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Karnataka PGCET Exam | Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Karnataka PGCET Exam | Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

What is Karnataka PGCET?

Karnataka PGCET is an entrance exam for getting admissions into various PG courses in top private and government colleges in Karnataka. It is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). Students can easily get into colleges that accept admissions on a merit basis as well as on management quota basis through Karnataka PGCET.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Date
1st week of July, 2021
Name of the examination
Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Common name
Karnataka PGCET
Conducting body
Karnataka Examinations Authority
Frequency of the exam
Once a Year
Months in which the exam is conducted
Mode of examination
Duration of the exam
120 minutes 
Total marks
Exam Level
State Level Exam

Courses in which you can take admissions through Karnataka PGCET are:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

  • Master of Technology (M.Tech)

  • Master of Engineering (ME)

These courses are offered in some of the top private and government institutions in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET is a state-level entrance examination for getting into renowned institutions only in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET is held in 2-phases, once every year, spread over 2-consecutive days. The first day is for aspirants who want to pursue either M.Arch, M.Tech, or ME. It is divided into Type A and Type B. Type A session is for the courses offered by the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE). Type B session is for the courses offered by Kuvempu University and the University of Mysore. Students can choose to give both the parts or opt for any one of them, according to their preference. On the second day, the entrance exam is conducted for the MBA and MCA aspirants. 178 private and government institutions accept Karnataka PGCET scores for admission into their PG courses. These colleges offer the M.Arch, M.Tech, ME, MBA, and MCA courses through a well-established pedagogy that matches industry standards. Close to 40,000 students apply for Karnataka PGCET every year. It makes the exam one of the most preferred state-level exams for a diverse range of courses. More details about Karnataka PGCET's Exam Details, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Admit Cards, and other details will be explored in the sections below. 

Karnataka PGCET Exam Details

Karnataka PGCET is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) and has a fixed pattern through which it tests student's merit. Though Karnataka PGCET is held for a variety of courses, the conducting body has kept the duration and pattern as similar as possible to avoid any confusion.

Given below is a table that lists downs the Karnataka PGCET Exam Details:

Mode of Exam
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Medium of Exam
Total Number of Papers
Number of Days
Division of Exam
Divided into 2 parts on Day 1.
Day 1 Examinations

Type A: Courses offered by VTU and UVCE

Type B: Courses offered by Kuvempu University and University of Mysore

Day 2 Examinations
For MBA and MCA Aspirants
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of options per question

Karnataka PGCET Reservation of Seats:

Karnataka PGCET allows certain students to avail reservation of seats while they apply for the examination. Only the students who are of the native origin of the state of Karnataka can be a part of this reservation process, provided they meet the criteria mentioned below. 

Below are some of the important rules concerning the reservation for Karnataka PGCET 2021:

  • People who belong to Category-1 in the state of Karnataka can enjoy this reservation. Category-1 people are those who belong to a certain caste in the state. 
  • Candidates belonging to the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region can also claim for reservation given that they can produce a legit eligibility certificate from their concerned Assistant Commissioner. 
  • Wards of ex-servicemen can also claim for the reservation. They need to obtain a certificate with their parent's home address. This certificate should be signed by both the Joint Director or the Deputy Director of the district and the Director of the Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore.
  • Candidates with physical disabilities of higher than 40% can avail a reservation of 3% of the total seats in all the Government and Government-aided Colleges in Karnataka. 

Karnataka PGCET Exam Dates:

Important updates regarding the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exams are always posted on the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority. Aspirants should always keep themselves updated regarding the important dates. 

The table below lists the Karnataka PGCET Exam Dates:

Tentative Dates 
Registration Begins 
1st week of June 2021
Registration Ends
3rd week of May 2021
Release of Admit Card
4th week of June 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Date
3rd week of May 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key Release Date
2nd week of July 2021
Announcement of Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result
3rd week of August 2021
Counselling Date for Karnataka PGCET 2021
1st week of September 2021
Karnataka PGCET Syllabus:

Karnataka Examination Authority tests the merit of the candidate through a well-laid out syllabus for Karnataka PGCET. The candidates are tested based on their undergraduate subjects and other relevant topics related to the course that they are opting for. 

Each of the available courses will have a different set of topics on which the candidates will be tested. Candidates need to be very clear about the topics in their undergraduate field. They should try to increase their hold on these topics by referring to credible sources. 

Below we will look at the detailed Karnataka PGCET Syllabus according to the respective PG courses. 

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for M.Arch, M.Tech, and ME (Type A and Type B):

Below is a detailed list of the subjects and the syllabus that candidates going for the M.Arch, M.Tech, and ME courses can expect in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam. 


