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KCET 2018 Paper Analysis

Updated On - April 21st 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

KCET 2018 was conducted successfully on April 18 & 19.  Students had mixed reactions towards the exam. While some said the exam was of moderate difficulty level others believed that exam was easy and quite high scoring.

All the sections in the exam had moderate difficulty level. However, Physics and Chemistry had a comparatively higher number of questions from class 12th.  The detailed analysis for reach section is discussed below.

KCET Exam is a state level entrance exam organized for providing admissions in Engineering, Pharmacy, and Architecture offered by colleges and institutions located in the state. The test was conducted across more than 430 centers. Overall, 1,98,639 students registered for the test this year from which approximately 1,00,071 are male and 98,568 are female. Check KCET Participating College

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

KCET 2018 comprises of 3 subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology. Candidates need to solve 60 questions per subject to be solved within 80 minutes for each paper.

Check the image below to understand the pattern and marking scheme for exam.

KCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Paper Analysis for KCET 2018

  • KCET 2018 was conducted successfully on April 18 and 19 in pen and paper-based mode.
  • A pleasant surprise for students was that OMR Sheets came with pre-filled information like name, hall ticket number and version code of the question paper.
  • The pre-exam session of 15 minutes used earlier for filling details was reduced to just 10 minutes.
  • Biology and Mathematics was scheduled on April 18 while Physics and Chemistry were reserved for the next day.

Day 1 Analysis

Mathematics: The paper was easy to solve and most of the questions were asked from the prescribed syllabus of First and Second year PUC as per the claims made by some of the experts. Judging by reactions of several students, 40 questions can be categorized as easy while remaining 15 were of medium difficulty and 5 were difficult questions

Biology: A vast majority of questions were from class 12th (almost 75%) while only 15 questions were asked from class 11th syllabus. Again, the questions were strictly based on first and second year PUC curriculum. The paper was not very lengthy and an attempt of 45 to 50 questions can be considered quite good.

Overall, both the papers were of easy to moderate difficulty level without too many tricky questions.

Day 2 Analysis

Physics: Like Biology, topics from second year PUC curriculum predominated Physics Paper. A well-prepared student could easily get 80-85% questions correct. Although, some candidates claimed that as many as 10% questions fall in the difficult category. However, no major hiccups are expected as all questions fall well within the curriculum of 2 years of PUC.

Chemistry: As per the candidates, Chemistry paper was equally balanced to favor all the aspirants. The majority of questions were conceptual and easy to solve. This year, lots of numerical questions were asked in the examination. The paper had 17 questions from first and second year PUC Curriculum. Read More KCET 2018 Syllabus

Paper Analysis for KCET 2017

Based on the last year pattern, the overall analysis deduced that the exam was difficult than expected with 60 questions which were to be solved within 80 min. This year, candidates need to buckle up as no one can take chances over this opportunity.

This analysis will provide some knowledge about the important topics which should be emphasized upon and the level of exam.

Physics: “The exam was well-structured. A perfect combination of conceptual and application-based questions. Only Electrostatics was believed to be tricky”. This is the response of a student about the subject. Physics, this year is expected to be comparatively easy than other subjects if we consider the record of previous years.

Chemistry: This year, paper is expected to be tough when compared to other sections. Experts predict that normally, a well-prepared student can achieve success. Looking back at the last year, one must not take any chances and study thoroughly by practicing more of conceptual questions as compared to application-based questions.

Mathematics: Unexpectedly, Mathematics was easiest amongst all. Any candidate who has prepared well has great chances to score well in this paper. Discussing 2018, one might get confused because due to few tricky questions but there are lot of chances for Mathematics to get repeated with the same pattern of easy questions in 2018 too.

KCET 2018 Important Topics

Given below are the most important topics which one should not exclude from the schedule


Chapter NameWeightage
Alternating Current4%
Modern Physics (Atomic Models)6%
Ray Optics8%
Physics of Nucleus6%
Current Electricity6%
Electromagnetic Induction6%
Wave Optics9%
Wave motion5%
Heat and Thermodynamics8%


Chapter NameWeightage
Alcohol Phenol Ether6%
5-Block Elements5%
Chemical Kinetics4%
Chemical Bonding3%
Redox reaction4%
p-Block Elements3%
Atomic Structure3%
Carboxylic Acid and its Derivatives6%


Chapter NameWeightage
3D Geometry6%
Matrices Determinants5%
Complex numbers5%
Permutation and Combination6%
Continuity and Differentiability4%


Chapter NameWeightage
Plant Morpho4%
Animal Morpho3%
Chemical Coordination3%
Animal Tissues5%
Human Physiology7%

KCET Previous Year Cut Off

Candidates can check below the expected closing ranks for general category in some of the top engineering colleges in KCET. KEA will release KCET Cut off which is the minimum score that each candidate has to obtain in the entrance test to qualify. The cut off will be announced after the declaration of KCET 2018 Result.

University Visveswariah College Of Engineering, Bangalore1300841943123765312819
BMS College Of Engineering Basavanagudi, Bangalore7790-53451034746
Dr.Ambedkar Institute Of Technology, Bangalore168389230150481351718892
R.V . College Of Engineering, Bangalore2369466334972572
M.S Ramaiah Institute Of Technology, Bangalore6135997119149765091
Dayananda Sagar College Of Engineering, Bangalore156194738439296029712
Bangalore College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore63504626486191212210282160
PES Institute Of Technology (South Campus) Bangalore4887-6353-12272
Sir M.Visveswaraya Institute Of Technology. Bangalore16562516384321218020337
Acharya Institute Of Technology Bangalore2581812282158782553119225

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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