The Karnataka Examinations Authority will begin the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 registration from today, June 15 onwards. Students seeking admission to various undergraduate professional courses in the state’s institutes can apply on the official portal.
The applicants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs 750 during the form submission. The KCET 2021 schedule has already been announced by Dr CN Ashwathnarayan, Minister for Higher Education on June 8. As per the official statement, Karnataka CET will be held on August 28, 29, and 30 at more than 500 centres across the state.
KCET 2021: Steps to apply
Step 1: Visit the official website of KCET 2021.
Step 2: Once you go to the homepage of KCET 2021, click on the new user tab and register yourself by filling in all the required details.
Step 3: The KCET 2021 application number and user Id will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number, save that for future logins.
Step 4: Now proceed to KCET 2021 application form and fill in all the mandatory details like personal detail, educational detail and address.
Step 5: Next, upload your recent passport size photograph, signature, id proof and educational certificates in the specified format and size
Step 6: Pay the application fee online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode. Candidates can also opt for offline payment mode. They will have to download the e-challan and pay at the branches of the State Bank of India or ICICI Bank.
Step 7: Once done, save a copy of the application form for future reference.
This year, admission to undergraduate science programmes will be done only through Karnataka CET 2021 marks since the class 12 exams or Karnataka PUC 2nd year exams have been cancelled. Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar suggested that for college admissions the class 12 criteria should be done away with
The exam will be conducted in two shifts from 10.30 am to 11.50 am and 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm. The first will be Biology on August 28 in the morning shift and the last paper will be the Kannada language test for Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadiga candidates.
Since the Karnataka class 12 or PUC 2nd exams have been cancelled this year, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar suggested that only the CET rank should be considered for college admissions.
The state deputy chief minister, Dr C N Ashwath Narayan had said that all 6.5 lakh students, who have passed out of PUC this year, KCET rankings will be used to decide their seat allotments for dental, engineering, and medical. “The government is planning to conduct CET exams for all students including arts and commerce students as well, since everyone has passed out without exams," he said.