The Karnataka NEET UG Counselling is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It conducts the counselling for the Government medical colleges in state as well as for private medical colleges in state. The counselling is for 85% of seats from Government medical colleges and 100% seats of private medical colleges.
The counselling is conducted in 4 stages. 1st round, 2nd round, Mop up round and Stray round. The mop up round is a physical round and the Stray round is of college’s round.
Karnataka is the prestigious state for getting the medical degree. It is also an open state where students from other states can also take admission for medical colleges. This resulted in the huge competition for the medical seats in Karnataka, particularly among the other states’ students.

This competition can be seen in these numbers:

In 2019 KEA has recorded 31087 Karnataka domicile students applied for 3979 seats. And 50545 non Karnataka students had applied for 595 seats for non Karnataka students. This indicates the level of increased competition. It shows the ratio of 8 Karnataka students for 1 seat, and around 85 non Karnataka students for 1 seat.

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Highlights – Karnataka Counselling (KEA)

Name Of The OrganizationKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Exam NameNEET (National Eligibility & Entrance Test)
No Of Participating CollegesGovernment : 19
Private: 38
Domicile StatusFor 85% Govt Seats – Only Karnataka Students can Apply
For 100% Private – Karnataka + Open States + NRI
Cut-off For Government CollegesRound 1: 57109
Round 2: 65762
Mop Up: 57491
Cut-off For Private CollegesRound 1: 47611
Round 2: 20510
Mop Up: 27216
Categories For Karnataka Students1G, MA, 1H, MC, 2AG, 2AH, ME, 2BG, MEH, 2BH, MK, 3AG, MM. 3AH, MMH, 3BG, MU, OBC, OPN, SCH, STH, GMH, GMPH
Number Of SeatsKarnataka Students: Govt – 2380, Pvt. – 1636
Non Karnataka Students: 596
NRI – 595
Average Fee Per Year RangePrivate: 798600
Government: 110000

Karnataka MBBS Important Dates 2024

Online Application Release DateCurrent schedule delayed due to covid19 lockdown
2024-25 schedule Will be updated soon
Last Date To Submit The Application Form
Last Date To Submit Application Fee
Display Of Schedule For Offline Verification
Document Verification
Merit List
Option Entry (choice Filling)
Mock Allotment
Editing Entered Options
Seat Allotment List (round 1)
Fee Payment (choice 1 And Choice 2 Candidates)
To Download The Admission Order (only By Choice 1 Candidates)
Last Date To Report At The Allotted College For Choice 1 Candidates
Publishing Of Seat Matrix
Display Of Seat Matrix (all India Quota Seats)
Option Entry (choice Filling)
Publication Of Mock Result
Change The Option Entry
Publication Of Round Two Result
Fee Payment
Last Date To Report At The Allotted College For Choice 2 Candidates
Publishing Of Seat Matrix
Option Entry (choice Filling)
Publication Of Mop Up Round Result
Last Date To Report At The Allotted College For Mop Up Round Candidates
Return of Vacant seats to Respective Private College
Release of List of Verified student for Stray Vacancy
Last Date of reporting to colleges

Counselling Process (KEA UG Counselling)

For going through a smooth counselling process without any problems, students are advised to follow the simple steps of the counselling process:

  • Candidates should first register to the KEA.
  • After registration, visit the document verification center for claiming their eligibility.
  • Once the eligibility is proven then candidates get their secret key to activate their NEET UG Counselling account for Karnataka state seats.
  • With this secret key candidates can log in to their accounts to check the seat matrix.
  • There will be a mock allotment for the students before they fill the choices as per their preference. Students can fill their choices after the mock allotment.
  • After the mock seat allotment, the modifying choices’ window will be enabled. Candidates can change their choices for round 1.
  • The seats then get allocated to candidates according to the marks, ranks, and cutoff.
  • Candidates need to report the respective college if they accept the allocated seats.
  • If not accepted the seats, candidates can follow the next rounds.

Seat Matrix – Karnataka KEA UG Counselling

Document Verification Karnataka KEA UG Counselling

Candidates are required to bring the requisite documents in original and submit the Xerox copies of the same during the verification process of KEA 2024.

  • Xth standard Mark Sheet
  • XIIth Class Mark Sheet
  • KEA Application form 2024 hard copy
  • Copy of Challan Original (As a proof of fee payment)
  • Caste Certificate
  • Recent 2 Passport size Photographs
  • Medical Certificate (In case of Physically Handicapped Candidates)
  • Study Certificate signed by the concerned BEO/DDPI
  • Residence Certificate
  • Study Certificates from 6th Standard to Intermediate
  • Aadhar Card
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • NCC/CAP/Sports/Minority Certificate if applicable

If claiming Kannada Medium quota: Kannada Medium Study Certificate from 1st to 10th std for Ten Complete.
Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Concerned Tahsildar- For SC / ST in Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form F.
If claiming Rural quota: Rural Study Certificate from 1st to 10th std for Ten Complete Year.

What To Do After the 1st Round Of Counselling?

When the first round is finished, the candidates who have allocated seats, need to confirm their choice if they want to accept the seat or not. If they want to accept the seats allocated to them then candidates have to pay the fee and deposit in particular college. After that they will not be allowed to go for further rounds. Failing to report in the particular college and not paying fee will result in cancelling the admission.

When the candidate wants to go for further rounds even after getting seat allocation in the first round, they can pay the fee and go for the second round. Here if the candidate gets a higher option then students can go for the higher option. If there is no higher option allocated to students then the earlier allocated seat still remains in student’s favor.

If any candidate is not satisfied with the allotted seat, and is willing to participate in the next round of Karnataka MBBS counselling, they are required to cancel the allotment and reorder the options entered.

Seat Matrix in Karnataka Counselling

Category MBBS Seats
Govt. Quota (G) – General2950
Govt. Quota (G) – Hyd-Kar739
Govt. Quota (G) – Special Category261
NRI Quota (N)596
Private Quota (P)1845
Open Quota (Non Karnataka)595
Other Quota (Q)186
mbbs admission through management quota

Categories Abbreviations in Karnataka Counselling

AbbreviationCategory / Type
1GCategory 1 – General
MAMinority Linguistic Tamil
1HCategory – 1 under Hyd-Kar quota
MCMinority Religious Christian
2AGCategory – 2A – General
2AHCategory – 2A under Hyd-Kar quota
MEMinority Linguistic Telugu
2BGCategory – 2B – General
MEHMinority Linguistic Telugu under Hyd-Kar quota
2BHCategory – 2B under Hyd-Kar quota
MKMinority Linguistic Kodava
3AGCategory – 3A – General
MMMinority Religious Muslim
3AHCategory – 3A under Hyd-Kar quota
MMHMinority Religious Muslim under Hyd-Kar quota
3BGCategory – 3B – General
MUMinority Linguistic Tulu
3BHCategory – 3B under Hyd-Kar quota
OBCOther Backward Class
OPNOpen to All
SCHScheduled Caste under Hyd-Kar quota
SCHScheduled Caste
STScheduled Tribe
STHScheduled Tribe under Hyd-Kar quota
GMGeneral Merit
GMHGeneral Merit under Hyd-Kar quota
GMPGeneral Merit Private (Karnataka Candidates)
GMPHGeneral Merit Private under Hyd-Kar quota
PWDPerson with specified disabilities under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and in accordance with the provisions of Graduate Medical Education Regulation, 1997 of MCI.