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

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaPublished On: October 13, 2020 | 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 will be done on the basis of 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 will be conducted on October 14, 2020. Apart from this, 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 the application form of Karnataka PGCET entrance exam after going through the eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020.

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KEA has released the admit card (Hall Ticket) for the Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam. The direct link to download the PGCET 2020 admit card is given here.

Once the application process is over, candidates will be able to download the admit card of PGCET MBA entrance exam from the official website of 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.

Highlights of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

Given below are some of the highlights of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020:



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 2020

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 16, 2020

Last Date of Karnataka PGCET MBA Registration

September 21, 2020

Last Date of PGCET MBA Fee Payment

September 22, 2020

Availability of PGCET MBA admit card

October 7, 2020

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 Exam Date

October 14, 2020

Karnataka PGCET MBA answer key 2020

To be announced

Last Dates to raise an objection

To be announced

Result of Karnataka PGCET MBA

To be announced

Karnataka PGCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates need to fulfil the eligibility criteria in order 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 a work experience of at least 3 years as on July 2020.

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 on July 1 2020.
  • Besides this, the applicant must have cleared either 10th or 2nd PUC standard / SSLC/ 12th standard examination from any institute recognised by the State Government of Karnataka.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Application Form 2020

Candidates need to fill the application form of PGCET MBA entrance examination before the deadline. The last date of submitting the application of PGCET entrance examination is 28th June 2020. Candidates can check the steps mentioned below to fill 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 all the required fields such as Personal Information, Academic details and Contact details
  • Once done, upload the scanned copy of the recent coloured 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 2020

Candidates need to submit the Karnataka PGCET MBA application Form 2020 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 2020

The Admit Card of Karnataka PGCET MBA entrance exam has been 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 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 2020 after downloading. If all the details are correct, they can take a print out of the Karnataka PGCET MBA admit card so that they can carry it to the examination centre.

Also Read: MBA Admissions in West Bengal 2020: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020

As per the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 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 2020


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 2020

The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET MBA admission is decided by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). Candidates can take a look at the syllabus of 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 2020

The answer key of Karnataka PGCET MBA will be released one week after the exam. The Karnataka PGCET Answer Key will contain correct answers of 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 raise an objection if they feel the answer is incorrect. Steps for raising an objection is 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 2020

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 only in online mode. The result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 will be declared in the form of a merit list which will have 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 2020

The cutoff of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 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.

Also Read: MBA Admissions in Uttar Pradesh 2020: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2020

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will begin the Karnataka PGCET counselling process once the result has been announced. Candidates will then be able to enter their choice of colleges. The college will then call the candidates for document verification round. Candidates will have to visit the college as per the given schedule. They will also have to carry the documents listed below while going for the Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2020.

  • Print out of filled Karnataka PGCET 2020 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)

There are many MBA colleges accepting Karnataka PGCET scores. There are also some colleges that 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 the Common Application Form (CAF) or call our toll-free helpline number 1800-572-9877.

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