Karnataka CET 2022

KCET 2022 Exam Information

The KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is held for individuals seeking admission to engineering, medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, and dentistry programs. This exam is also known as the Karnataka CET, K CET, or Kar CET. It is a prominent state-level entrance exam that provides individuals with professional undergrad courses at Karnataka’s finest institutions. Examinations for the Karnataka CET began in 1984. KCET was previously held for Architecture and Medicine courses. Candidates seeking admission to B.Arch programs in Karnataka must take the NATA exam (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). The Council of Architecture conducts an All India Level Entrance Exam. NEET will be used to admit students to medical and dental schools in Karnataka (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). The CBSE conducts an All India Level Entrance Test (Central Board of Secondary Education).

In Karnataka, more than 100 health science and engineering institutes offer admission to individuals who meet the KCET cutoff. KCET 2022 is open to candidates who have completed their second PUC/ 12th standard or are currently studying for the exam. They must also have received a minimum of 45 percent in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics as obligatory subjects. It is a state-level test that is conducted offline. Registration for KCET 2022 will be open from February to March. KCET 2022 will be held in April by the KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority).


KCET 2022 Exam Date

KCET marks will be accepted by a number of colleges in Karnataka, allowing candidates to enroll in the state’s top public and private institutions. Karnataka Examinations Authority is in charge of the KCET exam (KEA). Candidates preparing for the KCET 2022 examinations should stay up to date on the exam’s essential dates. They need to know when the KCT exam will be held when the application forms will be accessible, when the results will be announced, and when the counseling dates and timetable will be released. The KCET exam will be given on paper from June 16 to 18, 2022.

The following are the KCET 2022 exam dates:



Registration date for KCET 2022

18th April 2022 – 5th May 2022

Admit card availability date for KCET 2022

30th May 2022

KCET 2022 Exam Date

16th, 17th & 18th June 2022

Result declaration date for KCET 2022

1st week of July 2022

Counseling date for KCET 2022

2nd week of July 2022

The KCET medical exam has been terminated because NEET became the National Level Medical/ Dental Exam Entrance Test. There is no requirement to take an entrance exam in order to get admitted to Architecture school. KCET counselling does it based on NATA scores or JEE Main paper 2 results. The Karnataka High Court has ordered that Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) with an OCI card be allowed to apply for the exam.


KCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Education Authority (KEA) has established eligibility standards for individuals seeking admission to various colleges in the state. Only Indian citizens would be eligible to apply for KCET 2022. Candidates from Karnataka or those who completed their education in Karnataka will be given a specific reservation for the KCET. This exam is open to candidates who will be taking the qualifying exam. To apply for KCET, you must be at least 17 years old. There is no upper age limit for taking this exam. Candidates who want to apply for this exam should make sure they meet the eligibility requirements.

The following are the eligibility requirements for candidates who want to apply for KCET 2022:

Name of the Course


Aggregate %


The candidates must have passed the second year Pre-University or 12th standard or its equivalent exam with Physics, chemistry, and Biology as their optional subjects and English as one of the languages of study

The candidates must have  an aggregate mark of 50%  in General Category and 40% marks for SC/ST,  CAT-1, OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) category candidates.


The candidates must have passed 2nd PUC/12th class/Equivalent Exam with Mathematics as one of their optional subjects

The candidates must have an aggregate of 50% marks in General category and 45% marks for SC/ST, CAT-1, and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) category candidates.

B.E/ B.Tech

The candidates should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th std/ Equivalent exam with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer Science as their optional subjects with English as one of their languages of study

The candidates must have an aggregate of 45% marks in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Bio Technology/Biology/ Electronics/Computer and 40% aggregate marks in SC/ST, CAT-1, and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) category.

Farm Science Courses

The candidates must have passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std/Equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry,


Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal  Husbandry Course C

The candidates should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and English subjects

The candidates should have an aggregate mark of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. Also 40% of aggregate marks for SC/ST, CAT-1, OBC (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) category.


