KCET 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
KCET 2020 Exam Pattern states the duration, number of questions, weightage, medium of the exam, etc. Exam will be conducted in Offline Mode for 2 days and will have 2 sessions on both days. A total of 60 questions will be asked in each paper respectively. Syllabus of KCET 2020 is based on 1st & 2nd year PUC, recommended by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka.
KCET 2020 is scheduled to take place on July 30 to 31, 2020. Candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga will have to take Kannada Language Test.
|Mode of KCET 2020||Pen and Paper-based Test|
|Duration of the exam||80 Minutes for Each Paper|
|Medium of the Question Paper||In English only|
|Number of Questions||60 MCQs in Each Paper|
|Marks for Each question||1 Mark for Every Correct Response|
|Negative Marking||Not Applicable|
KCET 2020 will be conducted in Pen and paper mode. All the questions will be MCQs type. Duration of exam for completing each paper will be 70 minutes and 10 minutes extra will be given to read and fill in the details in OMR Sheet. Paper will be conducted in a span of two days, Mathematics paper will be consucted on first day while Physics and Chemistry on the next day.
Candidates can refer to the following table to get complete information about KCET 2020 Pattern:
|Subject||No. of questions||Duration|
|Mathematics||60||70 Minutes + 10 Minutes(To Fill the details in OMR Sheet)|
Kannada Language Test
(Only in Bangalore)
Along with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics paper, Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga have to appear for Kannada Language Test.
Check Detailed KCET 2020 Syllabus
Common Entrance Test 2020 – Time Table
|July 30, 2020||Thursday||10:30 AM – 11:50 AM||Biology||60|
|2:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Mathematics||60|
|July 31, 2020||Friday||10:30 AM – 11:50 AM||Physics||60|
|2:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Chemistry||60|
Kannada Language Test Only in Bangalore
|August 1, 2020||Saturday||11:30 AM – 12:30 PM||Both for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates||50|
|Marks for each Correct Response||1|
|Negative Marking||No Negative Marking|
KCET 2020 is an offline paper i.e. OMR sheet will be given to candidates to mark their answer. Candidates should keep the following points in their minds while marking their answers on ORS Sheet.
Download KCET 2020 Practice Papers
KEA releases syllabus for all 4 subjects: Physics, CHemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Question paper revolves around first and second PUC as defined by Department of pre-University Education of Karnataka.
|1st Year PUC||2nd Year PUC|
|Physical World and Environment||Electrostatistics|
|Laws of Motion||Current Electricity|
|Work, Energy and Power||Magnetic Effects of Current and Electricity|
|Gravitation||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Optics and Electromagnetic Waves|
|Thermodynamics||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Kinetic Theory||Atoms and Nuclie|
|Oscillationas and waves||Electronic Devices|
This sections demands mathematical calculations and chemical equations. Some important Topics incluse chemical kinematics, equillibrium, structure of atoms, block elements.
|1st Year PUC||2nd Year PUC|
|Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State and Solutions|
|Periodicity of Elements||Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetics|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Isolation of Elements|
|States of Matter||D and F Block Elements|
|Chemical Thermodynamics||Co-Ordination Compounds|
|Equillibrium and Redox Reaction||Haloalkanes and Haloarene|
|S-Block and P-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ether|
|Organic Chemistry ad Hydrocarbons||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acid|
|Environmental Chemistry||Biololeculed and Polymers|
Following table mentions important topics of this section which hold weightage of more than 10%
|1st Year PUC||2nd Year PUC|
|Introduction to 3D Geometry||Inverse Trigonometric Functions|
|Statistics||Application of Integrals|
|Principles of Mathematcal Induction||Linear Programming|
|Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||Continuity and Differentiability|
|Permutationa and Combination||Vector Algebra and 3D Geometry|
|Binomial Theorem and Sets||Application of Derivatives|
Below mentioned are important topics, for Biology section which need to be covered up for securing good marks.
|1st Year PUC||2nd Year PUC|
|Neural Control and Coordination||Human Reproduction|
|Photosynthesis and Respiration in Plants||Microbes in Human Welfare|
|Cell Cycle and Cell Division||Organism and Population|
|Body Fluids and Circulation||Ecosystem|
|Morphology and Anatomy of Flowering Plants||Environmental Issues|
|Locomotion and Movement||Evolution|
|Biological Classification||Biodversity and Conservation|
Ques 1: Is there any choice of questions allowed in the individual papers in KCET?
Ans: No. There is no choice of questions is allowed in the individual papers in KCET. Each paper will consist of 60 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each and the maximum mark that a student can score in each paper is 60.
Ques 2: If I mark the wrong option and then rectify the mistake by marking the correct option to a particular question in KCET, will I be penalized?
Ans: Multiple options marking will be awarded zero marks in KCET.
Ques 3: What are the paper that’s candidates have to appear for in KCET?
Ans: KCET Farm Science applicants need to appear for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology papers, while aspirants of Engineering, and Technology courses, need to take the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics papers. For Pharma programs, candidates need to appear for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology papers.
Ques 4: Are NEET/NATA scores compulsory for candidates wanting to pursue Medical/Architecture programs through KEA?
Ans: Aspirants willing to pursue Medical/Dental//AYUSH programs should compulsorily have a valid NEET score (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and for admission to Architecture programs, aspirants should mandatorily have a valid NATA score (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) or JEE Paper-2 score in order to be considered eligible for admission through KEA for Government share of seats.
Ques 5: Why is it compulsory to use a blue/black ballpoint pen only for marking answers in KCET?
