PGCET 2019 – The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is an exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority to take admission in first-year MBA programme. The selected candidates will have the opportunity to pursue this course in Government, University, Private Aided, Private Un-Aided professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka. So, PGCET 2019 interested candidates can Register for the exam which usually releases in the third week of May every year. Thus, academic session 2019-20 aspirants must fill the application form once releases in May 2019. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before doing the same. To know more about PGCET 2019 eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus, selection process, admit card, result, previous year question papers etc, refer to the complete article below.

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PGCET 2019

The PGCET 2019 exam will take place in July 2019. Candidates aspiring for the same must start their preparation as soon as possible. Most importantly, the reservation policy in government institutes is applicable only for Karnataka state citizens. Since there is still time for the announcement of official notification. Till then we can refer the tentative schedule of PGCET 2019 below.

Event Date
Release of Application Form 3rd week of May 2019
Last Date to apply for the exam 4th week of May 2019
Availability of Admit Card 4th week of June 2019
Examination Date 1st week of July 2019
Release of answer Key 3rd week of July 2019
Announcement of Result 2nd week of August 2019
Counseling Dates 1st week of September 2019

PGCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Through PGCET 2019, you can apply for two MBA programmes ie Full-Time and Part-Time. First for the freshers after graduation and the second one for the experienced professionals. So, whichever course you are applying for must check its eligibility criteria before applying for the programme. Any discrepancies found later can lead to the cancelation of the candidature of an aspirant.

MBA(Full Time)

  • Bachelors degree of minimum three-year duration.
  • Minimum aggregate marks of 50% and 45 % for SC, ST, and Category-I of Karnataka candidates.

MBA(Part Time)

  • Apart from above two criteria, a candidate must have minimum three-year experience as on 31 July 2019.
  • The candidates’ associated organization must be within 40 Km radial distance from the institute you are taking admission in.

Eligibility for government seats


  • A candidate must have studied in the state of Karnataka, atleast for 7 years either broken or continuous from the first standard.
  • You must have done passed either SSLC / 10th or 2nd PUC / 12th examination in a Government recognized institutions located in Karnataka State.


  • An aspirant must have done graduation from Karnataka. In addition to this, parents must have education qualification from the same for a minimum of 7 years.

PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern

The PGCET 2019 exam for MBA has a specific exam pattern for the test. Moreover, the test is an offline pen & paper-based exam. Candidates need to answer on the OMR sheet with the blue/black ball point pen.

Mode of the Examination – The exam is Pen and Paper-Based wholly in the English Language.

Maximum Marks – The paper is of maximum 100 marks.

Duration of Exam – Candidates need to complete the exam in 120 minutes

Number of Questions – The total number of questions in the exam is 100.

Negative Marking – There is no negative marking in this exam.

Section Number of Questions
Proficiency in English Language 25
General Knowledge 25
Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence 25
Quantitative Analysis 25

PGCET 2019 Syllabus

The exam conducting body also announces the syllabus for the convenience of the candidates. So, candidates can refer to the syllabus and start their preparation.

  • Verbal Ability – Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word Substitution, Idioms, and phrases etc.
  • Logical Reasoning – Puzzles, Diagrams, Analogy, Logic etc.
  • General Knowledge – Indian Business Environment, Global Environment, Social Events, Cultural Events, Economics, Management etc.
  • Quantitative Analysis – Arithmetic, Data Analysis, and Interpretation, Statistics, Related Quantitative Aspects etc.

PGCET 2019 Application Form

The process to complete the application is online. First of all, candidates have to register online via providing basic personal details. After the registration, candidates can use their registered email id and password for the future login. Once the registration is done, candidates can log in to fill the application form. Further, you need to enter the personal, education and exam center details. Following it, upload your photograph and signature in the specified format only. Sign the declaration and pay the application fee. Finally, Take the print out of the application form for the future use.

Images File size Dimensions
Photograph 5 KB to 40 KB 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
Signature 5 KB to 40 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm
Left Thumb Impression 5 KB to 40 KB 3.5 cm x 1.5 cm

Image format –  JPG/ JPEG file extension only.

Application Fee

The candidates must fill the correct fee after checking their category. Moreover, you will have the option to pay the fee either through challan or online. So, pay the examination fee before the window closes.

