KCET 2024: Download PDF of Syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics – Topic Wise


The KCET 2024 syllabus: has been announced online by KEA. To know what will be asked in the exam, candidates should check the information bulletin. The syllabus will include topics from the First and Second PUC syllabi as per the Karnataka State’s Department of Pre-University Education. Also, candidates should know the exam pattern. The Karnataka Examination Authority will conduct the KCET 2024 exam offline on April 18 and 19, 2024.

KCET 2024 Syllabus (PUC 1 & 2) PDF

Candidates can access the subject-wise release of the KCET syllabus 2024 on the official website. Below, the table provides the latest KCET blueprint 2024 PDF download.


KCET 2024 SubjectsKCET Syllabus 2024 PDFs
I PUC Download PDF
II PUC Download PDF

KCET Syllabus 2024 for Physics (First PUC)

KCET 2024 Physics Syllabus 
ChaptersDeleted Portion
Physical WorldPhysics- Scope and excitement
Physics- Technology and society
Nature of physical laws
Units and MeasurementNIL
Motion in a straight lineFrame of reference: Position-time graph, speed and velocity
Motion in a planeNIL
Laws of MotionIntuitive concept of forces
Newton first law of motion; momentum
Newton second law of motion; impulse
Newton third law of motion
Work, Power, EnergyNIL
System of particles and rotational motionStatement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorem and their applications
GravitationKepler’s law of planetary motion
Acceleration due to gravity
Mechanical properties of solidElastic behavior
Shear modulus of rigidity
Poisson’s ratio
Elastic energy
Mechanical properties of fluidNIL
Thermal properties of matterHeat and temperature
Heat transfer
ThermodynamicsHeat engine
Kinetic TheoryNIL
WavesDoppler effect

KCET Syllabus 2024 for Chemistry (PUC I)

KCET 2024 Chemistry Syllabus
ChaptersDeleted Portion
Some basic concepts of chemistryNature of matter
Laws of chemical combination
Dalton’s atomic theory
Structure of atomDiscovery of subatomic particles
Atomic models
Classification of elements and periodicity propertiesSignificance of classification, brief history of development of periodic table
Chemical bonding and molecular structureNIL
States of matterLiquefaction of gases
Critical temperature
Kinetic energy and molecular speed
Liquid state-vapour pressure
Viscosity and Surface tension (qualitative idea only , no mathematical derivations)
ThermodynamicsHeat capacity and specific heat capacity
Criteria for equilibrium
EquilibriumHydrolysis of salts (elementary idea)
Henderson equation
Redox reactionApplications of redox reaction
HydrogenPreparation, properties and uses of hydrogen, hydrogen peroxide preparation, and structure and uses
S-Block ElementsPreparation and properties of some important compounds: Sodium carbonate, Sodium chloride, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Biological importance of Sodium and Potassium.
Calcium oxide and calcium carbonate and their industrial uses
Biological importance of Magnesium and Calcium
P-Block ElementsSome important compounds: Borax, Boric acid, Hydrides
Aluminium reactions with acids and alkalies and uses
Carbon, Silicon and their uses
Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniquesMethods of purification, qualitative and quantitative analysis
HydrocarbonsFree radical mechanism of halogenation, combustion and pyrolysis
Environmental ChemistryEntire unit deleted

KCET Syllabus 2024 for Mathematics (1st PUC)

Check KCET 2024 syllabus for Mathematics in the table below.

KCET Syllabus 2024 (Mathematics)
ChaptersDeleted Portion
SetsDifference of sets
Complement and properties of sets
Relation and FunctionsRxRxR
Sum, Difference, Product and Quotients of functions
Trigonometric functionsGeneral solution of trigonometric equations of type: sin y = sin a, cos y = cos a and tan y = tan a
Principal of Mathematical InductionNIL
Complex numbers and Quadratic equationPolar representation of complex numbers.
 Square root of a complex number
Linear inequalitiesNIL
Permutation and CombinationDerivation of formula for nPr and nCr
Binomial TheoremEntire chapter is deleted
Sequence and seriesFormulae for special sums
Straight linesShifting of origin, Equation of family of lines passing through the point of intersection of two lines
Conic sectionsEntire chapter is deleted
Introduction to 3-D geometryNIL
Limits and DerivativesNIL
Mathematics reasoningEntire chapter is deleted
StatisticsAnalysis of frequency distribution with equal means but different variance
ProbabilityAxiomatic probability, connection with other theories of earlier classes

KCET Syllabus 2024 for Biology (PUC I)

KCET 2024 Biology Syllabus
ChaptersDeleted Portion
The living worldTaxonomy and systematics
Tools to study taxonomy
Biological classificationNIL
Plant KingdomAngiosperm – classification upto class, characteristics features and examples
Animal KingdomNIL
Morphology of flowering plants Morphology and modification, Morphology of different parts of flowering plants – root, stem, leaf, fruit and seed
Description of families – Fabaceae
Anatomy of flowering plantsAnatomy and functions of different tissues and tissues systems in dicots and monocots secondary growth
Structural organization in animalsMorphology, Anatomy and functions of different system of an insect
Cell – The unit of lifeNIL
Bio molecules
Cell cycle and Cell divison
Transport in PlantsMovement of water, gases and nutrients; cell to cell transport; diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport, plan-water relation, imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis, long distance transport of water, transport of food
Mineral nutritionEssential minerals, macro and micro nutrients and their role, deficiency symptoms, mineral toxicity, elementary idea of hydroponics as a method of study mineral nutrition, nitrogen metabolism, nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation.
Photosynthesis in higher plantsNIL
Respiration in plantsNIL
Plant – Growth and DevelopmentSeed germination, phases of plant growth and plant growth rate, conditions of growth, differentiation, differentiation and redifferentiation, sequence of developmental processes in a plant cell, Seed dormancy, vernalisation, photoperiodism
Digestion and AbsorptionAlimentary canal and digestive glands, role of digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones, Peristalsis, Digestion, Absorption and assimilation of proteins, Carbohydrates and fats, Calorific value of proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats, Egestion, Nutritional and digestive disorders – PEM indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrohea
Breathing and exchange of gasesNIL
Body fluids and circulationNIL
Excretory products and their eliminationNIL
Locomotion and movementTypes of movement, ciliary flagellar, muscular, Skeletal system and its function joints, disorder of muscular and skeletal system, myasthenia gravis, tetany, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout
Neural control and coordinationNIL
Chemical coordination and integrationReflex actions, Sensory perception, Sense organs, Elementary structure and functions of eye and ear

KCET Exam Pattern 2024

The exam authority has released the KCET 2024 exam pattern on the official website. Applicants appearing for the exam must refer to the exam pattern of KCET 2024 for their preparations. KCET exam pattern comprises marking scheme, duration of exam, number of questions and others. For more details, candidates can refer to the table given below.

Physics6080 minutes
Chemistry6080 minutes
Mathematics/Biology6080 minutes


Do marks distribute evenly between the first and second PUC syllabus?

The KCET exam places more emphasis on the second PUC syllabus compared to the first PUC syllabus.

Is there a penalty for wrong answers in the KCET 2024 exam?

No, there is no negative marking for incorrect responses in the KCET 2024 exam. Candidates receive one mark for each correct answer.

What topics does the KCET 2024 syllabus include?

The KCET 2024 syllabus encompasses content from both the first and second PUC syllabus


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