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KCET 2020 Syllabus

KCET 2020 Syllabus is comprised of several topics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics subjects. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is a state level examination, which will be organized for providing admissions in various engineering, pharmacy and other courses offered by different colleges in Karnataka state. For admission in medical & dental course, candidates will have to appear in NEET exam. It will be organized for providing admission into the Engineering (B.Tech) & other professional courses in the state of Karnataka. The KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) will organize this exam under the Karnataka University. Here we are providing the detailed Karnataka CET Syllabus 2020.

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KCET 2020 Syllabus

The KCET 2020 Syllabus is based on the latest syllabus of First and Second year of PUC as issued by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

The syllabus consist of topics from various subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/ Biology. The detailed Karnataka CET 2020 syllabus is mentioned below.

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Physics Syllabus

Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy & Power, Motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body, Properties of Bulk Matter, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory and Oscillations & Waves.

Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Electromagnetic induction & Alternating Currents, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Electromagnetic waves, Atoms & Nuclei, Electronic Devices and Communication systems.

Chemistry Syllabus

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases & Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, S-Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry.

Solid State, Solutions, Electro chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Elements, d and f Block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Co-ordination compounds, Biomolecules, Aldehydes & Ketones & Carboxylic Acids, Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers, Halo alkanes & Haloarenes, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday life.

Mathematics Syllabus

Algebra, Trigonometry, Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Vectors, Statistics, Differential calculus, Integral calculus, Three dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Programming.

Biology Syllabus

The biology syllabus will be divided into two sections, i.e. Botany and Zoology. Some major Botany topics are Cell Biology & Genetics, Histology & Plant Anatomy, Diversity of Plant Life on Earth, and Introduction to Ecology & Taxonomy.

The Zoology section contain topics like Tissues of humans, Digestion, Circulation, Respiration, Nervous System, Origin Of Life, Human Reproduction, Organic Evolution, Animal Resources & Human Welfare Dairy, Study of the Cell, Developmental Biology, Diversity of Animal Life and Cell Division.

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The examination will be organized through offline mode (pen and paper based mode). In the examination, total 180 objective type questions will be asked. Candidates will have to appear only for one examination from Biology/Mathematics. Physics & Chemistry questions will be compulsory for all students. For correct answer, one mark will be allotted to the candidates.

The no. of questions from each topic will be as mentioned below:


If you have any other queries regarding KCET 2020 Syllabus, you can leave your queries below in the comment box.

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  1. Rena says:

    Does there is a choice between bio and maths in kceet

  2. HARSHA BJ says:

    I passed in CBSE 12 the from Andrapradesh .Upto 10th I have studied in Karnataka
    .I have downloaded kcet hallticket I am appearing for engineering. My hall ticket contains Biology,Physics, Maths & chemistry
    Kindly confirm I have write all four exams or only Physics maths & chemistry

  3. Deepika says:

    Can we write both maths and biology and if yes then which of the paper will be considerd. Does it work like best of two?

  4. Sathya.A says:

    It is necessary to write all the four subject?

  5. Anu says:

    First puc syllabus is more important for CET or we will read only second puc syllabus? Time is very short please give some suggestions

  6. Sumayya says:

    Sir/Mam I want to go for ayush course is it necessary for me to work hard on mathematics for kcet. Will they consider my PCB score?

  7. Ruhi says:

    Is it compulsory to write mathematics..if I have selected for ayush and dental courses in CET??

  8. Vikas k b says:

    Is biology or mathametics is a choice, we can’t write both?

  9. Shalinisv says:

    For filling cet application i have taken forestry as option then can i tape up maths

  10. Kumar v says:

    Can I write cet without chemistry

  11. Shreyas says:

    I am a pcmc student Should i write biology in cet

  12. Shreeya says:

    I want to do B.Tech in biotechnology should I write both math and biology in kcet?

  13. Meghana says:

    For kcet exam we have to give more preference for |St year or ||nd year syllabers?

  14. Swathi says:

    I wanted to get into B.Tech Biotechnology, should I take Physics, Chemistry and Biology for CET? or is Maths compulsory?

