Karnataka PGCET 2018: Counselling, Admission & Selection Procedure

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Karnataka PGCET 2018 Option Entry for 2nd round has been started on 1st October 2018. It is conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) This is a University that offers courses like degree, diploma and certificate programs at M.Tech. The programs offered at Karnataka PGCET University include Masters in Engineering.

Karnataka PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) conducts Karnataka PGCET Entrance examination. This examination will be conducted in the First week of July. n this article, we are providing detailed information about Karnataka PGCET 2018.

The Karnataka PGCET Entrance exam is conducted in online mode. The Karnataka PGCET is conducted in the first week of July for the admission to postgraduate engineering and technology courses. The Karnataka PGCET result and all the other events like slot booking and all are available in the month of July.

Applicants can also apply in the Karnataka PGCET by using their score of GATE also. GATE score is applicable for the admission in Karnataka PGCET.

Admit card can be downloaded for Karnataka PGCET only after the complete process of slot booking of Karnataka PGCET. The admit is obtained by entering the application number and date of birth.

The dates are updated by the Karnataka PGCET authorities and above dates provided for Karnataka PGCET are tentative and therefore applicants are requested to check the dates online on the official website of the Karnataka PGCET.In this article, we are providing detailed information about Karnataka PGCET 2018.

Applicants, who are interested in appearing for Karnataka PGCET, can check complete details about the exam including eligibility criteria, application procedure, exam centers, syllabus, important dates, etc. in this article below.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Notifications –  Option Entry (2nd Round) Started

New Karnataka PGCET 2018 Option Entry for the 2nd round has been started on 1st October 2018. Check here for counselling details.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Real Seat Allotment Result for first round has been declared on 25th September 2018. Check here for counselling details.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Counselling (Document verification) for other categories has been started from 10th September 2018 via offline mode. Check here for counseling details.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Result and Final Answer Keys has been released now. Click here to view result & answer key.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Provisional Answer Keys has been released now. Candidates can submit their objections on or before 22nd July 2018. Click here to view answer keys.

 Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Instructions & Bell Timings have been released now. 

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 Check details about Karnataka PGCET 2019 including notification, application, dates, eligibility, pattern, etc. 

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Time Table has been released now. It will be conducted on 14th & 15th July 2018. Click here to view exam time table.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Admit Card is releasing soon. Check here for admit card details.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form Last Date has been extended till 10th June 2018. Check here for application details.

Karnataka PGCET Important Dates 2018

The important dates are those dates in which the important events happen which are related to Karnataka PGCET.

The table for important dates are mentioned below:

Events Dates
Application Form Availability Date 19th May 2018
Last Date for Form Filling 10th June 2018 (5:00 PM)
Last date to pay the fees in the bank June 2018
Admit Card Releasing Date 5th July 2018
Date of Exam 14th & 15th July 2018
Answer key release 19th July 2018
Last date to submit objection 22nd July 2018
Result Declaration Date 19th August 2018
Counselling Start Date 7th September 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Answer Key

The final answer key 2018 has been published on August 19, 2018. Candidates can consult them through the online mode. Students may also submit their objection to the response key until August 22, 2018. When submitting objections, the subject, the version code, the question number and part 1 or 2 must be mentioned.

Karnataka PGCET Result 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 result for postgraduate engineering programs. The result will be announced in the month of July. The PGCET result 2018 has been declared on  19th August 2018. To access the result, the applicant will have to enter their admit card number and registered date of birth.

After the Karnataka PGCET result, a Merit list will be prepared on the basis of this Karnataka PGCET result.

The result of Karnataka PGCET will be prepared purely on the basis of marks obtained in the Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam. Karnataka PGCET result will be the basis for admission to the University.

There will be two merit list prepared one for those who appeared for GATE and another for those students who have not appeared for GATE. According to these merit lists, the further admission processes are done.

Applicants should download the result and should preserve the score till the admission procedure is complete.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form

The Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form is available only in online mode. Applicants can fill the form the third week of May. All the applicants are required to fill the form in order to appear for Karnataka PGCET.

When the applicant is filling the application form, details regarding the applicant’s personal, academic, contact information and more had to be submitted. GATE qualified candidates were required to fill the GATE details. The application form has been issued from 19th May 2018 till 10th June 2018.

Applicants had to also upload their photograph, signature and left thumb impression while filling the application form. Also, applicants have to do a proper review of the application form before signing the declaration and submitting the complete form.

Online application form, fill the form from the official website of the Karnataka PGCET. The official website has a link to the application form. The candidate has to go that link and further fill the details asked in the application form. A print out should be taken out of the application form after the form is completely filled.

Once the application form is filled no changes are allowed to be made in the form. The online form will be considered completely filled if the application fees is paid.

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka PGCET 2018

There are certain rules or conditions set by the official authority of the Karnataka PGCET which an applicant needs to satisfy to appear for the Karnataka PGCET. The applicants can look for all the eligibility criteria one needs to satisfy and should contain all the documents proving that applicants satisfying those criteria.

Here are some of the criteria which an applicant should satisfy:

  • Academic Qualifications: The applicants should have qualified B.Tech from an institute recognized by the state of Karnataka.
  • Marks Requirement: In their qualifying examination, the general category applicants should have secured an aggregate of 50% marks whereas the reserved category applicants should have scored 45%.
  • Domicile: Should be residents of Karnataka or the parents of the applicants should have resided in the state for at least seven years. The applicants should have also studied at least seven years in one or more Government or Government recognized institutions of the state commencing from 1st standard to the qualifying examination either continuously or in the broken period.

