KCET Exam Pattern 2020

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) exam pattern 2020 gives the candidates an idea about the number of questions asked in the examination, duration of the examination, marks allotted for every question and the negative marks for wrong answers.

The KCET examination is held on two days as two sessions on each day. On the first day, it is Biology and Mathematics examination. The second day is Physics and Chemistry examination. The Kannada language test will be held on August 1st, 2020 in the Bangalore centre only. The Kannada language test is for candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu

Highlights of KCET Exam Pattern 2020

  1. The examination is conducted in four subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics).
  2. There are 60 questions in every subject.
  3. The candidates have to choose the correct answer from the four options given.
  4. There is only one correct answer in the four options. Multiple answers to the same question will not be given any marks.
  5. Every correct answer is given one mark.
  6. There is no negative marking in the KCET 2020 pattern.
  7. The candidates have to mark the correct answer on an OMR sheet.

Table with details on KCET Exam Pattern

Subject Number of Questions Marks Duration 
Biology 60 60 80 minutes
Mathematics 60 60
Physics 60 60
Mathematics 60 60
Kannada 50 50 60 minutes

Kannada language Test

  • The candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu regions and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should attempt the Kannada language test to claim eligibility for government seats.
  • The Kannada language test will be conducted only in Bangalore centres
  • The minimum passing marks is 12 out of 50 marks.
  • Candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu who have studied ten full academic years in Kannada medium from 1st standard to 10th standard need not write the Kannada language test.
  • The Kannada language test will be of 4th standard level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there negative marking in KCET 2020?

There is no negative marking in KCET 2020

Who should write the Kannada Language test?

The candidates from Horanadu and Gadinadu regions and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should attempt the Kannada language test.

What are the marks allotted for every subject in KCET 2020?

The maximum marks allotted for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics is 60 marks.


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