Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling

Abhik Das Updated On: 15 Oct, 2019 18:38 IST

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Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling

The Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process will be conducted in online mode under the supervision of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). After the Karnataka PGCET 2020 result declaration phase concludes, the 2020 counselling procedure will commence as per the notifications that will be released on the official website. Allotment of seats into the first year of MBA, MCA, M.Tech, M.Arch and M.E will be done via the Karnataka PGCET counselling. 

The first step towards participating in the counselling process of Karnataka PGCET 2020 is to get registered for the same. After registering themselves, the candidates have to get their documents verified from one of the helpline centres. Once the verification of documents is complete, the candidates have to indulge themselves in choice-filling and locking of options using a unique security key that will be generated during the registration/document verification step. 

Allotment of seats via the counselling process will be done for both GATE and PGCET qualified candidates. Both GATE and PGCET qualified candidates will be able to participate in the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process provided they had already made it to the merit list prepared previously by KEA. 

To ensure the candidates do not face any problem at any stage of the counselling procedure, helpline centres will be set up across the state.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling Dates 2020

Events

Tentative Dates

Certificate Verification for Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling

August 2020 Last Week

Online choice filling and locking of Karnataka PGCET 2020 (Round 1)

August 2020 Last Week Onwards

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Seat allotment result of round one

September 2020 First Week

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Choice filling for second round

September 2020 Third Week

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Round two seat allotment result

September 2020 Third Week

How is Karnataka PGCET Counselling Process Conducted?

Candidates who will participate in the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process after the result has been announced, they must know how the detailed procedure of Karnataka PGCET 2020 couselling is conducted. The counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2020 involves the following steps:

  • Registration of the candidate

  • Verification of documents

  • Verification Schedule

  • Entry of Options by Candidates

  • Seat allotment

  • Reporting to the allotted institute

Registration of the Candidate:

To participate in the counselling process, the shortlisted candidates will have to first register themselves. Candidates will have to visit the nearest helpline centres, wherein he/she will get to know about the counselling process of Karnataka PGCET 2020. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will set up the help centres across the state regarding registration and counselling.

With the help of PGECET 2020 application number, candidates will have to do their registration. As a part of the registration process, candidates will know further details about the counselling procedure which is to be followed by the candidate in exercising options, allotment of seats, payment of fees and reporting to the college by the officials of counselling conducting authority.

Candidates applying for the PGCET counselling 2020 can take a look at the below list of cities where the help centres are expected to be set up:

Hassan

Dharwad

Raichur

Gulbarga

Mangalore

Davangere

Bangalore

Belgaum

Bijapur

Bellary

Mysore

Shimoga

Karwad

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Verification of the Documents:

The next step of the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process involves the verification of the documents. The candidates who have qualified the entrance examination will have to carry their original documents and their photocopies to the helpline centres to get them verified. The verification of documents will be done as per the schedule. Before coming to the helpline centre, the candidate should confirm the rank ranges, date and time of verification.

They will be issued a document verification acknowledgement card and verification slip which needs to be retained during the entire admission process. After the verification has been done, the original documents will be returned to the candidate and KEA will retain one set of the attested photocopies of all the documents. Once the documents are verified, the candidate’s eligibility will also be simultaneously verified on the same day.

Verification Schedule:

Verification of documents will be done for all the disciplines. However, all the eligible candidates will have to produce original documents with one set of Gazetted Officer attested photocopies of all the original documents and two passport size photographs during the verification process. Only candidates who will become eligible after verification only be considered for entry of options which is the next step of the counselling process. All the details of eligible candidates will be published by KEA on the website at the end of every day after verification. Candidates must note that after verification of documents, they will be given a high-security secret key, which has to be used to register and create a password as per his/her choice for login at the online option entry portal. For this, the candidate will solely be responsible for maintaining the secrecy of the password and secret key. KEA will not take any responsibility in this regard.

The entry of Options:

For counselling, candidates will get a chance to choose the college/colleges and courses of their choice. This entire process is done online, wherein the candidates will have to enter their application number and the unique key printed on the verification slip. Candidates will have to select the course stream, college, and course of their choice. All the details of the college wise, course wise and category wise seats available for allotment will be published on the KEA website. The candidates who are eligible for this will have to enter the course/college of his/her choice from among the seats available which are displayed at the time of the entry of options i.e., college wise, category wise and course wise, discipline-wise. The candidate will be allowed to enter all the options in the discipline to which he/she is eligible. It must be noted by the candidates that there is no limit for entry of options. One may enter any number of options as he/she wishes to exercise on his / her own priority. It is advisable to the candidates that they should enter more number of options to avoid the disappointment of not securing a seat. Once the options are recorded in the server on the last day and time of the notified schedule in each round will be frozen and only the frozen options will be considered for seat allotment. After entering the options, it is necessary for the candidates to take a print out of the option entered by them in each round once the last date and time for entry of options are over.

Mock Allotment Round:

Once the entry of options is done, based on the real data, mock allotment will be carried out and the allotment status will be hosted on the website of KEA for the information of the candidates. The mock seat allotment for is conducted to familiarize the candidates with the seat allotment procedure. In order to verify the status of their allotment, two days time will be given to the candidates. One can change/modify their choices on the basis of mock allotment result. After ascertaining college and course allotted, if the candidate wishes to change/modify the options, then, he/she can do so within the stipulated date and time and on the basis of the modified entry of options, the real seat allotment process will be conducted.

