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Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result, Merit List, Scorecard, Cutoff and Answer Key
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Karnataka PGCET 2021 Results will be released in the 3rd week of August, 2021. Candidates will have to visit the official website and enter their PGCET Number to access their Karnataka PGCET results.Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key will be released in the 2nd week of July, 2021. 

KEA releases the results in the form of merit list/ rank list, having names of all the PGCET qualifiers. The ranks are assigned separately for ME/ M.Tech/ M.Arch. PGCET Counselling round will begin from the 1st week of September, 2021. Counselling will broadly consist of 5 steps- Online Registration, Document Verification, Filling of Preference form, Seat Allotment and Reporting to College.

Highlights of Karnataka PGCET 2021 Results

Tabulated below are the key dates about PGCET Results 2021:

Result Highlights
Release of PGCET 2021 Answer Key 2nd week of July, 2021
PGCET 2021 Result 3rd week of August, 2021
Official site for Result announcement www.kea.kar.nic.in
PGCET 2021 Merit list To be announced
Counselling and Admission process starts 1st week of September, 2021

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How to Check Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result?

The organizing body has published the rank list in a PDF format. Karnataka PGCET 2021 result can be accessed online by following these few easy steps:

Step 1: Log on to the official website of KEA

Step 2: Select the option of ‘PGCET 2021’. Search for the link of ‘Karnataka PGCET 2021 Result’ and click on it.

Step 3: The result will appear in a new window in the form of a rank list.

Step 4: Search your name or roll number to view the result.

Step 5: Check the information such as name, roll number and addition of total marks given in the rank list.

Step 6: Download the result file and save it for reference.

Details on Rank List

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Registration number
  • Roll Number
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Section-wise marks
  • Total marks

Karnataka PGCET Merit List

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Merit List

  • The merit list will be prepared separately for MBA, MCA, ME / M.Tech / M.Arch.
  • PGCET Merit list will be solely be based on the marks obtained in the written exam i.e. Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test without taking the marks obtained by the candidates in the qualifying examination.
  • Make note that the qualifying examination marks are considered only for eligibility.
  • Therefore, the candidates are advised to attend the counselling only if they have the requisite percentage of marks in the qualifying examination. (i.e., should have obtained 50% of aggregate minimum marks taken together in all the subjects for all the years of the Degree examination. 45% of aggregate marks in all the subjects for all the years in the Degree examination in case of candidates belonging to SC, ST.
  • Further, candidates of Karnataka origin will be eligible to claim reservation. Therefore, the mere assignment of merit /rank to a candidate does not confer any right to select a seat. 

Check Karnataka PGCET Reservation Criteria

Tie-breaking Criteria

In case two or more participants secure same marks, then the following criteria will be used to resolve ties in Karnataka PGCET 2021 and determine the merit position of the individuals in the descending order-

  • A student who scores higher marks in the qualifying examination will get a better rank.
  • Candidates older in age are preferred.

Check PGCET Merit List 2021

Karnataka PGCET Answer Key

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer Key

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Answer keys will be released in the 2nd week of July, 2021. Students can use this answer key to estimate a rough score by cross-checking their answers with it. The key will help them to know if they will be eligible for further rounds of admission procedure.

Applicants can follow the steps given below to download the answer key-

Step 1: Log on to the official website of KEA

Step 2: Look for the option of ‘Answer Key’ under the tab of Karnataka PGCET 2021

Step 3: Choose the appropriate set of answer keys according to the course.

Step 4: Download it and cross-examine the answers to arrive at a rough score in.

The following table has the direct links to each set of Karnataka PGCET Exam 2020:

Provisional Answer Key Links
Civil Engineering Check Here
Chemical Engineering Check Here
Computer Science and Engineering Check Here
Environmental Engineering Check Here
Textile Technology  Check Here
Electrical  Check Here
Mechanical Check Here
Architecture Check Here
Polymer Science and Technology Check Here
Biotechnology Check Here
Mathematics and Computer Science Check Here
MBA Check Here
MCA Check Here

Objections Against PGCET Answer Keys

  • In case any discrepancy or error in the question paper or answer key, you can file your objections, if any, within 3 days or within the stipulated time.
  • Objections must be sent along with all the supporting documents and justifications. Objections received without any justification or received after the last date shall not be considered. 
  • The objections received by KEA will be placed before an Expert Committee, whose decision will be final in this regard.
  • Students can send their objections along with justification supporting their claim to ‘Executive Director, Karnataka Examination Authority, Bangalore’ in person or by mail/ speed post.
  • Karnataka PGCET 2021 final answer key will be released along with the results after going through each and every objection.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling will be held from the 1st week of September 2021 by KEA. The schedule for counselling will be uploaded on the official website of the exam authority. Students short-listed through the merit list must attend the counselling rounds according to this schedule, in order of merit. Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling will consist of 5 steps.

