Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released the KCET syllabus 2020. The syllabus includes the topics to be prepared in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State directs the candidates to look into theย 1stย and 2ndย year PUC (Pre-university Course) syllabus,ย around which the KCET syllabus revolves.ย
KCET examination dates for the year 2020 are officially declared. The exam will take place on July 30 and July 31, 2020 in four sessions (two on each day). Mathematics and Biology papers are scheduled on July 30 while papers of Physics and Chemistry will be held on July 31. Each paper will contain 60 MCQs. Candidates will be given 80 minutes to finish each one of the papers.ย
As the KCET exam pattern is also a part of the syllabus, candidates must learn about the same to keep their KCET 2020 preparation on the right track. The medium of KCET exam will be English and Kannada. Get comprehensive information about KCET 2020 syllabus, exam pattern and preparation tips in this article.ย
After having a complete know-how of KCET 2020 syllabus, candidates can easily prepare an effective study plan to inch closer towards success in Karnataka Common Entrance Test. The syllabus of KCET comprises topics of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics separately.ย
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KCET Syllabus for Mathematics (PUC 1st and 2nd year)
KCET 2020 syllabus is as same as the PUC 1st and 2nd year syllabus defined by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. The related topics and chapters pertaining to mathematics section are mentioned below in tabular form:ย
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
Chaptersย
Topics
Introduction to 3D Geometry
Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensionsย
Coordinates of a pointย
Distance between two pointsย
Section formula and problems
Mathematical Reasoningย
Definition of proposition and problemsย
Logical connectivesย
Compound propositionย
Quantifierย
Negation problems
Statistics
Measure of dispersionย
Rangeย
Mean deviationย
Variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped dataย
Analysis of frequency distributions
Principle Of Mathematical Induction
Process of the proof by inductionย
Motivating the application of the method by looking at natural numbersย
The principle of mathematical inductionย
Simple problems based on summation
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations
Need for complex numbers, especially โ
Brief description of algebraic properties of complex numbersย
Solution of quadratic equations in the complex number systemย
Square-root of a Complex number given in supplement and problems
Linear Inequalities
Linear inequalitiesย
Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable
Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variablesย
Solution of system of linear inequalities in two variables -graphically and examples
Permutation And Combination
Fundamental principle of counting
Factorial andย Permutations
Permutation when all the objects are not distinct, problems. Combinations: Definition, examplesย
Statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indicesย
Pascalโs triangle, general and middle term in binomial expansionย
Problems based on expansion finding any term, term independent of x, middle term, coefficient of xrย .
Setsย
Empty Setย
Finite and Infinite setsย
Equal setsย
Subsetsย
Subsets of the set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations)ย
Power setย
Universal setย
Union and intersection of setsย
Difference of setsย
Complement of a setย
Properties of Complement setsย
Simple practical problems on union and intersection of two sets
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
Chaptersย
Topicsย
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Definitionย
Rangeย
Domainย
Principal value branchesย
Mentioning domainย
Range of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functionsย
Conversion of one inverse trigonometric function to another
Matricesย
Column matrixย
Row matrixย
Rectangular matrixย
Square matrixย
Zero matrixย
Diagonal matrixย
Scalar matrix and unit matrixย
Equality of matricesย
Scalar multiplication of matricesย
Transpose of a matrixย
Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices
Concept of elementary row and column operations
Applications of Integralsย
Area under the curveย
Area under simple curves, especially lines, arcs of circles/parabolas/ellipsesย
Area bounded by two above said curves: problems
Linear Programmingย
Introduction of L.P.P.ย
Definition of constraintsย
Objective functionย
Optimizationย
Constraint equationsย
Non- negativity restrictionsย
Mathematical formulation-mathematical formulation of L.P.Pย
Different types of L.P.P
KCET Syllabus for Chemistry (PUC 1st and 2nd year)
KCET 2020 syllabus for Chemistry section will cover the topics of PUC 1st and 2nd year syllabus. Fetch the 1st year and 2nd year PUC syllabus from the tables below:
KCET Chemistry Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
Chaptersย
Topicsย
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistryย
