A Detailed Information about Karnataka PGCET 2018

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Karnataka PGCET stands for Karnataka Post Graduate Entrance Test. Karnataka PGCET 2018 will be organised by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is a state level entrance examination. Through this examination, the applicant gets admission into the private/government/private un-aided colleges located in the state of Karnataka. Applicants interested in courses like MBA/MCA/M.Arch/M.Tech/ME and 2nd year of MCA programme usually appear in this exam.

 Karnataka PGCET 2018 Important Dates 

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online Application form start 1st week of July 2018
Last Date for submission of online application Last week of July 2018
Admit card Available from In the month of August 2018
Exam Date 1st week of August 2018
Result Declaration Date 3rd week of August 2018
Counselling Start Date 1st week of September 2018

 Karnataka PGCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

MBA (Full Time/Part Time)       

Candidates should have a Bachelor Degree or equivalent with minimum 50% marks (45% marks aggregate for SC/ST candidates)

For MCA Pass

UG or equivalent examination with Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Computer Programming, Computer Application, Business Mathematics and Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects.


Score aggregate at minimum 50% marks (candidates who belong to SC/ST & Category need 45% marks)

MCA (Lateral Entry)

Pass BCA, B.Sc. (IT/Computer Science) with Mathematics at 12th or graduate level.


Obtain at list 50% marks (45% marks SC/ST & Category I of Karnataka candidates)

ME/MTech/M.Arch (Full Time/Part Time)

Pass UG qualifying or equivalent examination.


Secure minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST & Category I of Karnataka candidates

Note: Valid GATE Score Card

Note: SC/ST/Category-I/OBC eligibility criteria are applicable to Karnataka Candidates only.

      • Candidates must belong to Karnataka state & have a domicile certificate of Karnataka state.

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Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2018

Karnataka PGCET application is available at online mode only. The application form will be released from the 1st week of July 2018 until Last week of July 2018. While filling the application form, candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully.

Applicants need to upload their scanned photograph, scanned signature & Left-Hand Thumb Impression (in given format). Candidates must enter their correct E-mail address and mobile numbers for future use.

Application Fee

      • Candidates can pay the application fee through offline mode (Bank Challan) or. Candidates can pay from any of the branches of specified banks.
      • The fee for General & OBC category candidates is Rs. 650
      • Candidates from SC/ST Category need todeposit Rs. 500.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

The question paper will be in different forms. The Exam pattern is given here:

      • Exam Mode: The exam will be held through offline mode (Pen-Paper Based).
      • Language: The question paper will be asked in English language only.
      • Type of Question: The question will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type.
      • Number of Questions: Total 100 questions will be asked in the examination for each course.
      • Exam Duration: The duration of the examination will be 2½ hours.
      • Marking Scheme: One mark will be given to the candidate for correct answer in MBA exam. In MCA & ME/M.Tech/M.Arch, for PART I one mark & for PART II two marks will be allotted for the correct response.
      • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking.
Courses Number of Questions Marks Allotted
MBA 100 100
Part I 60 60
Part II 20 40
Total 80 100
PART I 50 50
PART II 25 50
Total 75 100

How to Prepare for KARNATAKA PGCET:

Here, we are highlighting some tips on how to prepare for KARNATAKA PGCET:

      • Students must gather all the essential information about KARNATAKA PGCET including syllabus and exam pattern.
      • Lots of study material are available online and offline for KARNATAKA PGCET preparation. Candidates can refer best books for their exam preparation.
      •  Manage your time effectively.
      • Take proper sleep.
      • Revise all the important topics before going for the exam.
      • Practice previous years question papers to get the idea about the type of question paper.
      • Try to attempt all the questions. The questions should not be left as there will be no negative marking in the examination.


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