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Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation, Eligibility, Category-wise Reservation Criteria

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Karnataka Reservation policies and criteria are applicable for Karnataka candidates only. The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), coordinating body, conducts the exam for admission to MBA/ MCA/ M.Tech. /M.E./ M.Arch. programs. SC/ ST and Category-I candidates of Karnataka origin are eligible to claim the reservations. Check Karnataka PGCET Registration

Selecting the specific category at the time of registration will not make you eligible to avail the benefits associated with the reservation policy. It is mandatory to provide the necessary documents as well. Read on to know more about Karnataka PGCET Reservation Criteria, Necessary documents etc.

Note: GATE qualifiers are exempted from the examination. But, they must register for selection procedure/ counselling to score a seat in their preferred institute. GATE Scores are valid for upto 3 years and these candidates are given first preference.

Seats Reservation

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation of Seats

As per the reservation policy, 70% of the available seats in every program in any regional University/ educational institution located in the local area are reserved in favor of the local persons. The reservation of seats are as follows:

  • The part of the State called the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region comprising the districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary are regarded as the local area
  • 8% of the available seats in every course of study provided in a state-wise University or a statewide educational institution are allocated among the local candidates of the Hyderabad-Karnataka Region under Karnataka PGCET Reservation Policy
  • The eligible candidates have to produce relevant certificates issued by the concerned Assistant Commissioner during document verification to become eligible to claim seat under Hyderabad-Karnataka reservation criteria.
  • Only those candidates of Karnataka state who fulfill Karnataka PGCET 2021 Eligibility for Government seats in accordance with clause a, b, c, d, and h for the respective courses are considered eligible to claim the benefit of Karnataka PGCET Reservation under this sub-rule.
  • The non-Karnataka candidates are not considered eligible to claim the benefit of PGCET Reservation
  • The interse merit determined under Rule - 6 remains the same for the purpose of eligibility and benefit of reservations.
  • If any seat reserved in favor of candidates belonging to any of the categories is not filled up due to non-availability of eligible candidates belonging to such categories, Karnataka PGCET Reservation to that extent stands reduced and is transferred to the General Merit category during Casual vacancy round Karnataka PGCET Seat allocation.
  • The Seat Allotment process is conducted as per the reservation policies of the Government.

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Ex-Defense Special

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation: Ex-Defense Special Category

  • Code for candidates of Ex-Defence special category is ‘U’
  • Son or daughter of Ex-Servicemen have to obtain and produce a certificate that shows the home address of the parent
  • The certificate must be issued by the Joint Director or Deputy Director of the candidate’s district and countersigned by the Director, Department of Sainik Welfare and Resettlement, Bangalore
  • Any candidate who fails to produce the certificate is not allowed for verification of certificates and also for later seat allotment under Ex-Defence.
  • Ex-Servicemen for the purpose of this clause includes personnel belonging to the Civil GT COYS ASC who are Civilian Class 3 or Class 4 Government Servants, who became permanently disabled or were killed during hostilities
  • The ex-defence reservation benefit is not applicable for the candidates who apply for ME, M.Arch. and M.Tech. courses

Physically Disabled Special

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation: Physically Disabled Special Category

The PWD applicants have 3% seats reserved under the reservation policy. Code for candidates claiming Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation under physically disabled special category is ‘V’. PGCET 2021 Reservation for Physically Disabled Special category is given below:

  • The candidates claiming reservation under this category are required to appear for Medical examination on the specified date
  • Medical Examination is taken before a Committee which includes the Executive Director, KEA as Chairman and three specialists from the Department of Orthopedics, Ophthalmology and ENT which are nominated by the Government
  • Candidates with physical disability ranging above 40% have to produce a Medical certificate issued by competent Doctor of any Government Hospital located in the State of Karnataka in the field of disability the candidate suffers, on the day of Medical examination only
  • It is mandatory for the candidates who suffer from hearing disability to obtain and produce a BSER (Brain Stem Evoked Response) Audiometry report from NIMHANS, Manipal Hospital or Government Speech and Hearing Institute, Lingarajapuram, Bangalore.
  • The Medical Board examines the candidate and certificate and certify regarding the percentage of disability
  • The decision of the Medical Board is considered as final
  • For the purpose of this provision, persons with disability have the same meaning assigned to it as in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995 (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Participation)
  • The candidates who suffer from less than 40% of the disability are not considered eligible to claim a seat under Physically Disabled category
  • The Physically Disabled candidates, who fail to appear before the Committee for Medical examination on specified date are not considered eligible for selection of a seat under Physically Disabled category

