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Content Curator | Updated On - Apr 4, 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 is expected to be conducted in the 3rd week of July 2023. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Registration Process will tentatively begin in the last week of May 2023 on the official website- cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/. Check Karnataka PGCET Application Process & Fees

What is Karnataka PGCET exam? Karnataka PGCET (also known as Karnataka Post Graduate Entrance Test) is a state level examination administered by the Karnataka Examinations Authority. Candidates wishing to pursue M.Tech/ MBA/ M.E./ M.Arch degrees can do so by qualifying Karnataka PGCET entrance test.

Read this article to know more about Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam such as eligibility, dates, exam pattern etc.

Karnataka PGCET Highlights

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Highlights

Particulars Details
Exam Name Karnataka Post-Graduate Common Entrance Test (Karnataka PGCET)
Exam conducting authority Karnataka Examinations Authority
Exam Level State-Level
Exam Type Post-Graduate
Exam Mode Offline
Application Mode Online
Official Website cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/
Karnataka PGCET Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2023: Important Dates

The tentative dates pertaining to Karnataka PGCET 2023 have been tabulated below. The article will be updated as soon as the confirmed dates are released.

Events Dates
Release of the Application Form Last week of May,2023
Deadline to submit the application form 4th week of June,2023
Deadline to pay the application fees Last week of June,2023
Release of Admit Card 1st week of July,2023
Deadline for verification of details and correction in admit card 2nd week of July,2023
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Date 3rd week of July,2023
Release date of the provisional answer key 1st week of August,2023
Objection against the answer key 2nd week of August,2023
Announcement of Result 3rd week of August,2023
Verification of document 4th week of August,2023

Check Karnataka PGCET Exam Dates

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility

Karnataka PGCET 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must go through the eligibility guidelines in order to make sure they satisfy the same prior to applying. Given below are the eligibility guidelines for Karnataka PGCET 2023:

  • Only Karnataka residents are eligible for OBC and SC/ST/Category-I
  • All Karnataka State applicants must fall within the ambit of Karnataka domiciled
  • Candidates from Karnataka and non-Karnataka for MCA/MBA can also apply.


  • Full-time: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Stats/Comp. Science/Math/Business Math/Comp. App/ Business Stats (any one subject) with a minimum of 50%. (45% for SC/ST/Category I candidates in Karnataka).
  • Lateral Entry: Candidates must’ve acquired a Bachelor’s degree (IT/Comp. Science) (B.Sc./ BCA) with Math in graduate level with a minimum of 50%. (45% for SC/ST/Category I candidates in Karnataka).


  • Full-time- Candidates must have a valid GATE score or a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum aggregate of 50% and for a tenure of 3 years;
  • Part-time- Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years with a minimum of 50% aggregate. Applicants must’ve worked for at least 3 years as of July 31. Herein only residents of Karnataka are eligible for reservation.


  • Full-time- Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years of experience and a minimum aggregate of 50%. (45% in case of category I/SC/ST candidates of Karnataka).
  • Part time- Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree, must’ve worked for at least 3 years and acquired a minimum of 50% aggregate. (45% for SC/ST/Category I candidates)

Also Check Karnataka PGCET Reservation

Karnataka PGCET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Form

While filling Karnataka PGCET 2023 application forms, candidates must provide all personal information such as their name, gender, birth date, as well as exam center preferences and academic details.

  • Candidates must fill out Karnataka PGCET application form accurately in accordance with the requirements of their course.
  • Incorrect information or incomplete Karnataka PGCET application forms shall be rejected straightaway.
  • All candidates must also submit a scanned photograph, signature as well as a left-thumb imprint in the application form.

Steps to fill Karnataka PGCET application form

  1. Candidates are requested to navigate to the official website of Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam;
  2. Register by entering details such as name, email address, date of birth, contact number, details of parents, academic details such as marks etc.
  3. Post registration, an application number shall be generated and the candidate can login with the help of the User ID and password. The same shall be communicated with the help of email or SMS on the registered contact details;
  4. Candidates are required to fill in all the details mentioned in the application form and conclude the process by uploading the scanned photograph, signature and left thumb imprint;
  5. Lastly, candidates must download the E-challan and pay the application fees;
  6. Download the application form and affix the photograph and keep it for future reference

Download Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Fees

The application fee can be paid via challan deposit or candidates can also make the payment at the e-payment portal of nearby post offices.

Category Application fee
General, OBC INR 650
SC/ST/Category I INR 500
Karnataka PGCET Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for Karnataka PGCET 2023 has not been announced yet. However, candidates can go through the Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for the previous year to familiarize themselves with the topics.

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus for MBA is divided into 2 parts having 2 sections each-

  • Part A: Proficiency in English Language and General Knowledge
  • Part-B: Reasoning and General Intelligence and Quantitative Analysis

Given below are the course-wise links for Karnataka PGCET syllabus for M.Tech/ M.E/ M.Arch:

Courses Karnataka PGCET Syllabus
Chemical Engineering Click Here
Civil Engineering Click Here
Environmental Engineering Click Here
Mathematics and Computer Science Click Here
Architecture Click Here
Computer Science and Engineering Click Here
Textile Technology Click Here
Polymer Science and Technology Click Here
Mechanical Science Part A- Click Here, Part B- Click Here
Electrical Sciences Part A- Click Here, Part B- Click Here
Biotechnology Click Here
Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must know Karnataka PGCET exam pattern so as to know what to expect in the exam.

