Karnataka Examination Surhorury (KEA) conducts Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) each year for admission in 1st year / 1st-semester full time/part time M.E. / M. Tech. courses. Also, admission is granted in MBA / MCA / M. Arch courses. Below we will discuss on admission in PG engineering courses i.e. in M.E/M.Tech. Karnataka PGCET 2019 is the gateway for admission in VTU, UVCE, UBDTCE, Kuvempu University & Department of Studies in Computer Science, and in University of Mysore. Thus, candidates have to qualify Karnataka PGCET 2019 for admission. Below are all the details regarding Karnataka PGECET 2019 like important dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, how to apply for the entrance exam and so on. FRead below.

Note for GATE Qualified candidates:

  • GATE qualified candidates from only Engineering and Technology discipline are eligible to take admission to Various M.Tech Programmes under VTU, Belgaum.
  • Candidates with valid GATE score are given first preference for admission to all M.E. / M.Tech / M.Arch courses.
  • Such candidates need not appear for PGCET 2019.
  • However, they have to apply through online for admission.

Karnataka PGCET 2019

Thus, it is clear that to take admission in PG engineering courses candidates who are not GATE qualified have to appear in Karnataka PGCET 2019. In the seat allotment process, the GATE qualified candidates will be given preference. When GATE qualified candidates are not available, seat allotment will be made to non-GATE candidates based on the merit list of PGCET 2019. Thus, candidates who will appear in PGECET 2019, can follow the important dates of PGECET 2019 below:

Karnataka PGCET 2019Dates
Commencement of Application form2nd week of May 2019
Last Date of Application details submission1st week of Jun 2019
Last date to pay the fees in the specified Bank1st week of Jun 2019
Release of Admit Card
Date of Entrance Exam (M.E /M. Tech)2nd week of Jul 2019
Release of Answer Keys
Declaration of Result
Important:
KEA divides engineering courses in Type A and Type B. The dates of examination for this courses will remain same, but they may be held in 2 different sets.
Type A: Courses offered by WU, UVCE, UBDTCE.
Type B: Courses offered by Department of Post Graduate Studies and Research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Courses Offered

Qualifying candidates of PGCET 2019 Karnataka will be able to take admission in the following courses of Engineering:

Here are the Type A courses: If you want to appear for VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE courses i.e., Type-A, then select the course code for the same and apply accordingly. It is the responsibility of the candidate to select the correct course code.

Course CodeName of course
01Civil Engineering
02Computer Science Engineering
03Chemical Engineering
04Environmental Engineering
05Textile Technology
06Mechanical Science
07Electrical Science
08Polymer Science
09Architecture
10Bio-Technology

Type B Course includes: Mathematics and Computer Science (code – 11).

06 – Mechanical Science includes the following branches: The candidates who have studied the following branches in the qualifying examination should select the course code as Mechanical Sciences.

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Industrial and Engineering Management
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  • Allied Branches of Mechanical Science.

07 – Electrical Science includes the following branches: The candidates who have studied following branches in the qualifying examination should select the course code as Electrical Science.

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Bio-Medical Engineering
  • Medical Electronics
  • Allied Branches of Electrical Science

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Here are the eligibility criteria to be able to appear in PGCET 2019 Exam. Thus, candidates must read the following norms carefully before applying for the entrance exam.

For M.E. / M.Tech CourseFull Time
  • A candidate should have passed the qualifying examination or equivalent examination as prescribed by the Competent Authority and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects of all the years/semesters of the Degree Examination.
  • The minimum marks are 45% in qualifying examination, in case of SC, ST and Category-I candidates. (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka Candidates)
Part Time
  • A candidate should have passed the qualifying examination or equivalent examination as prescribed by the Competent Authority and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects of all the years/semesters of the Degree Examination.
  • The minimum marks are 45% in qualifying examination, in case of SC, ST and Category-I candidates. (Reservation is applicable only for Karnataka Candidates).
  • In addition to this candidate after obtaining the complete degree, must have worked for not less than three years as on 31st July 2019, in an establishment and must be working in an organization situated within a radial distance of 40 km from the institution in which the candidate seeks admission.
  • Also, the employer has to fill up the NOC duly signed by the competent authority.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Application Form

