Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test
Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test

Karnataka DCET 2024: Registration, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Cut Off

DCET 2024 exam likely to be conducted in September 2024 (tentative date). Candidates can check application process, eligibility criteria and exam pattern.
DCET 2024

DCET 2024

Karnataka Diploma CET 2024 Exam Date: The Karnataka Examinations Authority will commence the application process for Diploma Common Entrance Test in July 2024 (tentative date). Once the application form is released, interested candidates will be able to register themselves for the DCET 2024 examination on the official website. 

The DCET 2024 exam is expected to be conducted in September 2024. However, no official dates have been confirmed by the exam conducting authorities as of now. 

What is DCET exam?

Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET) is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority for admission into 2nd year B.Tech courses and 1st year B.Arch courses. The exam is conducted in the offline mode for candidates with a Diploma degree in relevant courses. Interested candidates can apply for the DCET exam in the online mode after the commencement of the registration process.

Karnataka DCET 2024: Highlights

Candidates can check the key highlights of Karnataka DCET exam in the table provided below.



Name of the exam

Diploma Common Entrance Test  (DCET)

Exam Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Date 

To be released

Registration Date

To be released

Mode of Examination


Application mode 


Official website 


Karnataka DCET 2024 Exam Date

The exam dates for the DCET 2024 exam are yet to be released by Karnataka Examinations Authority. The DCET 2024 exam dates will be available in the table provided below once the official notification is released.



DCET  Registration 2024

To be announced

DCET Registration Ends

To be announced

DCET Exam Date 2024

To be announced

DCET Result 2024 

To be announced

Note: Last year, the registration process for the DCET exam commenced on July 31, 2023 and the exam was conducted on September 9, 2023.

Karnataka DCET 2024 Application Form

The Karnataka Examinations Authority has not yet released the DCET 2024 application form. Tentatively, the registrations for Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance test will likely commence in July 2024. Once the application form is released, students will be able to apply for the DCET exam in the online mode.

DCET 2024 Application Form: How to apply?

Candidates can follow the instructions mentioned below in order to apply for the DCET 2024 exam.

Step 1: Visit the official DCET website.

Step 2: Click on the 'DCET-2024 Online Application' link. 

Step 3: Register using required details. 

Step 4: Login into the application portal using the registration/application number generated. 

Step 5: Fill out the form by providing the necessary details.

Step 6: Upload the scanned documents in the specified format.

Step 7: Pay the fee through an online payment gateway and download the confirmation receipt.

Step 8: Submit the application.

Step 9: Download the submitted application for future reference.

DCET 2024 Application Fee

The fee details for Karnataka DCET application form are provided in the table below.


Application fee

General candidates

INR 650

SC/ST candidates

INR 500

Karnataka DCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates willing to apply for DCET 2024 must fulfil the eligibility criteria specified by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The DCET 2024 eligibility criteria for various courses is mentioned below

For B.E. courses

  • For admission to B.E. courses through DCET 2024, a candidate must have passed a diploma examination (or its equivalent).
  • Candidates who secure a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate of all the subjects in the final year of diploma course (5th and 6th semester) are eligible to apply.
  • The minimum percentage required in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category and Backward Classes of Karnataka is 40%.

For B.Arch courses

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 scheme of examination with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 
  • Candidates must also qualify the 10+3 Diploma Examination with Mathematics as a compulsory subject and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. 
  • Candidates must appear in the National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) and obtain a minimum of 40% marks in order to apply.

Note: For SC/ST/PwD candidates, the minimum marks required in the qualifying examination is 45%.

Karnataka DCET 2024 Exam Pattern

The DCET 2024 exam pattern is provided in the table below.



Exam Name

Karnataka Diploma Common Entrance Test

Exam mode


Exam Duration

3 hours (180 minutes)

Total Marks 

100 marks

Question Type



Applied Mathematics

Applied Science 

Marking scheme

1 mark for each correct answer

No negative marking for wrong answer

DCET 2024 Question Paper Pattern

DCET 2024 will be conducted in offline mode. The paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates appearing for the exam will have to mark their responses in the OMR sheet. 





