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KCET- BE/B.Tech Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  •  Subjects in the KCET 2016 exam will be Math, Physics, and Chemistry.
  • Question type in KCET 2016 exam will be of objective type.
  • A total number of question in the exam will be 60 in each section.
  • For each correct answer, candidates will be awarded 1 marks each.
  • In KCET 2016 there is no negative marking.
  • Candidates will be provided 80 minutes for each exam but out of these 10 minutes will be provided for reading and understanding the question paper. So, to write it candidates will be provided 70 minutes in all.

Test duration- 210 min

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

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 3
No. Of Unit 64
No. Of Chapter 239
  1. Ordinary Differential Equations
  2. Solution Of Differential Equations
  3. Homogeneous And Linear Differential Equations
  1. Measures Of Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. probability
  1. Principle Of Counting, Permutation
  1. Application of definite integrals
  2. Definite integrals and their properties
  3. Methods of integration
  4. Integration as the inverse process of differentiation
  1. Mathematical Induction And Applications
  1. Complex Numbers
  2. Algebra Of Complex Numbers
  3. Quadratic Equations
  1. Sets And Their Representation
  2. Equivalence Relations, Functions
  1. Statements
  2. Logical Operations
  3. Contradiction
  4. Converse And Contrapositive
  1. Inverse Trigonometric function
  2. Solution of Triangle
  3. Measurement of angles
  1. Co-ordinate axes and co-ordinate planes
  2. Angle between two lines
  3. Equation of a plane
  1. Binomial Theorem For Integral Index
  1. Transformations
  2. Inverse of A Square Matrix
  3. Determinants
  4. Matrices & Determinants
  1. Real – Valued Functions
  2. Algebra Of Functions
  3. Polynomials
  4. Rational, Trigonometric
  5. Inverse Functions
  6. Rolle’s And Lagrange’s Mean Value Theorems
  7. Applications Of Derivatives
  8. logarithmic and exponential function
  1. Cartesian System Of Rectangular Co-Ordinates
  2. Straight Lines
  3. Circles, Conic Sections
  1. Vectors And Scalars, Products
  1. Arithmetic and geometric progressions
  2. Special Series
  3. Geometric Progression
  1. Solid state
  2. Liquid state
  3. Gaseous state
  4. Chemical reactions
  5. Measurement
  1. Morden Peirodic Law of Periodic table
  1. Alkali and Alkaline
  2. Earth Metals
  1. Alcohols
  2. Phenols
  3. Ethers
  4. Aldehyde and Ketones
  5. Carboxylic Acids
  1. Organic Compound hydroxyl
  2. Inorganic Compound
  3. Titrinilide Excerises
  1. Adsorption
  2. Colloidal State
  3. Enzyme catalysis
  1. Aspects of Kinetics
  2. Factor Affecting the Rate of the Reactions
  3. Mechanism of Reaction
  4. Surface Chemistry Adsorption
  1. Mole Concentration
  2. Chemical Solutions
  3. Physical Equilibrium
  4. Chemical Equilibria
  5. Ionic Equilibria
  6. Factors Affecting Equilibria
  1. Purification – Crystallization
  2. Quantitative Analysis
  3. Qualitative analysis
  1. Chemicals In Medicines
  2. Chemicals In Food
  3. Cleansing agents
  1. Group 13 elements
  2. Group 14 elements
  3. Group 15 elements
  4. Group 16 elements
  5. Group 17 elements
  6. Group 18 elements
  1. Amines
  2. Diazoniums salts
  1. General Introduction of biomolecules
  1. Halogens Reactions
  2. Environmental Effects Of Chloroform & Iodoform
  1. Valence electrons, Ionic Bond
  2. Molecular Structure
  3. Covalent Bond
  4. Metallic Bond
  5. Intermolecular Forces
  1. Introduction To Co-Ordination Compounds,
  1. Redox Reactions
  2. Electrolytic Conduction
  1. Proteins
  2. Pollution
  3. Polymers
  4. Chemicals in medicine, health-care and food
  5. Vitamins
  6. Nucleic Acids
  7. Carbohydrates
  8. The Biological Cell
  1. Alkanes
  2. Alkenes
  3. Alkynes
  4. Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  1. Transition elements
  2. Actinoids
  3. Lanthanoids
  1. General Introduction and classification of polymers
