Karnataka PGCET 2023 (Ongoing): Exam (Till Sep 24), Admit Card (Out),

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam was held on Sep 24, 2023, for MBA/MCA programs. Karnataka PGCET 2023 provisional answer key will be released in Sep 2023. Karnataka PGCET results are expected to be declared on Sep 30, 2023.

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Karnataka 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, a total of 178 institutes in Karnataka provide admission for postgraduate programs offered to candidates who qualify for Karnataka PGCET.

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PCET 2023 Paper Analysis

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam followed the pattern previously disclosed by the exam authorities. Hence, there was no element of surprise in the paper. According to the teaching faculty of several coaching institutions, the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam for MBA was the easiest as compared to previous exam session question papers. The test's overall difficulty level ranged from easy to moderate. The Reasoning and General Intelligence tests were the easiest, while General Knowledge was the most difficult of the four portions. The quantitative analysis and English language proficiency components were of moderate difficulty.

Section Difficulty Level
Proficiency in English Language Easy
General Knowledge Moderate to Tough
Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Analysis Easy to Moderate

PGCET Exam Date 2023

The Karnataka Examination Authority conducts the Karnataka PGCET and publishes the important dates on their official website. The Karnataka PGCET exam 2023 are being held from Sep 23 - 24, 2023, by KEA.  Candidates can refer to the exam dates highlighted in the tabular column below.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Dates
Important Events Dates
Karnataka PGCET Notification Date Aug 5, 2023
Release of Online Application Form Aug 7, 2023
Last Date to Submit PGCET Application Form Sep 1, 2023 (Extended)
Last Date to Pay Registration Fee Sep 1, 2023
PGCET 2023 Admit Card for MBA/M.Tech/MCA Release Date Sep 13, 2023
Karnataka PGCET Exam Date 2023 Sep 23 - 24, 2023
Provisional Answer Key Release Date Sep 2023
Results Declaration Sep 30, 2023
Counselling for PGCET 2023 Start Date Oct 2023
Counselling for PGCET 2023 Last Date Oct 2023
Last Date for Reporting at the Allotted Colleges Oct 2023

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card 

KEA has released the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card on Sep 13, 2023, for M.Tech/MBA/MCA programs. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in, using the login credentials. Candidates should know that the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card will neither be dispatched nor sent via email or post under any circumstances.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card will contain 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 must keep a copy of their Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card till the end of the admission process.

How to Download Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card?

Applicants must 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, the applicant must enter the credentials such as the PGCET 2023 application ID and password.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Get Admit Card' link, and the applicant can access the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card.
  • Step 3: Download the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card and take the printout in an A4 size sheet.

Documents Required Along with PGCET 2023 Admit Card

Candidates should also bring a valid government/ private ID proof along with the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 will have 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 must carry their Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card to the exam centre without which, candidates will not be allowed to take part in the exam. In case of any discrepancy in the PGCET 2023 admit card, candidates should inform the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

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About Karnataka PGCET

The Karnataka PGCET full form is Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. Authorities released the detailed Karnataka PGCET notification 2023 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 2023 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 2023 also. Karnataka PGCET is an offline exam with 100 MCQs to be answered within 150 minutes.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 Courses Offered

Five postgraduate courses are offered through Karnataka PGCET 2023 in different fields. The courses available for PGCET 2023 candidates with their specifications are listed in the table below.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will set the eligibility criteria for the Karnataka PGCET 2023. 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 2022, 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 2023 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.

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PGCET 2023 Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2023 application form was released on the official website on Aug 7, 2023. The last date to apply for the exam was Sep 1, 2023, till 11:59 PM. Candidates could pay the Karnataka PGCET 2023 registration fee both online and offline.

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

PGCET 2023 Registration

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Registration ended on Sep 1, 2023. The Karnataka Examinations Authority released the application form on the official website. Karnataka PGCET 2022 application form details, along with the application process and documents required, are given below.

Candidates can read the step-by-step process below to get details about the Karnataka PGCET 2022 application process. The step-by-step process involved in the 'New User Registration is below.

  • Step 1: Candidates must 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 2023 Application Form

After the new user registration is 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 2023 application process.

Documents Upload for PGCET 2023 Application

Certain documents must 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 application process to avoid discrepancies in the future.
  • After filling the application form, a declaration box pops up. Applicants must 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 2023 Application Fee Payment

The application fee for PGCET 2023 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 2023 application fee. Check the procedure for fee payment given below.

  • To complete the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 receives two copies of the challan after the payment, and the bank retains one copy.
  • Candidates had to take 2-3 photocopies or at least store digital copies of them for future reference.

Documents Specification for PGCET 2023 Application Form

Candidates must upload their documents in the specified dimensions, size, and format as specified by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. The document specification for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam is given in the table below.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 

Candidates must have the below-mentioned documents at the time of filling the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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).

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PGCET 2023 Exam Centres

Based on their preferences, candidates must choose their Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam centres, which is convenient for them while filling the application form. There are 16 Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam centres across the state. Candidates must 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 2023 examination.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Centres
Bellary Raichur Mandya Chikkamagaluru
Mysore Belgaum Bagalkot Tumkur
Hubli Bijapur Shimoga Mangalore
Bangalore Davanagere Gulbarga Dharwad

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PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 before starting the preparation. It will help 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 2023 examination. 

