KCET 2019: Notification | Important Dates | Exam Pattern | SyllabusKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will organize the Karnataka Common Entrance Test ( KCET 2019). It is state level entrance test also known as Karnataka CET 2019. KCET exam is conducted to offer admission in the first year of engineering, agriculture, pharmacy & various other courses. Various colleges and universities of Karnataka offer admission on the basis of KCET scores. For admission to medical & dental courses, students have to qualify the NEET 2019 exam. For architecture courses, admission will be done through JEE Main (Paper 2) and NATA exam. Students can check here details for KCET 2019 exam including notification, application, dates, etc

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    Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, B.Sc (Agriculture, Sericulture, Horticulture, Forestry), B.Sc Agri Biotechnology, BH.Sc. (home science), B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering, Food Technology, Dairy Technology, Food Science & Technology), B.F.Sc. (Fisheries), B.Sc (Agri. Marketing & Co-Op), B.Pharm, Pharm-D and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, and Homoeopathy) courses.

KCET Application Form 2019

  • The application form will be invited through online mode only.
  • KCET 2019 application form will be issued from the fourth week of January 2019.
  • After entering details, students will receive the application ID and password to their registered mobile number and Email ID.
  • Upload the scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression.

Take a printout of the application form and obtain principal seal & signature from the college you have passed the 12th exam (it will be required at the time of document verification).

Application Fee:

  • Application fee payment will be done through offline mode (bank Challan).
  • Candidates residing outside India can pay the fee through DD drawn in favor of Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority payable at Bangalore.
  • DD should be sent to KEA address mentioning the application number.

The application fee for various categories is mentioned below:

Categories Application Fees
OBC and General Rs. 650/-
SC/ST candidates of Karnataka Rs. 500/-
Candidates residing outside of Karnataka Rs. 750/-
Candidates residing outside of India Rs. 5000/-

KCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:  

Courses Eligibility
B.E/B. Tech Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam.
Must have Physics, Mathematics, English along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer subjects.
Must have obtained 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the above-mentioned subjects.
B. Pharm Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCM or PCB group. Should have secured 45% (40% for reserved categories) in the PCM or PCB group.
Diploma in Pharmacy candidates can also apply.
MBBS/BDS 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories) in the PCB group.

Must have qualified NEET 2019 entrance test.

B. Arch 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam passed with Mathematics subject.

Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).

Should have a valid NATA scorecard.

Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, Naturopathy, and Yoga Passed 2nd PUC, 12th or equivalent exam with PCB and English subjects.

Minimum 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).

KCET 2019 Exam Dates:

Events Dates
Application form issue 4th week of January 2019
Last date to submit the application 1st week of March 2019
Last date for the application fee payment 1st week of March 2019
The release of admit card (admission ticket) 2nd week of April 2019
Exam date 3rd week of April 2019
Result announcement Last week of May 2019
Counseling begins the 2nd week of June 2019

KCET Answer Key 2019

  • After the completion of the examination, the authority will release the provisional answer key. Karnataka CET answer key 2019 will be available via online mode.
  • Students will be able to file their objection addressed to the “Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority, Bangalore” either in person or via speed post. The final answer key will be published along with results.
  • Students who will appear in the exam can check the Karnataka CET results in 2019 through the website. Candidates will be able to check the KCET result 2019 by entering their registration number.
  • Any objections regarding discrepancies in the result sheets should be submitted within three days from the date of publication of result. Any requests for re-totaling or revaluation of the answer sheets will not be entertained.

KCET Counselling 2019

  • Merit list will be prepared separately for all courses. Students will be able to participate in the KCET counseling 2019 as per their rank.
  • The counseling process will be organized in different rounds as per the vacant seats. It will be organized through online mode.
  • Karnataka CET counseling has been divided into various steps like document verification, option entry, seat allotment, seat confirmation and reporting to the allotted college.
  • Firstly, candidates have to report for the document verification. After that, students have to fill their choices of colleges and courses for admission. On the basis of filled choices, rank, category and availability of seat, seats will be allotted to candidates. Students have to report to the allotted college with the required documents and fees for further admission process.

KCET 2019 Exam Pattern:

Here we have mentioned details about KCET 2019 exam pattern:

Type of Questions: There will be multiple choice questions asked in the exam.

Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through pen and paper-based mode in OMR pattern.

Answering Mode: Candidates must use blue/black ball point pen to answer.

Marking Scheme: Each question will contain one mark. No marks will be given in case of multiple answers to the same question.

Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking done for the wrong answers.

