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Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

Updated On - July 9th 2019 by NEHA RANI

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will release PGCET Paper Pattern and Syllabus. The syllabus for the entrance test is based on the undergraduate curriculum of each subject. The basic exam pattern for all the programs remains the same. It is as follows:

  • Mode of Exam: Pen-paper based test
  • Duration of Exam: 2 hours
  • Medium of Exam: English only
  • Total Marks: 100 marks
  • Type of Questions: MCQs only
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Karnataka PGCET 2019 will be conducted on July 20 and 21, 2019 for M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch and MCA/MBA respectively. The exam pattern for the same is discussed below. 

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Exam Pattern: Detailed

Karnataka PGCET 2019 question paper will vary for all the individual programs. 

PGCET Exam Pattern for MBA

The MBA Question paper pattern is quite simple. The same is tabulated below:

Total Marks100 marks
Duration120 minutes
Type of QuestionsMCQs
No. of Sets4 i.e. each paper will be in four different versions
No. of Options4 i.e. each question will have four different options
Marking SchemeCorrect Answer: +1
Incorrect/ Unattempted: 0
PGCET MBA Syllabus PDF - Download Now

PGCET Exam Pattern for MCA

  • MCA PGCET Paper is divided into 2 parts- Part-A and Part-B
  • Each part is further divided into different sections.
  • Part A- Section- A- Proficiency in English Language Section-B- General Knowledge
  • Part-B- Section-A- Reasoning and General Intelligence Section-B- Quantitative Analysis

Section-wise question distribution is given below:

Section/ PartMaximum Questions + MarksTotal
Part A60 X 1 mark each60
Part B20 X 2 marks each40
Total80 questions100 marks
  • Duration of Exam- 150 Minutes
  • Type of Questions- MCQs
  • Medium of Questions- English only
  • Marking Scheme- Correct Answer: +1 and Incorrect/ Wrong Answer: no negative marking
PGCET MCA Syllabus PDF - Download Now

PGCET Exam Pattern for M.E/M.Tech./ M.Arch. Courses

  • The exam will be held in two sessions separately for Type A and Type B.
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Duration of Exam: 150 minutes
  • Type of Questions: MCQs
  • The question paper will have four different versions.
  • Each question will have four different options.

M.Tech. Type A Paper Pattern:

Total Questions + Marks/ QuestionMaximum Marks
50 questions + 1 mark50 marks
25 questions + 2 marks50 marks
Total: 75 questions100 marks

M.Tech. Type B Paper Pattern:

The examination is conducted for 9 disciplines viz. Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Textile Engineering, Polymer Science, Architecture and Bio-Technology.

Total Questions + Marks/ QuestionMaximum Marks
50 questions + 1 mark50 marks
25 questions + 2 marks50 marks
Total: 75 questions100 marks

    Karnataka PGCET 2019 Marking Scheme

    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 applicable for different courses is tabulated below.

    CoursePartsNumber of QuestionsMarks
    M.E/ 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

    Karnataka PGCET Syllabus

    Since the syllabus for Karnataka PGCET is based on the graduate curriculum of various subject disciplines, candidates need to thoroughly prepare all the major topics they have at the undergraduate level. Karnataka PGCET 2019 Syllabus for different subject disciplines is mentioned below for the reference of candidates.

    PGCET Syllabus: Civil Engineering

    Element of Civil Engineering and Strength MaterialGeo-Technical Engineering
    Building Engineering ScienceWater Supply and Sanitary Engineering
    SurveyingTransportation Engineering
    Fluid MechanicsHydrology
    PGCET Civil Engineering Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Chemical Engineering

    Process CalculationProcess Industries
    Fluid MechanicsPollution Control Engineering
    Mechanical OperationsProcess Control
    ThermodynamicsReaction Kinetics
    Heat TransferMass Transfer
    PGCET Chemical Engineering Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Computer Science Engineering

    Engineering MathematicsWeb Technologies
    Data Structures and AlgorithmComputer Network
    Logic Design and Computer OrganizationDatabase
    Formal Languages and Automate TheoryOperating Systems
    System Software’s(-)
    PGCET Computer Science Engineering Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Environmental Engineering

    Environmental Chemistry, Biology, and, EcologyEnvironmental Impact Assessment
    MicrobiologyTransport Processes and Water Quality Assessment
    EcologyAtmospheric Pollution and Control
    Water Supply and TreatmentSolid and Hazardous Waste Management
    Wastewater and Treatment(-)
    PGCET Environmental Engineering Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Textile Technology

