What is the KMAT Exam?


KMAT exam is the entrance exam to various management institutions across India.

The candidates who are seeking admission in several management colleges have to apply for the KMAT exam.

The level of KMAT is similar to other management entrance exams like SNAP, XAT, MAT, CAT, etc.

Other than college merits, candidates have to score good percentile to qualify for KMAT institutions.

Various colleges that host courses like business management, financial management, marketing, sales, and other verticals conduct the KMAT exam. KMAT exam is conducted offline only. 

KMAT Exam Pattern:

  1. Offline exam where each candidate would be provided with a sealed OMR sheet and question paper.
  2. KMAT test duration is of 2 hours and 30 minutes
  3. The exam papers are in English language and the candidate is expected to answer the paper in the same language.
  4. KMAT exam paper is divided into four sections – English Language and Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning, and General Knowledge & Contemporary Business Scenario.

Section 1: Focuses on the candidate’s knowledge about the English Language. With question like unseen passage that tests the factual compatibility, this section has an all-round question set.

Section 2: Dealing with the Mathematical aspect of the candidate, this section is one of the high-scoring sections. A candidate’s efficiency with numbers, formulas, tables and other mathematical variants are tested here.

Section 3: Understanding of graphs, patterns, charts, interpretation of tables would be evaluated in this section. With more emphasis on Geometry, Trigonometry, and Algebra, the section deals with the number and data aspect of the test.

Section 4: General Knowledge, Current Affairs of national as well as International level will be the root subject in this section.

With a total of 180 questions in the paper, the first two sections – English Language and Reading Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude will have 50 questions each and the other two sections – Sufficiency & Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario will have 40 questions each.

Marking System

The marking system of KMAT exam is as follows

  • Correct Answer: +4 marks
  • Incorrect Answer: -1 mark
  • Unanswered: 0 mark

Negative marking is an important and common element in the entrance exams.

KMAT Kerala 2020 Syllabus

KMAT Kerala 2020 Syllabus

The study material of KMAT is very similar to that of other entrance exams like CAT and MAT. Below is the section-wise syllabus of the test:

English Language Usage and Reading Comprehension     

  1. Para completion
  2. Fact Inference Judgment
  3. Word usage
  4. Sentence Correction
  5. Fill in the blanks
  6. Para Jumble

Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic

  1. Number System, HCF, LCM, Ratio and Proportion, Simplification, Percentage
  2. Algebra – Theory of Equations, Sequence and Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation and Combination
  3. Geometry – Angles, Lines, Triangles, Circles
  4. Concepts related Mensuration such as Areas & Volumes of figures like Squares, Rectangles Triangles, Circles, Cubes and Pipes
  5. Calculus – Maxima and Minima, Function
  6. Trigonometry – Trigonometric Ratios, Heights and Distances.

Data Sufficiency and Logical Reasoning     

  1. Concepts about Data Sufficiency in accordance with topics related to  Venn Diagram, Tables, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Combination of Graphs,
  2. Concepts related to Logical Reasoning such as Blood Relations Maze, Syllogism, Propositions, Arrangement of Data, Trivia and Puzzles, Conceptual Assumptions, Statements.

General Knowledge and Contemporary Business Scenario         

  1. Politics and Culture
  2. Economics
  3. Business
  4. Sports
  5. Social Developments
  6. Current Affairs of National and International
  7. Economy
  8. Personalities in News
  9. Sports news
  10. Trade Awareness

Colleges Accepting KMAT

  1. Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore
  2. Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
  3. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  4. Presidency College, Bangalore
  5. Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore
  6. CMR University, Bangalore
  7. Institute of Management Studies and the University of Science and Technology of Cochin in Kochi.
  8. Karunya School of Management, Coimbatore
  9. University of Mysore, Mysore
  10. Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur
  11. Sardar Patel University, Balaghat
  12. M P Birla Institute of Management, Bengaluru
  13. Amrita School of Business, Amritapuri
  14. The Oxford College of Business Management, Bangalore
  15. Jain College of Engineering, Belgaum
  16. Saintgits Institute of Management, Pathamuttom
  17. Institute for Technology and Management, Bangalore
  18. Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management, Mangalore
  19. Jain Institute of Technology, Davangere
  20. Jawaharlal Nehru National College of Engineering, Shimoga
  21. Allum Karibasappa Institute of Management, Bellary
  22. Rajagiri Business School, Kochi
  23. Ilahia College of Engineering and Technology, Muvattupuzha
  24. Indian Academy School of Management Studies, Bangalore
  25. Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology, Ernakulam
  26. Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Bangalore
  27. Mangalam College of Engineering, Kottayam
  28. Bishop Jerome Institute, Kollam
  29. Community Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
  30. RVS Institute of Management Studies and Research, Coimbatore
  31. MSNM Besant Institute of PG Management Studies, Mangalore

KMAT Test Instructions and Tips

  1. Candidate appearing for the test has to be at the examination centre 30 minutes before the test.
  2. No electronic gadgets are allowed inside the hall premises.
  3. Personal belongings are allowed inside the examination premises.
  4. A candidate is not allowed to leave the examination centre before the exam timings.
  5. Cheating or copying is not allowed and the candidate who is found will be held guilty and may be disqualified from the test.

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