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

Karnataka PGCET 2021 stands for Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2021. It is a combined entrance exam conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission into MBA/ MCA/ ME/ M. Tech/ M. Arch courses. A large number of government and private colleges in Karnataka going to participate in this exam. Please note that through this exam, admission to both part-time and full-time courses will be provided. Interested and eligible candidates who are looking to take admission need to fill and submit the online application form. All the necessary details regarding the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam are provided in this post.

Important Dates

Main EventsTentative Dates
Starting of online application form submission3rd week of May 2021
Last date to submit the application form online1st week of June 2021
Last date for the application fee submission in bank2nd week of June 2021
Availability of Admit card1st week of July 2021
Date of Karnataka PGCET 2021 examination2nd week of July 2021
Declaration of resultAugust 2021
Beginning of the counselling processAugust/ September 2021

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria in order to appear for the examination depends upon the course in which the candidate is looking for admission.

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General Eligibility (Common for all the courses)

  • The aspirants must have passed the qualifying exam from an institute located in the state of Karnataka.
  • Those who haven’t passed the qualifying exam from Karnataka but studied in Karnataka for the duration of a minimum of 7 years can also apply.
  • Wards of those ex-servicemen who have declared Karnataka as their home/ home town at the time of Joining can also apply.

Educational Qualification

MBA (Full Time)

  • Aspirants must possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST and Category – I of Karnataka)
  • Aspirants should also have work experience of at least 3 years after completing graduation.
  • Please note that the organization in which the candidate is working should be the range of 40 kms from the institute.

MCA (Full time)

  • Candidates should have passed the graduation exam with Mathematics/ Computer science/ Computer Application/ Statistics/ Business Mathematics/ Computer programming/ Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects.
  • Applicants also need to have a minimum of 50% in graduation degree exam (45% for SC/ ST/ Category).
  • Aspirants should have passed any of the above subjects with a minimum of 50% marks at 10+2 level (45% for reserved category candidates)

ME/ M.Arch/ M.Tech

  • The candidate should have a valid GATE score
  • Applicants also need to have a relevant bachelor’s degree i.e. BE/ B.Tech/ B.Arch with at least 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST/Cat-I candidates from Karnataka).
  • Those candidates who have a work experience of more than 3 years in an organization located within 40 km of the institute can apply for part-time M.Arch/ M.Tech/ M.E. However, such candidates should also have a relevant bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2021 

The authorities will accept the Karnataka PGCET application form 2021 in online mode only. Interested candidates have to visit the official website in order to access the application form.

  • The first step of the application process is to register on the official website.
  • In the registration process, candidates have to provide their basic details like Name, address, email address, phone number, etc.
  • After registration, aspirants will be able to access the main application form. In the application form, candidates are required to fill their required educational, personal, and contact details.
  • In the next step, candidates have to upload the scanned copies of their passport size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression in the application form.
  • Candidates should ensure that they fill all the details correctly because incomplete/ incorrect details will be thoroughly rejected.
  • Next, applicants have to pay the necessary application fee.
  • It is advised to keep a copy of the application form submitted safe for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fees for the candidates of different candidates are as follows.

  • General/ OBC candidates: Rs. 650/-
  • SC/ ST candidates: Rs. 500/-

Mode of payment: The application fee should be paid offline using the bank challan. The bank challan can be downloaded for the same from the official website.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 is given below.

  • Mode of examination: Offline (OMR sheet based exam)
  • Duration of exam: 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes)
  • Type of questions: Objective type multiple choice questions
  • Marking Pattern: different for various courses
  • Negative Marking: not applicable

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2021 depends upon the course for which the candidate is applying. Given below is the syllabus of some of the common courses.

  • Polymer Science and Technology:  Fluid Mechanics and Statics, Chemical Process Calculations, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Polymer Science, Polymerization Kinetics.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science: Analytical Geometry of 2-d, Analytical Geometry of 3-d, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, Statistics, Combinational Analysis, etc.
  • Biotechnology: Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Process Biotechnology, Chemical/ Bioprocess Engineering, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Characteristics of Animal Cells Immunology, etc.
  • Electrical Science: Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Microprocessors
  • Mechanical Science: Engineering Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics Theory of Machines, Design of Machine Elements
  • Architecture: City Planning, Housing, Visual and Urban Design, History of Architecture, Development of Contemporary Architecture
  • Computer Science and Engineering: Engineering Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms, System Software, Operating Systems, Databases, Computer Networks, etc.
  • Environmental Engineering: Environmental Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Microbiology, Ecology, Water Supply and Treatment, Wastewater and Treatment, Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management, Atmospheric Pollution and Control
  • Textile Engineering: Textile Fibers, Yarn Manufacturer: Ginning and Baling, Modern Yarn Production Methods, Fabric Manufacture, Chemical Processing of Textiles Fashion
  • Civil Engineering: Elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials, Building Engineering Science, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Structures, Geo-Technical Engineering, Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering, etc.
  • Chemical Engineering: Process Calculations, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Operations, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Reaction Kinetics, Process Control.

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2021

  • Once the application form submission process gets over, authorities will make the admit cards available through the official website.
  • In order to download the admit card, applicants have to provide their registration number.
  • An admit card consist of the important information like exam date, timing, and venue.
  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry a hardcopy of the downloaded admit card at the examination center.
  • Along with an admit card, applicants should also carry a copy of the photo ID proof.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result

  • Aspirants who will appear for the exam will be able to check their result online through the official website.
  • To check the result, candidates have to enter their roll numbers.
  • Along with the result, authorities will also release merit lists for various courses.
  • Please note that the reservation policy of the Karnataka state will be applicable at the time of merit list creation.
  • Candidates getting their names in the merit list will be allowed to take part in the counselling process.


  • In order to finalize their admission, candidates have to participate in the counselling process.
  • The counselling process will take in online mode only.
  • During the counselling process, candidates have to enter their choice of college and course as per their preference.
  • The seats will be allotted solely based on the merit list and choice entered by the candidates.
  • In case a candidate is not happy with the allotted seat then he/ she can participate in the subsequent round of counselling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Please note that round-off the percentage is not allowed. So, you are not eligible.

Ans: No, you need to submit the hardcopy of the application form in online mode only.

Ans:Yes, you can apply for multiple courses if you are eligible.

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