PGCET (Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is meant for Students who plan to do post graduate professional courses in Karnataka. It is a state level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to MBA, MCA, ME, MTech and MArch. The successful candidates in the test can get admission in universities, post graduate colleges, university departments and government & private institutes located in Karnataka.
There are around 178 participating institutes who offer admission to qualified candidates of PGCET. GATE qualified candidates are given first preference for seats and are not required to write PGCET, but should fill in the application form.
Candidates having B.Arch from any institution recognized by the Government of Karnataka with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply for the test. SC/ST students from Karnataka need only 45% marks to qualify for the test.
The application can be done online through the KEA website. PGCET is a pen & paper test conducted in several cities across the state of Karnataka.