KCET 2020 – Exam Date, CET Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

KCET 2020: Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Interested candidates can apply via CET 2020 Application form will available on the official page of KEA @ http://kea.kar.nic.in. CET 2020 is a state-level entrance examination for providing the UG admission in various disciplines of Engineering, Medical, Architecture, Farm Science, and other professional courses at Government and private institutions in the state of Karnataka. Candidates who wish to get admission in the field of medical & dental courses should appear in the NEET exam and also for the admission in the field of architecture should appear in the NATA exam. From here candidates can get the detailed KCET 2020 Notification such as KCET application form, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, cutoff, counselling procedure, etc.


Overview of CET 2020 Exam

Examination Name Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) – 2020
Conducting Body Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Programs Offered Undergraduate Level
Examination Level State Level
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Official Website http://kea.kar.nic.in
Helpline Numbers 080-23460460

KCET 2020KCET 2020 Important Exam Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Announcement of Notification in the Newspaper/KEA Website 01-02-2020
Starting Date of Online Application Form 01-02-2020
Closing Date for Submission of Application Form 29-02-2020
Last Date to pay the Application fees 1st Week of March 2020
Date for correction in the Application Form 3rd Week to 4th Week of March 2020
Downloading of Admit Card 16-04-2020
CET 2020 Examination 23-04-2020 and 24-04-2020
Date of Kannada Language Test 25-04-2020
Announcement of Answer Key 1st Week of May 2020
Declaration of Result 3rd Week of May 2020
Counselling 2nd Week of June 2020

Offered UnderGraduate Courses

Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H) Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agriculture Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sericulture
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Horticulture Bachelor of Science (Hons) Forestry Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Community Science Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma) Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharma-D)
Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology) Bachelor of Technology (Agri.Engg) Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology)
Bachelor of Technology (Food Science & Technology) Bachelor of Technology (Dairy Technology) Bachelor of Fisheries Science (Fisheries)

Eligibility Criteria of KCET 2020

Candidates who will eligible to apply the KCET 2020 Examination should fulfill the exam eligibility. Here we have provided the eligibility of the CET 2020 examination based on courses wise.


Candidates should be a citizen of India

Age Limit

Candidate’s age should not be less than 17 years for the courses of Medical, Dental, and AYUSH.

Academic Eligibility of Various Courses

Courses Eligibility
B.Arch Candidates should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th/ (or)  its equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Cat-1/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A/ 3B/ PwD category candidates) marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
B.E/B.Tech Students must have passed in 2nd PUC /12th/ (or) its equivalent examination with English as one of the Language and secured minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) marks in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Electronics/Computer.
Bachelor of Technology (Biotechnology)

Bachelor of Technology (Agri.Engg)

Bachelor of Technology (Food Technology)

Bachelor of Technology (Food Science & Technology)

Bachelor of Technology (Dairy Technology)

Bachelor of Fisheries Science (Fisheries)

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agriculture

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Sericulture

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Horticulture

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Forestry

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Community Science

Candidates must have passed in 2nd PUC/12th/Equivalent exam with Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology (optional Subjects)
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H) Applicants should have passed in 2nd PUC/12th with a minimum of 50% (40% marks for SC/ ST/ Cat-1/ 2A/ 2B/ 3A/ 3B/ PwD category candidates) marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English
B.Pharma Students should have passed in 2nd PUC /12th with Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Biology secured minimum of 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) marks.


Candidates must have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy exam from an institution which is approved by Pharmacy Council of India with at least 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) marks.

2nd Year of B.Pharma A student should have passed in Diploma in Pharmacy exam from an institution which is approved by Pharmacy Council of India with at least 45% (40% for SC/ ST/ Cat-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B) marks.
Pharma-D Candidates should have passed 2nd PUC/12th with the subjects combination of Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics (or) Physics/Chemistry/Biology

KCET 2020 Application Form

Aspirants only can apply the CET 2020 examinations who have met the eligibility criteria of the KCET 2020 examination. Students are advised to read the instructions carefully while filling up the online application form. From below, applicants can know how to fill the CET application form of KCET 2020 explained step by step.

