Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023: Marking Scheme, Exam Mode and Exam Duration

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Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is conducted once a year by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). Candidates who get selected in this exam get admission to PG courses in the state of Karnataka. The Master’s courses include MBA, M.Tech, MCA, ME and M.Arch. The exam is conducted in an offline mode and the duration of the exam is 150 minutes. In this blog, we will discuss the Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern, its marking scheme, exam mode and duration.

Name of the Exam Karnataka PGCET
Conducting Authority Karnataka Examination Authority
Exam Mode Offline(Pen and Paper Based)
Duration of Exam 120-150 minutes
Language English
Type of Questions Objective Type
Total Marks 100
Official Website http://kea.kar.nic.in 

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023 MTech/ ME/ MArch

Candidates willing to crack the Karnataka PGCET MTech, ME, and MArch must have knowledge of the pattern of this exam. It is important to know the exam pattern, exam mode, duration and other things. The exam is divided into two parts; Part A and Part B. Let us discuss both parts separately.

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern: Part A

The Karnataka PGCET for MTech, ME and MArch is divided into two parts the first part consists of seven courses. 

Course Code       Course Name         Branches Particulars
01 Civil Engineering         NA Duration: 150 Minutes
Total Marks: 100
Total No. of Questions: 75
50 Questions: 1 Mark 25 Questions: 2 Marks 
02 Computer Science & Engineering         NA
03 Chemical Engineering         NA
04 Environmental Engineering         NA
05 Textile Technology         NA
06 Mechanical Science Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 150 minutes
Part A- All branches
Total Questions: 45
Total Marks: 60
30 Questions- 1 Mark
15 Question- 2 Marks

Mechanical Science Industrial and Production Engineering
Mechanical Science Automobile Engineering
Mechanical Science Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Mechanical Science Allied Branches of Mechanical Science
 07 Electrical Science Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Part B- Respective Branch of Specialization
Total Question: 30
Total Marks: 40 
20 questions- 1 Mark
10 questions- 2 Marks
Grand Total: 75 Questions and 100 Marks

Electrical Science Telecommunication Engineering
Electrical Science Biomedical Engineering
Electrical Science Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electrical Science Medical Electronics
Electrical Science Allied Branches of Electrical Science
08 Polymer Engineering


Duration: 150 Min
Total Question: 75
Total Marks: 100
50 Question- 1 Mark
25 Question- 2 Marks
09 Architecture   NA
10 Biotechnology   NA

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Karnataka PGCET 2023 Exam Pattern- Part B

The Karnataka PGCET for MTech, ME and MArch is divided into two parts the second part consists of one course. 

Course Code Course Name Particulars
11 Mathematics and Computer Science Exam Duration: 120 MinTotal Marks: 100Total Questions: 7550 Questions- 1 Mark25 Questions-  2 Marks

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023 for MBA

KEA conducts 3 different entrance exams for three courses MTech/ MArch/ ME, MBA, and MCA. The exam is divided into 4 sections and the duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Only objective-type questions are asked in the exam. One mark will be awarded for every correct answer and the exam does not have any negative marking. Let us discuss the Karnataka PGCET exam pattern for the MBA course.

Sections Questions Marks
Proficiency in English Language 25 25
Quantitative Analysis 25 25
Test of General Knowledge 25 25
Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence 25 25
Total 100 100

Karnataka PGCET Exam Pattern 2023 for MCA

The paper for  PGCET MCA is divided into 2 Parts- Part A and Part B. Both these parts are further divided into 2 sections. Part A consist of Section A: Proficiency in English Language and Section B: General Knowledge. Part B consists of Section A: Reasoning and General Intelligence and Section B: Quantitative Analysis. In Part A 60 questions are asked and each question carries one mark. Whereas in Part B 20 questions are asked and 2 marks are awarded for every correct answer.

Duration of Exam 150 Minutes
Number of Questions 80
Type of Questions MCQs
Language of the Paper English

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How many questions are asked in the Karnataka PGCET exam for the MBA course?

In Karnataka PCGET exam for MBA 100 questions are asked. There is no negative marking in the exam and one mark is awarded for every correct answer.

What is the marking scheme for the Karnataka PGCET exam 2023 for MCA?

The Karnataka PGCET for MCA is divided into 2 parts. In Part A there are 60 questions and in Part B there are 20 questions. For every correct answer in Part A the student will be awarded two marks and correct answers in Part B will be given one mark. There is no negative marking in the exam.

What is the mode of the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam?

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam is conducted in an offline mode. It is a pen and paper-based exam. There are more than 20 exam centres for this exam in India.

This leads to the end of this blog, we talked about the exam pattern, exam mode and marking schemes for Karnataka PGCET MTech, ME, MArch, MBA and MCA courses. We hope that aspiring students will get help after reading this blog.

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