Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis

Karnataka PGCET 2018 MBA/MCA entrance exam is scheduled on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in different time slots.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 for the Course
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Date
Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Time
MCA Entrance Exam
Sunday July 15, 2018
10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
MBA Entrance Exam
Sunday July 15, 2018
  2.30 PM to 4.30 PM


Immediately after the Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam is over, MBAUniverse.com will publish the PGCET 2018 exam Analysis from experts and the PGCET Analysis 2018 from the top Coaching Centres in India.


PGCET 2018 Analysis: Overall Exam Analysis
As per the PGCET exam trends, there are 4 sections in the PGCET (MBA) entrance test. The test has 100 questions. There is No negative marking. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and the total score is 100 marks.


Those who appear in Karnataka PGCET exam do a lot of guess work as there is no negative marking. But a little carelessness in marking the answer on the OMR sheet turns the table and all the correct answers get into wrong ones due to incorrect marking.


PGCET during past year has not been a difficult exam. The exam is conducted in 2 hours duration and is conducted separately without clubbing it to any other course test.


Exam answer keys are released 3 days after conduct of the exam. Merit list is prepared on the basis of scores obtained in the PGCET.


Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis & Scoring Pattern

PGCET MBA Exam Component
PGCET 2018 Exam Date
July 15, 2018
(Both MCA & MBA PGCET on the same date)
PGCET Maximum time to Attempt Test Paper
2 Hours
2.30 PM to 4.30 PM
PGCET Total Exam Duration
2½ Hours
Occupy the seat by 2PM to complete the test booklet and OMR Sheet details
PGCET 2018 Reporting Time
Reach the PGCET Test centre by 1.30 PM for verification & Security check
PGCET Exam Format
Paper Based Test
No Need to have computer testing skills
Total PGCET Questions
Equally Divided in 4 sections
Total Maximum Marks
Equally divided in 4 sections
Type of Questions
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
PGCET Exam Difficulty Level
Easy to Moderate
Easier than many national level exams
Total Time Duration
2 Hours
2.30PM to 4.30PM
Number of Test Sections
All sections with MCQs
Sectional Time Division
Free to move between the sections
Marking Scheme
+1 Mark
Each Correct Answer awarded +1 mark
Negative marking
No Negative Marking
Candidates do more guess work
Answer Options for each question
Easy to pick out the correct answer with elimination method
Sectional Scoring
25 Marks per section
All the 4 sections have 25 questions each with maximum score of 25 marks
Merit Calculation
Based on scores of 4 sections
Minimum Sectional Qualifying marks are required to get place in Admission Merit List


Karnataka PGCET 2018: Sectional Analysis
Karnataka PGCET 2018 has following four sections. The corresponding difficulty level for each section is also shared in the table below

PGCET 2018 Section Name
Number of Questions
Difficulty level
Proficiency in English Language
General Knowledge 
Reasoning and General Intelligence
Quantitative Analysis
Easy to moderate


Important Points to Note about Karnataka PGCET 2018
Although Karnataka PGCET 2018 for MBA admission is of two hours duration from 2.30PM to 4.30PM, the PGCET 2018 test takers have to remain seated for two and half hours.

  • All the candidates should report at the PGCET 2018 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates should occupy their designated seats by 2 PM on Sunday July 15, 2018 to complete the details on PGCET 2018 exam booklet and on OMR Sheet
  • The PGCET-2018 (MBA) exam will be held in paper pen mode in one session exclusively for MBA admission.
  • The PGCET question paper is in different versions.
  • The candidates have to mark the correct answers on the OMR answer sheet using BLUE OR BLACK INK BALL POINT PEN ONLY.
  • After completion of the test, the candidates must affix their LEFT HAND THUMB IMPRESSION in the space provided on the bottom portion of OMR answer sheet before handing over the same to the room invigilator.
  • After completion of the test, the candidates will be allowed to carry replica of the filled OMR answer sheet. Such replicas should be preserved for a period of one year.
  • The PGCET 2018 Answer Keys will be published within three days after the completion of the entrance test on the KEA website.