  • 2D Analytical Geometry 
  • 3D Analytical Geometry 
  • Calculus
  • Algebraic Structures
  • Differential Equations
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Combinational Analysis
  • Linear and Nonlinear Equations
  • Set Theory
  • Relations
  • Number System
  • Logic

Mechanical Science:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Production Engineering
  • Engineering Materials
  • Strength of Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Theory of Machines
  • Design of Machine Elements
  • Industrial Engineering and Management

Civil Engineering:

  • Elements of Civil Engineering 
  • Material Strength & Structures
  • Science of Building Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geo-Technical Engineering
  • Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering

Chemical Engineering:

  • Process Calculations
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanical Operations
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Process Control
  • Pollution Control Engineering
  • Process Industries


  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Process Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Plant and Animal Biotechnology
  • Characteristics of Animal Cells
  • Immunology
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Environmental Biotechnology

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

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
  • 'C' Computer Language

Electrical Science:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Microprocessors

Environmental Engineering:

  • Environmental Chemistry, Biology and Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Ecology
  • Water Supply and Treatment
  • Wastewater and Treatment
  • Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
  • Atmospheric Pollution and Control
  • Transport Processes and Water Quality Assessment
  • Environmental 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


  • City Planning
  • Housing
  • Visual and Urban Design
  • History of Architecture
  • Development of Contemporary Architecture
  • Planning Theory
  • Techniques of Planning

Karnataka PGCET MCA Syllabus:

MCA is an important postgraduate course for any BCA graduate. The course allows the students to tread further in this dynamic field. Karnataka PGCET is an important entrance exam for an MCA aspirant as it allows him/her to pursue this course at some of the best MCA colleges in Karnataka. 

Below is the syllabus for Karnataka PGCET MCA:

  • General Mathematics
  • Computer Awareness
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • General Knowledge
  • English

Karnataka PGCET MBA Syllabus:

Karnataka PGCET is also an important part of MBA aspirants. It allows them to seek admissions in some of the top colleges in Bangalore and the rest of Karnataka. 

Below is a detailed syllabus for Karnataka PGCET MBA Examination:

  • English Language
  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Books for Karnataka PGCET:

As stated above, Karnataka PGCET's syllabus is based on your undergraduate courses. Candidates are tested based on a dynamic exam pattern that covers all these subjects. 

Hence, it's recommended for the candidates to refer to the relevant books for their preparation. 

Below is the list of recommended books for Karnataka PGCET:

  • Karnataka PGCET ME / M.Tech Entrance Test by Chandresh Agrawal
  • General Knowledge 2021 by Arihant Publications
  • The Mega Yearbook by Disha Experts
  • MBA Entrance Examinations Guide by R.Gupta
  • Karnataka ME/M.Tech PGCET Mechanical Engineering by Chandresh Agarwal
  • M.Sc Mathematics Entrance Examination by Suraj Singh and Rashmi Gupta
  • MBA Entrance Examinations books by Arihant Publications
  • Success Guide for PGCET MCA by Vasantha Book House
  • A Competitive Guide for MCA Entrance Examination by S.Chand

In addition to these books, candidates can refer to their undergraduate books for reference. 

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern:

The KEA has set different exam patterns for all the courses that it conducts in the Karnataka PGCET. The exam pattern has been designed in the perfect manner that tests the candidate's merit for the course. 

Below is the exam pattern for all the subjects.  

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern for M.Arch, M.Tech, and ME (Type A and Type B):

Total Questions
Total Marks
Total Number of Parts
2 (Part A and Part B)
Number of questions
Part A: 50
Part B: 25
Marks Allotted
Part A: 1
Part B: 2
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking
Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern for MBA:


Total Questions
Total Marks
Total Number of Parts
2 (Part 1 and Part 2)
Part 1 Subjects

Section A: English

Section B: General Knowledge

Part 2 Subjects

Section C: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Section D: Quantitative Aptitude

Number of questions

Section A: 25
Section B: 25

Section C: 25 
Section D: 25

Marks Allotted
1 mark each
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern for MCA:

Total Questions
Total Marks
Total Number of Parts
2 (Part A and Part B)
Number of questions
Part A: 60
Part B: 20
Marks Allotted

Part A: 1

Part B: 2

Negative Marking
No Negative Marking
Karnataka PGCET Exam Centres:

Karnataka PGCET is conducted in centres across various districts in Karnataka. Below is the list of all the exam centres:

Karnataka PGCET Application Form:

The registration process for Karnataka PGCET 2021 will start in the 1st week of June, 2021. Karnataka Examinations Authority will release the Karnataka PGCET Application Form on their official website. Along with this, they will release the application process and details of the documents that will be required for filling up the form. 

