Karnataka PGCET 2023: Counselling, Allotment (Out), Merit List

Karnataka PGCET 2023Karnataka PGCET 2023 Allotment (Final round) has been released on 23rd February 2024. Cut Off (Round 2) has been released. Karnataka PGCET (Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is a state-level entrance exam conducted for the candidates who want to take admission in Postgraduate courses.

Admission is offered to candidates in PG courses such as M. E/ M.Tech/ MBA/ MCA/ M.E/ M.Arch. To get admission in various post-graduate courses candidate need to fill the application form through online mode. In this article, we have provided complete details about Karnataka PGCET 2023 entrance exam such as Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, etc.

Counselling Dates Result

FAQs Answer Key

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Notifications – Allotment Out (Final Round)

newiconKarnataka PGCET 2023 Allotment (Final round) has been released on 23rd February 2024. Check here for counselling details.

newiconKarnataka PGCET 2023 Cut Off (Round 2) has been released. Check here for cut off details.

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Overview

Exam NameKarnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET)
Organization NameKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Exam LevelState Level Exam
Exam TypePostGraduate
Mode Of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-paper based) mode
CategoryMBA, MCA, ME, MTech, etc.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Dates

Following are the official Karnataka PGCET Exam dates 2023:

EventsDates (Announced)
Release of the Application Form8th August 2023
The deadline to submit the application form20th August 2023
Last date to pay application fee20th August 2023
Release of Admit Card13th September 2023
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Date23rd & 24th September 2023
Answer key29th September 2023
Announcement of Result22nd November 2023
Counselling start13th January 2024

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Counselling

To confirm their admission, candidates have to take part in counselling process. The Karnataka PGCET 2023 counselling procedure is being conducted through online mode. Candidates can register for counselling from 13th January 2024. During Karnataka PGCET counselling, candidates have to provide their preference of branch and college.

The seats will be allotted based on marks secured by candidates in the exam and choice filled during counselling. Candidates will also have to bring some important documents for the verification process. 

Documents Required for Counselling:

  • Six Passport size photographs.
  • Class 10 and 12th Mark Sheet & passing certificate issued by a recognized Education board.
  • Transfer Certificate.
  • Carry all certificate
  • A printed copy of the Result of the Entrance Examination.
  • Admit card issued for the entrance exam, etc.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Answer Key

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 Answer Key has been released by the authority through online mode. The answer key is available from 29th September 2023. The Karnataka PGCET Answer key consist of the correct answers to every asked question in the entrance exam.

The Answer key is available in PDF format. By checking the answer key, candidates can predict their marks in the examination even before the result declaration. After objection period gets over, authority also releases final answer key for the candidates. 

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Result

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 Result has been declared by the authority from 22nd November 2023. Candidates need to provide their roll number in order to check the result. Apart from Karnataka PGCET result, the authorities will also publish different merit list for various courses.

The reservation policy of the Karnataka state will also be applied at the time of merit list creation. On the basis of the merit list, candidates will get shortlisted for counselling rounds.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card

The Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2023 has been released on 13th September 2023. To download the admit card, candidates need to provide the registration number. The admit card contain details like name, father name, exam date and exam center, etc.

The admit card will be available through online mode. Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safely until admission process. With the admit card candidates also have to carry valid ID proof. 

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Following are the complete exam pattern for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 entrance examination:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted via offline mode.
  • Medium: The medium of paper will be in English medium Language only.
  • Total Marks: There will total of 100 marks for each course.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) to solve the paper.
  • Types of Questions: The exam will contain Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark will be given for every correct answer and there will be no negative marking in the exam.
CoursesTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch75100

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Syllabus

The Karnataka PGCET Syllabus will be prepared for testing the Technical, English and problem-solving skills of candidates. The exam varies for different courses. We have provided the syllabus for various popular courses.

Civil Engineering

Element of Civil Engineering and Strength MaterialGeo-Technical Engineering
Building Engineering ScienceWater Supply and Sanitary Engineering
SurveyingTransportation Engineering
Fluid MechanicsHydrology

Chemical Engineering

Process CalculationProcess Industries
Fluid MechanicsPollution Control Engineering
Mechanical OperationsProcess Control
ThermodynamicsReaction Kinetics
Heat TransferMass Transfer

Computer Science Engineering

Engineering MathematicsWeb Technologies
Data Structures and AlgorithmComputer Network
Logic Design and Computer OrganizationDatabase
Formal Languages and Automata TheoryOperating Systems
System SoftwareNetwork

Mathematics and Computer Science

Probability“C” Computer Language
StatisticsComputer Science
Combination AnalysisAlgebraic Structures
Linear and Nonlinear EquationsLogic
Set TheoryNumber System

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Here are some Karnataka PGCET preparation tips for better preparation of entrance exam:

  • Go through the whole syllabus and exam pattern of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam. 
  • Create your study format and stick to it religiously. 
  • Stay focused on your studies by avoiding any type of distractions. 
  • Go through the previous year’s questions and sample papers. 
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and avoid engaging in any harmful activities. 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The registration process for Karnataka PGCET 2023 has been started from 8th August 2023.

Answer: The last date for the submission of application form is till 17th August 2023.

Answer: The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) only.

Answer: Yes, 12th appearing candidates will be also eligible to apply for Karnataka PGCET 2023.

