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KCET 2017 Exam Pattern

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2017 is scheduled for May 4, 2017 (Biology & Mathematics) and May 5, 2017 (Physics & Chemistry) respectively. The KCET is conducted for providing admissions first year of Medical, Technology & Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science and Pharmacy courses. Candidates should go through the KCET 2017 Exam Pattern carefully in order to understand.

Those who are applying for Medical and Farm Science courses, need to appear in Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers. For Engineering and Technology courses, candidates should appear in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers. The candidates can appear in Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers for seeking admission in Pharmacy degree courses. Those seeking admission in Architecture must appear in the National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA).

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All the questions will be in multiple choice question format. The time duration for completing each paper is 70 minutes, apart from 10 minutes extra which are meant for reading and filling in other details. The total duration would be 210 minutes (for 3 papers). The number of questions in each paper is 60. All the questions will carry one mark each. There is no negative marking in KCET 2017.

SubjectsNo. Of QuestionsDuration
Mathematics6070 minutes
Biology6070 minutes
Physics6070 minutes
Chemistry6070 minutes
Kannada5070 minutes

KCET 2017 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for KCET 2017 will play a crucial role in helping students to understand the types of questions as well as scoring pattern for common entrance test to secure maximum marks. Medical aspirants will appear for Physics, Chemistry and Biology while those applying for Engineering courses will appear in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. KCET 2017 will be conducted in Pen and paper mode across 53 cities of Karnataka.

There will be 60 MCQs in each paper and all the questions will carry one mark each. Candidates will get 1 mark for every correct response while no marks will be deducted for incorrect response or for questions not attempted.

The question paper will be set from the syllabus of First and Second year PUC recommended by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka. Candidates should familiarize themselves thoroughly with the syllabus and focus on important section to score well in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2017.

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KCET 2017 Exam Pattern

No. of Papers3 Papers (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology)
Mode of KCET 2017Pen and Paper based Test
Duration of the exam3 hours and 30 minutes (for three papers)
Medium of the Question PaperIn English only
Total no. questions180 MCQs
Marks for Each question1 Mark for Every Correct Response
Negative MarkingNot Applicable
Additional ExamLanguage Test and Agriculture Practical Test

NOTE

  1. A Kannada Language test will be held on May 06, 2017 for all those candidates who are seeking Govt. seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, in order to prove their proficiency in Kannada language. The test is going to be organized at Bangalore only. The qualifying marks for all the candidates appearing in this test is 12 out of 50. Candidates who have studied in Kannada Medium outside the state of Karnataka are not required to appear for this language test.
  1. The candidates seeking seats under Agriculturalist quota for admission to specified Undergraduate courses should appear for the KCET 2017 Agriculture Practical Exam and score a minimum of 50% in the exam to qualify. The test will be held in Bangalore, Hassan, Mandya, Raichur, Mysore, Munirabad (Koppal District), Arabhavai Tamaka (Kolar District), Mangalore, Bidar, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Shimoga.

KCET 2017 Syllabus

The candidates will have to carefully go through the prescribed syllabus by the exam conducting authority for Karnataka Common Entrance Test. They will have to give equal weightage to first and second year syllabus of PUC while preparing for the entrance test.

In Physics, some of the significant sections are Current Electricity, Heat and Thermodynamics, Electrostatics, Laws of Motion, Wave Motion, Solids and Semiconductor Devices, etc. Some of the important sections in Chemistry are Chemical Thermodynamics, Biomolecules, Ionic Equilibrium, etc.

Those who are appearing for Biology paper should focus on Genetics-Molecular Basis of Inheritance, Genetics, Animal Reproduction and Development, Systematics, Reproduction in Higher Plants. Engineering aspirants can give extra attention to Probability, Vectors, Matrices and Determinants, Complex Numbers, Permutation and Combination while preparing for Mathematics. The detailed syllabus for PUC first and second year is provided below:

KCET Syllabus (PUC – First year)

