Karnataka PGCET 2025: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

Karnataka PGCET 2025Karnataka PGCET 2025 Exam will be conducted in fourth week of September 2025. Karnataka PGCET (Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). This exam is conducted every year for candidates who seek admission in Postgraduate courses in the field of Engineering, Management, Computer Applications & Architecture. Through this exam, candidates will get admission in MBA/ MCA/ M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch courses offered at various participating institutions located within Karnataka state. Read this article to get complete information related to Karnataka PGCET 2025 including exam dates, pattern, eligibility criteria, procedures, fee etc.

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Courses Offered:

PG Courses: MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech, M.Arch.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Overview

Exam NameKarnataka PGCET 2025
Full FormKarnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Official Websitecetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea
Exam LevelState Level
Conducting AuthorityKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Courses OfferedMBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.E. 
Application ModeOnline Mode

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Exam Dates

Here, we have mentioned the tentative Karnataka PGCET Exam Dates 2025:

Events Dates 2025 (Tentative)
Availability of application form2nd week of August 2025
Last date to submit application3rd week of August 2025
Correction facility4th week of August 2025
Admit card available2nd week of September 2025
Karnataka PGCET 20254th week of September 2025
Answer key releases2nd week of November 2025
Declaration of result4th week of November 2025
Counselling begins December 2025

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Application Form

Below we have mentioned some general instruction related to Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2025:

  • Application form of Karnataka PGCET 2025 will be made available through online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to submit the application form in second week of August 2025.
  • Candidates applying for Karnataka PGCET 2025 must satisfy the eligibility criteria.
  • For registration process, details i.e. name, email ID, phone number etc. will be needed.
  • Application form must be filled with details i.e. personal and qualification etc.
  • Scanned images of candidate’s photograph and signature must be uploaded in prescribed size.
  • The last date to submit online application will be till third week of August 2025.
  • The facility to make corrections in some specific fields will be provided in fourth week of August 2025.
  • Candidates are advised to take at least two printouts of filled application forms.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee of Karnataka PGCET 2025 will be submitted through online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to submit it through debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ e-challan etc.

The application fee for various categories is as given:

Category Application Fee
General and OBC category Rs. 650/- 
SC/ST category Rs. 500/-

How to Apply for Karnataka PGCET 2025

To apply for Karnataka PGCET 2025, candidates must follow these steps:

  • Step-1: Go to the website (link will be given above).
  • Step-2: Click on “PGCET-2025 Registration” link.
  • Step-3: Complete registration process by entering email ID and phone number.
  • Step-4: Login to website and fill the application form.
  • Step-5: To fill the form, candidates will need to provide personal and qualification details.
  • Step-6: Upload all necessary documents like photograph and signature.
  • Step-7: Select the declaration box and complete application process.
  • Step-8: Pay the prescribed fee via online mode.
  • Step-9: And lastly, take a printout of filled application form.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Application Correction

Candidates must fill their application form of Karnataka PGCET carefully and completely. In case of any mistakes found in application form after final submission, candidates will be provided facility to make corrections in specific fields only.

The facility of Karnataka PGCET Application Correction 2025 will be provided to the candidates in fourth week of August 2025. Candidates will have login details to make changes in filled details of application form.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2025 before filling the application form:

For MBA Courses:

  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination from a recognised institute/ college.
  • Marks: A minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category) must be secured to be eligible to apply.

For MCA Courses:

  • Qualification: A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination must be completed from a recognised institute/ college.
  • Marks: At least a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category) must be obtained to apply.
  • Subjects: Candidates must have Mathematics at 10+2 level or graduation as compulsory subjects in the qualifying examination.

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

  • Qualification: Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in relevant fields or equivalent examination from a recognised board.
  • Marks: One must have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST category) in their qualifying examination.
  • GATE Scores: Candidates must have a valid GATE Scores to apply.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2025 from the below sections:

  • Exam Mode: Examination will be held via offline mode.
  • Duration: The exam will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Total Questions: Total 100 questions will be available in question paper.
  • Medium: The paper will be available in English language.
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in exam.
  • Marking Scheme: candidates will be given 1 mark for correct option and there will be no negative marking.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Syllabus

Candidates can check the Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2025 from below table:

