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Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)

KMAT 2022 Exam Date
September 2022 
Exam Name
Karnataka Management Aptitude Test
Common Name
KMAT
Conducting Body
Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association
Frequency
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is KMAT?

KMAT stands for Karnataka Management Aptitude Test. The national-level exam is conducted by the Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA). 

The exam allows candidates to seek admissions to the following courses:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
  • Master of Computer Application (MCA) 

Candidates can seek admissions into over 189 colleges in Bangalore and Karnataka. 

These colleges have been approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and encapsulate the best faculties and facilities for the candidates. 

Candidates seeking admissions in Bangalore can apply for some of the best colleges in Bangalore through KMAT. 

Candidates can explore some of the best opportunities that shall help them excel in their preferred field. 

KMAT 2022 exam will be conducted in September 2022.  Candidates who have completed their undergraduation in the required field can give the examination.

KMAT Exam Details:

Mode of Exam Registration
Online
Mode of Examination
Offline
Medium of Exam
English
Exam Duration
120 Minutes
Total Marks
120
Total Number of Questions
120
Types of Questions
Multiple-Choice Questions

KMAT Exam Dates:

Event
Date
Start of KMAT 2022 Online Registration

June 6, 2022

End of KMAT 2022 Online Registration

August 31, 2022 

Release of KMAT 2022 Admit Card

To be announced 

KMAT 2022 Exam
September 2022 
KMAT 2022 Results

To be announced 

KMAT Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps for KMAT Registration: 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of KMAT. 
Step 2: They have to click on "Apply Now" in the menu on the right side of the KMAT website's homepage
Step 3: Candidates have to click on "Register (New Candidate)".
Step 4: Selection of the courses need to be done along with entering the First Name, Middle Name, and Last Name.
Step 5: Candidates need to enter their date of birth along with their age as of May 31st, 2021. Also, they need to select their Gender from the dropdown list. 
Step 6: Candidates need to select their Domicile.
Step 7: Valid Email ID and Mobile Number should be submitted by the candidates.
Step 8: Candidates have to enter the Captcha Code and check on the box that is for acceptance to all Terms and Regulations for the KMAT Registration Process. 
Step 9: They should crosscheck the details that have been entered and hit on the green button that says, "Submit and Continue".
Step 10: Candidates will be sent an OTP to their registered Email ID and Password. They will be sent their KMAT Application Number and Password to their registered email ID and Mobile Number on successful submission of the OTP. 

Candidates should note that they can register for only 1 course at a time. Therefore, if they wish to apply for both MBA and MCA, they need to register for the courses separately. 

They will need to fill-up a separate application form, and they will be issued a separate admit card for the same. 

How to fill up the KMAT Application Form? 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of KMAT. 
Step 2: They have to click on the Green Tab "Login (Already Registered)", and they will be directed to the Login page. 
Step 3: KMAT Application Number and password need to be entered in the required place. Further, they need to enter the captcha code and hit "Login".
Step 4: Candidates need to enter their Personal Details, Caste Details, Communication Address, Education Details, and Work Experience Details on the KMAT Application Form. 
Step 5: They need to select their respective KMAT Exam Centre.
Step 6: Candidates have to upload the required documents.
Step 7: After all the above steps, they need to pay the KMAT Fees. 
Step 8: Candidates should go through the entire application form correctly and then go for the final submission. There won't be a correction window for the KMAT Application Form, and the details cannot be changed after submission. 

KMAT Application Fee: 

Candidates need to pay Rs. 800 (including GST) for each of the applied courses. 

Documents Required for KMAT Form-Filling Process:

  • Class 10 Marksheet or Equivalent
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Graduation Marksheet
  • Provisional Graduation Marksheet
  • Domicile Documents
  • Caste Certificate (If Required)
  • Work Experience Details (If Required)

Apart from the above documents, they need to have a scanned copy of the photograph and signatures in the following format. 

