KCET Application Form 2018

Feb. 1, 2018 15434 Ipshita

KCET Application Form 2018KCET Application Form 2018 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the online application form of Karnataka Common Entrance Test or KCET 2018 on February 1, 2018 (11 am). Students planning to appear for KCET 2018 to be held on April 18 and 19 can fill KCET application form and submit it by February 26, 2018 (5.30 pm). However, payment of application fee in banks can be made till February 28. KCET application form 2018 can be filled in two phases – Phase I and II. The first phase requires candidates to register for KCET 2018 by entering their email ID, mobile number, name, date of birth etc. After KCET registration, applicants have to fill the form by submitting personal information, academic details and uploading scanned images of photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression and parent’s signature. Phase II involves uploading scanned copies of images once again, signing the declaration, payment of application fee via challan, or net banking, and printout of application form. The KCET registration 2018 fee is Rs. 650 for general and OBC candidates and Rs.500 for SC/ ST category-1. Candidates can pay KCET application fee through e-challan/ e-post office or via net banking. Before filling KCET application form 2018, candidates must ensure their eligibility for admission. They are also advised to download the sample application form and practise entering details in it offline before finally filling online KCET 2018 application form. To know how to fill KCET application form 2018, link to fill, dates, fee structure, FAQs and more, go through the article given below.




KCET Application Form 2018 - Dates

Important dates related to KCET 2018 application form have been announced. Candidates may check the table below for schedule related to KCET application form 2018.

KCET application dates

S.No. Events Important Dates
1. Availability of KCET 2018 application form February 1, 2018 (11 am)
2. Last date to submit KCET application form February 26, 2018 (5.30 pm)
3. Last date to remit fee in bank/ e-post office February 28, 2018
5. Availability of admit card April 10, 2018
KCET 2018 offline exam
April 18 and 19, 2018
Kannada language test
April 20, 2018

KCET application form 2018- Documents Required

Candidates must keep the following particulars ready before filling the online application form of KCET 2018:

  • A valid email ID and mobile number
  • Scanned copy of recent passport sized photograph
  • Scanned copies of signature and left-hand thumb impression of candidate.
  • Scanned copies of parent’s signature
  • Details of class X and XII examinations
  • Details of reservation (if applicable)

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KCET Sample Application Form - Download Here

How to fill KCET application form 2018

The application form of KCET 2018 can be filled online in two phases. Before filling the form, candidates must verify that they fulfill the eligibility criteria of KCET 2018. Sample application form of KCET 2018 has been made available by KEA so that candidates can avoid mistakes while filling KCET 2018 application form. It can be downloaded and practised before filling the actual application online. The following steps are to be followed to successfully fill and submit KCET application form 2018:

KCET Application Form 2018 - Phase I

In the first phase, candidates can edit details in KCET application form 2018 any number of times. The first phase involves the following steps:

Step 1: KCET 2018 Registration

Candidates have to enter the following information to register for KCET:

  • Whether the student is a citizen of India? (Only Indian nationals can apply for KCET 2018)

  • Whether appeared for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination 2018 (Science)?

  • If yes, enter 13 digit ‘student number’ assigned by PUE department.

  • Enter the following details in KCET application form 2018: Candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail ID, user-ID, password, re-enter, secret question, answer, security code, re-enter security code.

  • Tick ‘I have downloaded the information booklet and I have read the instructions carefully’ to enter application online.

  • Click on ‘submit’ button.

  • The application number and user ID will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID.

  • On the login page, enter user ID, password, security code and click on ‘login’ button.

Step 2: Filling online KCET application form 2018

Candidate’s name, mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth, Gender, mobile number and the email ID will already be mentioned in the application form.  Candidates will have to enter their choices of KCET exam centres 2018 in this step. Applicants have to enter the following details in KCET application form 2018:

Details to be filled in the application form of KCET 2018

Student information
Mother tongue (as per school/ college record), family’s annual income, religion, nationality, reservation category, of caste, caste category/ income certificate number, select eligibility clause code, select location to write KCET.
Examination details
University/ board name, school name, whether appearing for Karnataka 2nd PUC annual examination 2018 (Science)?, PUC student number or year of graduation, whether studied in area of Karnataka from class 1- 10, whether studied in Kannada medium from class 1- 10.
Address for communication
Address, district, pin code, whether studied class 10 in Karnataka, state in which appeared QE, district in which appeared QE, native state, whether ward of J&K migrant, reservation for claiming special category, whether eligible to claim reservation quota under agriculturist, select agriculture practical exam centre
Details of appearing previous CET exams
Whether appeared for previous CET exam, CET number, whether obtained any seat in CET and taken admission to college. Click on ‘save and next’ button.
Study details
Enter following study details from class 1-12/ QE and address of school/ college with number, classes studied, years of study, year of passing.Click on ‘save and next’ button.

