Karnataka PGCET: Exam Pattern, Insights and Details

Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) is conducted by Karnataka Examinations and is a state level entrance exam. It is a paper-pencil mode exam. The application form will be available from 19 May, 2020 to 20 Jun, 2020.  The exam will be conducted in 20 - 21 July, 2020. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or above from recognized institution/university. The exam will be of 120 minutes and consists of four section: Proficiency in English Language, General Knowledge, Reasoning & General Intelligence and Quantitative Analysis.

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Key Highlight
of Karnataka PGCET
Application Form:
19 May 2020 to 20 Jun 2020
Admit Card:
12 July 2020
Exam Duration:
120 minutes
Sections in Exam:
o English Language o General Knowledge o Reasoning & General Intelligence o Quantitative Analysis
Exam Date:
20 - 21 July 2020
Declaration of Result:
August 2020
Educational Qualification:
The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or above from recognized institution/university.
Registration Fee:
General/ EWS/ OBC : Rs.650 SC/ ST : Rs.500

Karnataka PGCET Exam 2020: Important Dates

  • Start of application process: 19th May 2020
  • Last date to apply: 20th June 2020
  • Date of exam:  20 - 21 July 2020
  • Declaration of Result: August 2020

Eligibility for Karnataka PGCET Exam 2020

  • Nationality / Citizenship:
    • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • Educational Qualification:
    • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks or above from recognized institution/university.

Karnataka PGCET Exam 2020: Exam pattern

  • Online test will be of 100 marks.
  • The exam will have 100 MCQs type questions
  • Total duration of the exam will be 120 minutes
  • Medium of language of the questions will be English
  • Sections in the exam: Four
    • English Language
    • General Knowledge
    • Reasoning & General Intelligence
    • Quantitative Analysis
  • There is no negative marking.

Syllabus: Karnataka PGCET 2020

Proficiency in English Language:



One-word Substitution

Idioms and phrases

Pairs expressing relationships


Famous Books in English Literature

Sentence Correction

General Knowledge:

Indian Business Environment

Global Environment

Social Events

Cultural Events



Political Events

Historical Events

Current Affairs



Personalities and Achievements

Science and Technology


Reasoning and General Intelligence:





Verbal Ability

Analytical Ability

Related Aspects

Quantitative Analysis:


Data Analysis and Interpretation


Related Quantitative Aspects

Preparation Tips for  Karnataka PGCET Exam

  • You need to finish 4 sections of Karnataka PGCT Exam within 120 minutes, which means you need speed with accuracy in order to attempt 100 questions in total. The more you practice, the better chances you have of acing this exam.
  • Make quantitative and reasoning your strong subjects, practice questions to solve them within time to increase efficiency. You should lay emphasis not on mugging up the formulas but instead try understanding the concepts, so, you can modify the formulas according to the question requirement.
  • Remember negative marking is not a factor here. Therefore, try to attempt questions all the questions.
  • Manage your time properly; give appropriate amount of time to each section. Try to improve your time by practicing as many online tests as possible. Youth4work provides online mock tests will time limit attached to each question; this way one can learn to finish the entire exam within the time limit.
  • Studying in a stretch for hours can be tedious and hard and also not so good. Therefore, try to study at several times in regular sessions during a day. This will make learning easy and fun, also you will have enough time to brush up the already studied topics in between intervals.
  • It is very important to maintain proper health, so you don’t fall sick on the big day. Give your brain appropriate time to refresh itself. Don’t rush too much information into your head than its limit allows. Take it slow and steady. And get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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