Karnataka PGCET ((Post Graduate Common Entrance Test)) Exam Pattern 2018

Last Updated - February 26 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 will be organizeed in offline method and the total period of the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. KEA is responsible for setting the exam format for Karnataka PGCET. The syllabus for the entrance test is based on the undergraduate curriculum of each subject.

  • Maximum marks that an aspirant can score are 100 for the test of all the courses.  
  • There is no negative marking done for any inaccurate or un-attempted response.
  • The question paper is divided into 2 parts. The number of questions varies from the course that an aspirant chooses.
  • Each question is divided category wise and 1 mark or 2 marks are honoured for an accurate response depending upon the type of question.

Karnataka PGCET (PG Common Entrance Test) is organizeed by KEA (Karnataka Examination Authority) for admission to several postgraduate courses in different colleges and universities of Karnataka. Aspirants appearing for the test required to cautiously go via Karnataka PGCET Exam Format to identify important topics and format of questions.

Exam Format Highlights of Karnataka PGCET 2018

Method of ExaminationOffline
Number of Papers1
Number of Sections2 parts
Question Paper typeObjective type questions (MCQ based)
Karnataka PGCET 2018 total marks100 marks
Exam Duration150 Minutes
Exam LanguageEnglish

Exam Format in Detail of Karnataka PGCET 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2018 question paper will be broadly divided into 2 parts. The format would vary for all the personal subjects. Each paper is designed to test the knowledge of aspirants in their subject specialization.

The exam format for different subjects is mentioned below in detail.

PGCET Exam Format for M.E/M.TECH/M.ARCH Courses

  • Each Question in Part-A is given 1 mark and for part-B, each question is of 2 marks.
  • Question paper consists of 2 parts- Part A and Part-B
  • There is no negative marking for a wrong response. 
  • Part A contains 50 questions and part-B contains 25 questions
  • Maximum marks that an aspirant can score is 100

PGCET Exam Format for MBA

  • Question paper is Divided into 2 parts- Part-A and Part-B
  • Each part is further divided into various sections.
  1. Part A- Section- A- Proficiency in English Language

    Section-B- General Knowledge

  2. Part-B- Section-A- Reasoning and General Intelligence

      Section-B- Quantitative Analysis

  • Maximum marks that an aspirant can score are 100. No negative marking what so ever.
  • All the sections carry 25 questions. Each accurate response is honoured 1 mark

PGCET Exam Format for MCA

  • Part A consists of 60 questions and each question carries 1 mark. Part B contains 20 questions and each question carries 2 marks.
  • Question paper designed for MCA course is of 100 marks
  • There are 2 sections in the question paper Part-A and Part-B
  • Time period allotted for the Entrance Exam is 150 Minutes.
  • There is no negative marking for a wrong response or any response left un-attempted.

Marking Scheme of Karnataka PGCET 2018

The question paper for Karnataka PGCET consists of total 100 questions. The weigtage for every part and section of the question paper differs from course to course. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions. The general marking scheme eligible for various courses is tabulated below.

PGCET Marking SchemeCoursePartsNumber of QuestionsMarks
M.E/M.tech/M.ArchPart-A50 Questions50 marks
Part-B25 questions50 marks
MBAPart-A50 Questions50 marks
Part-B50 Questions50 marks
MCAPart-A60 Questions60 marks
Part-B20 Questions40 marks

Syllabus of Karnataka PGCET 2018

Since, the syllabus for Karnataka PGCET is based on the graduate curriculum of different subject branches, aspirants required to thoroughly prepare all the major topics they have at the undergraduate level. Karnataka PGCET 2018 Syllabus for various subject branches is mentioned below for the reference of aspirants.

Civil EngineeringElement of Civil Engineering and Strength Material
Building Engineering Science
Fluid Mechanics
Geo-Technical Engineering
Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Chemical EngineeringProcedure Calculation
Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Operations
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer
Reaction Kinetics
Procedure Control
Pollution Control Engineering
Procedure Industries
Computer Science and EngineeringEngineering Mathematics
Data Structures and Algorithm
Logic Design and Computer Organization
Formal Languages and Automate Theory
System Softwareโ€™s
Operating Systems
Computer Network
Web Technologies
Environmental EngineeringEnvironmental Chemistry, Biology, and, Ecology
Water Supply and Treatment
Wastewater and Treatment
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Atmospheric Pollution and Control
Transport Procedures and Water Quality Assessment
Environmental Impact Assessment
Textile TechnologyTextile Fiber
Yarn Manufacture- Ginning and Baling
Modern Yarn Production Method
Fabric Manufacture
Chemical Procedureing of Textiles
Fashion Design and Garment Technology
Electrical ScienceEngineering Mathematics
Electric Circuits and Fields
Analog and Digital Electronics
Control Systems
Mechanical ScienceEngineering Mathematics
Engineering Mechanicals
Engineering Materials
Strength of Materials
Fluid Mechanics
Theory of Machines
Design of Machine Element
Production Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Management
ArchitectureCity Planning
Visual and Urban Design
History of Architect
Development of Contemporary Architect
Planning Theory
Techniques of Planning
Polymer Science and TechnologyFluid Mechanics and Statistics
Chemical Procedure Calculation
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Polymer Science
Polymerization Kinetics
Procedureing Technology
Polymer Manufacturing
Mathematics and Computer ScienceAnalytical Geometry of 3D
Analytical Geometry of 2D
Differential Calculus
Combination Analysis
Linear and Non-Linear Equations
Set Theory
Number System
Algebraic Structures
Computer Science
โ€œCโ€ Computer Language
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Procedure Biotechnology
Chemical/Bioprocedure Engineering
Plant and Animal Biotechnology
Characteristics of Animal Cell
Recombinant DNA Technology
Agriculture Biotechnology
Food Biotechnology
Environmental Biotechnology
Proficiency in The English LanguageAntonyms and Synonyms
Idioms and Phrase
Sentence Correction
Grammar and One-word Substitution
Pairs Expressing Relationship

Instructions to Fill Karnataka PGCET 2018 OMR Sheet

Aspirants should adhere to some important instructions while filling Karnataka PGCET 2018 OMR Sheet to avoid any discrepancy

  • After completing their entrance test, aspirants have to affix their left-hand thumb mark in the space offerd. This has to be done before submitting the response sheet
  • Use the separate space at the back of question paper for rough calculations, etc.
  • Once the exam is clear, the aspirant can carry the replica of the response sheet with them. Later when the response key is released, aspirants can cross-check the accuracy of their responses.
  • Fill the circles clearly to mark your answers as instructed on the OMR Sheet. 
  • Aspirants should use blue or black ball point pen only to avoid spillage while marking their responses on the OMR sheet.
  • Rough work or any stray marks on OMR Sheet are strictly debarred. The answer is liable to be rejected in case of any smudges or stray marks.

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