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Karnataka PGCET

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Karnataka Examination Authority conducts Karnataka PGCET for seeking admission into top colleges into post graduate courses such as MBA, MCA, M.Arch, M.Tech/ M.E. The KEA has also been authorized to conduct entrance test to fill seats for these courses under management quota if the managements make a request to it in this regard. Applicants planning to appear for the exam need to fulfill some eligible criteria for any of the discipline.

For MBA:-  A candidate who has passed any under graduate examination or equivalent examination with minimum of 50% marks (45% of marks in case of SC, ST and Category candidates)

For MCA:-

A candidate who has passed any under graduate examination or equivalent examination with Mathematics or Statistics or Computer Science or Computer Applications or Business Mathematics or Business Statistics as one of the optional subject and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects in all the years is eligible for admission to MCA courses. 45% of marks in both Q. E. in case of SC, ST Category-candidates.

 For M.E. / M. Tech / M. Arch / MBA (Infrastructure Management);

Option-1: A candidate with valid GATE score.

(i) For Full Time M.E. / M. Tech / M. Arch / MBA (Infrastructure Management); courses: A candidate who has passed prescribed qualifying examination (BE / BTech / BArch) or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken toge ther in all the subjects in all the years is eligible for admission to M.E./ M. Tech / M. Arch / MBA (Infrastructure Management) courses. 45% of marks in both Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Category-I candidates.

(ii) For Part Time M.E. / M. Tech / M. Arch / MBA (Infrastructure Management); courses: A candidate who has passed prescribed qualifying examination (BE / BTech / BArch) or equivalent examination and obtained an aggregate minimum of 50% marks taken together in all the subjects in all the years is eligible for admission to M.E. / M.Tech / M. Arch / MBA (Infrastructure Management) courses. 45% of marks in both Q. E. in case of SC, ST and Category-I candidates.

Karnataka PGCET Registration / Application Form

Interested and eligible candidates may apply for this exam only through online process. Forms will be available on the official website Registration fee is Rs. 600/- for any of the courses. You need to first pay the fees through NEFT from any Nationalized Bank and then register yourself through online.

Karnataka PGCET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Application Form

Karnataka PGCET Exam Dates

Karnataka PGCET will be held on 30-06-2014 (Monday)

MBA - 11.00 AM and 1.00 PM

MCA - 3.00 PM and 5.00 PM


Karnataka PGCET MBA

Karnataka PGCET MCA


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Karnataka PGCET Syllabus

Karnataka PGCET MBA Syllsbus:-

Proficiency in English Language(Section A): Synonyms, Antonyms, One word substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Pairs expressing relationships, Grammar, Famous Books in English Literature, Sentence Correction.

General Knowledge(Section B): Indian Business Environment, Global Environment, Social Events, Cultural Events, Economics, Management, Political Events, Historical Events, Current Affairs, Sports, Awards, Personalities and Achievements, Science and Technology, Humanities.

Reasoning and General Intelligence(Section C): Puzzles, Non-Verbal, Analogy, Logic, Verbal Ability, Analytical Ability, Related Aspects

Quantitative Analysis(Section D): Arithmetic topics like Equations–Ratio–Proportion–Variation; Numbers and Averages; Percentages; Profit And Loss; Simple interest – Compound interest and Partnership; Time and Work –Time and Distance; Geometry–Mensuration; Data Analysis and Interpretation; Statistics; Related Quantitative Aspects

Karnataka PGCET MCA Syllabus:-

1. Mathematics

Algebra: Fundamental operations in Algebra, Expansion, Factorization, Simultaneous

Linear/Quadratic equations, Indices, Logarithms, Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic

progressions, Binomial theorem, Permutations and Combinations, Surds, Determinants,

Matrices and application to solution of simultaneous linear equations

Co-Ordinate Geometry: Rectangular Cartesian co-ordinates, Equations of Line, Mid-point, Intersections etc., Equations of a Circle, Distance formulae, Pair of straight lines, Parabola, Ellipse and Hyperbola, Simple Geometric transformations such as Translation, Rotation, Scaling.

Vector: Position vector, Addition and Subtraction of Vectors, Scalar and Vector products.

Trigonometry: Simple identities, Trigonometric equations, Properties of triangles, Inverse function.

