Karnataka PGCET 2021: Counselling, Seat Allotment (Out)

Exam Date

Nov 13, 2021

Result Date

Dec 19, 2021

Feb 17, 2022 | Architecture, Computer


PGCET exam is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for admission into the top private and government institutions of Karnataka. It is a state-level exam that offers admissions into MBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.Tech, and M.E. programs in Karnataka. In addition, the Karnataka PGCET is an offline exam. A total of 178 institutes in Karnataka provide admission for postgraduate programs offered to candidates who qualify for Karnataka PGCET.

KEA PGCET 2021 counselling dates for the second and final round were announced. The last date to submit fresh choices was Feb 4, 2022 (1:00 PM). However, candidates could edit their options from Feb 4 2022 (4:00 PM) onwards, until Feb 7, 2022. The seat allotment results were released on Feb 8, 2022.

Latest News on Karnataka PGCET:

  • Feb 14, 2022: KEA has released the revised schedule of Second Round Counselling  for Karnataka PGCET 2021 [read more...]
  • Feb 11, 2022: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the second and final seat allotment results of Karnataka PGCET 2021 counselling today, Feb 11, 2022. The second round fee payment and admission order link has been activated- Click Here for the link.
  • Feb 9, 2022: The release of Karnataka PGCET 2021 Round 2 has been delayed. Exact dates are to be announced soon.


About Karnataka PGCET

The Karnataka PGCET full form is Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. Authorities released the detailed Karnataka PGCET notification 2021 on the web portal. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) offers PGCET admission into various postgraduate courses in Karnataka. Candidates could get admission into government seats and management quota seats through Karnataka PGCET.

The Karnataka PGCET is a state-level entrance examination to offer admission in universities/ colleges in Karnataka into various postgraduate level courses. The Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the Karnataka PGCET every academic year. If the candidate is qualified in GATE 2021 and has a valid GATE score, then aspirants could get admission through this score, but should remember that they must apply for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 also. Karnataka PGCET is an offline exam with 100 MCQs to be answered within 150 minutes.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Highlights
Exam Name Karnataka PGCET
Full Form  Karnataka Post-Graduate Common Entrance Test
Exam Level  State Level
Conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Application Mode  Online 
Languages English 
Exam Mode  Offline 
Exam Duration 150 minutes 
Official Website  kea.kar.nic.in
Helpdesk 080 - 23460460

Accepting Colleges: A total of 178 participating institutes accept Karnataka PGCET scores for postgraduate admission. Karnataka PGCET is a state-level entrance exam. Candidates could secure admission in MBA/ MCA/ ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch programs offered by government/ university/ private aided/ private unaided professional educational institutions in Karnataka.

PGCET 2021 Courses Offered

Five postgraduate courses are offered through Karnataka PGCET 2021 in different fields. The courses available for PGCET 2021 candidates with their specifications are listed in the table below.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Courses Offered
Courses Offered Course Specification
Master of Computer Application (MCA) For Normal and Lateral Entry
Only Full Time
Master of Business Administration (MBA) For Admission into the 1st Year
Both Part-time and Full Time
Master of Technology (M.Tech) Both Part-Time and Full Time
Master of Engineering (ME) Both Part-Time and Full Time
Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Both Part-Time and Full Time

PGCET Exam Date 2021

The Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the Karnataka PGCET and publishes Karnataka PGCET important dates on their official website. The Karnataka PGCET exam was conducted on the date set by the official authorities. Candidates can refer to the exam dates highlighted in the tabular column below.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Dates
Important Events Dates 
Karnataka PGCET Notification Date Sep 3, 2021
Release of Online Application Form Sep 27, 2021 
Last Date to Submit the PGCET Application Form Oct 3, 2021 (5:30 PM)
PGCET Extended Application Window Oct 21 to 25, 2021
PGCET 2021 Application Window Correction Facility Oct 21 to 25, 2021
Last Date to Pay the Fees Oct 5, 2021 (Banking Hours)
PGCET 2021 Admit Card Release Date Nov 4, 2021
Karnataka PGCET Exam Date 2021  Nov 13 - 14, 2021
Provisional Answer Key Release Date Nov 25, 2021
Answer Key Objection Window Nov 25, 2021 - Nov 28, 2021
Final Answer Key Release Date Dec 19, 2021
Results Declaration Dec 19, 2021
Counselling for PGCET 2021  Jan 3, 2022

PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) set the eligibility criteria for the Karnataka PGCET 2021. If candidates did not satisfy the eligibility criteria, their application was rejected. The KEA had set specific eligibility criteria for different PGCET courses. General eligibility criteria which a candidate had to fulfil are mentioned below.

