The Karnataka Examinations Authority conducts the KCET entrance exam conducted for to admission to the eligible candidates for various courses in engineering in the colleges under the state.


The candidates must have cleared the 10+2 exam from any recognized board in the country or any recognized university. The candidate must have studied Physics and Maths subjects along with any one of the optional subject- Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or Electronics. The candidate must have scored an aggregate mark of at least 45% to become eligible to apply.



Algebra, which includes Theory of Indices and Logarithms, Progressions, Mathematical Induction, Theory of Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Partial Fractions, Elements Of Number Theory and Congruencies, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus and Trigonometry.

Physics: The study of Dynamics, Static, Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics, Heat, and Geometrical Optics.

Chemistry: Kinetic Theory of Gases, Stochiometry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Electrochemistry, Radioactivity, Organic Chemistry and Environmental Pollution


The syllabus of biology is divided into

1) Botany, 2

) Zoology


The KCET question paper has objective type questions. The exam is divided into two parts – the first part has questions on Physics and Chemistry and the second part will have questions from Maths. The first section has 120 questions and the candidate has 150 minutes to complete the section. The second section has 60 questions and the candidate has 80 minutes to complete them. Each correct answer will fetch one mark. There are no negative marks.

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