Karnataka PGCET 2024 - Application Form (Out), Admit Card (July 4), Exam (July 13 - July 14), Syllabus, Latest Updates

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Karnataka PGCET 2024

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Admit Card will be released on July 4, 2024. The Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2024 will be released in online mode on the official website of the authority. The Karnataka PGCET Registration 2024 was released on May 28, 2024. The last date to submit the Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024 is June 17, 2024. The registration is conducted in an online mode. Karnataka Examinations Authority is responsible for conducting the Karnataka PGCET 2024. All Indian Nationals with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to appear for the Karnataka PGCET exam. The Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam will be conducted from July 13 - July 14, 2024. Candidates who are planning to appear in the upcoming Karnataka PGCET exam 2024 should begin their preparation early and study the complete syllabus to score the cutoff marks.

The Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam will be conducted for admissions into M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Arch and MCA courses, the dates of which will be updated here. The result of Karnataka PGCET 2024 will be released post-exam. Qualified candidates will have to take part in the counselling process which includes multiple stages. Read complete details related to Karnataka PGCET 2024 on this page.

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Karnataka PGCET Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is the conducting authority of Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance (Karnataka PGCET). It is an autonomous body that provides admission to eligible aspirants into various postgraduate courses in the field of Engineering Technology, M.Tech, and MBA, etc. in the state of Karnataka. PGCET 2024 Main Exam details will be updated soon.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Important Dates

The official authority has announced the schedule for Karnataka PGCET 2024. Moreover, the calendar for the exam can be found below:-



Application Process Begins

May 28, 2024 (Released)

Last Date of Completing Application Process

June 17, 2024

Last Date to pay the application fee

June 18, 2024

Submission of Special Category Certificates Ex-defence at KEA, Bangalore.

June 2024

Release of Karnataka PGCET 2024 admit card

4 July, 2024

Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam

July 13 - July 14, 2024

PGCET 2024 Answer Key

To be notified

The application form window reopened

To be notified

Karnataka PGCET Result

To be notified

Document verification

To be notified

Seat matrix and fee structure display

To be notified

Option entry

To be notified

Mock allotment result publishing date

To be notified

Provision to change option entry

To be notified

seat allotment result

To be notified

Choice exercising by the candidates

To be notified

Fee payment 

To be notified

Last date for reporting at allocated colleges

To be notified

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of Karnataka PGCET 2024 are as follows - 

Conducting BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Exam TypePG
Level of ExamState-Level
Mode of ExamOffline
Question TypeObjective (MCQ)
Total Time Duration2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Total Number of Questions100
Medium of InstructionQuadrilingual (4 Languages)
Number of Sections in the Question PaperTwo
Negative MarkingYes
Participating Institutions10
Application ProcessOnline

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2024 will be released along with the information brochure. Applicants should be aware that eligibility criteria include age restriction, educational qualification, nationality, caste certification (if applicable), and so on.


Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria

ME / M.Tech/MArch

  • Candidates should have passed the qualifying or equivalent exam from a recognized university
  • Candidates should have a valid GATE score
  • Candidates should have secured at least 50% marks (45% marks in QE in case of SC/ST & Category I of Karnataka candidates


  • Candidates should have cleared Graduation or an equivalent exam.
  • Candidates should have passed the qualifying exam with Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Application, Computer Programming, Business Mathematics, and Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects.
  • Candidates should have scored at least 50% marks (45% marks in QE in case of SC/ST and Category I of Karnataka candidates)


  • Candidates should have 3 years Bachelor Degree or equivalent from a recognized board/university
  • Candidates should have secured at least 50% marks (45% marks in QE in case of SC/ST and Category I of Karnataka candidates)

Stages Involved in Karnataka PGCET Exam

The Karnataka PGCET exam comprises of the following stages:

  1. Online application process

  2. Availability of Karnataka PGCET admit card

  3. Conduct of Karnataka PGCET exam (for M.E and M.Tech)

  4. Conduct of Karnataka PGCET exam (for MBA and MCA)

  5. Release of Answer Key

  6. Result declaration

  7. Counselling process phase

  8. Allotment of seats and admission

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Application Form

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release the Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024 soon on the official website. Before enrolling for the Karnataka PGCET test 2024, students must check the exam's full course-by-course qualifying criteria. Candidates can enroll for various courses using KEA's single-window application. To properly complete the Karnataka PGCET application process, applicants must submit their SSLC registration number, name as it appears on their SSLC certificates, date of birth, gender, year of graduation, and other details.

