Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is going to conduct Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) on April 18 and 19, 2018. The exam will be held at the state level for admission in Engineering, Farm Science, Technology, and AYUSH courses, in the colleges of Karnataka. The 10+2 candidates can apply for the examination, provided they fulfill the norms of eligibility. 

The exam consists of papers for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology. Each day, the exam will be conducted in two slots, from 10:30 am to 11:50 am and 2:30 pm to 3:50 pm. The Biology and Mathematics Paper will be held on April 18, 2018, in the first and second slot, respectively. The Papers for Physics will be held in morning session, on April 19, 2018, while the Chemistry Paper will be conducted in the afternoon session on the same day.

The students appearing for the examination should know that the level of the exam will be that for the 1st and 2nd PUC. The syllabus of KCET consist of the same topics that students study on these classes. For the candidates, the complete syllabus for 1st PUC and for 2nd PUC is available. There are total 34 subjects for both 1st and 2nd PUC each. Candidates will be benefited from this, as they are already preparing for the Boards exams as per the existing syllabus.

While KCET has numerous clause for the Non-Karnataka candidates, COMEDK is the gateway for candidates all over Indian to get admission in the colleges of the state.  The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka conducts COMEDK UGET to fill seats in member Unaided Private colleges. The dates for UGET has been announced and it will be conducted on May 13, 2018. 

The online registration for COMEDK 2018 will begin from January 16, 2018, and the candidates will be able to apply until April 29, 2018. The registration will begin online, on www.comedk.org, and the candidates are advised to ensure the eligibility before applying.

Candidates selected via COMEDK will have to pay fees more than that of KCET selected candidates for admission in same colleges. Another major difference observed between the two exams is in the merit list preparation. For engineering admission, the rank in KCET is prepared after taking into consideration the marks obtained by a candidate in qualifying exam and KCET. Whereas, in COMEDK, the ranks are only prepared on the basis of the marks secured in the exam.

The common factor between the two exams is the pattern. Candidates appearing for these exams have to attempt 180 questions. The major benefit that the students get is that they can attempt all the questions because of no negative marking is applicable. All the best to all the candidates who will appear for the examinations. Tell us your queries related to the exams in the comment section below.