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KCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

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KCET 2024 eligibility criteria play a crucial role in determining the candidates’ eligibility for appearing in the examination and seeking admission to their desired courses.

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is an entrance examination conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for admission to various undergraduate courses in the state of Karnataka.

To be eligible for KCET 2024, candidates must meet certain educational qualifications and criteria. The eligibility criteria may vary depending on the course applied for.

Generally, candidates should have completed their 2nd PUC (Pre-University Course) or 12th Standard examination from a recognized board or university.

KCET 2024 Eligibility Highlights

Here are the key eligibility highlights for KCET 2024:

Eligibility CriteriaDetails
NationalityCandidates must be citizens of India.
Qualifying ExaminationCandidates should have passed the qualifying examination specified for each course.
Expecting Qualifying Examination ResultsCandidates expecting results must pass the qualifying examination with the required marks.
Educational QualificationsEligibility criteria prescribed by the Competent Authority will be applicable.
Approval and RecognitionEligibility, admissions, and allotments are subject to approval by various authorities.

KCET 2024 Eligibility Course-wise

The eligibility criteria for various professional courses in KCET 2024 are as follows:

Eligibility Criteria for B.Arch

Qualifying ExaminationCandidates should have passed the qualifying examination specified by COA/NATA/Admission Rules. The specific qualifying examination details may vary, and candidates are advised to refer to the latest guidelines provided by COA and NATA.
Eligibility CriteriaThe exact eligibility criteria for the B.Arch course, such as the minimum percentage of marks required in the qualifying examination or specific subjects, will be specified by the COA and NATA.
Candidates need to meet these criteria to be considered eligible for admission to the B.Arch course.
Merit and AdmissionThe determination of merit and the admission process for the B.Arch course will also be governed by the rules and guidelines set by COA, NATA, and relevant government orders.
The merit for admission is typically based on the performance in the NATA examination, which assesses the aptitude of candidates in the field of architecture.

Eligibility Criteria for Engineering/Technology Courses

To be eligible for Engineering/Technology courses, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying Examination (Q.E.)The candidate should have passed the Q.E. (12th standard or equivalent) with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
Optional SubjectsAlong with Physics and Mathematics, the candidate should have studied Chemistry, Bio-Technology, Biology, Electronics, or Computer Science as optional subjects.
Language RequirementEnglish should be one of the languages of study in the Q.E.
Minimum Aggregate MarksThe candidate must have obtained an aggregate minimum of 45% marks in the optional subjects of the Q.E. (40% for SC, ST, Category-I, and OBC candidates).
Substitution of Chemistry MarksIn case the candidate’s marks in Chemistry are lower than the required aggregate percentage, the marks obtained in Bio-Technology, Biology, Electronics, or Computer Science can be considered as a replacement for Chemistry.
This substitution is applicable only for determining eligibility, not for determining rank.
Engineering Rank ListThe rank list for Engineering courses will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in both the Common Entrance Test (CET) and the Qualifying Examination.
The marks from both examinations will be given equal weightage.

Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc (Nursing) Courses

Qualifying Examination (Q.E.)Applicant should have passed in Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English papers
individually
Language RequirementEnglish should be one of the languages of study in the Q.E
Minimum Aggregate MarksMust have obtained a minimum of 45% marks together in PCB papers at the Il PUC or 12th
Standard i.e. {10+2). The candidate belonging to SC/ST or other backward classes shall obtain 40% marks in PCB papers together in the qualifying examination.
Please note that SC/ST/OBC eligibility criteria are applicable to Karnataka SC/ST/OBC candidates only.

Eligibility Criteria for Naturopathy & Yoga Courses

To be eligible for Naturopathy & Yoga courses, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying Examination (Q.E.)The candidate should have passed the Qualifying Examination (12th standard or equivalent) with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as optional subjects.
Language RequirementEnglish should be one of the languages of study in the Q.E
Minimum Aggregate MarksThe candidate must have obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects in the Q.E. (40% for SC, ST, Category–I, and OBC candidates).

