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Karnataka PGCET (KEA) 2019 Seat Allotment

Updated On - October 11th 2018

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Result will be published on August 13, 2019 (tentative). Along with that, KEA also releases the merit list carrying names of all Karnataka PGCET 2019 ​ qualifiers. Based on the performance of the candidate in the written exam, the rank list is prepared and uploaded on the official portal ( 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. A simple and user-friendly software is used to make the entire online counselling process smooth and hassle-free. As per Karnataka PGCET Counselling 2019 schedule, option entry will be conducted in two rounds. The first round is expected to begin in September 2019 and the second round will begin in October 2019.

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Important Points

  • Before the publication of real allotment result, mock allotment result will be conducted in September 2019.
  • 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.
  • Seat Matix for MBA, MCA and MTech colleges will be uploaded on September 6, 2019. Check MBA and MCA Seat Matrix
  • There are total 11026 seats for MTech in Karnataka colleges.Check M.Tech Seat Matrix 

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry Schedule (Round 1)

EventDate (tentative)
Display of Seat Matrix and Fee structure – for all disciplinesSeptember 05, 2019 (after 2 PM)
Option Entry by Eligible candidatesSeptember 05, 2019 (from 6 PM) to September 11, 2019 (till 10 AM)
Publication of Mock Allotment ResultsSeptember 11, 2019 (after 5 PM)
Provision to change options if any by candidatesSeptember 11, 2019 (from 6 PM) to September 13, 2019 (till 10 AM)
Publications of Real Allotment ResultSeptember 13, 2019 (after 5 PM)
Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the collegesSeptember 14 – 16, 2019
Last date for Reporting to the collegesSeptember 18, 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 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.

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry Schedule (Round 2)

EventDate (tentative)
Display of Seat MatrixSeptember 22 (after 2 PM)
Option Entry by Eligible CandidatesSeptember 22, 2019 (after 4 PM) to September 25 (till 10 AM)
Publication of Seat Allotment of 2nd and final roundSeptember 25 (after 6 PM)
Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the collegesSeptember 26 – 27, 2019
Last date for reporting to collegesSeptember 28, 2019

Karnataka PGCET 2019 Documents Verification

  • Document verification process is scheduled from August 30, 2019 and will end on September 07, 2019.
  • 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 2019 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 acknowledgment 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.

Karnataka PGCET Option Entry 2019 

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 –

how to enter options in karnataka pgcet 2018

  • 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.

    Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment Process 2019

    In the Karnataka PGCET 2019 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 2019 Reservation Policy.

    The order of KPGCET 2019 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 2019 rank holders
    • As per the seat matrix, PGCET 2019 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 2019
    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 2019 (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 2019 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 NumberOption
    Option 1M. Tech.
    Option 2M. Tech.
    Option 3M. Tech.
    Option 4MBA
    Option 5MBA
    Option 6M. Tech.
    Option 7M. Tech.
    Option 8MBA
    Option 9M. 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 NumberOption
    Option 1MCA
    Option 2MCA
    Option 3MCA
    Option 4MCA
    Option 5MCA
    Option 6MCA
    Option 7MBA
    Option 8MCA
    Option 9MBA
    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 candidate above his rank is already allotted and no vacancy exists.
    6. Likewise, it goes up to the option 6 by checking the vacancy.
    7. The next option is 7 and the option is 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 the option number 8 to candidate.

    *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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    Chaithra Chinnu

    What is the link for college selection?? I have done my documents verification and got acknowledgement

    14 Sep, 2018 21:30
    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

    14 Sep, 2018 13:05
    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.

    14 Sep, 2018 17:09

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

    08 Sep, 2018 22:10
    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.

    10 Sep, 2018 13:20
    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

    06 Sep, 2018 19:14
    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.

    07 Sep, 2018 12:34
    eshwari G

    Can u plz say y my pgcet ranking was missing but score was displayed

    21 Aug, 2018 10:46
    Akansha Expert

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    21 Aug, 2018 13:25
    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 ?

    10 Dec, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Chandan, You can apply for 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)

    16 May, 2018 12:45

    what is the fees for m tec

    07 Sep, 2017 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

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

    11 May, 2018 12:22

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