K-CET Admission Process

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts K-CET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) for admission to professional courses in Karnataka. The examination is held every year in the month of May. From the year 2012, KEA has introduced online single window admission counseling process and set up 13 helpline centers across the state where the candidate will have to just verify the documents and pay the fee.

K-CET Eligibility Criteria


    • The candidates must have passed 2nd PUC or 10+2 higher secondary or equivalent examination, recognized by State / Central Government. The last two years of study shall comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) with English as a compulsory subject.
    • The candidates must have passed these subjects (PCB) individually and must have obtained at least 50% of marks taken together in PCB (40% in the case of SC/ST/OBC).


    The candidates shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission.

Calendar of Events

Candidates registered through this site have option to receive regular update about the K-CET calendar of events directly through e-mail notifications.


Candidates choosing to apply through us shall be mailed the hard copy of the APPLICATION FORM on appropriate date with a complete know how on procedure to fill up the form and a free guidance program to help you enhance your chances of securing the MBBS seat.

K-CET Admission Process

Once the candidates have appeared for the exam and have their rank in hand, they just have to follow the below steps.


  • The candidates have to go to one of the 13 KEA helpline centers and get their documents verified. After verification, they will receive verification slip, unique keyword needed for logging in KEA’s website, audio-visual DVD and instruction manual & user handbook.
  • The candidates will have to fill the online form with the colleges they wish to apply for in order of preferences. The number of choices in not limited. Hence, they can fill in as many options as they want.

    First Round of counseling

    • The candidates will be allotted medical seats as per their K-CET merit ranks, qualifying exam marks and order of preference.
    • KEA will come out with mock allotment based on submitted data. The candidates will be given two days of time to change/modify the options allotted within the stipulated date and time.
    • Based on their modified entry, KEA will carry out real allotment.
    • Due to changes/modifications in the options, the candidates may not get the same seat in the real allotment as was allotted in the mock allotment.
    • After first admission round, the candidates will be given three choices:-

      Choice 1 : If the candidates are satisfied with the allotted seat then they can join the allotted college. To complete the medical admission procedure, they need to pay the fee at the helpline center, get the admission order and report to the college along with the original documents. Once they receive the admission order, they will not be eligible for any subsequent rounds of counseling.

      Choice 2 : If the candidates are allotted seat but wish to get a better college, they can seek for better options afresh in the next round of counseling. If they are allotted a new college, their previous option stand cancelled automatically. If they are not allotted, they will still have the earlier option.

      Choice 3 : If the candidates are not satisfied with the allotted seat and wish to give a new start all again, they need to surrender the allotted seat and apply afresh for the next round.

    Note: The admission process is repeated in the second and third rounds of counseling. The MBBS seats which are not allotted in the first round are put back into the admission counseling pool. The candidates are not limited to the same options for all the three rounds. They can change the options after each round of counseling.

    Casual Vacancy Round

    After three rounds of counseling, all un-allotted MBBS seats are converted to general category seats, and a fresh list of available seats is made. If the candidates are not allotted a college or want to try for better option, they are eligible for this round. However, they will have to let go of the college they have been allotted and submit a fresh list.

    Once the candidates have seat in their hand, they can pay the fee at the helpline centre.

MBBS Admission Fee

  • The admission fee for M.B.B.S. course in Government colleges is Rs. 16,000/-.
  • The admission fee for M.B.B.S. course in Non-Government colleges is Rs. 46,000/-.

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