Karnataka is home to some of the leading educational and research institutions of India such as the Indian Institute of Science (IISc Bangalore), the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Bangalore), the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT K) and the National Law School of India University.
Most of the universities and the institutes in Karnataka conduct their own entrance exams and accept national level entrance exams too for admissions to their programmes. Following are the main entrance exams that need to be taken for admission to various colleges and universities in Karnataka:
The Common Admission Test (CAT) is among the toughest MBA entrance exam that needs to be taken to qualify for admission to post graduate management programmes in well-known management institutes in Karnataka like IIM Bangalore, Christ College Institute of Management (CCIM), TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) and Alliance Business School. CAT scores are also used by IISc Bangalore for admissions to its Master of Management (M.Mgt) programme.
The “Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) conducts the Under Graduate Entrance Test (COMEDK UGET) for admissions to undergraduate medical (M.B.B.S.), dental (B.D.S), engineering (B.E.) and architecture (B.Arch) courses that are offered by member institutions of the Karnataka Professional Colleges Foundation Trust (KPCF). There are 20,000 seats available in 12 medical, 25 dental and more than 150 engineering colleges in Karnataka.
The “Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) conducts the Post Graduate Entrance Test (COMEDK PGET) for admissions to post graduate courses in medicine and dentistry offered by member institutions of the consortium (medical and dental colleges in Karnataka.)
Karnataka CET is the entrance exam for admission to undergraduate professional degree programs. The merit ranking in entrance examination shall be used for admission in engineering, architecture, medical, dental, ayurveda, homeopathy, unanai, naturopathy and yoga courses offered through different government / university / private aided / private un-aided professional colleges located in Karnataka.