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Karnataka PGCET 2023: Exam Over on September 24; Expect Answer Key by Sept 30; Check Exam Analysis, Top Colleges

 

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam has got over on September 24, 2023 and the PGCET 2023 MBA answer key is expected to be released by September 30, 2023. Only the candidates who have appeared in PGCET 2023 exam can view and download the PGCET answer key. In case of any mismatch, you can also file objection to PGCET answer key. 

 

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 was a moderate difficulty exam and it is expected that at a score of 60 marks out of 100, you may get admission in top MBA colleges in Bangalore. Check PGCET 2023 Analysis

 

The MBA and MCA PGCET exams were conducted on the same day but in a different time slot. Earlier, PGCET 2023 was postponed from September 10, 2023. Conducted by Karnataka Education Authority (KEA), the PGCET exam 2023 offers admission to MBA/MCA programmes 2023 in top MBA colleges of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka.

 

This article will help you understand all about the Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2023, leading to admission in MBA and MCA Programmes offered at low fee MBA colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. So read till the end

Table of Contents

  1. What is Karnataka PGCET Exam 2023?
  2. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Key Highlights
  3. Karnataka PGCET 2023: Important Dates
  4. Top Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2023
  5. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern
  6. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria
  7. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Syllabus
  8. PGCET 2023 Preparation: How to Prepare for PGCET 2023?
  9. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 Registration & Application Process
  10. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 Admission Process

Now, read below all the details about Karnataka MBA PGCET Entrance Exam 2023

1. What is Karnataka PGCET Exam 2023?

Karnataka PGCET is the popular MBA entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Karnataka. The candidates with Karnataka state domicile and All India category candidates can appear in Karnataka MBA PGCET 2023 entrance exam. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 exam is a two hours exam and will be held from 2.30PM to 4.30 PM.

 

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2022 exam for admission 2023 in MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test.

 

Apart from MBA PGCET Entrance Exam 2023, KEA will also conduct the Karnataka PGCET 2023 for MCA admission from 10.30AM to 12.30PM.  

2. Karnataka PGCET 2023: Key Highlights

Following are the salient features of Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam 2023:

PGCET Full Form
Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2023
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam date
September 24, 2023  
Exam sessions
For MBA Admission: 2.30PM to 4.30PM;
For MCA Admission: 10.30AM to 12.30PM
MBA entrance exam Conducting Authority
Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) conducts PGCET on yearly basis for MBA/MCA Admission on same day
Mode of  exam
Offline Paper Based Test of 2 hours duration
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Fees and application process
Rs.650/- for General & OBC Category
Rs.500/- for SC/ST & Karnataka category-1 candidates
PGCET application process is online only
Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Full-Time MBA
50% Marks in Graduation from a recognized university or institute
Maximum Age Limit to apply for the Karnataka PGCET 2023
There is no age limit in Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Full-Time MBA
Number of Questions in the MBA PGCET 2023 Exam
100 questions divided in 4 sections with 25 questions in each section
Marking System in Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam
+1 Mark for Each correct answer; No marks for unattempted question
Negative Marking in Karnataka MBA PGCET Entrance Exam 2023
No negative marking for wrong answer
Time duration of the exam
2 hours
Difficulty level in Karnataka PGCET 2023 Entrance Exam
Moderate
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Centres
Spread Over Bangalore & other parts of Karnataka
Reservation of Seats in Govt Colleges in Karnataka
Reservation is only for Karnataka Domicile candidates
MBA Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2023 Score
All the Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided MBA colleges in Karnataka
Merit List in Karnataka MBA Entrance Exam
Separate Merit lists for MBA/MCA admission will be declared

3. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Important Dates

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Date is September 24, 2023. The Notification with revised exam dates was released on August 29 by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).

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The schedule as announced by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for the exam and other activities is given below. The candidates from Karnataka state and outside Karnataka state are eligible to apply and appear in the Karnataka PGCET entrance exam.  It is a paper based test of 2 hours duration.