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Karnataka Candidates

Karnataka PGCET: Reservation for Karnataka Candidates

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation is made in favor of candidates who belong to the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward class (OBC) of citizens under categories 1, 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B in accordance with Government Order No. SWL 251 BCA 94 dated 31st January, 1995. The Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation for Karnataka Candidates is given below:

  • It is mandatory for a candidate to produce a ‘Caste Certificate or Caste Income Certificate’ that is issued by the concerned Jurisdictional Tahsildar in accordance with the Government Order No. Sa Ka E 225 BCA 2002 dated March 30, 2002, as amended from time to time. Check Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment
  • The SC, ST and Category-1 candidates are exempted from payment of tuition fees if their annual income is less than INR 2.5 lakhs
  • Relevant government orders must be read by a candidate for details
  • The candidates belonging to other backward class have to pay the fees to CET
  • Such candidates can apply for reimbursement from the Backward Class Department after admission to the concerned colleges
  • Relevant government orders must be read by such applicant for details
  • Provided that candidates belonging to SC, ST and Category - I have to produce an Income certificate that is issued by Jurisdictional Tahsildar in the prescribed format
  • The income certificate is produced for the purpose of processing eligibility of candidates to claim Government of India scholarship

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


saksham mahajan
Can bihar "s student get schlorship

Hello Saksham,

There are no state-based scholarships available. However, if you’re eligible for GATE scholarship, you might get a scholarship. To check you GATE Scholarship eligibility, visit – GATE Scholarship.

siddharth tirumale
what are the colleges we are getting
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Siddharth, you can check the list of the participating colleges from here: PGCET Participating Colleges

riya panigrahi
i have done only my graduation in bangalore .rest of my studies i have done under odisha university.am i eligible to write pgcet exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Riya, candidates must have pursued academic qualification for minimum 7 years in Karnataka to be eligible for this exam. Thus, you are not eligible.
Hi ,,, now I'm doing Bcom 6th sem in 2O2O i will camplet my Bcom but I want to take a Exam PGCET when the exam will candeted
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dileep, registration process for PGCET is scheduled to start in May, next year and the exam would be conducted on Jul 20 and July 21, 2020 (dates are tentative).
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dileep, registration process for PGCET is scheduled to start in May, next year and the exam would be conducted on Jul 20 and July 21, 2020 (dates are tentative).
ananya bl
Sir how to claim rural quota and kannada medium reservation under pgcet
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Ananya, students will have to produce domicile certificate of Karnataka to claim reservation under this category.
geetha s
Hi, I got 361th rank in MCA lateral entry in which clg I may get seat. 3A category
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Geetha, the college will be allotted through counselling on the basis of rank secured.
hemasrinivas 16
Sir i have got mtech seat in reva and i have paid 27k as college fees.... If there is a casual round can i participate in it? And will my college fees be refunded??
akansha expert
Hi Sir, You may please contact to the college in which you submit the fee for the study.
hemasrinivas 16
Sir will there be a casual round for karnataka pgcet 2018
akansha expert
Hi Hemasrinivas, While it is up to exam authority or once you may please check the exam pattern to get the relevant information.
sharma niku
Sir what should we do if few questions and their options r wrong and have misprints? How can we get them recheck or challenge for grace marks due to their fault
roshan banu d
Sir after documents verification what is next step for MBA
akansha expert
Hi Roshan, You may Contact to the college for getting the Admission Procedure.
bhavya99456 99456
Hello I am Bhavya when MBA counseling start
akansha expert
Hi Bhavya, Please check the official website to get the latest updates of the exam counselling.