Karnataka PGCET Preparation 2023: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2023 ( Karnataka PGCET )

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Updated on Jan 25, 2023 20:58 IST

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation Tips: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will soon release the Karnataka PGCET exam notification. Candidates must start the PGCET preparation to stay on track to ace the exam. Karnataka PGCET preparation should be aligned with the syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by the KEA. The primary phases of Karnataka PGCET preparation include knowing the test pattern, having a copy of the syllabus, having the best books to prepare, creating a timetable to study the topics, etc. Being a highly competitive exam, candidates must have a top-notch preparation strategy for Karnataka PGCET 2023. This article provides an exhaustive guide on preparing for the Karnataka PGCET exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Understanding the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam pattern will help you know the structure of the exam. The exam pattern refers to the format of questions, the number of sections in the question paper, the topics that will contain the maximum number of questions and the exam duration to complete the paper. Knowing all these details about the exam can help any test taker adopt the correct approach to planning their studies. Check important details of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam below:

Features

Details

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of questions

100

Duration of exam (duration for answering questions)

120 minutes

Total sections

Four

Marking scheme

One Mark for Every Correct Answer

Sections

- Proficiency in English Language

- General Knowledge

- Reasoning and General Intelligence

- Quantitative Analysis

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Karnataka PGCET 2023: Key Topics from the Syllabus

Topics included in the Karnataka PGCET 2020 syllabus are mostly from the Graduation level. Preparation on these topics, therefore, requires an understanding of the concepts and rigorous practice of sample papers. For ease of preparation, we are highlighting the points to be kept in mind while covering topics from the syllabus.

  1. Proficiency in the English Language: The questions in this section check knowledge of the English language, grammar, correct expression of words in English, ability to frame sentences, acumen of business language and vocabulary.
  2. General Knowledge: Questions in this section will check candidates’ awareness of events happening in India and the world at large. Some of the topics to keep in focus when preparing for the section are Indian Business Environment, Economics, Management, Cultural Events, and others.
  3. Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence: The questions in this section are in the form of puzzles, analogies, and sets and are analytical in nature. It tests the candidates’ ability to apply their analytical minds to answer questions.
  4. Quantitative Analysis: Questions in this section will not be from advanced level arithmetic, statistics, and data interpretation. However, knowing the right formula is important to crack questions asked in this section.

Karnataka PGCET 2023: Preparing Study Plan

When you have limited time in hand for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam preparation, each day counts. To utilise each day in the right way, create an hourly plan. Pick up the hard topics or in other words, topics in which you lack confidence in the first week. Divide the topics into two halves. In the first half, devote your attention to completing a hard topic and in the second half to cover an easier topic. By doing this, the stress level will be balanced.

Make a plan that you do not have to regret following or demand a cheat day after following it for certain days. Do not consult your friends while preparing your study plan. No two individual is alike. Create by understanding your individual information intake capacity and picking up topics for each day. If you are confident to cover more than two topics in a day, go for it. Schedule at least two hours to practice one sample paper each day to self-analyse your preparation level.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation: Study Method

The level of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam is easier in comparison to many other MBA entrance tests. However, this does not mean that you can put less effort into preparing for the exam. The trick for this exam is to follow a smart method of study. We suggest you not study all the topics in length and breadth. Understand the important facts from each point and write it down in your own words. Revise these short notes from time to time to memorise the facts to answer all the questions on those topics.

For the Quantitative Analysis section, create a table on formulae and theorems. Do not go for long formulae. The mental calculation will help you arrive at answers taking less time. So short formula will be better in terms of remembering them as well as in calculation.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation: Master Time management

The golden rule of all speed-based test is time management and this is applicable for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam as well. In order to master skills of managing time for the test, practice Karnataka PGCET question papers multiple times as well as any available online test on MBA exam question paper. Do not just practice, keep an eye on the time taken to solve the question paper. On the exam day if you know all the answer but cannot manage the time you will end up completing a fraction of the test paper. Your aim should, therefore, be to answer a maximum number of questions accurate within less duration.

