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 theÂ 1stÂ and 2ndÂ year PUC (Pre-university Course) syllabus,Â around which the KCET syllabus revolves.Â
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.Â
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.Â
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.Â
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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:Â
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
ChaptersÂ
Topics
Introduction to 3D Geometry
Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensionsÂ
Coordinates of a pointÂ
Distance between two pointsÂ
Section formula and problems
Mathematical ReasoningÂ
Definition of proposition and problemsÂ
Logical connectivesÂ
Compound propositionÂ
QuantifierÂ
Negation problems
Statistics
Measure of dispersionÂ
RangeÂ
Mean deviationÂ
Variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped dataÂ
Analysis of frequency distributions
Principle Of Mathematical Induction
Process of the proof by inductionÂ
Motivating the application of the method by looking at natural numbersÂ
The principle of mathematical inductionÂ
Simple problems based on summation
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations
Need for complex numbers, especially â
Brief description of algebraic properties of complex numbersÂ
Solution of quadratic equations in the complex number systemÂ
Square-root of a Complex number given in supplement and problems
Linear Inequalities
Linear inequalitiesÂ
Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable
Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variablesÂ
Solution of system of linear inequalities in two variables -graphically and examples
Permutation And Combination
Fundamental principle of counting
Factorial andÂ Permutations
Permutation when all the objects are not distinct, problems. Combinations: Definition, examplesÂ
Statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indicesÂ
Pascalâs triangle, general and middle term in binomial expansionÂ
Problems based on expansion finding any term, term independent of x, middle term, coefficient of xrÂ .
SetsÂ
Empty SetÂ
Finite and Infinite setsÂ
Equal setsÂ
SubsetsÂ
Subsets of the set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations)Â
Power setÂ
Universal setÂ
Union and intersection of setsÂ
Difference of setsÂ
Complement of a setÂ
Properties of Complement setsÂ
Simple practical problems on union and intersection of two sets
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
ChaptersÂ
TopicsÂ
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
DefinitionÂ
RangeÂ
DomainÂ
Principal value branchesÂ
Mentioning domainÂ
Range of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functionsÂ
Conversion of one inverse trigonometric function to another
MatricesÂ
Column matrixÂ
Row matrixÂ
Rectangular matrixÂ
Square matrixÂ
Zero matrixÂ
Diagonal matrixÂ
Scalar matrix and unit matrixÂ
Equality of matricesÂ
Scalar multiplication of matricesÂ
Transpose of a matrixÂ
Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices
Concept of elementary row and column operations
Applications of IntegralsÂ
Area under the curveÂ
Area under simple curves, especially lines, arcs of circles/parabolas/ellipsesÂ
Area bounded by two above said curves: problems
Linear ProgrammingÂ
Introduction of L.P.P.Â
Definition of constraintsÂ
Objective functionÂ
OptimizationÂ
Constraint equationsÂ
Non- negativity restrictionsÂ
Mathematical formulation-mathematical formulation of L.P.PÂ
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
ChaptersÂ
TopicsÂ
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistryÂ
General introduction: Importance and scope of chemistryÂ
Properties of matter and their measurement
Laws of chemical combinationÂ
Daltonâs atomic theoryÂ
Atomic and molecular massesÂ
Avogadro constant, mole and molar massÂ
Reactions in solutions
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in PropertiesÂ
Significance of classificationÂ
Mendeleev periodic lawÂ
Henry Moseley observation based on X- ray spectra of elements, account of groups, periods, s, p, d and f blocksÂ
Periodic trends in properties of elements with reason
ThermodynamicsÂ
Thermodynamic terms â concepts of system, surroundings, Internal energy: as a state function, work and heatÂ
Exothermic and endothermic reactionsÂ
Heat capacity & specific heatÂ
Thermochemical equations- examples , enthalpy of a reactionÂ
Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes
Redox ReactionsÂ
Concept of oxidation and reductionÂ
Redox reactionsÂ
Oxidation numberÂ
Oxidation, reduction, oxidizing agent/oxidantÂ
