KCET 2020 SYLLABUS
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KCET Syllabus 2020 is defined by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) which includes 4 subjects i.e, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. In order to prepare for the entrance examination must know the exam pattern before proceeding toward the detailed syllabus of KCET. The exam will be conducted in two languages i.e. English and Kannada languages.
There will be no negative marking in the exam. Candidates can download the syllabus in PDF from the official website of KCET. Read the article below to know about the detailed syllabus, exam pattern and much more.
|Physics||Motion Plane, Laws of Motion, Wave Optics, Current Electricity, etc|
|Chemistry||Block Elements, Chemical Kinematics, Equilibrium, Structure of Atoms, etc|
|Mathematics||Geometry, Statistics, Linear Programming, Inverse Trigonometric functions, etc.|
|Biology||Cell, Animal Kingdom, Transport in Plants, Mineral Nutrition, etc|
All the important topics of PUC I & II are mentioned below. Candidates can go through the syllabus and start preparing for the exam.
Mathematics paper will have 60 objective type questions. Each question will be if 1 mark and no provision of negative marking for incorrect/double answered answers. The following infographic indicates the most important topics having a weight of more than 10%.
|Introduction to 3D Geometry||Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensions. Coordinates of a point. Distance between two points and section formula and problems.||7|
|Mathematical Reasoning||Definition of proposition and problems, Logical connectives, compound proposition, problems, Quantifiers, negation, problems, proving a statement by the method of contradiction by giving counter example.||6|
|Statistics||Measure of dispersion, range, mean deviation, variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped data. Analysis of frequency distributions with equal means but different variances.||7|
|Principle Of Mathematical Induction||Process of the proof by induction, motivating the application of the method by looking at natural numbers as the least inductive subset of real numbers, The principle of mathematical induction and simple problems based on summation only, etc.||5|
|Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations||Need for complex numbers, especially √, to be motivated by inability to solve every quadratic equation. Brief description of algebraic properties of complex numbers. solution of quadratic equations in the complex number system, Square-root of a Complex number given in supplement and problems, etc.||9|
|Linear Inequalities||Linear inequalities, Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable and their representation on the number line and examples, Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variables and examples Solution of system of linear inequalities in two variables -graphically and examples||7|
|Permutation And Combination||Fundamental principle of counting. Factorial n Permutations: Definition, examples, derivation of formulae nPr, Permutation when all the objects are not distinct, problems. Combinations: Definition, examples Proving nCr= nPr r!, nCr = nCn-r; nCr +nCr-1 = n+1Cr, Problems based on above formulae.||9|
|Binomial Theorem||History, statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indices. Pascal’s triangle, general and middle term in binomial expansion, Problems based on expansion, finding any term, term independent of x, middle term, coefficient of xr .||8|
|Sets||Empty set, Finite and Infinite sets, Equal sets, Subsets, Subsets of the set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations), Power set, Universal set, Union and intersection of sets, Difference of sets, Complement of a set, Properties of Complement sets, Simple practical problems on union and intersection of two sets, etc,||8|
|Inverse Trigonometric Functions||Definition, range, domain, principal value branches. Mentioning domain and range of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, Conversion of one inverse trigonometric function to another, etc.||8|
|Matrices||Column matrix, row matrix, rectangular matrix, square matrix, zero matrix, diagonal matrix, scalar matrix and unit matrix, Equality of matrices, Addition, multiplication, scalar multiplication of matrices, Transpose of a matrix, Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices, Concept of elementary row and column operations, etc.||9|
|Application Of Integrals||Area under the curve: area under simple curves, especially lines, arcs of circles/parabolas/ellipses, Area bounded by two above said curves: problems||8|
|Linear Programming||Introduction of L.P.P. definition of constraints, objective function, optimization, constraint equations, non- negativity restrictions, Mathematical formulation-mathematical formulation of L.P.P, Different types of L.P.P, etc.||7|
From Physics also a total of 60 questions will be asked and there will be no negative marking in this paper also.
