KCET Exam Pattern 2020- Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released the exam pattern of KCET 2020 along with the official notification of the exam. Candidates are expected to be aware of KCET 2020 exam pattern in order to have an overview of the entrance exam. KCET exam pattern 2020 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 2020 Exam Pattern.
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Important Dates of KCET 2020



Start Date of Application

February 5, 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 will be conducted for engineering courses 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.

OMR Answer Sheet for KCET 2020

As the KCET 2020 is an offline objective examination, candidates have to marks their responses through Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets. There will be 4 options for each question and candidates will be required to mark/ shade circles according to their choice of response with the help of a ball point pen. One has to be careful while marking their responses because marking two responses or even incorrectly marking the right circle might result in the question remaining uncounted.

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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.

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difference between comedk and kcet ?

Shubham Dhane 9th Apr, 2020


COMEDK UGET 2020 is Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka. It is an exam for medical aspirant and KECT is Karnataka Common Entrance Test which is given by engineering aspirant. Please click the below link to know more for COMEDK UGET and KCET exams.




After ncert which book should we refer to for KCET? Which book should we practice from?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 9th Apr, 2020
Hi there

After NCERT , you should go refer to below books for your practice:-

  • Chemistry for 1 st Year PUC by Prof. Somashekara Prasad
  • Mathematics for 1 st Year PUC BY Dr. PG Umarani
  • Physics for 1 st Year PUC by AS Govind

For practicing questions, nothing can be better than previous year question so you should go through following books:-

  • KCET Engineering Entrance Exam Solved Papers
  • KCET 14 Years Solved Papers (2000-2013) III Edition by Arihant
  • KCET 14 Years Solved Papers (2000-2013) II Edition by Arihant
  • KCET Chapterwise Previous Questions with Solutions Annapurna Experts
  • Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering (Paperback) by MTG


should a pcmb student who writes kcet to go to engineering write biology in kcet??

Hrisheekesh Singh 8th Apr, 2020

Hi Aqeel,

If you are interested in taking admission in Engineering than why would you be writing biology in the KCET Exam. As you have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, so you have to write only these subjects.

Yes, if you are interested in B.Pharma or B.Sc.(Hons.) then you may write biology there.

Refer here for more detailed information about KCET 2020 - https://www.careers360.com/exams/kcet

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


sir i got 260 in pcb in karnataka board then how much marks required in kcet below 2500rank

Aman Raj Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

Rank varies from year to year. It also depends upon the toughness of the paper and total students appearing for the paper. Each year we have seen that there is a massive difference between ranks and marks with the previous years.

But considering a approx figure then you will have to score 145+ in your kcet.


Which subjects are included to get seat for veterinary through kcet?

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020

For admission in Bachelor of Veterinary Science through KCET examination, the eligibility criteria for appearing in KCET requires a candidate to have 50% marks with Physics,Chemistry, Biology and English as subjects.
The syllabus of KCET includes 60 questions each from PCB and a kannada language test of 50 marks with 50 MCQs.

I hope this helps.
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