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KMAT Kerala 2017- Kerala Management Aptitude Test

KMAT Kerala (Kerala Management Aptitude Test) is the state level entrance test for admission to MBA programs offered by various management colleges and B-schools in Kerala. MG University is the coordinating university for KMAT Kerala 2017.

Latest Update (June 21): KMAT Kerala 2017 June Session online registration closes today. Candidates need to register online before 5 pm. Read More

Some of the salient features for KMAT Kerala 2017 are mentioned below.

  • The exam is conducted in 2 Phases – November and June.
  • ASC has revised the exam date for KMAT Kerala 2017 Phase 2 to July 02, 2017.  
  • The date was revised after low number of applications were received since candidates’ final degree results are not pubished yet.
  • Candidates can apply online for Kerala KMAT 2017 till June 21, 2017
  • The paper will have 4 sections – English Language Usage & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario
  • KMAT Kerla is an offline (pen and paper based examination) and the duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Read More About KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern
  • The score cards for qualified candidates will be issued on or after July 10, 2017. 

Phase 1 was conducted successfully on November 06, 2016 and the results were also released in following week. KMAT Kerala Score Cardsfor Phase 1 can be downloaded till May 31, 2017 from the LBS official website.

KMAT Kerala 2017 Result is declared by ASC (Admission Supervisory Committee) on the official website i.e. The result for the first phase is available in the PDF format on the official website. 

KMAT Kerala 2017 Highlights 

Exam NameKMAT Kerala MBA Entrance Exam (Kerala Management Aptitude Test)
Conducting BodyMG University (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala) 
Exam ModeOffline (Pen-Paper Based Test)
Exam Phases

2 Phases

(Phase 1- November 2016 and Phase 2- April 2017)

Exam Date(s)

Phase 1- November 06, 2016

Phase 2- July 02, 2017 (Revised)

Official Website(s) OR

KMAT 2017 Exam dates

The revised exam dates for the second phase of KMAT Kerala 2017 have been announced by ASC (Admission Supervisory Committee) . The exam will be conducted on July 02 while the result for KMAT kerala 2017 will be announced on July 07, 2017. Check the entire schedule for KMAT Kerala in the table below.

KMAT Kerala 2017 NotificationApril 24, 2017
Starting Dates of KMAT Kerala 2017 Application FormApril 24, 2017
Last date to remit application feeJune 20, 2017
Last date to submit KMAT Kerala 2017 Application FormJune 21, 2017
Availability of KMAT Kerala 2017 Admit CardJune 24, 2017
KMAT Kerala 2017 ExamJuly 02, 2017 (10 am to 12.30 pm)
Availability of KMAT Kerala 2017 Answer Key and OMR SheetJuly 02, 2017
Objection to Kerala KMAT 2017 Answer KeyJuly 04, 2017 (Up to 5 pm)
Release of Final Answer KeyJuly 06, 2017
Announcement of KMAT Kerala 2017 ResultJuly 07, 2017
Issue of Kerala KMAT 2017 Score CardJuly 10, 2017

KMAT Kerala 2017 Eligibility

It is important to satisfy the set KMAT Kerala Eligibility standards before filling the KMAT Kerala Application Form. The criteria are issued by Mahatma Gandhi University, supervised by Admission Supervisory Committee. For the purpose of admissions to MBA courses in various colleges affiliated to different Universities of Kerala, only the score of CAT/CMAT or KMAT Kerala would be considered valid. 

The KMAT Kerala Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below:

  • Candidates should have completed their Bachelors’ Degree of minimum 3 years duration. The degree should be from any recoganised education body in Commerce, Management, Arts, Social Sciences, Engineering / Technology or equivalent.  
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply, provided their results are declared before the commencement of admission process.
  • One should have secured at least 50 percent of marks in the aggregate. For SC/ST category candidates, 40 percent aggregate is required.

