Karnataka Common Entrance Test Exam

KCET Examination Pattern

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), Bangalore is the organising body for Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to first-year undergraduate courses like Indian Systems of Medicine and Homeopathy, Engineering/ Technology, and Agriculture courses, for the academic year 2021.

Karnataka CET 2021 Pattern:

The Common Entrance Test (CET) will be held on two days in 4 different sessions for four subjects. On the first day, tests will be conducted for Biology and Mathematics subjects in two sessions and on the next day, tests will be conducted for Physics and Chemistry subjects in two sessions, as per the date and time are given in timetable. Each paper will be of 60 marks each with 80 minutes duration.

Each question paper will be of (objective) multiple choice type. The question paper in each subject will be in 16 different versions and each question will have four different options. Each question will carry one mark. The candidate is expected to attempt all the questions in order to obtain maximum marks. In other words, there is no choice among the questions.

There will be no negative marking with regard to wrong answers but marks will not be awarded if multiple answers have been marked for a single question.

Version code of the question paper will be boldly printed on facing sheet of the question paper. The version codes used in each paper will be from A - 1 to A - 4, B - 1 to B - 4, C - 1 to C - 4 and D - 1 to D - 4. The version code of the question papers given to a student may be different OR may be the same for different sessions.

In all the four sessions, initial ten minutes will be given for the candidates to write/shade the particulars such as name, CET number, version code and a serial number of the question booklet on the OMR answer sheets in the boxes provided.

The OMR answer sheets of candidates who do not write/shade the correct the CET number and version code on the OMR answer sheets will not be scanned or assigned any rank. 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.

Among the answers provided against a question, only one answer will be correct. The candidate should mark the correct answer by completely shading only one circle against a question number, using BLUE or BLACK ink ballpoint pen. More details about precautions to be taken while filling the particulars on OMR answer sheets are given below / next page.

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 (top sheet) with the ink-pad provided by the room Invigilator, after completion of each session of the test.

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