|Physical world||Scope and excitement of physics, Physics, technology and society, Mention of fundamental forces in nature, Nature of physical laws, etc.||2|
|Units and measurement||Unit of measurement, System of units, SI units, Fundamental and derived units, Length, mass and time measurements, Accuracy and precision of measuring instruments, Dimensions of physical quantities - Dimensional analysis and its applications, etc.||3|
|Motion in a straight line||Definitions of path length and displacement, Definitions of average speed and average velocity, instantaneous speed and instantaneous velocity & uniform and non-uniform motion, Uniformly accelerated motion, Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion, etc.||7|
|Gravitation||Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, Acceleration due to gravity: Derivation of relation between g and G, Gravitational potential energy: Derivation of gravitational potential energy, Earth satellites, etc.||8|
|Mechanical properties of solids||Elasticity and plasticity, Elastic behavior of solids, Stress and strain, Hooke’s law, Stress-strain curve, Elastic moduli: Definitions and expressions of Young’s modulus, Bulk modulus, etc.||4|
|Mechanical properties of fluids||Pressure, Derivation of pressure at a point inside a liquid, Gauge pressure, Pascal’s law: Statement and its applications, Streamline flow, Bernoulli’s principle, Viscosity, Reynolds number, Surface tension, etc.||4|
|Thermodynamics||Thermal equilibrium, Laws of Thermodynamics, Adiabatic process, Heat engines, Refrigerators, Reversible and irreversible processes, etc.||7|
|Kinetic theory||Equation of state of a perfect gas, Kinetic theory of an ideal gas, Degrees of freedom, Law of equipartition of energy: Statement and application to specific heat capacities of monatomic, diatomic and polyatomic gases, Concept of mean free path, etc.||4|
|Oscillations||Periodic and oscillatory motion: Definitions of Period and Frequency, Displacement as a function of time, Periodic functions, Simple harmonic motion, Oscillations due to a spring, etc.||7|
|Magnetism and Matter||Bar magnet: Properties of magnetic field lines, Gauss law in magnetism, Earth’s magnetic field and its elements, Magnetic properties of materials, Hysteresis, Hysteresis loop, definitions of retentivity and coercivity, etc.||7|
|Electromagnetic Induction||Experiments of Faraday and Henry, Lenz’s law, Inductance - Mutual inductance, Self-inductance, AC generator, etc.||6|
|Alternating Current||Mention of expression for instantaneous, peak and rms values of alternating current and voltage, AC voltage applied to a resistor, AC voltage applied to an inductor, AC voltage applied to series LCR circuit, Mention of expression for power in ac circuit, LC oscillations, etc.||7|
|Electromagnetic Waves||Displacement current, need for displacement current, expression for displacement current, expression for Ampere-Maxwell law, Electromagnetic waves, Electromagnetic spectrum, etc.||2|
|Atoms||Alpha particle scattering, Schematic diagram of Geiger-Marsden experiment, Rutherford’s model of an atom, Atomic spectra, Bohr model of hydrogen atom, Derivation of energy of electron in stationary states of hydrogen atom, etc.||5|
|Nuclei||Definition of atomic mass unit, Isotopes, isobars and isotones, explanation of mass defect and binding energy, Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, Radioactivity, etc.||6|
|Communication Systems||Block diagram of generalized communication system, Transducer, Signal, Noise, Transmitter, Receiver, Attenuation, Amplification, Range, Bandwidth, bandwidth of transmission medium for coaxial cable, free space and optical fibers, Propagation of electromagnetic waves, etc.||3|
Chemistry paper will consist of 60 questions. 1 mark for every correct answer and no negative marking for incorrect answers will be there.
