Karnataka PGCET 2019: Application, Exam Date & Pattern, EligibilityThe Karnataka PGCET is held every year for a postgraduate degree in various fields like MBA/MCA/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.E., and for lateral entry of the MCA students The test is conducted by the Karnataka Examinations board and is a state examination.

Karnataka PGCET Registration and Application form: –

  • The application form can be filled only in the online mode.
  • PGCET forms will commence from 3rd week of May
  • The online admissions will be closed during the first week of June
  • The candidates should fill the application with full attention and details.
  • The candidates need to upload their scanned photograph, signatures and left-hand thumb impression.

Application fee: –

  • The application fee for each course will be  650/-for General and OBC.
  • The fee for SC/ST and category-I of Karnataka state only will be Rs. 500/-.
  • The application fee can be paid through challan deposited in any of the branches of state bank of Mysore.
  • Candidates can also pay the application fee in e-payment post offices.

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates of Karnataka and non-Karnataka (for seats surrendered by the management for (MBA/MCA) both can apply.
  • SC/ST/Category-I/OBC is applicable to Karnataka candidates only.
  • Candidates of Karnataka state should have the domicile of Karnataka.
  • The candidate should have studied in Government or Government recognized educational institutions located in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 academic years commencing from 1ststandard to qualifying examination either continuously or in the broken period as on 1st July of the year of admission. In case of the candidate who had taken more than one year to pass a class, the years of academic study is counted as one year only. OR
  • The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from a recognized institution situated in Karnataka. OR
  • Either of the parents of the candidate should have studied in Government recognized institutions in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years. OR
  • The candidate or his/ her parent (mother/ father/ both) has been resided in Karnataka for at least 7 years.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply.

Eligibility for specific criteria: –


  • Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum of 3-year duration or equivalent examination.
  • The candidates must pass with a minimum of 50% mark (45% marks in Q.E. in case of SC, ST, and Category-I of Karnataka candidates).


  • Candidates must pass the UG or equivalent examination with BCA, B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates should have Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computer Application, Computer Programming, Business Mathematics, and Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects in the qualifying exam.
  • Candidates should have obtained 50% marks. The percentage is 45% for SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka state.

For MCA lateral entry

  • Candidates have to qualify bachelor degree in BCA, B.Sc (IT/Computer Science) from a recognized university.
  • Candidates should have obtained 50% marks. 45% marks for SC, ST and OBC candidates of Karnataka state.
  • The optional subjects can be Mathematics and Business Statistics

For M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch

  • Candidates should have a clear equivalent examination in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • A candidate must have the valid Gate score.
  • Candidates should have obtained 50% marks. The condition is 45% for the S.C, S.T and OBC candidates.

Karnataka PGCET Important Dates:

Events Expected Date
Commencement of online application form filling process May 2019, 3rd week
Last date for submission of the filled-in application form June 2019, 1st week
Last date to pay the application fees in the bank June 2019, 2nd week
Availability of admit card for download To be released
Date of Karnataka PGCET 2019 To be released
The announcement of result To be released
Counseling To be released

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern:

  • The exam will be held in two sessions, type A and type B.
  • The exam will be conducted in an offline mode.
  • The exam will be of 2hrs and it will carry 100 marks
  • The paper will be an MCQ type paper.
  • The distribution of questions will be different for different universities.
  • There will be no negative marking

For Type A:

  • Tech of Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Mathematics and Computer Science of Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore
No. of questions Distribution of marks
75 50 x 1 = 50

25 x 2 = 50

Total = 100

For Type B:

  • ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch programs of VTU/ UBDTCE/ UVCE
Discipline No. of questions Distribution of marks
Civil Engineering 75 50 x 1 = 50

25 x 2 = 50

Total = 100

Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Textile Engineering
Polymer Science
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (E & E) Part A (common to above all subjects): 45 questions


