KIITEE Exam Pattern 2020

The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination comes with its own specific pattern which isn’t entirely unlike other exams candidates have experienced so far. Each course has its own specific pattern and candidates will be able to leverage the KIITEE Exam Pattern to gain admission into KIIT. The KIITEE Exam pattern 2020 will help candidates understand the number and types of questions, their weightage, and the subjects involved. 

KIITEE Marking Scheme:

Every question in the KIITEE marking carries points if answered correctly. However, wrong answers carry 1 negative mark. The test will be conducted in English and will chiefly consist of multiple choice questions. Candidates will generally have three hours (180 minutes) to complete their exam. The Exam Pattern 2020 comes with 120 questions and will carry a total of 480 points. 

KIITEE Exam Syllabus

There will be variations based on the course chosen; but the KIITEE exam pattern will consist mainly of three subjects for most courses (Including some B.Tech courses). 

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Mathematics

It will be possible for candidates to take mock examinations online in order to hone their skills. 

The Syllabus for The Physics Part of the Examination is as follows: 

Units and Measurement

Description of Motion in One Dimension


Work, Energy and Power

Wave Optics

Electromagnetic Waves

Description of motion in Two and Three Dimensions

Laws of Motion

Electrons and Photons

Atoms, Molecules and Nuclei

Transference of Heat


Current Electricity

Rotational Motion and Moment of Inertia


Solids and Fluids



Heat and Thermodynamics

Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents

Magnetic Effects of Currents

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Ray Optics

Solids and Semiconductors

The syllabus for the chemistry portion of the entrance examination will be as follows: 

Some Basic Concepts

States of Matter

Atomic Structure


Chemistry of Representative Elements

Transition metals including Lanthanides

Coordination Chemistry and OrganoMetallics

Nuclear Chemistry

Chemical Energetics and Thermodynamics

Chemical Equilibrium

Redox Reaction and Electrochemistry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemistry of Non-Metals – 1

Chemistry of Non-Metals – 2

Chemistry of Lighter Metals

Heavy metals

Rates of Chemical Reaction and Chemical Kinetics

Organic compound Containing Halogens

Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Synthetic and Natural Polymers

Biomolecules and Biological Process

Surface Chemistry

Chemical Families Periodic properties

Purification and characterisation of Organic Compounds

Some Basic principles of Organic Chemistry


Chemistry In Action

Environmental Chemistry

The Syllabus for the Mathematical portion of the KIITEE examination will be as follows

Sets, Relation and Functions

Complex Numbers

Quadratic Equation

Permutations and Combinations

Binomial Theorem and Its Application

Matrix and Determinants

Differential calculus

Integral Calculus

Differential Equations

Vector Algebra

Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion



Two Dimensional geometry

Three Dimensional Geometry

Sequence and Series

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As mentioned above, there will be variation in the exam syllabus depending on the course for which a candidate has applied. The KIITEE will be an online computer-based test (CBT)

Instructions for exam day

In light of the current state of affairs, the KIITEE will be moved primarily to an online platform. Candidates will be given a rough sheet for them to work on should they require it. Candidates must have their admit card ready as the card will hold the username and password required to start the examination. Any candidate found to be using unfair or forbidden means to take the examination will be debarred from taking the exam and their candidacy will be cancelled. Any candidates who fail to take the test on their day of the examination will not be allowed to do so.

Preparation tips:

Past experience indicates that the physics section of the KIITEE examination will be the toughest to deal with and thus preparing for this topic should be the primary focus. Teachers advise that no candidate should remain under the impression that they have prepared enough for this topic and that preparation should continue for as long as possible to ensure the best results for each candidate. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Are there any other additional preparation tips for the KIITEE?

Experts suggest that candidates who have focused on grasping core concepts instead of concentrating on memorization of details will have a better chance of answering the questions. Candidates are also asked to revise their knowledge of the periodic table and most of the properties of elements within in order to answer most questions in the chemistry section. Experts also ask candidates to memorize the formulae and shortcuts necessary to navigate complex mathematical problems much more easily.

2. How to take the KIITEE test in online mode?

The test will be taken on an online platform and so there are a few changes to the standard paper/pencil approach. The test will consist of 120 questions and their segregation will be as denoted above. Candidates will be able to navigate the page to answer any question they wish to answer in any order they choose. Each set of questions has its own colour coding and will be easy to segregate based on which topic candidates wish to tackle first.  Candidates can also mark any question for review in order to come back to answer it later.