KMAT KERALA 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
KMAT Kerala 2018 will be conducted in offline mode i.e. pen-paper mode. The exam is scheduled for the first week of April 2018. Candidates will have to attempt 180 questions in the time duration of 3 hours.
Candidates who are keen in getting admissions in various government/private institutions of management in Kerala can appear for Kerala Management Admission Test (KMAT) 2018 which is held twice in a year in the month of April and November. Marks and rank determined in the examination is responsible for the admissions of deserving candidates.
|Exam mode||Offline (pen and paper)|
|Number of papers||Twice in a year|
|Number of questions||180|
|Number of sections||4|
|Question paper type||Multiple choice questions|
|KMAT total marks||760|
|Exam duration||3 hours|
|Marking scheme||4 marks per question|
|Negative marking||No negative marking|
KMAT 2018 is conducted offline with pen and paper by MG University at the allotted examination centers in the state. A total of 180 objective type questions will be there in the paper which are required to be solved within 3 hours.
Every accurate answer will lead to an increase in 4 marks. Also, since there is no negative marking, students are recommended to attempt all the questions in this test. KMAT Kerala 2018 comprises questions based on English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning and General Awareness.
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|Subjects||Number of Questions||Number of Marks|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||50||200|
|Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning||40||160|
|General Awareness & Contemporary Business Scenario||40||160|
Grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms and comprehension of passages will be tested in the exam for this section. Candidate’s understanding of the content of the given passage, picking up appropriate words, expressions, phrases, synonyms must be up to the mark to pass this section of the exam.
This sub-division will examine a student on how quick as well as accurate he/she is when it comes to thinking. The questions might, either be in sets or individual ones.
The question will be more of Matriculation standards in this sub-division. Work efficiency of students with numbers, numerical calculations, various arithmetic problems involving ratio & proportion, percentage, interest, time and speed etc. will be tested. Apart from this, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables, common graphs and charts are some other topics which would be evaluated here.
It will contain general awareness of students as an educated individual. However, there is no exact syllabus for this but current and conventional general knowledge from past and present is required to clear this section.
KMAT Kerala 2018 question paper will be of 720 marks in total. There are four section in the question paper which has 180 questions in total. All the questions carry equal marks. 4 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer. Also, there will not be any negative marking.
Tabulated below is the KMAT Kerala 2018 marking scheme:
|Every correct answer||4 marks|
|Every incorrect answer||No negative marks|
The syllabus of KMAT Kerala 2018 is segregated into four sections. However, the syllabus of this test is similar to that of MBA entrance exam like CAT or MAT. Tabulated below is the syllabus of this exam subject wise. It is very important to understand the syllabus precisely to secure good marks in the test.
|English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension||Para completion|
|Fact Inference Judgment|
|Fill in the blanks|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Arithmetic - Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Percentage|
|Algebra - Theory of Equations, Sequence and Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation and Combination|
|Geometry - Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles|
|Mensuration - Areas and Volumes – Rectangles, Squares, Triangles, Circles, Cubes, Cones, Spheres, Pipes and Cistern|
|Calculus - Maxima and Minima, Function|
|Trigonometry - Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances.|
|Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning||Data Sufficiency- Tables, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Combination of Graphs, Data Sufficiency, Venn Diagram|
|Logical Reasoning- Blood Relations, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Propositions, Data Arrangement, Puzzles, Assumptions, Statements|
|General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario||Politics and Culture|
|Current Affairs of National and International|
|Personalities in News|
There are few books for students by different authors who are preparing for KMAT Kerala 2018 examination. It is very important to choose the right book to study properly and secure good marks and rank in the test. Below mentioned are all the KMAT 2018 preparation books:
|Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation for CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT||Nishit Sinha|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination Tips, Techniques, and Short-cut Methods||Abhijit Guha|
|How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for the CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Business English and Communication||Clark Zimmer|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Ajay Singh, Publisher||Ajay Singh|
|Class 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Textbooks||NCERT/ Kerala State Board|
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