How to Prepare for KCET 2019
Manashjyoti, 12 Apr 2019, #KCET
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How to Prepare for KCET 2019: Don’t live under the false impression that just because KCET is a state-level exam, questions will be any easier than national level exams, like say JEE Main. In fact there have been many instances where a JEE Main topper from the state has difficulty replicating the same success in the KCET exam. While this may be attributed to the candidate putting more emphasis on JEE Main, the fact that KCET is a pretty difficult exam in itself can’t also be discounted. Given the difficulty level, a question that arises is how to prepare for KCET 2019 effectively. KCET aspirants frequently want to know whether their board preparation is enough to cross the finishing line, and whether they need to do anything differently for the exam. In this article on – How to prepare for KCET 2019, we bring you answers to such wide-ranging questions and preparation tips for acing the exam.

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Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducted KCET 2019 in offline mode on April 29 and 30, 2019. The online application form of KCET 2019 has been closed. Before filling the form candidates were advised to ensure their eligibility.

How to prepare for KCET 2019

If the right attitude is supported by smart strategy, great things can be achieved. Here we bring you some tips on how to prepare for KCET 2019 that will make preparing for the exam not only more effective, but also fun:

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Read the syllabus: The syllabus of KCET is prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State and is similar to the First and Second Pre-University Course (PUC). The KCET syllabus includes topics covered in the three subjects – physics, chemistry and mathematics. If the candidate is aware what is in the syllabus, he/she would be able to make realistic and effective preparation strategy.

Get familiar with the exam pattern: The next thing the candidate needs to do is check the exam pattern of KCET, which contains information like mode of exam, types of questions asked, and subjects included. This information will enable the candidate to plan better – for example, since only objective questions are asked in the exam, the candidate will have to focus on speed and accuracy.

Make a study plan: The study plan must have both short-term and long-term goals, and cover the entire syllabus. Also, extra time must be allotted to the difficult topics. One advantage of having a study plan is it will stream line the preparation process and the candidate will also have a fair idea about the progress made. If at any point during the preparation, the candidate feels like the things are not working out according to the plan, modifications have to be made. It is recommended to start start one’s preparation early, because it will make such transitions that much easier.

Take short notes: It is a very good habit to take notes during study – first, it will ensure the candidate is focused and second, the notes can be used during revision. Consequently, care must be taken when taking these notes; for example, the notes shouldn’t be filled with irrelevant stuff but only important points that can aid revision. The candidate may also make notes of the important formulas for practice. Since notes don’t have the bulk of a text book, the candidate can easily carry them around even when they are away from home.

Do Timely revision: The thrust word here is “timely” and there is a reason why. If the candidate does timely revision, topics will be fresh in the mind and little effort will be required. But if the time gap is large, chances are the candidate will forget what he/she has read and it will require a great amount of time to complete those sections.

Solve sample papers: Simple understanding of a topic will be useless unless the candidate is able to solve the problem asked in the exam. And the best way to improve one’s problem solving skills is by solving sample papers of KCET. The candidate may even try solving questions in these papers after completing a topic, as apart from aiding in better understand of the topic, it will test the candidate’s problem solving ability. Previous years’ question papers of KCET are also good preparation material to understand the types of questions asked, weightage given to different topics, and difficulty level of the exam.

Stay healthy and motivated: Many candidates forgo sleep in the last few days leading to the exam. Now unless you are not made of normal stuff, it could only backfire. For one, if you don’t sleep your full quota, your mind will be working at about half its normal ability and you will also feel fatigued out. So, instead of exchanging sleep for unusually long but unproductive study hours, sleep well to stay rejuvenated when you are studying.

Also, to keep anxiety levels down, take timely breaks – go for a walk, play a game of chess, have a lively chat over something that doesn’t have anything to do with your exam. Also, just because there is an exam, you don’t have to stop enjoying your food – simply ensure you eat healthy!

