Karnataka PGCET 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019: Exam Date, Registration, Application Form, Eligibility
Updated on July 13, 2019


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The PGCET 2019 exam has been postponed by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Now Karnataka PGCET 2019 date is July 21, 2019 for admission to MBA/MCA programmes in top MBA colleges of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. Releasing the notification, Karnataka Examination Authority had announced the postponement of PGCET 2019 exam from earlier July 14 to July 21. The complete PGCET 2019 exam schedule has been changed. PGCET Admit Card 2019 release date was also postponed to July 11, 2019.  Last date to apply online for Karnataka PGCET exam was also extended to June 29 till 5.30 PM which is now closed. 



Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka state and All India candidates can appear in PGCET 2019 Karnataka entrance exam. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam will be held from 2.30PM to 4.30 PM. On Sunday July 2, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2019 exam for admission 2019 in MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.

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Apart from MBA PGCET 2019 exam, KEA will also conduct the Karnataka PGCET Exam 2019 for MCA admission on July 21, from 10.30AM to 12.30PM.


Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) opened the Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA  exam Registration & application process on May 30, 2019. There will be centralized counselling process for admission for the qualified candidates in PGCET 2019.


Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA Exam: Key Highlights
Following are the salient features of Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA exam:

PGCET 2019 Karnataka  Full Form
Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2019
Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam date
July 21, 2019
Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA  Exam sessions
For MBA-2.30PM to 4.30PM;
For MCA-10.30AM to 12.30PM
Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA  entrance exam Conducting Authority
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)  conducts PGCET on yearly basis for MBA/MCA Admission on same day
Mode of  MBA PGCET 2019 exam
Offline Paper Based Test of 2 hours duration  
Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA  exam Application Fee & Process
Rs.650/- for General & OBC Category
Rs.500/- for SC/ST & Karnataka category-1 candidates
PGCET application process is online only
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam Eligibility
50% Marks in Graduation
Maximum Age Limit to apply for MBA PGCET 2019 Exam
No Age Limit, Graduates with 50% marks can apply
Number of Questions in MBA PGCET 2019 Exam 
100 questions divided in 4 sections with 25 questions in each section
Marking System in Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam
+1 Mark for Each correct answer; No marks for unattempted question
Negative Marking in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam 2019
No negative marking for wrong answer
Time duration of MBA PGCET 2019 exam
2 hours
Difficulty level in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 Exam Centres
Spread Over Bangalore & other parts of Karnataka
Reservation of Seats in Govt Colleges in Karnataka PGCET Exam 2019
Reservation is only for Karnataka Domicile candidates
Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA Exam Score
All the Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in Karnataka
Merit List in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam
Separate Merit lists for MBA/MCA admission will be declared

Karnataka​ PGCET Important Dates & Schedule
The Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date is July 14, 2019. The PGCET Notification dated May 29, 2019 contains the PGCET important dates regarding the start of registration process, admit card download date and finally the Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Date.


The entire schedule for Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam dates and other activities is available here with the release of  Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam notification. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam.  Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA exam is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.


Below are shared the Karnataka PGCET Important Dates:

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam related Activity
Karnataka PGCET Important Dates  
MBA PGCET 2019 Exam Notification Date
May 29, 2019    
Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date for Start of Online Application Process
May 30, 2019 from 4 P.M.
Last date to Apply for PGCET 2019 Karnataka
June 29, 2019 upto 5.30PM  
Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam 2019 Application fee
Last date to pay Karnataka PGCET fees in the Bank
June 14, 2019 in Banking hours
Karnataka PGCET Admit Card (Hall ticket) down load start date
July 5, 2019, 4 PM onwards
Last Date for Karnataka PGCET 2019 Admit Card Download
July 11, 2019
Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Date  
Sunday July 21, 2019 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Declaration of PGCET Answer Key 2019
July 18, 2019
Declaration of PGCET 2019 Results
August 12, 2019
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 Counselling starts
August 30, 2019
Last date for Karnataka PGCET counselling
September 26, 2019
Last Date for Reporting to allotted  MBA College
September 27, 2019

MBA admission through Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka is available to Government seats as well as for management quota seats.


