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Karnataka PGCET 2019- KEA Entrance Exam

Karnataka PGCET 2019 is going to be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Karnataka PGCET 2019 is state level entrance examination held for providing admission into 1st-year full time/part time MCA/ MBA/ M.Tech/ M.Arch/ME courses, part-time M.Tech (QIP) and second year of MCA course. Through Karnataka PGCET scores, candidates will get admission to above-said courses under the private / government / private un-aided colleges of Karnataka.

Interested and eligible candidates, who want to apply for Karnataka PGCET 2019, must submit their application form on or before the due date. Aspirants can check details about Karnataka PGCET 2019 from the article mentioned below on this page.

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 important dates

Below, we have provided the expected schedule of the Karnataka PGCET 2019. All the Karnataka PGCET exam 2019 dates mentioned in this table below are tentative and taken from the previous year exam data. After, the release of official notification the dates will be updated here in no time.

Events Dates (expected)
Availability of Application Form July 2019
Last Date for submitting the application form July 2019
Release of admit card August 2019
Entrance Exam will be held on August 2019
Declaration of Result August 2019
Start date for counselling September 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Eligibility criteria

Before applying for the entrance exam, applicants first check the eligibility criteria & then proceed to fill the application form. Candidates who will not satisfy the necessary Karnataka PGCET eligibility criteria 2019 are not allowed to take the exam. The basic details about eligibility criteria are given below:

Basic Eligibility:

  • Indian nationals who have a domicile certificate of Karnataka are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates having a valid GATE score card will be exempted from Karnataka PGCET exam, but they have to submit the application form.
  • Qualification requirement for all courses offered through Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be varied course-wise.

Qualification Criteria for the different courses:

Courses Qualification criteria
MBA Candidates should have done Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination with no less than 50% marks (45% marks in case of SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates)
MCA Candidates should have completed UG or equivalent examination with BCA, B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) from a recognized university scoring at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka state). They must be studied Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Computer Application, Business Mathematics and Business Statistics, Computer Programming, as one of the optional subjects in the qualifying exam.
MCA Lateral Entry Should have passed bachelor degree in BCA, B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) with Mathematics and Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects from a recognized university. Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka state) in the qualifying exam.
M.Tech/ M.Arch


Candidates should have qualified Bachelor of technology/Bachelor in architecture or equivalent examination in any discipline from a recognized university. They must have a valid GATE Score.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Form: How to apply?

All the interested and eligible candidates are who are going to appear in Karnataka PGCET exam 2019 are needed to submit their application form before the due date. Candidates are advised to first read the instructions mentioned in the brochure carefully and then start Karnataka PGCET application process 2019. The details about Karnataka PGCET application form 2019 are as follows:

The application form of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will available through online mode only. No other offline mode will be entertained for application submission. Fill the details in the application form carefully. Applicants have to upload the scanned photograph, signature & Left Hand Thumb Impression as per the given specifications. Candidates should take at least 3 printouts of the filled application form, fee receipt and 2-3 Photographs that uploaded in the application for future use.

Application fee

  • For General and OBC category, the application fee for each course will be Rs. 650/-.
  • The application fee for SC/ST and category-I of Karnataka state only will be Rs. 500/-.

The payment of said fee can be made through challan deposited in any of the branch of state bank of Mysore. In addition, candidates can also pay the application fee through e-payment post offices.

Exam pattern for Karnataka PGCET 2019

The question paper of Karnataka PGCET will be in different versions. Candidates are advised to go through the Karnataka PGCET exam pattern 2019 details to know the structure of the paper. It will assist them in making better study plans. The Exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2019 is given here:

Exam Mode Offline mode (Pen-Paper Based)
Type of Question Multiple Choice types
Number of Questions 100 question (for each course)
Language English only
Exam Duration 2½ hours
Marking Scheme +1 mark (for MBA exam)
Negative marking No

Karnataka PGCET Admit card 2019

Candidates can access the Karnataka PGCET hall ticket through online mode. The authority will release the admit card most likely in the month of June 2019. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website by entering their application number and date of birth. It is mandatory to bring the printed copy of admit card at the examination center on the day of exam. Please preserve your admit card till the admission procedure.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET for all the courses will be prescribed by the conducting body. For each course, the syllabus may be varied. Candidates can check the complete Karnataka PGCET 2019 syllabus for M.Tech / M.Arch/ MBA / MCA from the official website or from this page soon after the official announcement.

Karnataka PGCET Answer key

Candidates can check the answer key soon after the completion of the examination. Most likely, the answer key will be released in the second week of July 2019. With the help of answer key, candidates can verify their answers with the correct answers and calculate their estimated score in the exam.

Karnataka PGCET Result 2019

The authority will announce the Karnataka PGCET 2019 result in online mode. Candidates can check/download their result from the official website by entering the application number and date of birth. Most likely, the result will be published in the third week of August 2019. A separate merit list will be published for all programmes on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in PGCET exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling

The counselling will be organized by the authority through offline mode. The process of counselling is expected to be commenced in the month of September 2019.  Candidates should report at the counselling in person along with the required documents as per the specified date and time. The seats will be allotted only after the successful completion of document verification.


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