Karnataka PGCET 2020 - Know KEA PGCET Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification, Information Brochure

Karnataka PGCET 2020 - Karnataka PGCET is a state-level entrance examination Organized by Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to MBA/ MCA/ M.Arch/ M.Tech/M.E. programs offered by Participating Government and Private Colleges in Karnataka. Candidates must check Karnataka PGCET 2020 Eligibility for the course they wish to apply for and Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern and Syllabus are different for MBA, MCA, and M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch. Aspirants can check the detailed information regarding Karnataka PGCET 2020, Exam Date, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card read this article below.

Stephy | Updated: Jul 10, 2020, 17:37 IST

Karnataka PGCET 2020 - Know KEA PGCET Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification, Information Brochure

Karnataka PGCET 2020 - Know KEA PGCET Exam Date, Admit Card, Notification, Information Brochure

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What are the Karnataka PGCET 2020 -Exam Dates?

Candidates can check the tentative dates of the Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam mentioned below.



Release of Karnataka PGCET 2020 notification

May 19, 2020

Karnataka PGCET Registration 2020 begins

May 19, 2020

Last day to fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2020

8th July 2020

Issue of Karnataka PGCET Admit Card

July 12, 2020

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Date

July 20 – 21, 2020

Declaration of Karnataka PGCET Result 

August 2020

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2020

September 2020

How to apply for Karnataka PGCET 2020?

  • Visit the Official Website (https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/)
  • PGCET Registration: Candidates Provide name, email id, phone number, DOB, gender for the Online Registration for Karnataka PGCET.
  • Filling Online Application Form: Students can Fill in all the necessary details such as Course applied for, Caste, Category, Details of Qualifying Examination, Program Type, Claim for Reservation, and Communication details. 
  • Documents Upload: Students should Upload Signature, Photograph, and Left-hand thumb impression in JPEG format.
  • Payment of Application Fee: The PGCET application fee has to pay by generating challan. 
  • Printout of Filled PGCET Application Form: Take the printout for future use. (Karnataka PGCET Eligibility 2020 Check here)

Karnataka PGCET Application Fees 2020

The submission of the application form will be complete only after the successful in paying the application fee. The fees can pay in offline mode by submitting the generated challan in the banks specified for the payment.

  • General/ EWS/ OBC-INR 650
  • SC/ ST -INR 500.

What is Karnataka PGCET MBA?

Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is a state-level entrance exam for admissions to various postgraduate courses such as MBA, MCA, lateral entry to ME, MCA, M.Tech, and M.Arch. The PGCET MBA exam is conducted in a paper-pencil mode. The PGCET MBA entrance exam is only for Karnataka state. Aspirants who clear the PGCET MBA entrance exam can get seats at University Departments and Government Aided institutes, University Postgraduate centres, and private institutes which are located within the state of Karnataka. 

Aspirants who have a valid GATE score and who are willing to secure admissions to courses like MTech, MArch, and ME are no need to attend the entrance exam. However, those candidates should fill and submit the PGCET MBA application form. This article briefly explains the details of PGCET MBA such as important dates, eligibility, application procedure, application fee, exam pattern, admit card & answer key release date and counselling dates.


Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority

Admissions for

MBA, MCA, lateral entry to ME, MCA, M.Tech, and M.Arch

PGCET Scores valid at

University Departments and Government Aided institutes, University Postgraduate centres, and private institutes within Karnataka

Exam mode

Offline, Paper-pencil based

Important Dates of PGCET MBA

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Master of Business Administration is commonly known as Karnataka PGCET MBA. It is a state-level PG exam for Karnataka which is administered by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA). The following section tabulates the important events of IIFT such as registration date, application submission date, exam date, answer key release date, and result date.

PGCET MBA registration

May 19, 2019

PGCET MBA Application last date

June 10, 2019

Last date to pay an application fee

June 10, 2019

PGCET MBA Admit Card

June 20, 2019


July 15, 2019

Answer Key release Date

July 18, 2019

PGCET MBA Result Date

Will be Updated Soon

Counselling Date

August - September 2019

Final Allotment  

Will be Updated Soon

What is the PGCET MBA Eligibility?