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||General introduction: Importance and scope of chemistry, Properties of matter and their measurement, Laws of chemical combination, Dalton’s atomic theory, Atomic and molecular masses, Avogadro constant, mole and molar mass, Reactions in solutions, etc.||8|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Significance of classification, Mendeleev periodic law, Henry Moseley observation based on X- ray spectra of elements, account of groups, periods, s, p, d and f blocks, Periodic trends in properties of elements with reason, etc.||8|
|Thermodynamics||Thermodynamic terms – concepts of system, surroundings, Internal energy: as a state function, work and heat, Exothermic and endothermic reactions, Heat capacity, specific heat, Thermochemical equations- examples , enthalpy of a reaction, Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, etc.||4|
|Redox reactions||Concept of oxidation and reduction, Redox reactions, Oxidation number, Oxidation, reduction, oxidizing agent/oxidant, Types of redox reactions, etc.||4|
|Hydrogen||Position of hydrogen in periodic table, reaction with halogens, dioxygen, physical properties, chemical properties, dinitrogen, Hydrides – classification, Dihydrogen as a fuel – meaning of hydrogen economy||3|
|s – Block Elements||Group – I & Group – II: elements electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in ionization enthalpy, hydration enthalpy, atomic and ionic radii, Anomalous properties of lithium, Preparation and properties of some compounds, Biological importance of sodium and potassium, etc.||6|
|Some p – Block Elements||General introduction to p– block elements-electronic configuration, oxidation states, inert pair effect, anomalous behaviour of first member of each group, Group 13 elements, Group – 14 elements, Carbon: anomalous behaviour, reason, catenation, allotropic forms, etc.||7|
|Environmental chemistry||Environmental pollution, Air pollution or troposphere pollution, Stratospheric Pollution, Water pollution, Soil pollution, Strategies to control environmental pollution, Green chemistry: Introduction, green chemistry in day-to-day life, etc.||2|
|Solid State||General characteristics of solids: amorphous and crystalline solids, Classification of crystalline solids, Definitions – lattice point, crystal lattice, unit cell, coordination number, Close packing in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices, Point defects-types, Electrical properties, etc.||7|
|Solutions||Types of Solutions – binary – gaseous, liquid and solids, Solution of liquid in liquid, Solution of a solid in a liquid, Raoult’s law, Numerical problems on determination of molar mass using colligative properties, Abnormal molar mass, etc.||7|
|Surface chemistry||Adsorption: adsorbate, adsorbent, examples, distinction between adsorption and absorption, Physisorption and chemisorption, Catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, Classification of colloids-types of colloidal systems, Properties of colloids: Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, etc.||6|
|General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements||Principles and methods of extraction: concentration of ores, hydraulic washing, magnetic separation, froth floatation, leaching of alumina from bauxite, roasting and calcination, extraction of different metals, Refining: principles and examples each for distillation, etc.||4|
|Coordination Compounds||General introduction to salts, difference between double salt and coordination, Coordination entity, central metal ion, coordination number, Werner’s theory, CFT (crystal field theory), Spectrochemical series, compare weak field ligand, Isomerism, Stereoisomerism, Importance of coordination compounds, etc.||6|
|Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||Classification based on hybridization of carbon, Preparation from alcohols, Physical properties, Reactions of haloalkanes, Nucleophilic substitution reactions, Optical isomerism, Elimination reaction ( ß elimination, Haloarenes, Electrophilic substitution reactions for chlorobenzene, Reaction with metals, etc.||6|
|Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||Classification: mono, di, tri ,allylic, and benzylic alcohols, mono, di and trihydric phenols, Preparation of alcohols, Preparation of phenol, Physical and Chemical properties of primary alcohols, Esterification and acylation of alcohols/phenols, Reactions of phenol, etc.||7|
|Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||Amines: Structure of amines, classification, Methods of preparation: Reduction of nitrobenzene, reduction of nitrile and amide, Physical and Chemical properties, Diazonium salts¸ Retention of diazo group, etc.||5|
|Biomolecules||Carbohydrates: classification-based on hydrolysis, Glucose, Disaccharide, Polysaccharides, Proteins, Classification of α-amino acids, Hormones, Vitamins, Nucleic acids, etc.||6|
|Polymers||Polymer, monomer, polymerization, macromolecule, Classification: source, structure, types (mode) of polymerization, Methods of polymerization, Name of monomer/s and partial structure for the polymers, Rubber, Non-biodegradable polymers, etc.||5|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||Chemicals in medicines: drugs, chemotherapy - different classes of drugs- antacids, etc.; Chemicals in food: artificial sweetening agents, preservatives; Cleansing agents: soaps, process of saponification with equation, etc.||4|
Biology paper will also have 60 questions and 70 minutes will be given to complete the paper.
