Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling

Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) conducts PGCET MBA counselling for selecting candidates to MBA programme offered in Government and Private B-schools spread across the state of Karnataka. The counselling process starts after the declaration of the result.

It starts with the document verification process. Candidates, who successfully complete the document verification process are allowed to fill the option entry form for selection of colleges and courses. Various participating institutes release their respective seat matrices.

Test takers get shortlisted on the basis of their marks obtained in the exam. After the result of Karnataka PGCET MBA exam, the shortlisted candidates are informed for participating in the selection rounds like the counselling and seat allotment sessions.

Points to Remember

  • The official KEA website should be referred to for viewing the designated official Helpline Centres. Candidates need to be personally present in the Helpline Centre as per the schedule for document verification. Verification of documents will not be done after the scheduled date. Also, candidates will not receive any individual intimation via e-mail or post regarding the document verification schedule.

  • How to surrender a seat? If candidates wish to surrender their seats, they will have to surrender seats only to KEA, the administering authority. Merely not reporting to the selected college should not be presumed by the candidate that he or she has surrendered the seat to KEA. Candidates who select a seat in the first round but wish to surrender or cancel the selected seat should surrender the seat on or before the last date fixed for entry of options in the second and final rounds.

  • Candidates should read the e-brochure which will comprise details of eligibility parameters, documents’ list to be submitted, entry of priority of options, making the right choices, surrender process of selected seats, refund and forfeiture conditions, reporting to allotted college, etc.

Counselling Notification by KEA

  • All eligible candidates should get along all listed original documents (along with one set of attested photocopies) when they attend the document verification session on the scheduled date.

  • If candidates fail to produce any of the original documents, certificates and mark sheets on verification date, will lead to candidature cancellation. Such candidates’ documents will not be verified any further; their registration process would remain incomplete and subsequently, they won’t be eligible to exercise their entry options. 

  • Candidates who will secure multiple ranks, can come to the Helpline Centre on the scheduled date according to their highest rank across disciplines. They will not need to take part using other ranks in other different disciplines.

  • General Merit, Reserved and Special category candidates can attend document verification in any of the helpline centres as per the notified schedule, but Non-Karnataka candidates, GATE qualified candidates; sponsored quota candidates, part-time quota candidates should attend the document verification in Bangalore centre alone as per their secured ranks.

  • The document verification for the candidates pertaining to categories like Differently Abled (PwD) and Ex-Defence (only for MBA and MCA) will be conducted at Karnataka Examinations Authority, 18th Cross, Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore.

Steps of Karnataka PGCET MBA Counselling

  1. Registration of applicants at the listed counselling centres: Registration of candidates, after which they are assigned respective User ID and Password for future correspondence.

  2. Verification of the documents: Documents submitted by candidates will be verified for getting shortlisted the for the further selection procedure.

  3. Verification Schedule: The schedule will be verified and the entry options of candidates will be thoroughly checked.

  4. Option Entry: The candidates state their choices of colleges and courses. You need to complete the document verification process before going ahead with the selection of colleges and courses (option entry). Candidates need to type the secret keyword given in the verification slip to begin the procedure.

  5. Selection of Seats: The seat allotment process will start after the process candidates are offered choices which they need to make for seat selection.

  6. Reporting to the Allotted Institute: Admission to institutes after which candidates have to report to the concerned institute and make the payment of admission fee at the designated fee counter.

Two Rounds of COunselling

Round One

In this first round, candidates belonging to Karnataka and Non-Karnataka General and reserved category who are shortlisted from the merit list will be called or invited for Counselling.

Casual Counselling

In this second round, the vacant seats or available seats will be merged with government seats general category and allotted to candidates who qualify the same. Candidates must carry required documents at the time of Karnataka PGCET MBA counselling.

  • Karnataka PGCET MBA Admit Card

  • SSLC or 10th class marks card/mark-sheet

  • Second PUC Marks card or class 12th marks card

  • Study certificate to show that the candidate has previously studied in Karnataka for at least seven years

  • Qualifying exam marks card/mark-sheet

  • Domicile Certificate, if applicable

Seat Allotment

  • Candidates should write the name of the college, the course offered in a separate sheet of paper.

  • The cutoff rank for the preferred college and course may be seen so that the candidate gets an idea about where he/she stands to pertain to his or her rank.

  • The priority of options among the colleges selected should be noted down.

  • A mock allotment on real-time data given by the candidates will also be executed before the actual commencement of the First Round so that the candidates can know the college and course allotted as per their preference/options. Candidates are allowed to change/edit their options after seeing the mock allotment as well. This will help in finding out candidates’ standing as per their merit and options.

  • A verification slip will be issued to the candidates indicating the category which they belong, rank number for each discipline if eligible, special category if applicable. It will help in choosing the college or course or place of the college as well.

  • It is advisable to write the order of options on a white paper before actually entering in the system.