Karnataka MBBS Admission for Other States 
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Karnataka MBBS Admission for Other States 

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Bangalore, is all set to conduct the online Karnataka MBBS admission process for the year 2023. The admissions will be based on the scores obtained in the NEET exam. Candidates can participate in the Karnataka NEET 2023 admissions by visiting the official website kea.kar.nic.in, where a link to the admission process will be provided once it becomes available.

To apply for Karnataka MBBS/BDS 2023, candidates will need to fill out the application form released by the authority on their official website. The application form will require candidates to provide their personal, academic, NEET-UG, contact, and other relevant details during the registration process.

Upon completion of the registration process, KEA will compile the Karnataka NEET merit list 2023, which will include the names of eligible candidates for the counselling process. The counselling will be conducted for 85% of the state quota seats and 100% of the private college seats. During the counselling process, candidates will have the opportunity to select their preferred courses and colleges. Shortlisted candidates will then be required to report to the allotted institute with their original documents in order to secure their Karnataka MBBS admission for the year 2023.

A total of 10,995 MBBS seats and 3,445 BDS seats will be available through NEET Karnataka admissions. However, it’s important to note that admission to the remaining 15% All India Quota seats will be granted through NEET 2023 counselling, which will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

Karnataka MBBS Admission

Karnataka MBBS admission 2023

In order to participate in Karnataka MBBS/BDS 2023 admission, candidates need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Here are the detailed eligibility requirements for Karnataka MBBS admission:

Nationality: Only Indian nationals are eligible for Karnataka NEET admission 2023. NRI candidates can apply for NRI quota seats.

Academic qualifications: Candidates must have passed the 2nd PUC/Class 12 or its equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks. Reserved category candidates must secure a minimum of 40% marks.

Subjects studied: Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as compulsory subjects in their qualifying examination.

Domicile: To apply for admission to Karnataka MBBS 2023, candidates must have Karnataka domicile. However, candidates who do not belong to Karnataka can still apply for open and other quota seats in private colleges. For government seats, the following criteria apply:

  1. a) Candidates who have studied for a minimum of seven years from a government or government recognized institution in Karnataka are eligible.
  2. b) Candidates who have completed class 11 and 12 from Karnataka and whose parents have studied for seven years in Karnataka are eligible.
  3. c) Candidates and either parent having Kannada, Tulu, or Kodava as their mother tongue are eligible. Those candidates will have to appear for the Kannada language test.
  4. d) Candidates who are the son/daughter of defence personnel and have passed class 11 and 12 from Karnataka are eligible.

NEET 2023 cutoff: To qualify for the undergraduate medical entrance test, candidates must secure the NEET-UG cutoff score.

It is important for candidates to carefully review and ensure that they meet all the eligibility criteria before applying for Karnataka MBBS/BDS 2023 admission.

Karnataka State MBBS Counselling – Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are applying for the MBBS Karnataka counselling must have the following eligibility criteria. 
  • Applicants must be Indian citizen. 
  • Must have qualified in NEET exam. 
  • Age limit of the candidates must be at least 17 years. 

NEET Qualifying marks of the applicants must be:

  • General category – 50 percentile, 
  • SC/ST/OBC category 40 percentile, 
  • SC/ST/OBC – PH category 40 percentile
  • General – PH category 45 percentile,  

Eligibility for Linguistic Minority:

Linguistic Minority reservation is applicable for Karnataka domicile candidates belonging to Tamil, Telugu, Kodava, and Tulu linguistic communities. To be eligible, the candidate should have studied in Karnataka for a period of ten years, from 1st standard to the qualifying examination, and should have passed SSLC/10th or 2nd PUC/12th from Karnataka state.

Eligibility for Private seats (OPN & MA, GMP, MK, MC, ME, MU, MM seats): 

For private seats, the candidate must be a citizen of India and have qualified in the NEET exam, along with meeting the academic eligibility criteria.

Eligibility for Religious Minority:

Religious Minority (Christian, Muslim) candidates from Karnataka and non-Karnataka candidates are considered, but priority is given to Karnataka domicile candidates.

Non-Karnataka Candidates:

Non-Karnataka candidates are not eligible for reservation. They must score the 50th percentile in the NEET examination. It’s important to note that OBC/SC/ST eligibility criteria are applicable to Karnataka candidates only. Non-Karnataka candidates are eligible to apply for OPN private quota seats and other quotas in private medical colleges.

Compulsory Rural Service for one year:

All candidates who are allotted a Medical seat and have taken admission to a Medical course are required to undergo one year of compulsory rural service in Karnataka Government hospitals as per the Karnataka Compulsory Service Training guidelines.

Nativity & Domicile Claiming:

Candidates must fulfill the criteria of domicile when applying for KEA MBBS admission for Government seats. The following conditions apply:

  • Passed class XI and XII from an institute located in Karnataka and studied in Karnataka for a minimum of 7 years.
  • Passed PUC/XII, and the candidate’s parents must have studied for a minimum of 7 years from an institute located in Karnataka.
  • Candidate or either of their parents must have Kannada/Tulu/Kodava as their mother tongue, and the parent must be a domicile of Karnataka. These candidates are required to undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.
  • Son or daughter of a defense person who worked in Karnataka for a minimum of one year during the two-year period of study in +2/PUC.
  • Candidate must score a minimum of 12 marks in Kannada Language test for claiming reservation. 
  • Candidates who have studied in Kannada medium for ten full academic years from 1st standard to 10th in places outside the Karnataka state.
  • Candidate’s mother tongue should be Kannada/Tulu/Kodava, and they should have studied for 7 years in disputed Kannada-speaking areas of Akkalkot or South Sholapur or Gadhinglaj or Jath Taluks of Maharashtra State / Hosadurga or Kasargod or Manjeshwar Taluks of Kerala State. These candidates must also undergo a Kannada Language test.
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