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KCET Exam Pattern 2023- Check Subject Wise Weightage, Marking Scheme, Duration, Syllabus, Here

Updated By Falak Khan on 23 Sep, 2022 16:40

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About KCET Exam Pattern 2023

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will be releasing the Karnataka CET (KCET) exam pattern 2023 in the KCET official notification in online mode. KCET 2023 brochure will have details regarding the KCET 2023 exam pattern. Candidates preparing for the exam should check the exam pattern of KCET 2023 that includes details such as structure, marking scheme, exam mode, and duration. The KCET 2023 exam pattern will include questions from many areas including Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, with no negative marking for erroneous or unattempted questions. 

We have provided the exam pattern of KCET 2023, marking scheme, syllabus, and preparation tips in this post.

Note- The KCET exam pattern 2023  and other details given are tentative and as per the previous year's exam. We will update the KCET 2023 exam pattern once the official notification for the academic year 2023 will be released. 

Also read: KCET Application Form 2022

KCET Exam Pattern

KCET 2022 Exam Pattern & Topic-Wise Weightage Video

Conducted in offline mode, Karnataka CET 2022 will be held for aspirants interested in pursuing B.Tech and B.E. courses in any of the 220 Government and Private KCET participating institutes across Karnataka. KCET exam pattern 2022 will cover questions from different subjects like Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and there will be no negative marking for incorrect or unattempted questions.

KCET Exam Pattern 2023: Highlights

Candidates can check the KCET 2023 exam pattern given below. 



Exam Conducting Authority 

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Number of Sessions

Session 1- Mathematics

Session 2- Physics

Session 3- Chemistry

Mode of Exam

Offline Mode (Pen-paper based examination)

Medium of Language

English or Kannada


1 hour 20 minutes for each session

Type of Questions

MCQs - Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions in KCET Exam 

180 Questions

Number of Questions/ Subject

Number of sections in KCET 2023 exam and questions per section-

  • Physics- 60 Questions

  • Mathematics- 60 Questions

  • Chemistry- 60 Questions

Marking Scheme

  • One mark will be given for each correct answer.

  • No negative marking.

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  • The KCET exam will be administered in offline mode, which means it will be a pen-and-paper exam

  • The paper will have multiple-choice questions

  • Each question will contain four alternatives from which candidates must select one accurate answer

  • KCET 2023 will include units from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, as well as Biology and Kannada (If applicable)

  • Each paper, will be worth a maximum of 60 marks

  • Each question will be worth one mark

  • No negative marking for wrong answers

  • In the test, the linguistic medium will be either English or Kannada

  • Each paper will be one hour and twenty minutes long

Quick Link: KCET Eligibility Criteria 

KCET 2023 Marking Scheme

Candidates must be aware of the KCET 2023 marking scheme so that they can answer questions in the exam accordingly. The KCET exam will be divided into four sections based on the subjects. The marking scheme for all four topics stays the same. The following is the expected KCET marking scheme 2023:



Number of questions in each Paper


Marks for each correct response


Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

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KCET 2023 Subject Wise Weightage

To prepare for the KCET 2023 exam, candidates must understand the subject-specific topics and   keep track of which topics carry more weight and which demand more time to prepare when studying. This makes it easy for students to make modifications to their preparation schedule as needed. We have provided the expected KCET 2023 subject wise weightage below. 

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KCET 2023 Physics Subject Wise Weightage (Expected)

Physics is one of the required disciplines of the KCET 2022. The paper has 60 questions covering the 10+2 Physics syllabus. The expected KCET 2023 topic weightage of Physics  is as follows:

Topic Name

Weightage (in %age)

Wave Optics


Heat & Thermodynamics


Ray Optics




Electromagnetic Induction


Current Electricity


Physics of Nucleus


Modern Physics


Wave Motion


Alternating Current


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KCET 2023 Chemistry Subject Wise Weightage (Expected)

The Chemistry section of the exam will have 60 MCQ questions. Students will have  1 hour and 20 minutes to complete all of the questions. The expected weightage of topics for KCET 2023 Chemistry can be checked below. 

Topic Name

Weightage (in %age)



Carboxylic Acid & its Derivatives


Alcohol, Phenol, Ether


S-Block Elements


Redox Reaction


Chemical Kinetics


Atomic Structure


p-Block Elements


Chemical Bonding


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KCET 2023 Mathematics Subject Wise Weightage (Expected)

Candidates can choose between Mathematics and Biology, depending on the course they want to take. The syllabus is based on the 10+2 mathematics syllabus. The weightage of topics for KCET 2022 Mathematics can be checked below. 

Topic Name

Weightage (in %age)





Permutation & Combination


3D Geometry




Complex Numbers




Matrices Determinants


Continuity & Differentiability




KCET Syllabus 2023

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the official KCET 2023 syllabus in the KCET 2023 notification. The syllabus covers the topics and subjects that will come in the KCET exam.  According to the KCET previous year's syllabus, students will be required to study three subjects: physics, chemistry, and mathematics or biology. To prepare for the entrance test, candidates must study each subject of the KCET syllabus well and understand the concepts. 

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KCET Preparation Tips 2023

Candidates must have a suitable preparation approach and adhere to it strictly in order to excel in the KCET test. Check the KCET preparation strategyprovided below.

  • Go through the syllabus and KCET exam pattern 2023 to ensure you understand the marking structure, subjects, and time given to each segment.

  • Make a study schedule.

  • Study the whole KCET course without skipping any sections because the paper might come from anywhere.

  • Select and study the best books for KCET 2023 preparation.

  • Practice using the KCET previous year papers, sample papers, and mock tests 

  • Do revision 

  • Enhance your time management skills

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We hope that this post on KCET exam pattern 2023 was helpful and informative. For more information stay tuned to CollegeDekho. 

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FAQs about KCET Exam Pattern

Is there any negative marking for KCET Exam?

No, there is no negative marking in KCET exam.

What is the total number of marks in KCET Exam?

KCET exam is conducted for a maximum marks of 180 - 60 each from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Computer/Electronics/Biology/Biotechnology.

What is the total number of questions for KCET Exam?

KCET paper contains a total of 180 questions - 60 each from Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry/Computer/Electronics/Biology/Biotechnology.

What is the exam pattern for KCET Exam?

KCET exam consists of three subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology. Form each subject, the candidates will have to answer 60 questions, and the total number of questions are 180.

What is the mode of KCET Exam?

The exam is conducted in a pen-paper based format.

What is the frequency of KCET Exam?

The examination is conducted once a year.

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