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Karnataka PGCET -
Karnataka PGCET - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Application Fee - General - Rs.650 | OBC / SC / ST - Rs.500
Important Dates
Registration Date
May 24, 2016
Admit Card Date
Jun 20, 2016
Test Date
Jul 02, 2016
Result Date
Jul 15, 2016

How to Prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2016

Preparation Strategy
Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.
Concept clarity rather than rote learning
It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.
Prepare Notes
It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.
Seek guidance
It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.
Sample Papers
Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.
Mock tests
The paper pattern , duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.
Time Management
Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Important Instructions

1. Candidates can apply for PGCET only “Online”.
2. Information Bulletin can be downloaded from the Website (http://kea.kar.nic.in).
3. Online submission of Application Form may be made by accessing KEA Website (http://kea.kar.nic.in) Instructions for Online submission of Application Form are available in the Information Bulletin and on the KEA Website (http://kea.kar.nic.in).
4. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on KEA Website (http://kea.kar.nic.in) Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
5.Candidates must retain the following documents with them as the reference for future correspondence.
(i) At least three printouts of the finally submitted online Application.
(ii) Proof of fee paid
(iii) 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that scanned and uploaded on the Online Application.
6. (a) 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.
(b) 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.
7. Candidates must preserve the Admit Card till the admission in College or Institution.
8. For the latest updates, candidates must remain in touch with the KEA Website (http://kea.kar.nic.) in till the completion of a final round of counseling.
9. Candidates/parents are advised to visit KEA Website (http://kea.kar.nic.in) 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.
10. 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.

Karnataka PGCET FAQ

1) Tell me something about PGCET ?

PGCET is entrance test for admission into M.B.A. and M.C.A. courses (full time/part-time) of all Universities and their affiliated colleges in Karnataka. This test is conducted in the month of June/July. Admission to colleges is based on students performance in the test.

2) Who conducts the KEA PGCET entrance exam ?

Karnataka Exams Authority is the conducting body for KEA PGCET exam.

3) What are the eligibility criteria for Karnataka PGCET admission?

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).When is the exam going to be held for KEA PGCET? KEA PGCET entrance exam will be held on first week of July.

4) I am a Horanadu Kannadiga Candidate, but I have studied in Kannada medium from 1st to 10th standard outside Karnataka. Am I supposed to write Kannada Language Examination?

No. You are exempted from the writing Kannada language exam applicable to Horanadu Kannadiga.You have to fill up the clause code as ‘n’ in your application.

5) Is there any Woman reservation in the seat selection process?

No.

6) How do I get the application form for admission?

Candidates can apply for PGCET only “Online”.
1.Online application is a user friendly application.
2.Candidates are required to select “PGCET” Online Application” by browsing URL on Website http://kea.kar.nic.in.
3.Candidates have to click on “New User” Click Here to Register” on the home page of online application form.

7) For what amount I should draw the DD for KEA PGCET?

Candidates have to pay an amount of Rs.600/- for general and OBC (Rs.300/- for SC/ST Category-1) through NEFT from any Nationalized bank payable to account no.878333780 with NEFT/IFSC code iD1B000M010 at Indian Bank, Malleshwaram Branch, Bangalore and send the e-mail to Administrative Officer, KAE at keauthority@nic.in.

8) How to save options entered?

Just below the option entry panel, a button called "SAVE" is available on the website. Every time a candidate enters the options and wishes to exit the website, he has to click the button "SAVE" button and then he can log out from the website without any loss of information.

9) When is the exam going to be held for KEA PGCET?

KEA PGCET entrance exam will be held on first week of July.

10) Does a candidate have to enter all the options at once?

No, a candidate can enter and alter the entries as many times as he wants, but before the last date and time prescribed for option entry. But each time the candidate has to SAVE his options by clicking on the SAVE button.

11) How to make changes in options saved and entered?

After the process of options entry is over, if a candidate wants to change the options, he can do it by changing the preference order in the "Modify Selected Option" panel. Then save the options. He can see the changed order of preference in the "Selected Option View" which shows all the saved options. But this can be done only before the last date and time 'for option entry' is over.

12) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print in Last week of June (onwards). You will have to log onto the KEA website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission from website :-(http://kea.kar.nic.in).

13) What is the mode of conduction of Karnataka PGCET ?

Offline or Pen & Paper based exam.

14) What is the paper pattern for KEA PGCET?

The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test -PGCET will be held in one session separately for MBA.
The questions are divided into four sections:-
1.Proficiency in the English Language
2.General Knowledge
3.Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence
4.Quantitative Analysis.

15) Is the evaluation of sheets done manually also?

No.It will be scanned.

16) In the brochure it is said that the documents to be verified in any helpline centre, on the notified dates, what does it mean?

After the declaration of the result KEA will publish the complete schedule for verification of documents. The schedule contains the date, time, rank ranges and other information’s regarding the documents. The candidate has to compulsorily verify their original documents on the specified date and time.

17) How to make changes in options saved and entered?

After the process of options entry is over, if a candidate wants to change the options, he can do it by changing the preference order in the "Modify Selected Option" panel. Then save the options. He can see the changed order of preference in the "Selected Option View" which shows all the saved options. But this can be done only before the last date and time 'for option entry' is over.

18) Is it essential that a candidate key in all his/her options in one sitting in front of your computer?

