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Karnataka PGCET 2022 - Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, How to Apply, Exam Pattern

Updated By Puja Ravi on 17 May, 2022 15:57

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About Karnataka PGCET 2022

The Karnataka PGCET 2022 registration process is expected to begin from the 3rd Week of May 2022. Candidates can apply online. The tentative date of the Exam is 1st Week of July.

In the state of Karnataka, a Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) which is a gateway exam to various PG courses offered by the top Private (Aided & Un-Aided)/Government Institutions. Through Karnataka PGCET, these Institutions filter out candidates for various PG courses such as MCA, MBA, M.Arch, and M.Tech from a large pool of test-takers. GATE-qualified candidates can directly apply for M.Tech courses offered by various Karnataka PGCET participating institutes without having appeared for the entrance exam.

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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 2022 Main Exam is likely to be held in the 1st Week July.

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Karnataka PGCET 2022 Important Dates

Check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET 2022 in the table below - 

EventsImportant Dates
Availability of Karnataka PGCET 2022 Application FormTo be Announced
Last Date to Submit the Karnataka PGCET 2022 Application FormTo be Announced
Last Date to Submit Karnataka PGCET Application FeeTo be Announced
Karnataka PGCET 2022 Admit Card Availablity DateTo be Announced
Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam for M.E and M.TechTo be Announced
Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam for MCA and MBATo be Announced
Result Declaration of Karnataka PGCETTo be Announced
PGCET 2022 Counselling ProcessTo be Announced

Seat matrix and fee structure display

To be Announced

Option entry

To be Announced

Mock allotment result publishing date

To be Announced

Provision to change option entry

To be Announced

Round 1 seat allotment result

To be Announced

Choice exercising by the candidates

To be Announced

Fee payment 

To be Announced

Last date for reporting at allocated colleges

To be Announced

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of Karnataka PGCET 2022 are as follows - 

Conducting BodyKarnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Exam DateNovember 2022
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 2022 Exam Centers

The list of the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam centres have been provided below -


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 2022 Course Wise Fee

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) officials have released the Karnataka PGCET 2022 course-wise fee structure for the current academic year. The detailed fee structure is available in the table below - 

Course NameTotal Fee (In INR)

Important Dates

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Related Questions

when will be second round option entry 2021 opened

-adarsha gowdaUpdated on February 04, 2022 11:45 AM
  • 1 Answer
Dipanjana Sengupta, Student / Alumni

The second round of counseling is commencing from 4th of february 2022, 1 pm onwards. Provision to add, reorder, cancel, modify by the eligible candidates is from 4th february - 7th february 2022, between 4pm - 7pm. Publication of the second round seat allotment results is from 8th february after 6 pm. Payment of the fess and downloading any admission orders is from 9th february - 11 february (During banking hours). Last date for the reporting to the colleges is on 12th february 4:30pm onwards.


I did B Tech in civil engineering and planning to masters in environmental engineering. So I want know that whether the exam is conducted seperatedly for particular stream or on full syllabus of civil engineering.

-starwin johnsonUpdated on February 03, 2022 08:53 AM
  • 1 Answer
Sakunth Kumar, CollegeDekho Expert

Yes, you can go for masters in environmental engineering, before that you will have to sit for Karnataka PGCET 2022. You will have a choice to select the subjects, where you have to select Environmental Engineering as one of the subjects. There is a separate subject/ paper for Environmental Engineering in Karnataka PGCET 2022. 


I secured 5.29 CPGA in B Tech. am I eligible for admission to MBA through Karnataka PG CET?

-AnonymousUpdated on August 12, 2021 02:29 PM
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Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

Dear Student,

The minimum eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET is 50% marks in graduation. While 5.29 CGPA generally translates to a little over 50%, you would be eligible for the exam. However, you should refer to the method specified by your university for converting CGPA to percentage to be sure.

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FAQs about Karnataka PGCET

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.

Is it necessary to appear for Karnataka PGCET?

Yes, if you want to get admission in any postgraduate course offering college in Karnataka then you will have to appear for Karnataka PGCET.

When will Karnataka PGCET 2021 be conducted?

The dates for Karnataka PGCET 2021 are yet to be notified. 

What are the exam centres of Karnataka PGCET?

Some of the exam centres of Karnataka PGCET are Davangere, Bijapur, Bellary, Belgaum, Mangalore and Bangalore.

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 Karnataka PGCET?

Karnataka PGCET is a common entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to the PG courses offered by the colleges of Karnataka.

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.

After how many days of conducting the Karnataka PGCET exam is the result released?

The Karnataka PGCET exam results are usually released within 3 to 4 weeks after the exam is conducted.

Which courses accept students in Karnataka state through the Karnataka PGCET exam?

Karnataka PGCET participating institutions which offer admission into postgraduate programmes such as MCA lateral entry, M.Tech, M.Arch, M.E, MBA and MCA accept Karnatak PGCET scores for offering admission.

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 2021 application process start?

Karnataka PGCET 2021 registration dates are yet to be notified. 

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