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Pigeonpea (Cajanuscajan L.) is an important multipurpose pulse legume in the tropics and subtropics. The global production of pigeon pea is 4.32 million tonnes from an area of 5.32 m ha with a productivity of 813.2 kg/ha. India is the largest producer and consumer of pigeonpea with an area of 3.86 m ha followed by Myanmar. In spite of huge demand and high price the yield barrier is not broken. To overcome the problem of low productivity hybrid technology or the use of hybrids is preferred; which is one of the components to increase the yield. The present investigation comprised of 22 entries sponsored by IIPR, Kanpur was conducted at the Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur, Chitradurga district, Karnataka during 2015-16 kharif season to study their potentiality with respect to yield trait mainly. Analysis of variance showed significant differences for all the characters. This indicates the existence of sufficient variation for effective selection for the characters in the material under study. The genotypeGRG-2013 recorded higher yield of 1806 kg/ha followed by CRG-2012-25with a yield of 1720kg/ha. It is believed that the hybrid plants are naturally developed at genetic level to produce vigorous plants, in turn greater yields. This is attributed to the interactions among various favorable alleles. The increase in seed yield was due to better synchronization of flowering resulted in increased pod set. The higher yield resulted due to more number of branches, pods per plant as it is one of the important yields attributing character.