KCET 2021: Option Entry (Extended), Result (Declared), Answer Key (Official Out)

KCET 2021: Option Entry (Extended), Result (Declared), Answer Key (Official Out)

Exam: KCET

KCET 2021 - KEA has extended the KCET 2021 options entry till November 9 (8.00 pm). The KCET option entry was started on November 2 at the official website - kea-ug.centralindia. The KCET 2021 document verification process last date was November 2. Earlier, the KCET 2021 document verification was done as per a rank-wise schedule till October 28. KEA had released the provisional list eligible KCET aspirants.

Latest Updates for KCET

  • 20 Sep 2021:

    KCET 2021 result announced.

  • 20 Sep 2021:

    KCET 2021 result live updates

  • 28 Aug 2021:

    Unofficial KCET 2021 answer key released.

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The authorities declared the KCET 2021 result on September 20 at kea.kar.nic.in. KCET 2021 exam was conducted on August 28 and 29 and Kannada language test on August 30.

Candidates could challenge the KCET answer key 2021 from September 2 to 4. The authorities had released the KCET 2021 answer key on September 1. The authorities had re-opened the KCET application form 2021 correction from August 2 to 5. Candidates were required to submit the application form of KCET 2021 before the last date. Karnataka CET 2021 was conducted offline as a pen and paper-based test for admissions into various courses including B.Tech. Read the full article to know more about KCET 2021.

KCET 2021 Overview



KCET full form

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

Commonly known as


KCET 2021 official websitecetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Admission Category


Level of Examination

State Level Exam

Mode of Application


Mode of Examination


Number of candidates appeared in KCET Previous session

  • Physics paper- 1,75,428 (90.23 %)
  • Chemistry paper - 1,75,337 (90.10 %)
  • Biology paper - 79.90 %
  • Mathematics - 91.92 %

KCET 2021 Exam Date

The authorities have released the official KCET exam notification containing information about the exam. Interested aspirants may check out the events and all their corresponding KCET exam date 2021 to stay updated.

KCET 2021 Important Dates


KCET 2021 Dates

KCET 2021 application form date

June 15, 2021 (Started)

Last date for KCET registration 2021

July 20, 2021 (till 6.00 pm)

Last date to pay KCET application feeJuly 20, 2021

KCET application correction facility

July 20 to 24, 2021

Re-available-August 2 to 5, 2021

September 1 to 5, 2021

Release of KCET admit card

August 12, 2021

Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021 Date

August 28 and 29, 2021

KCET answer key 2021September 1, 2021
Class 12th marks entrySeptember 9 to 18, 2021

KCET results 2021 date

September 20

KCET counselling document verification

September 30 to October 28, 2021

Re-open- October 29 to 30 and November 2, 2021

KCET options entryNovember 2 to 9, 2021 (Started)

KCET 2021 Counselling

The authorities has started the KCET 2021 options entry from November 2 at the official website. The authorities are conducting the counselling process for KCET 2021 in online mode. The authorities require candidates to register online through the official website and save their choice of colleges and courses for participating in KCET counselling 2021. Only those candidates who crack the KCET 2021 and comply with the cutoff marks announced by the authorities will be eligible for participating in the counselling. The process includes verification of documents by the authorities followed by allotment of seats accordingly.

KCET 2021 Answer Key

The authorities released the provisional answer key of KCET 2021 in online mode on September 1. This KCET answer key contains the answers to the question paper of KCET and the same was subject to challenge by the candidates who are not satisfied with the response reflected in it.

Candidates could raise challenges against the KCET 2021 answer key from September 2 to 4. The authorities will finally announce the KCET result considering the candidate challenges and this will be followed by the release of the final answer key.

KCET 2021 Result

The authorities have announced the KCET result 2021 on September 20 at the official website. Candidates can access their KCET result online through the official website by logging in using their registration number. The KCET 2021 result contains the subject-wise as well as the total score obtained by candidates in Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021. The marks obtained in the exam is the basis for further admissions.

KCET 2021 Cutoff

The authorities shall release cutoff marks for KCET 2021 after each round of counselling. KCET cutoff 2021 will be released in the form of a pdf and the cutoff marks have to be complied with by candidates for admission through KCET. Candidates who have a score above the KCET cutoff marks will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. The KCET 2021 cutoff marks will be different for each college, course, category and round of counselling.

How to check KCET result 2021

KCET Previous Year Cutoffs

As the authorities shall announce the KCET 2021 cutoff in future, candidates may refer to the previous year ones to have an idea.

KCET 2019 Cutoff

Type of Candidates

Mock Allotment

Round 1

Round 2

Second Extended Round


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KCET 2018 Cutoff

Type of Candidates

Round 1

Round 2


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KCET 2021 Seat Allotment

The authorities shall announce the mock seat allotment after the Karnataka Common Entrance Test result after which, candidates will be allowed to change the preference of colleges and institutes saved by candidates. This will be followed by two rounds of KCET seat allotment along with a second extended and special round.

The allotment of seats for KCET 2021 shall be done solely on a merit basis considering the choices filled by candidates and also the availability of seats in the respective institutes. Thus, candidates are advised to research before going ahead with filling the choice of college and courses during the KCET 2021 counselling process.