Probability and Statistics: Basic concept of Probability theory, Averages, Dependent and Independent events, Frequency distributions and measures of dispersions, Skewness and Kurtosis, Random variable and Distribution functions, Mathematical Expectations, Binomial, Poisson, Normal distributions, Curve fitting and Principle of Least Squares, Correlation and Regression.

2. Computer Awareness

Computer Basics: Organization of a Computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/

Output devices, Computer memory, Back-up devices, Computer Languages, Operating


Data Representation: Representation of Characters, Integers and Fractions, Binary and

Hexadecimal representations, Binary arithmetic: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication,

Division, Two’s complement arithmetic, Floating-point representation of numbers,

Normalized Floating-point representation.

3. Analytical Ability and Logical Reasoning:

The question in this section will cover Logical reasoning, Quantitative reasoning and Visuospatial reasoning.

4. General Awareness

This section shall carry questions to test the general awareness about Business, Finance,

Industry, Transportation, Scientific inventions, Governance, Healthcare and Cultural

dimensions etc.

5. General English:

Questions on Grammar and Vocabulary.

Karnataka PGCET M.Tech Syllabus

Civil Engineering

1. Elements of Civil Engineering & Strength of Materials: Force and its types, Concept of equilibrium, Building stones, Bricks. Cement and its properties. Timber and its properties. Columns and Struts, Stress and Mohr’s circle, Types of Beams, Bending moments and Shear force. Bending stress and Shear stress, Cylinders Torsion.

2. Building Engineering Science: Safe bearing capacity, Foundation, Types of Foundation, Footings and types, Reinforced Cement concrete, Mortars, Woods, Types of roofs, Cement and its types, Bricks Lintels, Chap and Masonry, Staircase, Trusses.

3. Surveying: Chain surveying, Errors in surveying. Compass surveying, Omitted measurements. Plain table surveying, Leveling. Trigonometric surveying,  Tachometric Surveying. Contouring, Curves. Calculation of are and volume.

4. Fluid s Mechanics:  Different types of fluids and units, pressure, byoyant force, Different types of flows, Bernoulli’s theorem, Discharge Measurements, Orifice, most economical section of the channel, Reynold’s and Fraud’s number, Similarities, Pressure measuring devices.

5. Structures: Beams — Singly, doubly. flanged beams Slabs — One-way, two way and flab slabs Strairs Columns and column footings (isolated and combined footings) Raft foundationSteel structures: Analysis and design of tension and compression members, beams and beam- column, column bases, connections — simple and eccentric, beams — column connections. plate girders and trusses, plastic analysis of beams and frames

6. Geo-technical Engineering: Physical properties of soils, Water in soils, Stress in soils. Consolidation and settlement. Shear strength of soils. Shallow foundations. Site investigation. Stability of slopes, Earth pressure.

7. Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering: Quantity of Water-water demand. Population forecast, Sources of Water. Quality of water, Types of pipes. Types of pumps, Water treatment units — sedimentation, aeration, flocculation, filtration, Screening, Pipe joints, Conveyance of Water, Quantity of Sewage, Characteristics of Sewage, pH, BOD, COD, DO and others, Sewers, Sewer Appurtenances, Biological treatment, Sewage treatment units-screening, Grit chamber. Skimming tanks. Detritus tank, Trickling filter, Contact beds Septic tank, Imhoff tank. ASP. Sewage disposal units.

8. Transportation Engineering: Highway Geometric Design: Highway cross-section elements. Sight distance, Design of Horizontal alignment Design of Vertical alignment.  traffic Engineering: Traffic characteristics, Traffic operation. Pavement materials, Design and evaluation, Rail Gage. Train Resistance, Power of Locomotive, Rails. Sleepers, Curvature of Track, Tunneling of soft soil. Transition curve. Harbour and Dock.

9. Hydrology: Hydrologic cycle rainfall, unit hydrograph flood estimation. reservoir design. well hydraulics.

10. Irrigation: Duty, Delta. Crop water requirements design of lined and unlined canals. head work, gravity dams and orgee spillways. Irrigation method.

Computer Science and Engineering

Engineering Mathematics: Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic, First Order Logic. Probability: Conditional Probability, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation, Random Variables; Distributions; uniform, normal, exponential, Poisson, Binomial. Set Theory & Algebra: Sets; Relations, Functions; Groups; Partial Orders; Lattice; Boolean algebra. Combinatorics: Permutations; Combinations; Counting; Summation; generating functions; recurrence relations; asymptotic.

