PGCET stands for Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. PGCET for MBA is conducted every year by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). It is a state level exam for getting admission into government and private colleges /universities of Karnataka for pursuing MBA programmes.
It is a paper-based test (PBT) and is conducted offline. PGCET is conducted for admission into M.tech/MCA/MBA/M.Arch/M.E. Candidates who have qualified GATE do not need to apply for this exam. They can seek admission based on their valid gate score.
When Can You Apply?
Before applying for PGCET candidates should check out the eligibility details of the exam. Interested candidates can apply in the first week of May 2019. We will give you tentative dates so that you can start preparing for the exam before the complete schedule arrives. This way you get enough time for preparation and get confidence before taking the exam. The registration process will end by the last week of May 2019. Check out our website to find the tentative dates for PGCET 2019. These dates are based on the schedule that Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) releases every year.
There is one year left which is more than enough for getting through the examination. So, interested candidates can check out all the details regarding the exam like eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, registration procedure and tentative dates.
Who Can Apply?
There is reservation policy for Karnataka residents. A candidate has to have minimum 50% marks in the Qualifying degree. This is applicable for general category candidates and for SC/ST category, minimum qualifying marks are 45%. Distance learning is applicable only if the University is approved with Distance Education Council (IGNOU), New Delhi. Make sure the Karnataka candidates have the domicile of the state.
The qualifying degree should be of minimum three years. It should be a recognized degree from a recognized university to get admission into master’s degree programmes of Karnataka colleges and universities. Stay tuned to our website to know about the eligibility criteria of PGCET exam in detail.
What is Asked in the examination?
The questions are asked from the English language, Logical Reasoning and General Intelligence, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Analysis. The question paper is taken offline and is of total 100 marks. So each section is of 25 marks each.
Students can check out the answer key which is released after the examination. Candidates are allowed to take a copy of OMR sheet along with them after the exam. This way students can check their answers. They are also allowed to challenge an official answer. They are given a three-day window for challenging the answer.
Check out our website to get more details about the application form, registration process, exam format, and syllabus.
PGCET 2019 Registration Process:
The candidates who aspire to get admission into government and private colleges/universities in the state of Karnataka for post graduation programmes, can check out the registration process on our website. Before registering for the exam, candidates must make sure that they are eligible for the examination. The application for PGCET will be available online.
Step 1: Before Applying Online, Candidates Must Make Sure of The Following points:
- The entries made while filling the application form online are correct.
- They have scanned images of their photograph, signature, and thumb impression in jpg format and of required size.
- The details given by the candidates must match with their official documents.
- Candidates should keep a future copy of the application form for further correspondence in the future.
Step 2: Create your account:
- This is the first step in the registration process. It is necessary for aspirants to create an account so that you can edit and save your details anytime by logging in to your account.
- Enter your full name, date of birth, phone number and Email address. Verify your Email address and mobile number. This will come handy in case you forgot your password.
- Set a strong password and create your account.
Step 3: Log In To Your Account:
- Log in to your newly formed account using your username and password.
- Enter your academic details like the name of the college you graduated from, the qualifying bachelor’s degree, the year of passing and the aggregate marks obtained in graduation. It is necessary to check if you are eligible or not and will be verified with your documents.
- Candidates who have qualified GATE exam have to enter their score and upload the image of their score card in the required format.
- Enter other details like gender, nationality, and address for correspondence.
- After entering all the details, upload all the scanned documents and images in required size and format.
- Double-check all the details and agree to the terms and conditions. Now submit the application form.
- Complete the payment either online or take a print out of the application form and pay the fee through challan or demand draft.
- The admit card will be available for download online. Candidates will have to carry the admit card along with the application form and other documents in order to appear for the examination. Candidates have to enter their application number and date of birth to download their admit card.
- GATE qualified candidates don’t need to appear for the exam. But they have to carry a copy of the application form on the day of counseling and seat allotment.
PGCET 2019 Application Form Details:
Candidates who have checked out the eligibility details and wish to register for PGECT next year, can know the details of the application form. This will enable them to get ready with all the prescribed documents and ensure that they make no mistake while filling up the form online.
This article brings out some of the details related to the PGCET application form:
- Students should keep in mind that the application form is available online but the examination is conducted offline.
- Go through the registration process explained on our website in detail. Make sure you enter all your details correctly and have all your documents ready.
- Upload the images in the required format (jpg) and size only. The size of the photo must be between 5 KB to 40 KB and the dimensions should be 3.5 cm * 4.5 cm. The size of the image of the signature should be between 5 KB to 40 KB and the dimensions should be 3.5 cm * 1.5 cm. The image of the Left Thumb impression should be between 5 KB to 40 KB and the dimensions should be 3.5 cm * 1.5 cm.
- There are two methods of paying the application fee, one is online and the other is offline.
- The application form will be available on the first week of May 2019 on the official website of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
- The required application fee is Rs. 650 for General and OBC category candidates and Rs 500 for SC/ST category students.
- Candidates can select only one exam center for PGCET
- Take out the printouts for future reference and to appear for counseling and seat allotment process.
- The online payment can be made by internet banking, credit card or debit card and the offline payment can be made via cash or demand draft to KEA. A receipt will be generated after the transaction.
