KCET Exam Pattern 2020

KCET Exam Pattern 2020

KEA releases KCET Exam Pattern 2020 for the examination to be held on 30th and 31st of July 2020. The exam paper will have 180 Objective questions (MCQ) from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. KCET 2020 examination will be held in Offline mode and e Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheets will be given to the candidates for marking answers. Candidate can answer the question by shading the circles on the OMR Answer Sheet. There will be no negative marking and each correct answer will fetch 1 mark. The syllabus for KCET mainly include the Class XI and XII syllabus. The complete exam pattern is given below for applicants reference.

KCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Mode of the KCET Examination Offline Mode (Pen and Paper based)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics
Duration of exam 1 hour 20 minutes for each test paper
Total Number of questions
  • Physics - 60
  • Chemistry - 60
  • Mathematics - 60
  • Biology – 60
Total marks 180 Marks (180 Q x 1 Mark) – if attempting Physics, Chemistry and Maths only
240 Marks (240 Q x 1 Mark) – if attempting Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology
Marking scheme 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for incorrect or not attempted answers.
Question Paper Sets Each question paper will be distributed in 16 sets (A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D1, D2, D3, D4)
Type of questions Objective type questions (MCQs) with 4 options
Language English and Kannada
Syllabus Questions from class 11th and 12th class syllabus prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.NCERT Prescribed Book

Exam and Subjects for 1st year courses

For Admission to 1st Year Exam to appear in 2020
AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Homoeopathy)
Naturopathy & Yoga CET (PCB subjects)
Architecture NATA/JEE – Paper - 2
Engineering CET (PCM subjects)
Farm Science courses and B. Pharm CET (PCMB subjects)
Veterinary CET (PCB subjects)

Guidelines on OMR

  1. OMR Answer sheet is candidates specific. It has CET Number, name of the candidate and version code printed on it.
  2. OMR answer sheets must be filled by Blue or Black Pen only. Use of pencil to mark bubbles is strictly prohibited.
  3. Do not partially fill or mark those bubbles outside its demonstrated areas.
  4. Four dots are present at the corners of OMR answer sheets called as “Index Points”. No scribbling of pen or pencil is allowed around its area (as highlighted in given picture). If any scribbling is found, that answer sheet will be strictly rejected and debarred for calculation of its result.
  5. Marking of multiple bubbles is allowed only of MCQ’s. If you mark more than one circle in a single choice question the answer will be considered as being wrong
  6. Do not make any stray marks on the OMR Sheet. Do not pin or staple anything with the OMR Sheet. OMR sheet should not be punched or tied.
  7. The OMR sheet should not be folded

KCET 2020 Questions and Marks Distribution

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 60 60
Chemistry 60 60
Mathematics 60 60
Total 180 180

KCET 2020 Marking Scheme

Status Marks
Correct answer +1
Wrong answer No Marks
Unattempted question No Marks

Important Precautions To Be Taken While Writing / Shading Top Portion Of OMR Answer Sheet

  • Initial 10 Minutes:
    1. In all the four sessions, the initial TEN minutes will be given for the candidates to write / shade the particulars such as Name, CET Number, Version Code and Serial number of the question booklet on the OMR answer sheets in the boxes provided.
    2. The candidates will have to mark correct options on the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet, which will be supplied at the beginning of each session of the test. Each question will have only one correct answer.
    3. The candidate shall mark the correct answer by completely shading only one circle against a question number, using BLUE or BLACK ink ball point pen.

    OMR answer sheets in which the candidates do not write / shade the correct CET Number and Version code on the OMR Answer Sheet will not be scanned and such candidates will not be assigned any rank.

  • Next 70 Minutes:
    1. After the initial TEN minutes, 70 minutes will be given to a candidate for shading the answers on the bottom portion of the OMR answer sheet. On the bottom portion, there will be 60 rows corresponding to 60 questions.
    2. The candidates are required to shade only one circle corresponding to the correct answer.

    The scanner is so sensitive to black and blue ink shades that even a slight residual ink mark or an unintended ink dot within a circle on the OMR answer sheet will be taken by it, as filled / shaded, at the time of scanning. Consequently, the candidate may lose marks. Therefore, please do not make any stray pen marks on the OMR answer sheets.

  • End Of Paper For Each Session:
    1. The candidates are required to COMPULSORILY AFFIX THEIR LEFT HAND THUMB IMPRESSION in the space provided on the bottom portion of the OMR answer sheet of the upper with the ink-pad provided by the room Invigilator, after completion of each Session of the Test.
    2. However, they need not affix their thumb impression on the lower sheet i.e., the replica of the OMR answer sheet.
    3. Thereafter, the invigilators will detach the lower sheet from the upper sheet at the perforations and hand over the lower sheet replica to the candidates and candidates are allowed to carry the same with them.

    The OMR answer sheets in respect of all the candidates who have affixed their left hand thumb impression will only be scanned and the results in respect of such candidates will be published. The OMR answer sheets in respect of candidates who have not affixed their left hand thumb impression, for any reason, will not be scanned. Also, the results in respect of such candidates will not be published.

How to Shade the right way?

KCET Method of Shading Window