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Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) to select candidates for MBA, MCA, ME, M.Tech, M.Arch as well as lateral entry MCA courses offered by various government/university/private aided and private un-aided institutions of Karnataka. The online application form of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be released in May. The entrance test will be held offline in July 2019. Karnataka PGCET will be held for 150 minutes in multiple sessions separately for different courses. The test carries total of 100 marks. The answer key is released by the examination authority, KEA, within three days of completion of the entrance test. Karnataka PGCET result is declared in the last week of August. Based on the performance of candidates in Karnataka PGCET 2019, the rank list is prepared for admission to different courses. Candidates are called for counselling as per their ranks in the merit list.

GATE qualified candidates are exempt from appearing for Karnataka PGCET. They can directly apply for M.Tech admissions offered by the participating institutes on the basis of their GATE scores.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC   Offline, Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 650
SC, ST   Offline, Online Transgender, Male, Female ₹ 500

Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form will be released in the online mode. Candidates have to fill all requisite details and then submit the application form to register successfully for the exam. Candidates with valid GATE score will also have to submit the filled application form. Given below are the steps to fill Karnataka PGCET application form 2019:

Registration – Candidates have to register by providing details including name of candidate, parent’s name, gender, date of birth, email ID and mobile number. After registration, candidates will need to create user ID and password completing which a unique registration number will be generated after registration process is completed Filling the application form – Candidates must provide all personal and academic details required while filling the Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form. Candidates having valid GATE score will need to provide details of GATE exam.

Upload documents – Scanned copies of candidates’ photograph, signature and left thumb impression have to be uploaded. The scanned images must be at par with the specifications mandated by KEA.

Declaration and submission of application form – After cross verifying all information submitted by candidates, they must agree to the declared terms and submit the application form of Karnataka PGCET 2019.

Payment of fee – After submission of the signed declaration, candidates will need to pay the application fee. Candidates can pay the fee either online using net banking/credit card/debit card or offline through cash payment at any branch of State Bank of Mysore. Print out of filled application form – Candidates must print at least two copies of the filled application form out.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET M.B.A

Section Unit
English Synonyms
One word substitution
Idioms and phrases
Pairs expressing relationships
Famous books in english literature
Sentence correction
General knowledge Indian business environment
Global environment
Social events
Cultural events
Political events
Historical events
Current affairs
Personalities and achievements
Science and technology
Reasoning and general intelligence Puzzles
Verbal ability
Analytical ability
Related aspects
Quantitative analysis Arithmetic
Data analysis and interpretation
Related quantitative aspects

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Karnataka Bagalkot

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2019 - Karnataka Examination Authority will organize the PGCET Counselling 2019 tentatively in first week of September 2019 for admitting students in M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch courses. Student who are seeking admission through Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling have to first register and get document verification done by visiting help centres as per their GATE/PGCET rank. The registration and document verification for Karnataka PGCET Counselling will begin from last week of August. Candidates will be issued a high security key for choice filling post document verification. Students have to login into Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2019 portal using high security key for choice filling and locking. Seats will be offered through Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling solely on the basis of merit list prepared on the basis of score in GATE/ PGCET. The Karnataka PGCET Counselling seat allotment result will be declared online in the official website.

Candidate can apply for admission either through GATE or PGCET score however, preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates. Candidates who wish to apply through GATE score have to compulsorily register for Karnataka PGCET 2019 but they need not to appear in exam. Help centres will be setup across the state to facilitate students in counselling process. Students can find below all the details regarding Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2019.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018 - Important Dates

S. No Events Important Dates
1 Examination of Karnataka PGCET 2018 July 14, 2018
2 Announcement of Result (Released) August 18, 2018
3 Counselling Notification (Announced) August 31 2018
4 Document Verification September 10 - 17, 2018
5 Display of Seat Matrix and Fee Structure (First Round) September 14 after 2 PM
6 Option Entry by eligible candidates (First Round) - Released September 14 (6 PM) to September 20 (10 AM)
7 Release of Mock Allotment Results September 20 after 6 PM
8 Final Allotment Result (First round) September 24 after 5 PM
9 Candidates choose their seat based on the allotment in the first round (Four given choices) September 25 and September 26
10 Fee payment and downloading of Admission order September 25-27, 2018
11 Deadline to report to the colleges by Choice-1 Candidates September 28 before 5.30 PM
12 Display of Seat Matrix (Second and Final Rounds)- 2nd round released October 1 after 2 PM
13 Option Entry by eligible candidates (Second and Final Rounds) October 1 (From 4 PM) - October 5 (Up to 11 AM)
14 Seat Allotment of Second and Final Rounds October 6 after 11 AM
15 Fee payment and downloading of admission order followed by reporting to the college October 6-13 and October 10-15 respectively, 2018
16 Deadline to report to assigned colleges October 11 before 5.30 PM

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018* - Tuition Fee of the previous year (2017)

Institutes Part-Time MBA Full-Time MBA
Govt. Seats in Private Colleges Rs. 50,000 p.a + University Fees Rs. 50,000 p.a + University Fees
Govt. Seats in Universities, P.G centres and Constituent Colleges Rs. 20,000 p.a + University Fees Rs. 20,000 p.a + University Fees

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry Schedule (Round 1)

Event Date (tentative)
Display of Seat Matrix and Fee structure – for all disciplines September 05, 2019 (after 2 PM)
Option Entry by Eligible candidates September 05, 2019 (from 6 PM) to September 11, 2019 (till 10 AM)
Publication of Mock Allotment Results September 11, 2019 (after 5 PM)
Provision to change options if any by candidates September 11, 2019 (from 6 PM) to September 13, 2019 (till 10 AM)
Publications of Real Allotment Result September 13, 2019 (after 5 PM)
Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the colleges September 14 – 16, 2019
Last date for Reporting to the colleges September 18, 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling Process

  • Firstly, the rank holders need to report at the helpline centres for registration.
  • During the registration process, candidates will be briefed about the option entry and seat allotment for Karanataka PGCET.In the second stage, candidates will have to get the document verified at the helpline center.
  • In the third stage, candidates need to enter option online. In other words, they need to choose the course/ college of their choice. Option entry is done online.
  • After the options have been entered, seat allotment process begins.

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry Schedule (Round 2)

Event Date (tentative)
Display of Seat Matrix September 22 (after 2 PM)
Option Entry by Eligible Candidates September 22, 2019 (after 4 PM) to September 25 (till 10 AM)
Publication of Seat Allotment of 2nd and final round September 25 (after 6 PM)
Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the colleges September 26 – 27, 2019
Last date for reporting to colleges September 28, 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Documents Verification

  • Document verification process is scheduled from August 30, 2019 and will end on September 07, 2019
  • Only the candidates who will become eligible after document verification will be considered for options entry.
  • For the purpose of document verification, it is mandatory for the candidates to visit the Helpline Center in person.
  • Candidates must carefully check the details mentioned on the verification slip before leaving the verification counter. If there is any error, it must be notified immediately.
  • Candidates must produce all the required documents for document verification and ensure that no documents are missing.

Here is the step-by-step process of Karnataka PGCET 2019 document verification

  • The rank holders will be required to report at one of the Helpline Centers for registration.
  • Once the registration is complete, candidates shall move to the verification counter.
  • At the verification counter, the documents of the candidates will be verified against the information provided by the candidates in the application form.
  • The attested photocopies will be retained by KEA and other documents will be returned.
  • An acknowledgment card and a verification slip will be issued to the candidates.
  • Apart from the other details, the verification slip will contain a Unique Keyword. This keyword will be required at the time of options entry.

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