About: Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET) is a state level entrance examination conducted to get admission in various postgraduate courses in Karnataka.
Authority: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka conducts PGCET for admission to Government seats as well as for Management Quota seats.
Courses Offered: Through Karnataka PGCET 2019 ME, M.Tech, MCA, MBA, M.Arch courses are offered in colleges/ universities in Karnataka.
Level: Karnataka PGCET is a state-level entrance examination for admission in universities/ colleges in Karnataka.
Frequency: This examination is conducted once every academic year by KEA.
Mode & Type: The examination will be conducted offline i.e. Paper and Pen-based Test (PPT) and the paper will be of objective MCQ's
Marks: The question paper will be a total of 100 marks and each correct answer will be given 1 mark and there are no negative marks.
Note: There is no need to attend the Karnataka PGCET if the candidate is qualified in GATE 2019.
Name of the Examination
Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Mode of Exam
Karnataka Examination Authority
Date of Exam
1st July 2019
Management, Computer Applications, Technology, and Architecture Courses
Duration & Marks
150 minutes for 100 marks
Type of Questions
Application Form: Application Form will be available on the official website of Karnataka PGCET on 13th May 2019 and the last date to submit the form is on 7th June 2019
Admit Card: Admit Card will be available once the candidate has registered successfully and will be available from 24th June 2019 and the candidates should carry their Admit Card to the Exam Centre compulsorily.
Exam Date: Karnataka PGCET 2019 will commence on 1st July 2019 through offline mode.
Result: Results will be declared on the official website on 19th August 2019.
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Qualifications: To get qualified in this exam the candidates should have an Under-Graduate Degree from any College/ Universities in India or Abroad.
Marks: Candidates must have scored
More than 50 percentile for General candidates
SC/ ST and OBC candidates they have to score more than 40 percentile.
Work Experience: The work experience must be at least 3 years as on 31st July 2019 to satisfy the eligibility.
Topics: Candidates who are applying for the exam need to thoroughly prepare all the major topics which they have learned at their undergraduate level.
Stream: The Karnataka PGCET Syllabus will be different for each and every stream who are attempting the exam.
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Mode: Karnataka PGCET will be conducted in offline mode i.e. Paper & Pen-based Test (PPT)
Sections: The exam question paper is divided into two sections. Each of the paper is designed to test the knowledge of candidates in their subject specialization.
Question & Duration: The questions will be of objective MCQ's and time given to complete the test will be 2 Hours 30Minutes i.e. 150 Minutes.
Marks: The question paper will be 100 marks in total, each and every answer will be given 1 mark and there is no negative marking in the exam.
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Registration Date: Application Form will be available on 13th May 2019 on the official website and the last date to submit the form is on 7th June 2019
Mode of payment: Candidates can pay the Registration Fee either through online or offline mode.
Online payment: Candidates can make their payment using a Debit/ Credit Card or Net Banking and should take a printout of the receipt for further process.
Documents: Required documents for the Application Form should be scanned and uploaded in the given format to complete the registration.
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Eligibility: Candidates must fulfil the Eligibility Criteria, before filling the Application Form.
Separate Form: If candidates are applying for more than one exam then they have to fill up separate Application Forms for each exam.
Application Form Details: Candidates should fill the necessary details which have been asked in the form such as Personal, Academic, Contact, Payment details.
Registration Fee: Candidates should pay a Registration Fee of INR 650 for General category and INR 500 for Reserved category.
Get more information about Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Process
Choice of Centre: Based on their preferences, Candidates have to choose their own Exam Centres while filling the Application Form.
Locations: Karnataka PGCET Exam Centre is organized in 12 cities across Karnataka.
Change of Centre: Exam Centre once selected by the candidate cannot be changed under any circumstances.
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Mode: Karnataka PGCET Admit Card is available online from 24th June 2019 on the official website.
Postal: Admit Card for Karnataka PGCET 2019 will neither be dispatched nor be sent via email or post or courier to any candidate under any circumstances.
Details on Admit Card: The Admit Card contains details such as Candidate’s Name, Passport size photograph, Signature of the candidate, Date of Exam, Time of Exam, Venue of the Examination Centre, Important instructions regarding the examination
Reference: Until the entire admission procedure gets complete, candidates are advised to preserve a copy of the Admit Card for the future reference.
Results Date: Karnataka PGCET Results are announced by the conducting authority on the official website on 19th August 2019.
