KCET 2022 Exam Pattern – Marking Scheme, Course-wise Papers, Schedule

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KCET 2022 Exam Pattern – KCET Exam Pattern would consist of 4 papers – Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, plus one Kannada Language Test, and Agricultural Practical Exam, for specific subjects. KCET 2022 would be conducted as an offline, OMR based exam, having each paper 60 Questions to be done in 70 minutes (+10 minutes for reading and filling details). There would be no negative marking in KCET 2022,

KCET 2022 Exam Pattern

The exam would be held across 2 days in a total of 4 sessions, with Mathematics, and Biology in the first two sessions, and Physics and Chemistry in the later ones. The detailed KCET Exam pattern is covered below.

See: KCET Result

KCET Exam Pattern Overview

Exam Name KCET 2022
Mode of Exam offline; OMR based
Type of Questions Asked MCQ
negative marking None
Mark per question 1
Number of Papers 4 (+2 depending on course)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology ( + Kannada language test + Agriculture Practical)
Are All Papers Compulsory No. Candidate has to appear for at least 3 papers or all 4 papers (+ additional tests). (Less Below)
Duration of each paper 70 minutes (+10 minutes for filling details)
Questions in Each paper 60 Questions

KCET 2022 Exam Schedule

KCET Exam would be conducted in two sessions. The details of which are given below.

KCET 2022

See: KCET Cut Off

Which Paper to Appear for in KCET 2022?

Candidates may or may not have to appear for all 4 papers in KCET 2022. The courses and KCET 2022 papers to appear for are tabulated below.

Courses Offered by KCET 2022 KCET 2022 Papers to be Taken
Engineering / Technology (BE / B.Tech) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Papers.
Marks obtained by candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the Qualifying Examination will also be considered in equal proportions.
B.Arch None; Admission on the basis of NATA 2022 Scores
B.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Sc. (Forestry), B.Sc.(Sericulture), B.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Sc.(Horticulture), B.Sc., Community Science B.Tech.(Food Technology), B.Tech.(Dairy Technology), BFSc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science) B.Tech. (Food Science &Tech.), B.Sc. (Ag. Marketing and Co-operation) and B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering) Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology Papers.
Marks obtained by candidates in the subjects in Qualifying Examination will also be considered in equal proportions.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BV Sc. & AH) Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers
B-Pharm On the basis of performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers ie, PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest.
Pharm-D On the basis of performance of the candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Biology papers or Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers ie, PCB or PCM marks whichever is highest.
Naturopathy & Yoga Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Papers.
Marks obtained by candidates in the subjects in Qualifying Examination will also be considered in equal proportions.

Who Has to Give Kannada Language Test?

  • The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo a Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada.
  • The test duration would be 1 hour.
  • Qualifying Marks shall be 12 out of 50.
  • The Kannada Language test will be conducted by KEA as per the above schedule at Bidar, Belagavi, Ballary, Bijapura, Mangalore, Bengaluru Centres; Therefore such candidates will have to appear for the ‘Common Entrance Test – 2022’ in a test center located at Bengaluru, Bidar, Belagavi, Ballary, Bijapura, Mangalore Centers Only.
  • The relevant photocopy of the original documents of the parents in support of their claim such as marks cards, study certificates, etc., along with the CET admission ticket should be produced on the day of Kannada Language Test.
  • However, the Horanadu and Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates (including clause ‘n’) who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA.
KCET Agriculture Practical Test

Candidates applying for Agriculturist Quota in KCET 2022 will have to prove their knowledge by undergoing a “Identification of Agriculture Related Specs” for admissions.

  • Practical exam would be of 200 Marks.
  • The Qualifying Marks are 100 out of 200,
  • Practical Examination will be conducted at Bangalore, Hassan, Mandya, Raichur, Mysore, Munirabad (Koppal District), Arabhavai (Gokak Tq) Tamaka (Kolar District), Mangalore, Bidar, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Vijayapura, Hiriyur, (Chitradurga) and Shimoga by concerned Agricultural / Veterinary Universities.
  • INR 500 (250 for SC/ST) Practical Fees have to be paid in form of DD (in favor of the practical conducting university) on the day of the practical.
  • 50% weightage would be given to OMR (theory) Exam and other 50% would be given to practical in KCET Result of such candidates.

KCET 2022 Distribution of Questions

The distribution of Questions in KCET 2022 is as follows:

Subjects No. of questions Marks Duration
Mathematics 60 Questions 60 Marks 80 Minutes
Physics 60 Questions 60 Marks 80 Minutes
Chemistry 60 Questions 60 Marks 80 Minutes
Biology 60 Questions 60 Marks 80 Minutes
Total 240 240 Marks ,
Kannada Language Test 50 , ,
Agriculture Practical Test , 200 Marks ,

KCET 2022 Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for KCET 2022 is as follows:

  • Candidates get 1 for correct answer.
  • The negative marking is none for incorrect answer.
  • No Marks for unattempted questions.

KCET 2022 Syllabus

The KEA releases the syllabus of Karnataka Common Entrance Test. It contains all the topics from which questions will be asked in the Common exam. The KCET syllabus is as follows.

The question papers of the Common Entrance Test will be based on the First and Second PUC syllabi prescribed by the Department of Pre-University Education of Karnataka State.

See: KCET Syllabus for More Details.

FAQs on KCET Exam Pattern 2022

1. What subjects would B.Arch applicant have to take in KCET 2022?

None, B.Arch candidates would be admitted on the basis of their NATA scores in KCET 2022.

2. KCET Merit List for B.Tech would be based on what criteria?

For B.Tech Merit List would be based on marks obtained in KCET 2022 Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Papers.
Marks obtained by candidates in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in the Qualifying Examination will also be considered in equal proportions.

3. Who are eligible to give Kannada language Test in KCET 2022?

The candidates claiming eligibility for Government seats under Horanadu & Gadinadu Kannadiga clauses and whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava, will have to undergo KCET Kannada language test, to establish their ability to speak, read and write Kannada.

4. Is there negative marking in KCET 2022?

No, there is no negative marking in KCET 2022

5. Duration of each paper/subject in KCET 2022?

Each paper/subject in KCET 2022 would be given 70 minutes (+10 minutes to fill the OMR details)

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