Below is the format for photograph and signature:

Documents
Specifications
Recent Passport-size Photograph 

Dimension: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm

Size: 200 KB

Format: JPEG

Signature

Dimension: 6 cm X 3 cm

Size: 200 KB

Format: JPEG

KMAT Exam Centres:

KPPGCA will conduct the KMAT Exam in 10 exam centres across Karnataka. 

Below is the list of Exam Centres:

Venue
Venue Address
Community Institute of Management Studies
2/1, 9th Cross, 9th Main 2nd Block, Jayanagar (Near Ashoka Pillar), Bangalore- 560011
BLDE Association's A.S. Patil College of Commerce
MBA Program, New Campus, B.M. Patil Road (Solapur Road), Bijapur- 586103 
Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management
V.S. College Campus, Airport Road, Cantonment, Bellary- 581304
Bharatesh Educational School's Global Business School
BC-188, Near Fort, Old P.B. Road, Belgaum- 590016
Bapuji B-Schools Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (MBA) 
PB NO 311, Lake View Campus, S.S. Layout, Davanegere- 577004
Chetan Business School
100 Feet Road, Srinagar, Unkal, Hubli- 580031
A.J. Institute of Management
Kottara Chowki, Opposite Mahindra Showroom, Mangalore- 575006
SBRR Mahajana F.G. College Post Graduate Wing
Pooja Bhagavat Memorial Mahajana Education Centre K.R.S. Main Road, Metagalli Post, Opposite State Bank (Near JK Tyres), Metagalli, Mysore- 570016
PES Institute of Technology and Management
PES Campus, NH 206, Sagar Road, Shivamogga- 577204

KMAT Syllabus and Books:

A) For MBA and PGDM:

I) Language Comprehension:

Grammar
Vocabulary
Synonyms & Antonyms
Reading Comprehension
Para jumbles
Idioms
Expressions
Language Skills
Sentence Completion
Phrases
Cloze Test
Vocabulary

II) Mathematical Skills:

Average
Interest
Time and Work
Modern Mathematics
Numbers
Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss
Percentages
Mixtures and Alligations
Geometry
Trigonometry
Interpretation of Tables
Graphs
Tables
-

III) Basic Aptitude: 

Puzzles
Syllogisms
Sequence and Series
Venn Diagrams
Family Relations
Input and Output
Coding 
Reasoning-based Questions
Arguments and Assumptions
-

B) For MCA:

I) Language Comprehension:

Grammar
Vocabulary
Synonyms & Antonyms
Reading Comprehension
Para jumbles
Idioms
Expressions
Language Skills
Sentence Completion
Phrases
Cloze Test
Vocabulary

II) Mathematical Skills:

Average
Interest
Time and Work
Modern Mathematics
Numbers
Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Profit and Loss
Percentages
Mixtures and Alligations
Geometry
Trigonometry
Interpretation of Tables
Graphs
Tables
-

III) Logical Reasoning:

Critical Reasoning
Logical Reasoning
Puzzles
Coding-based Questions
Sequence and Series
Matric-based Questions
Family Relations
Reasoning-based Questions
Syllogism
Arguments and Assumptions
Sequence and Series
Input and Output

KMAT Books:

Language Comprehension:

Book
Author (s)
How to prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
High School English Grammar and Composition
Wren & Martin
Personal Guide to Verbal Ability 
Nishit K. Sinha
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis

Mathematical Skills:

Book
Author (s)
Quantitative Aptitude
Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations
Abhijit Guha
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
R.S. Aggarwal

Basic Aptitude/ Logical Reasoning:

Book
Author (s)
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning
Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
Nishit K. Sinha
Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
R.S. Aggarwal

KMAT Exam Pattern:

Mode of Examination
Pen-Paper Based Mode
Medium of Examination
English
Time Allotted
120 Minutes
Number of Questions
120 for all Courses
Number of Sections
3 for all Courses
Division of Section (For MBA and PGDM)