  • The question paper will be only available in English.
  • The examination shall be in pen and paper mode (offline at test centers).
  • The duration of the examination shall be 150 minutes for M.Tech/ M.E/ MCA and 120 minutes for MBA.
  • The total marks shall be 100.
  • The questions will be in the form of MCQs;
  • There shall be no negative evaluation for incorrect answers.

Check course-wise detailed Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET Preparation

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation

Being a competitive exam with a large number of applicants, candidates must develop a preparation strategy which caters to their strengths and weaknesses in order to be able to crack the exam. A few tips have been given below which one can incorporate in their timetable as well as daily preparation.

  • Candidates are advised to go through the entire exam pattern and syllabus prior to the examination to get an idea of the topics given more weightage as well the duration and type of questions asked in the examination.
  • Candidates are advised to draft a timetable, distributing their time among all the subjects so as to give equal attention to all the subjects and stick to the same.
  • Candidates are requested to read the newspaper on a daily basis. Develop the habit of reading the news and being up to date with their surroundings as the same will help them to be able to answer any question asked in the examination
  • Lastly, candidates must without fail practice previous years’ papers as well as take mocks as the same will enable them to judge themselves and focus on improvement if needed.

Karnataka PGCET 2023: Books for Preparation

Some of the most recommended books by experts and previous year’s toppers have been given below for your reference:

  • Karnataka PGCET ME/M.Tech Entrance Test by Chandresh Agarwal
  • General Knowledge 2022-2023 by Arihant Publications
  • M.Sc Mathematics Entrance Examination by Rashmi Gupta and Sura Singh
  • GATE and PGCET for Information Technology and Computer Science- 28 years topic wise Problems and Solutions
  • The Mega Yearbook by Disha Experts
  • Karnataka ME/M.Tech PGCET Mechanical Engineering by Chandresh Agarwal

Karnataka PGCET Previous Year Question Papers

One of the most important aspects of preparing for any competitive examination is to take mock tests and solve previous year question papers. This will help candidates to judge their strengths and weaknesses and also effectively manage their time.

Courses Download Karnataka PGCET Question Papers 2020
Architecture Download
Biotechnology Download
Civil Engineering Download
Chemical Engineering Download
Computer Science and Engineering Download
Environmental Engineering Download
Electrical Sciences Download
Textile Technology Download
Mechanical Science Download
Maths and Computer Science Download
Polymer Science and Technology Download

Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers

Courses Download Sample Papers
Architecture Download
Chemical Engineering Download
Computer Science and Engineering Download
Environmental Engineering Download
Electrical Sciences Part A- Download, Part B- Download
Textile Technology Download
Mechanical Science Part A- Download, Part B- Download
Polymer Science and Technology Download
Karnataka PGCET Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card will be released by the authorities for every registered candidate individually through online mode.

  • Candidates will be able to download Karnataka PGCET Admit Card from the 1st week of July. The admit card shall not be distributed separately to any candidate via post or the offline mode.
  • Candidates are requested to verify all the details on their admit card and incase of any discrepancy send in an application to the authorities to rectify the same.
  • The deadline for the verification of details and correction will tentatively be the 2nd week of July 2023.
Karnataka PGCET Result

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Result

  • Karnataka PGCET 2023 result is scheduled to be released in the month of August 2023.
  • Candidates need to login using their registration ID and password, navigate to the “results” tab and then enter the necessary details such as application number/date of birth etc. in order to view the results.
  • The candidate will be directed to the webpage displaying the results and they are advised to take a print out of the same for future references.

Read more Karnataka PGCET Result

Karnataka PGCET Cut off

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Cut off

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Cut-off is yet to be released. It is scheduled to be released post the conduct of the examination. The authorities will release the cut-off via online mode. The cut-off will be available in the PDF Format.

Karnataka PGCET Cut off will be decided based on the following factors:

  • Scheme of Marking
  • Reserved Categories
  • No. of vacant seats available
  • The level of difficulty of the examination
  • Previous years’ cut-off
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam

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Frequently Asked Questions

Karnataka PGCET 2023 FAQs

Ques: Will Karnataka PGCET 2023 be held in offline/online mode?

Ans: Karnataka PGCET 2023 is set to be held via the pen-paper mode, i.e. offline mode.

Ques: How many times is Karnataka PGCET conducted in a year?

Ans: The Karnataka PGCET Exam is conducted only once a year. The score obtained by the candidate will be considered valid only for the present year of admission.

Ques: Do I need to send the hard copy of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application form via post?

Ans: No, Karnataka PGCET 2023 application form is accepted via online mode. Thus, no hard copy of the application form sent via post will be accepted.

Ques: Can one submit the application form post the deadline with a late fee?

Ans: No, once the Karnataka Educational Authorities close Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application window, no other application forms will be accepted even with late fees.

Ques: Will there be a sectional time limit in Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam?

Ans: No, there will be no sectional time limit in Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam.

Ques: Will there be descriptive questions in Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam?

Ans: No, there shall be no descriptive questions in Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam. Only Multiple Choice Based questions will be asked.

Ques: How long does it take to complete Karnataka PGCET 2023 Syllabus?

Ans: In ideal circumstances, one year is considered adequate time for completion of the syllabus as well as revision. However, if one cannot devote a year for preparation owing to other commitments, then six months of continuous preparation including multiple mock tests would also suffice.

Ques: What is the marking scheme of Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam?

Ans:For every correct answer in Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam, candidates will be awarded one mark and no marks shall be deducted for incorrect or un-attempted answers.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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