Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET is a state level entrance examination conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to MBA/ MCA/ M.Arch/ M.Tech/ M.E programs offered by participating government and private colleges in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET 2020 is expected to be held on July 20, 2020.

  • The application fees for General/ OBC and EWS is INR 650 and INR 500 for SC and ST candidates.
  • Candidates must check KPGCET Eligibility Criteria for the course they wish to apply for. 
  • GATE qualifiers are exempted from the exam but are required to fill in the admission form.
  • Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern and Syllabus is different for MBA, MCA and M.E/ M.Tech/ M.Arch.
  • The authority will publish Karnataka PGCET Result 2020 in the third week of August 2020. 
  • Qualified candidates have to attend Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2020 along with the required documents in September 2020.   

Highlights of Karnataka PGECET 2020

Exam Name Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)
Conducting BodyKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Type of ExamState Level
Exam CategoryPG Exam
Mode of ExamOffline
Medium of ExamEnglish
Official Websitekea.kar.nic.in
Duration of Exam150 minutes
Courses OfferedMBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.E./M.Tech
Number of institutes registered200+

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Dates

The tentative dates of Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam are as follows:

Release of Karnataka PGCET 2020 notificationMay 19, 2020
Karnataka PGCET Registration 2020 beginsMay 19, 2020
Last day to fill Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2020June 20, 2020
Issue of Karnataka PGCET Admit CardJuly 12, 2020
Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam DateJuly 20 – 21, 2020
Declaration of Karnataka PGCET Result August 2020
Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2020September 2020

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility 2020

Karnataka PGCET eligibility criteria varies for various courses. Candidates can check course-wise KPGCET Eligibility 2020 below:

MBA Full-time & Part-time

  • Full-time: Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates)
  • Part-time: Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates) (+) must have worked for not less than 3 years as on July 31, 2020
  • Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka candidates. 
  • Rounding off aggregate percent is not permitted.

MCA Full-time & Lateral Entry to 2nd year MCA 

  • Full-time: Bachelor’s Degree with Math/ Stats/ Comp. Sci./ Comp. App./ Comp. Prog./ Business Math/ Business Stats (any one subject) (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates).
  • Lateral Entry: Bachelor’s Degree in BCA/ B.Sc(I.T./ Comp. Sci) (+) Math in 10+2/ Graduate level (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates)

ME/ M.Tech./ M.Arch. Full-time & Part-time

  • Full-time: Valid GATE Score (OR) Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates)
  • Part-time: Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years (+) 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ ST/ Category-I of Karnataka candidates) (+) must have worked for not less than 3 years as on July 31, 2020
  • Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka candidates.

Karnataka PGCET Reservation

  • As per KPGECET Reservation Policy, only candidates of Karnataka origin are eligible to claim reservation. 
  • The categories that can claim reservation are SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates.
  • Candidates can also claim seats under Hyderabad-Karnataka region. For this, they should produce an eligibility certificate from the concerned Assistant Commissioner.
  • Reservation for Ex-Defence Special Category (Code- U): Ward of ex-servicemen should obtain a certificate showing the home address of the parent issued by the Joint Director / Deputy Director of the concerned district and countersigned by the Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore. This reservation benefit does not apply to M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch courses. 
  • Reservation for PwD candidates: 3% of total seats in Government and Government Aided colleges are reserved for candidates who have 40% or more disability.

Karnataka PGCET Application Fees 2020

The submission of the application form will be complete only after the successful submission of the application fee. The fees can be paid in offline mode by submitting the generated challan in the banks specified for the payment.

General/ EWS/ OBCINR 650
SC/ ST INR 500

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Admit Card

The admit card must be carefully preserved by the candidate as it will act as an entry ticket in the examination hall. Also, the admit card will be required at the time of counselling and admission process. Candidates will be able to download the admit card through online mode from the official website of the authority. Karnataka PGCET 2020 Admit Card will be available in July, 2020.

The admit card will contain the personal details of the candidate such name, date of birth, category, gender along with exam center address, date, duration and time of the exam. The steps to download the admit card for the examination is as follows:

  • The admit card will be available for a candidate on the official website kea.kar.nic.in.
  • Click on the ‘Download Karnataka PGCET admit card’.
  • Karnataka PGCET 2020 Admit Card will be displayed on the screen in PDF format.
  • Download it and take a printout of admit card for future assistance.
  • Candidates must preserve their admit card till the admission process not over.

Along with the Admission Ticket candidate has to carry anyone valid Identity Card like College Identity Card, Bus Pass, Driving License, Passport, Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID. The candidate should not carry more than two / three ballpoint pens (blue/black) to the examination hall and also they should not carry a pencil with them to the examination hall.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2020

The highlights of Exam Pattern for Karnataka PGCET 2020 are given below:

  • Mode of Examination: Offline (Pen and paper)
  • Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
  • Sections: 2 – Part A and Part B 
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Total Number of Questions: 75
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology
  • Medium of exam: English Language
  • Marking scheme: +1 and +2  
  • Total Marks: 100
  • No negative marking.
  • The distribution of questions in the exam is represented below:

CoursesNumber of questionsMarks allotted
MBA100 (50 + 50)100
Part I6060
Part II2040
ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch
Part I5050
Part II2550

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Result

  • Karnataka PGCET 2020 Result will be announced in August, 2020.
  • Candidate will be able to access the result using their registration number to login to the result page.
  • The merit list will be prepared based on the marks gained by the candidates in the exam.
  • A different merit list will be prepared and published for the entire offered program courses along with separate lists for different courses.
  • Candidates will be invited for the counselling process according to their ranks in the merit list.

Karnataka PGCET 2020 Merit List

Candidates with qualifying mark according to the predefined qualified marks by the Karnataka Examinations Authority for PGCET 2020 examination will make it to the KPGCET Merit list. The merit list will not include marks of candidates as it is necessary for the application process only.

  • The merit of the candidate will be determined separately for each course.
  • If the merit of two candidates is same, inter se merit shall be determined based on the marks that candidates possess in the qualifying examination. One with higher marks will be given preference. If there are still any clashes, age will be considered and the candidate who is elder will be preferred.
  • For M.E./ M.Tech/ M.Arch courses, a merit list will be prepared based on GATE valid score for GATE qualified candidates. Selected candidates will be preferred based on their employment in government organization/ public sector/ private organization.
  • All non-GATE candidates will have to appear for Karnataka PGCET 2020.
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