PGCET 2019 Admit Card

Candidates after the successful submission of the application will receive the Admit card online. This is the important document to carry on the examination day. It will consist of candidates’ name, date of birth, test venue and timings. Along with this carry photo identity proof and blue/black ball point pen. Candidates before leaving the examination must take an impression of left thumb on the answer sheet. You can also take a replica of the filled OMR answer sheet.

PGCET 2019 Answer Key

After the conduction of entrance examination, the exam conducting body will release the Answer keys. From the key you can check the answers they have marked against the right answers. During the examination, you can take a copy of the OMR sheet for the future reference. This way apart from checking the answer you can also challenge the official answer key. Most importantly, you will have only a three-day time window to do the same. Soon candidates will receive the final answer key on the official website at

PGCET 2019 Merit List

Further after the answer keys, the exam conducting body will release the merit list on the basis of marks scored in PGCET 2019. According to this merit list, candidates will have to participate in online counseling for the final allocation of seats.


In case two candidates have equal scores then the merit will give preference to a candidate who has more marks in the qualifying examination. Further, if tie does not resolve then the older candidates will have the preference over the younger one.

PGCET 2019 Admission Process for Government Seats


After the release of ranks, the candidates can avail the service of Helpline Centres for any queries related to the admission process. There are generally 15 helpline centers for this purpose where students get the detailed information regarding exercising options, allotment of seats, payment of fees and reporting to the college. During this process, you will receive the appointment date for the document verification process. Further, the schedule for the same will upload on the official website like this.

Documents Verification

In the same helpline, you need to appear for the document verification. Bring the original documents along with photocopies. You need to confirm the rank, date and time of verification before coming to the Helpline Center.

Documents to submit 

  • Print out of the 2019 Online Application Form
  • Original Copy of the Chalan for having paid the fees.
  • ‘PGCET 2019’ Admit Card
  • SSLC / 10th Standard / Equivalent Examination Score Card
  • 2nd PUC / 12th Standard/ Equivalent Examination Score Card
  • Degree Marks Card of all the Years / Semesters.
  • Degree Certificate / Provisional Degree Certificate / Course completion certificate.
  • Study Certificate (Only for Karnataka Candidates)
  • TWO recent passport size photographs
  • Work Experience certificate(if applicable)
  • Reservations documents as listed in the eligibility section

Entry of  Options

In this phase, candidates will have to select the colleges where they want to take admission. Moreover, this should be according to the availability of seats in the government institute. Candidates can opt for any number of colleges online or at helpline centers. You will find the option for “PGCET-2019– OPTION ENTRY” on the official website. So, do this task carefully, the admission will solely be based on the colleges you have given the preference in the entry of options.

PGCET 2019 Seat Allocation process

In the seat allocation process, candidates have to appear for online counseling around. Once the candidates allocated a seat according to their preferences and cut off released by the institutes. They will receive the secret key which will be used to register for the final admission. This key is essential for candidate’s login, entry of options, change of options, saving and deletion of options, printing of allotment details, payment of fee etc.

PGCET 2019 Seat Matrix

All the universities or colleges either private or public associated with KEA have a certain number of seats for the MBA Programme. From this students can take an idea of the available seats and college to give preference while filling the choices. Moreover, you can take the rough idea of the number of colleges and its seat matrix in the pdf below.

PGCET Previous Year Question Papers

For your better preparation, you must refer the previous year question papers. Through this, you will able to practice the questions which generally comes in this paper.

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Insofar, all the details are according to last year information brochure. As soon as official notification of PGCET 2019 is released, we will update here it accordingly.

If you have queries about the Karnataka PGCET 2019, type your query in the comment section below. 

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  1. I have a small query.In order to take to get qualified for government quota seats is it necessary to have 7 years for student at karnataka .Bcoz,i have only 5 years of education in karnataka.

    • Yes, it is required that you have at least 7 years of education from 1st standard (broken or continuous) in Karnataka.
      You are also eligible, in case you have done 10th or 12th from govt. school. Also, if graduation is done from govt. institute.

  2. i have order to one query i have done my studies till puc in andra pradesh but i did my graduation in bangalore may i eligible for free govt seat in karnataka for MBA

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