Data Structures and Algorithms : Notion of abstract data types, Stack, Queue, List, Set, String, Tree, Binary search tree, Heap, Graph; Tree and graph traversals, connected components, Spanning trees, shortest paths; Flashing, Sorting, Searching; Design techniques (Greedy, Dynamic Programming, Divide-and-conquer); Asymptotic analysis (best, worst, average case) of time and space, Upper and Lower bounds on the complexity of specific problems, NP-cexipleteriess.

Logic Design and Computer Organization : Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of Combinational and Sequential circuits; Number representation and Computer Arithmetic (fixed and floating point); Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and Data-path, hardwired and micro-programmed control, memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Serial communication interface, Instruction pipelining, Cache main and secondary storage.

Formal Languages and Automata Theory : Regular languages and finite automata, Context free languages and Push-down automata, Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Un-decidability;

System software : Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environment, Code generation, linking (static and dynamic);

Operating Systems : Classical concepts (concurrency, synchronization, deadlock), Processes, threads and Inter-process communication, CPU scheduling, Memory management, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security.

Databases : Relational model (ER-model, relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design (integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures (sequential files, indexing, I34± trees), Transactions and concurrency control;

Computer networks : ISO / OS! stack, Data encoding and transmission, data link control, sliding window protocols, LAN architecture, LAN systems, Ethernet, Token ring, routing protocols, Packet switching, Network devices – switches, gateways, TCP / UDP, application layer protocols and systems (http, smtp, dns, ftp), network security.

Web technologies : Three tier web based architectures; JSP, ASP, J2EE, .NEET systems; html, XML

Mechanical Science Part – A

1. Engineering Mathematics: Linear Algebra: Matrices, System of Linear Equations Eigen values and Eigen vectors; Calculus: Taylor’s Series, Partial Derivatives, Iota Derivatives, Definite Integrals; Differential Equations: Linear Ordinary Differentia Equations, Fiist Order Non Lineal Ordinary Differentiaal Equations, Initial and Boundar: Value Problems, Laplace Transformation, Partial Differential Equations; Numerica Methods: System of Linear Equations, Jacobi, Gauss Siedel and Clout’s methods, Rung( Kutta and Newton – Raphson methods; Probability and Statistics: Gaussian and Weibu distribution and prop erties, Method of Least Squares, Regression Analysis, Analysis oi Variance.

2. Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, Heal treatment, composite materials and their applications.

3. Engineering Mechanics: Free body concepts, Equations of Equilibrium, Centroids and Moment of inertia.

4. Strength Of Materials: Stress and Strains, Elastic Constants, Principal Stresses, Maximum Shear Stress, Shear Force and Bending Moment diagrams, Stresses in Beams, Deflection of Beams, Torsion, Columns and Stints.

5. Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties, fluid statics, Manometry, Buoyancy, Conservation laws, Euler’s equation, Bernoulli’s equation, Viscous flow of incompressible fluids, Laminar and Turbulent flows, Flow through pipes, Dimensional analysis.

6. Thermodynamics: Laws of thermodynamics, internal energy, enthalpy and entropy, Thermodynamic processes, Heat and work, Irreversibility and availability, perfect gas, properties of pure substances. Air standard and fuel air cycles. IC engines and Gas turbines, centrifugal and axial flow compressors, Basic concepts of Jet propulsion.

7. Theory Of Machines : Analysis of planar mechanisms, Dynamic analysis of Slider-Crank mechanism Cams and followers. Kinematics of Gears, Governors and flywheels, Balancing of reciprocating and rotating masses. Free and Forced vibrations of single degree freedom systems. Effect of damping, Transmissibility, Vibration Isolation, Critical speed of shafts.

8. Design Of Machine Elements: Material and manufacturing considerations, Design of Shafts, keys, couplings, bolted, riveted and welded joints. Dynamic loads, Design of power sciews, helical springs, Spur gears, clutches and brakes, Hydrodynamic lubrication, Journal bearings and anti friction bearings.

