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Monday, October 18, 2021

Latest Update: Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Date is postponed to November 2021. The revised PGCET 2021 exam date will be announced shortly by KEA. Earlier the exam was scheduled on Saturday October 23, 2021 from 2.30 to 4.30 PM for admission to MBA 2021.


Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam offers admission opportunity in top MBA colleges of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. Karnataka Examination Authority has revised the complete PGCET 2021 exam schedule in its notification. The Registration & Application process for Karnataka PGCET exam 2021 closed on October 3. In case the PGCET 2021 is further postponed, it is likely that the registration process may re-open.


Citing the key reason for postponement of PGCET 2021 exam and Confirming the revised dates, KEA has notified, ‘As the final year/semester exams of B.A., B.com, B.sc, B.E. are not yet completed in few Universities, the PGCET-2021 scheduled to held on 22-10-2021 and 23-10-21 for admission to MBA, MCA, M.E., M.Tech courses is postponed to November 2021. Revised schedule will be published on the KEA Website for the information of the candidates.’


Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka state and All India candidates can appear in PGCET 2021 Karnataka entrance exam. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2021 exam for admission 2021 in MBA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.


Apart from MBA PGCET Entrance Exam 2021, KEA will also conduct the PGCET for MCA admission on the same date from 10.30AM to 12.30PM.  

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MBA PGCET Entrance Exam 2021: Key Highlights
Following are the salient features of Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam 2021:

PGCET Full Form
Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam date
November 3rd week, 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 MBA Exam sessions
For MBA-2.30PM to 4.30PM;
For MCA-10.30AM to 12.30PM
Karnataka PGCET 2021 MBA  entrance exam Conducting Authority
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)  conducts PGCET on yearly basis for MBA/MCA Admission on same day
Mode of  exam
Offline Paper Based Test of 2 hours duration
Exam Application Fee & Process
Rs.650/- for General & OBC Category
Rs.500/- for SC/ST & Karnataka category-1 candidates
PGCET application process is online only
Exam Eligibility
50% Marks in Graduation
Maximum Age Limit to apply for the PGCET
No Age Limit, Graduates with 50% marks can apply
Number of Questions in the Exam
100 questions divided in 4 sections with 25 questions in each section
Marking System
+1 Mark for Each correct answer; No marks for unattempted question
Negative Marking in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam 2021
No negative marking for wrong answer
Time duration of the exam
2 hours
Difficulty level in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam
PGCET Exam Centres
Spread Over Bangalore & other parts of Karnataka
Reservation of Seats in Govt Colleges in Karnataka
Reservation is only for Karnataka Domicile candidates
MBA Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET Score
All the Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in Karnataka
Merit List in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam
Separate Merit lists for MBA/MCA admission will be declared

PGCET 2020

Karnataka​ PGCET Exam Date & Schedule
The likely Karnataka PGCET Exam Date is November 21, 2021. The revised PGCET Notification dated September 21, 2021 contains the PGCET important dates regarding the revised PGCET exam registration date, likely exam date, eligibility criteria, test pattern among others.


The entire schedule for Karnataka PGCET date and other activities is given below. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam.  PGCET is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.


Below are shared the Karnataka PGCET Important Dates: (All dates are Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Entrance Exam Activity
Karnataka PGCET Dates
Revised Exam Notification Date
September 21, 2021    
Exam Registration Re-open date
September 27, 2021
Last date to Apply for PGCET 2021
October 3, 2021 upto 6.30PM
Karnataka PGCET Application fee
Last date to pay PGCET fees in the Bank
October 5, 2021 in Banking hours
Karnataka PGCET Admit Card (Hall ticket) down load start date
November, 2021 first week, 4 PM onwards
Last Date for Karnataka PGCET Admit Card Download
November 21, 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Date
November 21, 2021 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Declaration of PGCET Answer Key 2021
November 26, 2021
Declaration of PGCET 2021 Results
December 10, 2021
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 Counselling starts
December 15, 2021
Last date for PGCET counselling
December 30, 2021
Last Date for Reporting to allotted MBA College
January 5, 2022

MBA admission through Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka is available to Government seats as well as for management quota seats.


