be eligible for NCC quota.

Q12: I have studied in Karnataka from Class 1 to Class 12. I have participated in Karnataka state level sports and have won medals also. Am I eligible for sports quota?

Answer: Only national level and above participants and medal holding candidates are eligible for sports quota.

Q13: I have 2  international medals and represented India from Tamil Nadu. Am I eligible to claim sports quota seats from Karnataka?

Answer: No, the candidate must have represented the state of Karnataka to claim the sports quota.

Q14: How is the merit calculated for an Engineering course?

Answer: For Engineering, 50% weightage is given to the qualifying examination marks of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry.and 50% weightage is given to KCET marks.

Q15: What is the Qualifying Examination minimum marks required in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry to be eligible for a rank in Engineering in case of general merit?

Answer: In the case of general merit the minimum marks required in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry is 45% and for SC/ST/OBC it is 40%.

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