About KCET 2020:
Karnataka Common Entrance Test or KCET 2020 is a mandatory examination to be taken by aspirants who wish to study professional courses within the state of Karnataka.
KCET 2020 is conducted for students who wish to study Engineering, Technology, BPharm, DPharm, Agricultural courses like Farm Science and Veterinary Course in any public or private college in Karnataka. The High Court of Karnataka had ordered the state to conduct the KCET on July 30, July 31, and August 1 this year after an air of doubt arose about the future of this year’s KCET due to the ongoing pandemic situation.
For students aspiring to study architecture, it is mandatory to qualify in the NATA or paper II of the JEE-Mains before they can appear for the counseling for KCET 2020. About 211 colleges in the state accept admission on the basis of the candidates’ qualifications of KCET.
The seat matrix for this year’s Karnataka Common Entrance Test has already been released by KEA at the official webpage of the examination, that is, www.cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/cet2020.
Courses Offered through KCET 2020:
A large number of courses to be studied in Karnataka mandates the qualification of the KCET 2020 examination. Students who want to opt for a BSc in Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri Biotech, and Agri Marketing and Co-op within the state of Karnataka need to qualify for the KCET examinations. Other subjects offered on clearing KCET are BHSc in Home Science, BTech in Agri-Engineering, BTech in Food Technology, BTech in Dairy technology, BTech in food science and technology, BPharma, Pharma-D, and 2nd-year BPharma lateral entry course.
Eligibility Criteria for the Exam
Only citizens of India can apply for seats in Government institutions through the KCET 2020 examination. Candidates from the state of Karnataka who has qualified the last public examination from an Open state University are also not eligible for the examination. Students appearing for their class 12 examination this year can also apply for the exam and their qualification will be subject to the passage of their class 12 exams.
Candidates who have passed all the subjects but have withdrawn one or more subjects for the improvement exams shall also not be eligible for the KCET 2020 examination. Students who are to appear for their 2nd PUC 2020 will not be required to submit their mark sheet to KEA and it will be directly obtained from the Department of PUE. Other students who are to appear for their class 12 examination this year or have passed the class 12 examination from other boards are required to submit a photocopy of their scorecard to KEA, mentioning their CET number.
Cut-off for KCET 2020:
- For BTech: Candidates should have passed class 12th examination or equivalent with English as one of the subjects and must have secured an aggregate of 45% in Physics and mathematics and one of the following subjects- Chemistry/ Biotech/ Biology/ Electronics/ Computer. The rank will be determined based on the score obtained in the qualifying exam and in PCM subjects.
- For KCET BArch: The candidate must have passed the class 12 examination with at least 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. (45% for SC, ST, Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, and persons with physical or mental disabilities).
Hall Ticket release date- 18th July 2020
Online registration for COVID 19 positive students- 23 July 2020
KCET exam dates- 30th July to 1st August
Answer key released- 4th August 2020
Result declaration- 21 August 2020
Additional Rank release- 26th August 2020
Uploading of documents- 7th September 2020 to 1st October 2020
Some of the seats in the matrix are reserved for persons belonging to backward castes, rural candidates, Kannada medium candidates, forwards of J&K migrants. Seats shall also be reserved as applicable under Article 371 (J) Hyderabad Karnataka.
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