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COMEDK – Gateway to Engineering courses in Karnataka

The state of Karnataka has a large number of renowned institutes for almost every stream ranging from management to humanities, Engineering to fashion, law to health, to name a few. The state is known for its high standard of education in professional courses like Engineering and Medicine. Karnataka boasts of around 200 engineering colleges and also has the highest number of medical seats in the country.

The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK) is an endeavor of Karnataka Professional Colleges Foundation which is entrusted with the responsibility of organizing a fair and objective testing procedure to screen students seeking admission to engineering, medical and dental courses in member institutions. 16 medical, 24 dental and 190 engineering colleges come within the ambit of Comedk. Since the inception of National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) as the single window entrance exam for admission to medical and dental courses in the country, COMEDK has been conducting an entrance test for around 190 Engineering colleges known as the Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET). In addition to conducting entrance test, COMEDK also organizes a single window centralized counselling process. The testing and counselling process of COMEDK is highly acclaimed in the country.

Who can apply?

a) For Undergraduate Engineering courses

  • Candidates from all over the country can appear for the COMEDK entrance examination. The qualifying examinations prescribed for admission for Undergraduate Engineering courses is second PUC or 10+2 Higher Secondary or equivalent examination recognized by State / Central Government with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
  • The General Merit candidates should have passed with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks (40% in respect of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka State) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and should have passed these subjects individually.
  • Diploma candidates are not eligible to take the Entrance Test as there are no lateral entry admissions

b) For Undergraduate Architecture courses

  • The prescribed qualifying examination for admission to B. Arch course is second PUC or 10+2
  • Higher Secondary or equivalent examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects along with other subjects or a 10+3 Diploma recognized by Central / State Government and having obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate (45% in the case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka).
  • The candidates should have qualified a recognized aptitude test in Architecture (NATA or equivalent).
  • There shall be no Entrance Test for candidates seeking admission to B. Arch Course.
  • Candidates seeking admission to B. Arch course shall submit separate application form for counseling as per the notification on COMEDK website.

How to apply?

Registrations for COMEDK exam is via online mode only. The candidates have to register themselves at The candidates may access the general instructions and the explanation for filling the required fields through the link in the website

Test pattern

The Entrance Test COMEDK UGET is to be taken in the online mode only. It is an objective type test of multiple choice questions (MCQs) with one correct answer. A merit / rank is generated based on the candidate’s scores in the entrance test.

Subject Number of MCQs
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Mathematics 60
Total 180
  • Medium of Examination will be ENGLISH Only
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers
  • However, in the event of a tie in the test score, the principle of least negative responses (Number of wrong answers) is adopted.

Note: In order to familiarize the students to the computer based test, an opportunity in the form of MOCK TEST is made available in the COMED K website as per the calendar of events. As many as 6 different mock tests are made available to the students before they take the final examination.


The COMEDK Undergraduate Entrance Test (UGET) is based on the NCERT Syllabus of XI and XII which is also followed by the Karnataka Pre University Board(I and II PUC). Most of the questions are from II PU/XII with a low weightage for I PU/XI.

Important Dates

Events Important dates (tentative)
Start of COMEDK UGET 2019 registration Third week of January 2019
Release of Mock Test 1 for COMEDK UGET 2019 First week of February 2019
Final date for fee payment and submission of filled application form Third week of April 2019
COMEDK UGET 2019 Examination Second week of May 2019
Final answer key of COMEDK UGET 2019 Fourth week of May 2019
Release of Test Score Card Fourth week of May 2019
Counselling of COMEDK UGET 2019 Third week to Fourth week of July 2019

Tips to excel in comed k UGET

The COMED K UGET exam is one of the many entrance tests taken up by thousands of students every year as it holds the key to their dream of becoming a part of premier Engineering institutes of the state.
The approach, aptitude and skill level required for Entrance exam is quite different from that of Board exam. If Board exams test a student for accumulated knowledge, entrance exams like COMED K test the analytical and reasoning skills of the students. In the run up to the Board and Entrance exams, it is quite natural for a student to be stressed out and feel under prepared. Instead of throwing in the towel, one needs to take up the challenge and come out successful. Here are a few tips to excel in COMED K UGET.

1) Revision is the key: Time is ticking and every aspirant will feel the anxiety of not knowing some concepts. This anxiety will only result in one losing motivation. Hence, prepare a plan with ample scope for revising the concepts. The mantra for success in these competitive exams is “minimum material maximum revision”.

2) Prioritize: Do not cram too many things at one go. Identify chapters and concepts with a higher weightage and scope for scoring marks.

3) Improve on your strengths: Identify topics over which you have good command and strengthen it further. 100% preparation on 80% of topics is any day a better strategy than 80% preparation of 100% of all topics.

4) Focus on your weak points: It is very important to identify the weak links in our preparation method and devise a strategy to plug all the loopholes and convert weakness to strength.

5) Emphasis on NCERT: COMED K and other entrance exams are based on the NCERT curriculum. Comprehensive coverage of the NCERT textbook is of paramount importance. Concentrate on important formulae, examples, diagrams and graphs. Review summary notes and synopsis rather than full notes. Make concept maps for quick and effective revision.

6) Do not neglect I PU topics: Though the weightage for I PU/XI topics in COMED K exam is low, high success rate in questions from I PU/XI ensures top ranks.

7) Make the best use of practice papers: In all competitive exams time management is a crucial factor. Students are therefore expected to solve these practice papers in a time bound manner in exam simulated conditions. Practice papers provide an opportunity to improve speed and accuracy, the two essential components for success in entrance exams. It is also important to carry out self-evaluation and analysis of the performance in practice papers. Previous years papers give you a hint of the type of questions to expect.

8) Seek guidance: A problem shared is a problem halved. Do not hesitate to consult your teachers and peers for a quick help in some concepts rather than trying to figure it out yourself.

9) Break the monotony: Slogging too much with academics will take a toll on your health. It is therefore important to take regular breaks, listen to music, practice yoga or meditate.

10) Those 180 minutes: COMED K UGET is conducted for duration of 180 minutes. As a student is expected to solve the questions at the rate of one question per minute, it is very important to utilize the time available effectively. Here are a few suggestions for effective time management

  • The UGET paper will be a combination of easy, moderate and difficult questions.
  • In the first sweep solve only those questions which are familiar and easy. Usually these are memory and fact based questions and numericals involving direct substitution.
  • In the second sweep solve those questions which are familiar but would take more time. This usually includes questions which are multiple concept linked, multiple topic linked and lengthy numericals.
  • The third round is for those questions for which you have no clue. As there is no negative marking, one can be a bit adventurous in answering those questions making intelligent guesses.
  • If a question appears tricky at the first sight, skip it and proceed to the next one.
  • Try to explore the process of elimination of options to arrive at the correct choice wherever possible. Try to link units in data and in options.
  • Be alert with graphs-coordinates, units, sign conventions and vector related questions.
  • Numbers would be user friendly and hence do not panic when you come across numerical based questions.
  • Be very cautious with questions involving words and phrases like incorrect, not true, ascending and descending order.

Tips and strategies can only complement hard work but cannot substitute it. It is therefore very important to set short term goals (day to day) and develop a good work culture in the limited time available.

“The more we sweat in practice, the less we bleed in war”


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