Engineering Mathematics



Statistics & Analytics



IT Skills



Fundamentals Of Electrical & Electronics Engineering



Project Management Skills




Karnataka DCET 2024 Syllabus

 DCET 2024 Syllabus will be available on the official website. Meanwhile, candidates can take a look at the DCET 2023 syllabus below.

DCET 2023 Syllabus - Download

Karnataka DCET 2024 Admit Card

The DCET Admit Card 2024 will be issued a few days before the exam. The official date for the release of the DCET admit card has not yet been confirmed by the exam authorities.

The DCET admit card consists of important information including candidate’s name, application number, date of birth, name of the course, date and time of exam as well as exam-day guidelines. 

Students must carry the DCET admit card along with a valid Photo ID proof on the day of examination for entry and verification purposes. Candidates must preserve the Admit Card as it is an essential document which will be required during the admission process. 

Karnataka DCET 2024 Admit Card: How to download?

Once the DCET admit card is released, students can download it from the official website by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Visit the official website - cetonline.karnataka.gov.in

Step 2: Click on the ‘DCET 2024 Admit card’ link available on the homepage

Step 3: Enter required credentials such as registration number, date of birth, etc. in the designated fields.

Step 4: Your DCET 2024 admit card will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Download the admit card and take a printout for future reference.

 Candidates are advised to review all the details mentioned in the admit card. In case of any discrepancy, the candidates must contact the official authorities.

Karnataka DCET 2024 Answer Key 

The Karnataka Examinations Authority releases the answer key a few days after the exam. The dates for the release of DCET 2024 answer key have not been released as of now. Once released candidates can check the answer key by following the steps listed below:

  • Go to the official DCET website 
  • Locate the link for “DCET 2024 answer key” and click on it 
  • The answer keys will be available for various programs in the PDF format.
  • Candidates can download their respective answer key for future reference

Karnataka DCET 2024 Result

The DCET result is expected in October 2024 (tentative date). However, DCET 2024 Result date has not yet been confirmed by the official authorities. To access the DCET Result 2024, candidates can follow the instructions given below.

  • Visit the official website - cetonline.karnataka.gov.in
  • On the homepage, navigate to the ‘Admissions’ section and click on ‘Diploma CET 2024’.
  • Now, click on the ‘DCET 2024 Result’ link.
  • Login using necessary credentials such as application number, date of birth and other details.
  • Click on ‘Submit’.
  • DCET 2024 results will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download the result for future reference.

Karnataka DCET 2024 Counselling

Candidates qualifying in the Karnataka DCET exam will be called for counselling. The counselling process will likely commence in November 2024. Eligible candidates will be able to register for the counselling process online by opting for their preferred courses and colleges. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the use of DCET exam?

Karnataka DCET (Diploma Common Entrance Exam) is a state level entrance exam for candidates who hold a diploma degree and are willing to take admission in 2nd year of engineering courses or 1st year of architecture course offered by government colleges of Karnataka

Who conducts the DCET exam?

The DCET exam is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

How can I check my DCET 2024 rank?

Students can check their DCET rank by visiting the official website and logging in through their credentials in the result portal.

Who is eligible for DCET 2024?

For admission to B.E./B.Tech courses through DCET, candidates who possess a diploma (or equivalent) degree with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST candidates) are eligible to apply.

How do I apply for DCET 2024?

To apply for DCET 2024 candidates can visit the official website and click on the link provided for DCET 2024 online application. Fill out the application form using accurate details, upload scanned documents and pay the application fee to submit your application.

How is DCET rank calculated?

For admission to engineering courses, the DCET 2024 merit list will be prepared by giving 50% weightage to the marks obtained in DCET exam and 50% weightage to marks obtained in the final year examination of diploma program. 

For architecture course, the marks obtained in NATA exam and marks obtained in final year examination of the diploma course are considered. 

Can we write DCET twice?

Yes, there is no restriction on number of attempts for the DCET exam.

What is lateral entry?

In the context of the Diploma Common Entrance Test (DCET), lateral admission means that students who hold a diploma in a relevant engineering branch can gain direct admission into the second year of a B.Tech program 

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