Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis

Updated on
June 2, 2022

Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam is scheduled on August 21, 2022 as paper based test. MBAUniverse.com will release the PGCET 2022 exam analysis immediately after the exam is over. Key highlights of PGCET 2022 exam analysis are:

  • PGCET Analysis 2022 will consist of key changes in exam pattern
  • The PGCET 2022 analysis will also reflect upon the exam difficulty level this year Vs last year
  • The Analysis will also release expected cut offs-overall and sectional
  • Apart from the PGCET Analysis by MBAUniverse.com, detailed analysis by top coaching institutes like IMS, CL, TIME will also be published with their perception on difficulty level and cut offs

PGCET 2022 exam time is from 2.30PM to 4.30PM. The question paper is divided in 4 sections. PGCET question paper will have 100 questions with equal number of questions in all the four sections. The exam is of moderate difficulty level, therefore the PGCET cut off 2022 may not be very high or very low.


Below are shared the key highlights of PGCET 2022 Exam:

  • PGCET 2022 is expected to be of moderate difficulty level
  • The exam is paper based test
  • Duration of PGCET is 2 hours each for MBA and MCA.
  • For MBA and MCA the exam is conducted separately without clubbing it to any other course test.
  • Cut off is not expected to go very high
  • Qualifying score is 25% of the maximum marks
  • PGCET exam answer keys are released 3 days after the exam.
  • Merit list is prepared on the basis of scores obtained in the PGCET.

PGCET Exam Analysis 2022 & Scoring Pattern

PGCET MBA Exam Component
PGCET 2022 Exam Date
August 21, 2022
(Both MCA & MBA PGCET on the same date)
PGCET Maximum time to Attempt Test Paper
2 Hours
2.30 PM to 4.30 PM
PGCET Total Exam Duration
2½ Hours
Occupy the seat by 2PM to complete the test booklet and OMR Sheet details
PGCET 2022 Reporting Time
Reach the PGCET Test centre by 1.30 PM for verification & Security check
PGCET Exam Format
Paper Based Test
No Need to have computer testing skills
Total PGCET Questions
Equally Divided in 4 sections
Total Maximum Marks
Equally divided in 4 sections
Type of Questions
Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions
PGCET 2022 Exam Difficulty Level
Easier than many national level exams
Total Time Duration
2 Hours
2.30PM to 4.30PM
Number of Test Sections
All sections with MCQs
Sectional Time Division
Free to move between the sections
Marking Scheme
+1 Mark
Each Correct Answer awarded +1 mark
Negative marking
No Negative Marking
Candidates can do more guess work
Answer Options for each question
Easy to pick out the correct answer with elimination method
Sectional Scoring
25 Marks per section
All the 4 sections have 25 questions each with maximum score of 25 marks
Merit Calculation
Based on scores of 4 sections
Minimum Sectional Qualifying marks are required to get place in Admission Merit List

PGCET Previous year Analysis
Below is the previous year PGCET exam analysis 

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PGCET Analysis for 2021 Exam
Karnataka PGCET 2021 had following four sections. The corresponding difficulty level for each section is also shared in the table below

PGCET 2021 Section Name
Number of Questions
Difficulty level
Proficiency in English Language
General Knowledge 
Moderate to difficult
Reasoning and General Intelligence
Quantitative Analysis
Easy to moderate

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

  • All the candidates had to report at the PGCET 2021 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates had to occupy their designated seats by 2 PM on Sunday November 14, 2021 to complete the details on PGCET 2021 exam booklet and on OMR Sheet
  • The PGCET-2021 (MBA) exam was held in paper pen mode in one session exclusively for MBA admission.
  • The PGCET question paper had different versions.
  • The candidates had 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 had to 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 were allowed to carry replica of the filled OMR answer sheet. Such replicas should be preserved for a period of one year.
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