  • Qualifications: Candidates must have an undergraduate degree from any recognized college/ university in India or abroad.
  • Marks: To be eligible for Karnataka PGCET 2021, general candidates must have scored more than 50%. Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC categories must score more than 40%.
  • Work Experience: If a candidate wanted to apply for a part-time course, they had to have a minimum work experience of 3 years.
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Course Eligibility Criteria
PGCET for MBA Any bachelor’s degree of 3 years with a minimum of 50% of marks
PGCET for MCA A bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Computer Programming/ Business Mathematics/ Business Statistics with a minimum of 50% of marks.
PGCET for M.Tech/ME/M.Arch A valid GATE score or a bachelor’s degree of 3 years with a minimum of 50% of marks.

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

PGCET 2021 Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form was available from Sep 27, 2021 on the official website, and the last date to submit the exam form was Oct 3, 2021. Candidates could pay the Karnataka PGCET 2021 registration fee both online and offline.

The last date to submit the fee was Oct 5, 2021. Applicants could make their payment for Karnataka PGCET 2021 using a debit/ credit card or net banking and had to take a printout of the receipt for further process. Aspirants had to scan and upload the required documents in the given size, format, and dimension.

Students could apply for Karnataka PGCET only through online application form. The details that candidates had to know before applying are mentioned below.

PGCET 2021 Registration

Registration is the first step in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process. The Karnataka Examinations Authority released the application form on its official website on Sep 27, 2021. Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form details along with the application process and documents required are given below. Candidates can read the step-by-step process given below to get details about the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process. The step by step process involved in the 'New User Registration' is given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the PGCET official website.
  • Step 2: After clicking on the official website, click on the 'New User' tab.
  • Step 3: Fill in the details such as the candidate's name, gender, contact details, etc.
  • Step 4: A unique user ID and password were sent on the registered email ID and mobile number.

Filling the PGCET 2021 Application Form

After the new user registration was completed, the next step in the application process was to fill the application form. The procedure for the same is described below.

  • Step 1: Log in to the account using the credentials provided at the time of new user registration.
  • Step 2: Fill in personal details, academic details, and contact details in the given form stated as ‘Student Information Page.’
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Save and Next' button to go to the next step of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process.

Documents Upload for PGCET 2021 Application

Certain documents had to be uploaded during the application process. The applicants had to check the specifications of the documents in the application form section. The applicants had to upload the documents in JPG/ JPEG format. The scanned copies of the following documents were compulsory in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process.

  • Latest Coloured Photograph of the Candidate
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Parent's Signature
  • Left Thumb Impression

After finishing the upload, candidates had to select the 'Save and Next' button. A declaration page appeared on the screen. The candidates had to read the declaration attentively and then submit it.

Accepting Declaration and Submitting the Form

Candidates had to look through a few parameters before they submitted the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form, and the parameters are mentioned below.

  • After furnishing details in the application form, candidates had to review the online form. Candidates should not have made any mistakes during the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process to avoid discrepancies in the future.
  • After filling the application form, a declaration box popped up. Applicants had to read all the details and click on ‘Agree’ if candidates were satisfied with the conditions. Aspirants had to note that no edits or omits could be done after submitting the application form.

PGCET 2021 Application Fee Payment

The application fee for PGCET 2021 for general category candidates was INR 650, while for the reserved category, it was INR 500. The candidates had to familiarise themselves with the procedure of paying the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application fee. Check the procedure for fee payment given below.

  • To complete the Karnataka PGCET 2021 fee payment, candidates had to select a bank challan and take a printout of the same.
  • Candidates could make the fee payment through any specified branch.
  • Candidates receiveed two copies of the challan after the payment, and the bank retained one copy.
  • Candidates had to take 2-3 photocopies or at least store digital copies of them for future reference.

Documents Specification for PGCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates had to upload their documents in the specified dimensions, size, and format as specified by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The document specification for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam is given in the table below.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Document Specification
Document File Size Dimensions Format Additional Details
Photograph 5KB - 40KB 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm JPG/ JPEG It should be a recent passport size color photograph.
Signature 5KB - 40KB 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm JPG/ JPEG The candidate should sign on white paper with blue or black ink and the signature should not be in capital letters.
Left Thumb Impression 5KB - 40KB 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm JPG/ JPEG Thumbprints should be clear and should be taken in blue or black ink.

