Karnataka PGCET ME, MTech, MTech Lateral Entry 2022: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2022 ( Karnataka PGCET )

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Updated on Feb 2, 2023 18:06 IST

Karnataka PGCET 2022: Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has released the Karnataka PGCET 2022 first-round allotment results. Candidates who have been allotted a seat can exercise options until 11:59 PM on January 30. Soon after the window to exercise options is closed, candidates have to pay the admission fee. The admission fee payment window will be available until January 31. KEA will soon release the schedule for Karnataka PGCET second round seat allotment. Scroll down for more information on admissions based on Karnataka PGCET 2022.  

What is Karnataka PGCET?

Karnataka PGCET or Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is administered annually by Karnataka Examination Authority. Karnataka PGCET acts as the gateway exam for admission into PG courses, including MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech. and M.Arch in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET is an offline exam with as many as 100 MCQs to be answered within 150 minutes. Read on to know about Karnataka PGCET, its application process, eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus and more.

Latest Updates:

January 30: Karnataka PGCET 2022: Last Day to Exercise Options Today!

January 25: Karnataka PGCET 2022 Seat Allotment Results Out; Get Link Here

January 18: Karnataka PGCET 2022 Counselling Dates Out; Check Seat Matrix Here

Karnataka PGCET 2022: Highlights

The table below mentions the key highlights of the Karnataka PGCET exam. Before heading on to know complete details of the exam, take a look at the highlights.

Features

Details

Exam name

Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka PGCET full form

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Conducting body

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)

Exam level

State-level

Courses on offer

MBA/ MCA/ME/MTech/MArch

Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam dates Second week of November (to be notified)

Exam purpose

Admission into PG courses offered by over 178 institutes in Karnataka

Mode of exam

Offline (Pen and Paper)

Duration of test

150 minutes

Language of the test

English

Official website

http://kea.kar.nic.in

Also Read: Karnataka PGCET 2022 Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam

DatesPast Exam Dates

3 Feb '23

Last Date to Download Admission Order (Round-1) (until 2 PM)

27 Jan '23 -

31 Jan '23

Payment of fees by Choice 1 and Choice 2 candidates (Round 1)

25 Jan '23

Publication of Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment Results (Round 1)

Karnataka PGCET Answer Keys 2022

Soon after the exam day, KEA has released the Karnataka PGCET answer keys. Candidates can find the correct answers for all the questions in the question paper in the Karnataka PGCET answer key. Test takers can check the Karnataka PGCET answer key from the dedicated login portal available on the official website, kea.kar.nic.in. Candidates can also file objections if they find any error in the answer key. Filling objections against the answer key of PGCET 2022 is also available online via the same login portal. Along with the email, candidates must submit relevant documents supporting their claim. Further, the official website of KEA will release the final answer keys after necessary corrections.

Karnataka PGCET Hall Ticket Download

All the applicants can download the Karnataka PGCET admit card. KEA released the Karnataka PGCET admit card online at kea.kar.nic.in. Following the previous year's trends, the admit card was released as per the schedule, which was 10 days prior to the exam date. Candidates were able to download the PDF file of the Karnataka PGCET hall ticket, and print the same before the exam day. KEA officials deny entry to the examination hall if the candidates appear for the exam without a hard copy of the admit card.

Also Read: Karnataka PGCET Hall Ticket 2022

Karnataka PGCET Application Process 2022

Candidates had to fill and submit the Karnataka PGCET application form 2022 before KEA closed the registration window. Candidates had filled the application form by entering the necessary details including personal, academic and communication details. After filling the form, all the candidates who paid the Karnataka PGCET application fee were considered for the further admission process. 

The application fee for Karnataka PGCET is payable through a Credit/Debit Card or Net Banking. Details for the PGCET application fee for different categories are as follows.

  1. Unreserved category: INR 650
  2. Reserved category: INR 500

KEA also facilitates a window for Karnataka PGCET application form correction

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Admission Process

Institutes in Karnataka offer MBA admissions based on the Karnataka PGCET exam. The first stage of the Karnataka PGCET requires the candidates to fill the application form. All the applicants are able to download the hall ticket (admission tickets) and appear for the exam. The examination score aids the counselling process for admission based on the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

MBA admission based Karnataka PGCET exam is done for full-time and part-time programmes. Karnataka PGCET eligibility criteria for MBA admission is as follows.

