Karnataka PGCET 2021 - Answer Key Soon, Merit List, Counselling, Pattern, Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET

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 2021 application process, important dates, admit card, pattern, syllabus, and more.

Latest Update - Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release the answer key for the  Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam tentatively on 19th November. The result date for the exam will also be announced soon. The exam was conducted on 13th and 14th November 2021.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 - Quick Overview

Exam Name

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)

Exam Conducting Authority

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA)

Official Website

https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/

Frequency

Once a year

Exam Level

State Level

Languages

English

Exam Mode

Offline

Exam Duration

2 hours

Application Mode

Online

Number of Participating Colleges

301


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Application process begins

3rd September 2021

Application process ends

17th September 2021

Last date for application fee payment

18th September 2021

Final chance for application submission

27th September to 3rd October 2021

Last date for application fee payment for the final chance

12th October 2021

Application correction

21st to 25th October 2021

Admit Card availability

4th to 14th November 2021

Karnataka PGCET 2021

13th November (M.Tech.)

14th November (MBA and MCA)

Answer Key 2021

19th November 2021 (Tentative)

Challenging answer key

To be announced

Result declaration

To be announced

Document verification

To be announced

Release of Final answer key

To be announced

Option entry (Round 1)

To be announced

Seat allotment (Round 1)

To be announced

Option entry (Round 2)

To be announced

Seat allotment (Round 2)

To be announced


Karnataka PGCET Previous Years Solved Papers

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

Here are the various aspects related to the Karnataka PGCET 2021 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

75

Total Marks

100

Sections

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

Syllabus for Karnataka PGCET 2021

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

Architecture

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

Biotechnology

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 2021 Eligibility

Aspirants are required to meet the following eligibility conditions for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 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

A

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.

B

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

C

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

D

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


Karnataka PGCET 2021 Application Process

Applications for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam were accepted through online mode. Applicants were 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 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 2021 Application Process

Following stages are involved in the Karnataka PGCET 2021 application process:

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

Registration

  • 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:

Categories

Gender

Amount

General and OBC

Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 650

SC and ST

Male, Female, Transgender

₹ 500

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Karnataka PGCET 2021 Admit Card

  • Admit cards for the Karnataka PGCET 2021 exam were released on 4th November 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 centre address, exam date, and time of exam, etc.

Steps to download Karnataka PGCET 2021 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 2021 will appear on the screen.
  • Check out the details and download it.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Centres 2021

While filling 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 2021 exam are as follows:

S.No.

Exam Cities

1.

Bagalkot

2.

Bellary

3.

Belgaum

4.

Bijapur

5.

Dharwad

6.

Gulbarga

7.

Mangalore

8.

Shimoga

9.

Tumkur

10.

Bangalore

11.

Davangere

12.

Mysore

Karnataka PGCET Result 2021

  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 result will be released on the official website in the form of a scorecard.
  • 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 2021

  • After the Karnataka PGCET 2021 result, the merit list is prepared for the counselling process.
  • Separate merit lists are prepared for candidates applying through GATE score 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 2021

Based on the merit list, candidates are required to 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 the merit rank. Details regarding the required documents and other counselling requirements are mentioned in the counselling letter.

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


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