Karnataka PGCET 2018 - KEA has extended the date of payment and admission of the second and final round of counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The last date of payment of fee has extended upto October 13 and for downloading the admission order and reporting to college upto October 15. The result of second round allotment was declared earlier. The option entry for the first round was done from September 14 to September 24. The result of seat allotment for the first round of Karnataka PGCET 2018 counselling was declared earlier. The result of Karnataka PGCET 2018 was announced in online mode on August 18. Karnataka PGCET 2018 was conducted on July 14 in two sessions. All of the candidates were 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.
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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
August 31, 2018
September 10-17, 2018
Option entry for the first round
September 14 to September 24
|10||Result of seat allotment- First Round||September 24|
Option entry for the second round
|October 1 to October 5, 2018|
|12||Result of seat allotment- Second Round||October 8|
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
KEA is conducting the counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2018. Candidates can pay the fee and confirm the seat for second round allotment till October 13. Last date to download the admission order and reporting to the college is October 15. Result of the second round allotment has been declared. The seat allotment result for the first round of Karnataka PGCET 2018 counselling was released on September 24. The document verification process was started on September 10, 2018 at the helpline centres. The eligible candidates had 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 were verified at the help centres according to the schedule provided by the authorities. A unique keyword and verification was 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. The counselling of Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be held in three rounds and choice filling for the first round has started.
Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment 2018
KEA has declared Karnataka PGCET 2018 seat allotment for the second and final round. Candidates can confirm the seats by paying the fee till October 13 and download the admission order till October 15. The result of the first round was declared earlier. The authorities conducted 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. Allotment is done according to the merit of the candidates and their selected preferences. First preference is given to GATE qualified candidates. The selected candidates will have to report to the allotted institute to complete the admission formalities.
The result of Karnataka PGCET 2018 has been declared in online mode on August 18. The scores and ranks secured by the candidates in the entrance examination are present in the result of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The result is available in PDF format and candidates can check whether they have qualified the examination or not. The candidates will be selected on the basis of the result for the counselling process.
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.
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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Provisional Answer Key
Name of the Programme
Provisional Answer Key
Computer Science and Engineering
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. The cutoff for the first round has been released.
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
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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.
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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.)
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