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Full-Time MBA

  • Candidates must pass a three-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institute.
  • Qualifying marks in the bachelor’s degree examination is specified below based on the social category of the candidate
    • Unreserved Candidates: 50% aggregate marks
    • SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka Candidates: 45% aggregate marks

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Part-Time MBA

  • In addition to the Karnataka PGCET eligibility for a full-time MBA course, candidates must have a work experience of not less than three years as on July 31, 2022.
  • The establishment or the workplace of the candidate must be within 40 KM radial distance from the institution he/she is seeking admission in.

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats

Candidates should have studied and passed from a government recognised educational institution located in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven academic years commencing from 1st standard continuously or in broken period and must have passed class 10th or class 12th from a government recognized institution located in Karnataka.

OR

The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from Karnataka. In addition, either of the parents must have studied for a period of seven years in Karnataka

OR

Children of ex-servicemen who had declared a place in Karnataka as their home town at the time of joining the defence services. In addition, such candidates should have passed the qualifying exam from a University or Board located anywhere in India.

NOTE: Candidates are not permitted to round off the aggregate score.

Also Read: Karnataka PGCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Exam

Candidates must carry a hard copy of the Karnataka PGCET admit card on the examination day. KEA conducts the exam in an offline mode for admission into several PG level courses including MBA and MCA. The Karnataka PGCET exam for MBA will have as many as 100 MCQs from four different sections including Proficiency in English Language, General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence, and Quantitative Analysis.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

The table below mentions the exam pattern for Karnataka PGCET MBA exam:

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern Features

Details

Mode of the exam

Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT)

Medium of the exam

English

Duration of the exam

150 minutes

Number of questions

100

Total Marks

100

Type of questions

MCQ

Marking scheme

One mark for every correct answer; No negative mark for incorrect responses

Number of sections in the question paper

Four

Number of answer options per question

Four

Also Read: Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2022

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus

As already discussed, Karnataka PGCET 2022 will have four sections. Karnataka PGCET question paper will have questions from the following four topics.

Sections

Number of Questions and Marks

Proficiency in English Language

25

General Knowledge

25

Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

25

Quantitative Analysis

25

Total

100

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Karnataka PGCET Result 2022

Karnataka Examinations Authority releases the Karnataka PGCET 2022 result online. Candidates will be able to view the scorecards by entering their registration number at the official login portal available at kea.kar.nic.in. Karnataka PGCET 2022 scorecard will host the qualifying status along with other relevant information. Candidates passing the Karnataka PGCET exam will be marked eligible to participate in the counselling process.

Also Read: Karnataka PGCET Result 2022

Karnataka PGCET Counselling

Soon after the declaration of the Karnataka PGCET merit list, candidates qualifying the exam can participate in the Karnataka PGCET counselling 2022 for MBA admission. In the counselling round, the allotment of seats is done based on merit and priority options. The counselling process includes candidates' registration, document verification, option entry, and seat allotment.

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Exam Centres

Candidates can choose the preferred exam centre while filling the application form. Check the list of cities to appear for Karnataka PGCET 2022.

  • Bagalkot
  • Bangalore
  • Belgaum
  • Bellary
  • Bidar
  • Bijapur
  • Chamarajnagar
  • Chikkaballapur
  • Chikmagalur
  • Chitradurga
  • Davangere
  • Dharwad
  • Gadag
  • Gulbarga
  • Hassan
  • Haveri
  • Kodagu
  • Kolar
  • Koppal
  • Mandya
  • Mangalore
  • Mysore
  • Shimoga
  • Raichur
  • Ramanagara
  • Tumkur
  • Udupi
  • Uttara Kannada
  • Yadgir

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Preparation

Karnataka PGCET 2022 has four sections. Candidates must prepare for the exam using the pattern and syllabus. Here are a few preparation tips for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam.

