PGCET(Post graduate Common Entrance test) – Karnataka 2018
The Central Post Graduate Admission Committee (CPAC) was
constituted vide the Government
order No. ED/49/TEC/2005, dated 22-03-2005 as the State
Agency to oversee smooth conduct of admissions to post graduate courses in the
State of Karnataka.
The Karnataka PGCET - 2018 is being conducted for the
purpose of determining the merit of both Karnataka and Non-Karnataka Candidates
for admission to the First year / First semester of Full Time and Part Time
courses in Master of Business Administration in Government Colleges, University
Departments and the Private Unaided Institutions affiliated to the following
Universities Bangalore, Gulbarga, Karnataka, Kuvempu, Mangalore, Mysore, Tumkur,
Davangere, Bijapur Women’s University and Visvesvaraya Technological University,
within the State of Karnataka for the academic year 2018-2018.
Karnataka candidates are eligible for both government seats
(Category A seats i.e. 100% seats in Government colleges & University
Departments and 50% of total intake in Private Unaided Institutions) and
Management seats (Category B seats i.e. seats other than Government seat)
surrendered by Private Unaided Institutions.
Non-Karnataka candidates are eligible for those seats
available against management seats (Category B seats) of Private Unaided
Admissions are made in accordance with the Gazette
Notification of Karnataka State Government, 2005 (‘G.O.’ in short) as amended
from time to time and therefore the details and instructions contained in this
Brochure are subject to the said G.O. In case of any discrepancy, the relevant
G.O. shall prevail.
The “Master of Business Administration” Course abbreviated
as MBA, is either Full Time course of four semesters extended over two years
duration or Part Time course of six semesters extended over three years
The number of seats available for admission to MBA Course
through CPAC for the year 2010 in the State of Karnataka is approximately 7000,
apart from the seats that may be surrendered by the Private Unaided
a) Karnataka Candidate:
(i) “Karnataka Candidate” means a student who has
studied in one or more Government or Government recognized Educational
Institutions located in the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN
academic years (commencing from 1ststandard up to qualifying examination either
continuously or in broken period) as on 1stJuly of 2018 and has studied,
appeared and passed the Secondary School Leaving Certificate or 10thStandard
Examination or the Second Pre-University Course Examination or 12
Standard Examination in a
Government or Government recognized Educational Institution located in the State
of Karnataka. Explanation - In respect of candidates who have directly appeared
for SSLC or PUC or studied in Open School, the period of seven years study shall
not be insisted. However, such persons shall produce domicile certificate for
having studied as such for seven years. Provided that in the case of a candidate
who takes more than one year to pass a class or standard, the years of academic
study is counted as one year only. (ii) “Karnataka Candidate” also means and
includes a candidate who has studied and passed the qualifying examination
within the State of Karnataka from an Educational Institution run or recognized
by the State Government and either of his parents should have studied in an
Educational Institution run or recognized by the State Government and located in
the State of Karnataka for a minimum period of SEVEN years.
“Ex-Serviceman” shall have the same meaning assigned
to it in clause (i) of sub-rule (1) of rule 2 of the Karnataka Civil Services
(General Recruitment) Rules, 1977 as amended from time to time / son or daughter
of an Ex-Serviceman, who at the time of joining the Defence Service has declared
a place in Karnataka as his home town and produces proof of such domicile from
the Rajya Sainik Board.
c) Physically Disabled:
‘Physically Disabled’ shall have the same meaning
as assigned in the Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of
Rights and full participation) Act, 1995 (Central Act 1 of 1996). d)
Government Seats: “Government Seats” (Category ‘A’ Seats) means, all
100% seats in Government Colleges, University Constituent Colleges and
Department of Studies offering MBA in the Universities of the State and 50% of
the seats in Private Unaided Colleges.
e) General Category Seats:
“General Category Seats” means the seats other than the reserved seats.
f) Management Seats:
“Management Seats” (Category B Seats) means
other than the Govt. seats in Private Institutions.
g) Surrendered Management Seats:
“Surrendered Management Seats” means
the seats which are surrendered by the management of private institutions to
PGCET. (Refer Annexure-6)
h) Reserved Seats:
“Reserved Seats” means the seats reserved in Government Colleges, Constituent colleges of Universities, Private Aided and Unaided Professional Educational Institutions in favour of persons belonging to
the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes as may be
notified by the State Government. i) Admission Committee: “Admission
Committee” means the Committee constituted by the Government called
‘Central Post Graduate Admission Committee (CPAC)’ for selection of candidates
for the Government seats and for the Management seats if the Managements have
requested the CPAC to fill their Management quota Seats through the State level
common entrance test called Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET)
conducted by CPAC.
3. ADMISSION PROCEDURE:
In order to obtain admission to MBA course in any Institution in the State of Karnataka through PGCET Cell, a candidate shall appear for the MBA PGCET-2018 Test . The merit
of a candidate is determined solely on the marks obtained in the MBA
PGCET-2010. Both Karnataka and Non-Karnataka candidates are eligible to apply
The Karnataka Candidates are eligible for admission under the following category of seats: (i) Government Seats both reserved and General category, (ii) Management Seats if surrendered
by the Private Institutions
The Non–Karnataka candidates are eligible for admission to surrendered Management seats only.
The candidates will be allowed to select seats in the order of their merit during the seat selection process, the schedule of which will be announced along with the publication of Merit list.