9. Production Engineering : Metal casting processes, Melting and Pouring of cast iron, Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and alloys, casting defects, Inspection of castings Hot and Cold working of metals. Metal joining processes. Soldering brazing and welding, modern welding processes; Metal cutting tools – machine tool operations. Non-traditional machining processes.

10. Industrial Engineering And Management: Introduction to work study and method study. Principles of organization, types of organization types of ownership, functions of personnel management, functions of sales management. Materials management inventory control, value analysis scheduling & production control, PERT and CPM.


CITY Planning: Historical development of city planning, principals pf city planning new towns, survey method, site planning and planning regulations and building bye laws.

Housing : Concept of shelter, housing design and policies, role of government agencies, finance and management. Landscape Design: Principles of landscape design, landscape elements, materials, planning design

Visual and Urban design: Principles of visual composition, proportion, scale, rhythm, symmetry, asymmetry, harmony, balance of form and color sence of place and space, division of space, focal point vista, visual survey.

History of Architecture; Indian — Indus vally, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo Aryan, Dravidian and mughal periods; European — Egyptian, Greek, Rioman, Medieval, and renaissance periods.

Devepolment of Contemporary Architecture: Development and impact on society since industrial revolution, influence of modern art on architecture, works national and international architects, post — modernism in architecture.

Planning Theory: Planning process, comprehensive planning, land use and density in residential and non-residential area, central place theory, rank — size rule, settlement pattern, land utilization, and district level planning.

Techiques of planning: Application of remote sensing techniques in urban and regional planning surveys, methods of preparation of urban and regional development plans, structure plans, strategy plans etc and site planning principles and design.

Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics :
Analytical Geometry of 2-d — Lines, Curves, Analytical Geometry of 3-d — Lines, Planes and Conics, Differential Calculus — Derivatives of any order, Derivatives of functions, curves, Polar coordinates, Partial differentiation, Integral Calculus — Integrals of standard functions, Reduction formulae, Applications, Differential equations — Up to second order homogeneous equations, Solutions using Laplace transforms

Probability — Events, Sample space, Basic Theorems, conditional probability, Independence, Statistics — Frequency tables, Histograms, Measures of averages and dispersion, Combinatorial analysis — Permutations & Combinations, Linear and Non-Linear equations — Solution, Application, Set theory — Basic concepts, Operations on sets, Venn diagrams, De Morgan’s law, Power sets ,Relations — Composite, Equivalence, Recurrence, Number system — Binary, Ternary and others, Logic — Operators, Truth tables, Tautologies, Algebraic structures- Groups, Rings, Sequences and Series- Convergence

Computer Science:

Fundamentals of Computers, Office Automation, Basics of Internet

‘C’ Computer Language

Basic Data types, Fundamentals of C programming, Control structures, Bit wise operators, Storage classes, Functions, Arrays, Pointers.

Paper Pattern

Karnataka PGCET MBA Pattern:-

The question paper is of 2 parts - Part One comprises of 2 Sections - Section A & Section B.

Section A : Proficiency in English Language, 25 questions, 25 marks

Section B :Test of General Knowledge, 25 questions, 25 marks

Part Two of the paper has two sections – Section C & Section D.

Section C : Test of Reasoning & General Intelligence, 25 questions, 25 marks

Section D : Test of Quantitative Analysis(Mathematical Skills), 25 questions, 25 marks

Note: The total duration of the test is 150 minutes. There are no negative marks for giving wrong answers. All the questions are of objective type.

Karnataka PGCET MCA Pattern:-

The question paper for MCA-2012 comprised Part A and Part B with questions from the following test areas:

2)Computer Awareness,
3)Analytical Ability and Logical reasoning
4)General Awareness and
5)General English
6)General Knowledge

Part B consisted questions from Mathematics & Computers, and Part A consisted questions from all the test areas.

The break-up of marks was as follows:

Part A : 60 questions (60x1= 60 marks). Part B : 20 questions (20x2= 20 marks)

There were totally 80 questions for 100 marks. The duration of the test was of 120 minutes. There was no “Negative Marking” for wrong answers. All the questions were of objective type.

Karnataka PGCET Preparation

Candidate must keep the proper knowledge of the syllabus of exam. Practice the sample papers as many as you can to make yourself more confident. Join best institute for proper guidance. The online portals will also offer to record the performance while solving these Practice Papers over a time and thus they can also make a better assessment of the performance.

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