Step 3: Uploading images in KCET application form 2018

In this step, applicants have to upload scanned images of their passport sized photograph (coloured), signature, thumb impression and signature of parents. The specifications of images to be uploaded in KCET application form 2018 are given below:

Instructions to upload photo and signature

Scanned images
6 kb – 39 kb
3.5cm x 4.5 cm
jpg/ jpeg
6 kb – 39 kb
3.5cm x 1.5 cm
jpg/ jpeg
Left-hand thumb impression
6 kb – 39 kb
3.5cm x 1.5 cm
jpg/ jpeg

After completing above mentioned steps, applicants have to take a printout and carefully verify the entries. They can and make changes in KCET application form 2018, if required, before moving on to phase II.

KCET Application Form 2018 - Phase II

In phase II, details can be edited only until signing of the declaration, after which, no changes in KCET 2018 application form will be entertained. Candidates will receive the application ID and password via mail and SMS. Phase II of filling KCET registration form 2018 includes the following steps:

Step 1: Uploading images in KCET application form 2018

In this step, candidates have to upload scanned images of passport sized coloured photograph, signature, thumb impression and signature of parents once again. The specifications will remain the same as the ones mentioned in step 3 of phase II.

Step 2: Signing the declaration in KCET application form 2018

After the scanned images are successfully uploaded, the declaration page will appear. One must review the form and read and understand the declaration carefully before finally signing it as no changes in KCET 2018 application form will be allowed thereafter. Candidates will be disqualified from the admission process if any detail furnished in KCET application form is found to be false at any later stage.

Step 3: Payment of KCET 2018 application fee

After successfully submitting KCET application form 2018, applicants have to pay the required fee through e-challan to complete the application process. Candidates have to tick on ‘I agree’ and click on ‘next’ to make the fee payment. The application fee can be paid online via net banking till the last date of form submission. However, offline fee via bank challan or e-post office can be paid till February 28. The following steps are involved in payment-

  • Download and take a print out of the triplicate e-challan copy to make the payment.

  • Name of the candidate, CET number, college/course allotted details, payment amount and bank account number will be mentioned in the challan.

  • Make payment at the banks specified.

  • After payment, the bank will retain their copy and hand over the remaining two copies back to the candidate. The copies must be secured safely for future reference.

Note: List of banks specified by KEA for payment includes State Bank of India, Indian Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad.

KCET Application Form 2018- Fee structure

KCET application fee varies across different categories. Apart from the below mentioned application fee, candidates will have to pay additional bank charge of Rs. 10. Those paying at e-post office will be charged Rs. 12 extra.  Candidates can check KCET fee structure in the table below:

KCET Application fee

Category of candidates
Application fee
Karnataka origin (Gen & OBC)
Rs. 650
Karnataka origin (ST & SC)
Rs. 500
Outside Karnataka
Rs. 750


Step 4: Printout of KCET application form 2018

After making payment, candidates must take a printout of KCET application form 2018 in A-4 size paper and affix their recent passport sized photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression on the provided space. Students have to obtain principal's seal and signature of the institute from which they had passed the qualifying examination. The same should be produced during verification of documents along with the copy of bank challan (KEA copy). 

Candidates who register along with requisite fee within specified timelines and whose applications are accepted will be issued KCET admit card 2018 from April 10, 2018. Thus, applicants are advised to be careful while filling KCET application form 2018 as there will be no refund of application fee even if their applications are rejected.  

FAQs related to KCET Application Form 2018

Q. What happens if any column is left blank while filling KCET 2018 application form?

Ans. It will be rejected. Candidates must verify that every column has been filled before submitting the application. Write N.A. in any column which is not applicable.

Q. The file size of the scanned copies of my photograph and signature exceeds the specified limit. What should I do?

Ans. Candidates have to compress the file according to specified size and dimension and then upload them.

Q. Can I submit KCET 2018 application form offline?

Ans. No. KCET application form 2018 can be filled and submitted only in the online mode.

Q. What are the documents required to fill KCET application form 2018?

Ans. To fill up KCET application form, candidates need to upload scanned copies of photograph, signature and thumb impression and parent’s signature. Candidates do not have to upload any documents. However, they have to submit their claims of reservation at the time of filling KCET application form 2018.


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