How to Prepare for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test?


The Karnataka Common Entrance Exam is carried out for the admission of students into the Medical, Engineering and Dental courses. Students can also write this exam as to get admitted into the Technology courses. The minimum qualification that is needed by a student to appear for his exam is a pass in class 10+2.

Structure of the Karnataka CET exam

The Karnataka common entrance test will comprise of objective type questions. The duration of each paper will be 70 minutes. Each subject question paper is in 16 diverse versions. Each version will comprise of 60 questions and each question will include four different choices. Negative marking is there for incorrect answers. Students will get 1 mark a piece for every right answer they provide and for every incorrect answer, quarter marks will be taken away.

Syllabus of the Karnataka CET exam

The KCET paper will be mostly of the 10+1 and 10+2 syllabus. The topic distribution is as given below:


  • Alternate current
  • Atomic physics
  • Communication system
  • Current electricity
  • Effects of electric current
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Wave optics


  • Alcohols and Ethers
  • Carbonyl Compounds
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Electro Chemistry
  • Organic Nitrogen Compounds
  • Solid State
  • Thermodynamics


  • Applied Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Ecology And Environment
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Welfare
  • Plant Physiology
  • Taxonomy Of Living Organism

Reference books for the Karnataka CET exam

For the Biology section, refer to the books by Nair PKG, for physics refer to Agarwal PK, for maths book by Arora OP is appropriate and for chemistry Ravinder Chadda. Also there are books by Chandresh Agrawal.

Study plan for the Karnataka CET Test

The candidate can refer NCERT guide for preparation. This consists of many objective type questions and model papers. They should spend time for each subject and cover all the portions. In the end of each unit completion, the candidate can exercise some tests. After their complete preparation, they can try out this model paper. This will help them to know their preparation level and thus they can rectify their mistakes. The candidate can find lot of question papers and mock tests in online. They should commence their preparation at the earliest. By this way, they will get more time to practice mock tests as well they can complete their portions soon. The candidate can clear their doubts using online forums.



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33 Responses to “How to Prepare for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test?”

  1. 33

    Sir i can write the cet for secand time after 2years without any marks card

  2. 32

    mam/sir,, how to crack cet in 1 mnth,, ???

  3. 31
    Bharath S:

    What is the percentage of marks distribution of 10+1 and 10+2 in KCET 2014?

  4. 30

    sir I wanted to know whether the books suggested in this site is enough to crack kcet in 1 and half years or should i refer some other books too?

  5. 29

    im failed in maths after 2013-14 board exams if i pass maths can i again take or appear in kcet please help me please……

  6. 28

    how to get rank in cet 2013 within 15 days for medical seat

  7. 27
    Shashikumar Rathod:

    How can we crack cet in 1 month

  8. 26
    Nikhil r:

    How to prepare for cet exam in one month to get max marks

  9. 25
    Shilpa S:

    Please do suggest me the method of cracking CET exams! I want to know the techniques in which a tricky question can be tackled within a limited time!

  10. 24

    how to crack med kcet in 3 months and is it sufficient time to do it ..

  11. 23

    @arpita -just out of curiosity are you from vision college if not pls ignore

  12. 22

    hi sir i would like your guidance for abt how to prepare for med kcet in 3 months n crack it as i have just started studying seriously now ……. one more question i c ppl who cracked it within a month n some take years maybe so wat does it really depend on the quantity or quality of studyiin if it is quality i would like to know how to do it .. ty

  13. 21
    medical but engineering:

    I want take free medicle seet and my comes in gm so how. I have to come so help mr by sending messages plz help me

  14. 20

    sir, can u plz help me out preparing for kcet in two months… I want to take up medical seat at any condition. This is the second time am writing cet after a gap of two years.. Plz help me out to get the best preparation.

  15. 19

    how to prepare for cet in 2 months to get rank within 50.

  16. 18

    sir please send me the details of CET 2013 broucher and eligibility for SC ST student of the year in 2013 to ma mail sir please sir. “[email protected]

  17. 17
    Abdur rehaman:

    Sir, what to study to score 90 of 180 in pcb in 27 days for kcet? I mean how much i have to cover to get 90 marks n i want to know the chapter wise distribution of questions n how much its possible to cover til exam plz advise?

  18. 16

    how to prepare for k-cet(medical)??…plse help me i want to get rank below 5oo…plse provide me tips & names of the best reference books to study to get a rank ..

  19. 15

    how to get prepared to KCET without entering into tutorials like base,……………?????

  20. 14
    Ch. Indu:

    sir, i want to get good rank in kcet . . . .. .
    So pls will you tell me the chapters which are included in physics for kcet
    and tell me the chapter wise wieghtage marks in PCB subjects for kcet please sir . . . .. .

  21. 13
    vinod reddy:

    sir/mam i have passed 12th in 2011 i need to prepare for medial …. almost my portion will be completed in next 15 days.. in another 15 days i will revise once… n how to prepare in last one month u just give me an idea pls….. n how should i revise whn 1 day left for exam …..n phy n chem how to revise there is no time for it… give a planned idea to revise phy n chem before exam….

  22. 12

    sir/mam, i have passed 12th in 2011. i want to prepare for kcet for medical in 3 months. i have started preparation since one month, as i am doing BE so could not get time much. how i can prepare in just two months,if not 100% atleast 75%. . guide me how i can prepare. .

  23. 11
    abhishek angadi:

    how much can i score in cet to get a prestigeous rank? or i mean how much questions to attempt get a rank?

  24. 10
    shubham saware:

    how to prepare for k-cet in one month?

  25. 9

    If we prepare for pu perfectly how much marks we mayget in cet

  26. 8

    If we prepare for pu perfectly hwmuch marks we ma get in cet

  27. 7

    is preparing perfectly for puc syllabus is enough for cet

  28. 6

    How many sir will set CET question paper and how long

  29. 5

    i am preparing for medical entrance exam but i am not attending any private coaching so can you please recomend me some good books which will help me to qualify the exams

  30. 4

    how to join AIR FORCE study after puc-2. is there any entrance exam? please send me some information about this…..

  31. 3

    Please send me maths 2nd pu final exam and cet solved papers

  32. 2

    how many marks should in cet ???????????????????????????????/

  33. 1
    shobit tripathi:

    where is maths syllabus for cet