How To Prepare For KCET 2018 During The Last Week

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET), conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA), will kick-start from Apr 18, 2018. After mandating NEET for admissions to medicine or dental or AYUSH courses, KCET is conducted only for admissions to engineering courses.

We guess many students are familiar with the fact that the COMEDK and KCET are the two different entrance examinations conducted in Karnataka. Candidates who belong to Karnataka can only take KCET. However, students from outside can take the COMEDK entrance exam.


One of the state-level entrance examinations in India, KCET, is a hard nut to crack. With only a week remaining for the KCET 2018, explore the most important tips prior to the D-day.

How To Prepare For KCET In Last Week?

KCET Exam Pattern

The examination is conducted in pen and paper. Depending on the course eligibility, candidates will choose either mathematics or biology. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer; there is no negative marking.

DateTimeSubject Marks No of Questions Duration
18 April 10.30 am - 11.50 am Biology60


80 minutes 18 April 02.30 pm - 03.50 pmMathematics 60


80 minutes 19 April 10.30 am - 11.50 am Physics 60

6080 minutes 19 April 02.30 pm - 03.50 pm Chemistry 60

6080 minutes

Take KCET Mock Tests

Taking full-length mock tests prior to the examination is a good idea. This will not only display where you lack but also boosts your confidence. Be honest while taking the mock test and always stick to the time. Post the mock test, analyse where you went wrong. Without this activity, taking the mock test is of no use.

Be Unique In KCET Revision

Many students put their heart and soul for the preparations and give least importance to the revisions. As the KCET test format is different from other entrance examinations, candidates should realise the fact that the revision methods should be unique. Rather than subject-wise revisions, try to complete the important topics first. This will fetch you more marks in the exam.

Attempt All The Questions In KCET

Attempt All The Questions In KCET

There is no negative marking in KCET. Take advantage of this and try to attempt all the questions. Though you are not sure of the correct answer, make an intelligent guess and mark your answer. The elimination method is one of the best ways to answer such questions. By assessing the previous years' question papers or taking mock tests, you will be familiar with this strategy.

Improve Speed And Accuracy For KCET

Students will have less than two-minute to answer a question in KCET. This means, one should complete all the activities such as reading, understanding and solving in a minute. Speed is required in KCET but not putting the accuracy in danger. So we suggest you to start with the easy questions which can save time for tough ones.

Be positive and stay calm during the final week of the preparations. Do your best without thinking too much about the results. Keep yourself motivated and believe you are the best. Keep following us for more articles on entrance examinations. Good luck!

Tips To Crack Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET 2018)

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