Documents Required for Karnataka PGCET 2021 

Candidates must have the below-mentioned documents at the time of filling the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form.

  • Recent Passport size Color Photograph
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Left Thumb Impression
  • Class 10 Marks Card
  • Class 12 Marks Card
  • Undergraduate Degree Marks Card
  • Caste Certificate (If applicable)
  • IT Certificate (If applicable).

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card 

The authority released the Karnataka PGCET 2021 hall ticket on the official website. Candidates had to know that the Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card was neither dispatched nor sent via email or post under any circumstances. Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card contained details such as the candidate's name, passport size photograph, signature, date of exam, time, venue of the examination centre, and important instructions regarding the examination.

Applicants had to keep a copy of their Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card till the end of the admission process.

How to Download Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card?

Applicants had to visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The steps for downloading the admit card from the official website are as follows.

  • Step 1: For Karnataka PGCET login, applicant had to enter the credentials such as the PGCET 2021 application ID and password.
  • Step 2: Now, click on the 'Get Admit Card' link, and the applicant could access the Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card.
  • Step 3: Download the Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card and take the printout in an A4 size sheet.

Documents Required Along with PGCET 2021 Admit Card

The candidate had to also bring a valid government/ private ID proof along with the Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card on the day of the exam. The candidates could carry any one of the following Valid ID cards.

  • College ID Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhar Card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID.

Details on Karnataka PGCET Admit Card

The admit card of the Karnataka PGCET had the the following details.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Exam Venue
  • Examination Date
  • Time of Exam
  • Father’s Name
  • Allotted Examination Centre
  • Photograph of the Candidate
  • Scanned Signature

Note: Candidates had to carry their Karnataka PGCET 2021 admit card to the exam centre without which, candidates were not allowed to take part in the exam. In case of any discrepancy in the PGCET 2021 admit card, candidates had to inform the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

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PGCET 2021 Exam Centres

Based on their preferences, candidates had to choose their Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam centres, which was convenient for them while filling the application form. There were 16 Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam centres across the state. Candidates had to keep in mind that no changes were allowed once a Karnataka PGCET exam centre was selected.

The following table contains the list of test centres for the PGCET 2021 examination.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Centres
Bellary Raichur Mandya Chikkamagaluru
Mysore Belgaum Bagalkot Tumkur
Hubli Bijapur Shimoga Mangalore
Bangalore Davanagere Gulbarga Dharwad

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Centres

PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates had to be aware of the exam pattern of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 before starting the preparation. It helped candidates to understand the type of questions asked in the exam, time allotted for the entire exam, total marks for the paper, and other details related to the PGCET 2021 examination. 

The Karnataka PGCET 2021 was an offline exam i.e., paper & pen-based test (PPT). Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam question paper had two sections. Each test paper was designed to test the knowledge of candidates in their subject specialization. Candidates had to go through the PGCET brochure for all the detailed information.

Karnataka PGCET exam pattern details are tabulated below.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Offline, i.e., Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT)
Exam Duration 150 Minutes
Maximum Time to Answer All Questions 120 Minutes
Language English
Types of Questions Objective - Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme 1 Mark for Every Correct Answer
No Negative Mark for Wrong Answers
Sections 4
Number of Options per Question 4

Question Type and Test Duration: All the questions were of objective type, i.e., multiple choice questions (MCQ), and the time given to complete the test was 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Marking Scheme: The question paper of Karnataka PGCET 2021 was for a total of 100 marks. Each correct answer fetched 1 mark, and there was no negative marking for incorrect responses in the exam. Since there was no negative marking, candidates could make use of this advantage by attending all questions. The following table contains course-wise marks distribution in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 examination.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Course-Wise Marks Distribution
Course Parts Number of Questions Marks
M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch Part A 50 Questions 50 Marks
Part B 25 Questions 50 Marks
MBA Part A, 50 Questions 50 Marks
Part B 50 Questions 50 Marks
MCA Part A 60 Questions 60 Marks
Part B 20 Questions 40 Marks

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PGCET 2021 Syllabus

The Karnataka Examinations Authority tested candidates' strength in subjects which they had opted for in their undergraduate course. Therefore, the Karnataka PGCET 2021 syllabus depended on the course selected by the candidates in their UG and PG through Karnataka PGCET 2021. Topics for each course differs from each other. Candidates had to be clear on topics that they have studied in their UG. They had to try to increase their grasp on these topics.

