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KCET 2021 Entrance Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test ( KCET ) invites admission Application for Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, B.Sc. Agriculture, Veterinary, Sericulture, Forestry, Horticulture, B.Pharma, Pharma.D etc programs for the academic session 2021 – 2022.

What is NATA?

‘National Aptitude Test in Architecture’ or NATA is an All India level entrance examination conducted by the Council of Architecture for 200 marks, for admission of candidates to First year of five-year full time B. Arch. Degree course. The Architecture seats in Government, Aided and Unaided institutions of the State are offered ONLY to the candidates who have appeared for NATA and who have obtained the prescribed minimum marks in both Qualifying Examination and NATA.

Therefore, all the candidates who want to be considered for allotment of Architecture seats should compulsorily appear for NATA on  April, 2021. The NATA Score Card has to be submitted to KEA within three days after publication of NATA results by mentioning the CET No. boldly on the NATA Score Card. NATA Score card can be sent through email- keauthority-ka@nic.in or in person to KEA. But the NATA Score card should not be faxed to KEA.


  • Candidates who do not pass in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and candidates who do not possess the academic eligibility detailed above for various Professional Courses, will not be eligible to be considered for allotment of seats in the respective courses.
  • A candidate who passes in all the subjects in the qualifying examination and later withdraws one or more subject for reappearing in the qualifying examination for improving his performance will also not be considered for allotment of seats in the regular round and will be treated as a supplementary candidate.
  • The SC / ST / Category-I / OBC eligibility criteria is applicable to candidates who are claiming eligibility for Government seats under clauses ( a ) , ( b ) , ( f ) , ( h ) , ( j ) , ( k ) ( l ) and ( o ) and the same is not applicable to clauses ( c ) , ( d ) , ( e ) , ( g ) , ( i ) , ( m ) and ( n ) of Item – 6 i.e., Eligibility Clauses to claim Government Seats.
  • Not only a candidate who has passed the qualifying examination with requisite marks but also a candidate who is appearing for the Q.E. and expecting the results is eligible to apply for the Common Entrance Test – 2018

Mode of Conducting the Test

In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test as per their choice of courses, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Herein after referred to as KEA). The Common
Entrance Test‐2021 will be conducted at 54 places, spread over Karnataka. Candidates who have passed or are appearing for Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write ‘CET‐2021’ in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern


Duration, Question Paper and OMR Answer Sheets

  • The Common Entrance Test will be held on TWO days in FOUR different sessions for four subjects. On the first day, test will be conducted for Biology and Mathematics subjects in two sessions and on the next day test will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry subjects in two sessions as per the date and time notified. Each paper / subject will be conducted for 60 marks each with a duration of 80 minutes.
  • Each question paper will be of Multiple Choice Questions ( Objective ) type. The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options. Each question will carry ONE mark. The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice of questions. There will be no negative evaluation with regard to wrong / incorrect answers but marks will not be awarded in respect of multiple answers for the same question. The version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on facing sheet of the question paper.
  • The version codes used in each paper will be from A – 1 to A – 4, B – 1 to B – 4, C – 1 to C – 4 & D – 1 to D – 4. The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.

KCET 2021 Exam Schedule

18th April, 2018Wednesday10.30 am – 11.50 amBiology
02.30 pm – 03.50 pmMathematics
19th April, 2018Thursday10.30 am – 11.50 amPhysics
02.30 pm – 03.50 pmChemistry

KCET 2021 Syllabus

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.

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.