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KMAT 2018

Updated On - December 7th 2017

KMAT (Karnataka Management Aptitude Test) is a standardized all India level management entrance test which is conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association). This exam intents to select candidates for admission into professional courses such as MBA, PGDM, and MCA.

Candidates can get admission into more than 169 + well known University-affiliated B-schools in Bangalore and Karnataka. KMAT 2018 will be held all across the country in more than 10 cities and is open to all candidates from India and Abroad. It is conducted annually.

  • KMAT 2018 Application Form filling process will start in the month of April 2018.
  • The admit card for the same will be available in the 3rd week of May 2018.
  • The exam will be held in the last week of May 2018.
  • KMAT 2018 Results will be declared in the month of June 2018.

KMAT 2018 will be an offline test constituting of 120 MCQs divided in 3 sections of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension; Quantitative Ability; Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.

  • The total test duration is 120 minutes without any sectional time limit.
  • Candidates are allowed to switch from one section to other within the overall time limit.
  • Every correct answer in KMAT 2018 exam will be awarded with 4 marks.
  • A penalty of 1 mark will be imposed for each wrong answer. Total scores will be displayed in the score card.

KMAT 2018 Highlights Table

Exam NameKarnataka Management Aptitude Test
Courses OfferedMBA, PGDM, and MCA
Conducting BodyKarnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association (KPPGCA)
Mode of KMAT 2018Offline
Medium of KMAT 2018English
Duration of KMAT 2018120 minutes 
Type and Number of Questions120 MCQs
Sections3 sections
Number of Seats110,000

Important Dates for KMAT 2018

The important dates regarding KMAT 2018 have been given in the following table:

EventDates (Tentative)
Starting date for Fee Payment1st week of April 2018
Last date for Fee Payment2nd week of April 2018
Starting date for Submission of Online Application1st week of April 2018
Last date for Submission of Online Application2nd week of April 2018
Downloading of Admit card3rd week of May 2018
KMAT 2018 Exam date4th week of May 2018
Announcement of Result2nd week of June 2018

KMAT 2018 Eligibility

Candidates can seek admissions to post graduate programmes such as MBA, MCA or PGDM through KMAT 2018. KMAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below:

  1. Age: The minimum age required for admissions to post graduate programme through KMAT 2018 is 21 years. There is no specific upper age limit to apply for the course.
  2. Academic Qualification: The academic qualification varies for different programmes. Candidates should satisfy KMAT 2018 eligibility according to the course they are applying for per the UGC guidelines.

The minimum marks requirement for different courses is mentioned below:


Candidates seeking admission into MBA courses via KMAT must have Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years duration. Master’s degree examination of any recognised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering/ Technology or equivalent, and have secured at least 50% of marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/ST candidate).

Candidates in their final year of bachelor’s degree are also eligible.

  1. MCA

Candidates seeking admission into MCA courses via KMAT must have Bachelor's degree with 50% marks. Candidates with Maths at 10+2 stage or at graduation level.

KMAT 2018 Application Form

KMAT 2018 registration process will commence in the month of April 2018. Candidates have to register themselves online for the exam. KPPGCA conducts the examination in the offline mode.

The steps related to KMAT 2018 registration are explained below in detail:

Step 1Prepare a Demand Draft of INR 1000 in favour of "KMAT 2018"
  1. DD should be payable at Bangalore
  2. DD can be prepared at any Nationalized Bank.
Step 2Online Registration
  1. After preparing Demand Draft (DD) login to website 
  2. Click on ‘Apply Now’ link and fill in all the details.
Step 3Take Print out of filled application form. Paste a recent Passport Size Photo and Sign in the Signature space provided.
Step 4Keep a photocopy of the Application Form and DD as an acknowledgement.
Step 5Make a Note of Application Number before you post the form.
Step 6Post or courier the application form along with the Original DD to the below address: The Secretary- KMAT 2018 Seshadripuram First Grade College C A Site No 26 Yelahanka New Town Bangalore-560064.

KMAT 2018 Application Fee 

A demand draft of INR 1000 must be drawn from any nationalised bank by candidates before filling up the online registration form.

The application fee is same for all categories and is non-refundable. Exam fee is non-refundable only in case paid twice for the same course.

Candidates who want to take up both the MBA and the MCA test will have register for each test separately.