Section A: Language Comprehension

Section B: Mathematical Skills

Section C: Basic Aptitude

Division of Section (For MCA)

Section A: Language Comprehension

Section B: Mathematical Skills

Section C: Logical Reasoning

Number of Questions in Each Section (For All Courses) 

Section A: 40

Section B: 40

Section C: 40

Time Allotted to Each Section
No time allotted to the sections
Level of Examination
Moderate
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Choices
4
Marks Allotted
(+1) for Each Correct Response
Negative Marking
No Negative Marking

KMAT Preparation Tips:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned preparation tips for KMAT: 

  • Have a detailed idea of the KMAT Exam Syllabus
  • Have the best resources for the preparation process
  • Hold hands of the right mentor for preparation
  • Follow a strict preparation schedule
  • Prepare properly with revision and mock tests
  • Maintaining proper health during the exam preparation process

Topic-Specific Preparation Tips: 

Language Comprehension:

  • Candidates should prepare for the 3 important topics in this section, i.e. Vocabulary, Grammar, and Comprehension properly. These 3 sections form the crux of this section. 
  • To tackle Reading Comprehension, candidates should inculcate a regular habit of reading extensively. This shall help them to go about this section properly. 
  • Candidates should try out new resources to prepare for this section. Apart from their course module, they should read newspapers, magazines, and novels that will give them information about various topics and help them develop an interest in various kinds of topics. 
  • Vocabulary building forms an important part of the preparation process. This can be done by noting down new words every day and preparing a thesaurus. 

Mathematical Skills:

  • Candidates should prepare a list of topics in which they are weak and strong to prepare accordingly. 
  • Topics such as arithmetic and geometry are very crucial for such examinations. These can be tricky and can confuse the candidates; hence, special attention should be given to such topics. 
  • Important formulas and concepts of the topics should be looked into very carefully. Candidates should ensure that they are well-versed with the basics of the topics. 
  • Candidates should practise Data Interpretation regularly as it's an easy topic, but they need to be careful with the values given in the graphs or tables. 
  • Candidates should solve the problems using shortcuts as that will help them solve the problems faster. 

Below are the exam preparation tips for Basic Aptitude/ Logical Reasoning:

  • Basic Aptitude or Logical Reasoning is a tricky section that can test the student's merit across multiple parameters. Hence, candidates should practise the topics from multiple sources as it will help them get a better understanding of the types of questions that can be asked. 
  • Verbal Reasoning and Critical Reasoning forms an important part of the section. These should be looked into precisely. 
  • Time Management plays a vital role in this section, and they should pay heed to it while answering the questions from these sections. 
  • Concepts of Syllogisms, Venn Diagrams, Sequence and Series, Coding, and others should be appropriately studied to properly tackle the tricky topics. 

KMAT Admit Card:

Candidates can download the KMAT Admit Card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of KMAT.
Step 2: Click on the link "Download Admit Card".
Step 3: Enter your Application Number and Password and enter the Captcha Code.
Step 4: Hit on "Login".
Step 5: The KMAT Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 6: Candidates should go through the details on the KMAT Admit Card properly. If there aren't any discrepancies on the admit card, they should download it and take a printout. 

Candidates can enter the KMAT Exam Centres only with their Admit Card and a Government ID Proof. 

KMAT Results:

Candidates can view and download their scorecard by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of KMAT.
Step 2: Click on the link "KMAT Results".
Step 3: Enter your Application Number and Password.
Step 4: Click on Login.
Step 5: KMAT Results will be displayed on the candidate's screen.  
Step 6: They should check the details that have been mentioned on the KMAT Scorecard. If they don't spot any errors, they can download the Scorecard and take a printout of the same. 

Admission Process after KMAT Results:

After the KMAT Results have been declared, the respective colleges shall invite the candidates for the selection process. 

Candidates have to clear the cut-offs of the respective colleges that shall make them part of the further selection process. 