Types of redox reactions
HydrogenÂ
Position of hydrogen in periodic tableÂ
Reaction with halogens, dioxygen, physical properties, chemical properties, dinitrogen, Hydrides â classificationÂ
Dihydrogen as a fuel â meaning of hydrogen economy
s – Block ElementsÂ
Group â I & Group â II: elements electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in ionization enthalpy, hydration enthalpy, atomic and ionic radiiÂ
Anomalous properties of lithiumÂ
Preparation and properties of some compounds
Biological importance of sodium and potassium
Some p – Block ElementsÂ
General introduction to pâ block elements-electronic configuration, oxidation states, inert pair effect, anomalous behaviour of first member of each groupÂ
Group 13 elementsÂ
Group â 14 elements, Carbon: anomalous behaviour, reason, catenation, allotropic form
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental pollutionÂ
Air pollution or troposphere pollution
Stratospheric PollutionÂ
Water pollutionÂ
Soil pollutionÂ
Strategies to control environmental pollutionÂ
Green chemistry: Introduction, green chemistry in day-to-day life
KCET Chemistry Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
Chapters
TopicsÂ
Solid StateÂ
General characteristics of solids: amorphous and crystalline solidsÂ
Classification of crystalline solidsÂ
Definitions â lattice point, crystal lattice, unit cell, coordination numberÂ
Close packing in two dimensional and three dimensional latticesÂ
Point defects-typesÂ
Electrical properties
SolutionsÂ
Types of Solutions â binary â gaseous, liquid and solidsÂ
Solution of liquid in liquidÂ
Solution of a solid in a liquidÂ
Raoultâs lawÂ
Numerical problems on determination of molar mass using colligative propertiesÂ
Abnormal molar mass
Surface ChemistryÂ
Adsorption: adsorbate, adsorbent, examples, distinction between adsorption and absorptionÂ
Physisorption and chemisorptionÂ
Catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysisÂ
Classification of colloids-types of colloidal systemsÂ
Properties of colloids: Tyndall effectÂ
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 metalsÂ
Refining: principles and examples each for distillation
Coordination CompoundsÂ
General introduction to salts, difference between double salt and coordination, Coordination entity, central metal ion, coordination numberÂ
Wernerâs theoryÂ
CFT (crystal field theory)Â
Spectrochemical series, compare weak field ligandÂ
IsomerismÂ
StereoisomerismÂ
Importance of coordination compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Classification based on hybridization of carbon, Preparation from alcoholsÂ
Physical propertiesÂ
Reactions of haloalkanesÂ
Nucleophilic substitution reactionsÂ
Optical isomerismÂ
Elimination reaction ( Ă elimination
HaloarenesÂ
Electrophilic substitution reactions for chlorobenzeneÂ
Reaction with metals
Alcohol, Phenols, and EthersÂ
Classification: mono, di, tri ,allylic, and benzylic alcohols, mono, di and trihydric phenols
Preparation of alcoholsÂ
Preparation of phenolÂ
Physical and Chemical properties of primary alcoholsÂ
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 propertiesÂ
Diazonium saltsÂ
Retention of diazo group
PolymersÂ
Polymer, monomer, polymerization, macromoleculeÂ
Classification: source, structure, types (mode) of polymerizationÂ
Methods of polymerizationÂ
Name of monomer/s and partial structure for the polymersÂ
RubberÂ
Non-biodegradable polymers
BiomoleculesÂ
Carbohydrates: classification-based on hydrolysisÂ
GlucoseÂ
DisaccharideÂ
PolysaccharidesÂ
ProteinsÂ
Classification of Îą-amino acidsÂ
HormonesÂ
VitaminsÂ
Nucleic acids
Chemistry in Everyday LifeÂ
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
ChaptersÂ
TopicsÂ
Physical WorldÂ
Scope and excitement of physicsÂ
Physics, technology and societyÂ
Mention of fundamental forces in nature
Nature of physical laws
Unit of MeasurementÂ
Unit of measurementÂ
System of unitsÂ
SI unitsÂ
Fundamental and derived unitsÂ
Length, mass and time measurements
Accuracy and precision of measuring instrumentsÂ
Dimensions of physical quantities – Dimensional analysis and its applications
Motion in a Straight LineÂ
Definitions of path length and displacement
Definitions of average speed and average velocity, instantaneous speed and instantaneous velocity & uniform and non-uniform motionÂ
Uniformly accelerated motionÂ
Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion
GravitationÂ
Keplerâs laws of planetary motionÂ
Acceleration due to gravity: Derivation of relation between g and G
Gravitational potential energy: Derivation of gravitational potential energyÂ
Earth satellites
Mechanical Properties of SolidsÂ
