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Karnataka PGCET 2019 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will be conducting Karnataka PGCET 2019 tentatively in second week of July. The authorities will conduct Karnataka PGCET 2019 in offline mode for the candidates who are seeking admission to the various M.Tech programmes offered by its participating institutes. There are around 178 participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET which will offer admission to the eligible candidates. GATE qualified candidates are not required to appear for Karnataka PGCET 2019. However, these candidates will have to fill the application form of Karnataka PGCET 2019. The authorities will release the application form tentatively in third week of May in online mode. All the candidates will be 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. The result will be announced in online mode tentatively in third week of August. Read on, to know more details about the Karnataka PGCET 2019:

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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

Karnataka PGCET Sample Paper

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Programmes Offered through Karnataka PGCET 2019

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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


Tentative Dates

Commencement of application process

Third week of May 2019

Last date to submit filled in application form

Second week of June 2019

Issue of admit card

First week of June 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019

Second week of July 2019

Release of provisional answer key

Third week of July 2019

Result announcement 

Third week of August 2019

Counselling notification

Last week of August 2019

Document verification

Second week of September  2019

Round-1 option entry 

Second week of September  2019

Round-1 seat allotment result

Fourth week of September 2019

Round-2 option entry

First week of October 2019

Round-2 seat allotment result

Second week of October 2019

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2019

Before filling the application form, candidates must check and meet the prescribed Karnataka PGCET 2019 eligibility criteria. Age limit, domicile requirement, qualifying marks, examination and more will be 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 can apply for Karnataka PGCET 2019 in online mode tentatively in third week of May. In order to apply for the entrance exam, candidates will have to fill and submit the application form before the due date. Also, candidates apply through GATE 2019 score will also be require 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 register- To fill the application form candidates will have 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 will be generated. Also,  registration number will be generated after the process completes..

  • Fill application form– On successful registration, fill personal and academic details. Enter GATE scores and it’s details, if applying through it. 

  • Upload scanned images– Candidate’s need 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 will have 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 are performed and application form is 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 will be asked  to select their preferred Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam centres. Based on their preference and availability of seats they will be allotment of exam centre for Karnataka PGCET 2019. 

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Centres


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How to Prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2019

Candidates who will be appearing for Karnataka PGCET 2019 must be aware about it’s syllabus and exam pattern. Knowing syllabus and exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will help candidates to prepare their study plan accordingly and help them in better preparation. Apart from this, to prepare in effective way and test their level of preparation candidates must 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 will carry information like mode, duration of exam, marking scheme, total number of questions asked etc. The Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be divided into two sessions – Part A and Part B which will be 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 will release the Karnataka PGCET 2019 syllabus. Candidates appearing for the entrance exam must be well versed with the syllabus as it will carry topics and units from which questions will be asked. So, candidates are advised to refer the syllabus of before beginning the preparation. Candidates must be aware that the syllabus will differ for one course to another. 

Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers 2019

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

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2019

Candidates will be available to download the Karnataka PGCET 2019 admit card tentatively in first week of June. Candidates who will registered for the entrance exam will only be able to download the admit card. Candidates must know that admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2019 is an important document. Candidates failing to carry it to the examination centre will not be allowed to appear for the examination. The admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will carry 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. 

Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2019

KEA will release the answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2019 tentatively in third week of July. The answer key will carry correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. With the help of answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2019 candidates will be able to calculate their expected scores before the announcement of result. Authorities will release provisional answer key first. In case candidates find any discrepancies, they will be able to file an objection against the released answer key. In order to file objection, candidates will have to submit it through email at [email protected] (mail should be titled as PGCET-2019 - Objection - Subject Name, Version with attachment). Also, candidates must remember that while submitting it they should mention subject, version code, question number and part 1 or 2 clearly. Upon checking the objection, expert committee will release final answer key. 

Karnataka PGCET Result 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 result will be announced in online mode tentatively in third week of August. The result will carry the scores and ranks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam. The result of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be available in PDF format. Based on the result candidates will be called to participate in counselling process.

Karnataka PGCET Cutoff 2019 

The minimum cutoff ranks that has to be scored for admissions into the participating institutes will be available in Karnataka PGCET 2019 cutoff. Candidates should be aware that the cutoff will be released separately for GATE and PGCET 2019 qualified candidates. Along with this category and course wise cutoff will also be available. After the conclusion of each round of seat allotment,  the cutoff will be 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 Counselling 2019

KEA will be conducting Karnataka PGCET 2019 counselling for all the candidates who will be shortlisted. In order to participate in the counselling process candidates will have to register at there nearest help centre. Documents verification will be done at the help centres according to the schedule provided by the authorities. A unique keyword and verification will be provided to the candidate whose documents will 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 will be held in three rounds. 

Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment 2019 

KEA will announce the seat allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2019. Candidates who will be allotted seats will have to download the admission order, report to the allotted institute and confirm the same by paying the fee. Before conducting actual allotment, authorities will held mock seat allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2019. Allotment of seats will be 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 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

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