How to Prepare for KCET 2020

Sakunth Kumar Updated On: 02 Jan, 2020 15:12 IST

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KCET Preparation Strategy

KCET 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 22, 23 and 24, 2020. Candidates aspiring to appear for this state-level engineering entrance exam must note that January is the right time to start preparation. However, candidates can also prepare for the exam in one month, as the major focus should be on revision. A complete focus on Class 12th and Class 11th syllabus are mandatory to excel in the exam. In order to help the candidates to achieve a decent rank in the KCET exam, we have prepared a preparation strategy through which the aspirants can plan their exam preparation. The study plan and preparation strategy mentioned here is just for reference, and the candidates can tweak the same as per his/ her requirement.

KCET 3-Months Preparation Strategy

One of the major advantages of 90-day or 3-month preparation strategy is that it would help you to revise the syllabus not only for KCET but also for board exams. January is the right time to start your preparation for KCET. Usually, three-months preparation strategy is something which is very beneficial for those who are aspiring for admission in top engineering colleges across Karnataka. At the same time, the three-month strategy is very fruitful for students who are average to weak in subjects like Physics and Mathematics. Before starting exam preparation, division of syllabus is mandatory so that a time table or study plan can be prepared accordingly.

Division of Syllabus for KCET 3-Month Preparation

KCET is conducted in various subjects such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Candidates with PCM will not have to appear for Biology, while candidates from PCB need not appear for Mathematics. Firstly, the candidates need to identify the number of topics that he/ she has to revise.

Total No. Of Topics to be Revised in Physics

28

Total No. Of Topics to be Revised in Chemistry

28

Total No. Of Topics to be Revised in Mathematics/ Biology

12/ 08

Total No. Of Topics to be Revised in all Subjects

68/ 62

Number of Days Left for Exam

90 Days

Revising 68/ 62 topics in three months is not an easy task for the students. In order to help students, we have come up with a study plan through which the candidates can plan their exam preparation.

KCET Physics Study Plan for 90 Days

The 90-day study plan for KCET Physics is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Physics

28

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

90

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

6

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised in a Month

24

Full Revision of Physics Syllabus to be Completed in

34 Days

KCET Chemistry Study Plan for 90 Days Preparation

The 90-day study plan for KCET Chemistry is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Chemistry

28

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

56 Days

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

6

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised in a Month

24

Full Revision of Chemistry Syllabus to be Completed in

34 Days

KCET Mathematics Study Plan for 90 Days

The 90-day study plan for KCET Mathematics is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Mathematics

12

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

22 Days

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

6

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised in Two Weeks

12

Full Revision of Chemistry Syllabus to be Completed in

12 Days (Two Weeks)

As per the above strategy, the candidates will have one week after revising the syllabus of all the three subjects. This one week can be used for mock test/ practice tests. The candidates can also re-revise the syllabus or have a glance of the important points of each topic.

Important Tips for KCET 90-Day Preparation Plan

Some of the important tips pertaining to the 90-day preparation plan for KCET are listed below -

  • While revising each topic as a part of the exam preparation, make a note all the important points or major highlights from each topic.
  • The short notes will help you with the last minute preparation.
  • As per the above preparation plan, the regular study is necessary so that you can clear the exam with better to best rank.
  • Firstly, start with the subject that needs more concentration from your side.
  • It is advisable to practice 2-3 mock tests or practise tests per week.

KCET 2-Months Preparation Strategy

February is the right time to start the preparation for KCET as per 60-day preparation strategy. Revising the syllabus of KCET in 60 days will not help you with the exam preparation but also for board exams. Before starting the preparation, you need to prepare a study plan on the basis of which you can start preparing for the exam. The subject wise study plan can be checked below.

