Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2018

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2018 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) determined Karnataka PGECET 2018 exam pattern. The Karnataka PGCET exam pattern 2018 includes information about mode of the examination, time allotted to complete the test, marking scheme, weightage given to different sections, language of the paper, etc. Karnataka PGCET 2018 was held on July 14.. The entrance test for M.Tech admissions was held for a duration of 150 minutes wherein candidates will be awarded marks out of a total of 100. Karnataka PGCET had two separate sessions for Type A and Type B. While planning to take Karnataka PGCET 2018, it was important that candidates go through the test pattern of Karnataka PGCET to understand various aspects of the entrance test like mode of the paper, marking scheme, total marks, sections, etc. Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam pattern was different as per the different courses selected by the candidates. To know more details about Karnataka PGCET exam pattern, read through the article below.


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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Pattern



Mode of Exam

Offline (Pen and Paper Based)

Duration of the Exam

150 Minutes

Sections in Question Paper

The question paper will be divided into two sections.

Parts in the Examination

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

Part B: For courses offered by Kuvempa and Mysore University

Total Number of Questions

75 Questions

Type of Questions

Objective and Multiple Choice Questions.

Marking Scheme

There will be 1 mark and 2 marks questions. The total marks for the examination is 100.

Negative Marking

There will be no negative

Salient Features of Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2018

  • Karnataka PGECET 2018 was held in offline mode (Pen & Paper based).

  • Candidates had to mark their responses on OMR sheet.

  • Each paper carried only 1 section, except Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

  •  Electrical and Mechanical Engineering papers had 2 sections each – 1 regular and 1 for specialisation.

  • Karnataka PGECET had multiple choice, objective type questions. Out of the 4 answer options available, candidates had to choose 1 correct answer.

  • There were a total of 75 questions.

  • There is no negative marking in Karnataka PGECET 2018.

Question Paper Pattern of Karnataka PGCET 2018 - PART A

Course Code

Course Name

Branches under the Course Code



Civil Engineering


Total Number of Questions: 75

Total Marks: 100

Duration: 150 minutes

50 Questions of 1 mark each: 50 marks

25 Questions of 2 mark each: 50 marks


Computer Science & Engineering



Chemical Engineering



Environmental Engineering



Textile Engineering



Mechanical Science

Mechanical Engineering

Duration:150 minutes

Part A – All Branches

Total number of questions: 45

Total marks: 60

30 Questions carrying 1 mark: 30 marks

15 questions carrying 2 mark: 30 marks

Part B – Respective Branch of Specialization

Total number of questions: 30

Total marks: 40

20 questions carrying 1 mark: 20 marks

10 questions carrying 2 marks: 20 marks

Grand Total: 75 questions and 100 marks.

Industrial and Production Engineering

Industrial and Engineering Management

Automobile Engineering

Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Allied Branches of Mechanical Science


Electrical Science

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Telecommunication Engineering

Instrumentation Technology

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Electronics

Allied Branches of Electrical Science


Polymer Engineering


Total Number of Questions: 75

Total Marks: 100

Duration: 150 minutes

50 Questions of 1 mark each: 50 marks

25 Questions of 2 mark each: 50 marks







Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2018 - PART B

Course Code

Course Name



Mathematics and Computer Science

Duration of Exam: 150 minutes

Total Number of Questions: 75

Total Marks: 100

50 Questions of 1 mark each: 50 marks

25 Questions of 2 mark each: 50 marks

Guidelines for Karnataka PGCET 2018

  • Candidates were advised to first read all the instructions printed in the OMR answer sheet before answering the questions. Candidates had to mark 1 correct answer on the OMR answer sheet using only blue or black ink ball point pen.

  • After they completed their test, the candidates had to affix their Left Hand Thumb Impression at the specified space at the bottom of the answer sheet, before submitting it.

  • Candidates were able to take a replica of their OMR sheet with them after the completion of the exam and had to be kept safe for a year. The OMR answer sheet used by the candidate in the test had to be submitted to the examiner after completing the exam.

  • Items like books/mechanical charts/tables/cell phones/programmable electronic aids could not be taken along to the exam hall.

  • No marks will be given in case candidates mark 2 or more answer options for a question.

  • Candidates were given 10 minutes initially to write/shade the required particulars.

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2018

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) released the syllabus for aspiring candidates of Karnataka PGCET 2018. The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET included important topics from different engineering programmes. Candidates were required to follow Karnataka PGCET 2018 syllabus to know all important topics and then make a preparation plan accordingly.

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