The candidates must have passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics or must have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India

The candidates should have an aggregate of 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology subjects and 40% aggregate marks for SC/ST, CAT-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates in the qualifying examination or they must have an aggregate of 45% marks in Diploma examination and 40% for SC, ST, CAT-1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates.

2nd Year B. Pharma

The candidates must have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Exam from an approved institution by the Pharmacy Council of India

The candidates must have an aggregate of 45% marks in Diploma Exam and 40% for SC, ST, CAT-1, and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B category candidates.


The candidates must have passed in 2nd PUC/12th Std with Physics, Chemistry and Biology or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or must have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy Examination from an approved institution by the PCA.


The following is the list of the candidates who are not eligible for KCET 2022:

  • Candidates who passed the qualifying exam at a university that is not mentioned on the KEA list.
  • Candidates who graduated from the Karnataka State Open University would also be ineligible to take the KCET 2022.
  • Candidates who will take the qualifying exam in 2022 and whose results are pending are also eligible to apply, but they will not be granted permission to take the exam if they do not pass the qualifying exam with the required pass percentage of marks.


KCET 2022 Registration

The Karnataka Examination Authority will distribute the application form in an online format in the first week of February. Candidates must also submit the application fee along with the KCET 2022 application form. Registration, personal information, academic information, uploading a photo and signature, payment of fees, and other steps will be required to complete the application form. Before filling out the application form, candidates should make sure they meet the eligibility requirements. Candidates need not be concerned if they make a mistake when filling out the application form for KCET 2022 because KEA will provide a rectification facility in the last week of March for them to repair their errors. Candidates must pass the 12th standard examination in order to sit for the KCET exam. Candidates must complete the application form by the deadline or risk being disqualified.

Instructions to be kept in mind before filling the KCET 2022 registration form:

  • Candidates must apply online because there is no paper and pen mode, or offline mode, for filling out the application.
  • To fill out the application form, candidates need to go to the official website kea.kar.nic.in.
  • Almost all of the information needed to fill out the application form will be readily available.
  • There are two processes to filling out the application form: inputting the information and editing the declaration that all of the information given is correct and that no further changes are permitted.
  • Candidates should not attach any documents or certificates to KEA in support of any claim the candidates, but they should mention their claim for their eligible reservation when filling out the application form.

Application dates for KCET 2022:



Application form for KCET will be available from

18th April 2022

Last date for submission

5th May 2022

Last date to pay the Application Fee

6th May 2022

Correction or editing of KCET 2022 Application form

21st to 24th May 2022

Admit card availability

30th May 2022

Exam date

16th, 17th & 18th June 2022

2022 KCET Application Form- Phase I:

Candidates can edit their information as many times as they want in the initial step of the application process. Does this phase include the steps below:

Step 1: Registration for KCET 2022

  • Is the candidate a naturalized Indian citizen? (The KCET 2022) will be open only to Indian citizens.
  • Is the candidate scheduled to take the 2nd PUC Science yearly test in 2022?
  • If the candidate took the PUC test, he or she must supply the 13-digit student number assigned by the university.
  • In the KCET 2022 application form, provide the following information: candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, user-ID, password, security code, and so on.
  • Mark the box that says, “I have downloaded the information booklet and thoroughly read the instructions.”
  • Submit the form by clicking the submit button.
  • .The registration number and user ID will appear on the screen and will also be sent to the provided mobile phone number and email address.
  • Click the ‘login button on the login screen’ after entering the user ID and security code.

