Karnataka PGCET 2020

Karnataka PGCET 2020Karnataka PGCET 2020: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will be organizing Karnataka PGCET 2020 for admission into various full time/part time PG programs offered by the colleges in the state. These programs include MBA, MCA, M.E, M.Tech, M.Arch, MCA (Lateral entry) etc. Interested candidates can apply for the same through the official website of the KEA.

Before proceeding for the application form, it is important for the candidates to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the authority for the stated programs. Since the competition level of the exam increases every year, candidates should prepare accordingly. Candidates can go through this article to know all about the Karnataka PGCET 2020.

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Important Dates for Karnataka PGCET 2020

The confirmed schedule of the Karnataka PGCET 2020 hasn’t been announced yet, but candidates can refer to the tentative dates given below to prepare for the exam accordingly-

ScheduleDates (Tentative)
Online application form submission begins3rd week of May 2020
Last day of form submission1st week of June 2020
Last day of application fee payment in the bank2nd week of June 2020
Admit card availability1st week of July 2020
Karnataka PGCET Exam2nd  week of July 2020
Result DeclarationAugust 2020
Counselling BeginsAugust 2020/September 2020

Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka PGCET 2020 is provided below-

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have studied in recognized educational institutions located in Karnataka for a minimum 7 academic years starting from 1st standard to qualifying examination either continuously or in broken period as on 1st July 2020. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class, the years of academic study is counted as one year only.


  • Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination from a recognized institution located in Karnataka.


  • Either of the parents of the candidate should have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years.


  • Candidates have been residing in Karnataka for minimum 7 years.

For Full Time MBA/M.Arch/M.Tech

Qualifying Examination: Candidates should have passed any of the courses B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch from a recognized institute/university.

Percentage Required: Candidates should have obtained a minimum 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST/Cat-I candidates from Karnataka) in all the subjects of all the semesters.

Note: Candidates possessing B.Sc degree with mathematics as compulsory subjects can apply for M.Tech programs offered by Kuvempu University.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Application Form

The application form for Karnataka PGCET will be released by the authority on its official website. Candidates should make sure to fill the form on time. The application form will only be made available in online mode only. The details such as educational background, personal detail like name, gender, father’s name, address etc. should be filled very carefully. Applicants also need to upload the scanned images of the photograph, left hand thumb impression and signature in the application form.

Before making the final submission, candidates should ensure that the details entered in the form are correct to their knowledge. Applicants must pay the necessary application fee for the exam to submit the form successfully. The applications received without the stated fee will be considered incomplete and is likely to be rejected.

Application Fee

Applicants must pay the application fee of Rs. 650/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ST candidates) through the Challan of the specified bank.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for Karnataka PGCET Exam is as follows-

  • Mode: Offline (OMR Based)
  • Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Types of Questions: Type A & Type B

Type-A are the courses offered by VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities and Type-B are the courses offered by Department of PG studies and research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, Mysore University.

  • Marking Scheme: Differs for type A and B
  • Negative Marking: Not Applicable


The syllabus differs from course to course. Candidates can take a reference from the official website for complete syllabus of the relevant PG program for the Karnataka PGCET. Given below is the syllabus for some of the courses-

Syllabus for MBA: Proficiency in English Language (Synonym, antonym, grammar, sentence correction etc.), General Knowledge (Current affairs, Regional and international news, Sports, Environment etc.), Reasoning & General Intelligence (Puzzle, Diagrams, Sitting arrangement, analogy, classification etc.), and Quantitative Analysis (Data Interpretation, Arithmetic, Statistics etc.).

Syllabus for Architecture: History of Architecture, Architectural Theory, Urban Design, Contemporary Architecture, Landscape Design & Environmental Planning, Planning Theory & techniques, Housing, City planning, etc.

Syllabus for Biotechnology: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Process Biotechnology, Chemical/Bioprocess Engineering, Immunology, Recombinant DNA technology, Bioinformatics, Agricultural Biotechnology etc.

Preparation Tips for Karnataka PGCET 2020

Given below are some preparation tips for the candidates with the help of which they can succeed in the exam-

  1. Collect the study material first. Only go for the reliable source when it comes to the books.
  2. Plan a study schedule according to your learning capacity. Don’t go overboard with the time table. Keep it simple and short.
  3. Don’t waste unnecessary time on social media.
  4. Solve mock tests to enhance your performance and efficiency.
  5. Keep yourself healthy and stress free.
  6. Make short notes for quick revision.

Admit Card

The admit card will be released on the official website. Candidates need to login into the website to access their admit card for the exam. Candidates should keep a printout of the admit card for later use. It is mandatory for the aspirants to bring the admit card to the exam hall. Failing to bring the same, the candidate won’t be allowed to appear for the exam.

Result and Counselling

The result of the Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be published on the official website in form of a merit list. The merit list will be prepared according to the performance of the candidates in the exam. Candidates selected in the merit list will undergo the document verification process and counselling. In the counselling, candidates need to provide the preference of course and college they wish to enroll in. A seat will be allocated to them based on their merit rank, and seat availability. If a candidate is not satisfied with the course/college allotted to him/her, then he/she can appear for the next round of counselling. On being satisfied with the seat, candidates need to report to the concerned college to complete the admission formalities.

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  1. divya says:

    may i konw abt the notification dates

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