Karnataka PGCET Hall Ticket 2018

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  • Candidates can avail the admit card through online mode from our website or KEA website.
  • Karnataka PGCET Admit card has been announced from 5th July 2018.
  • The admit card contain candidate & exam details such as name of the candidate, exam center address, date & time of exam, category, gender, etc.
  • Candidates must preserve their admit card till the admission process not over.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET is held offline entrance examination that is the exam is based on the concept of pen and paper.

The time duration to solve the exam paper will be 150 minutes for the complete Karnataka PGCET.

The Exam will be multiple choice question examination.

The total number of questions will be 75. There will be 2 sections and 1 mark will be allotted to each MCQ type questions of the first section whereas 2 marks are allotted to MCQ type question of the second section.




1 Duration 150 Minutes
2 Mode of Examination Offline. Pen and Paper Based
3 Sections The question paper will be divided into two sections.
4 Parts Part A: For courses offered by VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE University.

Part B: For courses offered by Kuvempa and Mysore University.

5 Type of Questions Objective. Multiple Choice Questions
6 Number of Questions 75 Questions
7 Marking Scheme 1 mark for 50 MCQs and 2 marks will be allotted for 25 MCQs. Total marks are 100.
8 Negative Marking There is no negative marking

NOTE: The Karnataka PGCET has no negative marking.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Counselling has been Started from 7th September 2018. The applicants scored marks, which are above the cutoff, are eligible for the admission procedure in the Karnataka PGCET. The student who got the result and is selected will be now called by the Karnataka PGCET University for the further counseling process.

The schedule for counseling will be announced by the Karnataka PGCET official website since the schedule is made by the official authority.

At the time of counseling, the applicants will require carrying all the necessary documents with themselves. The candidates should carry the documents for the verification purpose.

The counseling process will be held in the month of August 2018. The applicants should carry the original as well as photocopies of all the documents. All the applicants who are done with documents verification are given a verification slip and a unique keyword. The applicants will have to log in with their application number and unique keyword to fill their choice preferences. Selection of courses will be done by the applicants only. The course will be allotted according to the rank of the applicant in the merit list.

Firstly, there will be a mock allotment, which will give an applicant the idea about the course allotment process. Finally, those candidates who satisfy all the criteria will get selected for their preferred course.

Those candidates who have qualified GATE will be given more preference over the applicants who have not.  After the successful allotment of seats, the applicants will have to report to their allotted institute for admission confirmation and payment of fees.

At the time of counseling, those applicants who want to take the admission into Karnataka PGCET should be present in the center where they have been called. If for any reason the applicant fails to be present on the called center the seat of the candidate will be allotted to another aspiring candidate.

The list of Documents is provided below:

  • Karnataka PGCET Application Form 2018
  • Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2018
  • Applicant’s copy of the e-challan
  • 10th and 12th standard mark sheets
  • Mark sheet for all semesters of the qualifying degree
  • Degree certificate/Provisional certificate
  • Study certificate (only for Karnataka applicants)
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • GATE 2018 scorecard (if applicable)
  • Category certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile certificate (if applicable)

Exam Centers for Karnataka PGCET

There is different centers where the Karnataka PGCET will be conducted. There are 12 cities in which the Karnataka PGCET examination is conducted. The list of all the cities is mentioned below:


Exam Centres of Karnataka PGCET 2017

1 Bagalkot
2 Belgaum
3 Bellary
4 Bijapur
5 Dharwad
6 Gulbarga
7 Mangalore
8 Shimoga
9 Tumkar
10 Bangalore
11 Davangere
12 Mysore

NOTE: The applicants can choose the city of their preference as the center of Karnataka PGCET.

Karnataka PGCET Application fees

There is different charges applied to all of the different entrance exams. Karnataka PGCET exam is one of them and requires application fees to be paid.

The application fees should be paid by e-challan which is generated if the applicant wants to pay the fees offline. The print out of the challan had to be taken and the payment of the application fees had to be done at any branch of State Bank of Mysore.

If the applicant wishes to pay the application fees online then, the applicant can also pay it online via net banking/credit card/debit card was also accepted.

Application fees for candidate appearing for Karnataka PGCET are mentioned in the below table:


Category of Karnataka PGCET 2017 Applicants 

Application Fees (in Rs.)

1 General Category Rs.650
2 Reserved Category Rs.500

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Sampige Road, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore – 560 012


Karnataka PGCET briefs are provided below as to provide you with the summary of the entrance examination and its some of the important features.

  • Exam Name: Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2018
  • Commonly Called: Karnataka PGCET 2018
  • Conducting Body: Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
  • Courses Offered: M. Tech
  • Duration of Course: 2 Years

Courses Offered Under Karnataka PGCET 2017


The following courses are offered by the participating institutes under Karnataka PGCET 2017. The courses are divided into two parts:

Part A – These are the courses which are offered by the institutes affiliated with VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities.

Part B – Courses offered by Kuvempu and Mysore University

Part A Courses


Courses Offered Under Karnataka PGCET 2017

1 Civil Engineering
2 Computer Science Engineering
3 Chemical Engineering
4 Environmental Engineering
5 Textile Technology
6 Mechanical Sciences
7 Electrical Sciences
8 Polymer Science
9 Architecture
10 Bio-Technology

Part B Courses


Courses Offered Under Karnataka PGCET 2017

1 Mathematics and Computer Science
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  1. Rakesh MB says:

    About the Hyderabad-karnataka reservation quota where can I find the RD number. Please look after it and respond me.

  2. Supriya says:

    Can we submit the old Study certificates or we need new one???

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