Seat Allotment:

This is the last step of the counselling process. The allotment of seats is done on the basis of merit and the options filled by the candidates. The seat allotment for Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be done as per the reservation policy of the government. After seat allotment, candidates must report to the college for seat confirmation.

For ME / M.Tech / M.Arch courses- Seat Allotment

For M.E. / M.Tech./ M.Arch (Full Time) courses, the first seat will be allotted to the candidates having a valid GATE score, irrespective of the Karnataka or non-Karnataka. Non-Karnataka GATE rank holders will be considered under Open / General Category. Once the allotment of seats to eligible GATE rank holders has been done, the seat that remains under General category, 90% of the seats are reserved for Karnataka state candidates and the 10% remaining seats are for Non-Karnataka candidates to the eligible PGCET-2019 rank holders. Allotment of seats shall be held for all GATE candidates from GATE Rank List (Full Time and Part-Time) as per the seat matrix issued by the Government, and remaining seats vacant after allotment of seats to the GATE candidates shall be offered to candidates who will become eligible in PGCET-2019. (Full time and Part-time).

For MCA Lateral Entry Course- Seat Allotment

Candidates must note that all that MCA Lateral Entry seats pertaining to all reserved categories, Ex-Defence, (if any) and General merit students will be provided in this stage at once. All eligible candidates holding MCA Lateral Entry rank comprising the candidates, who have been allotted seats under the Physically Disabled and ME / M.Tech courses will be considered for seat allotment in accordance with their ranks.

For MBA course- Seat Allotment

Candidates must note that all those MBA seats pertaining to all reserved categories, Ex-Defence, and General Merit students will be offered in this stage at once. All eligible candidates holding MBA rank including the candidates, who have selected seats under the Physically Disabled or MCA or ME / M.Tech seats will also be considered for allotment of MBA seats in accordance with their ranks.

For MCA 1st year course- Seat Allotment

Candidates must note that all that MCA seats pertaining to all reserved categories, Ex-Defence, if any and General Merit students will be offered in this stage at once. All eligible candidates holding MCA Lateral Entry rank including the candidates, who have allotted seats under the Physically Disabled and ME / M.Tech courses will be considered for allotment of seats in accordance with their ranks.

First Round Seat Allotment

On the basis of merit and priority of options, the first phase of allotment begins by Karnataka Exam Authority (KEA). Seat allotment will be done in priority to GATE qualified candidates on all India basis without any reservation and then after the allotment of seats to GATE qualified candidates, remaining seats will be offered to PGCET/GATE candidates on the basis of reservation criteria for Karnataka region/other reservation in the order of merit. After seat allotment, candidates have the option of withdrawing from counselling after accepting the seat or move to the second round after accepting the seat or withdraw from the counselling without accepting the seat.

To all those who have been allotted a seat will be issued online provisional seat allotment letter and they will have to visit the allotted institute within stipulated date and time. Candidates failing to report will lead to the cancellation of admission/seat.

Second Round Seat Allotment

In the second round of seat allotment process, candidate who does not get any seat in the first round become eligible to participate in the second round of counselling. Here, candidates can modify their choices before the seat allotment for round two commences. Candidates must note that the counselling process and criteria remain the same for the second round of seat allotment. If the seats remain vacant after the second and final round, such seats are converted into general merit category. All such seats will be allotted to students under GM category in the order of merit.

Reporting to Allotted Institute:

In this step of the counselling process, candidates have to visit the allotted institute within the specified date and time who have been allotted a seat after the first, second or special round (if any). Candidates will be issued a provisional seat allotment letter which candidate can download by logging into Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling portal. While visiting the college, candidates must carry all the documents in original and their xerox copies and must deposit the requisite fees as charged by the college. 

Detailed Instructions about Online Seat Allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2020

  • For admission into MBA/ MCA/ M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch courses, online seat allotment will be conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) by obtaining the options from CET Rank holders. On the basis of the seat matrix issued by the Government, seats will be allotted based on the merit and priority of options entered by the candidates.

  • For smooth implementation of the online counselling, Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will bring out important and relevant information regarding the same. Candidates participating in the Karnataka PGCET 2020 counselling process are required to make the right choices by ensuring that the seat allotment process has been successfully completed. 

Which Documents are Required for Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling Process?

For counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2020, candidates will have to be ready with the following documents:

  • Qualifying Examination Mark Sheet

  • Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate

  • Class 10th Mark Sheet

  • Class 12th Mark Sheet

  • Candidate’s Study Certificate

  • Caste/Caste Income Certificate

  • A candidate claiming Hyderabad/Karnataka region reservation must submit the certificate in prescribed format duly attested from the competent authority

  • Work certificate if applying for M.Tech/M.E./M.Arch Part-Time course

  • Two passport size photograph

  • PGCET Admission ticket/Hall Ticket

  • GATE Scorecard (if applicable)

  • Printout of the PGCET 2020 application form

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