Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024, Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and More

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has opened registration for Karnataka PGCET 2024, allowing MTech aspirants to apply from May 28 to June 17, 2024, requiring adherence to eligibility criteria and completion of various application steps.

by Kowsalya

Updated May 28, 2024

Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024, Check Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and More

Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) started the registration process for the Karnataka PGCET 2024 on May 28, 2024. Candidates interested in MTech admission through this exam must complete and submit their application forms by June 17, 2024. The registration link is available on the official website: cetonline.karnataka.gov.in.

Before filling out the form, candidates should check the eligibility criteria. The Karnataka PGCET 2024 exam will be held from July 13 to 14, 2024. The application process involves several steps: filling in personal and academic details, uploading necessary documents, paying the application fee, and submitting the form. 

Here is the direct link to apply Karnataka PGCET application form.

Important Dates



Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024 release date

May 28, 2024

Last Date to pay the Application Form fee

June 17, 2024

Last date to complete the online application entry process by fee paid to candidates

June 18, 2024

Karnataka PGCET Exam 2024

July 13 to 14, 2024

Application Form Fee

The application form fee for Karnataka PGCET 2024 differs depending on the applicant's category, with distinct rates for General and Reserved categories such as SC/ST.

  • General Category: Rs. 650
  • Reserved Category (SC/ST): Rs. 500

How to Fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024?

Here are the steps to Fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2024:


  • Start by registering online, providing details like citizenship, name, parent's name, gender, date of birth, email address, password, preferred course, and mobile number. Upon completion, you'll receive a unique application number for future use.

Filling Application Form: 

  • Log in to your account and fill in personal information including gender, category, nationality, and contact details. Then, enter academic details like qualifying exam information and marks obtained. Select preferred test centers if applicable.

GATE Score (if applicable):

  • If applying with GATE score, submit the score and upload the scorecard as per prescribed format.

Uploading Documents:

  • Upload a colored photograph, scanned signature, and thumb impression as per specified guidelines.

Payment of Application Fee: 

  • Finally, make the payment online via debit/credit card or net banking, or through offline mode by depositing cash at any branch of State Bank of Mysore.

Eligibility Criteria

Here is the list of Eligibility Criteria:

  • MBA: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institute or university.
  • MCA: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Computer Applications/Computer Programming/Business Mathematics/Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects or electives at the degree level.
  • MTech: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the relevant field of Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.
  • M.Arch: Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a recognized university.
  • Age Limit: There is no lower or upper age limit for participating in Karnataka PGCET 2024 for MCA, MBA, MTech, and MArch courses.

Exam Pattern

Exam Mode



150 minutes

Total Questions


Total Marks


Marking Scheme

Each correct answer carries one mark; no negative marking for incorrect responses


English & Kannada


  • Proficiency in English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Analysis

Karnataka PGCET

The Karnataka Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is an entrance examination conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). It is a state-level examination held annually for admission to various postgraduate programs such as MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech., and M.Arch.

The PGCET serves as a gateway for candidates aspiring to pursue higher education in Karnataka. The exam assesses candidates' aptitude and subject knowledge, and admission is based on merit secured in the PGCET exam. 

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