Eligibility Criteria for Other Courses

  • B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture
  • B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture
  • B.Sc (Hons) Forestry
  • B.Tech. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Community Science
  • B.Tech (Agri. Engg)
  • B.Tech (Food Technology)
  • B.Tech (Dairy Technology)
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Ag. Business Management

To be eligible for admission to the above-mentioned courses, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying Examination (Q.E.)The candidate should have passed the Qualifying Examination (12th standard or equivalent) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology as optional subjects.
Common Entrance Test PerformanceThe candidate’s performance in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology subjects in both the Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination will be taken into account.
Equal ProportionsThe marks obtained by the candidate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology subjects will be considered in equal proportions to prepare the common rank list for the mentioned courses.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to B-Pharma

To be eligible for admission to the B-Pharma course, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying ExaminationCandidates should have passed the 2nd PUC / 12th Std examination in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate for General Merit (GM) candidates. For SC/ST, Category-I, and OBC candidates, the minimum aggregate marks required are 40%.
Diploma in PharmacyCandidates who have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act and have secured a minimum of 45% marks for GM candidates (40% for SC/ST, Category-I, and OBC candidates) are also eligible.
Common Entrance Test PerformanceThe merit for admission to B-Pharma will be determined based on the candidate’s performance in the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects (PCM) in the Common Entrance Test 2023. The marks obtained in PCB or PCM, whichever is highest, will be considered.
Submission of DocumentsCandidates who have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy course and are seeking admission to B-Pharma must submit a photocopy of their D-Pharma (final year) Marks card with the CET number written boldly to KEA on or before 30-05-2023. Failure to do so will result in the candidate not being assigned a rank.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Pharma-D

To be eligible for admission to the Pharma-D course, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying ExaminationCandidates should have passed the 2nd PUC / 12th Std examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM). Alternatively, candidates who have passed the Diploma in Pharmacy examination from an institution approved by the Pharmacy Council of India under Section 12 of the Pharmacy Act are also eligible.
Common Entrance Test PerformanceThe merit for admission to Pharma-D will be determined based on the candidate’s performance in the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects (PCB) or Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects (PCM) in the Common Entrance Test 2023. The marks obtained in PCB or PCM, whichever is highest, will be considered.
Common Rank ListA common rank list will be prepared and published separately for admission to Pharma-D based on the performance of candidates in the Common Entrance Test.

FAQs

Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for KCET 2024.

No, candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from universities not listed on the VTU website are not eligible to apply for KCET 2024.

Yes, candidates who are expecting their 2nd PUC / 12th Standard results in 2023 can apply for KCET 2024. However, they must pass the qualifying examination with the required percentage of marks to be eligible for admission.

The educational qualifications and eligibility criteria prescribed by the Competent Authority, as mentioned in the regulations and guidelines, will be applicable in determining the eligibility for KCET 2024.

Yes, eligibility, admissions, and allotments made through KCET 2024 shall be subject to approval by NMC (National Medical Commission), DCI (Dental Council of India), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), COA (Council of Architecture), CCIM (Central Council of Indian Medicine), Government, concerned universities, apex bodies, etc.

The eligibility criteria for the B.Arch course through KCET 2024 will be determined based on the norms prescribed by COA (Council of Architecture) and NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture). Candidates are advised to visit the COA and NATA websites for updates on eligibility.

To be eligible for Engineering/Technology courses through KCET 2024, candidates should have passed the qualifying examination (2nd PUC / 12th Std) with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects, along with Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Biology/Electronics/Computer Science as optional subjects. They should have obtained a minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% for SC, ST, Category-I, and OBC candidates) in the optional subjects.

Candidates applying for Naturopathy & Yoga courses through KCET 2024 should have passed the qualifying examination (2nd PUC / 12th Std) with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as optional subjects, along with English as one of the languages of study. They should have obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects (40% for SC, ST, Category-I, and OBC candidates).

Candidates applying for B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Tech Biotechnology, and other related courses through KCET 2024 should have passed the qualifying examination (2nd PUC / 12th Std) with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology as optional subjects. The merit for admission will be determined based on the performance in both the Common Entrance Test and the Qualifying Examination in equal proportions.

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