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Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) offers admission in various undergraduate as well as professional courses, offered by different colleges in the state of Karnataka.
  • Field
    Engineering and Medical
  • Eligibility
    12th appearing or passed
  • Subjects
    Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Biology
  • Applicants
    2 lakhs approx
  • Questions Type
    Objective MCQs
  • Difficulty Level
    Medium to Hard
  • Time to Prepare
    2 years
  • When
    March to April

All you need to know about KCET


Facts, Syllabus & Pattern

  • What is KCET?
  • Syllabus for KCET
  • Exam Pattern for KCET

How to apply for KCET

  • Eligibility Criteria for KCET
  • Registration for KCET
  • Application Fee for KCET
  • Admit Card for KCET

Important Dates

  • Exam Dates for KCET

Results and Cut-off

  • Results of KCET
  • Cut-off for KCET

How to Prepare for NTSE

  • Preparation Tips for KCET
  • Sample Papers for KCET
  • Previous Years’ Papers for KCET

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What is KCET?

  • KCET stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET).
  • This exam is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
  • It is conducted for determining the eligibility for admission of Karnataka candidates and the wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants, to the first year/ first semester of full time courses of government colleges in Karnataka.
  • Candidates need to appear for NATA(National Aptitude Test in Architecture) in order to get admission in B.Arch courses in the state of Karnataka.
  • Admissions to all medical and dental courses in the state will be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Syllabus for KCET

Physics Physics
  1. Units and Dimensions
  2. Measurement and Errors
  3. Vectors
  4. Kinematics
  5. Laws of Motion
  6. Friction
  7. Work, Energy and Power
  8. Circular Motion
  9. Centre of Mass, Momentum and Collision
  10. Rotational Dynamics
  11. Gravitation
  12. Mechanical Properties of Matter
  13. Fluid Mechanics
  14. Simple Harmonic Motion
  15. Wave Motion and String Waves
  16. Sound Waves
  17. Electrostatics
  1. Capacitors
  2. Current Electricity
  3. Magnetism
  4. Electromagnetic Induction
  5. Alternating Current
  6. Thermodynamics
  7. Kinetic Theory
  8. Heat Transfer
  9. Thermal Expansion
  10. Optics
  11. Wave Optics
  12. Electromagnetic Waves
  13. Modern Physics
  14. Nuclear Physics
  15. Semiconductors and Electronic Devices
  16. Communication Systems
Chemistry Chemistry
  1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  2. Mole Concept
  3. Atomic Structure
  4. Periodic Classification of Elements
  5. Chemical Bonding
  6. Solutions
  7. Gaseous State
  8. Electrochemistry
  9. Redox Reactions
  10. Thermodynamics
  11. Equilibrium in Physical and Chemical Processes
  12. Ionic Equilibrium in Solutions
  13. Organic Chemistry
  14. Hydrocarbons
  15. Metallurgy
  16. Study of the First Element - Hydrogen
  17. s-block Elements
  1. Some p-block Elements
  2. Environmental Chemistry
  3. Solid State
  4. Chemical Kinetics
  5. Surface Chemistry
  6. p-block Elements
  7. d and f block Elements
  8. Coordination Compounds
  9. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  10. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  11. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  12. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  13. Biomolecules
  14. Polymers
  15. Chemistry in Everyday Life
  16. Matter in Our Surroundings
biology Biology
  1. Body Fluids and Circulation
  2. Locomotion and Movement
  3. Chemical Coordination and Integration
  4. Mineral Nutrition
  5. Respiration in Plants
  6. Digestion and Absorption
  7. Anatomy and Morphology of Flowering Plants
  8. Cell - The Unit of Life
  9. Biomolecules
  10. Cell Cycle and Cell Division
  11. Biological Classification
  12. Animal Kingdom
  13. Human Health and Diseases
  14. Microbes in Human Welfare
  15. Biotech: Principles and Processes
  16. Biotech: Application
  17. Organism and Population
  18. Ecosystem
  19. Environmental Issues
  1. Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  2. Reproductive Health
  3. Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  4. Excretory Products and Their Elimination
  5. Neural Control and Coordination
  6. Transport in Plants
  7. Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
  8. Plant Growth and Development
  9. Structural Organization in Animals
  10. Living World
  11. Plant Kingdom
  12. Breathing and Exchange of Gases
  13. Strategies for Enhancement of Food Products
  14. Biodiversity and Conservation
  15. Reproduction in Organisms
  16. Human Reproduction
  17. Principle of Inheritance and Variation
  18. Evolution
maths Maths
  1. Fundamentals of Mathematics
  2. Sets, Relations and Functions
  3. Logarithms
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Sequences and Series
  6. Trigonometry
  7. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  8. Permutations and Combinations
  9. Binomial Theorem
  10. Coordinate Geometry
  11. Straight Lines and Pair of Straight Lines
  12. Circles
  13. Parabola
  14. Ellipse
  15. Hyperbola
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Matrices
  3. Determinants
  4. Statistics
  5. Probability
  6. Limits and Continuity
  7. Differentiation
  8. Application of Derivatives
  9. Indefinite Integrals
  10. Definite Integrals
  11. Area of Bounded Regions
  12. Differential Equations
  13. Vector Algebra
  14. 3D Geometry
  15. Linear Programming

Exam Pattern for KCET

Particulars Details
Day 1 Mathematics
Day 2 Physics
Type MCQs
Marks 1 mark for right answer
Negative marking Not applicable
Duration 80 minutes for each paper
Total marks 60 marks for each paper
  • You need to appear for CET in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to secure admissions in medical, dental, Indian System of Medicine and homoeopathy courses.
  • For those seeking admissions in Engineering/Technology courses, conducted by KEA, you need to appear for entrance exams in Physics, Chemistry and Maths.