Candidates should go through the step by step process of filling up the form in a very precise manner to avoid any confusion and discrepancy. 

How to register for Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Process?

Registering for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 is a very easy process. The entire process to register for Karnataka PGCET 2021 is described below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 

Step 2: Candidates need to click on the 'New User' Tab. 

Step 3: Details such as Name, Gender, Age, Nationality, Contact Details, and other information needs to be filled up by the candidate. 

Step 4: Candidates will receive their Unique ID and Password on the Email ID and Mobile Number provided by them. 

The Unique ID and Password determines that the candidate has been registered with the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 

How to fill the Karnataka PGCET Application Form?

After registering for the Karnataka PGCET Application process, candidates have to fill-up the form. 

Below are the steps that describe the process to fill up the form:

  • Candidates need to login to their respective accounts using their User ID and Password, which they have got at the time of registration. 
  • The above process shall lead them to the 'Student Information Page'. 
  • In the 'Students Information Page', candidates have to fill in their Details, Contact Details, Academic Details, Work-experience Details, and others. 
  • Candidates need to save the above information and then move on to the next section of the application form, which is Documents.

What are the documents required for filling up the form?

Documents form an important part of the form filling process. While filling up the application form, candidates must keep the scanned copies of all documents. These documents shall be uploaded in the mentioned section in the application form. 

These documents are as follows:

  • Recent Passport-size photograph. 
  • Signature
  • Left Thumb Impression

The scanned copy of the above documents is strictly required for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Form filling process. 

Candidates have to upload the mentioned documents in either JPG or JPEG format. 

Below is the document specifications for Karnataka PGCET 2021:


File Size:5KB - 40KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm


File Size: 5KB - 40KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Left Thumb Impression

File Size: 5KB - 40KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm


Candidates have to strictly adhere to the document specification. Failing which, their application form shall not accept the document, and the application form shall not proceed further.  

In addition to the above documents, candidates should also keep the following documents with themselves while filling up the application form. They will have to fill up the details of the documents on the application form. 

Below is the list that contains those documents:

  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Undergraduate Marksheet
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)
  • IT certificate (If applicable)

On doing this, candidates have to click on the 'Save and Next' button. 

Declaration Page:

After filling up the personal details page and after uploading the documents, candidates are taken to the declaration page. It is a very important page as it has important information about the exam. Candidates should go through it properly and then click on the submit on this page. 

Final Submission of the Application Form:

For the final submission process, candidates have to need to follow the below-mentioned steps: 

  • Candidates should go through the entire form. It must be done properly to avoid any kind of discrepancy in the future processes of Karnataka PGCET. They should check the details that they have furnished in the form. 
  • After hitting on the final submit button, a declaration box shall pop-up. Candidates should read all the details in this box and then hit the final submit button. 
  • Candidates should remember that after the final submission of the form, no changes shall be entertained until the correction window opens up for the same. 

Fee Payment:

Candidates have to pay a certain amount as fees for the registration process. The fees shall vary according to the candidate's category. 

Below is the detailed fee structure for Karnataka PGCET 2021:

Fees (In Rs.)

Candidates need to complete the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Fee Payment by either going for online or offline payment. For online payment, candidates can pay through their respective Debit or Credit cards. For the offline mode, candidates have to select the respective Bank Challan and take the print out of the same. The payment for the exam can be made through any branch of the banks mentioned in the form.  

On making the payment at the bank, candidates will be given 2 copies of the challan while one copy will be retained by the bank. Candidates should retain the bank copies with care and should take out 2 to 3 photocopies of the same. Digital copies of the challan copy should also be stored by the candidates. 

After all the above processes, candidates should take a print out of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form for future reference. They should also save the digital copy of the form as well.

Karnataka PGCET Correction Window:

KEA gives an option to the students to correct their mistakes, if any, through the brief correction window. It allows candidates to change the information that they have provided earlier. 

Below is the process that should help a candidate to go about the correction window:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority. 

Step 2: Log in to your student portal using your User ID and Password. 

Step 3: Take your cursor to the 'Payment Status Tab' for the dropdown menu. 

Step 4: Click on the button that says: 'Click here to Edit Application.'

Step 5: Clicking on the above option will take the candidate to their application form. Here they can edit the necessary details, as required. 

Step 6: After modifying the details, candidates have to click on the 'Declare Button'. 

Step 7: Candidates have to click on the final 'Submit' button to apply with the modified information. 

Step 8: Print out of the application form can now be taken out and stored for further processes. 