How to Apply for PGCET 2019
Karnataka PGCET 2019 application process is only “Online”. Online submission of Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA Application Form may be made by login at KEA PGCET Website. There is no offline facility to fill the application form for PGCET now.


General category candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- towards PGCET registration and application fee.


3 Key Points to Note Before Applying For Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA

  1. Scanned images of latest Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in JPG format only are required for uploading as part of submission of online application to be eligible to appear on Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date
  2. Before entering the MBA PGCET 2019 application form online, the candidates should download the blank application form and take two or three photocopies of the same and practice on them to avoid mistakes
  3. After submitting the duly completed PGCET 2019 Karnataka registration and application form with requisite fee payment, you should retain the following documents with you as reference for future correspondence. (i) 3 printouts of the finally submitted online Application. (ii) Proof of fee paid (iii) 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that was scanned and uploaded on the Karnataka PGCET Online Application.

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam for MBA admission 2019 will have 100 questions in MCQ format divided in 4 sections as under:

PGCET 2019 Section Name
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Proficiency in English Language
General Knowledge 
Reasoning and General Intelligence
Quantitative Analysis

Important Points to Note about MBA PGCET 2019 Exam
Although Karnataka PGCET 2019 for MBA admission is of two hours duration from 2.30PM to 4.30PM, the PGCET 2019 test takers have to remain seated for two and half hours.

  • All the candidates should report at the PGCET 2019 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates should occupy their designated seats by 2 PM to complete the details on PGCET 2019 exam booklet and on OMR Sheet
  • The PGCET 2019 question paper is in different versions.

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MBA colleges under Karnataka PGCET 2019
Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA exam is the Karnataka State MBA entrance test for admission to top MBA colleges and universities of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. On the basis of PGCET 2019, MBA admission for the 2019-21 batch will be offered by numerous MBA colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU University.


Some of the top MBA colleges accepting PGCET 2019 Karnataka exam are:

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Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2019
MBA PGCET 2019 exam syllabus is divided into four sections namely Proficiency in English Language; General Knowledge; Reasoning and General Intelligence; Quantitative Analysis. The Karnataka MBA PGCET 2019 exam covers all the important topics related to each section. The PGCET exam difficulty level is moderate and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer


Key Sectional Highlights of Syllabus for PGCET 2019 Karnataka Exam are:


Section-1: Proficiency in English Language & Type of questions 

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Sectional Weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with No penalty for wrong answer

Section-2: General Knowledge  

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Sectional weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile Calculation: 25%
  • Past trend of topics in Syllabus reveal that the Questions are formed on Film Awards, taxation & duties, Indian constitution, Who’s who, States of India, Sports, Recent events

Section-3: Reasoning
Questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.

  • Weightage of Reasoning Syllabus questions in PGCET exam: 25%
  • Weightage of Reasoning Section in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Total Reasoning questions in PGCET syllabus for exam: 25
  • Type of Questions: MCQs

Section-4: Quantitative Analysis 

  • Number of Questions: 25.
  • Sectional weightage in MBA PGCET 2019 exam: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend in PGCET exam shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic
  • Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership.

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Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria
A candidate who has passed Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for PGCET 2019 exam.


The Karnataka state candidates as well All India candidates can appear on the KEA PGCET 2019 exam date to explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with PGCET 2019 scores. Read More


The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2019 will be conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility/merit, for admission of Karnataka and non-Karnataka candidates to 1st year / 1st semester full time / part time MBA as well as MCA / M.E. / M. Tech. / M. Arch courses and for admission to 2nd year Lateral Entry to MCA Course in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka.


Admissions to the MBA programme beginning 2019 for Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Master of Business Administration and Master of Computer Application Courses Rules, 2005.


