Karnataka PGCET 2020 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct Karnataka PGCET 2020 for admissions to M.Tech programme tentatively in the third week of July. The application form of Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be released tentatively in the last week of May. Along with Karnataka PGCET, authorities will also offer admission to candidates through GATE score. Candidates who will meet off released by the authorities will be able to directly participate in the admission process. The authorities will release the Karnataka PGCET 2020 admit card tentatively in the second week of July. The provisional answer key will also be released on the official website. The result of Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be declared tentatively in the third week of August and qualified candidates will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. Read the complete article to know more about Karnataka PGCET 2020.
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Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
Commonly Known As
Karnataka PGCET or GATE Scores
Candidates should be aware of the timeline of events in order to reduce the chances of skipping any important event. The admission process will comprise of many important events such as the release of application form, the release of admit card, release of detailed exam pattern and syllabus etc. Candidates can check the tentative dates of Karnataka PGCET 2020 below.
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Release of application form
Last week of May 2020
Last date to submit application form
Last week of June 2020
Last date to pay the fees in the bank
Release of admit card
Second week of July 2020
Karnataka PGCET 2020
Third week of July 2020
Release of provisional answer key
First week of August 2020
Challenging answer key
Declaration of result
Third week of August 2020
Last week of August 2020
Release of final answer key
First week of September 2020
Option entry - Round 1
Seat allotment result - Round 1
Second week of September 2020
Option entry - Round 2
Third week of September 2020
Seat allotment result - Round 2
Candidates seeking admission through Karnataka PGCET 2020 will have to fulfill the conditions or requirements prescribed by the examination authorities. It should be noted that it will be the sole responsibility of a candidate to meet the eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET 2020. Candidates who will fail to meet any criteria will be disqualified from the admission process.
Candidates should have passed the qualifying or equivalent examination.
Candidates should have passed qualifying or equivalent examination with an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken all subjects together (45% for candidates belonging to the reserved category).
Candidate or any parent should have resided in the state for at least 7 years. Also, candidates should have studied in one of more Government or Government recognized institutes of the state for at least seven years either continuously or in a broken period.
Candidates seeking admission through GATE should have a valid GATE score.
What is a valid Gate Score?
GATE score is valid for three years.
A score will be considered valid only when it will be above or equal to the score of qualifying marks.
Documents to be produced
Candidates should have cleared in one or more government or government recognized institute which should be located in Karnataka for at least seven years starting from 1st standard
Marksheet of SSLC/10th Standard
Marksheet of 2nd PUC/12th Standard
QE Marks card
Caste Income Certificate (if applicable)
Candidates should have passed the qualifying examination within Karnataka from an institute which is run or recognized by the state government
Either of the parents of a candidate should have studied in government recognized institute in Karnataka for at least seven years
Study Certificate of either of the parent who studied in Karnataka for at least 7 years.
Caste Income Certificate (if applicable
Candidate or parents should have resided in Karnataka for at least seven years
Candidate/parents residential in Karnataka
The examination authorities will release the online application form of Karnataka PGCET 2020 tentatively in the last week of May. Candidates are advised to fill and submit the application form before the last date which will be tentatively in the last week of June. Also, candidates should always check the eligibility criteria before filling out the application form.
Registration - Firstly, candidates will have to register for the Karnataka PGCET 2020 by entering the basic details asked in the application form such as name, parent’s name, gender, date of birth, email id and mobile number. Upon successful registration, a unique registration number will be generated.
Filling out the application form - After registration, candidates will have to enter the remaining personal and academic details. Also, candidates who will apply through GATE 2020 will have to enter the details related to it.
Uploading relevant documents - Next, candidates will have to upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature and thumb impression as per the specifications prescribed by the authorities.
File Size: 5KB to 40KB
File Dimension:3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
File Dimension:3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Left thumb impression
File Dimension: 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Submission of the form - Candidates will have to agree on declaration terms and submit the application form of Karnataka PGCET 2020. Candidates should always review the details before submitting the form.
Payment of application fee - After the form is submitted, candidates will have to pay an application fee through online (net banking/debit card/credit card) or offline mode (cash at any branch of State Bank of Mysore).
The exam centres of Karnataka PGCET 2020 will constitute the venues where the entrance examination will be held. Karnataka PGCET 2020 is expected to be conducted in approximately 12 centres. Candidates are advised to carefully check the centres where the exam will be conducted and select the most convenient ones while filling the form.
Name of Exam Cities
The examination authorities will release the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2020 to allow candidates to understand the pattern in which the question paper will be prepared. The Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam pattern will comprise of details such as the total number of questions, maximum marks, marking scheme, types of questions, etc.
