Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka state and All India candidates can appear in PGCET 2021 Karnataka entrance exam. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2021 exam for admission 2021 in MBA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.

Karnataka​ PGCET Exam Date & Schedule
The likely Karnataka PGCET Exam Date is November 21, 2021. The revised PGCET Notification dated September 21, 2021 contains the PGCET important dates regarding the revised PGCET exam registration date, likely exam date, eligibility criteria, test pattern among others.

The entire schedule for Karnataka PGCET date and other activities is given below. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam.  PGCET is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.

Below are shared the Karnataka PGCET Important Dates: (All dates are Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Entrance Exam ActivityKarnataka PGCET Dates
Revised Exam Notification DateSeptember 21, 2021    
Exam Registration Re-open dateSeptember 27, 2021
Last date to Apply for PGCET 2021October 3, 2021 upto 6.30PM
Karnataka PGCET Application feeRs.650/-
Last date to pay PGCET fees in the BankOctober 5, 2021 in Banking hours
Karnataka PGCET Admit Card (Hall ticket) down load start dateNovember, 2021 first week, 4 PM onwards
Last Date for Karnataka PGCET Admit Card DownloadNovember 21, 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam DateNovember 21, 2021 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Declaration of PGCET Answer Key 2021November 26, 2021
Declaration of PGCET 2021 ResultsDecember 10, 2021
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2021 Counselling startsDecember 15, 2021
Last date for PGCET counsellingDecember 30, 2021
Last Date for Reporting to allotted MBA CollegeJanuary 5, 2022


MBA admission through Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka is available to Government seats as well as for management quota seats.

How to Apply for PGCET 2021
Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process is only “Online”. Online submission of Application Form may be made by login at KEA PGCET Website. There is no offline facility to fill the application form for PGCET now.

General category candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- towards PGCET registration and application fee.

3 Key Points to Note before Applying For Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam 2021

  1. Scanned images of latest Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in JPG format only are required for uploading as part of submission of online application to be eligible to appear on Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date
  2. Before entering the MBA PGCET 2021 application form online, the candidates should download the blank application form and take two or three photocopies of the same and practice on them to avoid mistakes
  3. After submitting the duly completed PGCET 2021 Karnataka registration and application form with requisite fee payment, you should retain the following documents with you as reference for future correspondence. (i) 3 printouts of the finally submitted online Application. (ii) Proof of fee paid (iii) 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that was scanned and uploaded on the Karnataka PGCET Online Application. Read More

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Exam Pattern
Karnataka PGCET exam for MBA admission 2021 will have 100 questions in MCQ format divided in 4 sections as under:

PGCET 2021 Section NameNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Proficiency in English Language2525
General Knowledge 2525
Reasoning and General Intelligence2525
Quantitative Analysis2525


MBA colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2021 Score
Karnataka PGCET 2021 MBA exam is the Karnataka State MBA entrance test for admission to top MBA colleges and universities of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. On the basis of PGCET 2021, MBA admission for the 2021-23 batch will be offered by numerous MBA colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU University.

Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2021
MBA PGCET exam syllabus is divided into four sections namely Proficiency in English Language; General Knowledge; Reasoning and General Intelligence; Quantitative Analysis. The Karnataka MBA PGCET 2021 exam covers all the important topics related to each section. The PGCET exam difficulty level is moderate and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer

Key Sectional Highlights of Syllabus for PGCET Exam 2021 are:

Section-1: Proficiency in English Language& Type of questions 

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Sectional Weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with No penalty for wrong answer

Section-2: General Knowledge  

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Sectional weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile Calculation: 25%
  • Past trend of topics in Syllabus reveal that the Questions are formed on Film Awards, taxation & duties, Indian constitution, Who’s who, States of India, Sports, Recent events

Section-3: Reasoning
Questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.

  • Weightage of Reasoning Syllabus questions in PGCET exam: 25%
  • Weightage of Reasoning Section in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Total Reasoning questions in PGCET syllabus for exam: 25
  • Type of Questions: MCQs

Section-4: Quantitative Analysis 

  • Number of Questions: 25.
  • Sectional weightage in MBA PGCET exam: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend in PGCET exam shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic
  • Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership. Read More

Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria
A candidate who has passed Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for PGCET 2021 exam.

The Karnataka state candidates as well All India candidates can appear on the KEA PGCET 2021 exam date to explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with PGCET 2021 scores.

The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2021 will be conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility/merit, for admission of Karnataka and non-Karnataka candidates to 1st year / 1st semester full time / part time MBA as well as MCA / M.E. / M. Tech. / M. Arch courses and for admission to 2nd year Lateral Entry to MCA Course in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka.

Admissions to the MBA programme beginning 2021 for Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Master of Business Administration and Master of Computer Application Courses Rules, 2005.

As per the letter from VTU, Belgaum dated 11-08-2016, the qualifying examination (degree) obtained through distance mode would be considered for admission to MBA/MCA courses, provided the awarding University has approval from Distance Education Council (IGNOU), New Delhi.

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