Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018

Karnataka PGCET MBA CounsellingKarnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018 – Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 counselling in August. Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling 2018 will be held in order to select candidates for admission to MBA programme in Government and Private B-schools spread across the state of Karnataka. The Centralised Allotment Process is exercised by the conducting authority which is preceded by the release of seat matrix to MBA programme in various B-schools. The Karnataka PGCET MBA result 2018 is likely to be declared in the month of August, 2018. Candidates who would appear in the state-level exam will get shortlisted on the basis of their marks/ scores obtained in the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam. In this article, Careers360 brings forth the detailed information related to Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 counselling including important dates, schedule, seat matrix, the procedure to name a few.

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After the result declaration of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 examination, the shortlisted candidates will be intimated for further selection rounds such as the counselling and seat allotment rounds. There may be an instance in the Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling 2018 where candidates might score equal marks. KEA, in such cases, will consider the candidate with higher aggregate scores (qualifying examination). The other alternative way to select a candidate is the consideration of age. In case candidates obtain the same marks, the candidate of higher age will be preferred over the younger candidate.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018 - Important Dates

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Important Dates (Tentative)


July, 2018 (2.30 pm to 4.30 pm)

Announcement of the provisional Answer Key

July 19, 2018

Declaration of PGCET MBA 2018 result

Third week of August, 2018

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

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018- Last year’s Counselling and Allotment statistics

For a better understanding of the counselling and allotment pattern, the schedule of verifying document and Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling pertaining to the previous year is given below-


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Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Counselling Process

  • Registration of applicants at the listed counselling centres of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018- Registration of candidates, after which they are assigned respective User ID and Password.

  • Verification of the documents - Documents submitted by candidates will undergo verification and cross-checking process for being shortlisted the for the further selection procedure.

  • Verification Schedule - The schedule will be verified and the entry options of candidates will be checked.

  • Seat Selection - Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Seat allotment process starts after the process candidates are offered choices which they need to make for seat selection

  • Reporting to the Allotted Institute - Admission to institutes after which candidates have to report to the concerned institute and make the required payment of admission fee at the fee counter.

The Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018 will be conducted in two rounds -

  • Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Counselling: Round one - In the first round, candidates belonging to Karnataka and Non- Karnataka General and reserved category who are shortlisted from the merit list are called for the round one.

  • Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Counselling: Casual Counselling - In this round, the vacant seats are merged with government seats general category and allotted to candidates who qualify. Candidates must remember to carry required documents at the time of Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling 2018.

What documents to carry at the time of Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018?

Successful aspirants can find the list of documents to be carried to the counselling of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018-

  • Karnataka PGCET MBA Admit Card 2018

  • SSLC or 10th class marks card

  • 2nd PUC Marks card or class 12th marks card

  • Study certificate to show that the candidate has previously studied in Karnataka for at least seven years

  • Qualifying exam marks card/mark-sheet

  • Domicile Certificate, if applicable

  • Apart from the above documents, aspiring candidates need to submit fees in form of Demand Draft (DD) in favour of ‘PGCET MBA’ payable at Belgaum as well.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018: Allotment of seats

The allotment of seats completely depends on the priority of options given by the test takers as per their merit/rank. The following steps should be abided by the candidates before entering their preferences in the online option entry form-

  • The candidate should write the name of the college, the course offered in a separate sheet of paper.

  • The cutoff rank for the preferred college and course may be seen so that the candidate will get an idea about where he/she stands pertaining to his/her rank.

  • The priority of options among the colleges selected should be noted down.

  • A mock allotment on real-time data given by the candidates will also be executed before the actual commencement of the First Round so that the candidate can know the college and course allotted as per his preference/options. The candidate is allowed to change/edit his options after seeing the mock allotment as well. This will aid in finding out candidates’ standing as per their merit and options.

  • The verification slip will be issued to the candidates indicating the category which they belong, rank number for each discipline where eligible, special category if applicable etc. It will help in choosing the college or course or place of the college.=

  • It is advisable to write the order of options on a white paper before actually entering in the system.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018: Things to Remember

  • It is a mandate that all candidate should get along all listed original documents (along with one set of attested photocopies).

  • If any candidate fails to produce any of the original documents/certificates/marks card/mark-sheet on the day of verification, such candidates’ documents will not be verified. Moreover, they will not be allowed to complete their registration process and subsequently will not be considered for eligibility to exercise their options to fetch admissions.

  • The candidates who select a seat in the first round and wish to surrender/cancel the selected seat should surrender the seat on or before the stipulated date fixed for entry of options in the second and final rounds.

  • If a candidate wishes to surrender his/her seat, he/she has to surrender the seat only to KEA, the administering authority. Merely not reporting to the selected college should not be presumed by the candidate that he/she has surrendered the seat to KEA within the stipulated time.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling 2018* - Tuition Fee of the previous year (2017)


Part-Time MBA

Full Time MBA

Govt. Seats in Private Colleges

Rs. 50,000 p.a +University Fees

Rs. 50,000 p.a +University Fees

Govt. Seats in Universities, P.G centres and Constituent Colleges

Rs. 20,000 p.a +University Fees

Rs. 20,000 p.a +University Fees

*If the fees get revised this year, candidates will be updated at the earliest.


Candidates should note that the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 seat allotment to each candidate for private and government institutes will be done as per the reservation criteria. Nevertheless, the General category seats under management quota are allotted to both Karnataka and Non- Karnataka candidates.

As per the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2018, the exam was conducted for 100 marks with a duration of 120 minutes. The question paper of paper-pencil mode test will consist of four sections; each section carries 25 questions and 25 marks each. Every correct answer response will be awarded one mark and no negative marking scheme is attached as per the scoring pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018.

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I checked the pgcet key answers MBA 42/100 what will be the rank of me.. 3b ctgry

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I checked the pgcet answer key of MCA...I got 49/100 what will be the rank of mine...for category "3b"


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Should I need to pay fees, even though i have passed PGCET exam ?

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Yes the counselling will require a fee amount which will need to be paid. 


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Hello ma'am I have checked MBA key answers my score is 38/100 sp what would be d rank for 3A category?

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Your expected ranks under 3A category shall be 2000 to 2700 range. Under General category it should be within 8300 to 9200. All details regarding dates and updates in PGCET below. https://bschool.c...Read More

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Hello.. I lost my pgcet application from... Now how can I get my application from

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Hi Juned

Please specify which exam is it - Gujarat PGCET, TS PGECET or AP PGECET to get a better answer.

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