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Karnataka PGCET 2020 Seat Allotment, Counselling Process, Option Entry, Seat Matrix

Exam: 05 Jul `21
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KEA has concluded Karnataka PGCET 2021 Seat Allotment dates will be announce soon. Refund link is available for candidates who want to cancel their admission from respective colleges. Students can use the direct link below for refund.

KEA will released Karnataka PGCET 2021 Seat Allotment result dates will be announced soon. Candidates can check their result post submitting their PGCET number. Direct link to check allotment result has been mentioned below. Check Karnataka PCET 2021 Seat Allotment Schedule

KEA will releases Karnataka PGCET result and the merit list carrying names of all Karnataka PGCET 2021 ​ qualifiers. Based on the performance of the candidate in the written exam, the rank list is prepared and uploaded on the official portal – kea.kar.nic.in. The candidates are then called for PGCET seat allotment procedure. The counselling/ seat allotment is done online on the basis of merit and priority options. Simple and user-friendly software is used to make the entire online counselling process smooth and hassle-free. As per Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2021 schedule, option entry will be conducted in two rounds. 

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Seat Allotment Schedule

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Seat Allotment Schedule


Dates (Tentative)

Display of Seat Matrix and Fee Structure

Announce Soon

Option Entry by Eligible Candidates

Announce Soon

Mock Allotment Result

Announce Soon 

Provision to Change Option Entry

Announce Soon

First Round Real Seat Allotment Result

Announce Soon

Exercising Choices by Seat Allotted Candidates

Announce Soon

Payment of Fees by Choice 1 and Choice 2 Candidates

Announce Soon

Last Date of Reporting at Allotted Colleges (Choice 1 Candidates Only) 

Announce Soon 

Document Verification in Bangalore centre Announce Soon
Provision to Add/Modify/Delete/Re-order options (if any), by candidates Announce Soon
Second Round Seat Allotment Result Announce Soon
Payment of fee Announce Soon
Last date of reporting to colleges Announce Soon

Important Points

  • Before the publication of real allotment result, mock allotment result will be conducted.
  • Based on the mock result, candidates will be able to change options if they wish to.
  • Candidates have to bring the original documents during Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment Process.
  • There are total 11026 seats for MTech in Karnataka colleges. Check M.Tech Seat Matrix 

Counselling Schedule

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling Schedule

Date (Tentative) Forenoon Session 1 (9 am to 11 am)
Reporting Time – 8.45 am
Forenoon Session 2 (11.15 am to 1.15 pm)
Reporting time – 10.45 am
Afternoon Session 1 (2 pm to 4 pm)
Reporting time – 1.30 pm
Afternoon Session 2 (4.15 pm to 6.15 pm)
Reporting time – 3.30 pm
Rank From Rank Till Rank From Rank Till Rank From Rank Till Rank From Rank Till
Announce Soon 1 500 501 1000 1001 1500
Announce Soon 1501 2200 2201 3000 3001 3600 3601 4000
Announce Soon 4001 5200 5201 6200 6201 7200 7201 8000
Announce Soon 8001 9500 9501 11000 11001 12200 12201 13000
Announce Soon 13001 15000 15001 17000 17001 Last Rank --

Document verification will take place at Helpline Centres located across Bengaluru, Mysore, Ballary, Belagavi, Kalburgi, Shimoga, Mangalore, Bijapur, Dharwad and Davangere.

Meanwhile, the table below shows the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling schedule for physically disabled or ex-defence candidates:

Date (Tentative) Category Type of Verification Timings Place
Announce Soon  Physically Disabled Medical Examination 11.30 am onwards KEA, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore
Ex-Defence (Only for MBA and MCA) Submission of Ex-Defence Certificate

Counselling Process

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Counselling Process 

  • Firstly, the rank holders need to report at the helpline centres for registration.
  • During the registration process, candidates will be briefed about the option entry and seat allotment for Karanataka PGCET.
  • In the second stage, candidates will have to get the document verified at the helpline center.
  • In the third stage, candidates need to enter option online. In other words, they need to choose the course/ college of their choice. Option entry is done online.
  • After the options have been entered, seat allotment process begins.

Documents Verification

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Documents Verification

  • Document verification process dates will be announced soon
  • Only the candidates who will become eligible after document verification will be considered for options entry.
  • For the purpose of document verification, it is mandatory for the candidates to visit the Helpline Center in person.
  • Candidates must carefully check the details mentioned on the verification slip before leaving the verification counter. If there is any error, it must be notified immediately.
  • Candidates must produce all the required documents for document verification and ensure that no documents are missing.

Here is the step-by-step process of Karnataka PGCET 2021 document verification –

  1. The rank holders will be required to report at one of the Helpline Centers for registration.
  2. Once the registration is complete, candidates shall move to the verification counter.
  3. At the verification counter, the documents of the candidates will be verified against the information provided by the candidates in the application form.
  4. The attested photocopies will be retained by KEA and other documents will be returned.
  5. An acknowledgement card and a verification slip will be issued to the candidates.
  6. Apart from the other details, the verification slip will contain a Unique Keyword. This keyword will be required at the time of options entry.

