Professional colleges in Karnataka State, affiliated to the state run Universities, admit students to the Government seats in Medical, Dental and Engineering Educational institutions through Karnataka Common Entrance Test(CET) every year. 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 used to fill management quota seats of certain engineering/medical/dental colleges in Karnataka. For the year 2007, non-Karnataka students (students not eligible to be considered in the Karnataka quota) were not allowed to appear for CET, instead they could appear for the COMEDK examination.

Karnataka Common Entrance Test

The Karnataka Common Entrance Test is conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility / merit, for admission of Karnataka candidates to the First year of full time courses in Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy, Naturopathy & Yoga, Engineering, Technology and Architecture courses ( based on NATA score), in institutions within the State of Karnataka.


  • For Medical / Dental courses

    The applicant should have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or equivalent exam with PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY as optional subjects and with ENGLISH as one of the languages of study.

    Minimum 50% aggregate marks in the PCB group and should secure not less than 50% marks taken together in PCB subjects in the Common Entrance Test.

  • For Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses

    The applicant should have passed Karnataka 2nd PUC / 12th std. or equivalent exam with PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY & BIOLOGY as optional subjects with ENGLISH

    Minimum 50% aggregate marks in the PCB group,irrespective of marks obtained in the Common Entrance test.


For admission to Medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga courses, the candidate should have completed the age of 17 years as on 31st December of the year


Medical and Dental courses -marks obtained by candidates in PCB subjects taken together in the Common Entrance Test.

Ayurveda / Homoeopathy / Unani / Naturopathy & Yoga / courses-marks of PCB of both qualifying examination and the Common Entrance Test taken in equal proportions.

Pattern of Karnataka CET -2007

The Common Entrance Test - 2007 was held on ONE day in three different sessions. It was an objective type test with no negative marks.

Paper I Physics & Chemistry 120 questions for 120 marks Duration 150 minutes

Paper III Biology 60 questions for 60 marks, Duration 80 minutes

Probable Date of Karnataka CET The entrance examination is usually conducted in the month of May

Number of seats

There are 62 medical colleges,40 dental colleges,58 Ayurveda colleges,17 Homeo colleges, 4 Unani colleges,4 Naturopathy colleges colleges which admit students through CET.


  1. Bangalore Medical College, Fort, Near K R Market, Bangalore
  2. Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences KR Road , Near Fort,
  3. M S Ramaiah Medical College, MS Ramaiah Nagar, Near Mathikere,
  4. Khaja Bandanawaz Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rouza-E-Buzurg, Gulbarga,
  5. St.John's Medical College, Sarjapur Road Bangalore
  6. Basaveshwara Medical College & Hospital,NH-4,Chitradurga
  7. Government Medical College,Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences,Bellery
  8. Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara Medical College,Mysore,
  9. Karnataka Institute Of Medical Sciences,K.R road,Hubli.
  10. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College
  11. Kasturba Medical college,Manipal,Udupi
  12. Father Muller Medical College,Kankanady,Mangalore.
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