Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 - Karnataka Examinations Authority conducts the state-based entrance examination, Karnataka PGCET MBA for the purpose of determining the eligibility of candidates to get admissions to full-time MBA programme in Government and Private institutes in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 exam allows business schools to screen candidates to MBA programme across Karnataka. PGCET MBA is conducted once in a year for test takers who aspire to study MBA anywhere in the state. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, July 15, 2018, between 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM. The admit card/hall ticket of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 is expected to be released in the last week of June, 2018. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 will be administered in a paper-pencil format, which has to be completed in two hours duration. The state-based MBA entrance exam comprises multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) for 100 marks. In this article, candidates will get to know all about the Karnataka PGCET MBA important dates, application form, admit card, eligibility criteria and result among others details.
Fast Facts of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018
Exam Name - Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Master of Business Administration
Commonly Known as – Karnataka PGCET MBA
Exam Type- State
Exam Category- PG Exam
Conducting Institute - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)
The table presented below brings to you the important dates related to Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018. All candidates should be aware of the dates related to the Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam so that they do not skip the deadlines.
Karnataka PGCET MBA Important Dates 2018
The application commenced from
May 19, 2018, at 8 PM
Last date to submit completed online application form
June 10, 2018, at 8 PM (Extended)
Last date to pay application fee
June 10, 2018 (Bank Time)
Download of Hall Tickets/Admit Cards
PGCET MBA 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Announcement of the Answer Key
Second week of July, 2018 (Tentative)
Declaration of PGCET MBA 2018 result
Third week of August, 2018 (Tentative)
Document verification and Counselling for Seat Selection
Last week of August- First week of September, 2018
Mock Allotment Result Date
Second week of September, 2018
Cutoff Release Date
Second week of September, 2018
The hall ticket of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 will be available for candidates who will have successfully registered for the state level entrance exam. The hall ticket will be available around the last week of June, 2018 and the registered candidates will be able to download the admit cards or hall tickets of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 by entering the respective application number and Date of Birth (DOB).
The exam pattern of Karnataka MBA PGCET 2018 comprises of MCQs to be completed in the two hours’ duration. The question paper of the entrance exam will have four different versions. And each question will come with four options to choose from. The right response will be awarded one mark. The exam comprises of four sections and each section is worth 25 marks, making the entire Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 of 100 marks.
Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Exam Pattern
Section A- Proficiency in English Language
Section B- Test of General knowledge
Section C- Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence
Section D- Quantitative Analysis
What is the marking scheme of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018?
The marking scheme of PGCET MBA 2018 is pretty simple and straight. Each correct response will be awarded 1 mark. The best part of the entrance exam is that there is no negative marking scheme for incorrect answers.
The provisional answer key of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 will be available in the second week of July. Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) releases the answer key of the MBA entrance exam and after viewing the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 answer key- candidates/ parents/ lecturers could file their objections on or before the third week of July. However, before doing that they have to justify their objection to relevant evidence and documents. Objections without any justification will not be entertained by the officials.
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), the conducting body, will declare the result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 around the third week of August. The Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 result will be made available in the form of ranks. Once the results are declared by the official authorities, a merit list will be prepared based on which selected candidates will be called for the next round of counselling/ seat allotment. The Mock Allotment Result will be declared in September, 2018 tentatively.
Karnataka PGCET MBA Cutoff 2018
The cutoff of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 is the minimum marks candidates must obtain to make it into the leading B-schools. KEA will release the Karnataka PGCET MBA cutoff for mock allotment. Below candidates can check the cutoff rank of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2017/2016.
To Check PGCET MBA 2017 Cutoff Rank - Click here
To Check First Round Allotment Cutoff rank 2016 - MBA - Click here
To Check Second Round Allotment Cutoff rank 2016 - MBA - Click here
Karnataka PGCET MBA Merit List 2018
KEA the conducting body of PGCET MBA 2018 will release a merit list along with the result. The Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 merit list is prepared on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the exam. The marks obtained in the qualifying/entrance exam is considered only for eligibility. Therefore, candidates are advised to attend the PGCET MBA counselling only when they have met the score requirement/cutoff score.
After the declaration of the first round seat allotment result of the PGCET MBA 2018, candidates can check the seat allotment result by entering their PGCET number. The counselling for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 will be held in the last week of August, 2018. Based on the performance of candidates in the Karnataka PGECT MBA 2018, the merit list will be prepared and published. Candidates who meet the required qualifying marks/scores will be allowed to participate in the counselling round. The counselling session will continue until September, 2018. The conducting authority will be releasing the seat matrix to MBA programme at various institutes.
KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) decides the eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018. The criteria are as mentioned below:
A bachelor’s degree of minimum three years from a recognised university
Candidate must obtain a minimum of 50 percent across subjects
For SC/ST & Category-I, a five percent relaxation is granted; i.e. the minimum score of 45 percent marks across subjects must be secured by the candidates belonging to this category.
Firstly, all aspiring test takers should ensure their eligibility to appear for the test. The online application form for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 was made available from May 19, 2018 (8 PM) and the last date of the application had been extended till Sunday, June 10, 2018 (8 PM). The last date to pay the application fee was similar to the last date of submitting the application form of Karnataka PGCET MBA. While filling the application form of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018, the following information should be provided by the candidate:
Applicant’s Personal Information
Once the online application form was duly filled, candidates had to retain a few documents with them as a reference for future. Documents such as printouts of the filled-in application form, evidence of fee payment and copies of photo ID should have been uploaded during the course of the online application procedure.
Application Fee - Candidates from General and OBC category, the application fee was Rs. 650, while for SC/ST and Category-I, the application fee was Rs. 500.
Karnataka PGCET MBA Application fee
General & OBC
SC/ST/ Category- I
Nodal Officer- Consortium for PGCET-2016,
Rani Channamma University, Vidya Sangama,
P B N H - 4,
Belagavi – 591156