18,000 students write PGCET for MBA, MCA

18,000 students write PGCET for MBA, MCA

The Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) 2014 for MBA and MCA courses was held across the State on Monday.

There was an increase in the number of registrations for the exam with as many as 17,906 students registering this time. Among these, there were 12,575 registrations for MBA alone.

This is the first time that the students are writing a single entrance test for admissions to MBA and MCA.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, an MBA aspirant, Theertha Prasad, said the revised system benefited students a lot as they did not have to write multiple exams for different institutions.

“The exam was very easy for students who had prepared for CMAT. Since I too had prepared for it, I found it easy,” he said.

Nonetheless, since it was the first time, some students were confused about the process.

“There were some rural students who had attended the exam and they were confused about the exam timings. This requires awareness.

It is not enough if they update it on the website alone,” said Kavya, another student who wrote the exam for MBA.

The entrance test for both MBA and MCA were held in different sessions. While the MBA test was conducted from 11 am to 1 pm, the test for MCA was held from 3 pm to 5 pm.

The exam was conducted at 19 test centres across the State. The PGCET 2014 will be valid for both management and government seats.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct counselling for government quota seats; for management quota seats, the institutions will conduct their own admissions based on the PGCET test score.

The entrance test was held for about 20,000 seats. There are more than 130 colleges under the consortium.

The results are expected on July 7 and the classes will commence on August 1. The seat matrix would be uploaded in due course of time, said a KEA official.

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