KCET Physics Study Plan for 60 Days

The 60-day study plan for KCET Physics is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Physics

28

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

60

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

10

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised in a Month

28

Full Revision of Physics Syllabus to be Completed in

16 Days

KCET Chemistry Study Plan for 60 Days

The 60-day study plan for KCET Chemistry is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Chemistry

28

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

44 Days

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

10

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised in a Month

28

Full Revision of Physics Syllabus to be Completed in

16 Days

KCET Mathematics Study Plan for 60 Days

The 60-day study plan for KCET Mathematics is as follows -

Total No. Of Topics in Mathematics

12

Total No. Of Days for the Exam

14 Days

Total No. Of Topics can be Revised in a Week

12

Total No. Of Topics Topics to be Revised

12

Full Revision of Chemistry Syllabus to be Completed in

07 Days

After the revision of the entire syllabus, the candidates will be left with one more week for practising mock tests. The candidates can also do the re-revision of the syllabus during this week for better memory of important points of each topic.

KCET One Month Preparation Strategy

Revision is the key aspect when it comes to one-month preparation for KCET exam. Practising mock tests/ practice tests/ model tests is another important aspect that will help you to clear the exam with a better rank. As there are only 30 days that will be left for exam preparation as per one-month strategy, the aspirants should be able to revise the entire syllabus (all subjects) of KCET in 25 days, and the last five days must be left for practising mock tests, identifying weaker areas and re-revising the same. The study plan for KCET one-month preparation can be as follows -

Total No. Of Days Left for Exam Preparation

30 Days

Total Days for KCET Physics Syllabus Revision

7

Total Days for KCET Chemistry Syllabus Revision

7

Total Days for KCET Mathematics Revision

7

Total Days for Re-Revision and Mock Test Practice

8

One-month preparation works only if you are well-versed with the syllabus of the exam and prepared for board exams in an extensive manner. It is always advisable to prepare for entrance exams such as KCET for two-three months so that the chances of securing a better rank are high.

All the Best!!!

General Tips and Tricks of KCET 2020

Seek Guidance from Expert

There are times when you might face difficulty in solving a particular problem or understanding a concept. In that case, you should seek immediate guidance from an expert. You may also join coaching classes in case you feel that self-study isn't working for you.

Prepare Notes and Flash Cards

During your preparation, you must make notes and design flashcards for important formulae. This way, you can save time and it will also make your revision a lot easier. Using these short notes, you can quickly go through the formulas and concepts that you feel you need to revise.

Participate in Group Discussions

When you are studying in a group, you can have your doubts clarified instantly by holding discussions with the fellow members. Group studies ensure much deeper learning and it also breaks the monotony.

Keep Track of Your Health and Fitness

Physical fitness, proper sleep, and nutritious food are vital when it comes to preparing for competitive exams. Candidates should not exhaust themselves by studying for long hours in one go. Short walks, listening to music, or watching a movie can help relax your mind. Candidates are also advised not to deprive themselves of sleep especially before the exam. It is recommended to get 8 hours of sleep every night to maintain a good physical and mental health. Candidates should feel fresh and energetic every morning, especially on the day of examination. 

Positive Attitude and Confidence

It has been observed that people who stay optimistic perform better than those who panic a lot. You must stay calm and composed while preparing for competitive examinations. You can also practice yoga and meditate to keep stress at bay.

Subject-wise Preparation Strategy of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020

While there is no guaranteed way to achieve success, the following subject-wise preparation strategy pointers can at least guide the candidates to give their best shot in the entrance examination. Some of the candidates may already be already aware of these methods to boost their preparation. However, candidates who are still clueless about how to prepare for KCET 2020 for each subject, the following tips can help the candidates to some great extent.

KCET Preparation for Chemistry

Before starting your preparation for Chemistry section, candidates must keep a copy of Chemistry syllabus handy with you so that you have an idea of what all needs to be prepared for the exam. Having a full-fledged knowledge about the exam syllabus will give you insights into the topics from which questions will be asked in the entrance exam.

For many years, from Chemistry section, direct questions on the basis of equations and reactions are asked in the entrance examination.

Some of the major topics that will have to be covered by the candidates for practicing Chemistry is Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

For revision and  time management skills, candidates must practice

various kinds of sample papers and previous papers regularly 

Candidates should also maintain a handbook of Chemistry that contains all the formulas and equations.