Step 1: Registration

Aspirants should register themselves in the KCET 2020 examination by providing the valid details like name, email id, mobile number. After the successful registration, the application number and password will be sent to the registered mail address.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

Students can complete the application form by filling up in the educational details and other important details asked as per the instructions. In this stage, applicants should upload the scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression in the format of JPG/JPEG. The scanned image size should be in 6kb-39kb. Students are advised to check all the entered details before submitting the application form.

Step 3: Pay the Application Fees

Candidates can be able to participate in the KCET 2020 examination they successfully submit their application fees at the time of form filling. Application fees may be paid by either online or offline mode. The online transaction will be paid by any one of the options below mentioned as follows.

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking

In an offline transaction, candidates should pay the application fees via the DD format in favor of as follows

Executive Director,

Karnataka Examination Authority,


Application Fees

Category Application Fees
General/OBC from Karnataka Rs. 650/-
SC/ST from Karnataka Rs. 500/-
Candidates from outside Karnataka State Rs. 750/-
Step 4: Print the Application Form

After the successful transaction, candidates are requested to print the filled application form after the all process has been done. Students should keep this confirmation page throughout the examination purposes.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Offline (Pen and Paper-based)
Question Paper Language English
Time Duration 80 Minutes (per paper)
Question Types Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type)
No. of Days for KCET Exam 2 Days
No. of Papers 4 Subjects
No. of Sessions 2 Sessions (per day)
No. of Questions 60 (per paper)

Marking Scheme for KCET 2020

Karnataka Common Entrance Test has a total of 120 questions for a session per day with a combination of two subjects in the offline mode of the examination. All the questions will be asked in the format of Objective/Multiple Choice Questions.

Paper Subjects Marks
Paper – 1 Biology 60
Mathematics 60
Paper – 2 Physics 60
Chemistry 60
Maximum Marks: 240


Question Types No. of Questions Marks Maximum Marks
Multiple Choice Questions 120 (per a session) Correct Answer: +1 Marks 60 X 4 = 240


For each correct answer, candidates will get 1 mark and there are no negative marks for the incorrect responses. There are no marks that will be provided for unattempted questions.

KCET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of the KCET will be based on the 1st and 2nd PUC syllabuses prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education in the State of Karnataka. Here we have mentioned the important topics about the KCET 2020 examination.

Subjects Important Topics
Physics PUC – I Physical World

Units and Measurements

Motion in a Straight Line

Motion in a Plane

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy, and Power

Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion


Mechanical Properties of Solids

Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Thermal Properties of Matter


Kinetic Theory



PUC – II Electric Charges and Fields

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Current Electricity

Moving Charges and Magnetism

Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter



Semiconductor Electronics

Communication Systems

Chemistry PUC – I Basic concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Sates of Matter – Gases and Liquids



Redox Reactions


s-Block Elements

Some p-Block Elements

Basic Principles & Techniques of Organic Chemistry


Environmental Chemistry

PUC – II Solid State



Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

p-Block Elements

d and f-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen



Mathematics PUC – I Sets and Functions

Relations  and Functions

Trigonometric Equations

Trigonometric Functions


Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations

Linear Inequalities

Permutations and Combinations

Binomial Theorem

Sequence and Series

Coordinate Geometry

Straight Lines

Conic Section

Three Dimensional Geometry


Limit and Derivatives

Mathematical Reasoning

Statistics and Probability

PUC – II Relations and Functions

Inverse Trigonometric Functions



Continuity and Differentiability

Application of Derivatives


Application of Integrals

Differential Equations

Vector Algebra

Three Dimensional Geometry

Linear Programming


Biology PUC – I The Living World

Biological Classifications

Plant Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Morphology of Flowering Plants

Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Structural Organization in Animals

