Karnataka PGCET 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Registration extended till June 10, 2018

KEA has announced to conduct Karnataka PGCET 2018 MBA entrance exam on Sunday, July 15, 2018 from 2.30PM to 4.30 PM. The PGCET for MCA admission will also be held on July 15, 2018 from 10.30AM to 12.30PM.  Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)  has now closed the PGCET 2018 Registration on June 10, 2018 after extending the last date from earlier June 5. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) had released the PGCET 2018 Notification and Registration Schedule for PGCET 2018 on May 19, 2018.  


PGCET is a popular yearly MBA entrance examination for admission to MBA colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. It is for students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in Karnataka.


The entire schedule for PGCET 2018 with the Admit card Download dates, Exam dates is now available at KEA website. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the PGCET 2018.  Karnataka PGCET – MBA exam is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.


Karnataka​ PGCET 2018 (MBA) exam Important Dates & Schedule

PGCET 2018 Notification Release
May 19, 2018    
Commencement of Online Application Process
19-May, 2018
Last date for Submission of Online Application
June 10, 2018 upto 5.30PM
Application fee
Last date to pay fees in the Bank
June 11, 2018 in Banking hours
Admit Card (Hall ticket) down load begins from
June 20, 2018 onwards till Exam Date
PGCET – MBA 2018 Exam date
July 15, 2018 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Declaration of Answer Key 2018
3 days after exam
Declaration of Results
July 31, 2018


Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka conducts PGCET for admission to MBA and other post graduate programmes every year in Government seats as well as for management quota seats.


The Karnataka state candidates as well All India candidates can appear in the exam and explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with PGCET scores.


Notification for PGCET 2018 (MBA) exam has been released by KEA on May 19, 2018. The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2018 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 2018 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: 19-05-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 19-05-2018 10:00 AM to 10-06-2018 05:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 20-06-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 31-07-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility & Application Process

For Full Time MBA courses
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 taken together in all the subjects including languages in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for admission to MBA courses. (45% of marks in Qualifying Exam in case of SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates) (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka State Candidates).


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Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET 2018 for MBA admission will be held on Sunday July 15, 2018 from 2.30PM to 4.30PM

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam for MBA admission 2018 will be conducted on Sunday July 15, 2018 from 2.30PM to 4.30PM in paper pen mode. The broad syllabus for the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET) 2018 for MBA PG Courses in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka  is detailed below:


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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Admit Card Download is available from June 20, 2018 onwards till Karnataka PGCET exam date on July 15, 2018. The PGCET 2018 Hall Ticket is issued by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) on its website. Candidates who have successfully registered and submitted their PGCET 2018 application by making payment of the requisite application fee for the exam can download the Admit Card from KEA website and take the print of the same.  The PGCET 2018 Admit Card is the mandatory document to be carried to PGCET 2018 exam centre.


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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Counselling for MBA/MCA admission in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka colleges would begin after declaration of PGCET 2018 exam result on July 31. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will notify the PGCET Counselling Schedule in the last week of August 2018 and will display the merit list for PGCET Counselling 2018-19.


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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Answer Keys

Karnataka PGCET 2018 was held on Sunday July 15, 2018. As per the past trends and KEA announcements the PGCET 2018 answer keys are published to help the PGCET test takers to assess their performance, raise their objections before the declaration of PGCET 2018 result.


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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Mock Test

To help Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam takers prepare and perform better in the MBA PGCET 2018 on July 15, 2018, 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 2018 exam pattern with 100 questions. This PGCET Mock Test is completely free for you. 

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis

Karnataka PGCET 2018 MBA/MCA entrance exam is scheduled on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in different time slots.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Result

Karnataka PGCET 2018 (MBA) Exam Result is expected on July 31, 2018. After the PGCET 2018 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.


The merit of the candidate, who appears for Post Graduate Common Entrance Test– 2018 for MBA and MCA Courses, will be determined separately for each course only on the basis of marks obtained by candidates in the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test - 2018.


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Karnataka PGCET Exam Cities

Following are the test centres for Karnataka PGCET 2018. 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 2018 under announcement by the KEA.

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