About Karnataka CET

  1. The Government of Karnataka established Common Entrance Test Cell in the year 1994 for conducting of Entrance Test and to determine the merit of the candidates for admission to Professional courses such as Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine & Homoeopathy, Engineering / Technology & Architecture courses.
  2. To expand the activities of the CET Cell, the Government has converted the Common Entrance Test Cell in to an autonomous body Registered under Societies Registration Act 1960 called “Karnataka Examinations Authority” (KEA).
  3. In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore.
  4. The Common Entrance Test-2014 will be conducted at 50 places, spread over Karnataka.
  5. The Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2014 is being conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time courses in Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology courses and Architecture course, in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided Professional Educational Institutions in the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2014-15. 
  6. In order to obtain admission to any of the professional courses through KEA, a candidate must appear for the Common Entrance Test, which will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore (Herein after referred to as KEA).

  7.  Candidates who have studied the Qualifying Examination within Karnataka should write ‘CET-2014’ in a test centre assigned by the KEA within the district in which the candidate has studied 2nd PUC or 12th standard.

KCET – 2014 Duration, Question Paper and Answer Sheet

  • The Common Entrance Test will be held in TWO days in FOUR different sessions for four subjects.
  • On the first day, test will be conducted for Biology and Mathematics subjects in two sessions and on the next day test will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry subjects in two sessions as per the date and time given .
  • Each paper will be conducted for 60 marks each with 80 minutes duration.
  •  Each question paper will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type.
  • The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options.
  • Each question will carry ONE mark.
  • The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice among questions.
  • There will be no negative evaluation with regard to wrong answers but marks will not be awarded in respect of multiple answers.
  • The version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on facing sheet of the question paper. The version codes used in each paper will be from A – 1 to A – 4, B – 1 to B – 4, C – 1 to C – 4 and D – 1 to D – 4.
  • The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.
  •  COMPULSORY: In all the four sessions, initial TEN minutes will be given for the candidates to write / shade the particulars such as Name, CET Number, Version Code and Serial number of the question booklet on the OMR answer sheets in the boxes provided.
  • The candidates who do not write / shade the correct CET Number and Version Code on the OMR answer sheets, such candidates OMR answer sheets will not be scanned and will not be assigned any rank.
  • The candidates will have to mark correct options on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet, which will be supplied at the beginning of each session of the test. Among the answers provided against a question, only one answer will be correct.
  • The candidate should mark the correct answer by completely shading only one circle against a question number, using BLUE or BLACK ink ball point pen.
  • More details about precautions to be taken while filling the particulars on OMR answer sheets is given below / next page. The OMR answer sheet comprises of two sheets. The top sheet will be used for the purpose of marking correct answers and later scanning & evaluation and the bottom sheet will be returned to the candidates after completion of each session of the test.
  • The bottom sheet is coated with a special kind of chemical which acts as Carbon. When the candidate fills the circles on the top sheet, the pressure on the bottom sheet will automatically create a replica of the top sheet.
  • The candidates are required to COMPULSORILY AFFIX THEIR LEFT HAND THUMB IMPRESSION in the space provided on the bottom portion of the OMR answer sheet (top sheet) with the ink-pad provided by the room Invigilator, after completion of each session of the test.
  • However, they need not affix their thumb impression on the replica (bottom sheet) of the OMR answer sheet.
  • Thereafter, the invigilators will detach the bottom sheet from the top sheet at the perforations and hand over the bottom sheet replica to the candidates and candidates are allowed to carry the same with them. The top sheet will be retained by the invigilator for returning the same to the Deputy Chief Superintendent of the examination center and in turn to KEA.
  •  NOTE: The OMR answer sheets in respect of all the candidates who have affixed their left hand thumb impression will only be scanned and the results in respect of such candidates will be published. The OMR answer sheets in respect of candidates who have not affixed their left hand thumb impression, for any reason, will not be scanned. Also, the results in respect of such candidates will not be published. 

Optical Mark Reader sheets as Answer Sheets  

  • A model of the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets that will be used for marking the answers by the candidates will be hosted on the KEA Website.
  • The need for the replica has compelled us to design OMR sheet in such a way that all the information and the answers are marked only on one side.
  • The top portion of the sheet is meant for furnishing the particulars about the candidates such as the Name, CET Number, Version code and serial number of the question booklet. 
  • The bottom portion is meant for marking the answers, affixing the signature of the room Invigilator & candidates and also for affixing the Left Hand Thumb Impression of the candidate.
  • The space meant for the subject would have been pre-marked.
  • The square blocks in each item should be filled by the candidate in capital letters and numbers. The circles corresponding to the letters or numbers are meant to be completely shaded using blue or black ink ballpoint pen only.
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