Karnataka CET 2012 Syllabus and Eligibility

The Karnataka Engineering/Medical Entrance Exams, commonly called as CET (Common Entrance Test), is held every year by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to select students for admission in engineering and medical courses in the institutions/colleges in Karnataka. The KEA operates under the Government of Karnataka.

CET is one of the most competitive exams conducted across the Karnataka state. It is the gateway to students to establish their carrier by enabling students to select the top colleges in the Karnataka for engineering and medical courses.

Syllabus for Karnataka CET

The syllabus for Karnataka CET is mainly based on your 10th, 11th and 12th (0r 1st and 2nd PUC) syllabus. I recommended you to have the base knowledge of your 11th and 12th class syllabus. It is also advised for you to refer CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) text books as the syllabus in CBSE is quite advanced.

Here’s the syllabus for Karnataka CET -

Physics

  • Thermal and chemical effects of currents
  • Physical world & measurement
  • Oscillations
  • Heat and thermodynamics
  • Electrostatics
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Description of motionKarnataka CET 2012 Exam

Chemistry

  • Transition metals
  • Polymers
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry of representative elements
  • Carbon compounds
  • Biological processes
  • Chemistry in action
  • Kinetics
  • Biomolecules

Mathematics

  • Vectors and three dimensional geometry
  • Probability
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Integral calculus
  • Exponential and logarithmic series
  • Differential equations
  • Differential calculus
  • Correlation and regression
  • Geometry

Complete Syllabus -

Biology

The syllabus of biology is divided into two the following parts -
  • Botany
  • Zoology 
Section of Botany consists of following topics – Cell Biology and Genetics, Histology and Plant Anatomy, Diversity of Plant Life on Earth, Introduction to Ecology, and Taxonomy
Section of Zoology comprises the study of Tissues of humans, Digestion, Circulation, Respiration, Nervous System, Human Reproduction, Origin Of Life, Organic Evolution, Animal Resources And Human Welfare Dairy, Developmental Biology, Diversity of Animal Life, Study of the Cell and Cell Division.

Mathematics

Syllabus of Mathematics consist of Algebra, which includes Theory of Indices and Logarithms, Progressions, Mathematical Induction, Theory of Equations, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Partial Fractions, Elements Of Number Theory and Congruences, Analytical Geometry and Calculus, Coordinate Geometry, Calculus and Trigonometry.  

Physics

The syllabus of physics includes the study of Dynamics, Static, Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics, Heat, and Geometrical Optics.

Chemistry

Syllabus includes following topics- Kinetic Theory of Gases, Stochiometry, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Electrochemistry, Radioactivity, Organic Chemistry and Environmental Pollution.

