Karnataka PGCET 2020: Application, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET 2020Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is a state level entrance test held every year. This entrance exam is organized for those aspirants who are seeking admission for full time/part time courses of MBA/ MCA/ ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch and for second year lateral entry to MCA course in various institutions and affiliated universities located in the state of Karnataka. Candidates can go through this article to get detailed information related to Karnataka PGCET 2020 application, dates, eligibility, pattern, etc.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Date

Students can check below tentative Karnataka PGCET Exam dates for various events:

EventsDates 2020 (Tentative)
Online Registration Starts3rd week of May 2020
Online Registration Close1st week of June 2020
Hall Ticket4th week of June 2020
Exam Date1st week of July 2020
Releasing of Answer key2nd week of July 2020
Declaration of Result3rd week of August 2020
Counselling Start1st week of September 2020

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Application Form details regarding the application form is given below:

Latest Applications Open 2020:

  • The Application Form for Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be released in the third week of May 2020.
  • Candidates need to online register themselves by entering their name, course for which they are applying, date of birth and other required information.
  • After registering, students have to fill various details, upload the required documents and make fee payment.
  • Candidates must keep ready the scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression.
  • Before paying the fee, students have to verify complete details and then submit the form. No correction will be allowed after final submission of the form.
  • Students must fill details in the application form carefully. The authority may or may not provide any correction facility.
  • Last date to fill the application form is till first week of June 2020.
  • Candidates must take print out of the form for further use. Candidates are advised to keep the application form safely as it will be needed during the counselling and admission process.

Application Fee:

  • General Candidates have to pay Rs. 650 and reserved candidates have to pay Rs.500 as application fee.

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay their fee only through offline mode via Challan at any State Bank of Mysore Branch. Also, the fee can be paid through e-payment at any post office.

Check Here – How to Fill Karnataka PGCET 2020 Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for the various courses is given below:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Domicile: Candidates belonging to Karnataka state must have domicile of Karnataka.

For MBA Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree with minimum three year of duration in any discipline.
  • Marks Required: Candidate must have scored 50% minimum aggregate marks in graduation degree and 45% marks for reserved category candidates.

For MCA Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have passed UG degree with Mathematics/Statistics/Computer.
  • Marks Required: Candidate must have secured 50% marks in graduation if he doesn’t belong to reserved category and for reserved category 45% marks are required.
  • Subjects: Student must have passed graduation degree with Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Application, Business Mathematics and Business Statistics as one of the subjects in graduation level.

For M. Tech/ ME /M. Arch Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have passed B. Tech/ M. Sc or equivalent degree to be eligible.
  • Marks Required: Candidate must have secured minimum of 50% marks (45% for ST/SC/OBC category of Karnataka state).
  • GATE Candidates: Candidates must have a valid GATE score card.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern for the aspirants is given below:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted through offline mode. Candidates need to mark their answer on OMR sheet with the help of pen.
  • Total Marks: The test will be of total 100 marks for each course.
  • Type of Question: All questions in the test will be of multiple-choice, One question will carry four choices.
  • Language of the Exam: The paper will be in English Language.
  • Duration of Exam: The exam time duration will be of 2 hours & 30 minutes.
  • Marking: There will be no negative marking in the examination for wrong answers.
CoursesTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch75100

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for various courses can be checked by the candidates below:

For ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch:

The Syllabus for this course will vary as per the branches chosen by the candidates. 60 questions will be from technical syllabus and remaining will be from Arithmetic and Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English.

For MBA:

The Syllabus of MBA will consist of questions from English grammar, vocabulary and literature section. There will also be question from General Knowledge, Reasoning and General Intelligence and Quantitative analysis.

For MCA:

The MCA syllabus will consist of questions from General Awareness, General English, Analytical ability and Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and Mathematics.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Preparation Tips

Check below various Karnataka PGCET preparation tips for the exam appearing candidates to know methods for achieving good score in the entrance test:

  • Candidates are advised to cover topics as per the given syllabus. Candidates must go through the syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by the board.
  • Candidates must make notes for the exam to revise various topics in an easier way.
  • Candidates can prepare by solving last year question papers which they can purchase or can download online.
  • Candidates must attempt various mock tests to enhance their preparation level.
  • Students must study for the exam from good sources of study materials.

