Karnataka PGCET MCA Preparation 2022: Tips, Strategy & Guide

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2022 ( Karnataka PGCET )

Counselling: 27 Jan '23 - 30 Jan '23

This exam is conducted for courses given below:
Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek DhawanSenior Executive – Editorial

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

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

Q: What are the broad topics to prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2023 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.

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

A: Some books to refer to for Proficiency in the English Language include 30 Days to More Powerful Vocabulary by Norman Lewis, Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi, Better English by Norman Lewis, Grammar Error Spot by A Upadhyay.

Q: How can I create a study plan for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam?

A: In order to create a study plan for Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam, check the exam syllabus, pick up the hard topics and plan to complete them first. Include two-hour time for question paper practice to self analyse the preparation level.

Q: How much time should I devote to practice Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam paper?

A: Candidates need to devote a minimum of two hours to practice the Karnataka PGCET exam paper daily without a ny miss. This will help them in increasing the accuracy level to answer questions in less time with proficiency.

Q: What is the exam duration of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam?

A: The 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: Will there be descriptive type questions in the Karnataka PGCET exam?

A: No the exam will not contain any descriptive or essay type questions in the Karnataka PGCET exam.

Q: How can I increase the accuracy level to answer questions?

A: The best way to increase the accuracy level to answer questions is through practice. Here, it would imply practising question papers rigorously to increase the flow to answer questions in the exam.

Q: Is the General Awareness section included in the Karnataka PGCET exam?

A: Yes, one of the sections in the Karnataka PGCET syllabus is General Knowledge. Candidates need to go through some facts on Indian Business Environment, Historical Events, Economics, Current Affairs and many other topics to prepare for the Karnataka PGCET General Knowledge section.

Q: How should I prepare for the Reasoning and General Intelligence section?

A: Questions from the Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence section are in the form of puzzle, diagrammatic representation, analogies, logical and analytical in nature. The key is to apply analytical power to solve questions and know the right logical facts to solve the questions from this section.

Q: What kind of questions are asked in the Quantitative Analysis section?

A: Questions in the Quantitative Analysis sections are elementary in nature. Questions will be from Arithmetic, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Statistics and Related Quantitative Aspects.

Q: What is the best time-period for Karnataka PGCET exam preparation?

A: Ideally, three to six month is a good time-period for Karnataka PGCET preparation. However, with the adoption of the right approach for Karnataka PGCET preparation, candidates can even score well with one or two months of exam preparation.

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Comments

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I got 4289 rank in PGCET, which college can I get?

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Shivam Sagar

Contributor-Level 7

4 days ago

It is difficult for me to say which college you may be able to get into with a rank of 4289 in the PGCET exam, as it depends on the availability of seats and the specific programme you are interested in. However, you can check the official website of PGCET for the college and the course that acce...It is difficult for me to say which college you may be able to get into with a rank of 4289 in the PGCET exam, as it depends on the availability of seats and the specific programme you are interested in. However, you can check the official website of PGCET for the college and the course that accept this rank or you can also check the previous year's cut off for PGCET for the respective college and course.

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What's the Karnataka PGCET cut off? I want to take MCA Admission in Bangalore.

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 14

4 days ago

It is around 3200 for top 10 colleges.

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Which colleges will accept my 23590 rank in PGCET?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

5 days ago

Hi, as per the previous year's closing rank of Karnataka MBA colleges, the following colleges can accept your PGCET rank of 23590:1. Canara Bank School Of Management Studies for general merit2. A J Institute Of Management of Bangalore3. Al-Ameen Institute Of Management Studies for general merit4....Hi, as per the previous year's closing rank of Karnataka MBA colleges, the following colleges can accept your PGCET rank of 23590:
1. Canara Bank School Of Management Studies for general merit
2. A J Institute Of Management of Bangalore
3. Al-Ameen Institute Of Management Studies for general merit
4. Amruta Institute of Engineering and management sciences
5. Angadi Institute Of Technology And Management
6. B V Sanghas Institute Of Management Studies
7. BTL Institute Of Technology And Management
8. Dr. Sri Shivakumara Mahaswamy College Of Engineering.

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Rajan kumar

Beginner-Level 5

a week ago

BIT Bangalore - Bangalore Institute of Technology
BMSCE Bangalore - BMS College of Engineering
SIT Tumkur - Siddaganga Institute of Technology
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi
REVA University, Bangalore
MIT Mysore - Maharaja Institute of Technology.

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Please let me know PGCET rank eligibility criteria for sjj.

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Shivam Hans

Beginner-Level 5

6 days ago

Dear aspirants
Below 2000 rank are eligible. Thank you.

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Jagadish Buddanola

Contributor-Level 9

a week ago

Below 2000 rank is the eligibility.

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I am looking for colleges for a 3000 ranking in MBA through PGCET.