Candidates can also seek quality guidance from the best online/offline coaching institutes available around them

KCET Preparation for Physics

Physics is one of the important and tricky subjects to crack in  Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Some of the topics that will have to be covered for practicing Physics are Modern Physics, Mechanics 2, Electro-Magnetism, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Mechanical Waves

When you sit down to prepare for Physics section, candidates must focus on making an exam-taking strategy before actually appearing for the entrance exam.

It is important for the candidates to improve their speed-solving skills while solving Physics section

Candidates must make a complete list of formulae, derivations and experiments in your syllabus and keep it handy with themselves during their revision.

Revise all the concepts regularly. Particularly in the case of Physics, one finds that topics like Semiconductors, Interference and Waves have some extra theory that should be prepared separately.

KCET Preparation for Mathematics

One of the most important things while preparing for Mathematics section is to brush up your concepts, formulas, and fundamentals. One of the best ways to clear your fundamentals is to solve different types of questions regularly.

For Mathematics, candidates must solve as many questions as possible before appearing for the entrance exam, and ensure to progressively enhance your speed by timing the working time for each problem.

Some of the topics that will have to be covered for practicing Mathematics are Integral Calculus, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Differential Calculus, Statistics and Mathematical Reasoning

While practicing for KCET, candidates should make it a point to revise the prescribed topics as many times as possible in order to feel confident about their exam preparation.

Important Instructions for KCET 2020

  •  Use of a calculator or log table etc. is strictly prohibited.

  • The candidates have to appear for KCET 2020 as per the schedule and eligibility for the respective courses, to become eligible for further process of determination of merit/admission.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry any Modern Electronic Equipment, Gadgets, Pagers, Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Markers, White Fluid, Calculator, Wireless sets, bits of paper, books/note etc. into the exam hall. 

  • There will be no lockers available at the exam hall or the centre to keep the items mentioned above, hence, candidates should avoid carrying them.

  • The candidates are not allowed to wear/carry any type of wrist-watch in the exam hall/room. Candidates must stay alert to check the Bell Timings for Caution Bells at different intervals.

  • The candidate should note that appearing in CET 2020 will not confer any right on the candidate for determination of merit/admission.

  • Along with the Karnataka CET 2020 Admission Ticket, the candidate have to carry anyone valid Identity Card like Passport/Aadhar Card/PAN Card/College Identity Card, etc. 

  • Any candidate who writes/shades anything other than the required entries on the OMR Answer Sheet, which may result in disclosing the candidate identity, or use of abusive language or employ any other unfair means, such as change of marking answers by scratching or using white fluid, such candidates are liable for disqualification.

Best Books for KCET 2020 Preparation

While preparing for an entrance exam, candidates should try and choose the best resources or study material available in the market. The study material may include books, sample papers, previous years' question papers, etc. Some of the highly recommended books available for students to prepare for KCET 2020 are:

  • NCERT Textbooks of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved Papers (2000 – 2013) III Edition (Paperback) - Arihant
  • KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test): 14 Years Solved Papers (2000 – 2013) III Edition (Paperback) - Arihant
  • Karnataka CET Explorer for Engineering PB (Paperback) - MTG
  • Principles of Physics - S.Chands (V.K Mehta and Rohit Mehta)
  • Modern ABC Chemistry - S.P. Jauhar
  • New Course Chemistry - Pradeep

How to Answer Question Paper of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2020 

While preparing for KCET 2020, one of the most basic questions that comes to ones’ mind is how to answer questions in KCET? However, if a  candidate find any particular question difficult to solve in the entrance examination,  make sure that they don’t waste your time trying to solve it. Instead, they should move to the next question and if time permits come back to this question later.  In the entrance examination, candidates must avoid using any shortcut that one is not completely sure about. Sometimes, the questions can be very tricky. Therefore, it is advisable to the candidates to read the questions very carefully before answering them.

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