KCET Counselling 2023: Dates, Document Verification and Registration

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 18 January 2023
KCET Counselling

KCET Counselling 2023

KCET, or the Karnataka Common Entrance Test, is a state-level exam conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to provide admission to undergraduate courses in Karnataka, including engineering (including Bachelor of Technology - B.Tech), pharmacy and agriculture. The exam is known as Karnataka CET, Kar CET, or K-CET.

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is tentatively scheduled to begin the KCET counselling process for 2023 in the last week of July 2023. Students can check their seat allotment results on the KEA official website using their counselling number in KCET. 

It is important for candidates to report to their allotted colleges - pharmacy, agriculture or B.Tech colleges - before the designated deadline, or their admission may be cancelled.

KCET Counselling Date and Schedule 

Events

Tentative Dates

KCET Exam Date 2023

Third week of June 2023

Declaration of Result 

Fourth week of July 2023

Verification of Documents

Fourth week of July 2023

Web Entry Option

Fourth week of July 2023

Mock Seat Allotment 

Fourth week of July 2023

Modify/Re-order Options

Second week of August 2023

Round 1: Announcement of Seat Allotment

First week of September 2023

Round 1: Exercising Options by Candidates Allotted Seats

First week of September 2023

Payment of Fee and Admission Offer Download

Third week of September 2023

Reporting to Allotted College

Fourth week of September 2023

Round 2: Seat Matrix

First week of October 2023

Round 2: Web Option Entry

First week of October 2023

Round 2: Exercising Options by Candidates Allotted Seats

Third week of October 2023

Round 2: Payment of Fee and Admission Order

Third week of October 2023

Reporting to Allotted College

Fourth week of October 2023

Detailed KCET Counselling Process

The KCET counselling process for 2023 consists of the following four steps: 

  • KCET Counselling Registration and Document Verification
  • Choice Filling and Locking
  • Seat Allotment, and 
  • Reporting to the Allotted College for Admission.
Step 1: KCET Counselling Registration and Document Verification
  • The first stage of the KCET counselling process for 2023 is candidate registration and document verification. 
  • This stage is conducted after the announcement of KCET results. This stage aims to verify the candidates' eligibility and ensure that they meet the requirements for admission.
  • Candidates who have been selected for admission must have their documents verified before they can be admitted to their desired course at an institution. 

During this process, candidates will need to present a list of documents. The documents needed for KCET counselling are as follows:

  • The KCET application form
  • Proof of Application/KCET Counselling Fee Payment
  • KCET Admit Card
  • Class 10 Mark Sheet
  • Class 12 Mark Sheet
  • Two Passport-sized photographs and 
  • Any caste certificates that may be applicable. 
Step 2: Choice Filling and Locking
  • During the choice filling and locking stage of KCET counselling for 2023, candidates must log in to their account using their user ID and password, which were provided at the time of document verification. 
  • After logging in, they can see the availability of seats in various colleges by branch and category. 
  • Candidates will then need to select their preferred colleges and courses and lock their choices before the deadline. 
  • It is important for candidates to carefully consider their choices and research the trends of previous years' KCET counselling and admission processes before making their selections. 
  • They should also consider the previous year's KCET cut-off ranks and closely consider the colleges they are interested in before making their choices.
Step 3: Seat Allotment
  • The KCET seat allotment process for 2023 involves two steps. First, the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct a mock seat allotment. 
  • The results for this mock allotment will be announced in the last week of October 2023. 
  • Candidates will be able to modify their choices after the mock allotment is completed. After this, the final seat allotment will be conducted. 
Step 4: Reporting to the Allotted College for Admission
  • The last stage of the counselling process involves visiting the allotted college with all necessary documents and the allotment letter, paying the fee to confirm the allotment, and securing admission. 
  •  It is important for candidates to stay informed about the process by regularly checking the KEA official website.

Option Entry for KCET 2023

To register for the KCET option entry process for 2023, candidates will need to log in to their accounts on the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) official website (cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea) using their hall ticket number, application number, and password. Once logged in, candidates can follow these steps to complete their option entry:

  • Go to the KEA’s official website.
  • Click on the KCET 2022 option entry link.
  • Enter your CET number and the captcha code, and click submit.
  • On the next page, enter your CET number, application number, secret key code, new password, email ID, secret hint question and its answer and click login.
  • Click on "Candidate option entry" from the option entry column. A list of options under different courses in various colleges, along with their codes and course fees, will appear on the screen.
  • Select the course and college you want to attend and click "Save & Submit."
  • An option will appear to re-order or delete your options. Enter 0 to delete a particular option.
  • After completing the option entry process, candidates can print their KCET Option Report PDF by clicking on the provided links.

Read Also: Private Engineering Colleges in India

Conclusion

During the KCET counselling process for 2023, candidates will be assigned to participating institutes. There will be around 204 institutes offering B.Tech courses as part of the KCET participating institutes for 2023. As part of the counselling process, candidates will have the opportunity to select their preferred B.Tech college.

If you wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Technology, you can check out 50+ campuses across India that offer the benefits of Sunstone. Sunstone provides holistic soft skill training, industry-aligned learning modules and in-demand advanced certifications to aspiring engineers. From admission assistance to 100% placement support, Sunstone has got you covered! 

FAQ - KCET Counselling 2023

When is KCET counselling?

The KCET counselling process for 2023 consists of four stages: 1) registration and document verification, 2) choice filling and locking, 3) seat allotment and 4) reporting to the allotted college for admission. 

Read More: Engineering Entrance Exams.

What are the documents required for KCET counselling?

During the KCET counselling process, candidates must provide a list of required documents, including the KCET application form, fee payment receipt, KCET admit card, class 10 and 12 mark sheets, two passport-sized photographs, and any applicable caste certificates

How to register for KCET counselling?

To register for KCET counselling, candidates will need to visit the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) official website and follow the instructions provided on the site. This may involve creating an account, submitting personal and educational information, and paying applicable fees. 



apply-now-form-img

Enter a world of possibilities

Apply for a graduate or a post graduate program and shape your career now.