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Shivam Hans

Beginner-Level 5

6 days ago

Dear aspirantsI am sorry, I am not aware of any specific colleges that have a ranking of 3000 for MBA programs through PGCET. However, you can find a list of colleges offering MBA programs through PGCET by visiting the official website of the exam conducting body, such as the Karnataka EXAMINATIO...Dear aspirants
I am sorry, I am not aware of any specific colleges that have a ranking of 3000 for MBA programs through PGCET. However, you can find a list of colleges offering MBA programs through PGCET by visiting the official website of the exam conducting body, such as the Karnataka EXAMINATION AUTHORITY (KEA). You can also visit websites such as CollegeDekho and Shiksha, which provide information on MBA programs and colleges in India. Additionally, you can check the official websites of colleges you're interested in to SEE if they offer MBA programs through PGCET, and what their ranking is. Thank you.

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chetan dubey

Contributor-Level 6

6 days ago

I am sorry, I am not aware of any specific colleges that have a ranking of 3000 for MBA programs through PGCET. However, you can find a list of colleges offering MBA programs through PGCET by visiting the official website of the exam conducting body, such as the Karnataka EXAMINATION AUTHORITY (K...I am sorry, I am not aware of any specific colleges that have a ranking of 3000 for MBA programs through PGCET. However, you can find a list of colleges offering MBA programs through PGCET by visiting the official website of the exam conducting body, such as the Karnataka EXAMINATION AUTHORITY (KEA). You can also visit websites such as CollegeDekho and Shiksha, which provide information on MBA programs and colleges in India. Additionally, you can check the official websites of colleges you're interested in to SEE if they offer MBA programs through PGCET, and what their ranking is.

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In my PGCET score card, version code and marks are not showing. How can I see them?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

a week ago

There could be some sort of discrepancy or glitch, in that case, please contact the higher authorities via mail or call or there is also a possibility that you might be not able to make it to the rank merit list. For more detailed information, you may visit the Shiksha Karnataka PGCET exam page. ...There could be some sort of discrepancy or glitch, in that case, please contact the higher authorities via mail or call or there is also a possibility that you might be not able to make it to the rank merit list. For more detailed information, you may visit the Shiksha Karnataka PGCET exam page. (https://www.shiksha.com/mba/Karnataka-pgcet-exam). I hope this will help you.

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Can u suggest me aa government university accepting PGCET?

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Ruhi Jalgaonkar

Contributor-Level 6

a week ago

Alliance University, ISBR Bangalore, ST JOSEPH'S INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT - [SJIM], BANGALORE, AIMS School of Business (AIMS Institutes), Firebird Institute of Research in Management.

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What if I entered wrong PGCET rank in documents verification?

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Deeksha Dixit

Contributor-Level 10

2 weeks ago

You can change your rank if there is an editing or correction window. Otherwise, you must contact the appropriate authorities and provide them with the necessary documentation. Either send the KEA authorizations by mail or speak with the counseling staff in person at the document verification cen...You can change your rank if there is an editing or correction window. Otherwise, you must contact the appropriate authorities and provide them with the necessary documentation. Either send the KEA authorizations by mail or speak with the counseling staff in person at the document verification center. Since your score card and application form will already contain the correct information, entering the incorrect rank won't cause much of a problem. You must contact them before the deadline for document verification.

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Nikhil chorghe

Beginner-Level 3

2 weeks ago

Yes, there might be a problem, because during verification process it is checked that all of the information you have given in your application form is correct or not. So they will scrutinized your application and all of your documents. Do participate in the counselling process and let's see what...Yes, there might be a problem, because during verification process it is checked that all of the information you have given in your application form is correct or not. So they will scrutinized your application and all of your documents. Do participate in the counselling process and let's see what's happen.

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Is score card important for admission to a college via PGCET score?

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Yadish Suvarna

Beginner-Level 5

2 weeks ago

Top 5000 rank holders in the Karnataka PGCET exam tend to secure a seat in the top 30 MBA colleges in Karnataka. Based on the previous admission sessions, PES University has been closing admissions with the lowest cutoff ranks.

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My PGCET marks is not showing what is the solutions for this?

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Khushi Raj

Beginner-Level 5

3 weeks ago

There could be some sort of discrepansy or glitch in that case please contact the authorities or there is also a possibility that you might not able to score.

117 Institutes accepting Karnataka PGCET

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • 3.4

    Placements

    2.8

    Infrastructure

    3.5

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    3.8

    Crowd & Campus Life

    3.5

    Value for Money

    3.5
    (6)
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  • Total Fees: ₹ 4.00 Lakh
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  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • 4.7

    Placements

    4.0

    Infrastructure

    5.0

    Faculty & Course Curriculum

    5.0

    Crowd & Campus Life

    4.3

    Value for Money

    5.0
    (3)
  • |
  • Total Fees: ₹ 2.59 Lakh
  • |
  • 2 years
  • |
  • Full Time
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.17 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
  • Total Fees: ₹ 1.17 Lakh
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  • 2 years
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  • Full Time

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