The detailed syllabus of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam is tabulated below.

PGCET 2021 Syllabus
Programs Syllabus
Karnataka PGCET MCA Mathematics, Computer Awareness, Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, General English
Karnataka PGCET MBA Proficiency in the English Language, General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning and General, Quantitative Analysis
Biotechnology Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Process Biotechnology, Chemical/ Bioprocess Engineering, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Characteristics of Animal Cells, Immunology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Bioinformatics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology
Mathematics & Computer Science Analytical Geometry of 2-d, Analytical Geometry of 3-d, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, StatisticsCombinational Analysis, Linear and Non-Linear Equations, Set Theory, Relations, Number System, Logic, Algebraic Structures, Computer Science, C Computer Language
Polymer Science & Technology Fluid Mechanics and Statics, Chemical Process Calculations, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Polymer Science, Polymerization Kinetics, Processing Technology, Polymer Manufacturing
Architecture City Planning, Housing, Visual and Urban Design, History of Architecture, Development of Contemporary Architecture, Planning Theory, Techniques of Planning
Mechanical Science Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines, Design of Machine Elements, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management
Civil Engineering Elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials, Building Engineering Science, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Structures, Geo-Technical Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Hydrology, Irrigation
Chemical Engineering Process Calculations, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Operations, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Reaction Kinetics, Process Control, Pollution Control Engineering, Process Industries
Computer Science & Engineering Engineering Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Logic Design and Computer Organization, Formal Languages and Automata Theory, System Software, Operating Systems, Databases, Computer Networks, Web Technologies
Environmental Engineering Environmental Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Microbiology, Ecology, Water Supply and Treatment, Wastewater and TreatmentSolid and Hazardous Wastes Management, Atmospheric Pollution and Control, Transport Processes and Water Quality AssessmentEnvironmental Impact Assessment
Textile Technology Textile Fibers, Yarn Manufacturer: Ginning and Baling, Modern Yarn Production Methods, Fabric Manufacture, Chemical Processing of Textiles, Fashion Design and Garment Technology
Electrical Science Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Microprocessors

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus

PGCET 2021 Reference Books

Candidates appearing for the Karnataka 2021 exam had to prepare well for the exam, and to prepare well and crack the exam, they had to have good reference books. Candidates had to be well aware of the exam pattern, syllabus, and the best reference books available in the market.

Each course had its reference book since the PGCET exam 2021 was conducted for candidates applying to different postgraduate courses. Candidates had to buy the books according to their course and requirement. A few of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 reference books are listed below.

PGCET 2021 Reference Books
Book Title Author/ Publisher
Karnataka PGCET ME / M.Tech Entrance Test Chandresh Agrawal
MBA Entrance Examinations Guide 2021 Edition R.Gupta
GATE and PGECET for Computer Science and Information Technology Ramaiah K Dasaradh
How To Prepare For The Karnataka PGCET Entrance Test Study Package Chandresh Agrawal

How to Prepare for PGCET Exam 2021?

Preparation for any exam is of two types. The candidates can prepare from coaching centres where they go to the centre that teaches concepts, and then there is self-preparation, where they try their best at beating the exam alone. People generally prefer coaching centres because those centres provide them with a fixed schedule and resources to prepare for the exam, and in turn, they have to pay them.

Self-determined students can motivate themselves to give the exam. Preparation tips for the exam are mentioned below.

  • Secure All Relevant Sources for the PGCET Exam: Before starting the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam preparation, the candidates must make sure that they secured all of the relevant material useful for them. There are numerous study materials and reference books out there. Out of them, the applicants must select the right ones that they think would help them in the preparation for PGCET. Gathering all of this will give them a clear picture of how much they have to complete over the period they have allotted themselves.
  • Construct a Custom Preparation Schedule: Preparation for an exam is not fruitful if the students are not following a definite structure. Thus, create a proper schedule that is suitable for day-to-day life. It should incorporate the equal distribution of study sessions for each subject, some time for solving previous year papers, and most importantly, periodic revisions. But just constructing a good schedule for the sake of creating one is of no use. The applicants must commit to the schedule until the goal is reached.
  • Evaluate and Improve Yourself: If you are not periodically evaluating yourself, you would never know where you are lacking and where you are strong. So you need to attempt all sample question papers, mock tests you can get your hands on. There are so many of them available on the internet. By taking these tests, candidates can evaluate themselves and then try to improve accordingly.

