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Karnataka PGCET MBA Admission: Admit Card, Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form and Counselling

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: July 14, 2022 03:42 pm IST | Karnataka PGCET

There are many colleges which offer MBA admission in Karnataka on the basis of Karnataka PGCET scores. This article will provide you with all the information regarding Karnataka PGCET MBA application form, eligibility criteria and counselling process.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Admission

Karnataka PGCET MBA Admission is done based on the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam. Karnataka PGCET is a common entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to the various MBA offering colleges in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET for MBA was conducted on November 14, 2021. Results of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 were declared on its official website on December 19, 2021. After the declaration of PGCET 2021 results, KEA began the process of counselling for admission to participating MBA colleges. The 1st round of counselling concluded on February 4, 2022. The second round of counselling has been extended to February 8 (up to 10 AM) and second-round seat allotment results will be out on February 8, 2022 (up to 6 PM). Candidates can read in detail about the counselling process at the link given below. 

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 Result - Check Date, Toppers List

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2021

Candidates who are seeking admission to the MCA, M.E, MBA, M.Tech, and M.Arch programs at any University/ Private Aided / Government / Private Un-Aided institutions in Karnataka will also have to appear for this examination. They can fill out the application form for the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam after going through the eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021.

Highlights of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021

Once the application process is over, candidates will be able to download the admit card of the PGCET MBA entrance exam from the official website of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). It must be noted that MBA Admissions in Karnataka will be granted only after the completion of the admission process. This article will help you know all about the eligibility criteria, the application process, important dates, exam pattern, and other important details for Karnataka PGCET MBA Admission.

Given below are some of the highlights of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021:



Full Name

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test for Master of Business Administration

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination


Mode of Examination

Offline (Paper-Based Test)

Category of Examination

Post-Graduate Entrance Exam

Duration of Examination

150 minutes

Number of Institutes that accept PGCET MBA scores

178 approx

Karnataka PGCET MBA Important Dates 2021

Candidates may check the table below to know about the application dates, admit card, exam date, and result date. This will help the candidates stay updated with all the important dates of Karnataka PGCET MBA admission.



Karnataka PGCET MBA Registrations Starts

September 03, 2021

Last Date of Karnataka PGCET MBA Registration

October 12, 2021

Last Date of PGCET MBA Fee Payment

October 12, 2021

Availability of PGCET MBA admit card

November 4, 2021

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 Exam Date

November 14, 2021

Karnataka PGCET MBA provisional answer key 2021

November 25, 2021

Last Dates to raise an objection

November 28, 2021

Karnataka PGCET MBA Final answer key 2021December 19, 2021

Result of Karnataka PGCET MBA

December 19, 2021

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling


Karnataka PGCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA admission. The minimum eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET MBA is stated below:

Full-Time MBA

  • Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree or any other equivalent qualification recognized by AICTE/ UGC.
  • Candidates must have completed graduation with at least 50% marks in all subjects.
  • Candidates belonging to any of the ST, ST, or Category-I of Karnataka must have scored at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination.

Part-Time MBA

  • Candidates looking for part-time MBA admission must have completed a bachelor's degree from any recognized institute approved by AICTE/ UGC
  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in the degree program.
  • Candidates belonging to any of the ST, ST, or Category-I of Karnataka must have scored at least 45% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Those candidates who are looking for admission in part-time MBA must have work experience of at least 3 years as of July 2021.

Eligibility Criteria for PGCET MBA Government Seats for Karnataka State candidates

  • Candidates must have studied in one or more government or private institutions situated in Karnataka.
  • The total number of academic years should be at least 7, starting from standard 1 to the qualifying examination as of July 1, 2021.
  • Besides this, the applicant must have cleared either the 10th or 2nd PUC standard / SSLC/ 12th standard examination from any institute recognized by the State Government of Karnataka.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Application Form 2021

Candidates need to fill out the application form for the PGCET MBA entrance examination before the deadline. The last date of applying for the PGCET entrance examination was October 12, 2021. Candidates can check the steps mentioned below to fill out the application form.

  • Visit the official website of PGCET MBA or Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
  • Register as a new user
  • Login credentials will be created
  • Enter all the login details
  • The application form will appear on the screen
  • Fill in all the required fields such as Personal Information, Academic Details, and Contact details
  • Once done, upload the scanned copy of the recent colored signature, photograph, left thumb impression, and parent signature.
  • Check if all the information entered is correct
  • Click on “I agree” to confirm all the details
  • Proceed to fee submission
  • Once submitted, download the application form for future reference.

Size of Required Documents

List of Documents

Specified Size

Specified Format


5 to 40 KB



5 to 40 KB


Impression (Left Thumb)

5 to 40 KB


Karnataka PGCET MBA Application Fee 2021

Candidates need to submit the Karnataka PGCET MBA application Form 2021 while submitting the application form. The application fee for all categories is provided below.


Application Fee

SC/ST/Category - I

INR 500

General & OBC

INR 650

Karnataka PGCET MBA Admit Card 2021

The Admit Card of Karnataka PGCET MBA entrance exam was released in the online mode. Candidates can use the following link to download their PGCET Admit Cards after entering the Application Number and Date of Birth.