Step-2: Filling the online KCET 2022 application form

  • The candidate should provide their choices of exam centers for KCET 2022 in this step. Following details should be filled by the candidates:
Particulars Requirements
Candidate information Mother tongue (as per school/college records), an annual income of the family, nationality, religion, reservation category, certificate number, select eligibility clause code, select location for writing KCET.
Details of exam Board / University name, whether the candidate is appearing for 2nd PUC science annual examination, PUC registration number or year of graduation, whether studied in Karnataka area from 1-10 standard, whether studied in Kannada medium from 1-10 standard.
Communication address Communication address, district, pin code, whether studied 10th standard in Karnataka state in which appeared for qualifying examination and its district, native state, whether ward of J&K migrant, whether eligible for claim under agriculturist reservation quota and select agriculture practical exam center.
Details of previous CET exams Whether the candidate has appeared for previous CET exam, registration number, whether got a seat in CET and taken admission in any college. Enter ‘ save and next’ button
Details of education Provide the following details from 1-12 standard, school/college address, the class studied, and year of passing. Click ‘save and next’ button.

Step 3:  documents needed for KCET Application form 2022:

Here, the candidates should upload their scanned colored passport size photograph, signature, thumb impression and signature of their parents. Following are their specifications:

Scanned copies Size Dimension Format
Photograph 6-39 kb 3.5*4.5 cm jpg/jpeg
Signature 6-39 kb 3.5*1.5 cm jpg/jpeg
Thumb impression 6-39 kb 3.5*1.5 cm jpg/jpeg

After finishing the above steps, the candidates should verify the provided details carefully because no changes will be allowed further.

KCET 2022 Application form Phase II:

In this phase, as the details have been provided previously the registration ID and Password will be received through e-mail and SMS. Following are the steps in phase II:

Step 4: application fee payment for KCET 2022

After completing the application form and submitting it, the candidates should pay the application fees through e-challan. The offline fee payment can be done through the e-post office or bank challan. Following process is involved in fee payment.

  • Download and take a print out of the e-challan copy for making the payment.
  • Candidate’s name, CET number, college/course details, payment details and bank account number.
  • Make payment at the specified banks
  • After the payment, the bank will retain the copy and will hand over the remaining copies to the candidate

Fees structure:

The application fees vary for different categories excluding the below-mentioned fees, the candidates should pay additional bank charge of Rs.10

Category Fee in Rs
Karnataka origin (general & OBC) 650
Karnataka origin (ST & SC) 500
outside Karnataka 750

After the payment, the candidates should take a print copy of the application in an A-4 size paper and affix their photograph, signature and their left thumb impression on the given space. Candidates must get the signature of their principal from the institute in which they have passed their qualifying exam. This has to be produced during document verification along with the bank challan. None of the paid fees will be refunded even if the application form gets rejected.


KCET 2022 Exam Pattern

Admissions for first-year engineering and pharmacy programs will be conducted by KCET. The exam for Biology and Mathematics will be held on April 18th, and the exam for Physics and Chemistry will be held on April 19th. Each paper will have an 80-minute time limit. For this exam, about 60 sets of question papers will be prepared. There are no negative markings on this exam. There will be 60 multiple-choice questions on the exam. Each right response will receive one point.

Detailed Pattern of KCET 2022:

  • The KCET exam is conducted in a paper and pen mode.
  • The time limit for each paper will be 70 minutes, plus an additional 10 minutes for reading and filling in other details.
  • The total time required to complete three papers is 210 minutes, or 3 hours 30 minutes.
  • There will be 60 questions on each paper.



Mode of exam


Type of questions


Language of exam

English and Kannada

Number of questions

180 (Physics-60, Chemistry-60 & Mathematics-60)

Total marks


Duration of exams

80 minutes each

Duration of the exam:


Number of questions

Time in minutes
















Preparation tips:

Candidates who wish to take the KCET 2022 exam must prepare thoroughly and employ effective tactics in order to pass the exam. Exam questions will be based on the 10th and 12th grade curricula. As a result, the candidates must be comprehensive.