Cell Structure and Functions

Structure and Functions of Cell Organelles


Cell cycle, cell division

Plant Physiology

Transport in Plants

Plant-Water Relations

Plants and Mineral Nutrition


Plant Respiration

Plant Growth and Development

Human Physiology

Digestion and Absorption

Breathing and Respiration

Body Fluids and Circulation

Excretory Products and their Elimination

Locomotion and Movement

Neural Control and Coordination

PUC – II Reproductions in Organizations

Asexual Reproduction

Sexual Reproduction

Events in Sexual Reproduction

Post-Fertilization Events

Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Human Reproduction

Reproductive and Strategies

Genetics and Evolution

Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Molecular Basis of Inheritance


Biology in Human Welfare

Human Health and Disease

Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Microbes in Human Welfare


Biotechnology and its Applications

Ecology and Ecosystem

Biodiversity and Conservation

Environmental Issues

Important Books for KCET Examination

Candidates who will participate in the KCET 2020 exam may practice the below-mentioned books and will get more marks in the upcoming examination. Below we have listed some important books based on the exam question pattern of KCET.

Author Title of the Book
H. C. Verma Concepts of Physics (Part-1 & Part-2)
DC Pandey Understanding Physics
Dr. O. P. Tandon Inorganic Chemistry (1st and 2nd year program)
Dr. P. Bahadur Physical Chemistry
Dr.SK Goyal Algebra & Coordinate Geometry

KCET 2020 Admit Card

The KCET 2020 admit card will be available for the candidates who have successfully submit their online application form. Candidates can download the KCET Admission Ticket on the official page of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) in the mode of online by providing their valid login details. The downloaded admit card has the details about the candidates and the examination.

Candidates are advised to bring the admit card on the examination day at the examination centre. No candidate will be permitted to take the test without having the admit card. Examiners should keep in their hands these below-mentioned documents on the examination day.

  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Downloaded Admit card
  • Any one of Government-issued ID (Voter/PAN Card/Aadhar/Passport)
Printed Details on the KCET Admission Ticket
  • Candidate’s Name
  • Photograph and Signature of the Applicant
  • Candidate’s DOB
  • Date and Day of Examination
  • Examination Timing and Sessions
  • Exam Conducting Centre
How to download KCET 2020 Admit Card?

Students should follow the below-mentioned instructions for how to download the KCET Admit card 2020.

  1. Visit the KEA official website
  2. Select the appropriate option for KCET Admit Card 2020
  3. Enter the required details and then submit it
  4. KCET admit card will open on the screen
  5. Take a printout for exam purposes

KCET 2020 Answer Key

The provisional answer key will be announced in the online mode by the exam conducting authority after the examination has been completed. All the KCET 2020 exam participated candidates can download the KCET Answer Key at the KEA official page by using their login details. Candidates can submit their objections about any answer or questions in the answer key by through the post/email within the stipulated time period to the following address.

Executive Director,

Karnataka Examination Authority,


KCET Result 2020

Karnataka Examination Authority will be declared on 2nd week of May 2020 the KCET result in the online mode. Students who wish to get the result can check it from the KEA official page. After the announcement of the result, the merit list will be released for all the qualifying candidates. The separate merit list will be prepared each and every course.

How to Check KCET 2020 Result?

Aspirants who are willing to get KCET Result 2020 should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Go to the KEA official website
  2. Check the suitable notification of KCET 2020 Result
  3. Provide the necessary details and then submit it
  4. The requested result will be displayed on the screen
  5. Take a printout for upcoming admission uses.

KCET 2020 Counselling

Candidates can get the admission on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test. All the shortlisted candidates will be called for the counselling process according to their merit list in the KCET 2020 examination. Approximately the counselling will be conducted on June 2020 in the mode of online. At the time of counselling the shortlisted candidates are should produce their original valid documents to the allotted institution.

After the verification process, the seat will be finalized to the concerned candidate. Aspirants should report the allotted institution before the due date to confirm the seat availability on that allotted institution. For more details regarding the counselling and its schedule candidates should visit the official page of KEA.

Documents needed for Counselling Process
  • 2nd PUC/12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • SSLC/10th Standard Mark Sheet
  • Community Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • KCET Admit Card
  • PwD Certificate