PGCET 2017
Latest Updates About The Exam
PGCET (MBA) is a popular examination in Karnataka. It is for students who want to pursue MBA at Post Graduation level. PGCET (MBA) was conducted on 2nd July 2016 last year. Notification for PGCET 2017 is to be released in May 2017.

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.

The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test PGCET) 2017 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.

The notification for PGCET 2017 is proposed to be out in the month of May 2017 and the exam is proposed to be held in the month of July 2017.

Admissions to the MBA programme beginning 2017 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.
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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 Candidates).

For Part Time MBA courses
In addition to the above eligibility criteria, a candidate after obtaining the bachelor’s degree, must have worked for not less than three years as on 31st July 2016, in an establishment and must be working in an organization situated within a radial distance of 40 km from the institution in which the candidate seeks admission.

A candidate who is appearing for the final bachelor’s degree and expecting the final results is eligible to apply for the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test – 2017 for admission to full time MBA programme.

Eligibility for Government seats as Karnataka state candidate
One of the following 3 conditions needs to be fulfilled by the candidates to become eligible as Karnataka state candidate otherwise he/she will be treated as non-Karnataka candidate.

Application process
Candidates can apply for PGCET-2016 only “Online”. Online submission of Application Form may be made by accessing KEA Website The conventional method of pen and paper filling of form is done away with from 2015.

Candidates of Karnataka origin have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- for General and OBC (Rs.500/- for SC / ST Category-1). The candidates have to pay the requisite fee in any of the branch of specified banks. The bank will retain bank copy of the Challan respectively and handover the remaining two copies of the Challan to the candidates. Candidates have to take the printout of the Challan copy which is in triplicate....Read more
PGCET Important Dates & Schedule
Important Dates for PGCET- 2017 (Tentative)
Activity: Announcement of Notification
Dates: 3rd week of May 2017
Activity: Commencement of Online application process
Dates: 3rd week of May 2017
Activity: Last date for Submission of Online Application
Dates: 1st week of June 2017
Activity: Admit Card (Hall ticket) down load begins from
Dates: 3rd week of June 2017
Activity: PGCET – MBA 2017 Exam date
Dates: 1st week of July 2017 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Activity: Declaration of Answer Key 2017
Dates: 3 days after exam
Activity: Declaration of Results
Dates: 4th week-July 2017
PGCET Exam Pattern & Mock Test
The PGCET-2017 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 four 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.

After completion of the test, the candidates must affix their LEFT HAND THUMB IMPRESSION in the space provided on the bottom portion of OMR answer sheet before handing over the same to the room invigilator.

After completion of the test, the candidates will be allowed to carry replica of the filled OMR answer sheet. Such replicas should be preserved for a period of one year....Read more

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....Read more
PGCET 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
Synonyms, Antonyms, One word Substitution, Idioms and phrases, Grammar, Famous Books in English Literature, Sentence Correction and Pairs expressing relationships.

Section-B: General Knowledge
Indian Business Environment, Global Environment, Social Events, Cultural Events, Economics, Management, Political Events, Historical Events, Current Affairs, Sports, Awards, Personalities and Achievements, Science and Technology and Humanities.

Section-C: Quantitative Analysis
Arithmetic, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Statistics and Related Quantitative Aspects SYL...Read more
PGCET 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.

Those who appear in PGCET do a lot of guess work as there is no negative marking. But a little carelessness in marking the answer on the OMR sheet turns the table and all the correct answers get into wrong ones due to incorrect marking.

Exam answer keys are released 3 days after conduct of the exam. Merit list is prepared on the basis of scores obtained in the PGCET....Read more
PGCET Exam Result
PGCET 2017 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.

Provided that where the merit of two or more candidates is the same, the interse merit shall be determined with reference to the total aggregate marks obtained in the Qualifying examination and where marks obtained are equal again, the interse merit shall be determined on the basis of the age of the candidate, wherein the elder candidate will be considered before the younger...Read more
PGCET Exam Accepting Colleges & Exam Cities
The list of colleges that accept PGCET scores is mentioned below:
- Canara Bank School Of Mng. Studies,(UNI.) (Part Time), CENTAL COLLEGE, Bangalore
- A J Institute Of Management, Kottara Chowki, MANGALORE
- A Shama Rao Fdn,Srinivas School of Mngt., Mukka, Suratkal, Mangalore
- Acharya Institute of Management and Sciences, Peenya, Bangalore
- Acharya Institute Of Technology, Soldevanahalli, Bangalore
- Acharyas Bangalore B-School,Magadi Road, Bangalore
- Adarsha Vidya Kendra Inst. of Management, Chikkagollarahatti, Bangalore
- Adept Institute Of Management Studies And Research, DHARWAD
- Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Technology, CHIKKAMAGALUR
- Administrative Management College, Kalkere, Bangalore...Read more
PGCET 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...Read more