The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted to assess eligibility and merit for Karnataka candidates as well as the ward/s of Jammu & Kashmiri Migrants seeking admission to the First Year or First
Semester of full-time courses.

Quick Summary

Category Details
Region Level Karnataka
Subjects 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Math
Registration Timeline January 1st Week to February 1st Week
Exam Date 18-04-2024 and 19-04-2024
KCET Answer Key 25-04-2024
KCET Result 15-05-2024
Registration Fees To be determined
Exam Mode Pen and Paper-based Test
Frequency Conducted Once a year
Exam Duration 80 minutes for each paper
Total Marks 240 (correct= +1, wrong = 0, unanswered=0)
Medium of the exam Kannada, English
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Eligibility Criteria

Studied – Inside

  • If you have studied at least 7 years between (1st and 12th standard) and have completed either SSLC or 12th std (PUC).
  • If you have studied only 11th and 12th std in Karnataka but your parents have studied in Karnataka for a period of seven years.

Studied – Outside

  • If your mother tongue and your parents (either) mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava and they were domiciled in Karnataka.
  • If your mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava and have resided and studied for a period of seven years (1st to 12th standard) in South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra or Kasargod or Hosadurga or
    Manjeshwar Taluks of Kerala.
  • If you have studied TEN full academic years from 1st to 10th std in Kannada Medium

Note: For the cases 1 and 2, the candidate should pass the Kannada Language Test and they should secure at least 12 marks in the Kannada Language Test which is conducted by KEA to become eligible.

Defence – Inside

  • If the candidate’s parent is a defence personnel (working or retired) and posted outside Karnataka so the candidate has completed studies outside the state, however he/she is eligible if the parent has declared his hometown as
    Karnataka while joining.

Defence – Outside

  • If either of your parents is a defence personnel and stayed in Karnataka for a minimum of one year and posted on Duty to Jammu-Kashmir or North-Eastern states but however your family was permitted to stay by the defence authorities
    and so have completed the qualifying examination in Karnataka itself.

Government Servant – Inside

  • If either of your parents is serving or served the Union government / Karnataka state government outside the state, if he/she has declared that their hometown is Karnataka and have studied in Karnataka for a period of seven years.
  • If either of your parents is serving or served under the All India Service of Karnataka Cadre / Karnataka state government outside the state during your study period of 1st to 12th std.

Government Servant – Outside

  • If either of the parents is working in the Union / State Government in Karnataka, and stays here during the study period of the candidate during 11 or 12th and you have passed the qualifying examination in Karnataka.

CAPF – Inside

  • If the candidate is a son / daughter of a CAPF (retired or serving) employee, if he declared his hometown as Karnataka while joining.

Member of Parliament

  • If your parent is elected as MP from the state of Karnataka.

Jammu Kashmir Migrant

  • If your parents are Jammu Kashmir Migrants.

Note: 1, 3, 5, 7 and 8 are only eligible for communal reservations except others cannot claim communal reservations.

Exam Pattern

Subject Questions
Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Physics 60
Maths 60
  • The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions, in order to obtain maximum marks.
  • In other words, there is no choice of questions. There will be no negative evaluation with regard to wrong / incorrect answers but marks will not be awarded in respect of multiple answers for the same question

Exam Syllabus

Physics PUC 1st Year

Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 1- Units and Measurements Chapter 8- Mechanical Properties of Solids
Chapter 2- Motion in a Straight Line Chapter 9- Mechanical Properties of Fluids
Chapter 3- Motion in a Plane Chapter 10- Thermal Properties of Matter
Chapter 4- Laws of Motion Chapter 11- Thermodynamics
Chapter 3- Motion in a Plane Chapter 10- Thermal Properties of Matter
Chapter 5- Word, Energy and Power Chapter 12- Kinetic Theory
Chapter 6-Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion Chapter 13- Oscillations
Chapter 7-Gravitation Chapter 14- Waves

Physics PUC 2nd Year

Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 1- Electric Charges and Fields Chapter 9- Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Chapter 2- Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance Chapter 10- Wave Optics
Chapter 3- Current Electricity Chapter 11- Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Chapter 4- Moving Charges and Magnetism Chapter 12- Atoms
Chapter 5- Magnetism and Matter Chapter 13- Nuclei
Chapter 6- Electromagnetic Induction Chapter 14- Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
Chapter 7- Alternating Current
Chapter 8- Electromagnetic Waves

