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KCET- BE/B.Tech Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

1. All the questions will be in Multiple Choice Question format.

2. The time duration for completing each paper is 70 minutes, apart from 10 minutes extra which are meant for reading and filling in other details.

3. The total duration would be 210 minutes (for 3 papers). The number of questions in each paper is 60.

4. All the questions will carry one mark each.

5. There is no negative marking in KCET.

6. Subjects in the KCET exam will be Math, Physics, and Chemistry.

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Test Duration- 210 min

Total Questions - 180

Total Marks - 180

Marking System – For a correct answer, 1 mark will be allotted and no provision for negative marking will be applied.

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.


Aspirants should focus on core topics and theories of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Try and finish all the topics in the next two-three months. Thereafter, do not touch any new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds. For a correct answer, 1 mark will be allotted and no provision for negative marking will be applied. Since, marks will not be deducted for the wrong answer, candidates can guess answers.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on JEEMAINS syllabus.

Duration : 210 Minutes

Important Instructions

1. Karnataka Examinations Authority is conducting online seat allotment by obtaining the options from CET Rank holders for admission to Engineering / Technology . Seats will be allotted based on the merit and priority of options entered by the candidates. 2. All candidates are advised to read the instructions carefully and understand the process clearly before keying in options. 3. Candidates are required to make the right choices thereby ensuring that the seat allotment process is completed successfully. KEA will bring out important and relevant information from time to time for smooth implementation of online counseling. 4. A candidate who had obtained a seat in any discipline through KEA (CET Cell) in any of the previous years will not be eligible for allotment of a seat to the same discipline during 2016. However, he / she is eligible to appear for 5. CET-2016 for allotment of seats in any other discipline. Eg: If a candidate had selected Engineering seat during previous year, he / she will not be considered for allotment of seats in the same discipline. However he / she is eligible to appear for CET-2016 for selection of Medical / Dental / ISM&H / Architecture/B.Sc agriculture and Farm science courses, B-Pharma, Pharma-D etc if he / she is eligible. Automatically the previous year selected seat gets cancelled, upon selection of a seat in a different discipline during the year. 6. The information / particulars furnished by the candidates in their CET - 2016 application form will be deemed as “Final” and be the basis for further process. No change in any information furnished will be entertained. 7. Before claiming eligibility for Government seats, make sure that you satisfy any one of the eligibility clauses detailed in the brochure. The candidates who do not satisfy any of the eligibility clauses will not be eligible for admission to Government seats. 8. If the information furnished by the candidates in the application form or any other documents submitted by the candidates / parents are found to be false / incorrect, such candidate’s seat will be cancelled at any point of time during her / his course of study and criminal proceedings as per rules will be initiated by the Government against the candidate. 9. Applicants who are wards of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants are required to appear for the Common Entrance Test for admission to professional courses for the seats earmarked for them by the Government. (Refer Item– brochure.) 10. The information furnished by the candidate in the CET-2016 application form with regard to Caste / Category and Annual Income remains the same for the purpose of assignment of ranks / selection or allotment of a seat and no change will be entertained in future for any reason.

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