KCET 2023: Registration, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Cutoffs

KCET 2023: Registration, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Cutoffs

KCET 2023: 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!

Duration3 Hours
Frequency Of ExamOnce in a year
Mode Of Exam Offline
Type Of QuestionsMCQ’s
Medium Of Exam English/Kannada
Number of SectionsThree
Total No of Questions180

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.

  • Candidates have to pay the required application through the online portal.
  • The application fee for the general category is 650/-  and 500/- for the Reserved categories.
  • Candidates should upload all the necessary documents and details in the application form.
  • Before the final submission aspirants should double-check all the provided details in the application form.

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
RegistrationApril 2023
Application deadlineMay 2023
Final date for application feeMay 2023
Deadline for corrections in ApplicationMay 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:

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • Must have completed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
  • Must have secured a minimum of 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology (40% for reserved categories)
  • Must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology as compulsory subjects in their 10+2 or equivalent examination

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 11Class 12
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Structural Organisation in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications

KCET 2023 Physics Syllabus

Class 11Class 12
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
GravitationOptics
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Physical World and MeasurementElectrostatics
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves

KCET 2023 Chemistry Syllabus

Class 11Class 12
Basic ConceptsSolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
ThermodynamicsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Equilibriump- Block Elements
Redox Reactionsd and f Block Elements
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesKetones and Carboxylic Acids
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Polymers
Chemistry in Everyday Life

KCET 2023 Mathematics Syllabus

Class 11Class 12
Sets, Relations & FunctionsRelations & Functions
Trigonometric FunctionsInverse Trigonometric functions
Principle of Mathematical InductionMatrices
Complex numbers and Quadratic equations Linear InequalitiesDeterminants
Permutations and CombinationApplication of Derivatives
Binomial TheoremIntegrals
Sequence & SeriesApplication of Integrals
Straight LinesDifferential Equations
Conic SectionsVector Algebra
Introduction to 3D-GeometryThree Dimensional Geometry
Limits & DerivativesLinear Programming
Mathematical ReasoningProbability
Statistics

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 Sessions1- Mathematics/Biology2- Physics3- Chemistry 
Total No of Questions180(60 in each subject)
Marking SchemeOne mark for correct answer
Negative MarksNo

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.