KEA defers CET starting from April 29 from April 23 due to Lok Sabha polls

KEA CET 2019 – An important announcement came from the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) stating that the Common Entrance Test (CET) due to being held on April 23-25 has been deferred to April 29-30 and May 1, 2019, citing the Lok Sabha polls as the reason, news agency IANS reported.

Citing a statement issued by KEA, the report further said that in view of the announcement of Lok Sabha polls, the CET will now be conducted on April 29-30 and May 1, 2019. As the Lok Sabha polls in the south Indian states are to be held in two phases beginning from April 18 for 14 seats and on April 23 for the remaining 14 seats, the decision to postpone the examinations were taken by KEA. The CET is a qualifying examination for Class XII and pre-university students for entry into medical, dental and engineering degree courses.

The Government of Karnataka established Common Entrance Test Cell in the year 1994 for conducting of Entrance Test and determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates and the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants to the First year or First semester of full time professional courses for Government share of seats in Medical, Dental, Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Engineering / Architecture courses, Farm science i.e, B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Sericulture), B.Sc (Horticulture), B.Sc(Forestry), B.Sc. AgriBioTech, BHSc.(Home Science), B.Tech (Agri.Engg), B.Tech (Food Technology), B.Tech (Dairy Tech), B.FSc (Fisheries), B.Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B-Pharma, Pharma-D courses.

Admission to Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Government Seats in Professional Educational Institutions Rules, 2006 (in short Rules) as amended from time to time. To expand the activities of the CET Cell, the Government by order No: ED. 212 TEC 2006 dated 20-12-2006 has converted the Common Entrance Test Cell into an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act 1960 called “Karnataka Examinations Authority” (KEA).


  • The candidates should have studied and passed either first and second-year pre-university examination or Class XI and Class XII examination within the State of Karnataka from an educational institution run or recognised by the state government and that either of the parents should have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven years

Documents to be produced

  • SSLC/Class X marks card
  • Second PUC/Class XII standard marks card of the candidate
  • If claiming reservation benefits, caste/caste income certificate issued by Tahsildar – for SC/ST in Form-D, Category-I in Form-E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form-F along with a study certificate for either of the parent having studied for at least seven years in Karnataka from the Head of the educational institution where the student had studied
  • The candidate’s study certificate for having studied other first and second PUC or Class XII and Class XII standard in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution
  • The candidate and either of the parent’s mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu or Kodava and either of the parent was domiciled in the state of Karnataka
  • Such candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from a University or Board or any other institution located outside Karnataka and should be residing outside the state of Karnataka as on May 1, 2019, provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA

Documents to be produced

  • SSLC/Class X marks card
  • Class XII marks card of the candidate along with a domicile certificate issued by the concerned revenue or municipal authorities certifying that the candidate and either of the parent has resided outside Karnataka as on May 1, 2019
  • The place of the issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the candidate/father/mother
  • A domicile certificate issued y concerned revenue authorities of Karnataka regarding the previous domicile of the father/mother of the candidate as a place in Karnataka
  • The place of the issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the father/mother
  • Candidate’s study certificate and transfer certificate
  • Father/mother Class X marks card/cumulative record in original in support of mother tongue as Kannada/Tulu/Kodava
  • A duly sworn declaration regarding mother tongue of the candidate. For further details visit

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