KCET Exam Pattern 2020: Karnataka Examinations Authority prescribes the KCET exam pattern 2020 every year. Although there are very few chances that the KCET 2020 exam pattern may change, a candidate should make sure to recheck the exam pattern every year. The KCET exam pattern gives the candidates information about the number of questions, number of sections, the marking scheme, etc. KCET stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test conducted by KEA every year. Every detail provided in the KCET Exam pattern is important for the students to check. Candidates should make a note that there will be three papers in KCET 2020: For Physics & Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology and the last paper is in Kannada Language Test. 

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About KCET Paper Pattern 2020

  • Candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga have to take the KCET 2020 Kannada Language test.
  • All the three papers will be held on different dates in the offline mode (pen and paper mode).
  • KCET Exam Negative Marking: There is no negative marking, therefore candidates must attempt all the questions to score the maximum marks.

KCET Exam Pattern 2020

Check the prescribed KCET exam pattern 2020 given here:

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Mode of examOffline i.e paper-based
Type of QuestionObjective Type Question
Exam Duration1 hr 20 minutes for each paper
No Of Subjects3
Name of the subjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology
Total No. Of Questions180
Marks distributionPhysics=60, Chemistry=60 and  Mathematics/Biology =60.
Language of the paperEnglish or Kannada
Marking Scheme1 mark for the correct answer and there is no negative marking

KCET Marking Scheme 2020

SubjectsMarksTime allotted (minutes)
Mathematics/ Biology6080
Kannada (in case)5080

KCET Examination Pattern 2020 Highlights

The KCET 2020 will be held on TWO days in FOUR different sessions for four subjects. On the first day, a test will be conducted for Biology and Mathematics subjects in two sessions, and on the next day test will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry subjects in two sessions as per the date and time notified. Each paper/ subject will be conducted for 60 marks each with a duration of 80 minutes.

  • Each question paper will be of Multiple Choice Questions (Objective) type. The question paper of each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options.
  • Each question will carry ONE mark.
  • The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice of questions.
  • There will be no negative evaluation with regard to wrong/ incorrect answers but marks will not be awarded in respect of multiple answers for the same question.
  • The version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on the facing sheet of the question paper.
  • The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.

KCET 2020 Syllabus

All appearing candidates can check the KCET Syllabus PDF for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology after checking the KCET 2020 exam pattern. Candidates must carefully have a look at the syllabus prescribed and note down the topics clearly. The syllabus will be based on the topics studied in class 11th and 12th as prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

KCET 2020 Physics Syllabus 

  • Physical World
  • Units and Measurements
  • Motion in a Straight Line
  • Motion in a Plane, Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy & Power
  • Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Mechanical Properties of Solids
  • Mechanical Properties of Fluids
  • Thermal Properties of Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations
  • Waves
  • Electric Charges and Fields
  • Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  • Current Electricity
  • Moving Charges and Magnetism
  • Magnetism and Matter
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Alternating Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • Wave Optics
  • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  • Atoms
  • Nuclei
  • Semiconductor Electronics
  • Communication Systems

KCET 2020 Chemistry Syllabus 

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry,
  • Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties,
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure,
  • States of Matter Gases and Liquids,
  • Thermodynamics,
  • Equilibrium,
  • Redox reactions, Hydrogen,
  • s – Block Elements,
  • Some p – Block Elements,
  • Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles & Techniques,
  • Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry,
  • Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry,
  • Chemical Kinetics,
  • Surface chemistry,
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements,
  • p-Block Elements,
  • d and f Block Elements,
  • Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

KCET 2020 Mathematics Syllabus 

  • Sets, Relations & Functions
  • Trigonometric Functions
  • Principle of Mathematical Induction
  • Complex numbers and Quadratic equations
  • Linear Inequalities
  • Permutations and Combination
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Sequence & Series
  • Straight Lines
  • Conic Sections
  • Introduction to 3D-Geometry
  • Limits & Derivatives
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • Relations & Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric functions
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Application of Derivatives
  • Relations & Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric functions
  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Application of Derivatives

KCET 2020 Biology Syllabus 

  • Five Kingdom Classification
  • Structural Organisation in Plants and Animals
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Cell Division
  • Transport in Plants
  • Mineral Nutrition
  • Photosynthesis
  • Respiration
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Digestion and Absorption
  • Breathing and Respiration
  • Body Fluids and Circulation
  • Excretory Products and their Elimination
  • Locomotion and Movement
  • Neural control and coordination
  • Chemical coordination and Regulation
  • Evolution in organisms
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  • Human Reproduction
  • Reproductive Health
  • Generics and Evolution
  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  • Evolution
  • Health and Disease
  • Improvement in Food Production
  • Microbes in Human welfare
  • Biotechnology and its application
  • Application of Biotechnology in Health and Agriculture
  • Organism and Environment
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity and its conservation
  • Environmental Issues

About Kannada Language Test

The Kannada Language Test is tested to check the efficiency of the candidate in the Kannada Language. All candidates who are taking the test should obtain a minimum of 12 marks out of 50. The exam will be conducted in Bangalore only.

KCET 2020 Preparation Strategy

After Checking the exam pattern of KCET 2020 and all details about the examination like the subject-wise syllabus, all appearing candidates must make sure to make some preparation strategies to score well in the examination. If you haven’t decided how to write down the  KCET 2020 preparation strategies, check these below:

  • Make a time table on a daily basis for proper time management of the day.
  • Understand the correct KCET 2020 syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
  • Practice KEA CET previous years’ question papers to familiarize yourself with the type of questions and exam pattern of the exam. It also helps the student to assess KCET repeated questions.
  • Make notes and create a formula book made up of diagrammatic representations, formulas, etc.
  • Prioritize your study according to the difficulty level of topics.
  • Revise the topics to memorize better. Revising the topics will help you to brush the topics in an instant and hence perform better in the exam.
  • Eat healthy food and have a normal sleeping pattern. 

Those candidates who are preparing for the examination must start preparing as early as possible to score well in the exam.

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