Karnataka PGCET 2016


Karnataka PGCET 2016 – The notification for the final round KPGCET 2016 counselling has been released by KEA. This is the last and the final round of counselling. The candidates can make the option entry from October 1 to 4, 2016. For the ease of the candidates, link to fill options and check seat allotment result have been provided here in the article below. Also, the final round schedule and details have been provided below. Only the candidates who have got their documents verified are eligible to fill the final round options. The seat allotment will be published on October 4, 2016 for the final round. Read this article further for more details on the Karnataka PGCET 2016.

Latest – The schedule for last and final round of KPGCET Counseling released by KEA. The candidates can make final round option entry from October 1 to 4, 2016. Access the appropriate link given below to fill options and checking seat matrix. 


Karnataka PGCET 2016

Important Dates related to Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2016 (Final Round)

Date Event
Seat matrix displayed on 29 September 2016 (After 11 AM)
Fill options from 1 October (From 11 AM) to 4 October (Upto 10 AM)
Seat allotment of Final Round to be published on 4 October 2016 (after 5 PM)
Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of Fees and downloading of admission order 5 to 6 October 2016
Report to college – Last Date 7 October 2016 (before 5.30 PM)

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Counselling

KEA is conducting the final and last round of counselling. The option entry can be made only in online mode  from October 1 to 4, 2016. The final round seat allotment result will be declared on October 4, 2016. The counselling process comprises of document verification, option entry and seat allotment. The conducting body will release the seat matrix for every round, details of colleges and courses etc. on the official website. The seat will be allocated on the basis of the merit, availability of seat, and preference of the candidate. Lastly, candidates who will be satisfied with the allotment will have to report at the allocated Institute/University. For more details on counselling, the candidates can click on the caption-head. 

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Cutoff

KEA will release the cutoff ranks officially for the participating colleges. The cutoff list helps in selecting the deserving candidates for allotting admission against these limited seats of the colleges. The cutoff ranks are compared against the ranks obtained by the candidates to decide who is to be selected for granting admission. At each stage of Karnataka PGCET 2016 Counselling, the cutoff is applied. Just to give an idea to the candidates, we have compiled the previous year’s MBA cutoff of various colleges. To access the same, the candidates can click on this para heading.

Important Dates related to Karnataka PGCET 2016 Exam 

Event Date 
Online application form released on 24 May 2016
Application Fee can be deposited in the specified bank from 25 May 2016
Last date to fill & submit the online application form 12 June 2016
Last date to deposit the application fee in the specified bank from 10 June 2016
Admit Card was available 22 June 2016
Exam date of Karnataka PGCET 2016 2 July 2016 (2.30 to 4.30 PM)
Provisional Answer Key published on 6 July 2016 (after 2.00 PM)
Any objections in the key were submitted till 11 July 2016 (before 5.30 PM)
Final Answer Key and Result released on 17 July 2016 
KPGCET Counselling commenced from  2 August 2016

 Karnataka PGCET 2016 Eligibility Criteria

  • For Full Time MBA courses: A candidate must have passed Bachelor’s Degree (of a minimum duration of 3 years) examination or any equivalent examination and have scored an aggregate marks of 50% or more taken together in all the subjects in all the years of the Degree Examination is eligible for admission to the full time MBA courses. This is 45% of marks for candidates belonging to the reserved categories SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates.

  • For Part Time MBA courses: A candidate who has passed his/her Bachelor’s Degree examination or any equivalent examination and has obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks in all the subjects (including languages) in the three years of the Degree Examination is eligible for admission to the part time MBA courses.This should be 45% of marks in case of candidates belonging to SC, ST and Category-I of Karnataka candidates.

  • Work experience is also required and hence, a candidate after obtaining the degree, must have worked for three years or more as on 31 July 2016, in any organization which is within a radial distance of 40 km from the educational institute in which the candidate seeks admission into the part time MBA program.

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Application Form

All the eligible and interested candidates must apply online for the test. The application form is not available in offline mode. But, before commencing with the form filling, the candidates must read the instructions given for filling the form. Also, they must ensure that the details filled in the application form should be correct. The first page of the form will require you to fill in personal, education, work experience, contact details and upload their scanned passport sized colored photograph and signature. Thereafter the candidates will be required to fill the course details and choose the test centers. Lastly, pay the application fee. 

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Application Fee

The candidates belonging to the reserved categories will have to pay Rs. 500/- as application fee, whereas the candidates of unreserved categories will have to pay Rs. 650/-. This fee is non-refundable and can be paid against the e-challan generated while registering for the test. The fee will be deposited into any of the branch of specified Banks.

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Admit Card

The Admit Card will only be issued to provisionally registered candidates. It will be available online from 22 June 2016. No candidate will be allowed to enter the Examination Hall without producing the valid admit card of KPCET 2016, issued by the University. The candidates will be required to download the admit card online by logging into their individual account at the official website. The admit card must be retained by the candidates even after the conduct of the exam.

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Exam Pattern

The exam will be held in pen-paper mode (OMR based). It will have a total of 100 objective type questions. Duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. The medium of the tests will be English only. Each question shall carry 1 mark, making the total to be 100. The questions will be asked from 4 sections, which are as follow –

  • Section A – Proficiency in English Language
  • Section B – General Knowledge
  • Section C – Test of Reasoning and General Intelligence
  • Section D – Quantitative Analysis

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Answer Key

KEA has released the final answer key along with the result on 17 July 2016. It is available online on the official website of KEA for the candidates to download. Earlier on 6 July 2016, provisional answer key was released. In case, any errors were noticed in the provisional keys, the candidates were asked to send their objections till 11 July to KEA. Using the Karnataka PGCET Answer Key 2016, the candidates will be able to review their attempted answers and also draw an idea of the rank that they can obtain.

Karnataka PGCET 2016 Result

The result has been declared on 17 July 2016 around 6.00 PM. A provisional merit list has been released furnishing the score and MBA rank of the candidates. The result is available online on the official website of KEA. However, a link to check the result is available here also in this article. The University has declared and display the ranks of only those candidates who would have affixed their left hand thumb impression on the OMR answer sheets and only for these candidates the OMR sheets were scanned. No request for re-totaling or revaluation of the OMR answer sheets will be entertained. In order of merit, the candidates will then be called for participating in counselling.  


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