Exam Detail

KMATKarnataka Management Aptitude Test

  • Test Level-: State Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Management
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 120

Conducted by Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA), KMAT is the gateway to more than 169 + well known AICTE-approved University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2017 is an All India exam that will be held in more than 10 cities all across the country and is open to candidates from all parts of India and Abroad.

KMAT is Gateway to MBA in Karnataka and Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India and No 1 Destination for MBA/PGDM with very vibrant Job market.



Bachelors degree with minimum 3 years duration/ Masters degree examination of any recognised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, and have secured at least 50% of marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate). Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible

Exam Pattern

Sl No




Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension



Quantitative Ability



Logical Reasoning















List of  Participating Institutes For MBA

Registration Process

Step 1    Take a DD of Rs. 1000/- favoring "KMAT 2017"

                  DD should be payable at Banglore

                  DD can be taken at any Nationalized Bank.

Step  2   Register online 

                   After taking Demand Draft (DD) go to http://www.kmatindia.com website and click on apply now and fill all the details and                      click apply.

Step  3       After applying take a print out of filled application. Paste a recent Passport Size Photo and Sign where Signature space is                      provided.

Step 4        Make a photocopy of the Application Form and DD as a proof of   acknowledgement.

Step 5        Make a Note of your "Application Number " before you post

Step 6        Post / Courier the application along with the Original DD to the below mentioned Address.

                          The Secretary - KMAT 2017

                          Seshadripuram First Grade College

                          C A Site no 26 Yelahanka New Town Bangalore:560064    


Test Structure

Paper Pen based test with 120 Multiple Choice Questions divided in three sections
No restriction to move to and fro among the sections

KMAT 2017 Syllabus

KMAT 2017 is proposed to be conducted with moderate level of difficulty without creating confusion in paper-pencil mode. The exam will have MCQs only. Section wise syllabus for KMAT 2017 is as follows-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

English language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. There would be questions on understanding of the contents of the passages and choice of appropriate words, phrases, expressions and similar language skills. This shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

This shall include questions to measure how quickly and accurately you can think. The section may have questions in sets as well individual ones based on Verbal Reasoning, analogy among others.

Quantitative Ability

The questions in this section will be of matriculation standard. This shall include questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc. Apart from Arithmetic, the questions may also be based on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and parts of mathematics. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.


  • Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Agarwal
  • Verbal Ability by Arun Sharma
  • English Grammar by Wren and Martin
  • Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examination by Edgar Thorpe
  • Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Exams by Abhijit Guha
  • Business and English Communication by Clark
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arub Sharma
  • A Complete Kit for MBA Entrance Examinations by S.Chand
  • 40+ Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Arihant
  • Ramesh Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A.K.Gupta


  • Economics Time
  • The Statesman
  • The Hindu


  • Business Today
  • Business World
  • Competition Success Review
  • Business Line by Hindu Group

Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.

  • Give yourself enough time to study. Don't leave it until the last minute. 
  • Organize your study space. 
  • Use flow charts and diagrams. 
  • Practice on old exams. 
  • Explain your answers to others. 
  • Organize study groups with friends. 
  • Take regular breaks.
  • Snack on 'brain food'
  • Prepare a time table and allot time to each subject / topic .
  • Clear you basic Mathematical Concepts and the best way to do that is to solve Class 10th and 12th Math problems or use some specific study material. Also try to remember as many formulas as possible. Learn formulas by writing and not mugging up as we tend to remember the written things for long.
  • Solve lots of puzzles / quizzes to improve your reasoning and analytical skills.
  • Increase your speed and accuracy. For this solve as many sample papers and take as many mock tests as possible and observe the time taken to solve each section.

Downloading of Admission tickets : 28th July 2017


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