Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

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    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 2020 will be conducted on July 20 and 21, 2020 for M.E./M.Tech/M.Arch and MCA/MBA respectively. The exam pattern for the same is discussed below. 

    Karnataka PGCET 2020 Exam Pattern: Detailed

    Karnataka PGCET 2020 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
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    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 2020 Marking Scheme

      The question paper for Karnataka PGCET consists of total of 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.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

      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 2020 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 Automata 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
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      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
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      PGCET Syllabus: Mathematics and Computer Science

      Probability“C” Computer Language
      StatisticsComputer Science
      Combination AnalysisAlgebraic Structures
      Linear and Non-Linear EquationsLogic
      Set TheoryNumber System
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      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(-)
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      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 are 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 with 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 2020 OMR Sheet

      Candidates should adhere to some important instructions while filling Karnataka PGCET 2020 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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