The following are some strategies for passing the KCET 2022:

  • No need to spend the whole day: By learning relevant topics properly, the candidates can complete their portions easily and without spending full time on learning. By making a proper adjustment towards the time and syllabus, the candidates should do hard work for this exam. Hard work will always be rewarded but also smart work is necessary to crack any competitive exams. So it will be easy for the candidates to clear the exam in the first attempt by using proper tricks and tips while learning.
  • Time management: Time must be used wisely as it cannot be retrieved back. The first priority should be given for learning. Also, the candidates must not waste their time in un-necessary entertainment. By relaxing and taking breaks properly, the candidates can increase their performance of learning.
  • Thorough basics: There are no substitutes for 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks. So the candidates must be thorough in these subjects. They should understand the topics and think of it at the application level. So the candidates should not get involved in mugging up the topics. If the questions seem to be difficult, then use guides or discuss the topics with your friends and try to solve it. By using the guide, understand the method used in it to solve the questions try to solve them in the same method.
  • Practice previous year papers: In order to get proper knowledge about the exam pattern, the best way is to learn using previous years question papers. Also using sample question papers for learning, the candidates can have knowledge about if any updates in the exam pattern too. Try a number of question papers so that you can find your strong and weak areas. Work on your weak areas to improve your performance in your exams.
  • Speed: Working out questions speedily is also important to attempt more questions in the exams. But your attempts must be accurate so that you can score high. While practicing question papers, set time limits and practice it. Try your level best to solve a maximum number of problems within the time. Proper practice is necessary to increase your speed while attempting your tests.
  • Confidence: While starting the preparation, the exam might feel difficult to crack but proper practice will increase your confidence. Never lose your hope and try as much as you can as hard work will always be rewarded.
  • Revise properly: Learning thoroughly alone will not be enough to score marks in your exam. Lack of revision will cost you more. Revise properly each topic or the topics you feel difficult to remember. Understand the weight-age for the sections and prepare accordingly. Try to go through important formulas and equations often. It is very important to include revision time in your learning schedule.


KCET 2022 Syllabus

The syllabus for KCET 2022 will be based on the first and second Pre-university Course (PUC) syllabus. Candidates pursuing a medical or agricultural science degree should study the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology course listed below. Candidates for engineering must be proficient in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The syllabus for each course in both the first and second year is as follows:

Mathematics 1st Year PUC Syllabus:



Introduction to 3D Geometry


Mathematical Reasoning




The principle of Mathematical Induction


Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations


Linear Inequalities


Permutation and Combination


Binomial Theorem




Mathematics PUC 2nd Year Syllabus:



Inverse Trigonometric Functions




Application of Integrals


Linear Programming


Physics 1st Year Syllabus:



Physical World


Units and Measurement


Motion in a Straight Line




Mechanical Properties of Solids


Mechanical Properties of Fluids




Kinetic Theory




Physics PUC 2nd Year:



Magnetism and Matter


Electromagnetic Induction


Alternating Current


Electromagnetic waves






Communication Systems


Chemistry: PUC 1st year:



Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry


Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties




Redox reactions




s – Block Elements


Some p-Block Elements


Environmental chemistry


Biology PUC 1st Year:

Topics Weight-age
Body Fluids and Circulation 4
Excretory Products and their Elimination


Locomotion and Movement 4
Neural Control and Co-ordination 5
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants 5
Respiration in Plants 5
Plant Growth and Development 5
Digestion and Absorption 3
Morphology of Flowering Plants 4
Anatomy and Flowering Plants 4
Biomolecules 5
Cell Cycle and Cell Division 5
Living World 3
Biological Classification 2
Plant Kingdom 5
Breathing and Exchange of Gases 3

Biology PUC 2nd Year:

Topics Weight-age
Microbes in Human Welfare 6
Biotech: Principles and process 6
Biotech application 5
Organism and population 6
Ecosystem 6
Biodiversity and Conservation 4
Environmental Issues 6
Reproduction in Organisms 5
Human Reproduction 7
Reproductive Health 5
Evolution 5