Option Entry Option

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry 2021 

Candidates are advised to choose their options carefully as the seats will be allotted on the basis of the options entered. Candidates can enter any number of options. Also, they can change their options any number of times. Options recorded in the server on the last date and time will be frozen.

Guidelines for Online Option Entry

Candidates must familiarize themselves with the online option entry and seat allotment process. To log in for the first time, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned procedure –

  • Visit the official website of Karnataka PGCET .
  • Enter the PGCET admission ticket number and click the submit button.
  • Enter application number and secret unique keyword.
  • Enter and confirm new password.
  • Enter mobile number and email ID.
  • Select secret hint question and answer it.

After the completion of the steps mentioned above, a user ID and password will be generated. Candidates can use this ID and password to log in and enter options.

Seat Allotment Process

Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment Process 2021

In the Karnataka PGCET 2021 Seat Allotment process, the seat matrix issued by the Government for each discipline is adopted. College wise, Category wise and course wise seat matrix issued by Government is hosted on the website of KEA for the information of the candidates and parents. After the last date and time fixed for entering the options is over and as per the seat matrix, action is taken to allot the seats in the order of merit based on the priority of the options entered by the candidates and by following Karnataka PGCET 2021 Reservation Policy.

The order of KPGCET 2021 Seat Allotment Process is as following:

  1. For ME / M. Tech / M. Arch Courses

  • In the case of M.E., M.Tech. or M. Arch courses, first seat is allotted to valid gate score candidates. However, reservation is applicable only to those who become eligible as Karnataka candidates and the same is not applicable to Non-Karnataka GATE rank holders. Non-Karnataka GATE rank holders are considered under Open or General Category
  • After allotment of seats to eligible GATE rank holders is finished, the seat that remains under General category, 90% of the seats are reserved for Karnataka Candidates and other 10% seats left for Non-Karnataka Candidates are given to the eligible PGCET 2021 rank holders
  • As per the seat matrix, PGCET 2021 allotment of seats is held for all GATE candidates from GATE Rank List
  • The seats that remains vacant after allotment of seats to the GATE candidates are offered to candidates who are eligible in PGCET 2021
  1. For MCA Lateral Entry & 1st year Course

  • MCA Lateral Entry seats pertaining to all reserved categories, Ex-Defence, if any and General Merit students will be offered in this stage at once.
  • All eligible MCA Lateral Entry rank holders including the candidates, who are allotted seats under the Physically Disabled and ME / M. Tech courses are considered for allotment of seats in accordance with their ranks.
  1. For MBA Course

  • MBA seats pertaining to all reserved categories, Ex-Defence and General Merit students are offered in this stage at once.
  • All eligible MBA rank holders including the candidates, who have selected seats under the Physically Disabled or MCA or ME / M. Tech seats are considered for allotment of MBA seats in accordance with their ranks

Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment 2021 (Sample)

  • Once the verification of documents and excising options by candidate is done, the seats are then allotted in two rounds i.e. first round, second round and final round.
  • The following system is followed for Karnataka PGCET 2021 Allotment of seats.
  • Given is a sample illustration of choice of options by a candidate:

Case 1

Name of the candidate: Rajesh

Category: GM

M.Tech. Rank: 1200

MBA Rank: 4000

Candidate has given the following options:

Priority Number Option
Option 1 M. Tech.
Option 2 M. Tech.
Option 3 M. Tech.
Option 4 MBA
Option 5 MBA
Option 6 M. Tech.
Option 7 M. Tech.
Option 8 MBA
Option 9 M. Tech.
  1. The computer starts M. Tech seat allotment with Rank 1.
  2. Then after completing allotment till rank 1199, it reaches rank 1200.
  3. Rajesh’s M. Tech rank is 1200.
  4. Option number 1 is no more available.
  5. Similarly, option number 2, option number 3 is not available as a candidate above his rank is already allotted and no vacancy exists anymore.
  6. The next option is 4 which is MBA, hence it is not considered in this stage.
  7. Next option is also MBA which is also not considered for allotment.
  8. The 6th option is M. Tech so it is considered for allotment and the 6th option is available, computer will allot the seat under M. Tech to this candidate and the options below 6th are considered for future allotment.

Case 2

Name: Seth

Category: 2B

MCA Rank: 1450

MBA Rank: 1340

Priority Number Option
Option 1 MCA
Option 2 MCA
Option 3 MCA
Option 4 MCA
Option 5 MCA
Option 6 MCA
Option 7 MBA
Option 8 MCA
Option 9 MBA
  1. Candidate is considered as per their rank and as per their options in the order of priority mentioned by candidate.
  2. The computer starts MCA allotment with Rank 1.
  3. Then after completing allotment till rank 1449, it reaches rank 1450.
  4. Seth’s MCA rank is 1450 and therefore option number 1 is not available.
  5. Similarly, option number 2 is not available as a candidate above his rank is already allotted and no vacancy exists.
  6. Likewise, it goes up to option 6 by checking the vacancy.
  7. The next option is 7 and the option is an MBA which is considered at this stage.
  8. Therefore, the computer move on to the next option i.e., option number 8 and the seat is available.
  9. Hence the computer allots option number 8 to a candidate.

