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Karnataka CET

Last date to apply for Karnataka CET was July 16, 2021. Candidates were allowed to fill the form online through their official website of KCET at last date to apply online application was July 19, 2021.

Special category certificate for students who have claimed special category registration such as NCC, Sports, Defense, Ex- Defense, Scouts and Guides etc. have to submit their certificate from 14th July, 2021 to 20th July, 2021.

How to apply for KCET

  • Visit official site of KEA on

  • Click on Karnataka CET link available on the home page

  • A new page will open where candidates have to enter their log in details

  • After filling details, they have to make the payment of the application fees

  • Download the confirmation page and keep a copy of the same, so that you can use it when you need it in future

State government announced that exam will be conducted on August 28, 29, 30, 2021. More than 500 centers across the state have been allotted for this exam. The exam of Biology and Mathematics will be conducted on August 28, 2021, physics and chemistry will be conducted on August 29, 2021 and kannada exam for Gadinadu and Horanadu Kannadigas on August 30, 2021. Only the marks obtained in CET exam will be considered for the entry into professional course.


The detailed KCET syllabus is mentioned below for the reference purpose. For making strategies for the exams, students are advised to go through the KCET exam syllabus beforehand. This syllabus is based on the first year and the second year PUC syllabus declared by the Department of pre University Education of Karnataka state.


First Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021Second Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021
Physical WorldElectric Charges and Fields
Units and MeasurementsElectrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Motion in a Straight LineCurrent Electricity
Motion in a PlaneMoving Charges and Magnetism
Laws of MotionMagnetism and Matter
Work, Energy & PowerElectromagnetic Induction
Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion GravitationAlternating Current
Mechanical Properties of SolidsElectromagnetic Waves
Mechanical Properties of FluidsRay Optics and Optical Instruments
Thermal Properties of MatterWave Optics
Thermodynamics, Kinetic TheoryDual Nature of Radiation and Matter
 Semiconductor Electronics
 Communication Systems


First Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021Second Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure States of Matter Gases and Liquids ThermodynamicsChemical Kinetics, Surface chemistry
EquilibriumGeneral Principles and Processes of
Redox reactions      Isolation of Elements – UNIT DELETED
Hydrogenp-Block Elements
s – Block Elementsd and f Block Elements
Some p – Block ElementsCoordination Compounds
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles & TechniquesHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
Environmental chemistry – UNIT DELETEDPhenols and Ethers
 Ketones and Carboxylic acids
 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Biomolecules
 Polymers – UNIT DELETED
 Chemistry in Everyday Life – UNIT DELETED


The living worldAnimal Kingdom
Biological classificationStructural organization in animals
Plant KingdomBody fluids and circulation
Cell cycle and Cell divisionChemical Coordination and integration
Morphology of flowering plantsNeural control and coordination
Locomotion and movementBreathing and exchange of gases
Anatomy of flowering plantsMineral nutrition
Excretory products and their eliminationTransport in Plants
Cell – The unit of lifeRespiration in plants
Bio moleculesDigestion and Absorption
Photosynthesis in higher plantsPlant – Growth and Development


First Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021Second Year PUC Syllabus for KCET 2021
Sets, Relations & FunctionsRelations & Functions,
Trigonometric FunctionsInverse Trigonometric functions
Principle of Mathematical InductionMatrices
Complex numbers and Quadratic equations Linear InequalitiesDeterminants
Permutations and CombinationContinuity and Differentiability
Binomial Theorem – UNIT DELETEDApplication of Derivatives
Sequence & SeriesIntegrals
Straight LinesApplication of Integrals
Conic Sections – UNIT DELETEDDifferential Equations
Introduction to 3D-GeometryVector Algebra
Limits & DerivativesThree Dimensional Geometry
Mathematical Reasoning – UNIT DELETEDLinear Programming


KCET will be pen paper exam, it will be consisting questions from the subjects- mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Each correct answer will be given one mark and no negative marking for the wrong answer.


Karnataka examinations authority has came up with an idea of correction facility for all the registered candidates from August 2 to 5. Students can modify the details mentioned in the submitted application form. Students are required to login using KCET 2021 user id and password.

KCET Exam Pattern 2021

Examination ModePen-paper based examination
Number of SessionsSession 1- Mathematics
Session 2- Physics
Session 3- Chemistry
Medium of LanguageEnglish or Kannada
Exam Duration 
Question TypeObjective (MCQs – Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions (Including all the sessions)180 Questions
Number of Questions per SubjectMathematics- 60 Questions
Physics- 60 Questions
Chemistry- 60 Questions
Marking Scheme1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.
There is no negative marking in the exam.

Guidelines about OMR sheets

  • OMR sheet is candidate specific. It must be filled by blue or black pen only. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.
  • Don’t partially fill the bubble.
  • If you mark more than one circle then your answer will be considered as being wrong
  • Don’t pin or staple anything with OMR sheet.
  • he OMR sheet should not be folded.


Yes, NCERT textbooks cover the syllabus for KCET exam.

No, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses in KCET exams

The department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State prescribes the syllabus of KCET 2021.


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