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KMAT Kerala 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - April 06, 2017

KMAT Kerala Phase 2 was successfully conducted on April 02, 2017 by Mahatma Gandhi University. The difficulty level of the paper was moderate to difficult. The state level paper was held in offline mode. Candidates who appeared for KMAT Kerala 2017 MBA entrance exam are informed that official KMAT Answer Keys are available at http://www.asckerala.org/content/kmat-entrance-examination-2017. The paper consisted of 180 multiple choice questions from Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, English Language and General Knowledge. Candidates had to solve the paper in 2 hours 30 minutes only. Each question carries four marks and there is no negative marking for wrong answers. Check KMAT Kerala 2017 Answer Key, Question Paper and Analysis in this article.

KMAT Kerala is conducted for admissions to MBA programs offered by various management colleges and B-Schools in Kerala. KMAT Kerala examination is conducted in two phases in a year. Phase 1 concluded on November 06, 2016. The results were declared on the official website in November 2016.


KMAT Kerala 2017 Answer Key and Question Paper

After the completion of entrance examination, candidates are looking for answer key. KMAT Kerala Answer Key is now available. KMAT Kerala Question Paper is available here. With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate the total marks and analyze their performance in the exam. Some coaching institutes also provide the tentative answer key which is made by their subject experts. Candidates can use answer keys for the following reasons:

  • To know the correct answer for the questions asked in the examination
  • It requires to know the solved steps and answers for the questions
  • To compare the candidate’s answers with the actual answer

Candidates can even challenge the answer key if they find any discrepancy. The challenges against the answer key will be referred to the exam board committees constituted by MG University.

How to Download Official Answer Key?

Candidates eagerly waiting to know their total score in the entrance test can check, the official answer key by following these steps.

  • Visit the official website of KMAT Kerala i.e. www.kmatkerala.in
  • Go to the Notification tab and click on the link of answer key.
  • Enter your Roll Number and Date of Birth and click on the submit button.
  • The PDF file will open for answer key. Candidates can download the answer key for its future reference.

Download KMAT Kerala Phase 2 Answer Keys


KMAT Kerala 2017 Section-Wise Analysis

KAMT Kerala Paper consists of 50 questions in English Language and Quantitative Aptitude while 40 questions in Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge section. To complete the test in given time, candidate must divide the total time according to a number of sections in the exam. Four marks will be rewarded for every correct response and there is no penalty wrong answer. Candidates have to score the sectional cutoff in this entrance test. However, KMAT Kerala Cutoff goes very low. Check the following table to know the paper pattern of KMAT Kerala 2017 which are given below.

KMAT Exam Pattern
SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude502002 Hours 30 minutes
English Language50200
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning40160
General Knowledge40160

Quantitative Aptitude Section

The questions were asked from Time and Work, Percentages, Distance and Time, Profit and Loss, Averages, Mensuration, Probability, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Logarithms, Fundamentals of Mathematics etc. As per the candidates, Quantitative Aptitude section was time consuming. It consists of 50 questions and contains 200 marks. The level of the difficulty of this section was difficult. Most of the questions were formulae based. The questions from Simple and Compound Interest, Averages, Profit and Loss were easier to score than other questions. The questions based on Logarithms and Numbers were hard to attempt. Any score more than 40 marks will be considered as good one.

English Language Section

This section consists of 50 questions, 20 questions were based on vocabulary and 10 questions were based on Reading Comprehension. It needed good comprehension and understanding of basic grammar. The questions were asked from misspelled words, Synonyms, Antonyms, Statement Assumption, Direct or Indirect Speech, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction. The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Candidates can go through the following table to know the number of questions asked in English Language section.

Distribution of Questions
TopicsQuestion Asked
Misspelled Words5
Synonyms10
Antonyms5
Reading Comprehension10
Statement Assumption5
Direct/ Indirect Speech5
Sentence Correction5
Miscellaneous5

Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning Section

This section consists of 27 Data Sufficiency questions and 13 Logical Reasoning questions. The questions were based on Statement conclusion, Courses of action, Statement Arguments, Series, Sentence Completion, Figure based questions, Pair Words etc. The level of difficulty of this section was moderate. All the questions were tricky but easy to attempt.

General Knowledge Section

The questions were asked from Static GK, Current Affairs and Contemporary Business Scenario. This was the toughest section in the examination. The sectional cutoff for General Knowledge section goes very low. A score more than 10% of marks of will be considered as qualifying marks. Candidates must have knowledge about the business scenario of India and the things which are popular nowadays.


KMAT Kerala Cutoff 2017

The minimum qualifying marks of KMAT Kerala for all the categories is mentioned in the table below. There will be no rounding off marks to the nearest whole number. Suppose, the KMAT Kerala score is 107.8 out of 720 then the score would not be considered as 108. The cutoff marks vary according to the category.

CategoryQualifying Marks (Out of 720)Qualifying Percentage
General10815%
SEBC (Social and Educationally Backward Classes)7210%
SC/ ST547.5%

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