MBA Admissions in Karnataka 2024: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Sakunth Kumar

Updated On: November 08, 2023 06:31 pm IST | KMAT

Get all the details about the Karnataka MBA Admissions 2024 in this article. Explore MBA entrance exams, eligibility, selection process, fees, important dates of some of the best MBA colleges in Karnataka region here. 

Karnataka MBA 2024 Admissions

MBA Admissions in Karnataka 2024: Karnataka is the most favourable destination for pursuing MBA course in India. Every year, thousands of aspirants take MBA admission in Karnataka. MBA colleges in Karnataka, particularly in Bangalore are most popular for campus placements. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 was conducted on September 23 and 24, 2023 and the document verification and counselling will take place in the month of December 2023.

Numerous students come out with flying colours every year, as MBA colleges in Bangalore offer outstanding placements. On the other hand, most of the top companies are located in Bangalore, and these companies prefer hiring MBA students from Karnataka MBA colleges. In recent years, Karnataka has turned out to be the primary option for pursuing MBA course among students. Students can choose the best MBA college from the number of options available. All the details pertaining to MBA admissions in Karnataka can be checked below.

Entrance Exams Accepted by Karnataka MBA Colleges

The major reason for choosing Karnataka as the first option for pursuing MBA course is the applicability of the score of various entrance exams for MBA admission. Almost all the top/ good/ popular B-Schools in Karnataka accept the score almost all the national-level MBA entrance exams for MBA admissions. On the other hand, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) and Karnataka Private Postgraduate Colleges Association conduct Karnataka PGCET and KMAT, state-level entrance exams for MBA admissions. KMAT can be also treated as a national-level MBA entrance exam.

The following is the list of all the MBA entrance exams 2023-24 applicable for MBA admission in Karnataka.


Karnataka PGCET MBA








Apart from the above, deemed universities in Karnataka also hold separate entrance exams for MBA admissions.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Karnataka

The basic Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2023 for MBA Admission in Karnataka is as follows.

Basic Requirements: MBA aspirants must note that UG or Bachelor’s degree is the minimum qualification required to be eligible for MBA admission in Karnataka. The candidates must have at least 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree in any stream.

Entrance Exam: B-Schools in Karnataka accept almost all the national-level MBA entrance exam scores for MBA admissions. The state-level MBA admission in Karnataka is based on Karnataka PGCET MBA and KMAT score. KEA is responsible for conducting state-level MBA admissions based Karnataka PGCET MBA score.

Domicile Rules: Domicile rules apply only for state-level MBA admissions conducted by KEA. These rules do not apply for MBA admissions based on national-level MBA entrance exams.

Karnataka MBA Admission Procedure and Important Dates 2024

MBA admission procedure in Karnataka is purely based on state-level or national-level MBA entrance exam. Candidates with a valid score in any of the management entrance test can take MBA admission in Karnataka. More details regarding the MBA selection process in Karnataka is explained in Karnataka MBA selection process section.

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can take a look at the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 important dates here.

Important Events

Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 application commencement date

August 7, 2023

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 application submission last date

August 24, 2023

Availability of Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card

September 13, 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam date

September 23 and 24, 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 results


Karnataka PGCET 2023 counselling


KMAT Karnataka 2023 Important Dates

The important dates for KMAT Karnataka can be checked in the table given below. 



KMAT 2023 online application commencement date

June 30, 2023

KMAT 2023 online application submission last date

October 26, 2023

KMAT 2023 admit card availability

November 3, 2023

KMAT 2023 exam date

November 5, 2023

KMAT 2023 results


KMAT 2023 counselling


Candidates who have a valid Karnataka PGCET score can take part in the counselling process conducted by KEA to get admission.

Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams.

Karnataka MBA Selection Process 2024

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Selection Process: After the announcement of Karnataka PGCET, KEA will initiate the process of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 counselling. The candidates must take part in the counselling process and exercise web options. The seat allocation is based on the candidate’s score/ rank in Karnataka PGCET and preference.

KMAT 2023 Selection Process: After the announcement of KMAT results, MBA colleges that accept KMAT score will issue the cut-off for MBA course and merit list of the candidates. Candidates who clear the cut-off can apply for MBA admission in the respective college.

Selection Process based on Other Entrance Exams: Colleges accepting the score of other national-level MBA exams will grant admission based on the performance of candidates in the entrance exam, group discussion and personal interview. Candidates with a valid score in any of the MBA entrance exams must apply to these colleges individually.

Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission: Candidates who did not appear in any MBA entrance exam need not worry, as they can get direct admission in MBA course through management quota of the institute.

Karnataka MBA Admission Reservation Policy 2024

The state government of Karnataka follows reservation policies for state-level MBA admissions based on Karnataka PGCET and KMAT score (only a few institutes). For MBA admissions based on national-level entrance exams, reservation policies do not apply.

Documents Required for MBA Admission in Karnataka 2024

Candidates attending the admission/ counselling process must carry the following documents with them: -

  • Karnataka Domicile Certificate (only for those seeking admission through Karnataka PGCET)
  • Passport Size Photographs (at least 3)
  • Class 12 and Class 10 Certificate or Mark Sheet
  • Admit Card of Entrance Exam
  • Caste/ Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Score Card of Entrance Exam
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • TC (Transfer Certificate)
  • UG Provisional Certificate/ Mark Sheet

Top MBA Colleges in Karnataka for 2024

Here is the list of some of the top MBA colleges in Karnataka.

IIM BangaloreBangalore
Xavier Institute of Management and EntrepreneurshipBangalore
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)Manipal
PES UniversityBangalore
Alliance School of BusinessBangalore
Indus Business Academy, BangaloreBangalore
Myra School of BusinessMysore
Acharya Bangalore B-SchoolBangalore
Ballari Institute of Technology and ManagementBellary
GIBS Business SchoolBangalore
Presidency UniversityBangalore

Fill the Common Application Form (CAF) and apply to popular MBA colleges in Karnataka with ease. Call our helpline number 18005729877 to discuss your requirements with our counsellor.

Candidates interested in pursuing an MBA can have a look at the following links.

List of MBA SpecializationsDirect MBA Admission Without Entrance Exam
How to Crack GD for Admission in Top MBA Colleges

Students preparing for Karnataka PGCET 2023 can also check out the following links.

Karnataka PGCET SyllabusKarnataka PGCET Exam Pattern
Karnataka PGCET Best BooksKarnataka PGCET Seat Allotment

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