Ans: The KCET response sheets will be read by OMR machines to score each candidate’s answers. A blue/black ballpoint pen will make the best possible mark on the response sheets and also replicate the impression on the sheet attached below. Since the machines are programmed to read only darkened spots of a specific shape, it is important that the marks are made in strict accordance with the instructions printed on the response sheets. Please note that torn or soiled response sheets and options not marked properly may lead to a lower score in the exam
Ques 6: What are Question paper versions and why are these important?
Ans: Question paper on each subject will have 16 different versions and the version code will be printed in bold on the top sheet of the question paper. The version codes used in each paper will be from A - 1 to A - 4, B - 1 to B - 4, C - 1 to C - 4 and D - 1 to D - 4. Version codes are used in order to prevent usage of unfair means among examinees.
Ques 7: How exactly should the answers be marked on the OMR sheets in KCET?
Ans: KCET is an offline test and examinees will be issued a 2-page OMR Sheet to mark their answers. The answers to the questions should be marked on Page 1 by darkening the appropriate circle of the corresponding question. For example, if the answer to question no 3 is option D, the examinee needs to darken the circle D against serial number 3 on the OMR sheet.
Ques 8: I am a general category candidate. I am not claiming any reservation status for admission through KCET. Do I still have to appear for the Kannada Language Test?
Ans: No. Only Candidates who are seeking reservation under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses will have to appear for the Kannada Language Test.
Ques 9: Is there any exception to the Kannada Language Test criteria?
Ans: Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates who have studied ten full academic years in a Kannada Medium (1st - 10th standard) in places outside the state of Karnataka need not appear for Kannada Language Test under KCET.
Ques 10: Which programs allow admission under the Agriculturist quota?
Ans: Farm Science programs like B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture, B.Sc. (Hons) Sericulture, B. Sc. (Hons) Horticulture, B. Sc. (Hons) Forestry, B.Sc. Agri-Bio Tech, B. H. Sc. (Home Science), B. Tech (Agri. Engg), B. Tech (Food Technology), B. Tech (Dairy Tech), B. F. Sc. (Fisheries), B. Tech (Food Science &Tech)., B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Marketing & Co-Op. as well as Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V. Sc. & A.H.) has the provision of Agriculturist Quota. A minimum of 50% marks in the Practical Examination is required to claim admission under the Agriculturist Quota.
Ques 11: Where are the Practical Examination for Agriculturist Quota for KCET conducted?
Ans: Practical Examination will be conducted at select locations by concerned Agricultural/Veterinary Universities against a Test Fee of INR 500 (INR 250 reserved category candidates) payable in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of the Comptroller of the respective University. The DD has to be deposited at the respective Practical Test Centre on the day of document verification.
Ques 12: In case of Agriculturist Quota, how is the score calculated?
Ans: In case of Agriculturist Quota, the score is the summation of 25% marks each, secured in concerned combinations in PUC 2nd year (PCM/PCB) & KCET and 50% marks secured in the Practical Test. In case of B.V. Sc. & AH, the composite score comprises of 50% of marks secured in CET (PCB) and 50% of marks scored in the Practical Test.
Ques 13: How long should I retain my KCET OMR Sheet examinee copy?
Ans: At the end of the examination, Page 2 of the OMR response sheet set is handed out to the examinees by the invigilator for the records. You should preserve your KCET OMR sheet examinee copy of all the subjects for a minimum period of one year from the date of receiving the admission offer.
Ques 14: What is the procedural requirement that needs to be followed without fail at the end of the examination?
Ans: KCET candidates are required to compulsorily affix their left-hand thumb impression in the space provided on the bottom portion of Page 1 of OMR response sheet with the ink-pad provided by the Invigilator, after completion of each Test. Only those OMR response sheets will be evaluated, scored and ranked which has the candidate’s left-hand thumb impression in place
Ques 15: What are the mandatory details that candidates need to fill in in the OMR Response sheets?
Ans: It is mandatory that the candidates write and shade their Name, CET Number, Question booklet Version Code and Serial number correctly on the appropriate boxes of the OMR response sheet. OMR response sheets without these details will not be evaluated, scored and ranked.
Ques 16: If I mark a wrong option by mistake, can I mark another option as an answer and be scored for the same?
Ans: Once a circle is darkened, there is no way to erase the same. Use of markers, white fluid or any other method to undo the shading is not allowed, nor will another OMR response sheet will be allotted to the candidates. Candidates are advised not to attempt rectifying a mistake on the OMR response sheet as a soiled response sheet will not be evaluated by KEA.
Ques 17: Which books should I follow in preparation for KCET?
Ans: Relevant subject books published by NCERT will help you brush up on your 10+2 level knowledge. Candidates should note that the Karnataka State's Department of Pre-University Education prescribed syllabi for PUC 1st and 2nd syllabi year is covered in KCET.
Ques 18: I belong to Horanadu state. As I have to take an extra Kannada paper I want to know do I also need to choose Kannada as my medium of paper in rest of the exams too?
Ans: No, For appearing in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics section candidates can either opt for English or Kannada language. There is no compulsion in that
Ques 19: Can I carry my ORS sheet with me after completion of exam?
Ans: Yes, the candidates are allowed to carry a copy of ORS sheet along with them
Ques 20: Can you suggest me some books for preparation of Physics section?
Ans: Candidates are advised to first go through NCERT books of class 11 and 12 to clear their concepts. They can also take help of following reference books
|Book Name||Author Name|
|Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering PB (Paperback)||MTG|
|New course Physics||Pradeeps (gomber and gogia)|
Ques 21: Is Negative marking applicable in KCET?
Ans: No, There is no negative marking in KCET. Candidates are advised not to leave any question unanswered. Choose the option your most sure of.
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