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reference Books

PGCET 2021 Answer Key

The exam authority released the Karnataka PGCET 2021 answer key after conducting the exam. Candidates could visit the official website of Karnataka PGCET and download the answer key. The authority had provided an option for the candidates to raise objections against the answer key if any discrepancies were found in the answer key. For raising objections, they had to pay a prerequisite amount in favor of the exam authority and submit their objections within the specified dates along with valid proof against that answer. The authority will publish the final answer keys after checking all the objections raised against the answer key.

How to Download the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates must follow these steps to download the Karnataka PGCET answer key.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of Karnataka PGCET.
  • Step 2: Click on the list of courses for which the answer key is available.
  • Step 3: Download the answer key of Karnataka PGCET as per the preferred programs.
  • Step 4: Click on the link and download the question paper along with the answer key.

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key

PGCET 2021 Result

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) had announced the Karnataka PGCET 2021 results on the official website. Candidates could check their Karnataka PGCET results by visiting the official website. Authorities prepared separate merit lists for MBA, MCA, ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch programs. PGCET merit list depended on marks obtained in the Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test.

Note: Candidates applying for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 through GATE score had to check their GATE results.

How to Check PGCET 2021 Result?

Steps to check Karnataka PGCET 2021 result are given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
  • Step 2: On the homepage of the website, click on the 'Result' tab.
  • Step 3: Enter the application number and date of birth as credentials to log in. Click on the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 4: The Karnataka PGCET 2021 results will be displayed on the screen, and candidates can download the results for future references.

Karnataka PGCET Scorecard Details

The scorecard of Karnataka PGCET contains the following details.

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Candidate Type
  • PGCET Number
  • Rank
  • PGCET Score
  • Subjects.

PGCET Reservation of Seats

Candidates of Karnataka Origin were only eligible to claim the reservation in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam. The important points regarding reservation of seats in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam are given below.

  • Only Category-1 candidates of Karnataka can claim the reservation.
  • Candidates can also claim reservations under the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, provided they can produce an eligibility certificate from that concerned Assistant Commissioner.
  • Candidates who are wards of ex-servicemen can avail of the reservation if they obtain a certificate of their parent’s home address issued by the Joint Director/ Deputy Director of the concerned district and is countersigned by the Director of the Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore.
  • Candidates who have 40% or higher disability have a reservation of 3% of the total seats in Government and Government Aided Colleges.

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result

PGCET Cut Off 2021

The KEA released the Karnataka PGCET 2021 cut off ranks for all disciplines on the official website. Cut off can be referred by students to get an idea about which college they might get. Candidates had to give options in Karnataka PGCET 2021 counselling purely based on their interests. After cut off ranks were released, the candidates were advised to make a list of colleges they wanted to join based on their cut off and interest.

Factors Affecting PGCET 2021 Cut Off Marks

There are several factors on which the cut off marks of PGCET depend. These include the following.

  • Number of candidates who appeared for the exam.
  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • The total number of seats available.
  • Number of candidates qualifying for the exam.

PGCET 2021 Cut Off Key Points

Candidates must remember the following points regarding Karnataka PGCET 2021 cut off.

  • The cut off will provide an idea about the last rank under each category to a particular college/ course during the previous year. 
  • The minimum rank that the candidate will secure for getting admission is the cutoff of Karnataka PGCET 2021.
  • The cut off marks of Karnataka PGCET 2021 will be available in PDF format.
  • The authority will release the Karnataka PGCET cut off 2021 only in online mode.
  • The cut off lists will be released separately for the candidates who qualified Karnataka PGCET and GATE.
  • The authority will release the cut off category, college, and course-wise for the candidates who have appeared for Karnataka PGCET 2021.
  • The name of the college, course, category, and the last rank in the particular college for a specific course will be present in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 cut off.

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PGCET 2021 Counselling

The Karnataka PGCET 2021 counselling process was conducted after the exams were over. The KEA conducted the counselling both through online mode via option entry by candidates. Five stages in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 counselling process are Online Registration, Verification of Documents, Filling of Preference Form, Seat Allotment, and Reporting to the Allotted College.

Documents Required for PGCET 2021 Counselling 

Documents that candidates had to submit during Karnataka PGCET counselling are mentioned below.

