Karnataka PGCET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET 2021Karnataka PGCET 2021 will be organized in the first week of July 2021 through offline mode. Karnataka PGCET is a state level entrance exam conducted every year by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Through this entrance test, every year candidates are enrolled for MBA/ MCA/ ME/ M. Tech/ M.Arch admissions (part or full time). Also students are provided lateral entry admission into MCA programme. Candidates on qualifying this common entrance test will be eligible for PG admissions in various institutions located in Karnataka state. Through this article, candidates can check complete details about Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility, pattern, etc.

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Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates can check below Karnataka PGCET Exam dates for the 2021 session for events:

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Starting of application form3rd week of May 2021
Online Registration Close1st week of June 2021
Hall Ticket4th week of June 2021
Karnataka 2021 PGCET Exam Date1st week of July 2021
Releasing of Answer key2nd week of July 2021
Declaration of Result3rd week of August 2021
Counselling Start1st week of September 2021

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form

Students can know about Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form in the below given section:

  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form will be made available from third week of May 2021.
  • Students will be able to fill the application online till first week of June 2021.
  • Students while registering for Karnataka PGCET must provide their name, course for which they are applying, date of birth and other required details.
  • While uploading the images students must be ready with the scanned images of photograph, signature and thumb impression.
  • Students are advised to fill complete details in the form correctly as no correction will be allowed after final submission of the form.
  • Multiple applications will get rejected. So candidates must fill single application form.
  • Students who have qualified GATE also have to fill the application form to apply for M.Arch/ M.Tech/ M.E admission. Such candidates can apply through GATE scores and need not to appear for entrance test.
  • After completion of application process, students will have to print the application form and payment proof. The printed application and payment proof must be kept for further references.

Application Fee:

Payment Mode: Students can make fee payment through offline mode via Challan at any State Bank of Mysore Branch. Applicants can also pay through e-payment at any post office.

CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesRs. 650
Reserved candidatesRs.500
Check HereHow to Fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria must be checked by the students before applying for admission into various courses:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Domicile: Candidates of Karnataka state should have domicile of Karnataka to get reservation.
  • Other State Candidates: Non locals can also apply for Karnataka PGCET but they will not be eligible for reservation.

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

  • Qualification: Passed B. Tech/ M. Sc or equivalent degree from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Marks: Student must have secured minimum of 50% marks (45% for ST/ SC/ OBC category of Karnataka state).
  • GATE Candidates: Students applying through national level scores must have a valid GATE score card.

For MCA Course:

  • Educational Qualification: Candidate must have passed UG degree with Mathematics/Statistics/Computer.
  • Qualifying Marks: 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 MBA Course:

  • Qualification: Candidates should have a three years Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Marks: In the qualifying exam student must have secured minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category candidates).

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know details of Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern in the given below section:

  • Mode of Exam: Karnataka PGCET entrance test will be held through offline mode. The answers are to be marked by the students on OMR sheet with pen.
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours & 30 minutes will be provided to complete the paper.
  • Language medium: The exam paper language will be English.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions will be there in the paper.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be of 100 marks for each course.
  • Marking Pattern: No negative marking will be there for making incorrect responses. For every correct answer 1 mark will be given.
CoursesTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch75100

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates can know about Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for various courses in the below given section:

Candidates will be able to check the complete syllabus online on the website. Syllabus will vary for various admission courses. Students can prepare from the graduation level topics.

For ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch: As per the branch chosen by the candidates the syllabus will be set for the entrance test. From technical syllabus there will be 60 questions in the paper, the remaining questions will be from Arithmetic and Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English.

For MCA: The syllabus of MCA for the entrance test will consist of questions from General English, General Awareness, Computer Awareness, Analytical ability & Logical Reasoning and Mathematics.

