Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test MBA 2020 in paper-based mode/ offline mode. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 is expected to be held in the third week of July 2020. Karnataka PGCET MBA is a state level examination conducted for admission to the MBA program of Government and private B-schools situated in Karnataka. Candidates who aspire to appear for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 they must fulfill the eligibility criteria to fill the registration form. Application form for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 will be available in online mode tentatively from last week of May 2020 till second week of June 2020. As the application process will conclude candidates will be able to download the admit card for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020. The admit card is a must-have document on the day of examination without which candidate will not be permitted to write Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, exam pattern, result and so forth.

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Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 - Overview



Name of Examination

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Master of Business Administration

Also known as

Karnataka PGCET MBA

Name of Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination


Category of Examination

Post-Graduate Entrance Exam



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 (2 hours)

Number of Institutes that accept PGCET MBA scores

178 approx.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Important Dates 2020

The important dates of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 mention the dates pertaining to registration start and end date, admit card, exam and result date. The dates mentioned in the table below are tentative and are subjected to changes as and when authorities will release it.

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Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 Important Events



Karnataka PGCET MBA registration start date

Last week of May 2020

Last date to fill the application form

Second week of June 2020

Application fee last date

Last week of June 2020

Availability of admit card

Second week of July 2020

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

Third week of July 2020

Karnataka PGCET MBA answer key 2020

First week of August 2020

Dates to raise objection

First week - second week of August 2020

Karnataka PGCET MBA result 2020

Fourth week of August 2020

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Karnataka PGCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2020

As per the eligibility criteria of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Students must have completed graduation with a minimum period of three years.
  • Aspirant must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in graduation.
  • Five percent of relaxation will be given to the reserved categories, i.e, reserved category students must score a minimum of 45% arks in the qualifying examination.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Application Form 2020

Authorities will release the application form for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 tentatively in the last week of May 2020. Candidates will be able to fill the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 application form in online mode till the second week of June 2020. Students can refer the steps mentioned below to fill the Karnataka PGCET MBA application form 2020:

Step 1 - Click on the link that will be provided - Click Here

Step 2 - Register if new user

Step 3 - Login credentials will be created

Step 4 - Enter the login credentials

Step 5 - Screen will display the application form

Step 6 - Fill the application form as prescribed, by entering the following details:

  • Personal information

  • Academic details

  • Contact details

Step 7 - Upload the required documents

Step 8 - Pay the application fee

Step 9 - Download the confirmation page for future references.

Application Fee Details


Application Fee

General & OBC

Rs. 650

SC/ST/Category - I

Rs. 500

Karnataka PGCET MBA Admit Card 2020

Candidates who will register successfully along with the payment of application fee, will be able to download the admit card for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 tentatively from second week of July 2020. Aspirants can download the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 admit card by entering their login credentials which were created at the time of registration. The link to download the Karnataka PGCET MBA admit card 2020 will be active until the day of examination. After downloading the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 admit card, candidates must check for the details mentioned on the hall ticket. In case of any discrepancy, students must inform the officials of exam.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020

As per the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020, the question will consist of multiple-choice questions. Karnataka PGCET MBA 220 exam pattern will be divided into four sections. Refer the table below to know the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2020:

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 Exam Pattern


Marks Allotted

Part 1

Section A - Proficiency in English Language


Section B - Test of General knowledge


Part 2

Section C - Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence


Section D - Quantitative Analysis




Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, candidate will be given one mark.
  • For every unattempted question or incorrect answer, there will be no negative marking.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Syllabus 2020

Authorities will prescribe the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 syllabus. However based on previous year syllabus, students can know the topics that are likely to be covered under Karnataka PGCET 2020:

