KCET Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 12 2018

KCET Exam Pattern 2018

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is organizeed for providing admission to first-year professional courses in Medical, Technology & Engineering, Architecture, Farm Science and Pharmacy courses. Aspirants who seekings to appear for KCET 2018 should go via the KCET 2018 Exam Format and Syllabus cautiously.

Aspirants applying for Medical and Farm Science courses required to appear for Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers. For Engineering and Technology courses, aspirants have to appear in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers. Aspirants required to appear in Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers for Pharmacy degree courses. For admission to MBBS/BDS courses, aspirants should appear in NEET and Architecture course candidates must appear in the NATA (National Aptitude Test for Architecture).

KCET Exam Dates 2018

The following table gives the highlights and tentative schedule of KCET 2018:

Karnataka CET 2018 Exam is scheduled onMay 02, 2018 and May 03, 2018
Karnataka CET 2018 Kannada Language Test is scheduled onMay 04, 2018
Provisional KCET 2018 Response Key will be published inThird week of May 2018
KCET 2018 Result will be declared onFirst week of June 2018
Download and Printout of ApplicationsFirst week of June 2018
KCET 2018 CounselingFirst week of June 2018 onwards
No. of Papers3
Method of KCET 2018Pen and Paper-based Test
Period of the exam3 hours and 30 minutes (for three papers)
Medium of the Question PaperEnglish
Total number of questions180 MCQs

Marking Scheme of KCET 2018 

There will be 60 MCQs in each paper and all the questions will carry one mark each. Aspirants will get ONE mark for each accurate answer while no marks will be deducted for an inaccurate answer or for questions not attempted.

Marking Scheme
Number of Questions in each paper60
Marks for each accurate Answer1
Negative MarkingNo Negative Marking

Format And Syllabus of KCET 2018

The exam format for KCET 2018 will play an important role in helping students to understand the types of questions in KCET 2018. Medical candidates will appear for Physics, Chemistry and Biology while engineering candidates will appear in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. KCET 2018 will be organizeed in Pen and paper method across 53 cities of Karnataka.

All the questions will be in multiple choice question patterns. The number of questions in each paper will be 60. The time period for completing each paper will be 70 minutes, apart from 10 minutes extra which are meant for reading and filling in other details. The total period would be 210 minutes (for 3 papers). Aspirants can refer to the following table to get clear information about KCET 2018 Format:

Exam Format and Syllabus Highlights
No. of Papers3 Papers (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biology)
Method of KCET 2018Pen and Paper-based Test
Period of the exam3 hours and 30 minutes (for three papers)
Medium of the Question PaperIn English only
Total no. questions180 MCQs
Marks for Each question1 Mark for Every Accurate Answer
Negative MarkingNot Eligible
Additional ExamLanguage Test and Agriculture Practical Test
SubjectNo. of questionsDuration
Mathematics6070 minutes
Biology6070 minutes
Physics6070 minutes
Chemistry6070 minutes
Kannada5070 minutes

KCET 2018 Question Paper will be set from the syllabus of First and Second year PUC advisable by Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka. Aspirants need to familiarize themselves with the syllabus to score well in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test 2018.

To get admission into architectural courses, aspirants required to give the NATA entrance exam and for medical courses, NEET entrance exam.

KCET Syllabus

  • Chemistry- 12th standard syllabus with topics like Organic chemistry, surface chemistry, solid state, electrostatics, polymers and biomolecules.
  • Mathematics- Algebra, Integral calculus, Differential calculus, vectors, trigonometry, probability and linear programming.
  • Physics- class 12 syllabus which would comprise topics like Electrostatics, Magnetism, Optics, Present electricity and Waves.

Use Of Optical Answer Sheet

KCET 2018 is an offline paper i.e. OR sheet will be given to aspirants to mark their response. Aspirants should keep the following points in their mind while marking their responses on ORS Sheet.

  • The second page of the ORS will be given to the aspirants by the examiner at the end of the examination.
  • Aspirants should use BLACK BALL POINT pen for darkening the bubbles.
  • Aspirants need to mark responses to all the questions on the first page of the ORS by darkening the suitable bubble.
  • Instructions for darkening the bubbles will be printed on the question paper and aspirants must strictly follow these instructions.
  • Participants should not separate or disturb the alignment of the two pages of the ORS under any circumstances.
  • Aspirants will be given a two-page optical answer sheet (ORS) to mark their responses. The two pages of the ORS will have the same layout.
  • Aspirants required to apply an adequate pressure to ensure that a proper impression is made on the second page of the ORS.
  • The first page of the ORS is machine readable. It is designed to leave impressions of the answers on the second page.

Important Instructions of KCET 2018

Some of the important aspects for KCET 2018 are mentioned below for reference. Aspirants are advised to cautiously read these guidelines before appearing for KCET 2018.

  • Aspirantโ€™s thumb impression will be captured on the optical answer sheet.
  • Aspirants should via the earlier year question papers in order to prepare for the exam.
  • There will be 16 various sets for KCET 2018 question paper.
  • Participants can make thoughtful guesses as the negative marking is not eligible in the test.
  • Aspirants appearing for the language test required to score an at least of 12 marks out of 50 to qualify in the Kannada Language Exam.
  • Aspirants can take back home a copy of the ORS answer sheet.

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