For MBA: The syllabus of MBA for the entrance test will consist of questions from English grammar, Vocabulary and literature section. The questions will be from Reasoning and General Intelligence, General Knowledge and Quantitative analysis.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Preparation Tips

Students can take help of below given Karnataka PGCET preparation tips to get good marks in the entrance test and qualify the exam:

  • Students must note down important points at one place and revise these notes.
  • Check the prescribed syllabus and exam pattern before starting your exam preparation.
  • Students can practice previous year exam papers and sample papers for a better practice.
  • Take mock tests and analyze your exam preparation standards.
  • Prepare for the entrance exam with good source of study materials.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process of Karnataka PGCET 2021 will get started from third week of May 2021.

Answer: The application form of Karnataka PGCET 2021 can be filled through online mode.

Answer: Yes, other state candidates are eligible to apply.

Answer: No, corrections cannot be made in the application form after the final submission.

Answer: No, non locals are not eligible to claim reserved seats through Karnataka PGCET.

Answer: No, there will be no negative marking in the Karnataka PGECET 2021 exam.

Answer: The entrance test of Karnataka PGECET 2021 will be held in the first week of July 2021 through offline mode.

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

Answer: Yes, you can apply for more than one course if you are eligible as per the courses.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of KEA PGCET 2021 will be made available from fourth week of June 2021. Students will have to enter their application number and password for admit card.

Students after downloading the admit card must check details in it like exam time, exam centre, photograph and signature of the students.

Students after downloading the admit card must check the present details in the admit card. In case of any mistake in the admit card, students must contact the officials and must rectify it before the exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key

The Answer Key of KEA PGCET 2021 will be made available on the website by online mode. It will be released in the second week of July 2021. After the release of answer key, candidates will be also able to file objections related to the answers.

The objections can be made within three days after publishing answer key with documents and justification. Students are advised to make objections before the last date as objections received after the last date will not be considered by the board.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result

The Result of Karnataka PGCET 2021 will be declared in third week of August 2021. Candidates will be able to check their result using their roll number and other details.

Candidates must secure a rank and get qualified by securing the cut off marks, to be eligible for the admission. The method of tie breaking criteria will be used in case of candidates securing same marks.

The authority will release merit list for all courses prepared on the basis of marks secured in the entrance test.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling will be held in online mode for allotment of seats. The counselling will be organized through in the first week of September 2021. Candidates can check the counselling schedule on the website. Students will have to bring their original documents and certificates for verification.

The documents required to be brought during counselling process are mentioned below:

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

If you have any other query related to Karnataka PGCET 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 14 Comments
  1. harsha says:

    kindly clear
    i studied 10th class,polytechnic,btech in karnatka is i am eligible for pgcet

  2. Harish says:

    Does other state candidates get scholarship?

  3. Nidhishree says:

    For pgcet exam for doing a MBA course which year book I have to prepare 2020/2021

  4. Manjunath says:

    When will the pgcet examination conduct in 2021

  5. nilesh says:

    my 12 standard mark 48 and graduation 65
    can i apply karnataka mca pgcet form

  6. Manjunatha S says:

    What if One having cleared B.B.A with 80% and joined LL.B and cleared that course with 45% having 2A category can he apply for M.B.A based on the Score secured in B.B.A

    Please suggest me..

  7. Shreya K says:

    Being a kannadiga, im born n bought up in mumbai. I havent studied in karnataka, but my father has studied there for 15 years. So im i eligible to give pgcet ?

    If yes, then should i fill for karnataka or non-karnataka quota ?

  8. Swati kumari says:

    How we can take direct admission in MBA nd what’s the fee per annum

  9. Deekshitha says:

    I written 2020 pgcet but I didn’t attend counselling can I eligible to write pgcet 2021

  10. Javeriya Firdose says:

    What are the books or websites which we can refer for preparing Mtech PGCET
    And books for previous years question papers

  11. Sahana hm says:

    When you are going to release PGCET application form for 2021 pass out students…

  12. Nayan kumar s says:

    When was the exam? How we know the exam updates?

  13. surya says:

    is it possible to students who had completed btech to apply for mba?

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