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Eligibility Criteria for KCET

For engineering courses:

  • You should have qualified with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • You should have one of these as an optional subject: Chemistry / Bio -Technology / Biology / Electronics / Computer Science.
  • You should have English as one of the languages of study.
  • You should have secured a minimum of 45% marks in the optional subjects in the qualifying examination (40% in case of SC, ST, Category-I and OBC category candidates).

For B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering

  • You should have passed the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as optional subjects.
  • The marks secured in both common entrance test and qualifying examination will be considered in equal proportion to prepare the common rank list.

For Architecture course

  • You should have cleared your qualifying examination with Mathematics as one of the optional subjects.
  • You should have secured a minimum of 50% marks in all subjects, in the qualifying examination (45% in case of SC, ST, Category-I, OBC candidates, and persons with disability, mental retardation or mental illness including dyslexia).
  • The architecture rank list will be prepared and published based on your performance in the qualifying exam as well as performance on NATA. Herein, the rank list will be made by taking the marks of both these exams in equal proportion.

For Medical /Dental courses

  • Admissions will be strictly based on the eligibility norms of NEET and the directions of the state government, for medical and dental courses.
  • This will become the basis of deciding the academic eligibility and determination of merit for admissions.

Registration for KCET

KCET application forms can be filled online. Here are a few steps you need to follow:

  • Download the information bulletin and read it carefully
  • Download sample application
  • Fill the online application form
  • Upload the following images:
    Left hand thumb impression
    Parent’s signature
  • Download the e-challan and make the payment
  • Print the final application

Application Fee for KCET

  • After you are done filling the application form and uploading the required documents, you will be asked to pay the application fee, as prescribed by the board.
  • KCET 2019 application fee can be remitted via State Bank of Hyderabad, Indian Bank, State Bank of Mysore or through e-post office.
  • Bank charges are Rs.10 for every category.
Category Application Fee E-Post Office Charges
General/OBC Rs. 650 Rs. 12
SC/ST/Category 1 Rs. 500 Rs. 12
Candidates qualifying pre-university and 12th standard from state other than Karnataka Rs. 750 Rs. 12

Admit Card for KCET

  • KCET 2019 admit card will be issued on the proposed date by the authority.
  • To be able to download the admit card, you need to submit your application number and date of birth.

Details on KCET admit card 2019

  • Test timings
  • Name
  • Photograph
  • Signature of the candidate

You need to carry your admit card to the test centres. Please preserve the admit card till the end of the admission process.

Download the KCET 2019 admit card

  • Click on ‘KCET 2019 admit card’ link on the official website.
  • You will be asked to enter your KCET application number and date of birth.
  • Check details on the KCET 2019 admit card before downloading it
  • Click on ‘Print Admit Card’.
  • Take a print of your KCET 2019 admit cards and preserve for future reference.

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Exam Dates for KCET 2019



Application notification released

8th November 2018*

Online application submission: Start date

2nd February 2019*

Online application submission: Last date

26th February 2019*

Offline application submission: Last date

28th February 2019*

KCET Admit card

3rd April 2019*

KCET (Biology and Mathematics)

18th April 2019*

KCET (Physics and Chemistry)

19th April 2019*

* Dates are tentative and subject to change.

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Results of KCET

KCET results provide the scores and ranks of qualified candidates, usually declared in the month of May.

How to check/download KCET 2019 result?

  1. Click on the link ‘KCET 2019 Results’ on the official website.
  2. Enter registration number as allotted during application.
  3. Results will be displayed on the screen. KCET 2019 result will include the overall and subject-wise marks scored.
  4. You can also download and save the KCET 2019 result and preserve it for future references.

Cut-off (Expected) for KCET

  • Soon after the results of KCET have been released, the authority will release cut-off marks.
  • This score will indicate the least marks you should have secured in order to qualify the test.
  • The cut-off will also carry the opening and closing ranks of various institutes in the Karnataka region.
  • Only the students who have qualified and fall into the cut-off range will be able to take part in the counselling process.

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Preparation Tips for KCET

  • Practice is the key: Practice as much as you can. 70% of your KCET preparation comprises of practice. Toppr offers over 3.5 lakh questions in our question bank to help you learn and strengthen concepts in each chapter.
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  • Study from the best sources: NCERT and several recommended books for KCET are the minimum resources you need. Toppr offers the best study material from all over the web to help you prepare better.
  • Revision is important: When you go through a formula or concept, maintain revision notes in the form of bullet points. Revision will be useful when the exam is close and a good revision pattern will take less time. Normally, without these notes, you would have to go through the entire chapter to understand important points once again.

Sample Papers for KCET

Solving sample papers and previous year papers is not only advisable, but also mandatory, if you want to stay ahead of the stiff competition in KCET 2019. Solving sample papers will help you prepare for the expected paper and its pattern, while also assisting you in learning efficient time management. You can also assess your own performance by practicing sample papers and judge your level of preparation for KCET 2019.

Previous Years’ Papers for KCET

Practising previous years’ KCET papers is important, as it helps you simulate the real exam. Toppr provides you with a complete set of all question banks from previous years which you can practice to sharpen your skills.

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