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KMAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on July 30, 2017. It is a pen and paper based exam i.e. the mode of the test is offline. Aspirants will have to answer objective type questions.
In order to know how to attempt the test, aspirants should get acquainted with KMAT 2017 exam pattern and syllabus. This will give candidates a fair idea about how to prepare well for each section and the important topics they need to focus on.
Participants should know the exam pattern and marking scheme of the management entrance test in order to be able to tackle the questions. They will have to solve 120 MCQs within a duration of 120 minutes.
The difficulty level of KMAT 2017 is said to be moderate. It is lesser than other management entrances like CAT or IIFT. This gives an extra edge to the exam as loads of applicants apply for this exam due to which the competition escalates to a different level.
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension is the 1st section of the exam which will have 40 questions. In this section the applicant’s proficiency and grasp on the English language will be assessed. Candidates will have to answer questions based on a given passage and draw inferences from it. They must comprehend the contents of the passage and utilize correct phrases, words and expressions in order to answer these questions.
An individual’s vocabulary, grammar and comprehension skills will be tested through this section. Generally, applicants see this as a tough section but it is very scoring. The examiners tend to ask more questions related to correction of sentences and usage of appropriate words. Vocabulary words asked are of moderate standard. The important topics for this section are mentioned below-
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionReference books
Some reference books are mentioned below which will help applicants sharpen their language skills: -
|Book name||Publisher/ Author’s name|
|High School English Grammar and Composition Key||Wren and Martin|
|How to prepare Verbal Ability and Logical reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Ajay Singh|
|Business English and Communication||McGraw Hill|
In Quantitative Ability section, the student’s ability to solve numerical problems with accuracy and speed. The questions asked in this section will be of Higher Secondary standard. It will include questions to evaluate how well individuals can work with numbers, do quick numerical calculations and understand various arithmetic problems. They must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts in order to ace this section.
According to the last year’s paper, about 18 questions were based on Arithmetic like Profit and loss, Percentages, Time and work. The difficulty level of this section is moderate and those who have practiced well will score good marks in this section. The important topics for this section are stated below-
Quantitative Ability Reference Books
Given below are few books below which cover the basic topics of this section: -
|Book name||Publisher/ Author’s name|
|Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation||Nishit Sinha|
|Mathematics for MBA Entrance Exams||R S Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance Examinations||Abhijit Guha|
|How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT||Tata McGraw Hill|
The working of this trick is as follows:
Q. 3286 x 4783 =
Ans: Apply the digital root technique instead of solving it.
DR of 3286 = 1 and 4783 = 4. As these two numbers have to be multiplied, let’s multiply their DRs i.e. 4 x 1 = 4.
This means the DR of actual product of these numbers has to be 4 and as we can see only C option i.e. 15716938 has DR = 4 is correct.
Let Cost Price be CP, Selling Price (SP), Profit (P) and Loss (L)
If A, B and C do a piece of work ‘x’, ‘y’ and ‘z’ days respectively then,
The aim of Logical Reasoning section is to determine an applicant’s ability to think accurately and quickly. The mental aptitude of aspirants is tested. Questions on diagrams and figures as also verbal reasoning can be expected in this section. There will also be a few questions about General Knowledge and Current Affairs. Participants are advised to read newspapers to know the various events happening around them. Questions about verbal reasoning and analogy will also be asked.
The questions asked in this section are usually formulated into sets. It also includes individual questions. Candidates can expect this section to be of moderate difficulty level but the working out of answers is a tedious and lengthy process. The important topics for this section are given below-
As mentioned earlier, a few questions to test the General Knowledge and awareness of applicants will also be asked. The topics that will form the basis of the questions are-
Logical Reasoning Reference Books
A few reference books are given below that will help candidates to ace this section: -
|Book name||Author’s name|
|The Pearson Guide to MBA Entrance Examination||Edgar Thorpe|
|Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT||Nishit K Sinha|
|A modern approach to Logical Reasoning||R S Aggarwal|
|How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT||Arun Sharma|
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