Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam PatternKarnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018 – KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority) has formulated the Karnataka PGCET 2018 exam pattern for the aspirants who are seeking admission to MBA courses for the year 2018-19. In accordance with the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2018, the management entrance exam will be conducted in a paper-pencil mode on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 states that the test will consist of a total of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQ) to be completed within a time span of two hours (2:30-4:30 pm). The exam will be divided into four sections, each section containing 25 questions with their four answer options. The total marks in Karnataka PGCET MBA that can be secured by test takers are 100. Careers360, in this article, has provided all the necessary details related to the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 exam pattern including important dates, to-do-list, exam pattern, number of questions, documents to carry etc.

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The exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 provides candidates with a fair idea of what to expect in the exam. A better understanding of the pattern, its marking scheme, type of questions and the syllabus will help test takers crack the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 with utmost confidence.


A Quick Glance: Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2018


Candidates can take a glance at the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 exam pattern from the table provided underneath-

S No.

Test Sections



Exam Format

Part 1

Section A- Proficiency in English Language


25 Marks

Paper-Pencil Mode

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




Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Marking Scheme


The exam conducting authority, KEA has kept the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 marking scheme quite simple. Each correct answer will be awarded one (1) mark, and there will not be any deductions for incorrect responses, to be precise there is no negative marking according to the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2018. The scorecard of the entrance exam will display the total marks secured by candidates.


Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus



Topics Covered/Syllabus

Type of Questions

Section A

Proficiency in English Language

Antonyms & Synonyms

Idioms and Phrases

Sentence Correction

Grammar & One-word Substitution

Pairs expressing relationships

Famous Books in English Literature











MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) with four answer choices for each question

Section B

General Knowledge

Global Environment

Current Affairs & Economics

Indian Business Environment

Sports, Social, and Cultural Events

Management & Awards

Humanities & Political Events

Science and Technology

Personalities and Achievements

Section C

Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence

Diagrams & Analogy



Verbal Ability

Related Aspects & Analytical Ability

Section D

Quantitative Analysis



Related Quantitative Aspects

Data Analysis and Interpretation


Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2018: Guidelines and Instructions

  • Candidates should not miss their Karnataka PGCET MBA hall ticket 2018 as without the hall ticket/admit card, they will not be allowed to appear for the test under any circumstances.

  • As per the schedule released by KEA, candidates must reach the test centre much ahead of time to avoid hassles, if any. The exam venue details including timing will be mentioned on the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 hall ticket 2018, which has been released around the month of June, 2018.

  • Before writing the exam, candidates should go through the instructions given on the OMR answer sheet. Candidates should mark the correct answer on the OMR answer sheet and avoid scribbling.

Method of shading

  • After completing the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 exam, candidates need to affix their left-hand thumb impression in the space provided. This must be done before submitting the answer sheet. Else, the answer sheet will not be validated. 

Once the exam is complete, candidates can carry the replica of the filled OMR answer sheet along with them to match with the Karnataka PGCET MBA answer key 2018 which would be released by KEA after three days of the examination date. Candidates would be able to check their exam accuracy level. The candidates are advised to preserve their Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 OMR answer sheet replica for a minimum period of one year from the date of obtaining the admission.


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 and Part-time MBA programmes in Government and Private institutes in Karnataka. PGCET MBA 2018 application form had been released from May 19 and continued until June 10, 2018. Candidates who have successfully registered and paid the application fee will be allowed to take Karnataka PGCET MBA 2018 exam.


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Sir,i have studied first to 12 in kerala.And now i am doing BE in karnataka.Am i eligible to write pgcet?

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Last date for online application for pgcet has been closed can i apply now for that plz help.

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