Karnataka CET 2012 Eligibility

  • CODE a) The candidate should have studied and passed in one or more Government or Government recognised educational institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN academic years commencing from 1st standard to 2nd PUC / 12th standard as on 1st July of the year in which the Entrance Test is held and must have appeared and passed either SSLC / 10th standard or 2nd PUC / 12th standard examination from Karnataka State. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class or standard, the years of academic study is counted as one year only.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card, 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate, Candidate’s Study Certificate; If claiming Rural quota: – Rural Study Certificate; If claiming Kannada Medium quota: Kannada Medium Study Certificate; If claiming reservation benefits: Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / ST in Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B in Form F.
  • CODE b) The candidate should have studied and passed both 1st and 2nd year Pre-University Examination or 11th and 12th standard examination within the State of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government and that either of the parents should have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN years.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card, 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate; If claiming reservation benefits:- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / STin Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B in Form F., along with – (1) a certificate for either of the parent having studied for at least 7 years in Karnataka from the Head of the educational institution where he / she had studied.(2) the candidate’s study certificate for having studied both 1st & 2nd PUC or 11th & 12th standard in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution.
  • CODE c) The candidate and either of his / her parent’s mother tongue should be Kannada, Tulu or Kodava and either of parent’s was domiciled in the state of Karnataka, such candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from a University or Board or any other Institution located outside Karnataka and should be residing outside the State of Karnataka as on 1st May of 2011. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with – (1) a domicile certificate issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal Authorities certifying that the candidate and his father have resided outside the state of Karnataka as on 01-05-2011. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the candidate / father / mother. (2) a domicile certificate issued by concerned Revenue Authorities of the state of Karnataka regarding the previous domicile of the father / mother of the candidate as a place in the state of Karnataka. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the father / mother.(3) Candidate’s Study certificate, Transfer Certificate. (4) Father / mother 10th standard marks card / original cumulative record in original in support of mother tongue as Kannada / Tulu / Kodava. (5) Aduly sworn declaration regarding mother tongue of the candidates. Candidates should produce the photocopies of all the above documents compulsorily when they appear for Kannada Language Test on 26-04-2011, failing which, ranks will not be assigned.
  • CODE d) A candidate whose mother tongue is Kannada, Tulu or Kodava should have resided and studied for a period of SEVEN YEARS between 1st and 12th standards in disputed Kannada speaking area of South Sholapur or Akkalkot or Jath or Gadhinglaj Taluks of Maharashtra State or Kasargod or Hosadurga Taluks of Kerala State. Provided that the candidate shall undergo a Kannada Language test conducted by KEA.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with – (1) a residential certificate from the concerned Tahsildar of the respective disputed Taluk. (2) candidate’s study certificate issued by the head of institution, which should be countersigned by Taluk Education Officer. (3) a duly sworn declaration regarding mother tongue of the candidates. Candidate should produce the photocopies of all the above documents compulsorily when they appear for Kannada Language Test on 26-04-2011, failing which, ranks will not be assigned. Note: The candidates claiming eligibility under Clauses ‘c’and ‘d’above, should invariably speak, read and write Kannada. Otherwise, they will not be assigned ranks.
  • CODE e) In the case of a candidate who is son or daughter of defence personnel who has worked continuously in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year during the two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th standard course. The candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with – (1) the candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution. (2) employment certificate of the parent issued by the Controlling Office where the parent is working indicating the period during which he has worked in the State of Karnataka i.e., from the reporting date to till date.
  • CODE f) Son or daughter of serving Defence personnel from Karnataka who at the time of joining the Defence service had declared his / her hometown a place in the State of Karnataka. Proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced by obtaining the extract from the Record Office of the Defence unit. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate; If claiming reservation benefits:- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar as per the prescribed format given in the brochure along with parent’s home town declaration certificate while joining the service issued by Record Office of the Defence unit.
  • CODE g) In the case of a candidate who is a son or daughter of a defence personnel who had served in Karnataka for at least one year and is posted on duty in Field / Active Service and whose family is permitted by Defence Authorities to continue to stay in Karnataka. Such candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in Karnataka.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with – (1) the candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution. (2) service certificate of the parent issued by the Controlling Office indicating the period during which the parent has worked in Karnataka and a certificate showing the present place of posting, indicating that his family is permitted to stay in Karnataka. The present working place of the parent should be indicated in NAME and not by CODE NUMBERS.
  • CODE h) Son or daughter of an ex-servicemen who at the time of joining the defence service had declared a place in Karnataka as his home town, proof of such domicile should be obtained and produced from the “Deputy Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement”. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate; If claiming reservation benefits :- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / ST in Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form F, along with the parent’s home town declaration certificate while joining the service issued by the Joint Director / Deputy Director of the concerned district and countersigned by the Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore.
  • CODE i) In the case of a candidate being a son or daughter of an employee of the Union Government or an employee of the Union or Karnataka State Government Undertaking or Joint Sector Undertaking, who is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment and has worked in Karnataka for a minimum period of one year during the two year period of study of candidates in PUC / 11th and 12th standard course and such candidate has studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution located in the State of Karnataka.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with –(1) the candidate’s study certificate for having studied 2nd PUC or equivalent examination in Karnataka issued by the head of the educational institution. (2) a certificate from the employer indicating the parent’s period of employment in the State of Karnataka and also showing that he is transferable anywhere in India.
  • CODE j) Son or daughter of a working or retired employee of the Union Government or employee of Union or Karnataka State Government undertaking or Joint Sector undertaking where such employee; (a) had declared to the employer at the time of joining service any place in Karnataka to be his home town; and (b) had studied in any Government or Government recognised educational institution or institutions located in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven years; and was or is liable to be transferred anywhere in India as per the terms and conditions of his employment. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate; If claiming reservation benefits:- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / ST in Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B in Form F, along with – (1) a certificate of the parent employee for having studied for at least 7 years in the State of Karnataka from the Head of the educational institution where he / she had studied. (2) home town declaration certificate of the parent employee while joining the service and showing that he is transferable anywhere in India issued by the employer.
  • CODE k) Son or daughter of Members of Parliament elected from Karnataka. Further, the candidate should have passed the Q. E. from a University or Board or any other institution located anywhere in India.

    Documents to be produced:
     SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate; If claiming reservation benefits :- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / ST in Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in Form F, along with a certificate showing that the parent is / was a Member of Parliament elected from Karnataka issued by the Parliament Secretariat.
  • CODE l) Son or daughter of serving or retired employee:
    (a) belonging to All India Service of Karnataka cadre; and (b) of the Karnataka State Government, who has served or is serving outside the State of Karnataka during the period corresponding to Candidate’s study outside the State from 1st standard to 2nd PUC or 12th standard examination can be added to make up the seven years study within Karnataka as required under clause (a) above.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate ; If claiming reservation benefits :- Caste / Caste Income Certificate issued by Tahsildar- For SC / STin Form-D, Category-I in form E and 2A, 2B, 3Aand 3B in Form F, along with – a certificate from the Principal Secretary / Deputy Secretary / Under Secretary, DPAR, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore where the parent belongs to All India Service of Karnataka cadre stating that the parent is a member of such All India Cadre. The certificate should also indicate the period during which he has served or is serving outside the state of Karnataka and if the parent is a State Government Employee, a certificate from the concerned Head of the Department or the Head of the Office where such parent is employed should be produced in this regard.
  • CODE m) Son or daughter of Jammu & Kashmiri migrants, proof of such migration (IDENTITY CARD) should be obtained and produced from the jurisdictional “District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner” of any state in India.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with a original certificate (IDENTITY CARD) issued by the Jurisdictional District Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner of any state in India, as the proof of migration. The candidates who are claiming eligibility under clause ‘m’are eligible only for the seats earmarked by the Government.
  • CODE n) The candidates who have studied TEN full academic years in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard in places outside the state of Karnataka. Such candidates need not appear for Kannada Language Test conducted by KEA. Provided the candidate should have studied and passed the qualifying examination from any Government or Government recognised educational institution.Documents to be produced: SSLC / 10th standard Marks Card and 2nd PUC / 12th standard Marks Card of the candidate along with – (1) a domicile certificate issued by the concerned Revenue or Municipal Authorities certifying that the candidate and his father / mother have resided outside the state of Karnataka as on 01-05-2011. The place of the Issuing authority should correspond to the place of domicile of the candidate / father / mother. (2) Candidate’s Study certificate, for having studied in Kannada Medium from 1st standard to 10th standard issued by the head of the institution.

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