Karnataka PGCET 2019 Syllabus

PGCET 2019 is divided into four sections of 25 questions each. The 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.


The Section wise PGCET 2019 syllabus for the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test for MBA PG Courses in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka  is detailed below:


Section-A: Syllabus on Proficiency in English Language
Broadly the questions in the English Language section are based on following topics. However, the grammar topics, types of sentence correction question topics may differ in each PGCET exam.

One word Substitution
Idioms and phrases
Famous Books in English Literature
Sentence Correction
Pairs expressing relationships


Syllabus Topics in Detail:

  • Error Correction of Verb, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb and other parts of speech in the Sentences.
  • Correcting the sequence of sentences in the paragraph for example correct use of conditional sentence, time clauses, reported speech, passive writing
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • One word substitution
  • Idioms/Phrases

Key Facts on Syllabus on 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-B: Syllabus on General Knowledge
General Knowledge syllabus in  KEA PGCET 2019 covers the current affairs, static GK, International affairs, Who’s who among other key topics. Some of the key topics are:

Indian Business Environment
Global Environment
Social Events
Cultural Events
Political Events
Historical Events
Current Affairs
Personalities and Achievements
Science and Technology

GK Syllabus Topics in Detail

  • Conventional GK-available in books
  • Current GK- based on current reading of newspapers and periodicals; 
  • Business & Economics GK -for example changes in Fiscal and monetary policy, CRR, Repo Rate,
  • Devaluation and up valuation of Rupee.  
  • Business, National and International events
  • Who’s who
  • Constitutional of India,
  • Currency and Capitals of the countries
  • States of India
  • International Organizations
  • Monetary and fiscal tools
  • Emblem
  • Identification of personalities, companies among others

Key Facts on General Knowledge Syllabus in PGCET & Type of questions 

  • 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
  • No Re-thinking or Recalling is required for what you do not know or are confused on it. The answer is either known or not known, so the best strategy is to skip the question if the answer was not known
  • Ideal time to attempt one question is less than 30 seconds
  • In-depth and regular reading of GK helps more as sometimes a few GK questions in PGCET exam need intensive reading.  

Section-C: Syllabus on Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence
Reasoning syllabus in PGCET 2019 constitutes major topics on Puzzles, Diagrams, Analogy, Logic, critical reasoning among others. Broadly the Syllabus topics are:

Verbal Ability
Analytical Ability
Related Aspects

Reasoning Syllabus in Detail:

  • Fact Inference Judgment
  • Passage Conclusion
  • Analogy
  • Statement Argument among others.
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Binary logic
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations (Family Tree)
  • Logical Sequence
  • Assumption
  • Premise
  • Conclusion
  • Linear and matrix arrangement
  • Team Formation
  • Direction sense and Decision Making
  • Input-Output
  • Series
  • Syllogism
  • Cubes
  • Rows
  • Set Theory, Venn Diagrams, Network Diagrams
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Puzzles
  • Logical Reasoning based on Rankings
  • Critical Reasoning

Key Facts on Reasoning Syllabus & Type of questions 
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-D: Syllabus Quantitative Analysis
The Quantitative Analysis section in PGCET covers Arithmetic, Statistics, Data Interpretation and other type of questions. As against other exams, statistics also plays important part in Quantitative Analysis syllabus in PGCET:

Data Analysis and Interpretation
Related Quantitative Aspects SYL

Quantitative Analysis Syllabus in Detail

  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion and others
  • Number System
  • Elementary Mathematics
  • Mixtures and Allegation
  • Unitary Method
  • Commercial Maths
  • Permutation and Combinations
  • Sequence And Series
  • Mean, Median, Deviations
  • Heights and Distance
  • Triangles
  • Circles
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Complex Numbers
  • Inequalities
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Tables
  • Data charts
  • Bar diagrams & Charts including Simple, Stacked, Composite Bar charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graphs – Line X-Y Graphs
  • Data analysis and Data comparison among others
  • Caselet based Data
  • Venn diagram
  • Data Sufficiency

Key Facts on Quantitative Analysis Syllabus & Type of questions 

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