|Body fluids and Circulation||Composition of blood, Blood groups, Coagulation of blood, Composition and functions of Lymph, Human circulatory system, Structure of human heart and blood vessels, Disorders of circulatory system Hypertension, etc.||4|
|Excretory Products and their Elimination||Modes of excretion Amn1onoteiism. Ureotelism, uricotelism, Human excretory system-structure and function, Urine formulation, Osmoregulation, Regulation of kidney function, Disorders: Uraemia, Renal failure, Renal calculi and Nephritis, etc.||3|
|Locomotion and Movement||Types of movement ciliary, flagellar, muscular, Skeletal muscle - contractile proteins and muscle, Disorders of muscular and skeletal system, Muscular dystrophy, Arthritis. Osteoporosis and Gout, etc.||4|
|Neural Control and Co-ordination||Human nervous system, Central Nervous system, Peripheral Nervous system and Visceral Nervous system, Structure of a neuron, Generation and conduction of nerve impulse, etc.||5|
|Photosynthesis in Higher Plants||Autotrophic Nutrition, Priestley’s Experiment, Site of. photosynthesis, structure of chloroplast, Photosynthetic pigments (Elementary idea), light reaction, Cyclic Chemiosmotic and non-cyclic hypothesis, Photorespiration, etc.||5|
|Respiration in Plants||Cellular respiration glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), TCA cycle and electron transport system (aerobic), Respiration balance sheet, Respiratory quotient of nutrients, etc.||5|
|Plant Growth and Development||Phases and rate of plant growth, Condition of growth, Differentiation, dedifferentiation and redifferentiation, Growth regulators-auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, Photoperiodism, Vernalisation, etc.||5|
|Digestion and Absorption||Human alimentary canal and Digestive glands, Role of digestive enzymes, Digestion, absorption and assimilation of digested food, Nutritional and digestive disorders, Indigestion, constipation, vomiting, Jaundice, etc.||3|
|Morphology of Flowering Plants||Morphology and functions of different parts of flowering plants, Root. Stem. leaf, inflorescence, flower, fruit and seed, modification of root, stem and leaf, etc.||4|
|Anatomy and Flowering Plants||Tissues and tissue system, anatomy of root, stem and leaves of dicot and monocot plant, (Anatomy of root and stem to be studied in practical)||4|
|Biomolecules||Definition, types and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acids, Enzymes types, properties, factors affecting enzyme action, etc.||5|
|Cell Cycle and Cell Division||Cell cycle, Mitosis and meiosis, significance of and differences, between Mitosis and meiosis, etc.||5|
|Living World||Definition of living organisms, Characteristics of living organisms, Diversity In the living world- biodiversity definition, Nomenclature, Binomial nomenclature, rules, Taxonomic categories, taxonomical aids-herbarium, botanical garden, museum, zoological park, etc.||3|
|Biological Classification||Classification of living organisms, Five kingdoms of life and basis of five kingdom classification, Salient features and Classification of Monera, Protista and Fungi into major groups, Virus, Viroids and Lichens, etc.||2|
|Plant Kingdom||Salient feature and classification of plants into major group Algae, Bryophytes. Pleridophytes, Gymnosperms and features of each category, Angiosperms Classification up lo class, characteristic features and examples, etc.||5|
|Breathing and Exchange of Gases||Respiratory organs in animals, Human respiratory system, Mechanism of Breathing and its regulation, Exchange of gases, transport of gases and regulation of respiration, Disorders related to respiration Asthma, Emphysema, Occupational respiratory disorders, etc.||3|
|Microbes in Human Welfare||Microbes in household products, Microbes In Industrial Product, Microbes In Sewages Treatment, Microbes In The Production Of Biogas, Microbes As Biocontrol Agents, Microbes As Biofertilizers, etc.||6|
|Biotech: Principles and Processes||Principles of Biotechnology, Tools of Recombination DNA Technology, Restriction Enzymes, Cloning Vectors, Processes of Recombinant DNA Technology, Isolation of the Genetic Material (DNA), Obtaining the Foreign Gene Product, etc.||6|
|Biotech: Application||Biotechnology Applications in Agricultural BT Cotton, Biotechnological Applications in Medicine, Genetically Engineered Insulin, Gene Therapy, etc.||5|
