Karnataka PGCET 2024: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is the respective authority that organizes Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET) every year. It is a state-level entrance test that acts as a gateway exam for admission into PG courses in the state of Karnataka.

Qualified candidates will get admission to MBA, MCA, M.Tech., M.E., and M.Arch courses in various Government and Private universities of Karnataka state. Karnataka PGCET is an offline test and the application process for the exam will be held in online mode. Aspirants can check the complete details regarding Karnataka PGCET from the article below.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Highlights

Name of examKarnataka PGCET
Karnataka PGCET full formKarnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Level of examState-level
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Courses offeredPG courses (MBA, MCA, M.Tech., M.E., and M.Arch)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
Language of examEnglish

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Important Dates (tentative)

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for Karnataka PGCET from the table below.

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EventsDates (tentative)
Release of PGCET Application Form 2024October 2024
PGCET 2024 Last date to applyOctober 2024
The Form correction window opens onOctober 2024
Release of admit cardNovember 2024
Date of examNovember 2024
Answer key releases onNovember 2024
Announcement of resultDecember 2024
Counselling dateDecember 2024

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria before applying the entrance test. Below, candidates can check the complete details about PGCET eligibility criteria for different courses.

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PG CoursesEligibility Criteria
MBA ProgrammeCandidates must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with no less than 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) from a recognized university. Candidates appearing in the final exam of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.
For MCACandidates must pass a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Statistics/ or Computer Application as one of the optional subjects or equivalent with no less than 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) from a recognized university
For M.Tech/M.E/M.ArchCandidate must have done B.Tech/ M.Sc with at least 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) from a recognized university. Candidates should have a valid GATE Score.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Application Form

Interested and eligible candidates are advised to read the important instructions for registration before applying for the exam. The PGCET application form 2024 will be available tentatively in October 2024 through online mode.

To apply, candidates need to visit the PGCET official website and enter the registration details.

Once the registration is over, a user id and password will be generated. Candidates must login by using these details.

Fill in the application form with prescribed details such as personal details, educational qualifications, etc.

Upload the scanned images of documents like a photograph, signature, etc. as per the given format.

Candidates need to pay the required application fee.

Take the printout of the duly filled application form and keep it safe for future reference.

PGCET Application Fee

Candidates from the general category will have to pay Rs 650/- and Rs 500/- for candidates belonging to the reserved category.

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The payment of the application fee can be made online by using a debit card, credit card, and net banking modes.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Exam Pattern

Candidates can check the PGCET exam pattern details below.

Exam ModeOffline mode (Pen-paper based)
Number of questions100 questions
Duration of exam2 hours 30 minutes
Type of questionsMultiple choice questions (MCQs)
Marking criteria+1 for each correct answer No negative marking
Total Marks100
Number of sectionsFour

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2024

The KEA will release the Karnataka PGCET Syllabus on its official website. The Paper will consist of questions from four different sections i.e., quantitative analysis, general knowledge, General English, Reasoning, and general intelligence. Before starting the exam preparation, candidates are advised to go through the syllabus and then prepare accordingly to score better in the exam.

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card

The conducting body will release the admit card through online mode only. Candidates who registered for the exam will be able to download the PGCET admit card from the official website by entering their application number and date of birth.

It is expected to be released in November 2024. The admit card will include important details related to the exam such as examination venue, date and time of the exam, candidate’s name, roll number, etc. The candidates must bring the admit card while appearing in the exam.

Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2024

The authority will publish the answer key for PGCET 2024 in November 2024 on the official website. Initially, the authority will release a provisional answer key. In case of issues with the answers, candidates can raise objections against the provisional answer key. After considering the objections, a final answer key will be announced.

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The result will be prepared based on the final answer key. With the help of the answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their estimated scores for the PGCET exam 2024.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Result

The Result for Karnataka PGCET will be announced tentatively in December 2024 through online mode. The authority will prepare the result based on the candidate’s scores obtained in the PGCET Exam. Candidates will be able to check/download the result by entering their login credentials.

A separate PGCET merit list will also be prepared for different courses. Based on the merit list, candidates will be shortlisted for counselling process. Candidates should keep their scorecards safe till the admission process is not over.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2024

The qualified candidates will be invited to take part in the counselling process based on their merit rank. The process of counselling will be held in online mode. Candidates must attend the counselling to confirm their admission.

At the time of Counselling, candidates will have to give their preference of branch and college. The final allotment of seats will be based on marks obtained by candidates in the exam and choice filled during counselling. Candidates need to carry some important documents such as class 10th/12th marksheet, transfer certificate, Aadhar, admit card, etc. for the verification process.  

Karnataka PGCET Contact Details

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012

E-mail: [email protected]


When will the Karnataka PGCET application form be available?

The application form is expected to be released in October 2024.

What is the last date to apply for PGCET?

The application process will be closed in October 2024.

What are the passing marks for MBA in PGCET?

Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination.

What is a good score for Karnataka PGCET?

A score above 70 is considered good for PGCET.

How many years Karnataka PGCET scores are valid?

The score is valid for one exam session only.

Is PGCET difficult to crack?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate.

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