KMAT Kerala 2017 Application Process

Application Process for KMAT Kerala 2017 can be done via online mode only. Candidates have to visit the official site of KMAT Kerala 2017KMAT Kerala 2017 Application primarily involves 2 steps:

Step 1: Submitting Application Fee Online

Step 2: Completing Online Submission

KMAT Kerala 2017 Application Fee

Candidates should deposit the application fee for KMAT Kerala 2017 to complete the application process. The KMAT Kerala 2017 Application Fee for different categories is mentioned below.

CategoryApplication Fee
General CandidatesINR 1000/-

How to Apply for KMAT Kerala 2017?

Candidates have to complete all the steps to accomplish KMAT Kerala 2017 Application Form. The steps involved are explained below.

Step 1: Submitting the Application Fee

The first step of KMAT Kerala 2017 is to pay the required KMAT application fee. Candidates have to deposit the requisite fee by registering themselves on the official website of KMAT Kerala 2017: The applicants have to fill certain details such as 

  • Name of applicant,
  • DOB (Date of Birth),
  • Valid Email Id and
  • Mobile Number.

Candidates can remit the fee online via Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking. After successful payment, the applicants will receive an “SB Collect Reference Number” along with a receipt of payment of fee. One should make sure to preserve them for future use.

Step 2: Completing Online Submission

Candidates can complete and submit the application form after 24 hours of depositing the application fee. They have to re-login using the ‘SB Collect Reference Number’ and “Date of Birth”.

The next step is to upload the photograph and fill in the remaining details. Also, exam center is to be selected while filling the KMAT Kerala 2017 Application Form. Candidates can indicate a maximum of 3 preferences for exam centers.

After completing the whole form, review all the details entered and click on the “Save” button. The applicants should take a print out of the KMAT Kerala Application Form at the end.

NOTE: In the case of any query, contact the Admission Supervisory Committee, 0471-2335133, 9847159241 (LBS Centre for Science and Technology).

KMAT Kerala 2017 Admit Card

 Candidates who successfully submit the KMAT Kerala Application Form can download the KMAT Admit card for Kerala from the official website. For Phase 2, the Admit Card for KMAT Kerala 2017 will be available from March 23, 2017. The steps to download the KMAT Kerala 2017 Admit card is mentioned below.

KMAT Kerala How to Download Admit Card

Step 1: Visit the official website of KMAT Kerala 2017 i.e.

Step 2: Enter the “SB Collect Reference Number” and “Date of Birth”.

Step 3: Click on the link “Download Admit card”

Step 4: View and check all the details carefully.

Step 5: Download and take a printout of admit card for future reference.

Details on KMAT Kerala 2017 Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded from the official website. On the admit card, various details about exam are printed. The details, which will appear on the document are listed below:

  • Address of the KMAT Kerala test center
  • Test date and time
  • Admit card number
  • Photograph of student
  • Personal Details of the Candidate
  • Course and Subject

Read More: KMAT Kerala Admit Card 2017

KMAT Kerala 2017 Exam Pattern

KMAT Kerala Exam Pattern 2017 consists of objective type questions (Multiple Choice Questions). From this year, the duration of the exam will be of 2 hours and 30 minutes. The examination will be conducted in offline mode. The medium of paper is English. The paper will have 180 questions from 4 sections namely – English Language Usage & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario. Each question carries 4 marks. The total marks allotted for the entrance test is 720.

The section-wise distribution of questions is explained in the table below.

Section NameNo. of Questions
English Language and Reading Comprehension50
Quantitative Aptitude50
Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning40
General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario40
Total180 questions

KMAT Kerala 2017 Previous Year Questions Paper

Candidates preparing for the MBA exam are advised to check the previous year question papers to get an insight into the most important topics as well as gain some hands-on experience in solving questions. Download previous years’ KMAT Kerala Question Papers.

KMAT Kerala 2017 Syllabus

KMAT Kerala 2017 like most of the MBA entrance tests conducted in the country is a graduate level exam. The syllabus for the test is also similar to other MBA entrance exams like CAT or CMAT. KMAT Kerala 2017 Syllabus is based on the 4 subjects-

  1. English Language and Reading Comprehension

There will be total 50 questions from this section. This section primarily contains questions from topics such as English grammar, Vocabulary and Language Usage, Comprehension Passage, etc.

