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KCET 2020 Syllabus: Exam Pattern, Important Topics, Preparation Tips

Updated On - July 11 2020 by Latika Kalra

KCET 2020 Syllabus will be set by the Karnataka Examination Authority(KAE). KCET 2020 Syllabus will be based on the first and second PUC syllabus issued by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. KCET 2020 (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a State Level Entrance Examination which is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). KCET exam is organized to offer the admission of Post Graduation courses like B.tech, B.Pharma, B.Plan, B.Arch, B.Sc (Agr) in the various government and private colleges/universities/institutes of Karnataka State. All the candidates are advised to read the complete article to know more about the KCET syllabus 2020. Also, download KCET 2020 Syllabus pdf given below.

KCET 2020 Syllabus

The candidates can check here all the important points and the complete KCET 2020 syllabus in the list below:

  • KCET 2020 syllabus will be based on the I and II PUC syllabus released by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.
  • The candidates are advised to check the complete exam patterns and syllabus to prepare for the KCET examination.
  • KCET question paper will be divided into 3 sections (depend upon the selected courses)
    • Mathematics/Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
  • The candidate the KCET syllabus 2020 PDF to check the topics.

The KCET syllabus of all the sections in order of I and II PUC syllabus is given in the list below:

KCET 2020 I-PUC Syllabus

  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics (I-PUC)
    • Sets
    • Relation and Functions
    • Trigonometry
    • Principle of Mathematical Induction
    • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
    • Linear Inequalities
    • Straight Lines
    • Conic Section
    • Limits and Derivatives
    • Permutation and Combination
    • Three Dimensional Coordinate Geometry
    • Binomial Theorem
    • Sequence and Series
    • Probability
    • Statistics
    • Mathematical Reasoning
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Physics (I-PUC)
    • Physical World
    • Units and Measurements
    • Motion in Straight Line
    • Motion in a Plane
    • Laws of Motion
    • Work, Energy, and Power
    • Systems, Particles and Rotational Motion
    • Gravitational
    • Mechanical Properties of Fluids
    • Thermal Properties of Matter
    • Thermodynamics
    • Kinetic Theory
    • Oscillations
    • Waves
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus For Chemistry (I-PUC)
    • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
    • Structure of Atom
    • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
    • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
    • Some basic principles and techniques
    • States of matter
    • Thermodynamics
    • Equilibrium
    • Redox reactions
    • The s-Block elements. Group 1 elements: Alkali metals
    • Hydrogen
    • The p-block elements
    • Environmental chemistry
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Biology (I-PUC)
    • The Living World 
    • Biological Classification
    • Plant Kingdom
    • Animal Kingdom
    • Morphology of Flowering Plants
    • Anatomy of Flowering Plants
    • Structural Organisation in Animals 
    • Cell-the unit of life
    • Biomolecules
    • Cell Cycle and Cell Division
    • Transport in Plants
    • Mineral nutrition
    • Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
    • Respiration in Plants
    • Plant Growth and Development 
    • Digestion and Absorption
    • Breathing and Exchange of Gases
    • Body Fluids and Circulation 
    • Excretory Products and Their Elimination 
    • Locomotion and Movement
    • Neural Control and Coordination
    • Chemical Coordination and Integration

KCET 2020 II-PUC Syllabus

  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Mathematics (II-PUC)
    • Relations and Functions
    • Inverse Trigonometric Function
    • Matrices
    • Determinants
    • Continuity and differentiability
    • Application of Derivatives
    • Integrals
    • Application of Integration
    • Differential Equations
    • Vector Algebra
    • Three Dimensional Geometry
    • Linear Programming
    • Probability
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Physics (II-PUC)
    • Electric Charge and Fields
    • Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
    • Current Electricity
    • Magnetism and Matter
    • Electromagnetic Induction
    • Alternating Current
    • Electromagnetic Waves
    • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
    • Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
    • Atoms
    • Nuclei
    • Semiconductor Electronics, Material, Devices And Simple Circuit
    • Communication System
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry (II-PUC)
    • The Solid State
    • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 
    • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
    • Solutions
    • Chemical Kinetics
    • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
    • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
    • P-Block elements
    • Surface Chemistry
    • Electrochemistry
    • d and f Block Elements 
    • Amines
    • Coordination compounds
    • Biomolecules
    • Polymers
    • Chemistry in Everyday life
  • KCET 2020 Syllabus for Biology (II-PUC)
    • Reproduction in Organisms 
    • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants 
    • Human Reproduction 
    • Reproductive Health 
    • Principles of Inheritance and Variation
    • Molecular Basis of Inheritance 
    • Evolution
    • Human Health and Diseases 
    • Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
    • Microbes in Human Welfare
    • Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 
    • Biotechnology and its Applications
    • Organisms and Populations 
    • Ecosystem
    • Biodiversity and Conservation
    • Environmental Issues

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The KCET 2020 exam pattern as it will provide a brief description of question papers and its structure to the candidates so that they can prepare accordingly for the examination. The  KCET 2020 Examination paper format is given below:

  • Modes of Examination: Offline (Pen and Paper based mode).
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Objective Type
  • The number of questions: From each section 60 questions will be asked.
  • Examination Duration: 320 minutes (3 Hours) and 80 minutes allotted for each section.
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark will be awarded for each right answer, there is no negative marking in the examination.

KCET 2020 Important Books

The candidates can check the list of the important books that will help the applicants to prepare for the KCET examination. The books are given in the table below:

KCET 2020 Important Books
Textbooks of Physics, Mathematics, Biology, and ChemistryNCERT
Karnataka CET Explorer for EngineeringMTG
Karnataka CET Explorer for MedicalMTG
Principles of Physics S.Chand (By V.K. Mehta and Rohit Mehta)
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved PapersArihant
Modern ABC chemistryS.P. Jauhar
New courses ChemistryPradeep

KCET 2020 Preparation Tips

All the preparation tips listed here are going to help the candidates to prepare better for the KCET 2020 which are given in the list below:
  • The applicants must go through the syllabus and the exam pattern of the examination thoroughly.
  • The candidates are advised to always study from the official website.
  • It is also necessary for the candidates to be aware of the marking scheme in the examination.
  • Applicants must revise after you complete your daily study always.
  • Make short notes of each subject and important topics to revise before the days of the examination.
  • The candidates make a proper and feasible time table to study and follow it every day.

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