Candidates Need to Carry Following Documents For Verification:
Candidates need to get their documents verified after clearing the examination. Document verification will take place before counseling at the specified venue. Following are the documents that the candidates need to carry for verification purpose:
- Admit Card
- Fee Receipt
- All the mark sheets- 10, 10+2, graduation
- Degree Certificate or Provisional Certificate
- Print out of online application form
- Certificate of 3 years experience for professional candidates
- GATE Score Card in case of GATE qualified candidates
- Domicile certificate, Parent’s Mark sheet, Parent’s employment proof in case of Karnataka residents
- Government issued Identity Card
A verification slip will be issued to the candidates after the document verification. Candidates whose documents have been verified will then be called for counseling. During the counseling, candidates have to choose the course and college available based on the cut-off score.
During seat allocation, preference will be given to GATE candidates and the rest of the seats will be given to NON-GATE candidates.
PGCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria:
PGCET aspirants who want to get admission into colleges and universities of Karnataka for post graduation programmes of engineering, medical or computer applications should check out if they are eligible for the exam before applying and start preparing for the examination.
Candidates who wish to take PGCET 2019 can apply for either Full-Time or Part-Time MBA programmes. Fresh graduate students can apply for a Full-Time course and candidates who are doing a job can apply for a Part-Time course.
If there is any kind of discrepancy found in the eligibility criteria, the admission can be canceled even after qualifying the examination. Make sure all your official documents are ready before you apply for the examination.
This article brings out the eligibility criteria details of PGCET 2019:
Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka Residents For Government MBA Seats:
- The aspirant must have studied from a government recognized institute in the state of Karnataka for at least seven years, starting from the first standard. These seven years can be either continuous or broken form.
- The candidate must have qualified the 10th /SSLC or 12th /PUC exam from government approved school or institute in the state of Karnataka.
- In case a student took more than a year to pass the same class, it will be counted as one academic year only.
- The qualified graduation examination should be passed from a government recognized university or college in the state of Karnataka.
- The either of the parents of the candidate should have studied in a government approved institute for of Karnataka for at least 7 years.
- Candidates, whose parent are an ex-serviceman and declared a place in the Karnataka as their home town, have to produce a proof of domicile from the department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement.
Eligibility Criteria For Pursuing Full-Time MBA:
- Candidate must be a graduate and the graduation duration must be of minimum three years duration in the relevant field.
- Candidate should have minimum qualifying marks of 50% in the graduation, in all the subjects of all the semesters for General category and 45% in the SC/ST/Category-I/OBC category. The second category is applicable for Karnataka residents only.
- Distance mode graduation will be considered only if the university or college is approved by the Distance Education Council (IGNOU), New Delhi.
Eligibility Criteria For Pursuing Part-Time MBA:
- The candidate should have passed the above-mentioned criteria. In addition to that, he or she should have a minimum of three years of professional experience before the date of registration of
- The organization where the candidate is working in must be within a 40km radial distance from the institute they wish to apply it.
PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus:
This article brings out the exam pattern and syllabus of PGCET. By checking out the syllabus and pattern, candidates can start their preparation by collecting all the reference material, previous year questions papers and mock test papers.
- The question paper will be of two hours duration.
- The examination will be pen and paper-based.
- The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type. OMR sheets will be given to the candidates, a copy of which can be taken after the examination. Candidates can check their answers from the answer key generated after the examination.
- The question paper will be of 100 marks. It will consist of four sections, namely English Proficiency, General Knowledge, Reasoning and General Intelligence, Quantitative Analysis. Each section will be of 25 marks each.
- There is no negative marking for wrong answered questions.
- English Proficiency can have questions from Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, One-word substitutes etc.
- Logical Reasoning can have questions from Puzzles, Diagrams, Analogy, Logic etc.
- General Knowledge questions are based on Economics, Management, Environment, Social and Cultural issues.
- Quantitative Analysis questions are based on Statistics, Data Interpretation, Data Analysis etc.
PGCET 2019 Exam Dates:
The official schedule for PGCET has not come out yet as this year’s exam has just concluded. We will give you tentative dates for PGCET 2019 so that you do not miss out anything and start your preparation a year before only.
Here is the tentative schedule for PGCET 2019:
|Starting of Registration Process||1st week of May 2019|
|End of Registration Process||Last week of May 2019|
|Download Admit Card||4th week of June 2019|
|Examination Date||1st week of July 2019|
|Answer Key||3rd week of July 2019|
|Result Declaration||2nd week of August 2019|
|Counselling and Seat Allotment||1st week of September 2019|
Until the official schedule arrives, candidates should stay tuned to our website for latest updates.
PGCET 2019 Preparation Tips:
- First of all collect all the information about PGCET 2019 like eligibility to appear for the examination, exam format, syllabus and exam dates.
- Start by making a proper timetable. Since every subject carries equal marks, try to allow equal time to every subject.
- Go over the entire syllabus and note down all the topics. Collect the books and all reference material needed for preparation.
- After covering the entire syllabus once, make a new timetable and allow equal time for revision of all the subjects. Revision should be done in a smart way and keep separate notes of important concepts.
- After some practice revision will get easier and faster. Now collect all the previous year question papers and start solving them daily.
- Solve at least two previous year question papers of PGCET every day. Solve these papers like you would solve the actual exam; within the given time frame. Through this practice, candidates will get an idea of how much time should be given to a particular type of question.
- Keep the time limit in mind and don’t get stuck on a particular question. Skip the questions you find more time-consuming and return to those questions once you are done with the rest of the paper. This is the correct method of attempting the question paper to complete it on time and score good marks.
- Finally, solve some fresh mock test papers and do the last revision.
- Do not study anything one day before the exam. It will only add to the stress. Relax your mind, have proper rest and meal.