  1. Quantitative Aptitude

The questions are based on topics such as Arithmetic, Algebra, Mensuration, Calculus, Geometry, etc.

  1. Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning

This section is an assessment of the candidate’s ability to analyze and interpret data. The questions are framed in the form of various graphs, pie charts, charts, etc. in the data sufficiency section. There are 40 questions in this section.

  1. General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario

This section is worth 40 marks also. It covers various questions from the latest current affairs and trending topics of the year. The candidates should read newspapers, business journals, and magazines regularly to gain a stronghold over this subject.

Read completeKMAT Kerala 2017 Syllabus

KMAT Kerala 2017 Result

Candidates can check the KMAT 2017 Results of Kerala from the LBS official website only. The results for the MBA entrance exam for Phase 2 will tentatively release in June 2017. KMAT Kerala Score Card will also be released with the results. The steps to download KMAT Kerala 2017 Score Card are as follows:

Step 1: Visit theofficial site of KMAT Kerala 2017-

Step 2: Click on “Get Scorecard”

Step 3: Enter login credentials- Roll No, Date of Birth

Step 4: Scorecard of KMAT Kerala 2017 would be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: View the details and download it.

KMAT Kerala 2017 Cutoff

The minimum marks required for qualifying in KMAT Kerala 2017, as stipulated by ASC, Kerala, 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 qualifying cut off marks for CAT and CMAT will be same and at par with the qualifying cut off marks of KMAT.

CategoryQualifying Cutoff
General15% (108/720)
SEBC10% (72/720)
SC/ST7.5% (54/720)

KMAT Kerala 2017 Admission Process

Candidates have to apply for admission to individual colleges/institutions. For the purpose of admitting candidates on basis of CAT/CMAT/KMAT scores, ASC (Admission Supervisory Committee) will consider the following total score of each exam to prepare the KMAT Kerala 2017 cutoffThe weightage given to Entrance Examination, Group Discussion and interview is 80:10:10 respectively. Based on the KMAT Kerala 2017 Rank List, the qualified candidates can get admission in the participating institutes.

Entrance ExamTotal Score
KMAT Kerala (MBA Exam)720 marks
CMAT400 Marks
CAT400 Marks

NOTE: For the purpose of admission, ASC calculates the percentage out of above mentioned total scores. The conducting body does not consider percentile for purpose of offering admission. Candidates have to apply for admission on the basis of merit list declared by each of the participating universities. They should carry the KMAT Kerala 2017 Admit Card and score card apart from the other counselling documents. The norms and regulations for claiming seats under various reserved quotas would differ from institute to institute.

KMAT Kerala 2017 Participating Colleges

The list of top universities accepting KMAT Kerala score for the academic session 2017- 18 is provided below.

  1. Kannur University
  2. CUSAT
  3. Kerala Agricultural University
  4. KUFOS (Kerala University Of Fisheries and Ocean Studies)
  5. APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University

KMAT Kerala Preparation Books

Some of the important books for KMAT Kerala are mentioned below. It would be beneficial to go through them while preparing for the management entrance exam. Going through multiple important books aids in a comprehensive preparation. The candidates will know all the important topics and sections and can improve their speed and accuracy by solving vivid practical exercises. Check KMAT Kerala Preparation Tips

List of Popular Preparation Books for KMAT Kerala 2017
Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut Methods by Abhijit Guha
Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT by Nishit Sinha, Publisher- Pearson
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT by Arun Sharma, Publisher- Tata Mcgraw Hill
Business English and Communication by Clark Zimmer, Publisher- Mcgraw Hill Ryerson
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher – Arihant
Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Textbooks of NCERT/Kerala State Board

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1 Comment
suhaila fathima

sir, now i am doing my degree through distant education in madras university (3 rd year).my last exam conducted in may .i would like to join MBA after my degree.can i register for KMAT otherwise can you suggest other ways

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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