|Organism and Population||Organisms and its Environment, Major Abiotic Factors, Responses to Abiotic Factors, Adaptations, Population attributes, Population Growth, Population Interactions, etc.||6|
|Ecosystem||Ecosystem structure and function, Productivity, Decomposition, Ecological Pyramids, Succession of Plants, Nutrient Cycling, Ecosystem Carbon Cycle, Ecosystem services, etc.||6|
|Biodiversity and Conservation||Biodiversity types, Biodiversity of World and India, The importance of species diversity to the ecosystem, Loss of biodiversity, Biodiversity Conservation, etc.||4|
|Environmental Issues||Air Pollution and its Control, Water Pollution and its Control, Domestic Sewage and industrial effluents, Agrochemicals and their effects, Radioactive waste, Greenhouse effect and Global warming, Ozone depletion and the stratosphere, Deforestation, etc.||6|
|Reproduction in Organisms||Asexual Reproduction, Budding, Binary Fission, Vegetative Propagation, Sexual Reproduction, Events in Sexual Reproduction, Pre-fertilization events and Post-Fertilization Events, Gametogenesis, Gamete Transfer, etc.||5|
|Human Reproduction||The male reproductive system, The female reproductive system, Gametogenesis, Menstrual Cycle, Fertilisation and Implantation, Pregnancy and Embryonic Development, Parturition and Lactation, etc.||7|
|Reproductive Health||Reproductive Health Problems and Strategies, Population Explosion and Birth Control, Contraception and Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infertility, etc.||5|
|Evolution||Origin of Life, Evolution of Life Forms, Evidences for Evolution, Mechanism of Evolution, Hardy-Weinberg Principle, Origin and Evolution of man, etc.||5|
Some of the important books for KCET 2020 that will help you while preparation are mentioned below:
|Physics||Objective Physics MCQ - By Disha Experts|
|Chemistry||Karnataka CET Chemistry - By Ravinder Chadha|
|Mathematics||Karnataka CET Maths - By D.P Arora|
|Biology||Objective Biology MCQ - By Disha Experts|
|All in One||Karnataka CET Solved Paper of 16 Years - By Arihant|
KCET will be held on two days in four different sessions for four subjects.
|Date||Subjects||Session/ Timings||Marks for Each Subject||Time Duration for Each Paper|
|April 22, 2020||Biology||10.30 am – 11.50 pm||60||70 + 10(To Fill Details in OMR Sheet)|
|Mathematics||02.30 pm – 03.50 pm|
|April 23, 2020||Physics||10.30 am – 11.50 pm|
|Chemistry||02.30 pm – 03.50 pm|
Note: Kannada language test will be conducted only in Bangalore on April 24, 2020 from 11.30 pm – 12.30 pm for Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates.
Know Detailed KCET 2020 Exam Pattern
Candidates can read the following steps to download syllabus for Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2020 given below:
Step 1: Candidates has to visit the official site of KCET i.e. kea.kar.nic.in
Step 2: Check the website and go into te section of the enttrance exam,admission,etc and scroll for the syllabus.
Step 3: Now, candidates need to click on the syllabus pdf and file will automatically download on your device.
Step 4: Follow this procedure to inorder to have PDF file of KCET Syllabus.
Read Here Preparation Strategies
Ques: Are there any changes in the syllabus of KCET 2020?
Ans: No. There are no changes in the syllabus of KCET 2020. You have to prepare as per the syllabus of PUC I and II or 11th and 12th class syllabus. Students are advised to cover all the important topics from Physics, Maths, Biology, and Chemistry. You can download previous years practice papers to get familiar with the type of questions, difficulty level, etc. Download Practice Papers
Ques: Do I have to appear for all the papers of KCET?
Ans: No. You do not need to appear for all the papers. Candidates who will apply for B.Tech courses need to appear for Physics, Chemistry and Maths paper. Candidates who apply for pharma courses need to appear for Physics, Chemistry and Biology Paper. Maths and Biology paper will be conducted on April 22, 2020. Physics and Chemistry paper will be conducted on April 23, 2020.
Ques: Is PUC syllabus similar to class 11th and 12th syllabus?
Ans: Yes. PUC that is Pre University College in Karnataka is equivalent to the 11th and 12th class of other states.
Ques: Can I carry my calculator in the Maths and Physics Paper?
Ans: No. Students are not allowed to carry any electronic items in the examination hall. The mode of examination is offline. Candidates can carry their pen for calculations. A rough sheet will be provided by the invigilator.
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