CET (Common Entrance Test)

CET (Common Entrance Test) is conducted by the Karnataka State Government every year to admit students in first year of bachelors programs in medical, engineering, dental, technology, ayurveda, architecture, unani, naturopathy and yoga courses.

Important Dates and Parameters (tentative)


Some important parameters and dates regarding CET (Common Entrance Test) 2012 are -

  • Examination Date: 3rd May, 2012 (Thursday) – Biology and Mathematics
  • 4th May, 2012 (Friday) – Physics and Chemistry
  • Application Mode: Candidates can obtain brochure and application form for the examination through their respective schools. Candidates need to pay the examination fees, through demand draft, drawn in favor of “The Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, Bangalore”. The draft is to be payable at Bangalore.
  • Fees: The fee is INR 650 for general category candidates. For students belonging to reserved categories, the examination fee is INR 500. Karnataka residents but pursuing XII board examination from other states are also eligible to apply for the examination. They need to send a demand draft of INR 750, along with a self-addressed envelope. The application form and brochure can be procured by speed post. Students residing outside the country need to pay a fee of INR 5,000.

Contact Address:

18th Cross, Sampige Road,


Bangalore – 560 012.

Phone: 080-23462599, 23462758, 23461575

Fax: 080-23461576

Email: keauthority-ka@nic.in

Website: http://kea.kar.nic.in

Eligibility Criteria: In case of admission to medical, dental, homoeopathy, unani, Ayurveda, naturopathy and yoga courses, candidates need to complete higher secondary (XII) board examination with physics, chemistry and biology as compulsory subjects. In case of admission to engineering, architecture and technology courses, candidates need to complete higher secondary (XII) board examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics as compulsory subjects. For both the streams, candidates need to have English as a compulsory language. The minimum marks required in aggregate for PCB and PCM in board examination is 50%. In case of candidates belonging to reserved categories, the minimum aggregate required is 40%. For engineering and technology aspirants, instead of chemistry in higher secondary, bio technology, computer science or electronics as compulsory subject will also be considered.

Candidates, who have already obtained a seat in either of the disciplines through CET or previous years, are not eligible to appear for the examination.

Recommended Books: Given below is a list of the recommended books that can prove to be beneficial for the CET (Common Entrance Test) aspirants:

  • NCERT- Mathematics: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Dinesh Karnataka Common Entrance Test Biology by K.N. Bhatia
  • Higher Secondary Biology- Part 1 and part 2
  • NCERT- Biology: Part 1 and part 2
  • Dinesh Karnataka Common Entrance Test Chemistry by Ravinder Chadda
  • Higher Secondary Physics- Part 1 and Part 2
  • NCERT- Physics: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Higher Secondary Chemistry- Part 1 and Part 2
  • NCERT- Chemistry: Part 1 and part 2
  • Higher Secondary Mathematics- Part 1 and Part 2

Syllabus: The examination pattern of the CET (Common Entrance Test) is as follows:

Subject Marks Time
I Physics 60 1 hour 20 minutes
II Chemistry 60 1 hour 20 minutes
III Biology 60 1 hour 20 minutes
IV Mathematics 60 1 hour 20 minutes

** Kannada Language Test for Horanadu Kannadiga candidates on 5th May (Saturday) at 11 am and for Gadinadu Kannadiga candidates on 5th May at 3 p.m. The questions will be of multiple choice types. Each question carries 1 mark and there is no negative marking for wrong answer.

The detailed syllabus of each (PCM) subject is as follows:





  • Physics and Measurement
  • Communication Systems
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Kinematics
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Gravitation
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Laws of Motion
  • Electronic Devices
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Rotational Motion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Optics
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Properties of Solids and Liquids



  • Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  • Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Equilibrium
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals
  • Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • P – Block Elements: Group – 13 to Group 18 Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • D – And F – Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Bio Molecules
  • Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  • Polymers
  • Organic Compounds Containing Halogens
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life



  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Sequences and Series
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
  • Binomial Theorem and Its Simple Applications
  • Vector Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Integral Calculus
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Trigonometry
  • Differential Equations
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Limit, Continuity and Differentiability

Entrance Exams 2012