  1. Get aware of the Karnataka PGCET exam details, including exam pattern and syllabus.
  2. Divide time for all four sections of the Karnataka PGCET exam as all four sections hold equal weightage in the exam.
  3. Use the books recommended by the toppers and subject experts to study for all the four sections
  4. Practice using Karnataka PGCET mock tests and previous year’s question papers to get an idea of difficulty standards. This also helps in increasing speed and accuracy.
  5. Prepare short notes to get help for last-minute preparation for Karnataka PGCET.

Also Read: MBA Preparations - 8 Tips to Score Well in GK

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Exam Analysis

The Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam followed the pattern earlier announced by the exam authorities; hence, there was no surprise element in the paper. As per the teaching faculty of different coaching centres, Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam for MBA was easiest if compared to the question papers from past few exam sessions. The overall difficulty level of the test was easy to moderate. Among the sections, the test of Reasoning and General Intelligence was the easiest section, whereas General Knowledge was the toughest among the four sections. Quantitative Analysis and Proficiency in English Language sections were of moderate difficulty level.

Section

Difficulty Level

Proficiency in English Language

Easy

General Knowledge

Moderate to Tough

Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Analysis

Easy to Moderate

MBA Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET Scores

More than 200 colleges in India accept Karnataka PGCET scores for MBA admissions. Some of the top colleges accepting Karnataka PGCET scores are as follows.

AIMS Institute

PES University Bangalore

Presidency College, Bangalore

KLS Institute of Management Education and Research

Global Business School

AIT-Acharya Institute of Technology

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FAQs on Karnataka PGCET 2022

Q: When is the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam scheduled?

A: Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam was conducted on November 19 and 20.

Q: When will Karnataka PGCET 2022 registration start?

A: Karnataka PGCET 2022 registration started on October 15. Candidates were allowed to fill the application form until October 26.

Q: When will KEA release Karnataka PGCET 2022 answer keys?

A: Candidates can expect the Karnataka PGCET 2022 provisional answer keys within a week of the exam date. KEA is yet to notify any date for release of the answer keys.

Q: Can a candidate outside Karnataka apply for the exam?

A: Yes, candidates hailing from outside Karnataka are eligible to apply for the Karnataka PGCET exam. However, reservation on government quota seats is only applicable for candidates who hold Karnataka state domicile.

Q: How many times is the Karnataka PGCET exam conducted?

A: Karnataka PGCET exam is held once a year. The score of the exam will be considered valid for admission only in the current calendar year.

Q: How many institutes accept Karnataka PGCET exam scores?

A: More than 200 institutes across Karnataka accept PGCET exam scores for MBA admission. Candidates need to participate in the counselling process for admission into Karnataka PGCET participating institutes.

Q: What is the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam pattern?

A: Karnataka PGCET exam carries 100 questions from Reasoning and General Intelligence, English Language, General Knowledge and Quantitative Analysis. The exam duration is 150 minutes.

Q: When will KEA declare the Karnataka PGCET 2022 results?

A: The Karnataka PGCET 2022 result is likely to be declared within a month of the exam day. However, KEA is yet to announce the Karnataka PGCET schedule.

Q: When will Karnataka PGCET admit card 2022 be released?

A: The Karnataka PGCET 2022 admit card was released on November 12 for the exams scheduled for November 19 and 20.

Q: Can I carry a calculator inside the Karnataka PGCET exam hall?

A: No, candidates can only carry their admit card and Photo Identity proof and a pen/pencil inside the exam hall.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for the full-time MBA course through the Karnataka PGCET exam?

A: The candidate must have secured a bachelor’s degree (three years minimum duration) or equivalent from a recognised university with a minimum of 50 per cent marks (45 per cent marks for SC/ST/ Category-I candidates).

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Contact Information

Sampige Road, 18th Cross,

Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560012

Fax: 080 - 23461576

e-mail: keauthority-ka@nic.in

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Comments

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Can I attend second round after cancellation of 1st allotted college in PGCET?

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RiTiK Raushan

Contributor-Level 6

4 hours ago

Yehh you can attend.

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

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Shivam Sagar

Contributor-Level 7

a week 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 15

a week 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

a week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago

Dear aspirants
Below 2000 rank are eligible. Thank you.

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Jagadish Buddanola

Contributor-Level 9

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 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

3 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

4 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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  • 4.2

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