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Karnataka MCA Admission 2021 - Dates, Entrance Exam, Application Form, Eligibility, Option Entry, Counselling Process, Seat Allotment

Abhik Das
Abhik DasPublished On: June 25, 2021 | Karnataka PGCET

MCA admission in Karnataka is offered based on the Karnataka PGCET scores obtained by the aspiring candidates. Check out the article below for all the latest information regarding the Karnataka (PGCET) MCA admission process 2021 including top MCA colleges for direct admission.

Karnataka MCA Admission Process 2021

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts an entrance exam for the MCA aspirants of the state called Karnataka PGCET. Through Karnataka PGCET, the officials select suitable candidates for admission into the MCA programme offered by the reputed government, government-aided and self-financing MCA institutions in Karnataka. Other than MCA admission, the Karnataka PGCET exam is also a gateway examination for aspirants seeking admission into various other postgraduate degree programmes such as M.Arch, M.Tech, M.E and MBA

In this article, we will discuss in details the MCA admission process in Karnataka through the Karnataka PGCET entrance examination. In this article, our focus shall be mainly on the Karnataka PGCET MCA admission counselling process while also touch base on the other aspects of the admission process like important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card etc. 

KEA has postponed the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam due to the COVID-19 pandemic as last year. Also, do not forget to check out some of our important Karnataka PGCET exam links that have been given in this article. 

Karnataka MCA Admission Dates 2021

Here is the latest schedule for the Karnataka PGCET MCA admission for the academic year 2021-22 - 

Entrance Exam DateTo be Notified
Results DateTo be Notified
Registration for CounsellingTo be Notified
Document VerificationTo be Notified
Option EntryTo be Notified
Seat AllotmentTo be Notified

Karnataka MCA Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

The latest eligibility criteria which the Karnataka MCA aspirants have to fulfil to be eligible for the entrance examination are as follows - 

  • Applicants should have a B.Tech/BE/B.Sc degree in computer scienceorBCA degree from a recognized university

  • BA/B.Com/B.Sc degree holders (non-computer science disciplines) who have studied mathematics as a compulsory subject at the qualifying level can also apply

  • General category applicants should at least have an aggregate score of 50% in their respective qualifying examinations

  • Reserved category applicants (of Karnataka state) with a 45% aggregate in their respective qualifying examinations are eligible to apply

Karnataka MCA Admission Application Form 2021

The MCA admission application form of the Karnataka PGCET exam is released on the official website of KEA every year tentatively during April or May. This year, the Karnataka PGCET MCA admission application form has not been released yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out more about the Karnataka PGCET MCA admission application process, application fee, steps to correct the application form and much more, kindly click on the following link - 

Karnataka (PGCET) MCA admission application process 

Karnataka MCA Counselling Process 2021

The Karnataka PGCET MCA admission counselling process is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority through which it allocates seats in various MCA-offering institutions in the state. The MCA admission counselling process of Karnataka PGCET has multiple stages and the most important stage is the registration process. After the registration process concludes, the candidates must visit one of the helpline centres to get their documents and certificates verified. After the verification of documents concludes, the officials will open the portal for the candidates to lock in their college choices. Based on the Karnataka PGCET rank obtained by the candidates and the choices filled by them, the officials conduct the seat allotment process. 

The Karnataka MCA counselling process is divided into the following stages - 


Brief Overview

Candidate Registration

Candidates have to register themselves with the PGCET application number by visiting their nearest helpline centres

Document Verification

Candidates have to carry their original documents and certificates along with their copies to their respective helpline centres to get them verified. After getting their documents and certificates verified, the candidates must collect their verification slip or verification acknowledgement card from the officials

Option Entry

The candidates have to choose colleges where they wish to see themselves admitted from the list of available colleges. They must freeze their college options before the last date for their chosen colleges to be in play during the seat allotment process

Mock Allotment

KEA will carry out a mock allotment round through which the candidates can familiarize themselves with the seat allotment process. All the options that will be available to the candidates during the seat allotment process will be available to give them a first-hand experience of the seat allotment process

All the detailed information regarding the Karnataka PGCET MCA counselling process can be availed from the link below - 

Karnataka PGCET MCA Admission Counselling Process 

Documents Required During Karnataka MCA Counselling Process 2021

The candidates must have the following documents ready with them during the counselling process for the Karnataka MCA admission process. The candidates must carry the following documents with them to their respective allocated institutions after the seat allotment process - 

  • Class Xth marksheet

  • Class XIIth marksheet

  • Degree/Provisional degree certificate

  • Qualifying exam marksheet

  • Study certificate 

  • Domicile certificate

  • Category/caste certificate

  • Income certificate of parent/s

  • Passport-sized photographs (2 x Nos)

  • Karnataka PGCET hall ticket

  • Karnataka PGCET Counselling registration form

Karnataka MCA Seat Allotment Process 2021

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts the PGCET MCA seat allotment process as per the rank obtained by the candidates, the choices entered by them during the counselling choice-filling process and the seat matrix of the Karnataka PGCET colleges participating in the process. The allocation of seats is also done as per the reservation category of the participating candidates. The options filled by the candidates also play a very important role during the Karnataka MCA admission process. The MCA admission seat allotment process through Karnataka PGCET is conducted in multiple rounds. The round-wise characteristics of the MCA seat allotment process of Karnataka are as follows - 

Round 1

Seats will be offered to the candidates as per their rank, category and the options filled by them. Candidates can either accept the seats allocated to them, withdraw from the allotment process or wait for the second round allotment result for better options

Round 2/Final Round

Candidates who were not allocated seats in the previous round or who were not satisfied with their previous allocation can take part in this round of the seat allotment process. Candidates will have the option to modify their options before the round commences. Leftover seats will be transferred to the next round of the seat allotment process

Allotment in the order of merit

Vacant seats after the conclusion of the final round of the seat allotment process are converted into general merit seats that are allocated in the order of merit

Reporting at Institute

Candidates who have been allocated seats in their desired colleges have to visit them before the last date and carry out the final admission step. Candidates must obtain their provisional seat allotment letter from the official KEA website and carry the same along with their original documents and certificates to their respective allocated institutions

For the round-wise and detailed Karnataka (PGCET) MCA seat allotment process, the candidates are requested to click on the link given below - 

 Karnataka PGCET MCA seat allotment process

Top MCA Colleges in Karnataka for Direct Admission 2021

Presented in the table below is the list of some reputed MCA colleges that are situated in the Karnataka state where the aspirants can apply for admission directly through our common application form based on their merit - 

Name of College/University

Average Course Fee (In INR)

Surana College, Bengaluru

76.7k per annum

Manipal University

1.8 lakh per annum

Administrative Management College, Bengaluru

60k per annum

Atria Institute of Technology, Bangalore

84k per annum

Jain University, Bengaluru


Krupanidhi Degree College, Bengaluru

1.01 lakh per annum

City Wise MCA Colleges in Karnataka

The city-wise Karnataka MCA colleges are as follows - 

Top MCA Colleges in Bangalore

Top MCA Colleges in Mangalore

Top MCA Colleges in Mysore

Top MCA Colleges in Belgaum

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