PGCET (Karnataka PGCET)

Karnataka PGCET 2021 – Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Registration Fees, Exam Pattern, Exam Results

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET) 2021 is a state level entrance exam which will be conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) every year for admissions into the post graduate courses M.E/M.Tech / M.Arch and MBA/MCA offered by the both government and private reputed colleges present in the Karnataka State.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates 2021 (Tentative)
Starting of application form 3rd week of May 2021
Online registration close 1st week of June 2021
Hall ticket 4th week of June 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam date 1st week of July 2021
Answer key release date 2nd week of July 2021
Announcement of result 3rd week of August 2021
Counselling starts 1st week of September 2021

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility

1) Candidates must be a resident of Karnataka State and meet the domicile requirements.

2) Candidates who studied in the institutions present in Karnataka state for minimum of 7 years are also eligible to apply.

3) Candidates who wish to get admission in M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/MBA program requires minimum 50% aggregate marks in B.E./B.Tech (45% for reserved candidates).

4) Candidates who qualified UG exams with Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Applications or Computer Programming or Business Mathematics or Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects with 50% aggregate marks (45% for reserved candidates) are eligible to apply for full-time MCA course.

5) Candidates must qualify BCA/B.Sc (IT/CS) with Mathematics at graduate level and obtained 50% aggregate marks (45% for resaved candidates) to get lateral entry to MCA programme.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern

For M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch Courses:

1) Question paper will consist of Part-1 and Part-2.

2) Part-1 contains 50 questions and part-2 contains 25 questions.

3) Each question of part-1 will be of 1 mark and each question of part-2 carries 2 marks.

4) Question paper of M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch is of total 100 marks.

For MBA Course:

1) Examination conducted for MBA course will consist of 100 marks.

2) Candidates have to answer the questions in the time period of 150 minutes.

3) The type of question paper is objective type containing four different options.

4) Each question carries one mark.

For MCA Course:

1) The question paper designed for MCA course is of 100 marks with time duration of 150 minutes.

2) All the questions asked in the examination are of objective type.

3) Question paper will consist of Part-A and Part-B, 60 questions in Part-A of 1 mark and 20 questions in Part-B of 2 marks.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Schedule

Karnataka PGCET 2021 entrance examination is scheduled on Jul 2021. Candidates need to carry their admit cards along with their original id proof to enter the exam centre. The exam will be conducted in Offline Mode i.e. Pen & Paper Based Test.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form

1) Candidate has to visit the KEA official website to apply.

2) Candidates who are eligible can apply after the release of PGCET 2021 Application forms.

3) Candidates have to fill the personal and academic details, address for communication, valid mobile number & email id, etc.

4) Candidates need to upload his/her recent photograph and signature in JPEG/JPG format with given specifications.

5) Candidates are advised to take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:



General / OBC




Application fee can be paid through challan deposited in any of the branch of state bank of Mysore. Candidates can also pay the application fee in E-payment post offices.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Cards

Karnataka PGCET 2021  Admit Cards will be available for download in the  April 2021  tentatively. Candidates can download the admit cards visiting the official website and submitting the relevant information. Candidates should carry the admit cards along with a id proof mandatorily.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key will be released in its official website by KEA in the OCT 2021  tentatively. Candidates can download the answer key up on the release of key. Candidates can predict their marks approximately by comparing their answers with key. Candidates can submit their objection via email on

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Results

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Results will be released in the  DEC 2021  tentatively. Candidates can check their results from the official website of the KEA using their application/roll numbers and other details if required. A merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in the entrance examination.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling will be expected to commence from DECEMBER 2021 tentatively. Qualified candidates have to attend the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling for the allotment of seats. Candidates will be given the chance to choose the college and branch of their choice on the counselling day. Seats will be allocated based on the marks obtained by the candidates and the availability of seats in the college.