Syllabus of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

Proficiency in English Language

Test of General knowledge

Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

Quantitative Analysis


Global environment



One word substitution

Indian Business Environment




Cultural Events

Verbal ability

Data analysis and interpretation

Idioms and phrases

Social Events

Related aspects

Related quantitative aspects




Pair expressing relationships



Sentence correction

Historical events

Analytical ability

Famous books in English Literature

Political events


Current affairs

Personalities and achievements



Science and Technology

Karnataka PGCET MBA Answer Key 2020

KEA, the conducting body will release the provisional answer key of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 soon after the exam concludes. The provisional answer key will mention the responses to the questions that will appear in Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020. Through the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 answer key, candidates can verify their responses. However, if the candidate wants to raise objection to any answer provided, they can do so by following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1 - Click on the link provided - (Link will be active as soon as authority activates it)

Step 2 - Enter the login credentials

Step 3 - Upload the documents in support of the objection

Note - Objections without justification will not be considered by the officials.

Once the objection window closes, authorities will release the final answer key, to which no objections will be entertained.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Result 2020

Authorities will release the result of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 in online mode tentatively in the fourth week of August 2020. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 result will be declared in the form of merit list, which will mention the name of the shortlisted students. Further, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the counselling/ seat allotment rounds as per their ranking.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Cutoff 2020

Cutoff for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 mentions the minimum marks required by the candidates to qualify for the counselling round. Links for each round cutoff will be updated as soon as authorities releases it.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2020

Karnataka Examination Authority will begin the first round of counselling/ seat allotment tentatively from second week of September 2020. Prior to this authorities will declare the mock allotment for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 counselling. Once the round commences candidates can fill the option entry followed by the document verification process. Similar procedure will be carried for the consecutive rounds.

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 Contact Details

Nodal Officer - Consortium for PGCET-2016,

Rani Channamma University, Vidya Sangama,

P B N H - 4,Karnataka PGCET MBA Cutoff 2019

Belagavi - 591156

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

Question: Can non-karnataka candidates apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020?


Yes, candidates belonging from other states can also apply for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

Question: What is the marking scheme for Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020?


As per the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 marking scheme candidate will be rewarded one mark for every correct answer and no marks will be deducted for any incorrect answer or unattempted question.

Question: How many seats will be allotted to students belonging to states other than Karnataka?


90% of total seats will be allotted to the students belonging to Karnataka, while the candidates from other states will be allotted 10% of the total seats.

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when will the pgcet application form be released ??

Soutrik Acharya 21st Mar, 2020

Post graduate common entrance test is organized by different states of india. So please specify which state's PGCET application you are looking for. Commonly the Registration for different PGCET exams starts likely in May month. Admit cards get available in July and exams in mid or end July. Results get available in August. Good Luck !


karnatka private college Registration last date

AnkiT KunwaR 21st Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

The last date to fill the application form for Karnataka PGCET is third week of March 2020.
Admission in private colleges in the state will be done by KEA based on NEET PG scores.


I hope this helps


Im studying BE in mechanical engineering? How I get a good job after completing my engineering course

Anantika Kushwaha 20th Mar, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

After completing BE course you can give several examinations like GATE, ESE, CSE, several PSUs. And you can also opt for in campus and off campus placements. Every state also offers employment to engineers. You can also give the state level examination for state government jobs.

am in kerala how can i apply for the exam

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 6th Mar, 2020

These are the eligibility criteria for Karnataka pgcet :

  • Candidates must have completed B.Tech course from an institute recognized by the state of Karnataka with a minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying exam. However, reserved category candidates are given relaxation of 5%

Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats

  • Candidates must have studied and passed in one or more Government/ Government recognized educational institution located in Karnataka for atleast 7 years either in broken period or continuously from Class 1 to qualifying exam

  • Candidates having studied and passed the qualifying exam within Karnataka from institute/ university recognized/ run by the state government

  • Either parent of candidates must have studied in Government recognizedinstitutions in Karnataka for at least 7 years

  • Candidate or a parent of the candidate has resided in Karnataka for a period of 7 years or more


I hope this helps

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There are many books for Urban Designing. You can refer to Kevin Lynch's two major works Image of the City and Good City form will give you a good orientation towards the subject. Another books you can study are-

How to Study Public Life: Methods in Urban Design by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre.

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