KCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Exam Date : April 15, 2021 To April 17, 2021
Result Date : May 24, 2021

Karnataka Examination Authority has released the KCET exam pattern 2021. Candidates should go through the KCET 2021 exam pattern thoroughly prior to starting the preparation for the exam. They will get an idea about the type of questions being asked in the question paper and the distribution of marks for the same. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will organize the KCET 2021. The KCET exam pattern 2021 for the same has been designed by the conducting authority. The Karnataka CET 2021 examination will be held in two days, in four sessions. It shall cover four subjects. The first day will be Biology and Mathematics in two sessions and the next day will be Physics and Chemistry in two sessions. 

Each KCET 2021 paper will be for 60 marks. Questions will be of the objective type under KCET 2021. Candidates will score 1 mark for every correct answer. No negative marking is applicable for KCET Exam 2021. The questions are based on the KCET 2021 syllabus. A replica of the Optical Mark Reader sheet will be given to candidates, to marks the answer to the questions. A sample of OMR sheet will be put up on the KEA website, 'www.kea.kar.nic.in.' KCET exam pattern 2021 is discussed in detail, in the section below.

KCET Exam Pattern 2021 Overview

The KCET 2021 exam pattern is tabulated below. The exam authority will conduct the exam in three different sessions in two days. On the first day, Mathematics will be conducted and on the second day, Physics and Chemistry will be conducted.

KCET Exam Pattern 2021 
Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Pen-paper based examination
Number of Sessions Session 1- Mathematics
Session 2- Physics
Session 3- Chemistry
Language Medium English or Kannada
Exam Duration 1 hour 20 minutes for each session
Types of Questions Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Number of Questions (Including all the sections) 180 Questions
Number of Questions Mathematics- 60 Questions
Physics- 60 Questions
Chemistry- 60 Questions
KCET Marking Scheme 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer.
KCET Negative Marking There is no negative marking for the incorrect answer.

Is the pattern of COMEDK and KCET same?

Although the exam pattern of COMEDK and KCET is almost the same, i.e. candidates have to answer 60 questions in 70 minutes, the paper difficulty level for both the exams differs from each other. However, the rules for the exam and the difficulty level is a bit more as compared with COMEDK. Candidates can check the KCET exam pattern 2021 and COMEDK exam pattern individually to get proper details about these two exams.

KCET Marks Distribution

The marks distribution of the subjects with respect to the KCET exam pattern 2021 is tabulated below. Candidates will be able to check the marks allotted and the number of questions assigned for each of the subjects. Also, there is no negative marking as per the KCET marking scheme.

KCET Marks Distribution
Subject Number of questions KCET Total Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics 60 60
Total 180 180

KCET Topic Wise Weightage for Physics

The table below represents the topic-wise weightage for Physics for KCET 2021 exam.

KCET Topic-wise Weightage Physics
Topic Name Weightage (in %age)
Wave Optics 9%
Heat & Thermodynamics 8%
Ray Optics 8%
Electrostatics 8%
Electromagnetic Induction 6%
Current Electricity 6%
Physics of Nucleus 6%
Modern Physics 6%
Wave Motion 5%
Alternating Current 4%

KCET Topics Wise Weightage for Chemistry

The topic-wise weightage for Chemistry for KCET 2021 exam is tabulated below:

KCET Topic Wise Weightage Chemistry
Topic Name Weightage (in %age)
Biomolecules 7%
Carboxylic Acid & its Derivatives 6%
Alcohol, Phenol, Ether 6%
S-Block Elements 5%
Redox Reaction 4%
Chemical Kinetics 4%
Atomic Structure 3%
p-Block Elements 3%
Chemical Bonding 3%

KCET Topic Wise Weightage for Mathematics

The table below represents the topic-wise weightage for Mathematics for KCET 2021 exam.

KCET Topic Wise Weightage Mathematics
Topic Name Weightage (in %age)
Integration 7%
Vectors 7%
Permutation & Combination 6%
3D Geometry 6%
Probability 6%
Complex Numbers 5%
Limits 5%
Matrices Determinants 5%
Continuity & Differentiability 4%
Statistics 3%

KCET Syllabus 2021

KEA releases the syllabus of KCET entrance exam. Aspirants are required to go through the entire syllabus of KCET for learning the concepts and better understanding of the topics. One can prepare for the exam well if they are aware of the KCET exam pattern 2021 and the syllabus of the exam. The questions that are asked in the KCET entrance exam are mostly based on first and second PUC syllabus which is prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. The syllabus of KCET comprises of four sections namely Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. Apart from the KCET Syllabus, candidates can also take help of the reference books for the preparation of the exam. In this way, they will get proper study material for the exam preparation of KCET.

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Discussion Forum



For KCET 2017, 16 different versions of the question paper will be provided to the candidates.

Answer By: Getmyuni

19 Jan 2017


Is there any negative marking in the KCET exam?

Asked By: Anonymous 23 Jan 2017


There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers in the KCET 2017 exam.

Answer By: Getmyuni

23 Jan 2017


What is the exam pattern for the KCET 2017?

Asked By: Anonymous 10 Feb 2017


The exam pattern for KCET exam:

  • KCET exam will be objective type
  • Exam will be conducted in two days with four sessions
  • First day wil be for Biology and Mathematics
  • Second day will be Physics and Chemistry
  • No negative marking
  • The questions will be on Biology, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Duration of the KCET exam is 80 minutes
  • Every answer will carry 1 mark

Answer By: Getmyuni

10 Feb 2017


What is the Karnataka CET (KCET) Exam Pattern 2017?

Asked By: Anonymous 15 Feb 2017


Karnataka CET (KCET) Exam Pattern 2017 is:

  • KCET 2017 exam pattern includes a number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme, language and other information for appearing candidates. Check below test pattern of KCET 2017 including test subjects, modalities and marking scheme -

  • KCET 2017 will be conducted separately for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics on two alternate days

  • Each section of KCET 2017 carries 60 marks

  • KCET 2017 question paper comprises objective type questions of one mark each

  • Each subject paper of KCET 2017 is allotted 80 minutes time duration and the test is scheduled to be conducted in two shifts.

  • Candidates appearing in KCET 2017 need to carry black or blue ball point pen to mark options in OMR sheet.

  • There is no negative marking for KCET 2017 i.e. In a case of wrong attempts, no marks will be deducted from total scored marks. Also, responding with more than one option will be considered as wrong and no marks will be awarded in such case. 

Answer By: Getmyuni

15 Feb 2017


What is the duration of the KCET exam?

Asked By: Anonymous 17 Feb 2017


The KCET examination will have four papers. Each paper will be for a duration of 80 minutes.

Answer By: Getmyuni

17 Feb 2017

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