KCET Syllabus

KCET Syllabus

Karnataka Common Entrance Test abbreviated as KCET is a state level entrance examination, established by the government of Karnataka in the year 1994 to widen the prospects of quality education to eligible candidates. It is conducted every year by Karnataka Examination Authority(KEA) which offers deserving candidates admissions into various full-time undergraduate courses such as engineering, architecture, pure sciences, farm science, etc. in the state of Karnataka. If you are planning to crack Karnataka CET 2017, you must be well informed about the procedures involved, the tentative dates, and the eligibility criteria as specified by KEA. You must remain updated with the latest KCET syllabus and the examination pattern.

This articles will brief you with the latest syllabus for the Karnataka CET 2017 exam, which is scheduled to be held in the first week of May 2017.

CET Exam Pattern

KCET exam spans for two days and each of the four subjects viz. Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics is conducted in different slots. The candidates are required to appear for their respective subjects. Each subject carries 60 marks and is of 80 marks duration. The pattern is as follows:

Events Synopsis
Marks allotted per Subject 60 marks
Duration of the Exam 80 minutes per subject
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Marking Scheme +1 marks for every correct response. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers or questions which are not attempted.

The schedule for KCET 2017 is as follows:

02-05-2017 Tuesday 10.30 AM-11.50 AM Biology 60
02.30 AM-03.50 AM Mathematics 60
03-05-2017 Wednesday 10.30 AM-11.50 AM Physics 60
02.30 AM-03.50 AM Chemistry 60

The detailed syllabus for the individual subjects is listed below:

CET Exam Syllabus


Physical world Systems of particles and rotational motion
Units and measurements Gravitation
Motion in a straight line and plane Mechanical properties of solids
Laws of motion Mechanical properties of fluids
Work, energy and power 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
Communications systems Thermal properties of matter


Some basic concepts of Chemistry Structure of Atom
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Chemical bonding and molecular structure


States of matters- Gasses and liquids Thermodynamics
Equilibrium Redox reactions
Hydrogen s- Block elements
Some p- Block Elements Organic chemistry- Some basic principles and techniques
Hydrocarbons Environmental chemistry
Solid state Solution
Electrochemistry Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry General Principles& Processes of Isolation of Elements
p- Block Elements d and f block elements
Coordination compounds Haloalkanes & Haloarenes
Alcohols, phenols, and ethers Aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids
Organic compounds containing nitrogen Biomolecules
Polymers Chemistry in everyday life


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


Body Fluids and Circulation Excretory Products and their Elimination
Locomotion and Movement Neural Control and Co-ordination
Chemical Co-ordination and Integration Transport in Plants
Mineral Nutrition Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Respiration in Plants Plant Growth and Development
Digestion and Absorption Morphology of Flowering Plants
Anatomy and Flowering Plants Structural Organization in Animals
Cell – The Unit of Life Biomolecules
Cell Cycle and Cell Division Living World
Biological Classification Plant Kingdom
Animal Kingdom Breathing and Exchange of Gases
Human Health and Diseases Strategies for Enhancement of Food Products
Microbes in Human Welfare Biotech: Principles and Processes
Biotech: Application Organism and Population
Ecosystem Biodiversity and Conservation
Environmental Issues Reproduction in Organisms
Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants Human Reproduction
Reproductive Health Principle of Inheritance and Variation
Molecular Basis of Inheritance Evolution

With the before mentioned pattern and syllabus in mind, you can kick-start your preparation for CET 2017.

Practise This Question

Which of the following elements has the highest electronegativity?