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 theΒ 1stΒ and 2ndΒ year PUC (Pre-university Course) syllabus,Β around which the KCET syllabus revolves.Β
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.Β
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.Β
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.Β
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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:Β
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC Ist Year
ChaptersΒ
Topics
Introduction to 3D Geometry
Coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensionsΒ
Coordinates of a pointΒ
Distance between two pointsΒ
Section formula and problems
Mathematical ReasoningΒ
Definition of proposition and problemsΒ
Logical connectivesΒ
Compound propositionΒ
QuantifierΒ
Negation problems
Statistics
Measure of dispersionΒ
RangeΒ
Mean deviationΒ
Variance and standard deviation of ungrouped/grouped dataΒ
Analysis of frequency distributions
Principle Of Mathematical Induction
Process of the proof by inductionΒ
Motivating the application of the method by looking at natural numbersΒ
The principle of mathematical inductionΒ
Simple problems based on summation
Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations
Need for complex numbers, especially β
Brief description of algebraic properties of complex numbersΒ
Solution of quadratic equations in the complex number systemΒ
Square-root of a Complex number given in supplement and problems
Linear Inequalities
Linear inequalitiesΒ
Algebraic solutions of linear inequalities in one variable
Graphical solution of linear inequalities in two variablesΒ
Solution of system of linear inequalities in two variables -graphically and examples
Permutation And Combination
Fundamental principle of counting
Factorial andΒ Permutations
Permutation when all the objects are not distinct, problems. Combinations: Definition, examplesΒ
Statement and proof of the binomial theorem for positive integral indicesΒ
Pascalβs triangle, general and middle term in binomial expansionΒ
Problems based on expansion finding any term, term independent of x, middle term, coefficient of xrΒ .
SetsΒ
Empty SetΒ
Finite and Infinite setsΒ
Equal setsΒ
SubsetsΒ
Subsets of the set of real numbers especially intervals (with notations)Β
Power setΒ
Universal setΒ
Union and intersection of setsΒ
Difference of setsΒ
Complement of a setΒ
Properties of Complement setsΒ
Simple practical problems on union and intersection of two sets
KCET Mathematics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
ChaptersΒ
TopicsΒ
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
DefinitionΒ
RangeΒ
DomainΒ
Principal value branchesΒ
Mentioning domainΒ
Range of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functionsΒ
Conversion of one inverse trigonometric function to another
MatricesΒ
Column matrixΒ
Row matrixΒ
Rectangular matrixΒ
Square matrixΒ
Zero matrixΒ
Diagonal matrixΒ
Scalar matrix and unit matrixΒ
Equality of matricesΒ
Scalar multiplication of matricesΒ
Transpose of a matrixΒ
Symmetric and skew symmetric matrices
Concept of elementary row and column operations
Applications of IntegralsΒ
Area under the curveΒ
Area under simple curves, especially lines, arcs of circles/parabolas/ellipsesΒ
Area bounded by two above said curves: problems
Linear ProgrammingΒ
Introduction of L.P.P.Β
Definition of constraintsΒ
Objective functionΒ
OptimizationΒ
Constraint equationsΒ
Non- negativity restrictionsΒ
Mathematical formulation-mathematical formulation of L.P.PΒ
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
ChaptersΒ
TopicsΒ
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistryΒ
General introduction: Importance and scope of chemistryΒ
Properties of matter and their measurement
Laws of chemical combinationΒ
Daltonβs atomic theoryΒ
Atomic and molecular massesΒ
Avogadro constant, mole and molar massΒ
Reactions in solutions
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in PropertiesΒ
Significance of classificationΒ
Mendeleev periodic lawΒ
Henry Moseley observation based on X- ray spectra of elements, account of groups, periods, s, p, d and f blocksΒ
Periodic trends in properties of elements with reason
ThermodynamicsΒ
Thermodynamic terms β concepts of system, surroundings, Internal energy: as a state function, work and heatΒ
Exothermic and endothermic reactionsΒ
Heat capacity & specific heatΒ
Thermochemical equations- examples , enthalpy of a reactionΒ
Spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes
Redox ReactionsΒ
Concept of oxidation and reductionΒ
Redox reactionsΒ
Oxidation numberΒ
Oxidation, reduction, oxidizing agent/oxidantΒ
