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By Irshad Anwar
11 Mar'22  9 min read
KCET Question Paper Analysis: Know What To Study And How
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Crack KCET if you aim to study in a top engineering college. At least 15 among the 252 colleges that admit through KCET, conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) are among India’s top 200 engineering colleges. A smart timetable will help you score well as KCET comprises four examinations and there are 240 questions. Careers360 analyses the previous five years’ question papers in Physics, Chemistry and Maths to let you know which chapters have maximum weightage so that you can prepare smart and score well.

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KCET Question Paper Analysis: Know What To Study And How
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Crack KCET if you aim to study in a top engineering college. At least 15 among the 252 colleges that admit through KCET, conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) are among India’s top 200 engineering colleges. A smart timetable will help you score well as KCET comprises four examinations and there are 240 questions. Careers360 analyses the previous five years’ question papers in Physics, Chemistry and Maths to let you know which chapters have maximum weightage so that you can prepare smart and score well.

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A smart time table is one that tells you the importance of scheduling something at a particular time, in an order of merit. In the case of a student it’s one that tells you the importance of scheduling each topic to be studied, per day, maybe per hour. For example, let’s say that one has to study two topics, A and B, and the time available for studying both the topics is 10 days. Now, in the general scenario, one can divide these 10 days into two parts and allocate 5 days each for each topic, A and B. What if topic A has 80% weightage in the exam and topic B has only 20% weightage? In this scenario one should divide the days in proportion to the weightage of the topics i.e. allocate 8 days to A and 2 days to B. This is known as the art of making the smart time table. So, let’s see how a smart time table can help you in scoring well in the Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET).

The KCET is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA or KEA Kar) and is also known as KEA CET and Kar CET.

Careers360’s analysis of Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) previous years’ question papers will show you the weightage, or importance, of all the topics so that you can create your smart time table before starting the preparation. And after finishing the course, you can revise the high weightage topics. This article is helpful to all the students who want to crack KCET with flying colours.

KCET Syllabus

Let’s look at the KCET syllabus first. A total of 900 questions were analysed from the previous five years’ question papers including 300 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Equal weightage has been given to each subject.

Here is the subject-wise analysis of previous year’ papers of KCET.

Physics

The following table shows the weightage of each section of Physics. As you can see, the highest weightage is for Electrodynamics at 43%. This unit includes Electric Charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance; Moving Charges and Magnetism; Magnetism and Matter; and Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current. These are Class 12 Physics chapters in the NCERT. The most important topics from these chapters are Electric Charge, Coulomb’s Law, Electric Field, Electric Lines, Continuous Charge Distribution, Gauss’s Law, Electrostatic Potential, Work Done, Potential Energy In Electric Field, Capacitance, Capacitors, Biot-Savart Law, Ampere’s Circuital Law, Magnetic Field Lines, Electromagnetic Waves And Spectrum; and Bandwidth And Modulation Of Signals. Another important unit is Current Electricity and Electromagnetic Induction. This unit includes Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Current and Semiconductors.

5 Years Of KCET Question Papers: Physics Unit-Wise Analysis

Unit Name

Weightage(%)

Electrodynamics

43.00%

Heat and thermodynamics

4.33%

Mechanics

19.00%

Modern Physics

20.33%

Optics

10.33%

Oscillations and Waves

3.00%

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The following table shows the number of questions from each chapter that appeared in the KCET Physics section over the last five years. A total of 300 questions have been examined and organised in a tabular form. Among all the chapters, 27 questions from Current Electricity were asked in the past five years’ KCET papers which makes it 9% of the questions asked in Physics. The other important chapters are: Moving Charges And Magnetism; Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance; Semiconductor Electronics; Materials Devices And Simple Circuits; Electric Charges And Fields. As you can see, the maximum questions asked in this part of the KCET are from Class 12 Physics chapters . So, it is recommended that first you start preparing Physics for Class 12.

5 Years Of Kar CET Question Papers: Physics Chapter-Wise Analysis

Chapter Name

Number of Questions

Weightage(%)

Alternating Current

16

5.33%

Atoms

12

4.00%

Communication Systems

3

1.00%

Current Electricity

27

9.00%

Dual Nature Of Radiation And Matter

15

5.00%

Electric Charges And Fields

17

5.67%

Electromagnetic Induction

10

3.33%

Electromagnetic Waves

5

1.67%

Electrostatic Potential And Capacitance

20

6.67%

Gravitation

7

2.33%

Kinetic Theory

5

1.67%

Laws Of Motion

6

2.00%

Magnetism And Matter

11

3.67%

Mechanical Properties Of Fluids

7

2.33%

Mechanical Properties Of Solids

4

1.33%

Motion In A Plane

9

3.00%

Motion In A Straight Line

6

2.00%

Moving Charges And Magnetism

23

7.67%

Nuclei

13

4.33%

Oscillations

4

1.33%

Ray Optics And Optical Instruments

14

4.67%

Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices And Simple Circuits

18

6.00%

System Of Particles And Rotational Motion

7

2.33%

Thermal Properties Of Matter

2

0.67%

Thermodynamics

6

2.00%

Units And Measurement

6

2.00%

Wave Optics

17

5.67%

Waves

5

1.67%

Work, Energy And Power

5

1.67%

Chemistry

The following table shows the weightage of each section of Chemistry. The subject is divided into three parts: Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. As you can see, the highest weightage is for Physical Chemistry (35%). Physical Chemistry comprises 11 chapters. Some numerical problems come from some topics every year. These topics are Solid State, Gaseous State, Equilibrium, Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics.

