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KCET Syllabus 2023: Weightage, Marks, Exam Pattern


KCET Syllabus 2023: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the KCET syllabus and the detailed information bulletin on the official website. Candidates who appear for the exam must be well aware of the exam pattern and syllabus. The syllabus will help candidates prepare a study plan accordingly.

The exam pattern will help candidates know important details like the exam duration, the number of questions asked, and the marking scheme. Continue reading the article to access subject-wise topics and more.

KCET Syllabus 2023: Overview

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the KCET 2023 exam in pen-and-paper mode (offline). Let us take a quick look at the KCET 2023 syllabus and exam pattern:

Chapter-wise KCET Syllabus for Maths

The below list consists of topics for KCET 2023 Maths:

First Year SyllabusSecond Year 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
Relations & Functions,
Inverse Trigonometric functions
Continuity and Differentiability
Application of Derivatives
Application of Integrals
Differential Equations
Vector Algebra
Three Dimensional Geometry
Linear Programming

Chapter-wise KCET Syllabus for Physics

The below list consists of topics for KCET 2023 Physics:

First Year SyllabusSecond Year 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
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
Semiconductor Electronics
Communication Systems

Chapter-wise KCET Syllabus for Chemistry

The below list consists of topics for KCET 2023 Chemistry:

First Year SyllabusSecond Year 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
Redox reactions
s-Block Elements
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles & Techniques
Environmental chemistry
Solid State
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
Phenols and Ethers
Ketones and Carboxylic acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chapter-wise KCET Syllabus for Biology

The below list consists of topics for KCET 2023 Biology:

First Year SyllabusSecond Year Syllabus
The Living World
Biological Classification
Plant Kingdom
Cell Cycle and Cell Division
Morphology of Flowering Plants
Locomotion and Movement
Anatomy of Flowering Plants
Excretory Products and Their Elimination
Cell – The Unit of Life
Photosynthesis in Higher Plants
Animal Kingdom
Structural organization in animals
Body fluids and circulation
Chemical Coordination and integration
Neural control and coordination
Breathing and exchange of gases
Mineral Nutrition
Transport in Plants
Respiration in plants
Digestion and Absorption
Plant – Growth and Development

Books for KCET Preparation

The best books for KCET preparation are as under:

  • NCERT for classes 11 and 12
  • 16 Years Solved Papers Karnataka CET Engineering Entrance 2023 by Arihant Publications
  • Karnataka CET Explorer – Engineering by MTG Publications
  • Objective Biology – Chapter-wise MCQ for AIPMT/AIIMS/KCET 2nd Edition
  • Objective Chemistry – Chapter-wise MCQ for JEE Main/BITSAT/AIPMT/AIIMS/KCET 2nd Edition
  • Objective Physics – Chapter-wise MCQ for JEE Main/BITSAT/AIPMT/AIIMS/KCET 2nd Edition

Check the FAQs that students generally look for regarding the Karnataka CET syllabus 2023:

Q.1: Is NCERT enough for KCET?
Yes, since the syllabus of KCET is the same as that given in NCERT books, solving the questions based on these topics will be sufficient.

Q.2: Is there any negative marking in KCET 2023?
Ans: No, there is no negative marking in the exam.

Q.3: How many subjects are there in the KCET syllabus for Engineering?
Ans: There are three main subjects, i.e., Physics, Chemistry, and Maths.

Q.4: How can I prepare for KCET 2023?
Ans: To prepare for KCET 2023, you must first know the syllabus of the exam. The next things should be getting familiar with the exam pattern and covering all the chapters. Once you have completed it, you must take mock tests to improve your score.

Q.5: Are Class 12 marks important for KCET?
Ans: Yes, the class 12th marks are essential for a candidate to be eligible for appearing in KCET 2023 but not while the allotment of the seat as that will depend upon the rank obtained in the KCET examination.

Q.6: Is ‘NCERT at your fingertips’ good for KCET?
Ans: It is good for self-study, but not sufficient. So do not depend only on your fingertips for your preparation. You need to study NCERT books and other reference books like RD Sharma.

You can also check,

KCET PreparationKCET Mock Tests
KCET Application formKCET

We hope the above article has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best for KCET 2023

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