General introduction: Importance and scope of chemistryย
Properties of matter and their measurement
Laws of chemical combinationย
Daltonโs atomic theoryย
Atomic and molecular massesย
Avogadro constant, mole and molar massย
Reactions in solutions
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Propertiesย
Significance of classificationย
Mendeleev periodic lawย
Henry Moseley observation based on X- ray spectra of elements, account of groups, periods, s, p, d and f blocksย
Periodic trends in properties of elements with reason
Thermodynamicsย
Thermodynamic terms โ concepts of system, surroundings, Internal energy: as a state function, work and heatย
Exothermic and endothermic reactionsย
Heat capacity & specific heatย
Thermochemical equations- examples , enthalpy of a reactionย
Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes
Redox Reactionsย
Concept of oxidation and reductionย
Redox reactionsย
Oxidation numberย
Oxidation, reduction, oxidizing agent/oxidantย
Types of redox reactions
Hydrogenย
Position of hydrogen in periodic tableย
Reaction with halogens, dioxygen, physical properties, chemical properties, dinitrogen, Hydrides โ classificationย
Dihydrogen as a fuel โ meaning of hydrogen economy
s – Block Elementsย
Group โ I & Group โ II: elements electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in ionization enthalpy, hydration enthalpy, atomic and ionic radiiย
Anomalous properties of lithiumย
Preparation and properties of some compounds
Biological importance of sodium and potassium
Some p – Block Elementsย
General introduction to pโ block elements-electronic configuration, oxidation states, inert pair effect, anomalous behaviour of first member of each groupย
Group 13 elementsย
Group โ 14 elements, Carbon: anomalous behaviour, reason, catenation, allotropic form
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental pollutionย
Air pollution or troposphere pollution
Stratospheric Pollutionย
Water pollutionย
Soil pollutionย
Strategies to control environmental pollutionย
Green chemistry: Introduction, green chemistry in day-to-day life
KCET Chemistry Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
Chapters
Topicsย
Solid Stateย
General characteristics of solids: amorphous and crystalline solidsย
Classification of crystalline solidsย
Definitions โ lattice point, crystal lattice, unit cell, coordination numberย
Close packing in two dimensional and three dimensional latticesย
Point defects-typesย
Electrical properties
Solutionsย
Types of Solutions โ binary โ gaseous, liquid and solidsย
Solution of liquid in liquidย
Solution of a solid in a liquidย
Raoultโs lawย
Numerical problems on determination of molar mass using colligative propertiesย
Abnormal molar mass
Surface Chemistryย
Adsorption: adsorbate, adsorbent, examples, distinction between adsorption and absorptionย
Physisorption and chemisorptionย
Catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysisย
Classification of colloids-types of colloidal systemsย
Properties of colloids: Tyndall effectย
Brownian movement
General Principles & Processes of Element Isolation
Principles and methods of extraction: concentration of ores, hydraulic washing, magnetic separation, froth floatation, leaching of alumina from bauxite, roasting and calcination, extraction of different metalsย
Refining: principles and examples each for distillation
Coordination Compoundsย
General introduction to salts, difference between double salt and coordination, Coordination entity, central metal ion, coordination numberย
Wernerโs theoryย
CFT (crystal field theory)ย
Spectrochemical series, compare weak field ligandย
Isomerismย
Stereoisomerismย
Importance of coordination compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Classification based on hybridization of carbon, Preparation from alcoholsย
Physical propertiesย
Reactions of haloalkanesย
Nucleophilic substitution reactionsย
Optical isomerismย
Elimination reaction ( ร elimination
Haloarenesย
Electrophilic substitution reactions for chlorobenzeneย
Reaction with metals
Alcohol, Phenols, and Ethersย
Classification: mono, di, tri ,allylic, and benzylic alcohols, mono, di and trihydric phenols
Preparation of alcoholsย
Preparation of phenolย
Physical and Chemical properties of primary alcoholsย
Esterification and acylation of alcohols/phenols
Reactions of phenol
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Amines: Structure of amines, classification
Methods of preparation: Reduction of nitrobenzene, reduction of nitrile and amide
Physical and Chemical propertiesย
Diazonium saltsย
Retention of diazo group
Polymersย
Polymer, monomer, polymerization, macromoleculeย
Classification: source, structure, types (mode) of polymerizationย
Methods of polymerizationย
Name of monomer/s and partial structure for the polymersย
Rubberย
Non-biodegradable polymers
Biomoleculesย
Carbohydrates: classification-based on hydrolysisย
Glucoseย
Disaccharideย
Polysaccharidesย
Proteinsย
Classification of ฮฑ-amino acidsย
Hormonesย
Vitaminsย
Nucleic acids
Chemistry in Everyday Lifeย
Chemicals in medicines: drugs, chemotherapy – different classes of drugs- antacids, etc.
