The Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2021 is all set to be conducted on August 28, 29 and 30, 2021. With the release of the KCET 2021 admit cards, the students are now left with less than two weeks to give the final touch to their preparation. There are multiple ways by which a KCET 2021 aspirant can prepare for the exam. We are going to discuss a few of them here.

KCET 2021 Engineering candidates have to appear for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and each of the three subjects carries 60 questions with 1 mark allotted for each question. Similarly, for B. Pharma, Veterinary, Home Science and other courses, candidates have to appear for a combination of Biology, Physics and Chemistry with 60 questions in each paper and 1 mark for each question. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers. Candidates get 80 minutes to solve 60 questions.

The first step is to be thorough with the syllabus because that will help the students to understand the chapter-wise weightage better. More than regular revision, students must adhere to a timely revision strategy. This will help them to keep the facts of the subjects clear and lucid.

A tip in this regard would be to have a good study plan. This is important because it helps one to manage the topics that they find difficult. The reason why it is recommended to solve previous year question papers and attempt mock tests is that they give an idea of how the same topics of a particular subject get asked in different ways. For every subject, students will get 80 minutes. In that way, for students whose speed is less, it would be difficult to solve one question in less than 02 minutes. A trick to ensure proper time management is that candidates can practise solving the questions by setting 20 minutes time for 20 questions and see how their speed progresses in due course.

Keep in mind that only solving the question leisurely is not a good habit. A pro tip to perform better in the mock tests is to first revise the topics and then solve at least 10-20 questions related to them. To avoid haste during the revision period, students should be ready with the short notes that they have prepared during the initial stages of preparation.

Usually, students remain clueless regarding which topics to cover from the Chemistry portion. Hence, it is advised that they stress more on organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. For revision and time management, they can take a look at the various sample papers that are available. Even for Mathematics, candidates must brush up on the concepts, formulas and fundamentals. This paper demands much more practice on a daily basis. Students must focus more on Integral Calculus, Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Differential Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics and Mathematical Reasons.

Physics can be tricky at times and therefore students must not forget to have a grasp on topics like Modern Physics, Mechanics 2, Electromagnetism, Optics, Heat and Thermodynamics and Mechanical Waves. A pro tip would be to focus on the exam-taking strategy and improve the speed-solving skills. Students should make a complete list of all the formulas and derivations because that will come in handy during revision. Also, Semi-Conductors, Interference and Waves have extra theories and that’s why they should be prepared separately.