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Kcet 2020 entrance examination When

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019

Application process for KCET 2020 will strat from 01st week to 04th week of February 2020.
Date of Admit Card Release will be in 2nd week of April 2020.
Date of Entrance Test will be 3rd week of April 2020.

I hope this helps.

I am studying class 12 now, can I able to write Karnataka common entrance test 2020???

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019

The eligibility criteria for admission in B.Tech or B.E is that the candidates should have completed their higher secondary /PUC with at least 45% marks for general and 40% for SC and ST categories and must have subjects such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, and Biology.
Candidates waiting for their results of the qualifying exam in 2019 are also eligible to apply.

I hope this helps.

what should be my KCET rank to get admission in B.E in KLE Technological University, Huballi. Im belong to 2A Category?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


closing rank is depends on your score and engineering stream which you want to apply, I have mentioned the stream wise closing rank for 2a category below

Civil Engineering    21032

Electrical and Electronics Engineering    14135

Electronics and Communication Engineering    6336

Mechanical Engineering    15006


Which book should i refer to get good rank in kcet(to get ranking below 1000)

Rehan Alam Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019


  • NCERT Textbooks of Physics (Class 11 and 12)
  • Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics (Class 11 and 12)
  • Physics for 1st Year PUC by AS Govind
  • S.Chand’s Principles of Physics


  • NCERT Chemistry Textbooks for Class 11 and 12
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry
  • Pradeep’s New Course Chemistry
  • Chemistry for 1st Year PUC by Prof. Somashekara Prasad


  • NCERT Mathematics Textbooks for Class 11 and 12
  • Mathematics for 1st Year PUC BY Dr. PG Umarani
  • Mathematics by Dinesh

Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance 16 Year’s Solved Papers by Arihant Publications

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my native is mangaluru and studied in Tamil Nadu as my dad works there and now can i write kcet exam

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 8th Nov, 2019

Academic Qualification -
Candidate should have successfully passed the qualifying examination(10+2 or equivalent)
Candidate should have passed the qualifying examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects and any one of the following as the additional subject Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer. Should have also studied English.
Candidates waiting for their results of the qualifying exam in 2019 are also eligible to apply.
Karnataka State Open University (KSOU) candidates are not eligible to apply

Marks required :
The candidates should have secured atleast 45% aggregate marks in the three subjects in 12th standard examination. For B.Arch candidate need to have 50% marks in aggregate along with 50% marks in Physics and Chemistry.
However, candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC need to score atleast 40% aggregate marks for B.Tech and 45% for B.Arch.

To fulfil the eligibility criteria of KCET 2019, the candidate should have studied and passed from a recognised institution situated in Karnataka. The academic study from a state institute should be for a minimum period of 7 years, starting from 1st standard to 2nd PUC/12th standard as on July 1 of the exam year.
Candidates should have appeared/passed either SSLC/10th standard or 2nd PUC/12th standard exam from Karnataka.
Candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class/standard, in such cases, the academic study years will be counted as one year only.

KCET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Ward of Defence Personnel

Candidates who are wards of defence personnel employed in Karnataka for a minimum period of 1 year during the two year period of study of the candidates in 10+2 must have cleared the qualifying exam from a recognised educational institution located in Karnataka.
Any candidates who is a daughter or son of serving defence personnel from Karnataka i.e those whose parents at the time of joining the Defence services had declared that their home town was in Karnataka will be eligible under this category. However, such candidates are required to produce proof of such domicile.
Candidates who are children of defence personnel who had served in Karnataka for at least one year and are presently on duty in Field/Active Service and the family is allowed by the Defence Authorities to stay in Karnataka. Candidates falling under this category must have studied and passed the qualifying exam from any recognised educational institute located in Karnataka.
The ward of serving or retired employee in Central Armed Police Force Service, whose parents at the time of joining the CAPF Service (Central Armed Police Force) had mentioned that his/her home town was in Karnataka, has to submit proof of his/her domicile from the Record Office of the CAPF Unit where the Parents service record is maintained. In this category, the candidates must have cleared the qualifying examination from a recognised University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

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