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Entrance Exam Timeline
Important Dates
MBA Entrance Exam Notification Date
August 5, 2023    
PGCET 2023 Exam Registration Start date
August 7, 2023
Last date to Apply 
September 1, 2023 Upto 11.59 PM (Extended from Aug 23)
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Application Fees
Rs.650/-
Last date to pay PGCET fees in the Bank
September 1, 2023
Karnataka PGCET Admit Card (Hall ticket) download dates
September 14, 2023
Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Date
September 24 2023 (2.30PM to 4.30PM)
Release of Karnataka PGCET 2023 Answer Keys
September 28, 2023
Declaration of Karnataka PGCET Results 2023
October 10, 2023
Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2023 start date
October 20, 2023
Last date for Karnataka PGCET counselling 2023
October 30, 2023
Expected Karnataka PGCET 2023 Cut off
 
Last Date for Reporting to allotted MBA College
November 5, 2023

MBA admission through Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Government of Karnataka is available to Government seats as well as for management quota seats. 

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4. Top Colleges Accepting Karnataka PGCET 2023 Score

Karnataka PGCET 2023 MBA exam is the Karnataka State MBA entrance test for admission to top MBA colleges and universities of Bangalore and rest of Karnataka. On the basis of PGCET 2023, MBA admission for the 2023-25 batch will be offered by numerous MBA colleges affiliated to Bangalore University and VTU University. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting PGCET 2023 Karnataka exam score are:

  • Acharya Institute of Management & Sciences (AIMS), Bangalore
  • IFIM College, Bengaluru
  • JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, 
  • MSRIM Bangalore: M S Ramaiah Institute of Management
  • NSB Academy
  • IBA Bangalore
  • Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management - JKSHIM Udupi
  • Nagarjuna College of Management Studies, Chikkaballapura
  • International Academy of Management and Entrepreneurship
  • RV Institute of Management Bangalore
  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • Canara Bank School of Management Studies,
  • PES University Bangalore
  • REVA University, Bangalore
  • Dayananda Sagar University
  • Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology - AIMIT Bangalore Read More

5. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam pattern for MBA admission 2023 will have 100 questions in MCQ format divided in 4 sections as under:

PGCET 2023 Section Name
Number of Questions
Maximum Marks
Proficiency in English Language
25
25
General Knowledge 
25
25
Reasoning and General Intelligence
25
25
Quantitative Analysis
25
25

5.1 Important Points about Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam

Although Karnataka PGCET 2023 for MBA admission is of two hours duration from 2.30PM to 4.30PM, the PGCET 2023 test takers have to remain seated for two and half hours.

  • All the candidates should report at the PGCET 2023 Test Venue latest by 1.30PM
  • All the candidates should occupy their designated seats by 2 PM to complete the details on PGCET 2023 exam booklet and on OMR Sheet
  • The PGCET 2023 question paper is in different versions. Read More

6.  Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria for Full-Time MBA

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for MBA admission 2023 is detailed below:

 

A candidate who has passed Recognised Bachelor’s Degree of minimum of 3 years duration examination or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible to appear for PGCET 2023 exam.

 

The Karnataka state candidates as well All India candidates can appear on the KEA PGCET 2023 exam date to explore admission opportunity to various MBA colleges in Karnataka with PGCET 2023 scores.

 

As per the letter from VTU, Belgaum dated 11-08-2016, the qualifying examination (degree) obtained through distance mode would be considered for admission to MBA/MCA courses, provided the awarding University has approval from Distance Education Council (IGNOU), New Delhi. Read More

7. Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2023

MBA PGCET exam syllabus is divided into four sections namely Proficiency in English Language; General Knowledge; Reasoning and General Intelligence; Quantitative Analysis. The Karnataka MBA PGCET 2023 exam syllabus covers all the important topics related to each section. The PGCET exam difficulty level is moderate and there is no negative marking for any wrong answer

Key Sectional Highlights of Syllabus for PGCET Exam 2023 are:

7.1 Section-1: Proficiency in English Language& Type of questions 

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Sectional Weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Type of Questions: All of MCQ type with No penalty for wrong answer

7.2 Section-2: General Knowledge  

  • Number of Questions: 25
  • Type of questions: MCQs
  • Sectional weightage in PGCET Syllabus: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile Calculation: 25%
  • Past trend of topics in Syllabus reveal that the Questions are formed on Film Awards, taxation & duties, Indian constitution, Who’s who, States of India, Sports, Recent events

7.3 Section-3: Reasoning

Questions in Reasoning section can be individual or can be in the set of 3-4 questions.

