KCET Exam: A Complete Insight
KCET is an abbreviation that stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) to offer admissions to the interested candidates in a number of undergraduate and professional courses, offered by different colleges of Karnataka. According to the brochures of KCET, the examination is meant for admission to the courses like Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science courses, BSc. (Sericulture), BSc. (Horticulture), BSc. (Forestry), BSc. Agri Biotech, BHSc (Home Science), B.tech (Food technology), B.tech (Dairy tech), BFSc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science & Tech), BSc. (Agri Marketing & Co-op), B.Pharma, D-Pharma and lateral entry to the 2nd year of B.Pharma.
Eligibility for this course:
The eligibility criteria for admission to KCET is determined by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Candidates should be a citizen of India and should have studied and passed from a recognised institute in Karnataka. Candidates should have passed or appeared either SSLC or the 10th standard or the 12th standard from Karnataka. They should have 40 % marks in aggregate. Mathematics and Physics should be the compulsory subjects in class XII and they should have studied English as one of the languages.
Cut off Marks:
The cut off marks for KCET may or may not vary every year. The board decides it as a standard to the entrance. In any case of change in KCET marks, the board informs instantly after the completion of exams. Depending on the cut off marks decided by the authority, the candidates can check whether they are qualified or not.
This is a state-level exam which is conducted by KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority). This entrance exam to the undergraduate engineering courses through the KCET exam needs a full proof plan and a thorough preparation. A well-laid systematic plan can help you attain the success. There would be three papers Physics, Chemistry (all that is covered in Intermediate and graduation course) and Mathematics.
You will get multiple choice questions on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each section comprises of 60 marks and you will be provided with 80 minutes to complete each section. One mark is awarded for the corrected answer and one is deducted for incorrect answer. Since all the questions are of objective type, you need speed plus accuracy. It is better to practice the previous year papers repeatedly to master the exam pattern and to manage your time better.
KCET Participating Colleges:
Here are a top few along with the seats that they have.
- University Visveswariah College of Engineering : 553 seats
- SKSJT Institute of Engineering :241 seats
- BMS College of Engineering: 383 seats
- Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology:629 seats
- R.V. College of Engineering: 530 seats
- MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology: 574 seats
- Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering: 784 seats
- Bangalore Institute of Technology: 510 seats
- PES University: 408 seats
- Islamia Institute of Technology: 90 seats
- MVJ College of Engineering: 486 seats
- Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute of Technology: 375 seats
- Ghousia Engineering College: 270 seats
- SJC Institute of Technology: 360 seats
(Data gathered from Internet Medias & individual observations)