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KMAT 2017 Exam Pattern

KMAT 2017 is a state level test for admission to MBA/PGDM and MCA courses of 169+ B schools in the state of Karnataka. KMAT 2017 is a pen-paper based test with 120 questions divided among 4 sections. There is not any restrictive order to attempt the sections. Candidates can attempt any sections at any time and also can move to and fro among the sections. The total time duration of KMAT 2017 is 120 minutes. No extra time is provided to any candidate under any circumstances. The standard of questions asked is moderate and of secondary level. The questions asked are confusing with the aim to test candidates’ ability to solve complex problems. The KMAT 2017 Syllabus ranges from Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical and Quantitative Ability, General Awareness and others.

Candidates are advised to take reference from good books for better performance in KMAT 2017. Books to be referred for KMAT 2017 are Wren and Martin for English and Verbal Ability, Logical Aptitude & Quantitative Reasoning and Date Interpretation by Arun Sharma. Candidates are advised to study standard 8-10 books along with ‘The Hindu’ and other English Newspapers for General Awareness and current affairs.

KMAT 2017 Exam Pattern Highlight
Exam ModePen and Paper based test
Date of ExaminationJuly 30, 2017
Duration of Examination120 minutes
Total Questions120
Marks awarded for right answer1
Marks deducted for wrong answer0
Marks deducted/awarded for questions not attempted0

KMAT 2017 Paper Analysis

Total of 120 questions is divided among four sections viz. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Candidates can attempt questions in any order. The questions per section are mentioned in the table below for both MBA and MCA.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension40
Quantitative Ability40
Logical Reasoning20
General Awareness20

KMAT MCA 2017 is also of 2 hours for 120 questions divided among 4 sections. The major questions that are asked in KMAT MCA 2017 are from Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The detailed analysis of Section wise questions of KMAT MCA 2017 is mentioned below.

Verbal Ability and reading Comprehension40
Quantitative Ability40
Logical Reasoning20
General Awareness20

KMAT 2017 Syllabus

Questions asked in KMAT 2017 are from various topics of secondary level. Candidates are advised to do a thorough revision of Quantitative and Logical Reasoning questions as the problems asked are moderate and candidates will be required to solve such complex problems. Given below is the detailed analysis of KMAT Syllabus.

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Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

English language ability is tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. There would be questions on 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.

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Comprehension of passages

Logical and Abstract Reasoning

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

  • Verbal Reasoning​

Quantitative Ability

The questions in this section will be of matriculation standard. This shall include questions to know how quick and accurate candidate 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 candidate’s power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.

  • Numerical Calculations
  • Arithmetic Problems
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Interpretation of tables
  • Common Graphs & Charts

General Awareness

KMAT 2017 proposes to test the General Awareness of the candidates as is expected from an educated person living in the society. No specific syllabus can be defined for General Awareness However, it may contain questions on current and conventional General Knowledge on various issues past and present.

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KMAT 2017 Reference Books

Candidates are advised to refer books for better preparation for KMAT 2017. Reference from different books for all the sections, daily practice of model test papers and previous year papers will help candidates to score better in KMAT 2017. Books of the Secondary level is recommended for preparation of Verbal Ability and Quantitative Ability. Extra attention should be given to Logical Reasoning section as it covers tricky, confusing and complex questions. Books highly recommended for KMAT Exam is mentioned below. Candidates are advised to take guide from the following books.

KMAT 2017 Reference Books
BooksPublicationISBN 10/ISBN 13/ASIN
Mastering Verbal Ability by Ajay SinghArihant Publication9352032977
KMAT by Chandresh AggarwalPriyanka PrakashanB00L1ETE74
KMAT/KPGCET Success MasterArihant Publication8183487157
Ten KMAT Approach by Dhruv NathMcGraw hill Publication0070152780
Data interpretation by Arun SharmaMcGraw Hill Education9339222687
High School English Grammer by Wren & MartinS Chand & Company9352530144
Quantitative aptitude and Logical Reasoning by RV PraveenPHI Learning8120344316

KMAT 2017 Sample Papers

Quantitative Aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude encompasses all the questions ranging from purely numeric calculations to problems of arithmetic reasoning, graph and table reading, percentage analysis, categorization and quantitative analysis. The quantitative aptitude test measures the numerical ability and accuracy in mathematical calculations of the candidates.

Click here for  Sample Test paper of Quantitative Aptitude

Logical Reasoning: Deductive reasoning determines whether the truth of a conclusion can be determined for that rule, based solely on the truth of the premises. Logical Reasoning test the candidates’ ability to solve complex problem that involves logics and reasoning.

Click here for  Sample Test Paper of Logical Reasoning

Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability encompasses all the questions testing the knowledge of candidate about English as a language. It also helps candidates’ ability to read, adapt and resolve any explained situation.

Click here for  Sample Test Paper of Verbal Ability.  (Answers to all three model papers are given at the end of Verbal Ability Model paper)



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Athaulla khan

I hav got 115,marks in the kmat examination conducted. So can I know whether I am eligible for d cutt off and can move for counselling. So I need d furthur guidence for d above request???

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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