  • Weightage of Reasoning Syllabus questions in PGCET exam: 25%
  • Weightage of Reasoning Section in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Total Reasoning questions in PGCET syllabus for exam: 25
  • Type of Questions: MCQs

7.4 Section-4: Quantitative Analysis 

  • Number of Questions: 25.
  • Sectional weightage in MBA PGCET exam: 25%
  • Sectional Weightage in Percentile calculation: 25%
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • Past trend in PGCET exam shows that there is More emphasis on Arithmetic
  • Questions were based on Interest, Percentages, Time and Work, Profit, Loss, Partnership. Read More

8. Karnataka PGCET 2023 Preparation

  • Karnataka PGCET preparation, according to the experts, should be done as per the PGCET syllabus.
  • Since the exam is considered to be of moderate difficulty, Karnataka PGCET 2023 Books for Preparation which are used for preparation for other MBA entrance exams like CAT, CMAT, NMAT, XAT can be fruitfully used for PGCET preparation.

8.1 Best Karnataka PGCET 2023 Books for Preparation

The Books for sectional preparation of the exam are:

  • ‘How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma, published by McGraw Hill)
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • ‘High School English Grammar & Composition’ – by Wren & Martin
  • How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)
  • ‘Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha (Published by Pearson)
  • ‘How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT’ - by Arun Sharma (Published by McGraw Hill)

8.2 Karnataka PGCET 2023 Mock Tests: Good PGCET Preparation Tool

Apart from PGCET Mock Tests, other important preparation tools are Karnataka PGCET Previous Year Question Papers and Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers which are available online as well as in printed forms as the exam is a paper based test.

 

All the three namely, PGCET Mock Tests, Karnataka PGCET Previous Year Question Papers and Karnataka PGCET Sample Papers, are the best preparation tool that can help PGCET 2023 exam test takers to score well. To help Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam takers prepare and perform better in the Karnataka PGCET 2023, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared PGCET Mock test with answer keys, solutions and Expected Questions… Prepared by India’s Top Experts. Take these Karnataka PGCET Online Mock Tests to assess your preparation in revised Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam pattern with 100 questions. This PGCET Mock Test is completely free for you.  Attempt the PGCET Mock Test

 

9. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 Registration & Application Process

Karnataka PGCET 2023 Registration and Application process is only “Online”. Online submission of Application Form may be made by login at KEA PGCET Website. There is no offline facility to fill the application form for PGCET now.

 

General category candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 650/- towards PGCET registration and application fee.

9.1 Note as Below before Applying for Karnataka PGCET Entrance Exam 2023

  1. Scanned images of latest Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression in JPG format only are required for uploading as part of submission of online application to be eligible to appear on Karnataka PGCET MBA Exam Date
  2. Before entering the MBA PGCET 2023 application form online, the candidates should download the blank application form and take two or three photocopies of the same and practice on them to avoid mistakes
  3. After submitting the duly completed PGCET 2023 Karnataka registration and application form with requisite fee payment, you should retain the following documents with you as reference for future correspondence. (i) 3 printouts of the finally submitted online Application. (ii) Proof of fee paid (iii) 2-3 copies of identical Photograph that was scanned and uploaded on the Karnataka PGCET Online Application.

10. Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 Admission Process

The Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2023 will be conducted for the purpose of determining the eligibility/merit, for admission of Karnataka and non-Karnataka candidates to 1st year / 1st semester full time / part time MBA as well as MCA / M.E. / M. Tech. / M. Arch courses and for admission to 2nd year Lateral Entry to MCA Course in Government / University / Private Aided / Private Un-Aided professional educational institutions in the state of Karnataka.

 

Admissions to the MBA programme beginning 2023 for Government seats shall be made in accordance with the Karnataka Selection of Candidates for Admission to Master of Business Administration and Master of Computer Application Courses Rules, 2005.

 

PGCET 2023

  • MBA admission 2023 in Karnataka management institutes is based on Karnataka  PGCET 2023 Counselling which  shall start after declaration of PGCET 2023 result.
  • Karnataka PGCET 2023 Cut off for MBA admission does not go very high as the number of B-schools are more and the intake is equally high
  • PGCET Counselling 2023 will determine the allotment of institute and MBA seat for MBA/MCA admission in Government and University affiliated colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka
  • All these B-schools offer MBA at low fee in Bangalore & rest of Karnataka to the candidates who get seat allotment through PGCET counselling.
  • Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will notify the Karnataka PGCET 2023  Counselling Schedule. Candidates have to attend the counselling on the designated date in accordance with their rank obtained in the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam.
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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 05-08-2023 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 07-08-2023 02:00 PM to 01-09-2023 11:45 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 14-09-2023 10:00 AM to 24-09-2023 04:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings– Offline: 24-09-2023 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM (Confirm)
    Result: 10-10-2023 10:00 AM (Tentative)

