The State level Examination of Karnataka will be held in the first week of July this year. The Examination will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority. These courses will be provided by the Private/Government/private unaided colleges located in Karnataka. The Examination will be held only for those students who will register themselves successfully. The Main goal of this Examination is to identify the meritorious students at the state level and give them the best opportunities that they deserve. The Examination will be held in a conventional way and it will be conducted offline.The candidates are advised to keep the Hall ticket very safely even after the Examination. This is because the Hall Ticket will be needed in the different stages of Admission. Candidates who want to apply for the Examination should keep a note on the time allotted, Marking Scheme, Weightage given to different sections and the language of the Paper. The Post Graduate courses that are offered by the KEA is M.E/M.Tech/M.Arch/M.Tech/ MCA and MBA. The candidates shall be given 2 hours 30 minutes or 150 minutes to complete the Paper. The Candidates will not be provided with Extra time to complete it. The total marks of the question paper are 100. The total number of questions is 75. The questions that will be asked is Multiple Choice questions(MCQ) and candidates will be given four choices and candidates have to choose one out of the four which they think to be the correct one. There will be no negative marking so the candidates can attempt as many questions they wish to. There will be 1 mark and 2 marks questions. Candidates will have to mark their answers in the OMR sheet.

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Important Dates

The candidates should know the important dates which are associated to Karnataka PGCET 2018. They should not miss any updates related to Examination. The Important dates for the Karnataka PGCET are given in the listed table below. If in case there will be any changes, it will be updated immediately.

Serial No.Important EventsDates
1Starting Date of the Application3rd Week of May
2Last date of Submissions1st Week of June
3Release of the Admit Cards3rd Week of June
4Examination Date1st Week of July

The marking pattern will be different for different streams. The syllabus too will differ for different subjects. The candidates should prepare themselves according to the official syllabus. The candidates are advised to practice the previous year sample papers. This will help the candidates to know the examination pattern and they also get a rough idea of how the question paper is set. The continuous solving sample papers help the candidate find and discover new ways of problem-solving and they become aware of the pattern that the Examination Authorities usually follows during the Examination. The marking pattern for the different subjects are tabled in part -A and B is detailed below:

PGCET Examination Pattern for Part-A

Course CodeCourse NameBranches under the CoursePattern
1Civil Engineering  

Total Marks is 100

Total No. Of Questions is 75

50 questions for 1 mark each.

25 questions for 2 marks each

2Computer Science & Engineering 
3Chemical Engineering 
4Environmental Engineering 
5Textile Engineering 
6Mechanical ScienceMechanical Engineering 


PART-A and Part-B Duration 150 minutes


Total Marks is 60

Total No. Of Questions is 45

30 questions for 1 mark each.

15 questions for 2 marks each.






Total Marks is 40

Total No. Of Questions is 30

20 questions for 1 marks

10 questions for 2 marks

 Industrial and Production Engineering
Industrial and Engineering Management
Automobile Engineering
Manufacturing Science  and Engineering
Allied Branches of Mechanical science
7Electrical ScienceElectrical& Electronics Engineering
  Electronics and Communication Engineering
 Telecommunication Engineering
 Bio-medical Engineering
 Medical Electronics
 Allied Branches of Electrical science
8Polymer Engineering Total Marks is 100

Total No. Of Questions is 75

50 questions for 1 mark each.

25 questions for 2 marks each


PGCET Examination Pattern for Part-B

11Mathematics and Computer scienceDuration is 150 minutes

Total Marks is 100

Total No. Of Questions is 75

50 questions for 1 mark each.

25 questions for 2 marks each

Guidelines for the Karnataka PGCET 2018 Examination

  1. Candidates will only be allowed blue or black colored pen to write in the Examination.
  2. Candidates hold only bring ballpoint pen to avoid spillage of Ink in their Answer Sheets.
  3. Fill the circles completely while marking on the OMR sheet.
  4. Candidates should not do any rough work on the OMR sheet. The OMR sheet should not be stained and filled with stray marks.
  5. After completion of the Examination, candidates have to affix their left-hand thumbprint before submitting the Examination sheet.
  6. The Replica response sheet can be taken with the candidates for future reference.
  7. The candidates will be offered extra10 minutes to fill up the required fields in the Response sheet.


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