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.

PGCET 2018 for the Course
PGCET 2018 Exam Date
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
KMAT 2019: (Karnataka) Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Pattern

PGCET 2018 Analysis: Overall Exam Analysis
As per the PGCET exam trends, 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 appeared in PGCET (MBA) 2018 exam did a lot of guess work as there was 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 2018 was of moderate difficulty level. The exam was conducted in 2 hours duration and was 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.


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

PGCET 2018: Sectional Analysis
Karnataka PGCET 2018 had 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 PGCET 2018
Although Karnataka PGCET 2018 for MBA admission was of two hours duration from 2.30PM to 4.30PM, the PGCET test takers had to remain seated for two and half hours.

  • All the candidates had to report at the PGCET 2018 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates had to 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 was held in paper pen mode in one session exclusively for MBA admission.
  • The PGCET question paper had different versions.
  • The candidates had 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 had to 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 were allowed to carry replica of the filled OMR answer sheet. Such replicas should be preserved for a period of one year.