Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has announced the exam dates for the Common Entrance Test (CET) 2019. The state level examination will be held on April 23, 24 & 25, 2019 for the various undergraduate programmes. Candidates interested in medical, engineering, pharmacy etc will able to apply for the examination at kea.kar.nic.in. Scores of KCET 2019 are acceptable only at the educational institutes of Karnataka.
Aspirants applying for KCET must check if they are eligible for the pen-paper-based entrance test. The criteria are different for each course that can be checked on the official website. The foremost criterion is that candidates must be an Indian citizen. Also, candidates must have minimum qualifying marks in 12th Standard as per the guidelines by KEA.
As per the official notification, CET will conduct for the first-semester admission to Engineering, Technology, B.Tech (Biotechnology, Agricultural, Food, Dairy), Farm Science, B.F.Sc (Fisheries), B.Pharm & Pharm-D, and B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry, Agri. Marketing & Co-Op. Once the application form releases, candidates can register for any of the course in the first week of February 2019 (Expected).
As per the last year data, the exam fee for General/ OBC is Rs 650/-and Rs 500/- for SC/ST Category-1. Once the application form is successfully submitted, candidates will able to download the admit card a few days before the exam. The entrance test is likely to take place in 54 test center spread across Karnataka.
Until now, only the exam date has been available, the detailed brochure is expected to release in the fourth week of January 2019. The examination will conduct in two days period in which biology & Mathematics exam is on April 23, 2019, between 10,30 am – 11.50 am and 02,30 pm – 03,50 pm respectively. The second session Physics & Chemistry is on April 24, 2019, between 10.30 am – 11.50 am and 02.30 pm – 03,50 pm respectively.
There is also Kannada Language Test on April 25, 2019, for the Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates. The language test will conduct between 11.30 am to 12.30 pm and has a weight-age of 50 marks. Importantly, for admission to medical courses, candidates have to appear for NEET 2019.
Each question in KCET carries 1 marks and there is no negative marking in the exam.
For the preparation of the exam, candidates must refer the syllabus issued by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. For the convenience of the students, students can also refer the study material and video lectures provided by KEA.
Apart from that previous year question papers are the way to know the types of questions that could appear in the exam. On the basis of the performance in the exam, candidates will able to secure seats in University / Private Aided/ Government/ Private Un‐Aided Professional Educational Institutions of Karnataka.
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