Karnataka PGCET

Karnataka PGCET 2022 - Counselling(Started), Application Form, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus & Result

Last Modified on : 06 May 2024

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for admission to part-time or full-time PG courses offered by the colleges in the state. Courses covered include M.Tech./ M.Arch./ ME/ MCA/ MBA. Lateral entry to MCA courses is also provided through the entrance exam. Here is the complete information related to Karnataka PGCET 2022 application process, important dates, admit card, pattern, syllabus, and more.

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Latest Update - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) has released the application form for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam tentatively on 15th October 2022. 

Karnataka PGCET 2022 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)

Exam Conducting Authority

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Official Website



Once a year

Exam Level

State Level



Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Application Mode


Number of Participating Colleges


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Karnataka PGCET 2022 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

15th October 2022

Application process ends

24th October 2022

Last date for application fee payment

29th October 2022

Final chance for application submission

June 2022

Last date for application fee payment for the final chance

June 2022

Application correction

31st October - 2nd November 2022

Admit Card availability

12th November 2022

Karnataka PGCET 2022

19th - 20th November 2022

Answer Key 2022

1st December 2022

Release of Final answer key

30th December 2022

Option entry (Round 1)

January 2023

Seat allotment (Round 1)

January 2023

Option entry (Round 2)

January 2023

Seat allotment (Round 2)

January 2023

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Karnataka PGCET 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

Here are the various aspects related to the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam pattern:

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper Based Test (Offline)

Exam Duration

Two hours and 30 minutes

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Number of Questions


Total Marks



Two sections - Part A and Part B

Part A for courses offered by UVCE, VTU, and UBDTCE University

Part B for courses offered by Kuvempa and Mysore University

Marking Scheme

50 questions will be of 1 mark

25 questions will be of 2 marks

Negative Marking

Not applicable

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Syllabus for Karnataka PGCET 2022

Chemical Engineering

Process Calculations, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Operations, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Reaction Kinetics, Process Control, Pollution Control Engineering, and Process Industries

Civil Engineering

Elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials, Building Engineering Science, Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Structures, Geo-Technical Engineering, Water Supply, and Sanitary Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Hydrology, and Irrigation

Computer Science and Engineering

Engineering Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms, Logic Design and Computer Organization Formal Languages and Automata Theory, System Software, Operating Systems, Databases, Computer Networks, and Web Technologies

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Microbiology, Ecology, Water Supply and Treatment, Wastewater and Treatment, Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management, Atmospheric Pollution and Control, Transport Processes and Water Quality Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment

Textile Technology

Textile Fibers, Yarn Manufacturer: Ginning and Baling, Modern Yarn Production Methods,

Fabric Manufacturing, Chemical Processing of Textiles Fashion, and Design and Garment Technology

Mechanical Science

Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Materials, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials

Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics Theory of Machines, Design of Machine Elements, Production Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Management

Electrical Sciences

Engineering Mathematics, Electric Circuits and Fields, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Systems, and Microprocessors


City Planning, Housing, Visual and Urban Design, History of Architecture, Development of Contemporary Architecture, Planning Theory, Techniques of Planning

Polymer Science and Technology

Fluid Mechanics and Statics, Chemical Process Calculations, Chemical Engineering, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Polymer Science, Polymerization Kinetics, Processing Technology, and Polymer Manufacturing

Mathematics and Computer Science

Analytical Geometry of 2-d, Analytical Geometry of 3-D, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus, Differential Equations, Probability, Statistics, Combinational Analysis, Linear and Nonlinear, Equations, Set Theory, Relations, Number System, Logic, Algebraic Structures, Computer Science, “C” Computer Language


Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Process Biotechnology, Chemical/ Bioprocess Engineering, Plant and Animal Biotechnology, Characteristics of Animal, Cells Immunology, Recombinant DNA Technology Bioinformatics, Agricultural Biotechnology, Food Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Eligibility

Aspirants are required to meet the following eligibility conditions for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have completed a B.Tech course from an institute recognized by the state of Karnataka with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks (45% marks for the reserved category)
  • Must have valid GATE scores

Eligibility Criteria for Government Seats

Eligibility Code

Eligibility Conditions


Must have studied and passed in one or more Government recognized institutes in Karnataka for a minimum of seven years either periodically or continuously from class 1 to the qualifying exam.