PHYSICSCHEMISTRYMATHEMATICSBIOLOGY
GravitationSome basic concepts of ChemistryConic SectionsBody fluids and Circulation
Mechanical properties of solidsStructure of AtomIntroduction To 3d GeometryExcretory Products and their Elimination
Mechanical properties of fluidsStates of Matter: Gases and LiquidsLimits And DerivativesLocomotion and Movement
Thermal properties of matterThermodynamicsMathematical ReasoningNeural Control and Co-ordination
ThermodynamicsEquilibriumStatisticsChemical Co-ordintaion and Integration
Kinetic theoryClassification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesProbabilityTransport in Plants
OscillationsChemical bonding and molecular structureTrigonometric FunctionsMineral Nutrition
WavesRedox ReactionsPrinciple Of Mathematical InductionPhotosynthesis in Higher Plants
Physical worldHydrogenComplex Numbers And Quadratic EquationsRespiration in Plants
Units and measurementS-Block ElementsLinear InequalitiesPlant Growth and Development
Motion in a straight lineSome p-block ElementsPermutation And CombinationDigestion and Absorption
Motion in a planeOrganic chemistry: some basic principles and TechniquesBinomial TheoremMorphology of Flowering Plants
Laws of motionHydrocarbonsSequence And SeriesAnatomy and Flowering Plants
Work energy and powerEnvironmental ChemistryStraight LinesStructural Organization in Animals
System of particles and rigid body-----SetsCell – The Unit of Life
----------Relations And FunctionsBiomolecules
---------------Cell Cycle and Cell Division
---------------Living World
---------------Biological Classification
---------------Plant Kingdom
---------------Animal Kingdom
---------------Breathing and Exchange of Gases
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KCET Syllabus (PUC – Second year)

PHYSICSCHEMISTRYMATHEMATICSBIOLOGY
Electric Charges and FieldsThe Solid stateRelations And FunctionsHuman Health and Diseases
Electrostatic Potential and CapacitanceSolutionInverse Trigonometric FunctionsStrategies for Enhancement of Food Products
Current ElectricityElectrochemistryMatricesMicrobes in Human Welfare
Moving Charges and MagnetismChemical kineticsDeterminantsBiotech: Principles and Processes
Magnetism and MatterSurface chemistryContinuity And DifferentiabilityBiotech: Application
Electromagnetic InductionGeneral principles and processes of isolation of elementsApplication Of DerivativesOrganism and Population
Alternating CurrentThe p-block elementsIntegralsEcosystem
Electromagnetic WavesThe d and f-block elementsApplication Of IntegralsBiodiversity and Conservation
Ray Optics and Optical InstrumentsCoordination compoundsDifferential EquationsEnvironmental Issues
Wave OpticsHaloalkanes and haloarenesVector AlgebraReproduction in Organisms
Dual Nature of Radiation And MatterAlcohols, phenols and ethersThree Dimensional GeometrySexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
AtomsAldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acidsLinear ProgrammingHuman Reproduction
NucleiAminesProbabilityReproductive Health
Semiconductor ElectronicsBiomolecules-----Principle of Inheritance and Variation
Communication SystemsPolymers-----Molecular Basis of Inheritance
-----Chemistry in everyday life-----Evolution

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Important Highlights for KCET 2017

Some of the important aspects for KCET 2017 is mentioned below for reference. Candidates are advised to carefully read these guidelines before appearing KCET 2017.

  • The photograph on the online application form should match with the candidate actually present in the exam hall. In case of any discrepancy, candidate will not be permitted to give the test.
  • Candidate’s thumb impression will be captured on the OMR response sheet.
  • Candidates appearing for language test should score a minimum of 12 marks out of 50 to qualify in the Kannada Language Exam.
  • Applicants can make thoughtful guesses as the negative marking is not applicable in the test.
  • There will be 16 different sets for KCET 2017 question paper.
  • Candidates can take back home a copy of the response sheet.
  • Candidates can go through the previous year question papers in order to prepare for the exam.

KCET 2017 Previous Year Papers

As per the appearing candidates, the KCET 2015 paper was in moderate to difficult level category. The number of questions from the Class 11th standard syllabus had come down marginally. There were close 19 questions in each subject which were based on class 11th Standard syllabi. The Paper of Chemistry and Biology saw few questions from General awareness also to test the knowledge of candidate.

The Chemistry paper was tough while the Physics paper was moderate difficulty level. Biology paper was moderate and the Mathematics paper was in easy to moderate level. There were some questions in Mathematics paper were complex and time consuming.

The question papers from last two years are provided below for reference of the appearing candidates. Candidates will be able to identify some of the recurring topics and questions that have come in Karnataka Common Entrance Test in last few years.

1. PHYSICS – 2015, 2014

2. CHEMISTRY – 2015, 2014

3. MATHS – 2015, 2014

4. BIOLOGY – 2015, 2014

As per the appearing candidates, the KCET 2015 paper was in moderate to difficult level category. The number of questions from the Class 11th standard syllabus had come down marginally. There were close 19 questions in each subject which were based on class 11th Standard syllabi. The Paper of Chemistry and Biology saw few questions from General awareness also to test the knowledge of candidate.

The Chemistry paper was tough while the Physics paper was moderate difficulty level. Biology paper was moderate and the Mathematics paper was in easy to moderate level. There were some questions in Mathematics paper were complex and time consuming.

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