FAQ’S (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: No, NRI candidates can not apply for Karnataka PGCET 2020.

Answer: You can check eligibility for various courses in the eligibility criteria section of this article.

Answer: No, you can’t apply through offline mode. However, you can pay application fee through offline mode.

Answer: The application form of Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be released in the third week of May 2020.

Answer: The last date of registration process is till first week of June 2020.

Answer: You can click on forget password option to retrieve your password and can complete further steps.

Answer: Yes, you can apply for more than one course if you are eligible to apply.

Answer: You cannot make correction in the application form after the final submission.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Admit Card

KEA PGCET 2020 Hall Ticket of the candidates can be downloaded from the website in the fourth week of June 2020. For downloading the admit card, candidates need to fill their application number and password and submit it.

Candidates need to show their admit card to get entry into the examination hall. Candidates without admit card will not be allowed to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates need to preserve admit for the process of admission also for the confirmation of their candidature.

Admit card will contain the details regarding the examination centre, exam time, photograph and signature of the candidates.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Answer Key

KEA PGCET 2020 Answer Key will be released within few days after the completion of entrance exam. Candidates can download answer key by online mode. Candidates can also file their objections regarding the answers within three days after publishing answer key along with supporting documents and justification.

Candidates who file their objections without justification shall not be considered. Objections received after the last date will not be considered by the board.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Result

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Result will be published in third week of August 2020. Candidates can view their result with the help of their roll number provided at the time of registration. Merit list will be separately released for all courses which will be prepared based on the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance test.

If any candidate scores a rank but not qualified the cut off marks, he/she will not be eligible for the admission. If two or more candidates found same, then tie breaking criteria will be used. If tie still persists, then their marks of qualifying examination will be considered.  If still tie exists then the older candidates will get preference i.e. elder candidates will come before younger. Reservation is applicable only for the candidates who are resident of Karnataka state.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling will be held online in the first week of September 2020. Candidates need to be aware regarding exact dates of counselling through online mode.

The Candidates need to verify their documents for document verification and then select their college and course as per their preference.

The documents required for the Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling are listed below:

  • 10th class certificate
  • 12th class certificate
  • Degree certificate
  • Qualifying exam marks card
  • Print out of online application form.
  • Category certificate (required only for resident of Karnataka)
  • Income certificate
  • Transfer certificate, etc

If you have any query regarding Karnataka PGCET 2020, you can ask your query by leaving your comment below.

Displaying 18 Comments
  1. Aafreen says:

    If i attend gate exam and if i get or dont get a valid score
    Then still me pgcet marks will be considered ?

  2. Anusha rajput says:

    If gate score card necessary to write pgcet?????

  3. Nayana says:

    If gate score is not valid is there any chance to write pg cet or not what is eligibility for canditates who wrote gate?

  4. Vamshi says:

    I am interested to do my mtech in Karnataka state.iam from TELANGANA,,,,,can I able to apply for Karnataka pgcet2020?

  5. Harisha says:

    I am interested to MBA course
    That’s will can i take a MBA PGCET 2020.
    I confused what book can i studying.

  6. Manoj says:

    Can I get admissions for MBA in the year 2020.I have already written PGCET in 2019 can i make admiaaion with the 2019 PGCET Result

  7. Nizam says:

    How to do online counseling and where to do


  8. Vidyashri says:

    Is this exam for MSc course also.

  9. Arfa Azmi Syed says:

    I’m from Goa. And seeking to complete my MBA in Bangalore University. Can I answer PGCET and get concession in the fees if I get a good rank?

  10. Max says:

    Can non karnataka residents write pgcet exam ?

  11. Preetha P says:

    What is the cut off marks that should be scored in pgcet to get admissions in well recognised colleges??

  12. Pallavi says:

    Can I apply for pgcet if I want to do M.sc in computer science?

  13. Sethu says:

    Is gate score must for writing pacer?

  14. Charan says:

    Can you please help by letting me know whether any evening college available in Bangalore for M.TECH, which will consider PGCET results??

  15. Rakshith says:

    Students who studied engineering in other states like tamil nadu but he completed 10th and puc in Karnataka. Can they apply to pgcet Karnataka ?

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