Follow the steps below to complete the Karnataka PGCET 2024 application form. 

Step 1 - Complete Registration

Visit the Karnataka PGCET official website at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea and click on the registration link. To complete the registration you must provide details like your name, valid mobile number, parents name, gender, date of birth, email address, course or subject you are applying for, etc. 

Candidates will receive a unique Karnataka PGCET 2024 application form number once all information has been provided and the registration procedure has been completed.

Step 2 - Filling out the application form

Candidate must log in with their unique application number and fill out the application form with details like

Personal information- Candidate must submit details like gender, category, PwD certificate, nationality, correspondence address, and contact number.

Academic Information - This section contains information such as the qualifying examination, marks received, the name of the institute, the year of graduation, and so on.

Exam Centre- This section includes a list of all the exam centers where the Karnataka PGCET 2024 will be held. Candidates must choose their preferred testing locations.

GATE Score - The authorities will also grant admission based on the GATE 2024 score. As a result, aspirants seeking admission through GATE must submit the score as well as upload the scorecard in the specified manner.

Step 3 - Uploading documents

In this step, the candidate should upload a color photograph, a scanned signature, and a thumb impression. It should be noted that all papers are submitted in accordance with the following specimen.







  • File Size: 5KB to 40KB
  • File Dimension:3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Signatures should be written in black or blue ink on plain white paper.



  • File Size: 5KB to 40KB
  • File Dimension:3.5 cm x 4.5 cm

The photo should be recent not very old. And, it should be colorful.

Left thumb impression


  • File Size: 5KB to 40KB
  • File Dimension: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

The thumb impression should be made with black or blue ink. It should also not be blurry. 

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Finally, applicants must pay for the Karnataka PGCET application form 2024 either online or offline. Candidates can pay online with a debit card, credit card, or net banking. Candidates must pay in cash at any State Bank of Mysore branch in order to pay offline. The Karnataka PGCET application fees 2024 will be as follows-


Application Fee


Rs. 650

Reserved Category

Rs. 500

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2024

The PGCET Admit Card 2024 will be issued on July 4, 2024. Registered candidates will be able to download the Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2024 online mode at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea. Candidates must enter their login credentials such as Application number and Date of Birth to access their Karnataka PGCET 2024 admit card. It should be noted that only students who successfully register for the Karnataka PGCET 2024 test will be issued an admit card. Those who fail to complete the form or submit it with incorrect information will not be able to get their Karnataka PGCET 2024 admit card. Candidates must keep in mind to carry the admit card in printed form (preferably a coloured printout) on the day of the exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Syllabus

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) publishes the Karnataka PGCET syllabus 2024 along with the information brochure. The very first step in developing a Karnataka PGCET 2024 preparation strategy is to have a thorough comprehension of the mandated syllabus. Knowing the syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2024 can aid candidates in their test preparation. Students studying for this state-level entrance test should cover all of the topics and areas of the Karnataka PGCET 2024 syllabus. Since the PGCET exam is conducted for various courses such as ME/Mtech/MArch and Mplan, the syllabus varies according to the course.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2024

Along with the syllabus, it is important to know the Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam pattern as it contains important information that can help the students score better marks. The exam pattern contains information regarding the mode of exam, medium, total number of questions, and more. The Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam will be conducted as a pen and paper-based test. The question paper will contain multiple choice questions for a total mark of 100. Candidates will have to complete the paper within 150 minutes. As part of the marking scheme, there are 1 and 2 marks questions and no negative marking scheme. 

How to Prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2024?

Aspirants going to take the test may use the Karnataka PGCET 2024 Preparation Tips & Tricks to help them perform well. The experts' advice is provided below for reference.