Types of redox reactions
HydrogenΒ
Position of hydrogen in periodic tableΒ
Reaction with halogens, dioxygen, physical properties, chemical properties, dinitrogen, Hydrides β classificationΒ
Dihydrogen as a fuel β meaning of hydrogen economy
s – Block ElementsΒ
Group β I & Group β II: elements electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in ionization enthalpy, hydration enthalpy, atomic and ionic radiiΒ
Anomalous properties of lithiumΒ
Preparation and properties of some compounds
Biological importance of sodium and potassium
Some p – Block ElementsΒ
General introduction to pβ block elements-electronic configuration, oxidation states, inert pair effect, anomalous behaviour of first member of each groupΒ
Group 13 elementsΒ
Group β 14 elements, Carbon: anomalous behaviour, reason, catenation, allotropic form
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental pollutionΒ
Air pollution or troposphere pollution
Stratospheric PollutionΒ
Water pollutionΒ
Soil pollutionΒ
Strategies to control environmental pollutionΒ
Green chemistry: Introduction, green chemistry in day-to-day life
KCET Chemistry Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
Chapters
TopicsΒ
Solid StateΒ
General characteristics of solids: amorphous and crystalline solidsΒ
Classification of crystalline solidsΒ
Definitions β lattice point, crystal lattice, unit cell, coordination numberΒ
Close packing in two dimensional and three dimensional latticesΒ
Point defects-typesΒ
Electrical properties
SolutionsΒ
Types of Solutions β binary β gaseous, liquid and solidsΒ
Solution of liquid in liquidΒ
Solution of a solid in a liquidΒ
Raoultβs lawΒ
Numerical problems on determination of molar mass using colligative propertiesΒ
Abnormal molar mass
Surface ChemistryΒ
Adsorption: adsorbate, adsorbent, examples, distinction between adsorption and absorptionΒ
Physisorption and chemisorptionΒ
Catalysis: homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysisΒ
Classification of colloids-types of colloidal systemsΒ
Properties of colloids: Tyndall effectΒ
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 metalsΒ
Refining: principles and examples each for distillation
Coordination CompoundsΒ
General introduction to salts, difference between double salt and coordination, Coordination entity, central metal ion, coordination numberΒ
Wernerβs theoryΒ
CFT (crystal field theory)Β
Spectrochemical series, compare weak field ligandΒ
IsomerismΒ
StereoisomerismΒ
Importance of coordination compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Classification based on hybridization of carbon, Preparation from alcoholsΒ
Physical propertiesΒ
Reactions of haloalkanesΒ
Nucleophilic substitution reactionsΒ
Optical isomerismΒ
Elimination reaction ( Γ elimination
HaloarenesΒ
Electrophilic substitution reactions for chlorobenzeneΒ
Reaction with metals
Alcohol, Phenols, and EthersΒ
Classification: mono, di, tri ,allylic, and benzylic alcohols, mono, di and trihydric phenols
Preparation of alcoholsΒ
Preparation of phenolΒ
Physical and Chemical properties of primary alcoholsΒ
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 propertiesΒ
Diazonium saltsΒ
Retention of diazo group
PolymersΒ
Polymer, monomer, polymerization, macromoleculeΒ
Classification: source, structure, types (mode) of polymerizationΒ
Methods of polymerizationΒ
Name of monomer/s and partial structure for the polymersΒ
RubberΒ
Non-biodegradable polymers
BiomoleculesΒ
Carbohydrates: classification-based on hydrolysisΒ
GlucoseΒ
DisaccharideΒ
PolysaccharidesΒ
ProteinsΒ
Classification of Ξ±-amino acidsΒ
HormonesΒ
VitaminsΒ
Nucleic acids
Chemistry in Everyday LifeΒ
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
ChaptersΒ
TopicsΒ
Physical WorldΒ
Scope and excitement of physicsΒ
Physics, technology and societyΒ
Mention of fundamental forces in nature
Nature of physical laws
Unit of MeasurementΒ
Unit of measurementΒ
System of unitsΒ
SI unitsΒ
Fundamental and derived unitsΒ
Length, mass and time measurements
Accuracy and precision of measuring instrumentsΒ
Dimensions of physical quantities – Dimensional analysis and its applications
Motion in a Straight LineΒ
Definitions of path length and displacement
Definitions of average speed and average velocity, instantaneous speed and instantaneous velocity & uniform and non-uniform motionΒ
Uniformly accelerated motionΒ
Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion
GravitationΒ
Keplerβs laws of planetary motionΒ
Acceleration due to gravity: Derivation of relation between g and G
Gravitational potential energy: Derivation of gravitational potential energyΒ
Earth satellites