How to Apply for PGCET 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process is only “Online”. Online submission of Application Form may be made by login at KEA PGCET Website. There is no offline facility to fill the application form for PGCET now.


General category candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- towards PGCET registration and application fee.


3 Key Points to Note before Applying For Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam 2021

  1. Scanned images of latest Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in JPG format only are required for uploading as part of submission of online application to be eligible to appear on Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date
  2. Before entering the MBA PGCET 2021 application form online, the candidates should download the blank application form and take two or three photocopies of the same and practice on them to avoid mistakes
  3. After submitting the duly completed PGCET 2021 Karnataka registration and application form with requisite fee payment, you should retain the following documents with you as reference for future correspondence. (i) 3 printouts of the finally submitted online Application. (ii) Proof of fee paid (iii) 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that was scanned and uploaded on the Karnataka PGCET Online Application. Read More

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern
Karnataka PGCET exam for MBA admission 2021 will have 100 questions in MCQ format divided in 4 sections as under:

PGCET 2021 Section Name
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Proficiency in English Language
General Knowledge 
Reasoning and General Intelligence
Quantitative Analysis

Important Points to Note about MBA PGCET 2021 Exam
Although Karnataka PGCET 2021 for MBA admission is of two hours duration from 2.30PM to 4.30PM, the PGCET 2021 test takers have to remain seated for two and half hours.

  • All the candidates should report at the PGCET 2021 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates should occupy their designated seats by 2 PM to complete the details on PGCET 2021 exam booklet and on OMR Sheet
  • The PGCET 2021 question paper is in different versions. Read More

MBA colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2021 Score
Karnataka PGCET 2021 MBA exam is the Karnataka State MBA entrance test for admission to top MBA colleges and universities of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. On the basis of PGCET 2021, MBA admission for the 2021-23 batch will be offered by numerous MBA colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU University.

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Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2021
MBA PGCET exam syllabus is divided into four sections namely Proficiency in English Language; General Knowledge; Reasoning and General Intelligence; Quantitative Analysis. The Karnataka MBA PGCET 2021 exam covers all the important topics related to each section. The PGCET exam difficulty level is moderate and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer


Key Sectional Highlights of Syllabus for PGCET Exam 2021 are:


Section-1: Proficiency in English Language& Type of questions 

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Sectional Weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with No penalty for wrong answer

Section-2: General Knowledge  

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Sectional weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile Calculation: 25%
  • Past trend of topics in Syllabus reveal that the Questions are formed on Film Awards, taxation & duties, Indian constitution, Who’s who, States of India, Sports, Recent events

Section-3: Reasoning
Questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.

  • Weightage of Reasoning Syllabus questions in PGCET exam: 25%
  • Weightage of Reasoning Section in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Total Reasoning questions in PGCET syllabus for exam: 25
  • Type of Questions: MCQs

Section-4: Quantitative Analysis 

  • Number of Questions: 25.
  • Sectional weightage in MBA PGCET exam: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend in PGCET exam shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic
  • Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership. Read More

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria
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 in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for PGCET 2021 exam.


The Karnataka state candidates as well All India candidates can appear on the KEA PGCET 2021 exam date to explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with PGCET 2021 scores. Read More


The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2021 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 2021 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: 21-09-2021 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 27-09-2021 10:00 AM to 03-10-2021 06:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 08-11-2021 04:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 14:30 to 16:30 (Tentative)
    Result: 10-12-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET (MBA) 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Check here

Karnataka PGCET 2020 eligibility criteria for full time MBA admission and for part time MBA admission 2020 differ. Besides, the eligibility for admission to Government seats is different from that of private seats offered by the MBA colleges in Karnataka.


Karnataka PGCET 2020 revised Exam Date is October 7, 2020. Earlier the exam was postponed from August 9. PGCET 2020 will offer admission opportunity to MBA/MCA programmes in top MBA colleges of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. 

