Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the notification of Karnataka CET 2017 as the application process is going to start from tomorrow, 27 January. The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2017) will be administered for facilitating admissions in professional educational institutions in Karnataka for the academic year 2017-18.
KCET 2017 is scheduled to be held on 2 and 3 May, as it was announced by the KEA last month. The online applications can be filled at the official website (kea.kar.nic.in) from 4 pm, 27 January. The CET comprises of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics and the question papers will be mostly based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
The applications can only be filled through online mode and the last date to submit the application form is set as 27 February (up to 4 pm). The KEA has fixed Rs. 650 as application fee for general and OBC candidates. The application fee is Rs. 500 for SC/ ST and Rs. 5,000 for students residing outside India. The last date to pay the application fee is 2 March.
Though KEA had already announced that the admissions to medical and dental courses (MBBS, BDS) will be based on the NEET 2017, the students seeking admission in Karnataka institutions are required to submit the KCET 2017 application form. Similarly, for admission to Architecture course (B.Arch.), the candidates must qualify NATA 2017 conducted by the Council of Architecture. For other courses including Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (ISM & H), B.Tech./ B.E., B.Sc. (Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agriculture Biotech, Horticulture, Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation), B.H.Sc. (Home Science), B.Tech (Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science & Technology, Agriculture Engineering), B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science), B.Pharm, 2nd-year B.Pharm and Pharm-D, the candidates will have to appear for KCET 2017.
The minimum education qualification for admission in these courses has been laid down by the KEA and can be checked in the official notification. The candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully as they will not be allowed to edit the application after submitting it.
B.V.Sc. & A.H., B.Pharm, 2nd-year B.Pharm and Pharm-D, the marks obtained in KCET will be taken into consideration for admissions. For all other courses except MBBS, BDS, and B.Arch, the marks obtained in Class 12th (2nd PUC) and CET will be taken in equal proportions.
Karnataka CET 2017 will be conducted as per the following schedule:
Biology – 10.30 am to 11.50 am
Mathematics – 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm
Physics 10.30 am to 11.50 am
Chemistry 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm
Each paper will be of 60 marks. For Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates, KEA will conduct the Kannada Language Test on 4 May, which will be of 50 marks.