Helpline Centres

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Helpline Centres

There are 10 helpline centres for Karnataka PGCET 2021. Students need to visit these centres to get their documents verified.

Karnataka PGCET 2021 Helpline Centres

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


sufiyan khan
Hello, the first round is over and the second round is being started.. can u pls tell me when can i select the colleges for option entry in second round.
abdul nazir

Hi Sufiyan, For registration of counselling you need to visit the nearest helpline center following which you have to submit original documents for verification purpose. After submitting the documentation a confidential key will be given to the candidate using which you can exercise options in online mode on the official website of KEA where a list of participating colleges will be made available.

Final seat allotment will be on the basis of rank in entrance test. To know more details visit Karnataka PGCET.

jayalakshmi m
Sir I have done Civil Engineering from College of Engineering Hyderabad.I hold an experience of 18years in Construction industry at Banglore .Secured 7646 rank in Pgcet 2020.Sir kindly let me know if I will be alloted seat for pursuing Mtech at Banglore
abdul nazir

Hi Jayalakshmi, Yes you can apply for the M.Tech course at Universities or colleges in Karnataka as the required qualification is a B.Tech degree with a minimum of 50% marks. There is relaxation of 5% for reserved category. Also, you must have at least 3 years of work experience after completing the degree, hence you are eligible. Find more details at KPGCET exam.

rohit jamble
Hello sir i didn't got any clg in 1st round is der chance of 2 nd round
abdul nazir

Hi Rohit, The result for secpond and final round has been released and the same can be checked on the official website by entering PGCET number. The seat allotment is done on the basis of merit in test in online mode. If you are alloted then you need to report at the college and complete other formalities. Find further details at Karnataka PGCET seat allotment.

archana manjunath
Hi sir this is Archana I got admission in clg through PGCET placement but I missed to make joining report to kea so nw is my allotment position
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Archana, kindly contact the exam authorities for most suitable guidelines.
Hi, my PGCET ranking 2050,in first round counselling allocated xyz college, and online i had selected option 2 and submitted.Now 2nd round counselling allocated abc college. Thing is dat xyz college is govt college, i need to finalise the same college wat do I need to do in 2nd round counselling.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Santhosh, the college allotted after second counselling will be considered final. No change is permissible.
sanmathi kesari
can i get same college in second round as alloted in first round of pgcet?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sanmathi, it depends on various factors such as number of students participating in the counselling, number of vacant seats in the respective colleges etc.
yashaswini yashaswini
I got selected college,,in first round option entry,,,now I have to pay the fees,,,bt,how to download the challan copy for payment pls reply
suresh vishnoi
Hi Yashaswini, For download challan copy login to the official website of KARNATAKA PGCET and have to open the application form mentioned there and printout challan copy.
chaithra chinnu
What is the link for college selection?? I have done my documents verification and got acknowledgement
nagesh g kumar
My pgcet rank is 1117. Iam looking of MCA , which collage can I get under government allotment( 3B category), plz can any one suggest me the good college
akansha expert

Hi Nagesh, While it is depends upon the Colleges merit list, as I am sharing a link for getting the Participating colleges in MCA Course.

My pgcet rank is 576 mba which should be best management college pls guide
akansha expert

Hi Malaay, You will get the seat in College according to your rank, as i am sharing the link of Participating College in MBA Entrance Test.

rakshith bhaskara
My pgcet rank is 4700. Iam looking of MBA , which collage can I get under government allotment( GM category), plz can any one suggest me the good college
akansha expert

Hi Rakshith, You will get the seat in Government college according to your rank, as i am sharing the link of Participating College in MBA Entrance Test and Government colleges too.

eshwari g
Can u plz say y my pgcet ranking was missing but score was displayed
akansha expert
Hi Eshwari, Please contact to this Number:- 080 - 23460460 for getting the relevant information about the Exam.
chandan kumar jha
I have done MCA form distance and i want to take admission in M-tech in regular courses. it is possible or not ? if it is possible than what is the fee structure of M-tech ?
bhawna vedwal
Hello Chandan, You can apply for M.tech but you should have valid GATE score. You must have passed qualifying examination or equivalent examination as prescribed by the Competent Authority and obtained minimum aggregate of 50% marks to be eligible for admission to M.E. / M. Tech / M. Arch courses (45% of marks in Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Category-I candidates)
what is the fees for m tec
bhawna vedwal

Hello Vishwanath, Fee vary for every college. To get more information regarding fee for m.tech you can go through with this link Participating college.