Details Of Karnataka CET Entrance Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET)

Details Of Karnataka CET Entrance Exam

Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted every year by the Karnataka Government for the admission in Engineering and Medical colleges. The first exam was held in 1984.

Introduction for CET Entrance Exam

The Common Entrance Test is being conducted for the purpose of admission of students to the I year or I semester of full time courses in Medical, Dental and Engineering Courses in professional colleges within the State of Karnataka in respect of the seats falling to the share of the State Government.

The seats available in various professional colleges in the State of Karnataka have been in the first place, divided into free and payment seats and then shared between the managements and State Government. The payment seats are further sub-divided into Karnataka quota and Non-Karnataka quota.Admissions to these seats will be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Engineering, Medical and Dental Courses Rules, 1997, as amended from time to time, which has been framed under the Karnataka Educational Institution ( Prohibition of Capitation Fee ) Act, 1984 and therefore all the details and instructions contained in this Brochure are subject to the said Rules and in case of any discrepancy the Rules prevail.

Mode Of Admission for CET Entrance Exam
In order to qualify for admission to any of the courses and colleges a student will have to face a Common Entrance Test which will be conducted by the Common Entrance Test Cell, Bangalore in 40 places, spread over Karnataka.

Who Can Apply for CET Entrance Exam?
A person who has passed the second year Pre-University or XII standard or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in respect of Engineering courses and Physics, Chemistry and Biology in respect of Medical and Dental courses as optional subjects and English as one of the languages and has obtained not less than fifty (50) percent, of the aggregate marks or equivalent grade in the optional subjects is eligible for admission.Further, the person seeking admission to Medical and Dental courses should have completed the age of seventeen years as on 31st December of 2000.

So, not only a person who has passed the qualifying examination with requisite marks but also a person who has appeared for the qualifying examination and who is expecting the results is also eligible to apply for the Common Entrance Test, subject to the condition that the Karnataka quota candidates shall submit the qualifying examination marks card atleast within one week from the day of the CET, failing which no rank will be assigned to the candidate and Non-Karnataka candidates shall submit the marks card on the day of seat selection.

Outside Karnataka Students for CET Entrance Exam
Candidates who have studied or studying XII std. or intermediate or pre-degree or equivalent examinations out side Karnataka in any state within India or in a foreign country can get the brochure cum application only through post, directly from the CET Cell, by sending a cloth lined self-addressed envelope of 25 cms x 30 cms size and a demand draft for Rs.500/- drawn in favour of the Special Officer, CET Cell, Bangalore on any Bank in Bangalore.

The envelope in which the said two items are sent should be boldly superscribed with the words REQUEST FOR BROCHURE and should be sent by SPEED POST only.

Eligibility For Admission To Non-Karnataka Quota Seats for CET Entrance Exam
A candidate who does not satisfy any of the conditions laid down for Karnataka quota seats will have the opportunity of availing a seat under Non-Karnataka quota.
In the result sheets , Non-Karnataka candidates will be assigned ranks without ascertaining their academic eligibility. Mere assigning of rank does not confer a right to select a seat.
Candidates who have secured 50% or more in aggregate in PCM or PCB as the case may be in the Qualifying Examination, are only eligible to participate in the seat selection process. Candidates without academic