To apply for PGCET 2019, candidates will first have to register themselves on the official website of KEA. Thereafter, they will be able to complete their application form. Here are the brief steps to apply online:

  • Register
  • Fill Application Form – Upload scanned image of a photograph, thumb impression and signature.
  • Make Payment
  • Take print out.

For more detailed process – click here

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC of Karnataka- Rs. 650/-
    SC / ST of Karnataka- Rs.500/-

Mode of Application: Online Only


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Preparation

Well, apart from knowing the application process and the process of admission, what else is more important? It is preparing for the examination. Yes! therefore, in this section, we will discuss how you can prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2019 and what are the important resources that are needed for preparation.

Syllabus:

The syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2019 is available for all courses. KEA has prescribed the syllabus for all these courses individually. To check the syllabus course wise please refer to the table below:

Course CodeCourse NameSyllabus PDF
01Civil EngineeringDownload PDF
02Computer Science Engineering
03Chemical Engineering
04Environmental Engineering
05Textile Technology
06Mechanical Science
07Electrical Science
08Polymer Science
09Architecture
10Bio-Technology
11Mathematics and Computer Science

Important Books:

Each course will require different boos to prepare from. Thus candidates must be well aware of the fact that not all books will provide an in-depth knowledge of the subject. Therefore, we have curated a list of books that will be helpful in preparation subject wise. Please Click Here.

Karnataka PGCET 2019 – Previous Years’ Question Papers

With the help of previous years’ question papers, candidates will be able to understand the evolution of the examination over the years. Also, candidates will have a proper knowledge of the exam pattern for each subject. Thus, we have prepared an archive of previous of Karnataka PGCET question papers. Check Here.

Preparation

The preparation for PGCET 2019, will include the following methods:

  • Knowing the examination pattern. In PGCET 2019, all the papers will have a different pattern of examination. Thus, candidates must be very careful while preparing for each subject.
  • Knowing the exact syllabus and the topics to be covered for each paper.
  • Preparing a preparation strategy and following it without fail.
  • Practising from previous years’ question papers on a regular basis.

For more details on how to prepare for Karnataka PGCET 2019, click here.


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern of Type A course:

The Type A course includes papers of M.E. / M.Tech programs of VTU / UBDTCE and UVCE. Thus under this written test will be conducted in the following courses:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Computer Science Engineering
  4. Environmental Engineering
  5. Textile Engineering
  6. Polymer Science
  7. Bio-Technology
  8. Electrical Science
  9. Mechanical Science

The exam pattern is as follows for courses 1 to 7:

  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Chemical Engineering
  3. Computer Science Engineering
  4. Environmental Engineering
  5. Textile Engineering
  6. Polymer Science
  7. Bio-Technology
Total Number of Questions75
Total Marks100
50 Questions – 1 Mark each50 X 1
25 Questions – 2 Mark each25 x 1

For Electrical Science and Mechanical Science program (Courses 8 and 9) read below:

Course 8, Electrical Science, this includes

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (E & E)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (E & C)
  • Telecommunication Engineering (TC)
  • Instrumentation Technology (IT)
  • Bio-Medical Engineering (BME)
  • Medical Electronics (ME)
  • Allied branches of Electrical Science (ABE)

The question paper will consist of part-A and part-B.