Chemicals in food: artificial sweetening agents, preservatives; Cleansing agents: soaps, process of saponification with equation
KCET Syllabus for Physics (PUC 1st and 2nd Year)
KCET 2020 syllabus for Physics consists of the topics from PUC 1st and 2nd year syllabus. Find the details of KCET physics syllabus below:
KCET Physics Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
Chaptersย
Topicsย
Physical Worldย
Scope and excitement of physicsย
Physics, technology and societyย
Mention of fundamental forces in nature
Nature of physical laws
Unit of Measurementย
Unit of measurementย
System of unitsย
SI unitsย
Fundamental and derived unitsย
Length, mass and time measurements
Accuracy and precision of measuring instrumentsย
Dimensions of physical quantities – Dimensional analysis and its applications
Motion in a Straight Lineย
Definitions of path length and displacement
Definitions of average speed and average velocity, instantaneous speed and instantaneous velocity & uniform and non-uniform motionย
Uniformly accelerated motionย
Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion
Gravitationย
Keplerโs laws of planetary motionย
Acceleration due to gravity: Derivation of relation between g and G
Gravitational potential energy: Derivation of gravitational potential energyย
Earth satellites
Mechanical Properties of Solidsย
Elasticity and plasticityย
Elastic behavior of solidsย
Stress and strainย
Hookeโs lawย
Stress-strain curveย
Elastic moduli: Definitions and expressions of Youngโs modulusย
Bulk modulus
Mechanical Properties of Fluidsย
Pressureย
Derivation of pressure at a point inside a liquid
Gauge pressureย
Pascalโs law: Statement and its applications, Streamline flowย
Bernoulliโs principleย
Viscosityย
Reynolds numberย
Surface tension
Thermodynamicsย
Thermal equilibriumย
Laws of Thermodynamicsย
Adiabatic processย
Heat enginesย
Refrigeratorsย
Reversible and irreversible processes
Kinetic Theoryย
Equation of state of a perfect gasย
Kinetic theory of an ideal gasย
Degrees of freedomย
Law of equipartition of energy: Statement and application to specific heat capacities of monatomic, diatomic and polyatomic gases
Concept of mean free path
Oscillationsย
Periodic and oscillatory motion: Definitions of Period and Frequencyย
Displacement as a function of time
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion
Oscillations due to a spring
KCET Physics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
Chaptersย
Topicsย
Magnetism & Matterย
Bar magnet: Properties of magnetic field lines
Gauss law in magnetismย
Earthโs magnetic field and its elements
Magnetic properties of materialsย
Hysteresisย
Hysteresis loop, definitions of retentivity and coercivity
Electromagnetic Inductionย
Experiments of Faraday and Henryย
Lenzโs law, Inductance – Mutual inductance
Self-inductanceย
AC generator
Alternating Currentย
Mention of expression for instantaneous, peak and rms values of alternating current and voltageย
AC voltage applied to a resistorย
AC voltage applied to an inductorย
AC voltage applied to series LCR circuit
Mention of expression for power in ac circuit
LC oscillations
Electromagnetic Wavesย
Displacement currentย
Need for displacement current
Expression for displacement current
Expression for Ampere-Maxwell law
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic spectrumย
Atoms
Alpha particle scatteringย
Schematic diagram of Geiger-Marsden experimentย
Rutherfordโs model of an atomย
Atomic spectra
Bohr model of hydrogen atomย
Derivation of energy of electron in stationary states of hydrogen atom
Nucleiย
Definition of atomic mass unitย
Isotopes, isobars and isotonesย
Explanation of mass defect and binding energy
Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
Radioactivity
Communication Systemsย
Block diagram of generalized communication systemย
Transducerย
Signalย
Noiseย
Transmitterย
Receiverย
Attenuation
Bandwidth of transmission medium for coaxial cable, free space and optical fibersย
Propagation of electromagnetic waves
KCET Syllabus for Biology (PUC 1st and 2nd Year)
KCET syllabus for the biology contains the below given topics as per the PUC I and II syllabus:
