KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Thamanna Abdul Latheef updated on : 12 Nov 2017
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If you are appearing for 2018 KCET exam, then you should first have a look at KCET eligibility criteria to ensure you fill the application form correctly and successfully.

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KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018- The eligibility requirements of KCET is determined by the exam conducting authority of Karnataka to select the suitable candidates for the exam. The KCET 2018 eligibility criteria include the eligibility norms regarding age, nationality, domicile, educational qualification, qualifying examination, qualifying marks etc. the candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for KCET in order to apply for the exam. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Karnataka common entrance test Eligibility requirements for each course will vary from each other, so it is mandatory for each and every candidate to check the eligibility criteria as well as the conditions prescribed by the authority.

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), like every year, will conduct Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) in April 2018. The KCET is conducted once in a year for students seeking admission to undergraduate Engineering, Medical, Technology, Science, Farm Science courses offered at Karnataka University. Before filling up the application form for KCET, candidates should fulfill the eligibility requirements which will help the candidates to check whether they are eligible for the exam or not. Here is the complete article on the eligibility criteria prescribed by the KCET 2018 conducting authority. Have a look.

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2018

Nationality

  • Only Indian citizen can apply.

Domicile

  • Applicants should have studied and passed from a recognized institution in Karnataka. Candidates should have appeared/passed either SSLC/10th standard or 2nd PUC/12th standard exam from Karnataka. The academic study from a state institute must be for a minimum period of 7 years, starting from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard as on July 1 of the exam year.

Note: Candidate who had taken more than 1 year to pass a class or standard, years of academic study will be counted as 1 year only.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants must have cleared/passed their Class 12 exam or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with English as one of the languages having to be scored at least 45 percent aggregate marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Schedule Tribe (ST)/Schedule Caste category Category-I and OBC (2A, 2B, 3A and 3B) category should have obtained at least 40 percent aggregate marks to be eligible for KCET 2018.
  • Applicants who wish to apply for admission in the architecture course should appear either in the JEE paper 2 exam or National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council of Architecture.
  • Aspirants waiting for their results of the qualifying exam this year will also be eligible for Karnataka CET.
  • If an applicant scores fewer marks in Chemistry than the required aggregate, then in that condition, marks scored by the candidate in Biotechnology, Biology, Computer Science, will be taken into consideration.

Mother Tongue of Candidates

  • Candidates who have studied for complete 10 academic years in Kannada language from 1st to 10th standard outside Karnataka must appear for the Kannada Language Test which is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Such applicants should have studied and passed the qualifying exam from any recognized educational institution.
  • Applicants whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava must have resided and studied for a duration of 7 years between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Those candidates must also undergo and clear the Kannada Language test to get admission to B.Tech courses.
  • Candidates whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava or their parent’s mother tongue is the same or either of the parent was domiciled in the state of Karnataka, candidates who fall in this category should take up the Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.

Migrant Candidates of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Children of migrants of Jammu and Kashmir need to show proof of migration which they can get from the jurisdictional District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner” of any state in India.

Children/Ward of Members of Parliament

  • Offsprings of Member of Parliament who are representing Karnataka must have cleared high school from any institution located in any part of India.

Children of State and Central Government Employees

  • If a candidate is a son/daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking and his/her parents are likely to be transferred in any part of the country and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year in Karnataka during the 2 year period i.e. 11th and 12th standard of the candidate. Such candidates must have cleared the qualifying exam from any recognized educational institute in the state of Karnataka.
  • Offsprings of serving or retired employees of the Union Government or employees of Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking where the employee had mentioned to the employer at the time of joining service that his/her domicile was any place in Karnataka or had studied in any recognized educational institution in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years; and was or is liable to be transferred to any part of India according to the terms and conditions of his employment. It is imperative for the candidates (in such a case) to have cleared the qualifying exam from a University or Board or any other institution located in any part of the country.

Ward of Defence Personnel

  • Candidates who are either daughters or sons of serving defence personnel from Karnataka i.e. those whose parents at the time of joining the Defence services had declared that their hometown was in Karnataka are eligible under this category. However, such candidates need to produce proof of such domicile.
  • Applicants who are wards of defence personnel employed in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year during the two year period of study of the candidates in 10+2, such candidates should have cleared the qualifying exam from a recognized educational institution located in Karnataka.
  • Aspirants who are children of defence personnel who had served in Karnataka for at least one year and are presently on duty in Field/Active Service and the family is allowed by the Defence Authorities to stay in Karnataka. Candidates falling under this category must have studied and passed the qualifying exam from any recognized educational institute located in Karnataka.
  • The ward of serving or retired employee in Central Armed Police Force Service, whose parents at the time of joining the CAPF Service (Central Armed Police Force) had mentioned that his/her hometown was in Karnataka, has to submit proof of his/her domicile from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parent’s service record is maintained. In this category, the candidates must have cleared the qualifying examination from a recognized University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

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