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Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka PGCET or Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is administered annually by Karnataka Examination Authority. Karnataka PGCET acts as the gateway exam for admission into PG courses including MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech. and M.Arch in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET is an offline exam with as many as 100 MCQs to be answered within 150 minutes.

Eligibility Criteria

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Full-Time MBA

  • Candidates must pass a three-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognised institute.
  • Qualifying marks in the bachelor’s degree examination is specified below based on the social category of the candidate
    • Unreserved Candidates: 50% aggregate marks
    • SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka Candidates: 45% aggregate marks

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Part-Time MBA

  • In addition to the Karnataka PGCET eligibility for a full-time MBA course, candidates must have a work experience of not less than three years as on July 31, 2022.
  • The establishment or the workplace of the candidate must be within 40 KM radial distance from the institution he/she is seeking admission in.

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats

Candidates should have studied and passed from a government recognised educational institution located in Karnataka for a minimum period of seven academic years commencing from 1st standard continuously or in broken period and must have passed class 10th or class 12th from a government recognized institution located in Karnataka.


The candidate should have passed the qualifying examination from Karnataka. In addition, either of the parents must have studied for a period of seven years in Karnataka


Children of ex-servicemen who had declared a place in Karnataka as their home town at the time of joining the defence services. In addition, such candidates should have passed the qualifying exam from a University or Board located anywhere in India.

NOTE: Candidates are not permitted to round off the aggregate score.

Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern Features     Details


Mode of the exam                                            Pen and Paper Based Test (PBT)


Medium of the exam                                        English


Duration of the exam                                       150 minutes


Number of questions                                        100


Total Marks                                                       100


Type of questions                                              MCQ


Marking scheme          One mark for every correct answer; No negative mark for incorrect responses


Number of sections in the question paper          Four


Number of answer options per question             Four

Question Paper Pattern

100 MCQs



Number of Questions and Marks

Proficiency in English Language


General Knowledge


Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence


Quantitative Analysis





Karnataka Examinations Authority releases the Karnataka PGCET 2022 result online. Candidates will be able to view the scorecards by entering their registration number at the official login portal available at kea.kar.nic.in. Karnataka PGCET 2022 scorecard will host the qualifying status along with other relevant information. Candidates passing the Karnataka PGCET exam will be marked eligible to participate in the counselling process.

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Preparation Tips

Karnataka PGCET 2022 has four sections. Candidates must prepare for the exam using the pattern and syllabus. Here are a few preparation tips for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam.

  1. Get aware of the Karnataka PGCET exam details including exam pattern and syllabus.
  2. Divide time for all four sections of the Karnataka PGCET exam as all four sections hold equal weightage in the exam.
  3. Use the books recommended by the toppers and subject experts to study for all the four sections
  4. Practice using Karnataka PGCET mock tests and previous year’s question papers to get an idea of difficulty standards. This also helps in increasing speed and accuracy.
  5. Prepare short notes to get help for last-minute preparation for Karnataka PGCET.

Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Events                                                    PGCET 2022 Dates

Commencement of Karnataka PGCET registration                        15-Oct-2022

Last date to pay the Karnataka PGCET application fee                  24-Oct-2022

Last date to fill Karnataka PGCET application form                        26-Oct-2022

(for candidates who had paid the fee)

Reopening of Karnataka PGCET registration window                     27-Oct-2022 to 29-Oct-2022

Karnataka PGCET application form correction                                31-Oct-2022 to 02-Nov-2022 (11:59 PM)

Issuance of Karnataka PGCET hall ticket                                         Soon!

Karnataka PGCET exam dates 2022                                               19-Nov-2022 (ME/MTech)

Release of Karnataka PGCET 2022 Provisional Answer Keys        Last week of November 2022

Last date for filing objections against PGCET answer key               Last week of November 2022

Release of final answer key                                                   <