Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019
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Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 - Karnataka Examinations Authority, better known as KEA conducts the state-level entrance examination, Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 for selecting candidates for regular/full-time MBA programme in Government and Private institutes located in Karnataka. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam will allow business schools to screen candidates to join their respective management programmes across Karnataka. PGCET MBA is conducted annually for candidates who aspire to study MBA in Karnataka state. Following the trend of the previous year, it can be stated that Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will be conducted in a single session tentatively in the month of July, 2019. Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA will be administered in a paper-pencil format, to be completed in two hours. Karnataka PGCET, the state-based MBA entrance exam comprises multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) and the total marks allotted is 100 with no negative marking. Careers360, in this article, projects all the relevant information pertaining to Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 which includes important dates, application form, admit card, eligibility criteria, result, cutoff among others details.

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Name of Examination

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Master of Business Administration

Popular As

Karnataka PGCET MBA

Exam Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination


Category of Examination

Post-Graduate Entrance Exam (PG Exam)

Exam Conducted


Number of candidates who appear in the exam every year

Around 35,000 approx.

Mode of Examination

Offline (Paper-Based Test)

Duration of Examination

120 minutes/ two hours

Number of Institutes that accept PGCET MBA scores

178 approx.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Important Dates 2019


Important Dates (Tentative)

Release of PGCET application form

Mid - May, 2019

Deadline to submit the completed online application form

June, 2019

Last date to pay application fee

June, 2019

Release of PGCET Hall Ticket/Admit Card

July, 2019


July, 2019

Provisional Answer Key 

July, 2019

PGCET MBA 2019 Result

August, 2019

Document verification and Counselling for Seat Selection

September, 2019

Mock Allotment Result Date

September, 2019

Final Allotment Result

October, 2019

Karnataka PGCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2019

Karnataka Examinations Authority prescribes the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 eligibility criteria. The following criteria of PGCET 2019 should be met before filling the application form-


  • Must obtain a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years from a recognised university

  • Candidate must obtain a minimum of 50 per cent across subjects in their graduation

  • For SC/ST & Category-I, a five per cent relaxation will be granted; i.e. the minimum score of 45 per cent marks across subjects must be obtained by the aspiring candidates belonging to the mentioned reserves categories.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Application Form 2019

The online application form for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will be made available in the official website (kea.kar.nic.in) from mid-May, 2019, and the last date of the application will be scheduled for the second week of June, 2019. The last date to pay the application fee will be similar to the last date of submitting the application form of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019. To fill the application form of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019, the following information should be provided by the prospective test taker - 

  • Applicant’s Personal Information

  • Academic Record

  • Contact Details

  • Others

Once the online application form is accurately filled, candidates need to keep ready a few related documents with them as a reference for further correspondence. Documents including print copies of the filled-in application form, evidence/receipt of fee payment and photocopies of photo ID should be uploaded during the course of the online application procedure.
Application Fee - General and OBC category candidates will have to pay Rs. 650 as application fee, while for SC/ST and Category-I candidates need to pay Rs. 500 as the application fee.

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 Application Fee*


Application Fee

General & OBC

Rs. 650

SC/ST/ Category- I

Rs. 500

*Subject to change

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2019

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) to be completed in two hours/120 minutes. The question paper of the entrance exam will have four options against each question and candidates need to mark single answer. The right response will be awarded one mark. The exam comprises four sections and each section is worth 25 marks, making the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 exam of 100 marks in total.

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 Exam Pattern


Marks Allotted

Part 1

Section A- Proficiency in English Language

25 Marks

Section B- Test of General knowledge

25 Marks

Part 2

Section C- Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

25 Marks

Section D- Quantitative Analysis

25 Marks

Total number of questions


Total Marks - 100

What is the marking scheme of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019?

The scoring pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 is simple and straight. Each correct response will be given 1 mark and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers/responses.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Hall Ticket 2019

The admit card/ hall ticket of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will be available for candidates who will successfully register for the state level entrance examination. The hall ticket will be released in the online mode around the first week of July 2019, and the download link will be active upto second week of July, 2019. Only the registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 by entering their application number and date of birth (DOB).

Karnataka PGCET MBA Answer Key 2019

The exam conducting authority, KEA will release two sets of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 answer key. The first answer key is called the provisional answer key where candidates can check the correct answers and match with their own responses. They can also file objections, if any, within a stipulated date with proper justification. 

How to file objection?

  • Candidates should send an email to [email protected]  

  • The email should be titled as PGCET-2019 - Objection - Subject Name, Version with attachment. 

  • While submitting the objections the subject, version code, question number and part 1 or 2 must be clearly mentioned. 

  • Candidates should remember that no objection without justification will be entertained by the officials.

The final answer key of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will be published along with the PGCET MBA 2019 result. Candidates will not be able to file any objections after the release of the final PGCET 2019 answer key.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Result 2019

The result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will be released by KEA tentatively in the month of August, 2019. The Karnataka PGCET 2019 MBA result will be available in the form of ranks. Candidates need to enter their ‘PGCET Number’ and click on the tab ‘Submit’, in order to check the Karnataka PGCET 2019 result. The merit list will be prepared based on which shortlisted candidates will be called for rounds of counselling/seat allotment. The Mock Allotment Result will be declared around the month of September, 2019.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Merit List 2019

Along with the result, KEA, the conducting body of PGCET MBA 2019 will release a merit list. The Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by test takers in the exam. The marks secured in the entrance/qualifying examination will be considered for further rounds of admission. So, candidates are advised to attend the PGCET MBA counselling only when they have met the PGCET MBA cutoff 2019. 

Karnataka PGCET MBA Cutoff 2019

The definition of cutoff of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 is the minimum marks candidates must secure to make it into the leading B-schools in Karnataka. KEA will release the Karnataka PGCET MBA cutoff for mock allotment. As of now, prospective test takers can check the cutoff rank of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018/2017 including Mock Allotment.

  • To Check First Round Allotment Cutoff rank 2018 - MBA - Click here

  • To Check Second Round Allotment Cutoff rank 2018 - MBA - Click here

  • To Check PGCET MBA 2017 Cutoff rank and Mock Allotment - Click here

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling/Seat Allotment 2019

The counselling for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019 will start around the second week of September, 2019. The counselling starts with the document verification process, followed by Option Entry where candidates are required to enter their choice of colleges and courses. Thereafter, based on the performance of test takers in the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019, the merit list will be prepared and published. After the declaration of the first round seat allotment result of the PGCET MBA 2019, candidates can check the seat allotment result by entering their PGCET number given to them. The same procedure continues in the second and third rounds as well. Candidates who will meet the required qualifying marks/scores will be allowed to participate in the counselling round of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2019. The counselling session will continue until October, 2019. KEA will release the seat matrix to the respective MBA programmes at PGCET 2019 participating institutes.

Communication Address:

Nodal Officer- Consortium for PGCET-2016,
Rani Channamma University, Vidya Sangama,
P B N H - 4,
Belagavi – 591156

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