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Karnataka PGCET 2023 (Postponed) - Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Latest Updates

Updated By Ritoprasad Kundu on 04 Sep, 2023 16:33

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Karnataka PGCET 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam dates have been postponed by Karnataka Examination Authority. As per the official notification released by the authorities, now Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam will be held on September 23, 2023 for ME / M.Tech and M.Arch and September 24, 2023 for MCA and MBA courses. The authorities will release the Karnataka PGCET admit card 2023 tentatively by September 14, 2023 on its official website. Candidates appearing for the Karnataka PGCET exam 2023 must ensure to download the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card and carry a print out of the same on the day of the exam.   

As per the paper pattern of Karnataka PGCET, the exam will be held in offline mode at respective exam centres. The Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 will be released post exam. Qualified candidates will have to take part in the counselling process which includes multiple stages.

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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 2023 Main Exam details will be updated soon.

Colleges Accepting Exam Karnataka PGCET :

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Important Dates

Check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET 2023 in the table below - 



Application Process Begins

August 7, 2023

Last Date of Completing Application Process

August 23, 2023 (Extended)

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

To be notified

Release of Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card

September 14, 2023 (Expected)

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam

  • ME / M.Tech / M.Arch - September 23, 2023
  • MBA / MCA - September 24, 2023

PGCET 2023 Answer Key

To be notified

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 2023 Exam Highlights

Some of the major highlights of Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023

Before filling out the Karnataka PGCET 2023 application form, candidates are recommended to check the eligibility criteria provided by the organising authorities. The eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 Application Form

Applicants who want to study M.E./M.Tech./M.Arch and MCA in the state of Karnataka can register and apply for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam. Before enrolling for the Karnataka PGCET test 2023, students must check the exam's full course-by-course qualifying criteria. Candidates can enrol 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. 

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2023

Karnataka Examination Authority will release the Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card tentatively on September 14, 2023. Registered candidates can download the Karnataka PGCET admit card 2023 in the online mode at Candidates must enter their login credentials such as Application number and Date of Birth to access their Karnataka PGCET 2023 admit card. It should be noted that only students who successfully register for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 admit card. Candidates must keep in mind to carry the admit card in the printed form (preferably a coloured printout) on the day of the exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Centers

The list of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam centres have been provided below -


Karnataka PGCET 2023 Syllabus

The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) publishes the Karnataka PGCET syllabus 2023 along with the information brochure. The very first step in developing a Karnataka PGCET 2023 preparation strategy is to have a thorough comprehension of the mandated syllabus. Knowing the syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 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 2023

Along with the syllabus, it is important to know the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam pattern as it contains important information that can help the students in scoring better marks. The exam pattern contains information regarding mode of exam, medium, total number of questions and more. 

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023?

Aspirants going to take the test may use the Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation Tips & Tricks to help them perform well. The experts' advice is provided below for reference

  • Prepare in accordance with your course syllabus
  • Organize your time
  • Applicants must select the suitable study resources, such as Karnataka PGCET best books
  • Mock exams, previous year papers, and Karnataka PGCET sample tests
  • Constant Revision
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent distractions

Karnataka PGCET Result 2023

Once the exam is conducted, the result of Karnataka PGCET 2023 will be released. The candidates will have to enter the PGCET Roll Number to check the results. The Karnataka PGCET 2023 result will contain details like total marks, marks per subject and percentage. A separate merit list will be released after the declaration of result. 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 2023 Counselling Process

To confirm their admission, candidates would have to take part in counselling procedure. The Karnataka PGCET counselling 2023 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 2023 Course Wise Fee

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) officials will release the Karnataka PGCET 2023 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 2023 Important EventsDates
Registration Date 07 Aug to 11 Aug, 2023
Exam Date 09 Sep to 10 Sep, 2023

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FAQs about Karnataka PGCET

When will the Karnataka PGCET 2023 application process start?

Karnataka PGCET 2023 application process has started from August 7, 2023.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 medium of instruction of Karnataka PGCET exam?

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

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.

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.

Who is the conducting body of Karnataka PGCET?

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

What are the exam centres of Karnataka PGCET?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 times is the PGCET exam conducted in a year?

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

Who should apply for Karnataka PGCET 2023?

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 can I register for Karnataka PGCET 2023?

Once the application form is released, candidates must check the eligibility criteria and proceed to fill the application form by providing the necessary details and submit the form before the deadline. KEA will release the complete schedule along with the Karnataka PGCET official notification.

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