Karnataka PGCET 2020 Counselling, Option Entry and Seat Allotment

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    KEA released Karnataka PGCET result and the merit list carrying names of all Karnataka PGCET 2020 ​ qualifiers in August, 2020. 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 2020 schedule, option entry will be conducted in two rounds. 

    • Last day to exercise option entry is September 20 while seat allotment result will also be released on same day.
    • Candidates have to pay the fees and report to colleges from September 21 – 25, 2020.

    Karnataka PGCET Option Entry Schedule (Round 2)

    EventDates (Tentative)
    Display of Seat MatrixSeptember 16, 2020
    Option Entry by Eligible CandidatesSeptember 16 – 20, 2020 
    Publication of Seat Allotment of 2nd and final roundSeptember 20, 2020 (after 6 PM)
    Confirmation of Allotment, Payment of fees, downloading of admission order and reporting to the collegesSeptember 21 – 24, 2020
    Last date for reporting to collegesSeptember 25, 2020

    Important Points

    • Before the publication of real allotment result, mock allotment result will be conducted in September 2020.
    • 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, 2020. Check MBA and MCA Seat Matrix
    • There are total 11026 seats for MTech in Karnataka colleges.Check M.Tech Seat Matrix 

    Karnataka PGCET 2020 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 2020 Documents Verification

    • Document verification process will be scheduled from August 30, 2020 and ended on September 07, 2020.
    • 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 2020 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 2020 

    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.

      Karnataka PGCET Seat Allotment Process 2020

      In the Karnataka PGCET 2020 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 2020 Reservation Policy.

      The order of KPGCET 2020 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 2020 rank holders
      • As per the seat matrix, PGCET 2020 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 2020
      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 2020 (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 2020 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 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.

      *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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      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

      27 Sep, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Archana, kindly contact the exam authorities for most suitable guidelines.

      27 Sep, 2019 11:03

      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.

      19 Sep, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Santhosh, the college allotted after second counselling will be considered final. No change is permissible.

      19 Sep, 2019 10:50
      Sanmathi Kesari

      can i get same college in second round as alloted in first round of pgcet?

      17 Sep, 2019 12:54
      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.

      17 Sep, 2019 15:10
      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

      09 Sep, 2019 16:25
      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.

      24 Sep, 2019 18:39
      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

      Hi Eshwari, Please contact to this Number:- 080 - 23460460 for getting the relevant information about the Exam.

      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 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)

      16 May, 2018 12:45

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