KMAT 2018 Admit Card

All the eligible candidates will be issued admit card after successful registration. KMAT 2018 Admit Card will be available in the month of May 2018. Candidates can download the admit card only from the official website of KMAT. Every applicant needs to come at the examination centre with their admit card or else they will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

Guidelines to download the admit card is as follows:

  • Open KMAT 2018 Official website
  • Candidate has to login by using Registered Id and password.
  • The profile page will contain link for KMAT 2018 Admit Card
  • Click on the link and download admit card.

The admit card will contain details such as Candidates name, sign, exam centre details, photo, time and date of the exam, roll number, reporting time, etc. The admit card for KMAT 2018 will not be send by post. Candidates will have to paste passport size photograph as uploaded during registration in the space provided in the admit card.

KMAT 2018 Exam Pattern

KMAT 2018 exam will be conducted in the month of May 2018. The exam will be of objective nature. The paper will be divided in 3 sections. The exam will have total 120 multiple choice questions. Every question will be of 4 marks. The negative marking will be of 1 mark. No restriction to move to and fro within the sections. There is no sectional time limit in the exam.

For MBA and MCA:

S. NoTestQuestions
1Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension40
2Quantitative Ability40
3Logical Reasoning40

KMAT 2018 Syllabus

KMAT 2018 is going to be conducted with moderate level of difficulty. The exam will have MCQs only.

Section wise syllabus for KMAT 2018 is as follows-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension:

English language ability would be tested through questions on Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of passages etc. Questions to check language skills, understanding the contents of the passages and appropriate words, phrases, expressions. This shall include the passages with questions based on their contents to test comprehension.

Logical and Abstract Reasoning:

This section measures how quickly and accurately can one think. The section may have questions in sets as well individual ones based on Verbal Reasoning, analogy among others.

Quantitative Ability:

This section will be of matriculation standard. This shall include questions to know how fast and accurate you can work with numbers, do numerical calculations, understand various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time & speed etc. The questions will also be based on Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and parts of mathematics. This test also helps to measure your power of quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs & charts.

Some reference books a candidate can refer to while preparing for KMAT 2018 are as follows:

Name of the BookPublisher/Author
Quantitative AbilityO P Sinhal
Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance ExaminationGuha
Mathematics for MBAR S Agarwal
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
Verbal AbilityWren and Marten
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionTIME

KMAT 2018 Results

Candidates can view  KMAT 2018 result through online mode only which will be available on the official website, No scorecard will be sent through post or email to any candidate individually. Candidates must retail their score card carefully till the admission process is over.

Eligible candidates will be offered seats into the PG management programs on the basis of their scores in KMAT 2018 exam and their merit status.
Steps to download/viewKMAT 2018 Score Card:

  1. Open the official website
  2. Click on the link- KMAT 2018 Result
  3. Fill up details about Roll number and Date of birth
  4. Submit the correct details
  5. Download the score card.

KMAT 2018 Cut Off 

The cut off marks will be released by participating institutes individually. This list will include the minimum marks to be secured by the candidates to become eligible for admission. Only those who satisfy the cut off requirements will be scheduled for further admission rounds.

The cut off marks for KMAT 2018 will be affected by number of seats available, difficulty level of the paper, number of candidates appearing in the exam and passing it.

KMAT 2018 Counselling

Candidates who have scored marks equal to or greater than the cut off marks will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. Candidates who wish to participate in the counselling process must check the counselling dates on the KMAT 2018 official website.

Those selected for the counselling process will get a counselling letter. Original as well as photocopy of the letter must be brought by the candidate during the counselling.

Documents to be brought for KMAT 2018 Counselling are:

  • Original mark sheets
  • Caste Certificate
  • Exam score card
  • Passport size photograph

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Abisha K

Hello! Good morning. Can students from Tamil nadu attend KMAT 2017 examination?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

The kmat exam has been postponed again and again. From 10th july to 17th july and now 24th july. I am facing a lot of problem because of this. I had to cancel my flight tickets twice. Can you tell me the exact date of the exam. Because without the exact date it is very difficult to arrange flights and accomodation as i am from another state. Please reply

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
Bharat Reddy

Iz kmat belongs for only Karnataka colleges or over all India?

06 Mar, 2017 11:59
Jeshma Maria Veigas

Sir can i pay my fees by credit card if so .. can i get link of paying by cc.. please help me ...

06 Mar, 2017 11:59

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