The selection process of the KMAT colleges shall consist of the following:

Group Discussion (GD): Candidates will be paired up in a group of 8 to 10 people, wherein they will discuss a topic and reach a conclusion.
The topics can be varied; hence, candidates need to read extensively to prepare for this process. 

Below is the list of fields from where candidates will be given topics for GD:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Society
  • Technology
  • National and International Affairs
  • Philosophy

Candidates will be marked based on parameters such as: 

  • Confidence Level
  • Coordination with Group/ Group Skills
  • Information provided during the discussion
  • Conduct
  • Communication Skills

Personal Interview (PI): PI is the next round of the selection process. In this round, candidates will be facing an expert panel that shall gauge their merit with questions.  

Below are the parameters for PI:

  • Personal Information
  • Confidence Level
  • Knowledge of Important Matters
  • Knowledge of the field of Interest
  • Conduct
  • Communication Skills          

All the KMAT Colleges have different parameters to score the candidates based on their performance in the above-mentioned selection procedures. 

Candidates should check the procedures of all the candidates and prepare accordingly. 

KMAT Colleges:

Candidates can seek admissions in some of the top KMAT colleges through KMAT 2022. Below is the list of some of the best KMAT Colleges:

College Name
Courses Provided
Mangalore
MBA
The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore
MCA
Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore
MBA
Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore
MBA, MCA, and PGDM
Adarsh Institute of Management and Information Technology, Bangalore
MBA, MCA, and PGDM
M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
MCA
KVG College of Engineering, Sullia
MCA
AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
MBA
Presidency College, Bangalore
MCA
BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore
MBA
R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore
MCA
PES Institute of Technology- South Campus, Bangalore
MCA
Ballari Institute of Technology and Management, Ballari
MBA
Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru
MCA
Bapuji B-Schools, Davangere
MBA
Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot
MBA and MCA
Bhavan's Priyamvada Birla Institute of Management, Mysore
MBA and PGDM
Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, Tumakuru
MBA
Faculty of Business Studies- Sharanabasava University, Kalaburgi
MBA and MCA
Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Bidar
MBA
IBMR Institute of Business Management and Research, Hubli
MBA
IFIM Business School, Bangalore
PGDM
Jain College of Engineering, Belagavi
MBA
Kristu Jayanti College of Management and Technology, Bangalore
MBA, MCA, and PGDM
P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore
MBA
NMAM Institute of Technology, Karkala
MCA
Surana College, Bangalore
MCA

FAQs

- Students need to complete their graduation in the required field to meet the eligibility criteria for KMAT.

- KMAT will be conducted offline in pen-paper mode.

- The time allotted to the KMAT Exam is 120 minutes.

- Students are awarded 1 mark for each correct answer. There are no negative marks for incorrect answers.

- No, you cannot fill the KMAT exam form offline.

- No, you cannot make a change to the KMAT exam slots once the KMAT admit cards have been issued.

- Fees for the KMAT Application Process is Rs. 800.

- No, calculators aren't allowed for the KMAT exam.

- No, there will be no correction window for KMAT.

- There is no age restriction for applying for KMAT.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

For MBA and PGDM Students:

  • Candidates should have completed their graduation in any field from a recognized university in the country. Those who are in the final year of graduation can also apply for the exam. 
  • Candidates should score a minimum of 50% in their undergraduate course. 
  • Those with work experience can also apply for the courses. They have to furnish accurate details of their work experience at the time of admission. 
  • There is no age limit for the candidates.

For MCA students:

  • Candidates must have completed their Bachelor's Degree in the field of Computer Science. They can also be in the final year of their undergraduate course.  
  • They must have studied mathematics during their 12th Standard or undergraduation. 
  • Candidates have to score a minimum of 50% in their undergraduate course. 
  • Candidates with work experience can also apply for the exam. 
  • Candidates belonging to all age groups can apply.





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