No, a candidate can enter as many times as he wants, 24 X 7, at any number of sittings, but before the last date and time prescribed for option entry. But each time candidate has to SAVE his options by clicking the SAVE button.

19) Till what time can a candidate make changes in the Option Entry Form?

Before the last date and time prescribed for Option Entry.

20) If any column is left blank while filling the Application Form what happens?

It will be rejected – please verify and confirm that every column has been filled before submitting the application.

21) In the Application Form few columns are not relevant to me. However you have said that all incomplete applications will be rejected. What to do in such circumstances?

The Application has to be filled up in all respects. Where ever any column is not applicable, the candidate shall write N.A. in the relevant column.

22) What is maximum Age Eligibility Criteria ?

There is no upper or lower age limit.

23) Will there be any negative marking?

No,There is no negative marking.

24) For how long is the Karnataka PGCET score valid?

The Karnataka PGCET score is valid for just one year.

25) Is it necessary to use the black ball point only?

Yes.You may use Blue Ball point pen also.

26) What is the Procedure of PGCET Seat Selection?

The seat selection process will be facilitated in different Counseling Centers connected by a high speed data network through Video conferencing mode. The candidate shall appear for counseling at his/her choice of counseling place given at the time of submission of application.
The selection of seat by a candidate and admission thereafter shall comprise of the following steps:
i) Registration of the Candidate at counseling centre
ii) Verification of the documents
iii) Exercising the option by candidates (Selection of seats in accordance with merit order) at the counseling centre where the availability of seat is displayed using a projector linked to a computer which is programmed to account for the ongoing selection and balance seats available institution-wise as per the seat matrix.
iv) The candidate shall make payment of admission fee as specified at the fee payment counter, immediately after the seat selection.
v) The candidate shall collect a provisional Admission Order signed by the Member Secretary, CPAC / a person authorized by Member Secretary, CPAC.
vi) Candidates can proceed to the allotted Institution and report there within the last date specified for admission.
vii) If a candidate is not satisfied with his/her selection in the first round and wishes to attend the casual round should not go and report to the Institution allotted in the first round, even if his/her casual round turn happens to be after the last date mentioned in the admission order issued during first round. Such candidates have to attend casual round. If they get more preferred institution, have to surrender the provisional admission order issued in the first round and get a fresh provisional admission order as per their new choice.
viii) In case the candidate feels that there is no better option for him / her in the casual round, he/ she can continue with the same option of first round, in which case the last date for admission shall be extended on the provisional admission order issued during first round.

27) Can I take a printout of My Options Entry sheet? If so, at what stage?

Provision is made to take the print out of options at every interval. Candidate has to SAVE his options whenever he changes his options. For the purpose of allotment of seats, the computer will consider the last saved options. So, it is advised that the candidates take print out of the final options at the end, i.e. if you have done your final option entry and if you will not change your options further, then you can take the print out of the entered and saved options for your reference.

28) What is the mode of conduction of Karnataka PGCET ?

Offline or Pen & Paper based exam.

29) May I use calculator in the examination?

No, use of calculator, mobile phone or any other electronics devices is strictly prohibited. All the rough work should be done on the rough paper provided to student during examination.

30) When are Karnataka PGCET Results Out?

10 working days after the test.

31) If I opt for allotment of seats what should I do?

Gap of 5 days will be given to the candidates from the date of hosting the allotment details on the website in the Admission Round to exercise their choice of willingness or unwillingness.

32) I have cancelled / surrendered my allotted seats, whether I am eligible to participate in the Casual Vacancy Round?

No, A candidate who has received the admission order and cancelled the allotted seat will have no further consideration in exercising the options for a fresh allotment of seats.

33) What would be the consequences if I don’t report to the college or inform the KEA after a seat is allotted to me?

A candidate should report to the college and inform KEA about it. The colleges are also supposed to inform KEA about the admission of the students to the college. In case a candidate does not report to the college nor inform the KEA such seats will be presumed to be vacant after the last date for report to the college is over, and this seat will be added to the seat matrix for allotment in the next round.

34) What Documents to be Produced During PGCET Seat Selection?

All Candidates have to compulsorily produce their Admission Ticket at the time of counseling. Apart from this, the following original documents are required to be produced:
a. SSLC Marks Card or Marks card equivalent to 10th standard .
b. PUC Marks Card or Marks Card equivalent to 12th standard .
c. All Degree Marks Cards.
d. Valid Caste Certificate obtained under rule 7 of the Karnataka Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Reservation of appointment etc.) Rules 1992
e. Income Certificate, if claiming admission under Caste reservation category.
f. Authentic documents certified by the Tahashildar / Competent Authority for claiming admission under Caste reservation category.
g. Study Certificate:
i. Seven year study certificate issued by Head Master / Principal, Primary or High School, counter signed by Block Education Officers.
OR ii. Seven year study certificate issued to “Grameena Abyarthi”, counter signed by Block Education Officers.
If a candidate fails to produce a valid Study certificate, he/she is considered under Non - Karnataka Category.

35) After allotment where I have to see the allotted details?

The details of allotments made in respect of all the candidates will be hosted on the website of KEA http://kea.kar.nic.in and also on the notice boards of help line centres.

36) Will the results be available online?

Yes, on Karnataka PGCET website :-(http://kea.kar.nic.in/#).