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KMAT Kerala 2017 Exam Pattern

The KMAT Kerala (Kerala Management Admission Test) is a  2 hour and 30 minutes duration examination conducted in Pen and Paper mode. The KMAT Kerala 2017 Exam Pattern consists of 180 questions. The paper is segregated into 4 sections- English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario. 

The medium of the examination is English. The KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern follows the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) format. Every question carries 4 marks each and the total marks allocated for the exam is 720. The first phase for KMAT Kerala 2017 will be held on November 06, 2016 across all the districts of Kerala.

Important highlights of KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

The important highlights of KMAT Kerala 2017 Exam Pattern is detailed in the sections below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarks
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 very important for every candidate to successfully complete the KMAT 2017 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 Kerala 2017 Marking Scheme

According to the KMAT Kerala 2017 Marking Scheme, each question carries 4 marks. There is no negative marking scheme applicable in the test. There are total 180 questions divided in 4 sections. It is important for a candidate to know the exact marking scheme in order to prepare and answer carefully.

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 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 is a scoring section if the candidates have 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, the 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

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 the candidate to know the level of questions, the number of questions asked in KMAT Kerala 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 the 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 2017 Preparation 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 summarize 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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