Chemistry PUC 1st Year

Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 1- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Chapter 7- Redox Reactions
Chapter 2- Structure of Atom Chapter 8- Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Chapter 3- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chapter 9- Hydrocarbons
Chapter 4- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chapter 5- Thermodynamics
Chapter 6- Equilibrium

Chemistry PUC 2nd Year

Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 1- Solutions Chapter 6- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Chapter 2- Electrochemistry Chapter 7- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Chapter 3- Chemical Kinetics Chapter 8- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Chapter 4- The d-and f-Block Elements Chapter 9- Amines
Chapter 5- Coordination Compounds Chapter 10- Biomolecules

Biology PUC 1st Year

Part 1 Part 1
Chapter 1- The Living World Chapter 10- Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Chapter 2- Biological Classification Chapter 11- Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Chapter 3- Plant Kingdom Chapter 12- Respiration in Plants
Chapter 4- Animal Kingdom Chapter 13- Plant Growth and Development
Chapter 5- Morphology of Flowering Plants Chapter 14- Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Chapter 6- Anatomy of Flowering Plants Chapter 15- Body Fluids and Circulation
Chapter 7- Structural Organisation in Animals Chapter 16- Excretory Products and their Elimination
Chapter 8- Cell : The Unit of Life Chapter 17- Locomotion and Movement
Chapter 9- Biomolecules Chapter 18- Neural Control and Coordination
Chapter 19- Chemical Coordination and Integration

Biology PUC 2nd Year

Part 1 Part 1
Chapter 1: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant Chapter 7: Human Health and Disease
Chapter 2: Human Reproduction Chapter 8: Microbes in Human Welfare
Chapter 3: Reproductive Health Chapter 9: Biotechnology: Principles and Processes
Chapter 4: Principles of Inheritance and Variation Chapter 10: Biotechnology and its Applications
Chapter 5: Molecular Basis of Inheritance Chapter 11: Organisms and Populations
Chapter 6: Evolution Chapter 12: Ecosystem
Chapter 13: Biodiversity and Conservation

Math PUC 1st Year

Part 1 Part 1
Chapter 1 – Sets Chapter 8 – Sequences and Series
Chapter 2 – Relations and Functions Chapter 9 – Straight Lines
Chapter 3 – Trigonometric Functions Chapter 10 – Conic Sections
Chapter 4 – Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations Chapter 11 – Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
Chapter 5 – Linear Inequalities Chapter 12 – Limits and Derivatives
Chapter 6 – Permutations and Combinations Chapter 13 – Statistics
Chapter 7 – Binomial Theorem Chapter 14 – Probability

Math PUC 2nd Year

Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 1 – Relations and Functions Chapter 7 – Integrals
Chapter 2 – Inverse Trigonometric Functions Chapter 8 – Application of Integrals
Chapter 3 – Matrices Chapter 9 – Differential Equations
Chapter 4 – Determinants Chapter 10 – Vector Algebra
Chapter 5 – Continuity and Differentiability Chapter 11 – Three Dimensional Geometry
Chapter 6 – Application of Derivatives Chapter 12 – Linear Programming
Chapter 13 – Probability

Exam Centers

Bagalkot, Chitradurga, Mangalore, Jamakhandi, Davangere, Moodabidre, Bangalore, Dharwad, Puttur, Doddaballapur, Hubli, Ujire, Belgaum, Gadag, Mysore, Athani, Gulbarga, Raichur, Chikodi, Hassan, Ramanagara, Gokak, Haveri, Channapatna, Bellary, Kanwar, Shimoga, Hospet, Dandeli, Bhadravathi, Bidar, Kumta, Sagar, Basavakalyan, Sirsi, Tumkur, Bhalki, Kolar, Tiptur, Bijapur, KGF, Udupi, Chamarajanagar, Koppal, Karkala, Kollegal, Madikeri, Kundapura, Chikkaballapur, Mandya, Yadgir, Chikmagalur and Krishnarajapet.

Question Paper Combinations

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Engineering / Technology courses Farm Science courses (B.Sc. Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, etc) Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Naturopathy & Yoga, and B.Sc. (Nursing) B.Pharma, 2nd Year B.Pharm, Pharm D Architecture B.P.T., B.Sc. Allied Health Sciences, BPO courses
Physics, Chemistry, and Maths Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and Biology Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Physics, Chemistry, and Maths (or) Physics, Chemistry, and Biology NATA Exam should be taken, No CET exam is required No CET is required, Selection is based on PU marks

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