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KCET 2020 Syllabus

The KCET Syllabus for entrance test is prescribed by the Karnataka Examination Authority, Govt. of Karnataka. The questions in the exam papers are mostly based on the 2nd PUC syllabus recommended by Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka state. The question paper consists of 180 questions in total from 3 papers of choice out of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology. There is no negative marking in the papers of KCET exams. Appearing students should also look for the previous years' question banks in order to get the idea of syllabus. Some important aspects of the subjects useful in the preparation for KCET 2020 Exams are mentioned separately below.

Kcet Physics Syllabus

Physics is the most scoring section unlike Mathematics as per the review of many students and also a general view as well. The questions are framed from the 1st & 2nd year PUC syllabus wherein the topics like Motion in Plane, Current Electricity, Laws of Motion, and Wave Optics amongst a handful more are the major areas of concentration. Students should also be ready to solve the integrated questions from different topics of the subject. Most of the questions are numerical based and requires faster calculation speed with precision. The syllabus for Physics paper in KCET 2020 Exams is mentioned below-

  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Electrostatics
  • Kinematics
  • Current Electricity
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Electromagnetic induction and Alternating Currents
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electronic Devices
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Communication systems

Kcet Chemistry Syllabus

The KCET 2020 Syllabus for the Chemistry paper is also framed from both the years of PUC syllabus. This section also involves some calculations and the empirical chemical equations. This subject is regarded as one of the trickiest paper of all as there are huge chances of errors in solving chemical equation while properly forming the chemical bond of elements. Your basics should be clear, rest you can excel in this section. Some of the major areas to be focused while preparation are- Block Elements, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinematics, Structure of atom etc. The complete syllabus for this paper is given below.

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Structure of Atom
  • Solutions
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Equilibrium
  • p-Block Elements
  • Redox Reactions
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • S-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals )
  • Halo-Alkenes and Halo-Arene
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ether
  • Aldehydes and Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday life

Kcet Mathematics Syllabus

This section contains 60 questions of objective type with each question carrying 1 Mark without any negative marking. All the topics of this section are hugely important as the questions are quite tricky with lots of formulae and calculations involved. This section is a higher scoring one out of all the papers. For this paper, lots of practice is required. The syllabus for this section is also prepared from both the years of PUC. The syllabus is given below.

  • Limits and Derivatives
  • Continuity & Differentiability
  • Relation and Function
  • Determinants
  • Straight Lines
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Sequence and Series
  • Integrals
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Vector Algebra
  • Conic Sections
  • 3D Geometry

Kcet Biology Syllabus

The Biology paper is prepared from the syllabus of PUC. Out of the 60 questions, 15 are asked from the 1st year PUC and the rest 45 are from the 2nd year of PUC. A well prepared student can easily score 80-85% marks in this section. The questions are not that tough for this section. The syllabus for Biology paper is given below.

  • Body fluids and Circulation
  • Microbes in Human Welfare
  • Locomotion and Movement
  • Environmental Issues
  • Excretory Products and their Elimination
  • Biotech: Principles and Processes
  • Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
  • Organism and Population
  • Locomotion and Movement
  • Biotech: Application
  • Respiration in Plants
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Reproduction in Organisms
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Ecosystem
  • Morphology of Flowering Plants
  • Reproductive Health
  • Cell Cycle and Cell Division
  • Human Reproduction
  • Biomolecules
  • Evolution
  • Anatomy and Flowering Plants
  • Plant Kingdom
  • Living World
  • Breathing and Exchange of Gases

For a good result in the exams, do try to solve all the question banks from previous year as there is no repetition of questions but certainly you will get the idea of question and exam pattern like the weightage of individual chapter of any of the subjects.

Reference Books for KCET 2020

The students appearing for KCET 2020 can refer to any good book which has a standard publication brand. Try to solve maximum question from these books to score well in the KCET exams. For Physics and Mathematics, do focus majorly on the numerical based questions. Also try to mug up as much formulae as you can since some of the questions are simply based on the same. Start preparing from the very first year of PUC to get a good rank/ Score in the KCET exams. Students can refer to Karnataka CET Solved Paper - by Arihant for a better clutch in the exams. Here are some books for students' reference -

  • Pradeep's Fundamental Physics (Class 11 & 12)
  • Objective Physics - Disha Experts
  • Modern ABC of Chemistry - S. P Jauhar
  • Karnataka CET Chemistry - Ravinder Chadha
  • Karnataka CET Mathematics - D. P Arora
  • Mathematics - S. Dinesh
  • Objective Biology - Disha Experts

For detailed information about KCET 2020 Syllabus visit kea.kar.nic.in and contact IESOnline.

It is compulsory for all candidates to be 17 years of age as on 31st December 2012.
Candidate is given 1 mark for every correct answer and there is no deduction of marks for the wrong answer that is there is no negative marking. Hence, candidates are suggested to attempt each and every question asked in the exam.
Candidate must be a citizen of India to be eligible to apply for KCET. Also, he/she must have passed 10 + 2 grade. In detail eligibility for the same is explained above on this page.
Candidate need to write NEET for taking admission in medical and dental colleges of Karnataka.
KCET 2020 admit card has details regarding reporting time, exam center, candidate’s photograph, name and so on.
No. The candidate has to study from 1st to 10th standard continuously to get the benefit of reservation under the Kannada medium.
Fee payment is possible through both online as well as offline mode. For online mode, candidates are eligible to pay their fees via net banking. For offline payments, candidates can either pay the fee via e-challan at e-post offices or State Bank of India, Indian Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad.
The Principal/ Head master of the institution will issue Kannada medium certificate. This certificate in-turn has to be counter signed by BEO of the area/ jurisdiction. Uncertified certificates will not be accepted.
The merit list will be prepared only on the basis of the marks obtained in CET‐Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Yes. You have to score 50% of marks in PCB subjects both in qualifying examination and in CET. (PCB in CET. (It is 40% in case of SC, ST, & OBC candidates)
The syllabus is entirely based on the 1st and 2nd PUC syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre‐University Education of Karnataka State.
No. Counter signing is not a necessity.

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