KCET Exam Pattern 2024: Subject Wise Total Marks, Negative Marking

Exam Date 18 Apr '24-19 Apr '24
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Updated on - Jan 18, 2024

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KCET Exam Pattern 2024 covers a detailed information about the mode of exam, types of questions asked, total number of questions, marking scheme, exam duration, KCET total marks etc.

The exam pattern will be framed by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). KCET aspirants must be completely aware of the KCET 2024 exam pattern before commencing the exam preparation. KCET 2024 will be conducted in the pen-and-paper test for admission to the participating institutes' undergraduate engineering programs.

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KCET Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights

KCET exam pattern 2024 is expected to be released in Mar 2024. The application form for KCET 2024 exam will be available to candidates on the official website in Mar 2024. Aspirants are advised to check the official website for latest updates. The application form will be released on Jan 10, 2024.

More details related to Karnataka CET 2024  have been tabulated below for their easy reference. 

KCET Exam Pattern 2024
Exam Mode Pen-paper based examination
Number of Sessions Session 1- Mathematics/Biology
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/Biology- 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.

Also Read: Documents Required for KCET Application 2024

KCET 2024 Duration and Questions

The KCET exam duration and KCET marks distribution for each subject have been tabulated below for student’s reference.

KCET Exam Pattern 2024
Subject No. of Questions Duration
Physics 60 1 Hour 20 Minutes (per Session)
Chemistry 60
Mathematics/Biology 60
Kannada Language Test 50 60 Minutes

Note: To get admission to medical courses, the NEET entrance exam by understanding the KCET medical exam pattern and for architectural courses, candidates need to take the NATA entrance exam.

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KCET 2024 Marks Distribution

The KCET total marks subject wise marks distribution of the subjects with respect to the KCET exam pattern 2024 is tabulated below. Candidates can check out the marks allotted and the number of questions assigned for each of the subjects.

KCET 2024 Marks Distribution

Also, students usually have a doubt that does cet have negative marking, and they must note that there is no negative marking as per the marking scheme of KCET exam pattern 2024

KCET 2024 Marks Distribution
Subject Number of questions KCET Total Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics/Biology 60 60
Total 180 180

Download: KCET Previous Year Question Papers

KCET 2024 Topic-Wise Weightage for Physics

The table below represents the topic-wise weightage for Physics for KCET 2024 exam.

KCET 2024 Topic-Wise Weightage for Physics

KCET 2024 Topics-Wise Weightage for Chemistry

The topic-wise weightage for Chemistry for KCET 2024 exam is tabulated below:

KCET 2024 Topics-Wise Weightage for Chemistry

KCET 2024 Topic-Wise Weightage for Mathematics

The table below represents the topic-wise weightage for Mathematics for KCET 2024 exam.

KCET 2024 Topic-Wise Weightage for Mathematics

OMR Sheet for KCET 2024

KCET 2024 will be conducted offline (pen- and paper-based test). Hence, the candidates are instructed to mark their responses on the OMR sheet. These sheets will have four options to choose for each question, and candidates have to shade the answer they think is right.

Once they have shaded an answer, there is no provision to change. Hence, candidates are advised to be extra careful while taking up the exam.

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KCET Syllabus 2024

KEA will release the syllabus of the KCET entrance exam. Aspirants are required to go through the entire KCET Syllabus 2024 to learn the concepts and gain a better understanding of the topics. One can prepare for the exam well if they are aware of the KCET exam pattern 2024 and the syllabus of the exam.

The entrance exam questions are mainly based on the first and second PUC syllabus, the same for the KCET exam pattern for biotechnology and the KCET B pharm pattern, which the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State prescribes.

The KCET syllabus comprises four sections, namely Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology. Apart from the syllabus, candidates can also use reference books as a KCET blueprint 2024 to prepare for the exam.

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What does the KCET exam pattern 2024 include?

KCET exam pattern 2024 includes marking scheme, types of questions, total number of questions etc.

What will be the medium of language in the KCET 2024 question paper?

The KCET 2024 question paper will be available in Kannada and English languages.

What type of questions are asked in the 2024 KCET exam?

In the KCET exam 2024, multiple choice questions will be asked. In each section, 60 questions will be given.

What is the marking scheme of the KCET exam?

One mark will be given for a correct answer and no negative marking for incorrect and unanswered questions.

Can students carry a calculator to the KCET exam center?

No, students are not allowed to carry calculators to the exam center.

How to mark answers in the OMR sheet in the KCET exam?

In the KCET exam, an OMR sheet will be provided to candidates. They are supposed to mark their response on the sheet provided. For each question, four options will be given; they must shade to the correct answer. Students must be careful while marking the answer, as once marked, it cannot be changed.

Is there negative marking in CET exam as per the KCET exam pattern 2024?

As per the KCET exam pattern 2024 there is no negative marking in the KCET exam 2024.

What are the total marks in KCET PCMB?

The KCET exam total marks is 180. There are three section and each section carries 60 marks each.

Does kcet have negative marking in the previous year's marking scheme?

As per the marking scheme, the KCET exam had no negative marking, even in the previous year.



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