Karnataka PGCET 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019: Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the second round seat allotment y of Karnataka PGCET 2019 on September 20. Previously, the authorities had released the first round allotment result of Karnataka PGCET 2019. Karnataka PGCET 2019 was conducted on July 20. The admit card was released in online mode on July 12. The examination was held for those candidates who are seeking admission to the various M.Tech programmes offered by its participating institutes. The application process has ended on June 29, 2019. There are around 178 participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET which will offer admission to the eligible candidates. GATE qualified candidates were not required to appear for Karnataka PGCET 2019. However, these candidates had to fill the application form of Karnataka PGCET 2019. All the candidates are required to meet the eligibility criteria for admissions through Karnataka PGCET 2019. Based on the performance of the candidates in Karnataka PGCET 2019 and GATE, they will be allotted seats. Apart from this, selection of courses and colleges during choice filling will also affect the allotment of candidates. Read on, to know more details about the Karnataka PGCET 2019:
Latest: Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling seat allotment for the second round released. Candidates can also check the second round cutoff of Karnataka PGCET 2019.

Karnataka PGCET Overview



Entrance Exam

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Conducting Authority

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Commonly Known As

Karnataka PGCET

Number of Participating Institutes

Around 178

Admission Type

Post Graduation


State Level

Admission Channel

Karnataka PGCET or GATE Scores

Programmes Offered through Karnataka PGCET 2019

The programmes offered through Karnataka PGCET 2019 is divided into two parts – Part A and B:

In Part A courses are offered by institutes affiliated to VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities. Below is the list of courses offered under Part A:

Part A Programmes

Under Part B, the courses are offered by Kuvempu and Mysore University.

Part B Programmes

Karnataka PGCET Important Dates 2019

Candidates who are planning to take admission to various participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET must be aware about the dates related to the events. In order to know when application process starts, end date to submit form, admit card release date and more, they can check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET 2019 given below.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Important Dates


Important Dates

Commencement of application process

May 30, 2019

Last date to submit filled in application form

June 29, 2019

Final date to pay the fees in bank June 29, 2019

Issue of admit card

July 12, 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019

July 20, 2019

Part B - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Part A - 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Release of provisional answer key

August 2, 2019

Objections against answer keyAugust 4 to 9, 2019 (5:30 PM)

Result announcement

August 22, 2019

Document verification

August 26 to 31, 2019

Availability of final answer keySeptember 3, 2019

Round-1 option entry

August 31 to September 5, 2019

Round-1 seat allotment result

September 8, 2019

Round-2 option entry

September 16 to 20, 2019

Round-2 seat allotment result

September 20, 2019

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2019

KEA is conducting Karnataka PGCET 2019 counselling for all the candidates who are shortlisted. In order to participate in the counselling process candidates had to register at there nearest help centre. Documents verification had to be done at the help centres according to the schedule provided by the authorities. A unique keyword and verification was provided to the candidate whose documents are successfully verified. With the help of unique keyword candidates will have to fill and lock their choices in order of their preference. The counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2019 is being held in two rounds.

Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment 2019

KEA has announced the second seat allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2019 on September 20. Candidates who are allotted seats have to download the admission order, report to the allotted institute and confirm the same by paying the fee. Allotment of seats is done according to the merit of the candidates and their selected preferences. Candidates should note that first preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates. In order to complete the process, the selected candidates will have to report to the allotted institute.

Check Previous Year Seat Matrix of Karnataka PGCET counselling 2019

  • First round of Karnataka PGCET counselling 2018-Click Here

  • After second round of Karnataka PGCET counselling 2018-Click Here

Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2019

The conducting body had released the final answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2019 on September 3. The answer key carries the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. With the help of answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2019 candidates were able to calculate their expected scores before the result was announced. The authorities had released the provisional answer key on August 2, 2019. In case candidates found any discrepancies, they could file an objection till August 9, 2019 (5:30 PM) by logging in using the required credentials. Upon checking the objection, the expert committee has released the final answer key.

Karnataka PGCET Result 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 result has been announced in online mode on August 22. The result carries the scores and ranks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. Based on the result candidates will be called to participate in counselling process.

Karnataka PGCET Cutoff 2019

KEA has released the second round cutoff of Karnataka PGCET 2019. The minimum cutoff ranks that has to be scored for admissions into the participating institutes IS available in Karnataka PGCET 2019 cutoff. Candidates should be aware that the cutoff is released for both GATE and PGCET 2019 qualified candidates. The cutoff is available category and course wise. After the conclusion of each round of seat allotment, the cutoff is released by the authorities.

Karnataka PGCET Merit List 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 merit list will consist of the names of selected candidates for the counselling process. A separate merit list will be published for GATE, PGCET qualified candidates and Kuvempu/Mysore University candidates. The authorities will release the merit list after the announcement of result. Based on the merit list, seat allotment will be done.