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Karnataka PGCET Registration & Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Registration 2021 has closed on October 3, 2021 after it was reopened on September 27. The payment of PGCET application fee 2021 of Rs.650/- could be made online during banking hours latest by October 5, 2021.


Along with the reopening of Karnataka PGCET 2021 Registration, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) opened the Karnataka PGCET application process on the same day. Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Form could be completed online only and there was no offline process to complete the Karnataka PGCET Registration 2021 nor you could fill up offline the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application form.


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Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2021

The PGCET 2021 exam is postponed to November 2021 from earlier October 23. The revised likely exam date is November 21, 2021. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct PGCET exam 2021 in paper based pattern. Read below all the important details about PGCET exam paper, sectional and overall question paper composition, scoring pattern, test duration and more. Check latest Update on PGCET 2021


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Karnataka PGCETSyllabus 2020

Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam date is October 7, 2020. The PGCET Syllabus 2020 is the first thing you should know before getting ready for PGCET exam.  Based on the past PGCET exam pattern and the changes introduced by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) in the forthcoming PGCET exam, the Karnataka PGCET syllabus 2020 has following major components:

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Karnataka PGCET 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2020 is live on  official Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) website. You can download your PGCET 2020 hall ticket by login at official Karnataka PGCET 2020 website with your application number and Date of Birth. The Admit card remains available for download till October 14, 2020. The process of Karnataka PGCET 2020 Hall Ticket download has started immediately after it was made live on the KEA PGCET exam website. Only those candidates who have successfully registered and have paid the application fee for PGCET 2020 exam, can download Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2020.


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PGCET Counselling 2020

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has postponed the release of PGCET 2020 Counselling dates for admission to MBA/MCA 2020 and other post graduate programmes. PGCET 2020 exam has been postponed till further notice from earlier exam date of August 9, 2020. The exam is now expected after September and the counselling is expected to begin in October.


According to Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr. C.N Ashwath Narayan,  "In view of the final examinations being delayed, the PG-CET examinations scheduled on August 8 & 9, and the Diploma-CET examinations scheduled on August 9 have been postponed until further notice."

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Karnataka PGCET 2020 Mock Test

PGCET 2020 exam date is now October 7, 2020. The date was postponed from earlier August 9. Conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority for admission to MBA and MCA courses in the Government and University affiliated colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnata, PGCET exam is delayed due to non-declaration of graduation exam result due to Covid-19 pandemic. The PGCET 2020 is  a paper based test of 2 hours duration with 100 questions of MCQ type.  The exam postponement offers good opportunity to the candidates to prepare more for the exam as more time is now available for PGCET Preparation.

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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Answer Keys

Updated on July 9, 2019


Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be held on Sunday July 21, 2019. As per the past trends and KEA announcements the PGCET 2019 answer keys are published to help the PGCET test takers to assess their performance, raise their objections before the declaration of PGCET 2019 result.


The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has announced to release the PGCET 2019 answer keys within three days from the date of conduct of the exam. Accordingly, the PGCET answer keys 2019 should be released by July 18 or 19, 2019.

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis

Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam is scheduled on October 14, 2020 as paper based test. MBAUniverse.com will release the PGCET 2020 exam analysis immediately after the exam is over. Key highlights of PGCET 2020 exam analysis are:

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Result

Karnataka PGCET (MBA/MCA) Exam 2019 Result was declared on August 22, 2019 after 4 PM. The  PGCET result was declared and published the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) website after taking into account all the objections to PGCET answer keys. Immediately after declaration of PGCET 2019 result the document verification process for centralized PGCET counselling  has started on August 23, 2019. Read More


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Karnataka PGCET Exam Cities

Karnataka PGCET 2020 revised exam date is October 7, 2020. Earlier the exam was postponed from Aug 9.  Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2020 exam for admission 2020 in MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes.


Following are the test centres for Karnataka PGCET 2020. At each test centre (test city) there can be more than one test venue depending upon the number of candidates at the centre. Besides, there may be more test centres for Karnataka PGCET 2020 depending upon the Covid-19 situation and Government directive to maintain social distancing



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