COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria

COMEDK 2018 Eligibility CriteriaIntroduction to COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria

General COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Minimum qualification: The candidates must have completed their PUC or equivalent examination from a recognized education board to reach the COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria.
  • Candidates can also apply: Candidates who have written their qualifying exam and are waiting for their results are also eligible to apply for COMDEK 2018, they qualify their 12th level exam with the minimum marks provided. If they don’t, they will not be considered eligible and disqualified.
  • Minimum marks: In order to appear for COMEDK, the candidate must have cleared the qualifying examination with at least 50% aggregate marks in the Science, Mathematics, and English subjects. For Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Caste (OBC) candidates have the 10% relaxation that is 40%
CategoryAggregate Marks in PercentageSubjects
General50Science, Mathematics, English
Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Other Backward Classes(OBC)40Science, Mathematics, English

COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria for Engineering courses:

  • Must be passed: The candidates must have passed in individual subjects to meet the Eligibility Criteria for the COMEDK 2018 examination. If not, they should have to clear the supplementary examination for the same.
  • Aggregate in academics: The candidates applying for COMEDK 2018 must have finished their 10+2 pattern from a recognized board and the candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% marks in the aggregate of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology (40% in case of SC/ST/OBC category students in Karnataka)
  • Compulsory subject: Physics, Mathematics, and English are compulsory to be eligible for the COMEDK 2018 examination while Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology or any other technical vocational course is considered an elective subject.
  • Non-eligible qualification: Diploma candidates are not eligible to appear for the COMEDK 2018 exam as it does not have any lateral entry scheme. Diploma students will have a separate gateway of admission for the respective courses.
  • An attempt in the COMEDK 2018 Entrance Test seeking admission to Engineering courses is considered adequate for figuring in the rank list.
  • Note: During the Counselling the candidates should submit the original marks card of the COMEDK 2018 Examination for proving their eligibility in regard to marks scored as evidenced by the original marks card.

COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria Architecture Courses:

  • Minimum marks in the subjects: The candidate must score a 50% minimum marks both in Mathematics and English in the PUC (or equivalent) qualifying examination. The COMEDK rankings for B.Arch are declared on the basis of NATA scores and also with the Mathematics and English marks.
  • Separate application form: Those who are applying for COMEDK 2018 admissions to the B.Arch course will be submitting a separate application with their 10+2/equivalent mark sheets and NATA scores.
  • Ranking procedure: There is no COMEDK 2018 exam to be taken up for B.Arch aspirants. Rankings will be declared on the basis of NATA performance.
  • Minimum marks: The candidates must have passed the 12th or PUC or any equivalent examination from any recognized board (without open university/board) of the country or having 10+3 diploma with minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% in case of SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka state) to be eligible for the COMEDK 2018 admissions to B.Arch.
  • Passing marks in NATA: The candidates must have appeared and scored a minimum of 80 marks out of 200 marks in NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council Of Architecture for general as well as reserved category students, to be eligible for the COMEDK 2018 admissions to B.Arch.
  • There shall be no Entrance Test for candidates seeking admission to B. Arch Course.
  • Note: Notwithstanding the COMEDK 2018 eligibility criteria mentioned as above, if any changes, effected by AICTE, VTU, COA or any other competent Regulatory Authorities before the start of the COMEDK rank generation process shall be adopted. No changes will be made after the generating the ranks that were already mentioned in COMEDK 2018 eligibility criteria. Rank Card will be generated only for the eligible candidates who will have admission to Under Graduate Courses as per the regulations of AICTE / VTU.

Status of the Candidates in COMEDK 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates are classified as General Merit and Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes (On Karnataka Basis) or those belonging to Tulu / /Christian minority communities and those belonging to Hyderabad-Karnataka (HK) Region. There is reservation for admissions to educational institutions for candidates who are ‘local persons’ for HK region as per Karnataka Government Order in No. DPAR 06 PLX 2012 dated 06.11.2013 which is available separately on the website and issued pursuant to Art.371J of the Indian Constitution. Although there is no reservation for any other categories legal as of date, the classification is being followed for eligibility norms only.
  1. Declaration once made in the Application form with regard to the category status of General Merit (GM) / Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) / Other Backward Classes (OBC) / Minority and H-K Region WILL NOT BE changed subsequently under any circumstances. The candidates are cautioned to fill in the application form with great care about the category status.
  2. The candidates who have claimed category such as (Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Other Backward Classes (OBC)) of Karnataka should produce a valid certificate at the time of Counselling. If the certificates are not produced or not valid and if the candidates fall within 40% -45% criteria for lower eligibility his / her rank will become invalid and he/ she will not be allowed to participate in the counselling process.
  3. The candidates should produce the valid certificate who have assert Minority / Hyderabad- Karnataka status at the time of the first appearance in the Counselling. If the certificates are not produced or not valid then such as these candidates will not be entitled to select a seat under the reservation claimed.
  4. Certificates for Scheduled Caste (SC) /Scheduled Tribe (ST) /Other Backward Caste (OBC) /Minority and H-K Region, if applicable, should have been procured before the submission of Online Application.
  5. At the time of counselling if the candidate’s category certificate is dissimilar, then that candidate must carry the Caste and Income certificate issued by the competent authority in original including the category certificate.

Domicile Rules for Consideration of Karnataka Category:

If the candidate does not come into either of the below two categories, then that candidate will be selected as Non-Karnataka category.

  • Karnataka Domicile: Being a citizen of India If you belong to Karnataka by birth / domicile and have schooling for a minimum period of SEVEN academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th Standard as on 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have passed either SSLC / 10th Standard or 2nd PUC / 12th Standard or equivalent qualifying examination from Karnataka State.
  • If any candidate who had studied more than one year to pass any class or standard, the academic study years will be counted as one year only.


  • Other than Karnataka Domicile: Indian Citizens of Karnataka origin, who have studied and passed both 1st and 2nd year PUC or 11th and 12th standard examination within the State of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government and either of the parents should have studied in an educational institution of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN years.
  • Such candidates have to produce certificates issued by the competent authority to show that he /she or his/her parent (Father / Mother) has been a resident of Karnataka State as per Annexure I and study certificate/s against their claim at the time of counselling.

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