KCET 2024: Registration, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Cutoffs

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to various professional courses such as Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma), Diploma in Pharmacy (DPharma), Agriculture courses (Farm Science) and Veterinary courses in the state of Karnataka. It is important for the candidates to fulfill the eligibility criteria before attending the KCET 2023 examination. The exam is held annually for students who wish to pursue their studies in these respective fields. 

In conclusion, the KCET 2023 exam is an essential gateway for students who wish to pursue their studies in professional courses in Karnataka. To prepare for the exam candidates should familiarize themselves with the syllabus, exam pattern, and previous year’s question papers. If you are planning to take the KCET 2023 exam, here is everything you need to know. Good luck!

Duration 3 Hours
Frequency Of Exam Once in a year
Mode Of Exam  Offline
Type Of Questions MCQ’s
Medium Of Exam  English/Kannada
Number of Sections Three
Total No of Questions 180

KCET 2023 Registration

Candidates who are looking to apply for the KCET exam can visit the official KEA website and register online. But it is advised to make sure that the aspirants have the required eligibility as per the given instructions. The registration process typically begins in the month of January and continues until the end of February. Candidates need to fill in the online application form and upload the required documents, such as the class 10th and 12th mark sheets and a recent passport-sized photograph. Below given are the important registration steps.

KCET 2023 Exam Dates

The KCET exam is usually held in the month of April. The exact dates for the KCET 2023 exam have not yet been announced, but candidates can check the official KEA website for updates. It is important that students keep a track of the exam dates and make necessary arrangements to appear for the exam. Below given are the tentative dates of the following events. 

Events  Date
Registration April 2023
Application deadline May 2023
Final date for application fee May 2023
Deadline for corrections in Application May 2023
KCET 2023 exam date  June 2023

(*All the given dates are tentative)

KCET 2023 Eligibility

The KCET 2023 eligibility criteria determined by the KEA(Karnataka Exam Authority) is the most important factor that students should not overlook. Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria to appear for the KCET 2023 exam:

KCET 2023 Syllabus

The KCET 2023  syllabus is based on the class 11th and 12th syllabus of the Karnataka state board. The exam covers subjects such as Biology, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The KCET 2023 exam curriculum is set by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State. Below given are the find the detailed syllabus for each subject:

KCET 2023 Biology Syllabus

Class 11 Class 12
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications

KCET 2023 Physics Syllabus

Class 11 Class 12
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Gravitation Optics
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Kinematics Current Electricity
Physical World and Measurement Electrostatics
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves

KCET 2023 Chemistry Syllabus

Class 11 Class 12
Basic Concepts Solid State
Structure of Atom Solutions
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Equilibrium p- Block Elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life

KCET 2023 Mathematics Syllabus

Class 11 Class 12
Sets, Relations & Functions Relations & Functions
Trigonometric Functions Inverse Trigonometric functions
Principle of Mathematical Induction Matrices
Complex numbers and Quadratic equations Linear Inequalities Determinants
Permutations and Combination Application of Derivatives
Binomial Theorem Integrals
Sequence & Series Application of Integrals
Straight Lines Differential Equations
Conic Sections Vector Algebra
Introduction to 3D-Geometry Three Dimensional Geometry
Limits & Derivatives Linear Programming
Mathematical Reasoning Probability

KCET 2023 Exam Pattern

The KCET 2023 exam is a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test with four options for each question. The exam is divided into three sessions each for the three respective subjects as per the candidate’s course selection. There are a total of 60 questions in each subject, and each question carries one mark. The following table provides detailed information about eh KCET 2023 exam pattern.

Number of Sessions 1- Mathematics/Biology2- Physics3- Chemistry 
Total No of Questions 180(60 in each subject)
Marking Scheme One mark for correct answer
Negative Marks No

KCET 2023 Cutoffs

The cutoffs for the KCET 2023 exam are released by KEA after the results are announced. The cutoffs are determined based on the number of seats available in each course, the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, and the overall exam difficulty level. Candidates can check the cutoffs from the previous year here.