Part-A is common to above all subjects, i.e., (E & E), (E & C), (TC), (IT), (BME), (ME)

  • Total Number of Questions: 45
  • Marks: 60
  • 30 Questions Carrying 1 mark each : 30 X 1 = 30
  • 15 Questions carrying 2 mark each : 15 X 2 = 30

Part-B is specific to candidates belonging to the respective branch of specialization of engineering and consists of:

  • Total number of questions: 30
  • Marks: 40
  • 20 Questions carrying 1 mark each : 20 X 1 = 20
  • 10 Questions carrying 2 mark each : 10 X 2 = 20 Marks = 40

Grand Total: Part A + Part B = 75 Questions = 100 marks 

Course 9, Mechanical Science, this includes

  • Mechanical Engineering (MC)
  • Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
  • Industrial and Engineering Management (IEM)
  • Automobile Engineering (AE)
  • Manufacturing Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Allied Branches of Mechanical Science (ABM)

The question paper will consist of Part-A and Part-B.

Part-A is common to (a) M.E. (b) IPE (c) IEM (d) AE (e) MSE (f) ABM

  • Total number of questions: 45
  • Marks: 60
  • 30 questions carrying 1 mark each : 30 X 1 = 30
  • 15 questions carrying 2 mark each : 15 X 2 = 30
  • Total: 60 Marks

Part-B is specific to candidates belonging to the respective branch of specialization of engineering:

  • Total number of questions: 30
  • Marks: 40
  • 20 Questions carrying 1 Mark each : 20 X 1 = 20
  • 10 Questions carrying 2 mark each : 10 X 2 = 20
  • Total: 40 Marks

Grand Total: Part-A + Part-B = 75 questions = Marks = 100

Exam Pattern of Type B course

The Type B course includes the paper of Mathematics and Computer Science (code – 11). For this paper the exam pattern will be as follows:

Total Number of Questions75 Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks100
50 Questions – 1 Mark each50 X 1
25 Questions – 2 Mark each25 X 2

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Hall Ticket

PGCET 2019 Admit card/ Hall Ticket will be issued one week before the exam. On the occasion of PGCET admit card availability, applicants will need to reach the official website at kea.kar.nic.in. Using the link, reach the login page and enter “User ID and Password”. Keep the PGCET 2019 Admit Card with you at all times. Download, check, print and carry the hall ticket to the exam centre.


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Answer Key

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Answer Key will be published 3 days after the entrance test. using the answer key candidates will be able to crosscheck their answers and get an estimated score. Also, candidates will have an option to challenge the answer key within 3 days of its publication with supporting documents. To calculate the score using the answer key, candidates have to use the marking scheme of the examination. Although the answer keys will provide the candidates with an estimated score, candidates can check their probability of qualifying the examination.


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Merit List/Result

The merit list will be prepared separately for ME / M.Tech solely on the basis of the marks obtained in the Post Graduate Common Entrance Test 2019 (PGCET 2019) without taking the marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination. The qualifying examination marks are considered only for eligibility.  The merit list will be available in a PDF format and will have the list of candidates eligible for the counselling rounds. Thus candidates have to check the PDF file of Karnataka PGCET 2019 on the official website of KEA.


Karnataka PGCET 2019 Counselling

Only those candidates whose name will appear in the merit list have to appear for the counselling rounds. Candidates have to produce original documents at the time of online counselling and also one set of photocopied document.

To participate in the counselling rounds candidates have to follow the steps below:

  • Online Registration at the nearby help centre of KEA
  • Document verification at the help centres.
  • The candidate who becomes eligible after verification of documents will be given a high-security secret key.
  • The candidate has to use this secret key to register and create a password as per his/her choice for login at online option entry portal.
  • Entry of options by the candidates will begin only after the receipt of seat matrix from the Government. The details of the College wise, Course wise and Category wise seats available for allotment will be published on the KEA website.
  • Next, the candidate has to enter the course/college of his choice from among the seats available which is displayed at the time of entry of options i.e., college wise, category wise and course wise, discipline wise. The candidate will be allowed to enter all the options in the discipline to which he/she is eligible.

Official Website: kea.kar.nic.in

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