Karnataka Common Entrance Test
Karnataka Common Entrance Test

KCET Exam Pattern 2024: Check Latest Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, OMR Sheet Instructions

KCET Exam Pattern 2024: Candidates appearing for the KCET entrance exam must carefully go through the latest exam pattern and marking scheme. As per the latest KCET exam pattern, the entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode.
KCET Exam Pattern 2024

KCET Exam Pattern 2024

KCET Exam Pattern 2024: The KCET exam pattern is released along with the official KCET notification. Candidates appearing for the KCET entrance exam must carefully go through the latest exam pattern and marking scheme. As per the latest KCET exam pattern, the entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper format). Candidates will have to visit the exam centres allotted to them in order to appear for the exam.

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The KCET exam schedule is divided into three days. On day 1, candidates will have to appear for Biology and Mathematics papers in morning & afternoon sessions, respectively. On day 2, candidates will have to appear for Physics & Chemistry papers in morning & afternoon sessions, respectively. On day 3, only the Kannadiga candidates will have to appear for the Kannada Language Test in the morning session. 

Except for the Kannada language test, the duration of all the other papers will be 80 minutes each. Each of these papers will consist of 60 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each question will carry 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers. 

KCET Exam Pattern 2024: Highlights

Particulars

Details 

Name of Exam

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Mode of Examination

Offline (Pen & Paper Format)

Medium of Examination

English & Kannada

Subjects

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Kannada Language Test (For Kannadiga Candidates)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (Objective Type)

No. of Questions 

60 questions in each paper

Marking Scheme

  • 1 mark awarded for every correct answer
  • No negative marking for incorrect answer

KCET Exam Pattern 2024: Explained

Candidates appearing for the KCET entrance exam must have a clear understanding of the KCET exam pattern. 

KCET Exam Pattern 2024 has been explained below for your reference:

Day

Session

Subject/Paper

Duration of Exam

Day 1

10.30 am – 11.50 am

Biology 

80 Minutes

02.30 pm – 03.50 pm

Mathematics

80 Minutes

Day 2

10.30 am – 11.50 am

Physics 

80 Minutes

02.30 pm – 03.50 pm

Chemistry

80 Minutes

Day 3

11.30 am to 12.30 pm 

Kannada Language Test

60 Minutes

Some important points with regard to the KCET exam pattern are as follows:

  • Each question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (objective type)
  • Each question will have four different options
  • Candidates are expected to attempt all the questions in order to obtain maximum marks
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers
  • No marks will be given if a candidate marks multiple options for a single question even if one of the marked options happens to be the correct answer

KCET 2024 Marking Scheme

The KCET marking scheme has been explained below for your reference:

Subject/Paper

Total No. of Questions

Total Marks

Negative Marking

Biology 

60

60 (1 mark per question)

No

Mathematics

60 

60 (1 mark per question)

No

Physics 

60 

60 (1 mark per question)

No

Chemistry

60 

60 (1 mark per question)

No

KCET Exam 2024: OMR Sheet Instructions

Candidates appearing for the KCET 2024 exam will be required to mark their answers in the OMR sheet that will be provided to them at the time of the examination. Candidates must fill out the OMR sheet very carefully. 

Thus, candidates must keep in mind the following OMR sheet instructions while appearing for the KCET exam:

  • Candidates must use only a blue/ballpoint pen for filling up the OMR answer sheets
  • In the initial 10 minutes of the exam, candidates must shade various details like their name, CET number, version code, and serial number of the question booklet on their OMR sheets
  • In case a candidate does not correctly write/shade their CET Number and version code on the OMR answer sheet, their sheet will not be scanned and such candidates will not be assigned any rank
  • In the next 70 mins, candidates will have to shade the answers on the bottom portion of their OMR sheet
  • On the bottom portion, there will be 60 rows corresponding to 60 questions
  • Against each question number, four circles will be provided corresponding to four options of the question paper
  • Candidates must shade only one circle corresponding to the correct answer for a single question
  • Candidates must note that the OMR sheet scanner is so sensitive to black and blue ink shades that even an unintended ink dot within a circle on the OMR sheet will be taken by it, as filled / shaded, at the time of scanning
  • As a result, candidates might end up losing their marks, thus, candidates must fill up the OMR answer sheet very carefully and neatly
  • At the end of the paper for each session, candidates must mandatorily affix their left-hand thumb impression in the space provided on the bottom portion of the upper OMR answer sheet but not on the lower sheet
  • After the completion of the exam, candidates can take the replica of the OMR sheet (the lower sheet) with them and the upper OMR sheet has to be handed over to the invigilator
  • It must be noted that the OMR sheets of those candidates who have not affixed their left-hand thumb impression will not be scanned and their results will not be published

KCET Syllabus 2024

As per the official KCET notification, the questions that will be asked in the KCET exam will be based on the 1st & 2nd PUC (Pre-University Course) syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka. Candidates must develop a clear understanding of the exam syllabus before getting into the exam preparation process. 

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KCET Question Papers 2024

Practising previous years’ KCET question papers can prove to be extremely beneficial for candidates. By going through the past years’ question papers, candidates can identify the important topics and recurring questions. This will help the candidates to prepare for the entrance exam in an effective and efficient manner.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can I find the KCET exam pattern 2024?

The KCET exam pattern is published along with the official KCET prospectus. Candidates preparing for the exam can download the prospectus from the official KEA website and refer to the exam pattern mentioned in it.

What is the duration of the KCET exam?

In the KCET exam, the duration of each paper (except the Kannada language test) is 80 minutes. The duration of the Kannada language test is 60 minutes.

How many marks is the KCET exam for?

In the KCET exam, each paper (Biology, Maths, Physics & Chemistry) will carry 60 marks.

What is the KCET marking scheme 2024?

As per the KCET marking scheme, each question carries 1 mark. There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

Where can I find the KCET question papers?

Candidates can download the KCET question papers by clicking on this link KCET Question Papers 2024.

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