  • Printout of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form
  • Original Copy of the Challan
  • PGCET 2021 Admit Card
  • Class X or equivalent Marks Card
  • Class XII or equivalent Marks Card
  • Degree Marks Card of all semesters/ years
  • Provisional Degree Certificate/ Degree Certificate/ Course Completion Certificate
  • Study Certificate (If applicable)
  • Two recent photographs (passport size)
  • SSLC Marks Card
  • 2nd PUC Marks Card
  • Study Certificate
  • Qualifying Exam Mark Sheet
  • Degree Certificate/ Provisional Degree Certificate
  • Caste/ Caste Income Certificate.

Allotment of Seats Through PGCET 2021 Counselling

The verification of documents and allotment of seats includes the following stages.

  • Registration of a Candidate: Every candidate who secured rank in Karnataka PGCET 2021 had to report to the nearest Helpline centre as per the schedule posted on the official website for registration of candidate and verification of documents.
  • Verification of Documents: Candidates had to get their original documents verified at the Helpline centre to be eligible for option entry for allotment of course seats. All documents were returned to the candidate along with an acknowledgment card and verification slip after the verification process.
  • The Entry of Options by Candidates: The college-wise, course-wise, and category-wise seat details available for allotment were published on the official website as 'PGCET 2021 Option Entry'. The candidate had to enter the college and course of their choice from among the seats available. They could enter any number of options as candidates wish to pursue.
  • Process of Allotment of Seats and Admission: The seat allotment was conducted in two rounds. The first round, second round, and each consisted of 3 phases.
  • Remittance of Fees and Reporting to College: Candidates had to pay the fee after the allotment process, as prescribed on the official website. Candidates were informed of the date and time of reporting to college after the admission procedure got over.

Read More: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling

PGCET 2021 Contact Details

In case of any discrepancies at any stage of the exam contact the exam conducting authorities. Their contact information is given below.

  • Address: 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560012.
  • Phone: 080 - 23460460
  • Fax: 080 - 23461576
  • PGCET Helpline Number: 080-23460460


What is the required eligibility for PGCET?

Eligibility criteria are different for MCA, MBA, M.Tech and M.Arch programmes. Please go through the eligibility section for complete information.

What is the mode of the exam?

Karnataka PGCET exam will be conducted in the offline mode.

What is the exam pattern for PGCET?

Karnataka PGCET exam pattern is different for MCA, MBA, M.Tech and M.Arch programmes. Please go through the exam pattern section for complete information.

Is there any negative marking?

There is no negative marking. So the candidates need to answer all the questions.

When can I avail the admit card?

Candidates can obtain the admit card from July 1, 2020 onwards.

What is PGCET?

PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance examination conducted by Karnataka Education Authority. Through Karnataka PGCET, candidates to get admission in various postgraduate courses in Karnataka.

From when can I avail the PGCET application form?

Candidates can avail the PGCET application form on the official website from June 15, 2020.

Can I pay the application fee online?

Yes, You can pay the application fee online.

What is the application fee?

The application fee for General and OBC candidates is INR 650 and it is INR 500 for SC/ST candidates.

What is the syllabus for PGCET?

Candidates should prepare on Graduate level topics to appear for PGCET.

What is the frequency of the exam?

The examination is conducted once in every academic year by KEA.

I am qualified in GATE, do I need to attend in PGCET?

If the candidate has valid GATE score there is no need to attend the Karnataka PGCET.

Is there any descriptive test in PGCET?

No, only objective type questions will be asked.

What is the difference between PGCET and PGECET?

Although both PGCET and PGECET exams are conducted for admission into Post Graduate Courses such as MBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.E, M.Pharm, M.Sc etc., there is a difference in terms of what are all the courses offered by their respective conducting authorities. Full form of PGCET is Post-Graducate Common Entrance Test and full form of PGECET is Post-Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test. The list of such entrance exams along with their offerings is given below: Karnataka PGCET - MBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.Tech and M.E. Gujarat PGCET - M.Tech, M.E RUPGCET - M.Sc, M.Tech, M.Com, M.A, M.Ed, M.P.Ed MCAER PG CET - MBA, M.Tech, M.Sc, M.F.Sc AP PGECET - M.E, M.Tech, M.Pharm TS PGECET - M.E, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.Pharm

Is there any part time course offered for MCA and MBA by the conducting authority?

Part time course is offered for MBA. In case of MCA, there is no part time course.

Were the Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam registration dates extended further?

Yes. Eventhough the last date of registeration of PGCET 2020 was June 28, 2020, the conducting authority reopened the application form in July 04, 2020 and was available till July 07, 2020.


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