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card Download Direct Link

Candidates who successfully register for the Karnataka PGCET MBA admission will be able to download the admit card of the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam. They can download the admit card after entering the login credential provided at the time of registration. Candidates are advised to check the details mentioned on the admit card of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 after downloading. If all the details are correct, they can take a printout of the Karnataka PGCET MBA to admit card so that they can carry it to the examination centre.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2021

As per the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 decided by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), the question paper will consist of multiple-choice questions. The exam will be divided into four sections. Check the table given below to know the Karnataka PGCET exam pattern 2021.


Marks Allotted

Part 1

Section A - Proficiency in English Language


Section B - Test of General knowledge


Part 2

Section C - Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence


Section D - Quantitative Analysis




Marking Scheme

Candidates will be given one mark for each correct answer while no mark will be deducted in case of any incorrect answer.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET MBA admission is decided by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). Candidates can take a look at the syllabus of the Karnataka PGCET entrance examination to know about all the important topics from which questions can be asked in the exam. Some of the important topics for Karnataka PGCET MBA admission are:



Proficiency in the English Language

Synonyms, One-word substitution, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Grammar, Pair expressing relationships, Sentence correction, Famous books in English Literature

Test of General knowledge

Global environment, Indian Business Environment, Cultural Events, Social Events, Management, Economics, Historical events, Political events, Sports, Current affairs, Personalities and achievements, Awards, Humanities, Science and Technology

Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

Puzzles, Analogy, Verbal ability, Related aspects, Diagrams, Logic, Analytical ability

Quantitative Analysis

Arithmetic, Statistics, Data analysis and interpretation, Related quantitative aspects

Karnataka PGCET MBA Answer Key 2021

The answer key of the Karnataka PGCET MBA will be released one week after the exam. The Karnataka PGCET Answer Key will contain correct answers to all the questions that appeared in the entrance exam. Candidates may download the answer key from the official website of Karnataka PGCET MBA to verify all the answers for the exam. Apart from this, they can object if they feel the answer is incorrect. Steps for objecting are provided below.

  • Go to the official website of Karnataka Examinations Authority
  • Enter the login details
  • Upload all documents in support of the objection

Note: Authority will not consider objections without justification.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Result 2021

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) released the result of the Karnataka PGCET MBA on December 19, 2021. The result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 was declared in the form of a merit list containing the name of the shortlisted candidates. Selected candidates will then have to appear for seat allotment and counselling rounds as per their rankings.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Cutoff 2021

The cutoff of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 will be the minimum marks required for candidates to qualify for the counselling round. Candidates can check the cutoff list to know the minimum marks required for admission by all the MBA colleges in Karnataka.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2021

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) conducts the Karnataka PGCET counselling process for candidates who have qualified in the exam. Candidates enter their choice of colleges and the college then calls the candidates for a document verification round. Candidates have to visit the college as per the given schedule. They also have to carry the documents listed below while going for the Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2021.

  • Print out of filled Karnataka PGCET 2021 application form
  • Candidates’ copy of fee challan
  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Admit card
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Degree certificate/ provisional degree certificate
  • Marksheet of qualifying degree for all years/semesters
  • Study certificate signed by BEO (for Karnataka candidates)
  • Sponsorship certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste certificate
  • GATE score card (if applicable)
  • Certificate issued by the concerned assistant commissioner for candidates claiming Hyderabad-Karnataka region reservation (if applicable)

Many MBA colleges are accepting Karnataka PGCET scores. Some colleges offer direct MBA admission without any entrance exam. Candidates can check the admission process of the particular college in which they are seeking admission to know if the college conducts an entrance exam for MBA admission.

Apart from this, candidates who have any MBA admission-related query can get their doubts cleared by asking questions on the CollegeDekho QnA Zone. They can also fill out the Common Application Form (CAF) or call our toll-free helpline number 1800-572-9877.


Is the Karnataka PGCET eligibility criteria same for full-time MBA and part-time MBA?

The eligibility criteria for both full-time MBA and part-time MBA is almost similar except the work experience. Candidates applying for admission to Part-Time MBA must have a work experience of at least 3 years as on July of the admission year.

What is the Karnataka PGCET MBA admission process?

Karnataka PGCET MBA admission will be done on the basis of Karnataka PGCET entrance exam. Candidates who have performed well in the exam will be able to participate in the counselling process. At last, selected candidates can submit the required documents to confirm their admission. Candidates can also check the counselling prices of Karnataka PGCET MBA here.

What is the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA?

The exam for Karnataka PGCET MBA will be divided into four sections. Candidates will have to complete the exam within 150 minutes. One mark will be awarded for each correct answer while no marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

How to apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA admissions?

You can apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA admissions by filling the application available on the official website of Karnataka PGCET. You will have to submit the application form before the deadline to get considered for admission.

What is the application fee for Karnataka PGCET MBA?

The application fee for Karnataka PGCET MBA is INR 650 for General & OBC and INR 500 for SC, ST, Category - I Karnataka Candidates.


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