Elasticity and plasticityÂ
Elastic behavior of solidsÂ
Stress and strainÂ
Hookeâs lawÂ
Stress-strain curveÂ
Elastic moduli: Definitions and expressions of Youngâs modulusÂ
Bulk modulus
Mechanical Properties of FluidsÂ
PressureÂ
Derivation of pressure at a point inside a liquid
Gauge pressureÂ
Pascalâs law: Statement and its applications, Streamline flowÂ
Bernoulliâs principleÂ
ViscosityÂ
Reynolds numberÂ
Surface tension
ThermodynamicsÂ
Thermal equilibriumÂ
Laws of ThermodynamicsÂ
Adiabatic processÂ
Heat enginesÂ
RefrigeratorsÂ
Reversible and irreversible processes
Kinetic TheoryÂ
Equation of state of a perfect gasÂ
Kinetic theory of an ideal gasÂ
Degrees of freedomÂ
Law of equipartition of energy: Statement and application to specific heat capacities of monatomic, diatomic and polyatomic gases
Concept of mean free path
OscillationsÂ
Periodic and oscillatory motion: Definitions of Period and FrequencyÂ
Displacement as a function of time
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion
Oscillations due to a spring
KCET Physics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
ChaptersÂ
TopicsÂ
Magnetism & MatterÂ
Bar magnet: Properties of magnetic field lines
Gauss law in magnetismÂ
Earthâs magnetic field and its elements
Magnetic properties of materialsÂ
HysteresisÂ
Hysteresis loop, definitions of retentivity and coercivity
Electromagnetic InductionÂ
Experiments of Faraday and HenryÂ
Lenzâs law, Inductance – Mutual inductance
Self-inductanceÂ
AC generator
Alternating CurrentÂ
Mention of expression for instantaneous, peak and rms values of alternating current and voltageÂ
AC voltage applied to a resistorÂ
AC voltage applied to an inductorÂ
AC voltage applied to series LCR circuit
Mention of expression for power in ac circuit
LC oscillations
Electromagnetic WavesÂ
Displacement currentÂ
Need for displacement current
Expression for displacement current
Expression for Ampere-Maxwell law
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic spectrumÂ
Atoms
Alpha particle scatteringÂ
Schematic diagram of Geiger-Marsden experimentÂ
Rutherfordâs model of an atomÂ
Atomic spectra
Bohr model of hydrogen atomÂ
Derivation of energy of electron in stationary states of hydrogen atom
NucleiÂ
Definition of atomic mass unitÂ
Isotopes, isobars and isotonesÂ
Explanation of mass defect and binding energy
Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
Radioactivity
Communication SystemsÂ
Block diagram of generalized communication systemÂ
TransducerÂ
SignalÂ
NoiseÂ
TransmitterÂ
ReceiverÂ
Attenuation
Bandwidth of transmission medium for coaxial cable, free space and optical fibersÂ
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
ChaptersÂ
Topics
Body Fluids & CirculationÂ
Composition of bloodÂ
Blood groupsÂ
Coagulation of bloodÂ
Composition and functions of LymphÂ
Human circulatory systemÂ
Structure of human heart and blood vessels
Disorders of circulatory system Hypertension
Excretory Products & their EliminationÂ
Modes of excretionÂ
AmmonotelismÂ
Ureotelism
Human excretory system-structure and functionÂ
Urine formulation
OsmoregulationÂ
Regulation of kidney function
Locomotion & MovementÂ
Types of movement ciliary, flagellar, muscular
Skeletal muscle – contractile proteins and muscleÂ
Disorders of muscular and skeletal system, Muscular dystrophyÂ
ArthritisÂ
Osteoporosis and Gout
Natural Control & CoordinationÂ
Human nervous systemÂ
Central Nervous systemÂ
Peripheral Nervous system and Visceral Nervous systemÂ
Structure of a neuron
Generation and conduction of nerve impulse
Plant Growth & DevelopmentÂ
Phases and rate of plant growthÂ
Condition of growthÂ
Differentiation, dedifferentiation and redifferentiationÂ
Biotechnology Applications in Agricultural BT CottonÂ
Biotechnological Applications in Medicine, Genetically Engineered InsulinÂ
Gene Therapy
Organism & PopulationÂ
Organisms and its EnvironmentÂ
Major Abiotic Factors
Responses to Abiotic FactorsÂ
AdaptationsÂ
Population AttributesÂ
Population GrowthÂ
Population Interactions
Ecosystem
Ecosystem Structure and FunctionÂ
ProductivityÂ
DecompositionÂ
Ecological PyramidsÂ
Succession of PlantsÂ
Nutrient CyclingÂ
Ecosystem Carbon CycleÂ
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 PhysicsÂ
Every subject contains 60 objective type questionsÂ
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 subjectsÂ
Karnataka CET Solved Paper of 16 Years – By Arihant
KCET Syllabus – FAQsÂ
âď¸ 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.
âď¸ 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.
âď¸ 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.
âď¸ 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.