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KMAT Kerala 2017 Exam Pattern

KMAT Kerala 2017 Pattern

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2017 provides details about syllabus, distribution of questions, marking scheme, distribution of marks, time duration etc. KMAT Kerala (Kerala Management Admission Test) will contain 180 questions of objective type. The exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper based test. This year, the duration of exam will be 2 hours 30 minutes. 

KMAT Kerala 2017 paper is segregated into 4 sections namely English Language Usage & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario. The medium of examination is English. As for KMAT Marking Scheme, 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.

Latest Update:KMAT Kerala 2017 Answer Key and Paper Analysis

MG University conducts KMAT Kerala two times in a year. The first phase of KMAT Kerala 2017 was conducted on November 06, 2016 across all the 7 districts of Kerala. The results were available for download up to May 31, 2016. Now, Phase 2 of KMAT Kerala is scheduled on April 02, 2017. The following article contains all the details regarding the exam pattern of KMAT Kerala 2017.


KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern Highlights

KMAT Kerala Exam Date (Phase 2)April 02, 2017
Mode of examaminationOffline 
Duration of examination2 hours 30 minutes
Total no. of questions180
No. of Sections4
Nature of questionsObjective type (MCQs)
Marking SchemeCorrect answer: +4 marks

KMAT Kerala Section wise Pattern

The pattern of state level exam is defined by Admission Supervisory / Fee Regulatory Committee for Professional Colleges of Kerala. For the academic session 2017-18, MG University will hold the exam. There are 4 sections for KMAT Kerala. They are as follows:

Section 1: English Language and Reading Comprehension

Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude

Section 3: Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and

Section 4: General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2017

The following table indicates distribution of questions as per the sections.

SectionsNo. of Questions
English Language and Reading Comprehension50
Quantitative Aptitude50
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning40
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario40

Check: Practice with KMAT Kerala Sample Papers


KMAT Kerala 2017 Marking Scheme

There are total 180 questions divided into 4 sections. Candidates have to circle one out of four options given in the paper. According to KMAT Kerala 2017 Marking Scheme, each question carries 4 marks. For every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded. Candidates should not leave any question unanswered as there is no provision of negative marking. The below table represents the marking scheme for all sections of KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks per section
English Language and Reading Comprehension50200
Quantitative Aptitude50200
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning40160
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario40160

KMAT Kerala 2017 Time Duration

Total time duration of KMAT Kerala 2017 is 2 and ½ hours. A candidate must divide the total time according to no. of sections in the test. Otherwise, he/she might fail to complete the test in time. Proper time management is important for every candidate to successfully complete Kerala Management Aptitude Test. Given below is the table of time management that a candidate can refer to:

SectionNo. of questionsSection wise timeTime per questionTotal Time duration
English Language and Reading Comprehension5045 minutes1.11 minutes180 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude5045 minutes1.11 minutes
Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning4045 minutes0.88 minutes
General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario4045 minutes0.88 minutes

KMAT 2017 Syllabus

KMAT Kerala Syllabus for the test is similar to that of other MBA entrance exams like CAT or CMAT. KMAT Kerala 2017 Syllabus is based on the following 4 subjects.

English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension 

There will be total 50 questions from this section. This section primarily involves questions from topics such as English grammar, Vocabulary and Language Usage, Comprehension Passage, etc. Some of the key topics in this section are mentioned below.

  • Para completion
  • Word usage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fact Inference Judgment

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section can prove to be the most scoring section. It is only possible if a candidate has a clear understanding of the crucial concepts of Mathematics and the knowledge of various Mathematical formulae. The questions are based on topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Calculus, Geometry. There are total 50 questions in Quantitative Aptitude section.

  • Arithmetic - Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio & Proportion, Simplification, Percentage
  • Algebra - Theory of Equations, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination
  • Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
  • Mensuration - Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern
  • Calculus - Maxima and Minima, Function
  • Trigonometry - Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances

Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning 

In this section, candidates need to go through various data sets and derive the correct answer by analyzing the pattern or data structure. The questions are framed in the form of various graphs, pie charts, charts in the data sufficiency section.

  • Tables
  • Bar Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Combination of Graphs
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Venn Diagram

Logical Reasoning- Logical Reasoning requires an application of some common problem-solving principles as well as a strong analytical bent of mind. The key topics for Logical Reasoning are: Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements

  • Blood Relations
  • Syllogism
  • Venn Diagram
  • Propositions
  • Data Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Assumptions
  • Statements

General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario 

This section carries 40 marks in total. The candidates should have a habit of reading newspapers, business journals, and magazines regularly to gain a stronghold over this subject.

  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Social Developments
  • Current Affairs of National and International Economy
  • Personalities in News
  • Sports news
  • Trade Awareness
  • Culture

KMAT Kerala 2017 Previous Year Question Paper

Solving KMAT Keralaprevious years’ Question Paperdefinitely helps to know the level of questions, the number of questions asked in the exam, pattern of questions and other factors of KMAT Kerala Examination. It boosts up the speed and increases the proficiency level of a student. There is always some chance that the candidates might get questions from these previous years’ question papers. Additionally, it can help candidates to assess their weaknesses and strengths in context with the examination.

Check KMAT Kerala Question Paper 

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2015-Part 1)

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2015-Part 2)

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2016)


KMAT 2017Preparation Books

It is important for a candidate appearing for KMAT Kerala to choose the right and useful KMAT 2017 Preparation books. The aspirants should go through all these books and summarise all the topics of KMAT Kerala Syllabus effectively. Given below is the list of some important KMAT 2017 Preparation Books along with the names of their author or publication.

Book TitleAuthor/ Publication
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CATNishit Sinha
Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CATNishit Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut MethodsAbhijit Guha
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CATArun Sharma
Business English and CommunicationClark Zimmer
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, PublisherAjay Singh
Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th TextbooksNCERT/ Kerala State Board

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