Karnataka PGCET Preparation Tips:

Karnataka PGCET is a dynamic entrance exam that tests the students according to a diverse knowledge base. Hence, the preparation for this exam has to be done meticulously by following a strict schedule and pattern. 

To ace Karnataka PGCET, candidates can go for 2 types of the preparation process. They are:

  • Coaching
  • Self-Preparation

Both these processes can be chosen as per the need and suitability of the candidates. Usually, coaching is preferred more over self-preparation as the former helps to get into a formal system. Self-preparation can work for those who are determined enough to follow a routine and prepare accordingly. 

Karnataka PGCET preparation process has some common tips and tricks, which will work for both who go for coaching classes as well as self-preparation. 

Below are those tips and tricks for Karnataka PGCET preparation:

  • Exam Syllabus:

As an aspirant, you need to have a proper idea of the exam syllabus. It shall help you to chalk out a preparation plan properly. A proper idea of the syllabus shall help you gather the required resources for the examination. 

  • Resources for the Exam:

Candidates should gather the books or the e-resources that they need for the preparation process. It shall help them to go about the process smoothly. In addition to this, they should also prepare their own set of notes that shall help them prepare for the exam. 

There are many study materials available, but choosing the right one according to one's understanding shall be the key.

  • Following a strict preparation schedule:

Following a strict schedule is very important for the candidates. It helps them to maintain a proper flow in their preparation process. The schedule should dedicate more time to a candidate's weaker area as compared to the stronger areas. 

All the subjects should be distributed equally in the schedule. The schedule should also have provisions for breaks in between. You can always go for a walk or listen to your favourite music during these break sessions and come back rejuvenated to your study table. 

  • Regular revision of the topics:

Candidates should do a regular revision of the topics because they can tend to forget them after a few days of a gap. Regular revision of the topics shall help the candidates to be in a proper flow to ace the examinations.

  • Mock tests:

One of the biggest tricks to ace entrance examinations such as Karnataka PGCET is to get a proper hang of the previous year's question papers. Hence, it is highly recommended to practice mock papers that are in line with the previous year's question papers. 

It shall help the candidates to strategize a formula that will help them to go about answering the exam. This strategy can be changed as and when needed. One of the biggest advantages of answering mock exams is that candidates no longer are alien to the actual exam conditions. 

  • Have proper food and drink water:

Sometimes, due to the pressure created by such entrance examinations, candidates forget to follow their normal routine. It is very important to follow those as it will help in maintaining proper health and concentration during the preparation period. 

It is very important to have proper food and drink lots of water to keep the body energised. 

Entrance exams such as these take a huge toll on the candidate. Hence, it is very important to be calm and go about the process in a planned manner. 

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card:

The admit card for the Karnataka PGCET Exam will be released in the 4th week of June, 2021 on the official website of the KEA. Candidates have to directly download the admit card from the official website. The admit card won't be sent by post or by email to the students. 

Below are the steps by which you can download your Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 

Step 2: Log in with your credential for Karnataka PGCET 2021, i.e., your ID and Password. 

Step 3: Click on the section which says Admit Card for Karnataka PGCET 2021. 

Step 4: Check whether all the details on the Admit Card are correct or not. 

Step 5: Download the Admit Card onto an A4 size paper. 

Step 6: Make sure the print is of the highest quality, and all the details are properly mentioned. 

Karnataka PGCET admit card will contain the following details:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Roll Number
  • Father's Name
  • Date and Time of Exam
  • Venue 
  • Candidate's Photograph
  • Scanned signature of the candidate
  • Important instructions and Guidelines

In case of any discrepancy noticed by the candidates in these details, it should be immediately reported to the concerned authorities. The Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card should be kept carefully until the admission process is over. 

Along with the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card, candidates have to carry any of the following documents with them to the exam hall. This document shall act as an Identification Proof along with your Identity Card. 

Below are the following government approved photo ID cards:

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

Items prohibited in the Exam Centres:

Candidates are only allowed to enter the examination hall with their Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card and their valid Government ID Proof.

There is a list of items that are prohibited inside the examination hall. Below is a list of those items:

  • Stationery Items such as Pens, Pencils, Erasers, etc. 
  • Sharp Objects such as Knives, Blades, etc. 
  • Ornaments 
  • Any kind of Food or Beverage

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result:

The results of the Karnataka PGCET shall be announced on the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 

Below are the steps to check the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

Step 2: Click on the 'Result' tab on the homepage. 

Step 3: Candidates have to enter their Application Number and Date of Birth as their credentials on this page. Then click on "Submit".