Answer: The Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam will be conducted through offline mode only.

Answer: No, there will be no negative marking for wrong answer.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Form

Following are the complete details regarding Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Form:

  • The Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Form has been made available through online mode.
  • The Application Form has been released on 8th August 2023. 
  • Candidates need to fill the details in the application form correctly. However, there will be correction facility provided by the authority.
  • All important information is sent to candidate’s registered mail ID & number so it must be valid/ working.
  • The application form can be accepted only of eligible candidates, so candidates must ensure they fulfil each eligibility norms.
  • Candidates need to enter the required details in the application form like Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Education Qualification, etc. 
  • The last date to submit the application form is till 17th August 2023. 
  • Candidates need to take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

  • The application form fee can be submitted through offline mode.
  • Candidates can pay the fee by using Challan Facility for the submission of the application form. 
  • In any case, application fee is non-refundable. 

The application form fee for every candidate is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
General Candidates & OBC candidatesRs. 650
Reserved candidates (ST/ SC & Category -1 of Karnataka candidates only)Rs.500

How to Apply for Karnataka PGCET 2023

  • Step-1: Visit the website of Karnataka PGCET 2023
  • Step-2: Click on the link for “Karnataka PGCET 2023 registration”.
  • Step-3: Fill the application form by entering the details like name, email id, phone number, etc.
  • Step-4: Upload the scanned documents required for Karnataka PGCET 2023 like photograph and signature.
  • Step-5: Pay the application fee through offline mode.
  • Step-6: Print the application form for future reference.
Check HereHow to Fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria

Below we have provided the Karnataka PGCET eligibility criteria 2023:

For MBA:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have bachelor’s degree or equivalent exam from recognized university.
  • Marks: Candidate must score minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates).
  • Appearing: Candidate appearing in final exam in year 2023 will also eligible to apply.

For MCA:

  • Qualification: Candidates must clear graduation exam from recognized university or institution.
  • Subject: Candidate must pass with subjects in graduation degree like Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Science or Computer Application as one of the optional subject. 
  • Marks: Candidate must secure at least 50% marks in graduation degree (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates).

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

  • Qualification: Candidate must have bachelor degree in B.Tech/ M.Sc. from recognized university/ institution.
  • Score: Applying candidates must have a valid GATE Score.
  • Marks: The minimum score candidate can obtain will be 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates).

If you have any query related to Karnataka PGCET 2023, you can ask by writing in comment section below.


  1. I am submitted application form for karnataka pgcet 2023 for MCA.
    But now when I wanted to download my hallticket they say my application is not valid. So now I what to do?

  2. IN mother tongue column I put my original language tamil but after paying fees again I checked the language it came as tulu language. nothing will happen no or dose it effect my seat

  3. My income caste certificate validity is done, and I’m waiting for my new income caste certificate.. So, can i add my older certificate until in get my new certificate in application form?

  4. Kindly let us know when will the application form for Karnataka PGCET for MTech/ME will be released.
    And please keep us updated once it release the application.

    1. Karnataka PGCET 2023 application dates & details are yet to be released. We will inform you when dates & details will be out officially.

    1. It all depends on officials. We will update the details & information in our article when out officially.

  5. for the past one and half month your saying application dates are yet to be released. When will the govt release the application link.

    1. Karnataka PGCET 2023 application date is not released till date. It will be updated in our article & we will also inform you when published officially.

  6. As the date was mentioned June 1st week now it’s already July 2nd week please get us correct updates when will they Leave the application

    1. Karnataka PGCET 2023 application dates & details are yet to be released. We will update it in our article when dates & details will be out officially.

  7. When will PGCET application release?. It is complusary that it will come in july month or it will care forward to next month?

  8. Kindly let us know when will the application form for Karnataka PGCET for Mtech/ME will be released


    1. Official details regarding the releasing of application form not yet out. You must keep checking the articles for latest updates.

    1. Application form for Karnataka PGCET 2023 is expected to be out soon. Stay tuned with us for the latest updates.

  9. When will PGCET application released .I am checking this article for last one month and your article is telling that it will come in first week of June . And you have given exam dates in august of 1 week??. So pls give the application dates asp

    1. Application form is not yet opened for Karnataka PGECET 2023. Keep checking the website for the latest updates.

    1. No dates & details have been announced for Karnataka PGCET 2023. We will update it in our article & will also let you when updated officially.

  10. I have completed my whole study until graduation from mumbai and now I want to take admission for mba in bangalore so am I eligible to apply for the exam pgcet 2023 although I have all the documents that are required like income caste certificate, caste certificate, except study certificate…

    1. It will be updated in our article & we will also inform you via mails & SMS when published officially.

  11. I have completed my BE In 2020 can i apply for PGCET in 2023?
    To get seat is both GATE and PGCET are required or any one of these is enough?

  12. I’m from Arunachal Pradesh. After filling the application form online how I pay the fee offline? Do I have to come in person ? When and where the fee has to be paid ?

  13. Iam a other state student from Tamil Nadu,but i have completed my 3 yrs of degree in Karnataka will I be eligible for applying to Karnataka PGCET 2023

  14. When is the karnataka pgcet
    for mca exam form available? What will be the last date to submit the application forms.

      1. There is no attempt limit for Karnataka PGCET 2023. You can apply if you fulfill each eligibility norms.

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