Karnataka PGCET Participating Institutes 2019

Around 178 institutes will be participating in Karnataka PGCET 2019. These institutes are affiliated to VTU, UVCE, UBDTCE, Kuvempu and Mysore University. They will be allotting seats through Karnataka PGCET 2019 to all the eligible candidates. Mentioned below is the list of top 10 participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET 2019 for candidates reference:

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Participating Institutes

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Before filling the application form, candidates were requested to check and meet the prescribed Karnataka PGCET 2019 eligibility criteria. Age limit, domicile requirement, qualifying marks, examination and more are included in eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2019. For the reference of the candidates mentioned below is the eligibility criteria:

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria (General)

  • Qualifying Examination: The candidates should have completed their B.Tech course from an institute recognized by the state of Karnataka.

  • Qualifying Marks: General category candidate should have secured an aggregate of atleast 50% marks in the qualifying examination. While reserved category should have aggregate of atleast 45%.

  • Domicile Requirement: The domicile criteria also has to be fulfilled. The candidates or their parents should have resided in the state for atleast seven years. Moreover, candidates should have studied in one of more Government or Government recognized institutes of the state for atleast seven years commencing from 1st standard to the qualifying examination either continuously or in a broken period.

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats


Eligibility Criteria

Documents to be Produced


Should have studied and passed in one or more Government or Government recognized educational located in the state for a minimum 7 years either in broken period or continuously from 1st standard to qualifying exam

  • SSLC/10th Standard Marks Card

  • 2nd PUC/12th Standard Marks Card of the Candidate

  • QE Marks Card of the Candidate

  • Candidate’s Study Certificate

  • Caste Income Certificate (if applicable)


The candidates should have studied and passed the qualifying exam within the state from an institute recognized by the state government.

  • SSLC/10th Standard Marks Card

  • 2nd PUC/12th Standard Marks Card

  • QE Marks Card

  • Candidate’s Study Certificate

  • Candidate’s Study Certificate for having studied and passed qualifying exam in Karnataka issued by the head of the institute.


Either of the candidate’s parents should have studied in Government recognized institutions in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years

  • SSLC/10th Standard Marks Card

  • 2nd PUC/12th Standard Marks Card

  • QE Marks Card

  • Caste Income Certificate (if applicable) Study certificate for either of the parent having studied atleast 7 years from the head of the institute where he/she studied.


The candidate or a parent of the candidate has been resided in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years.

  • SSLC/10th Standard Marks Card

  • 2nd PUC/12th Standard Marks Card

  • QE Marks Card

  • Caste Income Certificate (if applicable) Candidate’s/Parent’s residential in the state of Karnataka

Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2019

Candidates could apply for Karnataka PGCET 2019 in online mode. In order to apply for the entrance exam, candidates had to fill and submit the application form before June 29, 2019. Also, candidates applying through GATE 2019 score were also required to fill the application form. Mentioned below is the procedure to fill the Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form for candidate’s reference:

Steps to Fill Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Form

  • Get registered- To fill the application form candidates had to register first by filling details like their name, parent’s name, gender, date of birth, email id and mobile number. On submitting all the required details, the user id and password was generated. Also, registration number was generated after the process completed..

  • Fill application form– On successful registration, the personal and academic details had to be filled. Enter GATE scores and it’s details, if applying through it.

  • Upload scanned images– Candidates' had to upload scanned images of photograph, signature and left thumb in prescribed format.

  • Declaration and submission of application form – Review all the details and agree declaration terms and submit the application form.

  • Application fee payment- Candidates had to pay the requisite application fee through online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (cash at any branch of State Bank of Mysore).

  • Take printout of filled in application form- When all the above steps were performed and application form was submitted, take a printout of it. At least 2 copies of the filled Karnataka PGCET 2019 application form should be taken out.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Fees

  • For General Category: Rs 650

  • For Reserved Category: Rs 500

Karnataka PGCET Exam Centres 2019

While filling application form, candidates were asked to select their preferred Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam centres. Based on their preference and availability of seats they were allotted exam centres for Karnataka PGCET 2019.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Centres


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How to Prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2019

Candidates who appeared for Karnataka PGCET 2019 had to be aware about it’s syllabus and exam pattern. Knowing syllabus and exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2019 helped candidates to prepare their study plan accordingly and for better preparation. Apart from this, to prepare in effective way and test their level of preparation candidates were requested to solve previous year sample papers of Karnataka PGCET. For the reference of candidates mentioned below is brief information about Karnataka PGCET syllabus, exam pattern and sample papers:

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2019 carries information like mode, duration of exam, marking scheme, total number of questions asked etc. The Karnataka PGCET 2019 was divided into two sessions – Part A and Part B which was conducted separately for different institutes.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern




Offline (Pen and Paper test)


2 hours 30 minutes


Two sections – Part A and Part B


Part A - For courses offered by VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE University

Part B: For courses offered by Kuvempa and Mysore University

Type of Questions

Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)

The total marks


Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

The questions will be accordingly divided into 1 or 2 mark questions.