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) prescribed the eligibility norms of PGCET MBA. Aspirants should meet the PGCET MBA eligibility criteria to apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA. Candidates who do not meet the PGCET Eligibility conditions prescribed by the KEA will not be eligible to apply for PGCET. The eligibility criteria of PGCET MBA is as follows, 

  • Aspirants must have completed bachelor's degree of at least 3-years duration from a recognised university
  • A minimum of 50% marks is required to apply for PGCET
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST category should score at least 45% marks

How to Apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA?

Interested aspirants who want to appear for PGCET MBA Entrance exam should fill the PGCET MBA Application form online. Candidates are advised to check the PGCET Eligibility before filling the application form. This is because only candidates who meets the eligibility norms of PGCET will be eligible to apply for PGCET. The apply steps of PGCET MBA are given below, 

  • Visit the official website of Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) (kea.kar.nic.in)
  • Click on PGCET 2019 on the homepage of the website
  • After that, click on "PGCET Application form"
  • Fill all your details such as personal details, academic details, contact details, and so on.
  • Upload the necessary documents, photograph, and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Pay the mentioned application fee. The application fee details are given below, 
    • General & OBC - Rs.650
    • SC/ST/Category - I - Rs.500

Aspirants are asked to apply for PGCET MBA by following the aforementioned steps.

What is the Exam Pattern of PGCET MBA?

Karnataka Examinations Authority prescribed the PGCET MBA Exam Pattern. It is a paper-pencil based exam comprises of questions from sections like Proficiency in English Language, Test of General Knowledge, Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence, and Quantitative Analysis. The total marks for the exam is 100. Each correct answer will carry 1 mark. There is no negative marking for each incorrect response. The detailed PGCET MBA exam pattern is given below, 







Part - 1

Section A- Proficiency in English Language



Section B- Test of General knowledge




Part - 2

Section C- Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence



Section D- Quantitative Analysis


How to Download PGCET MBA Admit Card?

Admit card is important to carry to the exam hall. Candidates without the PGCET MBA admit card will not be allowed to take an exam. PGCET MBA admit card will be available to the candidates few days prior to the exam. PGCET admit card will be available to download only in online mode. Here we have given the direct link to download Karnataka PGCET MBA admit card. Let’s read the steps given below to download the PGCET hall ticket successfully.

  1. Firstly, open the official website of KEA (kea.kar.nic.in)
  2. Secondly, check for the link mentions “PGCET MBA hall ticket
  3. Thirdly, click on the particular link to enter your application number
  4. Your PGCET MBA admit card will be displayed on the screen
  5. Check the details mentioned on the PGCET MBA admit card
  6. Take a printout of your downloaded admit card for further reference

Karnataka PGCET Answer Key and Result

Karnataka Examinations Authority will publish the PGCET MBA answer key after the exam. Candidates can verify their answers by referring the PGCET Answer Key. Aspirants can file objections on PGCET answer key if they found any discrepancy in the PGCET answer key. The objections to be sent to the email id: [email protected] and the subject line of your mail should be PGCET-2018 - Objection - Subject Name, Version with attachment. Besides, candidates should ensure the subject, version code, question number, and parts are clearly mentioned while submitting the objection. 

PGCET MBA result will be released by the officials after the exam. The exam papers will be evaluated by the exam conducting body based on the marking scheme of Karnataka PGCET MBA. The result will be available online. Aspirants can check their Karnataka PGCET result by entering their date of birth and application number. Candidates who meet the PGCET cutoff will be eligible for Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling. 

Karnataka PGCET Counselling

Post announcement of PGCET result, Karnataka Examinations Authority will announce the PGCET MBA counselling dates. Candidates who get shortlisted from the Karnataka PGCET MBA entrance exam will be eligible to attend the counselling on the scheduled date. Karnataka PGCET MBA exam will be conducted in various cities across Karnataka. Candidates are allowed to choose the exam city as per their wish. The exam cities for PGCET MBA exam is as follows, 

  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Bijapur
  • Shimoga
  • Belgaum
  • Gulbarga

Check this page regularly to know the latest updates of Karnataka PGCET MBA entrance exam.

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