Answer Keys: Karnataka PGCET Answer key will be released within 3 days of conducting the exam by the authorities of the state. Students can use this answer key to estimate a rough score by cross-checking their answers with it.
Merit List: The merit list will be prepared separately for MBA, MCA, ME / M.Tech / M.Arch. PGCET Merit list will be solely be based on the marks obtained in the written exam i.e. Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test.
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Counseling Date: Karnataka PGCET Counselling process is expected to be conducted on 2nd September 2019.
Mode: KEA conducts the counselling both in online and offline modes.
Stages: There are five stages in the counselling process which are the Online Registration, Verification of Documents, Filling of Preference Form, Seat Allotment, and Reporting to the Alloted College.
Get more information about Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling
18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012.
Phone : 080 - 23460460
Fax : 080 - 23461576
Q: What is the required eligibility for PGCET 2019?
Eligibility criteria is different for MCA, MBA, M.Tech and M.Arch programmes. Please go through the eligibility section for complete information.
Q: What is the mode of the exam?
PGCET exam will be conducted in the offline mode.
Q: What is the exam pattern for PGCET?
PGCET exam pattern is different for MCA, MBA, M.Tech and M.Arch programmes. Please go through the exam pattern section for complete information.
Q: Is there any negative marking?
There is no negative marking.
Q: When can I avail the admit card?
Candidates can obtain the admit card from 24th June 2019 onwards.
Q: What is PGCET?
PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance examination conducted by Karnataka Education Authority for candidates to get admission in various postgraduate courses in Karnataka.
Q: From when can I avail the PGCET application form?
Candidates can avail the PGCET application form on the official website from 13th May 2019
Q: Can I pay the application fee online?
No, application fee can only be paid through the bank challan provided.
Q: What is the application fee?
The application fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs 650 and it is Rs 500 for SC/ST candidates.
Q: What is the syllabus for PGCET?
Candidates should prepare on Graduate level topics to appear for PGCET.
Q: What is the frequency of the exam?
The examination is conducted once in every academic year by KEA
Q: I am qualified in GATE 2019, do I need to attend in PGCET?
If the candidate has valid GATE score there is no need to attend the Karnataka PGCET
Q: Is there any descriptive test in PGCET?
No, only objective type questions will be asked.
Q: What is the mode of the examination?
The examination will be conducted in the offline mode i.e, Paper & Pen-Based Test (PBT)
Application Form Start and End Date: 13th May 2019 and 7th June 2019
Admit Card Release Date: 24th June 2019
Exam Date: 1st July 2019
Result Date: 19th August 2019
Qualifications: Candidates must have a three-year graduate degree from a recognized government university or institution with at least 50% marks for general candidates and 45% for SC/ST and OBC candidates after completion of 10+2, in architecture/engineering stream.
Qualifications: Candidates must have a three-year graduate degree from a recognized government university or institution with at least 50% marks for general candidates and 45% for SC/ST and OBC candidates after completion of 10+2, in any stream.
Eligibility: Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria, before filling the Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Form.
Separate forms: Initially the candidate has to fill up separate application forms for each exam if they are applying for more than one exam.
Availability: Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Form is available on the official website from 13th May 2019. The last date to fill the application form is 7th June 2019.
Application mode: The Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form will be available online on the official website.
Application Fee: Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Fee can be paid either in offline or online mode.
Eligibility: Before filling the Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form, the candidates are required to check the eligibility criteria .
Mode: Karnataka PGCET 2019 admit card is available online on the official website.
Identity: For the candidates who will be appearing in the Karnataka PGCET 2019 examination, the Karnataka PGCET 2019 Admit card is issued as an identity proof
Admit Card Specifications: The Karnataka PGCET 2019 Admit card must be printed on an A4 size paper. If a candidate is applying for the exam on the basis of his/her GATE score then there is no need to download the Karnataka PGCET 2019 Admit card
Mode of examination: online
Question Paper type: Objective type questions
Total marks: 100 marks
Each stream will have a separate syllabus
Computer Science and Engineering
Polymer Science and Technology
Mathematics and Computer Science
Dates: The Karnataka PGCET 2019 results will be reported on 2019.
Official Site: The Karnataka PGCET 2019 results will be accessible on Karnataka PGCET 2019 Official Website.
Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling
Candidates should get clear in Karnataka PGCET 2019 counselling to get eligible for counselling.
There are 3 stages in Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling