Karnataka PGCET Selection Process 2023: Know all steps here

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Karnataka PGCET Selection Process

Karnataka PGCET Selection Process: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) will conduct the Karnataka PGCET 2023 where eligible candidates will be offered admission to various post-graduate courses across government colleges in Karnataka. The Karnataka PGCET selection process involves appearing for the exam on the specified date and place, declaration of results or merit list and the online counselling process. This is a state-level entrance examination which involves a high level of competition as the seats available are limited at the colleges. In this article, we will discuss all the stages involved in the Karnataka PGCET selection process.

Name of the ExaminationKarnataka PGCET 2023
Full FormKarnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Mode of the ExamOffline (pen and paper-based)
Selection processWritten ExamDeclaration of Results OR Merit ListCounselling
Total Marks in Exam100 MCQs
Exam Duration2 hours 30 minutes
Official Websitehttps://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/kea/ 

Also Read – Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2023

Karnataka PGCET Selection Process Dates

The Karnataka PGCET selection process dates are released by the officials of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) with the exam notification. As per the latest updates given by the conducting body, the Karnataka PGCET application process will start in the latter half of July 2023 and the exam will commence in August 2023. Candidates can check the table below which highlights the tentative dates for the Karnataka PGCET selection process for the year 2023.

Selection ProcessDates (Tentative)
Admission Starts OnJuly 3rd week 2023
Admit CardAugust 4th week 2023
Written ExamSeptember 1st week 2023
Declaration of ResultsOctober 1st week 2023
CounsellingOctober 4th week 2023

Karnataka PGCET Selection Process

The Karnataka PGCET selection process will start with the Karnataka PGCET written exam. The Karnataka PGCET written exam is annually organised by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) to offer admission to postgraduate courses in government colleges and universities of Karnataka. After the written examination, candidates will have to wait until the results are declared. After the declaration of results or merit list, the selected candidates will be eligible for the counselling process, which is conducted in online mode.

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Written Exam

The Karnataka PGCET written examination will be conducted in offline mode by the KEA at respective examination centres. Candidates will have to appear for the exam with their respective admit cards on a specified date and time. The Karnataka PGCET examination will consist of 2 hours 30 minutes, in which candidates will have to attend a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. For every correct answer, candidates will be given 1 mark each. 

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Declaration of Results

The Karnataka PGCET 2023 results will be declared separately for each course. Candidates applying for a particular course will have to check their results by logging on to the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority. The results will be available after the commencement of the examination. Candidates who will appear for the written examination can download their respective admit cards once they are released from the officials.


Once the Karnataka PGCET results are declared, the selected candidates will have to apply for counselling on the official website of the conducting body. To apply for the Karnataka PGCET counselling process, candidates must enter their application number and full name on the portal. The counselling process will be conducted in online mode, except for the document verification, for which candidates will have to appear physically at the specified centres.


What is the level of the Karnataka PGCET?

The Karnataka PGCET is one of the postgraduate or master’s level entrance examinations, where candidates are offered admission to government universities and colleges in Karnataka.

What is the Karnataka PGCET selection process?

The Karnataka PGCET selection process includes different stages, such as the application process, downloading admit cards, written exam, declaration of results and counselling.

What is the Karnataka PGCET 2023 exam date?

The exam date for the Karnataka PGCET 2023 is yet to be announced. But as per the previous year’s exam dates, the tentative date for the Karnataka PGCET will be in August 1st week 2023.

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