KCET Syllabus 2020 - Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released the KCET 2020 syllabus. The authority has prescribed syllabus of Pre-University Education Department of Karnataka State for the preparation of KCET 2020. Candidates must be aware of the syllabus of KCET 2020 in order to plan a better exam strategy. Knowing the KCET syllabus 2020 will help candidates to emphasize on the right topics to ace the entrance exam. The authorities have provided separate KCET 2020 syllabus for all the sections of the exam. With the help of this subject-wise syllabus of KCET 2020, candidates will be able to prepare a proper study plan along with dividing their available time for each section 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 Syllabus 2020 inclusive of all the sectional topics and the KCET exam pattern.
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Karnataka CET Syllabus 2020

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. Candidates can refer the following table to know about the subject-wise syllabus of KCET 2020.

KCET Syllabus 2020 - Physics

First Year PUC Syllabus of KCET

Second Year PUC KCET 2020 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 Syllabus 2020 - Chemistry

First Year PUC Syllabus

Second Year PUC 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 Syllabus 2020 - Mathematics

First Year PUC KCET Syllabus

Second Year PUC 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

KCET Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates are also advised to check the exam pattern of KCET 2020 along with KCET syllabus 2020 in order to have an overview of the entrance exam. Knowledge of KCET 2020 exam pattern will help candidates in knowing the number of questions, number of sections, type of questions, etc. of the entrance exam. KCET 2020 is a pen-paper based exam which will be conducted in two days and three sessions- Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Each subject will have 60 multiple-choice questions and will be of 80 minutes. Candidates will be allotted 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be no negative marking.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - KCET Syllabus 2020

Question: Do NCERT books cover KCET syllabus?


Yes, the topics covered according to KCET 2020 syllabus are in accordance with those in NCERT books.

Question: Is there any negative marking in KCET 2020?


No, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses in KCET exam.

Question: How many subjects are there in KCET syllabus for Engineering?


There are three subjects in KCET 2020, i.e. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

Question: Who prescribed the syllabus for KCET 2020?


The Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State has prescribed the KCET syllabus 2020.

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when will kcet 2020 exam conducted?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020
KCET 2020 has been postponed without any rescheduled date.So you have to wait until there is further announcement regarding the exam date.It depends on the intensity of the current outbreak in the country and around the world.Keep yourself updated so that you won't miss any important information.

You can click the link below for further updates

I will get 255/300 in board and 60/180 in kcet what will be the ranking

Devanshi Adhikari 7th Apr, 2020

Hello aspirant,

According to your marks you will get rank in between 70,250 - 72,750.

Hope this helped. For more information or rank prediction you can visit career360 website.

Thank you.


wat was the cutoff of kcet 2019 ?

Maria Sunny 6th Apr, 2020


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.

Detailed cut offs for various colleges are available in the links below :




Still we have not received KCET refund for 2018-19, whom or where we have to check the status. please advise.

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020

Can you please share more details regarding the online payment and for what purpose you did the payment.If you have do it in 2019 then its already too late now and your money should have been refunded to you.It might be possible that your refund would have been initiated but wasn't reverted by bank.So, reach out to your brach where your bank account was opened and tell them your concern and they will assist you regarding the matter.Alsoninwould suggest you to avoid that for few months as you must be aware of COVID-19, so its not a good time to go out. You already have waited so long so better wait for another one or two months.

I Hope this helps.

I have submitted my KCET application with my state as Karnataka but in final completed application it is showing as Non Karnataka. I have completed my studies in Karnataka till date from my Primary school . So kindly request you to give the last chance to edit the KCET Application.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 6th Apr, 2020

The correction window has been closed on March 27th and KEA hasn't released any official statement stating that they would extend the correction date. So unfortunately, the application form will retain your Domicile as "Non Karnataka." So please immediately email them at: keauthority-ka@nic.in (mailto:keauthority-ka@nic.in)

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