Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is a popular yearly MBA entrance examination in Karnataka B-schools. It is for students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level from Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided B-schools in Karnataka.

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The schedule for PGCET 2017 has been announced and the test is to be conducted on July 2, 2017. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the PGCET 2017.  Karnataka PGCET – MBA exam is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.


Admit card for PGCET 2017 MBA entrance test has been issued by Karnataka Examination Authority. Candidates who have paid the requisite application fee for the exam can download the Admit Card and take the print of the same. You are required to follow the instructions on the admit card and check and verify that all the details on it are correct. The Admit card is the mandatory document which you should carry to the test centre with your photograph and a separate original ID proof. 


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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 16-05-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 17-05-2017 10:00 AM to 01-06-2017 05:30 PM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 12-06-2017 05:00 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 02-06-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Confirm)
    Result: 29-07-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)

About PGCET Exam

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.


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PGCET (MBA) 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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PGCET (MBA) Exam Pattern

The PGCET-2017 (MBA) exam will be held in paper pen mode in one session separately for MBA. The exam will be conducted for 100 marks in 2 hours (120 minutes) duration. Each question will be of (Objective) Multiple Choice type. The question paper will be in different versions. Each question will have 4 different options. Each question will carry one mark.


The candidates have to mark the correct answers on the OMR answer sheet using blue or black ink ball point pen only.


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PGCET (MBA) Exam Syllabus

The broad outline syllabus for the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test for MBA PG Courses is detailed below


Section-A: Proficiency in English Language

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PGCET (MBA) 2017 Mock Test

To help Karnataka PGCET 2017 exam takers prepare and perform better, experts at have prepared PGCET Mock test with answer keys, solutions and Expected Questions… Prepared by India’s Top Experts. Take these PGCET Online Mock Tests to assess your preparation in revised Karnataka PGCET 2017 exam pattern with 100 questions. This PGCET Mock Test is completely free for you.


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PGCET (MBA) Exam Analysis

PGCET during past year has not been a difficult exam. The exam is conducted in 2 hours duration and is conducted separately without clubbing it to any other course test.


There are 4 sections in the PGCET (MBA) entrance test. The test has 100 questions. There is No negative marking. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and the total score is 100 marks.


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PGCET (MBA) Exam Result

PGCET 2017 (MBA) exam result is proposed to be declared in the last week of July 2017 following which 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– 2017 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 – 2017.


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PGCET (MBA) Exam Cities

The final list of test centres would be released by the KEA along with the exam notification. However, following are the tentative test cities for PGCET 2017 exam:


Bangalore Gulbarga Hubli Shimoga
Mysore Bagalkot Bellary Mandya
Davanagere Dharwad Bijapur Mangalore
Belgaum Tumkur Raichur Chikkamagaluru.


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