KCET Biology Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
Chaptersย
Topics
Body Fluids & Circulationย
Composition of bloodย
Blood groupsย
Coagulation of bloodย
Composition and functions of Lymphย
Human circulatory systemย
Structure of human heart and blood vessels
Disorders of circulatory system Hypertension
Excretory Products & their Eliminationย
Modes of excretionย
Ammonotelismย
Ureotelism
Human excretory system-structure and functionย
Urine formulation
Osmoregulationย
Regulation of kidney function
Locomotion & Movementย
Types of movement ciliary, flagellar, muscular
Skeletal muscle – contractile proteins and muscleย
Disorders of muscular and skeletal system, Muscular dystrophyย
Arthritisย
Osteoporosis and Gout
Natural Control & Coordinationย
Human nervous systemย
Central Nervous systemย
Peripheral Nervous system and Visceral Nervous systemย
Structure of a neuron
Generation and conduction of nerve impulse
Plant Growth & Developmentย
Phases and rate of plant growthย
Condition of growthย
Differentiation, dedifferentiation and redifferentiationย
Biotechnology Applications in Agricultural BT Cottonย
Biotechnological Applications in Medicine, Genetically Engineered Insulinย
Gene Therapy
Organism & Populationย
Organisms and its Environmentย
Major Abiotic Factors
Responses to Abiotic Factorsย
Adaptationsย
Population Attributesย
Population Growthย
Population Interactions
Ecosystem
Ecosystem Structure and Functionย
Productivityย
Decompositionย
Ecological Pyramidsย
Succession of Plantsย
Nutrient Cyclingย
Ecosystem Carbon Cycleย
Ecosystem Services
KCET Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates should also be well-versed with the KCET paper pattern to frame an ideal preparation plan. Some major highlights of KCET 2020 exam pattern are as under:
The mode of exam is offline, i.e. pen and paper based
There are multiple type questions in the KCET question paper
KCET exam will be held separately for Mathematics/Biology, Chemistry and Physicsย
Every subject contains 60 objective type questionsย
Candidates will have 80 minutes to solve each KCET question paper
One mark is given for every right answer
No provision of negative marking is there in the question paper
Learn about the exam timings and section-wise breakup of questions in the below given table:
KCET Exam Timings and Section-wise Questions
Exam Schedule
Exam Timings
Section-wise Questions
July 30, 2020
10.30 am to 11.50 am (Biology) & 02.30 pm to 03.50 pm (Mathematics)
60 each (in Biology and Mathematics)
July 31, 2020
10.30 am to 11.50 am (Physics) & 02.30 pm to 03.50 pm (Chemistry)
60 each (in Physics and Chemistry)
August 1, 2020
11.30 am to 12.30 pm (Kannada Language Test)
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Most Recommended Books for KCET 2020 Preparation
Apart from the NCERT text books, experts suggest the below-listed books for KCET exam preparation:
Sections
Books
Physics
Objective Physics MCQ – By Disha Experts
Chemistry
Karnataka CET Chemistry – By Ravinder Chadha
Mathematics
Karnataka CET Maths – By D.P Arora
Biology
Objective Biology MCQ – By Disha Experts
For all subjectsย
Karnataka CET Solved Paper of 16 Years – By Arihant
KCET Syllabus – FAQsย
โ๏ธ What is the mode of KCET exam?
KCET exam will be held in offline mode i.e pen and paper-based method. Candidates must follow the exam-related instructions as given in the KCET admit card to fill the OMR sheets in an ideal manner.
โ๏ธ Is the KCET 2020 syllabus covered in NCERT books
Yes, candidates must refer to NCERT books of class 11th & 12th to cover the overall KCET syllabus 2020. These NCERT textbooks cover all the related topics and sections impeccably.
โ๏ธ How many marks are allotted for correct answers in KCET exam? Is there any clause for negative marking?
As per the marking scheme of KCET exam, candidates will get one mark for every right response and no deduction of marks is applicable on wrong answers.
โ๏ธ If I mark different answers in the KCET question paper in both English and Kannada language, will I be given marks?
In such a case, the answer given in English will be considered and if it is right, 1 mark shall be awarded to the candidates.