  • Analyze the Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam pattern and syllabus to understand the subjects, marking scheme, weightage, duration, etc.
  • Prepare an organized study plan. Make sure you add all the topics of the syllabus, days for revision and solving mock tests, previous year papers, sample papers, etc. 
  • Study the syllabus thoroughly by understanding concepts and memorizing the theoretical part. Solve practical questions. Memorize formulas and note them down. 
  • Applicants must select suitable study resources, such as Karnataka PGCET best books
  • Solve various Karnataka PGCET previous year question papers, mock tests, and Karnataka PGCET sample tests to practice for the exam. Solving the previous year's paper will help you understand the difficulty level of the questions, improve your time management skills, and work on your mistakes. 
  • You should do a constant revision of the whole syllabus.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent distractions

Karnataka PGCET Result 2024

Karnataka Examination Authority will release the Karnataka PGCET Result 2024 a few days after the exam is conducted. The candidates will have to enter the PGCET Roll Number to check the results. The Karnataka PGCET 2024 result will contain details like total marks, marks per subject, and percentage. A separate merit list will be released after the declaration of results. The result will be released in the form of a scorecard which is an important document that is required during the counselling process. 

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Counselling Process

To confirm their admission, candidates would have to take part in counselling procedure. The Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2024 will take place entirely online. Throughout the counselling process, candidates must choose their preferred branch and college. The seats will be assigned based on the exam results and the choices made during the counselling process. Applicants will also be required to present certain documents for verification.

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Course Wise Fee

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) officials will release the Karnataka PGCET 2024 course-wise fee structure for the current academic year. The detailed fee structure is available in the table below according to previous years data

Course NameTotal Fee (In INR)

Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 08 Aug to 20 Aug, 2024 (*Tentative)
Exam Date 23 Sep to 24 Sep, 2024 (*Tentative)
Admit Card Date 13 Sep, 2024 (*Tentative)
Result Date 09 Nov, 2024 (*Tentative)

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FAQs about Karnataka PGCET

How can I register for Karnataka PGCET 2024?

Visit the Karnataka PGCET official website at cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea once the application process is started. Click on the registration link on the official website. Complete the registration process, fill out the application form, and upload documents and pay the fees. 

Who should apply for Karnataka PGCET 2024?

Candidates interested in postgraduate courses like ME/M.Tech/MArch and MPlan in the state of Karnataka can apply for the Karnataka PGCET exam.

How many times is the PGCET exam conducted in a year?

KEA conducts the Karnataka PGCET exam once a year for admissions into postgraduate courses.

Can I apply for an Mtech course without a Karnataka PGCET score?

Yes, candidates having a valid GATE score can directly apply during the counselling process and do not need to apply for the PGCET exam.

How many Karnataka PGCET participating colleges are there?

There are 10 PGCET participating colleges. Some fo them are Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore and The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore.

How to check if the college accepts scores of MBA exam other than Karnataka PGCET or not?

You can check the admission process or eligibility criteria of the college to know whether the college accepts the scores of any other entrance exam or not.

What other entrance exams are available for MBA admission in Karnataka?

Some of the MBA colleges in Karnataka accepts the score of CAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA and XAT entrance exam.

Where can I check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET?

You can check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET from the official website of Karnataka PGCET.

Who is the conducting body of Karnataka PGCET?

The conducting body of Karnataka PGCET is the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).

Karnataka PGECT is conducted for which course?

Karnataka PGCET is conducted for many post-graduate courses such as M.Arch/ MBA/ MCA and M.E.

What is the medium of instruction of Karnataka PGCET exam?

The questions in the Karnataka PGCET examination will be asked in four different languages.

Who is responsible for conducting the Karnataka PGCET exam?

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is responsible for conducting the Karnataka PGCET examination.

What is the maximum mark for which the Karnataka PGCET exam is conducted?

The maximum marks for Karnataka PGCET exam is 100 irrespective of the programme the candidates choose.

Does a GATE qualified candidate need to appear in the Karnataka PGCET exam?

 No, GATE qualified candidates do not have to compulsorily appear in the Karnataka PGCET exam but they have to provide their GATE score while applying for the admission into their desired postgraduate programmes in Karnataka via Karnataka PGCET  for direct admission on the basis of GATE scores.

When will the Karnataka PGCET 2024 application process start?

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) is expected to release the Karnataka PGCET application form 2024 in the month of August 2024. 


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Dear Student,

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