Karnataka PGCET 2018 - KEA has released the provisional answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The candidates will be able to raise their objections against the answer key till July 22, 2018 (5:30 PM). Karnataka PGCET 2018 was conducted on July 14 in two sessions. All of the candidates are required to meet the eligibility criteria for admissions through Karnataka PGCET 2018. GATE qualified candidates were also able to apply for admissions. The question paper of Karnataka PGCET 2018 was divided into two parts according to the courses offered by the institutes. There are around 178 participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET. Allotment of seats will be done based on the performance of the candidates in Karnataka PGCET 2018 and GATE. Selection of courses and colleges during choice filling will also affect the allotment of candidates. Mock allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2018 will be conducted by the authorities to let the candidates know their allotment status based on their choices and ranks. Read the full article to know more about Karnataka PGCET 2018.
Quick Facts about Karnataka PGCET 2018
Name of the Entrance Exam
Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Number of Participating Institutes
Around 178 Participating Institutes
Type of Admission
Level of Admission
Channel of Admission
Karnataka PGCET or GATE
Karnataka PGCET Important Dates 2018
The candidates can check the important dates of Karnataka PGCET 2018 listed below for reference. It is essential for the candidates to know when the various events related to the entrance exam will commence.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Important Dates
Availability of Online Application Form
May 19, 2018
Last Date for Submission of Filled Application Form
June 10, 2018 (Extended)
Release of Admit Card
June 5, 2018
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Examination
July 14, 2018 (Session-I 10.30 am to 12.30 pm)
(Session-II 02.30 pm to 04.30 pm)
Release of Provisional Answer Key
July 19, 2018
Announcement of Result
Third week of August 2018
Fourth week of August 2018
Programmes Offered through Karnataka PGCET 2018
The courses offered through Karnataka PGCET 2018 is divided into two parts – Part A and Part B:
Part A – Courses offered by institutes affiliated to VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities
Part B – Courses offered by Kuvempu and Mysore University
Part A Courses
Part B Courses
Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2018
KEA has released the provisional answer key of Karnataka PGCET 2018 on July 19, 2018. All of the correct answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination are available in Karnataka PGCET 2018 answer key. Using the answer key, the candidates will be able to calculate their probable scores before the result is announced. The candidates will be able to file an objection against the released answer key till July 22, 2018 (5:30 PM). The objection should be submitted through email at [email protected] (mail should be titled as PGCET-2018 - Objection - Subject Name, Version with attachment). While submitting, the subject, version code, question number and part 1 or 2 should clearly be mentioned. All of the objections will be checked and decided upon by an expert committee.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Provisional Answer Key
Name of the Programme
Provisional Answer Key
Computer Science and Engineering
The scores and ranks secured by the candidates in the entrance examination will be present in the result of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The result will be released in PDF format and the candidates will be able to check whether they have qualified the examination or not. Karnataka PGCET 2018 result will be released in online mode. The candidates will be selected on the basis of the result for the counselling process.
Karnataka PGCET Merit List 2018
The merit list of Karnataka PGCET 2018 will consist of the names of selected candidates for the counselling session. Separate merit list will be published for GATE qualified, PGCET qualified and Kuvempu/Mysore University candidates. The merit list will be released after the result of Karnataka PGCET 2018 is announced. Allotment of seats will be done according to the ranking of the candidates in the Karnataka PGCET 2018 merit list.
The minimum cutoff ranks that has to be scored for admissions into the participating institutes will be available in the cutoff of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The cutoff will be available separately for GATE qualified and PGCET qualified candidates. Category and course wise cutoff will also be available. After each round of seat allotment is over, the cutoff will be released by the authorities.
KEA will be conducting the counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2018 tentatively from the fourth week of August 2018. The eligible candidates will have to register for the counselling process. The nearest help centre has to be visited by the candidates to register their Karnataka PGCET 2018 number. Documents will be verified at the help centres according to the schedule provided by the authorities. A unique keyword and verification slip will be provided to that candidate whose documents are successfully verified. The unique keyword has to be used for choice filling and locking. Selection of choices should be done according to the preference of the candidates.
Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment 2018
The authorities will conduct mock seat allotment of Karnataka PGCET 2018 to provide the candidates a detailed understanding of how they may be allotted according to their ranking and current order of preferred choices. The candidates will be able to make changes after the mock allotment. The result of Karnataka PGCET 2018 seat allotment will be released online. Allotment will be done according to the merit of the candidates and their selected preferences. First preference will be given to GATE qualified candidates. The selected candidates will have to report to the allotted institute to complete the admission formalities.
Karnataka PGCET Participating Institutes 2018
Around 178 institutes will be participating in Karnataka PGCET 2018. These institutes which are affiliated to VTU, UVCE, UBDTCE, Kuvempu and Mysore University will be allotting seats through Karnataka PGCET 2018. The top 10 participating institutes of Karnataka PGCET 2018 are listed out in the table below:
Top 10 Participating Institutes of Karnataka PGCET 2018
Participating Institutes of Karnataka PGCET 2018
Total Number of Seats Offered
The admit card of Karnataka 2018 was released on June 5. Only the registered candidates were able to access their admit card. It was essential for the candidates to bring their admit card to the exam venue. No candidate were allowed to enter the exam centre without the Karnataka PGCET 2018 admit card. Various details related to the candidates such as their name, roll number, venue of exam, date and time of exam and more are available in the admit card.
Steps to Download Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2018
The candidates will have to submit their application number and date of birth.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 admit card will be displayed on the screen.
After checking for any discrepancies, the candidates will have to download and print out the admit card.
Karnataka PGCET Exam Centres 2018
While filling the application form, the candidates had to select their preferred exam centres of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The allotment of exam centre was done according to the selection of the candidate and availability of seat.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Centres
Name of Exam Cities
Details about the entrance examination such as mode, duration, marking scheme, total number of questions asked and more is available in the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The examination was divided into two sessions – Part A and Part B which were conducted separately for different institutes.
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Pattern
Offline i.e., Pen and Paper
2 hours 30 minutes
The question paper will be divided into 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)
Total Number of Questions
The questions will be accordingly divided into 1 or 2 mark questions. The total marks is 100
There will no negative marking
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Schedule
July 14, 2018
Type-B; Courses offered by Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore.
10.30 am to 12.30 pm
Type-A: Courses offered by WU, UVCE, UBDTCE.
02.30 pm to 04.30 pm
Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2018
There are certain requirements that the candidates had to meet to participate in the entrance examination of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2018 were determined by the concerned authorities and has to be satisfied by the candidates.
General Eligibility Criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2018
The candidates should have completed their B.Tech course from an institute recognized by the state of Karnataka.
Candidates belonging to General category should have secured an aggregate of atleast 50% marks in the qualifying examination. For Reserved category candidates, the aggregate score to be secured is 45%.
The domicile criteria also has to be fulfilled. The candidates or their parents should have resided in the state for atleast seven years. The 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 broken period.
Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats
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
The candidates should have studied and passed the qualifying exam within the state from an institute recognized by the state government.
Either of the candidate’s parents should have studied in Government recognized institutions in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years
The candidate or a parent of the candidate has been resided in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years.
The application form of Karnataka PGCET 2018 was available in online mode and could be filled till June 10. All of the candidates had to fill and submit the application form to register for the entrance examination. GATE qualified candidates were also required to submit the filled application form. Before filling the application form, the candidates were requested to read the eligibility criteria since ineligible candidates were not accepted. The given steps could be followed by the candidates to fill Karnataka PGCET 2018 application form:
- Registration – Firstly, the candidates had to register themselves. Details such as the name of the candidate, parent’s name, gender, date of birth, email id and mobile number had to be submitted. The user id and password had to be created by the candidates. A unique registration number was generated after the registration process was completed.
- Filling the Application Form – Next, the candidates had to fill their personal and academic information. GATE qualified candidates had to submit details regarding their GATE exam.
- Uploading of Documents – Scanned images of the candidate’s photograph, signature and left thumb impression had to be uploaded. The uploaded images should be according to the specifications mentioned by the admission authorities.
- Declaration and Submission of Application Form – After reviewing all of their submitted information, the candidates had to agree to the declared terms and submit the application form.
- Payment of Application Fee – The candidates were required to pay the application fee through online (net banking/credit card/debit card) or offline mode (cash at any branch of State Bank of Mysore).
- Print out of Filled Application Form – Finally, the candidates had to print out atleast 2 copies of the filled Karnataka PGCET 2018 application form.
Karnataka PGCET Application Fees
Application Fees (in Rs.)