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

Subjects Syllabus 
Civil EngineeringHering, Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering, Building,, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Structures, Geotechnical Engine
Chemical EngineeringProcess Calculations, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical, Operations, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Reaction Kinetics, Pollution Control, Process Industries
Computer Science EngineeringEngineering Mathematics, System Software, Operating Systems, Databases, Computer Networks, Web Technologies
ArchitectureCity Planning, Housing, Visual and Urban Design, Planning Theory, Techniques of Planning, Development of Contemporary, Architecture, 
Electrical ScienceEngineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Microprocessors
Mechanical ScienceEngineering Mathematics, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Theory of Machines

For MBA course:

  • Proficiency in English Language 
  • Reasoning and General Intelligence
  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Analysis

For MCA course:

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

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Preparation Tips

Follow these Karnataka PGCET Preparation Tips 2025 to give best in exam:

  • Candidates must develop a clear understanding of exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Create a schedule and follow on a routine basis.
  • Develop a habit of making short notes.
  • Take help of sample papers, mock tests and other online materials to prepare well.
  • Read daily newspapers to gain general knowledge.

Karnataka PGCET Books

Here, we have mentioned the courses-wise Karnataka PGCET Books:

Books Authors 
Karnataka PGCET-M.E./ M.Tech Entrance TestChandresh Agarwal
Karnataka PGCET-MBA Entrance TestChandresh Agarwal
MBA Entrance Examination Guide R. Gupta
Karnataka PGCET-MCA Entrance TestChandresh Agarwal
Mathematics R.S Aggarwal 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answer: Karnataka PGCET 2025 exam will be conducted via offline (PBT) mode.

Answer: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is the conducting authority of Karnataka PGCET.

Answer: No, there will be no negative marking for incorrect options.

Answer: Karnataka PGCET exam is conducted once a year.

Answer: Application correction will be opened in fourth week of August 2025.

Answer: Candidates will need to complete bachelor’s degree in relevant field with a 50% marks (45% in case of SC/ST) to apply for M.Tech.

Answer: Yes, candidates from other states will also be eligible to appear for Karnataka PGCET 2025, but they will need to satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Answer: There will be no specific number set by authority. Candidates will be able to apply as many times as they want.

Answer: Last date to apply for Karnataka PGCET 2025 will be till third week of August 2025.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2025 will be released through online mode on the website of authority. Candidates will be able to download their Admission Ticket in second week of September 2025. 

To download Karnataka PGCET Hall Ticket  2025, candidates will have to enter their email ID and password. Admit card will be an important document which will be mandatory for candidates to bring during the examination and admission procedures. 

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Answer Key

The authority will publish Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2025 within a few days after the completion of entrance exam. The answer key will be released in second week of November 2025 through online mode.

Candidates will be able to raise their objections, if any, within the given time in respect of published answer key. The objections raised will be examined by a subject expert whose decision will be taken into consideration for preparation of result. 

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Result

Karnataka PGCET Result 2025 will be declared in fourth week of November 2025. Candidates will be able to check their Karnataka PGCET 2025 result through online mode. The authority will prepare results of candidates based on their performance in entrance exam.

To check the result, candidates will need to enter their application number on the website. Authority will also publish a separate merit list for different courses based on marks obtained in PGCET 2025 examination, GATE scores and Sponsored candidates. 

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Cut Off

The cut off of Karnataka PGCET 2025 will be made available through online mode. Those candidates who will satisfy the minimum qualifying criteria will be eligible to apply for admission in respective courses of their preferences.

Karnataka PGCET Cut Off 2025 will be evaluated based on various factors i.e. number of candidates appearing for exam, number of candidates qualifying, difficulty level of exam, seats available, cut off trends etc.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Counselling

Counselling procedure of Karnataka PGCET 2025 will be organised via online mode.  Candidates will be able to attend counselling process only if they score requisite percentage of marks in qualifying examination. Counselling will be organised in month of December 2025

There will be various stages of Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2025 which includes registration, document verification, entry of options, seat allotment, remittance of fee, downloading of admission letter, reporting etc. The admission will be confirmed only after verification of documents and payment of fee.

Documents to be Produced in Counselling Process:

  • 10th standard mark sheet and pass certificate
  • 12th standard mark sheet and pass certificate
  • Karnataka PGCET 2025 Admit Card
  • Graduation or equivalent examination marksheet
  • Category Certificate
  • ID Proofs etc.

Karnataka PGCET 2025 Participating Colleges

These are some Karnataka PGCET participating colleges 2025:

  • Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
  • RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • PES College of Engineering, Mandya
  • Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore
  • MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  • Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore
  • SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore

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