Negative Marking

No negative marking

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2019

KEA released the Karnataka PGCET 2019 syllabus. Candidates appearing for the entrance exam had to be well versed with the syllabus as it carries topics and units from which questions were asked. So, candidates were advised to refer the syllabus of before beginning the preparation. Candidates had to be aware that the syllabus differed for one course to another.

Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers 2019

The sample papers of Karnataka PGCET 2019 helped candidates to know about the type of questions that could be asked in the entrance exam. Also, it helped in knowing the preparation level. Solving sample papers, candidates were able to know their weak and strong areas and study accordingly. Therefore, it was important for candidates to practise Karnataka PGCET sample papers. Regular practice of sample papers helped candidates to improvise their efficiency, speed and time management skills.

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2019

The exam authorities released the Karnataka PGCET 2019 admit card on July 12, 2019. Candidates who registered for the entrance exam were able to download the admit card. Candidates had to know that admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2019 was an important document. Candidates failing to carry it to the examination centre were not allowed to appear for the examination. The admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2019 contained details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre address, date and time of exam etc.

How to Download Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2019

  • Click on the admit card link and enter application number and date of birth.

  • Karnataka PGCET 2019 admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • Check all the information furnished on it and download it.

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which is important book of MBA PGCET exam

Abhishek Ranjan Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019


Books best for mba pgcet are listed below:

  • Logical Reasoning  (https://www.amazon.in/Analytical-Logical-Reasoning-Management-Entrance/dp/9352038541/?tag=httpaglasecom-21) – Arihant
  • Non Verbal Reasoning  (https://www.amazon.in/Modern-Approach-Verbal-Non-Verbal-Reasoning/dp/9352832167/?tag=httpaglasecom-21) – R.S. Agarwal
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PGCET exam question paper in 2018

Thakur Megha 3rd Oct, 2019
Hello Mallika,

Karnataka PGCET sample papers 2019 will help you  to be aware of the type of questions, topics frequently covered, marking scheme and also their time management skills.
The papers are based on different programs of b.tech and you can download through the link given below .
You can check the link given below for sample previous year's papers and can practice those :


I hope the above information is useful to you,

All the best !

is there any casual round for MBA

Papiya Mazumder 26th Sep, 2019


As per your requirement, i would say that as mentioned above, for Karnataka pgcet, casual rounds are there.

The Casual Round is not a certain round in KCET . It is a round conducted after the second round extended if there are vacant seats left even after it.

Normally there are only 3 rounds that are conducted in KCET each year. The process of extended second seat allotment is going on, seat allotment results would be released on 5-8-19 after 11 am.

Good luck


i paid kea fee but i want cancel that seat so can i gwt refund amouy

akshay akshay 26th Sep, 2019

Yes you will get whole amount refund just cancel the seat give yor account number details you will get refund


Im from other state.cani eligible for apply for Karnataka pgcet

manasa Student Expert 24th Sep, 2019

Hello Kavyasree

PGCET Qualification: MBA Program

MBA affirmations are offered as full time or part programs. The qualification for each kind is as per the following:

(I) Full-Time MBA course

An applicant more likely than not passed perceived Four year certification of least of 3 years' span or comparable assessment.

A base total of half stamps taken together in every one of the subjects incorporating dialects in every one of the long stretches of the Degree Assessment is qualified for admission to MBA courses.

For SC/ST and Classification I of Karnataka, the total of 45% stamps in Qualifying test is required.

(ii) For Low maintenance MBA courses

The guidelines for this sort continues as before as referenced previously.

Also, applicant more likely than not worked for in any event 3 years in the wake of getting the degree starting at July 31, 2017, in a foundation.

The competitor association must be arranged inside the spiral separation of 40 km from the Foundation in which up-and-comer looks for confirmation

PGCET Qualification: MCA Program

Competitors can take admissions to full-time or low maintenance MCA Projects. Likewise, Karnataka and Non-Karnataka competitors are additionally offered admissions to second year sidelong section to MCA course.

(I) Full/Low maintenance course

Four year college education from a perceived establishment or proportionate assessment.

Arithmetic/Insights/Software engineering/PC Applications/PC Programming/Business Science/Business Measurements any of the discretionary subjects are required at the UG level.

A base total of half checks (45% for SC/ST and Classification I of Karnataka competitors) taken together in every one of the long periods of the Degree Assessment.

In regard of up-and-comer who has examined and passed one of the subjects determined above in Pre-College Course with half of imprints in that subject will likewise be considered for confirmation.

(ii) Parallel Section to second year MCA

Four year certification of least of 3 years' length assessment in BCA, B.Sc. (I.T. /Software engineering) with Science at 10 + 2 level or at Alumni Level.

A base total of half stamps taken together in every one of the long stretches of the Degree Assessment is qualified for admission to MCA courses

For SC/ST and Class I of Karnataka applicants, 45% of imprints in Qualifying Assessment.

All the Best

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