Mechanical Properties of SolidsΒ
Elasticity and plasticityΒ
Elastic behavior of solidsΒ
Stress and strainΒ
Hookeβs lawΒ
Stress-strain curveΒ
Elastic moduli: Definitions and expressions of Youngβs modulusΒ
Bulk modulus
Mechanical Properties of FluidsΒ
PressureΒ
Derivation of pressure at a point inside a liquid
Gauge pressureΒ
Pascalβs law: Statement and its applications, Streamline flowΒ
Bernoulliβs principleΒ
ViscosityΒ
Reynolds numberΒ
Surface tension
ThermodynamicsΒ
Thermal equilibriumΒ
Laws of ThermodynamicsΒ
Adiabatic processΒ
Heat enginesΒ
RefrigeratorsΒ
Reversible and irreversible processes
Kinetic TheoryΒ
Equation of state of a perfect gasΒ
Kinetic theory of an ideal gasΒ
Degrees of freedomΒ
Law of equipartition of energy: Statement and application to specific heat capacities of monatomic, diatomic and polyatomic gases
Concept of mean free path
OscillationsΒ
Periodic and oscillatory motion: Definitions of Period and FrequencyΒ
Displacement as a function of time
Periodic functions
Simple harmonic motion
Oscillations due to a spring
KCET Physics Syllabus Based on PUC IInd Year
ChaptersΒ
TopicsΒ
Magnetism & MatterΒ
Bar magnet: Properties of magnetic field lines
Gauss law in magnetismΒ
Earthβs magnetic field and its elements
Magnetic properties of materialsΒ
HysteresisΒ
Hysteresis loop, definitions of retentivity and coercivity
Electromagnetic InductionΒ
Experiments of Faraday and HenryΒ
Lenzβs law, Inductance – Mutual inductance
Self-inductanceΒ
AC generator
Alternating CurrentΒ
Mention of expression for instantaneous, peak and rms values of alternating current and voltageΒ
AC voltage applied to a resistorΒ
AC voltage applied to an inductorΒ
AC voltage applied to series LCR circuit
Mention of expression for power in ac circuit
LC oscillations
Electromagnetic WavesΒ
Displacement currentΒ
Need for displacement current
Expression for displacement current
Expression for Ampere-Maxwell law
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic spectrumΒ
Atoms
Alpha particle scatteringΒ
Schematic diagram of Geiger-Marsden experimentΒ
Rutherfordβs model of an atomΒ
Atomic spectra
Bohr model of hydrogen atomΒ
Derivation of energy of electron in stationary states of hydrogen atom
NucleiΒ
Definition of atomic mass unitΒ
Isotopes, isobars and isotonesΒ
Explanation of mass defect and binding energy
Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
Radioactivity
Communication SystemsΒ
Block diagram of generalized communication systemΒ
TransducerΒ
SignalΒ
NoiseΒ
TransmitterΒ
ReceiverΒ
Attenuation
Bandwidth of transmission medium for coaxial cable, free space and optical fibersΒ
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
ChaptersΒ
Topics
Body Fluids & CirculationΒ
Composition of bloodΒ
Blood groupsΒ
Coagulation of bloodΒ
Composition and functions of LymphΒ
Human circulatory systemΒ
Structure of human heart and blood vessels
Disorders of circulatory system Hypertension
Excretory Products & their EliminationΒ
Modes of excretionΒ
AmmonotelismΒ
Ureotelism
Human excretory system-structure and functionΒ
Urine formulation
OsmoregulationΒ
Regulation of kidney function
Locomotion & MovementΒ
Types of movement ciliary, flagellar, muscular
Skeletal muscle – contractile proteins and muscleΒ
Disorders of muscular and skeletal system, Muscular dystrophyΒ
ArthritisΒ
Osteoporosis and Gout
Natural Control & CoordinationΒ
Human nervous systemΒ
Central Nervous systemΒ
Peripheral Nervous system and Visceral Nervous systemΒ
Structure of a neuron
Generation and conduction of nerve impulse
Plant Growth & DevelopmentΒ
Phases and rate of plant growthΒ
Condition of growthΒ
Differentiation, dedifferentiation and redifferentiationΒ
Biotechnology Applications in Agricultural BT CottonΒ
Biotechnological Applications in Medicine, Genetically Engineered InsulinΒ
Gene Therapy
Organism & PopulationΒ
Organisms and its EnvironmentΒ
Major Abiotic Factors
Responses to Abiotic FactorsΒ
AdaptationsΒ
Population AttributesΒ
Population GrowthΒ
Population Interactions
Ecosystem
Ecosystem Structure and FunctionΒ
ProductivityΒ
DecompositionΒ
Ecological PyramidsΒ
Succession of PlantsΒ
Nutrient CyclingΒ
Ecosystem Carbon CycleΒ
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 PhysicsΒ
Every subject contains 60 objective type questionsΒ
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 subjectsΒ
Karnataka CET Solved Paper of 16 Years – By Arihant
KCET Syllabus – FAQsΒ
βοΈ 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.
βοΈ 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.
βοΈ 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.
βοΈ 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.