Karnataka PGCET - 2024

Karnataka PGCET- Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test

Karnataka PGCET or Karnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test is administered annually by Karnataka Examination Authority. Karnataka PGCET acts as the gateway exam for admission into PG courses, including MBA, MCA, M.E., M. Tech. and M.Arch. etc.,

   Candidates must have a three-year graduate degree from a recognized government university or institution after completion of 10+2, in any stream, with at least 50% marks for General candidates and 45% marks for SC/ST and OBC candidates.


History of Architecture

   Significant phases of Indian architecture [Eg: Indus valley, Vedic, Buddhist, Indo Aryan, Dravidian, Mughal, colonial and post colonial], significant phases in western architecture [Eg: River valley civilization, classical, medieval, renaissance]

Architectural Theory

   Principles and qualities of composition (Eg: unity, balance, hierarchy, proportion, scale, rhythm, repose, vitality, axis rhythm datum); understanding of art and architecture (Eg: types of art and its significance); perception (Eg: phenomenology , memory, meaning, symbolism); balance of color and form . Theoretical premises in architecture and works of major architects (Eg: rationalism, empiricism); design logic ; ideas on style, ornament; criticism in architecture

Urban Design

  Architecture in an urban content , place making, public space, urban form, focal point vista, visual survey

Contemporary Architecture

  Industrial revolution and its impact, modernism, post-modernism (works of national and international architects)

Landscape Design and Environmental Planning

   Natural and manmade landscapes, elements of landscape design, hard and soft landscapes, site analysis, site planning and environmental design, ecology and ecosystem analysis, regional landscape planning concepts, landscape management - conservation and restoration, natural resource management, energy efficient landscapes, landscape elements, material and lighting, contemporary landscape practices.. Landscape examples: Formal, informal, free style & contemporary designs

Planning Theory & Techniques

  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, study of city form, key urban planners and their theory and work. Application of GIS in urban and regional planning surveys, methods of preparation of urban and regional developments plans, structure plans, strategy plans etc; and site planning principles and design, town planning scheme, survey types


  Concept of shelter, housing design and policies, role of government agencies, finance and management, vernacular architecture and settlement pattern. Principles & examples of neighborhood, housing typology, slums - redevelopment

City Planning

   Historical development of city planning, principals of city planning new towns, survey method, site planning and planning regulations and building bye laws. Conservation of historic & inner city areas, adaptive reuse, world heritage legislation and sites. Types of Plan - Master plan, Regional plan, City development plan, Zonal plan. Emerging concepts of cities - Eco city, Smart city, Transit oriented development

Exam Date

Karnataka PGCET 2024 Events                                   

 Karnataka PGCET 2024 Dates (Tentative)

Release of Karnataka PGCET application form        

 June 2024, first week

Last date of registration                                               

 July 2024, second week

Karnataka PGCET admit card availability                   

 July 2024, third week

Karnataka PGCET exam date                                       

 August 2024, first week

Karnataka PGCET answer key announcement           

 August 2024, second week

Karnataka PGCET 2024 result                                      

 August 2024, third week

Beginning of counselling session                                  

 September 2024, first week


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