As per the letter from VTU, Belgaum dated 11-08-2016, the qualifying examination (degree) obtained through distance mode would be considered for admission to MBA/MCA courses, provided the awarding University has approval from Distance Education Council (IGNOU), New Delhi.

Register for PGCET exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 29-05-2019 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 30-05-2019 10:00 AM to 26-06-2019 05:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 11-07-2019 04:00 PM to 21-07-2019 03:30 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 12-08-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility 2019

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2019 - Check Here

Updated on July 9, 2019


PGCET 2019 eligibility criteria for full time MBA admission and for part time MBA admission 2019 differ. Besides, the eligibility for admission to Government seats is different from that of private seats offered by the MBA colleges in Karnataka.


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Karnataka PGCET Registration 2019

Karnataka PGCET Registration 2019: Application Form (Released), Process - Apply Online! 

Updated on June 17, 2019


Karnataka PGCET Online Registration 2019 last date has been extended upto June 20, 2019 till 5.30PM. The payment of PGCET fee 2019 can be made latest by June 21, 2019 during banking hours. Earlier the last date of PGCET Registration 2019 was June 13. PGCET 2019 registration process started on May 30, 2019 at official website of Karnataka PGCET exam 2019.


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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Pattern

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2019: PGCET Paper Pattern - Check Here

Updated on July 9, 2019


Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern for MBA remains an offline paper pen based test. PGCET Exam Pattern 2019 is to remain of moderate difficulty level without any penalty of negative marking. PGCET exam 2019 is the MBA entrance test for the MBA colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka State. The PGCET 2019 exam date is July 21. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct PGCET exam 2019 in paper based pattern.

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Syllabus

Updated on May 30, 2019


Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2019 is the first thing you should know before getting ready for PGCET exam.  Based on the past PGCET exam pattern and the changes introduced by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) in the forthcoming PGCET exam, the Karnataka PGCET syllabus 2019 has following major components:

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Admit Card

Updated on July 13, 2019


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PGCET Counselling 2019

Updated on July 9, 2019


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling for MBA/MCA admission in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka colleges would begin after declaration of PGCET 2019 exam result on August 12, 2019.  Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will notify the PGCET Counselling Schedule in the last week of August 2019 and will display the merit list for PGCET Counselling 2019-20.


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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Mock Test

Updated on May 30, 2019


To help Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam takers prepare and perform better in the MBA PGCET 2019, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared PGCET Mock test with answer keys, solutions and Expected Questions… Prepared by India’s Top Experts. Take these Karnataka PGCET Online Mock Tests to assess your preparation in revised Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam pattern with 100 questions. This PGCET Mock Test is completely free for you. 

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Answer Keys

Updated on July 9, 2019


Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be held on Sunday July 21, 2019. As per the past trends and KEA announcements the PGCET 2019 answer keys are published to help the PGCET test takers to assess their performance, raise their objections before the declaration of PGCET 2019 result.


The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced to release the PGCET 2019 answer keys within three days from the date of conduct of the exam. Accordingly, the PGCET answer keys 2019 should be released by July 18 or 19, 2019.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis

Updated on May 30, 2019


Immediately after completion of Karnataka PGCET 2019 exam, the exam analysis with changes in exam pattern, difficulty level, sectional composition expected cut offs in top MBA colleges will be published by MBAUniverse.com.


KEA PGCET 2018 Analysis
Karnataka PGCET 2018 MBA/MCA entrance exam was held on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in different time slots.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Result

Updated on May 30, 2019


PGCET 2019 (MBA) Exam Result is expected on August 12, 2019.  After the PGCET result declaration, the counselling process will begin for allotment of seats in Government/ Government aided and management quota in B-schools affiliated to Universities in Karnataka.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Cities

Updated on May 30, 2019


Following are the test centres for Karnataka PGCET 2019. At each test centre (test city) there can be number test venues depending upon the number of candidates at the centre. Besides, there may be more test centres for Karnataka PGCET 2019 under announcement by the KEA.

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