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 is an offline exam i.e., paper & pen-based test (PPT). Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam question paper will have two sections. Each test paper will be designed to test the knowledge of candidates in their subject specialization. Candidates must go through the PGCET brochure for all the detailed information.

Karnataka PGCET exam pattern details are tabulated below.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 will be of objective type, i.e., multiple choice questions (MCQ), and the time given to complete the test will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Marking Scheme: The question paper of Karnataka PGCET 2023 will be for a total of 100 marks. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark, and there is no negative marking for incorrect responses in the exam. Since there is no negative marking, candidates can make use of this advantage by attending all questions. The following table contains course-wise marks distribution in the Karnataka PGCET 2023 examination.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 Syllabus

The Karnataka Examinations Authority tests candidates' strength in subjects which they opt for their undergraduate course. Therefore, the Karnataka PGCET 2023 syllabus depended on the course selected by the candidates in their UG and PG through Karnataka PGCET 2023. Topics for each course differs from each other. Candidates must be clear on topics that they have studied in their UG. They should try to increase their grasp on these topics.

The detailed syllabus of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam is tabulated below.

PGCET 2023 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

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PGCET 2023 Reference Books

Candidates appearing for the Karnataka 2023 exam must prepare well for the exam, and to prepare well and crack the exam, they should study good reference books. Candidates must be well aware of the exam pattern, syllabus, and the best reference books available in the market.

Each course has its reference book since the PGCET exam 2023 is conducted for candidates applying to different postgraduate courses. Candidates must buy the books according to their course and requirement. A few of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 reference books are listed below.

PGCET 2023 Reference Books
Book Title Author/ Publisher
Karnataka PGCET ME / M.Tech Entrance Test Chandresh Agrawal
MBA Entrance Examinations Guide 2022 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 2023?

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 2023 exam preparation, the candidates must ensure that they secured all of the relevant material. 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 their allotted time.
  • Construct a Custom Preparation Schedule: Preparation for an exam is not fruitful if students do not follow 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.

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PGCET 2023 Answer Key

The exam authority will declare the Karnataka PGCET 2023 provisional answer key on the official website after conducting the exam. Candidates will be able to check the provisional answer key. The authority will provide 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 must pay a prerequisite amount in favor of the exam authority and submit their objections, along with valid proof against that answer. After checking all the objections raised against the answer key, the authority will publish the final answer keys.

How to Download the Karnataka PGCET 2023 Answer Key?

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

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

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PGCET Cut Off 2023

The KEA will release the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 must give options in Karnataka PGCET 2023 counselling purely based on their interests. After cut off ranks are released, the candidates are advised to make a list of colleges they wanted to join based on their cut off and interest.

Factors Affecting PGCET 2023 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 2023 Cut Off Key Points

Candidates must remember the following points regarding Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023.
  • The cut off marks of Karnataka PGCET 2023 will be available in PDF format.
  • The authority will release the Karnataka PGCET cut off 2023 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 2023.
  • 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 2023 cut off.

PGCET 2023 Result

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will announce the Karnataka PGCET 2023 results on the official website on Sep 30, 2023. Candidates will be able to 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 depends on marks obtained in the Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test.

Note: Candidates applying for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 through GATE score must check their GATE results.

How to Check the PGCET 2023 Result?

Steps to check Karnataka PGCET 2023 result are given below.

  • Step 1: Candidates can 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 2023 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 are only eligible to claim the reservation in the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam. The important points regarding reservation of seats in the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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.

PGCET 2023 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2023 counselling information will be relesed by the authority on the official website. The shortlisted candidates will have to pay the fee and download the admission order. Candidates will have to report to the allotted institutes or further admission. The KEA conducts the counselling through online mode via option entry by candidates.

The five stages in the Karnataka PGCET 2023 counselling process are Online Registration, Verification of Documents, Filling of Preference Forms, Seat Allotment, and Reporting to the Allotted College.

Documents Required for PGCET 2023 Counselling 

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

  • Printout of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Form
  • Original Copy of the Challan
  • PGCET 2023 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 2023 Counselling

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

  • Registration of a Candidate: Every candidate who secures rank in Karnataka PGCET 2023 should 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 must get their original documents verified at the Helpline centre to be eligible for option entry for allotment of course seats. All documents will be 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 will be published on the official website as 'PGCET 2023 Option Entry'. The candidate must enter the college and course of their choice from among the seats available. They can enter any number of options as candidates wish to pursue.
  • Process of Allotment of Seats and Admission: The seat allotment will be conducted in two rounds. The first round, second round, and each consisted of 3 phases.
  • Remittance of Fees and Reporting to College: Candidates must pay the fee after the allotment process, as prescribed on the official website. Candidates will be informed of the date and time of reporting to college after the admission procedure gets over.

PGCET 2023 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


When will PGCET 2023 exam be held?

PGCET 2023 exam date is being held from Sep 23 - 24, 2023.

When does PGCET 2023 admit card will be issued?

Karanataka PGCET admit card 2023 was issued to the registered candidates on Sep 13, 2023.

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.

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.

Can I pay the application fee online?

Yes, You can pay the application fee online.

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.


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