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KCET 2019: Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA) conducted Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2019 in offline mode on April 29 and 30. KCET is a state level entrance test conducted to invite admissions into various B.Tech programmes offered by government and private institutions of Karnataka. Eligible candidates were able to apply for KCET 2019 from February 1 to March 20 in online mode. Candidates preparing for KCET 2019 had to ensure that they were well familiar with the syllabus and exam pattern so that they could have a smooth planning of preparation. To boost up the preparation level, a student should have an idea about the important topics and books of KCET. Preparation tips by toppers and experts are compiled in the article to motivate the students by providing them guidance to prepare for KCET 2019.
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A student burns midnight’s oil and leave no stone unturned while preparing to ensure that he/she is ready for the exam but usually few questions act as hurdles for mind like how to start the preparation, what all books should be studied, what are the important topics which needs more focus and what are some tips for preparation strategy. To ease the stress and worry, Careers360 presents “KCET 2019- Preparation tips, important topics and books” which answers all such questions. Read the article on KCET 2019 to know all about preparation tips, important topics and books.
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Brief about KCET
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly known as
Exam conducting authority
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
220 Government colleges/ private aided/ private un-aided/ Universities of Karnataka
Admission to B.Tech programmes
Frequency of the exam
Once in a year (Annual)
Candidates must refer to the table of important dates of KCET 2019 to ensure that they do not miss out any event. The dates given below in the table are tentative.
Notification for KCET 2019
February 1, 2019
Availability of online KCET application form
February 1 to March 20, 2019
Availability of KCET 2019 admit card
April 12, 2019
KCET 2019 exam
April 29 and 30, 2019
Announcement of KCET 2019 result
May 25, 2019
Counselling & verification of documents for KCET 2019
June 6 to 19. 2019
Having a prior information about the type of questions which appear in exam, number of questions, total marks and marking scheme can help the students to plan the preparation strategy accordingly. KCET exam pattern gives a brief idea about all such details which boosts the confidence level of a student.
Mode of exam
Duration of exam
1 hour 20 minutes for each paper (paper-1 for Mathematics) and (paper-2 for Chemistry and Physics)
Type of questions
180 (Physics- 60, Chemistry- 60, Mathematics- 60)
180 (one mark for each question)
No negative marking
English or Kannada
The questions of the Karnataka CET will be based on the first and second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.Students must go through the KCET syllabus to have the surety that no topic is left out and every topic is covered while preparing.
KCET Physics Syllabus
First Year PUC Syllabus
Second Year PUC 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 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 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, Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Probability
Previous year exam analysis of KCET
In 2018, KCET was conducted offline on April 18 and 19. According to the students who appeared in KCET found the difficulty level to be moderate. The result was declared on June 1. Sridhar Doddamani secured rank 1. The second position was clinched by Narayana Pai from Dakshina Kannada. In 2018, more number of girls (73,197) qualified in the exam than boys (72, 866) in KCET. A list of KCET toppers of 2018 is given below.
Name of Candidate
S. R. APUROOPA
Sai Pranav G.
5th Rank (Also topper among girls)
Given below are the tips to prepare for KCET 2019
Make a study plan: To ensure a position in good scorers of KCET a student must prepare a study plan according to his/ her strengths and weaknesses.
Start Preparing before it is too late: A student preparing for KCET 2019 should make sure that timely preparation is started to avoid rush during the eleventh hour.
Make notes: The study method of making notes can prove to be fruitful in terms of achieving success.
Revision: Be consistent and revise regularly.
Practice: Practise sample papers and previous year papers to get better results.
Stay motivated: A student must not let himself/ herself get demotivated. Eating healthy and staying motivated is necessary to prepare well for any exam.
To guide the future aspirants on the road of KCET preparation, tips from the toppers are penned down. KCET toppers share their preparation strategies and messages for the future aspirants
KCET 2018 topper Debarsho Sannyasi (Rank 3): “Practising from previous years papers is the best method of preparation. Through them we come to know about the pattern, difficulty of questions and learn to manage time accordingly. I think in my case having good exam temperament, preparation and time management worked a lot. I think KCET is all about speed and exam temperament. Improve them first by more and more practice strictly in the stipulated time. Don’t panic in between exams. Lastly, I would like to say all the very best to all the future aspirants.”
KCET 2017 topper Prathik S Nayak (Rank 1): “I was tempted to use a phone in the beginning, but my father being the strict disciplinarian made sure that I did not have a mobile phone.”
Vishnu Dev (Academic Head Karnataka), Avanti Learning Centres share some preparation tips for KCET preparation.
Students should solve all the previous year KCET 2019 sample papers within the stipulated time as a test and analyse their performance after every test.
Timely revision of concepts is much more important than learning new things
Students need to make a balance between revising what they have been taught as well as learning new concepts.
Students should stop studying anything new around two-three months before the examination and should focus only on revision and testing.
No one is born genius it’s just one’s hard work and never giving up attitude that creates all the difference.”
Best books for KCET 2019 Preparation
Text books of Class 11 and 12 for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance 16 Year's Solved Papers
Karnataka CET Explorer Engineering
MTG Editorial Board (Author)
Pradeep’s Fundamental Physics (Class 11 and 12)
K. L. Gomber and K. L. Gogia
Modern’s Abc of Chemistry, Part 1 and part 2
Important topics for KCET 2019
Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes
Heat and Thermodynamics
Principles and Processes of Extraction
Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes
Sets, relations and functions
Modern Physics (Atomic Models)
Theory of Equation
General Organic Chemistry
Physics of Nucleus
Carboxylic Acid and its Derivatives
Solids and Semiconductor Devices
Sequences and Series
Continuity and Differentiability
Heating and Chemical Effect
Alcohol Phenol Ether
Principles of Communication
Permutation and Combination
Periodic Classification of elements
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