Students who are looking to get admission into engineering courses in Karnataka have two separate entrance tests for admission in government aided colleges and private colleges. In Karnataka, a Common Entrance Test is conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates to the First year or First semester of full time courses in engineering and architecture courses, in institutions within the State of Karnataka.
A parallel entrance test is held by the Karnataka Private Medical & Dental Colleges Association under the name of Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK). This is independent of the government conducted CET and is used to fill some part of the seats of certain engineering/medical/dental colleges in Karnataka. Non-Karnataka students cannot appear for the CET. They can only appear for the Comedk examination.
Karnataka accounts for 360 Engineering colleges with intake of approximately 97,000 seats. About 45% of seats are filled through CET while the private seats are filled through Comedk. Most well known colleges in Karnataka are NIT, Surathkal, R V College of Engineering, Bangalore, PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Sir MVIT, Bangalore and more. Most of the Top Engineering Colleges in Karnataka are affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) along with some regional universities.
Admission procedure for Engineering Courses in Karnataka:
Number for Engineering Colleges
Total Sanctioned intake
Approaximately 97,000 seats.
Engineering aspirants must appear for:
- CET, Karnataka i.e Common Entrance Test, Karnataka conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority.
- Comedk - Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka for admission in more than 160 private colleges.
- JEE Main for admission to NIT Surathkal for about 740 Seats. Check here for more details on JEE Main
- Admissions for Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Udupi is based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination (10+2, or an equivalent SSC exam) and their performance in the Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MUOET, a computer-based test).
Karnataka, a Common Entrance Test is conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates to the First year or First semester of full time courses in engineering and architecture courses, in institutions within the State of Karnataka. There are 43,276 engineering seats under the Common Entrance Test (CET) quota, against 46,542 last year.
Students who have completed their 10+2 with minimum of 45% aggregate in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and should have appeared for at least one of the entrance exams above. The candidate should have studied and passed in one or more Government or Government recognised educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard as on 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC / 10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard examination from Karnataka State. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class or standard, the years of academic study is counted as one year only.
KEA conducts CET for admission to Engineering Colleges. Admission to Govt/University managed Engineering Colleges and Regional Engineering Colleges (Karnataka Quota) is completely regulated through CET. Selection is based on merit in CET. The selection Committee will interview the candidates and prepare a rank list based on performance in the entrance test, attainment etc.
Specified number of seats as notified from time to time in private/aided, unaided Engineering Colleges is left to be filled at the discretion of the college management. Allocation of Seats: 95% for candidates passing PUC exam from Karnataka and 5% for candidates passing Diploma exam of the State Board of Technical Education.
Comedk is a parallel entrance test held by the Karnataka Private Medical & Dental Colleges Association under the name of Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comedk). This is independent of the government CET and is used to fill up private management's quota of seats in certain engineering/medical/dental colleges in Karnataka. Non-Karnataka students can appear for the Comedk.
Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comedk) is conducting Under Graduate Entrance Test (UGET) for admission to undergraduate medical, dental and engineering courses in its 14 medical, 25 dental and more than 160 engineering colleges for the commencing session 2014-15. The Comedk UGET was conducted on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Bangalore, Mysore and Tumkur districts of Karnataka. Comedk UGET scores will decide admission to engineering seats in 160 engineering colleges.
- As per the existing norms of the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), the qualifying examination prescribed for admission to B.E. is 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 Mathematics (PCM) with English as a compulsory subject.
- The general merit candidates should have passed with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% in respect of SC, ST and OBC Candidates of Karnataka State) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and should have passed these subjects individually. Physics and Mathematics are compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any other technical vocational courses as one of the optional subjects. However, if there are any changes in the eligibility criteria by the AICTE, the same will be adopted.
- An attempt in the entrance test seeking admission to engineering courses is considered adequate for figuring in the rank list.
- Diploma candidates are not eligible to take Comedk UGET-2014 entrance test.
Comedk counseling procedure:
- Verification of all original documents and Demand Draft.
- Registration of the candidates : After Biometric process, Signature, and photo will be verified and the candidates will have to register and will be issued a Registration Slip, the candidates have to fill the Demand Draft details and the 3 choices of course / college that are available and which he / she would opt during the seat selection.
- Exercising the option by the registered candidates which involves selection of a seat in accordance with the order of merit.
- Remittance of Fees in the form of Demand Draft at the Bank Counter
KCET: CET engineering rank holders will pay Rs 18,090 in government and aided colleges and Rs 36,090 and Rs 41,590 in private unaided and minority colleges, respectively.
Comedk: For the Comedk students, the exact fee structure is not out yet and all they are required to do at the time of counseling is that they need to carry a Demand Draft drawn on Nationalized Bank in favour of Comedk payable at Bangalore for Rs. 50,000. It has been mentioned that the balance tuition fee as applicable are required to be submitted to the College at the time of reporting.