Best Books for Karnataka PG CET 2023 Exam

Books are an important part of exam preparation and to know the names of some best books for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam, look at the table below.

Books

Authors/ Publishers

Logical Reasoning

Arihant

Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S.Aggarwal

Mathematical for MBA

R.S.Aggarwal

Vedic Mathematics

Dr. Aditi Singhal

Mathematics Papers

Kiran Publication

General Knowledge

Arihant

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

30 Days to More Powerful Vocabulary

Norman Lewis

Objective General English

S.P.Bakshi

Better English

Norman Lewis

Grammar Error Spot

A.Upadhay

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FAQs on Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation

Refer to the section below for frequently asked questions on Karnataka PGCET preparation:

Q:   How can one prepare for General Knowledge section of Karnataka PGCET exam?

A:

In order to be strong in the General Knowledge section, candidates should regularly follow the news, read bulletins, and refer Manorama Year Book and write them down in a notebook to remember the events. Get a subscription of a newspaper of your choice and read the new stories. Candidates can also subscribe new stories offered by various apps and websites on the internet. Consume general knowledg and current affairs daily.

 

Q:   Which topic from the Karnataka PGCET exam take the maximum time to solve?

A:

The Reasoning and General Intelligence, as well as the Quantitative Analysis section. It will take maximum time to complete all the topics from these sections of Karnataka PGCET 2023. This is primarily because the problems will be tricky and memorizing different shortcut formulas is not easy. Building logical ability skills takes time and it is acquired only through extensive practice.

 

Q:   How to manage time in Karnataka PGCET exam?

A:

The golden rule of all speed-based test is time management and this is applicable for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam as well. In order to master skills of managing time for the test, practice Karnataka PGCET question papers multiple times as well as any available online test on MBA exam question paper. Do not just practice, keep an eye on the time taken to solve the question paper. On the exam day if you know all the answer but cannot manage the time you will end up completing a fraction of the test paper. Your aim should, therefore, be to answer a maximum number of questions accurate within less duration.

 

Q:   What is the desired study plan for Karnataka PGCET exam?

A:

Candidates must have a plan for Karnatak PGCET preparation based on their schedule. Hus there is no one shoe that will fit all. However, When you have limited time in hand for Karnataka PGCET exam preparation, each day counts. To utilise each day in the right way, create an hourly plan. Pick up the hard topics or in other words, topics in which you lack confidence in the first week. Divide the topics into two halves. In the first half, devote your attention to completing a hard topic and in the second half to cover an easier topic. By doing this, the stress level will be balanced.

Make a plan that you do not have to regret following or demand a cheat day after following it for certain days. Do not consult your friends while preparing your study plan. No two individual is alike. Create by understanding your individual information intake capacity and picking up topics for each day. If you are confident to cover more than two topics in a day, go for it. Schedule at least two hours to practice one sample paper each day to self-analyse your preparation level

 

Q:   What are the broad topics to prepare for Karnataka PGCET exam?

A:

The broad topics from Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam include Proficiency in English Language, General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence and Quantitative Analysis. Karnataka PGCET preparation should be aligned with the syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by the KEA. The topics covered under these board sections are:

  • Proficiency in the English Language: The questions in this section check knowledge of the English language, grammar, correct expression of words in English, ability to frame sentences, acumen of business language and vocabulary.

  • General Knowledge: Questions in this section will check candidates’ awareness of events happening in India and the world at large. Some of the topics to keep in focus when preparing for the section are Indian Business Environment, Economics, Management, Cultural Events, and others.

  • Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence: The questions in this section are in the form of puzzles, analogies, and sets and are analytical in nature. It tests the candidates’ ability to apply their analytical minds to answer questions.

