Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020
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Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020 - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will prescribe the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020. Candidates wishing to appear for the exam must be familiar with the Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 exam pattern. As per the Karnataka PGCET MBA exam pattern 2020, exam will be conducted in offline/ paper-pencil mode tentatively in the second week of July 2020. Karnataka PGCET MBA is a state level examination conducted for admission to MBA courses for the academic year 2020-2022. Karnataka PGCET 2020 exam pattern will consist of total of 100 objective questions divided into four sections. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the exam pattern of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 including name of sections, number of questions, marking scheme and syllabus.

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Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020 - Highlights



Name of Examination

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test Master of Business Administration

Name of Conducting Body

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Level of Examination


Category of Examination

Post-Graduate Entrance Exam



Mode of Examination

Offline (Paper-Based Test)

Duration of Examination

120 minutes (2 Hours)

Number of sections


Total Number of questions


Negative marking


Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 Exam Pattern




Exam Format

Section A - Proficiency in English Language


25 Marks

Paper-Pencil Mode (OMR sheet)

Section B - Test of General knowledge


25 Marks

Section C - Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence


25 Marks

Section D - Quantitative Analysis


25 Marks




Candidates can view the OMR sample sheet of the exam, Karnataka PGCET MBA.

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Marking Scheme -

As per the marking scheme of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020

For every correct answer, candidate will get 1 mark.

For every incorrect answer or unattempted question, no marks will be deducted.

Karnataka PGCET MBA Syllabus 2020



Topics Covered/Syllabus

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

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

  • Logic

  • Puzzles

  • Verbal Ability

  • Related Aspects & Analytical Ability

Section D

Quantitative Analysis

  • Statistics

  • Arithmetic

  • Related Quantitative Aspects

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation

Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020 - Exam day Guidelines

While marking the answers on the OMR sheet, candidates must remember the following points for correct marking of the answers:

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Once the examination will be over, students will be allowed to carry a copy of the OMR sheet so that candidates can verify their response once the answer key releases. The answer key of Karnataka PGCET MBA 2020 will be released after 2-3 days of the exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Pattern 2020

Question: Is there any negative marking for unattempted questions?


No, candidate’s marks will not be deducted if the question is not attempted.

Question: Is there any sectional time limit?


No, there will be no sectional time limit. Candidates can switch from one section to another as per their preference.

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what is the syllabus for Karnataka PGCET mechanical engineering

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020

Karnataka PGCET syllabus for mechanical science consists of the following;

Engineering Mathematics
Engineering Materials
Engineering Mechanics
Strength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics Theory of Machines
Design of Machine Elements
Production Engineering
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i have a cgpa of 5.6 in engg (vtu). will i be eligible to take up pgcet through the general merit category?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 14th Feb, 2020


see karnataka pgcet exam is for admission in mba, mca or m.e /m.tech courses. the eligibility criteria for all course is you need to have 50% marks in your graduation course in relevant discipline. now you need to convert you cgpa to percentage using the conversion rules of your university and apply for  pgcet.

hope you may understand.


For score above 70 in Karnataka pgcet mba, what can be the possible ranking? I am 28 years old.

IMran Mir 30th Jan, 2020

Hey there,


Hope you’re having a great day.

I would like to inform you that if you have scored above 70, probably your rank will depend on the percentile of  students securing top ranks. In accordance with the recent trends, your expected rank in Karnataka PGCET will be around 1126-2500.

Let me know if you have further clarifications by mentioning it in the comment section below.

Have a nice day!

I wish that you have a bright future ahead.



Hi sir. Im from AP. Im eligible to write Karnataka PGCET

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 23rd Dec, 2019

Ramu, yes you can appear for Karnataka PGCET though you are from AP. But yes, you will not be considered for Karnataka reservation policy reserved for its Candidates. While 90% of the seats are reserved for Karnataka domicile Candidates, 10% of the seats are reserved for Non Karnataka domicile Candidates. Now, the official notification for 2020 will be released tentatively during the month of May 2020. But you can check the eligibility criteria and other information at our page: https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/karnataka-pgcet-mba-eligibility-criteria


when is the nxt pgcet xam is on ?? which is the best book to refer...

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 24th Nov, 2019
Karnataka PGCET registration will be started on May 19, 2020. Exam will be on 20-21 July 2020.
Best books for PGCET is as follows-
RS Agarwal, Arihant Publication for reasoning, Word power made easy for verbal ability, Arun Sharma and sarvesh Kumar for quantitative aptitude. Study newspapers like Times of India, Economic times
thoroughly for current affairs.
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