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.
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 (%)
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
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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(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
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Scouts and Guide Special Category
OBC/SC/ST under Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
Physically Disabled Category
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
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.
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.
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
Previous Year’s KCET Seat Matrix
KCET Seat Matrix