  15. Vinayak says:

    I am a pcmc student and I am eligible to write only physics , chemistry and mathematics how to select subjects during filling form and will it not affect my ranking by not writing biology please tell me when can I select the subjects.

  16. Leona says:

    May u know where is the option I’m the application for selecting mathematics or biology?

  17. Prasad says:

    If l score 90% in qe and 100 Mark in cet pcb what will be my ranking

  18. Saleema says:

    Do we hv option for math and bio this year for pcmb stidents

  19. karan says:

    will our 11th pcmb marks be considered

  20. Ellen.Donahue says:

    Those who have aspirations have thousands of things, and those who have no ambitions only feel that it is difficult

  21. Prabhash Jain says:

    Date of form for 2020 exam

  22. Chinnu says:

    We can write both biology and mathematics in kcet

  23. Tarun says:

    I love your kcet question papers from past tq….

  24. Krishna s j says:

    I want to study material plz tell me which is the best book for preparing

  25. Dhanush says:

    I have got both bio as well as math column in my admit card for kcet exams but acc to my knowledge i applied for mayhs only does it mean that i have to write both or can i opt one among them

  26. Your Name...ARUL says:


    Since i have applied for Pharmacy, what are the subjects to be taken for examination under CET, is mathematics is included or only physics, chemistry and biology is there.
    Thanks and awaiting for your reply.

  27. Thanushree says:

    Can I write maths instead of biology

  28. Rohan says:

    I hav taken pcmb in science…….so shud i write all the 4 sub in kcet exam

  29. Harshitha says:

    Can I write bio instead of maths in kcet 2019

  30. Harsha says:

    If i write kcet will I get MBBS Seats

  31. Pavan v says:

    OK am ready keep on giving information

  32. Your Name... shivanand says:

    Does biology exam giving is compulsory in kcet because there is no option in form form selecting subject?

  33. Kartheyaeni says:

    I’m from TN can students from TN could write kcet? If yes kcet is applicable for MBBS….. can I get medical seat through kcet ???

  34. Swaraj says:

    I got 82% in board exam but cet rank is too high so I have decided to write cet again…but in next year I want the rank below 10k.. how much marks should I get in cet to get the rank below 10k…. Plz reply

  35. varun kd says:

    How much will be the first-year syllabus

  36. Yashaswini says:

    As you told any one of the subjects should be choosen like in maths or bio.but in my hall ticket I have got both columns ,so should I attend both the exam.

  37. Aharica says:

    Can we give exam of both biology and maths?

  38. Meghana says:

    Can I give the exam for both biology and maths??

  39. Sai kiran says:

    What is exam pattern for agriculture practical exam?

  40. Bhavyashree says:

    Is 50% qstns r from 1pu?

    • keerthana says:

      No, it’s not 50-50 of 2nd pu and 1st pu… 2nd pu is given more preference…! according to my info, I guess its 20% 1st pu and 80% 2nd pu..!

  41. Rajeshwari. s says:

    For kCET maths is state syllabus applicable or only ncert syllabus only

    • keerthana says:

      There is no much difference between state syllabus and ncert the only difference is on top of the book its mentioned published by gov of Karnataka and the ncert is gov of India so… no much difference … :)just check it out for your clarification…..!

  42. harshith says:

    should pcmb student write maths exam in kcet 2018

  43. Bob says:

    What is the use of the Biology exam in CET

  44. Vinayak says:

    Please suggest one book for kcet

  45. Nandini says:

    Is this exam is applicable for all state of India. Is there any problem please inform me through gmail

  46. Gireesh.v says:

    Sr my son is going to 2 nd pic he wants to take up meet plz guide me so that I can provide him good and effective study materials

  47. S.Abdul Khaliq says:

    Is it needed to appear for Kannada language paper for Andhra Pradesh Students who are appearing for engineering stream.

  48. Bala says:

    Will CBSE students needs to go for separate entrance coaching to crack kcet exam

  49. Chakshu Manjunath says:

    Respected Sir / Madam, In KCET 2018 exam, will there be any Kannada question paper in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for Engineering Admissions for out of State Kannada Domicile candidates? Please update. Thanks and Regards.

  50. sahana says:

    I want biology most important chapters for k-cet exam

  51. MANIKANTA says:


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