Here are some of the books mentioned to prepare for KCET 2022 exam:

Books Authors
Textbooks of 11 and 12 standards for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics NCERT
Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance 16 Year’s Solved Question Papers Arihant Publications
Karnataka CET Explorer Engineering MTG Editorial Board
Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics for 11 and 12th class K.L.Gomber and K.L. Gogia
Modern Abc of Chemistry Part 1 and 2 S.P. Jauhar


KCET 2022 Admit Card

On April 6, the KEA will release the admit cards for the KCET exam. After successfully completing the application process, candidates can download their admission card. Candidates must have a print copy of their admit card in order to take the exam. Without an admission card, candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam venue. Exam center, exam date, registration number, photograph, and signature will all be on the admit card. Candidates can get their admission cards via the KEA’s official website. The following are the crucial elements about the KCET 2022 admit card:


Expected Dates

Admit card availability

30th May 2022

Examination date

16th, 17th & 18th June 2022

Procedure for downloading KCET 2022 Admit card:

  • Go to kea.kar.nic.in to access the official website.
  • “KCET Admit Card 2022” is the link to click.
  • Click the “Submit” button after entering your application number and password.
  • Finally, print a copy of the admit card after downloading it.

Following are the required documents needed to be carried for KCET 2022:

  • Admit card
  • Colored passport size photograph
  • Valid id proof

The minimum marks required for passing will be 12 out of 50 in Kannada language test in order for the consideration of ranks to become eligible to get a seat in CET-2022.

Examination centers:

Jamakhandi Davangere Dharwad Moodabidre Mysore
Banglore Dooddaballapur Ujire Puttur Raichur
Belgaum Athani Hubli Gadag Gulbarga
Bhadravathi Hospet Chickadee Hassan Ramanagara
Bidar Dandeli Gokak Haveridte Channapatna
Basavakalyan Kuota Bellary Karwar Shimoga
Sirsi Sagar Kolar Tumkur Tiptur
Bhalki KGF Chamarajanagar Udupi 1 Karkala
Bijapur Koppal Madikeri Kundapura Kollegal
Chikkaballapur Mandya Krishnarajpet Yadgir Bagalkot


KCET 2022 Result

The KCET 2022 results will be available online in the first week of June, according to KEA. By entering their registration number and password, applicants who took the exam can verify their results. The outcome will include the candidate’s score and rank card. Candidates’ seats will be assigned based on their academic performance. For B.Tech programme counselling and seat allocation, the candidate’s score and rank will be taken into account.

Steps to check KCET result 2022:

  • Go to the Karnataka Examination Authority’s official website.
  • Please enter your registration number.
  • Submit the form by clicking the submit button.
  • View and download the final product.
  • Check for any changes in the qualifying marks, and if any anomalies are discovered, the results can be disputed.
  • On the official website, the first 2000 candidates’ ranks will be disclosed.

The details that will be mentioned in the scorecard are as follows:

  • The applicants’ subject-by-subject scores
  • The contestants received a total score.
  • Respond with a response
  • The exam score of the candidate


KCET Cutoff

The authorities will announce the cutoffs for the KCET 2022 admission exam in the second week of August 2022. The following are the KCET 2022 category cut-offs:









The following considerations will influence the cutoffs each year:

  • The total number of people who took the exam.
  • For each course, the number of seats available.
  • The question paper’s difficulty level.
  • The average admission test score of the candidates.
  • The candidates’ seats are being reserved in several categories.

The steps for checking the cutoff are as follows:

  • Log in to KEA’s official website and select it.
  • Cut-offs for various universities, courses, and categories will be displayed in PDF format on the screen.
  • The cut-offs for general and Hyderabad-Karnataka candidates will be published separately.

Candidates must achieve a certain minimum rank in order to pass the KCET exam. The official KCET cutoffs for 2022 have yet to be issued. As a result, candidates might use the prior year’s KCET cutoffs for prestigious universities as a guide.