Karnataka PGCET 2018 – Karnataka PGCET is a Common Entrance Examination which is fully designated as Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. The Karnataka PGCET for the session 2018 will tentatively be organised in the 01st week of July 2018. All things considered, such as number of applicants, candidates qualifying, minimum marks requirement etc., individuals will be admitted to 1st year / 1st semester full time / part time MBA / MCA / M.E. / M. Tech. / M. Arch courses and to 2nd year of Lateral Entry to MCA Course in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka. The responsibility of conducting this state level exam is of KEA- Karnataka Examination Authority.

Given these points, KEA will issue an official notification in the first place briefing candidates through a brochure. This Karnataka PGCET 2018 Information Bulletin will attempt to summarise the events in few words possible. Candidates will be able to gather information about important dates, application form start, the medium of form acceptance, essential documentary proofs required to complete the form. Admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result, counselling. So to wind it up in short, you will find out every little detail you would need in the long run.

Karnataka PGCET 2018

The table below is meant to give you an overall pool of PGCET 2018 events planned for 2018. However, these dates have been compiled using information gained from past year sources plus the journals.

Event Dates (Expected)
Online Application may begin in 03rd week of May 2018
Last date of online application submission may come around somewhere in 01st week of June 2018
Last date to pay the fees in the bank can be 01st week of June 2018
Admit card issue date is likely to be 03rd week of June 2018
Entrance examination may be held in 01st week of July 2018
Answer key might be published in 03rd week of July 2018
Result declaration can be organised in 03rd week of August 2018

Tentative dates for the Online application form start is 03rd week of May 2017. You shall undergo multiple stages of form filling including uploading digitised documents, and paying the fees. The candidates will need to perform these activities before the last date i.e. 01st week of June 2018. As per last year, aspirants from General category were required to pay Rs. 650/- and SC / ST category applicants paid the sum of Rs.500/-.

Courses offered

Last time, the PGCET exam was held in 2017. At that point of time, the brochure generally spoke of courses offered in the following manner:-

It suggested that the courses distributed by Authority are categorised in Types A & B

  • While Type- A had course like- Civil Engineering,  Chemical Engineering,Textile Technology, Electrical Science, Architecture, Computer Science Engineering, Mechanical Science, Environmental Engineering, Polymer Science and Biotechnology
  • Type- B had courses in Mathematics and Computer Science

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka PGCET 2018

As has been noticed, the PGCET 2018 exam is meant for admissions to Postgraduate degree award, therefore, the candidates would be admitted carefully in light of verification of their suitability for the course. Candidates must note the following guidelines for their future guidance. These shall be applicable in 2018. Unless you satisfy these criterias, you may not be allowed to participate in the Karnataka PGCET 2018 Examination.

Course Type Eligibility
MBA Full Time 3 years undergraduate degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in Qualifying Examination and 45% for SC/ST and Category- I taken together in all the subjects including languages
Part Time 3 years undergraduate degree with an aggregate of 50% marks in Qualifying Examination and 45% for SC/ST and Category- I taken together in all the subjects including languages AND

Work experience of at least 3 years as on 31 July 2018 and must be currently employed in an organization situated within 40 km of radial distance from the institution in which the candidate seeks admission.

For MCA No part time A bachelor degree with at least 50% (45% for SC/ST and Category-I ) with Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science/Computer Applications/Computer Programming/Business Mathematics/Business Statistics as one of the optional subjects.
Lateral Entry to 2nd year MCA. A 3 years undergraduate degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST & Category-I) in BCA, B.Sc (I.T. / Computer Science) with Mathematics at 12th level or at Graduate Level
For M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch – Course Full Time valid GATE score with an aggregate minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST & Category-I)
Part Time
  • Candidate must have passed prescribed qualifying examination with an aggregate minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST & Category-I)
  • Work experience of at least 3 years as on 31 July 2018 and must be currently employed in an organization situated within 40 km of radial distance from the institution in which the candidate seeks admission.
  • NOC duly signed by the competent authority.

Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application form Procedure

With reference to last year’s application procedure, it can be said that the Karnataka PGCET 2018 application form will be acceptable in Online mode. Candidates would have to visit the official website at Kea.kar.nic.in and look for title PGCET 2018 Application Form. Then provide basic details, students information, educational details, contact details, declaration etc. In order to complete the application form, upload scanned images of your recently taken Photograph and Signature taken on a plain sheet of paper in your own handwriting in a specified format. Application link will be activated in or around 03rd week of May 2018.

The detailed information for the application form filling can be availed from the Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form Link. You may take help from this previous year link to see the sample application form so that any confusion can be eliminated Karnataka PGCET 2018 Application Form Sample The candidates are strongly advised to take 2-3 prints of the application form and practice before they begin to apply. Applicants will then proceed to pay the application charges as mentioned category wise.

PGCET 2018 Expected Application Fees

As indicated above in the introduction section, we talked about the amount that candidates were required to pay as per last year. Since, PGCET 2018 of Karnataka state has not been updated, you may take a glance at the category based amount once more.

