Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) 2013 for Undergraduate Admission

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The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET) 2013 will be offered in early May for eligible Karnataka candidates and wards of Jammu and Kashmir migrants. The test evaluates candidates for admission to 2013 to 2014 courses in professional educational institutes located in the state. Candidates are competing for a number of seats which will be specified by the government. Several types of programmes are available, including medical, dental, technology, architecture and science.

Programmes

First-year admission is available for a variety of courses:

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  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy and Yoga (Indian System of Medicine and Homoeopathy, ISM & H)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.)
  • B.Tech. programmes: Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science and Technology, Ag. Marketing and Cooperation, Agriculture Engineering
  • Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) programmes: Agriculture, Forestry, Sericulture, Agri. Biotech, Horticulture, Home Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc. and A.H.)

Important dates

The Karnataka CET 2013 has a few different subject tests, and a Kannada language test offered in Bangalore.

  • Notification: 3 March, 2013
  • Last date to submit application form to principals of schools and colleges: 30 March, 2013
  • Last date for principals of institutions to submit application forms: 5 April, 2013
  • Last date for applications outside Karnataka to submit applications by speed post: 5 April, 2013
  • Admission tickets: 20 April, 2013
  • Last date for receipt of application form: 5 April, 2013
  • Biology test: 1 May, 2013
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
  • Mathematics test: 1 May, 2013
    • 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
  • Physics test: 2 May, 2013
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
  • Chemistry test: 2 May, 2013
    • 2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.
  • Practical exam on identifying agriculture specimens: 10 May, 2013
    • 9 a.m. onwards
  • Kannada language test (Bangalore): 3 May, 2013
    • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Results: 27 May, 2013

The practical exam is aimed at finding candidates to fill seats under the agriculturist quota. The exam is on identification of agriculture-related specimens. The Kannada language test is offered in Bangalore only, and is for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates.

Architecture students must also appear for the National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) on 19 April, 2013.

Eligibility criteria

Eligible candidates from Karnataka, including wards of Jammu and Kashmir migrants, may apply for the test. Eligibility for CET varies according to subject, though minimum eligibility is passing the pre-university course or the 12th standard. Applicable subjects in the qualifying exam are usually required. Only medical/dental and architecture courses have required minimum marks in the CET exam. However, merit/rank is determined by scores within CET.

For Haranadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates, minimum passing marks are 12 out of 50 possible.

Exam pattern

  • Biology: 60 marks
  • Mathematics: 60 marks
  • Physics: 60 marks
  • Chemistry: 60 marks
  • Practical exam: 200 marks
  • Kannada language test: 50 marks

There is no negative marking for wrong answers. Each question carries one mark. All papers have objective multiple choice questions.

Application procedure

In order to apply for the test, candidates should get the brochure cum application form from colleges in Karnataka with 2nd PUC or 12th standard students. The brochure is available for Rs. 650 cash (or Rs. 500 for Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes and Category-I candidates). Payment is also possible through National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) transaction to account number 87833370 with NEFT/Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) code IDIB000M010 at the Indian Bank, Malleshwaram Branch, Bangalore.

Outside Karnataka:

Candidates from Karnataka who live outside the state may pay Rs. 750 via NEFT, payable to account number 878333780 with NEFT/IFSC code IDIB00M010 at the Indian Bank, Malleshwaram Branch, Bangalore. Candidates should also send an email requesting a CET 2013 brochure to the administrative officer, KEA at keauthority-ka@nic.in in the form described online at http://kea.kar.nic.in/. The completed application form must be emailed to the same ID as above, and the hard copy signed in ink (with photograph) should be sent to: Administrative Officer, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Malleshwaram, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Bangalore-560 012. This should be received on or before April 5, 2013.

Demand drafts may also be used as payment for the brochure.

Exam centres

Bangalore

Davangere

K.G.F.

Channapatna

Mangalore

Chickaballapur

Ramanagaram

Puttur

Mandya

Belgaum

Moodabidre

Krishnarajapet

Gokak

Udupi

Mysore

Athani

Karkala

Chamarajanagar

Chickodi

Kundapura

Kollegala

Bellary

Kharwad

Raichur

Hospet

Hubli

Shimoga

Bidar

Gadag

Bhadravathi

Basavakalyan

Gulbarga

Sagar

Bhalki

Yadgir

Tumkur

Bijapur

Hassan

Tiptur

Bagalkot

Haveri

Karwar

Jamakhandi

Madikeri

Sirsi

Chickamagalpur

Koppal

Kumta

Chitradurga

Kolar

Eligible Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates may appear for the test at the Bangalore centre only.

Sources

"Admission to professional courses in Karnataka for the year 2013-14," Karnataka Examinations Authority, http://kea.kar.nic.in/cet2013/notification_web.pdf

"Brochure containing the details of Common Entrance Test - 2013," Karnataka Examinations Authority, http://kea.kar.nic.in/cet2013/brochure.pdf

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