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Common entrance examination also known as CET is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to the undergraduate courses. CET 2014 dates have been announced (forms from Feb). The first CET exam was held in 1984.

CET is conducted for admission to the undergraduate courses in Engineering, Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy, Yoga and Architecture. This exam is taken up by approximately over a million students every year.

Based on the raking of the student, counseling is conducted and admission is given to the respective colleges.

From CET 2007 every single answer sheet is being uploaded on the CET website for students to verify their answer sheets against the key answers.

CET to cover Agriculture, Forestry, Home Science, Veterinary Science

On Feb 26, 2013 it was announced that students who want to pursue courses on agriculture, food science and veterinary science will have to appear for the CET exam.

CET rank will be considered for admission for the following courses,

BSc agriculture, BSc forestry, BSc sericulture, BSc agri-biotechnology, BSc horticulture, Bachelor of home science (BHSc), Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry (BVSAH), Btech food technology, Btech dairy technology, Bachelor of food Science (BFSc), Btech (food science and technology) & BSc agricultural marketing and Btech agriculture engineering.

Limited medical seats for CET

Just 1,800 students can get into medical colleges via CET 2011. After Maharashtra, Karnataka has the highest number of medical colleges in India.

Karnataka has 10 medical colleges which taken in 1,100 students. ComedK has 11 medical and 25 dental colleges which offer 1,415 and 1,580 seats respectively.

Engineering seats remain vacant

Every year a number of engineering seats in Karnataka are untouched. In 2010 approximately 15,000 engineering seats remained vacant.

Karnataka CET Question Paper Pattern

Following is the pattern of the question paper expected during the CET examinations:

  • The exam is conducted over 2 days
  • The questions are objective type, i.e., non descriptive types
  • There are four session in all for the examination
  • Paper one consists of Mathematics
  • Paper two consists of Biology
  • Paper three consists of Physics
  • Paper for consists of Chemistry
  • All the paper have 60 questions in all
  • Total marks 60

Karnataka CET Eligibility

Following are the eligibility criterion for the students appearing of the Karnataka CET examination:

For Engineering
  • Candidate must pass 10+2 examination from any recognized educational institute
  • Student must have Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology as optional subjects
  • Study of English language is must
  • Min 50% marks is required
  • For SC/ST, 45% is required
For Medical/Dental
  • Candidates must pass 10+2 from recognized boards
  • Students must have Biology, physics and Chemistry
  • English language is also preferable
  • 50% passing marks for general students
  • 45% passing marks for SC/ST candidates
For Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga
  • Candidate must pass 10+2 from a recognized board
  • Student must have Biology, physics and Chemistry
  • English is also preferable
  • 50% passing marks for general candidates
  • 45% passing marks of SC/ST candidates
For Architecture
  • Student must pass 10+2 from a recognized board
  • Students must have Mathematics as a compulsory subject
  • 50% passing marks for the general candidates
  • 45%passing marks for the SC/ST candidates

How to Apply For CET

  • Application form can be obtained from the office of Karnataka Examinations Authority
  • Send Demand Draft or by paying cash of 550 INR or from the participating institutes’ admission office.
  • Drawn in favor of “The Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore”

Karnataka CET Contact Details

Karnataka Examination Authority,

18 Cross, Sampige Road,


Bangalore – 580012.

Phone: 080 – 23462599 / 758