They are mentioned below-

Step 1: Online Registration

Aspirants who will qualify Karnataka PGCET 2021 will be eligible for counselling. Candidates will have to report to the closest Helpline Center to register themselves.

Step 2: Verification of Documents

After registration, aspirants will have to proceed to the verification counter where they will have to submit original along with set photocopies of documents. Once the individual is deemed eligible he will be given a verification slip and a confidential key which will have login details about the online option form.

Step 3: Filling of Preference Form

Students must login using the details on the high-security key to filling the preference form. KEA will publish a list that will include the number of participating colleges, courses offered and available seats. Candidates can fill the preference form by referring to this list according to the college and course they wish to pursue. They can apply for multiple colleges and courses provided they are eligible for the same.

Step 4: Seat Allotment

Applicants will be allotted seats as per ranks acquired in Karnataka PGCET 2021, preferences of college and course. The details regarding the procedure of seat allotment will be given in Karnataka PGCET 2021 brochure.

Step 5: Reporting to the allotted College

Candidates must report to the allotted college for completing all the admission formalities and payment of fees.

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2021 - Document Verification Schedule

Session Forenoon Session - I Forenoon Session - 2 Afternoon Session - 1 Afternoon Session - 2
Timing 9 AM to 11 AM
Reporting Time - 8:45 AM
11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Reporting Time - 10:45 AM
2 PM to 4 PM
Reporting Time - 1:30 PM
4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Reporting Time - 3:30 PM
Date Rank Numbers Rank Numbers Rank Numbers Rank Numbers
From To From To From To From To
To be notified 1 600 601 1200 1201 1700 1701 2000
To be notified 2001 2900 2901 3800 3801 4500 4501 5000
To be notified 5001 6200 6201 7400 7401 8300 8301 9000
To be notified 9001 10500 10501 12000 12001 13200 13201 14000
To be notified 14001 16000 16001 18000 18001 19000 19001 20000
To be notified 20001 Last -

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2021 Dates (First Round)

Events Dates (Tentative)
Document verification To be notified
Display of seat matrix and fee structure To be notified
Option entry by candidates To be notified
Publication of mock allotment result To be notified
Provision to change options if any by candidates To be notified
Publication of Real allotment Result To be notified
Exercise of choices by the candidates allotted seat in the first round To be notified
Payment of fees and downloading of admission order To be notified
Last date for reporting to the colleges To be notified

Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2021 Dates (Second Round)

Events Dates (Tentative)
Display of seat matrix To be notified
Option entry To be notified
Publication of seat allotment of second and final round To be notified
Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the colleges To be notified
Last date for reporting to colleges To be notified

Read about Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment

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


Respected Sir/Mam..!! Regarding PGCET MBA.. How many marks I need to score in Pgcet mba to get within 1500 ranking.?? I know Every year it changes.. But I want to know minimum marks based on last year..
shivangi srivastava

The Karnataka PGCAT 2021 results will be officially announced in the month of August, 2021. Different merit lists are prepared on the basis of different courses offered and colleges accepting those scores or cut- off. The previous years MBA cut- off is available on the official website itself, so you may look for a basic reference.

suchitra b
When did come pgcet results
aniket ranjan

Hii Suchitra, Greetings from collegedunia. Karnataka PGCET 2020 results will be announced soon. According to sources, the results are expected to be announced by the third or last week of November 2020.

amruta joshi
At what time PGCET for MBA result will be announced
aniket ranjan

Hii Amruta, Greetings from collegedunia. Karnataka PGCET Result has been released on Dec 6, 2020. You can access your results by entering your PGCET Number at the official website. 

At what time PGCET for MCA results will be announced
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Misba, you can check the Result Online on the official website from here.