Karnataka PGCET 2021

Updated By Abhik Das on 19 Jan, 2021 13:01

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About Karnataka PGCET

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, M.Tech, M.E and MCA lateral entry from a large pool of test-takers.

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) usually releases the application form of Karnataka PGCET during the month of May every year but in the year 2020, it was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis in India. The application process is completely online followed by the conduct of the entrance test, usually, in the month of July. 

Conducted in multiple sessions, the offline entrance exam Karnataka PGCET paper consists of a total of 100 questions in an objective format, i.e multiple choice type. The total time duration for the same is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

After the test is conducted, the KEA authorities release the Karnataka PGCET Answer key which contains the correct answers to all the questions asked in the exam. The result for the Karnataka PGCET is usually released 3 to 4 weeks after the conduct of the exam. The final admission of the candidates into their desired course and Institution depends on their performance in the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam and the Karnataka PGCET counselling process. 

GATE qualified candidates can directly apply for M.Tech courses offered by various Karnataka PGCET participating institutes without having appeared for the entrance exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET 2021 eligibility criteria define the different parameters


Karnataka PGCET 2021

Karnataka PGCET 2021 results are expected to be announced


How to Prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2021

Candidates who have successfully registered themselves for Karnataka PGCET


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET 2021 is expected to be conducted from July 2020


Upcoming Exams :

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Syllabus will be announced by the


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Best Books

Candidates aspiring to crack Karnataka PGCET 2021 must know


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form

Candidates aspiring for admission in the MBA/ MCA/ M


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Hall Ticket

The admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2021 can be


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key

The candidates can download the official answer keys of


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Cut-Off

The Karnataka PGCET 2021 cutoff list will also be


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Participating Colleges

The aspiring candidates planning to crack the Karnataka PGCET


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling

Allotment of seats into the first year of MBA


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Seat Allotment

KEA will release the seat allotment result for Karnataka PGCET


Know best colleges you can get with your Karnataka PGCET score

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.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Important Dates

Check the tentative important dates of Karnataka PGCET 2021 here. The application process has been reopened for the applicants who are yet to apply for the exam.

EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Availability of Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application FormSeptember 2021
Last Date to Submit the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application FormSeptember 2021
Last Date to Submit Karnataka PGCET Application FeeSeptember 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card Availablity DateOctober 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam for M.E and M.TechOctober 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam for MCA and MBAOctober 2021
Result Declaration of Karnataka PGCETDecember 2021
PGCET 2021 Counselling ProcessTo be Announced

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Centers

The list of the Karnataka PGCET 2021 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 Exam Highlights

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Exam Type


Level of Exam


Mode of Exam


Question Type

Objective (MCQ)

Total Time Duration

2 Hours and 30 Minutes

Total Number of Questions


Medium of Instruction

Quadrilingual (4 Languages)

Number of Sections in the Question Paper


Negative Marking 


Participating Institutions


Application Process 


Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Important EventsDates

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Related Questions

Can I still apply for Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process?

-MamathaUpdated on January 12, 2021 02:28 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, the registration process for the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process has concluded and the second round of the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process is currently underway. If you have not registered for the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process then you cannot participate in the same for the current academic year. You can still apply for admission in your desired PG programme offered by those Karnataka PGCET participating institutions which have Management Quota seats through our Common Application Form. Through this form, you can both shortlist your favourite colleges and apply for admission in them. For more details regarding ...


I made a mistake in Karnataka PGCET OMR sheet while filling the TYPE-A. Is that a problem?

-LohitUpdated on October 14, 2020 10:38 AM
  • 1 Answer
Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

It is very important to be careful while filling your Karnataka PGCET OMR sheets as wrong filled information can be rejected by the OMR machine. However, you don't need to worry as it may not be the case for you. See, for Karnataka PGCET type A, there are 10 courses while for type B, there is only one course which is Mathematics and Computer Science.

So, if you have attempted the Type B paper and just marked the type as Type A, there should not be any problem. It might be possible that the examination authority will ...


What is that one book for pg cet that serves every purpose for pg cet Karnataka mba entrance exam

-UshaUpdated on August 31, 2020 12:06 PM
  • 1 Answer
Yash Dhamija, Student / Alumni

Dear Student

There are many books available for Karnataka PG CET MBA entrance exam preparation. Some of the books such as How To Prepare For Karnataka MBA-PGCET: All Subjects by Chandresh Agrawal and Nandini Books and KEA/ VTU Success Guide To PGCET/ K.MAT/ M.B.A has covered all the syllabus of the exam. However, We advise you to choose different books for all sections of the exam since it will help you understand all the topics deeply. You can refer R.S Agarwal for Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis, newspapers and magazines for English. Apart from this, these articles ...


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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 be conducted?

Karnataka PGCET will be conducted on 6th October and 7th October 2020.

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.

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