KCET Exam Pattern 2021: Karnataka Examination authority sets the paper for the KCET. Each year the concerned authority releases the KEA KCET exam pattern & syllabus. Thus those who are preparing for the KCET 2021 exam must be aware of the KCET exam pattern 2021. It is important to have the information about the test pattern because authority may or may not have a modification in the pattern of the KEA KCET paper. Thus to be informative, candidates are advised to look at the latest report through this article about KCET 2021 Test Format.

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KEA KCET question paper consists of questions from subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology. The exam takes place in two sessions on two different days. On the 1st day of the exam, Mathematics/Biology is conducted and on the second day Physics & Chemistry. The KCET exam basically contains the first and second PUC syllabus. Read the article to know about the marking scheme, no, of questions, KCET syllabus, etc.

KEA KCET Exam Pattern 2021 Important Points

  • KCET will take place on two days and four sessions in an offline mode. 1st day will consist of Mathematics/Biology paper & 2nd day will take place for Physics & Chemistry.
  • The exam will consist of a total of 180 marks and 50 marks for Kannada (in case).
  • Each subject will have 1 hr 20 minutes to complete the paper.
  • Candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga have to take the KEA KCET 2021 Kannada Language test.
  • Each subject will carry the 60 questions of 60 marks.
  • The KCET question paper will be in MCQ format in which four options will be there out of which one is the correct one.
  • There is no provision of negative marking.

Check KEA KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Check the prescribed KEA KCET exam pattern 2021 given here:

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

KEA KCET Exam Marking Scheme 2021

  • Every correct answer will have 1 marks
  • No negative marking
  • No marking for the unattempted KEA KCET questions.
SubjectsMarksTime allotted (minutes)
Mathematics/ Biology6080
Kannada (in case)5080

KEA KCET Syllabus 2021

Candidates must aware of the syllabus of KCET in order to prepare for the exam. The topics that will be covered under the exam is from 11th & 12th class PUC level. So check out the topics & KCET Syllabus of Chemistry, Math & Physics subjects.

KEA KCET Physics Syllabus KEA KCET Chemistry SyllabusKEA KCET Mathematics SyllabusKEA KCET Biology 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Kannada Language Test

Kannada Language test is only meant for the candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga. It takes place 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 KCET exam will be conducted in Bangalore only.


  1. Hi,madam/sir
    I’m preparing for NEET examination to take MBBS seat in karnataka so please give me some information about syllabus I have to study…….thank u madam/sir

  2. hello sir/mam,
    i am preparing for NEET i want mbbs seat in karnataka. What is the entrance exam for MBBS/BDS in Karnataka? kindly let me know the information regarding the query.

    • Hi, to take admission in the MBBS/BDS course offered in government colleges of Karnataka, you can take the NEET 2019 (Admission through KCET admission procedure). Only candidates who are from Karnataka who have studied here can apply through KCET.
      For admission to private colleges of Karnataka, you can take the COMEDK 2019. Candidates from any state can take COMEDK.

  3. Hi sir /mam
    I have completed my 12 th in 2017 and I wanna write kcet for the first time am I eligible for this even all my study up-to now was completely in Telangana state and I have passed my 12 the with 90%

    • The KCET Biology syllabus is given below:
      Body fluids and Circulation
      Excretory Products and their Elimination
      Locomotion and Movement
      Neural Control and Co-ordination
      Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
      Respiration in Plants
      Plant Growth and Development
      Digestion and Absorption
      Morphology of Flowering Plants
      Anatomy and Flowering Plants
      Cell Cycle and Cell Division
      Living World
      Biological Classification
      Plant Kingdom
      Breathing and Exchange of Gases
      Microbes in Human Welfare
      Biotech: Principles and Processes
      Biotech: Application
      Organism and Population
      Biodiversity and Conservation
      Environmental Issues
      Reproduction in Organisms
      Human Reproduction
      Reproductive Health


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