Part B (specific to branch of specialization): 30 questions

30 x 1 = 30

15 x 2 = 30

Total = 60


20 x 1 = 20

10 x 2 = 20

Total = 40

Electronics & Communication Engg (E & C)
Telecommunication Engineering (TC)
Instrumentation Technology (IT)
Bio-Medical Engineering (BME)
Medical Electronics (ME)
Allied branches of Electrical Science (ABE)
Mechanical Engineering (MC) Part A (common to above all subjects): 45 questions


Part B (specific to branch of specialization): 30 questions

30 x 1 = 30

15 x 2 = 30

Total = 60


20 x 1 = 20

10 x 2 = 20

Total = 40

Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
Industrial & Engineering Management (IEM)
Automobile Engineering (AE)
Manufacturing Science & Engineering (MSE)
Allied Branches of Mechanical Science (ABM)

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus:

The authority will prepare the syllabus for the exam as per the subjects mentioned in the exam pattern. The complete syllabus for MBA/MCA/M.Tech/M. Arch will be provided on the official website. The syllabus will be different or each course. The candidates are advised to go through the complete official syllabus to score well in the exam.

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card:

The candidates will have to download their Karnataka PGCET 2019 admit card which will be released on the official website of KEA. The admit card will be released a few weeks before the commencement of exam. The candidate must carry this Karnataka PGCET admit card 2019 to the exam center. The details of the exam (centre, date and time) along with the basic details of the candidates will be published on the admit card.

Karnataka PGCET Results:

The result of the Karnataka PGCET will be available on the official website of KEA, based on the performance in the PGCET. The merit list will also be uploaded in the official website.  The qualified candidates whose names appear in this list will be invited to participate for document verification process and later online seat allotment process in the order of their merit/ rank. The schedule for the document verification and counseling will be notified through the official website only.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling and Document verification

For the counseling the applicants need to get the following documents verified: –

  • Final printout of online application form
  • Original copy of the Challan for having paid the fees
  • Admit card
  • SSLC/ 10th Standard/ Equivalent Examination Marks Card
  • 2nd PUC/ 12th Standard/ Equivalent Examination Marks Card
  • Qualifying Degree Marks Cards of all semesters (if not received, the candidate should obtain the seal and signature of the Principal of the institution where he/ she has passed such qualifying examination on the provisional marks card/ internet downloaded marks cards)
  • Degree Certificate/ Provisional Degree Certificate
  • Study Certificate counter signed by BEO

These documents are also needed according to the availability

  • 3 years work Experience Certificate
  • Sponsorship Certificate
  • GATE Score Card/ Result Sheet
  • Caste Certificate/ Caste Income Certificate/ Income Certificate
  • Parent’s study certificate/ Parent’s Hometown certificate/ Parent’s Domicile certificate/ Parent’s Employment certificate/ Parent’s Cumulative Record/ Parent’s Marks Card
  • Candidates claiming Hyderabad-Karnataka Region Reservation must submit the certificate in Annexure A

Karnataka PGCET Rules and Regulations:

  • Students have to take their admit cards positively to the examination hall
  • Students should reach the examination center at least an hour before the examination starts.
  • Students should not carry any electronic materials such as mobile phones, programmable watches, and smartwatches, PDA, calculators, earphones etc.
  • Students should not carry any material that is related to the exam, including no writing anything on hands.
  • Students can carry only their stationery, including a blue or black ballpoint pen for filling the OMR sheet.
  • Students are also required to carry any of their photo identity cards issued by the government of India.

Karnataka PGCET Preparation Tips:

  • Practice a lot, practice and hard work are the keys to success.
  • Maintain a good speed.
  • Read all the questions carefully, especially in the logical reasoning section. Attempt the easy ones first, and leave the difficult one for the last.
  • Give the paper with a calm and cool mind.
  • Keep a note of the important topics and do the sample papers religiously
  • Have adequate food before you come to the examination hall.
  • Lastly, do your best.