KCET 2021 Participating Institutes

There are several institutes that offer engineering admissions based on KCET 2021 scores and shall be regarded as participating institutes. The list of KCET participating institutes is released by the authorities through the official website only. The list of KCET 2021 participating institutes is important because candidates can search about the courses offered at a particular institute, the expected cutoff marks as per previous trends and other factors. This will help them while opting for the preferred colleges during KCET 2021 counselling.

KCET Seat Matrix


KCET Seat Matrix

General QuotaClick Here
Hyd-Kar QuotaClick Here
Engineering and Architecture (Special Category)Click Here

To check the KCET Fee Structure- Click Here

KCET Reservation Criteria

The official brochure for the exam shall also contain the reservation criteria for candidates seeking admission through Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021. Admissions through the entrance test shall be done as per reservation criteria in all engineering colleges as shown in the table below:

Reservation Policy for KCET 2021

Reserved Category

Reservation of Seats

OBC/SC/ST under category - 1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B

As per Government orders

Rural candidates

15% of the government seats

Kannada Medium Candidates

5% of government seats

Wards of Jammu and Kashmir Migrants

1 seat in each engineering institute

Defence Personnel (Karnataka Origin)

10% seats in all engineering institutes

Sports Quota

As per specifications

KCET Schedule for Submitting Special Category Certificates

KCET Exam Timings 2021

KCET 2021 Admit Card

The authorities released the KCET admit card in online mode on August 12. KCET 2021 admit card was released for registered candidates through login accessible by candidates by entering the login credentials. The KCET exam admit card 2021 comprises various details like the date and time of the entrance examination along with the complete address of the exam centre. Candidates have to download and get a print out of the KCET admit card 2021 and carry it to the exam day to the exam centre for the purpose of verification.

KCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to appear for the KCET exam 2021 should know about the basic KCET eligibility criteria before applying. Given below are the eligibility norms to be compiled by candidates applying for Karnataka CET 2021:

  • Nationality - Candidates applying for Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2021 should be Indian citizen.
  • Qualifying Examination - Candidate should have passed second PUC/ 10+2 or equivalent examination having Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Electronics/ Computer.
  • Mandatory Language - It is mandatory to have English as a language in the qualifying examination.
  • State Education - Candidate should have studied at least for 7 years from a government or government-recognized institute starting from class 1 to qualifying examination.

KCET 2021 Application Form

Karnataka Examinations Authority released the KCET application form on June 15. The KCET application form 2021 was released on the official website. Candidates were required to fill and submit the KCET 2021 application form before the last date- July 20. Eligible candidates were required to provide various personal and academic details and upload the requisite documents while filling the KCET application form 2021. They will also have to pay the Karnataka CET 2021 application fee in online mode as shown in the table below:

KCET Application Fees



GM, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B candidates of Karnataka

Rs 500

SC/ ST/ CAT-1 candidates of Karnataka

Rs 250

Female candidates

Rs 250

Candidates having studied outside Karnataka

Rs 750

Candidates outside IndiaRs 5,000

KCET Application Form 2021 Correction

The authorities had again provided the facility of KCET 2021 application form correction in online mode from August 2 to 5. Earlier, the kCET edit facility was open from July 20 to 23. To make any changes during this period, candidates will have to log in using their user ID and password. Registered candidates who made any mistake while filling the Karnataka CET 2021 application form will get an opportunity to make corrections in the same through online mode. The authorities will provide a provision to make changes in particular sections and this may or may not include the preference in KCET exam cities.

KCET 2021 Exam Centres

The authorities have released the prospective cities where the KCET exam 2021 will be conducted. While filling the KCET exam form, candidates were required to opt for the cities where they would like to appear for the exam in the order of preference. The authorities has allotted the exact KCET exam centres 2021 based on the number of candidates and availability of seats which candidates can check through the Karnataka CET 2021 admit card.

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

The authorities have released the exam pattern of KCET 2021 which reflects various details about the question paper and exam. Till now, the Karnataka CET 2021 has been conducted offline in pen and paper mode. Candidates may find the complete details of the KCET exam pattern 2021 through the following table.

KCET 2021 Exam Pattern



Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper-based)

Medium of Exam


Total Duration

1 hour and 20 minutes

Total Sections


Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Types of Question

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions


Sectional Questions

Mathematics - 60 questions

Chemistry - 60 questions

Physics - 60 questions

KCET 2021 Syllabus

The authorities have released the detailed syllabus of the KCET 2021 exam containing all the retained and deleted topics for the entrance. However, the KCET syllabus prescribed by the authorities is that of the Pre-University Education Department of Karnataka. KCET exam syllabus is also divided into three sections of Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. It is crucial for future aspirants to have a grip over the KCET 2021 syllabus so that they have a direction for preparation.

KCET 2021 Sample Papers

Candidates who wish to appear for KCET 2021 should practice as many question papers as possible for a better understanding of the topics. KCET sample papers and previous year question papers also help candidates know as to what kind of questions can be expected in the final examination. The KCET 2021 sample papers will comply with the exam pattern as well and will be divided into two papers with paper 1 for Mathematics and paper 2 for Physics and Chemistry respectively.

Karnataka CET 2021 Contact Details

Karnataka Examinations Authority,

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore - 560012.

Phone No: 080 - 23460460

Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in

E-Mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in