Subject Duration Marks
Biology 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM 60
Mathematics 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM 60
Physics 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM 60
Chemistry 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM 60
Total 240

KCET 2019 Syllabus:

The syllabus will be based on the first and second PUC syllabus notified by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

It will comprise of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology subjects.

Students should prepare for the exam as per the syllabus prescribed for their course.

Some of the best and recommended books for KCET 2019 preparation are listed below:

Name of the Book Name of the Author
A Textbook of Mathematics for I PUC Dr. P G Umarani
A Textbook of Chemistry for I PUC Prof Somashekara Prasad
A Textbook of Physics for I year PUC A S Govind
A Textbook of Biology for I PUC Dr. T A Balakrishna
Official Website kea.kar.nic.in

KCET Physics Syllabus

Physical World, Units and Measurements, Motion in a Straight Line, Motion in a Plane, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy & Power, Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Mechanical Properties of Solids, Mechanical Properties of Fluids, Thermal Properties of Matter, 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, Communication Systems

KCET Chemistry Syllabus

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox reactions, Hydrogen, s – Block Elements, Some p – Block Elements, Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles & Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental chemistry

Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life

KCET Mathematics Syllabus

Sets, Relations & Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Principle of Mathematical Induction, Complex numbers and Quadratic equations, Linear Inequalities, Permutations and Combination, Binomial Theorem, Sequence & Series, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Introduction to 3D-Geometry

Limits & Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability

Relations & Functions, Inverse Trigonometric functions, Matrices, Determinants, Continuity and Differentiability, Application of Derivatives

Integrals, Application of Integrals, Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Three Dimensional Geometry, Linear Programming, Probability

KCET 2019 Preparation Tips:

As far as the Karnataka common entrance test is concerned, speed is the key. Knowing nearly every concept properly in all the subjects that you are interested in, PCM/PCB is of the essence. A good deal of practice is necessary to develop the speed required to crack a decent amount of questions in time. A few tips in this regard:

  1. Take any standard book meant for CET. It will have literally hundreds of problems/objective questions from each unit. Solving problems from the NCERT/state textbook is inadequate.
  2. Say a certain chapter has 20 questions. Set a timer for 20 minutes if the questions need mathematical analysis to solve or 10 minutes if they are conceptual or theoretical and then try your best to solve all of them before your time is up. (Basically one minute a problem and a half minute a conceptual question)
  3. Once you finish, ask someone else (your parents, if possible) to evaluate. Don’t get disheartened if your scores aren’t as high as you hoped. Make a note of the score on the Table of Contents/ index and move to the next chapter.
  4. Once you are done with all chapters, go back to the ones you have scored the least and study the related theory once. Then, repeat the problems, with slightly lesser time.
  5. Your scores will hopefully improve each time you repeat a chapter and improving scores will give our a much-needed morale boost.
  6. Around one week before the exams, solve past CET papers. There are small chances of questions being repeated but these papers will give you a general idea of what to expect in the main exam. Make sure you time yourself for this. It would also be a lot better if you had actual OMR sheets for this. Again, get someone else to evaluate them.
  7. This is normally where one would say keep cool and all that, but my personal experience says a little anxiety and tension will always do you good. Just don’t panic or go blank.

As such, if you are asking this question now and are going to write the KCET this May, then you need to prioritize on your chapters. First, solve as many past papers as possible(with timing), in each subject. Then, analyze your answers chapter wise and make a table of which chapters you have done poorly. Then go to study these chapters from a dedicated CET book and then, solve the problems given behind that chapter. This way, your confidence will increase. Just note that keep the immediately previous year’s paper unsolved and do it just a couple of days before the actual exam.

A few tips to writing the exams (both practice and actual):

  1. Skim through the question paper to see the general type of questions. DO NOT READ EACH ONE.
  2. Start solving from the first question and go sequentially.
  3. Mark the answers to the questions that you have answered them and there. Do not even think of ticking them in the question paper and then shading each one in the end. I personally know if people who have lost heavily because of this.
  4. If a question seems tricky at first sight, skip it and go to the next one. At the same time, mentally note that you need to skip a number on the OMR sheet as well.
  5. Always use a ballpoint pen, not a pencil.
  6. In the first sweep of the paper, solve and mark everything you know. 7) In the second sweep, solve those you are sure about but which would take more time.
  7. The third sweep is to mark the most probable answer for those questions that you have no idea about(if any). Note that the KCET does not involve negative marking and hence, you have nothing to lose but a 25% chance of getting one extra mark per question.