  1. Atomic Introduction
  2. Quantum mechanics
  3. Electron atoms
  4. Periodicity
  1. Common types of organics Reactions
  2. Nomenclature (Trivial and IUPAC)
  3. Classification of Organic Chemistry
  4. Electronic displacement in a covalent bond
  1. Dalton’s atomic theory
  2. Mole concept and molar mass
  3. Atomic And Molecular Masses
  4. Laws Of Chemical Combination
  5. General introduction
  1. Different Concentration Of Solution
  2. Vapour Pressure Of Solutions And Raoult’s Law
  3. Ideal And Non-Ideal Solutions
  1. Principles and Methods of Extraction
  1. Hydrogen as a fuel
  2. Hydrogen in periodic table
  3. Physical and Chemical Properties of water
  1. Rolling motion
  2. Conservation of angular momentum
  3. Moment of inertia
  4. Torque and angular momentum
  5. Rotational motion
  6. Description of rotation velocity
  1. Bio-Savert’s law and its applications
  2. Ampere’s law and its applications
  3. Lorentz force Law
  4. Force in Uniform Magnetic Field
  5. Magnetic moment of a current loop
  1. Force and Inertia
  2. Newton’s laws
  3. Circular motion
  4. Statics and Kinetics friction
  5. Dynamics of uniform circular motion
  1. Newton’s law of gravitation
  2. Gravitational potential energy
  3. Motion of planets
  1. Law Of Equipartition Of Energy
  2. Application Of Specific Heat Capacities
  1. Coulomb’s law
  2. Electric field
  3. Electrostatic potential and Electrostatic potential energy
  4. Gauss’ law and its applications
  5. Electric dipole
  6. Capacitance and dielectrics
  1. Dual Nature Of Radiation
  2. Hertz And Lenard’s Observations
  3. Photoelectric Effect
  4. Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation
  5. Particle Nature Of Light
  6. Matter Waves-Wave Nature Of Particle
  7. De Broglie Relation
  8. Davisson-Germer Experiment
  1. Logic gates
  2. Junction transistor
  3. Semiconductor diode
  4. Energy bands in solids
  1. Heat, Work and Internal Energy
  2. Second Law of thermodynamics, Carnot engine
  3. Specific heat, Heat Transfer
  4. Thermal equilibrium and temperature
  1. Ohm’s law, Joule heating
  2. Electric Cell and Internal Resistance
  3. kirchhof's Law
  1. Laws Of Reflection And Refraction
  2. Lenses and mirrors
  3. Interference
  4. Interference in thin films
  5. Optical instruments
  6. Diffraction due to a single slit
  7. Polarization
  8. Electromagnetic waves
  1. Progressive sinusoidal waves
  2. Standing waves in strings and pipes
  3. Superposition of waves, beats
  4. Doppler Effect
  1. Work done by a force
  2. Kinetic energy and work-energy theorem
  3. Power
  4. Conservative forces and potential energy
  5. Conservation of mechanical energy
  1. Units Different systems of units, SI units
  2. Dimensional Analysis
  3. Precision and significant figures
  4. Fundamental measurements in Physic
  1. Properties of vectors
  2. Position, velocity and acceleration vectors
  3. Motion with constant acceleration
  4. Projectile motion
  5. Uniform circular motion
  6. Relative motion
  1. Faraday’s law, Lenz’s law, eddy currents
  2. Self and mutual inductance
  3. Transformers and generators
  4. Alternating current
  5. AC circuits, LCR circuits
  1. Kinematics Of Periodic motion
  2. Spring mass system, simple and compound pendulum
  3. Forced & damped oscillations
  1. Electromagnetic Waves Characteristics
  2. Electromagnetic Spectrum
  1. Propagation Of Electromagnetic Waves
  2. Bandwidth Of Transmission Medium
  3. Basic Elements Of A Communication System
  1. Pressure, density and Archimedes’ principle
  2. Elasticity
  3. Viscosity and Surface Tension
  4. Bernoulli’s theorem
  1. Rutherford’s model of atom
  2. Bohr Model, Energy Levels
  3. Alpha-Particle Scattering Experiment
  4. Composition and size of nucleus
  5. Hydrogen Spectrum
  6. Isotones
  7. Radioactivity-Alpha
  8. Beta And Gamma
  9. Radioactive Decay Law
  10. Mass-Energy Relation And Defect
  11. Binding Energy Per Nucleon
  12. Nuclear Fission And Fusion

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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