  • General/OBC of Karnataka- Rs. 650/-
  • SC / ST of Karnataka- Rs.500/-

Expected Exam pattern for Karnataka PGCET 2018

A) For MBA -The PGCET for MBA as per last year was held in one session. The paper in 2017 was of total 100 marks with 150 minutes duration. Questions were objective in type. Out of 4 options, only 1 answer carrying 1 mark was correct.

B) For MCA- paper was held in one session. The question paper had 80 questions for a total of 100 marks with 150 minutes duration. There were MCQ type questions. The paper was divided in 2 parts

  • Part A- had 60 questions of 1 mark each.
  • Pat B- had 20 questions carrying 2 marks each.

C) Exam pattern for courses offered by Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research in Mathematics and Computer Science of Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore

(i) Department of Postgraduate Studies and Research offers courses only in Mathematics and Computer Science of Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore

  • Total questions- 75
  • 50 x 1=50
  • 25 x 2= 50
  • Type of questions- MCQs
  • Total marks- 100

D) For programmes offered in VTU / UBDTCE and UVCE

(i) Exam Pattern For M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch programs of VTU / UBDTCE and UVCE which offers Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Textile Engineering, Polymer Science, Architecture and Biotechnology

  • Total questions- 75
  • 50 x 1=50
  • 25 x 2= 50
  • Type of questions- MCQs
  • Total marks- 100

(ii) For Electrical Science/ Mechanical Science program in VTU / UBDTCE and UVCE

This part gets further divided in 2 parts. Type A and Type B

VTU / UBDTCE and UVCE offers specialisation in

Electrical Science Mechanical Science
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (E & E))
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (E & C)
  • Telecommunication Engineering (TC)
  • Instrumentation Technology (IT)
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Medical Electronics (ME)
  • Allied branches of Electrical Science (ABE
  • Mechanical Engineering (MC)
  • Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
  • Industrial and Engineering Management (IEM)
  • Automobile Engineering (AE)
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Allied Branches of Mechanical Science (ABM)

Type A- is common to all branches in Electrical and Mechanical Science carrying the following exam pattern while Part B is specific to your course

Course Type A Type B
Total questions 45 questions

30 questions x 1mark= 30 marks

15 questions x 2 mark= 30 marks

30 questions

20 questions x 1 mark= 20 marks

10 questions x 2 marks= 20 marks

Format Pen & paper based
Total marks 60 40
Type Multiple choice questions

PGCET 2018 Syllabus

For MBA

  • Proficiency in English Language
  • General Knowledge : (Section – B)
  • Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence (Section – C)
  • Quantitative Analysis (Section – D)

For MCA

  • Mathematics
  • Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning
  • General English
  • Computer Awareness

Karnataka PGCET Hall ticket

PGCET 2018 Admit card/ Hall Ticket will be issued one week before the exam. As per the last year schedule, you may expect the Karnataka PGCET Hall ticket in 03rd week of June 2018. On the occasion of PGCET admit card availability, applicants will need to reach the official website at kea.kar.nic.in Using the link, reach the login page and enter “User ID and Password”. Keep the PGCET 2018 Admit Card with you at all times. Download, check, print and carry the hall ticket to the exam centre. In addition to these steps, bring a blue/black ball point pen only for marking the OMR sheet.

Result

The PGCET 2018 Result will be uploaded on the official website at kea.kar.nic.in PGCET Result would be accessible by 03rd week of August 2018. To check status, you may have to enter your PGCET 2018 number whenever the results are announced. Minimum percentage required to be declared qualified can be 50% minimum marks taken together in all the subjects and 45% for SC, ST and Category-I.

Merit list

The merit list will be prepared separately for each course such as MBA, MCA, ME / M.Tech / M.Arch solely on the basis of the marks obtained in the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test. The marks will be calculated irrespective of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Qualifying marks in qualifying examination is a part of eligibility criteria only not selection process.

Counselling

The counselling will be done online. The admission will be granted as per order in merit list. Attending counseling will be mandatory. Last year, there were 3 rounds of seat allotment. Seats are revised until such time by which seats are completely filled. KEA revises the Seat matrix and uploads on the website. Mere featuring in merit list or obtaining a a rank does not confirm any admission. Candidates shall bring all of their documents for verification.

Documents required at time of counselling

  • Study certificate for GM, SC, ST Category – I and OBC candidates
  • caste / income certificate for SC/ST issued by the Tahasildar
  • Secondary School Leaving Certificate/10th standard statement of marks
  • Pre-University Education Certificate/ 12th standard Marksheet
  • Qualifying Examination Marksheet
  • a certificate for either of the parent having studied for at least 7 years in Karnataka

Insofar, details of Karnataka PGCET 2018 have not been announced. Information given on this page is as per last year brochure and only for reference. As soon as Karnataka Examination Authority releases Karnataka PGCET 2018 brochure, details will be updated here.

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