KCET Exam Pattern 2020
Updated on Jan 2, 2020 - 11:48 a.m. IST by Ritu Tripathi
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KCET Exam Pattern 2020- Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the exam pattern of KCET 2020 along with the official notification of the exam. Candidates are expected to be aware of KCET exam pattern 2020 in order to have an overview of the entrance exam. KCET 2020 exam pattern will help the candidates in understanding the type of questions asked in the exam, number of sections/subjects, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. Thus, it is advised that candidates should check the exam pattern of KCET 2020 before starting their preparations. Along with KCET exam pattern 2020, students should also check the syllabus and sample papers of the exam. KCET is an offline entrance exam conducted for admission in various engineering courses in Government/ University/ Private Aided/Private un-aided institutions in Karnataka State. Read the full article to know more about KCET Exam Pattern 2020.
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The application form of KCET 2020 will be released tentatively in the first week of February. Candidates will be able to apply in only online mode for KCET 2020.

Important Dates of KCET 2020


Dates (Tentative)

Start Date of Application

First week of February 2020

KCET 2020 (Mathematics)

April 22, 2020

KCET 2020 (Physics & Chemistry)

April 23, 2020

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern of KCET 2020 in order to know about the paper pattern of the exam. Knowledge of KCET exam pattern will help the candidates to understand the type of questions, number of sections, total marks, etc. of the exam. KCET 2020 for engineering courses will be conducted in two days and three sessions. On the first day, Mathematics paper will be conducted and on the next day two sessions of exam will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry. The given table can be referred to know the detailed exam pattern of KCET 2020.

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KCET Exam Pattern 2020



Mode of examination

Offline i.e. Pen-paper based examination

Number of Sessions

Session 1- Mathematics

Session 2- Physics

Session 3- Chemistry

Medium of Language

English or Kannada

Duration of Exam

Session 1- 1 hour 20 minutes

Session 2 and 3- 1 hour 20 minutes

Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Number of Questions (Including all the sessions)

180 Questions

Number of Questions per Subject

Mathematics- 60 Questions

Physics- 60 Questions

Chemistry- 60 Questions

Marking Scheme

1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.

There is no negative marking in the exam.

KCET Syllabus 2020

Candidates must understand the syllabus of KCET 2020 beforehand in order to prepare a better preparation strategy for the exam. Knowledge of KCET syllabus 2020 will help the candidates in preparing right topics for the exam. The syllabus of KCET 2020 will be based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

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KCET Sample Papers 2020

Candidates should practice more and more sample of KCET 2020 in order to have the real feel of the actual examination and to check their level of preparation. KCET sample papers are based on the actual pattern of the exam and have similar level and type of questions of the actual exam.

All the information in this article is based on previous year’s notification and brochure. The latest information will be updated here as soon as it is available on the official website.

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best rank in kcet to get free government seat

Raj Aryan Sharma 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Aqeel.

For a free government seat, you have to be one of the toppers of KCET. Cutoff varies for college to college, so to check the KCET cut off for all the colleges to get government seat you can refer below link


All the best.


what is fees of RV collage for engineering getting through KCET or COMEDK?

sumit ranjan 18th Jan, 2020
Hi there hope you are doing well
The fee structure of RV college of engineering vary if you get admission through various exam like KCET,comedk
Tution fee for KCET student is 58806
Tution fee for COMEDK student is 2,01,960
College fee per year is 38,600
Hostel fee is 1,01,750(for boycandidate)
Hostel fee is 98,350(for girls candidate)
Hope this will you.good Luck.

I got 80% in pu board hw much marks im required to get good ranking in kcet 2020

priyanshi parekh 16th Jan, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

You can refer the below link



Does other states students are eligible of writing KCET ?

Shubham Dhane 14th Jan, 2020

According to elegibility criteria you need to be citizen of india there is no restriction about any state. So any citizen of india from any state can write KCET. Please click the below link to know more about KCET


actually i completed my B.sc degree with optional subjects are physics, electronics and maths, whether I am eligible for write KSET,KCET or not.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 13th Jan, 2020


kset stands for karnataka state eligibility test, students who have passed master degree course or are in the final years of masters course or waiting for results may apply for kset exam.

kcet stands for  karnataka common entrance test for engineering, pharmacy and agriculture admission. students who have passed 12th course or appearing in 12th exam are eligible to apply for kcet exam.

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