KCET Reservation Criteria 2021 - Know More

KCET Reservation Criteria 2021 - Know More

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KCET Reservation Criteria 2021 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) follows the reservation criteria of KCET 2021 to provide admissions to reserve category candidates. The authorities have released the detailed KCET 2021 reservation criteria along with the KCET official brochure.

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KCET 2021 reservation criteria include details about various categories that are eligible for reservation, number/percentage of reserved seats and eligibility conditions. Candidates must satisfy the minimum eligibility conditions set by the authorities in order to avail the benefits of KCET reservation criteria 2021. Candidates are also required to produce relevant documents for availing of KCET 2021 reservation benefits. KCET 2021 exam was held on August 28 and 29.

KCET Reservation Criteria 2021

KEA reserves a certain percentage of seats for different categories of candidates. In order to be eligible for this KCET reservation 2021 , candidates will be required to meet the eligibility conditions and should also possess the required certificates. The following table to check the KCET 2021 reservation criteria for different categories.

KCET Reservation of Seats 2021



KCET Reserved Seats (%)


Rural Candidates

15% of Government Seats


Candidates from Kannada Medium

5% of Government Seats


Jammu & Kashmir Migrants

1 seat in every engineering college


Defence Personnel of Karnataka Origin

10% seats in all engineering colleges


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



Sports Special Category



Scouts and Guides



Physically Disabled



NCC Category



Supernumerary Category


KCET Reservation 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As mentioned above, candidates will have to meet the eligibility conditions set for different categories in order to avail the benefits of KCET 2021 reservation. The following table describes the eligibility conditions to be met by candidates of different categories for availing the KCET reservation 2021.

KCET 2021 Reservation Eligibility Criteria


KCET Reservation Eligibility Details

NCC Special Category

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  • Candidates should have participated in the Republic Day camp conducted by NCC Director General of New Delhi from Karnataka OR

  • Should have participated in All India Thal Sainik Camp (Boys) – TSC/All India Thal Sainik Camp (Girls) – TSC (G)/All India Nau Sainik Camp – NSC/All India Vayu Sainik Camp – VSC.

  • Candidates should also have B-certificate, obtained during the 5 years of study in Karnataka (between 8th and 12th standard).

  • Should have participated in camp/courses i.e., NIC, Mountaineering, BLC, ALC, RCTC, Trekking, Army, Navy and Air Force & Hospital Attachments and should also possess B-Certificate during five years of education in Karnataka.

  • Candidates should have participated in All India Mavalankar Shooting Championship with KAR and GOA Director Team.

  • Should have participated in the National Level Youth Exchange Program and Foreign Naval Cruise conducted by DG, NCC. Apart from this, candidates who have been selected for DG NCC team and hold B-Certificate obtained during five years of education in Karnataka will also be eligible.

  • Cadets finally selected as a part of DG NCC team to participate in All India Mavalankar Shooting Championship at National Level and Youth Exchange Programmes and Foreign Naval Cruise organised by DG, NCC will be eligible.

  • Candidates who have participated in the following camps / courses conducted by the Director General of NCC, New Delhi from Karnataka and who possess ‘B’ Certificate obtained during the five-year period of study in Karnataka between 8th and 12th standards namely:

(a) NIC

(b) Trekking

(c) Mountaineering

(d) BLC

(e) ALC

(f) RCTC and

(g) Army, Navy, Air Force & Hospital Attachments

(h) IMA /OTA, AF Stn, Naval Academy, Indian Naval or Coast Guard Ship or

(i) any other attachment camp based on vacancies issued by DG, NCC

(j) Mountaineering, Para Basic, SSB Screening or any other DG NCC organized course and adventure camps.

Sports Special Category

  • Candidates should have won National level cup/medals in Super-A games or B-games during five years of basic education (8th to 12th standard) in Karnataka.

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Scouts and Guide Special Category

  • Candidates who have received ‘President’s Award’ as ‘Scouts/Guides’ during five years of education from Class 8 to 12 in Karnataka will be eligible.

  • Such Candidates falling will be required to show the “President's Award” certificate at the time document verification with other certificates.

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

  • Candidates will have to produce caste certificate/caste income certificate issued by concerned Jurisdictional Tahsildar in accordance with Government Regulations.

  • The candidates will also need to hold Form ‘D’ in case of ST and ST, Form ‘E’ in case of Category-I, Form ‘F’ in case of OBC like 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B.

Physically Disabled Category

  • For this category, the candidates will have to provide a medical/disability certificate.

  • Candidates having at least 40% physical disability will be considered under this category of KCET reservation 2021.

Kannada Medium

Candidates should have studied in Kannada Medium from Class 1 to 10 standard.

Anglo-Indian Special Category

Candidates will have to produce a certificate issued by Registered Association of Anglo Indian Community of Karnataka and countersigned by Anglo Indian MLA appointed by the Government of India at the time of document verification.

Defence Special Category

  • Son/Daughter of Defence personnel

  • Candidates need to possess a Defence Certificate.

Ex-Defence Category

  • Son/Daughter of ex-personnel of Defence services

  • Needs to possess Defence Certificate issued by Joint Director/Deputy Director.

Central Armed Police Force/Ex-CAPF

Candidates will have to possess a certificate issued by CAPF Unit mentioning candidate’ parent declaration that he/she was domicile of Karnataka at the time of joining CAPF service, during the document verification.


Candidates should have completed 10 years of basic education in rural areas/small urban areas/transitional areas as mentioned by Municipal Corporation of Karnataka under Karnataka Municipalities Act. 1964 and Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976.

Supernumerary Quota

All candidates (including General category) are eligible for admissions under Supernumerary quota. However, they need to provide income certificate issued by concerned Tahasildar.

Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants

Son/Daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants can claim seats under Jammu and Kashmiri Migrants quota.

Hyderabad Karnataka

  • Local candidates of areas/districts including Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary Fare can claim seats under this category.

  • Such candidates will be required to provide relevant eligibility certificates issued by the concerned Assistant Commissioner.

Note: Candidates belonging to Scouts & Guides, Defence, Ex-defence and Anglo-Indian, CAPF, Ex-CAPF will be considered for allotment of seats in the respective special category seats as per their merit order only in the General Round of allotment of seats along with the other general merit and reserved category candidates.

Know KCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

KCET 2021 Reservation Under Hyderabad-Karnataka Category


KCET Seat Reservation (in percentage)

Any regional University or educational institution in Hyderabad-Karnataka Districts

70% of seats in every programme

State University/Engineering College/Institution

8% of seats in every programme

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