Must have studied and passed the qualifying exam within the state from an institute run by the state government.


Either parent of applicants must have studied in Government recognized institutes in the state for at least seven years.


The candidate or a parent of the candidate has resided in the state (Karnataka) for a minimum of seven years.

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Karnataka PGCET 2022 Application Process

Applications for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam will be accepted through online mode. Applicants are required to submit their duly filled-in application forms within the given time limit. Candidates will also be provided with the option to make corrections in the application process. However, it is advised to fill out the application form carefully in the first go. Here is the detailed procedure. Please note that candidates with GATE scores are also required to complete the application process.

Steps for Karnataka PGCET 2022 Application Process

Following stages are involved in the Karnataka PGCET 2022 application process:

  1. Registration
  2. Filling the Application Form
  3. Uploading Document
  4. Fee Payment


  • Visit the official website https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/ and look for the Karnataka PGCET Registration button.
  • Complete the registration process by providing details such as the candidate’s name, parent’s name, date of birth, gender, email ID, and mobile number.
  • After the successful registration, a user ID and password will be created.

Filling the Application Form

  • After successful registration, log in to complete the application form.
  • Provide your personal details and academic details.
  • Candidates applying based on the GATE score are required to provide GATE exam details.

Uploading Document

  • After completing the application form, upload the scanned images of candidates’ photographs, left thumb impressions, and signatures.
  • Verify all the information, agree to terms, and submit the form.

Fee Payment

  • The application fee is to be paid online using credit card/ debit card/ net banking and offline through cash payment at the State Bank of Mysore branch.
  • After successful fee payment, take a print of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the Karnataka PGCET application fee as per their category. The details are as under:




General and OBC

Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 650

SC and ST

Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 500

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Karnataka PGCET 2022 Other Details

Karnataka PGCET 2022 Admit Card

  • Admit cards for the Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam were released on the official website.
  • The admit cards are released only through the online mode, and no admit cards will be sent to any candidate via any other mode.
  • The admit card contains details like the candidate’s name, roll number, exam center address, exam date, and time of exam, etc.

Steps to download Karnataka PGCET 2022, Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website (mentioned above) and click the “Admit Card” link.
  • Now, enter your application number and date of birth to log in.
  • Click on the “submit” button.
  • The Karnataka PGCET Admit card 2022 will appear on the screen.
  • Check out the details and download it.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Centres 2022

While filling out the application form, candidates will be provided with the option to choose an exam center city at their convenience. The exam cities for Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam are as follows:


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Karnataka PGCET Result 2022

  • Karnataka PGCET 2022 results were released on the official website as a scorecard on 29th December 2022.
  • Candidates are required to log in using their credentials to check the same.
  • The result/ scorecard will comprise marks obtained by the candidate, rank, and other personal details.
  • It is suggested to take a printout of the scorecard for future reference.
  • Those who meet the eligibility conditions will be called to participate in the counselling process.

Karnataka PGCET Merit List 2022

  • After the Karnataka PGCET 2022 result, the merit list is prepared for the counselling process.
  • Separate merit lists are prepared for candidates applying through the GATE scores and those applying directly.
  • The GATE merit list is prepared based on the GATE score, and the other merit list is prepared based on the PGCET score.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2022

Based on the merit list, candidates must participate in the offline counselling process. A counselling letter will be issued for the same, and candidates are required to report at the allotted counselling venue for the document verification process and other admission formalities. Seat allotment is done based on merit rank. Details regarding the required documents and other counselling requirements are mentioned in the counselling letter.

For further queries about the Karnataka PGCET exam, check out the FAQs section.

Karnataka PGCET Frequently Asked Questions

The application process for Karnataka PGCET 2022 exam started on 15th October 2023.

The last date for application submission was 24th October 2023.

Yes. Candidates from any state can apply for the Karnataka PGCET exam provided they meet the eligibility conditions.

No. There is no negative marking in the exam.

No. However, they need to complete the application process.

No. The application fee is categorized only based on the Candidate’s category.


There is a link to retrieve the forgotten password. Click it to set the new password.

You can apply for more than one course if you are eligible.

If two or more candidates secure the same marks, the following tie-breaking criteria will be applicable:

  • Candidates with higher aggregate marks will be placed higher on the merit list.
  • If the tie is not broken, the one who is older in age will be preferred first.