Karnataka PGCET Registration & Application Form 2023

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Karnataka PGCET Eligibility Criteria 2023

Karnataka PGCET (MBA) 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Check here

Karnataka PGCET 2023 eligibility criteria for full time MBA admission and for part time MBA admission 2023 differ. Besides, the eligibility for admission to Government seats is different from that of private seats offered by the MBA colleges in Karnataka.

 

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023: Exam on Sept 24; Check Sections, No. & Type of Questions; Difficulty Level

 

KEA is conducting PGCET 2023 exam for MBA Admission 2023 in Karnataka B-schools on September 24, 2023. The exam was postponed from earlier date of September 10, 2023. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct PGCET exam 2023 in paper based pattern. Read below all the important details about PGCET exam paper, sectional and overall question paper composition, scoring pattern, test duration and more. Check latest Update on PGCET 2023

 

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Karnataka PGCET Syllabus 2023

Karnataka PGCET MBA 2023 revised exam date is September 24, 2023. The exam was postponed from earlier Sunday, September 10, 2023. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the MBA PGCET 2023 exam for admission 2023 in MBA/MCA and other post graduate courses in Karnataka Government colleges as well as private institutes. Karnataka MBA entrance exam is a moderate difficulty level test. Apart from MBA PGCET 2023 exam, KEA will also conduct the Karnataka PGCET Exam 2023 for MCA admission on the same date from 10.30AM to 12.30PM.  

 

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Admit Card

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2023 has been released. You can download it from official KEA PGCET website. KEA will conduct PGCET 2023 exam on September 24, 2023. The exam was postponed from earlier September 10. The exam offers opportunity for MBA admission 2023 in the colleges in Bangalore and rest of Karnataka state.

 

Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2023 is now live on official Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) website. The process of Karnataka PGCET 2023 Hall Ticket download has  started immediately after it is made live on the KEA PGCET exam website. Only those candidates who have successfully registered and have paid the application fee for PGCET 2023 exam, will be able to download Karnataka PGCET Admit Card 2023.

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Counselling

Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will release of PGCET 2023 Counselling dates for admission to MBA/MCA 2023 and other post graduate programmes in Government regulated and private MBA colleges after the release of PGCET Result in October/November 2023. PGCET 2023 exam date is September 24, 2023. The exam was postponed from earlier date of September 10, 2023. The counselling is expected to start in October last week or November 2023 after the release PGCET exam result.

 

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Karnataka PGCET Answer Keys 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam was held on September 24, 2023 and the KEA is expected to release the PGCET 2023 MBA Answer key on or before September 30, 2023. PGCET 2023 MBA Answer key and MCA answer key will be released separately by the Karnataka Examination Authority.

 

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Mock Test

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PGCET exam offers good opportunity to the candidates who are seeking MBA admission 2023 in Karnataka low fee B-schools.

 

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Analysis 2023

Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam has concluded on September 24, 2023 at 4.30 PM as a paper based test. The exam was earlier postponed from September 10, 2023. PGCET 2023 was a paper based test of two hours duration. MBAUniverse.com shares below the PGCET 2023 exam analysis with key highlights of PGCET 2023 exam:

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Result

PGCET (MBA) Exam 2023 will be held on September 24, 2023 and the Result is expected by October 15 or so. Earlier the PGCET exam was scheduled on September 10 and the PGCET result was expected on September 30, 2023. The PGCET result time is after 4 PM. Before release of PGCET result, KEA will examine all the objections to PGCET answer keys and once they are taken into account, the PGCET 2023 result will be declared.

 

Immediately after the declaration of PGCET result and ranks, the PGCET counselling process starts with the beginning of document verification. After completion of document verification, KEA will release the Seat matrix for different PG courses and the candidates will get the opportunity to exercise the entry options after this.

 

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Cities

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Below is shared the Karnataka PGCET 2023 Test City List, key guidelines How to Select Karnataka PGCET Test City 2023, what are the documents Required at Karnataka PGCET exam centers and other important details

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