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Karnataka PGCET -

Karnataka PGCET - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET - 2017)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General / OBC - Rs.650 | SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
May 24, 2017
Admit Card Date
Jun 20, 2017
Test Date
Jul 02, 2017
Result Date
Jul 23, 2017

Karnataka PGCET 2017 - Application Steps

Create Login ID

Candidates can apply for PGCET only “Online”.

  • Online application is a user-friendly application.
  • Candidates are required to select “PGCET Online Application” by browsing URL on Official Website.
  • Have candidates to click on “New User" "Click Here to Register” on the home page of online application form.
Completing the Online Form
  • Candidates will have to provide all the required information in the candidate registration form and submit. After successful registration, candidates will receive an Application number and User-ID to their registered mobile phone number and email-id and also same will be displayed on the screen.
  • A Login Prompt will be displayed and candidates are required to enter the User ID and Password created by them and Login
  • On successful login by the candidates “Student information” will be displayed, in which the candidates have to start entering the required information.
  • Once the candidates complete the student information entries, they will have to save the entries made. The candidates will enter the all the study details and select “save and next” button.
Uploading Scan Copy of Documents
  • After successful saving the study details, the candidates will have to upload the -
    • Scanned images of Photograph
    • Candidate signature
    • Candidate Left Hand Thumb Impression
    • Parent Signature
  • Select “save and next” button.
Payment of Fees
  • Candidates have to take the printout of the Challan copy which is in triplicate.
  • Candidates of Karnataka origin have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- for General and OBC (Rs.500/- for SC / ST Category-1).
  • The candidates have to pay the requisite fee in any of the branch of specified banks.
  • The bank will retain bank copy of the Challan respectively and handover the remaining two copies of the Challan to the candidates.
Downloading Registration Form
  • After completion of the above steps, the candidates have take the draft printouts, carefully verify the entries made by them and if any changes are required they can do so by login in any number of times before selecting the declaration.
  • Candidates have to take the printout of the application form on A-4 Size sheet of paper.Afterwards students have to obtain Principal seal and signature from the college where they have studied Final Year Diploma on the space provided in the printed form.
  • The same copy should be produced during document verification along with the copy of the Challan (KEA copy).

How to Apply for Karnataka PGCET 2017

  • The Candidate/parents shall be held responsible for non-receipt of latest information due to wrong mobile number or mailing address filled in the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates must preserve the Admit Card till the admission in College or Institution.
  • For the latest updates, candidates must remain in touch with the KEA Website in until the completion of the final round of counseling.
  • Candidates/parents are advised to visit KEA Website.
  • At least twice in a day for the latest news/updates and also check their mobile/e-mail as in the case of urgency KEA may send the information/communications.
  • KEA will reserve the right to withdraw any such admission made at any point of time which is not fulfilling the eligibility criteria /regulations fixed by the Competent Authority from time to time.

Eligibility for Karnataka PGCET 2017

A candidate who has passed Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects including languages in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for admission to MBA courses. (45% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates) (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka Candidates)

Karnataka PGCET 2017 Important Instructions

  • All candidates are directed to see the website of KEA .in atleast twice every day for updates. Likewise the instruction / information will also be sent to the mobile number furnished by the candidates in the online application form. KEAor the Government shall not be responsible for any action / consequence resulting due to non-diligent follow up of notices, notifications and publications appearing on the KEAwebsite on CET- by the Candidates.
  • The candidates must compulsorily verify their qualifying examination marks printed on the result sheets without fail, if there is any discrepancy with reference to qualifying examination marks, the same should be brought to the notice of this office immediately for assignment of new ranks, if necessary.
  • If the qualifying examination marks of the candidates change after revaluation or re-totaling then the candidates are required to submit a copy of the latest marks card indicating the change in marks if any to the KEAfor assignment of revised / new rank.
  • All the candidates (GM, SC, ST Category – I, 2A, 2B, 3A & 3B category candidates) must compulsorily produce the STUDYCERTIFICATE (wherever necessary) obtained from the head of the institution where the candidate has passed the 10th standard / SSLC examination, by mentioning the Standards, Academic years, Mother Tongue as per the admission register of the institution.
  • KEAwill allot the seats ONLINE in the order of merit and based on the priority of options obtained from the candidates. Candidates have to enter the options of their choice on the specified URL at KEAWebsite on their own arrangements. Candidates will have the choice to enter as many number of options as they desire. Candidates may note that they should enter their options carefully by following the prescribed procedures.
  • According to the candidate's final option entry, college and course will be allotted. The candidate has to report to the finally allotted college /course compulsorily and candidate does not have the right to admit to the previous college and course selected. Therefore, he/she is advised to enter their options carefully.

Karnataka PGCET 2017 Relaxation Policy

  • Candidates must retain the following documents with them as the reference for future correspondence.
    • At least three printouts of the finally submitted online Application.
    • Proof of fee paid
    • 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that scanned and uploaded on the Online Application.
    •  Candidate must ensure that mobile numbers, e-mail address entered in the online application form are his/her own as in the case of urgency KEA may send information/communications by SMS or mail on given the mobile number and mailing ID only.
  • A candidate who desires to claim a seat reserved for caste / category groups, viz., SC, ST Category-1, 2A, 2B, 3A, and 3B should produce the “Income and Caste Certificate” issued by the Tahasildar of the concerned Taluk. If a candidate makes a claim in his / her PGCET Application under any of the Caste-Category groups, KEA will not verify the claim at the initial stage.
  • However when the candidate attends the document verification process on the prescribed date the candidate has to produce the required Income and Caste Certificate as claimed in the
  • application form, failing which the candidate will not be allowed to verify their documents under that particular Caste / Category.
  • Any request for allowing the candidate to verify the documents under that particular Caste / Category with a permission to produce the Income and Caste Certificate subsequently / or later date or day will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • The candidate who claims Reservation Caste Category and other reservation benefits in PGCET online application form are advised to attend document verification with the relevant certificates/documents.

List of Karnataka PGCET 2017 Centers (Expected)

State City Mode of Exam
Karnataka Bengaluru Pen & Paper