Mode of exam
Offline (Pen and Paper Based Test)
Duration of exam
2 hours 30 minutes
Number of sections
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
50 Questions - 2 marks
25 Questions - 1 mark
There will be no negative marking
To help candidates, the examination authorities will release the detailed syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2020 in online mode. It is extremely important for candidates to know the exact and detailed syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2020 such that there won’t be a chance of leaving any important topic. Therefore, candidates are advised to go through the detailed syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2020.
Detailed Syllabus and Model Paper
Elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials
Building Engineering Science
Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering
Pollution Control Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Data Structures and Algorithms
Logic Design and Computer Organization Formal Languages and Automata Theory
Environmental Chemistry, Biology and Ecology
Water Supply and Treatment
Wastewater and Treatment
Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management
Atmospheric Pollution and Control
Transport Processes and Water Quality Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Yarn Manufacture: Ginning and Baling
Modern Yarn Production Methods
Chemical Processing of Textiles Fashion
Design and Garment Technology
Electric Circuits and Fields
Analog and Digital Electronics
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Strength of Materials
Thermodynamics Theory of Machines
Design of Machine Elements
Industrial Engineering and Management
Visual and Urban Design
History of Architecture
Development of Contemporary Architecture
Techniques of Planning
Polymer Science and Technology
Fluid Mechanics and Statics
Chemical Process Calculations
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Mathematics and Computer Science
Analytical Geometry of 2-d
Analytical Geometry of 3-d
Linear and Non-Linear Equations
“C” Computer Language
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Chemical/ Bioprocess Engineering
Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Characteristics of Animal Cells Immunology
Recombinant DNA Technology Bioinformatics
Candidates are advised to solve as many sample papers of Karnataka PGCET 2020 as they can. This will increase their chances of qualifying for the entrance exam. Solving sample papers will help candidates to analyze the preparation level and will also improve the time management skills.
2018 Question Papers
2017 Question Papers
2016 Question papers
Computer Science Engineering
The authorities will release the admit card of Karnataka PGCET 2020 tentatively in the second week of July. It will be released in online mode. Karnataka PGCET 2020 admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam centre address, date and time of exam etc.
Visit the website of Karnataka PGCET 2020 and click on the “Admit Card” link.
Enter the application number and date of birth.
Click on the “submit” button.
Admit card will be displayed on the screen
Check the details mentioned in it and download it.
After Karnataka PGCET 2020, the examination authorities will release the provisional answer key in online mode tentatively in the first week of August. It will contain the answers to all the questions that will be asked in the examination. With the help of answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their probable scored marks in Karnataka PGCET 2020. Candidates will also be able to challenge the answer key if they find any mistakes or errors in it. Finally, after considering all the challenges, the authorities will release the final answer key.
Candidates will be able to check their result of Karnataka PGCET 2020 tentatively in the third week of August. It will be published on the official website. The authorities will also release the scorecards which will contain the scores and ranks secured by the candidates in the entrance exam.
Karnataka PGCET 2020 cutoff will consist of the minimum marks required by the candidates in order to have higher chances of admission. The cutoff will be released by the authorities for both GATE and Karnataka PGCET 2020. It will be released category and course wise.
KEA will commence the counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2020 tentatively in the first week of September. On the basis of counselling, the authorities will allot seats to the candidates. To participate in the counselling process, candidates will have to visit the nearest help centres for document verification. After document verification, they will receive a unique keyword using which, the candidates will be able to fill and lock the choice of preference of institute and course.
The authorities will allot seats to the candidates according to their merit, preferences locked by them and some other factors such as availability of seats. The allotted candidates will have to download the admission order and report to the allotted institute. Candidates will also have to pay the admission fee.
The programmes offered through Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be categorized into two parts:
Part A - Courses offered by VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities
Part A Programmes
Part B - Courses offered by Department of PG studies and research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, Mysore University
Part B Programmes
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Vidyavardhaka College of Engineering, Mysore
The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore
SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
RNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore
Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore
PES College of Engineering, Mandya
Note: Candidates can find the last years’ seat matrix for M.Tech programme here
This article has been written as per last year’s information. Updated details will be available here as soon as it is released by the authorities.
No, there will not be any negative marking in Karnataka PGCET 2020.
Candidates will be able to pay an application fee of Karnataka PGCET 2020 in online (net banking/debit card/credit card) or offline mode (cash at any branch of State Bank of Mysore).
No, candidates who have a valid GATE score will not be required to appear for the entrance exam.
The exam will be conducted in an offline mode (Pen and Paper Based).
Karnataka PGCET 2020 will be conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA).
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