Step 4: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Scorecard will now be displayed on the screen. 

Step 5: Candidates should take out a proper printout of the scorecard for future reference.

After the results are out, the KEA will release the Merit List of the candidates. It will be completely based on the marks obtained in the written exam. 

Candidates should note that separate merit lists of M.Tech, ME, M.Arch, MCA, and MBA will be released by the candidates. 

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Scorecard:

During the admission process, candidates have to provide their Karnataka PGCET 2021 Scorecard. Hence, it is recommended to preserve a proper print out of that scorecard for future reference. 

Below are the details that the scorecard carries:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's Category
  • PGCET Application Number
  • Rank
  • PGCET Score
  • Subjects
  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 Cut Off

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Cut Off

Along with the results for Karnataka PGCET, KEA also releases the cut-offs for all the courses. The cut-offs shall determine whether a candidate is selected for the further process or not. 

Below are the details of the cut-offs:

  • KEA shall release the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Cut offs on its official website. 
  • The cut-offs will be according to the Course, Category, and College. Cut-offs will help the students to get a basic idea of the college that they are eligible for. 
  • Cut-offs shall help further in the counselling process of Karnataka PGCET 2021.

Factors affecting Karnataka PGCET 2021 Cut off marks:

Factors on which the Karnataka PGCET 2021 cutoffs depend are as follows:

  • The number of candidates appearing for the examination. 
  • The difficulty level of the exam.
  • Total number of seats available

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling:

Counselling for Karnataka PGCET 2021 will be conducted to help the candidates decide on the kind of colleges that they will be going for. KEA will conduct the counselling through online mode, wherein candidates will be given options to choose from. 

Following are the 5 stages of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 counselling process:

  • Online Registration
  • Document Verification
  • Filling of Preference Form
  • Allotment of Seats
  • Reporting to the Allotted College.

Below is the list of documents required during the counselling process:

  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form print out. 
  • Original Copy of the Bank Challan 
  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card.
  • Class X or Equivalent Marksheet
  • Class XII or Equivalent Marksheet
  • Undergraduate Marksheet
  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 Scorecard
  • Provisional Undergraduate Degree 
  • 2 Recent passport size photograph. 


  1. What are the eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET?

    - The eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET are to get at least 50% in the concerned undergraduate courses. 
  2. Which are the courses for which Karnataka PGCET conducted?

    - Courses for which the Karnataka PGCET is conducted are ME, M.Tech, M.Arch, MCA, and MBA. 
  3. What is the mode of Karnataka PGCET?

    - Karnataka PGCET is an offline pen-paper based examination. 
  4. What is the time allotted to Karnataka PGCET Exam?

    - The time allotted for the Karnataka PGCET is 120 minutes. 
  5. Is there any negative marking for Karnataka PGCET?

    - No, there is no negative marking for Karnataka PGCET Examination. 
  6. How can I get access to the application form for Karnataka PGCET?

    - Candidates can get access to the application form for Karnataka PGCET by visiting the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). 
  7. What is the application fee for Karnataka PGCET?

    - Application fees for Karnataka PGCET are divided category-wise. It is Rs. 650 for the general category and Rs. 500 for the Reserved category. 
  8. Is Karnataka PGCET the only way to get into Postgraduate courses in Karnataka?

    - No, Karnataka PGCET can give you admission into 178 colleges across Karnataka. The rest of the colleges accept national level entrance exam scores or have their admission process.
Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET are set by the KEA. Candidates have to strictly meet the eligibility criteria, or else their candidature will be rejected. Since the marks of Karnataka PGCET is required for 5 different courses, the KEA has set different eligibility criteria for these courses. 

Below is the list that explains the eligibility criteria for each course:

Courses Name
Karnataka PGCET Eligibility
Students need to hold a bachelor's degree, in any field, with a minimum of 55% or equivalent CGPA.
Students with a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science with a minimum of 50% marks can apply for this course. 
M.Arch/ ME/ M.Tech
Students with a valid GATE score or an Engineering or Architecture Degree, with a minimum of 50% or equivalent CGPA, can apply for this course. 

The above-mentioned marks are for the general category students. Marks for the ST/ SC and OBC students need to be around 40% or equivalent CGPA.  

Candidates with prior work-experience can also apply for the exams. There is no minimum or maximum cap on the number of work experience for a particular course. 

Though, if a candidate is willing to go for a part-time course, then he/ she has to have a minimum work experience of 3 years. 

Age limit
  • No age limit

ID proof details
  • SSLC and 2nd PUC or Equivalent Marks Card
  • Qualifying Exam Marks Cards
  • Study Certificate
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

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