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KMAT Kerela 2017 Last minute preparation tips

Last Updated - November 03, 2016

KMAT Kerala is scheduled on November 6, 2016. KMAT Kerala is a state level Management Aptitude Test. With only two days left for the KMAT Kerala 2017, the aspirants of KMAT Kerala can go through the last-minute preparation tips for the examination.

KMAT Kerala is an offline (paper and pen based) examination. The candidates have to attempt 4 sections: English Language and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning, General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario. The duration of the examination is revised from 3 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes from this year.


KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern

There are 4 sections in the KMAT Kerala 2017. The entire examination is of 2 hours and 30 minutes. The table below gives the details of the number of questions and marks allotted to each of the 4 sections.

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

READ MORE ABOUT KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern


KMAT Kerala Last minute Preparation Tips

This article focuses on certain last minute tips that the test takers of KMAT Kerala can go through.

Two days before KMAT Kerala 2017 Entrance

With only two days left for KMAT Kerala examination, it is better that the candidates do not start any new topic to prepare. In fact, they should optimize what they have learned so far and ensure that they remember those topics properly. Below is a list of last minute preparation tips that the candidates can follow:

  1. Take sample test or mock test

Taking the sample test will get you more familiar with the examination. Once you repeatedly encounter the same pattern of examination, it will make you feel more comfortable on the final day of the examination. This will also allow you to devise a better time management plan for the exam. However, this should not discourage you if your scores do not turn up as expected. The candidates can check the previous year KMAT Kerala question paper form the links below:

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2015-Part 1)

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2015-Part 2)

KMAT Kerala Question Paper (2016)

  1. Prepare a time management plan

Once you are done taking the final mock tests, you have an idea of your strengths and weaknesses in context of the examination. You can know which section you can perform better and which section you lack in. This will allow you to devise a better time management plan. Attempt the sections you find easier compared to the ones you find difficult. Also, deduce how much time you require to attempt the easier sections. In such a case, you can allot the time from the easier section in attempting the difficult ones later. Allot the exact same time that you have planned while attempting the final KMAT Kerala exam.

  1. Revise the important topics:

Once you are done preparing the time management plan, it is very important that you keep revising the important topics that you have prepared earlier. Go through the important formulas and tricks and theories. Do not go through any new vast topic. It only creates confusions and leave you perplexed at the last minute before the examination. For the Quantitative section and data interpretation, you can revise the short tricks for faster calculations. As for the English Language section, there is no restriction in going through new topics as it will only increase your vocabulary and it does not need any complex understanding.

  1. Speed is vital 

Keep practicing again and again to increase you speed. Speed combined with accuracy is a vital factor in exceling the examination and increasing the scores. Focus on your reading, analyzing and solving speed. After every practice, try to surpass your previous rate of solving the questions.

  1. Read the daily newspaper

This is important for the general knowledge section. The question paper might contain questions about any latest news in the general knowledge section. So, it is important to keep checking the latest news and current affairs.

Things to remember before the day of KMAT Kerala 2017

  1. Keep the important things ready: Check that you have your KMAT Kerala Admit Card ready with you along with all the other important accessories required to take the test. Make a check list that you can consult before leaving for the examination.
  2. Do the research: Check your KMAT Kerala Exam Center. Research the modes of travelling, time taken to reach the exam center from your location.

Things to remember on the day of KMAT Kerala Examination

  1. Be Punctual: Punctuality is important to keep yourself calm and composed during the examination. Try to reach the KMAT Kerala Exam center 30 minutes ahead. This allows you to avoid any kind of hustle and bustle. Also, you will have enough time before the examination to relax.
  2. Read the instructions:  Do not forget to read the instructions given in the question booklet. Besides, go through the instructions downloaded with the KMAT Kerala Admit Card. 
  3. Give a quick scan: Quickly scanning the question paper increases your reading speed while attempting the questions. You can also get a faint idea of the difficulty level of the sections.
  4. Attempt the easier section first: Attempt the easier section first. This gives you a smooth start and do not allow you to panic at the very first stage. It also saves a huge amount of time because if you keep struggling with the difficult sections, you might feel demotivated and also it consumes more time.
  5. Look out for elimination rules: The question paper might have questions, especially in the Quantitative and Data interpretation section, that does not require actual solving. Such questions are tricky as the answer can be logically derived from the given options.
  6. Keep marking the OMR sheet section-wise: If you leave to mark the OMR sheet at the end of the examination, it can be risky. The last moment of the examination leaves you nervous and panicky. You might make mistakes while marking the answers, Hence, it is advisable that you keep marking the OMR periodically and counter check the answers before marking.
  7. No negative Marking: One beneficial point is that KMAT Kerala does not have negative marking. Hence attempt all the questions you know first and later attempt all the questions that you cannot solve at all. Approach in a logical way even when marking the questions you do not know.

KMAT Kerala Preparation Books

As a part of the last minute preparation tips, the candidates can go through the important topics of the various sections of KMAT Kerala 2017. While doing so they can consult the following book list.

Important BooksAuthor
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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