    Textile FiberFashion Design and Garment Technology
    Yarn Manufacture- Ginning and BalingChemical Processing of Textiles
    Modern Yarn Production MethodFabric Manufacture
    PGCET Textile Technology Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Electrical Science

    Engineering Mathematics
    Electric Circuits and Fields
    Analog and Digital Electronics
    Control Systems
    PGCET Electrical Science Syllabus PDF -   Part A  Part B

    PGCET Syllabus: Mechanical Science

    Engineering MathematicsIndustrial Engineering and Management
    Engineering MechanicalProduction Engineering
    Engineering MaterialsDesign of Machine Element
    Strength of MaterialsTheory of Machines
    Fluid MechanicsThermodynamics
    PGCET Mechanical Science Syllabus PDF - Part A  Part B

    PGCET Syllabus: Architecture

    City PlanningTechniques of Planning
    HousingPlanning Theory
    Visual and Urban DesignDevelopment of Contemporary Architect
    History of Architect(-)
    PGCET Architecture Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Polymer Science and Technology

    Fluid Mechanics and StatisticsPolymer Manufacturing
    Chemical Process CalculationProcessing Technology
    Chemical Engineering ThermodynamicsPolymerization Kinetics
    Heat and Mass TransferPolymer Science
    PGCET Polymer Science and Technology Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Mathematics and Computer Science

    Probability“C” Computer Language
    StatisticsComputer Science
    Combination AnalysisAlgebraic Structures
    Linear and Non-Linear EquationsLogic
    Set TheoryNumber System
    PGCET Mathematics and Computer Science Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Biotechnology

    MicrobiologyEnvironmental Biotechnology
    BiochemistryFood Biotechnology
    Molecular Biology and GeneticsAgriculture Biotechnology
    Process BiotechnologyBioinformatics
    Chemical/Bioprocess EngineeringRecombinant DNA Technology
    Plant and Animal BiotechnologyImmunology
    Characteristics of Animal Cell(-)
    PGCET Biotechnology Syllabus PDF - Download Now

    PGCET Syllabus: Proficiency in English Language

    Antonyms and Synonyms
    Idioms and Phrase
    Sentence Correction
    Grammar and One-word Substitution
    Pairs Expressing Relationship

    What is Type A and Type B in PGCET?

    Type A is the courses offered by VTU, UVCE and UBDTCE Universities. Whereas, Type B are the courses offered by the Department of PG studies and research in Mathematics and Computer Science, Kuvempu University and Department of Studies in Computer Science, Mysore University.

    About Type A:

    • Candidates appearing for these courses must select the course code that they have opted for in PGCET as per the Course codes given below:
    Course Code with NameCourse Code with Name
    01 – Civil Engineering06 – Mechanical Science
    02 – Computer Science Engineering07 – Electrical Science
    03 – Chemical Engineering08 – Polymer Science
    04 – Environmental Engineering09 – Architecture
    05 – Textile Technology10 – Bio Technology
    • Make note, it is the responsibility of the candidate to select the correct course code. KEA will not take the responsibility of changing the course code at a later date.
    • There will be a separate question paper for each course.
    • If a candidate enters the wrong course code then he/she will be provided the question paper for that course only.

    Further, for Type-A course,

    • (Course code 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.

    1. Mechanical Engineering
    2. Industrial and Production Engineering
    3. Industrial and Engineering Management
    4. Automobile Engineering
    5. Manufacturing Science and Engineering
    6. Allied Branches of Mechanical Science.
    • (Course Code 07) Electrical Science includes the following branches.

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

    1. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    2. Electronics and Communication Engineering
    3. Telecommunication Engineering
    4. Instrumentation Technology
    5. Bio-Medical Engineering
    6. Medical Electronics
    7. Allied Branches of Electrical Science

    About Type B:

    There is only one course under this section. And the code and name is ‘11 – Mathematics and Computer Science’

    Instructions to Fill Karnataka PGCET 2019 OMR Sheet

    Candidates should adhere to some important instructions while filling Karnataka PGCET 2019 OMR Sheet to avoid any discrepancy

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

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    14 Jun, 2019 11:53
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shilpa, you can check the Syllabus for MCA in PGCET 2019 from here.

    14 Jun, 2019 12:08

    I Am student from other state can i apply for pgcet for mcs

    24 May, 2019 16:42
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Priyanka, students from all states can apply for this exam. Thus, you are eligible.

    24 May, 2019 17:17

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