5 Years Of KCET Question Papers: Chemistry Unit-Wise Analysis

Unit Name
Weightage %

Inorganic Chemistry

30.67%

Organic Chemistry

34.33%

Physical Chemistry

35.00%

The following table shows the number of questions from each chapter that appeared in the KCET Chemistry section over the last five years. A total of 300 questions have been examined and organised in a tabular form.

In the Inorganic Chemistry section, s-block elements, p-block elements, d- and f-block elements and Classification of Elements and Periodicity In Properties (comprising more than 15% weightage of the questions that are asked in Chemistry) are interlinked topics. Hence these are the must do topics before the examination.

In the Organic Chemistry section, Alcohols, Phenols, Ethers and Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids (comprising 11.3% weightage of the questions that are asked in Chemistry) are interlinked topics. These topics must not be left out in final revision.

5 Years Of KEA CET Question Papers: Chemistry Chapter-Wise Analysis

Chapter

Number of Questions

Weightage(%)

Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers

13

4.33%

Aldehydes, Ketones And Carboxylic Acids

21

7.00%

Amines

10

3.33%

Biomolecules

13

4.33%

Chemical Bonding And Molecular Structure

12

4.00%

Chemical Kinetics

16

5.33%

Chemistry In Everyday Life

7

2.33%

Classification Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties

8

2.67%

Coordination Compounds

15

5.00%

Electrochemistry

16

5.33%

Environmental Chemistry

3

1.00%

Equilibrium

8

2.67%

General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Elements

8

2.67%

Haloalkanes And Haloarenes

8

2.67%

Hydrocarbons

8

2.67%

Hydrogen

6

2.00%

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles And Techniques

14

4.67%

Polymers

9

3.00%

Redox Reaction

5

1.67%

Solutions

14

4.67%

Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry

6

2.00%

States Of Matter

5

1.67%

Structure Of Atom

4

1.33%

Surface Chemistry

11

3.67%

The d and f Block Elements

14

4.67%

The p-Block Elements

20

6.67%

The s-Block Elements

6

2.00%

The Solid State

16

5.33%

Thermodynamics

4

1.33%


Mathematics

The following table shows the weightage of each section of Mathematics. As you can see, the highest weightage is for Algebra (41.6%). Calculus includes Limits And Derivatives, Continuity And Differentiability, Application Of Derivatives, Integrals, Application Of Integrals, Differential Equations. This unit is completely based on formulas. Practising a lot of questions based on this unit can help a lot in examinations. So, it is recommended to prepare this unit first.

5 Years Of KCET Question Papers: Maths Unit-Wise Analysis

Unit Name

Weightage(%)

3-D And Vectors

14.00%

Algebra

41.67%

Calculus

36.00%

Geometry

3.00%

Trigonometry

5.33%

The following table shows the number of questions from each chapter appeared in the KCET Mathematics section over the last 5 years. A total of 300 questions have been examined and organised in a tabular form. Among all the chapters, the maximum number of questions asked in KCET examination in the previous five years are from Class 12 Maths chapters – Integrals (32 questions) and Matrices and Determinants (30 questions). As you can see, the weightage of Trigonometry is only 5.33%. Don’t skip this topic because formulas of trigonometry are very important to study Calculus. Another very important unit is Algebra because the weightage of Algebra is 41.67%. Matrices and Determinants are a part of this unit and with a weightage of 11%.

5 Years Of KCET Question Papers: Maths Chapter-Wise Analysis

Chapter Name

Number of Questions

Weightage(%)

Application Of Derivatives

17

5.67%

Application Of Integrals

10

3.33%

Binomial Theorem

5

1.67%

Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations

5

1.67%

Conic Section

5

1.67%

Continuity And Differentiability

25

8.33%

Determinants

16

5.33%

Differential Equations

14

4.67%

Integrals

32

10.67%

Introduction To Three Dimensional Geometry

2

0.67%

Inverse Trigonometric Functions

9

3.00%

Limits And Derivatives

10

3.33%

Linear Inequalities

6

2.00%

Linear Programming

6

2.00%

Mathematical Reasoning

4

1.33%

Matrices

14

4.67%

Permutations And Combinations

6

2.00%

Principle Of Mathematical Induction

2

0.67%

Probability

23

7.67%

Relations And Functions

22

7.33%

Sequences And Series

6

2.00%

Sets

5

1.67%

Statistics

5

1.67%

Straight Lines

4

1.33%

Three Dimensional Geometry

20

6.67%

Trigonometric Functions

7

2.33%

Vector Algebra

20

6.67%

Preparation tips for KCET

KCET Physics preparation tips

  • Begin with understanding the basic concepts from NCERT. Physics is all about logic and concepts. Physics is feared by a lot of KCET aspirants because the subject can get tougher when the questions are conceptual.

  • Physics is heavily based on problem solving. Solve a variety of questions from NCERT and reference books.

  • The more you practise numerical and analyse your mistakes, the better for you.

KCET Chemistry preparation tips

  • For Physical Chemistry, study from NCERT. Solve problems from NCERT Chemistry book and NCERT Exemplar.

  • In Organic Chemistry, you need to study all the reaction mechanisms and remember all the named reactions.

  • Inorganic Chemistry involves a lot of memorising. Study NCERT properly.

  • Prepare your own notes because they are very important for revision.

KCET Mathematics preparation tips

  • Mathematics requires a lot of concentration and hardwork.

  • Practice is key for Mathematics. Solve as many questions as you can. Practise subjective questions too because it helps in clearing concepts which are straight away used in objectives.

  • Attempt all the questions of NCERT and then NCERT Exemplar.

  • In objective questions, sometimes the options are close enough, so give special attention to calculations.

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  • Physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electricity
  • Electrical engineering
  • Physical quantities
  • Force
  • Block (periodic table)

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