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Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)

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Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

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Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is a state level entrance exam conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to MBA, MCA, ME, MTech and MArch. PGCET is a pen & paper test and successful candidates can have admission to universities, post graduate colleges, university departments and government aided & private institutes located in Karnataka.

Candidates having a bachelor's degree with 50% marks are eligible to apply for the test. SC/ST students from Karnataka need only 45% marks to qualify. The application is done online through the KEA website. The exam is conducted in several cities across the state of Karnataka.

Name of Exam PGCET (Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)
For admission to MBA/MCA/ME/MTech/MArch
Level of exam State
Conducted by Karnataka Examinations Authority
Mode of Exam Offline, objective type, paper-pencil based
Mode of application Online
Medium of Exam English
Validity of score One academic year
Periodicity of exam Once a year
Number of chances Multiple times
Date of official notification / Starting of Registration *Third week of May
Date of Exam *July 14 & 15
Date of Result *Second/Third week of August
Eligibility Bachelor's degree with 50% marks, 45% for SC/ST (Reservation is only for Karnataka candidates)
3 years work experience (for part time MBA)
To claim government seats applicants should be Indian citizens having domicile certificate of Karnataka
Fee General- INR 650
SC/ST candidates- INR 500
Reservation available for Karnataka candidates only
Duration of exam 2 hours
Exam pattern
  • Proficiency in English Language
  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning & General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Analysis
Website / helpline https://www.kea.kar.nic.in / 080-23460460
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