  • Quantitative Analysis: Questions in this section will not be from advanced level arithmetic, statistics, and data interpretation. However, knowing the right formula is important to crack questions asked in this section

 

Q:   What books can I refer to prepare for Proficiency in English Language in Karnataka PGCET?

A:

Some of the books that you can refer to prepare for Proficiency in English Language are:

  • Basic English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin

  • Objective English by M.G.Kulkarni

  • The Practice of English Usage by E.B.White

  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B.White

Besides the above mentioned books, candidates may refer to some of the books recommended for other MBA entrance exams, such as CAT, NMAT, SNAP, etc.

 

Q:   How much time should I devote to practice Karnmataka PGCET question papers?

A:

Candidates need to devote a minimum of two hours to practice the Karnataka PGCET exam paper daily without a any miss. This will help them in increasing the accuracy level to answer questions in less time with proficiency. The actual exam duration of the Karnataka PGCET exam is 150 minutes. However, candidates will have to answer all questions within 120 minutes. The remaining 30 minutes are required for frisking and mentioning the details on the answer booklet.

 

Q:   What are the benefits of taking mock tests for Karnataka PGCET exam during preparation?

A:

Taking mock tests for Karnataka PGCET 2023 has many benefits. Mocktest have the below given benefits:

  • It helps you to get familiar with the exam pattern and the type of questions that are asked.

  • It helps you to improve your speed and accuracy.

  • It helps you to identify your weak areas and focus on them.

  • It gives you a sense of confidence on the day of the exam.

 

Q:   Can I refer to additional study materials apart from the recommended books for Karnataka PGCET?

A:

Yes, you can refer to additional study materials as long as they cover the topics mentioned in the Karnatka PGCET 2023 syllabus. However, it's important to ensure that the study materials are reliable and accurate. Also, do not dive into an ocean of topics unnecessarily. Candidates must note that they are preparing only the topics from the Karnatak PGCET syllabus. Do not waste time going on about extra topics that won't be asked in the exam.

 

Q:   What are some good books to prepare for Karnataka PGCET MBA exam?

A:

To prepare for the Karnataka  PGCET MBA entrance exam, candidates can refer to the books below:

  • MBA Entrance Exams Made Easy by Disha: This book covers all the important topics in MBA entrance exams, including general knowledge, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and English language. It also includes a number of practice questions and mock tests.

  • MBA by Arihant: This book is another comprehensive guide to MBA entrance exams. It covers all the major topics, and includes a number of solved examples and practice questions.

  • MBA Objective Questions by Kala Bhavan: This book is a collection of objective questions on all the major topics in MBA entrance exams. It is a great resource for practicing your problem-solving skills.

  • MBA General Knowledge by Lucent: This book is a good resource for brushing up on your general knowledge. It covers a wide range of topics, including current affairs, history, geography, and science.

 

Q:   Which book can I refer for MCA entrance exam PGCET?

A:

Candidates can refer to the books below to prepare for TS PGCET 2023 MCA entrance exam:

  •  MCA Entrance Exam by Chandresh Agrawal: This book covers the entire syllabus of the TS PGCET MCA exam in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner. It includes solved examples and practice questions to help you prepare for the exam. 

  • MCA Foundation by R.S. Agarwal: This book is a good choice for beginners who want to learn the basics of computer Science and programming. It covers topics such as data structures, algorithms, and programming languages. 

  • Data Structures and Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen: This is a classic book on data structures and algorithms. It is a bit more advanced than the other books on this list, but it is still a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn about these topics in depth. 

  • Operating Systems by Andrew S. Tanenbaum: This book is a comprehensive introduction to operating systems. It covers topics such as process scheduling, memory management, and file systems. 

  • Object-Oriented Programming with Java by Herbert Schildt: This book is a good introduction to object-oriented programming with Java. It covers topics such as classes, objects, and inheritance. 

In addition to these books, candidates can also practice using the Karnataka PGCET previous year question papers. This will help the candidates get familiar with the format of the exam and the type of questions that are asked.

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