KCET 2018 Syllabus & Pattern

KCET stands for Karnataka Common Entrance Test. This article contains the details about syllabus & pattern for KCET 2018 will be a gateway for the aspirants of Architecture, Engineering & Pharmacy to get seats into the reputable institutes across Karnataka. The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) conducts KCET to allot seats to the distinguishable candidates across top institutes/colleges in Karnataka. The candidates must make sure that the KCET application forms are submitted on time to ensure procedural candidature at KCET 2018.


KCET 2018


KCET syllabus will be the syllabus as designated by the Department of Pre-University Board of Karnataka. The syllabus for pharmacy comprises Physics, Chemistry & Biology. The syllabus for Engineering comprises Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics. The KCET aspirants can focus on the portions they studied during the integral periods of lectures. Top Engineering colleges in Karnataka prefer the candidates with distinguishable performance in KCET.

The KCET aspirants should focus on the topics given below:


Physical World & Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy & Power, Motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body, Properties of Bulk Matter, Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Behavior of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory & Oscillations & Waves.

Electrostatics, current electricity, magnetic effects of current & magnetism, electromagnetic induction & alternating currents, optics, dual nature of matter & radiation, electromagnetic waves, atoms & nuclei, electronic devices & communication systems.


Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Chemical Bonding & Molecular Structure, States of matter: Gases & Liquids, Chemical Thermodynamics, Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties, Equilibrium, Redox Reduction, Hydrogen, S-Block elements, Hydrocarbons, Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry & Environmental Chemistry.

Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Elements, D & F Block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Co-ordination Compounds, Biomolecules, Aldehydes & Ketones & Carboxylic Acids, Alcohols, Phenols & Ethers, Haloalkanes & Haloarenes, Organic compounds containing Nitrogen, Polymers &Chemistry in Everyday life.

Mathematics Syllabus:

Algebra, Trigonometry, Two-dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Probability, Vectors, Statistics, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Three Dimensional Coordinate Geometry, Ordinary Differential Equations & Linear Programming

Biology Syllabus:

Section 1:

Cell Biology & Genetics, Histology & Plant Introduction to Ecology & Taxonomy

Section 2:

Tissues of humans, Digestion, Circulation, Respiration, Nervous System, Origin of Life, Human Reproduction, Organic Evolution, Animal Resources & Human Welfare Dairy, Study of The Cell, Developmental Biology, Diversity of Animal Life & Cell Division.


KCET 2018

KCET Exam Pattern:

KCET is an offline examination (Pen & paper based exam). The exam contains 240 objective questions. Physics & Chemistry are the compulsory subjects for the KCET. The subjects Biology & Mathematics are optional in nature. Each correct answer carries 1 mark. The KCET doesn’t deduct any marks for the incorrect answers. There is no system of negative marks in KCET.

The KCET 2018 will be conducted for 2 consecutive days in 4 different sessions. The first day is designated to Biology & Mathematics whereas the second day is allotted to Physics & Chemistry. The duration of each session (Each Paper) is 80 minutes. The KCET 2018 is scheduled to devote the first 10 minutes for the instructional preparations. The subsequent 70 minutes are scheduled for the test.

The question papers involve 16 different versions. There is no choice for the candidates in terms of questions. Each candidate must attempt all the questions to ensure maximum scores & optimum result.

The candidates can fill all the requisite details for the first 10 minutes. KEA holds the rights to allot the seats to the candidates based on the acceptance of the application & availability.


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