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KCET 2020- Preparation Tips, Important Topics and Books: Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA) will conduct the KCET 2020 in an offline mode on April 22 and 23. Candidates seeking admission through KCET 2020 should be aware of important topics and best books to prepare for the exam. KCET is an entrance exam that is conducted for admissions to undergraduate courses to the participating institutes in Karnataka. Before starting the preparation, candidates should get themselves familiarized with the important dates, exam pattern and syllabus of KCET 2020. Read the complete article to know about the KCET 2020 preparation tips, important topics, best book and many more.Latest: KCET 2020 application form correction facility available now!
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Name of the Exam
Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Level of Examination
Mode of Exam
Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
Admission to BTech Programmes
Candidates who are planning to appear in KCET 2020 should know the timeline of all the important events. The admission process through KCET 2020 includes various events starting from the release of application form to the commencement of classes. Candidates can check the important dates of KCET 2020 below.
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Release of online application form
February 5, 2020
Last date to submit the application form of KCET 2020
March 2, 2020
Correction facility of application form
March 19 to 25, 2020
Release of admit card
April 10, 2020
KCET 2020 (Mathematics)
April 22, 2020 (2:30 PM to 3:50 PM) [Announced]
KCET 2020 (Physics & Chemistry)
April 23, 2020 [Announced]
(Physics - 10:30 AM to 11:50 AM)
(Chemistry - 2:30 PM to 3:50 PM)
Declaration of Result
Last week of May 2020
Counselling of KCET 2020
First week of June to Third week of August 2020
Candidates can check the details about the examination from the KCET 2020 exam pattern released by the authorities. Having a prior knowledge about the types of questions that will be asked in KCET 2020 will allow candidates to prepare an examination strategy accordingly.
Offline (Pen and Paper Based)
1 Hour 20 Minutes per paper
Medium of Paper
English and Kannada
Paper I – Mathematics
Paper II – Physics and Chemistry
Number of Questions
Paper I – Mathematics (60 Questions)
Paper II – Physics (60 Questions) and Chemistry (60 Questions)
Type of Questions
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions
One mark will be awarded for every correct response
There will be no negative marking
KEA has released the detailed syllabus of KCET 2020 on the official website to let students know the topics from where the question paper will be prepared. Candidates seeking admission should go through the KCET 2020 syllabus to increase the chances of scoring high.
First Year PUC Syllabus
Second Year PUC Syllabus
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
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
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
s – Block Elements
Some p – Block Elements
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles & Techniques
Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
d and f Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Phenols and Ethers
Ketones and Carboxylic acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life
Sets, Relations & Functions
Principle of Mathematical Induction
Complex numbers and Quadratic Equations Linear Inequalities
Permutations and Combination
Sequence & Series
Introduction to 3D-Geometry
Limits & Derivatives
Relations & Functions,
Inverse Trigonometric functions
Continuity and Differentiability
Application of Derivatives
Application of Integrals
Three Dimensional Geometry
Last year, KCET was conducted on April 29 and 30, 2019 in an offline mode. As per the candidates who appeared for KCET 2019, the exam was on a tougher side. Talking about the section-wise difficulty level:
Maths was lengthy and difficult
The difficulty level of Physics was moderate but had questions that required critical thinking and conceptual understanding.
The difficulty level of Chemistry was from easy to moderate. Many questions were from NCERT.
Speed - It is strongly believed that speed is one of the key factors to ace any exam. According to the candidates who appeared in KCET 2019, inability to attempt all the questions was an important reason for unsatisfactory results. Therefore, it is advised to practice as many KCET 2020 sample papers as possible. Practice significantly helps with time management.
Understanding Topics - KCET 2020 might have questions that require high conceptual understanding. Therefore, it is very important for a candidate to understand the topics and concepts clearly.
Strategy - Formulating right strategy is another important step towards acing KCET 2020. Candidates should go through the exam pattern of KCET 2020 along with the detailed syllabus before starting the preparation. Prior knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus helps to formulate a strategy in a better way.
Analyze your mock test - Solving previous years’ paper or mock test will definitely improve the score but only when it is analyzed properly. Candidates should always analyze and evaluate the score after each attempt. This will help in understanding the strengths and weaknesses.
Having the right book is essential to boost preparation. There are many books that are highly recommended by people for candidates who will appear for KCET 2020. Candidates can find the best books for KCET 2020 below:
16 Year's Solved Papers Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance by Arihant Publications
Karnataka CET Explorer - Engineering by MTG Editorial Board
Textbooks of Class 11 and 12 for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics - NCERT
Physics for Karnataka CET and COMEDK
Physics for Karnataka CET and COMEDK by K. L. Gomber and K. L. Gogia
Modern’s Abc of Chemistry, Part 1 and part 2 by S.P. Jauhar
Alkanes, Alkenes, and Alkynes
Heat and Thermodynamics
Principles and Processes of Extraction
Sets, Relations, Functions
Modern Physics (Atomic Models)
Theory of Equation
General Organic Chemistry
Physics of Nucleus
Sequences and Series
Carboxylic Acid and its Derivatives
Solids and Semiconductor Devices
Continuity and Differentiability.
Heating and Chemical Effect
Alcohol Phenol Ether
Principles of Communication
Permutation & Combination
Periodic Classification of elements
No, the authorities will not send the hardcopy of the admit card of KCET 2020 via post. Candidates will have to download it from the official website.
For each correct answer, answer will be allotted one mark. There will not be a negative marking.
KCET 2020 will be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
KCET 2020 will be conducted in two papers. Paper 1 - Mathematics and Paper 2 - Physics & Chemistry.
KCET 2020 will be conducted in two languages - English and Kannada.
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According to your marks you will get rank in between 70,250 - 72,750.
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The cut off for KCET 2019 was 50% for general category candidates and 40% for SC/ST candidates.The cut off is different for different colleges. Separate cut offs are made for Karnataka and Hyderabad- Karnataka candidates.
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